2007 Eleventh Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205 Directions
Chez Fonfon is a classic French bistro outfitted with antique furnishings & a court for playing a boule game. It is a lively spot that serves classic, hearty French fare: steak tartare, moules et Frites, sauteed trout with brown butter, escargots, and homemade charcuterie. The restaurant offers the most excellent wines chosen for their value and quirkiness, from the Loire, Rhone, and Languedoc. French wines are available to complement your meals. Guests can try the coconut cake or strawberries and cream. Chez Fonfon serves lunch and dinner from Tuesday through Friday and serves dinner on Saturdays. Weather permitting, after your meal, or while waiting for a table, you can enjoy a boule game at the courtyard.
Ham, Salade Fonfon, Chicken Liver Mousse and Grilled Baguette, Fish Paillard with Mustard Seed, Omelette with Spinach, Steak Tartare, Mushrooms and Comté, Pistachios and Pickled Chard, Picholine and Niçoise Olives, Country Pâté of Pork, Grilled Jumbo Asparagus with Farm Egg and Herb Vinaigrette, Soupe Du Jour, Foie Gras & Pistachios
Price: Starts from $3.50
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HIGHLANDS BAR & GRILL
2011 Eleventh Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205 Directions
Highlands Bar & Grill serves an ever-changing seasonal menu of French-inspired, regional Southern fare in an elegant setting. The restaurant has offered a seasonal menu for Alabamians, highlighting the many South American flavors while incorporating the consummate French technique. Their daily menu is rooted in classic French technique and offers the best of any harvest. They expect venison and quail, root vegetables and greens, the cooler weather game, the first springtime shad roe and the blue-green, live and kickin' softshell crabs arriving a few weeks later, followed by summer shell beans, tomatoes, and okra. A white-tablecloth setting suited for special occasions complements traditional cocktails and more than 300 foreign wines.
Joyce Farms Chicken Liver Mousse, Steak Tartare, Fava Bean Crostini, Veal Tenderloin, Prime Beef Tartine, Paradise Farm Lettuces, Gulf Pompano, Drinks, Lamb Porterhouse Chops, Vich Yssoise, Fried Oysters, Grilled Duck Breast and Jumbo Aspar Agus, Salads, Spring Vegetable Soup, Greg Abrams Black Grouper, Alaskan Halibut & Stone Ground Baked Grits
Price: Starts from $7
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BISTRO TWO EIGHTEEN
218 20st Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203 Directions
Bistro Two Eighteen provides French-inspired bistro fare such as duck confit in a brick-walled space with a warm & intimate vibe. It is situated in the heart of downtown Birmingham’s financial and theater district. The bistro features a stylish, modern interior design that stays true to the historical roots of the building. Guests can enjoy their glass of wine or specialty drinks in their trendy casual bar room and enjoy a full bar menu under the French doors to the main dining room and take pleasure in French classics paired with local craft beers and seasonally procured wines. Dark Brasilian mahogany, high ceilings, and exposed brick adorned with local art emanate a relaxed yet elegant atmosphere suitable for an intimate dinner, a pre-theater meal, or a relaxing evening out.
Shrimp and Vegetable Risotto, House Cured Pork Belly, New Orleans Style Filé Gumbo, Butter Basted Sea Scallops, Free Range Chicken Palliards, Charred Spanish Octopus, Blackened Gulf Amberjack, Cornmeal Fried Calamari, Fisherman’s Cioppino, Fritto Misto, Maryland Style Crab Cakes, Bistro Side and Grilled Chicken Chopped Salad & Pommes Frites
Price: Starts from $6