The Bottle

4.7
1367 Reviews
$31 to $50
French American
The Bottle is a non-smoking restaurant that specializes in preparing entrees with classic French techniques using fresh, local ingredients.

***Please contact the restaurant directly if reserving for parties larger than 6.
***If a special or specific table or server request are needed please contact the restaurant directly. Call 256.704.5555
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Abner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Her scallops were perfect, as was my tuna. Nice wine list. We’ll go back,

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MaryW
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Heidi was an excellent server. We will request her in the future. As always a wonderful experience.

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OBWan
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wait staff. High quality food and drinks. They don’t rush you, so the vibe is to take your time and enjoy fine dining. Only issue was the wait time for cocktails. The bar tender section was overwhelmed. Need improvement there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful date night for my birthday. It was our first time at The Bottle and will definitely be back soon!! The atmosphere, cocktails, dinner and service were all amazing!!!

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MichaelU
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall1food1service3ambience5

We have been visiting The Bottle for special occasions since 2016. This was our Anniversary dinner and unfortunately this visit was no where as pleasant as our previous experiences. The water guy was amazing and thank goodness. My wife ordered a drink from the menu and I ordered a Diet Coke - we only received one filling and was never again asked if we would like a refill…thank goodness for the water guys. My steak is usually amazing but this time it was not good. I ordered the NY Prime, Medium Well. It came out Medium Rare. I had cut the steak in half to check and the steak that came back was the original steak and it looked as if it was microwaved and put back on the grill. When my steak returned it was over well done, charred to the crisp, and had been replated on the same plate with sauce just put on it as if was rushed and an inconvenience. We did receive a complimentary champagne toast and was offered a free dessert…we turned down the dessert as we had another timed event. I always recommend The Bottle to my travelers but this trip was not what we expected from The Bottle.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service.

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pauls
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Venison cooked perfectly. Filet melted like butter.

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BDinATL
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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DawnP
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We Love The Bottle. This was our 3rd time having an amazing dinner. Our server Jody was fantastic. He was attentive and very well informed of the restaurant, Chef and the menu ingredients. We love the place and hope it stays awesome for a very long time. Thanks again for a great night

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MaryM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We have been to The Bottle many times over the years. The food was very good, especially the pork dish and venison. The New York strip was average. We had a very pleasant waitress, but she may have had too many tables. The simple gin martini was over-priced, but the prices on all other items was expected.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Low key nicer restaurant

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TommyN
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As first time guests, we were seated immediately though a few minutes early to our reservation. We had the cheese appetizer, the wege salad and Ceasar, followed by the fillet and tenderloin. All were exceptional! Our top off for the evening was the Creme Brûlée which was delightfully refreshing with its fresh shortbread accompaniment. It was the most expensive meal my wife and I have shared in our 34 years, however, we will be back.

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MikeG
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was amazing and the service was great.

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KenW
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and friendly service. Always look forward to dining there again!

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Beedelish53
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We heard good things about this restaurant and couldn’t wait to try it. The atmosphere is great and wait staff is excellent. The food was good, not great. We started with a appetizer, crab cakes. It was very different than anything I have tasted. Ive had crab cakes all over the country and beyond and never tasted anything like it, it was tasty just very different. Next I had the okra salad. Not a big fan but the balsamic was excellent and made the salad. Next the entree it was so so, not anything to tell my friends and family to try. At last the desert, had the creme brûlée, my go to desert. But this time it failed. The topping wasn’t hard enough and the taste was off. Another just so so desert. The restaurant has great potential just needs some help with perfecting some of their dishes.

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vipShannonB
Birmingham
17 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have loved The Bottle for years. Been many times. We have been for Christmas Eve dinner for about 8 years in a row. It’s our tradition. The food is always good and we love Chef Andy!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Dinner at 6 pm. With reservations, table was ready when we arrived 10 minutes early. Were seated up stairs - which is kind of like sitting in my living room and not a restaurant. All the food was delicious (Salmon diner & Venison dinner). Room noise became an issue when the volume was ‘cranked’ up - fortunately our server turned jt down to a more manageable level. Our server ‘Micheal’ was spot on with taking care of us: a true professional. BLUF: food was great but a bit over priced. Server and staff absolute professionals. Ambiance - kind of like eating dinner in my grandma’s living room.

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John
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was impeccable, the Duck was excellent, the Fillet was just plain but cooked to perfection. As the room upstairs filled it became a little to loud for a quiet conversation. The tables were too close together. Overall a good experience for my wife’s birthday

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timm
Nashville
34 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent oysters, salad, steak, redfish and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday

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scottr
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Our server was very attentive. The food was very good. The reason for the 3 star is my steak was ordered med. rare but arrived well done. All other members of our party received their steak at the correct temp. The server offered to provide another steak however, when it was ready all of my guests had finished their meals.

My steak was comped as well as 2 deserts. This was a business Christmas dinner and was very disappointed to have the steak prepared so poorly.

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JimmyG
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our first trip to the Bottle to celebrate our anniversary. The food was outstanding as well as the service. We will definitely be back soon!

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SLong
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks are always incredible! I love coming here.

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mary
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service! Very closely seated to next table.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here and it was amazing. The food was outstanding and our server went above and beyond. We will definitely be returning!

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Patricia
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for a special night out!! We loved everything!!

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JoyceC
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment, friendly staff and delicious food

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Rich
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience1

I’ve been multiple times and as always the food has been good. What was incredibly disappointing was our table location. I had made reservations over a month in advance for a Friday night and instead of sitting in the main restaurant we were taken upstairs and sat in a small room (I didn’t know even existed). Tables were crammed together and was incredibly loud.

The food was served essentially room temperature and delivered like it was from a room service in a hotel.

Next time for a special occasion I will be going to another place downtown.

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herbt
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Charles, Jonas, and chef stopped by the table to wish us a happy 21st anniversary. The food, drinks and service were great as usual. We will be back again next year

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This is the third time we’ve tried the bottle, unfortunately it was not a charm.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. They have valet parking, which is helpful for downtown locations. We will definitely be back.

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EllaT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding as usual. Love The Bottle!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
18 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was very good. Really excellent. Waitress (Erika) was very funny and attentive. We were in a fairly small room where two tables of guests had met and were very loud. We were able to mostly hear each other but they did run off another table of diners.

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RobertW
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful. Of course it was expensive, as long as you know that up front you’ll have a great experience.

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Margy
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Waitress was very knowledgeable

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a surprise 50th wedding celebration in one of the event rooms. The service was beyond exceptional for a party size of 32. Morgan and Mike, our wait staff tending the party were so thoughtful and made sure our event had every need met so that we could enjoy the event. So many special touches from chef, event coordinator, Preston, to our servers. Would definitely recommend for a private event.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best filet I’ve ever had in my life. It literally melts in your mouth! So worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner.

FAQs

The Bottle offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (256) 704-5555.

The Bottle is rated 4.7 stars by 1367 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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