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The Vibe Roundtable consist of knighted restaurants in Birmingham. These restaurants are the most popular restaurants in Birmingham according to Birmingham Vibe readers who travel to Birmingham. The Roundtable is updated every 6 months. Some may come, and some may go, but one thing is for sure, if a restaurant is knighted and placed at the Vibe Roundtable, it is a fantastic restaurant.
"Frank and Pardis Stitt invite you to enjoy a French-inspired Southern dinner, where exquisite food and gracious service combine to create one of America's great restaurants. Since 1982, diners have come to mark special occasions, conduct business dinners or just drop by for a late evening supper in the inviting atmosphere of the main dining room or bar area. We serve a daily changing menu informed by classic French technique, incorporating the foods of our Southern region." -Highlands Bar and Grill. Located in the 5 Points South District.
"Opening it's doors in February 2003, Gianmarco's quickly grew to be a local favorite in the Birmingham community and the close-knit Homewood neighborhood it calls home. If what you crave is an authentic Italian meal, or selection of several hand-crafted daily specials ranging from grass-fed prime cut ribeyes, to fresh grouper with andouille gumbo, to braised veal ossobuco, your senses will thank you after a dinner with us." -Gianmarcos
Bottega features flavors inspired by the wine bars and trattorias of Italy–from Venice to Palermo. The best aperitifs, wines, beers, cocktails, savory bites and sublime desserts are offered in a warm and sophisticated atmosphere. Italy inspires the cuisine, carefully crafted by linking ingredients from the American South with artisanal producers from the Italian countryside. The formal dining room first welcomed guests in 1988 in the historic Beaux-Arts building. Two years later, the Café opened in the adjoining space, with a menu built around pizzas and dishes cooked in a wood-burning oven. Located in the 5 Points South District.
Regional seafood & fish prepared with a Greek twist, served in an airy, nautical-themed nook.
"From seafood pasta dishes to more exotic fish, our menu has become an exhibition of the best the sea has to offer. Welcome to all our old friends and if you are a new friend, you are about to experience the best and freshest seafood available in Birmingham. We look forward to serving you. We would like to thank you for coming to dine with us. If you have any problems, please let us know. You will be doing us a big favor, and while here glance over our fresh seafood market. In addition to the restaurant and market we offer a complete catering menu which includes anything from jambalaya to pasta and more." -The Fish Market
"OvenBird is Chris and Idie Hastings live fire, casual restaurant. Our menu focuses on the amazing seasonal southern ingredients we know and love in a small plate format that takes inspiration from the live fire traditions of Spain, Portugal, Uruguay, Argentina and of course the American South. We are located in the Pepper Place neighborhood, specifically in the Garden of Charlie and Cindy Thigpen's Garden Gallery. The garden is a very unique and beautiful outdoor dining environment that will change seasonally and support both our kitchen and craft cocktail program." -Oven Bird Located in Pepper Place District
"Chez Fonfon is that cozy, casual French bistro that we hope transfers you to Paris, Lyon or Nice. Opened in 2000 by Frank and Pardis Stitt, it is a bustling place serving classic, hearty French fare: steak tartare, moules et frites, sauted trout with brown butter, escargots, and homemade charcuterie. We offer the most delicious wines, chosen for their value and quirkiness, from the Loire, Rhone and Languedoc." -Chez Fonfon Located in 5 Points South District
"Nestled in the heart of Downtown Birmingham’s Financial and Theater District, Bistro 218 features side by side dining concepts. Guests can enjoy a glass of wine or craft cocktail in our upscale casual bar room and indulge in a full bar menu under or proceed through the French doors into the main dining room and take pleasure in French classics paired with seasonally procured wines and local craft beers. Reservations are available in either room. Ever changing menus are seasonal, with Gulf Coast influences and feature local foragers and farms supplying the best Alabama has to offer.." -Bistro 218 Located in 1st Avenue North District
"Blueprint on 3rd is a polished-casual American brasserie in Birmingham, Alabama paying homage to regional cuisines. With historical Sloss Furnaces as the backdrop, the industrial art deco dining room and zinc-top bar offer seasonal, local dishes and cocktails put together by
Owner/Operator, Dean Robb and his team of Birmingham restaurant industry veterans.
An open-air feel is available throughout the restaurant with windows opening across the front
and garage doors opening across the back leading to the patio, complete with fire pits and
outdoor seating." -Blue Print on Third Located in the Pepper Place District
"A fun, energetic tribute to American cuisine. Our dining room is bustling with high-energy just like our great Magic City. The menu boasts local and seasonal from farms throughout Alabama; the menu is ever changing as we make sure to have the freshest product on hand. Our dishes are fun, playful yet elegant with a feeling of comfort to them." -Roots and Revelry Located in 1st Avenue North District
The Bright Star’s dedication to superior cuisine is reflected in its commitment to use only the finest ingredients for each dish. Fresh seafood transported from the Gulf coast daily, the finest steaks available, and fresh vegetables and produce are customary on the luncheon and a la carte menus. Broiled Greek-style Snapper, Beef Tenderloin-Greek Style, and Broiled Chicken Greek Style are specialties of the House. Other signature dishes include combination Seafood Gumbo, Lobster and Crabmeat Au-Gratin, and the Broiled Seafood Platter.
For over ninety years, the Bright Star has emphasized customer satisfaction. Patrons from all over the South deserve and enjoy good food and quick service in a hospitable, pleasant atmosphere. These goals have not changed since 1907, and the Koikos brothers, as well as the entire Bright Star staff, look forward to serving their customers in the 21st century. -Bright Star
"Automatic Seafood & Oysters opened its doors to Birmingham in April 2019. A dream collaboration between Chef Adam Evans and Designer Suzanne Humphries Evans, ASO aims to blend fine dining with a friendly atmosphere where everyone is welcome, always.
Our menu offers a variety of seafood dishes, featuring fish primarily sourced from the Gulf of Mexico, oysters from waters along the Southern and Eastern coastlines, as well as a selection of land-based produce and proteins.
Comfortable, elegant, and classic, the space at Automatic is an ode to Americana and lends itself to a coastal setting — not speaking directly to one specific body of water or region, but drawing inspiration from all shorelines across the country.
Located in the up-and-coming Lakeview neighborhood, the restaurant is named for the building’s past life as the Automatic Sprinkler Corporation manufacturing faciliy-AutomaticSeafood. Located in Lakeview District
"Café Dupont debuted in Springville, Alabama, in 1994, opening in a renovated storefront in the city's quaint downtown. The location put chef/owner Chris Dupont in close contact with local farmers and growers, and he could literally walk over and pick his own blackberries and watercress. This proximity sparked his appreciation for locally grown products and started his long-term commitment to highlighting local growers and products on his menu.
In 2003, Café Dupont relocated to Birmingham's historic North End. Located in a storefront building that dates to the 1870s, the restaurant is modeled on a traditional bistro. The dining room's exposed brick walls, original floors, and high ceilings reflect the building's history. Upstairs, a private loft with expansive windows and period lighting creates the ideal setting for special events. The restaurant was recognized in 2004 with the Best Downtown Preservation Award by the Birmingham City Council and Chamber of Commerce.
The menu, which changes daily, reflects a fresh perspective on regional ingredients. Classic cooking styles paired with locally grown ingredients create contemporary flavors and signature dishes, such as Fried Oysters & Okra with Cayenne Butter Sauce, Seared Sea Scallops with Goat Cheese Souffle, and Classic Beignets with Home-grown Strawberry Preserves. prepares regional ingredients with a modern Southern spin in a historic, brick-walled bistro." -Cafe Dupont
Located in 1st Avenue North District