Automatic Seafood and Oysters

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LR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I want to give a shoutout to Automatic Seafood for being gluten-free friendly. My husband has celiac and must eat gluten-free. This restaurant had so many options for him and also could modify other dishes on the menu. They even had a gluten-free fryer for the crispy whole floured (made with rice flour). This is the first fried fish that my husband has eaten in years. He was thrilled! It was a great meal for both of us.

g
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous anniversary dinner! Great suggestions from Phillip. Loved the octopus app, the snapper on the half shell and the Korean BBQ grouper. Space is cool and industrial but very loud. May not be ideal for a large party if you want to be able to visit with more than one person.
Will definitely be back.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Halibut was amazing!

LL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal and drink I’ve had in a long time. Great wine list. Fun music and atmosphere was cool and friendly. Interior is great, from the pillows on the black leather dining sofas to the wallpapers (all different) in the restrooms. The frozen pear/thyme drink was so different and refreshing. The triple tail fish in coconut sauce was just heavenly. Wish I could have it again tomorrow! The kale salad was delicious as well, so fresh and not “tough” like kale can sometimes be. Everything was just perfect and I never say that! Fish was perfection. My sister loved her chicken as well. Creative menu but not over the top.

CW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. A little pricey, however a great experience.

RK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place. Excellent food. Friendly atmosphere. The mixologists were amazing.

JJ
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was my first visit there. I thought the food was excellent. Every dish we tried was delicious but the portions were small. We had an early dinner so the restaurant was not packed at all.

OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Terrible service our waiter didn't put our order in and it took 2 hours to get our food. Drinks were slow as well

LL
Birmingham
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good; quality of service and deserts slipping a little. Still a great place though

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience! The food was outstanding. Every course was great! One of the best seafood restaurants in town! Will definitely go back.

BW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The food tastes great but the portions are pretty small. Not sure I’ll be going back. I’m not a big fan of spending as much money as I did yet not leaving full.

r
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

prices are ridiculas...matini from the well as big as a thimble for 16.00. fish entrees extremely overpriced, not to mention the oysters . its a nice gathering point for a couple that SPLITan entrée and managed to sprnd 120.00 befor the tip. gimme a break! Richard lauer

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing and fun!!!

BB
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time, pre-concert. Friends and an employee of resteraunt had recommended. Exceeded expectations!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! Can not WAIT to return!

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was fabulous!! Food was a slow coming out. But the atmosphere and quality of food and drinks more than made up for it

S
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the seafood tower and get it now!!! It was amazing.

m
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cannot wait to return and try more of the chef's inventive, flavorful dishes! All of our seafood was cooked to perfection. Great date night spot with lots of energy and a chic-but-comfortable atmosphere. Service was prompt, friendly, and knowledgeable.

V
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was top-notch. I generally don’t love seafood (not my night to pick the restaurant!), but my red snapper was delicious. Great dinner!

PJ
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unexpectedly delightful. Super fresh oysters and seafood. Engaging helpful but nonintrusive staff. Great bar service and wines. Off the hook yeast rolls—a must. Only off note are desserts but who cares after this fabulous meal.

LA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Will definitely come back!!

t
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary and birthday

m
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seafood, so many selections of fresh seafood. Love having this new restaurant in Birmingham. Everything we ordered was delicious.

MW
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The food and atmosphere was very nice. We were impressed with the creativity of the dishes we ordered. The valet parking attendants were polite and “on the ball”.
We had to wait a few minutes to be seated even though we had reservations.
Overall the service was slow & poor from start to finish. After we were seated, it was several mins before drink & appetizer orders were taken. We were not checked on. We were dining w great friends, had lots to discuss which made the wait tolerable. You can highly recommended & the food was very good, otherwise I don’t believe I would return. The waiter was knowledgeable, but hardly saw him or other staff all evening.

Automatic Seafood and Oysters
Responded on October 8, 2019

Hi Marcus, Thanks so much for your time in reviewing. We are very glad you enjoyed your meal, but are perturbed and extend our sincerest apologies regarding the service you received. We would love to speak with you and make this right at your earliest convenience. Please do give us a call between the hours of 12 and 3 at (205) 580-1600. Very best, ASO

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MM
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was actually delicious but it took a LONG time for us to get our food. If we weren’t so hungry, we would have left without eating. And when I said something to our server about the delay, he said he would see what he could do about it, which resulted in nothing.
There are tons of great restaurants in Birmingham, with exceptional service, so I probably won’t go back or recommend it to anyone.

Automatic Seafood and Oysters
Responded on October 8, 2019

Hi Melissa, We are glad you enjoyed your meal, but saddened to hear your visit was unsatisfactory. Sometimes, it is difficult to gauge guests' timing expectations and find a perfect balance between providing timely course execution and creating a non-rushed type-feel experience for our guests. We truly hope you will give us the opportunity to serve you again. Very best, ASO

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D
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to most restaurants in Birmingham, and our favorite was Gianmarco’s. Now
Our favorite is Automatic Seafood!! The food was outstanding, the service was impeccable..... by far the best dining experience we’ve had in Birmingham

LK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

There was a very limited wine list, and we were underwhelmed with the wines that we chose. The pork belly appetizer was good. The ambience of the restaurant was beautiful. The service was lacking which was very disappointing for the level of service we are used to experiencing at all of the excellent restaurants that Birmingham has to offer. We had a fairly large group which the restaurant accommodated well. This was my second experience at Automatic Seafood, and I think I will choose to dine elsewhere in the future.

Automatic Seafood and Oysters
Responded on October 2, 2019

Hi there, We are very saddened to hear you did not have a fantastic experience. If there is anything specific you feel comfortable sharing about what we could have done differently, we would love for you to give us a call between the hours of 11 and 3 at (205) 580-1600. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve you again and execute the experience we know we are capable of. Very best, ASO

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely cannot get enough of this place!! The music was awesome and at a very nice level which before now was our only semi complaint!! I pray you guys are killing it because you deserve it!!! See you again soon! N

OT
Jacksonville
59 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Slightly pricy for experience.

CS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great service! I loved the server recommendations. We will be back soon!

LN
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

Food was wonderful, service was good. My only complaint is that our reserved table was outside when it was 90 degrees and humid without the option to sit inside. Would recommend otherwise.

Automatic Seafood and Oysters
Responded on October 2, 2019

Thanks so much.. so glad you enjoyed and were well taken care of. We will never reserve a table outside unless previously agreed to and will always do our best to accommodate you inside if outside temps are uncomfortable. We hope to have you back in soon :) All the best, ASO

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SH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks were incredible.. loved the rolls, the oysters, the vibe. We will be back!

JP
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FRESH! We had a dozen oysters, tasted like they were caught 30 seconds before serving. I had tripletail fish for the first time and it was amazing. It also tasted very fresh. Highly recommend. Reasonable prices.

LP
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always quality food and service. Shout out to Mo the oyster shucker! Loved sitting at bar and getting to know him. Great guy!

OT
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The foods were awesome.

D
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

Menu offered very few choices.

Automatic Seafood and Oysters
Responded on September 25, 2019

Hi there, Thanks so much for your time in reviewing. In a genuine effort to serve the freshest fish, meat, and produce possible, our offerings are sometimes decreased on Sundays (I noticed this was the day of your visit) as most of our farmers and vendors do not make deliveries then. We apologize for this inconvenience and nonetheless, hope you enjoyed your meal and were well taken care of. We hope to see you back in soon. Very best, ASO

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BS
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 3rd time there and each time it is exactly the same. I love that they are super consistent! The food is always fantastic, and the service is great!

A
Birmingham
18 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! So glad it is in Birmingham!!

KL
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Automatic Seafood and Oysters. We were very impressed with the wine selections as well as the fresh oysters. Our waitress (Lee) was fabulous providing excellent details about the menu as well as the establishment. We are already recommending this place to all of our friends!

KB
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Automatic Seafood and Oysters is my new favorite restaurant! Each time I go, I've had the most delicious fresh fish and oysters (the Murder Point Oysters are my favorite). The sides are healthy and delicious. Would definitely go again.

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