Village Tavern

101 Summit Blvd, Birmingham
(205) 970-1640

Recent Reviews


The food and wine is very good! Waitress was very good. However, I didn’t understand the bill and asked to speak to the manager and she would not come to our table and speak with us. It’s a shame that the manager wouldn’t take a few minutes to speak with us.

Dana Stringer

So good. Filet was tender and cooked perfectly. Service was timely and very friendly! Filet tips and grits are pictured.

Thomas Williams

Very nice place, wonderful relaxed atmosphere but still sophisticated. Service was wonderful as well as the food.

Will B.

I went on whim one night even though I had been before. But I wasn't super hungry and just needed a place to go for something light and a drink. Village Tavern sounded perfect. I have been on a big soup kick as of late for obvious reasons. So a French onion soup is always appealing. You partner that with a refreshing poke stack with avocado and cucumber, yes please! The service was incredible considering they seemed short staffed. But you could tell the bar staff was making sure to hustle and get everyone taken care of. A true sign of a high quality spot. I can't imagine giving them anything less than 5 stars with this experience. I will definitely be going back.

Richard T.

Food was a one star experience, wanted to like it after spending $100 on dinner, but it was just really below average. Hot food wasn't hot, salad was way overdressed and soggy, with the romaine on the edge of turning. Overall everything from the app to the entrée lacked seasoning and was flat. Service was a solid 4 stars, our server John was friendly, professional and on point. Unfortunately the service isn't enough to make up for the food, will not return.

Renae “Naededo” Patterson

Haven't been in years and decided to grab lunch. The lunch and service were both spectacular!! Will definitely not wait so long for a return visit.

Marquita Walker

Food was good but OMG the warm butter cake dessert is the best. Prices are reasonable compared to other restaurants. The spinach dip is very good but the bowl is super small, not really enough to serve more than 2 people. The waiter was okay but not as intentional as some, we can to keep asking for things.

Paul R.

Great atmosphere both inside & out is professional for lunch and nice but not stuffy for dinner. The outside patio area is far enough removed from Hwy 280 to be a great place for conversation and to enjoy the moderate climate of Birmingham. The food here has been consistently excellent for 20+ years, something most chains can't say. The menu gradually changes to keep things fresh & interesting, but there are plenty of long-time favorites to keep us coming back for reliable performance. Most recent new find is their pimento cheese dip appetizer served with lavash chips (except for the last visit when they cheated & served with boring ol' tortilla chips - BOO!!!), really tasty if you like pimento cheese. Really, you just can't go wrong here, whether it's for a business lunch, dinner date or just grabbing a bite by yourself or with a friend. Give it a try! Bet you'll be glad you did!

Connie H.

So good I meet my son thats here attending College there for dinner after I finished working in the area. The atmosphere was nice, the little Kano lights over the booths and our waiter David was a whole VIBE! I ordered their crab dip, for my dinner.Wow, it was amazingly delicious! My son ordered the shrimp and grits. He enjoyed it also. This is a very nice spot in Summit. It's a real gem! But the kicker of the night was I seen the had a number of great sounding deserts but my son gad recently had a terrible experience with his favorite carrot cake . So he wanted no parts but after a great dinner I felt like trying it . When I tell you when it came out it was NOT what I expected but when I tell you. That's was a warm favorite mixture of spices, carrots, nuts, ice red by a perfectly sweet icing. Sorry it was not picture, she way to tasty for picture. I forgot but next time I'm getting the butter cake also ! I will be back!!!!!!! David was great personality and ALL made great suggestions!!! Ask for David's section his energy is worth catching

Green E

This has been my favorite restaurant for many years as the food is delicious and the staff is always 5 stars, but due to the pandemic I have only been ordering takeout. Well, today was my birthday and I was looking forward to finally eating inside for brunch and having those wonderful muffins! I arrived at 2:50pm, your hostess at the time I’m sure was tired but the way she “greeted” me and my partner was not okay. She was curt and rude. She didn’t ask us what menu we wanted or where we would like to sit and just told us to wait for a text message to be seated. The second hostess that walked us to our table was just as unpleasant. Asked about the brunch menu and was told brunch ends at 2:30pm. None of your websites or listings have 2:30pm, they all say 3pm. Before the pandemic, when arriving even a minute before 3 we were always welcomed to choose the brunch menu. I’m guessing the staff is overwhelmed and burnt out, but I don’t think I’ll be visiting again.

Dee Holmes

If you are ever in the Birmingham area, you've gotta check this place out. The atmosphere and service are great and the food is always excellent!


I had a wonderful experience here! I always do. I’ll continue to come back! Shrimp and grits are my favorite!!! Some of the best I’ve ever had. Perfect place to stop, I highly recommend this place.

Ellen L.

For some reason my parents really like this place. It was ok. I ordered the ahi tuna appetizer and it was tasty but nothing special - I mean, it wasn't bad - and that's important when it comes to raw fish! Just in general, nothing remarkable. Solid 3 star food and service. I won't complain about being taken here, but wouldn't visit on my own.

Steven Patterson (Realtor at eXp Realty)

A nice location in the Summit and just off Hwy 280 and very close to Interstate 459. The food here is good, but my wife actually likes coming here for the way it looks and feels inside. On past visits, she has said that it is cozy. If you have never been here before, it is worth a visit. You just might have a new favorite restaurant.

Mallory R.

Service was amazing (thanks Natasha). The drinks were amazing! And the food was DELICIOUS. I had the filet, it was cooked absolutely perfect. And the cheesecake was AMAZING. When we come back in town, this is where we will be!!!!

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