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Roots & Revelry, Birmingham, AL

Roots & Revelry

4.1
4.1
456 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Our Patio is not covered. Patio is weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, we will do our best to accommodate you inside but can not guarantee a table.

Reservations preferred, walk-ins accepted based on availability.

We are allotting 1 1/2 hours for parties of two, 2 hours for parties of four, 2 1/2 hours for parties six or more. Please call us at 205-730-1907 or email home@roots-revelry.com for any parties over six guests.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, French American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Fri, Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (205) 730-1907
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Robert Lynn
  • Catering
    Call or email with any catering requests and we will reach out shortly. Please include as many pertinent details as possible.
  • Private party facilities
    Need a gorgeous location for your wedding, photography shoot, or special event? Our stunning ballroom is available to rent. Our large windows, glittering crystal chandelier, and polished hardwood floors will add elegance to any affair.We also offer private dining options any day of the week!Please email home@roots-revelry.comCall 205.518.0794
  • Neighborhood
    Birmingham
  • Cross street
    17th Street North
  • Parking details
    Street and free valet parking are also available on 17th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenue N)
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 456 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Alabama

    Great for brunch

  • Alabama

    Innovative

  • Alabama

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Alabama

    Romantic

  • Alabama

    Good for special occasions

  • Alabama

    American

  • Birmingham

    Great for brunch

  • Birmingham

    Innovative

  • Birmingham

    Healthy

  • Birmingham

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Birmingham

    Romantic

  • Birmingham

    Good for special occasions

456 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We were pointed to our table on arrival. We asked for a high chair twice then just held the toddler in a lap on the bench seat. We went and asked for water service at the 15 min mark. Closing in on the 30 min mark, we asked the waiter to put in food for the kids without having been asked for a drink order yet. Soon after the hostess came in and informed us they had three of their waitstaff not show up and the bartender was waiting the tables. Later on they were apologetic but at first they were acting like we were being the demanding ones. I would expect a call with to let us know their issues especially when they reached out twice asking for us to confirm our reservations.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had to send 2 of our dishes back because of issues (one egg was undercooked and the other was missing the salmon), and it was generally a more casual/informal dining experience than we expected based on the price point and website information.

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  3. AtlantaArchitect

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for brunch. Food and staff were exceptional. Amazing biscuits, wonderful bloody mary, and egg dishes (particularly the Gulf Omelette). Light-filled dining room. Want to go back for dinner.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was terrible it took over 45 minutes to get drinks.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Really disappointing - we arrive on time for our reservation. We were seated at a nice table on the terrace after a 5 minute wait at the hostess station. When we sat down, the hostess skulked off. 5 minutes later we still hadn’t been seen by a member of the waitstaff. The hostess brought 3 water glasses (there were 4 of us) and walked away without a word. No water was brought. 5 minutes later she brought water. We asked for another water glass and asked for a fresh one because there was lipstick on one. She skulked away again. While we were waiting, we realized that all tables except 1 on the terrace were waiting to be seen by a waitress or waiter. When the hostess returned, she brought only 1 glass. So we still had 3 glasses. No words, no acknowledgment of the wait or any idea who our waiter was. We looked at the menu, and all came to the conclusion that for a meal with $48 entrees, it was unacceptable to wait 30 minutes to even be greeted by a waiter. We would not give them our business. So we left.

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  6. Jenny

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    They're not ready for customers. Service was unacceptablely slow. Desserts were cold or uncooked and had to be sent back. They were out of the chicken entree. They did not know how to bill us or get the correct items on our bill. Wrong drinks were delivered. Sadly, it was a complete disaster.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat in the patio area. Arguably one of the most beautiful spots to eat in town. Excellent service. Gumbo as good as any I have ever had. Flourless chocolate cake perfect ending to a perfect meal. Definitely going on our regular rotation.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    This place is in a very bad neighborhood. Pretty scary. Our table was dirty. Waited about 45minutes for our food I had a vegetable plate. Very unhealthy. Loaded with butter. My husbands food was not amazing. We spent $235 for just us two. We did not have alcohol. Extremely overpriced for the quality of food, atmosphere, and service. Will NEVER go again.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Had reservation for 11:30 for 7. Had to wait for several minutes for someone to come up to us. Had to go ask someone about the reservation? Service was slow. Staff were nice but overall service was subpar. Had to wait for water refills, coffee, never came to table to ask if we needed anything or if food was okay. I got the duck hash and it was very oily and salty. Grits were overly buttery/oily. The overall decor and ambience of the place is very nice but wish the meal would have been better.

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  10. ElizabethF

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined on a Wednesday so it was not busy. We were seated right away on the balcony. Our meal was fantastic from the drinks to the dessert. We will definitely be back!

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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 456 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 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Roots & Revelry

1623 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-1912

Additional information

  • Cross street
    17th Street North
  • Neighborhood
    Birmingham
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Fri, Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, French American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street and free valet parking are also available on 17th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenue N)
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Robert Lynn
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (205) 730-1907
  • Catering
    Call or email with any catering requests and we will reach out shortly. Please include as many pertinent details as possible.
  • Private party facilities
    Need a gorgeous location for your wedding, photography shoot, or special event? Our stunning ballroom is available to rent. Our large windows, glittering crystal chandelier, and polished hardwood floors will add elegance to any affair.We also offer private dining options any day of the week!Please email home@roots-revelry.comCall 205.518.0794
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