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
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

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:
Shanna Ferguson

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Village Tavern Birmingham Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (43)
Good for a Date (41)
Good for Birthdays (35)
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Great for Lunch (33)
Good for Groups (32)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
Business Meals (30)
Casual (30)
Comfort Food (26)
Romantic (25)
Cozy (23)
Worth the Drive (20)
Great for Brunch (20)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Bar Seating (19)
Fun (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Happy Hour (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Authentic (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Seasonal (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Healthy (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
People Watching (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Great Beer (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined 2 days ago

The dressing was bland. Not a lot effort put there. The service was good. First time we had to use salt and pepper to have any flavor whatsoever. Was not worth what we paid. My first complaint on this site. Ever.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Very tasty meal and such a beautiful dining area. Prices were fair and the service was most excellent. Definately will be going back again and plan to make one of my regulars!

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Birmingham)·Dined 5 days ago

My family went to celebrate Valentine's Day without the maddening crowd! It worked! My only complaint is it appears the recipe for the calamari changed and contains peanuts which is a major turnoff. I also wish the bread service was offered by the servers rather than needing to be requested.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined 6 days ago

Perfect choice for Valentine's Day! Wait staff are always knowledgeable on wine pairings and steaks are outstanding. Love our dinners at Village Tavern!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 6 days ago

Enjoyed it

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 (Birmingham)·Dined 6 days ago

Great everything perfect

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 (Birmingham)·Dined 6 days ago

We went for Valentines Day dinner. Our waiter Rachel was awesome. Very friendly and efficient. Our food was wonderful. Would highly recommend!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined 6 days ago

Had a great dinner with some girlfriends for Valentine’s Day! We sat down right at our reservation time, and had such a good time. Our meals were delicious, and our desserts were even better! Definitely recommend the butter cake ! Carly was our server and she was great!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Birmingham)·Dined 6 days ago

This is our go to place for special events. Love the shrimp and grits!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Birmingham)·Dined 6 days ago

We always really enjoy this restaurant. It’s relaxed and reasonably priced, but the food and service are first rate. The menu is strong. When my wife asked about a favorite dish deleted from this menu, the server made it happen. He got things done for us. Great night.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined 6 days ago

This wasn't my first dining experience and like all the others it didn't disappoint. The food was phenomenal and the service was great! I definitely recommend and I will be back.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Birmingham)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was very tasty, the waitress was attentive and the portions were ample.
We ale=way enjoy going to there. Looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We were very happy with the Village Tavern. The food was very tasty and service was great. We didn't have to wait for our food, but we weren't rushed in any way. A very good experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We go there alot, this was a birthday celebration and we all enjoyed our choices of food except the birthday boy, my husband. He got the grits and meatballs to try something different. He said the grits were watery and not very much, and the white topping was not very good. I am assuming that was the cheese... but everything else was very good.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Our waiter was outstanding! Observant without be intrusive. His name is Miguel B (#269). We were at Table 13.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Noisy. Food was okay. Omelette pretty good flavor but over cooked. Take away all carbs for gluten free but add nothing to replace and charge same price! Bacon, egg cheese sandwich was bad. Only two small pieces of bacon. Not going back.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Village Tavern is a favorite for when family or friends come into town. Great food and a wide menu so everyone is happy!

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We enjoyed the food very much – everything is made fresh on site. The service was excellent, and our server made wonderful recommendations for menu items that are local favorites.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Restaurant clean and nice ambiance. Server was wonderful. Had a nice birthday experience with them.

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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 10, 2018

After movie meal between friends

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great service & food. Only recommendation I have is ......when making reservation for Fridays or weekend ....Speed the sitting process up

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great service, Fish&Chips was a pleasant surprise.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Went with family. Rachel was our server and she was amazing, knowledgeable, and attentive. Will definitely be back. The food was really good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Everything was great!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Could have been better. Celiac guest received gluten items (two) although she specified the issue clearly. Server was short and replaced the order but the replacement was bad - poached eggs undercooked and water covered the bottom of the plate making everything soggy. Two other guests were satisfied but underwhelmed with the experience. We won’t be back.

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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Always enjoy Village Tavern—and Travis is the best!

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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Yummy food and love the fact that wine by glass is 1/2 off on Wednesday. Our server Kathleen was wonderful!

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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The restaurant is ALWAYS good! The servers and all of the staff are excellent.

Tags: Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, People Watching, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Was quite disappointed in the quality of food. Prime rib ordered was not cooked as requested nor was it seasoned. Too bland and over cooked. My daughter’s cheeseburger that she ordered was ver well over done and harder than a brick. I wouldn’t give it to our dog. The Canadian bacon on the eggs benedict was ham, not Canadian bacon. Decor needs updating and perhaps a good steam cleaning. Table tops were sticky.

This was not the Billage Tavern I visited 2 years ago and feel it is going down hill, which is very sad as I use to frequent this place.

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 (Mobile)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food is always great. We eat here often. Hot crab dip is awesome. Today our service was not up to par however we have never experienced it like it was today. They even reported to Open Table that we did not show for our reservation. We were actually 10 minutes early but waited long past our reservation time. I finally asked how much longer we would have to wait and were finally seated but waited another 5-10 minutes before any wait staff approached our table.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our server seemed preoccupied and we don't not recipe the regular service of warm break until our meal was served and I had to ask the server for it. Service was below par from what I expected and was the first visit for one of my guests.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We went for mine and my son's birthday. Service was GREAT! Food was all great but one dish was on the "light side" (Colorado Chicken - very small serving). All in all we enjoyed it very much!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent as always. Great food, service and environment. The location at the Summit is handy for a little shopping as well. It has become a favorite of mine and business associates as well.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Always good selection of good food. You cannot go wrong by stopping in and having a meal with family or friends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The scallops were delicious but we did not enjoy the shrimp and grits so much. Just something about having to chew the grits (testure) that we did not enjoy. Also, the ceiling across from our table was leaking water. There was a bucket on the table but it definitely took away from the ambiance. Thanks.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 21, 2018

My brunch was GREAT! My service was very nice and knowledgeable! The scheduling staff was quite accommodating. I brought my team and it was their 1st visit and they seemed to enjoy their food.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Lunch after th movies was great. Prime rib was perfect.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Fantastic service and food. Will be back!!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food and the service was outstanding.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 18, 2018

I recommend for all listed above. Bestist! place to eat lunch or dinner in Alabama and Georgia!!! A must!

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