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Ironwood Kitchen & Cocktails, Birmingham, AL
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Ironwood Kitchen & Cocktails

4.4
4.4
486 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 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 6:30 am–3:00 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

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What 486 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Alabama

    Good for business meals

  • Alabama

    Innovative

  • Alabama

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Birmingham

    Best Ambiance

  • Birmingham

    Great for brunch

  • Birmingham

    Good for business meals

  • Birmingham

    Innovative

  • Birmingham

    Good for groups

  • Birmingham

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had an excellent experience at Ironwood. The cocktails were perfect. The brown sugar and chipotle bacon was amazing and the filet that t had as an entree was perfectly cooked and delicious. I recommend that if you’re in the Homewood are to give Ironwood a try.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    Filet was the size of a penny
  3. j

    josen

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend
  4. JM

    JerryMc

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had Sunday brunch with good good and excellent service.Was able to make reservations on phone and no wait
  5. M

    Melfalfan

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food3service1ambience1
    Our food was good but the service was very awkward and set the tone for a rather uncomfortable date. We had anticipated a much more romantic setting. We won’t return until it’s warmer outside to sit, it seems to be a nicer setting outside instead of the corner back farmhouse-looking area we were placed in for our reservation.
  6. GW

    GWelch

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated in the little nook by the wine cellar for a table of 6 and it was the perfect spot for a wonderful dining experience. Conversation was easy, without noise, and Maddie took great care of us. The coriander-crusted tuna was delicious, cooked medium rare. Loved the Caesar salad and the Homewood Tini! We'll be back!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It would be nice if there was at least one vegetarian appetizer. We had to order a side as a starter: spicy brussel sprouts. They were sweet, charred and the perfect amount of spicy for me. Less sauce would be better, so I could taste the veg a little more:) Ordered the only vegetarian entree: eggplant cannelloni. The eggplant was thinly sliced, acting as the “roll”, instead of the filling. The texture was tough, making it less enjoyable and harder to eat. Concept is cool, but the eggplant should be the soft filling! Then maybe Zucchini or pasta as the roll, would work better. Also ordered the red snapper special. The risotto and the fish were wonderful. The crawfish that topped the dish smelled pretty bad though. I removed them from the plate and then everything else was great! I was impressed by the perfectly cooked risotto. The cocktails were pretty good. Would love to see more options on the craft cocktail menu! Dessert was what I expected! We ordered the one chocolate option and it tasted good. I wish it wasn’t in a Mason jar. Looks and feels cheap, especially when sitting on top of gorgeous local pottery! Our server was sweet and accommodating! All of the employees seemed very nice. The decor is very dark, calming and masculine. I can’t say we were impressed enough to go back though.
  8. M

    Mark

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Food was delicious. Service was not on par with the price. My dinner companion’s meal was overbooked (ordered rare, got med-well). I received my salsas with his entree, followed by my entree two minutes later, then the appetizer 5 minutes later. Drinks were good but the waiter was not attentive and I’d have liked a second drink.
  9. F

    Fic2870

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing! The pork chop and Brussels sprouts were so good and would highly recommend! The service was great the bartender was awesome and had great energy and made awesome drinks!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    It was tooooo cold in the building
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It’s not quite what it once was. I ordered the pork chop, which was extremely overcooked. The collard greens portions has really shrunk… almost comical. The side of brussels sprouts is well worth seven dollars but the side of mashed potatoes might be worth a dollar and they still charge seven dollars for that as well. On top of that, it was freezing in the building. Way too cold.
  12. SK

    SunnyK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This is a beautiful establishment with well cooked creations and libations. I love the outdoor area with the fire especially. The only critique I have is that there should be music playing. Without the music it’s missing a very important element of the dining experience. Otherwise it all was very good.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service and food were excellent
  14. N

    Nikimay

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall3food1service1ambience5
    The food was ok. We both ordered the catfish sandwich. It was dry and lacked flavor. The wait service was not the best. We were not provided with a cocktail menu. When the cocktails arrived, they were mid level at best. I expected more from Ironwood since the word “cocktails” is in the name. This was a birthday date. Even though I identified that through the open Table app - no one at the restaurant made mention of the special occasion and desserts were not offered (free or for purchase). The location of the restaurant is great. The decor is beautiful with cool views of Homewood. The best experience was using the restroom. I’m a sucker for clean and functional restrooms. Bottom line, Ironwood seems like a decent place to meet friends for a quick drink and an appetizer before heading somewhere else. There are many other delicious restaurant options in Birmingham AL and surrounding areas. Spend your money elsewhere.
  15. P

    Peachcake

    Houston

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Every dish we had was fantastic. We definitely plan to go back
  16. BN

    BarbaraN

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    We’ve been here before and enjoyed the service and food. This weekend, though, it took 15 minutes after we were seated to have a server stop by. She didn’t introduce herself, but took our drink and food orders. Other people dropped off our drinks and food. We didn’t see her again until I asked another server to find her so we could get and pay our check.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    The food and concept here are great. Mixed drinks left room for improvement. Service was uncomfortably slow, and management presence was nearly non-existent in the dining room, which would be imperative when service is already slow. Service staff does not know how to carry trays with the whole table's order, clearly. Plates came out two at the time because that's all they knew how to do. This restaurant is a great concept and very beautiful. But management needs to step it up, have a sense of urgency, and needs to offer better training for staff. I would not eat here again.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This Restaurant was an excellent choice for a lovely Monday night date. The service was terrific, and the food was even better. One of my favorite parts was the desert. She had a chocolate delight, and I indulged in a key lime bar. I can't wait to come back and try them out again.
  19. Z

    travelZeats

    Birmingham

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Appetizers were really good! Bacon and fritters. Fish special was good, short rib good... Filet was very disappointing. Had better sirloin from Outback!
  20. RG

    RoyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the first time visiting. And they exceeded my expectation. Upon arrival the Maitre' D had our name and time, and was prepared with a sense of urgency. Being a Holiday, we usually set the bar lower for the obvious reason that it is a Holiday. But, they far exceeded any other place that we have previously gone to for a Holiday meal. We will be returning, and look forward to trying other things on their menu. Everyone around us looked like they were equally cared for.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Christmas lunch.
  22. KD

    KathyD

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Food was dry. Ordered Chicken and waffles. Waffles were dry and so was the chicken. My husband had chicken sandwich and his chicken was dry and tough. My son and daughter had a traditional breakfast and they were happy with it. Excellent service!
  23. S

    Staceyb

    Birmingham

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time, the food was good and as well as the service. I did feel like the serving size was smaller than what I’m accustomed to for the money.
  24. KS

    KeithS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Appetizers were very good, main courses were not…lamb chops cooked not to order, 5 total meals and all came to the table at very spaced out times. Out of 5-6 different whiskeys….
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Just ok noth
  26. AC

    AndrewC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and relaxing atmosphere! Even better service
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Good experience
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very pretty restaurant located in hotel. Accessible parking. Staff very accommodating and noise level low so conversations easily heard. Food prices aligned with taste, portions and presentations. However, we were very surprised that a Belvedere martini (considered at this restaurant top shelf) was $28! When we inquired as to price the manager did adjust to $20. We regularly dine at Birmingham’s finest restaurants so we are familiar with what is charged. For that reason, probably will not return as there are many restaurants to chose from.
  29. AD

    AnitaD

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is delicious. Our group has fish and the filet. Both were delicious.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Haley was terrific!!!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great service and cool ambiance. Food was good but not great.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  33. DB

    DavidB

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently great service, food, variety, wine and and cocktails - reasonably priced.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location, great service, and delicious meal
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is perfect! I love the food, the service was great!! The fresh food farm to table is excellent. Can't wait to go back for the outside ambiance. Gorgeous place!!!
  36. DR

    DeeR

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    Luckily they were not busy for Thanksgiving dinner because they did not have my reservation on file. Open Table and Ironwood should work together to resolve this issue.
  37. JH

    JuliaH

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the Thanksgiving special, my husband had the filet and my son had the lamb. It was all amazing! The Hangar appetizer was super delicious and the drinks, oh my goodness. The bartender was phenomenal, came to the table to talk about our preferences and then made custom cocktails :) Our server was great and the host is a delight and a super personality. All in all a wonderful experience.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving lunch
  39. s

    sarae

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    So the Thanksgiving Plate included the usual fare - bird, sweet potatoes, dressing - but the veggies were not so great - uncooked green beans and not so sure what the others were. The food was almost at room temperature when it arrived. I enjoyed the environment.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Thanksgiving dinner! Good food, nice atmosphere, and over the top service!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Ironwood Kitchen & Cocktails is rated 4.4 stars by 486 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 8 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–3:00 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

  • 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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