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Bistro V

4.8
4.8
1482 Reviews
$30 and under
American
New American in Alabama. We are currently operating at 50% capacity. Thank you for your patience and patronage.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Regional American (Southern)

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (205) 823-1505

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Jeremy Downey

  • Neighbourhood

    Birmingham

  • Cross Street

    Vestavia Ct.

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 1,482 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Overall

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  • Birmingham

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  1. BR

    BhamRestaurantRaider

    Birmingham

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My friend and I had a lovely experience. The service was beyond excellent. Carlos was an amazing server. Very professional attentive and full of personality.
  2. D

    David

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Eating in the bar area with the noise level of the people at the barnmade carrying on a conversation with people at our table difficult.
  3. f

    fharvey

    Birmingham

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oysters are always a good choice at BistroV. Sally is an exemplary server.
  4. KR

    KellyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and experience! We look forward to going back and trying more dishes!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Family get together. Had a good evening.
  6. MM

    MelissaM

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Bread was delicious. Fried green tomato starter was okay, not a lot of flavor. Same for the beet salad which had raw? Butternut squash in it which was weird in texture and taste. My husband got the filet which was excellent but his potatoes were undercooked. My risotto was fine, it was a little watery and slightly salty. I wasn’t able to eat the bread pudding dessert because after taking a bite I realized it had a rum sauce and I’m alcohol free. Waitress was nice and mostly attentive. However, our meals came out only a few minutes after receiving our salads. My husband was going to finish his salad once he was done eating his meal but it was taken from the table without checking if we were done with it. Lastly, we were not given a dessert menu nor told that alcohol would be in the dessert so I sincerely hope this doesn’t happen to someone who is sober and more triggered by the taste of alcohol than I am.
  7. B

    Bama

    Cincinnati

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Katherine’s Martini 🍸 is the best in town! Food was delicious!!
  8. PN

    PatN

    Birmingham

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been coming to this neighborhood restaurant for 20 years. Consistently good food and service.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience5
    Great food, ambiance and our waitress was awesome. But we arrived on time for our reservation and proceeded to stand in the entryway for 10 minutes without any host acknowledging that we were there. We had to interrupt them and politely tell them we had arrived for our reservation. We then proceeded to wait a total of 25 minutes before being seated without any meaningful attempt by the restaurant to make amends. All it would have taken to make the experience exceptional for us would have been for a manager to come by, apologize for the long wait and offer us a complimentary drink while we waited. Great restaurant but they need to have someone managing the client experience from arrival through departure.
  10. BA

    BarbaraA

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service are consistently excellent.
  11. K

    Katie

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorites! Accommodating, friendly and awesome menu, lunch and dinner!
  12. l

    lisaw

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The fish of the day was delicious as usual. Service was excellent. Wine great/reasonable.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    As usual the food was excellent. It was quite crowded and the service was uncharacteristically slow. Still love Bistro V.
  14. L

    Linda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent waiter. Everyone was satisfied with their meals.
  15. A

    Au8urn

    Birmingham

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were both outstanding.
  17. C

    Carol

    Birmingham

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the Best!!
  18. l

    libba

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We have eaten here many times and still plan to go back. The food this time was just slightly off. Grits were Lu pay and fish a bit too salty. Our waitress was fantastic and very attentive. Like I said we will go back… everyone can have an off night.
  19. E

    Ellie

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was wonderful and very patient with us. We took a little while to make our decisions. He was very friendly without being intrusive. The food is always great!
  20. TH

    THSW

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service, delicious food, and congenial atmosphere. We are regular customers. Will be back. Best restaurant in Vestavia by far.
  21. JC

    JohnC

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu excellent!!! So eclectic and diverse! Service was perfect!
  22. KO

    KarO

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The snapper special was A+. After the tasty crab cakes last visit, opted to try fettuccini this time. It was good. Our waiter, Carlos, was so welcoming & attentive.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The food was excellent, but our waiter definitely had an attitude. He was abrupt and behaved as if we were bothering him.
  24. PC

    PamC

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely neighborhood restaurant just a bit too loud
  25. AL

    AnchorLady

    Birmingham

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always!
  26. CB

    CraigB

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Did not have the wine we selected and were out of the entree we ordered.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was good and service was excellent! Would definitely go again!
  28. t

    tagsmother

    Birmingham

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Lobster ravioli was exceptional. Really good food in a neighborhood environment. Fairly expensive evening out but all enjoyable.
  29. B

    Bradford

    Birmingham

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Bistro V is a neighborhood gem. The food is consistently-good and is one of my favorite places to dine in the Birmingham area. I had the fish of the evening last night (red snapper), which was outstanding. I broke down and ordered dessert, which was some form of spice cake with (I believe) a caramel ice cream. Absolutely delicious! Looking forward to going back again very soon.
  30. DE

    DeeE

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely dinner at Bistro V! Had the Farmer's salad with the fish of the day which was Redfish!.. So good!
  31. VM

    VickyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and Service was fantastic. Highly recommend. Will be back for sure
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was just okay. The crab fingers were over cooked, too crispy and was more bready than meaty for the money. The hamburgers for my grands were ordered well done but were medium rare. The fried green tomatoes weren’t tasty. They tasted out of season.
  33. AW

    AudreyW

    Birmingham

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took out of town family to Bistro V. As usual, it was delicious! Our service was fabulous! Needless to say, our guests were impressed and loved everything. Once again, Bistro V for the win!
  34. H

    Hungry

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We eat here often. The food, drinks and service are always top notch! I was a little disappointed in the portion size on this trip but it was delicious, as always. We will be back soon.
  35. S

    Storman

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have never had a bad meal or experience at Bistro V. Both lunch and dinner. I have heard parking at lunch time may be challenging but I have had lunch (vegetable plate fan) there many times and always found a parking spot without trouble. Can't wait to go back.
  36. FC

    FoodieChuck

    Columbus

    131 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I was on a golf trip with 7 others. They were prepared for our group and volunteered to split the ticket at the outset. The food was exceptional and reasonably priced. The entire experience was ideal, everyone thoroughly enjoyed Bistro V
  37. CD

    ChuckD

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal at bistro v. Best hidden gem in bham
  38. T

    Traveler

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding and our server Carlos was friendly and knowledgeable
  39. JB

    JackB

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time. Practically perfect. Food was served in a timely manner. Our water glasses were always filled.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great at Bistro V

FAQs

Bistro V offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (205) 823-1505.

Bistro V is rated 4.8 stars by 1482 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Bistro V

521 Montgomery Highway, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Vestavia Ct.

  • Neighbourhood

    Birmingham

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Regional American (Southern)

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Jeremy Downey

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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