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This Restaurant corresponds to the category of French restaurant.
Delicious meal and great atmosphere! We got there during dinner rush and knew we’d have an hour wait, so we ordered drinks and enjoyed them outside at the concrete table. Service was good, not above expectations. Menu offerings were varied and everything we had was delicious. One of our entrees was an off menu fish. Stick to the menu. If you want quiet, arrive after the dinner hour. The place is loud when full.
Charming French restaurant in downtown Birmingham. Beautiful and friendly vibe. Delicious cocktails and good food. Felt exactly like you would be in Paris.
My first french restaurant, good burger and fries
Great cocktails and great food. Maybe get some more chocolate desserts. Will go again.
Every time I go to BHM I make it a point to come here. The staff is first rate. The bartenders I've had knew more about settings and placement of dishes than most waiters almost anywhere else I've been. I've taken coworkers and business associates here and everytime someone will say that's the best (fill in the blank) I've ever had. I know the Highlands next door is supposed to be one of the best, but I've yet to try it, even after 10+ meals here. I'm sure it's great as well (same owner/exec chef) but i like this place so much, I just can't walk by and not want to eat here instead.
Just had the burger...the best in Birmingham, they say. I just might have to agree. The bottom bun was a bit soaked, but the meat was seasoned well & delicious. The fries were pretty good as well.
Chez Fonfon may be my new Birmingham favorite. My SO and I made the ballsy choice of dining here on Valentine's day (they don't take reservations, so we knew we'd probably be in a pretty big queue!). The place was packed, but in a happy, buzzy way, with a great mix of upbeat Motown and soul music pumping on the speakers.We spent a while at the bar, and found the cocktails we ordered to be quite good, as was the house red (we shared a carafe). We also shared an app -- if the steamed artichoke is available on the menu, go for it! It was delicious, tender, and the accompanying mustard vinaigrette was the perfect complement.Once we were seated at our table, we ordered veal tenderloin and coq au vin for our mains. The veal lived up to our waiter's promise of being "spoon tender," and both the veal and the roasted veggies that came with it were full of flavor. I didn't try the coq au vin due to allergies, but my SO said it was very good. On that note - we were pleasantly surprised to find how attentive to allergies everyone was at Chez Fonfon. When we ordered, our waiter voluntarily offered several substitutions that could be made to make a dish dairy-free, and explained that they often create vegan alternatives as well.
Good pizza, great beer selection and great staff - wish this place was in our neighborhood.
Amazing dinner. Best crab cake I have ever had!!
Food and service were fantastic!
Everything was absolutely excellent as always. Food, service, and drinks were amazing.
Fonfon is an absolute treat. Brent took care of us as well as anyone could ask for, and the food was remarkable as usual. A must for anyone in the Birmingham area!
Probably one of the best burgers I have had...
We love to get their cheese burgers. As far as I'm concerned this is the best burger I have ever eaten. With fries and a margarita I leave a happy man.
Best burger I’ve ever had. Highly recommend.
Visited on a Saturday evening at around 4:45 pm. They dont take reservations so it is first come, first served. We were seated right away at a table that faces the front window. Fortunately for us, about 20 minutes after we sat down, the place really started filling up and well before we left we could see dozens of people waiting for a table. The waiter presented the specials of the day in a very professional manner and conveyed a lot of pride in what the restaurant has to offer. Too bad I am not big on fish or sea food because it seemed like every special had something to do in that department. They had some nice bread and butter as a starter. Bread is not made in house but purchased from another business. One would expect to have in house bread in a 'French' restaurant but that was not the case. We settled for the Turkey sandwich and the Croque Monsieur. The Turkey sandwich came with a nice mixed green salad with just a hint of a dressing. The Croque Monsieur was nicely toasted, the meat was tender and there was a cheesy, mayonaissey layer on it that gave it the right amount of spice. The fries that came with the sandwich were delicious and instead of ketchup it came with a garlicy Aioli which was different and better. They have quite the selection of french themed desserts, but we decided to go to an ice cream parlor instead as it was a 100+ degree day!
I came here for my Birthday and it was great everything was excellent from : the escargot to the moules frites to the french 75 to the wine. This is for sure my favorite restaurant in Birmingham!
Fantastic service, atmosphere and food.
Really great food. Not terribly expensive for the quality and decent portions
Great dinner. They don't take reservations so be ready to wait an hour+. Part of the experience & worth the wait. Great little place with excellent food, service, & people watching. Highly recommend for a date night.
We've been twice and have had an absolutely wonderful experience each time. Once for a date night and another for a celebration and I couldn't have chose a better place. Our server was wonderfully helpful with guiding us through the menu, though I'm not sure it's possible to make a wrong choice with any item listed. The wine selection is wonderful, as well. We selected an excellent red blend and paired it with the fish served that day, then finished up with dessert. Great atmosphere and really reasonable prices for everything considering the quality of the food, wine, and service. Thanks for making our date nights so wonderful!
Excellent food, service & atmosphere. You can't go wrong with Frank Stitt involved in creating masterpieces!
I've only been here for the burger and the drinks, and they were both out of this world!
Always good. One of the best in Bham
The bartender, Angel, made the evening special with a couple great recomendations! If you like a scotch cocktail be sure and ask for Blood and Sand. Fabulous winter scotch cocktail...
This seasonally-adjusted menu always strikes the perfect notes, the setups perfectly accompanying the entrees, with portions satisfying your hunger while your tongue still longs for one more bite!
I love this place. It reminds me of a Paris cafe. Food and service are casual but elegant. Get there early for best seating and to avoid the rush.
Absolutely wonderful food and service!!!Loved the atmosphere!!!
Great lunch spot
Very Very pleased, the food and service was superb.
Che Fon Fon is a restaurant to go when visiting Birmingham downtown/Five Points area. The food is excellent, the menu has a good variety. The staff is always very friendly and helpful, weather you need recommendations or not. The restaurant is always crowded, I would advise, to go early or very late, if you don‘t want to wait a long time. Since the restaurant is always fully booked, it can be a little bit too loud. If you are looking for a quite place, you shouldn‘t go there on Friday or Saturday night.
This is one of my favorite ~fancy~ lunch spots in the city! You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, but they probably serve the best burger in town. Add an egg on top for a truly delicious experience!
So good! Had the chicken salad and it was amazing crisp on the outside nice and juicy inside
In addition to being a world class restaurant, they take great care of their staff (had the great pleasure of working for them some years ago). From top to bottom an amazing establishment.
This place is always packed because the food is superb as is the service. If you haven't tried it yet, what are you waiting for? You taste buds are missing out!
We did try a,couple of new things; The Chicken Liver Moose Pâté as with all the other items paired with an exquisite bottle French Bordeaux was deliciously self indulgent. Four of us gathered on this Special Occasion at Chez Fonfon for another Devine Experience. The Fresh Catch, Halibut was delightfully tender and delicious.
Burger is the best
Love absolutely all the food you can't go wrong with what you get
Everything about this place was just Amazing!
It was my birthday so I really wanted to have a nice dinner. I was craving for the famous coconut cake...mmm...it was dry and not as tasty as I would have thought. I had the Coq Au Vin which was salty and plain at the same time, plus it was not that hot. My husband had the chimichurri steak or something like that, it was OK but nothing to die for. Our server was very nice.
Chicken liver mousse is divine, and what you've heard about the Burger is true. One of the best you've ever tasted.
I just had the coconut cake and it was fabulous. Service and food is always great.
Sooooo good! Try the French Blonde
Food was delicious. Atmosphere was reminiscent of a quaint French cafe. Staff was polite and attentive. Highly recommend!
Food and atmosphere!!! These two things cannot be beat at Chez Fonfon. I kept hearing about the burgers and dismissed it every time. No way am I driving over an hour and eating a burger. Well I did and I don’t regret it and I’m planning on returning soon. We were greeted promptly and told there would be a short wait. The ambiance is romantic and the music was great. We sat at the bar and ordered seasonal drinks. Shortly after finishing my drink we got our table. I had my heart set on the burger but my date had eyes for the crab cake which unfortunately wasn’t available that day so he got the burger as well. They came out pretty quickly. The burger was juicy, flavorful and both of them were cooked to our liking. I believe the onions were caramelized but the flavor was great. The fries were great too. And then we ordered the coconut cake. Normally the thought of coconut on anything makes me cringe but this cake was sooo good. We ordered one slice but considered getting another. The whole meal was great, our waitress allowed us time to enjoy our meals and each other’s company which I appreciated. We plan to come back again for another date night.
You won’t come across a better restaurant in Birmingham! Authentic French. Everything on the menu is to die for. Best coconut cake you will ever taste, whether you’re a coconut fan or not.
Love Chez Fonfon, best crab cakes!
Wonderful French cusine
A great restaurant .
I Richard Goodman Here by Swear i will never come back to this establishment The Food was so HORRIBLE and EXPENSIVE even i could barely pay the check it was so expensive but i am rich i have a ferrari and a yacht i drive to L.A and eat good quality food not this dog food some fry cook came up with while smoking something
This is an example of a perfect meal. My girlfriend and I were skeptical on going here because of the mixed opinions we received from friends. We decided to give it a go. I ordered the hamburger fonfon, I read an article stating this is rated one of the best burgers in Alabama so of course I had to try it, it was fantastic. There was a lot of flavor and the burger was still juicy, wasn't dry or overcooked. My girlfriend ordered the trout with brown butter, it was phenomenal. It had a perfect crust on the outside, the sauce was outstanding as well. The only down-side to this experience was the hour wait for a table but, I highly recommend this place for a good eat, or date night.
Food is good, customer service is excellent. Pricey, but it's supposed to be
A little piece of France in Birmingham! Perfectly sized menu- not too overwhelming and every single dish is done well. Our current favorite offerings are the Hamburger Fonfon with comté & pommes frites and Omelette with onions, comté & cherry tomatoes! Although I don't remember what wine we received- the waiter did an incredible job of suggesting a pairing and it was delicious. We will definitely be back again.
First class service and OF COURSE the food was fabulous!
Love French cuisine & this was perfect lunch for a decadent but not overwhelming lunch where you leave in a food coma. And the chocolate mousse was magnificent!
Great place to eat. Food is very delicious with excellent service
This was our first visit to Chez Fonfon since moving to Birmingham a few months ago. It was a wonderful experience. The food was outstanding and the service was top flight. We will definitely go back and highly recommend Chez Fonfon.
Cocktail bar is fantastic, honestly. The food? You can do better for the money. I don't understand the appeal of that part, honestly.
Overall, if you've never been, the food is definitely worth a try. The prices are reasonable, the service is good, and the dining room area was clean.. Ohh and if you're not familiar with the area, parking can be a hassle but they do provide valet. We got lucky with a spot right across the street. We will definitely be back in the future when we have a bigger appetite. I would recommend this place to anyone but just with a little caveat: the staff is nice enough, the seating is limited but the food is always incredible.
Absolutely Amazing!! My first time and I so enjoyed it!! The atmosphere is quaint, service was on point...she was so efficient...the food was delicious, and the deserts...I think I've died and went to heaven...lemon tart....OMG!! We will be back!!
Great food and 1st class service.
Went with friends and family--several raved about it before we went. It was okay, but combining Mexican and Asian does not do it for me. I think most of the high ratings was due to the uniqueness of the place--and it is unique. It might be enjoyed by some, but I won't be back--too many good Asian and Mexican restaurants in Birmingham.
Great dinner last night with my wife and another couple. We arrived about 730 and it was packed in the bar. And of all nights only two lady bartenders but they were going at it. Three deep at the bar and we still got waited on quickly. Our waiter was nice and the food was fabulous ,as usual. Started with escargot , of course, and had the fish. Then the bill came out and I'm all smiles - it's always a great deal.
No reservations. An hour's wait is pretty normal between 6 and 8, whether for two or for more. Bar service while you wait is very responsive and your fellow bar sitters tend to be good conversationalists. There are places to sit outside to wait if you don't want to drink and if the weather's decent. the spaces between tables are particularly generous which is unusual and helps enhance the already charming decor. The wine list is excellent. The flavor of the steak in the steak frites was outstanding and the fries were just right. The trout almandine was as good, or better, as I've had. The salad frisee was perfectly prepared-- the egg and lardons just right. The desserts are super rich-- better to compromise and share than eat a whole one after such a delicious meal. Service is very very good-- all hands on deck for the staff when it's crowded and smooth transitions. It is loud and at the same time, just a great dining experience.
Delicious food always. Angel is an amazing bartender.
Outstanding food, super professional service. Really a gem!
My favorite dinner spot. Great drinks food, dessert and coffee. Consistently good over many years.
High quality food, good service. A bit expensive for the portion sizes. But overall a nice experience.
A great find! Everything from the layout to the food has been meticulously thought out. The mirrors make it feel bigger than it really is. Very comfortable. The food is superb. I had this appetizer with fish and pears and it was one of a kind. Worth a visit!
Amazing spot... Crab cake blew my Mind!
I love this place. World-class!!! It’s super close to moms place and it does feel like home!!!
Very good food.
If you want elegance, knowledgeable staff, politeness, beautiful location, and a vast selection of wine and exotic foods, then this is the place for you! I loved everything about this place
I am not from around here, but when I came to Birmingham a second time, I made a point to come here again. The burger is that good. Great cheese plate, escargot was a delight. Comfortable, high-end restaurant. Chez Fonfon, I will be back!
This is my go to place in birmingham. Some of the best food in town.
Fantastic burger! I wouldn't go as far to say it's the best in Bham, like it was hyped up to me, but it's easily in the top 5.
Fabulous every time. Specials that are truly special. Food and desserts by Highland's fabulous people, staffed by people who love food and drink.
Our favorite restaurant in Birmingham. Never disappoints - great service & excellent specials. Tonight Sheephead was fantastic. Also Chez Fonfon has the best cheeseburger in town.
Burger was amazing! Really nice place
I sat at the bar and Jess suggested trying a special of salmon soup. I paired that with the arugula, beet, and Wabash Cannonball salad. I followed with the escargot dish and finished with a strawberry trifle. I had an amazing dining experience. Jess did an outstanding job answering any questiofxxxrns and walkijg me through the menu. From the pacing to the flavors and the portion sizes, every part of the meal was executed flawlessly.
Incredible food and excellent service!
Always a great place for lunch. The food is excellent as is the service.
Love the burger and French 75!
Fantastic from start to end. Ordered the steak and fries. Over the top! Even though the place was jamming we received prompt and friendly service. Will be back. Well done!
Excellent dining experience.
Absolutely amazing! I was so glad I found this place. The burger is incredible and if you go while the heirloom tomato salad is in season, don't miss out. Food and drink prices are inexpensive compared to similar restaurants around town.
Very quaint french bistro feel. Good food better service.
Clearly the best meal in Birmingham for many years. If it's warm enough when you go , eat at a table on the back porch. Be adventurous when ordering, don't order safely. You're in very competent hands and you will enjoy anything on the menu.
The food is good and the staff is top notch. Need a good place to kick back this is the place.
Excellent food, the staff was great! Only reason I didn't give 5 stars is for the hearing impaired will have an awful time hearing at this place.
Best food in alabama hands down
Such a fun place! I had the steak frites and hubby had escargot and hamburger. All were wonderful. We will definitely go back!
The server was too LOUD. The water is tap, unfiltered taste (worst part). Food quality was good, but not easy to find good tasting cilantro/herbs in Alabama. Roast duck is good and heavily seasoned with rosemary, more salt really brought out the flavor. Decent experience that could have been better, if we had a different server. I heard ours having a conversation about fitness centers, and my glass remained empty long enough to remember it.
Great French food and fantastic service.
Their drum dish was good. Their burger with papas frits was delicious. Definitely give that a try!
Excellent food and service. The Trout Almondine with browned butter was perfect! Also good were the Lobster and Shrimp Open-faced BLT and the Steak and Fries. The Lemon Meringue Tart, the Pot of Chocolate, and the Coconut Cake were delicious. A little noisy ... so recommend either going at a less busy time (like between 3 PM and 4 PM) or choose to dine outside in the courtyard.
The best spot in Birmingham. The burger is amazing and the desserts are world class. Always have a great experience there.
Our family enjoyed this restaurant! It is evidently a local favorite as evidenced by the steady stream of customers. There were other families, couples, a wide age variety. The wine choices were outstanding and reasonably priced relative to the quality. The trout was excellent and all of our dishes, appetizers were outstanding. The ambiance was warm, with a golden glow and bustling atmosphere typical of a thriving French restaurant. We hope to come back to Birmingham as we found the city and its people friendly, smart and welcoming.
This place is amazing!
The food was superb! The charcuterie tray was a great appetizer for the table. It is a little noisy. Great place to eat.
The soup of the day was incredible! Sorry I don’t remember the ingredients. The salmon was so tender and tasted to amazing, one of the best I had. It was cooked in a lot of butter and cooked perfectly. Nothing was dry in this salmon as you would expect. I would say that this restaurant isn’t completely French. It is French cuisine with an American twist. But heck, I didn’t expect to find an amazing restaurant like this on my first day in Birmingham. You won’t really find duck or rabbit or some really French plates. I think this might be one of the best restaurant in town. Clearly a stop if you want the best.
Great food cooked well.
Immaculate French cuisine and easily one of the best burgers in Birmingham. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly if you're feeling something more exotic.
Can't go wrong here! Great food and french atmosphere
Very friendly staff and awesome products
This place is amazing. There's valet and the atmosphere here is cozy quaint yet sophisticated. The building is old which adds to its charm and the food is to die for! I recommend the trout. Def try whatever the special is.
Went to Chez Fonfon today for my 70th birthday. Drove all the way from Atlanta to Birmingham for a truly wonderful lunch with some friends . The food ( escargot, Fried oysters, and Trout, Chicken, and Croque Monsieur ) were all amazing. The menu has so many wonderful appetizers and entrees it was truly hard to decide what to order. The service was excellent, and the wait for seating was only about 10 minutes at about 1PM. . Mr Stitt was in the restaurant, and stopped at the table to say hello and Happy Birthday. I cannot wait to go back.
Always great food. Great staff. Understandably crowded.
This is my favorite restaurant regardless of price. The attention to detail is astounding, and everything on the menu is delicious. I have never, not once, left dissatisfied. Chez Fonfon is a brasserie in a similar vein to Balthazar in NYC...only with better food and a nicer wait staff.
My favorite restaurant in Birmingham because it is absolutely the best in town! Fantastic cocktails and a menu of simple, classic French Bistro-style fare. Service is absolutely the best and the prices are incredibly reasonable. Probably also the best value for a meal in this city. This should be at the top of any “must do list” for Birmingham.
Authentic and delicious french cuisine. This is one of the truly great restaurants in Birmingham.
The half chicken dish I ordered was little more than a few wings and a drumstick. Disappointing.
Very delicious food, friendly wait staff.
The food, atmosphere and service are consistently excellent. A table on the patio by the bocce ball court out back is a wonderful spot to kick back and enjoy one of Birmingham's best restaurants
Great atmosphere and the food and service are always great
My wife and I came for the famous burger. It was delicious and our service was great, but the restaurant is very loud and crowded. It's a fun environment, but not what I want for upscale dining.
Delicious food and excellent service. They are known for their hamburger although I have never had it. We brought an out of town friend here who said the restaurant reminded her of one of her favorite restaurants in Paris. From her that is quite a compliment. Seating is limited. Doors open at 4:30.
The burger was outstanding. The escargot was very good. We were there around three in the afternoon, a rather off time to eat, but they were very accommodating. The coconut cake looked very good but we were too full to eat it at the time. So, we got it to go to have later.
By far and away the best Birmingham has to offer, both in terms of food and service. Brent is the best in town.
Delicious lunch. Gracious hostess and great service.
The Fon is not just a restaurant, it is an experience. Going to the Fon is like going to a great restaurant in a large city. The service is extremely attentive, knowledgeable, and they give you the feeling that they are enjoying what they are doing, and that they truly want you to enjoy and appreciate your time there. There is not a bad item on the menu.....and don't forget a little desert. One of the few places everyone rates a 5 by 5 !!
My absolute favorite restaurant in the world (and it happens to be in my own city, what luck!). It feels like you're in a Parisian brasserie, and the patio is the most transportive spot in Birmingham (bonjour South of France vibe!). Favorite dishes include the burger and frites, chicken liver mousse, the charcuterie platter. Best cocktails in town. And they are SOOOOOOO accommodating for special dietary needs.
The bartenders are some of the best in town, food is excellent.
great drinks food cheese plate and mussels after work wanna go back soon
Lovely food, awesome atmosphere and nice waiters
Wonderful small place with amazing food.
Great atmosphere for lunch. Burger definitely not best in world, not even in my top 20. Superb boules court
New appetizer Fried Oysters
One of my favourite restaurants in Birmingham. Their food is always consistent (and consistently great), they have a wonderful wine list, and their desserts are to die for--I usually buy a couple to take back to NYC when I leave.
The best place in all of Alabama!
Excellent food and service.
My favorite restaurant in town. Reasonably priced, great food, awesome atmosphere. Perfect place to take friends or family who come in from out of town for dinner or meet someone for work at lunch. Wait staff is exceptional and knowledge of the menu. Many of them have been there for years.
Have enjoyed every time we have ate at Chez FonFon. Our favorite was sitting at the bar where we were treated to soft boiled eggs from Frank's farm. Highly recommend!
Food was amazing. Service was VERY slow. Took 3 hours to order and eat.
Always excellent food and service.
Best trout I have ever eaten! Highly recxommned.