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Ironwood Kitchen & Cocktails, Birmingham, AL

Ironwood Kitchen & Cocktails

4.3
4.3
635 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

9:30 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 635 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Alabama

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Alabama

    Lively

  • Birmingham

    Great for brunch

  • Birmingham

    Good for business meals

  • Birmingham

    Innovative

  • Birmingham

    Healthy

  • Birmingham

    Neighborhood gem

  • Birmingham

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Birmingham

    Lively

635 Reviews
  1. MelanieW

    Alabama

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    THE MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH BUFFET WAS PERFECTION. MY MOM LOVED THE FOOD AND THE ATMOSPHERE. LIVE JAZZ MUSICIAN + FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL STAFF. LADY AT THE HOSTESS STAND EVEN OFFERED TO TAKE FAMILY PICTURES. EVERYONE WAS SO NICE AND HELPED MAKE MOTHER'S DAY A SUCCESS.

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  2. none

    Alabama

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The buffet was wonderful, and really enjoyed our outdoor dining!

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  3. HannahR

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Great selection. The Mother’s Day brunch was such a treat.

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  4. CarolynE

    Mississippi

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is good whenever you can get it. For it to be a slow night the kitchen was dragging! I was begging for my salad bc I was starving! The drinks are awesome! The restaurant is beyond beautiful! Will go again just not on an empty stomach!

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  5. Jeremy

    Mobile

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    This place is normally excellent with great food and great drinks however last night the service was crap. We waited 20 Minutes for water then waited another 40 minutes to pay the check. Oue reservation was 7 and we didn’t leave until 930… the food came out at a reasonable time but I guess the server (who only had 3 tables) was over worked. Idk but I asked for A1 when I received my food and by the time it came, the steak was gone. Absolutley ridiculous

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The steak and pork chop were overcooked. They offered to remake steak but was too hungry to wait so just ate sides. Was offered a free dessert because of this and the dessert we picked was also dry and overcooked. Service was pretty good. Felt waiter was a little pushy at the end to get us to leave but overall was attentive. The drinks were great. Not sure if I would return.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place to eat dinner. Bacon apl was out of this world. The filet was perfect.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, probably would have been even better if it would have been warm. We waited 35 mins for our drinks and then finally got to order our food. It took 30 mins for our salads to come out and then another 20 before our appetizers to (which were cold) finally our food arrived at room temp and my steak was over cooked but everyone else’s was perfect. It still tasted amazing. Once we finished it took 40 mins to get our check to pay. We were there 2.5 hours most of it waiting and we only had a party of 6. The waitress I believe was the main issue in all of this. It was like she knew she was getting a 20% gratuity tip and didn’t even try. We most likely will not be going back.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal with great service. The staff was attentive. The pork chop is amazing and the Brussels sprouts are the best.

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  10. Leel

    Alabama

    44 reviews

    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu was pretty limited and when we finally did find something, they were out of both items we ordered. The wedge salad was fresh but we both found the dressing a little off-putting. I had the chickpea fritters were greasy and bland. Now my husband for the salmon and the serving size was very nice! The outdoor area is very nice and comfortable and would be a great place to stop for drinks. The service staff was overworked and so service was spotty and slow - but the wait staff was friendly and we felt bad for them. With all of the wonderful choices in Homewood, we were really disappointed. Perhaps we got the wrong things but when two entrees are sold out on a relatively short menu, that makes it tough.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was amazing excellent I will recommend for sure! The food high quality Sevice

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  12. AleciaE

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed the atmosphere food service, and promptness of all the employees in this restaurant. Thank you for making our daughters wedding brunch delightful.

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  13. BandW

    Alabama

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the service were very good. I highly recommend the hanger if you like bacon. My ribeye steak cooked on a flat iron was incredible! My wife’s fillet was good as well. :-)

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  14. ClairM

    New York City

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    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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  15. 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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  16. DACataldo

    Alabama

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. EmptytheTanks

    Alabama

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 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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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. Jemlow

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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FAQs

Ironwood Kitchen & Cocktails is rated 4.3 stars by 635 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 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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