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Yard - The Yard - Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

The Yard - Birmingham

3.7
3.7
544 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Southern
Our Executive Chef Chris Moore, believes that outstanding food is derived from only the best and freshest ingredients. Therefore, we take pride in sourcing products daily that have integrity, flavor, and soul, ensuring we deliver only the finest offerings. We craft breakfast, brunch and dinner that bring family, friends and acquaintances around the table allowing for conversation and the enjoyment of cuisine to be savored. Most of all, it is our goal that guests have a memorable experience that will keep them wanting to come back again, and again.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Wine Bar, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–1:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:30 am Bar Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (205) 226-9298

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chris Moore

  • Catering

    Please email sales@elytonhotel.com for further information.

  • Private party facilities

    Please email sales@elytonhotel.com for further information.

  • Neighborhood

    Birmingham

  • Cross street

    20th St

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available on 1st Avenue North and 20th Street North and is free of charge from the hours of 5pm-8am.

  • Entertainment

    Enjoy live music each Saturday and Sunday during brunch, from 11am - 2pm. Featuring GreenLeaf Hustle!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 544 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.5Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Alabama

    Hot spot

  • Alabama

    Lively

  • Birmingham

    Great for brunch

  • Birmingham

    Innovative

  • Birmingham

    Hot spot

  • Birmingham

    Romantic

  • Birmingham

    Good for special occasions

  • Birmingham

    Lively

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Food was too salty and not that great for the price. Service was good but we won’t be back.
  2. LM

    LiMac

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The Thanksgiving Buffet was not the quality for which we had hoped. I’m pretty sure the creamed corn was from a can and the dressing tasted like stove top stuffing from the 70’s with pears added. The Brussels sprouts were soggy with water and had no flavor; I could not eat them. They had desserts that were not house made and the pumpkin pie crust was burned, bread pudding was very dry with no sauce. The only salad offered was finely diced beets with a small amount of cheese. We suspected the beets were canned and if you don’t like those there wasn’t one more salad option. And the gravy was runny like water and tasteless. I think they could have attempted to do much better. The Yard for Thanksgiving is a big NO for me and we do not recommend.
  3. PW

    PennyW

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. Very pleasant staff
  4. PG

    ParklandGirl

    West Palm Beach

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Step it up Marriott. Food was overpriced and not good, service bad and atmosphere very loud. We will not be back.
  5. AE

    AnEveningInBirmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening and great food. The service was excellent and the selection was unique/fresh.
  6. JV

    JosephV

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We enjoyed the yard burger and steak and greens (though the avocado pudding was practically non-existent on the steak and greens). The appetizers were not very good -- skip the oysters and the plum and pepper toast. Nice ambience in the bar area and service.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quick night out for Mom and Dad. Much needed “us” time. Excellent ambiance. Giant window. Food was absolutely full of flavor and satisfying every expectation. Two thumbs up!
  8. L

    Loomie

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Do not go! No one working, took over an hour to get our food. Drinks never arrived. Tables rocky and sticky with syrup from breakfast. Greens wilted and dead. Server tried her best but know it was a disaster. No bill arrived- we left a good tip. Toilet in the lobby of the hotel women's room was as shaky and unbalanced as the dining tables. All in all - avoid!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, drinks and staff were amazing! Such a fantastic spot with great atmosphere. I will be back!
  10. JW

    JonahW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The server, ambience, drinks, and entree were the highlights. The appetizers left something to be desired. Our server gave excellent recommendations and really was all around fun
  11. DF

    DianaF

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Jordan was our server and was amazing. He was also a great mix master providing us with awesome cocktails. I can’t wait to go back.
  12. D

    Delilah

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food had a nice presentation and tasted fine but seemed way overpriced. The menu wasn’t that extensive and only 3 things appealed to me. The prices seemed very high for what we ordered… pasta dish for $40? Spinach salad with 8 shrimp for $23 seemed more reasonable. 2 Gin and tonic $24! One glass of house wine $8. With tax and tip, $130! More than I anticipated for what we got. I do compliment our server. Don’t think we’ll be back, though.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Server was not good at all and value was not good. $12 for a bowl of oatmeal with berries and $ for French toast … and nothing else and $4 for weak coffee without the proper condiments.
  14. S

    Snakerake

    Birmingham

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    It’s a hotel restaurant. Food was very good, but the service, atmosphere and overall experience doesn’t do the food justice or justify the premium meal prices.
  15. e

    emily

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    My burger was not done how I asked and we generally felt that a lot of the choices for the food were strange. Toast wasn’t toasted, the fried okra was just fried strings of okra and felt more like it belonged on top of a salad or something. In addition everyone working there just seemed really anxious, especially the manager that we saw, and it made it hard to relax and enjoy our meal
  16. t

    tagsmother

    Birmingham

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had never eaten at The Yard but we will definitely do it again !! It was excellent and the service attentive but not hovering
  17. KA

    KA131211

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Worst service we’ve experienced in multiple years. We were a table of 2, and there were only ~5 or 6 other tables of guests (restaurant was less than 1/2 full in total). We were seated and the manager (?) immediately brought us 2 waters. Great start. However, we then proceeded to wait for no less than 20 minutes before a waitress ever came to our table or even addressed/spoke with us. This was only AFTER I went to speak with the hostess-TWICE (once at ~13 minutes and once at 20 minutes)-about how we had not yet seen or spoken to a waitress. We watched all of the waitresses (including ours) address, attend to, talk to, bring food to, and check-up on every other table with people, MULTIPLE times, before I went back to the hostess (for the second time) and the hostess went to get our waitress. In a way, the ignoring of our table felt purposeful and deliberate. It’s like to staff didn’t even want to look at us. Once we received our food, our waitress NEVER came back to check on us (or refill our waters) until I had to flag her down to ask for the check. In sum, food was ok; kind of bland. However, worst service since pre-pandemic. Stated another way, we haven’t had service that bad in multiple, multiple years. What a shame! I hate to imagine the level of service on a night where more than 50% of the tables are full. Yikes!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The worst restaurant experience ever. Slowest service ever blamed on low staffing in the kitchen. No effort to make any accommodations. Brought the full bill to the table even though we didn’t receive the second or third courses we ordered. My advice… stay away from The Yard.
  19. PM

    PhilipM

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fabulous- waiter was wonderful and attentive and knowledgeable about menu!
  20. D

    Dina

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Definitely overpriced, atmosphere not elegant More like a place for quick casual lunch
  21. Y

    Yvette

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good. Menu entrees a little limited.
  22. CL

    ColinL

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent menu and great service in a really interesting venue. Highly recommend.
  23. MR

    MiaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First time visiting. Will be returning. Waiting team was awesome and attentive.
  24. c

    carolinek

    Birmingham

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for a very late dinner, but the meal did not feel rushed and Skylar, our waiter, was awesome. We all loved the food and service!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome brunch! Highly recommend! 🙌
  26. O

    Outoftown

    Raleigh

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Breakfast was good.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience4
    Beautiful hotel/restaurant. But the food wasn’t the best. Sent pasta back because it was so beyond spicy it wasn’t edible and the salad was doused in salt.
  28. O

    Outoftown

    Raleigh

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was good - service was OK. Overall good, Nothing out of this world.
  29. EG

    ErikaG

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the staff was nice. We will return!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Only two tables had guests. Food is overpriced for what u get and it’s just mediocre. The coke machine didn’t work. The server was really on top of it which is nuts because there were only two tables full in the restaurant. It was dead on a Friday night. Sad.
  31. AC

    AliC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! The venison loin with plum chutney was so tender and full of flavor! Would recommend to anyone!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was excellent would definitely recommend.
  33. MP

    MelissaP

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great -attentive and kind- service. Very easy access for my mother in law and her large walker, and we could hear one another speak. Delicious food. Only disappointment was the size of the carpaccio - on the small size compared to local restaurants.
  34. SP

    ScottP

    E. Tennessee

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We have visited The Yard in the past and had an excellent experience. This time, we did not have a good experience at all. Food was not good, especially for the price. The drinks were short poured: we ordered 3 Old Fashioned's, received 2 spread across 3 glasses with LOTS of ice. Our server was clearly in need of training and organizational help. We finally got water refills after trying to flag him down for 20 minutes. For the record, we did tip 20% in hopes that we could make an investment in good service down the road. My hope is that the Management Team reads this and takes some action to make big improvements. We were really looking forward to a great meal, we were disappointed.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fabulous, wonderful service, great atmosphere. Was very pleased about our choice to dine there!
  36. LA

    LAP1

    Birmingham

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Booked a reservation 3 weeks ago for Easter Brunch today. My party of 5 dwindled to party of 2 due to some illness. Much to my surprise, and my husband’s, they were not serving their brunch menu as on their website or Open Table, but offering a buffet at $60 per person!! Had all 5 of us attended, that would have been a $300 meal before drinks. My husband said food was fine, but the price for the food was beyond ridiculous and who can eat everything served on a buffet anyways. For those thinking about The Yard for Mother’s Day, be aware, this may happen to you!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Very disappointed with food, service and cost/value! This is definitely not an Easter brunch location. It was basically a standard daily Fairfield hotel breakfast buffet for which they charged 6 people (no beverages) $482.- ($59.95/person + 24% automatic tip). Lot of improvement potential!!
  38. JS

    JulianS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Easter brunch (buffet) was $60 per person, which also wasn’t advertised. We went anyway as every other place was booked. Everything was cold including the prime rib. It was honestly pretty mediocre food for the price. I could only get a reservation at 9 AM as the others were “booked”. However the whole time we were there, 1.5 hours, hardly anyone showed up. I never do reviews but I feel this one is warranted as it definitely was not worth the $250 for 3 people and that includes only one drink. Our server was really great and I’ll give him the 5 stars. Also another note, several employees were also commenting on the price and how they would never pay that price for that food. Unfortunate experience and hopefully they can improve as it was a cool atmosphere and seems it could be a great place.
  39. G

    Gchris

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The meat for each dish was good. The items paired with the meat in the dishes lacked flavor. The drinks were great. Service and price do not match each other. I could have spent the same amount at the restaurant across the street and the food and service would have been 10x better.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2nd time i’ve gone for brunch . The food is very good, reasonably priced and i like the atmosphere.

FAQs

The Yard - Birmingham offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (205) 226-9298.

The Yard - Birmingham is rated 3.7 stars by 544 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for The Yard - Birmingham

1928 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

Additional information

  • Cross street

    20th St

  • Neighborhood

    Birmingham

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–1:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:30 am Bar Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Wine Bar, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available on 1st Avenue North and 20th Street North and is free of charge from the hours of 5pm-8am.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chris Moore

  • Entertainment

    Enjoy live music each Saturday and Sunday during brunch, from 11am - 2pm. Featuring GreenLeaf Hustle!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (205) 226-9298

  • Catering

    Please email sales@elytonhotel.com for further information.

  • Private party facilities

    Please email sales@elytonhotel.com for further information.

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