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Highlands Bar & Grill

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2011 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-2801 (20th Street South)
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Tue - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
For special occasions

Great food, excellent service, charming atmosphere but pricey. Somewhere to go when you want to celebrate.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food, excellent service, charming atmosphere but pricey. Somewhere to go when you want to celebrate.

Thank dashiell3
Birmingham, Alabama
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just had dinner last night at HBG with our daughter who lives in Birmingham. I had the quail appetizer which was fabulous; as well as the New York steak. My wife had the Sweetbreads and duck breast which were tender and flavorful. For dessert we shared Frank's Favorite cafe, as well as the Lemon Trifle; both were excellent. The service... More 

Thank Dukewis
Huntsville, Alabama
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were with another couple and had reservations at another Fine Restaurant in Birmingham, we showed up and a water main had busted, so the Taxi driver took us to Highlands. We were not disappointed. It was 6:00pm on a Saturday night so the tables were full, but we were accommodated at the bar... full menu. It... More 

1 Thank Lynn P
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is one of the finest restaurants in Birmingham and the entire country. It yearly receives top accolades and awards. Chef Frank Stitt is amazing

1 Thank designgrl
Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time in Birmingham and I wanted to take my client somewhere Amazing!! We did not have reservations but it was an early dinner on a Thursday evening. Maybe just maybe. The parking lot is empty the valet was courtesy. Walk in. No one NO ONE was in the dining room. The Maitre'd looks at us and... More 

1 Thank Christine R
Fairhope, Alabama
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This signature restaurant of the great chef, Frank Stitt, is simply the BEST Birmingham has to offer. We had an amazing New Year's Eve dinner and were treated to the best food and service anywhere in town. The atmosphere is refined yet fun and certainly not stuffy. The wait staff is incredibly knowledgable and attentive. They pay close attention to... More 

Thank Jay B
Monroe, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Don't let the name fool you. This place holds the charm of a Southern high-end restaurant. Seafood, steaks, sandwiches and salads. And the desserts are awesome.

Thank curransusanc
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Excellent restaurant nominated for James Beard award several times. Popular with the locals. A memorable meal.

Thank dlb32
Vinings, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Just after Christmas so guess the Holiday spirit was still in full force. Was seated immediately even though 45 minutes early for res. Waiter was excellent, well trained, nice, was always looking and never did we have to ask him for anything, really on the ball. Food good, mushroom soup excellent, could have been warmer. Venison excellent and I do... More 

1 Thank amazon2014
Birmingham, Alabama
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96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Another lovely dining experience at one of the country's finest. As always, I recommend allowing the waiter to help in your dinner selection. They are some of the best trained and most knowledgeable in the industry. Go for the mainstay of shrimp & grits or Guadalupe Special-or try something new. I am adventurous, so I usually ask my waiter to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2011 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-2801
    (20th Street South)
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: 205-939-1400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?