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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
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 235
    Excellent
  • 35
    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
Most recent review
#1 rating well deserved

This is the finest fine dining. From decor to service to food to wine, everything is top notch. I was in the area on business and after a long two weeks I decided to finish my trip with a fine dinner and highlands didn't disappoint.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
StellaV
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Tampa, FL
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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284 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tampa, FL
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This is the finest fine dining. From decor to service to food to wine, everything is top notch. I was in the area on business and after a long two weeks I decided to finish my trip with a fine dinner and highlands didn't disappoint.

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Mobile, Alabama
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

restaurant that always exceeds expectations from maitre d' to service to bar to kitchen--all perfect. Can't miss.

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Evansville, Indiana
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Everything about this restaurant is first class, from street appeal to cozy unobtrusive ambiance, discreet and attentive service, comfortably challenging menu and great wine list. I ordered the sweetbreads and they were perfect. My husband had the venison, and again, delicious. We look forward to a return visit!!!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Get the grits, even if you don't think you like grits, get them. Steak was perfect. Veggies perfect. Service perfect. Desert perfect.

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Franklin, TN
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As always, our experience at Highlands was exceptional. The food and service continue to set the standard for all other area fine dining establishments.

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Birmingham AL
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Those in the "know" about top restaurants in the United States already know about Highlands Bar and Grill. The Chef, Frank Stitt and the restaurant are among the top 10 nominees for the James Beard award for more years than I can remember. It was recently named as one of the top 10 restaurants in the US! It has a... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Best in show! Love to eat in bar! Full of action & Beard award food! Stitt is genius with garden to table. Has helped local farmers to the restaurant scene! Plan ahead. Reservations difficult when calling late! Check out his Bistro, Chez Fon Fon & wonderful Italian, Bottega & Bottega Cafe!

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have eaten there dozens of times. It has never been less than exceptional. Highlands is one of the best restaurants in the South. The menu changes based on what is fresh but the quality of the meal is always the best. I never get tired of going.

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York
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I had the pleasure of enjoying a business dinner here last week. I was very much looking forward to the meal as I had read so many good reviews here on Tripadvisor. Chef Stitt did not disappoint! Dinner was amazing. I started with a nice selection of oysters on the half-shell. There were selections from Canada, Massachusetts, and Maryland. All... More 

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Puerto Rico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Every single thing was perfect. You just have to try the food at Highands to see what I mean. Price are ok for what you get, and service is excellent.

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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: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?