The Yard - Birmingham

4.2
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304 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!

Terms and Conditions:

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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join for us dinner Thanksgiving evening in The Yard. Enjoy a special menu, in addition to our regular menu custom designed by our Chef.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us for dinner Christmas Eve, with special creations from our Chef, in addition to our regular menu.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Join us for dinner Christmas Day! We are open normal hours.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us for New Year's Eve - with live entertainment!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Mon - Fri 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 9:00PM

What 304 People Are Saying
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JC
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Extremely disappointed in this experience. Service was mediocre at best - no clue about wine, left app plates on table al meal, etc.

Food was equally disappointing- billed as great southern fair it was not. Served cold and very ordinary.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I honestly feel bad for the servers who work here because this is the worst food I’ve had in a restaurant probably in my life. I’ve never sent a meal back, but after receiving the miso grouper, the yellow rice was undercooked but somehow soupy, topped with old hard mushrooms and disgusting fish. The crab apple salad had old smelly crab, and there was one other table in the entire restaurant. Plus the valet charges $15. Never going back.

SM
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, friendly staff, good food. Quick spot to drop in for a bite.

SS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Good food but really bad service. We had to wave down the server for utensils, to have our water glass removed and waited forever for drinks/coffee and dessert. An example was one cocktail was served and then we waited 5 minutes for the second cocktail to be brought to the table. The table was not cleared appropriately between courses. Would NOT recommend. There are much better restaurants in Birmingham at this price point.

HH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Food was pretty good, a little over priced for the quality. There are several excellent restaurant choices within walking distance that are priced similar but food quality much better. Nice ambiance. Service was abysmal. I’ve never been less waited on in my life. Probably wouldn’t come back here again.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a beautiful restaurant. The lobby is gorgeous and the roof top bar is fun to go to before and/or after. The staff is so pleasant and fun. Everyone needs to add this restaurant to their favorites list!

OT
Birmingham
89 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious steak

JD
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! The Steak was incredible as was the Grouper

MA
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Mediocre food. server did not bother offering any specials or drinks (re: not even mentioning bloody mary bar - we had the open table special which was questioned, mimosas, or tap list). Repeated poor service. Way too loud with too many large groups (baby shower, odd brunch, and live music).

OT
Birmingham
89 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, great service

V
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife for our anniversary and we both enjoyed the food and atmosphere great place to dine.

OT
Birmingham
89 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambience, excellent service, delicious food. I recommend.

OT
Birmingham
89 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was amazing. He service was outstanding. I had the steak medium rare. It was to die for... I recommend.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful venue with attractive and attentive staff. The live painting with Jon Osborne was a nice thing to be a part of

WD
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The kitchen was extremely slow, taking 25-minutes to get out our four (4) brunch orders with the dining room not even one-third filled. Our server did her best to keep us updated but when the food finally arrived is was warm but not hot. With the exception of the Grits, the food was average at best with the French Toast being a total disappointment. The cost was many times higher than the quality of the product served. We will not be returning and will not recommend this to others.

DJ
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a very nice place to dine!
The atmosphere set a good mood!!

OT
Birmingham
89 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was amazing. The service was excellent. Ashley was a great bartender and server. She serves with a great smile. The food was delicious. I had the wedge salad and steak medium rare. We had a great experience. Thanks.

LC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Yard was great! My boyfriend and I both got Grandma May’s Fried Chicken and we both loved it! It was a piece for boneless fried chicken breast with white gravy on top of mashed potatoes and collard greens. I usually don’t like collard greens but these were great! Would highly recommend!

VR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately, the atmosphere was amazing. Our server Semonia was exceptional. She went out of her way to make our Aunt's birthday special! Our food not only tasted delicious, it was beautiful! The final icing on the cake was when the hostess, Haley asked the manager Elizabeth if we could see the roof top bar. This was a great experience all around, especially getting the private tour of the beautiful bar upstairs. Definitely a "must do" in Birmingham!

D
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great, but mimosas were priced a little high.

KR
Birmingham
17 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good!!

OT
Birmingham
89 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was amazing. The food was delicious. The service can be improved, but the overall experience was great.

TH
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

They put a lot of thought into their menu and food selection. Preparation was really good and presentation was very nice. Rooftop bar was a great place to start the evening. We should have gone up after dinner to see the city lights. Next time.

OT
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was underwhelming, service was extremely slow. Very expensive for the quality of food served.

M
Birmingham
34 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The Yard is different. On a Saturday, there was no crowd. The last time I dined at the Yard was about a year ago. It was busy, and the food and menu were very high end. The only thing that remains the same are the prices. In terms of food quality and creativity.....very significant downturn. I asked the bar keep what happened....he said there is a whole new staff running the restaurant. I will absolutely not be back.

OT
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great time! Felt the sides were very sparse compared to other restaurants of similar price points. That being said, what was provided was very tasty!

NJ
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was very slow, but the food was good. The saffron shrimp was particularly tasty but was $16 for 5 or 6 medium shrimp and a few pieces of toasted baguette slices. We were there for brunch. I had to ask the bartender to get someone to come bring us the bill after we had not seen our waiter for more than 20 minutes or so. We had reservations but had to wait for a while for a table although the table was empty when we got there and there were not many people in the restaurant. It even took 10-15 minutes to get the three orange juices we ordered from the bar while we waited for the table. No other customers were at the bar. Perhaps they were short staffed. One of our group had a good bit of food left and wanted a take out container but it took so long to get the bill that we did not want to wait for anything else. The guy playing the guitar and singing was awesome.

OT
Birmingham
89 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

The wedge salad was delicious. I ordered the sea bass. It was served with a really heavy sauce which ruined the taste of the fish. My date ordered the salmon which she said was delicious. The service was lacking tonight as well. Our server didn't check back with us very often. We had to ask another server for additional drinks, and it took 20 minutes to get them. Outrageous.

KB
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food and drinks! Service was nice! Music was good! Atmosphere is amazing!! Will definitely be back!

MD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

It was fine. Not bad, but there was nothing that jumped out to make me want to go back.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Had brunch there. Chocolate Omelette was outstanding. The Elyton Breakfast has potential, but the execution flaws killed it. Bacon was cooked to death. Grits were under cooked and crunchy. Biscuit was half raw dough. The grits were tasty, but inedible. The sausage gravy for the under baked biscuit was excellent. Just too many mistakes in execution. Won’t be back.

BA
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

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.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

AB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

NM
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
Tallahassee
9 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Just ok not going to go back portions were very small

MR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience3

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.

RC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

My fish was very salty and the risotto was undercooked.

KF
Mobile
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

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