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

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  • 254
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  • 39
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 5
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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
#1 For a reason

My wife and I recently celebrated our anniversary at Highlands. As usual, chef Frank Stitt never disappoints. We started off with the seafood brochette and the grits. Both were wonderful and highly recommend by our server Tabitha. For the main course my wife had the chicken breast and thigh and I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
elmmli0314
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Birmingham, Alabama
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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307 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Birmingham, Alabama
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My wife and I recently celebrated our anniversary at Highlands. As usual, chef Frank Stitt never disappoints. We started off with the seafood brochette and the grits. Both were wonderful and highly recommend by our server Tabitha. For the main course my wife had the chicken breast and thigh and I had the leg of lamb. The chicken was perfectly... More 

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North Alabama
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We've never eaten at this top ranked restaurant but the four of us decided it was a special place to go and celebrate a triple birthday. We were met by the maitre 'd who pointed us to the bar where the other couple had been enjoying the atmosphere and libations. After a few minutes of good times were were seated.... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I tend to treat myself well when it comes to food and wine (If I do 't do it- who will?). So on a recent business trip to Birmingham AL in the United States I was compelled to follow a suggestion from a local business partner. Very nice place. As soon you get in your are greeted with elegance by... More 

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Birmingham Al
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is always a favorite of mine. Great food and caring staff. Never had a disappinting meal here. Enjoy meeting friends here or a special night out with my better alf

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Birmingham, Alabama
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Food is always good.Service also good. Very expensive but appropriately priced. I do not believe it is the best but still very good and definitely worth going.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My son took me to Highlands Bar & Grill to celebrate my 60th birthday. The menu options were original and very delicious.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My boyfriend and I always sit at the bar. Great service, amazing food every time we've been here, great drinks. The menu changes almost every night. If you like oysters then you should check this place out. There are not any bad things I can say about this place.

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Birmingham
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Frank Stinit’s home base restaurant is known as the long time best upscale restaurant on the Birmingham eatery scene. Frank loves to use local fresh ingredients with innovative recipes that make things like black-eyed peas and squash into delights that are nothing like your grandmother made. The positives on this restaurant are the outstanding food and for the most part,... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama, USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Frank Stitt is consistently one of the top chefs in America, and Highlands is one of the best restaurants. I am amazed each time I return at the innovation and quality. This is the mecca of high end cuisine with a local Southern ingredients, and it is sublime. And Highlands may be unique in the tenure of the serving staff,... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Where to start...Highlands, as we call it in Birmingham, is the institution of fine dining. It is the pinnacle of good food, fine wine, and unmatched service. Frank Stitt, owner and chef, is incredible. The staff are perfect. From the waiters and waitresses, bar tenders, to the maitre d, and everyone else in between, they know how to make you... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, 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?