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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.

2000 Rev Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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.

Cross Street:
24th St. N

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(205) 254-2775

Website:
http://www.artsbma.org/visit/oscars/

Additional:
Beer, Cafe, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Oscar's at the Museum - Birmingham Museum of Art Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

service

4.4

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4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (7)
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Cozy (2)
Healthy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Special occasion with Red Mountain Theater Company. Enjoyed entertainment and food with service great.

Tags: Live Music, Great for Lunch
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Live Music
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great service, friendly helpful wait staff. Delicious food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

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!

Tags: Live Music, Business Meals, Casual, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Very impressed with the food. Prices were reasonable and staff was fabulous. Truly enjoyed the experience.

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 (Mobile)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great food and service! Nice buffet selection! Great value for the money!! Super music!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Oscar's hosts a fabulous brunch menu with upbeat live music nestled in the amazing BMA exhibits. The wait staff is engaging, knowledgeable and friendly.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on August 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Live Music
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 (Mobile)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Wonderful service and food! Music was also great! We will go back each month for the extensive buffet!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, People Watching
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Oscar's at the Birmingham Museum of Art is the best in the city for Sunday brunch. There was a huge buffet selection of breakfast dishes and southern regional fare; and live music!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 6, 2017

I was disappointed with the price increase $30pp! I've paid $35 for special occasions like Mother's Day, Father's day etc;

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on July 25, 2017

First time for lunch at the Museum. We were very pleased with the quality of the food and with the decor as we were surrounded by the first tier art collection of the Birmingham Museum of Art.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Everything was top notch!
No complaints. Perfect!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Took my guy here for Fathers Day buffet brunch, everything was great! The food was delicious and our server Philip was exceptional!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on June 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Open Table made it easy to make reservations and the staff of Oscar's made the lunch experience fun and delicious for our group of eight, several of whom had never visited the museum before.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Fun, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Simply Fabulous! This is a monthly event for me! I the staff is courteous, friendly and professional. The food is always delicious and very well prepared. I highly recommend Oscar's for a truly impeccable dining experience!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Live Music, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Simply amazing! Best service I've had in a long time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Everything was great! Only issue is the price of the children's meals.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Great food and service. It wa Easter and everyone enjoyed themselves. I would definite recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Food great, service even better...marvis was great

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Seasonal, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on March 5, 2017

As always everything was great could not ask for anything better.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on March 5, 2017

The Sunday brunch was so delicious and fun! The jazz band was great, and we walked around afterward looking at the art in the museum. Great food and fun.

Tags: Vegan, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Fun, Casual, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Oscar's is a wonderful addition to the museum. The food and atmosphere is nice and cozy and it's good for family and friends to get together. Also a great place for a first date!

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on March 5, 2017

This is the best Sunday Brunch in Birmingham! The food is so Awesome!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Went to lunch with a coworker. Service was great and the food was EXCELLENT!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 24, 2017

The upscale menu for lunch was very tasty and loved the presentation. Big window on both sides brought the outside in, plus there was great art work on the walls. They have a nice outdoor seating area up in the trees too.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Everything was absolutely wonderful and my sister was completely in awe on her birthday

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Great service and great food! The chicken salad melt and sweet potato fries were delicious!

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Casual
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Lunch of crab cakes with salad was perfect and dessert of sticky toffee pudding with Bourbon caramel sauce topped with Chantilly creme was just an incredible ending!

Tags: Organic, Authentic
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 5, 2017

Food and service was excellent. I would highly recommend.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 12, 2017

Great food with exceptional service in a beautiful setting. Free parking in downtown Birmingham!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Vegan
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 4, 2016

Outstanding food and service. We attended a special Sunday brunch with Red Mountain Theatre Conservatory singing Christmas songs as entertainment. Wonderful event...and the venue was as perfect as the 50 kids singing. The buffet was amazing...hard say what my favorite dish was...probably the Salmon! But the desserts where also super delicious and I had tastes of about 5! The servers and buffet staff where super fast and kept everything full, fresh and tidy. The restaurant was completely full, but we never knew it. Our coffee cups never reached bottom, no used plate or utensil sat on the table more than a few seconds before someone whisked it away. I really havent seen this level of service anywhere in Bham. Best of all probably was the service I got because I called to get my reservation. "Crystal" told me they where full, but if I could confirm the number of folks I had that day, she would try to work something out. Boy, did she. I confirmed with her later that day that we had a party of 12. When we arrived Sunday, not only where we the first to be seated, she put us right up front where we could see the kids close up! Everyone in my group loved it and kept thanking me for working out the arrangements. Of course, I didnt do anything...it was simply Crystal and the great staff at Oscars!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 6, 2016

Food was good. Server Philip...ummm not so great. I've had better. This was my first time visiting and I really didn't know what to expect. My party and I had to ask for everything!!! I didn't realize that there was only one mimosa per person limit. We were never asked if this was our first time. I invited everyone, therefore it was their first time as well. I didn't feel like my being there was very important or welcomed.
The omelet guys were very nice and the chef describe the dishes to me when I asked. He was nice too. I would have preferred a name of each dish located near by. The lady that check us in was super sweet and very accommodating. The music was fantastic and set a very nice atmosphere!!! I will probably visit again, but not too soon.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 1, 2016

Went for a lunch date with my husband. I had heard great reviews so was excited, but honestly I was underwhelmed. I ate everything because I was starving! But for $26 for two sandwiches, it wasn't that great. The bean soup was the best thing!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 18, 2016

Enjoyed lunch with friends rom Jackson Hole Wyoming

Tags: Healthy, Casual
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