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Menu

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.

Morning Bites

Hickory Smoked Bacon Biscuit  10
Buttermilk Biscuit with Fried Farm Egg, Smoked Gouda & Hickory Smoked Bacon   

 

Garden Biscuit  10
Vegetable Biscuit with Egg Whites, Seasonal Vegetables, & Pesto 

 

Biscuits & Gravy  9
2 Buttermilk Biscuits, Herb Sausage Gravy

 

Avocado Toast  10
Multigrain Toast, Roasted Tomato Butter, Cilantro Oil
Add an Egg 3

 

Grain & Vine

Yogurt & Granola 9
Greek Yogurt, House Maple Granola with Old Fashioned Oats, Brown sugar & Pepitas

 

Steel Cut Oatmeal  10
Dry Fruit, Pecans, Sliced Almonds & Brown Sugar

Additions
 Caramelized Butter-Rum Bananas 5
 Cinnamon Poached Apples 5

 

Seasonal Fruit Plate  13

 

Baker Basket  13
Assorted Pastries with Fresh Berries

 

Empire Signatures

Bistro Omelet  15
French Omelette with House Boursin Cheese

 

Three Egg Omelet  16
Choose Three: Bacon, Sausage, Cheddar, Goat Cheese, Feta, Spinach, Red Onion, Tomato, Mushroom

 

Brioche French Toast  15
Cinnamon Egg Custard, Powdered Sugar & Maple Syrup

 

Traditional American Breakfast  16
Two Eggs Any Style, Hickory Smoked Bacon or Country Sausage, Home Fries or  Smoke Gouda Grits, Toast or  Buttermilk Biscuit

Substitute Fruit 2

 

Breakfast Skillet  15
Country Hash, Creamed Spinach, Bell Peppers, Onion, Conecuh Sausage, White Cheddar & Two Eggs

 

Eggs Benedict  16
Clifty’s Country Ham & Hollandaise

 

Buttermilk Pancakes  11
Double Stack Buttermilk Pancakes, Maple Syrup

Add Caramelized Butter-Rum Bananas 5

 

Popular Additions 

Bacon                           5

Sausage                        5

Grits                              5

Muesli & Granola            6

Two Eggs                       5

Fruit Bowl                      8

Hash Browns                  5

Cereal                            5

Toast or Biscuits             3

 The Yard Brunch Menu

Starters 

Saffron Shrimp    16
White Wine, Lemon, Thyme, Shallots, Garlic, Saffron & Stock with butter Slathered Bread

 

Bread Basket   9
Assorted Muffins, Scones & Danishes, Honey, Jam


Seasonal Fruit Plate 13

Yogurt & Granola 9

 

The Garden

Spinach and Candied Pecan Salad   14
Strawberry, Grape Tomatoes, Blue Cheese, Sherry-Honey Vinaigrette

 

Wedge Salad   10
Grape Tomatoes, Smoked Bacon Lardons, Gorgonzola, & Buttermilk Herb Dressing

 

Steel Cut Oatmeal  10
Dry Fruit, Pecans, Sliced Almonds & Brown Sugar

Additions
   Caramelized Butter-Rum Bananas 5
   Cinnamon Poached Apples 5

 

Main Course

Hickory Smoked Bacon Biscuit  10
Buttermilk Biscuit with Fried Farm Egg, Smoked Gouda & Hickory Smoked Bacon   

 

Garden Biscuit  10
Vegetable Biscuit with Egg Whites, Seasonal Vegetables, & Pesto 

 

Biscuits & Gravy  9
2 Buttermilk Biscuits, Herb Sausage Gravy

 

Avocado Toast  10
Multigrain Toast, Roasted Tomato Butter, Cilantro Oil
Add an Egg 3

 

Baker Basket  13
Assorted Pastries with Fresh Berries

 

Buttermilk Pancakes  11
Double Stack Buttermilk Pancakes, Maple Syrup
Add Caramelized Butter-Rum Bananas 5

 

The Elyton Breakfast 16
Two Eggs any style, Smoked Bacon, Biscuit and Sausage Gravy, & Stone-Ground Cheese Grits

 

Eggs Benedict   16
English Muffin, Ham, Poached Farm Eggs, & Hollandaise
(Substitute Smoked Salmon )

 

Mobile Bay Omelet   20
Gulf Shrimp, Lobster, Micro Herbs, & Stone-Ground Cheese Grits

 

Build Your Own Omelet   18
Choose Three: Bacon, Chicken Sausage, Sausage, Cheddar, Goat Cheese, Brie, Spinach, Red Onion, Tomato, & Mushroom

 

Challa French Toast   15
Farm Fresh Egg Batter, Cream, Cinnamon, Vanilla & Powdered Sugar, Served with Pure Maple Syrup

 

Veggie Omelet   18
Egg Whites, Crimini Mushrooms, Spinach, Peppers, Onions, & Tomatoes

 

Brunch Skillet   15
Potato Hash, Creamed Spinach, Peppers, Conecuh Sausage, Aged Cheddar, & Poached Eggs

Fried Chicken and Buttermilk Waffle   17
Brined Chicken Breast, Ancho Honey Butter and Maple Syrup

 

The Empire Burger   15
Smoked Bacon, Aged Cheddar, Pickled Red Onion, Fried Egg, Dijon-Aioli, Brioche Bun, Fries

 

Nola Style Shrimp and Grits   19
Gulf Shrimp, Peppers, Onions, Sausage, Cheese Grits, & Poached Eggs.

 

Steak and Eggs   26
Grilled Petite Filet, Two Eggs any Style, Au Poivre with Green & Black Peppercorns &  Home  Fries

 

Popular Additions

Bacon or Sausage         5

Grits                             5

Muesli & Granola         6

Two Eggs                     5

Fruit Bowl                    8

Hash Browns               5

Cereal                          5

Toast or Biscuit             3

Waffle or Hot Cakes     9

TAPAS Menu

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  10
Farm Fresh Eggs on a San Marzano Marinara with Fresh Mozzarella, Basil and Chorizo Sausage

Crab, Apple and Avocado Salad  16
Maine Lump Crab, Granny Smith Apple and Avocado with White Balsamic and Basil Vinaigrette

Tuna Crudo  14
Ahi Tuna, Pineapple Juice, Yuzu Juice, Lemon, Serrano Chili, Cilantro, Mango and Evoo

Lamb Kafta  14
With Pickled Red Onion, Parsley Butter Flatbread and Mint Yogurt

Saffron Shrimp  16
White Wine, Lemon, Thyme, Shallots, Garlic, Saffron and Stock with Butter Slathered Bread

Shawarma Chicken  14
Spice Traditional Shawarma Thigh Meat with Pickled Red Onion and Tzatziki

Wild Mushroom Polenta  12
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  18
Grilled Spanish Octopus, Lemon Potatoes, Arugula and Lemon Vinaigrette

Shrimp and Polenta  16
Tortuga White Shrimp, Grape Tomatoes, Red Onion, Shallots and Sherry Demi-Glace over Cheesy Grits with Crispy Bacon 

Salads

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

Entrees

Herb Crusted Castle Cove Salmon  27
Roasted Salmon with a Tarragon Beurre Blanc Served with Fresh Vegetables and Potatoes

Truffled Steak  38
8 oz Filet Mignon with ruffle Potato Puree, Crispy Brussels &  Au Poivre with Veal Demi-glaze

Sea Bass 38
With Miso Crust & Wild Mushroom Consomme on Saffron Risotto

Grandma May’s Fried Chicken 20
with all the Fixins

Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes  24
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 sales@elytonhotel.com.

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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