Urban Standard, Perry’s Steakhouse, Crestwood Tavern among restaurants receiving 95 and above inspection scores this past month

Crestwood Tavern. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Several popular Birmingham restaurants, including Urban Standard, Perry’s Steakhouse, Black Market Grill, Fifes Restaurant and Crestwood Tavern received 95 and above on their health inspection scores over the past 30 days.

As part of a new public service, Bham Now publishes monthly Jefferson County Department of Health restaurant inspection scores and profiles local places that were scored in the past few weeks.

How are the inspections conducted?

According to the Jefferson County Department of Health, the agency, “regularly inspects establishments in Jefferson County where food is prepared or sold for human consumption. Two type of inspections, scored and alternative (non-scored), are performed throughout the year.”

The food service inspection scores are updated daily on the Jefferson County Department of Health website.

In this food service inspection edition, the scores were received after September 10th. Here are our featured locally based restaurants for this month.

Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille – 95

Birmingham, Perry's Steakhouse and Grille, Valentine's Day
Photo via Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille.

Located just off  Hwy. 280 near the Colonnade, Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille, last August, earned a  spot on a list of 100 Best Restaurants for Wine Lovers in America for 2018,  by OpenTable.

Black Market Bar + Grill – 98

Black Market loves dogs..and people. Via-TripAdvisor.com.

Located on the Five Points South circle, Black Market  not only serves great food and drinks, they regularly hold quirky events such as the Superhero Ball and a Walking Dead Trivia night.

Fife’s Restaurant – 95

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Fife Restaurant named “Best Cheap Eats” by Travel and Leisure is located at 2321 4th Avenue North. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Fife’s Restaurant, a Birmingham culinary institution, was recently recognized in the national online publication Travel and Leisure’s “Best Cheap Eats” guide. Located on 4th Avenue North near the Main Post Office on 24th Street, in downtown Birmingham, Fife’s Restaurant first opened in 1956.

Crestwood Tavern – 98

Overlooking venerable Crestwood Park, Crestwood Tavern is a part of the revitalized and hip shopping area, that includes Seasick Records and Crestwood Pharmacy. It’s the ultimate neighborhood tavern.

Urban Standard – 96

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Urban Standard re-opened  after a fire caused its closure on January 5, 2017. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Re-opened last year after a fire, Urban Standard is one of Birmingham’s most  beloved coffeehouse/ restaurants. Located on 2nd Ave. North, Urban Standard was one of the original establishments within the 1st and 2nd Avenues North entertainment corridor.

Additional scores

This is just a sample of restaurants and food service establishments who received their health inspection score over the past month. Visit the Jefferson County Department of Health website daily to get the latest scores.

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.