Boasting an array of tapas and an extensive wine list, this Birmingham restaurant is known for pairing locally grown produce with the finest beef and fresh seafood.
Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Village Center Dr.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Hotel parking lot for our guests.
Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Wine
Brock's Ratings and Reviews
We have eaten at Brock's multiple times ...
We have eaten at Brock's multiple times as hotel guests. The ambiance is nice, the servers are personable and it is convenient but we wouldn't recommend it for the food.
We have tried several items on the menu and find it to be over-priced with mediocre food.
I recommend saving up for the fabulous breakfast buffet and try dinner elsewhere.
We stopped at Brock's on the way back fr ...
We stopped at Brock's on the way back from the UA Graduation. The service was impeccable, the drinks were fantastic and the food was very good. We would go there again in a heartbeat. Very relaxed atmosphere which was still busy at 9PM.
A wonderful, varied menu. The food was above expectations. Our server was well versed in each menu item and easily fielded our questions. I hesitate to even call her our "server" as she was more like a friend. She made us feel very comfortable and helped us with ordering. True service is hard to find even in upscale restaurants. And the support staff was equally attentive and helpful. Well worth the trip.
Excellent food, but pricy, and seating was poor
We made reservations for the special Valentine's Day dinner. It was a special five-course meal. The food was excellent, if somewhat "different" from our normal dining. Service was pleasant and attentive without being annoying.
My two complaints:
1. There were several open tables when we were seated. But we were seated next to the kitchen door. Even with a partition between us, we got an up close and personal play-by-play of the kitchen manager handling orders. At times it was hard to hear the background music playing over the sound system. But to add insult to injury, the couple who came in after us - with no reservation - got a much better table with a window view. The hostesses simply were not up to par.
2. It was much too expensive. The special menu was listed at $90 per person. By the time several drinks were added, our bill had ballooned to $270 before the tip. We heard other diners asking if they could see a regular menu.
While the atmosphere is very nice and the restaurant is relatively close to where we live, I am not sure I will return any time soon.
Great experience overall. Did not enjoy ...
Great experience overall. Did not enjoy the loud group beside us. Extremely loud and obnoxious throughout the dinner. I was hoping someone would ask them to quiet down. Food and service great. A little more pricey than I would expect.
Very average for the price
Overall Brock's was okay. Service was good. The menu is very limited and missing on some basics. The $45 filet was way overpriced for the quality.
When leaving we had to go find the valet, and all he did was hand us the key and pointed at our car.
Experience dampered by wine bait and switch
This restaurant within the amazing Ross Bridge property is a step above a standard hotel restaurant. Our server, Joseph, was knowledgeable about the different cheeses and meats on the charcuterie menu to help us pick our starter. Some unfamiliar options that were tasty. Had the scallops dish wish was cooked perfectly including risotto. Pasta Bolognese dish was also good. Seafood linguini was a bit salty. My only disappointment was when ordering a second bottle of wine, being told it wasn't available but a replacement was, and that bottle being priced 50% above my original selection. Shame on me for not asking and only seeing this after the bill arrived, but I should have been told that the price was so much different. I was just told that the selection was "the next closest option." While the wine was good, next time I will know to ask for the list and pick again, and not rely on the waiter to select something that would match the price point I originally selected, which was the price of the first bottle I had gotten. Detracted from a nice dinner experience.
Cheese, charcuterie and accompaniments were fun. My seared scallops, while well cooked, were poorly seasoned and the balsamic glaze (or whatever) overwelmed them with sweet acidity. Broccoli and cauliflower with scallops was a combo that didn't really work. Seemed like a winter sauce. Spouse's chicken pasta dish was bland and evenly seasoned. Servers were attentive and helpful.
Not worth the drive
Dinner: Who trains these people? Lukewarm greeting. Were we bothering them? Bad table seating (right in the kitchen path) when there were many tables available. Did I mention that we made reservations for this special occasion weeks in advance? Food was OK. Dessert was not good. Not to worry, no one asked if we were satisfied with the experience.
I would recommend the breakfast buffet. Very good at a reasonable price.
New Year's Eve Dinner and New Year's Breakfast
We decided to welcome the New Year and celebrate a big birthday at Ross Bridge Renaissance Marriott, and of course dining at Brock's was the natural choice! We were treated to a fabulous five course dinner ending with a delicious desert. Next morning, we had a breakfast buffet with a cooked-to-order omelette and a huge selection of sides. A wonderful treat and a great culinary adventure! I suggest you show up early for breakfast though, as they don't take reservations then.
Three of us ate dinner here. My husband's rib eye steak was Huge and delicious. We all helped him eat it. It was perfectly cooked and juicy. The tuna and prawns were not quite as outstanding. The server was excellent and we enjoyed the recommended wine. This was a special birthday dinner.
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