Blueprint on 3rd is a polished-casual American brasserie in Birmingham, Alabama paying homage to regional cuisines. With historical Sloss Furnaces as the backdrop, the industrial art deco dining room and zinc-top bar offer seasonal, local dishes and cocktails put together by
Owner/Operator, Dean Robb and his team of Birmingham restaurant industry veterans.
An open-air feel is available throughout the restaurant with windows opening across the front
and garage doors opening across the back leading to the patio, complete with fire pits and
Dean Robb grew up in the small midwestern farm town in Illinois. Surrounded by cornfields
and soy bean fields, he developed an appreciation for fresh ingredients.
Dean began his culinary journey at The Victoria, A Country Inn, before beginning his 17-year
partnership with Frank Stitt as the General Manager of Bottega Restaurant and Bottega Café.
After opening Watermark and Miro District in Nashville, TN, Dean returned to Birmingham to
be part of the opening team of DoDiYo’s. During the next part of his journey, Dean met Jim
Keet, then CEO of Taziki’s. After nearly 5 years working with Taziki’s and taking the company
from 11 locations to 63, Dean left his position as Vice President of Operations after Keet left his
position as CEO. The two soon partnered to create Blueprint on 3rd .
As co-owner and operator of Blueprint on 3 rd , Jenny Walls Robb focuses on front-of-house
hospitality. Growing up in Birmingham, she was influenced by traditional Southern warmth and
welcome, and a love of gathering at table to break bread among family and friends.
Tom Hsu, architect and designer, and Monika Loboda, interior design collaborator, worked
together to create the unique ambience of Blueprint on 3 rd . Monika’s father, Andreas Loboda is the artist behind each of the paintings in B3.