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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 - 10:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 116
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    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
YUMMY Fish dinner

What a great meal and a fun place! We arrived about 9 pm on a Saturday evening and we got seated immediately! They don't take reservations, so make sure you plan for that! Our only disappointment was that they had sold out of their cohiba fish specialty but the triggerfish that was subbed in was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
KBO2006
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Montgomery, Texas
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Montgomery, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

What a great meal and a fun place! We arrived about 9 pm on a Saturday evening and we got seated immediately! They don't take reservations, so make sure you plan for that! Our only disappointment was that they had sold out of their cohiba fish specialty but the triggerfish that was subbed in was so delicious...light and fresh in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Very surprised to find a French restaurant located in Birmingham. The restaurant is easy to locate, parking is very scarce. Make sure valet brings the right car, they brought me the wrong car after leaving for dinner. Overall the restaurant was packed, the waiting time wasn't too bad. The place was extreme loud, but I did go at peak hours.... More 

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Spokane, WA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Went for lunch today - everyone in the group had the much talked about hamburgers, which they loved! I stuck with the Croque Monsieur, which was delicious, except for a sauce I didn't really care for....I thought it was hollandaise, but it was more like a mustard with possibly horseradish in it? Quaint cafe, relaxing lunch! Merci!

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Milan, Italy
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This restaurant is located in Five Points South, where there are some hotels and restaurants/bars. Some bus lines pass on the 20th St S. There is a valet parking service. We had dinner in this restaurant on Friday night. Chez Fonfon doesn't take reservations and the place was quite full and the expected waiting time was 45 minutes. We waited... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The cafe is constantly packed with locals and visitors for lunch and dinner. That is a powerful statement. I appreciate how French-based the menu is considering the restaurant is located in Birmingham, Al. Don't hesitate to dine at the first-come-first-serve bar because the staff is awesome. The escargot and fromage (cheese) sampler were delectable. Parking is tight and tricky but... More 

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Decatur, Alabama
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92 reviews 92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Reservations are not accepted thus we tried to arrive a little early. We swung by the college campus where our son attends to get him and a friend on our way into town and arrived around 5:30 on a Thursday night. We used the valet parking since the few street side parking spaces were full. 5:30 wasn't early enough and... More 

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Destin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We were recommended this place while we had dinner the night before at The Highlands next door. Owned & operated by the same person. Let me just say I was not disappointed at either place! I had crabcake, salad, and green beans with fingerling potatoes, my husband had swordfish with wild rice pilaf and bread. We ordered the coconut cake... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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78 reviews 78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I have reviewed this restaurant several times previously, always rated as excellent. Unfortunately, my trip last night didn't measure up to normal standards. I had dinner alone before the symphony as my wife was out of town. I ordered the Crawfish Tartine, which as excellent. Unfortunately, the toast (for an open faced type sandwich) was over toasted, as in burned.... More 

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Destin, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Lucky to have a great friend in the restaurant business in Birmingham Al., decided on Chez Fon Fon for a late evening dinner. Another great choice by my host. I would suggest the Hanger Steak to anybody that likes red meat. Unusual cut and the first time for me, won't be the last. Had a nice Escargots app for starters.... More 

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Birmingham
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Chez is the little sister to Highlands right next door. The fare at Chez is as innovative and excellent as Highlands’, but the portions are a bit smaller, the menu is smaller, and the price is considerably less. This is a great destination for a light dinner before the symphony or to sample great food at a price lower than... 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 45
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?