Toast Birmingham

4.4
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504 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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Casual comfortable yet whimsical atmosphere featuring a cozy outdoor patio and the open air living room setting of the "Blue Room". Serving artfully prepared, progressive American fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner, an eclectic wine list, craft cocktails, extensive local craft beer list, local music and the friendliest service!

Award winning Executive Chef Chris Gadulka joined the Toast team in August 2015. His use of unique ingredients; wild cultivated mushrooms, sustainable products, local produce, naturally grown and sustainable proteins adds an exciting take on the already Award winning Toast kitchen. Awarded Best Breakfast in Detroit area for the 15th year in a row. Awarded "Neighborhood Gem" and Diner Choice Award by Open Table for the second year. Named "Best Restaurants in Michigan" , Urban Spoon, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Patio Seating and Open Air dining
Winter Hours
Breakfast: Monday: 7am - 4pm Tue - Friday: 7:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday: 8:00am - 4:30pm; Sunday: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Lunch: Monday - Friday : 11:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(248) 258-6278
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Myles McVay
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Private party facilities
We can accommodate 20 - 50 for private dining.
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Private party contact
Tony Minicilli: (734) 716-4405
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Catering
Contact: Catering@eatattoast.com

Host at Toast, No matter the occasion, our staff works with you to create a memorable occasion featuring unique cuisine and a high level of service! The Blue room at Toast is a wonderful venue for more intimate gatherings or meetings. It Can service 35 seated and 60 people for a cocktail party or passed Hors d'oeuvres affair. Whether an Evening Party, Lunch with Friends, Business meeting or Family celebration; Toast offers a distinct dining experience.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Maple
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Parking details
Plenty of street parking and public lot is less than a block away and is free for first two hours!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.2
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HT
Detroit
19 reviews
Reviewed on July 10, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

"See and be seen" place but the food is the star. Peope line up for breakfast here for a reason and the waits on weekends can be very long. But you can spend the time people watching--it's popular with local celebs.

JP
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Somebody screwed up, either open table or toast. We arrived for a reservation and found them closed! I feel somebody should’ve called us and notified us that they were not open! Whose responsibility was it? Toast or open table. Many times when you make a reservation with OpenTable you don’t go into the restaurants website so you are assuming that the reservation is made and the restaurant is open. We were very disappointed and disgusted with with the way this was handled!

NF
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere

1
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Butternut soup was consistency of pudding. Wait staff was very nonchalant and very noisy

C
Detroit
62 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interesting menu with some nice options, good spot for lunch. Avacado toast is great as it tomato soup with grilled cheese. Nice salads. Reasonably priced.
Miss ratatouille dish that used to be on the menu. That was one of best things I’ve had there. Hope they roll bring it back. Also more healthy, lower calorie options would be nice.

KJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I’ve eaten here before for brunch and it was great, but the dinner menu is very limited and their “special” when I ate there with my husband on a Friday night (crab cakes over greens) was poor and a waste of money. Value was just not there - if you are going to put crab cakes on a menu, do them right! We left feeling hungry because neither of us wanted to finish the dish. Recommend this place focus on brunch/lunch and not try to please a discerning dinner crowd. It might work elsewhere, but not Birmingham. And not for the prices they charge. All that said, service was great and decor is fun. But the place was empty on a Friday night - perhaps another sign we made a bad choice in restaurant for date night.

CN
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The food isn't that great but the ambiance and location is worth the higher prices for breakfast. I had the Plain Jane French Toast. It was ok.

LH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place to catch breakfast when we’re in town from Dallas. Maya was AWESOME, very attentive and friendly. I always get the beet omelette but I got the spicy California this time. Sooo good! Cinnamon challah toast, mimosas, bloody marys... all awesome!

PR
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

If you’re looking for a unique brunch place. Try Toast

L
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

People who go for dinner on sundays should be aware that the dinner menu is the BREAKFAST menu. Very disappointing as there was no way to know that from their web site.

RB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I’ve been to Toast in the past and really enjoyed it. I was disappointed that the Sunday dinner menu is still just brunch - too restrictive. Atmosphere also didn’t feel as special / cozy...felt more like the kind of place where you’d work off a hangover.

OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Marco provided wonderful, friendly and prompt service. Food was delicious with good portions. Music was too loud. We could not hear each other at the table.

SR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming here! Definitely recommend the Chicken and Waffles Benny with Grits! I wish there was more space for seats because I was there with my family and our seats kept getting hit from others trying to get in their seats.

NC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The food was good but service was slow even though the restaurant was not crowded. Kept looking for waitress. Didn't have our drink choices (muscato wine, frozen daiquiris). Ambiance was more casual than expected, compared to website photos.

SL
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was fantastic. The food was wonderful. No regrets! I'll definitely be coming back.

RP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good service. Generous portions. Accommodating for small changes in offered menu items.

AR
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent omelette. Enjoyed the option of the all-day brunch on Sunday. The service was somewhat slow despite it being not very busy. Thankfully the food was still top notch! Best breakfast place there is, hands down!

5
Naples
26 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Toast is probably best for breakfast and lunch. They have an eclectic menu of comfort foods. I wish there were more dinner entrees. It's a fun, funky place.

F
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had and l
oved the Brussels sprout & salmon salad.

C
Detroit
62 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Interesting menu, good food, good service in a cute location. Always enjoy eating there.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and the food was good

OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and the food, would definitely recommend

OT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was very good and we will be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. As always food and service was outstanding

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed a great family brunch.

L
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Patio service was slow

OT
St. Louis
21 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the ambiance of this quaint restaurant. Great for out of towners that want to see the best of Birmingham! Glad we decided to go there for breakfast.

H
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Wish they still had their old menu. Waiter was pretty absent and seemed irritated. Overall feel like things have gone downhill. Wasn’t very busy but restaurant a few doors down was packed so may just try that one next time. If you want breakfast for dinner you may like this place.

LT
Tucson
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What I love about Toast is that you can sit and enjoy fabulous food without feeling rushed. I arrived half an hour early to meet friends, and the waitress kept me well supplied with iced tea while I was waiting. We had a leisurely brunch (absolutely scrumptious food for all four of us) and sat talking for a good hour afterward. During that time she kept checking on whether we needed more drinks but never rushed us.

Toast has a creative, well thought out menu with something for everyone. The food is great quality and always delicious. The lemon poppyseed waffles with blueberry lavender compote was to die for. Equally wonderful were the various Bennies. I only wish that I lived closer and could visit more often!

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect come home from
Travel work date brunch.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall1food1service5ambience3

The silverware was disgustingly dirty. And when new sets were given to us, the replacements were equally gross. The menu was very disappointing and not what was displayed online. One burger had to be sent back because it was very well done. Not happy, and will never go back.

S
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

6 people very happy with each of their meals and a very nice waitress

OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent server. Good food.

b
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service. We come here often and enjoy the food and service.

F
Detroit
65 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The Chicken & Waffle is to die for! Wow, it’s delicious. The Brussels Sprouts for appetizer is just as good. They have Happy Hour Tuesday to Thursday from 3pm-9pm. Half off drinks and appetizers. Great place. Definitely going back soon.

JL
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Service was slow and a few mistakes were made. 2 of the meals were undercooked. They have been better in the past.

t
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone in our party really enjoyed their food, and the service was outstanding

d
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Visited with out-of-town friends. First time for all of us. I had tomato soup --very good. Friends had French onion soup(she loved it) and tomato soup + grilled cheese--very good. Very cute inside!

HB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated in a room around the corner from the entrance, so it was nice and fairly quiet. The room at the main entrance was quite lively and would have been harder to have a conversation. The food was great - we chose delicious customized omelets!

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Food was great but took longer than usual to get; others seated after us had their food before we did.