Galley and Garden
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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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Certified Angus Filet of Beef
duck fat roasted fingerling potatoes, haricots verts, goranzola butter, smoked demi-glace
Seared Maine Sea Scallops
butternut squash pureé, shaved fennel & apple salad, applewood bacon, toasted pine nut & sage brown butter
Black Angus Steak and Eggs
sliced seared tenderloin, chimichurri, two sunny side up eggs, potato hash
Great service and food. The restaurant has a nice ambiance for a date night or special occasion. The staff was phenomenal.
Wonderful experience. Food was delicious. Shannon was an excellent server. Loved the ambience
Amazing food! Very elite atmosphere with service second to none. A beautiful historic building for a beautiful experience.
Great food and service!
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.
The food was very good. Service average. Not very accommodating.
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.
I enjoyed my meal, the service and the ambience. It was absolutely fantastic!
Great Food! Great Staff!!!
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.
Absolutely wonderful! Delicious food! Great service! Couldn’t have had a better night!
Food and service were fantastic! Best value in Birmingham.
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.
Fixed priced, 3 course menu for Easter. A little pricey but all enjoyed.
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!
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.
Sapir was such a hospitable and attentive server. The food was amazing. We had a wonderful time.
Over the Top delicious Sunday brunch. Beautifully plated.
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.
Food was outstanding! Very attentive service! Perfect atmosphere! Highly recommend!
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!
It was over priced and very small plates. steaks were underdone. 6/10. I wouldn’t go back but it was good
Overall fantastic experience
The service was great and the food was amazing.
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!
Absolutely spectacular as always....every attention to detail. The food is fantastic, the wait staff so knowledgeable and the ambiance is impeccable.
Scallops and pork belly were fantastic!
Chocolate cake to die for.
We went for Sunday brunch and it was excellent! Had all 3 courses and didn't eat again we were so stuffed!
The food was delicious and the staff was very attentive and knowledgeable.
This is a go to Restraunt for me! I can usually get a table the day of. The food and service is always great!
Excellent customer service. The food was delicious. The ambience was amazing
The food & service were exceptional! Delightful & delicious!
We sat outside by the fireplace and it was lovely. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. We had a great time.
Excellent wait staff, excellent food, excellent service. Worth every penny. Prime choice for celebrating special occasions. Made our anniversary dinner one to remember.
Great food, great service. Overall very nice atmosphere.
We had a fantastic Valentine’s Day meal. From appetizers through dessert, the food was exceptional as was the service.
have never had a bad meal or bad service here.....always a pleasurable experience.
Excellent place, superb food, professional service
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
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.