Bay Leaf Modern Indian Cuisine & Bar - Hwy 280

4.6
23 Reviews
$30 and under
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 !

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 23 people are saying
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EdAld
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last Friday night my wife and I ventured to try Bay Leaf for the first time. Absolutely amazing diner! We were there right at 5 so had the place all to ourselves. Mr. Chavan was soooo helpful with the selections. Couldn't have been more pleased. I could have kept going with the crab lollypops all night (as if they even needed the tasty raspberry suace)!! Then came the butter chicken and the chicken malai kabab. All so delicious. Can't forget the Seven Oaks cabernet from Willamette Valley that was outstanding as well. We will definitely be back soon! Thank you.

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vipERSM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dosa was fantastic

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alanam
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, service was slow due to them being down some servers, but they explained this when we arrived. Considering we had 10 people in our party, it was pretty smooth sailing! We would definitely eat here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious!! So fresh and people are every kind and attentive. Highly recommend

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Experimenter
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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ReginaW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner date was exciting, tasty and a good deal. Thanks to Cassandra King!!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good eats, highly recommend for those who love curry and welcoming hosts

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RoxanneB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here a few times now and I think Bay Leaf Restaurant is the best Indian Food I’ve had in years. Nice staff too !

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BoomerJ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

After a mad desire for Indian food after not having any since the pandemic, I decided to go to Bay Leaf. The waiter was new and kept running back to the kitchen to find out answers to our questions. This was OK since he had to learn. They did not bring us any Indian crackers (poppadum) and sauce like they used too. The naan was room temperature instead of hot and the food was "so-so". Needless to say, this dinner did not satisfy my cravings.

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vipRush
Birmingham
36 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food as always. Love the consistencey.

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StephenP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went there on Valentines day with my girlfriend. Very great atmosphere with good service and tasty food! I definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Pros...the food was excellent
Cons...the manager and/or staff are clueless how to run a restaurant. Totally disorganized. Waiters seem to have never had any training.I Truly hope they get some professional help. The place has excellent potential to be great. The service is the worst I’ve ever experienced.

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Trim
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great flavor and presentation Enjoyed the process of dinner

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vipRush
Birmingham
36 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service every time...love the consistency.

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vipweloveeatingout
Birmingham
161 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic and authentic fare at this lovely venue. Generous and delicious portions for a modest price. Cannot wait to return !

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vipShannonP
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and excellent service.

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WilliamS
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment . Will go back again soon. Staff was very attentive

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Leel
Birmingham
36 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The renovation has completed all that was needed to make this place spectacular! We had dinner here last night. The cocktail menu is unique and fun. The manager is wonderful and so helpful to explain each dish as needed. He even came and showed me how to eat one of the more interesting dishes we chose. I'm not an expert on Indian food at all! It is not all curry and vegetables! I never felt dumb in my questions and learned a lot about how things are made! I do like spicy food and you are asked the level of heat you would like. I do suggest starting with medium heat on your first visit if you like spicy food. It was plenty spicy for me without being overbearing. I recommend the samosa appetizer.
The lunch is no longer a buffet and the lunch selections are beautifully presented. You won't leave hungry. All that was lacking was atmosphere in this restaurant. It is now delicious, friendly AND beautiful. Great for dates, friend gatherings and for business dinners. I highly recommend you try this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The remodeled dining room looks great. The food was delicious and presentation was also very nice. Loved the dosa appetizer, sizzling kebab platter, and chana masala. The kids meals and mango lassis were also a hit. Will definitely be back to try more dishes!

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vipZacharyC
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service!

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vipJoeG
Birmingham
31 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We tried several appetizers and a couple of mains. All the food was excellent. Particularly liked the okra, butter chicken, and lamb chops. Wine selection was not large but some good selections. We had a very good Oregon Pinot noir. Service was very good as well. This was our first time to dine here but will definitely be back soon

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BhupeshP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only place in town that serves gourmet Indian food. I ordered several items but malai kabab and tandoori shrimp were simply outstanding. Lovely ambiance inside made it such a unique experience. From service to food, everything was top notch. I will be a regular at bayleaf from now on.

FAQs

Bay Leaf Modern Indian Cuisine & Bar - Hwy 280 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (205) 518-0208.

Bay Leaf Modern Indian Cuisine & Bar - Hwy 280 is rated 4.6 stars by 23 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.