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The Best Bars for Foodies in Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama stands out as one of the country’s most affordable and creative places. As Alabama’s largest city, "The Magic City" has plenty to do, from strolling through scenic parks to admiring lush gardens and visiting award-winning museums. You can catch your favorite artist at the world-famous Alabama Theater, explore the world of science and discovery at the McWane Science Center or use Birmingham’s central location as a hub to reach other great spots nearby. If you're looking for a place to party, Birmingham has a lively nightlife full of lounges, clubs, and happy hours. But where are the smartest, savviest going out for a drink? Check out our Tastemaker List of the best bars in Birmingham.

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11 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:Habitat Feed & Social, Perry's Steakhouse & Grille - Birmingham, Bellini's Ristorante & Bar
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Italian
Neighborhoods:Birmingham
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Habitat Feed & Social

$$$$
Contemporary American
Birmingham
4.1
632 reviews
Habitat Feed and Social is the popular bar and restaurant at the Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook. Located on the third floor of the hotel, the bar is a great spot to meet people in the heart of Mountain Brook Village. It’s a rooftop, farm-to-table restaurant serving delicious meals sourced from the freshest, local ingredients. Take a moment to slow down and savor your meal in the midst of refined decor and breathtaking views. Enjoy a nightcap while taking in views of the magnificent cityscape! They also have a great selection of fine wines and plenty of signature, herb-infused cocktails.

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Perry's Steakhouse & Grille - Birmingham

$$$$
Steakhouse
Birmingham
4.7
6123 reviews
Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille, located on Perimeter Park South in Birmingham, dates back almost 4 decades! Grounded to its butcher-shop roots, Perry’s specializes in hand-selected, USDA-aged Prime beef. In addition to award-winning dishes, they also have one of the best happy hours and bars in Birmingham! Whether you’re looking for a venue to host your next party or a quiet spot for a dinner date, Perry’s is the place to go. The bar features live piano music, handcrafted cocktails and a wide variety of spirits.

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Bellini's Ristorante & Bar

$$$$
Italian
Birmingham
4.8
2369 reviews
Bellini’s Ristorante and Bar, located on Cahaba Valley Road in Birmingham, is one of the area’s most beloved spots for great steaks and well-made cocktails. The restaurant features 100% Prime Organic Beef, housemade pasta, veal, seafood and classic Tuscan Italian dishes. The bar opens weekdays at 4pm for drinks, so come early to enjoy the mellow, upscale atmosphere with friends! They have an extensive wine selection that will impress any oenophile. And their signature cocktails are a must-try, like the Ginger Peach Sangria with Peach Puree, Ginger Honey puree, Riesling and Peach Schnapps.

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Bistro Two Eighteen

$$$$
Contemporary French
Birmingham
4.8
1890 reviews
Bistro Two Eighteen is a cozy Contemporary French restaurant located in the heart of Downtown Birmingham’s Financial and Theater District. The interior features minimalist decor, high ceilings, rich mahogany wood and exposed brick adorned with local art. Guests absolutely adore the bar here and can enjoy wine and cocktails in the low-lit, swanky atmosphere of the bar room. Then indulge in the full dinner menu of French classics in the main dining room. Dishes feature Gulf Coast influences with ingredients from local foragers and farms and the menu changes with the seasons to reflect available ingredients. Popular items include the New Orleans Style Gumbo and Oven Roast Marrow Bones.

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Daniel George Restaurant and Bar

$$$$
Contemporary American
Birmingham
4.7
1161 reviews
Daniel George restaurant, located in the heart of Mountain Brook Village, offers a truly relaxing, upscale dining experience and one of the best bars in Birmingham. They feature creative American cuisine and a regularly changing menu that stays updated with available ingredients. Come early to enjoy a cocktail at the bar - they have a fantastic menu of signature drinks and wine. The food menu boasts plenty of wild and domestic game, meats, poultry and fresh fish. Try dishes like the Pan Seared Gulf Tile Fish, Roasted Colorado Lamb Chops or one of the hearty steaks.

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Bistro V

$$$$
American
Birmingham
4.8
1480 reviews
Bistro V is the brainchild of former college football star Jeremy Downey. Located on Montgomery Highway in Vestavia Hills, the restaurant sits in a strip mall in an unassuming little spot. The space includes multiple dining areas and a chef’s counter and the atmosphere is warm and comfortable. The goal here is to serve up regional cuisine with influences from Spain, Italy and France, resulting in tasty and inventive flavors. The menu features a mashup of classic Southern food and upscale seafood dishes. features a number of excellent appetizers to share with the table, including the Crispy Grit Cake and Buttermilk Fried Vidalia Onions. Try one with a cocktail or glass of wine!

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Texas de Brazil - Birmingham

$$$$
Brazilian
Birmingham
4.1
3508 reviews
Texas de Brazil is a top choice for those looking for great steak with a little Brazilian flair. This Birmingham establishment dishes out delicious meats and also serves a number of gluten-free dishes for those on a special diet. It’s a unique experience where you grab a table and turn your place card to green while carvers serve generous cuts of beef, lamb, pork, chicken and Brazilian sausage until you’re full! The bar is delightful, featuring a long list of wines and cocktails to pair with your meal.

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Fleming's Steakhouse - Birmingham

$$$$
Steak
Birmingham
4.6
1446 reviews
For a high-quality cut of prime beef, you can’t go wrong with Fleming’s Steakhouse. Locals love it because the setting is just right for a celebration, dinner with business clients or a laid-back Sunday brunch with friends. The menu has all the steakhouse classics and they also feature a local chef’s table that changes with the season. Plus, you can enjoy a curated selection of local wine, hand-crafted cocktails and spirits from the bar. Located on Highway 280, just west of I-459 in the Summit Shopping Center, it’s a perfect place to stop while you’re out exploring town.

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Amore

$$$$
Italian
Birmingham
4.9
1390 reviews
Amore Ristorante Italiano, located just off 280, is a traditional family-owned and operated business with awesome food and a cozy bar. Inside the warm and welcoming dining room, you’ll find a variety of regulars, visitors from out-of-town and locals mingling together over drinks and delicious Italian dishes. Their cuisine includes a wide selection of fresh seafood choices that are locally-caught, such as the fresh gulf black grouper. Favorites on the menu include the prime steaks, veal chops and Italian sausage.

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Birmingham

$$$$
Steakhouse
Birmingham
4.4
1499 reviews
Ruth’s Chris is a national chain celebrated for its consistently fantastic steaks and cocktails. Situated in the lobby of the Embassy Suites hotel, it is a popular choice with both hotel guests and locals. The convenient location just off the Red Mountain Expressway, makes it an easy meeting point no matter where you’re coming from. The interior features deep, rich reds and accents of teal and copper throughout the dining room. You can’t go wrong with any one of their specialty cuts and they also feature a thoughtful, well-curated selection of wines and handcrafted cocktails to pair with your meal.

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Galley and Garden

$$$$
American
Birmingham
4.7
1436 reviews
Galley and Garden serves up delectable American-French inspired cuisine and is a popular nightlife spot in Birmingham. Located in the former historic Merritt House on Highland Avenue, the restaurant blends modern decor in with the original style of the building. In addition to the elegant atmosphere, locals love the fine dining menu and original recipes presented by the kitchen. They offer a chef’s special tasting dinner where you can try options like the Shredded Duck Leg Confit and Seared Faroe Island Salmon. The cocktails are a must-try, like the Carpe Noctem, made with Beefeater gin, Fresh red grape juice, St. Germain, Fresh Lime and a Prosecco Float.

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