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Bay Leaf Modern Indian Cuisine & Bar - 5 Points, Birmingham, AL

Bay Leaf Modern Indian Cuisine & Bar - 5 Points

4.9
4.9
178 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Indian
With an ingredient-driven focus, global accents and nuances, the menu is a commitment to simplicity and purity of flavor, a philosophy our new ownership firmly believes in. The menu is an expression of the finest available meats and vegetables, nearly all of which we procure fresh. Drawing inspiration from each corner of the Indian subcontinent, from northern plains to southern coast, we offer a diverse and dynamic experience for our guests.

In addition to traditional Indian favorites such as tikka masalas and biriyanis, Bay Leaf Modern Cuisine & Bar offers modern tantalizing twist on Indian delicacies. Unique additions to the menu such as a perfectly grilled sumptuous desi burger, succulent tangy kababs, completely re-imagined and modernized appetizer selection, complete with signature dishes such as raspberry paneer tikka and tamarind glazed short ribs will leave you craving for more !

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Indian, Indian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (205) 777-3070
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef Z (Pritam Zarapkar)
  • Catering
    https://www.bayleafbham.com/store/catering/
  • Private party facilities
    https://www.bayleafbham.com/private-events/
  • Neighborhood
    Birmingham
  • Parking details
    Valet parking available.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 178 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
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.8Value

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    Neighborhood gem

  • Birmingham

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

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  • Birmingham

    Best Value

  • Birmingham

    Healthy

  • Birmingham

    Neighborhood gem

178 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food in a cool environment. Great service too.

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  2. AmitS

    Montreal

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great restaurant great service. we loved the lamb chops and the chicken tandoori.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter was very kind and patient, food was delicious and environment was very nice.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, and the service was great! Will definitely come back if we’re in the area again.

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  5. BHMDiner

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food, fun cocktail menu. Highly recommend.

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  6. JefW

    Alabama

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely exceeded my expectations. The staff tried very hard to make our dining experience for Valentine’s Day an enjoyable one.

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  7. VeronicaW

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the wait staff was very kind.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all around. Lots of food so value is great as well ate leftovers for several meals. Was almost better as a leftover.

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  9. malcolmd

    Alabama

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A restaurant with food and style that matches the character of 5 points. My fav Indian in Birmingham.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my beautiful girlfriend on a dinner date for her birthday and we had a great experience. The restaurant we chose had a cozy atmosphere with dim lighting and soft music playing in the background. The staff greeted us warmly and guided us to our table, which was beautifully set with elegant silverware and a candle flickering romantically in the center. As we perused the menu, we were impressed by the variety of dishes available. From delectable appetizers to mouthwatering main courses and decadent desserts, the options seemed endless. The waiter patiently answered all our questions and made some fantastic recommendations based on our preferences. For starters, we decided to indulge in a plate of succulent garlic prawns that were cooked to perfection. The flavors danced on our taste buds, leaving us craving for more. For the main course, I opted for a juicy steak, cooked medium-rare, while my girlfriend chose a delightful seafood pasta. Both dishes were presented beautifully, and the taste surpassed our expectations. Throughout the evening, the attentive staff ensured that our glasses were never empty and that we were comfortably enjoying our time. The chef even came to our table to check if everything was to our liking, which was a pleasant surprise. The service was impeccable, creating a warm and welcoming ambiance

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Got the Veggie Sloppy Joes, Lamb Korma and Chana Masala —— So so so so so good! The service was very tentative and genuine —— Will absolutely be back!

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  12. Emmaskye

    Atlanta Metro

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Bay Leaf does an outstanding job of melding Indian with other cultural cuisines. The Moilee Shrimp was a delicious curry dish with layers of flavors. The Butter Chicken was delicious as the reviews suggest. Any Indo-Chinese dish is likely to please but our table had the Chili Garlic Fried Rice which was outstanding. I am sure the traditional Indian dishes are also very good and I plan to make my way to that part of the menu on my next visit.

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  13. MICHELLEDDIE

    Alabama

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We greatly New Years here! This was our first time, and every dish was a work of art. The food was amazing and the staff was fantastic! I’m planning my next trip soon.

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  14. MarthaS

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We visited at 1:00pm on a Saturday. The menu, though not extensive, had many tasty things to choose from and everything we tried was simply delicious. Reasonable cost and the food was made to order. Courteous wait staff. Would definitely return.

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  15. malcolmd

    Alabama

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I took the entire family. The food is excellent. Everybody enjoyed the food, and we can't wait to return.

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  16. AshT

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Minimal wait time, food always good. Recommend the tangra chilli chicken.

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  17. TupeloTraveler

    Mississippi

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Wonderful food and service; we will definitely return soon!

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  18. UTexaslawyer

    Houston

    82 reviews

    4.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and service were outstanding and I would definitely return to the restaurant. The ambiance is a little basic but we really enjoyed the accommodating staff.

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  19. AmyB

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Butter chicken and garlic naan were excellent! Great drinks too!!

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  20. carolines

    Alabama

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is always a great experience at Bayleaf. We went there for my grandfather’s birthday and they made it special! The food is always delicious, service is great. Zero complaints!

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  21. TG001

    Greater Boston

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We've been here a few times for business lunches, for the price point it's very nice, noise not too high so you can have a decent conversation. Be warned that they have a very good deal on their lunch specials but they are not actually on the menu (??).

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and service. Best Indian food I’ve had coast to coast. Quality and taste.

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  23. JackiP

    Houston

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurants. Bar design and lighting is amazing. The food was delicious!!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was nothing short of fantastic. I got the lamb Vindaloo and it was absolutely amazing! Service was spectacular as well. I will 1000% be eating here again!

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  25. ScottS

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been wanting to try this place for some time. The food is veru good and the wait staff are very helpful. I was encouraged to see some other Indian patrons also eating there. There are several Indian restaurants in the area, but this place is by far the best Dont walk.. Run to eat here!

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  26. Ursula

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing vegan options and cocktails. And great service!!!!

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  27. MikeC

    Alabama

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. Nice crew. Great experience. Food more expensive than other Indian restaurants but worth it.

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  28. sahram

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was very bad, no explanation about the food and menu, it was my first time to try Indian food and he couldn't explain anything, didn't answer any of my questions. Food was. Okay but the service was very bad. Never going back.

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  29. KBT3

    Alabama

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bay Leaf is always so yummy! Pretty restaurant with great service!

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  30. KevinS

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. We had a large group and the service was excellent

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  31. Bridge

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After having lunch there, earlier in the week, I just had to go back for dinner. The food and service are amazing!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and service was excellent. Went two nights in a row!

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  33. Gretch

    Alabama

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. The street food fried onions are amazing. Will definitely be back

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  34. EllenM

    Alabama

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Not your ordinary Indian food in a young, modern (though a bit loud) atmosphere. Exotic cocktails with fun bites (get the shooters appetizer) started things off. Our server was always there when we needed him but never intrusive. The spice level was lively but not searingly hot—for me just the right amount. Too full to try dessert. We will be back!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food! Great value too for the amount of food!

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  36. Scott

    Alabama

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything we have had here so far has been wonderful. We just love the lunch Thali, it's like an Indian bento box with the main course, rice, naan and sides. I enjoy them so much, I can't bring myself to order anything else. All of the choices have been delicious. My mother is not into Indian food, but enjoyed the masala lamb. Other family members have had the Mumbai Frankie roll and the masala quesadilla. I tasted them both and they were wonderful.

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  37. DonA

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really enjoyed the lamb Tikka masala. Excellent service.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Daughter’s 10 th bday. They surprised us with free desert and a candle to celebrate. We enjoyed it. 5 stars for service.

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  39. Robby

    Western NC

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Our group of 4 was grateful to find this restaurant open on a Monday evening. It had a good selection of Indian dinners but were disappointed to be out of lamb. My wife made the mistake of ordering a beef dinner as a substitute. It was out of place in a tasty sauce. My shrimp biriyani was nicely prepared. The wait staff were attentive and helpful.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Overpriced and not good at all.

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FAQs

Bay Leaf Modern Indian Cuisine & Bar - 5 Points offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (205) 777-3070.

Bay Leaf Modern Indian Cuisine & Bar - 5 Points is rated 4.9 stars by 178 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bay Leaf Modern Indian Cuisine & Bar - 5 Points

1024 20th St S # 101, Birmingham, AL 35205

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Birmingham
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:45 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Indian, Indian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet parking available.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Z (Pritam Zarapkar)
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (205) 777-3070
  • Catering
    https://www.bayleafbham.com/store/catering/
  • Private party facilities
    https://www.bayleafbham.com/private-events/
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