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Yard Dining Room - The Yard - Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

The Yard - Birmingham

4.5
4.5
638 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Southern
Welcome to The Yard in Birmingham, Alabama, where Elevated Dutch-Southern Fusion takes center stage. Indulge in a culinary journey crafted by Executive Chef Shellbie King, whose expertise transforms hearty, rich, and soulful ingredients into exquisite dishes. The warm ambiance envelops you in Southern charm, with decor featuring reclaimed wood, leather accents, and artful touches. Immerse yourself in a dining experience where every detail, from the menu to the lighting, contributes to a memorable fusion of flavors and hospitality.

We serve breakfast and dinner weekly, and we serve breakfast, brunch, and dinner on weekends. We are happy to accommodate large groups! Please call the restaurant directly for parties of 7 or more. Any reservation created online for parties of 7 or more, including those created as multiple smaller parties, will not be honored.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Southern, Wine Bar, American
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:30 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–9:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–1:00 pm Bar Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (205) 226-9298
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Shellbie King
  • Catering
    Please email sales@elytonhotel.com for further information.
  • Private party facilities
    Please email sales@elytonhotel.com for further information.
  • Neighborhood
    Birmingham
  • Cross street
    20th St
  • Parking details
    Valet available on 1st Avenue North
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 638 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Alabama

    Innovative

  • Alabama

    Great for fine wines

  • Alabama

    Romantic

  • Birmingham

    Great for brunch

  • Birmingham

    Innovative

  • Birmingham

    Great for fine wines

  • Birmingham

    Romantic

638 Reviews
  1. BryanR

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the better burgers in Birmingham, and excellent service.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was relaxing, enjoyed our meal and the wait staff was very attentive.

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  3. LoriE

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I was looking for a place for brunch near Birmingham Museum of Art. Every other place anywhere nearby was already booked. There is a reason that during a very popular brunch time in Birmingham, the Yard has plenty of availability. I believe our waitress was new, and that is understandable she would be slower. There was hardly anyone in the restaurant, and everyone was having slow service. Even though the restaurant was mostly empty, the host seated us right next to another table. The two women were loudly facetiming with someone else for a very lengthy time. It was extremely loud and annoying to the point that once our food came, our group moved to the opposite side of the restaurant. While the restaurant can’t be blamed for rude patrons, there’s no need to seat people directly next to each other in a otherwise empty room. This is a very lovely venue in a very popular area. I don’t know what the overall problem is, but I would guess as usual, in these situations it would be management.

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  4. Aleena

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the Valentine's day Package. Food was outstanding. I loved my Sangria:)

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  5. KeithT

    Alabama

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I had pre-requested a booth but when I got there was taken to a 2 seat table with seating across from my girlfriend. I had to ask for the sidebyside section, but they were able to adjust on the fly, just glad we had an early reservation. Just to note, we prefer sidebyside seating and did pre-request it. I had also requested 2 red roses in a vase on table to signify our second valentines, which obviously did not materialize. Why ask for special perks when they don't happen. The waiter, ambiance and the food was great, no arguments there at all.

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  6. HappyH

    Atlanta Metro

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a pleasant surprise as we looked for a new weekday breakfast spot. We will be back.

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  7. LarryS

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are so glad we tried The Yard. It’s our new favorite place. The food is 5 star awesome and the drinks are too!!

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  8. MichA

    Key West

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The burger was delicious! And they have the best Old Fashion!

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  9. linette

    Atlanta Metro

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant with a short walk to Lyric Theatre. Nice food selection and staff are very pleasant. The bar was pleasantly busy after the show!

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  10. JamesR

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our meal very much, I had braised steak and my wife had the fish. Both were delicious.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service, atmosphere, and the food truly amazed me! Root Beer Braised Short Rib…. Do not hesitate to try! Will most definitely be back!

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  12. Langtryj

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Date nite with my husband, and the food was great, the restaurant was nice and clean, music nice and low, and waiters were sweet, helpful snd professional! Enjoyed our outing so much as we talked and loved on each other.

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  13. SheriM

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinners were truly delicious and unique. The presentation was gorgeous for both our plates. My husband had the steak with potatoes and caramelized onions, and I ordered the market fish with purple risotto, Brussel sprouts, crispy sunchokes and micro greens. Skylar was our server and he was fully attentive and checked with us throughout our dinner. The decor is elegant with exposed brick walls and heavenly lighting. If you are celebrating anything or simply wish for a fabulously prepared dinner, The Yard is the place to go!

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  14. JasmineS

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had to make reservations and the restaurant wasn't full, only one waiter he did a good job.

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  15. Jenn

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Worst restaurant I have been to. Food was terrible, not one of the 4 of us enjoyed anything. it took over 30 mins for our server to come to our table. We had a reservation. Special menu @$100 per person, not listed on their website. First course was frozen cheese, second a "salad" which consisted of radicchio and two tiny slivers of some citrus. Main dish of duck, approximately 2 ozs. If that. Soggy asparagus and flavorless potatoes. Dessert was dry crumbly cake with a bitter red pear slice on top. Bill was $300 for two. Special cocktail menu had 2 drinks they could not make because they did not have liquor for them.There was 2 other diners in rear, and a group of 6 walk ins ordering drinks. We overhard them ask if they were accepting people with no reservations. They had two rounds and checks before we were even asked.I've been wanting to eat here for some time and extremely disappointed. I'd give negative stars if I could.

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  16. DanyD

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So delicious and a perfect spot for a nice dinner before an event at the Alabama theater. 

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  17. NatalieH

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time to The Yard. We were spending NYE at The Elyton and decided to eat at The Yard and partook in their pre-fixed NYE menu. Our waiter was fabulous! He was helpful with describing dishes. Every course was delectable!!! Left very satisfied!

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  18. RickMcD

    Atlanta Metro

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a find! Downtown B’ham. Got seated right away, server showed up with water, always a good start to the service. K and I ordered the hummus, the kale Caesar and 2 burgers. Just couldn’t have been any better prepared (#delicious)or plated. Hostess, waitress and food server were all super engaged in making our experience a great one. And it was !!

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  19. Kumquat

    Alabama

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The braised pork rib, grits, and greens were delicious. We appreciated this recommendation by our server. The restaurant was quiet which was good for conversation. It was not crowded at all which surprised us as Open Table only showed two time slots available for reservations. More folks should try it!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my wife here for our anniversary. We thoroughly enjoyed the food that was prepared for us in a timely manner and the professionalism and personal touch of our wait staff. Thanks for helping us make this night a truly special one!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks were really expensive, service was great. Food was very good.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Julia was our server and was very pleasant and helpful. Short ribs were scrumptious.

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  23. JohnA

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent cuisine and hospitality! Will repeat visit!

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  24. SheilaS

    Alabama

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We both had the pork chop. It was wonderful. The host was friendly and courteous. Our server, David was able to make recommendations and we tried them. I would definitely go here again!

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  25. Tami

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. The smoked salmon toast was phenomenal. The dinning room is beautiful. The service was fantastic. I would absolutely recommend it for a quaint sophisticated elegant dining experience.

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  26. CheriJ

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff are very nice and always checking on you. Good wine list.

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  27. BillB

    Mississippi

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great breakfast.

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  28. ChristineC

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fantastic but limited menu and still on Summer menu in October

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service took too long. Food was mediocre. Waitress was nice but wasn’t present very often.

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  30. cynthiah

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the server was very nice! The only reason I gave it four stars overall was due to the limited menu. I’d recommend it though.

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  31. Debbie

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Greeter was courteous and we got sat right away. The restaurant was empty. Our server started out polite and helpful. He for got about us after we received our apps and drinks. Did not come back to take our dinner order. We noticed no one else around, fortunately the chef walked by and asked him for our server. Selection of wines by the glass was not my favorite. Our meal was superb!!!!!! Totally made up for the evening. The place is beautiful and the dinner was amazing. Customer service needs work.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, great service. Our waiter was very passionate about food and helped us decide on what to get.

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  33. KayeC

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were glad to get last-minute reservations and were blown away by the smoked trout dip and the trout entree. Super service from Monica and the team. We hope to return on our next B’ham trip.

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  34. ashleyl

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate a last minute dinner at the Yard while staying at its host hotel the Elyton and had a great experience. Our server David was fantastic. Friendly, helpful and attentive. And the food was equally as good. The meal definitely hit the spot after a long day of traveling.

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  35. JoshuaM

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was very peaceful and elegant. The food and drinks were all well made. Our server was very nice and engaged with us regularly through the meal. The Elyton has very nice amenities.

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  36. KevinL

    New York City

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We were going to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Only as we were seated was this acknowledged after that nothing special. The heirloom tomato s on the salad were hard and I don’t think heirloom at all. Some bruised brown peaches and hard unripe peaches were on the salad.The French fries were nice and crispy. Very disappointing overall.

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  37. StewK

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and everything was good but the food was not. It wasn’t gross but it was far from good and the portions were small.

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  38. HTomash

    Alabama

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    No atmosphere and small menu. It used to be better.

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  39. BHMDiner

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    7:00 on a Tueday night, the place was dead. Nice and quiet, but really quiet and the lights were way up. Kind of a strange vibe.

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  40. PeterD

    Chicago

    55 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We had reservations at 12:30. We arrived at 12:28 and by the time the server approached the table it was 12:40. At that time he told us the kitchen closes at 1pm so if we wanted food, we had to order at that time. Food was good not great. Avocado toast had a small spread of avocado on less than half the toast. Egg on burger over cooked and waffle was flavorless. Amount of food was good and traditional breakfast looked great. At 1:20, we cashed out with the server and about 10 minutes later with plates still on the table, they turned off the lights. Not some of the lights….ALL THE LIGHTS! I walked to the kitchen and hollered but no one was there. They literally left us in the dark restaurant with what appeared to be by ourselves. We walked out the front door (push bar so it locked when you left) and as we walked by we caught the bartender sound asleep on the coach in the lounge area. Why take reservations if they can’t serve us that late? Why not say you need to leave instead of turning the lights out and abandoning us? Unreal!

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FAQs

The Yard - Birmingham offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (205) 226-9298.

The Yard - Birmingham is rated 4.5 stars by 638 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Yard - Birmingham

1928 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

Additional information

  • Cross street
    20th St
  • Neighborhood
    Birmingham
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:30 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–9:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–1:00 pm Bar Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Southern, Wine Bar, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet available on 1st Avenue North
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Shellbie King
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (205) 226-9298
  • Catering
    Please email sales@elytonhotel.com for further information.
  • Private party facilities
    Please email sales@elytonhotel.com for further information.
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