Birmingham Pub

4.7
88 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We are a unique gastropub that offers reimagined classics of continental cuisine, craft libations, and a wine list for the enthusiast. We believe life is meant to be enjoyed, and our social establishment is the place where people can gather to enjoy a great drink with epicurean food.

Birmingham Pub brings a sophisticated twist to the classic gastropub experience. Our inviting ambiance is casual, yet sexy and quite comfortable with an eclectic mix of luxe touches and urban chic details. Life’s simple pleasures – an after-work cocktail, a perfectly grilled New York strip, and fine wine – are richer, trendier, and exciting at Birmingham Pub. Join us in this high-energy atmosphere where luxury is all about enjoying every moment to its fullest with friends, colleagues, and the people you meet while you’re here.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 88 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipWwwren
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Understanding that the restaurant was busy. This was our third visit. the two prior times were very good.

Sat at our table for 15 plus minutes waiting for a server. Our server walked past our table multiple times, but didn't stop or notice us. The Hostess stopped and went to get us waters. Server came and tool drink and food order, not writing down anything. Wrong drinks were brought and returned. Server walked past dropping a salad on the table. Not our order. Came back 5 plus minutes later, taking salad away. Again, the place was busy so ok.....25 plus minutes later, appetizer, salad and entree's brought all at once. Food was very good. Server left not noticing our water glasses and drinks were empty. I went to the bar for refills. Stupidly ordered desert. 20 minutes later we got desert. It was very good. Food was very good. Service regardless of how busy was bad. We have eaten at the pub two previous times and had both good food and service. Worth going for the food and atmosphere, but unfortunate if you get our server.

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vipCAttard
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in for drinks. Service was great. Make sure to make a reservation or you won’t get a table!

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vipFHDLG
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice interiors. Dark and classic, old-Hollywood style. Would definitely come just to sit and look at the decor.
Food came late (as warned by some reviews) they were delicious and tasted good but no rave here. We ordered the famous fried chicken, burgers and the calamari.
Service was top-notch though. Friendly and efficient. The kitchen took a little while but our server always checked on us.

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and will definitely be back! Service was great and everything that we ordered was delicious! Fun environment and great location.

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vipsuziem
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, terrific service and a happening atmosphere!

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TaylorP
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved this place! The cocktails and food were great. Service was fantastic. I thought it was a little pricey, but nowhere near the mismatch in value you experience at other restaurants in Birmingham.

I'll definitely be back with Friends!

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vipfastglenn
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service.....

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really great food and service. Our waiter Justice was amazing and thorough and recommended really good food and drinks. Probably the best service I’ve had in a while.

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vipsfgirl
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for an everyday meal. It has a fun vibe. We sat in a booth and found it lively and loud, but not bad. The drinks and beer selection were great. Great whiskey selection! The pub salad was different and very good. Chicken sandwich was solid, but not special. The coffee ice cream dessert needs to be reworked. It was disappointing. The ice cream sandwich was excellent. Service was attentive and friendly. We would go back

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vipBentleyBoy
Detroit
50 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server Samantha was superb. Her recommendation of the Halibut was right on. Some of the best I’ve ever had! The “crunchy” rice could take a hike. A little pricey, $15 for a fried chicken sandwich plus an additional $3 if you ordered the Parmesan truffle fries over what ever fries came with. Very loud. Service was excellent and hostess made sure my soda was always topped off.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Rude, give you a time limit notice at sitting..

Birmingham Pub
Responded on May 31, 2021

Hello, I apologize that the time limit came off as rude. Unfortunately, restaurants are still at half capacity per the government mandate. In order to serve all of the guests who would like to dine with us on a Saturday, with half the "space", we kindly request that our guests follow a time limit. We appreciate your understanding at this time. Thank you, Rose Fisco Corporate Foodservice Manager

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vipevan
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Small portions, cold food, weird menu, lackluster

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PeterS
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I was anticipating a nice dinner with my wife. We were served well. Understanding what was special was difficult due to the noise level.

We were disappointed that the Buffalo Cauliflower wasn’t prepared as we thought it might. Batter coated, deep fried in oil that was not hot enough to prevent a soggy crust. These were placed on shallow pool of sriracha and topped with curled celery dusted with a bit of blue cheese. This certainly was not worth the price paid for it.

The Strip Steak was done to my liking. The Pomme Frites ala Truffle Oil were, like the cauliflower limp and lacked the intensity of flavor derived from applying a truffle oil. The Parmesan Cheese applied was flavorless.

The Reuben Sandwich was the winner this evening. We will certainly skip the Truffle Fries.

Dessert was a previously prepared scoop of bland coffee ice cream, rolled in cornflakes which were no longer crunchy. The “puff” of whipped cream hardly tasted of Kaluha.

We would hesitate returning in the future.

Birmingham Pub
Responded on May 31, 2021

Hello Peter, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a detailed review. It gives us the opportunity to learn and improve moving forward. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your Reuben and strip steak, they are certainly proving to be popular. We will pass along your feedback regarding the food to Chef, as he is always looking for ways to improve our guests' experience. We hope to serve you again soon. Thank you, Rose Fisco Corporate Foodservice Manager

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LindaB
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The dinner we had was very good. The selections were not great. We would like more fish dishes.

Birmingham Pub
Responded on May 31, 2021

Thank you for the feedback, Linda. We will keep your suggestion in mind when deciding on menu updates and specials moving forward. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinner and we look forward to serving you again soon! Best, Rose Fisco Corporate Foodservice Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Disappointing....Made reservations two weeks early and when arrived they didn’t have our table. Said would give us another table ....Way in the corner. A walk in table
Finally after heavy discussion they found us a semi ok table. Food was poor. Appetizer had to be sent back. Entrees were fair. Had much better elsewhere and for less money. Bottom line....This was my experience. Others looked like they were having a good time. Very loud inside. Probly won’t go back unless either a friend invites us or perhaps way down the road to see if they cleaned up there act some.

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Randy
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great night. Legit food and the waitress was perfect.

Birmingham Pub
Responded on May 31, 2021

Thank you for the kind review, Randy. We are grateful to have one of the best teams around. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again soon. Best, Rose Fisco Corporate Foodservice Manager

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vipNate
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Many interesting choices on the menu. It's a pleasant combination of comfort food and gourmet options. It was really tough to make up my mind. I went with the Halibut and was not disappointed. Others in our party had the salmon bowl and beef stroganoff. Rave reviews on the stroganoff. The salmon bowl was good but mentioned to be better suited to lunch. Great food, vibe and ambiance. My only complaint is that the cocktail pour (Grey Goose on rocks with olives) was a noticeably stingy on the first drink. It was better on the second, but still did not cover the ice. Charge me a bit more and make it a club pour please. We will be back.

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marcr
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend the Alaskan Halibut and the Baby Fattoush salad. Both were delicious. The Fattoush salad is completely different from others I have had but really good. Will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING JUST AMAZING

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vipCAttard
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Just came for drinks- service was slow, but our server was great. Very knowledgeable and polite. Will dine again.

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vipSimonL
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed our first experience at the new Birmingham Pub. Food was good especially the Sticky Toffee pudding (the main reason we went). We will try again.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was very good. Service was just ok. Very loud.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday so dessert with a small candle was much appreciated!

Thanks

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MichelleB
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere downstairs and we got to sit upstairs which is semi open. A lot of times when places have partially open areas the decor is lacking but this place was beautifully done in every space. Had a wonderful martini that was purple! Great calamari and enjoyed the fresh salmon rice bowl and shrimp bowl. The servers and the manager were both friendly and attentive.

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vipdznr
Detroit
41 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our new favorite place. Excellent food. Tried many different things on the menu, so far great things. The wife tried the mushroom soup and it was awesome. Kelley the server was such a gracious host. We are so glad the Vicari family opened in Birmingham.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good experience and food overall.

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KaraL
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so fresh and delicious. Our service team (trainee on his last training shift was adorable and great at anticipating all of our needs) was fabulous. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience

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vipSales
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mike the Floor Mgr. is the best. They make you feel so welcome & the Steak Frite is to die for !
Great Great spot.
Well done Joe & Roe !

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vipVeraP
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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Dani
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, food, and experience! Sitting by the window was beautiful and you can see parts of downtown Birmingham. Definitely will be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service from Hunter! Great to See Lisa has relocated here from Andiamo! I’ll be back soon.

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vipFoodie
Detroit
43 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! Justice gave us outstanding service! Food was awesome! Specialty appetizer of escargot was a show stopper! Needs to go on the permanent menu! And drinks were equally as good and creative! Fun vibe with fantastic ambiance - we will be frequenting here in a regular basis for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Staff (especially Justice and the manager), Food, and Atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We went in with high expectations given the experience we’ve had with restaurants with same owner - Very very cool space! Awesome cocktails! The food was meh, first of all everything is deconstructed - which ok, but it made the blend of flavors difficult to create what the chef designed (example: super spicy pepper sauce served separately from bland, uninspired calamari). Other food (fish and burgers and salads) was really just ok. We’ll be back for drinks at the bar!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful cool place. One of Birmingham‘s new hotspots 🍸 👑

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CocoMoni20
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried Birmingham Pub for the first time this weekend and loved it. The food was fantastic and the service was really good! The ambiance was fine. We didn't notice noise levels where we were seated. Love the open air bar upstairs. Would definitely eat here again!

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Daniela
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great evening out — from our warm greeting to the final property tour, our visit was memorable. Our server, Justice, is among my favorites now, the craft cocktail among the best, and the food near the top of any eatery in Birmingham. Glad the place kept a gourmet burger a must-try item. Will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Sitting in the back overlooking Woodward. Cars drag racing the whole time. Hard to converse and took away from the excitement of enjoying a night out

Birmingham Pub
Responded on May 26, 2021

Hi there, We apologize that your experience with us did not meet or exceed expectations. Your feedback is very important to us to improve for the future! Please consider stopping by again soon to give us another chance to change your mind!

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vipdznr
Detroit
42 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here multiple times and have always had a positive experience. The food is top notch, and prepared to perfection. Every one of the waitstaff have been charming. We will continue to frequent the Birmingham Pub. Awesome.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, nice atmosphere, food was excellent!

FAQs

Birmingham Pub offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (248) 885-8108.

Birmingham Pub is rated 4.7 stars by 88 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.