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Galley and Garden, Birmingham, AL

Galley and Garden

4.8
4.8
1474 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Celebrated as the “Most Romantic Restaurant in Alabama”, Galley and Garden features the finest locally sourced ingredients crafted into a creative and fresh menu. This beloved neighborhood gem is also recognized as Wine Enthusiast magazine's 100 Best Wine Restaurants in America and has garnered Wine Spectator’s Best Award of Excellence. Artfully presented dishes, impeccable service, and the perfect address are signature to Galley and Garden, making it the perfect venue to celebrate any momentous occasion.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
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Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–8:30 pm Sun 10:30 am–1:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (205) 939-5551

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Women

  • Executive chef

    Jessica Lindeen

  • Catering

    If you have a special place in mind, we can bring the Galley and Garden experience to you. Our catering staff will ensure your event is memorable with the food, wine and refined service you expect here at Galley and Garden. To discuss the possibility of your event, please contact us directly.

  • Private party facilities

    Our historic building is a beautifully renovated Southern home, with a collection of rooms providing guests with the perfect space to host private functions. Whether you are looking to have a business meeting, luncheon, party or wedding, we will facilitate all of your needs.

  • Private party contact

    Teri Stewart: (844) 358-1809

  • Neighborhood

    Birmingham

  • Cross street

    11th Court S.

  • Parking details

    Self-parking is available.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,474 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Alabama

    Best Ambiance

  • Alabama

    Great for brunch

  • Alabama

    Great for fine wines

  • Alabama

    American

  • Birmingham

    Best Overall

  • Birmingham

    Best Food

  • Birmingham

    Best Service

  • Birmingham

    Best Ambiance

  • Birmingham

    Great for brunch

  • Birmingham

    Healthy

  • Birmingham

    Hot spot

  • Birmingham

    Neighborhood gem

  • Birmingham

    Great for fine wines

  • Birmingham

    Romantic

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  1. LH

    LindaH

    Tallahassee

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch and lots of options. Entertained out of town company and they loved it!
  2. GJ

    GreggJ

    Birmingham

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As good as we remembered. We were surprised that the flatbreads were still not on the menu.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and drinks. Great service
  4. CW

    CandaceW

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food5service5ambience1
    We arrived and once we were seated in the bar area we began hearing this piercing noise that continued throughout our dinner. There was a lady set up by the bar and she was engraving glassware with a dremel. This lasted for one hour and 45 minutes which was the entire length of our dinner. We complained and nothing was done. They did not volunteer to relocate us to a quieter area of the restaurant. This is a beautiful restaurant with phenomenal food. I just hate our quiet evening away from kids was interrupted by a constant noise of a dremel engraving glasses.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff. Very attentive. Food was excellent.
  6. TC

    TimC

    Birmingham

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Very disappointed with this visit. Waitress was rude and argumentative, food was cold, and charging everyone $4 for bringing in your own favorite Birthday cake was tacky. On top of all this, the waitress cut the cake into eight huge wedges, one for each of us. None of us could eat this much cake, so we had to throw much of it away. Someone did ask for a to-go box to take their piece home, and again, we all received a very rude attitude. Normally not like this, but this was a horrific visit.
  7. ME

    MorganE

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great. John was our waiter and it was avpleasure to talk with him.
  8. FM

    FoodieinMadison

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I came here as part of my Christmas present experience, dinner and a show. The food was amazing and the staff took incredible care of us. I look forward to going back.
  9. b

    bham

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Food was good, not bad, but not amazing. The service made our experience not good at all. We sat, ordered drinks and appetizers and we had eaten our appetizers when our first drink showed up 45 minutes into our dinner. The tables next to us had the same kind of experience. One table asked if the had a waitress 20 minutes into there sit. We had to get the guy pouring waters to help find our waitress and get our drinks. Really like this place so hopefully it comes down to the server.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic! The food was delicious and appropriate portions and the service and environment was excellent!
  11. MT

    MichelleT

    Coastal Georgia

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Food was impeccable. Beautiful restaurant we’ve visited a few times. I had noted in my reservations it was for a dual birthday. Nothing was mentioned by staff. And waiter never smiled and was not personable.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall1food2service3ambience3
    The lobster bisque tasted like a salt block. The short ribs weren’t much better. It was way overpriced. Honestly one of the worst meals we’ve had.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The three course brunch was outstanding!!!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    John was our waiter and he was extremely welcoming, attentive, and knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. The food was spectacular and good portions for price. The pork chop was very flavorful!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice anniversary dinner. Ambiance was great. Fried Oysters, lobster ravioli and banana pudding were excellent. Grouper was a nice piece of fish. Portions were very good size so neither of us left hungry. Definitely on our list of special occasion restaurants.
  16. IF

    IrishFan

    Birmingham

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable experience across every facet of the evening. Highly recommend to others.
  17. CW

    ChristyWadsworth

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant! We were able to be there on a quieter night. The lobster ravioli was amazing!
  18. D

    Diner

    Birmingham

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding evening in every way!
  19. r

    reevestea

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was such a great way to celebrate my birthday. The atmosphere, food, and service were all fabulous. We will definitely be back.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great Sunday Brunch site
  21. AH

    AlanH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The food was very good, as always. However, the service has begun to decline. The bartender is trying to wait tables while making drinks. The waiter was inattentive for stretches.
  22. D

    Dinner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The best event space in town.
  23. RC

    RandallC

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quite enjoyable dining experience with excellent food and service!
  24. S

    Susan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the service was great! We went for New Year's Eve with a last minute reservation! They were so friendly, from the valet, host and wait staff! Highly recommend!!
  25. L

    Lovejoyrichhealthwellnes

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was wonderful food was amazing the restaurant was beautiful
  26. c

    carolinek

    Birmingham

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I came here for our anniversary dinner, and it was absolutely perfect. Incredible food and drinks, wonderful service (John was excellent) and we already talked about making Galley & Garden our anniversary spot for the years moving forward. Loved it!
  27. AR

    AllenR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food was cooked to perfection. Wanted lamb chops but thought $57 was bit pricey. Grouper was excellent and value was great for everything else on the menu Will come back and highly recommend for a Birmingham fine dining experience!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food here is always amazing. Absolutely love this restaurant!
  29. F

    Fern

    Birmingham

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great menu selection. Tomato turnover and key lime mousse outstanding
  30. RJ

    RachaelJ

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with a friend for Sunday brunch. I picked the two course option and thought I was going to be underwhelmed by the tomato turnover. Not only was it a great portion size, but it was so flavorful with a fantastic flaky dough. I then had the lentil walnut loaf and it was also a great portion size and flavorful. It came with a side of rice that could have used more seasoning. But in general, was very pleased with the courses and the portions.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service and setting were excellent (shout out to George and the valet crew!) and the food was tasty, however the portions were noticeably small relative to the price point and to comparable restaurants. Shrinkflation, I suppose?
  32. SS

    SteveS

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    My son and I dropped into G&G during a damp, dreary night. Given the weather conditions, it was very quiet and we basically had the area near the bar to ourselves. We received outstanding service from Laura. We started out the evening with martinis, vodka for my son and gin for me. Unfortunately the bartender was a tad heavy on the vermouth. We shared a couple appetizers - the portobello & walnut pate and the oysters. Both were outstanding, I would have preferred a different cracker with the pate. For entries my son had the squid ink lobster ravioli and I opted for the beef short ribs. Both dishes were exceptional. We capped off the evening by sharing the bourbon pecan bread pudding which was a delicious.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I enjoyed the brunch. Really nice atmosphere and service.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    Our server was not very attentive. Left half our drinks at bar. We had to ask for them. We asked after our food came out what the small bread plates were for. Oh bread I forgot to bring to yall. Asked for another glass of wine my glass still had wine in it he gave me a half poor. 🙃
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    FANTASTIC!
  36. LJ

    LandJ

    Birmingham

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    my wife and I dropped in to Galley and Garden and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. we shared the fried green tomatoes as an appetizer, then for entrées my wife had Steak-frites and I had the nightly special which was grilled Grouper over a seafood chowder or soup. both were fresh, well-prepared and delicious. (I would definitely order my entrée again - if it was available - when we return). for dessert we shared a key lime mousse that was wonderful. Monica was our server; she was attentive, engaging and very helpful - thank you for the great service. Galley and Garden was a great surprise for us, and I'll close by saying it is worth it for a very nice meal.
  37. IB

    IsabellaBG

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and atmosphere were phenomenal. We had the oysters for an appetizer. They were delicious and perfectly made. For dinner we had the scallop piccata and lobster ravioli. Both entrees were fantastic but we cannot say enough about the scallops. AMAZING! We would definitely come back here again!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superior food and service!!
  39. EL

    EdwardL

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and excellent food! We will definitely be back!
  40. RM

    RobertM

    Birmingham

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great dining experience at Galley and Garden.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Galley and Garden offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (205) 939-5551.

Galley and Garden is rated 4.8 stars by 1474 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Galley and Garden

2220 Highland Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35205

Additional information

  • Cross street

    11th Court S.

  • Neighborhood

    Birmingham

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–8:30 pm Sun 10:30 am–1:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Self-parking is available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Women

  • Executive chef

    Jessica Lindeen

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (205) 939-5551

  • Catering

    If you have a special place in mind, we can bring the Galley and Garden experience to you. Our catering staff will ensure your event is memorable with the food, wine and refined service you expect here at Galley and Garden. To discuss the possibility of your event, please contact us directly.

  • Private party facilities

    Our historic building is a beautifully renovated Southern home, with a collection of rooms providing guests with the perfect space to host private functions. Whether you are looking to have a business meeting, luncheon, party or wedding, we will facilitate all of your needs.

  • Private party contact

    Teri Stewart: (844) 358-1809

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