The fare was more casual at 26 than at its older sibling, and the restaurant featured a late night menu on weekends. No reservations were accepted. The restaurant's general manager was Nicole Hutto. Chefs under Reis included Blythe Spellman, Angela Schmidt, and Brody Olive.
- Michael, Brooke (July 6, 2006) "Crunching numbers: 26 debut is almost too good for words." Birmingham Weekly.
- Walsh, Jan (October 2006) "Urban Hipster." Birmingham Magazine. Vol. 46, No. 10. p. 237
- Carlton, Bob (March 20, 2015) "Birmingham restaurant 26 is closing this weekend, will reopen as oyster bar." The Birmingham News
- 26 website