Galley & Garden

Galley & Garden

2220 Highland Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35205

Phone: 205.939.5551

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Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday Lunch: 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday Bar Snacks: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Saturday Bar: 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday - Saturday Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. 
Sunday Brunch: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Chef James Boyce and his wife and partner, Suzan, added the highly anticipated addition to the Boyce Restaurant Concepts in Birmingham, Ala., Galley & Garden, in 2014.

The term “Galley” refers to the open kitchen which will be visible from the dining room, allowing guests to get a firsthand look at creativity behind Chef Boyce’s cuisine. The inviting restaurant will have a beautifully manicured garden, creating a memorable experience for all guests. 

Galley and Garden is located in what was once The Merritt House. Built in 1908, The Merritt House was an elegant home with expansive porches that graced Highland Avenue in the early 20th century. Galley and Garden intends to enhance the grandeur of the original home with modern Southern touches. 

Galley and Garden, featuring modern American-French cuisine with Southern influences, showcases a variety of signature dishes such as: Grilled Romaine with Ruby Red Prawns; Herb-Crusted King Salmon, field pea succotash, watercress, caviar butter; Maine Lobster Tail, butter braised cabbage, sauce coral and Bourbon and Honey Cured Duck Breast, collards and charred corn. 

Boyce has consistently accrued the industry’s top awards, accolades and respect throughout his career. He has appeared numerous times on NBC’s “The Today Show” and was featured on the Travel Channel’s “Epicurious TV;” the PBS television series “How To Cook Everything: Bittman Takes On America’s Chefs;” and PBS’s “At The Chef’s Table;” as well as in numerous publications, among them: Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Wine Spectator, Cooking Light, Garden and Gun, House Beautiful, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Men’s Health, Runner’s World, Cookie, Coastal Living, Sunset, Riviera, Relish, Food Arts and Nation’s Restaurant News. He has also had the honor of cooking at the James Beard House in New York City.

Cuisine Type
New Amercian - California Cuisine, Southern, French


Payment Methods
AMEX, Diner's, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Service Type
Accepts Reservations
Dine In
Fine Dining
Full Menu at Bar
Full Service
Offers Gift Certificates
Sit Down
Upscale Southern
White Linen

Fine Dining
Full Bar
Large Group Dining
Outdoor Dining
Private Dining
Separate Bar
Upscale Wine Bar

Private Dining Rooms, Private Veranda, Wood Burning Stove, Chef's Table, Wine Room, Wine Cellar, Pergola Covered Patio, Porch Dining, Separate Bar, Indoor and Outdoor Fireplaces

Business Casual
Semi Formal
Smart Casual

Private Parking with Complimentary Valet

Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Desserts, Happy Hour, Express Lunch