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Highlands Bar & Grill

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2011 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-2801 (20th Street South)
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hoover, AL
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This dinner was to celebrate our 27th wedding anniversary and I had requested, through Open Table, a quiet table for two. Tada! The service and restaurant did a great job on that. We were greeted by the Host, wishing us a Happy Anniversary and seated at a quiet table in the back. Our waitress was attentive and accommodating, but we... More 

Thank Brenda B
Sedona, Arizona
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69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I dined at Highlands with good friends Paul and Cathy on October 13. The room was jammed-packed with hungry eaters waiting outside. No one cared about the noise or the Trump talk because every soul in the dining room was there to eat the best grits you'll ever put in your mouth. As a raised in Alabama survivor the state... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never disappoints. An upscale " Cheers " serving meals that put Frank Stitt and Highlands Bar and Grill in the James Beard competition year after year.

Thank Carolyn R
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With all the hospitals in the nearby area Higlands is frequented by physicians and pharmacology salespeople So, the menu is pricey and food is excellent.

Thank D B
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our go-to place to celebrate our anniversary every year. The staff is outstanding and pays attention to their customers and details. All of the food is deliciously and innovatively prepared. The owner, Frank Stitt, is internationally respected. Birmingham has many wonderful restaurants, don't miss this one.

Thank MarleClo
Bremen, Georgia
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Highlands Bar & Grill in Birmingham is top notch. No lunch service. Dinner reservations are a must. Valet parking. Expect lots of noise amid the ambiance. Jacket for gentlemen is not required but highly recommended. The menu changes daily. The bar is well stocked with wines and spirits. Try the orange mulled signature cocktail. Plan to dine and not... More 

Thank wsewell365
Cullman, Alabama
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47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a top restaurant in BHM--great food and place to see and be seen. Lively atmosphere. I did not like how close together all the tables are, though. We could hear every conversation of those around us. For a more intimate atmosphere, try Hot & Hot!

Thank Tricia F
Birmingham, Alabama
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Frank Stitt, and the Highland Bar scene, is still "killing it." I love the wine selection here. This is what fine dining should be. You can order anything and be pleased here. Don't miss the nightly specials as everything rotates, and farm to table is the norm. I love the Pardis Margarita and get it pre-dinner or at the bar... More 

Thank uawade
San Diego, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us had dinner there and it was great for all four of us. Steaks done to perfection, excellent drinks and ambience was nice and not too loud.

Thank JerryBGooded
Birmingham, Alabama
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Frank Stitt is definitely one of Birmingham's most famous residents. The award-winning chef totally changed the Magic City food scene with this ground-breaking restaurant in historic Southside. Everything about Highland's is perfect - the decor, the waitstaff, the cocktails, and of course, the food. The menu changes daily but never disappoints. Don't forget to order an Orange Thing - the... More 

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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
$50 - $50
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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

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