The Grill - Iron City

4.6
139 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Welcome to The Grill at Iron City! A casual atmosphere, while serving fine dining food using fresh, seasonal ingredients, The Grill always has a new entree in the works. Follow The Grill on Facebook to see what we have cooked up just for today. An excellent spot to enjoy dishes prepared by Birmingham's best chefs, with some of Alabama's best craft beers on tap!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary Southern, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Mon 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(205) 202-5483
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
22nd St
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Entertainment
Live music every Friday!
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Sports bar atmosphere but don't be fooled- the food and service are five star! I had a perfectly cooked and seasoned salmon entree. My husband enjoyed the wonderful southwestern shrinp and grits. Another member of our party had pork tacos with street corn which she said was scrumptious! And while you are eating, you get to enjoy the giant TV that covers the entire wall! Great place for relaxing with an unpretentious atmosphere and exceptional food! I definitely recommend!

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JC
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service, will definitely dine here again soon!

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LP
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch was fantastic! The food was excellent and there was an unbelievable variety. The staff were exceptional. I"ll be back next month for Sunday brunch!

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OT
Birmingham
45 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The monthly brunch at Iron City is the nicest brunch in Birmingham. The ambience is always amazing with excellent service and delicious food.

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AC
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the Sunday brunch! The music, bloody Mary’s and buffet were just what we needed to end a great weekend. Next time we find ourselves in Birmingham we will try our best to visit again.

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SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the vegetarian selections! The food was all very good, as usual. Tyler was an attentive and personable server. My friend had not been there before, but it’s now on her radar, too, and we’ll both be back!

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LS
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is awesome! I love the history of the building and the way it has been turned into a concert venue and restaurant. It adds so much to the area and I actually felt safe going here. A relative actually used to own this building when it was a car dealership in the 40's and 50's, so it has an extra special meaning to me. Love it! Food was great too!

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BP
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our delicious meal at Iron Ciry Cafe! It was the perfect location for a meal before our concert at Work Play Theater!

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K
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

overall a solid experience. good food, good service. casual and a big screen for sports fans

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BB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Ate there before a concert...Like a lot of people do. Why isn't that a choice?

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RS
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and fun atmosphere
For large group of people.

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OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Jazz brunch. Music was great. Fabulous homemade desserts. No service to speak of except at bar. Got your own coffee, water, etc.

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AP
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time for brunch and my husband & I will be back again.
Great selection of brunch items!
Thank you & keep up the excellent work.

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OT
Western KY
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun place! Large crowd there for the live music which made it hard to have conversation but the singer was great and had lots of fans there. The food was extremely good! We had the fried green tomatoes which were different and great. I had the Cuban sandwich and it was rock star quality! Our server was excellent and attentive and I will definitely be back and highly recommend it if you like live music, a lively restaurant and great food!!

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LH
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sunday brunch! The day we went there was a fantastic jazz band there, Swingus Khan. We were visiting from New York City, but can't wait to go back!

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LM
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great, this was my second time, and I am going to be a regular, the food is top shelf,I loved the music both times I have been,the server we had was great ,and more than anything I loved the relaxed atmosphere and casual dress . You have got to try Iron Cities Brunch . amen

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DH
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They more help cooking omelette. Was a very long line at that station. I felt like I didn’t eat 26.oo$ worth of food. For a big eater it would Be Great.

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JF
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was flavorful, and very impressive for the price point. Live music was being played, which always adds to the atmosphere. The service was a little slow initially, but picked up. I would highly recommend this place for date night!

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OM
Raleigh
44 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service was slow.
Food was not seasoned well.
Out of certain selections even though dining early.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Enjoyable experience. Nice music and good food.

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TN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Brunch was good. We were here on Mother's Day, and it was exceptional. A little bit more low key for a non-special occasion, but the service was great and food was good. Would have like a beef or turkey choice for the carving station in addition to the ham, which was the only meat they had.
Otherwise, would definitely recommend and would definitely come back

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AC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The monthly Bottomless Brunch was great! The food and music was on point. We look forward to going back.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!! Great drinks!! Great staff!!Great entertainment!! Excellent overall experience!! You will leave stuffed, lol..

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M
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fresh and well seasoned. The atmosphere is great for all occasion including friends getting together, sports watching and families with all age children.

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CC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

You were not that busy, so must have been understaffed server wise. We had to repeatedly ask our server for multiple items. Chris/Kris?? was friendly but needs educating on how to serve with promptness and efficiency. I would have rated higher except for this.

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LD
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at the Father's Day Bottomless Brunch. The prime rib was excellent. We definitely do brunch here again.

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BL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch in town. Awesome staff!

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H
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Horrible brunch experience unfortunately. Table was dirty. Crawfish were horrible. No table side service for drinks. Live music was so loud. Trumpet was blaring at the table. I would recommend for normal dinner when going to a concert but definitely not for any brunch or special occasion

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LS
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

We went for Father's Day brunch, and did not really have a good experience. We were all crammed into the table, and the chairs were stuck to the ground with ZERO room to get in and out. I had a dress on and ended up standing to eat, b/c I could not get into my chair without flashing the whole place.
The service was awful. Nobody picked up our plates after lunch, so we just kept piling them up. We never got drinks from our server despite ordering them three or four times. The bartenders were not very friendly or helpful as I navigated the bloody mary station. The folks working the food stations were nice as was the man at the front desk with the reddish hair and pretty baby. Everyone else was not worth coming back to visit.
The food was pretty good and the atmosphere would have been cool had I had space to sit down to eat without dirty plates piled in front of me.
The music was good although it was only live for a very short time. In two hours of being there during prime lunch hours, I think I only noticed the live portion listed 30 minutes max, and this was one of the main reasons we chose Iron City.

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d
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We decided to try this brunch for Father’s Day. It was better than we could have expected. The Buffett offered plenty of food choices from waffles and omelets to roast beef and crawfish. The price of the meal included a bar drink of your choice. There was some smooth jazz type of music playing to provide the ambiance for the meal. Definitely something that we’ll do again!

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NC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

I took my husband and his children for Father’s Day brunch. I was looking forward to a new dining experience that we had not had previously. We were all very disappointed in the food. The selections were good however the taste, flavor, etc. were poor. The made to order omelette was burned for 3 of us as well as for other customers. I was shocked when the omelette maker apologized that the cheese was on top of the omlette rather than for having burned my omelette. I was not able to eat it.
The music was very good. The ambience was great. If only they could improve the food, I would return. The price was too high for tasteless food.
I may give it another try for a different event type.

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CB
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful brunch! Loved the love music! Will return soon

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F
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were at Iron City for their Father’s Day Brunch. We actually came in the wrong entrance but the owner, Steve walked us through to the right area. The food was delicious & the service was awesome. I recommend highly & will return!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fathers Day Brunch was very nice. Soft listening live entertainment. Cool venue. Really nice servers, bartenders. Food was buffet style. It was very good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Food was fantastic. Good gluten free options including great desserts.

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OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Well informed but down to earth.
Shrimp and Grits outstanding. Great local beer selection!

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Anniversary lunch

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner. Very nice would recommend. More casual than expected but still nice. Excellent menu.

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JP
New England
35 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food, great service

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TN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for Mother's Day brunch and had an amazing time. The food was delicious, the service was outstanding, the price point was perfect, and we will definitely be back!

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