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Chez FON FON

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2007 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-2801
(205) 939-3221
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

While browsing the menu at Frank Stitt's Chez Fonfon, don't overlook the humble hamburger. My husband and I ate here as out of towners upon the recommendation of friends who were locals. We were not disappointed. Delicious burger. Nice atmosphere. Excellent service. $$$

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Thank mwalkerms
Birmingham, Alabama
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I decided to try Chez Fon Fon for a late lunch to celebrate our anniversary and 35 years being together. We could not have picked a better place. The restaurant is tastefully decorated with a South of France feel, and brought back fond memories of trips to France. We were seated at a quiet corner table overlooking... More 

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Thank Michael G
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had an amazing meal here during my brief stay in Birmingham. I had the carrot soup and the Wednesday special chicken and both were amazing! The service was wonderful as well, highly recommend checking out this restaurant if you are in town.

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Thank cbaricos
Birmingham, Alabama
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was prepared perfectly and quite tasty. We began with the steak tartar which was pretty good. Our entrees were lamb shoulder and croque madame. We were pleased with our entrees. We finished with coconut cake which was a miss for me, but we'll be back. Service was excellent.

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Thank NeiaLK
Sylacauga, Alabama
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to celebrate our anniversary. The menu offered a wide variety of choices. The wait staff was very attentive. They brought a basket of homemade breads and butter to the table. I had the special of the night which was swordfish served on a bed of fresh corn and tomatoes in a white wine sauce. It was so tasty... More 

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Thank Elizabeth C
Birmingham, Alabama
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a special treat when we go to Chez Fon Fon. Their hamburger is wonderful too and any salad you have is very fresh. We love this place. It's always got a buzz going on, lots of energy.

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Thank jlgoss50
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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458 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A slightly cheaper version of Highlands bar and grill (5 star +). This is slightly more relaxed and a little less expensive, but quality is excellent.

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Thank James W
Birmingham, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with friends who bragged about the burger. It was good , big and really juicy. But, frankly the burgers at Twisted Root are just as good or better at much much less. To be fair, I only went once and only had the burger but not really impressed at the incredible cost.

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Columbus, Georgia
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You must go to this no reservations restaurant before six o'clock or wait quite a bit for your table. There is a bar with stools, and tables and chairs outside. Some patrons go to the bar next door in Highlands Bar and Grill to wait. Instead of calling the names of people waiting, some one will approach you and lead... More 

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Thank 2013teach23
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great bistro food with unusual touches, tasty additions like a mustard aioli dip for the pommel frites! Dee-list trout, excellent pate and charcuterie plate, wonderful service a and wine list that thoroughly covered the French wine regions with excellent choices and price points. The sommelier was terrific. Feels like a local spot in the five-points area. Caveat: The dining ares... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$45
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
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: (205) 939-3221

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?