Top 10 Birmingham Restaurants
Birmingham is a mix of ethnicities and traditions and this definitely shows in its food. Nestled in the Appalachian foothills, Birmingham’s culinary greats draw on Cajun, Creole, and New Southern traditions to create some of the most sophisticated, mouth-watering dishes around.
- Café Dupont
- Surin West
- Hot and Hot Fish Club
- Bottega Restaurant and Café
- Sol y Luna
- Dreamland BBQ
- Highlands Bar & Grill
- Chez Fonfon
- Daniel George Restaurant and Bar
Located in Birmingham’s historic North End, Café Dupont specializes in exquisite entrees made from the freshest local ingredients. Inspired by the regional cuisine and a proponent of the “slow food” movement, Chef Dupont’s signature dish is Fried Oysters & Okra with Cayenne Butter Sauce. To experience Chef Dupont’s culinary vision, stop in for a small bite or a three-course meal! For more information about one of the best places to eat in Birmingham please visit: www.CafeDupont.net.
This popular restaurant is a great date destination and offers sushi, Thai food, and a full bar. A Birmingham standard, Surin West provides a romantic, business casual atmosphere. Try the Roasted Duck with Red Curry or the Wing of Angel for a dinner treat. Surin West offers good food at reasonable prices. To view the Surin West menu and one of the best places to eat in Birmingham go to: www.SurinWest.com.
Take a seat at the overly large limestone chef’s bar for a view of the inner workings of the kitchen and sample Hot and Hot’s famous pickled okra or try the house special Watermelon margarita before your meal. This Birmingham standard – with chefs Chris and Idie Hastings – strives to awaken long-forgotten sweet memories with its superb cuisine. To learn more about the Hot and Hot Fish Club go to:www.HotandHotFishClub.com.
This Birmingham hot spot is known for culinary excellence. Its menu is famed Birmingham chef Frank Stitt’s interpretation of Mediterranean cuisine. Try the Chicken Scaloppini or an authentic oven-fired pizza for a top culinary experience. For more information about Bottega and Frank Stitt’s other Birmingham top restaurants go to: www.BottegaRestaurant.com.
This charming eatery serves up the best in Mexican food. Endless plates of tapas, over 60 tequila brands, and the best margaritas in Birmingham characterize this offbeat contemporary restaurant. To view the menu please visit: www.BirminghamMenus.com.
At Dreamland BBQ there “ain’t nothing like ‘em…nowhere.” This distinctly Southern franchise has a location in downtown Birmingham and is proud to serve up its famous BBQ sauce and ribs prepared over a hickory-fired brick pit. To be a part of this Birmingham legend go to: www.DreamlandBBQ.com.
At this classic Italian restaurant, family is important. Utilizing the talents of four generations of chefs, Lovoy’s offers a family-style atmosphere with the best in traditional Italian cuisine. From homemade sauces to hand rolled ravioli, this Birmingham restaurant compares with no other! For a look at their menu go to:
From the same chef that brought you Bottega, the Highlands Bar & Grill offers a unique dining experience. Fusing contemporary Southern cuisine with traditional French country cooking, the Highlands Bar & Grill serves up a mouthful of culinary sophistication and style. For more information about one of the best places to eat in Birmingham go to: www.HighlandsBarandGrill.com.
This European eatery is one of the favorite restaurants in Birmingham. The provincial French menu was designed by none other than Birmingham’s own Frank Stitt – who brought you Bottega and the Highlands Bar & Grill. The relaxed, bistro atmosphere complements the food and wine. For more information go to: www.BirminghamRestaurants.com.
This Mountain Brook location is dedicated to good food without the fuss. Daniel George is the place to go for Contemporary American cuisine paired with handpicked French wines. Highlighting local game and Gulf coast ingredients, Daniel George presents a perfect blend of regionalism and culinary sophistication. To view the menu please visit: www.DanielGeorgeRestaurant.com.