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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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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 114
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  • 34
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 2
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  • 0
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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
Very French taste alike

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Alcla417
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Milan, Italy
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Milan, Italy
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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90 reviews 90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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
40 helpful votes 40 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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Birmingham, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant is our "go to" choice for all special occasions. The food, service, and cocktails cannot be matched. Perhaps most appealing is the intimate setting and superior staff.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have eaten here many times over many years and frankly prefer it to its fancier sibling next door. The dishes are unfailingly well prepared without over embellishment.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Been to Chez a few times at lunch and each meal was exceptional. Many of the best restaurants in town are closed at lunch so I like Chez for lunch to entertain important clients.

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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, 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?