The Yard - Birmingham

3.8
362 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.

Experiences

  • Birmingham Restaurant Week Menu

    $40.00 per person

    Jan 14 - Jan 30, 2021

    *TAX AND SERVICE CHARGE NOT INCLUSED IN PRICE* Dinner 1st Course (Select 1) TITO’S VODKA TOMATO SOUP- PEPPER JELLY TOAST- WINTER PANZANELLA Radicchio, Roasted Sweet Potato, Red Onions, Birmingham Breadworks Sourdough Croutons, Shaved Parmesan, Sorghum Balsamic Vinaigrette FRIED BRUSSELS House Blend BBQ Seasoning, Blue Cheese Crumbles 2nd Course (Choose One) RED DIAMOND COLD BREW BRAISED SHORT RIB Duck Fat Roasted Potatoes, Famers Market Vegetables STEAK AND GREENS Daily Cut, Garden Greens, Lemon Vinaigrette, Avocado Pudding CAST IRON CATCH Spiced Barley, Blistered Tomato and Citrus, Smoked Yogurt, Paprika Oil THREE CHEESE RAVIOLI 3rd Course (Choose One) CHOCOLATE COCA-COLA CAKE BUTTERSCOTCH BREAD PUDDING CAST IRON BLUEBERRY COBBLER

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 362 people are saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
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3.9
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4.2
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Guess1
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

TJ
vipTracyJ
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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
94 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.

PF
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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TinaH
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with impeccable service. We opted to eat out on the sidewalk and it was a lovely night. Our server was friendly and efficient and the food was incredible. Will definitely visit again.

JV
JVMc
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were looking for a date night location close to our downtown hotel, a place where we could enjoy a nice meal and chat. We found that The Yard exceeded our expectations, both in atmosphere and our meal choices. The food and wine was amazing, and the wait staff were attentive to our needs without being at our table constantly. We were definitely glad we chose The Yard to celebrate.

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Hnb123
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were closed and were not serving brunch until the following week. I called the restaurants two days before my reservation and they didn’t say they closed at 12.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely terrible experience. Took a couple of very large clients and were there over 2 hours. Very slow service, several entrees not available that we were not made aware of until 20 minutes after ordering, food was cold when it finally did arrive, and several had to be sent back for being undercooked. Under no circumstances would I recommend anyone attempt to eat here.

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LanceP
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Food was actually pretty good but the poor service spoiled what could have been an enjoyable experience. They only had one salt shaker for the restaurant (it seemed) we got to borrow from another table for about 3 minutes, had to bus our own table between courses and they were totally unprepared for the evening.

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Ehhhhh
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Nothing special about the food. Bartender seemed preoccupied or just didn’t care to serve us

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Trish
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing atmosphere. Courteous waiter and delicious food. 10 out of 10!

JM
vipJohnM
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Went to brunch on Sunday. Made reservation but there was no need we we’re 1 of 4 or 5 tables max. The service was horrible. The waiter simply was not friendly and you could tell had not been trained on an upscale services. Arguably I wouldn’t want his service any where regardless of pricing. He didn’t have the common courtesy etiquette, was forgetful, not responsive at all, I would have rather ordered from a kiosk. The food was excellent but I was highly disappointed because of the service. One the tables complained on him. The other waiter looked sloppy and it just set a bad tone.

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vipLeahS
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Beautiful hotel and restaurant. The food was good and I would say average. I think the pricing in the drinks are a little over priced with not a great drink selection of specialty drinks. I got the southern fried chicken and it was definitely good. The wedge salad needed more dressing. I would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, we will be back.

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TedP
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. We had the steak and the grouper both cooked perfectly and the sunchokes were a pleasant surprise. A must visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Very poor service. Entree came with wrong vegetables on 2 plates. Did not offer to bring us what we actually ordered.

TM
TorreyM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at The Yard and it was fantastic! Yes, it was pricey but the food, service and ambiance were worth it. We are looking forward to going back again.

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AndreaN
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The atmosphere is awesome. Pretty venue. Our server Julie was super nice and pleasant. Food was not good. Appetizer ( lentil fritter) was dry, bland and served cold. We sent it back. The spinach salad was ok. We split an entree - steak, mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts - even though the mashed potatoes were delicious, the meat was also cold. Very disappointing, specially because our first visit was great. I won’t be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Service was great and drinks were delicious! We ordered the the roasted oysters and they were yummy, as well! Unfortunately our meal did not live up to the drinks and appetizers. Our chicken was really dry and tough, as well as the potatoes served with it. The creamed spinach was the highlight of dinner. We left there and went to the rooftop bar, Moonshine (also at the Eleyton) and ended up ordering and enjoying pizza, there.

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Amery
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Valentine’s Date night

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MamaFrog
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Really good food. Service was lacking. When we arrived it was as if we’d never made a reservation. We ordered drinks but it was quite a while before we got them. Our entrees were delivered to our table except for my husband’s. By the time he received his, we were all finished with ours. The management did comp the meal however. The restaurant is very nicely decorated and spacious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!!! The ambiance was wonderful! Ebony was a fantastic waitress! Enjoyed it tremendously! Will be back and will tell our friends!

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diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The service was deplorable. It took us 45 minutes to get our food. The hostess even interrupted our order to talk to the waiter about another table's order. We will not go again. The atmosphere is great but we have tried this place three times and each time didn't get good service.

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KurtF
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Yard is just a beautiful place. The decor is actually kind of eclectic, being a fusion of the old-world elegance that is the Elyton Hotel combined with modern urban affectations that seemed to fit quite well. I mean this is a gorgeous restaurant. The food was DELICIOUS! Our servers were very nice and cordial and just plain easy to get along with. We did order some strange drinks that we're not certain how the bartenders figured out what we wanted, but everyone seemed happy. It's a little on the pricey side, but not out of sight, especially if you're planning a special evening out. I thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience.

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walknshake
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I was pretty disappointed after having had a stellar first experience here a year or so ago. Four friends and I were headed to the Apollo Ball and I recommended The Yard as our pre-ball dinner. Apparently that was a popular choice, as the restaurant was instantaneously filled with people in formal wear all headed to the same event when we arrived at 6 p.m.

Unfortunately, the restaurant seemed ill-prepared for the simultaneous crowd despite the fact that there were still several empty tables the entire time we were there. Our server was simultaneously waiting on at least two other large groups, all of whom were seated at the same time as we were and needed to leave at the same time as we did (by 7:45.) Therefore, service was infuriatingly slow from start to finish and I spent most of the meal staring at the time. My water glass wasn’t refilled once and we had to forego desert and leave two glasses of wine half full on the table because we just had to go. By 7:30, multiple tables were waving down servers trying to get their checks. We had to literally chase our server down to get ours. Additionally, everyone in our group noted that their food was incredibly salty. Between us, we had fish, steak, meatloaf and chicken and the meatloaf was the only dish that wasn’t completely oversalted. My chicken was barely edible. We’d have sent them back but there was just no time.

It was really just kind of a mess and not at all what one would expect for a $400 meal for five. I was embarrassed that it was such a poor representation of a restaurant I’d highly recommended based on a really good previous experience there. I won’t make that mistake again. I hope they work out their issues because the venue is exquisite and the menu really should be exceptional when properly prepared and served.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

My Birthday— Bar and wait staff were a delight. The food, however, stood as the marker for its polar opposite.

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dwwhite
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was good and the ambiance was great as well as the food.

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vipCatR
Birmingham
18 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here brunch twice and it’s been very good. I love the decor and the service is good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience5

We had a group of 12 for Sunday brunch, and when we arrived, the restaurant was virtually empty which we found surprising. I was seated at the head of the table, and the waitress asked my husband and I if we wanted coffee and got it for us. Several minutes later I noticed nobody else had anything other than water and I asked my husband if we were the only coffee drinkers, and he said she had not asked anyone else if they wanted any or taken any other drink orders. She finally came back, and a few people ordered coffees and teas. We had to ask more than once where they were, and getting refills was next to impossible. We asked for more creamer for the table, and she brought 2 and set them together at one end of the table, not very conducive for a table of 12! Four of us ordered eggs Benedict, and all 4 of them came with hard boiled eggs instead of poached eggs. That is not eggs Benedict - a brunch staple that I would expect any cook to know how to make properly. The others seemed to enjoy their food - the French toast and chicken and waffles were a hit!

We mentioned the egg situation, and they did offer to remake our meals, but we did not have time for that. The manager was very accommodating and took money off our bill and offered for us to come back to make it up to us. I am willing to give them another try, but my husband was upset about the very poor service by our waitress and he is not convinced he wants to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

They were closed....we drove all the way there and despite saying open on their website and on OpenTable the doors were locked and lights were off.

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The Yard - Birmingham is rated 3.8 stars by 362 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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