At The Yard, food is more than sustenance, it’s a way of life. Our minimalistic approach is a work of art, meant to be relished and savored with every bite, at any meal. So make a reservation, or swing by to discover Birmingham’s newest jewel.


Biscuit Study

  • Buttermilk Biscuit with Fried Farm Egg, Local Cheddar, and Applewood Smoked Bacon 7
  • Buttermilk Biscuit with Country Sausage, Mustard, and Chow Chow 7
  • Vegetable Biscuit with Egg Whites, Seasonal Vegetables, and Pesto 7

Grain & Vine

  • Steel Cut Oatmeal 9:  with Fruit Warmed in Cane Syrup and House Churned Butter
  • Seasonal Fruit Plate with Local Honey 12
  • Yogurt, Granola & Fruit  8
  • Continental Breakfast 12: Bakery Basket Consisting of a Danish & Bagel with a small bowl of assorted berries

Empire Signatures

  • Mobile Bay Omelet 17:  Served with Stone Ground Grits, Vegetable Omelet option available
  • Breakfast Skillet 13: Country Hash, Creamed Spinach, Bacon, Cheddar, and Poached Eggs
  • Eggs Benedict 17: Benton’s Country Ham & Spicy Crawfish Hollandiase
  • Challa French Toast 12: Farm Fresh Egg Batter, ream, Cinnamon, Vanilla & Powdered Sugar, Served with Pure Maple Syrup, Add Sausage or Bacon
  • Belgium Chocolate Omelet 15: Cramed Farm Fresh Eggs, Belgium Bittersweet Chocolate, Powdered Sugar & Chocolate Ganache with Whipped Cream & Seasonal Berries
  • Build Your Own Omelet 14: Choose Three – Bacon, sausage, cheddar, goat cheese, feta, spinach, red onion, broccoli, tomato, mushroom
  • Traditional American Breakfast 14: Two eggs any style, bacon or sausage, home fries or grits, toast or biscuit


  • Bacon 5
  • Grits 5
  • Sausage 5
  • Toast or Biscuit 3
  • Waffle 7
  • Cereal  5
  • Two Eggs  5
  • Fruit Bowl  5
  • Hash Browns  5
  • Hot Cakes  7


  • Empire coffee blend 4
  • Fresh squeezed juice of the day 5
  • Orange and ruby red grapefruit 5


Brunch Menu (Available Saturday & Sunday ONLY from 11am – 2pm)

For Sharing

  • Saffron Shrimp 14:  White Wine, Lemon, Thyme, Shallots, Garlic, Saffron & Stock with butter Slathered Bread
  • Bread Basket 7:  Assorted mini biscuits, banana nut bread, honey jam
  • Crab and Corn Hushpuppies 10:  With Spicy Remoulade Sauce
  • Grilled Octopus  17:  Grilled Spanish Octopus, Lemon Potatoes, Arugula & Lemon Vinaigrette

The Garden

  • Spinach and Candied Pecan Salad  12:  Strawberry, Applewood Bacon, Blue Cheese, Sherry-Honey Vinaigreet
  • Bandit Salad  12:   Arugula, Perlini Mozzarella, Red Onions, Grape Tomatoes & Avocado in Basil Vinaigrette
  • Steel Cut Oatmeal 9:  With Fruit Warmed in a Cane Syrup, & House Churned Butter
  • Seasonal Fruit Pate 12:  With Local Honey

Main Grub

  • Buttermilk Bacon Biscuit 7: With Fried Farm Egg, Local Cheddar, & Applewood Smoked Bacon
  • Vegetable Biscuit 7:  With Egg Whites, Seasonal Vegetables & Pesto
  • Continental Breakfast 12:  Bakery Basket Consisting of a Danish & Bagel with a Small Bowl of Assorted Berries
  • The Elyton Breakfast OG 14:  Two Eggs any Style, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Biscuit and Sausage Gravy, Stone Ground Cheese Grits
  • Eggs Benny 17:  Biscuit, Ham, Poached Farm eggs, Tabasco and Hollandaise (substitute Smoked Salmon or Braised Short Rib/served with Stone Ground Chesse Grits)
  • Mobile Bay Omelet 18:  Gulf Shrimp, Crab, Fines Herbs, served with Stone Ground Cheese Grits
  • Build Your Own Omelet 14:  Choose Three: Bacon, Sausage, Cheddar, Goat Cheese, Feta, Spinach, Red Onions, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Mushrooms
  • Belgium Chocolate Omelet 15:  Creamed Farm Fresh Eggs, Belgium Bittersweet Chocolate, Powdered Sugar & Chocolate Ganache with Whipped Cream & Seasonal Berries
  • Carolina Ham Steak 14: With Hash and Two Eggs any Style
  • Challa French Toast 12: Farm Fresh Egg Batter, Cream, Cinnamon, Vanilla & Powdered Sugar, served with Pure Maple Syrup, add Sausage or Bacon
  • Chicken Sausage Omelet 15:With Seasonal Vegetables & Mushrooms, served with Stone Grits
  • Country Omelet 16: with Ham, Bacon, Aged Cheddar
  • Veggie Omelet 16: Egg whites, Shitake Mushrooms, Spinach, Peppers, Onions, Tomatoes
  • Brunch Skillet 15: Potato Hash, Creamed Spinach, Peppers, Conecuh Sausage, Aged Cheddar, Sous Vide Eggs
  • Fried Chicken and Buttermilk Waffle 15: Tanglewood Chicken Breast, Ancho-Honey Butter, Vermont Maple Syrup, Toasted Pecans
  • The Empire Burger 15: Applewood Smoked Bacon, Aged Cheddar, Pickled Red Onion, Fried Egg, Dijonnaise, Brioche Bun and Fries
  • NOLA Style Shrimp & Grits 17: Gulf Shrimp, Peppers, Onions, Conecuh Sausage, Cheese Grits, Sous Vide eggs
  • Steak and Eggs 19: Grilled Petite Filet, Two Eggs any Style, Au Poivre with Green & Black Peppercorns, served with Pomme Frittes



Smash Burger Sliders  8
Two Ground Black Angus Burgers with Red Onion, Cheddar and House Pickle

Coconut Curry Lamb Pizza  15   
Lamb Kafta, Coconut Curry, Cardamom Yogurt, Mint Oil and Fresh Mozzarella

Saffron Shrimp  14
White Wine, Lemon, Thyme, Shallots, Garlic, Saffron and Stock with Butter Slathered Bread

Grandma’s Meatballs with Ricotta  9
San Marzano Sunday Sauce

Charcutterie Platter  17
Assortment of Cured Meats and Cheeses with Honey Comb and House Bread

Lamb Lolli Chops  16
Pan Seared with Mint Oil and Cilantro Aioli

Shawarma Chicken  12
12 Spice Traditional Shawarma Thigh Meat with Pickled Red Onion and Tzatziki

Lamb Kafta  11
With Pickled Red Onion, Parsley Butter, Flatbread and Mint Yogurt

Appetizers/Small Bites

Egg in Purgatory  9
Farm Fresh Eggs on a San Marzano Marinara with Fresh Mozzarella, Basil and Chorizo Sausage

Crab, Apple and Avocado Salad  15
Maine Lump Crab, Granny Smith Apple and Avocado with White Balsamic and Basil Vinaigrette

Tuna Crudo  12
Ahi Tuna, Pineapple Juice, Yuzu Juice, Lemon, Serrano Chili, Cilantro, Mango and Evoo

Lamb Kafta  12
With Pickled Red Onion, Parsley Butter Flatbread and Mint Yogurt

Saffron Shrimp  14
White Wine, Lemon, Thyme, Shallots, Garlic, Saffron and Stock with Butter Slathered Bread

Shawarma Chicken  12
Spice Traditional Shawarma Thigh Meat with Pickled Red Onion and Tzatziki

Wild Mushroom Polenta  10
Porcini, Chanterelle and Oyster Mushrooms, Veal Demi, Shallots, Thyme, Sherry and Fontina Cheese

Mozzarella in a Carriage  11
Fresh Mozzarella, Breaded and Pan Fried with Capers, Anchovies, Garlic, Basil and Demi-Glace

Grilled Octopus  17
Grilled Spanish Octopus, Lemon Potatoes, Arugula and Lemon Vinaigrette

Shrimp and Polenta  14
Tortuga White Shrimp, Grape Tomatoes, Red Onion, Shallots and Sherry Demi-Glace over Cheesy Grits with Crispy Bacon 


Bandit  12
Arugula, Perlink Mozzarella, Red Onions, Grape Tomatoes and Avocado in Basil Vinaigrette

Mixed Mache  12
Goat Cheese, Candied Pecans, Cucumbers and Tomatoes in Sherry Dijon Vinaigrette

Chopped Salad  11
Fresh Chopped Lettuce, Carrots, Red Onions, Tomatoes and Cucumbers with White Balsamic and Basil Vinaigrette

With Grandma’s Meatballs  6

With Seared Chicken Breast  8

Green Apple, Chive and Primadonna Cheese Salad  9
Granny Smith Apple, Gouda Cheese, Manchego Cheese, Chive, Lemon and Evoo


Herb Crusted Castle Cove Salmon  25
Roasted Salmon with a Tarragon Beurre Blanc Served with Fresh Vegetables and Potatoes

Steak and Frites  34
8 oz Filet Mignon Au Poivre with Green and Black Peppercorns, Cognac and Veal Demi Served with Pomme Frites

Pork Chop with Vinegar Peppers and Potatoes  22
With Lemon and White Wine, Served Mild or Spicy

Sea Bass 36
with Miso Crust and Wild Mushroom Consommé with Saffron Rice

Grandma May’s Fried Chicken 19
with all the Fixins

Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes  22
Made with Black Angus Chuck and Ground Pork, Brioche and Onion over Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes with Veal Demi Gravy

Chicken Pollard  22
Fresh Garlic, Italian Parsley, Lemon and Evoo over Spinach


Dessert at the Yard

N.Y. Cheesecake  10
Goat Cheese, Macerated Berries, Italian Amarena, Black Cherries

Chocolate Pot de Creme 8
Shortbread Cookies, Whipped cream

Chocolate Bread Pudding  10
Brioche, Bittersweet Chocolate, Creme Anglaise, Chantilly Cream

Walnut Spice Cake  10
Walnut Maple Frosting,  Maple Bourbon Syrup

Coffee by Royal Cup
Regular and Decaffeinated     4

French Press       6.95

Espresso Beverages
Shot                4.25
Cappuccino     4.50
Latte                4.50

Specialty Dessert Cocktails

Original Cinn      10
Cognac, cinnamon, vanilla, cacao, milk. Served on ice

Café L’Orange    10
Espresso, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, Combier Liqueur De L’Orange, Milk served on ice

The Yard is pleased to offer semi-private dining accommodations for up to twenty guests by reservation only through the restaurant (NOT Open Table).  If your event requires private dining or space to accommodate a larger party or event, we suggest the Empire Room on the 16th floor at the Elyton Hotel.  The Empire Room can accomodate a variety of meetings and/or events for up to 80 guests.

To discuss our semi-private dining area please contact The Yard directly at 205.226.9298.

To receive more information about the Elyton Hotel  meeting and events space, please contact the Elyton Hotel Sales & Catering Department at 205.731.3600 or send us an email to

Please fill out the form below for more information.

The Yard can unveil The Chef’s Table, a dinner experience specially created by our expert culinary team. Limited to 10 guests, with a minimum of 2 guests.  Each course can be accented with a suggested wine pairing, first-class service and an intimate look behind the scenes of The Yard.

For more information on the Chef’s Table, with pricing please call 205.226.9298.

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