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About Oscar's at the Museum - Birmingham Museum of Art
Oscar’s proudly serves a delicious seasonal lunch menu carefully created with fresh local ingredients. As the cafe at the Birmingham Museum of Art, we believe a meal should be a beautiful experience in a comfortable atmosphere surrounded by the beauty of art and nature.
Executive Chef Lorrin Rames was trained by some of the best chefs in America. The upscale, fresh and local food we prepare nicely complements a light-filled open dining room offering a splendid view of trees and the award-winning Red Mountain Garden Club Memorial Garden.
Visitors may enjoy our outstanding menu Tuesday through Friday for lunch, and may enjoy our musical brunch on select Sundays. Please check the Museum calendar for dates and details.
More than just a cafe at a Museum, Oscar's is truly a destination in itself. We invite you to come and see.
Birmingham, AL 35203
Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Bistro
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 11:00am -2:00pm.
Brunch: Select Sundays - Please see www.artsbma.org for schedule.
24th St. N
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Beer, Cafe, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Oscar's at the Museum - Birmingham Museum of Art Ratings and Reviews
I have only been twice to Oscar's, but every time I have enjoyed the atmosphere and food. This time I was pleasantly surprised to hear live jazz! I also enjoy the feeling like I'm in another city. The grill veggies were surpberb...we will definitely be back soon!
The day I visited, the music was provided by Red Mountain Theatre Conservatory and was very good. I really enjoyed them and was pleasantly surprised that this was the entertainment. They did not overpower the space, but provided a welcome addition to the meal.
The food was okay. The setup of the buffet was odd as it was made to be two-sided for flow but you missed things by visiting only one side. There were no spreads for bread at all...no butter, jams, jellies or cream cheese. I found that odd. Maybe I was supposed to ask, but I would expect that they would just be present.
The menu noted breakfast breads and yeast rolls. I expected a variety of different sweet rolls and breakfast breads. I found only blueberry muffins, and scones and bagels. Only when I left did I see the biscuits and yeast rolls.
The layout of the buffet was odd too. The first thing you came to was mashed potatoes. I found that odd. The flow was a bit awkward, too. I was told I’d be given instructions on how to navigate it, but I did not get those. I think I navigated just fine, but it wouldn’t have hurt to have instructions.
The desserts were noted as Masterpiece Desserts. I found them not worth the calories. I tried three. One was really good...a pecan pie in a chafing dish. It needed something to cut the sweet, but was the most tasty. I had a chocolate pie that was very anemic. It seemed like those you buy in the store. And a lemon raspberry cheesecake that had real cake in it and was so very dry.
I’m glad I tried Oscar’s brunch and I’m not unwilling to try again.
Very elegant venue for lunch dining in the middle of an art gallery. Their Sunday brunch is really great but check ahead of time since they only offer brunch on select Sundays. We were a little disappointed that they did not have crab cakes on this visit, they do offer really good crab cakes on Wednesday.
I have been to Oscars on 3 or 4 different occasions. Until my last visit on this past Sunday, it was a spectacular dining event -- both in culinary choices and service. However our service THIS visit left much to be desired. He seemed overwhelmed, impatient, and at the end of the meal implied that we were lying about the number of guests we had at our table. Our reservation was for 15 though only 9 joined us. When we requested the ticket, the server stated that there were "at least 10" in"10" if that were necessary but also to hopefully help adjust his attitude. I honestly do not know if I will return to Oscars -- if so I definitely would NOT be amenable to his service.
That was our first brunch experience, mainly because my wife was always at work on Sundays, but recently retired. Since we had met for lunch a few times because we like it so much, we decided to try the Sunday brunch. It exceeded our expectations, the food was awesome! The chef was out front welcoming, the band started playing some awesome jazz, and it wasn't too crowded-just right!
This was a fun brunch....live jazz band with a great sound, awesome buffet brunch with southern cooking along with brunch standards - all delicious - with awesome desserts, too! Wait staff was good. It is a special occasion in that they aren't always open for this so need to check ahead that they are having it on the Sunday that you are interested. The added bonus is that the museum is free and open until I think 4 that day - so it makes it a super few hours.
We got the chicken salad plate. There was a generous portion but it was very plain. The rest of the plate was filled with fresh fruit. There was a small slice of banana bread. It was not exactly what I was expecting so perhaps if I had known ahead of time I might have gotten something else. I didn't feel there was much of a selection.
My first time at Oscar's was for Mother's Day. I decided to pamper my mom and finish the morning off with brunch and I am so glad I did! She enjoyed it and so did I especially with all the food choices. Well, I liked it so much I made reservations for Father's Day! Dad is very picky and finicky so I wasn't too sure how it would go over with him, but to my surprise...HE LOVE IT!!! Thanks for such a great experience and I so look forward to going during the week.
My husband, family and I love to frequent the Sunday brunch! We were in for February's brunch for my son's birthday. The food was good compared to a usual great! I will, however, continue to visit the museum for brunch. This experience does not change my overall experience of satisfaction.
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