Bistro 218 in Birmingham is where French and American cuisines meet. It is a restaurant that is centered on the traditional French bistro style, and as diners walk into Bistro 218, they are reminded of the simplicity of a traditional French bistro.

Housed in a building that dates to the late 1800s, Bistro 218 strives to provide a fusion of history with simplicity, the old with the new, and the French with the American. The fusion of these various elements creates a restaurant that serves up delicious French cuisine with an American touch. Diners will enjoy an atmosphere that is simple yet elegant. At Bistro 218, diners enjoy affordable French cuisine served in a relaxed environment.

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Reservations can be made for Bistro 218 online via OpenTable or by contacting the restaurant directly at (205) 983-7999.


Dive into French cuisine at Bistro 218. The menu features a number of dishes that are French-inspired. From the pommes frites to the New Orleans gumbo, there is an assortment of dishes on the menu that have a French touch whether from Paris or New Orleans. Bistro 218 serves lunch, dinner, dessert, and an assortment of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages to suit a wide variety of palettes. Menu offerings are as follows.

· Lunch - Starters: pomme frites, cornmeal fried calamari; soups and salads; specialties: finger and frites, house-cured pork belly, chicken breast panini, Maryland-style crab cakes, Bistro steak frite, Bistro burger, and more.

· Dinner - Starters: foraged chanterelle mushrooms, duck confit rilettes, fritto misto, pommes frites, and more; soups and salads; specialties: butter-basted sea scallops, chargrilled Colorado lamb, duck confit, tournedos au poivre, and more.

· Dessert - Lemon chiboust, melon sorbets, chocolate caramel torte, vanilla bean creme brulee, and assortment of dessert wines.

· Wines/Cocktails/Beer - Wines by the glass and bottle, classic and signature cocktails, and draft, bottle, and can beer.


Bistro 218, 218 20st Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203, Phone: 205-983-7999

(Last Updated on October 19, 2017)

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