About Village Tavern Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35243
Village Tavern is a full service, upscale, casual dining experience. Our extensive menu offers freshly made entrees, such as steaks, seafood, delicious sandwiched and a variety of specialties from the grill, wood fired pizzas and wonderful salads. We have over 90 wines on our extensive wine list have been awarded the Wine Spectators "Award of Excellence."
Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, 4:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
Live music every Wednesday night 6:30pm.-9:30pm. Friday 10:30pm.-2:00am. Saturday 10:30pm.-2:00am.
We offer complimentary Valet parking.
The Summit offers a Shuttle from anywhere in the Summit that passed by the Village Tavern approximately every 15-20 minutes.
Mary Grace Viado
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
Village Tavern Birmingham Ratings and Reviews
Delicious as always! Cold beer, crab dip appetizer was delicious, steak cooked to pure perfection, salad and loaded baked potato always good. We eat here every year for our anniversary and visit a few other times throughout the year. It is one of our favorites.
Was able to be seated upon arrival, very organized, and wonderful waitress and staff. Very calm and unique place to eat and all of my guests and I were able to unwind and relax without having to yell. The seating arrangement was nice, which allowed everyone to be able to stretch out without the concerns of bumping into one another or another table. Overall, an amazing experience, will do it again.
Seated quickly, even though we were 15 minutes early for our reservation. Crab dip was pretty good, chicken pasta was good but the trout was delicious. Cocktails were a little pricey for their size but were very good. They handed out a single rose to each lady, which was a nice touch on Valentine's. Only complaint was that we were placed at a table with other patrons, even though there were a few tables for 2 available. This made for a somewhat awkward Valentine's dinner and will affect my decision on choosing other restaurants for special date nights. I will be back for other family dinners though.
Although it was a special day, we were seated in no time no service was quick. Our waiter, Brett was great...very knowledgeable about the menu and never let our glasses get low. Sonya came around and gave all the ladies a rose...nice touch. We will definitely be back!
We arrived at 4:30 which was the time of our reservations for Valentine's. There was a lot of chaos that early. They said it was because of a shift change. Finally, we were seated and waited 20 minutes for a waitress to show up. We ordered and when our food came the salad was good but the filet minions were ordered medium well for both of us. Our steaks were medium rare with blood running out. We complained and they took them back to the kitchen. When we got them back they were burned on the outside but done on the inside. They were not very good.
We have eaten here many times before and have had a good experience but were disappointed tonight. First of all we have an 18 month old and they only had 2 high chairs both of which were broken. The pimento cheese fondue app was good but then it took a long time to get our food. And some of the good was lukewarm when it came out. They also were out of baked potatoes but we didn't know until my wife had already ordered a steak. I hope it was just an off night but was disappointing for sure.
Waiter had either too much to do or not doing her job well. Took forever to get order in and food back. This reminded me of a glorified Olive garden and we were expecting more of a upscale experience. Could be our expectations were unrealistic. The one thing that bothered me even more, we made a 7 pm reservation on open table, Still took them 25 minutes to seat us.
Food was amazing. Cocktails were incredibly reasonably priced and delicious. Service started off great and then our server just basically quit after we ordered food. Didn't bring our food to the table, didn't check to see if it was right (which sucked because my date's steak was a little undercooked for her liking), didn't ever bring us refills, finally the manager came by and helped and we little never saw our server at our table again. The manager was fuming mad but hid it well behind a very kind smile and excellent recovery.
The only thing wrong with this restaurant is the parking and it may not even be their fault. A neighboring restaurant cones off a huge (I mean huge!) portion of the parking lot forcing valet service. Forced valet, especially in a shopping mall lot, just seems inappropriate. It may seem an inept analogy, but it is somewhat akin to if Publix were to suddenly rope off their nearby parking spaces for valet services only.
Village Tavern was in route on our trip traveling through Birmingham. Made lunch reservations based on TripAdvisors' reviews. Very good service and good food. I would mention that I thought the restaurant side was a tad loud, so we opted to sit in the bar area which actually was more quiet. Will visit again when in the area.
Lunch with business associates was a pleasant experience thanks to great food and attentive waitstaff. The crab dip was delicious. Also very good was the Small filet and shrimp and grits. Warm butter cake for desert was outstanding. Definitely worth return visit.
Great food and FANTASTIC service! Went for Sunday lunch New Years Eve and it was POURING down rain when we left. The manager who was incredible helped me get my mom-n-law (who is in a wheelchair) to the car and into it while it was still pouring rain. He was soaked but could not have been nicer and more willing to help. Thank You Village Tavern for starting our 2017 out on a grateful note!
Out of all the times I've been to Village Tavern... this missed the mark, by far!
Ambiance, Noise level and Service was not good for "a Table for Two, Date."
Sitting us right by the kitchen/serving area, where all the staff stands and waits, was not optimal for a nicely dressed couple out on a date... and it wasn't like we just showed up to take any given table. Reservations were made. Common sense could have gone a long way. Also, for whatever reason, it felt like service dropped off due to distraction of being where the staff was congregating. After the main dish was ordered, a single offer of refill and/or need anything else was given, as in once. I love the food at Village Tavern and if I were there with my kids, friends, co-workers or just a group, the seating would have sufficed. NOT for a couple out for dinner/date. Again... common sense by the staff would go a long way!
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