Galley and Garden

4.8
1192 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Galley and Garden opened in the fall of 2014 on Highland Avenue in the historic Five Points District. We source from local farmers and purveyors whenever possible to bring you Modern American cuisine with French and Southern influences.
Our home, the Merritt House, was built in 1908. Our renovations took every effort to restore the terrace and balcony to its original appearance while modernizing the interior with an open layout on the main floor. Specially sourced marble adorns our double-sided bar and wood-fired oven, which can be seen through the kitchen's window.

Upstairs we can accommodate private events of virtually any size, from 8 to 80. Please inquire about our spaces and how they can help you host your next event!
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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1192 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and food. The restaurant has a nice ambiance for a date night or special occasion. The staff was phenomenal.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Food was delicious. Shannon was an excellent server. Loved the ambience

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ChrisK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Very elite atmosphere with service second to none. A beautiful historic building for a beautiful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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PatN
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch menu. Food was outstanding with beautiful presentation.
We ate out side because it was a beautiful day but inside was lovely as well.
Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was very good. Service average. Not very accommodating.

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LenS
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Our waitress was incredible and steered us in the right direction with every question we asked. Food was marvelous. Cocktails perfect. Dessert great. Ambiance is very classy.

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TamekaW
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed my meal, the service and the ambience. It was absolutely fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food! Great Staff!!!

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JenniferB
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a pleasant experience! It was my daughter's first visit to a "fancy" restaruarnt and I can't think of a better one for her to learn the culinary ettiquettes. Spectacular, curated menu with an impressive wine menu. The atmosphere was relaxed, classic, inviting, yet not intimidating. We will certainly be back.

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NatashaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! Delicious food! Great service! Couldn’t have had a better night!

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1saban
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were fantastic! Best value in Birmingham.

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vipRobertM
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. We had the chicken and beef short ribs. They were well prepared and flavorful. There is a large wine list with a good variety in price.

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vipMCollins
Atlanta
58 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fixed priced, 3 course menu for Easter. A little pricey but all enjoyed.

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vipCajunBabe
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My husband and I celebrated Easter Brunch here and the food was delicious, we would recommend this place to anyone wanting to celebrate with good food this is the place!

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BenR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, better wine, and the best food in Birmingham. Get the Brownie. The staff was very knowledgeable about everything on the menu. This is a fantastic date night spot and I recommend it to anyone.

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vipStarbucker
Birmingham
14 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sapir was such a hospitable and attentive server. The food was amazing. We had a wonderful time.

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vipAnchorLady
Birmingham
21 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over the Top delicious Sunday brunch. Beautifully plated.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I brought my girlfriend to Galley & Garden for a birthday brunch. We opted for the 2 course option and both chose a starter and entree. For starters we had the flat bread pizza and the fried oysters. The flatbread was topped with scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and a garlic oil. The oysters we lightly fried, seasoned very well and the texture was buttery. Both were wonderful, however, I prefered the oysters. For entrees, we both ordered the slow braised short ribs. These short ribs were so tender on top of yummy grits with a side of brussel sprouts. To my surprise the brussels were the star of this plate. I could've eaten a mountain of those alone. The flavor in the rest of the dish was slightly flat, but the quality itself was top notch. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and beyond sweet. She offered my gf a complimentary birthday dessert. She chose the creme brulee and couldn't have been happier. So smooth and well balanced. The attentiveness in the service here is impeccable. We enjoyed our experience.

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ASWzoon
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! Very attentive service! Perfect atmosphere! Highly recommend!

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vipJeanM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful old house setting. Greeted right away. Charcuterie was so good... plenty for the 3 of us. Husband enjoyed the bourbon Manhattan. My daughter and I split the fuji apple flatbread and strawberry salad. Great combo of flavors. Hubby had the best filet, perfectly seasoned and tender. Service was impeccable. Wait staff very knowledgeable about every dish and ingredient. Impressive meal, a great find!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It was over priced and very small plates. steaks were underdone. 6/10. I wouldn’t go back but it was good

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vipJosephK
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall fantastic experience

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was great and the food was amazing.

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BethC
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had reservations for dinner as well as the Thursday bourbon tasting, all was fabulous. Server was excellent and my husband and son enjoyed the rare bourbons!

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KrisB
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely spectacular as always....every attention to detail. The food is fantastic, the wait staff so knowledgeable and the ambiance is impeccable.

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Chicca
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scallops and pork belly were fantastic!
Chocolate cake to die for.

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JamiB
New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Sunday brunch and it was excellent! Had all 3 courses and didn't eat again we were so stuffed!

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AaronF
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff was very attentive and knowledgeable.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a go to Restraunt for me! I can usually get a table the day of. The food and service is always great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
91 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service. The food was delicious. The ambience was amazing

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vipAnchorLady
Birmingham
21 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & service were exceptional! Delightful & delicious!

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Annotated
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside by the fireplace and it was lovely. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. We had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wait staff, excellent food, excellent service. Worth every penny. Prime choice for celebrating special occasions. Made our anniversary dinner one to remember.

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JeffF
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service. Overall very nice atmosphere.

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BradC
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic Valentine’s Day meal. From appetizers through dessert, the food was exceptional as was the service.

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vipYrdlady
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

have never had a bad meal or bad service here.....always a pleasurable experience.

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RayZ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place, superb food, professional service

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GeorgiaK
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Valentines 4 course was a excellent meal from start to finish. Oysters were so fresh tasting, the grilled calamari cooked to perfection. We had the Tile fish and the steak for our main meal. The steak was cooked perfectly and melted in your mouth. The fish and risotto was wonderful. The tables were spaced out and where you could carry on a conversation and not worried about distracting others. We are already looking forward to our next date night at Gallery and Garden

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 1192 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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