About Oscar's at the Museum - Birmingham Museum of Art
Birmingham, AL 35203
Oscar’s proudly serves a delicious seasonal lunch menu carefully created with fresh local ingredients. As the cafe at the Birmingham Museum of Art, we believe a meal should be a beautiful experience in a comfortable atmosphere surrounded by the beauty of art and nature.
Executive Chef Lorrin Rames was trained by some of the best chefs in America. The upscale, fresh and local food we prepare nicely complements a light-filled open dining room offering a splendid view of trees and the award-winning Red Mountain Garden Club Memorial Garden.
Visitors may enjoy our outstanding menu Tuesday through Friday for lunch, and may enjoy our musical brunch on select Sundays. Please check the Museum calendar for dates and details.
More than just a cafe at a Museum, Oscar's is truly a destination in itself. We invite you to come and see.
Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Bistro
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 11:00am -2:00pm.
Brunch: Select Sundays - Please see www.artsbma.org for schedule.
24th St. N
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Oscar's at the Museum - Birmingham Museum of Art Ratings and Reviews
Outstanding food and service. We attend ...
Outstanding food and service. We attended a special Sunday brunch with Red Mountain Theatre Conservatory singing Christmas songs as entertainment. Wonderful event...and the venue was as perfect as the 50 kids singing. The buffet was amazing...hard say what my favorite dish was...probably the Salmon! But the desserts where also super delicious and I had tastes of about 5! The servers and buffet staff where super fast and kept everything full, fresh and tidy. The restaurant was completely full, but we never knew it. Our coffee cups never reached bottom, no used plate or utensil sat on the table more than a few seconds before someone whisked it away. I really havent seen this level of service anywhere in Bham. Best of all probably was the service I got because I called to get my reservation. "Crystal" told me they where full, but if I could confirm the number of folks I had that day, she would try to work something out. Boy, did she. I confirmed with her later that day that we had a party of 12. When we arrived Sunday, not only where we the first to be seated, she put us right up front where we could see the kids close up! Everyone in my group loved it and kept thanking me for working out the arrangements. Of course, I didnt do anything...it was simply Crystal and the great staff at Oscars!
Food was good. Server Philip...ummm not ...
Food was good. Server Philip...ummm not so great. I've had better. This was my first time visiting and I really didn't know what to expect. My party and I had to ask for everything!!! I didn't realize that there was only one mimosa per person limit. We were never asked if this was our first time. I invited everyone, therefore it was their first time as well. I didn't feel like my being there was very important or welcomed.
The omelet guys were very nice and the chef describe the dishes to me when I asked. He was nice too. I would have preferred a name of each dish located near by. The lady that check us in was super sweet and very accommodating. The music was fantastic and set a very nice atmosphere!!! I will probably visit again, but not too soon.
Went for a lunch date with my husband. I ...
Went for a lunch date with my husband. I had heard great reviews so was excited, but honestly I was underwhelmed. I ate everything because I was starving! But for $26 for two sandwiches, it wasn't that great. The bean soup was the best thing!
The brothers who were our waiters were a ...
The brothers who were our waiters were adorable and professional at the same time. They really contributed to the whole museum experience. Our special occasion was the return trip to our childhood home (after 55 years) by me and my sister and her husband. This segment of our journey was greatly enhanced by our visit to your museum and its restaurant. Food was fabulous.
Because our group was large, 14 diners, ...
Because our group was large, 14 diners, and we had a limited amount of time for lunch, we requested that we be able to send our menu selections ahead of time. That offer was gladly accepted by the manager and she was most gracious in helping to accommodate us. Because Oscar's is located inside the Birmingham Museum of Art, our group felt like they were surrounded by the very heart of our city's cultural scene while they enjoyed the excellent food served by this fun restaurant.
This was a great choice for a family bru ...
This was a great choice for a family brunch. Service was superb! Food was delicious. Our fairly large group included several children. The Sunday Brunch Buffet menu allowed each of our guests to choose the type and amount of food they wanted. I especially appreciated that we were not required to wait for the entire group to arrive before we were seated...the staff was very accommodating. Highly recommend this restaurant.
Our server made our bridesmaid luncheon ...
Our server made our bridesmaid luncheon so enjoyable!!! Great dining experience and all attendees agreed they would return to your establishment. One of the best kept secrets for dining at lunch in the downtown district. Convenient parking too!!
Male waiter was awesome but 2 female ser ...
Male waiter was awesome but 2 female servers ignored several requests for more water/tea. Indeed, they were downright rude. Oscars never has enough servers, but it didn't seem to be asking for too much to ask for more water.
Great "chick" place for lunch or brunch.
Had a great meal with girl friends. Table was ready when we arrived, and I had 4 last minute cancellations. The hostess was so gracious and indicated that was not a problem. Our waiter was full of personality (I wish I remembered his name,) and we had a very enjoyable lunch. Will definitely go back.
Good for groups
I was there with a group of 10 ladies for lunch. We all ordered different items and everyone was impressed with their food. We have a variety of tastes and there was something for everyone. I ordered the chicken salad sandwich and chili and it was very filling and tasty. Will definitely return in the future.
Excellent as always
Only the 1st Sunday of every month, so reservations via OpenTable are a must. This was our 6th time to go in the 11 months they have had their Sunday brunch this year, and it was absolutely fabulous as always. Staples like omelet bar, prime rib carving, waffle bar, but also the amazing shrimp & grits and huge dessert table. Best brunch in town.
Nice, but DO NOT like being treated like a novice.
OK... So I am a member of the Art Museum PLUS I am a foodie... I have eaten in some of the finest restaurants in the USA, plus Europe.
But how insulting when I started looking at the buffet, ya know,,, just to look--when the
obvious restaurant manager asked me very LOUDLY... DO YOU NEED HELP?
--When I told him I was just viewing my selections first,,,, He acted ALL insulted and VERY LOUDLY said-- excuse me... WOW... excuse me...
It was unbelievable,,, This older gentleman needs to be reminded that HE is not the star of the show.. and dont be rude to paying customers.....
Best brunch in town
We have eaten all over town and have tried almost every brunch place. This is now our favorite, and we could eat here every time they have it (only the first Sunday of every month). Fantastic spread that can't be beat for quality and variety. For Easter the special kids offerings were great for the family. Elegant, great ambience, fantastic food, but still family friendly. Absolutely love it.
Not regular menu
It would have been nice to know that on Saturdays the regular lunch menu is not served. It says this no where on the website. Very disappointed. I took family from out of town to lunch after the Small Treasures exhibit raving about the food and was very sad to learn a scaled down menu is offered on Saturdays.
Lunch, Artfully Done
Oscar's is a nice spot for lunch at the Birmingham Art Museum. No surprises on the menu, but a nice range of soups, salads, sandwiches and omelets. A good value -- four of us ate for $70, including tip. Pleasant and efficient service in a bright, open space.
Our first time for Sunday brunch and it was delicious! All 5 in our party loved everything we had! My husband is still talking about the roast beef and the chefs crawfish bisque was absolutely the best bisque I have ever had! There was also a pastry chef and bar!
They had a four piece band and the atmosphere was dressy, but fit for children (who have parental supervision). Our waitress was not as attentive as I typically like but the food more than made up for her forgetting my coffee.
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