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Highlands Bar & Grill

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2011 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-2801 (20th Street South)
205-939-1400
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 263
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  • 39
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Top Drawer Birmingham

It's simply a wonderful dining experience. Highlands never fails to have the best bar, food quality and Preparation, service, setting, location in town It's an adult dining experience. In what was once a rust bowl town transformed into a delightful small city, this restaurant has stood tall in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
MissIppiSwagman
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Mississippi
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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316 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Mississippi
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

It's simply a wonderful dining experience. Highlands never fails to have the best bar, food quality and Preparation, service, setting, location in town It's an adult dining experience. In what was once a rust bowl town transformed into a delightful small city, this restaurant has stood tall in the South.

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Birmingham, Alabama
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We've been going the Highland's for the past 8 years and gets better every visits. Can not say enough about the consistency of a great experience. We always ask our waiter's advice for wine pairings and other suggestions, which always turns out great. Can't wait to go back again. Amazing food and great staff!

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The food at Highlands has never been anything less than perfection. I usually go for a fish or vegetable plate and have never been disappointed. Aside from the food, the Southern charm really sets Highlands apart. The last time I was there, the waiter called me by name no less than five times. They certainly know how to make you... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

From the elegant atmosphere, attentive bar tenders and servers, and the fantastic, creative dishes using locally grown fresh foods, a visit to Highlands is a must.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Highland's Bar and Grill is undoubtedly the best restaurant in Birmingham and one of the best in the US. The service is beyond reproach and the food is always excellent. We love going there and it's where we celebrate anything from birthdays to anniversaries and to "Gee it's been a while..."

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Tempe, Arizona, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

It was our last night in Birmingham and I wanted to try this award-winning restaurant. It was everything we had hoped for. The service was as fabulous as the food. Tip: be sure to get reservations, even for weekday nights. We had to sit at the bar because we didn't think we needed to make them. It was OK but... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is the rare treat my wife and I know will make us very happy every time. Impeccable service, excellently prepared fresh ingredients and attention to every detail. This is the restaurant experience I use to rank the best and there are very few that I've been to in the US and abroad that can compare. Frank Stitt created a... More 

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Vestavia Hills, AL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Highland's has been a favorite for us for over 20 years. Anything you order is going to be spectacular- it's that consistency that is the thing I love most. I know it will always be great. Frank Stitt is a true Master and turning seasonal fresh ingredients Into perfectly seasoned and balanced dishes is his art. Do yourself a favor... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Ok, so you are the top rated restaurant in Birmingham. Can you live up to the hype? Well, if our Sat night dinner was any indication, the answer is absolutely yes, yes, yes! As first-time visitors, using Trip Advisor help, we selected this Birmingham icon in vibrant Five Points and thought we'd have a good experience. Wrong!! It was OMG... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The service is five star The food was worth every penny The bread basket had a variety but they were tiny which turned out to be better for us with room for the filet and dessert

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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?