A Local's City Guide to Birmingham, Alabama

We often have out-of-town visitors in our Birmingham, Alabama showroom. There are many reasons people visit Birmingham; concerts, work conferences, the Barber Porsche racing school, the civil right memorials, but guests always ask us for suggestions of local restaurants. Birmingham has become quite the food city, especially gaining national recognition as such when Highland’s Bar and Grill was named Best Restaurant in the US and their pastry chef named Best Pastry Chef in the same year.
We always said we should create a list of our favorite restaurants to offer our guests, and here it is.

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Breakfast:
Over Easy
Continental Bakery
Chez Lu Lu for brunch
Galley & Garden for brunch
Dyron’s for brunch

Coffee/Bakery:

Church Street Coffee & Books (get the “Breakup Cookie”)

Woodlawn Cycle Cafe

Revelator Coffee

Caveat Coffee

O’Henry’s Coffee

Dreamcakes

Edgar’s Bakery


Lunch:
Nabeel’s
Daniel George
Olexa’s
Saw’s Soul Kitchen
Chez Fon Fon
Bottega Cafe
Johnny’s Restaurant
Paramount
Gilchrist, our neighbors in Mountain Brook Village, for a hand squeezed limeaid and a pimento cheese.
Brick and Tin
O’Carr’s Deli
Pizitz Food Hall

Dinner:
Ollie Irene
Dyron’s
Bistro 218
Oven Bird
Hot & Hot Fish Club
Highland’s Bar and Grill (make your reservation weeks in advance)
Chez Fon Fon
Bottega
Garden & Galley
Daniel George
Betolla
Gian Marcos (make your reservation weeks in advance)
The Yard at the Elyton Hotel
Habitat at the Grand Bohemian Hotel
Bamboo
El Barrio
Ahbi

Rooftop/Hotel bars:
Grand Bohemian Hotel
Elyton Hotel
Redmont Hotel

Cool Bars:
Parkside (on a nice night, go out back to the Hot Box for patio bar and gourmet food truck dining)
Collins Bar
Carrigan’s
Paramount (has an old-school arcade attached)
Paper Doll
The Marble Ring


Elizabeth Adams