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“burger and wine” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chez FON FON

Chez FON FON
2007 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 939-3221
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Ranked #3 of 830 Restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $45
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Sylacauga, Alabama
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263 reviews 263 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 88 cities Reviews in 88 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“burger and wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Yep, had an $80 bottle of wine, and a burger. The wine was excellent, the burger was even better. A french bistro without the arrogance. The service was world class, the food is excellent, and the staff doesn't take themselves to serious. Next to Highlands, and I'm not sure which one is better. They don't take reservations, so get there early, or be prepared to wait. But, the wait is so worth it.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Rogersville, Alabama
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85 reviews 85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great Food and Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

While in B'ham, has a business lunch here and it was wonderful. Seating was quick and the location was good to downtown. They have valet parking, and this is the best choice at peek times.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham, Alabama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“The French Invade Birmingham”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Chez Fon Fon is a very unique restaurant, Tres Bon. The food is outstanding and the service is one of the best in the city. I found the staff to be very well versed with the wine parings, which as we all know usually doesn't happen. The trout is to die for and the dessert menu did nit disappoint either. So when in the Birmingham are remember what the French say; "Bon Appetite". :}

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Great service, excellent food. French food in Birmingham. Try the chocolate pot de creme. Watch out for the busy weekend nights. It is quite small, and the wait can be a while.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Sublime dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

When you go to Chez Fonfon it is transformative. As you step through the door you step into a Paris bistro. It's acceptably noisy, busy and so much fun. Well appointed with white table cloth. They have an excellent wine list and if you are unsure the waitstaff are remarkably knowledgeable about the wine and the food. It is unpretentious yet sophisticated. People are in suits, jeans and everything in between. The food is simple but exquisite. Some of my favorites are the escargot as a starter then the moules et frites, crab cakes (plat du jour so Thursdays only for crab cakes), braised short ribs with oxtail, hanger steak and their hamburger is hard to beat too. Very reasonably priced considering what you are getting. We celebrate everyone's birthday there- it's that special. Ask for Marco and, if you are lucky, you might get him but all of their waitstaff are excellent.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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