TASTE

4.8
127 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
A BITE ABOUT US
TASTE isn’t a conventional bar, lounge or nightclub, but a sophisticated haven for grown-ups with excellent beverage choices and stimulating conversation with interesting people.
We offer an extensive wine selection that is also available for retail purchase. The menu features flights of wine, craft beer & a variety of tapas including cheese plates, flatbreads & desserts. We use locally sourced items to create a palatable experience.
WHAT WE CREATE
We make superbly delicious food for all of your eating needs. Come visit us & enjoy a variety of wine flights, craft beer as well as hand-crafted cocktails. Add dinner any night of the week!
*Please note persons under 19 not permitted.
What 127 people are saying
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VicW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant!! Service and food were spectacular! We’ll definitely be back.

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joyf
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a beautiful October evening outside.....excellent food and wine.....service excellent as well.

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vipBuster
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Montgomery due to my mother's passing, we came across TASTE through Open Table. What a wonderful experience for my wife and me during a very difficult time. Thank you for your attentive care, your efforts to ensure a wonderful meal, and the delicious food. We will visit you again when we are in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was excellent. I hand the entre Salmon and my husband had the small plate Filet—both were incredible! I also had a flight of Chardonnay, and left with a bottle of Black Stallion! Loved the atmosphere and the live music too!

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vipmimifrombama
Orlando
24 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful night out at Taste celebrating my husband's birthday. The food, service, and atmosphere were all excellent. Great drinks and wine selection too. It's a tad pricey, but worth every penny for a special night out.

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KymK
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit to Taste, and it went above our expectations. The food was amazing and the flights of wine were on par/better than other wine bars we have visited. Also, tables were appropriately distanced during this time of the pandemic. We felt safe, welcomed, and catered to. We will definitely return!

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vipHankj
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good meal, service and wine.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and fun dining experience!!

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KristiF
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The lobster risotto was so creamy and nothing like you would find at any other restaurant. I love the large selection and variety of wines and beer. The option to try different wines through the wine flight menu is fantastic! While there was live entertainment, we were still able to carry on a conversation at our table. The service was excellent. She was attentive without being overbearing. We will definitely return!

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Patty
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great dinner. The blacken snapper was delicious.

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ReidW
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good wine and food. Nice service, and a cool casual vibe.

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DTaylor
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall our experience at Taste was pretty good. We enjoyed out food, wine, and the overall atmosphere.

Only complaint is the menu always seems a bit small with little to no vegiterian options (outside of cheese plates).

We will be back because the food they have is always good, the wine is delicious, and it's kids free.

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laceyb
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing dinner and all around experience, went for a date night and was perfect! Great service

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing wine, amazing food and amazing service! My favorite place in Montgomery!

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GRTFoodMKSMeHPY
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very knowledgeable, and professional. Perfect “Date Night” evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

TASTE always delivers fabulous food, unrivaled service, and an extraordinary wine list! Our favorite restaurant in Montgomery!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service! Highly recommended.

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ElizabethS
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The wine is what it's all about! Not that the food isn't good, but...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Taste. The food was great and the server was very familiar with all of the items on the menu. We dined outside which was so nice.

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Llise8153
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It is small plates, but everything was amazing. A great way to celebrate my son's birthday!!!

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DougC
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good date night place. Taste is our favorite in Montgomery. Love to go there for good food in small portions and its setting that allows us to talk to each other.

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KendraJ
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early and had already been set up. There’s was a special menu for Valentines Day a 4 course meal. We ordered the seafood dip, ceasar and strawberry vingerette salad, blackened and regular filet w/ mashed potatoes and broccolini, and for dessert the pecan pie. All the food was amazing. Very rich and flavorful. We paired it with a Riesling not on the menu that was also amazing. Btw the sale their wines retail. Just a warning if you are a heavy eater this may not be the spot for you.

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WayneR
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience3

Need a better waiter - not very personable. Seemed like a robot.

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KristiN
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lucky was wonderful, enjoyed his talent!
The restaurant is small so, I would always recommend a reservation.
I really enjoyed the wine flights!
The cajun linguine with sausage and shrimp was very good.
The dishes are very small for the price, just be aware.
I will definitely return!

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madatty
Birmingham
18 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Another excellent adventure in wine and food! Service was knowledgeable and the food was delicious.

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EstherM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The four course meal was outstanding. Their cocktail list was unusual and creative. My medium rare filet was so tender. I was very impressed with our New Year’s dinner.

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Colmanation
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

TASTE is a worthwhile visit for an evening of adult time, with many diverse wine choices and very delectable food offerings. Price point for Montgomery is a challenge, but then again, TASTE is worth the visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Came to Taste to celebrate my boyfriend’s graduation from Officer Training School and commission in the United States Air Force! Great dinner with knowledgeable service and wonderful recommendations on their wine flights!

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WarrenJ
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

LOVED this restaurant for a casual adult family member gathering. We did tapas and shared. The food was really good. Standouts were the charcuterie board, pear salad, salmon, meatballs. The wine flight options offered are a great addition. Few restaurants in the south do this and TASTE does it well. This was our first visit and we will most certainly return.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I wanted to LOVE this place. But it fell short for us this evening. Gave the food a 3 star because everything that came out for the small plates was overly salty. And i love salt. I salt my food before i taste it on most days, but we didn’t have salt shakers on the table to do so. Which thank goodness. But our pastas were borderline hard to eat. (And yes i understand they are small plates. But i expected a little more than a fist full of pasta. But maybe that’s $13 worth of pasta.) And the carb queen that i am asked for mashed potatoes as a side and got some kind of wedge potatoes? My husband got the bison burger rare... which came out well done. I discourage sending back food so he just sucked it up. Things i can recommend on the menu other than their bomb drinks are the scallops (2) over the risotto and the charcuterie. Everything else seemed to fall short and i hate that because the atmosphere was great, the live music - a nice fella named Matt out of Birmingham - was unbeatable and the service was great other than it taking 15 minutes to get a server (other than a sommelier) to come to our table. Would only go back for the drinks and would probably sit at the bar.

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vipGigi
Birmingham
50 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Stopped in with my husband for tapas and cocktails. We both ordered specialty martinis and were a bit disappointed. A great wine and beer list, would make choices from this next time.
The tapas were delicious. Sampled the stuffed mushrooms, seafood dip, charcuterie board and ended by sharing the praline bread pudding. Every bite was yummy!
Service was outstanding. Will definitely go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clint and Kelly were amazing! Hands down the best dining and wine experience I have had in a very long time. Both provided expert knowledge of wine, food selection and a very large wine selection!

We will be back very soon!

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Incredible
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clint and Kelly take care of their customers as if they are family. Defiantly will be going back

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GVixen
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Good option if you are looking for a light bite to eat in a nice intimate atmosphere. Server did not offer any suggestions or additional information about the menu. When we attempted to order crab cakes appetizer we were then informed they were out. Ordered the bacon wrapped scallops small plate. Came out with barely cooked bacon wrapped around pale white flavorless scallops. Husband ordered short rib pasta and he enjoyed it. Didn't order dessert decided to go somewhere else to finish our meal.

TASTE
Responded on October 14, 2019

We sincerely apologize that we did not live up to our own service standards. We take your comments seriously and need them to learn and to get better. I would like to speak with you more about your experience and invite you back for dinner on the house. Please call the restaurant and ask for Clint. 334-676-4333. If I am not there please leave your name and number and I will call you right back. Thank you

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Incredible
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual it was top notch

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vipDavidH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

While the sauce on the pork chop was good, I think it would be better if it was put on top of the mashed potato. Because of the thick sauce on the chop, I wasn’t able to tell was the bones and fat were. Therefore it was a bit tricky to cut and trim the fat. It was unpleasant to have the fat in my mouth. Overall the flavor was good but the cut of the chop was not a premium cut.

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RossL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good food but small portions for a brunch. Kind of pricey for the amount of food served

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vipTravelingman
Charleston
34 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

el of live guitarist was so loud you could not hear friends talk across the table. When she took a break— I asked the server to turn down the blaring Jimi Hendrix filler music. Nothing happened. Food was good as always.

Have decided to take this restaurant off our list. Just way too loud. We go there to have great food & conversation. Yeah food is great. The level of noise is unbelievable.

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SCOTTS
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was great and they had an excellent variety of wine. We especially liked that they had pre-determined wine flights. The only complaint we had, and its nit picky, is that they used the same type of wine glasses for both whites and reds.

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TASTE is rated 4.8 stars by 127 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.