About Todd English P.U.B Birmingham
Four-time James Beard Award winner Todd English debuts his second P.U.B. concept at the fun-filled Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex. A full menu offers a mix of traditional American comfort foods and creative delicacies.The beautifully decadent bar features a full raw bar showcasing the best of the sea and a selection of over 100 premium beers. The open-expo kitchen features an assortment of prime roasted meats, as well as some of your traditional PUB favs with a modern twist. A multitude of large screen televisions, make Todd English P.U.B. the ideal spot for big game viewing, while patio dining allows patrons to enjoy the beauty of this exciting entertainment district.
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 6:30am - 10:30am; Brunch: Saturday: 6:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
22nd & 23rd
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Home of the "7-Second Challenge", where guests can try to chug a beer in 7 seconds or less (beat the clock) & it"s on the house! Beer Pong, Darts, Foos Ball & more! Come "get a little fresh with us" on Saturdays & Sundays, when Todd's own Farm Girls will be mixing up farm-to-table, Bloody Marys, customized just how you like 'em - you choose all the 'fixins & we'll shake it just right!
Private Party Facilities:
The Todd English P.U.B. has something for everyone. TE P.U.B. is about engaging in pleasure and having absolute fun! A place where guests can indulge in their favorite cocktail or beer, delight in a delectable meal and be captivated by a few surprises along the way.
Private Party Contact:
Leighton James: 8558402804
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Todd English P.U.B Birmingham Ratings and Reviews
We never actually got food at the restau ...
We never actually got food at the restaurant. We left after waiting over an hour and after paying for our drinks. The manager gave us his card so we could "call him next time we wanted to come". Um, not sure why? So he can start cooking out food then? The waitress wasn't bad and warned us when we sat down to go ahead and order as the kitchen was "running behind". Horrible experience. Now I see why it's rated so badly!
Trying Out Uptown
Our first time to eat in this area since the recent uptown revitalization. After reading reviews of the several choices for dining this seemed to appeal most to us. Also, it was close to the forum theater where we planned to be later that night. Our waiter was very attentive and helped us have a good idea of what to expect from the various options. Also, we spent more time there than we realized so we started to worry about making the performance at the Forum on time so we had to ask him to hurry up with the check processing and he took care of us and got us out in a hurry. All in all we were pleased with the service and food.
Cannot be Todd English
Very disappointed. Food was certainly not the Todd English restaurants I have gone to.
Food was okay but very limiting. The service was minimal and it appears to cater to alcohol lovers who probably cannot remember the food. Dinner ranked as one of my husband's worst ever and breakfast there from Westin served biscuits hat could have been hockey pucks!
Mostly great, we'll be back
So mostly it was a great experience and we'll definitely come back. Our waitress was charming and sweet, and very knowledgeable about the many different beers and food; however, she didn't stop at our table enough and it wasn't busy so that wasn't why. She was friendly and such when she did stop but our drinks were empty and we needed crackers for our oysters and had to wait a while for her to show up. Our ahi was prepared in a very unique and tasty way, and would have been great had there not been stickers from the market left on our tomatoes. Lobster rolls tasted lovely, except for the few bits of shell... oysters were great, atmosphere was just what you'd expect. So we'll be back, and hopefully it will be better then next time!
stopping thru for brunch
Brunch menu limited. Buffett not too notable. Not too impressed with the make your own toast station. Ordered off the menu the southern fried chicken and biscuit. Was very pleased with that. The grits were a sorry dissappointment! At any rate the service slow and not really on point. A one time stop and over priced for a really mediocre experience. I'm sure there are other local places that can beat this place. Hopefully open table can contract with those places to steer passing through visitors to those places instead.
Poor first impression
Arrived for our 7pm reservation at 6:45 on our first visit. We were told that we could not be seated until 7 even though half of the tables were vacant. Once we were seated, it took 10-15 minutes for a server to greet us. When ordering our meal, we were told that they had run out of the nightly special that the waitress had told about just a few minutes earlier. We were so frustrated at that point that we paid for our drinks and appetizer and went across the street to another restaurant. The noise level is so loud in this restaurant that you cannot speak to others at your table without yelling. We will not visit again.
Service was just right. We had reservations and were seated promptly, our server was there when we needed her and didn't hover over us, so we didn't feel rushed. The food was great, perfect proportions, we had the chicken wing appetizer, several different salads, shrimp and grits, chicken pot pie and fish and chips. The only complaint we had, was they were out of the bottle of wine a couple of us wanted. Not a big deal and not uncommon. We will be back.
Definitely a pub
I had only been to the restaurant once many months ago and sat outside. We ate outside but I overheard the hostess tell some people they couldn't eat out there (Wed night thing?). Didn't realize how noisy it was going to be inside, but sat at a table for two and had to scream at the person I was with. Could barely hear the waiter announce the daily specials and had to as him to repeat all of them. Waiter was friendly but definitely had too many tables to tend to. Had to ask for items that normally would have been served with our appetizers. The person who brought the appetizer (not our waiter) just plopped down the plates and off he went. As if there weren't enough noise, a guy began to sing and play guitar with a microphone. Yikes! If this is just a bar that would be fine and anticipated, but trying to have a meal and carry on a conversation with my grandson was not easy. Food was good. There should be a rating for noise level beyond 'energetic', like 'obnoxious'.
New Date Night Fav!
Great place! Great food! We were late for our reservation and the staff was so gracious in getting us in and seated. Love the atmosphere. Love the food even more. Try the fun and delicious Conecuh Corn Dog Puppies! The carmelized onions on the Iceberg Wedge is a great touch. The Rosemary Chicken Pot Pie is my fav! My husband couldn't finish the Pastrami Rueben and saved to enjoy for lunch the next . . . Because we couldn't resist the to-die-for P.U.B. Brownie. What an awesome combination in that dessert . Nitro Stout Ice Cream? Oh, YEAH!!! Uh oh, I think we found a new favorite for date night!
I want to like it, I really do.....
but on this my 5th visit to this establishment, I continue to be underwhelmed. We had reservations for two at 6:00 pm. We arrived at 5:50 and were told we could not be seated until our reservation time, despite the fact that the restaurant was about half full and a party that walked up before us was seated immediately. We were invited to wait at the bar, which we did, but w didn't get a drink because none of the three bartenders ever approached us to take our order. The bar was half full. The pimento cheese appetizer, once we were seated, was quite good. My companion's lobster rolls were heavy on the sauce and bread and light on lobster. The char grilled cod on my sandwich was quite good but the size of the pieces of fish on the sandwich made it quite hard to eat. The best part of our main course was the French fries. I want to like this restaurant - I really do. The location is great, it's a great space, convenient to the convention center and full of possibilities. However, the staff just seems largely unconcerned about customer satisfaction. Maybe because of the location, this establishment will succeed in spite of itself. There are far too many outstanding restaurants in Birmingham to support those that repeatedly can't get it together.
Great food and staff but needs more staff
I stayed at the Westin which is attached to the pub. The food is great, and the waitstaff friendly, but they have a staffing issue of some sort. On more than one occasion we had problems. For example, one night we waited over 20 minutes for our drinks when there was hardly anyone in the place. That same night there was a half section of the bar closed off stating that it was reserved. The waitress told us that it was not--that there was only one bartender there that night, who was working a double shift. Then, the next morning we were told that they open at 6:30 for breakfast. We waited until 6:45 until they opened their doors, and only after we asked the front desk at the Westin what was going on.
A little lackluster but still a great restaurant
I have been to Todd English Pub several times and have always been pleased with the food and service. This visit the service was excellent, but I was a little disappointed with the food. We ordered the special and it was a bit bland. But I have no complaints about the regular menu and was blown away by the specials they served for New Year's.
Great late lunch..very good pub food & drinks.
We visited this Pub which is situated in an uptown hotel which is in a relatively new and very active area near the Birmingham Civic Center. Although a bit crowded, we were seated immediately, and our server was very friendly and helpful. His suggestions were spot on and our party of 4 greatly enjoyed the meal. The Bloody Mary that I had was outstanding, but not unique. The draft beer selection is also outstanding (we were told there were 36 beers on tap). Valet parking is available, and free (with validation) parking in the hotel deck is also convenient. There are also a number of other restaurants in the same complex which have good reputations. We will be back.
Good Overall Experience
This is the second time I have eaten at the Todd English Pub. The atmosphere is quite nice with very cool decor. However, it can get quite noisy at times and the music selection can be a little all over the place. The food is good. Nothing outstanding, but I would have no problems returning to this restaurant. Overall this is a really cool restaurant design and idea with average to good food.
Try the Short Rib Quesadillas&Smoked Wings-Awesome
"Drinks-awesome, service-great, food-delicious!" Hubby already wants to go back! He raves about the pimento cheese & sour cream sauce that comes with the quesadillas. Making plans to come dine there again in the near future.
Went to Todd English for brunch on Sunday. There was not brunch menu or specials that I could see. We sat for almost 10 minutes and no one came to even fill up our water glass or say they would "be right with us." Another table got seated a few tables away and got service quickly. My friend and I left and when I got to my car, I had an email that they cancelled my reservation. When I called the restaurant to tell them why we left and that we had checked in with the hostess (so why did they cancel the reservation), the response I got was that no one had served us yet because the server was on break. This is completely unacceptable restaurant behavior! I will never go back. I should have read reviews before I went. However, thank you OpenTable for crediting my points back.
Not the Todd English I know
Having eaten at other TE restaurants, notably Olive's in the Bellagio Las Vegas, I was extremely disappointed in PUB. Salad greens were soggy with water, dressing seemed to no more than ranch dressing with some Cajun spice mixed in. Ordered MR prime rib from carving menu, it was a 24$ mostly gray pile of thinly sliced cool deli meat. Further, the meal was served on a paper covered platter, which quickly disintegrated to leave the meal eaten on the metal platter. My wife ordered salmon, it was a poorly cooked, poorly cut filet, mostly dark meat.
Yikes...need to rethink this place, it won't do the TE brand any favors in its current state.
Saturday evening dinner with friends
On arrival we were quickly seated. Noise level high, unable to make conversation with friends at our table. Service slow. My wife selected brisket from the carving board section with two sides. The brisket slices were tough and chewy and we decided that the meal was inedible . Exchanged for a Cobb Lobster salad. Edible but not great. Took for ever to be delivered. I ordered English Fish and Chips. Rated B+. Fries made fresh and fish more than adequate and properly cooked. Provided sauces were poorly spiced and lacked originality. Desert menu small and rather average. We tried warm chocolate cookies, good but not great.
New Year's Day dining
Food good, but presentation not as good as it has been on previous visits
Fries served on plate instead of in cone type container they previously were served in. Bacon in tblt sandwich was not as crisp as it usually is. Perhaps this was due to different staffing on New Year's Day. Service was excellent.
Our visit started with a rude hostess, i ...
Our visit started with a rude hostess, it was Xmas day and they were busy so maybe she was overwhelmed. The waitress was polite, but also seemed overwhelmed. The were out of the first two beers I ordered? So I settled for a Miller Light draft that came in a 8 ounce glass. The menu was a limited holiday menu that sounded good. Overall the food was tasty, but was served luke warm. Any requests made to our waitress were met with a enthusiastic yes, then we waited and waited. The soup, that was tasty, was served with tea spoons which made it very diffacult to enjoy. The guests seated near us were served the soup course with no spoons. The waitress said they were waiting for some to be washed. My wife asked for some crackers to have with her soup and they were not brought to the table until she finished her soup. Overall it felt like they were understaffed to handle the amount of guests and/or they lacked experience. I understand folks don't want to work Xmas day, but if you are going to be open and take reservation then you should be prepared. At the end of the meal both my wife and I were thinking we would come back and try the Pub food before writing off the place, but then the check came. I knew each meal would be $33.00 which if the food had been served at the right temp would have been ok. The shock was my two 8 ounce glaseses of Miller Light for $5.00 each. That along with my wife's one glass of iced tea and tax came to $83.90 & a $10.00 tip, despite the poor service I always tip unless the server is just plain rude, brought our total to $93.90. It was not a experince worth $90.00. Given the reviews on other sites and our poor experince, this place will not be open long term.
The experience was very disappointing and overpriced for the quality of the food. The lobster bisque was watery and the entree was barely warm. The texture of the food (potatoes) made me think the food had been sitting for a while. We will never go back there again. The server was friendly and prompt.
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