Tom Brown's Restaurant

4.6
714 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Madison’s Best Steak and Seafood Restaurant.

Tom Brown’s Restaurant specializes in wet aged hand-cut Prime Angus beef, the freshest seafood flown in, and house-made entrees. We serve only exceptional food with authentic hospitality. On the wetter side, choose from house craft beers, an extensive wine list, and signature hand crafted cocktails.

With two large, covered patios, a spacious dining room, and custom 30 foot long bar, Tom Brown’s has plenty of space to enjoy food, family and friends in a casual, welcoming environment!

For special occasions, please contact us directly to see how we can help make your event special.

For additional information and policies regarding COVID-19 visit www.TomBrownsRestaurant.com.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 714 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fathers Day and son’s birthday!

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GinaP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Scott was excellent! Food was superb and we are planning to return soon!!

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GeorgeS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Meal, including desert was excellent.
Service was superb.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was patient and wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!

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PhilJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service. Nice variety to accommodate the pickiest eaters. Wide variety of beer, wine, and cocktails. Tends to be a bit on the expensive side, but overall it was a very nice experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

It was a 65 birthday celebration. Very disappointing.

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Linn
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have great service! The food is delicious! Drinks are great! The Tom Brown chess dessert with berry compote is excellent!

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Kthomas
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Went for the first time for our anniversary. My steak was extremely undercooked, basically seared. Took over 10 minutes to get my steak back, my husband was already finished with his dinner by the time I got mine. They comped dessert because of this issue. The waiter was not very attentive throughout our time there, and while the food was tasty, it was not worth the money spent. $130 for two entrees (filet and bison), a mixed drink, and soda water. They charged $3 for soda water and charged for refills as well. I’ve never been to a restaurant like this that charged for refills on nonalcoholic beverages (most restaurants don’t charge anything at all for soda water). We felt nickeled and dimed. We heard so many great things about Tom Brown’s, maybe our expectations were too high.

JB
JohnB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time now...Amazing menu options however the wine selection could use little more improvement on quality wines and increase regions of the selections.

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vipRachelG
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Ordered a Ribeye that was mostly grizzle. Server was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and experience. Wonderful ambiance. Crab claws were exceptional. Steak was fantastic. Finally a local place with fresh seafood options.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated ourUAH graduate. Wonderful food and desserts. Great service and friendly staff. Highly recommend is the escargot.

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Ron9311
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going and it will not be the last. From the start, the service was excellent and the food was outstanding. 5 stars all the way and would definitely recommend going!

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BradI
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maggie absolutely killed it while bringing us food, drinks, and dessert! The filet Mignon was delicious as was my wife’s Shrimp and Grits! Looking forward to returning very soon!

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EmilyW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth the price! It was our first time there but we will be back!

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vipJET58
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Second time celebrating an anniversary at TB.
Our server (Amy) was very friendly and attentive.
The bison was amazing.

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DavidD
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was seated first right in middle of restaurant and asked to change. They put us in corner near the bar and was in very good place. Would have also loved sitting outside. Food was great, service was outstanding. Good dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

25th Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Appetizers were wonderful. Fish and steak uncooked- had to send back. Not very professional about this. They literally took the meat from our plates to put back on the grill. Vegetables were ok- definitely not worth the money. Coffees came out 10 minutes apart. No cream and sugar for several minutes. Had to ask for spoons. Dessert was meh. Overall, disappointing and definitely not up to par with other comparable restaurants. Dinner for 2 was still $200 despite discount for entrees. We may have just come on a bad night. I will give them another try another time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters rock!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was super celebrated anniversary

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RRT256
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellence! Top shelf in every way. We love it and hope to become regulars. Hats off to everyone at Tom Brown!

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Mary
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great atmosphere and great food! Will definitely dine again!

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DavidS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had the fish. It was cooked medium but slightly cooked unevenly. The server was excellent. The price was more than I would expect for the dish I received.

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AdamL
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinning in the Tennessee Valley. Tom walks around and interacts with his guests. No other owner does that.

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GlendaN
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal at Tom Brown's Restaurant. Everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again amazing food!!! We really enjoyed our meal.. We will definitely be back soon..

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Aggiebob
Birmingham
17 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. Fried green tomatoes had a hint of peppery spiciness. We had the filet mignon and ribeye. Both were to have been cooked medium but the tenderloin was slightly over cooked. Still very good. Loaded baked potatoes comes with french onion flavored sour cream. Unique. Overall, we will come back for special occasions. They are a bit pricey for a regular rotation stop.

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AngelaS
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Redfish with veggies along with crab cake loved it!

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Bone55
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Steak was undercooked, but everything else was fine .it really didn’t match the price for me .

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35758Lifer
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was amazing...again. The one hiccup in the night was that our waitress was a little unresponsive. We ordered the clams - which are amazing - and five of them didn’t open while being cooked. She asked how they were and I told her that they tasted great, but several of them never opened, so we couldn’t eat them. Her response was, “I’m sorry about that.”

{ Insert a Blank Stare emoji here }

I would’ve assumed that she would’ve done something to make this right. At the very least, she should’ve taken the five clams back and put them back in the steamer for a minute or two. So, I was a little disappointed with her lack of attention to this.

That being said, this was not a dealbreaker, and we will definitely be back. However, I’d prefer not to be seated at one of her tables next time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and recommended everyone going there! Look forward to going back!

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RandyB
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tom Browns never disappoints! Had an amazing meal and the usual Tomahawk Ribeye cooked exactly as I like it. Food is always amazing and the staff is always friendly. The hostess/manager upfront is always great when we go there.

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TarshaH
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service,food, and absolutely amazing atmosphere! Highly recommended and my husband and I will definitely visit again.

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LaurieL
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tom Brown’s is our favorite! Casual to upscale dress. Family friendly. Whether it is date night or a celebration of a birthday/anniversary/graduation it is the perfect place!

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vipJennifermcb
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Late Mother’s Day Dinner from the kids.

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FranR
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good...great service!!! We will certainly be back!!

FAQs

Tom Brown's Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 714 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.