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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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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, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 128
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  • 40
    Very good
  • 14
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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
Absolutely wonderful

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Amber R
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW 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 14 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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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great food, exceptional prices for what you get. The space is adorable - very French inspired. One of my favorite spots in Birmingham. It does get very loud especially the later it gets. They don't take reservations (that's Highlands next door - same Chef) so get there early or plan to wait. There is outdoor seating, you'll have to request... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I love the food and it makes me feel like I am in Paris again. But it is very loud and no reservations so come early and be prepared to wait.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Chez Fon Fon is consistently the best place in Birmingham for lunch or dinner. The atmosphere is electric and in 15 years I've never had a bad meal there. The service is always the best, there when you need them but not hovering. The prices are what you'd expect for the quality of the food. Eat regularly at all of... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Relaxed bistro that serves great food. Wonderful atmosphere for relaxation and for meeting friends. Nice bar with terrific options.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It has been a while since I went here, but I love this restaurant. Compared to another French restaurant in Birmingham, this is so much better. Nice environment, good food.

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Additional Information about Chez FON FON

Address: 2007 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205
Phone Number: (205) 939-3221
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
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
Average Prices: USD $45
Cuisine: French, Seafood, Mediterranean

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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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