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Blueprint On 3rd, Birmingham, AL

Blueprint On 3rd

4.8
4.8
1703 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

We are a polished casual American brasserie located in the heart of downtown Birmingham. We keep our food contemporary with the seasons offering dishes from around the country with a New Orleans/Southern twist. We offer a beautiful wine list and drink selections to match the offerings of the season as well. We also have a lovely patio area during our pleasant season months. Please understand if you make a patio reservation on line and it rains there may not be a table for you inside the restaurant on any given day. We always do our best to take care of you.

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Booked 34 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (205) 479-3000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    James Huckaby

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options. Groups from 8-22 people for any occasion from after-rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, business meetings, or pharmaceutical gatherings. We also have buy out options available for up to 175 people. Please call the restaurant for more specific details

  • Private party contact

    Dean Robb: (205) 479-3000

  • Neighborhood

    Birmingham

  • Cross street

    The corner of 30th Street and 3rd Avenue South 35233

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet available.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Starters

  • She Crab & Corn Chowder$11.00

    • Cast Iron Corn Bread$8.00

      with hot honey butter

      • Pepper Place Fry-Up$12.00

        with green tomatoes, okra, onions, lemon-dill aîoli

        • Fish & Potato Cakes$12.00

          with saffron aîoli

          • Smoked Yellowfin Tuna Dip$11.00

            with sea salt crackers, carrots, celery, farm egg

            • "Liver & Onions" Fried Chicken Livers & Onion Rings$12.00

              with comeback sauce

              • Pork Belly$13.00

                cooked in apple cobbler moonshine, Marcona almonds, ginger, garlic, apple salad

                • Smoked Quail$14.00

                  stuffed with Conecuh sausage & cornbread, Alabama white BBQ sauce

                  Salads

                  • Farmers Market Salad$14.00

                    tomato, corn, cucumber, field peas, feta, Grenache vinaigrette

                    • Classic Caesar Salad$12.00

                      with pumpernickel croutons, parmesan cheese

                      • Baby Beet Salad$11.00

                        with radish, walnuts, citrus, goat cheese, sherry vinaigrette

                        Mains

                        • Cajun Spaghetti$25.00

                          with house made pork fennel sausage in a crawfish cream sauce

                          • Fried Alabama Catfish$24.00

                            with cornbread panzanella, tomato, cucumber, crawfish aîoli

                            • "Surf & Swamp" Mixed Grill$32.00

                              with alligator, shrimp, catfish, crawfish-red bean rice

                              • Seared Diver Scallops$36.00

                                with stoneground grits, green beans, balsamic brown butter

                                • Grilled Rainbow Trout$28.00

                                  with snap bean-sweet potato hash, warm bacon-mustard vinaigrette

                                  • Breaded Butterfish$32.00

                                    with lady pea "Hoppin John" & tomato salsa

                                    • "Spicy" Blackened Redfish$33.00

                                      roasted garlic wilted greens, mashed potatoes, shrimp bisque

                                      • Fish of the Day

                                        • MP
                                      • Pan Roasted All-Natural Chicken Breast$25.00

                                        with green beans, cheese grits, lemon butter

                                        • Grilled Pork Tenderloin$27.00

                                          with bacon, creamed corn, sweet potato mash, molasses compote

                                          • Blueprint Burger$15.00

                                            with pimento cheese, charred onions, smoky bacon, wickle pickles

                                            • Grilled Ribeye Steak$48.00

                                              with steak fries, chopped romaine salad, bleu cheese butter

                                              Last updated: May 25, 2022

                                              What 1,703 people are saying

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                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Atlanta

                                                6 reviews

                                                2.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined 1 day ago

                                                overall2food4service4ambience1

                                                Food and cocktails were pretty good, but nothing was a complete success. The crab dip was good, but the toast was overly salty. My blackened redfish was delicious, but my wife's ettouffee, while tasty, contained undercooked okra. Dessert was just okay--ooey gooey butter cake and strawberry shortcake. Our biggest complaint was the noise level and cramped seating arrangements. We could barely hear each other, and the people standing at the bar next to us felt like they were at our table.

                                              2. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Birmingham

                                                1 review

                                                2.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 3 days ago

                                                overall2food1service4ambience3

                                                Unfortunately the only good things I have to say about this place are that the drinks are great and the service is good. Every appetizer we had seemed as though it was trying too hard. The pork belly was charred too much, as if the char was the thing to bring it flavor. The crab dip was your standard crab dip, nothing to write home about. Our entrees on the other hand were over seasoned garbage. My wife's mahi mahi was saltier than bacon. I ordered the scallops and was severely disappointed, each bite tasted like someone in the back had grabbed a handful of salt and dumped it directly on to each of the five the dish is served with. I sent it back and our server graciously removed it from our bill without my request. What ultimately cemented my choice to never come back though was the owner. He came to our table and asked if they could make me another; I expressed my dissatisfaction at the saltiness and through some back and forth said that if they wanted to make another I'd take it togo. His response was "so one order to go, no salt".... man, it's not an all or nothing deal here. There's a balance to be had. That attitude coupled with the fact that the second order was as salty, if not more so, than the first is why I will not be giving this place a second chance. I'd have better luck at one of Jimmy Buffett's places. To our server, and the wait staff, you were all phenomenal and attentive. I appreciate you all very much. The teamwork you guys displayed is a step above most other restaurants. To the bartenders, you guys rock. You make great drinks and your skills are immediately obvious.

                                                Blueprint On 3rdResponded 3 days ago

                                                Thank you for the kind words about our service staff, Somto your server has been with us since day one, as many of our staff have been these past 4 years. Now to be fair, none of us were aware that anything was incorrect at your table except your scallop dish was too salty for you (29 other folks last night disagree). Our belief is that we only truly fail if we let someone leave hungry, we know you came to have dinner so we want to feed you.

                                              3. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Birmingham

                                                11 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                11 reviews

                                                Dined 4 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Somto is awesome!

                                              4. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great food with fun things to try

                                              5. H

                                                Hill2

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 6 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We enjoyed the evening at Blueprint!! We will definitely be back and will spread the word to friends to check I’m and try it out!! Food was very delicious and service was outstanding!!’

                                              6. HH

                                                HappyH

                                                Atlanta

                                                67 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                67 reviews

                                                Dined 7 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Had my milestone birthday last night and it was wonderful. Food and service was amazing!

                                              7. AJ

                                                ActionJackson

                                                Caribbean

                                                20 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                20 reviews

                                                Dined on May 17, 2022

                                                overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                The service at this restaurant is excellent and the setting and decor very nice. The food, while pleasing is all extremely over-salted. I ordered the scallops which were overcooked and extremely salty. The grits were very salty and a bit watery, and the green beans were overcooked. Again, pretty good flavors, just too much heat for too long and too much salt. If you love salt this is your restaurant. Our server was fantastic!

                                              8. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Birmingham

                                                5 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                overall3food2service4ambience2

                                                Neither of our meals were that great. The catch of the day meal was mahi mahi and it just wasn’t good. There was a lot of liquid in the dish and made the potatoes very runny. None of the vegetables had much flavor and neither did the fish. My pork loin dish had absolutely everything mixed together which was the pork loin, creamed corn, sweet potatoes and caramelized onions. I would have preferred the meat and sides to be separate as to one big bowl of food. The flavors were just okay, but not great. I didn’t really eat anything I’d want to come back for. The pork belly appetizer was just ok , the beet salad was too acidic and the homemade ice cream was underwhelming as well. Also felt the food was a bit overpriced. Just trying be fair.

                                              9. k

                                                kaykay

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                1.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                overall1food3service4ambience4

                                                2nd time there and lots of food on the menu was unavailable

                                              10. GK

                                                GregoryK

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent food. Service was great, nice environment. Would highly recommend!

                                              11. EF

                                                EricF

                                                Central Coast

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Top notch experience from beginning to end. Delicious meal, great drinks, friendly and engaging staff. We will be back for more very soon!

                                              12. L

                                                Lfood

                                                Birmingham

                                                16 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                16 reviews

                                                Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                Great food , we’ve had most everything on the menu. All very good. Great value as well.

                                              13. PV

                                                PatrickV

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We had an amazing dinner. It was our 2 year Anniversary and they brought us out complimentary glasses of wine. Our waiter Andrew H definitely knew his stuff. The food was delicious! We will 100% be back!

                                              14. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great experience, amazing food, and awesome service! Love visiting for some great food and drinks.

                                              15. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Birmingham

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                Food was not that good. I have had better here before. The wreckfish was overcooked and the chocolate torte dessert was inedible. It tasted like it was packages.

                                              16. GS

                                                GSullivan

                                                Louisville

                                                15 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                15 reviews

                                                Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Service and food was very good. Our server was excellent.

                                              17. JK

                                                JackK

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                overall3food2service4ambience3

                                                My wife ordered the Mai Mai special with chick peas and the dish was very bland and had almost no flavor. Blueprint on 3rd is one of my Favorite restaurants in Birmingham.

                                              18. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Atlanta

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Service was great!!

                                              19. BE

                                                BethE

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent ! We enjoyed our food and the service!

                                              20. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great service, food- cannot wait to return.

                                              21. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                San Francisco

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We sat outside and the weather was beautiful. The food was delicious as well as the service. I have reserved the restaurant for two more upcoming dates.

                                              22. AC

                                                AnneC

                                                Mississippi

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                Our meal was delightful and our server was attentive and entertaining too. Always enjoy our experience there. Thank you for a delightful evening !

                                              23. MC

                                                MsCrab

                                                Birmingham

                                                21 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                21 reviews

                                                Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Brit was awesome and the food was wonderful. Thank you

                                              24. PH

                                                PhyllisH

                                                Charlotte

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Our server was excellent and had a great knowledge of the menu. Scallops were amazing!

                                              25. S

                                                Sparker

                                                Birmingham

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Blueprint on 3rd is one of Birmingham's hidden delights. Nestled in the heart of the Dr. Pepper entertainment district, it offers exceptional culinary delights, distinguished, original, AND DELICIOUS cocktail options. It is my "go to dinning destination" for dinning out with friends.

                                              26. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Birmingham

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent food and service!

                                              27. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Birmingham

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Everything was great! Drinks, food, service. We will definitely be back, and will recommend this place to all of our friends!

                                              28. TC

                                                TammieC

                                                Birmingham

                                                14 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                14 reviews

                                                Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Loved it - always great time !

                                              29. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                San Francisco

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                I gave the food 4 ⭐️ only because the potato dish was served cold and the potatoes were crunchy. It’s my understanding that was how they were meant to be served, which I am sure is in vogue…just wished I’d been informed and I would have made another choice. Otherwise everything, start to finish was delicious.

                                              30. SL

                                                SLY1

                                                Washington DC

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Always fabulous food and service and great bar. New menu items keep us going back frequently

                                              31. GB

                                                GiuliBWilliams

                                                Birmingham

                                                6 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                SUCH a great place - the service is always amazing and the ambiance is the best. Highly recommend for a celebration, work dinner, or just a fun girls night out!

                                              32. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Birmingham

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Food and service was excellent! We enjoyed multiple starters, salads and entrees The only negative was the high noise level. Our party of six strained somewhat to understand conversation within our group.

                                              33. CW

                                                ChristyWadsworth

                                                New York Area

                                                32 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                32 reviews

                                                Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Group of 7. Loved the redfish. Great service.

                                              34. SM

                                                SusanM

                                                Birmingham

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                My family from MN were thrilled to have outstanding seafood. Scallops are amazing!!

                                              35. ST

                                                ShayT

                                                Birmingham

                                                6 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The food was amazing. The atmosphere was beautiful

                                              36. SA

                                                ShannonA

                                                Birmingham

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                I love Blueprint! Food is always outstanding & service is great. Even when other restaurants are struggling to keep up they are still doing exceptional.

                                              37. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Birmingham

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                My favorite local nice restaurant.

                                              38. AT

                                                ATLMatt

                                                New York Area

                                                6 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Date night with my husband. Got drinks at the bar and were seated on the pretty back patio on a beautiful evening. Quieter on the patio for conversation. Tuna appetizer was outstanding. Beet salad with goat cheese was very good. I had pompano fish that was delicious. Husband had a shrimp pasta dish that was very good but a touch on the sweet side for his taste. Service was fantastic. Then we shared the brownie with caramel ice cream that was one of the best desserts I’ve ever had. Light but packed with flavor. Definitely recommend Blueprint on 3rd.

                                              39. JF

                                                JamesF

                                                Mobile

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                First trip for my wife. She really enjoyed it for her 60th bday. Enjoyed and will definitely go back and likely eat at bar. We dont always plan and glad to know bar is first come.

                                              40. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Birmingham

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                The entrees were delicious! The appetizers were just ok. The Brussels sprouts were a little over cooked but the sauces were really good and the baked oysters were a little watery and under seasoned. We loved the Cajun spaghetti and the service was great!

                                              Safety precautions

                                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                              • Physical distancing

                                                • Limited number of seated diners
                                                • Extra space between tables
                                              • Screening

                                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                              FAQs

                                              Blueprint On 3rd offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (205) 479-3000.

                                              Blueprint On 3rd is rated 4.8 stars by 1703 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                              Booked 34 times today
                                              Google Map for Blueprint On 3rd

                                              3000 3rd ave S Birmingham, AL 35233

                                              Additional information

                                              • Cross street

                                                The corner of 30th Street and 3rd Avenue South 35233

                                              • Neighborhood

                                                Birmingham

                                              • Hours of operation

                                                Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                              • Cuisines

                                                Contemporary American, Southern

                                              • Dining style

                                                Casual Dining

                                              • Dress code

                                                Smart Casual

                                              • Parking details

                                                Complimentary valet available.

                                              • Payment options

                                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                              • Executive chef

                                                James Huckaby

                                              • Additional

                                                Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                              • Phone number

                                                (205) 479-3000

                                              • Private party facilities

                                                We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options. Groups from 8-22 people for any occasion from after-rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, business meetings, or pharmaceutical gatherings. We also have buy out options available for up to 175 people. Please call the restaurant for more specific details

                                              • Private party contact

                                                Dean Robb: (205) 479-3000

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