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Roots & Revelry, Birmingham, AL
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Roots & Revelry

4.1
4.1
336 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 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

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What 336 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
  • 4.3Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Alabama

    Great for brunch

  • Birmingham

    Great for brunch

  • Birmingham

    Hot spot

  • Birmingham

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  1. TH

    TaylorH

    Birmingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    A pretentious downtown establishment serving cold food in an even colder environment. Honorable mention to the swarms of homeless people and panhandlers surrounding the building, and the broken elevator. Will not return.
  2. CM

    CheM

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a very charming place with excellent food. If you’ve been contemplating trying this place, tarry no more.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding brunch for my birthday celebration. The food was outstanding and they make a great bloody mary. The temperture in the restaurant was very chilly.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Gumbo came out cold. Veal was absolutely delicious. All of our cocktails were made perfect.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    I hope the restaurant enjoyed their sorority reservations because no one else did! Service was terrible, the sorority was LOUD, obnoxious and dancing all over the place. It took over an hour to get our food after ordering. There was no apology or compensation. Our birthday event was ruined for my 14-yo who got a poor excuse for dinner and a show! Highly disappointed!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve Dinner
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Our group arrived early for my birthday brunch and checked in. We weren’t seated until almost 2:30pm an hour after my reservation time.
  8. MB

    MichaelB

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice!
  9. k

    kerryn

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience1
    Event going on next room was SO loud couldn’t hear my friend across the table. The service was pretty bad- dirty dish etc on set table when we were seated, hostess was drinking a glass of wine at stand? Server was so stretched she forgot to get some things- drinks, dessert- the food (pork chop) was amazing. But that was the only redeeming factor.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect, would recommend 10/10
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Amazing food. Our server was wonderful but the restaurant was clearly understaffed and so there were some glitches in the delivery of the food.
  12. LE

    LoriE

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Two large tables were excessively loud to the point it was almost unbearable. It was way beyond just the usual noise of having a large group. Our server was doing the best she could, but was very understaffed and overwhelmed. Have enjoyed going previously. It was disappointing as we had an out of town guest. The food was delicious as always.
  13. M

    Margaret

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    The food was amazing but the service was terrible!
  14. T

    Tarsha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The team was amazing From the greeting to the smiles and engagement our group had an amazing time. The FOOD…. Topped it off. Will visit against and recommend it to others
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Some of the food that went past as we ate looked more remarkable than what we were having. The neighborhood and building itself led us to believe we weren’t in the right place. I would not go there in the evening or just with females. It’s surrounded by shelters and some of the people were concerning. Food prices are high. They obviously have successfully branded as they were busy. Many of the clientele judging by their cars and attire were upscale, leading to the belief that it’s well known for quality food and experience. It just wasn’t a comfortable vibe by location. We also didn’t seem to select the correct meals. Wouldn’t feel a need to go again due to the location. Parts of the bldg had broken windows and an air of abandonment. The foyer was full of leaves and debris.
  16. M

    Margaret

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food and special drinks (Basic B) were so very delicious!!!! It was just so noisy that we could barely talk with each other. Not sure what can be done about that. Also, prices are a bit high, which will keep some of my friends from choosing to return. But, the food is amazing!
  17. MC

    MarlonC

    Atlanta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Hi, I have attempted to dine at Roots and Revelry for quiet some time; however, it was difficult to get a reservation. After finally get a reservation on yesterday, I was super excited to surprise my family to an hour and a half visit to the restaurant but I was disappointed with the quality of the food. We ordered a bowl of gumbo that was cold and not impressive. My husband ordered the Rabbit Omelet that was flat and overcooked; I ordered Brenda's Stuffed French Toast that was cold and the bread was tough; however, my daughter had the Chicken and Waffles that were very good. I do understand that the restaurant was understaffed but based on the reviews and the photos of the food shown on their website, what we experienced on yesterday was far from the service and experience that Roots and Revelry has to offer. Based on my experience on yesterday, I would need to give Roots and Revelry another try before I recommend a friend.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service. Outstanding food.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This might have been the strangest dining experience I’ve ever had. We went for a girls night out and after standing outside for 10 mins in the rain, with many hovering homeless people, for valet. When they never showed, we parked down the street. The restaurant is located in an abandoned building. After we found the restaurant, we stood for another 5 mins at the hostess stand waiting to be seated. We were NEVER greeted. The entire restaurant was EMPTY. There was literally one table of 4 people and we finally asked is this place open? They answered, “ to seat ourselves. “ so we did. We immediately heard a very loud voice coming from some drunk guy at the bar. The entire place gave off very creepy vibes. After the server finally came to speak to us, she informed us that the drink we wanted was sold out. We finally got up and left. I do not recommend this establishment. It had a very dark energy to it.
  20. r

    reviewer

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very original brunch, one of the best in town on the weekend. Location good though a bit offbeat. Still well worth the trip and time. Thank you.
  21. CJ

    ChadJ

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I got the rack if lamb and it was amazing. We sat at the bar and the bartender did a great job. We will for sure be back.
  22. KB

    KathyB

    Coastal Georgia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. The service was better. Can’t wait to go back!
  23. AG

    AdamG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Wedding party next door was somewhat loud, but no big deal.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Very very loud….service staff lacks experience. Long wait but the food was fantastic Floor plan is more bar-like. overall, food was amazing and plate appearance was professional. Valet was fast.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    This place has amazing food and a nice ambiance! But every time I come there’s an issue with the service. There’s never enough waitresses and the workers are over worked. The last time I went the heat was out. However, the food is delicious
  26. LG

    LoriG

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious meal from start to finish. Excellent service.
  27. DC

    DavidC

    Mississippi

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Different cusine, but not extraordinary compared to other fine dining restaurants.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The food quality just isn’t what it used to be. It also seems like they need more help.
  29. MB

    MaryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and atmosphere. It’s one of downtown’s hidden gems. I will definitely be returning.
  30. M

    Mellie

    Birmingham

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Always a good brunch. Service a little slow but worth the wait
  31. r

    rajatp

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food, cocktails ok, way overpriced
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Brunch was great! The avocado toast & the omelette was good!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Amazing and flavorful food! We will certainly go back!
  34. C

    Cathy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Absolutely wonderful food! Welcoming staff. Urge everyone to treat oneself to make difficult decision from the deliciously inviting menu.
  35. LM

    LisaM

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We enjoyed our dinner. It was a beautiful restaurant. A little hard to find as it is on the second story of a large building and figuring out where to park was a little tricky, next time I would plan to park valet just to make it easy. The price seems a little high compared to other restaurants of similar caliber and I was surprised that we were not offered a menu that including wine by the bottle, they had a limited menu with by the glass.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Showed up for our reservation and they were closed.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Cool place, love the space and the vibe. The only issue I had was dealing with the hostess. After I let her know I didn’t have a reservation she let me know that they weren’t seating walk ins. Cool, no problem— I ask when their next reservation time was and she told me they were booked solid until close. There were more than a few tables open so I hopped onto open table and there were slots for the next hour open. I booked one and walked back up. Visibly annoyed she seated me at a broken table (the tabletop flew up when you put any pressure on it). No problem. I asked and I was reseated 30 mins later. Overall I’d love this place if the service was great. I understand they’re a little short staffed and I’d gladly keep patience to let them do what they can, but I’m sure that hostess costs them plenty of income.
  38. SW

    SheenaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious!! I recommend the fried okra appetizer! Absolutely best chef
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance was nice and service and food was amazing for brunch.
  40. LH

    LisaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for a birthday party and the staff went above and beyond to help make it perfect.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 336 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 25 times 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

  • 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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