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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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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 10
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great dinner

Excellent dinner and service. I was able to walk in without an RSVP on a Wednesday night and be seated immediately. Tomato salad was particularly good and service very attentive.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Davewill12no
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Excellent dinner and service. I was able to walk in without an RSVP on a Wednesday night and be seated immediately. Tomato salad was particularly good and service very attentive.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I have traveled the world but will always claim Highland's Bar & Grill as the best ...anywhere. Try anything and everything on the menu. It is the upmost in special occasion yet a place to go for a "regular" night out. Elegance.

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Birmingham, AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I only got to go here once on someone else's dollar, as it is pretty expensive. However, it as worth the price! The chef is one of the top in America; the restaurant is in the top five in the country pretty consistently as experts rate these things. This is where Birmingham's Hollywood-types hang out, but of course it would... More 

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Homewood, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We had an enjoyable evening family celebration. The highlights of the meal were the starter (tomato salad) and the desserts (cobbler, salted chocolate cake and a popcorn sundae). The service was excellent. We ordered the salmon, flatiron steak and the roasted pork. The pork was the most interesting and savory. The meals were good but none of us considered them... More 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The service was wonderful from the very start. We called the restaurant to let them know we would be 10 minutes late for our reservation. The person we spoke with was very kind and reassured us it would be no problem. As soon as we were seated a thoughtful server brought me a black napkin to avoid getting white linen... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I ate here as a single diner at the bar and in general the food and service was good. Based on the prices and reviews it could, and should be better. The bartender was easily distracted by a lovely woman that walked in, and while she was attractive, I need your attention while ordering and asking questions. That's right, the... More 

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Birmingham Al
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Highland's Bar and Grill never disappoints. Last night, a group of friends enjoyed a wonderful dinner in celebration of 2 birthdays and a retirement. We were welcomed warmly, lead to our table and personally greeted by the Executive Chef and owner, the renowned Frank Stitt and by our server Goren Avery, who has been with Highland's Bar and Grill since... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

On a busy Tuesday night we arrived at our reservation time and were seated immediately. Drink orders were taken by our waiter who then gave us a countdown on the entrees. We appreciated his letting us know which dishes were in short supply. The drinks and an appetizer of figs topped with prosciutto-wrapped pecans arrived quickly. The interesting mix of... More 

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Birmingham, AL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

We didn't have a reservation and it was a busy Friday night, but we did get a table in the bar, which was packed, but the service and food were still quite good. The waiter recommended a nice wine and it turned out to be a lovely experience. I have never been disappointed with Higlands, and though it's a bit... More 

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Birmingham AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Highlands never disappoints! A friend and I sat at the bar last nights dream everything was spectacular: oysters, tomato salad, rabbit and wonderful desserts! Definitely the best fine dining in our great city!

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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 to 50

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?