This restaurant added safety precaution details

This includes info about cleaning, sanitizing, social distancing, and usage of personal protective equipment. Learn more.

Roots & Revelry

4.1
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
425 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American
A fun, energetic tribute to American Southern cuisine. Our dining room is bustling with high-energy just like our great Magic City. Our menus focus on local distilleries and local farms throughout Alabama; the menu is ever changing with only the freshest products on hand. Our dishes are whimsical yet elegant with a feeling of comfort to them.
Roots & Revelry departs from the norm by modernizing fine dining. It’s haute with casual undertones, southern with international influences.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 425 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.1
service
4.3
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
76% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Way overpriced. They think very highly of themselves and unfortunately the food and experience did not deliver.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly and attentive. One of the best meals I have had in years! Highly recommend!!

TJ
TJJL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started outside but it was cool and about to rain so we went inside. The service was nothing short of excellent. Our server happened to be the host and she was wonderful. She did not rush us and she was running around like crazy. We were on a girls trip from Atlanta and I will dine here again when I am in town.

S
vipStepmom3
Birmingham
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner.

RA
RileyA
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and perfect environment for a girls’ brunch.

KH
KevinH
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such good food. Sophie was OUTSTANDING. Great recommendations, friendly service. Perfect date night. Thanks Sophie!!

JG
vipJohnG
Denver
46 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice to return to, but outside parking was leary.

SS
SheilaS
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch with a friend who had never eaten there. The food and portion size was perfect. It was very good enjoyable.

KT
KTMatko
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE LOVE LOVE this place! Patricia and Sophie were wonderful host and server. The food was fab. We opted for a meal of apps and were not disappointed! Cesar Salad, avocado toast, fried green tomato Caprese salad, Tuna Tartar (FAV!) all was amazing and the service second to none. Highly recommend! Please try the Pink Dewey cocktail, pink grapefruit, Dewars, contra - super before or after dinner cocktail. We’ll be back soon!! 🥰

Roots & Revelry
Responded on September 4, 2020

We cannot wait to see you both again!!!!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was my first time dining here and Wreed was our waitress. She was great! The food was amazing, we did the brunch menu. The ginger/lemongrass syrup was surprisingly tasty. The only thing I disliked about the brunch menu is that you could not order a waffle a la carte.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was the worst experience I have ever had in a restaurant. I worked in the industry for 12 years. They were understaffed, disorganized, and all around sloppy. They did not greet our table for 40 minutes. I brought a bottle of wine and we had to pry the bartender to get us glasses and a tool to open it. He came to our table and I almost grabbed the bottle from his hands as he was sloshing and over pouring each person. From there we ordered appetizers. We finished the bottle of wine and our appetizers still had not arrived. The staff was obviously flustered and arguments were happening in customer view. Our server was obviously checked out, so at that point we left the restaurant on our own since the vibe was so bad. If your going to charge premium prices (which I do not mind paying) I expect a high level of service to come with it. Needless to say, there are far too many superior restaurants to ever return to Roots unfortunately.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

What a mess! We were there early, by 6 pm. Started out easy and quiet outdoors. Very quickly became noisy, crowded and frenetic. Too many people inside, no social distancing, not enough masks. Glad we were outdoors. But far too few waiting tables for the crowd. Long delays from the kitchen. Staff running around. My lamb came out too rare to eat after waiting 20 minutes after the starter for it to arrive. Back to the kitchen and it came back well over done. Badly butchered with globs of fat. I ate very little. The staff was running around madly trying to keep up. Our waiter never returned to our table. I finally flagged down a waitress from another table and asked for our check immediately. The check came and had the dessert we ordered but didn’t receive on it. When called out, the hostess brought us the dessert in a to go bag. We’ll never go back. My partner’s meal was fine, hence the two stars.

B
vipBhinton
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were in town for the weekend and made a reservation for 1:30pm. When we arrived, someone came up and said the restaurant was closed for a private event. I said that we had made reservation and we were on a time constraint. They told us ...”I don’t know what to tell you, we cut reservations off at 12:30pm”. I suggested that they check Open Table and make sure because reservations showed up for the whole day and evening. No response from the person....so just a bad experience from a management perspective.

Roots & Revelry
Responded on September 4, 2020

I am so very sorry. Truly. We had tried several times to cut off the reservations- I am not sure why it was not working. I am certain it was my error w/ the technology. But again, I am sorry we wasted your time. I know I offered champagne for the following day's brunch- but that was not good because you were out of town. When you arrived we had already shut every thing down for the wedding prep in the ballroom next door. If we could have made you anything we would have, but it was all gone-sorry

Report
Y
vipYikes
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

The reboot of this place has just missed the mark compared to their original staff/menu/kitchen. I don't see it lasting much longer as is, the food was quite gross and the service was TERRIBLE!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service. Beautiful patio!

Roots & Revelry
Responded on September 4, 2020

The patio is just lovely....

Report
SH
SavanahH
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birmingham restaurant week menu was incredible!!!

Roots & Revelry
Responded on September 4, 2020

Yay!! Glad you enjoyed restaurant week as well!! We were nervous, but so glad we dove in- it make all the difference in the world to us as small business owners!!

Report
PS
vipPjSnick
New Orleans
41 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an absolutely amazing experience. The food was spectacular. The service spot on. We had a blast and thank everyone involved. Menu is inventive and delicious.

Roots & Revelry
Responded on September 4, 2020

Thank you so much PJSnick, we are happy you enjoyed your visit and especially the food!!!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful! We’re glad we sat outside - the noise level inside was pretty loud. The tables outside were peaceful and the service was excellent

Roots & Revelry
Responded on September 4, 2020

Thank You So much!! We really appreciate your taking time to write a review. Yes the patio is a different experience for sure!! It's that we have can offer both experiences. The patio is just lovely.

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Chaotic, food was undercooked, poorly prepared and restaurant, building and bathrooms completely filthy. We were very disappointed.

AL
vipAnchorLady
Birmingham
14 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Since you know the number of reservations, you should either have enough servers or not take so many reservations. The “hostess” was dressed in shorts 3 sizes too small! I would not have let her stay there like that. We waited at the table an exorbitant amt of time for any drink; no butter was ever offered for biscuits, our 2nd drink order was forgotten. While the food was EXCELLENT, it was cold when it arrived. This has been my favorite brunch site, but overbooking & understaffed & hostess appearance has ruined that opinion. The food is still some of the best in town … when it is served warm.

Roots & Revelry
Responded on September 4, 2020

You are absolutely right-we have taken steps to lessen the amount of reservations. We had been pretty slow leading up to restaurant week, like most restaurants during the pandemic. Then our business exploded with restaurant week and we tried, to ramp up but were finally able to lessen the traffic. We haven't been giving out butter, but I think you are right. People would enjoy the biscuits even more with butter. I apologize that my outfit contributed to a poor experience. My sincere apology.

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve never been, first experience for us
Is was nice the servers were really nice knowledgeable and pleasant, we will definitely go back

Roots & Revelry
Responded on September 4, 2020

Thank You very much!!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Roots & Revelry during Birmingham Restaurant Week. Due to Covid we went early (5:30 PM) to avoid a larger crowd. We had Conecuh Dip which was AMAZING and Caesar Salad for an appetizer. We chose the scallops for our entree which was also excellent. Our fare included desert and cocktails. This was our first visit and I was extremely impressed. Our waiter, Phillip, was outstanding and checked on us throughout our dinner. The location is easy to find and parking is directly across the street. Valet is available but due to Covid we chose to park and stroll. All Covid Protocols were followed so don’t let that slow you down. We will be back for other options. Five ⭐️’s

Roots & Revelry
Responded on September 4, 2020

Thank you so much for taking time to write a review. We really appreciate it and agree that Philip is amazing! I appreciate your not wanting to use the valet, your explanation makes complete sense. I had not thought of that. The scallops are wonderful and one of the most popular dishes-I am thrilled you tried them!! Please stop by and let us know when you stop in again!!!

Report
LW
vipLaurenW
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

showed up 5 minutes before our reservation was. No one was at the host stand to greet us, so walked over and asked the bartender. The owner ended up walking out and told us that they were out of everything and could not seat us. The restaurant was in no way full.
Additionally, no one reached out to us prior to our reservation time to let us know. They showed no remorse and offered no compensation for the inconvenience. DO NOT recommend.

D
vipDede
Birmingham
36 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

We arrived on time and were told to wait. After about 15 minutes a server came by with plates of food and said the chef says no more tonight.

So we left.
Bartender nice but out of beers too

I filled in the stars the best I could so I could let you know...didn’t get a chance to try the food though

Thank you

J
vipJonaolivia
Atlanta
60 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning restaurant and excellent view! Delicious food! All of it was so good!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sophie was awesome!!

ME
MeganE
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The duck was great and the waitress was very nice as well.

j
vipjohnh
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Was much better the previous times that I have been. This was my first time back since Covid. Food quality was off and service was slow.

AH
AmyH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere dining on the terrace. Our server was great and all her suggestions were delicious. The tuna appetizer was excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice. I love it

BB
BrianB
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Treating my nieces and nephews to a Back to College dinner and we all had a great time.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Masks and the amount of social distancing have no value there. Great food so I hope it is still around when all is normal.

KM
KatharineM
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and wonderful service. Our waitress was friendly, helpful and attentive without being overbearing. We ate at appropriately spaced tables outdoors and it was delightful since we were shaded by an umbrella and trees. I highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
15 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. House wines are excellent.

MA
MARIAD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were four of us dining and we all ordered different dishes so we could share samplings of all. The tender fiilet mignon was excellent, squid linguine with mussels were done perfect, gumbo was as good or better than in New Orleans. We also had the fried okra and the delicious conecuh dip with their homemade chips. We did have to ask for more chips as we love the freshness of these chips. Our entire experience was great.

Roots & Revelry
Responded on July 25, 2020

Thank You so much!! Please let me know when you are in town again we would to offer you a free appetizer

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!! Will be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Service was poor. Got orders wrong and server was not attentive.

TR
TimR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall, a great experience. It was a little loud inside so we opted to eat on the patio right about sunset, which was very nice. Service was friendly and timely, with the only meaningful drawback being the pace and quality of bar service. Our Conecuh Dip appetizer was great, my wife's scallops were outstanding and my linguine mussels were very good.

Thanks so much for the experience. We'll definitely be back.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation. Show up to find the restaurant had already closed for the evening. We had been traveling all day, stopped in Birmingham to meet a friend for dinner, were starving, and by the time we found out they were closed it was too late to find another open restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the mimosas were soo good!

FAQs

Roots & Revelry offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (205) 730-1907.

Roots & Revelry is rated 4.1 stars by 425 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.