Birmingham native and professionally trained chef Tom Saab joins the other culinary talents that are inspiring a revival of businesses on The Green in Birmingham. Bistro 218, located at 218 20th Street North in a revived historic building, complements the other chef owned eateries in the loft district.
Tom created Bistro 218 on a model that combines the traditions of a French bistro with the modern American bistro. “My favorite restaurants are small, independent, chef owned restaurants, “ Tom says, “because chefs are in the business to share their passion for food, influences and culture.” Tom supports the local community by using fresh, local produce as much as possible.
Bistro 218 features an elegant, minimalist interior design that stays true to the historic roots of the building. Menu offering rotations include seafood, roasted chicken, stuffed crepes, salad entrees, gumbo, steak and fries, bread pudding, and crème Brûlée. Chef Saab is also the restaurateur of the Italian partner to Bistro 218, Bocca Ristorante.