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To reach Oscar’s by phone, please dial 205.328.7850.

Oscar’s proudly serves a delicious seasonal lunch menu carefully created with fresh local ingredients. As the cafe at the Birmingham Museum of Art, we believe a meal should be a beautiful experience in a comfortable atmosphere surrounded by the splendor of art and nature.

Our café is committed to locally sourced ingredients, drawing on the produce of Jones Valley Urban Farm and Owls Hollow Farm, just a few blocks away, as well as many other nearby vendors. Executive Chef Lorrin Rames was trained by some of the best chefs in  America, along with Sous Chef Christopher Cobb.  The food we prepare nicely complements the light-filled open dining room that offers a splendid view of trees and the award-winning Red Mountain Garden Club Memorial Garden.

Visitors can enjoy our menu Tuesday through Friday for lunch and may enjoy our musical brunch on select Sundays. During special exhibitions, we serve lunch on Saturdays.  Please check the Museum calendar for dates and details.

More than just a cafe at a Museum, Oscar’s is truly a destination in itself. We invite you to come down and see us!

Lunch at Oscar’s

Lunch is served Tuesday through Friday 11am-2pm. 

Here is our current seasonal menu that’s running at Oscar’s Café:

Oscars Spring 2017

Small Plates

Spiced Lamb Flatbread – With whipped feta, parsley, red onion, lemon, & red chili on Naan – $10.49

Empanadas – Stuffed with braised pork, spring greens, & fontina queso – with Oscar’s hot sauce & cotija cheese – $9.99

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Soup & a Half – Half of a chicken salad sandwich with a cup of soup – $9.99

Soup & Salad – Lady Helen’s house salad with a cup of soup – $9.99

Bowl of Soup – $5.99

Spring Flings

Daily Pasta – The Chef’s daily creations tossed with a variety of fresh kinds of pasta – MP

Pozole – Slow braised pork, tomatillos, hominy, jalapenos, soft poached egg, cotija cheese, and cilantro – with house-made jalapeno cornbread – $10.90


All served with a house-made icebox pickle & your choice of shoestring fries, sweet potato fries, side salad or cup of soup

Turkey Reubenesque – House smoked turkey, fontina cheese & creamy chipotle slaw on marbled rye – $11.90

The “Top Dog” – 100% Angus beef hot dog, wrapped in Cherrywood smoked bacon, with creole garlic & blue cheese slaw, tobacco onions, Oscar’s hot sauce, on a brioche bun – $10.99

Georgia O’Keeffe Chicken Salad – Lemon tarragon chicken salad on sourdough – $11.99

The Remington – House ground lamb burger with apricot-pepper chutney, pistachio-feta pesto & grilled red onion on a brioche bun – $12.99

Tempura Fried Portobello – with rosemary mushroom aioli, lemony arugula, & red onion on sourdough – $10.99


Spring Asparagus & Snap Pea – Pan-seared airline breast of chicken, fresh pasta, sugar snap peas, asparagus, spring onions, & citrus vinaigrette – $12.99

Smoked Salmon – House-smoked salmon, haricot verts, tomatoes, baby potatoes, capers, olives, arugula, fresh herbs, tossed in tangy balsamic & EVOO -$12.99

Shrimp & Artichoke – Poached fresh artichokes, Gulf shrimp, Israeli Couscous, Gratitude Farm’s lettuce, marinated spring vegetables & Green Goddess dressing -$12.99

Lady Helen’s House Salad – Gratitude Farm’s lettuces with feta, red onion, and tomatoes with your choice of house-made dressing -$8.49

  • Add grilled chicken – $3.59
  • Add grilled Gulf shrimp – MP
  • Add grilled market fish – MP


Deep Fried Hand Pies – Strawberry-Rhubarb compote filled hand pies with vanilla ice cream – $4.99

Ice Cream Sammich – Freshly baked cookies, vanilla ice cream $5.69

Chocolate Butterfinger Tart – Creamy chocolate custard, Butterfinger crumble, Chantilly crème – $5.90


All are served with shoestring fries, sweet potato fries, side salad, or cup of soup

Mini Burgers or Cheeseburgers – $5.89

Crispy Chicken Tenders – $5.89

Grilled Cheese – $5.89


Coke products

Red Diamond Iced Tea

Red Diamond Coffee   

Hot Tea

NonAlcoholic – $2.59                                                                    

 Beer – $4.59    

Amstel Light


Bud Light

Cahaba Blonde

Back Forty

Truck Stop Honey

Shock Top

San Pellegrino – $3.29                                                                    

Wine – $7.00                                                                                                     

C.K. Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon

Bubbly – $8.00                                                                                   

C.K. Mondavi Chardonnay

Veuve de Vernay

An 18% Gratuity will be added for parties of 8 or more

Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, or eggs, may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

Oscar’s Sunday brunch –

Oscar’s offers brunch on the first Sunday of each month.

For a complete brunch listings visit artsbma.org.

Enjoy delicious dishes from Oscar’s menu in the beauty and comfort of the museum with your family and friends.

To make reservations call 205.254.2775.

Space is limited

The Art of Eating local – www.artsbma.org/visit/Oscars

Be sure to visit the museum galleries and gift shop after your meal

Oscar’s Summer 2017 menu will coincide with the Birmingham Museum of Art‘s  exhibit: Third Space. Please join us for lunch, Sunday brunch, ART AFTER 5: FIRST FRIDAYS  soon! Bon Appetit!

The Museum Lobby may be used in conjunction with the café for larger receptions of up to 600 people. Rental fee is $700.00. Capacity: 200 Seated Dinner, 600 Reception.
For further information, please contact, Jestina Howard, Special Events Coordinator
205-254-2681 x2681 or  events@artsbma.org


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