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Highlands Bar & Grill

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2011 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-2801 (20th Street South)
+1 205-939-1400
Tue - Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Mountain Brook
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot count the number of times my husband and I have thoroughly enjoyed a meal at Highlands. Whether we are alone, with our children, friends, or other family, we have never once been disappointed. The menu is seasonal and changes rapidly, but there is always something available for every palate. If you like fish, order the fish. If red... More 

Thank NovaKay
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our favorite restaurant to spend a special occasion. Between the outstanding service and the interesting and well prepared food, you can't go wrong.

Thank Stan15
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Dined at bar perimeter table. Excellent service and food. Greeted by name when we arrived. Shared the crab beignet and oyster trio apps. Excellent and tasty. Shared the pompano entree- nice presentation; great blend of flavors, fish well prepared. Also shared a bottle of wine, which remained chilled in a bucket with a stand next to our table. Nice touch.... More 

Thank Lojometz
Auburn, Alabama
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I visited a college friend who now lives in Birmingham and she took me to Highlands, ive only been once but once was enough to leave a grest impression on me. Its such a beautiful restaurant, outdoors its covered in bricksvand ivy, and indoors its all candlelight and wood. Favorite dish: Gulf Oysters, Local Lettuces, and the Pork Osso Bucco.

Thank NatalieAuburn
East Greenbush, New York, United States
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93 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

My wife and I (from New York) visited old friends in Birmingham and were prepared for a foodie experience. Our hosts had booked a 6:30 reservation on Saturday night at the Highlands, and we were promptly seated upon arrival (they have a parking service next-door to the restaurant which is really helpful on a Saturday night). Although the restaurant has... More 

1 Thank Mrmitosis
Hoover, AL
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

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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73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

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 

1 Thank Albert G
Birmingham, Alabama
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 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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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 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 17 October 2016

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

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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
US$50 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2011 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-2801
    (20th Street South)
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-939-1400

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