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Roots & Revelry, Birmingham, AL
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This restaurant now offers Takeout

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Roots & Revelry

4.1
4.1
314 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
A fun, energetic tribute to American Southern cuisine. Our dining room is bustling with high-energy just like our great Magic City. Our menus focus on local distilleries and local farms throughout Alabama; the menu is ever changing with only the freshest products on hand. Our dishes are whimsical yet elegant with a feeling of comfort to them.
Roots & Revelry departs from the norm by modernizing fine dining. It’s haute with casual undertones, southern with international influences.

Our Patio is not covered. Patio is weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, we will do our best to accommodate you inside but can not guarantee a table.

Reservations preferred, walk-ins accepted based on availability.

We are allotting 1 1/2 hours for parties of two, 2 hours for parties of four, 2 1/2 hours for parties six or more. Please call us at 205-730-1907 or email home@roots-revelry.com for any parties over six guests.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, French / American

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Fri, Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (205) 730-1907

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Robert Lynn

  • Catering

    Call or email with any catering requests and we will reach out shortly. Please include as many pertinent details as possible.

  • Private party facilities

    Need a gorgeous location for your wedding, photography shoot, or special event? Our stunning ballroom is available to rent. Our large windows, glittering crystal chandelier, and polished hardwood floors will add elegance to any affair.We also offer private dining options any day of the week!Please email home@roots-revelry.comCall 205.518.0794

  • Neighbourhood

    Birmingham

  • Cross Street

    17th Street North

  • Parking Details

    Street and free valet parking are also available on 17th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenue N)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 314 people are saying

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Alabama

    Brunch

  • Alabama

    Romance

  • Alabama

    Scenic View

  • Birmingham

    Brunch

  • Birmingham

    Hot Spot

  • Birmingham

    Romance

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  1. KB

    KathyB

    Savannah

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. The service was better. Can’t wait to go back!
  2. AG

    AdamG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Wedding party next door was somewhat loud, but no big deal.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Very very loud….service staff lacks experience. Long wait but the food was fantastic Floor plan is more bar-like. overall, food was amazing and plate appearance was professional. Valet was fast.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    This place has amazing food and a nice ambiance! But every time I come there’s an issue with the service. There’s never enough waitresses and the workers are over worked. The last time I went the heat was out. However, the food is delicious
  5. LG

    LoriG

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious meal from start to finish. Excellent service.
  6. DC

    DavidC

    Mississippi

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Different cusine, but not extraordinary compared to other fine dining restaurants.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The food quality just isn’t what it used to be. It also seems like they need more help.
  8. MB

    MaryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and atmosphere. It’s one of downtown’s hidden gems. I will definitely be returning.
  9. M

    Mellie

    Birmingham

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Always a good brunch. Service a little slow but worth the wait
  10. r

    rajatp

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food, cocktails ok, way overpriced
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Amazing and flavorful food! We will certainly go back!
  12. C

    Cathy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Absolutely wonderful food! Welcoming staff. Urge everyone to treat oneself to make difficult decision from the deliciously inviting menu.
  13. LM

    LisaM

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We enjoyed our dinner. It was a beautiful restaurant. A little hard to find as it is on the second story of a large building and figuring out where to park was a little tricky, next time I would plan to park valet just to make it easy. The price seems a little high compared to other restaurants of similar caliber and I was surprised that we were not offered a menu that including wine by the bottle, they had a limited menu with by the glass.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Showed up for our reservation and they were closed.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Cool place, love the space and the vibe. The only issue I had was dealing with the hostess. After I let her know I didn’t have a reservation she let me know that they weren’t seating walk ins. Cool, no problem— I ask when their next reservation time was and she told me they were booked solid until close. There were more than a few tables open so I hopped onto open table and there were slots for the next hour open. I booked one and walked back up. Visibly annoyed she seated me at a broken table (the tabletop flew up when you put any pressure on it). No problem. I asked and I was reseated 30 mins later. Overall I’d love this place if the service was great. I understand they’re a little short staffed and I’d gladly keep patience to let them do what they can, but I’m sure that hostess costs them plenty of income.
  16. SW

    SheenaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious!! I recommend the fried okra appetizer! Absolutely best chef
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance was nice and service and food was amazing for brunch.
  18. LH

    LisaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for a birthday party and the staff went above and beyond to help make it perfect.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food was very good!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    Absolutely horrible service, understaffed. Food was good.

    Roots & RevelryResponded on October 7, 2022I'm very sorry for your service experience. Do you remember your server's name? If not, I could narrow it down by who was working and a description.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always a great experience and awesome dinning experience.
  23. TD

    TraciD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The shrimp and grits were fabulous as usual. The food has never disappointed nor will it ever! The culinary genius that is on display is nothing short of brilliance. The edible art that is created just makes you want to return again and again. So very happy Roots and Revelry is a favorite destination and I highly recommend it to everyone for any and all occasions… The roof top dining experience is wonderful and the customer service is spot on.
  24. BJ

    BobbieJ

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I celebrated my cousin’s birthday with Brunch. The Banana Pecan Beignets are the best I’ve ever had. We shared the Fried Green Tomato Benedict. The poached egg was cooked perfectly and the Tomato Hollandaise was delicious!! My favorite place for Brunch.
  25. C

    Chloe

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Service was quite slow even tho restaurant not half full.
  26. T

    Tpsims

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We had 10:45 reservations we were seated on time I think they were short of help like most restaurants these days. It took a while before we got our food. We had to ask for more coffee and extra syrup by the time we got it the rest of the food was cold. I just think they need more help but as most restaurants experience it’s hard to find good help they just do the best they can.
  27. A

    Anonymous

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Drinks were great but food was lacking especially for the cost.
  28. JT

    JayT

    Birmingham

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Took forever to get food. There are a lot of reviews that are very positive for their food but that was not the case for me. The duck was too rare in some spots and burned in others, the salad was inedible because of how much salt, and the crawfish cakes were bland. The server was very nice at least, but they were also out of a lot of their normal wine-by-glass selections. On top of all that, very overpriced menu items! All entrees will cost you at least $50. Definitely a NO GO. Very disappointed.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Service was poor sat us at a small table gelt loke the seperated the blacks from the whites and the food portions are not worth the price you pay servers are also rude and not very helpful and my chicken and waffles came out under cooked
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time. The food was great and the waitress and host were fabulous! The chef/owner even came out to ask us about our food! The drinks are a great too!
  31. P

    Poppie

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food4service5ambience3
    I was really surprised to see the pricing. There were only 2 entrees under $50, and both were vegetarian. $46 for veggie pasta and $20 for gazpacho...seems a little steep, especially in Birmingham, AL. We ended up just getting cocktails and splitting an appetizer. (We got the Arancini, which was delicious and not a bad size for $16). Our server was friendly, but the restaurant was half empty on a Saturday night at 7:30...really had a wierd (sad) vibe.
  32. JM

    JohnM

    Birmingham

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    I had earthen here a few times previously and was always impressed. It had been some time, but this visit was disappointing enough that I'll not return.
  33. AJ

    AlexJ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Service was disappointing and slow,our server disappeared for long periods of the time, gave a beverage to another copy, left food off our order and overall made the visit very dissapointing and possibly never visiting again nor referring our colleagues
  34. CW

    CWilliams

    Birmingham

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    With the menu prices, customer service should reflect. Server didn’t introduce herself. She just literally walked up and asked were we ready to order. No introduction, no hello, nothing. Outside tables were not cleaned the entire time we were there. Food came out separately so my son literally ate alone while we waited. Had to ask for the check. Had to ask for the correct egg order. Absolutely poor customer service experience for a hundred dollar tab. Definitely need to reinforce the importance of customer service from the top down.
  35. PS

    PatriciaSmith5296

    Mobile

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friend going away
  36. D

    Dori

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Brunch was excellent. There were plenty of choices at a reasonable rate, and the location is beautiful.
  37. K

    Keharris

    Birmingham

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Our waitress was friendly and the food was good, but the service was very, very slow - food and bar. The most disturbing part was, after being warned by another patron to check our bill, we saw an extra liquor tax and beer/wine tax that when added to the sales tax equaled 40% on top of our $100 bill! Only one of us had one cocktail. We inquired with the staff and they acknowledged that their system was “not programmed right”, yet knowing this they brought the bill with it included anyway and only agreed to correct after we mentioned it. Clearly they were short-staffed, but if you know something is wrong, don’t keep repeating the error. Makes me not want to return to a restaurant run so poorly.
  38. AT

    AlwaysTasting

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and service. The only issue was with the bill which had a problem with taxes that were charged. They apparently had a glitch in their Point-of-Sale system and it was way overcharging on liquor and beer/wine taxes. After pointing it out to them, they were prompt in getting it resolved and refunding the overcharged amount.
  39. HN

    HarryN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful 2nd floor restuarant/bar. Great staff/service. Pricey,, but with generous portions.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    At 615 on a Friday and no one was there should have been a sign. Restaurant's website menu was completely different then offered menu and prices drastically different. No one else in the restaurant and we qere sat next to a group that was rather loud. But we made the best of it. Drinks were good and server Shacara, I believe, was amazing!!!!! Ordered the duck breast mid rare and the poor thing died twice. It took over 20 minutes, and no one else in the place as the other table already got their food. The duck was so tough and over cooked I was very sad. Ordered a couple salads as we had to get to another appointment. There was no attempt by the management to even approach us or give any back up to our server. Place could be great if they could sort some stuff out. A spring menu in mid July?! Oh I almost forgot the shrimp left on the floor.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Roots & Revelry offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (205) 730-1907.

Roots & Revelry is rated 4.1 stars by 314 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 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Roots & Revelry

1623 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-1912

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    17th Street North

  • Neighbourhood

    Birmingham

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Fri, Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, French / American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street and free valet parking are also available on 17th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenue N)

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Robert Lynn

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (205) 730-1907

  • Catering

    Call or email with any catering requests and we will reach out shortly. Please include as many pertinent details as possible.

  • Private party facilities

    Need a gorgeous location for your wedding, photography shoot, or special event? Our stunning ballroom is available to rent. Our large windows, glittering crystal chandelier, and polished hardwood floors will add elegance to any affair.We also offer private dining options any day of the week!Please email home@roots-revelry.comCall 205.518.0794

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