Mad Hatter Bistro

4.4
433 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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If you're in the mood for great food and even better cocktails, The Mad Hatter Bistro is exactly what you've been looking for! Located in the heart of downtown Birmingham, we here at the Mad Hatter pride ourselves at being nothing short of one of the most unique (and satisfying) dining experiences in town.
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MAD HOUR

$2 off signature craft cocktails. $1 off craft beer cans and draft. "Mad Hour" food menu available between lunch and dinner service only.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 3, 2019

Ends: July 4, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-6:00PM

What 433 People Are Saying
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C
Detroit
47 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Unique spot in Birmingham. Cute place with interesting menu. Server, Sean, very good.
Some updating/maintenance in order, however. Menus had x over items no longer available & menus looked dirty. Time to retire those & make some new ones. Restaurant & decor very clever, but seemed a bit worn. Things don’t appear well maintained. Hoping those aren’t bad signs that things aren’t going well & no funds to do routine maintenance.

JT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would definitely recommend to anybody who wants delicious food!!

AM
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic ambiance and delicious Eggs Benedict! The service was prompt, and the prices are super reasonable. Can't wait to go back!

JL
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I had a lovely time and hope to come back again. :)

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience at Mad Hatter. Sean and his team provide the absolute best service. Killer food - the kimchi Mac & Cheese was to die for, and his beer recommendation was perfect. Dessert, shots, appetizers... not one thing is less than exceptional. I always look forward to an opportunity to dine there.

CF
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The service was a bit slow and I was having a bit of claustrophobia in the basement part of this section but the soup was good and the brunch menu was really great. I will be back!

AS
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Wouldn’t ever recommend the “red velvet and blue moon flavored” pancakes to anyone ever unless they are looking for food colored bisquick. Absolutely disgusting. Waiter forgot my order of Mac and cheese so I didn’t receive that until the other person in my party was already finished with his meal. No, I absolutely won’t be recommending this place to anyone but I will recommend iHOP if they want a pancake that actually tastes like a pancake. YUCK!!

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was delicious, truly one of the top in metro Detroit. Nice taste for music too.

j
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so impressed with everything! Jason was our server. He was outstanding! He was very attentive, friendly, and gave us exceptional service! The food was amazing! We loved the different teas that we sampled! The artwork was phenomenal! We travelled over 3 hours to visit the Mad Hatter for my daughter’s birthday and we plan to do it again! We had brunch on Sunday and would like to experience Afternoon Tea next time we visit. Well done!

KK
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We sat for 20 minutes without any service. After talking to the hostess, they realized their mistake and tried to make it up to us. The food was good. I didn't care for the party next to us that was cussing up a storm with young kids at tables around them. No consideration. I wish management would have addressed it.

MJ
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! I highly recommend this place. A very cute whimsical place with great food and drinks!

s
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The only thing that turned me off, was our server was the bartender, even though we weren’t seated at the bar. Her focus was definitely on the drinks for other tables rather than us. The food was great. The drinks were great! I’d definitely go back.

SM
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cute place, great food wonderful service with a smile. I have always enjoyed my experience with this fun restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group had an amazing time and cannot wait to go back! The food and drinks were fantastic, the employees are super friendly, and everything was just awesome!

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided on MadHatter for a birthday brunch. There was 2 of us. The ambiance of this place is amazing. It is full of little pieces of whimsy & surprise touches. They offer a full bar with phenomenal liquor choices that cover both traditional brands as well as craft labels.

Kyle was our server as well as the female bartender (so, sorry I don't remember your name). Service was flawless!!! Any questions we had were answered with detail. We never felt rushed even though we knew our reservation was slotted for 90 mins.

The Food.... The food was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS AND DIDN'T DISAPPOINT!!!!! We ordered the brunch burger. It was phenomenal & cooked to order perfectly. The red potato hash as the be one of the best things I've ever had. I have no shame & ordered some to go also. We also ordered the chicken and waffles. It tends to be one of our go to's when we brunch & y'all nailed it. The waffle was so fluffy & almost had a slight hint to chai tea taste to it. The chicken was so flavorful, moist, had the perfect crunch and a little heat at the end. That in combination with that sticky sweet Maple bourbon syrup was HEAVEN!
We had also wanted to order the sticky toffee bun but unfortunately they were out. I'm thankful they were though. We ordered a side of Mac & Cheese instead and it slaps! So damn good! Super cheesy & great herbed breadcrumb topping.

Also GET THE CREAM PUFF!!! Screw the diet, get the puff, savor the house made chocolate sauce with the delicate slightly crispy puff and THANK ME LATER!!!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food and drink were perfection and the service was outstanding. I joined the “Gris Club” and I’m looking forward to my next few visits and finishing the tour.

CJ
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Place was a bit rundown. Waitstaff seemed distracted. Small lunch menu.

MC
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The theme is what got us here in the first place and we were not disappointed!
Food was delicious and served with a smile.

DW
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, and Jason our waiter was great!

JE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious brunch with fun twist on a great selection of menu items. Loved the brunch drink options, and the build your own egg Benedict. My daughters enjoyed a hot tea served in fun cups and a sweet tea pot~ exactly what you’d expect in this mad hatred themed gem!

LC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

It's a very small venue. I would say it's shabby shiek, Meets Alice in Wonderland.
It was cute but not what i expected.
The food was ok. I wanted to rave about this place , we were excited to go , maybe i expected too much.

CS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Was looking forward to visiting, drove from other side of the state. We made a 2pm reservation, arrived a little early and was seated promptly. Then found out brunch was being served. Had looked on line at the menu and was excited to try somethings. No we're did it state brunch being served that late. We would of adjusted our day.

KR
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had to come here again for the shrimp and grits. Delicious!!! Plus the atmosphere here is great. Always good food and fun times to be enjoyed.

GS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

G
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We went as a double date with some friends and had an excellent time. The food was full of flavor, creative, and well made. The atmosphere was thought through and fun. Your downstairs is yet to be completed as of June 2019 but is better than the main level. It is full of cleverly decorated Alice in Wonderland pieces. The best spot to take photos. This should be completed asap.
Recommendations: Keep the online menu and printed menu updated including desserts.

SS
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time coming and I brought my grandma who absolutely loved it and enjoyed her time there. The food and drinks were great cant wait to go again.

ND
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I wanted to check out Mad Hatter for a while and was not impressed. The service was pretty good, besides the burger! That was delicious! Everything else was just okay and overall seemed to lack seasoning...nothing that I was really excited about or that I would want to order again. I likely won’t return.

EP
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the emplyee team was awesome. We had a wonderful experience!!

SS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, drinks and ambiance

g
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The hand cut fries with salt and pepper are great! The Cream puff sandwich with vanilla bean ice cream and hot fudge sauce is big enough for 2 people. Everything is a tad pricey though and it's a small place so the tables feel crowded and claustrophobic. Jason was our waiter and he was excellent.

S
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The ambience was nice and cute ,some items on the menu sounded like they belonged on the Great Britain baking show and it was vegetarian friendly too . I loved it . We had eggs Benedict and mad queen omelette and they were both good. The staff was polite but the service a little slow and food slightly pricey but wouldn’t mind going back and check a couple of other options.

KM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The place looked cool. But the food taste reheated in the microwave. Hubby actually got sick from the food!

MA
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Came for my birthday, great experience overall. Our server was prompt with everything. Wasn’t really in a rush because it was my birthday. He explained everything to us that he would recommend and everything came out nicely. The only thing I didn’t really enjoy was the Mac and cheese. Not really any flavor. Other than that the casino poppers and chicken and waffles were great! I might take my sister and mom here soon for brunch or dinner.

NK
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

The restaurant is really dingy, did not remind me of Alice in Wonderland, decor looked like it was from a thrift shop, food was okay nothing exciting. Overall i wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone. So many better place to eat in Birmingham downtown

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly, awesome environment, very cool artwork. Amazing food I was very impressed

SK
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I celebrated my birthday there and the service was phenomenal! The food and drinks were excellent. I will be back!

D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Waitress was phenomenal along with our food!! The dessert that the chef had made for us was absolutely wonderful! We will definitely be back for another visit!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We choose mad Hatter Bistro for every special night out. The staff is amazing and the food is even better. Definitely worth every penny!

MS
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

If you are wanting afternoon tea with the whole works you MUST call for a reservation and not book online. We reserved through open table, and were disappointed when we got there and they refused to give us the afternoon tea experience because we did not Call! The tea selection is good. We were allowed to have a cup of tea, just not the whole experience with the crumpets, scones, and finger sandwiches. They were rude about the mistake, and offered no help. We chalked it up to, this is Birmingham. But be advised, call to reserve 24hrs in advance for afternoon tea

S
Detroit
45 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

While the food and the service were outstanding, the cleanliness of the bathrooms and the carpet were a bit off putting .

Also, didn’t realize we would be seated in the basement, where no bathrooms exist. Just a heads up if you have anyone with mobility challenges with you. As a result, my elderly mom was basically stuck In the basement as that’s a lot of up and down the stairs. No one alerted us to that fact, Otherwise would have asked for a table on main level.

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