About The A&P Social
The A&P Social: comfortable, fine Southern dining in a welcoming, neighborhood space.
The A&P Social takes inspiration from Montgomery’s history, updating classics like pimento cheese, deviled eggs, fried chicken, and collard greens. The A&P Social looked to our Gulf Coast - to Alabama fishermen - to find shrimp, oysters, snapper, tuna, grouper, and crab. The A&P Social looked to the Black Belt - to our region’s farmers - for the freshest, highest-quality meats and produce. It’s a place where you can celebrate a special occasion or grab a beer on a Tuesday with friends. It's a Southern kitchen with quality, seasonal food and a Southern charm. Pull up a seat.
Contemporary American, Southern, European
Hours of Operation:
Happy Hour: Tuesday - Friday (Bar Open Only) 4:30 - 6:30
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm,
Dinner: Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00pm
Cloverdale Road and Graham Street
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Chef Randal Gresham, Jr.
Private Party Facilities:
Whether it’s a party for 10 or 150, we excel at hosting private events with special attention to our guests wishes. With a lively front bar area, large areas of the main dining room which can be sectioned off, private events room, or reservation of the full restaurant, we can accommodate the event of your choosing. From weddings and large events in The A&P Courtyard to a special evening with friends, we look forward to serving you.
To book your next private event please contact us at 334.356.3814.
Private Party Contact:
Taylor Hardy: 334-356-3814 x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Weddings, Birthday Parties, Showers, Corporate Events and much more.
The A&P Social Ratings and Reviews
Took three customers and had a good even ...
Took three customers and had a good evening. Only opportunity, one of our party did not get food with rest of us. Waiter said it would be right out, took several minutes. Had to ask hostess to look into it, finally got the meal.
Ordered our meals, we wanted some changes to the side dishes, waiter came back to table, interrupted conversation to tell us there would be a slight us charge for the meal. Not a problem, should point that out when we ordered.
Food was good, desserts were excellent.
Our dinner was outstanding I had the be ...
Our dinner was outstanding I had the beef short ribs which were perfect and my husband had the fish special of the night and it was superb! We sat outside as it was perfect weather and our server was Jerry and I highly recommend asking for him as he was very attentive
Great restaurant for delicious seasonal ...
Great restaurant for delicious seasonal food - unique and comfortable at the same time. Fish specials (snapper and oysters) and local produce are standouts. Friendly service with helpful recommendations. Wine list is extensive. Neighborhood location that is beautiful - worth the time to explore this area. Try to get an outside table - great sidewalk dining.
I think their A/C was out, it was hot, t ...
I think their A/C was out, it was hot, they had a couple of fans blowing, but it did not help much. They did not offer to discount the >$100 bill, which I thought would have been a nice gesture considering my wife and I were both sweating.
Had a great meal and the service was fri ...
Had a great meal and the service was friendly and helpful. We sat outside, which was nice since the weather was pretty pleasant in the evening. Can't vouch for inside, but outside was a great option. Apps were a little on pricey side, but oysters were absolutely delicious, as were okra and croquettes.
I will admit that we have not always had ...
I will admit that we have not always had the best experience with the food here and it is not generally our first pick. We were too late to get a reservation anywhere else so we went to A&P. I'm glad we did. I had the poached shrimp in tomato sauce and my husband had a salad and pork chop. Both were very good. I fact it was the best meal we have eaten at A&P. Service has always been good-glad to see that the food is keeping pace.
I absolutely loved my dining experience! ...
I absolutely loved my dining experience! I went to A&P with 4 other coworkers from New York City, and they said A&P was one of the absolute best places they had tried in Montgomery. Great service, food, and atmosphere! Josie was an amazing server! She was knowledgeable and polite. Would love to sit with her again! Also loved the manager, Taylor. He was attentive to our needs and helped in some wine selections! Definitely want to go back!!
Our farm green salad and "The Garden" we ...
Our farm green salad and "The Garden" were excellent starters. I was especially pleased with the quality of my salad, very young salad greens with a perfect vinaigrette. The amberjack, fish of the day, was excellent, served with a very good Bavarian potato salad. The eggplant puree underneath was not a plus: little flavor and an unappetizing color accompaniment. A puree of fresh peas would have provided a fresh, green accent. But no complaints: I was happy with our meal and look forward to a return visit.
Chef Randal cooked an amazing meal. It w ...
Chef Randal cooked an amazing meal. It was honestly the best I've had in a long time. The wine list was extensive and apparently changes frequently. They have so much more than wine to drink and all the appetizers, main course meals, and desserts were not only unique but made with local ingredients so it was fresh and delicious. Our waiter, Tyler I believe, was a blessing to have. He and everyone else working there worked together to bring food out together and drinks replenished right on time. Simply awesome.
The A&P Social Club is a little out of t ...
The A&P Social Club is a little out of the way but well worth the trip! It's in an upscale area called Cloverdale and there are other shops and restaurants in the area. The restaurant is beautiful and the food is excellent. They also have a very, very nice wine list. Everyone loved their meal.
Waiter took a long time to get to our ta ...
Waiter took a long time to get to our table after we were seated, but after that, the service was prompt. The brunch meal was wonderful, but the Lane cake didn't resemble any Lane cake I had ever seen. It was disappointing.
I have dined at A&P Social several times ...
I have dined at A&P Social several times. It seems the portion size is getting smaller and the prices are going up. After my $50 meal I was tempted to go someplace else and get another dinner, as were the people I was with. The food and the service were absolutely fantastic, but you should not still be that hungry after an appetizer and a main course.
We were greeted warmly and promptly seat ...
We were greeted warmly and promptly seated. The server was not knowledgeable about the menu, or wine selection. When I asked for a bottle of Pelligrino, he didn't know they didn't have it. The food was mediocre. Its appearance was good, but the risotto and bouillabaisse were both bland leaving us wanting more.
We always enjoy dining at A&P Social but ...
We always enjoy dining at A&P Social but thought its newest incarnation of the farm greens salad (ordered with oysters) was a bit too minimalist. It was good, but just not quite enough. And I'd like to see a lemon or some other vinaigrette in place of the sweet tea one currently in use. Otherwise, it was a most pleasant brunch, with perfect service.
Best Restaurant in Montgomery by far!
I was so impressed with this place. The food was absolutely amazing! The chef even came out and said hello to the guests at one point. The entire staff was friendly and helpful to each other. The space is beautiful and open feeling with great southern chic décor. The food came out quickly and everything was just as we asked it to be. My 3 year old daughter enjoyed it as well and they made her feel very comfortable. The service was awesome and our waitress, Josie was the best! Delicious cocktails and superb brunch. Can't wait to go back for dinner one day. Best restaurant in Montgomery by far!
A Great Discovery
My wife and I had an early dinner en route to the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. We were so happy with A&P Social. My wife had salmon and I the filet. Both were delicious. Perhaps our server wan't the most fluent about the menu, but she was friendly and attentive. We dined outside and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Overpriced is the word that comes to mind the most. The yellow snapper was good but the effort of eating it while digging for bites without bones in them detracts from the enjoyment. The bouillabaisse was delicious but not very filling. The beignets were good but the buttermilk ice cream (read: sour ice cream) was not a good combination. Not remotely sweet enough as a whole to be considered a dessert. We left underwhelmed. Maybe there are better entrees that we did not order but based on our first experience, it wasn't really worth the price.
My husband and I dined a few evenings ago and loved everything. A god friend had told us this was their new favorite dining spot. We'd had Sunday brunch several weeks ago and it was fabulous and fun (maybe ? only brunch available downtown). While brunch was a great social event with excellent food to boot, nighttime ambiance was romantic and easy. It's a very pretty dining space, chic, rustically modern. The outdoor dining is already luring us back soon. Try marinated olives with smoked pecans-they are addicting. We also tried the Swedish meatballs-so yummy. The filet and snapper were both perfectly prepared. Recommended wine pairing was spot on. Service was terrific-not too little, not too much. We highly recommend A&P equally to locals and out of towners.
Awesome in the Gump!!...Finally
OK, its been a while since we had CUISINE in Montgomery. City Grill, Garrets, LaJolla, etc are ok, but "pseudocuisine". This is the real deal. Very thoughtful, crative, delicious, well executed menu. Let's see if this town will support it. Ham and High qas great. Featured in Food and Wine. It folded. If A&P social doesn't last there is no hope, from a food standpoint, for this town. It was PHENOMENAL!!
Greg was very good, being the son of a o ...
Greg was very good, being the son of a of a mother who was in food service for 51 years I am very well aware of what it takes to being excellent in food service, Greg had all the bases covered. The hardest being able to walk the line of being friendly and knowing when not to be to much of a conversationalist. we really enjoyed himG
Wonderful dinner. Good wine. Good food. ...
Wonderful dinner. Good wine. Good food. Great ambiance. Good service. Smoked oysters were delicious. Fried oysters we perfectly cooked. Fish was fresh. Someone ordered the capellini shrimp dish at our table and raved about it. Another raved about the burger. The bread pudding and brûlée were fantastic. Very nice dinner.
Favorite neighborhood eatery
The A & P Social remains my all-around favorite Montgomery restaurant for a number of reasons. It's in my neighborhood and offers an attractive ambiance. Its menu offers a variety of choices but is not overwhelming, and its dishes are easy on the sauce front. The food is always dependably delicious. Service is mostly always good, but we had a bit of unhappiness on the most recent visit when all of our food — salads, soup, appetizer and entrees — were delivered to the table in one fell swoop. Our server was apparently new on the job and didn't understand that ordering the entire meal in one conversation doesn't mean that all of it is wanted at once.
On line menu was not available. Called but no one answered or returned my call. Very bad waiter. Ordered a drink during the meal and it arrived after asking about it twice. Then got charged for it twice. They have changed chiefs and they have crashed into the ground. Will not be spending my money there anymore.
It seemed they overbooked brunch reserva ...
It seemed they overbooked brunch reservations due to a few large groups taking up most of the dining room, so our party of 3 was told it would be a "while." Brunch menu has nice variety, flavor of food was good but portions were on the small side for the price. Server was just okay. We had to track her down several times after waiting several minutes with empty glasses, she would acknowledge we asked for something but still walked by without assistance. Overall
Experience: just Okay
Glad we arrived early
We made a reservation for Sunday brunch and arrived a little early for our reservation. We waited at the bar until our table was ready. The bar area is TOO crowded. We had to pull out the stool to be able to squeeze in to sit down. When the bartender realized that we were not going to dine at the bar he went to another customer. He did not offer a beverage list. We were not offered a menu when we arrived.
The food was great. I would recommend the restaurant for the food but the atmosphere is somewhat pretentious. The service was only ok. We had to ask for a dessert menu. The waiter was surprised that we wanted dessert. My husband ordered a white zinfandel. The order was placed but the waiter came back to let him know that it was not available by the glass. This is a pretty common wine so we were surprised that we couldn't get just a glass.
It was very busy and they were short staffed. We had eaten here in August and chose to come back because of the menu but the brunch menu was not as wonderful as we expected. Again, it was OK. However, the food was delicious so we probably will return.
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