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Avo & Dram

2721 Cahaba Road (Mountain Brook Village)
205/871-8212 (Avo)
205/871-8055 (Dram) 
www.avorestaurant.com
Avo is a California-inspired restaurant owned by Green Apple Restaurant Group, which has two restaurants in Nashville and also owns Jackson's Bar & Bistro in Homewood's SoHo. using local ingredients in the food and clean, crisp lines in the decor. Owner Tom Sheffer calls Avo's cuisine "Cal-abama" and the name of the restaurant comes from California shorthand for avocado. Balcony seating available. The Birmingham News' Susan Swagler complained about the portion sizes, the lighting, and about the smoke wafting up from the bar downstairs (of course) in a review in City Scene in late May 2009, but said the food was great, called the flavors of the "inventive menu" "fresh and intense" and said they were "immediately struck by the crisp, clean lines of this restaurant."
Downstairs is Dram, a whiskey bar that also serves food. 

Some online blogs:
A visit to Dram: http://zellaonline.com/2009/04/17/new-mtn-brook-village-haunt-avodram/
Photos and descriptions from Avo and Dram: http://www.bhamsandwich.com/2009/03/30/more-photos-from-dram-whiskey-bar-and-avo/ 

Posted on Friday, May 29, 2009 at 01:10PM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in | Comments10 Comments

Reader Comments (10)

I recently visited Avo/Dram and had a horrific experience. The staff were extremely rude and did not even come to our table to offer us a glass of water for thirty minutes (and this was on a Thursday!). I don't mind upscale dining prices at all, but I do expect adequate service. Our food was cold and when I told our waiter he sighed and said it was supposed to be room temperature....that's a first. I will not be back and have told all my colleges and friends not to go here. It was HORRIBLE! I really hope this resturant is shut down soon and a place that is not an embarresment to Mountian Brook Village takes its place. Avo is the worst place to hit the village in a very long time and I have resided her for 10years!

October 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJillian Holloway

Avo and Dram is a professional and well kept establishment. Food, drink, and service are all exceptional. Anyone that reads this review should disregard the previous reader's comment, if not even for her horrible spelling. Our staff is never rude, always timely, and caring. Everyone loves both Avo and Dram and that is why we have people continuously returning week after week. Sorry Jillian, but your comment is ridiculous. I'll make sure to tell my COLLEAGUES what an EMBARRASSMENT Avo/Dram is. :)

February 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephen hardy

I have dined at both Avo and Dram and have always had excellent dining experiences -- including service, friendliness of staff, and excellent food. This establishment is a welcome addition to the area! My only complaint is they're not yet open for lunch.

May 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTammy Baker

I have eaten Sunday brunch at Avo and had a great experience. The ham was too salty for my taste but, hey, I will just order something else next time.

June 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermatt

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October 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterhaysge

Never go there. What a rude staff and terrible food! Enough said

October 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMtn Brk Foodie

Just visited avo and dram and after being a regular to this establishment ,I was quiet impressed with service. We had a new server to the resturant and she was pleasent, attentive, and very intelligent about the menu and drinks to select for us that absolutely matched her recommendations.Great paring of food and drink from her and I would totally recommend this place for any formal or informal get together. She treated us like she was hosting a party at her house and with a packed bar we got everything in a timely. I have been in the hospitality industry and this was a great example of what a dining experience should be. Excellent job and totally worth every penny spent and will be returning. Now only if I could pronounce her name in this blog cheric, is the best of my ability.

April 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEmily dansby

Just visited avo and dram and after being a regular to this establishment ,I was quiet impressed with service. We had a new server to the resturant and she was pleasent, attentive, and very intelligent about the menu and drinks to select for us that absolutely matched her recommendations.Great paring of food and drink from her and I would totally recommend this place for any formal or informal get together. She treated us like she was hosting a party at her house and with a packed bar we got everything in a timely. I have been in the hospitality industry and this was a great example of what a dining experience should be. Excellent job and totally worth every penny spent and will be returning. Now only if I could pronounce her name in this blog cheric, is the best of my ability.

April 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEmily dansby

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