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Chez FON FON

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2007 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 939-3221
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Today
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 104
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
French Bistro at its best

Wonderful! I felt as if I was in a true French Bistro! The food and service were fantastic. I can't wait to go back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
g2m2015
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Birmingham, Alabama
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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147 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Birmingham, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Wonderful! I felt as if I was in a true French Bistro! The food and service were fantastic. I can't wait to go back.

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Auburn, Alabama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

No reservations accepted but the hour and a half wait was definitely worthwhile. Service was delightful. We had champagne, small plates of chicken liver mousse, steak tartare, escargot, and entrées of mussels and flounder. Everything was buttery, rich, and delicious as one should expect with French cuisine. You will not be disappointed!

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Birmingham, AL
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Started at bar, about a 45 minute wait for party of 4 on Friday night @ 7:00. Had the surly frenchman which was quite good. On to dinner, no apps but steak frites was awesome. Wife had burger which if you've read any other review, know is amazing. When seated, service was prompt but never really satisfactory. Lindsey was our... More 

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Thomasville, Georgia
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I got the Cider drink. Delicious! I love Foggy Ridge cider. The only way to make it even better is to mix it with rum. I also had the steak frites! So good. Go get them now. No, no, don't wait. I ended up over here because the wait to just sit at the bar at Highlands was ridiculous. I... More 

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Mt. Vernon, AL
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I had the trout almond, taste and texture was very pleasing. The host and hostess were excellent. Our waitress was not friendly (maybe She was overwhelmed with tables). The food was great, the wait line was the killer. There were only a few tables (less than 20), which made Our wait over two hours. We were originally told 45 minutes... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Had a nice meal, they sat us right away at the bar, we had some wine and a delicious burger and they made a killer martini which was their specialty.

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

All good things. The restaurant is beautiful, the service professional, and the food was incredible. Our waiter Marco was knowledgable, timely, and enjoyable. The food was as advertised. The amberjack was incredible and the burger was the best I've had in Birmingham.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Absolutely fantastic restaurant. Be sure to get there exactly when they open because it will be completely packed within 15 minutes. I'm dead serious. The food and service is THAT good.

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Winter Park, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Very good value and quality. Didn't have a reservation, on a very busy Friday night but didn't have to wait long. Service was very good and food as well. Pleasant surprise.

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Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

We went with another couple;the menu looked good. Ordered the special, bouillabaisse, as did my friend. The serving was quite small, a little fish in a puddle of soup. Four small shrimp, five small mussels, and a morsel of fish was presented lukewarm. My lump of fish was undercooked, and my friend's overdone. I've never had this dish so badly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2007 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: (205) 939-3221

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 45
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?