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Galley and Garden

4.7
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1109 Reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
Chef James Boyce and wife and partner, Suzan, invite you to Galley & Garden, Birmingham’s newest destination for American-French inspired cuisine. Located in what was once the historic Merritt House on Highland Avenue, Galley & Garden underwent renovations in the summer of 2014, enhancing the grandeur of the original home with modern touches. Today, both the cuisine and the atmosphere of Galley & Garden highlight the juxtaposition of traditional and modern Southern touches.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1109 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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twodyne
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice for an Anniversary brunch. Very attentive wait staff. The food was outstanding. Very affordable for upscale dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I loved the food and house but the air conditioning was so cold it was unbearable. We were next to a vent that was freezing. We notified the server but no alternative was provided even though there were plenty of other open tables. The servers were very nice but the manager that walked around seemed pretentious. We had to adjust a pillow to stop the airflow and he came and rudely corrected it. I don’t like that attempted atmosphere.

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Richard
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved our time at G&G. The wife and I were very pleased with everything. We like to try new places for our anniversary and we are very happy we tried G&G.

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SuzanneC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Perfect ambiance if you are looking for a dining experience!

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Margaret
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner on Saturday night; reservation for 7:30. Table was ready and G&G is doing a great job with masks and social distancing. Our table was not even close to another and felt safe during Covid. Food was amazing! Started with a flatbread - it was bigger than expected, so my daughter and I ended up taking it home, (they were happy to box and have ready on our leaving). Salads were fresh and delicious. I had the beef short ribs (delicious) and Grace had the filet. Both entrees were incredible! I was happy with the Oregon Pinot Noir recommended by our server. We finished with the cheesecake and a glass of bubbles. Everything was delicious and I highly recommend to anyone who wants a special night out!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We had a good experience. My entree was amazing and the wine was incredible. My husband’s entree was ok and he liked his drinks. We would be back to try other entrees. The service was impeccable.

TJ
vipTracyJ
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our experience! Filet was melt in your mouth. Salmon delicious. Great night and we’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and service

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CourtneyB
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girls and I went to Galley and Garden the night before my wedding since we weren’t having a rehearsal dinner. It’s like they knew who we were when we walked in the door. So welcoming, laughed with us, and we had the best night. Highly recommend the airline chicken and bread pudding. Everything was amazing!

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DrakeT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent dinner. The staff took excellent care of us.

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jdubb
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was knowledgeable and knew most of the technical aspects of fine dining. Silverware was coursed, dessert and dessert beverages were offered. Food was presented well and was pleasing to both eye and taste palates.

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Jman
London
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding meal and our waiter and staff only enhanced our meal. The food was outstanding and we made a great family memory.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took the kids here for brunch being

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SandraM
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere along with service.

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vipjons
Tallahassee
61 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A nice place to dine.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Southern charm and service!

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AprilM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

We had a party of 6 for a small birthday dinner. This came highly recommended by a member of our party. The wait staff was unfriendly and our party felt as though we were inconveniencing the staff. It took some time to receive our drinks. The food was disappointing and lacked flavor. I really wanted to enjoy this restaurant because of how highly it had been recommended.

RS
RobShaffer
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular in every way! Service and food excellent, great wine list and completely safe and compliant with local Covid plans. Would highly reccomend!
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Sham
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Great food. Great service.

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vipRobinN
Birmingham
16 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were impeccable as usual. Impressed with how restaurant is handling COVID precautions.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!!

MB
vipMarkB
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was good but it’s not in the category of Bottega or Hot and Hot or Highland

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KyleA
Birmingham
19 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The scallops were the highlight of the meal. Seasoned perfectly and cooked to perfection. The rest of the night was average. Nice atmosphere but nothing special.

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RossT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I went there to celebrate our 1 and half year and they gave us complementary champagne. The food was great and the atmosphere was classy. -my girlfriend

Gentlemen, this is a great place to take your gal.

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vipIrishFan
Birmingham
38 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent experience. Kudos to Jesse and Team for making things happen.

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Opiegirl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the staff were top notch! It was an amazing night for dinner

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vipterrif
Memphis/West TN
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dining experience. Everyone was so knowledgeable and the food was delicious.

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timt
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

dinner was very good and the restaurant is beautiful. the service was very good as well

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vipFoodimentary
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great for brunch! Always

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EnKay
Birmingham
17 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp and grits appetizer was a revelation, so delicious and unexpected, with tangy sauce. Highly recommend it! Salmon entree was also excellent, and I am glad I saved room for desert - that strawberry pie was so full of berries and light on crust, and it came with creamy delicious ice cream. We left fully satisfied and happy. Will come back soon!

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vipStevenL
Birmingham
35 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We requested to eat on the Patio (due to COVID) and did- maybe because of that, the Service started out pretty slow, but eventually picked up and the host started helping with serving us and was very attentive. Food was very good as usual, the evening temperature was very pleasant (we were lucky in August in Birmingham), nice wine (Barbaresco). They have a very extensive wine list. We will keep going back as long as we can eat outdoors or COVID19 blows over.

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JudyM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Very noisy room upstairs. Looked like a temporary dining room with an accordion partition, like in a classroom.
Very loud group near us. Host was not welcoming to us at all when we walked in. I had to initiate by asking if he worked there! We drove up wondering about valet parking. No sign to say they had discontinued it. Parked across street in old Hot and Hot lot. Confusing. But food and service was great.

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EnKay
Birmingham
17 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The beats appetizer was tasty but tiny, I came in hungry so was hoping for a larger portion. Usually, I skip bread, but in this case bread roll helped me to feel a little less hungry. We also had beef filets and those were delicious, prepared exactly as requested, with tasty sauce and crispy greens. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner and it did not disappoint. Mushroom flatbread app and spinach salad. The salmon was cooked perfectly.

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vipIrishFan
Birmingham
39 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new brunch menu is a big hit in our books! Highly recommend a visit to this charming restaurant. Service is always first rate!

JB
JoshuaB
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing anniversary dinner. They made it an extra special night.

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EvelynO
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun evening! Great atmosphere, food, and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was sooo awesome! Love eating here!

TC
vipTammieC
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love dining here- always great food !
Can’t wait till we get back to normal, hopefully very soon

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Galley and Garden is rated 4.7 stars by 1109 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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