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The Best Restaurants in Birmingham
2837 Culver Road, Mountain Brook, AL, 35223
Lunch: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Dinner: Monday through Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
This elegant, yet comfortable restaurant specializes in modern American cuisine and utilizes fresh, local ingredients. Their lunch features an upscale, modern meat and three menu, while their dinner menu is filled with award-winning entrees and incredible sides. Their noteworthy wine and cocktail list can’t be missed. Daniel George is the perfect spot to entertain friends and family local and visiting alike.
3156 Heights Village, Vestavia Hills, AL 35243
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
FoodBar’s seasonally-based menu is consistently delicious. Chef George McMillian sources from local and regional purveyors with an emphasis on the highest quality meat, produce and seafood. The cuisine is fresh and inventive with a fabulous selection of house-made cocktails, wines and craft beer. You’ll encounter exceptional service and authentic flavors upon every visit to Foodbar!
2 Dexter Ave., Mountain Brook, AL 35213
Hours: Tuesday, 5 p.m. to midnight; Wednesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to midnight; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
This Italian-American eatery is highly regarded as some of the best pizza in town! Whether you’re celebrating a birthday on a Saturday night or looking for a comfortable weeknight dinner date, Mafiaoza’s is your place. Aside from their delicious pizza, their other signature creations include fresh salads, great appetizers, delicious pastas and handmade desserts. They offer patio seating and a fabulous beer and wine selection making every experience enjoyable!
3147 Green Valley Road, Vestavia Hills, AL 35243 (Cahaba Heights)
1831 28th Avenue South, Suite N101, Homewood, AL 35209
5299 Valleydale Road, Hoover, AL 35242 (Inverness)
4730 Chace Circle, Hoover, AL 35244 (Riverchase)
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Opened in 2007 by Ashley and Andy McMakin, Ashley Mac’s is a gourmet cafe and catering company that specializes in homestyle, southern delicacies. Their cafe is open for lunch and dinner, offering everything delicious bistro sandwiches, to fresh salads, soups and desserts made from scratch. They even have great selections for the kids, so your whole family can relish their selections. Ashley Mac’s also specializes in private event catering during all seasons for a range of party sizes. They cherish their customers and want to create the most enjoyable eating experience possible, so that you come back for more!
2854 18th St. South, Homewood, AL 35209
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
For the perfect end to any meal, head over to Cookie Fix. There, you’re able to purchase hot out of the oven cookies or frozen dough to bake at home. From classic flavors like chocolate chip and peanut butter to incredible creations like salted caramel pretzel chocolate chip and oatmeal carmelita. All cookies best paired with a cold glass of milk!
1928 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
The Yard Hours: Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Moon Shine Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Monday, Closed
At the Elyton Hotel, you’ll find 111 boutique guest rooms, 6 suites, 4,000 square feet of event space and fine dining. The rooftop bar, Moonshine, sets a picturesque scene for guests and locals to relish in the views of downtown Birmingham while sipping craft cocktails and specialty libations. At the main dining room, The Yard, guests can devour cutting-edge Southern progressive dishes by well-known chef, Haller Magee.
4 Perimeter Park South, Birmingham, AL 35243
Restaurant Hours: Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Bar Hours: Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Social Hour: Monday through Friday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Over 40 years ago, Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille began as a modest, family-owned butcher shop, but today Perry’s is known for being one of the country’s premier, award-winning steakhouses. Originating in Houston, Texas, Perry’s Steakhouse remains true to its roots offering top quality, butcher-fresh USDA Prime steaks. The knowledgeable staff, warm, welcoming atmosphere and extensive menu provide an ideal setting for any occasion from date night to private events of all sizes. The wine selection has been carefully curated to complement the menu, and they also offer a wide range of handcrafted cocktails as well as craft beers. Famous for their unexpected “seven-finger-high” pork chop, the award-winning menu at Perry’s doesn’t disappoint. With options from the obvious steaks, seafood and chops to the more unique like signature additions, vegan and vegetarian options and on to their signature flaming table-side desserts, Perry’s is a place to indulge your senses.
1130 22nd Street South, Birmingham, AL 35205
Hours: Varies from business to business
Pepper Place opened in 1988 in renovated abandoned warehouses with a goal of bringing Birmingham a truly unique venue for shopping, dining and entertainment. Previously home to Dr. Pepper factories, the new name gives nod to its history and today, Pepper Place is Lakeview’s premier lifestyle destination. Pepper Place is a one-stop-shop for many with more than 350,000 square feet of retail, office and workshop space. Spending an entire day at Pepper Place is easy; from a local coffee shop to a James Beard award-winning restaurant and from pilates to home gardening centers the options are versatile and abundant. Each Saturday, year-round, Pepper Place brings together local farmers and artisans for The Market at Pepper Place, an outdoor exchange that helps support local businesses. Revel in the endless possibilities at Pepper Place. Check out the fabulous dining options at Pepper Place— Bettola, Ovenbird, Blueprint on 3rd, Hop City, Cantina Tortilla Grill and the Red Cat Coffee House.
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