Upscale Birmingham Restaurants
Birmingham has some of the better quality restaurants in the known world. Here is a listing of a few of them. Although all of these listed have excellent food and service, note that the are ones, in our opinion, are outstanding because of their fine food and excellent service. If you have visited a restaurant in Birmingham area and would recommend it, please send us an email, we are always looking for a reason to experience a new restaurant.
One of Birmingham’s premier dining spots, Bottega Restaurant and Cafe comprise the second in award-winning chef Frank Stitt’s family of restaurants. The seasonally changing menus feature the sundrenched flavors of Italy and the Mediterranean basin.
Brio offers a lunch, dinner and Kid’s menu daily along with a brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays. The food at Brio is simply prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients, with an emphasis on high- quality steaks, house-made pasta specialties and flatbreads prepared in an authentic Italian wood-burning oven. Brio serves these generous portions of meats, pastas and roasted fish on large oval, hand-painted Italian plates. BRIO also caters to large groups. Our Tuscan Feast Menu with large pans of pasta, house specialties and bread is great for all your home and office celebrations or meetings.
Chris Dupont, chef/owner of Café Dupont, grew up in New Orleans, a city known for creating noteworthy chefs. While he worked in restaurants from the time he was 15, his passion for cooking developed after he graduated from college and worked at The Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama. He returned to New Orleans in the late 80s to hone his skills in a series of fine dining establishments, working with chefs such as Emeril Lagasse at Commander’s Palace, Susan Spicer at Maison du Ville, and Daniel Bonnet at Tour d’Eiffel.
The menu, which changes daily, reflects a fresh perspective on regional ingredients. Classic cooking styles paired with locally grown ingredients create contemporary flavors and signature dishes, such as Fried Oysters & Okra with Cayenne Butter Sauce, Seared Sea Scallops with Goat Cheese Souffle, and Classic Beignets with Home-grown Strawberry Preserves.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill Website includes menu, locator and gift cards.
Located in quaint Mountain Brook Village.A creative American cuisine in an elegant, yet unpretentious atmosphere. Menu changes daily.
Since the first Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar opened in 1999, we’ve raised the standard of excellence for steakhouses to a whole new level, winning awards all over the country for outstanding food, wine and service. Stylish, contemporary dining is the hall mark of Fleming’s. As our name implies, our menu features the finest in prime beef, augmented by a tempting variety of chops, seafood, chicken, generous salads, inventive side orders and indulgent desserts.
Located in the historic Five Points South District, Highlands Bar & Grill combines the simple elegance of country French cooking with rich southern tradition to create a dining experience that is, according to Birmingham Magazine readers, time and again among the best.
J. Alexander’s…Our award-winning menu features hardwood-grilled steaks, baby back ribs, salmon, daily fresh seafood selections, soups, entrée salads, burgers and sandwiches. We are well known for our award-winning prime rib of beef and baby back ribs, as well as our outstanding desserts made from scratch.
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant features 30 varieties of FRESH seafood on a daily changing menu. Recognized with Best Seafood Bringing the freshest seafood to Birmingham, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant is located in the Colonial Brookwood Village Shopping Center. McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant serves more than 30 varieties of fresh seafood flown in daily from the local gulf to international waters, available from menus that change daily. In addition to delicious seafood, we serve tempting pasta, poultry and beef specialties, prepared using fresh ingredients and served in a timeless and traditional presentation.
Voted Best Restaurant, Best Chef and the recipient of The Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence in 2004, Ocean offers fresh seafood in an exciting and contemporary atmosphere. The menu features fresh oysters and fish from around the world. Locally owned and operated by George and Harriet Reis.
Dinner Tues-Sat. starting at 5:30pm. Reservations recommended. 933-0999.
The goal of a P.F. Chang’s meal is to attain harmony of taste, texture, color and aroma by balancing the Chinese principles of fan and t’sai. Fan foods include rice, noodles, grains and dumplings, while vegetables, meat, poultry, and seafood are t’sai foods. P.F. Chang’s cuisine is reflective of China’s evolving culinary landscape.
What to expect at Ruth’s Chris Steak House? First and foremost, an enthusiastic welcome. Then, the distinctive sizzle of tender, custom-aged U.S. prime beef, broiled to a turn and presented at your table with a flourish. You can expect to take your time and be perfectly pampered. After an unforgettable Ruth’s Chris experience, the word “sizzle” will take on a new and delectable meaning. “Succulent cuts and an expert staff.” —Arthur Schwartz, The New York Daily News “Succulent cuts and an expert staff.” —Arthur Schwartz, The New York Daily News “Best restaurant in the United States.” —Robb Report Magazine “Steak invasion headquarters! The steaks are top drawer!” —Gael Green, New York Magazine “Rich barely begins to describe the filet. The meat, the highest grade available is ultra-rich.” —Scott Joseph, Orlando Sentinel “When it comes to dessert, Ruth’s Chris wins the steakhouse sweepstakes.” —Rachel Reichl, The New York Times “The savvy traveler knows this is a safe steak haven, so it’s like a club away from home.” —Paul Vittel, Chicago Tribune “Steak is it. Anywhere there is a Ruth’s Chris.” —Robb Report Magazine “One of the U.S.A.’s prime spots.” —USA Today “Big Butterfly, juicy steaks that are right up there!” —Zagat Guide, New York City “Consumers’ Choice in Chains award is a wonderful salute to each and every member of our restaurant teams.” – Craig Miller, CEO of Ruth’s Chris Steak House.
The Cheesecake Factory is a unique, upscale casual dining restaurant offering over 200 menu selections including Appetizers, Specialty Salads, Pastas, and Pizzas, as well as great Steaks and Chops, Fresh Fish, and Sandwiches. Be sure to save room for one of our 50 delicious cheesecakes and desserts with a cappuccino or latte. At The Cheesecake Factory, there is truly ‘something for everyone’! enjoy this high-energy atmosphere seven days a week, serving appetizers, lunch, dinner, late-night dining, full bar, and sunday brunch. we also offer our entire menu take-out.
The Melting Pot of Birmingham, Alabama voted as having one of the five best
appetizers in BirminghamRestaurants.com’s Fourth Annual 50 Favorites
One bite from a divine dish can make you feel as if you’ve just died and gone to heaven. In Alabama, 100 dishes can put you on cloud nine, from the ribs at Dreamland to the pie at Sweet Potato Heaven. You may never come down to earth, so extra dishes are presented here in case you come back for more.
Cafe de paris is an Authentic French Cuisine restaurant in Birmingham Alabama USA, Owned by Jean Evens Estinfort.
California Pizza Kitchen, a leader in authentic California-style cuisine. More than 180 CPK locations in 27 states and 5 foreign countries.
Cocina Superior, an excellent and modern TexMex Restaurant located in Colonial Brookwood Village, Birmingham, Al.
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Dyron’s Lowcountry. The best of lowcountry and coastal cuisine. Executive Chef Phillip Baio. Located in Mountain Brook, Alabama. There’s Plenty For Everyone.
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill introduced a taste of Colorado to the Carolinas when it first opened its doors in Charlotte, North Carolina in December of 2000. The restaurant is the creative concept of owner and restaurateur, Dennis Thompson, who regularly travels out west. He fell in love with the feel of the area as well as the food. Drawing from those experiences, he developed Firebirds.
The exposed kitchen showcases a flurry of activity, while smoky aromas from the hardwood flames infuse the restaurant. “Grilling over the open flame gives all of our food a tremendous flavor,” says Thompson. “Our blend of bold seasonings, spices and sauces is designed to create an innovative style of American cuisine that makes each dish flavorful from beginning to end,” he adds. Guests can expect well seasoned steaks, ice cold martinis and much more. Additional favorites include herb roasted prime rib, fresh seafood, hearty pasta, awesome burgers and oversized salads.
The restaurant features an indoor stone fireplace where guests can kick back and relax fireside. Exposed woods, bold colors and stacked stone columns make for a cozy, comfortable setting. Guests can sip cocktails and enjoy appetizers in the Firebar, while upbeat music pulsing through the room gives off a cool, hip vibe. The sum of all these details makes for one very dynamic dining experience.
Yes, Virginia, there really is an Italian restaurant in Birmingham. It’s called GianMarco’s, and you’d better have a reservation, because it’s one popular place.
La Dolce Vita, is a new Italian restaurant but not new to Italian cuisine. Chef Bernard Tamburello has been cooking and researching Italian food all of his life. He says, “It is his passion!” Good food, Good wine equals great company. From the time you arrive the ambiance will take you away, your mind will feel as if you were in a Trattoria in Italy. Bon Appetito!
Welcome to Little Savannah Restaurant and Bar in Historic Forest Park, a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama. At this quaint neighborhood Southern Bistro, nightly remedies to life’s hustle are offered the Southern Way! Clif and Maureen, chef and co-owner, will greet you at the door, to make sure your experience is as though you have come to their own home! While you are there, you will need to savor their Specialty Summer Cocktails like the Watermelon Mojitos or Spicy Peach Margaritas. As you peruse through the hand selected wines from their award winning wine list, you will find what makes Little Savannah’s Cuisine the highlight of your trip to Birmingham, Alabama, Chef Clif’s amazing fusion of Southern Ingredients incorporated with flavors from around the world. Every week Chef Clif finds the freshest ingredients, some from the local Farmer’s Markets, some he picks right from the Farm (Jones Valley Urban Farms) and even fresh herbs and Tommy Toe tomatoes from their back of the House Garden that Maureen tends to. “Knowing where your food comes from” is most important to the secrets of Little Savannah’s cuisine.
Nabeel’s Café & Market
Nabeel’s® Café & Market was concieved in its present form by John and Ottavia Krontiras. They believed very strongly that there should be a place in America for a neighborhood facility, much as they had in their hometowns of Patras in Southern Greece and Trieste in northern Italy. There the whole family could browse in leisure, enjoy a cup of coffee or a cold beverage, shop for the items they desired, and be warmly treated by the shop owner as a person – not just another ticket passing through the checkout stand.
O’Carr’s is a new restaurant. June and Cameron Carr love their work. They see the food they create as a delectable work of art. The table is considered an integral part of the celebration. It should be as festive, and exciting as the occasion. The Carrs are excited by the idea of entertaining people, driven to create one masterpiece after another.
Whether you are visiting the delicatessen or having your special event catered, the wizardry of O’Carr’s will dazzle your eye and tempt your palate. Please visit the links on our website to learn more about the dining and catering opportunities available at O’Carr’s.
O’Carr’s looks forward to expanding to Downtown and Cahaba Hts. in 2006.
Niki’s West has been serving Birmingham, Alabama since 1957 by offering quality old fashioned southern food at affordable prices.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill Italian Restaurant
Romano’s Macaroni Grill Italian Restaurant, lunch and dinner prepared in open kitchen by chefs, locations, menu, gift cards, catering,
Global influences on the menu, local ingredients on the plate.
This is the foundation for every menu created at Satterfield’s. Continental flavors and techniques are very popular and always present, but you’ll see nods to the Low Country, the Bayou and the Keys too.
Sol Y Luna provides Nouveau Mexican Cuisine in a casual, yet contemporary atmosphere serving premium tequila and tapas in the Birmigham Alabama Lakeview District.
There is no sincerer love than the love of food.
-George Bernard Shaw
Mr. Shaw had it right: the love of food is pure, touching on the most basic of human experiences. At Veranda on Highland, our love of food is apparent in every attended detail, in the aromas and flavors that pair with the soft, inviting light to create a feast for the senses.
Our approach is simple. Fresh ingredients. Locally grown. Inventive combinations that entice the sublime from the ordinary. The food itself is complemented with gracious service by people who understand that your meal is an experience to savor.
Today, there are two artists working their craft at Veranda on Highland. Tom Robey and Stan Reynolds—both seasoned veterans of Commander’s Palace. You will revel in Tom’s menu, with flavors that marry traditional Southern tastes with echoes of New Orleans and the Caribbean.
But the finished art at the Veranda is in the experience, much as a great novel is only complete when devoured by a reader. So we invite you to participate and feast in the details.
Some traditions only get better. Village Tavern, the neighborhood gathering place for all occasions, serving great food, attentive service at an unbelievable value.