Birmingham is a vibrant Southern city filled with history and culture. There’s always something to do, but it can be nice to take a break from all of the hubbub and get away to relax. A nice, elegant dinner can be just the thing, so read our list to discover the best fine dining restaurants in Birmingham, AL.
Bellini’s serves delicious Italian cuisine in an enchanting Tuscan atmosphere. This charming local restaurant serves classics such as house-made pastas, fine steaks, and more. The desserts are particularly spectacular, with red velvet cheesecake and tiramisu topping the list of patron favorites. Enjoy a glass of wine from a long list of labels in a warm and welcoming locale.
Bellini’s Ristorante, 6801 Cahaba Valley Rd. Birmingham, AL, USA, +1 205 981 5380
A contemporary restaurant, Hot and Hot Fish Club blends classic French cuisine and Southern favorites together. The culinary work of Hot and Hot’s Chef Hastings has won numerous awards and been featured in publications such as Time Magazine, The New York Times, USA Today, and more. Feast on fresh fish, chicken, duck, pasta, and more in an intimate atmosphere in the charming city of Birmingham.
Hot and Hot Fish Club, 2180 11th Ct. S. Birmingham, AL, USA, +1 205 933 5474
Bottega is known for it’s elegant Italian American dishes; dine on everything from gazpacho to oysters at this gourmet restaurant. The refined interior is comprised of white marble and a grand staircase, which are complimented by leather seating. For a more casual experience, try the adjacent Bottega Café. Enjoy the fresh air out on the patio while eating a slice of pizza and sipping on a glass of wine.
Bottega Dining Room, 2240 Highland Ave. S Birmingham, AL, USA, +1 205 939 1000
Birmingham’s Ocean is an extraordinary, culinary deep-sea dive. It has been voted ‘Best Restaurant’ and ‘Best Chef’ by various publications, and was the recipient of ‘The Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence.’ Open since 2002, Ocean is the place to go for the freshest fish and seafood, imported from all over the world. The restaurant is contemporary, with a patio bar, accent waterfalls, and more. Enjoy one of their signature martinis paired with a fresh dish from the raw bar.
Ocean, 1218 20th St. S. Birmingham, AL, USA, +1 205 933 0999
Locally historic, this classic bistro is located in a building that has been around since the 1870s. In 2004, it was even awarded the ‘Best Downtown Preservation’ award by the city of Birmingham. The restaurant supports regional produce and most of the ingredients are locally grown. The menu changes daily, but if you visit you might be lucky enough to try specialities like their Okra with Cayenne Butter Sauce, Goat Cheese Soufflé, and more.
Café Dupont, 113 20th St. N. Birmingham, AL, USA, +1 205 322 1282