The Yard - Birmingham

3.8
390 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 390 people are saying
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4.0
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

2 of our 3 entrees were extremely salty. The ravioli was so salty, we should have sent it back. The redfish was also very salty. Service was very good and we enjoyed the atmosphere.

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AuburnGal
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails were dazzling, dinner was delicious, and the staff was super attentive. We really enjoyed our dinner. COVID protocol were in place and made us feel super comfortable. Our party of 6 was over the moon with the efficiency of staff and our entire dining experience.

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BRussell
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great experience. They are still working with a limited brunch menu (assuming due to Covid). They were understaffed, but our server, Skyler, handled our table well. For context, he was dealing with 7 professional women during a girls' weekend. We had MANY questions and asked for many concessions. He took all of our requests in stride and took great care of us. Most of the ladies had the chicken and waffles. One had the American platter and another had the burger. We all devoured our food.

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vipDavidH
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Very nice staff. Will be back.

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Noyardbird
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The restaurant was freezing, food was cold, coffee was cold.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for Galentines with my friend & enjoyed seeing all the beautiful couples. Our steak came out underdone but when it returned *chefs kiss*. The potatoes were small in portion & underdone as well, but the taste was good. Overall I enjoyed my
meal & would dine again!

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ErinT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

We had reservations for Valentines. The food was all pre made. We were literally there start to finish for less than 30 min having a 3 course, pre made dinner. The potatoes were under cooked. The steak was cool. The chocolate mousse dessert was a dime size dollop in between large puff pastry. The salad literally had two ingredients. A bunch of arugula and a little bit of goat cheese. Our bill was $300. No ambiance. ZERO quality. Rushed. I’m pretty sure we got charged twice for the steak. When we questioned the bill, we were brushed off and rushed out the door.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience3

Not worth the amount paid. My Fiancé and I got the springer mountain chicken. The taste was very bland. I could have went to KFC and got better chicken to be honest. The water we got was awful (Tap water). The server was very nice, but the meal was overrated. I would not recommend going unless you are okay with mediocre food and expensive drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Food was insanely over priced and we were rushed by our service. Horrible service and the food was mediocre at best. I will never eat here again.

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RashadS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great food, service, and vibe! I’ll definitely be back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very unexpected quality. Appetizer, main course, dessert- everything was outstanding. The only issue is the quality of water in the water glass. It definitely tested like chlorinated tap water and for a good restaurant it is something that is too noticeable. With that we forgot about water as soon the first dish arrived. We will be coming back for sure.

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MichaelG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Tonight was a limited menu for Valentines Day. Food was very disappointing. Crab bisque was lukewarm. Arugula salad was ok, just nothing special. The chicken entree was very dry. The plate was hot so it may have been sitting under a heat lamp. The potatoes appeared to have been sitting under a heat lamp as well. The fish entree was a blackened Louisiana red fish. It was ok. No real complaint. But nothing special or memorable. The menu had 3 desserts listed. We had an 8:15 PM reservation and they were out of 2 of the 3 desserts. The waiter could tell we were disappointed and offered us the option of a caramel drizzled brownie with ice cream. So we ordered 2 of those. When the brownies came out, there was a burned smell. My wife ate two bites but couldn’t get past the burned taste.
Overall, hostess was very pleasant. And server was just ok. No major complaints. But the food was very disappointing. Has nothing to do with the $65/person price. The food would have been disappointing at any price. If only one item had been sub-par, we could have chalked it up to bad timing. But all 3 courses were disappointing. With the restaurant choices in downtown, there is no reason for a return visit to The Yard.

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NicF
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Valentines Day Dinner

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NathanielD
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambience and the food was good. Our Server was friendly and patient.
Thank you,

MA
MarkA
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed at the Elyton Hotel and really enjoyed the food at the onsite restaurant, The Yard.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu was sub-par. It was also overpriced for the food that we received. My waiter did not know the menu like he should have. The drinks were like syrup. The dessert was overpowering. The atmosphere was okay, however it was really bright for a 200$ date night. I had the pan seared duck breast and there was no seasonings added which made for a dry taste in my mouth. Very disappointed and will not be going back nor recommending it to anyone. They either need new chefs that can handle variety or need to stick with their original menu. I was looking forward to making it back to my car to eat my Valentine’s Day candy for dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Food was horrible. Clearly all premade.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for Valentine’s Day. Service was great. Lobster bisque and caramel cake were great. My main dish was red fish but it had very little season so the taste was bland.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Inexperienced service and food was not good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience from start to finish!!!

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ThomasK
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The salad and desert was great!! The main dish was not good.

The chicken was dry with little to no flavor and the fish had very little flavor.

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vipRobertP
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Yard is a fantastic downtown spot for fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere. We'll be back!

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SirBeanington
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed The Yard. The food and service were good. Recommended!

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vipCocktailsAtSeven
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible find! Love the hotel and now this lovely place to nest! We had so much fun! Great service, food pairings were delightful. Will definately head there again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and wonderful service!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 6 (3 couples). Tee had a great experience especially with the Birmingham food week

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Guess1
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The steak was hard and chewy, the waiter spilled water on the table and half cleaned it. It was a special occasion and that was not even acknowledged. The food price is way out for what they offered. I went to cafe Dupon afterwards and had an excellent time.

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vipTracyJ
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

There was lots of availability for reservations for this date which should’ve told us there might be a problem. The food was fine. Dinner was cold and not flavorful. Desert in a cast iron skillet was cold. Dessert was brought to our table while we were still eating dinner.

Cocktails were great! Brussel sprouts tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! The food was fantastic. I don’t even like brussel sprouts but theirs were great

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CharlesM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Great service for Brunch, the bartender was great. Regretfully the food was subpar. Not just one plate but pretty much everyone at table had issues. Starting with a completely dried out cinnamon buns, greasy eggs, and undercooked potatoes. Food was a horrible experience hopefully this is not their normal

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went for our anniversary. It was Birmingham Restaurant Week. They had a great dinner set for a great price.

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MissKitty
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a small multigenerational birthday dinner at The Yard. I was able to make reservations online and a request to be in an out of the way location in the restaurant was honored. Some in our party are vegetarians and there were adequate options on the menu for those folks. There were plenty of very good options on the menu for those of us who did not mind eating meat. Our favorite appetizer was the roasted brussel sprouts. All of the food had lovely presentation. Although there is not a kid's menu, the kitchen was gracious to make a great grilled cheese and fries plate for the kid in our group. The wine was not overpriced as it is in some restaurants. We will go back to The Yard again.

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vipLuv2go
Birmingham
96 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good evening but the heat wasn’t working & it was COLD in the restaurant. Whitney was great!

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AneishaW
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this place! Excellent customer service and good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second experience at The Yard. Both times we received excellent service and delicious food. There is a wide variety on the menu, but not too many choices which would result in lower quality. In addition there is a great cocktail selection as well as a thorough wine and beer list. The presentation is beautiful, as well. Pretty ambiance and slightly modern decor with a nod to the history of the building.

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vipDavidA
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Christmas Eve dinner for our family. While not knowing what to expect, we just approached the dinner like everyting else in 2020, with caution. The ambiance, friendliness, service, and food all far exceeded our expectations. The drinks were creative and tasty, the wine list gave many choices, and the menu had something for everyone, even on Christmas Eve. There is no doubt we will return soon. We created a wonderful family memory from that night.

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Rita
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Limited food. Nothing like menu on website. And food was horrible except for cinnamon rolls. Good server although he should have called manager about misrepresentation of menu on website. Will never go back.

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AndreaT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Will never go back again. Awful experience. Complete waste of money.

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vipPghFoodie
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I was disappointed in the quality of the food. I ordered Beef Tartar which is usually finely diced beef but what I received was a very course cubed meet that was a little tuff to chew. The salad I ordered has very little flavor and the $24 steak burger was not much better than what you would get from Five Guys. It’s a nice place but given the few patrons in the restaurant during COVID times, you would think they would make a better effort to get you to return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great and very knowledgeable about the menu. He was great! I was there with my family celebrating my 30th birthday.

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The Yard - Birmingham is rated 3.8 stars by 390 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.

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