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Serving delicious Mexican food in a laid-back casual setting is the Cantina Tortilla Grill at Pepper Place. The place is fondly known as Cantina at Pepper Place, and is the locals' favorite spot to grab a quick Mexican fix alongside refreshing pear margaritas during the summers. The grill also serves its own rendition of Mexican street food, such as the El Mexicano - Fish Burger served with a side of sweet potato chips. The taco options are versatile, while the large plates come generously portioned.
Conceptualized by three brothers, this restaurant is located in Birmingham's Lakeview neighborhood. The restaurant offers a fresh spin on pizza classics, using local ingredients and seasonal offerings to come up with original pizza combinations. Beer is an integral part of the menu here, and each pizza is thoughtfully paired with a recommended craft brew. The alfresco patio is a popular summer venue and welcomes families, friends, and couples alike. While the menu is always changing, favorites include the Perfect Pepperoni, Basic Pesto, The Lakeview, and What the Duck.
Galley and Garden offers diners a unique culinary experience in Birmingham. Executive chef James Boyce channels years of culinary experience into crafting some of the most flavorful dishes in town. A blend of gourmet cuisine and historic setting await you here. Diners can savor a variety of French-inspired dishes with a Southern twist. The menu is seasonal and changes constantly, showcasing ingredients from local farms and producers. Seared Maine diver sea scallops, summer vegetable risotto , Atlantic swordfish “Niçoise” are some examples of the kind of fare you'll find here. Reservations are recommended.
Located on Highland Avenue near Five Points South, Bottega offers an eclectic menu of Italian-inspired dishes in a very stylish setting. The building itself resembles a Roman civic building, with faux archways and a decorative concrete facade. The decor is Art Deco in style, and the furnishings are elegant and tasteful. The menu features a wide array of appetizers and entrees that change daily. Though many of the dishes are Italian-inspired, they also make good use of local ingredients. The dessert menu and the wine lists are extensive.
Rojo is a popular choice for people looking for outstanding Latin and American menus in one trendy place. Diners can take their pick of American favorites like cheesesteaks, burgers, wings and big salads, or Latin dishes like tacos, burritos and quesadillas. There is also a gluten-free menu and a kids menu. Also popular is the weekend brunch with a small but solid selection of breakfast burritos, egg dishes and Mexican-inspired foods. Daily specials include a weekday happy hour, sangria Sundays and Corona Tuesdays.