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Galley and Garden, Birmingham, AL

Galley and Garden

4.9
4.9
1617 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

10:30 PM


Booked 14 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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: (205) 939-5551 ext. 2
  • 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

What 1,617 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Alabama

    Best Overall

  • Alabama

    Best Food

  • Alabama

    Best Service

  • Alabama

    Best Ambiance

  • Alabama

    Healthy

  • Alabama

    Great for fine wines

  • Alabama

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Alabama

    Romantic

  • Alabama

    American

  • Birmingham

    Best Overall

  • Birmingham

    Best Food

  • Birmingham

    Best Service

  • Birmingham

    Best Ambiance

  • Birmingham

    Best Value

  • Birmingham

    Healthy

  • Birmingham

    Great for fine wines

  • Birmingham

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Birmingham

    Romantic

1,617 Reviews
  1. DiningOutsideWithHubby

    Alabama

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dillon was our waiter and he was very good. Actually everyone that took care of us from the host to our waiter was very nice and professional. The food was excellent… steaks, braised rib to the desserts were delicious. Thank you for your hospitality!

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  2. Smokey

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good help from Bartender/manager for selecting a sparkling wine in my price range. Recognized our anniversary with a complimentary dessert.

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  3. Impressed

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. We had the specials for the evening and were very impressed. Great atmosphere and service.

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  4. ConnieR

    Alabama

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was great and the food was outstanding.

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  5. GayleB

    Alabama

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shrimp and grits was flavorful. Always recommend the banana pudding with Biscoff crust.

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  6. JackS

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good, service was good. Highly recommend it!

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  7. JohnnyP

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All of the staff were extraordinary, the food was amazing, and the atmosphere was the most relaxing restaurant environment we have enjoyed in a long time. Remi (hope we spelled her name correctly) was truly an amazing server! The valet service was great as well.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Awesome building and the host gave us a tour of this historic location after dinner. Highly recommend!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We very much enjoyed our dinner. Outstanding staff and service. Food was delicious.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a special occasion. Nice ambiance. I definite go to classy restaurant in Birmingham.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! Our new favorite restaurant to visit when we're in town.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our experience tonight and we will be returning!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service!!! Wonderful food, especially the pork chop. Beautiful interior and classy experience!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Galley & Garden never disappoint! Food is wonderful, the restaurant itself is beautiful and comfortable, and the service is phenomenal.

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  15. Mychal

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was one of the best dining experiences we've ever had! The food was fantastic! We actually enjoyed the starters more then the food, but both were delicious. We plan on going back again!

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  16. KristyB

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jalen was an excellent server and we enjoyed our dinner.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, this is a beautiful dining experience. 

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  18. HalC

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Although it is pricey, you get what you pay for. The overall value is excellent andthe service and food is second to none.

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  19. JackB

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment we pulled up and was greeted by the awesome valet, to the moment we left was a great experience. The food was amazing and the staff was right on par. 10/10 would recommend. 👌

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  20. DavidB

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food are phenomenal at Galley and Garden. My 50th birthday was unforgettable!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing meal and impressive service. We are a family of 4 visiting from Philadelphia.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing all around! One of the best restaraunts in Birmingham.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding dining experience! We will be back again soon!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely experience. And, the food was delicious! We can't wait to dine there again.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First timers and enjoyed the experience. Typical brunch fair but service was stellar. Quaint, upscale vibe but not stuffy or pretentious. Drinks were delicious. Will definitely come back!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were a party of three for brunch and were seated immediately on arrival. The setting was very quaint. Our server was a bit long in coming to the table, but once out drink order was taken, services following were fantastic. The presentation and flavor of the entrees were great. Will return for later for a dinner experience.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful place to dine with delicious food. Everything was so clean. From the servers to the valet staff, each were kind, well trained, and made you feel cared for in a way most restaurants have forgotten in recent years. Very professional. You felt truly immersed in a high quality experience. Thank you.

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  28. EllenR

    Alabama

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For is always wonderful as well as service. You have good management when the valet tells you the hours and mentions they now have a Sunday brunch.

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  29. VirginiaC

    Alabama

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wish that brunch was not set price… Service was excellent, noisy when party of 6 arrived next table

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  30. jazz

    Chicago

    108 reviews

    4.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice experience but I am not a fan of fixed price menus as I prefer to eat small portions. It was empty on a Sunday lunch - should consider a la carte menu. The setting is lovely however.

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  31. LoreleiA

    New Orleans

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Romantic and lovely. Delicious food and great service. A new favorite!

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  32. ChrisS

    Alabama

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Galley and Garden prepares a wonderful Sunday brunch.

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  33. 5thtimediner

    Alabama

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch was delightful. Great menu and service was most attentive. We’ll be back.

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  34. Longhornmd

    Dallas

    134 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Sunday brunch! Such a beautiful setting with acoustic guitar player. Food was great. Tomato turnover was unusually special. Deconstructed key lime pie mousse was delicious

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  35. JohnS

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service and incredible food. The general manager came and checked on us. It could have not gone any better.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a fantastic experience. The service was above and beyond. The food was absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to go back.

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  37. Michelle

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a really lovely spot. Service was great, food was good. Pricing is about right for this type of establishment. Parking is easier than I anticipated and valet was super friendly.

    1 person found this helpful

  38. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    My overall experience was ok. It’s a beautiful restaurant and our food was really good. The downfall is the mannerism of the host, Amanda, at the door. I made reservations for my 30th birthday and thought it would be really nice as in service. When my husband and I walked in, Amanda was not friendly nor welcoming. I told her my name and reservation time, which I called an hour ahead to inform we will be running late but not all my guest; she gave me a very dry “oh yeah”. After being seated while my guest were arriving, the vibe was very tense as if they felt bothered with a gathering of 11 African American people. Amanda kept walking back and forth staring at our area with a very disturbed face. Once my birthday cake arrived, Amanda came over and acted like she wanted to accommodate my cake by placing it in their kitchen and then said “It’s a $25 cake fee”, which I was never aware of from the time I booked and also visited the location last week to see it in person. I asked her, $25 just to bring my cake in and she said yeah. I do thorough research before booking anywhere and also checked their site again when she told me. I asked for the manager and he took a minute to come over to see about my concern. Once he came, I reiterated the $25 cake fee and he said yes it’s a fee. I politely asked him was it on their website, he was very startled that I asked, and I repeated myself. He stated no it’s told at the time of booking I told him I was never aware nor told as many times Ive spoken with the other guy when I came and when I called to inquire a couple weeks ago. He did accommodate not charging the cake fee, which I politely thanked him. They also grouped up talking in the kitchen several times. Our waitress was ok. She seemed a bit on edge, maybe tired, but when she was asked did they have to-go boxes she said “for what” and was told it’s for my cake to be sliced and given to my guest. Will I return, not quite sure. We were all uncomfortable and felt unwanted there.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ~ I enjoyed having brunch! Our waitress had a beautiful smile and great service. 10/10 Will be back again.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice meal out with family! Definitely worth the price for a special occasion. The filet and Lobster Ravioli were delicious. We had peanut butter chocolate cake (a special), key lime mousse, and coconut creme brûlée for dessert.

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FAQs

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

Galley and Garden is rated 4.9 stars by 1617 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Galley and Garden

2220 Highland Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35205

Dining areas

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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: (205) 939-5551 ext. 2
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