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Automatic Seafood and Oysters, Birmingham, AL

Automatic Seafood and Oysters

4.6
4.6
729 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
ASO aims to blend fine dining with a friendly atmosphere where everyone is welcome, always. Our menu offers a variety of seafood dishes, featuring fish primarily sourced from the Gulf of Mexico, oysters from waters along the Southern and Eastern coastlines, as well as a selection of land-based produce and proteins.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (205) 580-1600

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Adam Evans

What 729 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. RR

    RRR86

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience1
    Take out service only was outstanding. Excellent service with prompt delivery to car. Outstanding food with exceptional quantity of servings. My wife and I will be back, both for take-out and to eat-in at end of pandemic.
  2. EV

    ErikaV

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My new favorite!
  3. DJ

    DavidJ

    Nashville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time to visit Automatic. Food was superb and service outstanding. Highly recommend
  4. ST

    STUARTF

    Jacksonville

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant!
  5. JW

    JohnW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best scallops ever & the Korean BBQ collard greens were fantastic as well. Very easy to see why Automatic Seafood is up for the James Beard award for most outstanding restaurant.. they are very deserving.
  6. WS

    WayneS

    Birmingham

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service. Very responsive. Meal was a little slow, but they acknowledged it and when it arrived it was hot.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I had the swordfish with XO sauce. Wow. The fish was cooked perfectly but the XO sauce made the whole dish really impress.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our first experience at Automatic Seafood & Oysters. The staff was very friendly and we were seated and served our entree within 15 minutes!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exception food and service I thoroughly enjoyed it.
  10. C

    Carman

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Service was slow, almost 45 minutes before food server No interaction with server in the time except when he brought wine Food was well prepared and tasty Noise level too loud to have a conversation, would not consider a place to go for a date or special occasion
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was delicious; however the service was excellent. Our server went above and beyond to share her favorite meals and why she enjoyed them. She was attentive and made our dinner a more pleasant experience.
  12. JF

    JFEllis

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Fabulous food!
  13. RA

    RobertA

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh, flavorful meal in a cool and energetic atmosphere with impeccable service. Automatic is as good as it gets.
  14. MR

    MsRoz

    Birmingham

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited the second time and felt so confident I invited a guest for a business meeting. They didn't disappoint at all. They refresh their menu and although I didn't see what I ordered just 3 weeks prior, I was delighted with the offering as they were enhanced. Except, I didn't try the grilled oysters because the set-up changed and it was featured with a chili rub or something and it sound way too spicy or pica for me. I can't judge it because I didn't order them but sometimes we just have to leave what is working just work! I will definitely be back, LOVED our server he was so personable, knowledgeable, and attentive. Great personality and he is a retired Marine!!!!! I will ask for his section every time, every time...catch that? I will certainly be back and look forward to the patio service they plan to begin closer to the Spring. Don't miss this new gem, reminds me of being back home in LA or just down I-20 in the "places to be" ATL eatery scene. Great job!!!!!
  15. C

    Channing

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was lovely as always. All employees were as polite as possible and we had a lovely time. My only complaint is that the restaurant is very loud just from other patrons talking with almost no sound absorption within the main dining area. Black acoustic foam is not expensive, would hide in the rafters very well, and would deaden a lot of that noise.
  16. e

    edrak

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oysters were excellent. Open doors to the lawn was very nice setting.
  17. AT

    AngelaT

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Automatic is a lovely space and a perfect place for Sunday Brunch!
  18. S

    Sandy

    Little Rock

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, and attention to every detail were superb. This was our 1st time to eat there and had heard wonderful things, but we were so impressed with the quality of the food! Will definitely go again!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Somewhat limited brunch menu but quality offerings. I felt the crab component of the ham quiche was undersold - it was the star and really made this dish stand out. My companions were very pleased with their dishes: bbq shrimp & grits and steak biscuit. I thought the coffee was superior.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Very unique.
  21. a

    angieh

    Nashville

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Went with a friend for a girls night out. Really wanted to fall in love with this place, however, it was somewhat disappointing. We started with a cocktail and a nice bottle of wine (both were great). We ordered a dozen oysters,, fish cheeks and the beet salad. All were great. For the main entree, we had the swordfish and the snapper on the half shell. Both dishes were salty, but the swordfish was not edible and completely dry. The service and ambiance were fantastic. Will give it another try, but was disappointed.
  22. CG

    CourtneyG

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Favorite date night experience so far! Food was wonderful!
  23. KW

    KimWhit

    Nashville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Although I wasn't able to join them for dinner, my Saturday afternoon lunch was excellent. The Shrimp and Grits, to die for! Cannot wait to get back to Bham and get in for dinner. Easy parking, great vibe, awesome food and service. Way to go Automatic! Your name lived up to its reviews.
  24. JM

    JamesM

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to Automatic at least 3 times and the food and service has been absolutely awesome. Chef Adam and his wife Suzanne are wonderful people and their addition to the Birmingham restaurant scene is truly welcomed.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome brunch
  26. JT

    JTF7

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Best meal we’ve had in a long time!
  27. l

    lnr1

    New Orleans

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Waited over an hour for entree which was not hot. Manager made it right and removed it from check. Very good customer service. Second entree was great
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I love going to Automatic seafood on our date nights. We always order a few apps before we order entrees. Highly recommend letting the servers choose oysters and a perfect bottle of wine to pair with them!
  29. MN

    MicheleN

    Charleston

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the beet salad! We ate early at 5:30 but the vibe got even better around 6:30 when the lights went down. Wonderful food and beautiful atmosphere.
  30. JL

    JimL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Noise level and somewhat distracting scurrying around of servers plus food being medium warm made for a very disappointing evening
  31. R

    Robert

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The food was okay, but nothing amazing. The waitstaff was awesome. The table (reserved several weeks in advance) was super tiny for three people. We had logistical trouble with the dishes fitting on the table. My advice would be to say 4 people and maybe you'll get a better table.
  32. P

    Perk

    Boise

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful experience. The only downside for me was the noise level, which made it difficult to have a conversation. Our meals were creative and tasty. The roast oysters and yeast rolls were the best I’ve ever had. The pavlova dessert is to die for. My dining partner had the cake, which was also very good but not as refreshing as the citrus pavlova. Inventive drinks and a nice selection of wines are a plus. Our waiter was superb as well. I will definitely return when visiting Birmingham.
  33. MM

    MarshaM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Enjoyed our evening beginning to end. Already recommended and will definitely return
  34. JL

    JamesL

    Birmingham

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb seafood, deft, professional service.
  35. M

    Molly

    Birmingham

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night out with friends! Everyone's enjoyed their meal and service was spot on.
  36. 5

    5thtimediner

    Birmingham

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food great as always. Jonathan was attentive and helpful. Perfect server.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience will make it a monthly trip
  38. E

    Emily

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant in Birmingham!! Love the food, atmosphere, and staff! Always a treat to dine here.
  39. J

    Judy

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Very overpriced for quality of food. Good was marginal & way way too salty.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and experience! Love it and will return!

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You can order delivery directly from Automatic Seafood and Oysters using the Order Online button. Automatic Seafood and Oysters also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (205) 580-1600.

Automatic Seafood and Oysters is rated 4.6 stars by 729 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


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Additional information

  • Cross street

    29th St and 5th Ave S

  • Neighborhood

    Birmingham

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet and Ample Street Parking

  • Executive chef

    Adam Evans

  • Additional

    Takeout

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