The Yard - Birmingham

3.8
273 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southern
Rivaled by our spirit and passion that is approachable, welcoming and a haven for those who simply want to enjoy Southern hospitality. Our philosophy is 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 – mainly because it is such a welcoming place to be. Most of all, it is our goal that guests have a memorable experience that will keep them wanting to come back again, and again.


Specials

Tito's Bloody Mary Bar

Join us each Saturday & Sunday during brunch for our Tito's Bloody Mary Bar from 11am - 2pm, $13 - build your own with all the fixings!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 17, 2019

Ends: January 1, 2020

Availability: Sun 11:00AM-2:00PM
Sat 11:00AM-2:00PM

Wine Down Wednesday

Purchase a bottle of wine (valued at $30 or higher) and receive a complimentary appetizer off of our Tapa's Menu.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 16, 2019

Ends: July 17, 2118

Availability: Wed 5:00PM-6:30PM

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What 273 People Are Saying
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BA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The venue is wonderful, the food was ok but nothing spectacular at it's price. The service on this particular visit was sub-par although on prior visits there has been excellent service. I have dined at this location several times since it has opened. Unfortunately, the quality of the food and service has declined significantly since is opened. The valet service to dine now has a charge of $7 dollars. That would be a most acceptable price if the equality of their service was good. This was not the case. It took an extended period of time to get may car after dinner. I had to remind the valet three times that I was waiting. It was a slow night and there was only one other person that he was attending. I hope that this was an isolated incident but overall the experience was a disappointment. As it has declined each time that I have returned I more than likely will not go back.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everyone’s Steaks were overcooked.. but flavor was great and service was exceptional

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AB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. Both he and I ordered cocktails (the aviation for me and a double shot of redbreast whiskey for him). To our dismay, they were out of both of the alcohols used to make the drinks we ordered. I ordered the eggs in purgatory for my appetizer and it was nasty. I had the bandit salad and salmon for my entree, both of which were very good. The best thing about the yard is the GORGEOUS interior. I felt as if i were in the midst of a restoration hardware catalogue. We had some trouble finding the actual restaurant in the back of the hotel. When we arrived (6-ish), there was no valet outside (or they were busy elsewhere). (we weren't using the valet, just would've helped us get our bearings inside). Nor was there anyone readily at hand inside to ask how to get to the restaurant. This could have been a perk for surprises sake, had I taken the time to pre-scout beforehand. But as it turned out, I felt like a lost, wandering idiot.

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NM
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was hesitant of eating at The Yard because of some of the negative comments on Open Table but our friends were in town staying at The Elyton on a Monday night and since a lot of Birmingham restaurants are closed on Mondays, we decided to take a chance and eat here. All four of us had something different – Salmon, Black Grouper, Fried Chicken, and Meatloaf – and we all loved our food - practically licked our plates! The staff were very nice but not hovering while we drank a glass of wine and visited with our friends. I'm not sure why the previous negative comments but we had a delightful dinner in a lovely atmosphere. Would definitely recommend The Yard!

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Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere, food and friendly service. Third time to dine here & have not been disappointed! Recommend truffle steak.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

Just ok not going to go back portions were very small

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MR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

We were staying at the Elyton for our anniversary and figured we would eat here since it was so convenient and we had been before and the food was fantastic. This time it was not. We got there at 7 and there might have been 3 couples eating, which isn't normal for a friday night. Our appetizer was so bad we told the waitress we were done and took our bottle of wine to our room. We most likely wont be back. I'm assuming there was a chef change since we were there last.

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RC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

My fish was very salty and the risotto was undercooked.

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KF
Mobile
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Father’s Day

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Miami
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are from Miami, Florida

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RS
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious father's day lunch. lamb, short ribs, and shrimp/grits were terrific. Sorry the desserts weren't available, but the bartender and Eboy were terrific.

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HH
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place, good food, people were so friendly!!!

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MB
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It was ok. Husbands salmon was undercooked. Had to send back. By the time it came out the rest of had finished. Waiter comped his meal which we appreciated. Overall it was just ok. Too many other places to go.

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SF
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I ordered the grouper. It was fishy tasting. Not really sure it was grouper. And way too salty. Very disappointed.

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Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the style of the place. Our salad, steak, and chicken were all excellent.

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Birmingham
75 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience was amazing. The service was outstanding, and the food was delicious

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N
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The highlight of our visit was the service. Everyone was polite and the management took time to check on us. There was definitely missing some attention to detail. The menus were grease stained. Tables were wobbly. Very small menu selection of food. The food we did order was good enough. Not necessary reflective of the price. Again, good service.

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JD
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and wonderful staff. The restaurant is beautiful - it is a good place for a special occasion or simply for having an excellent dinner. I highly recommend The Yard.

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BS
Memphis
9 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Went for brunch. Waited at the front for 20 min before anyone appeared. Rezzies were at 10, early but they were open. Got seated and waitress was nice. Was told they were out of waffles for the chicken and waffle and they’d just opened. Disappointed but our meal was lovely. Biscuits were dry and food was a bit slow coming out but it was good. Would try again.

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TG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

My wife had gone here just two months ago and loved it. So I made a reservation to take her here for her birthday - I saw a lot of recent one-star reviews after I made the reservation, but decided to roll the dice. A mistake.

It looks like they have fired all the old staff and replaced them with people from off the street. The waiters were clueless, arguing with each other between tables, lights on full it was like a Waffle House (though less efficient). Even the valet parking was a kind of keystone cops affair. I do admit that the steak was pretty good (so they still have one person in the back kitchen that can cook), although the chicken thing with spinach less so. The wine was nice and well chilled. Also, as utterly incompetent as the service staff was, at least they were cheerful and not deliberately rude.

Still, I would have to say, AVOID UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. I don't know what happened here but the restaurant has sort of fallen off a cliff.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

When we arrived for our reservation for party of 8 we were taken to a table set for 6. Slow service. Had to ask for utensils. Incorrect sparking water. Some drinks served then a long wait for the rest of the order. Mediocre entrees especially at $38 for what was grouper on the menu and lusted as sea bass on the bill. Table of 8 were given 1 Small size plate of cornbread. They did bring another plate after a long wait. The whole experience was hugely disappointing.

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1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

I think this will the the first review, positive or negative, that I've ever left on a restaurant. Sadly, thid experience was terrible. Mother's Day. Even with a reservation, we waited 20 minutes to be seated in a half empty dining room. The service was slow. Very slow. And our orders (salads x 3) took at least 45 minutes to arrive and were incorrect. A side order of hash browns was cold. Not lukewarm, but cold. The spinach on the salad was wilted and there were exactly 2 small pieces of chopped tomato on my salad. Sad. Just sad. It was supposed to be a special occasion meal and it turned into a time vacuum. Plus we left hungry since the food was not edible. As a downtowner, The Yard needs to up its game to reasonably compete with the vast array of equally priced, equally walkable options that we have become accustomed to.

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

We had a reservation and still had to wait 30 minutes To get seated! Once we were finally seated, we didn’t get our meals until an hour and 10 minutes after ordering them. It was such a long wait for average food, and there were a lot of staff for being so slow!!

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We had a terrible experience for Mother’s Day brunch. It took 20 minutes to seat us despite a reservation, the food took an hour and none of the items came as described on the menu, we had to send my daughter’s back because it had nuts on it and she has an allergy-the description on the menu did not have nuts! To top off our horrible dining experience, they added 15% gratuity and did not tell us.

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e
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We cam for Mothers' Day brunch. Everything was great. There were even several options that appealed to our picky five year old- though this is a fancy place. The only complaint is that the photography on the walls is bad. They look like they came with the frame. Otherwise wonderful.

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j
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was cold

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SM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

Lost our reservation, thank fully we called to confirm 2 Days before,we had a large part for a graduation dinner. The poor girl who served us was way in over her head, and no one helped her, 18 drinks delivered one at a time, two meals sent back, we were the only people in the restaurant, and they new we were coming, very disappointed.

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NC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food service started a little shaky but it came around to be a great all around experience! It is now one of my favorite dining spots in Bham think highlands with a more modern touch!! If you want quality food across the board THE YARD IS the place to go!!!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was good but not good enough to compensate for the insanely slow turnover. There were 3 other tables seated in the restaurant when we were seated. Our reservation was at 7:30, and by our own choice (having cocktails at the bar while waiting for our party) we weren’t seated until around 7:50. We didn’t have our entrees until after 10:00 and not because we were slow or difficult or postponing ordering. The food was good and very enjoyable, but I wouldn’t go back. There are plenty of other restaurants in the area that I could have paid $35+ for an entree and received better service.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent!! Try the chocolate bread pudding.

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Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Good food. Service was poor. Dealt with manager when credit cards were charged incorrectly, and she was unprofessional.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

New waitress that apparently had never worked in the service industry. Came to the table two times in an hour and a half. When ordering eggs benedict and omelette asked how we wanted are eggs done.!? Ordered a cappuccino that apparently set at the bar for 30 minutes before they tried to bring it. Had to get up from the table and go to the bar to get drinks on three occasions. The manager there is great and was trying to get to our table but he received so many complaints he never made it to us. Usually a great experience. I hope that was a one-time issue

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r
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had an extremely large party, and they were very accommodating and gracious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal and great experience!

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DF
Birmingham
21 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First time at the Yard. Had a large group of 12 people. Food and service was great. Ended the evening at Moon Shine rooftop bar in the hotel Elyton.

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LL
Birmingham
23 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very good. Service was off because we came at an odd hour.

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DL
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The service was very slow, even though there was hardly anyone dining. The food was not bad, but neither was it remarkable. We have far too many outstanding restaurants in Birmingham at this price point to settle for mediocre food. Unless I see reviews claiming there has been a lot of improvement, I'll spend my time and $$ elsewhere....and I hate that, it's a neat place.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

It was really nice for my daughters birthday

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LA
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We went for Sunday Brunch as a party of four. We were seated at a table in the bar which seemed kind of odd as there were several available tables in the main dining room. We were the only full table in the bar. It took 15+ minutes to get 3 Mimosas and 1 Bloody Mary and the bar area was not busy, hmmm. However, we did get a nice fresh bottle of champagne, we could hear and see the cork popped. Eventually ordered our food and ordered the bread basket to start before our entrees. The bread basket didn’t arrive so we had to ask for it again. Once it came, it was phenomenal- 2 banana nut muffins, 2 blueberry muffins and 2 cinnamon scones. All were warm and delicious! The entrees came out shortly thereafter. Three of us ordered the filet and eggs. Very yummy! Eggs could have been slightly hotter, but eggs cool off very quickly in general. One ordered eggs Benedict and that was very good too. There was a guitar soloist playing in the main dining room and made the volume a bit loud, but not unpleasant. We were glad we were in the bar with the music as we really wanted to be able to converse. Overall a nice experience after the slower service initially.

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MM
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My friend and I both had the Shrimp and Crab Omlette. It was delicious. I thought about it days later. And the coffee was good, too. There was live music which we enjoyed. However, it was a little too loud for talking.

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