5 new Birmingham openings that we are excited to try—including Oak House and Kamali Creole Kitchen

Oak House, new restaurant
A sneak peek at the modern details of Oak House. Rendering via Oak House

As we near the Holiday season, we’re starting to think of all of the new restaurants and spots to bring our out-of-town guests. You’re just in luck—Birmingham is popping off with new businesses that are either now open or will open just in time for those hungry Holiday travelers. Keep reading for some of our faves that will make the season even brighter.


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1. The Skin Studio

The Skin Studio, new
A peek at The Skin Studio’s open house celebration. Photo via The Skin Studio

Ready for that Holiday pampering? The Skin Studio is officially booking facials, body sculpting, spa treatments and so much more. They recently had their first open house on November 6 and set the tone of organic skin care with fresh flowers, drinks and hor d’oeuvres to get you feeling that Southern hospitality.

Rocky Ridge Plaza has got a good one. Conveniently located in the heart of Vestavia, there’s never been a better time to treat yourself to one of your favorite treatments or try something new for a change. The best part? They’re also a Spanish speaking studio.

2. Oak House

Oak House, new restaurant
A rendering of your next upscale dining destination. Rendering via Oak House

In case you were wondering where the next hot dinner spot is, we’re here to tell you that it’s in Dunnavant Valley. Oak House is a new restaurant concept from seasoned restaurant opener but new restaurant owner, Travis Grappo. Grappo, along with partner and landlord, Bill Thornton, are thrilled to open this new casual, upscale restaurant.

Serving brunch and dinner, Oak House combines contemporary American fare with a bright, sleek interior to bring you a fantastic dining experience. This new restaurant is set to open in early December, so mark your calendars for your Holiday brunches and dinner parties. We’ll take the whole menu, please!

3. Sweetie Couture

Sweetie Couture, new business
We can’t wait to be there for the grand opening on November 20. Photo via Tira Davis for Bham Now

Sweetie Couture is one of the first Mercantile on Morris businesses to officially open their doors. After attending their soft opening a few weeks ago, we were hooked on all of the unique clothing items, home accents and overall vibes of Sweetie Couture.

Good things are on the horizon for Sweetie Couture. They are having their grand opening celebration on November 20. Be sure to follow their Instagram for the time of the event, their newest drops and overall announcements. Can’t make it to Mercantile on Morris? Continue to support local by shopping their offerings online.

  • Location: 2212 1st Ave N #107, Birmingham, AL 35203Contact: Website | Instagram
  • 4. Kamali Creole Kitchen

    New restaurant, Kamali Creole Kitchen
    Just a sample of some of Kamali Creole Kitchen’s offerings. We love new restaurants in Birmingham! Photo via Kamali Creole Kitchen

    Want those classic Creole dishes just like your mama used to make? Kamali Creole Kitchen is getting a brick and mortar store in Lee Branch, and we are stoked to get to sample some of our favorites. Some of their specialties include authentic Po’Boys and a specialty drink called Peach Krack (pictured above), we are more than intrigued. Be sure to check them out for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.

    This new restaurant will be housed in the former Pablo’s location and is opening in stages. Owners Ryan and Qiana Emery started Kamali Creole Kitchen out of a food truck in 2019 and have finally found their home in Hoover. Stay up to date on Instagram for all things opening.

    5. EDEN Lounge

    EDEN lounge, new business
    Look at these gorgeous custom florals. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

    One of the most aesthetically pleasing spots in Birmingham is headed our way. Get ready to meet EDEN Lounge—your new spot to hang out, grab a drink and take some great pictures. Owner Collins Ngure is getting ready to open their doors to the Birmingham community in just a short while, and we officially know where we’re going for our next happy hour spot. Sweet!

    Keep up to date on our Instagram for more opening details.

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    Olivia Moses
    Olivia Moses
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