About Village Tavern Birmingham

Village Tavern is a full service, upscale, casual dining experience. Our extensive menu offers freshly made entrees, such as steaks, seafood, delicious sandwiched and a variety of specialties from the grill, wood fired pizzas and wonderful salads. We have over 90 wines on our extensive wine list have been awarded the Wine Spectators "Award of Excellence."

101 Summit Blvd.
Birmingham, AL 35243
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
280

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(205) 970-1640

Website:
http://www.villagetavern.com/

Entertainment:
Live music every Wednesday night 6:30pm.-9:30pm. Friday 10:30pm.-2:00am. Saturday 10:30pm.-2:00am.

Parking Details:
We offer complimentary Valet parking.

Public Transit:
The Summit offers a Shuttle from anywhere in the Summit that passed by the Village Tavern approximately every 15-20 minutes.

Executive Chef:
Mary Grace Viado

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

Village Tavern Birmingham Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (29)
Good for a Date (25)
Great for Lunch (25)
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Casual (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Good for Groups (20)
Comfort Food (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Business Meals (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Cozy (11)
Fun (10)
Romantic (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Healthy (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Great Beer (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Authentic (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Music (2)
Organic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vegan (2)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Birmingham)·Dined 2 days ago

We came for the prime rib and they were out by 7:30. It took over an hour for our food to come.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined 4 days ago

The Tavern is one of our favorite places to eat in Birmingham. It has a menu that has many food choices. The food is always good and service is very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

My friends and I had a delightful evening at The Village Tavern. the food was good. The ambience was pleasant; and we would definitely recommend The Village Tavern to our friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Overall not wow’ed, decent for casual and semi-fine dining. PrIcing a bit much for value obtained.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Enjoyed the food and the service was excellent. The restaurant is a too noisy for good conversation. That is my only complaint. Will return in hopes it is not as loud.
Thanks

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

I️ was very disappointed with the mood the servers were in. Food came out quick, and it was delicious. The servers made us feel very uncomfortable and like an inconvenience

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The Beef Filet and Salmon were warm instead of hot.
The Chicken Marsala , Club, and Crab Cake Sandwich were all very good.
Waitress was excellent. Kitchen sent 1 of our dishes out 20 minutes after everyone else’s. They “comped” this meal which was kind.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We sat in a booth, the lights overhead caused a glare on my glasses the was irritating.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent food and very good service. Got a little noisy later in the evening. A bulb over our table was blown which made it too dark. Overall a nice experience. Definitely will visit again.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Love this place! Good food and service and just spacious and very appealing.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I had an awesome time with my friends and we really enjoyed lunch

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The service and food--both excellent. This was a birthday dinner for my husband. I called ahead of time to ask that a birthday dessert be brought to the table at the end of the meal. I was told my server would be informed. Dessert never came. The reason called early was so that I didn't have to leave the table and ask that the server bring the desert. I was very disappointed.

Tags: Organic
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had an excellent meal, with very varied palates. Steaks , seafood and pasta dishes were excellent. Highly recommend the spinach salad.

Tags: Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Went with friends for Friday evening dinner. Restaurant was crowded even at 6:00 PM. I was glad we had reservations. Service was great. The adult beverages were great! And, the food was tasty, plentiful and reasonably priced.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 7, 2017

It was great

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The Village Tavern is pretty much my favorite restaurant in Birmingham. The reason I gave four stars instead of five is because: 1) When we made the reservation, we requested a quiet booth. We were seated in a booth, but it was next to family with a young child who would jump up and down on their booth seat and it shook our seat. That was not the quiet seating I requested!
2) All the food was excellent except I ordered the sweet potato fries (which I love!) and when the waitstaff brought them out, they were barely warm. I was very disappointed in not having the hot and crisp fries I should have gotten and barely ate any. I didn't say anything since it was a business meeting and I wasn't comfortable in that setting. My feeling is the waitstaff should check to make sure things are correct before serving the food.
But I still love the Tavern!

Tags: Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Authentic, Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Special night out with my wife! Totally enjoyed the ambiance, her favorite wine, creative appetizers, fresh salads and perfect entrees! Our waitress was so sweet and made suggestions that made for a perfect meal!

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent service!

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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Always enjoy Village Tavern. And love Travis for our server!

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Steak was overcooked and not seasoned. Mac and cheese was undercooked. Butter cake was overcooked. Drinking glasses were dirty. Very disappointing since my visit September was the exact opposite.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 29, 2017

My husband and I went for Sunday brunch. We love having dinner there, rthe food is always perfect, and great service. Brunch wasn’t that great, but as always the service makes up for it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

La comida buena , sin ser espectacular. Los platillos que pedí los camarones con una salsa de mantequilla con especies , estos con buen sazón , ensalada cesar , esta con poco aderezo por lo que le falto sabor . De plato fuerte el demonico ribeye , esté preparado con un buen término y sabor . Y de postre el warm butter cake muy bueno. Si lo recomiendo y si regresaría

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

It's a great place with nice ambience. Most of the food was good, except the dessert. The creme brûlée was way too sweet, taste like you are eating condense milk.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Food portion/fish was small. Noise high. Service very good.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great date night. Warm butter cake was superb!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent service!!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Ro was excellent

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food great and our server AJ was wonderful.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We love dining here! GREAT food, reasonable prices, and the most affordable kids menu with lots of options. And $3.50 mimosas!

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food, service, menu was varietal, cocktails were great. The only issue I had was the very loud noise level. We were there for anniversary dinner and we had difficulty hearing each other.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We've been there twice now when in town for Alabama football. The food, service, outside dining options are what keeps bringing us back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Always excellent. Interesting specialties, well prepared, great service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Village Tavern is always the best. Love the food and service. One of my favorite restaurants in Birmingham.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

We so enjoyed Amy's service. She was very knowledgeable and right on with her all of her recommendations. Our filets were some of the best we've had.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

The food was fantastic. Definitely a good deal for the price range. The service and atmosphere could have been a little bit better but you can’t control how some customers act to other people. The inside of the restaurant was fairly loud but the outside dining was a good choice for a quieter environment

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Never disappoints!!!!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We always enjoy going to Village Tavern. Food is consistently good as is the service. Our server Travis was exceptional.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 1, 2017

My daughters and I had made The Village Tavern our regular brunch place; we're Sunday brunch-goers. From here on out, though, we'll be going somewhere else.

When we first started visiting the Village Tavern, the food was always good and service was friendly and efficient. The last several times we've been, the food has been delivered cold, or the orders were incorrect (I'm not sure why it's a badge of honor for servers to try to remember orders without writing them down; I'd so much rather they be written down and gotten right), or we weren't given silverware after asking several times, or the food took a long time to arrive. My last sandwich was so bad it was nearly inedible. This makes me sad because we thought we'd found a brunch place to settle for a long time to come. We're looking for a new place now, as being served the food we ordered and having it be hot and fresh is important to us. Brunch is our only eat-out opportunity together, and it was a bummer to have it spoiled, not just once, but several times in a row now.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Our server was outstanding. And the food was delicious. Definitely will be back for brunch again!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The filet was delicious and the service was great. The restaurant was very busy but the server did not seem affected by that. Good food quality. We will definitely return.

Tags: Special Occasion
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