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Roots & Revelry

1623 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-1912
+1 205-730-1907
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good26%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“jasmine rice” (3 reviews)
“pork belly” (4 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1623 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-1912
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seven of us dined here and the service was a bit slow. I ordered Pork spring rolls as my entree and the group ordered various appetizers among which were the spring rolls. After our appetizers arrived our server informed me there no more spring rolls!...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank daytripper699
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

First, what’s up with the interior? I arrived at 6pm on a Wed night and my first impression in the lobby was - what is this place & where is the restaurant? And why does this feel like an abandoned bldg? No rugs, v little...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Z3499NSkarens
Reviewed 7 November 2018

I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food at Roots & Revelry. The building was built in 1929. Pretty renovations to the hotel and the pork chop was yummy. It's a little tricky to get upstairs- they have a sign painted on the wall to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 524katie
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

The food here is lovely and the wait assists kept everything running smoothly. I work in the industry so appreciated my water and coffee always being full. The avacado toast, as bougie as it sounds , was amazing. Got the chicken and waffle but it...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank daniellebethune
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Disappointed for Brunch with Friends. Went to Sunday Brunch with friends based on a prior positive experience of one of the friends (lunch - a hamburger). Fair experience at best.... -Bloody Mary's x 2 of us - very good - spicy as ordered. -Shrimp Po-Boy...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank UncleBob
Reviewed 31 August 2018

R&R is a great downtown dining option and only a short walk from the heart of the downtown theater/loft/dining & bar district. They offer a really different interior inside the historic restored TJ (Thomas Jefferson) building with a classy, cool vibe. The dining area is...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 607jayb
Reviewed 21 August 2018

We had dinner with family on a Friday night. We had a reservation. We were promptly seated when we arrived. The server arrived immediately and took our drink orders and made some great recommendations. The experience skidded downhill from there. The place is extremely noisy...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank drj999999
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We ate at Roots and Revelry for Restaurant Week. The appetizer was labeled PB&J which was very misleading to first time diners. It is a Pork belly and jam appetizer and was delicious! I had the shrimp and grits entree. The shrimp was fresh and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Decided to try this place based on reviews. When I first sat down the prices were higher than I anticipated. As soon as the appetizers came that thought went away. The food was not just good, it was perfect. From presentation to taste nothing was...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank cad123
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

I love this space. Haylee our server was adorbs. Get the pork belly it’s a must!! Lamb was the bomb as well. What a great space! So happy the Thomas Jefferson has life again!!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Cocktails_at_Seven
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Fred S
3 November 2017|
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I’m sorry I missed your question! I hope you found somewhere that was a good fit for you! Happy New Year! (almost)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1623 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-1912
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-730-1907
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