Because I enjoyed two well prepared and served lunches this week, including gumbo and crab cake sliders with fresh cut fries, that were very good, I returned tonight with my wife for dinner with an advanced reservation. When we arrived on a cold evening, the valet was not available. He was "running late". The restaurant is in downtown Birmingham in an area you would not want to be walking in at night, from parking meter parking a block away. We did, however. There were no diners in the restaurant when we arrived. It had only been open about 10 minutes. It was completely empty. We were shown to a table for two close to the front door. It was very cold and we asked for one of the dozens of empty tables and were told that every empty table in the restaurant, was unavailable. We pointed out to the curt hostess that there were many two tops in the back. She rudely responded that the table she brought us to was the only one available to us. Because it was cold we left with not so much as an apology from the hostess. There are too many fine dining restaurants in Birmingham, in safe areas, that want your business, to be treated with this high level if rudeness. I cannot conceive of returning. A fine dining experience includes more than good food.