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Chez FON FON

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Chez FON FON
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2007 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205
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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
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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
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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Hands down best Trout

This place is the place in Birmingham for a amazing meal in a casual setting. Start with an Orange Thing, Escargot, Trout Almondine and the Coconut Cake. Super dinner.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2014
Meander5
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Birmingham, Alabama
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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130 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Birmingham, Alabama
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

This place is the place in Birmingham for a amazing meal in a casual setting. Start with an Orange Thing, Escargot, Trout Almondine and the Coconut Cake. Super dinner.

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Birmingham, Alabama
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Six of my friends and I recently celebrated birthdays at this hip French restaurant in Five Points. They do not take reservations so we arrived at 5:30 on a Thursday to make sure we could get a table for 7. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. 6 of the 7 had the crab cakes which they said... More 

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nashville, tn
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Chez FonFon is a wonderful French cafe in the Five Points area of Birmingham. You will feel transported to Paris. It's a bustling little place and I don't think they accept reservations. Don't worry, it's worth the wait. The food is delicious and the service is good. My husband had the crab cake which is probably the best I've tasted.... More 

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Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Mid week but still busy so reservations from now on as this is a very popular place. Very much reminds us of being in France. Menu and atmosphere complete the experience. Good house red by the glass and a very extensive wine list for those who like to try great wines. We enjoyed the mussels very much. Staff attentive and... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

My wife and I had lunch here today....yummy...cheese and ham sandwich with pinot noir...great atmosphere, crowded at lunch, thought I was in Paris... Trout was also great...one of our favorite places, always consistent Great bar...

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Alabama
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267 reviews 267 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

You can't beat their coconut cake anywhere. It is fabulous. The food is good too, but go for the cake.

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Sylacauga, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Took my wife here for dessert on her 30th birthday and simply ate cake and drank coffee... It was the best! From the dessert to the service to energy on the floor.. a perfect bookend to our evening. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

When Highland's Bar and Grill is booked up for a night or if you are craving crab cakes, Chez Fonfon is a delightful eatery in the heart of Birmingham. The casual atmosphere coupled with an exquisite menu make for a wonderful dining experience. I highly recommend the burger, the crab cakes, and the coconut cake. Frank Stitt never disappoints!

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Florence, AL
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Dinner was wonderful. Wine by glass choices excellent and reasonable. Wait staff helpful and unobtrusive. Loud and not easy to carry on conversation.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My wife and I went to chez fon fon with high expectations, as our friends gave it high reviews. We love French food and have had it done well. I ordered the burger, which was good. Cooked well, good flavor, and the frites were good. My wife ordered the duck ballotine, and this dish is why I'm giving it an... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?