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Ironwood Kitchen & Cocktails, Birmingham, AL

Ironwood Kitchen & Cocktails

4.4
4.4
622 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
For decades, craftspeople from around the world were drawn to Homewood by a common theme - the lure of fire and iron. The ability to wield a spark became their calling card and for these hard-working artisans, food played a key role in their legendary story. Ironwood Kitchen & Cocktails is a tribute to this legacy where iron and fire come together to create elevated comfort food for a new generation in Birmingham.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 6:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (205) 354-0170
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive chef
    Jason B. Logan
  • Neighborhood
    Birmingham
  • Cross street
    28th Avenue South
  • Parking details
    Valet parking available at Valley Hotel entrance. Self parking available complimentary in Valley Hotel surface parking area.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 622 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Alabama

    Good for business meals

  • Alabama

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Birmingham

    Great for brunch

  • Birmingham

    Good for business meals

  • Birmingham

    Innovative

  • Birmingham

    Hot spot

  • Birmingham

    Neighborhood gem

  • Birmingham

    Lively

622 Reviews
  1. ClairM

    New York City

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was very disappointing. Our server just disappeared after food was served. We had to wait and ask for our check. We were celebrating birthdays and did not receive any special attention for this occasion. May not return to this restaurant based on this poor service.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding food and service. We had a great time.

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  3. DACataldo

    Alabama

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Small menu which purposely allowed them to focus on their strengths and produce VERY tasty food. Atmosphere was very quiet and decorative. Very nice experience in a classy hotel in the middle of town.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Lack of follow up for service. Not enough variety for the buffet price. Now gluten free dessert options.

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  5. JohnP

    Pittsburgh

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed dinner and had a nice bottle of wine with it. Plan to return when possible.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and ambience is always amazing. Love bringing guests here. Shoutout to Matthew for being a great server!

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  7. sallenkv

    Kansas City

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Abraham did a wonderful job of serving our table. The Villa Antinori red was top notch and good value. We had a table of six. We very much enjoyed the bacon appetizer and the fritters. Steaks were cooked to perfection. Overall a consistent experience every year at about this time. One of our party did miss the veal scallopini that was available last year. What a great place. Just a bit cool for us to enjoy the fabulous outside seating. Thank you!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing!!! I will definitely be back. Customer service impeccable.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff and GREAT food. Quiet small but upscale restaurant

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  10. GregC

    Des Moines

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, best filet I have ever had. Hotel restaurants rarely surprise, this one was a definite exception!

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  11. Ndss

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience=Beautiful Food= Horrendous Service = Slow and not very attentive. I was done with my horrible steak before the steak sauce I requested twice was delivered.

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  12. mariane

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friends and I really enjoyed the food, staff and bar drinks were amazing.

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  13. KDN6

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. My party ordered the Beignets, Bacon Hanger, Steak & Eggs, and Birmingham Benedict. Beignets - thru we’re more like powdered donuts, but still tasty. I enjoyed them w/the peach conserve. Bacon Hanger - this is a dinner item that they gladly made for us for brunch. Sweet & smoky flavors…it was a hit! Steak & Eggs - ordered it medium & it was cooked well & had good flavor without the steak sauce. Birmingham Benedict- DELICIOUS! It was the absolute star for me! Traditional southern flavors, the greens were cooked down & soft, making a perfect bed for the grit cake. The combination of the runny egg & hollandaise was the perfect complement, along with the smoked bacon. I loved it! And my leftovers were even better! Service - good, but a little slow. Our server was very nice & accommodating, but she disappeared on us a few times. We sat for a while without our water glasses being refilled & she did not check on us frequently. It was not very busy in the restaurant so we were unsure of the reason for her absent. But all in all, I had a great experience & would definitely go back for that Birmingham Benedict!

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  14. LoriM

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was very knowledgeable and attentive. Loved the fire pit outside. Food was delicious.

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  15. DavidB

    Alabama

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Yes, this is the place! Excellent food, good choices with limited menu. Service was adequate. Second time we have dined here and it was still 4+. Definitely another return is planned!

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  16. Cynlangley

    Coastal Georgia

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The food was superior and would highly recommend.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I went for dinner with my associates from work. We all enjoyed everything. The server was knowledgeable and made sure we had everything we needed. The food was amazing. I can’t want to return and get the pork chop and collard greens again. :-) The drinks and appetizers were delicious also. Everyone enjoyed their meals and drinks.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was really good. The bacon appetizer was excellent but the entree was just okay.

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  19. EmptytheTanks

    Alabama

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was fantastic- from the bar to our server. The food was just ok- Ambiance was perfect for a date

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service Good food Excellent old fashion

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  21. JudiB

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, service was impeccable and we had an extremely enjoyable evening!

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  22. JeanneR

    Memphis/West TN

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    8:30 reservation. The kitchen was out of the first two things we ordered. Not the server’s fault. However, the server had very few tables and was not at all attentive. Second drinks took far too long. No water refills. No check ins. Food was just ok.

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  23. Jemlow

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great cocktails, beautiful setting, attentive service and delicious food

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  24. BrianL

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very tasteful. The atmosphere was very pleasant and the people were very polite

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food used to be pretty good and consistent…I’ve eaten here several times. This time it was not…strange ingredient combinations and flavors. I hope they can go back to how it used to be.

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  26. Anon

    Alabama

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was exceptional from beginning to end . Food and service were 5 star. Quiet atmosphere and each staff member highly attentive to needs. Hands down one of my favorite restaurants in Birmingham. Do yourself a favor and get the bacon and collard greens.

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  27. ArdreeS

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience. The food was great and the drinks were good as well.

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  28. aliciaj

    Alabama

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was not good. The steak was okay, but the sides were unbearable.

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  29. Jeremy

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time coming here, quality food prepared well.

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  30. CalebD

    Alabama

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    3.5/4 out of 5. NY Strip was overcooked. Waited 10 minutes for server even with a reservation. Food did come fairly quick, but it wasn’t a busy evening at all. Hostess named Mariah(?) was incredibly sweet and did an outstanding job. Service was a bit lackluster for this pricing. Had to get up to take things from other tables a couple times because our shakers were empty and then they took our silverware from dinner and didn’t provide more when they brought the dessert.. Overall I’m giving a bit higher scores because of the hostess, as the food/service wasnt as good as I had hoped, but was still definitely good.

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  31. JimB

    Alabama

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food and service was excellent.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our families yearly post nutcracker ballet dinner.

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  33. Crystalina3

    Alabama

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The red snapper was simple but delicious. The cold smoked salmon salad was too sweet for my friend's taste, but he said it was very good, other than that.

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  34. RobertD

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience. The atmosphere is lively great for date-night, girls night out or just dinner.

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  35. HenryM

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Convenient if staying at hotel (duh!). Excellent cocktail. Fried asparagus was OK (to Healy breading for me). The “bahn mi” was in name only. Not bad tasting, but reminded me more of a baby po-boy.

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  36. Anon

    Alabama

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and the bacon, collards, and Brussels are awesome dishes. Shrimp on salad was a miss…grilled chicken just ok…

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  37. MarisaM

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The portions were very small, and my risotto was under cooked.

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  38. Finn

    Alabama

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and staff were great. Kind, attentive and professional. Food selection and preparation very disappointing. Not a single salad entree to choose from. So called “grilled” chicken sandwich was more like the chicken was boiled and put on the bread. Chicken and waffles preparation was confusing and honestly not satisfying at all. Hardly any chicken at all. Didn’t make any sense to me. Avocado toast with an egg was 1 slice of toast and not else accompanied it. Sad looking on the plate. We asked if we could have an omelette with just cheese and the waitress said absolutely no substitutes to the menu. REALLY? You can’t crack two eggs and scramble them and add a little cheese? We did however enjoy the atmosphere and the location is excellent to walking into town to shop, but sorry will not be coming back to dine.

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  39. KrisL

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fabulous time at Ironwood Kitchen. Went for brunch and had the Birmingham Benedict. Everything was perfect!

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  40. acsprayb

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time. We will definitely come back.

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FAQs

Ironwood Kitchen & Cocktails is rated 4.4 stars by 622 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Ironwood Kitchen & Cocktails

2727 18th St S, Birmingham, AL 35209-1903

Additional information

  • Cross street
    28th Avenue South
  • Neighborhood
    Birmingham
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 6:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Southern
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet parking available at Valley Hotel entrance. Self parking available complimentary in Valley Hotel surface parking area.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jason B. Logan
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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