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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 133
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 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
Stylish and superior.

Slipped in between shows of the Sidewalk Film Festival. Had dinner there last night. They don't accept reservations but we got there a bit early (6:15) and had no wait. We started with a Ginger Martini, beer, Chardonnay and Highland Martini. Also snacked on the liver pate and three cheese platter... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
daveandmarilee
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Birmingham, Alabama
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Birmingham, Alabama
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75 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Slipped in between shows of the Sidewalk Film Festival. Had dinner there last night. They don't accept reservations but we got there a bit early (6:15) and had no wait. We started with a Ginger Martini, beer, Chardonnay and Highland Martini. Also snacked on the liver pate and three cheese platter. Mom and I each had the shrimp and avocado... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The venue takes me back to Paris. The food takes me back to Lyon. The service is exquisite. I wish I could have a meal there 7 days a week alas they are only open five days a week.

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Columbus, Ohio
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was within walking distance of our hotel (Double Tree Suites). We were able to get a table with no wait on a Wednesday evening around 8:30pm. The space is cozy. We had no trouble carrying on a conversation but the noise level is a bit loud. They have a substantial wine list. If you are looking for something... More 

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Birmingham, AL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

No better burger than a Stitt Burger cooked medium! The fries are fantastic...cozy atmosphere.I love their fresh vegetables too.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great atmosphere for a romantic date, and for enjoying gourmet food. We ordered the burger and the fish. Both were excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

The food and atmosphere were wonderful! I can see what other reviewers mean when they say that the staff is not overly friendly- but doesn't that just make the experience all the more authentically French? The staff may not have been overly friendly, but they were patient with our friends who were new to French food and unsure what to... More 

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Trussville, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Shear perfection! Yes, the place is packed on any weekend night but it's worth the wait. They don't take reservations so plan accordingly. The soup of the night - summer gazpacho! It was absolutely some of the best I've ever had. Another winning restaurant from Frank Stitt.

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Fantastic restaurant! I've now been there three times, twice in June! Get there before 5:30 or you may have to wait for a table. Great wine selection, awesome hamburgers and the frites are to die for. I had mussels both times in June and they were perfect!

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Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is the companion restaurant to the Highlands. Same quality, though you don't have to sell one of your kidneys for the pleasure. I wouldn't recommend this is you're just looking to grab lunch. Save this for impressing your companion, business or pleasure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

If you haven't visited Chez Fon Fon - what are you waiting for? This place is so good, the atmosphere is quaint. They have a really nice courtyard that is perfect for warmer weather. The service is great! It is such an enjoyable place to eat.

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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?