We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor


Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2007 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-2801
+1 205-939-3221
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

320 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 317: English reviews
Point Clear, Alabama
Level Contributor
45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

OK. I admit it. I am old. And I hate dark, loud restaurants. My wife and I visited Chez Fon Fon on, of all times, our 42nd wedding anniversary. The only thing romantic about this place is that the lighting is turned way low and there was a tiny candle lit at our table. However, we were unable to carry... More 

Thank CPhilken
Greensboro, North Carolina
Level Contributor
23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Moules et frites were delicious! Nice sauce and a wonderful meal. Small cozy restaurant with typical French fare and wine. Wish I had been there with a larger group to sample more wines!

Thank Bobby G
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In high school, my friends and I realized that going to lunch at Chez Fon Fon could actually be cheaper than going to a chain restaurant. It consistently has delicious, locally sourced food cooked to perfection. The hamburger with the fries fried in duck fat is the best thing I've ever eaten. On a nice day, the back porch is... More 

1 Thank Olivia B
Point Clear, Alabama
Level Contributor
141 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a short wait at the bar my husband and I were seated. We began with the crab tartini that was delicious. It was suggested by friends that had been there that the cheeseburger is a must try. It was very good and the shoestring French fries were cooked to perfection. I wanted to try the famous coconut cake, but... More 

Thank kmk225
Columbus, Mississippi
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My lunch was one to remember! We dined on escargot, cassoulet and enjoyed a caramel nut tart and an award winning coconut cake.

Thank yfarm
Birmingham, Alabama
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a little French cafe owned and run by the fabulous chef, Frank Stitt. It is known for fresh local food, cooked with great care. Their crab cakes are served on Thursday lunch--really delicious. Shrimp and avocado salad is really good too.

Thank 923Robin7
Birmingham, Alabama
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful town to visit in the fall when crowds are gone, We luckily arrived on November 4 when the leaves were at peak color . The color remained the five days that We were there. We stayed at a wonderful small hotel, The 1770 House. Randye, who is the innkeeper, is exceptionally nice and accommodating, Love the super comfortable beds... More 

Thank Carolyn R
Birmingham, Alabama
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is truly one of the best restaurants in town. Every single thing I've had here is amazing. The trout almandine is fabulous, along with the crab cakes, mussels, and cheese/charcuterie plate. The service is top notch. The wine offerings are great as well. I've never had a bad meal here. I've heard they have the best burger in town,... More 

Thank Ashley M
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed another great meal last week at Chez Fonfon. During trips to Birmingham we regularly dine at this fine restaurant. The food and service are always excellent! We were fortunate this time to dine on Thursday night. My wife got the Crab cake special. They get their crab meat from the gulf coast. If you happen to be there... More 

Thank Traveler T
Level Contributor
34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Our first visit. It was a little difficult to find, but once we were there, it was well worth the effort. Our great experience started with the valet. Very outgoing. Took good care of us. We ended up having the Pate along with the Cheese board selection. They were served with all of the expected garnishes. We also had a... More 

Thank hockshounds

Travelers who viewed Chez FON FON also viewed


Been to Chez FON FON? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
French, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2007 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-2801
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-939-3221

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Chez FON FON and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Charlotte, North Carolina
7 months ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
7 months ago
Anniston, Alabama, United States
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Chez FON FON staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?