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.
Chez Lu Lu for brunch
Galley & Garden for brunch
Dyron’s for brunch
Church Street Coffee & Books (get the “Breakup Cookie”)
Woodlawn Cycle Cafe
Saw’s Soul Kitchen
Chez Fon Fon
Gilchrist, our neighbors in Mountain Brook Village, for a hand squeezed limeaid and a pimento cheese.
Brick and Tin
Pizitz Food Hall
Hot & Hot Fish Club
Highland’s Bar and Grill (make your reservation weeks in advance)
Chez Fon Fon
Garden & Galley
Gian Marcos (make your reservation weeks in advance)
The Yard at the Elyton Hotel
Habitat at the Grand Bohemian Hotel
Grand Bohemian Hotel
Parkside (on a nice night, go out back to the Hot Box for patio bar and gourmet food truck dining)
Paramount (has an old-school arcade attached)
The Marble Ring