The ambience was amazing. The service was exceptional. The food was delicious. For starters, we had the pork belly. For the main course, we had the red snapper. They serve very large portions. The chef always takes the time to step out and say hello which makes me feel like they appreciate my business. Bistro 218 is the best restaurant in Birmingham hands down. I recommend to anyone who wants a excellent dining experience.
Altogether excellent; a trendy sort of place. I do think that the price wine is excessive but the selection is adequate.
Absolutely a great night. We were a little concerned when we walked in that maybe we had bitten off more than we could chew. Bistro Two Eighteen was a little more than we had anticipated. The food was amazing, the service was great, it was an overall great evening. The tenderloin melts like butter in your mouth, it is that good. I have eaten at Gordon Ramsey's in Vegas, and it did not compare. We will be back.
Our first time to try this place. Wonderful service and food for a date night. Loved the menu options and we will definitely be back.
This is a good restaurant in the Birmingham context. The food is well prepared, but the choice is too limited and is way too expensive.
Another wonderful meal. I have eaten here many times and never have I had a bad experience.
It was our anniversary and we got the best table in the house with 2 glasses of champagne and a note with a sweet quote. Food and service was fabulous. Will definitely go back!
The food was wonderful. Delightfully excellent service. I would not hesitate to book Bistro 218 again.
Excellent restaurant. Food was outstanding as was the service.
We joined another couple for kind of a "date night." Bistro 218 is our favorite restaurant in Birmingham, and we always go there for special occasions. The food is delicious and the service is impecable.
Don't pass up a relaxing dinner here. Chef does an outstanding job with fresh did he and scallops, ask about off the menu suggestions!
This was my second visit to Bistro 218. I don't remember what I ate during the first. I thought with $ the prices would be more reasonable. The 3 of us thought the meals were mediocre. We might try again.
had a really nice dinner at Bistro 218. Everything we tried was phenomenal. A wonderful mixture of a lot of different flavors. Will be back!
Bistro 218 is our go to spot in town. The food is amazing and service top notch.
We always request to have Tracy as our server. She knows how to take care of her people!
Consistently great food, service and atmosphere.
One of our favorite restaurants. The food was excellent as always, even in all the Valentine business. I had the lobster bisque and it was the best I have ever had. I hope it will soon be on the regular menu. We asked the wait staff to recommend wine pairings for each course and we were delighted with how well the wine she selected paired with our meal.
Was here for valentines night and it was great as always! The absolute best restaurant in Birmingham!!
Orlando was an excellent server. We felt truly spoiled. Food was superlative. Filet was enough to make a vegetarian feel stupid.
We've been to Bistro 218 a couple times now. Yet to be disappointed. Had another great meal and service was on point.
Although I had a very limited time to partake of my food before a concert at the BJCC, the service was very accommodating,, and the food was excellent. I will return to Bistro 218 when I have more time to enjoy the meal, my birthday, the ambiance, and service, next time I am in Birmingham, AL. Thank you for your kindness.
The food and service was excellent as always. This is one of Birmingham’s very best restaurants.
The beef tenderloin tournedos are pure perfection. The outside has the perfect crunch (if that's the correct term) and the tender interior just melts in your mouth. The potatoes gratin are wonderful as well. The service was friendly and attentive and the ambience was very pleasant. Overall, a delightful experience.
We have dined here on a number of occasions. We have always been very happy with our experience. However, this particular evening the service was unusually slow and less than attentive.
We went here for a birthday dinner. It was an absolutely amazing experience. I would go back! Loved it!
Delicious!!!! Can’t wait to go back. I love that the chef came out to see us and I love that the waitress asks for our valet ticket so that our car will be ready and waiting for us.
Great atmosphere and food!
Great food. Great service. Great night. We were celebrating an anniversary and they made everything great. Highly recommend this place.
Bistro 218 never disappoints. Amazing service. Wonderful menu. Great value. Always greet returning customers by name. Highly recommend.
Very impressive service and food. The best meal I’ve had in a long time! Will recommend again & again!
Everything about this restaurant was excellent from the moment we walked in. The staff and the food was FANTASTIC!!
We had the duck confit and beef tournedos. Both were awesome. Great service too!
Bistro 218 was wonderful! The service was great! I had the veal which looked like a huge bone-in ribeye. It was cooked perfectly and was delicious! The octopus was awesome too! I highly recommend this place for a romantic dinner.
Wonderful! Great experience. Food, ambiance, and service were amazing. I’ll definitely go again.
Always delicious! One of our favorites in Birmingham.
The food was absolutely delicious.
The fries and octopus are must haves!
Great food and service with a wonderful urban setting!
one of my Birmingham favorites. Chef Tom Staab has created a top notch quality restaurant emphasizing French cuisine. Tom is among many outstanding chefs we are blessed with in Birmingham. A must go to place for most occasions.
Had the blackened redfish and it was delicious. Great place to eat with friends.
The appetizer wasn’t cooked enough. Entrees were delicious. Creme brûlée was horrible !