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F8NBTHR
Birmingham
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Both orders were delivered to the table wrong. My Ribeye steak was very tuff and the special sauce and shrimps for my surf and turf was missing. After they got the order right the sauce was cold. Very disappointed in the quality of the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, great food and exceptional servicer - Will.

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Mmorgan
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar and ordered there. Ordered new pimento cheese and bacon omelette came with potatoes and muffin. Very good. Personally I thought it was a little light on the pimento cheese but it was good. Not too heavy. Also ordered shrimp and grits. Always a good choice. Husband always wishes it came with a muffin. Bartender personable and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a great experience. The hospitality and friendliness of the staff is amazing. We went JUST for dessert this time and was very pleased with the service, the time it took for us to receive our dessert and the taste of our selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Have dined there numerous times and have never had a bad experience.

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vipBamagirl
Birmingham
20 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

VILLAGE TAVERN NO LONGER HONORS OPEN TABLE RESERVATIONS! Found this out upon arrival with a “reservation”. THEY NEED TO BE REMOVED FROM THE SYSTEM!!!

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CrimsonPixie
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was to celebrate my birthday. Everything was great.

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vipArgo
Birmingham
37 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The Tavern has struggled the last few months. They have had turnover in management, waitress personnel and systems. The services delays have recently been corrected but my salad arrived without poppy seed dressing and it took a long time to get hold of our waiter. Eventually everything was corrected

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BrianH
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Upon arrival we were informed that they (Village Tavern) no longer accepted reservations made through Open Table. Imagine our surprise ! So, we had to wait ! It was our anniversary. Why don’t you follow up on this so it doesn’t happen to anyone else. Food and service were good anyway.
BH

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vipJustSayin
Birmingham
56 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best fillet mignons in Birmingham!! Also the best weekday happy hours & wine down Wednesdays in Birmingham! Love the new service manager, Russell’s, professionalism, wine & food knowledge & personality. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner! We had the best time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

A favorite that was suffering apparently from being under staffed.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Friend’s birthday

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MICHAELB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was good - at least what of it we got. Ordered soup, which never came. Told 2 people about it and it still never came. Was promised it would be taken off our bill, but it wasn't. Didn't see much of our waiter.
Very disappointed on the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Restaurant informed us they were no longer taking open table reservations. Don’t reserve through this avenue and expect them to have it.

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vipArgo
Birmingham
37 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience5

The Tavern has lost their touch. For ten years we are at the Tavern weekly. It was our go to place but the last three months we have gone three times and two of those three times the wait time for food was unbearably long. This visit it was fifty minutes before we go soup, salad and a flatbread pizza.
I overheard one waitress talking about one table that waited two hours for food. Terrible. The Restaurant was taking reservations for all time slots. We were seated and ordered in minutes. The wait staff was attentive but the kitchen could not get the food out.
I talked to one of the managers and she acted like nothing was wrong, which shows that they are not watching the clock. So disappointing. I was told they went to new software in October that has slowed down the kitchen. They need to get their act together.

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Frank
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a Sunday brunch. Good food and service.

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JustinW
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful visit as always. The food is exceptional and the service was great. Will be going back.

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BundiR
Mobile
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server, Morgan, was outstanding. She was delightful, attentive and efficient.

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MarilynN
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dependably good food and service. Love this restaurant and go to it regularly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed everything

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vipDavidF
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to dine with family, friends, or date. The food, especially the steak, is fantastic. I have never had bad service there. It's always top notch service.

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KarenB
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Quality of food has gone way down since we were last here a couple of years ago. Food was mediocre at best but the prices high. 1st steak came over cooked and the replacement was a tough cut of beef even cooked medium rare. Even the meatballs were dry and tough. AND you know that sour smell that a dirty rag has that hasn’t been washed for a very long time? That’s what the restaurant smelled like inside. It was almost enough to make us leave but we ignored it in hopes the food would be as good as we remembered. But it was not. The bathrooms were even dirty. This place needs a thorough cleaning and remodel.

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hughs
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great good and a waitress named Leigh. My wife got the hamburger with bacon jam and I got thr cajun fettuccine with scallops, shrimp and andouille sausage. No room for desert! We will definitely eat here again!

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MarilynN
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can always rely on excellent food selection, good food and great service.

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vipvicbry
Birmingham
72 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Good, attentive service but food was surprisingly lackluster. Soup of the day seemed to be just a mix of leftovers and called sesame beef soup. The “new” meatball skillet meal looked so good but severed over grits was just ok and the meatballs had no flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, great location, great meal, great staff makes for a great time

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CJeater
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Menu needs to be updated. Food-ordered spinach dip came to table cold. Server was very apologetic and brought another to table, but taste of dip is okay compared to other restaurants. Call it picky, but the lemon in my tea still had the price tag on it. I did not send it back. Daughter salad was sent back due to some of the lettuce had brown edges. Lastly, we were a part of 6 and sat in the middle. I recommend you need to remove one of the party tables because it makes it uncomfortable for other guests to get up from their table and move.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was just mediocre. The salads seemed a good bit smaller. Service was a bit slow. Nothing terrible but nothing great.

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vipLenB
Birmingham
32 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good predictable restaurant for whatever you're up for. Never a complaint from friends or me.

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M1sterKen
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delightful! One of the managers was very kind ( Sydney ) and the waitress was very good (Sloan).

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ClarenceM
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The Village Tavern is always a good experience. Wonderful food and service.
The hostesses always treat me well. I recommend The Village Tavern to all my
friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was so nice and fast. We loved the food so much!! Best experience we had in a while. We will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat in bar area. Russell did great job serving us. We all enjoyed our food. Tried the shrimp tacos, some of the best I’ve tasted. Someone else had the prime rib sandwich from the bar menu. Great deal for $8.
They had live music, guy on acoustic which was to loud. Couldn’t hear someone across table.
One of my favorite restaurants in area.

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MCRC
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations for 7 and was accommodated as requested. Great server who was very knowledgeable about the menu and extremely nice and enjoyable with a great attitude! He seemed happy to serve us all! It was a little loud but ok because everyone was enjoying themselves. The brunch was packed out! The food was very good as well. Mimosas had the good champagne.

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SteveM
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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SharingTheMoment
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant! Can't beat the fillets! Always perfect! Great servers! Your pace is their pace! Our "Go To" place!

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vipBrianF11
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

1st time there. Service was friendly and fast. Food was good. We will be back

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

half my steak was burnt to a crisp. I had to watch my husband eat and eat some of his food. When my food came my steak was bloody. The manager seemed like she did care about our dissatisfaction. This was a special night for us and it was ruined.

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LL12
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The spring rolls were really good, but wasn’t a big fan of their burger. My husband’s shrimp tacos were great, though. Our waitress was decent. Not a bad experience, but didn’t leave me craving more.

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Village Tavern Birmingham offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (205) 970-1640.

Village Tavern Birmingham is rated 4.4 stars by 1786 OpenTable diners.