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“Great place to Eat”

Highlands Bar & Grill
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Ranked #1 of 942 Restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$50 - US$50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 20th Street South
Atlanta
2 reviews
“Great place to Eat”
Reviewed 26 April 2012

This is a Great Restaurant! Service was great and the food was out of this world!

  • Visited April 2012
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English first
Greenville, South Carolina
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23 reviews
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“One of the best restaurant experiences ever”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Phenomenal service, fabulous location, great people watching and one of the best meals I've ever had! I just wish I could have tried their sister restaurants too. The restaurant was also very beautiful!

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank jillbmac
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Homewood, Alabama
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2 reviews
“Always fantastic!”
Reviewed 16 April 2012

Ever changing menu with exceptional service and food. Very expensive so save it for an occassion. Great place to take out of town guests.

Visited February 2012
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Thank Teresa C
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Concord, NC
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“WOW!!! Amazing food with fantastic service!”
Reviewed 15 April 2012

Wow!! Visited with our family of four (2 adults, 1 teen, 1 pre-teen). The 'hunt for great food' is always a significant part of any family vacation we take and our over-night stop in Birmingham was based on eating at Highlands Bar and Grill. They did not disappoint!! The night before our visit we had had dinner at Commander's Palace in NOLA and declared that one of our Top 3 Meals Ever. In my opinion, Highlands bumped CP out of that spot!
We sat in the main dining room which was nicely lit and comfortable. Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable regarding the menu and restaurant. We had some AMAZING appetizers..... 2 of which have been on the menu since the restaurant opened in 1982 (the Beef Carpaccio and the Stone Ground Baked Grits). The Shrimp and Crawfish Salad was also phenomenal! All the ingredients are locally acquired and the menu changes almost daily depending on availability.
For the main course we tried the Seared and Braised Duck Risotto which was heavenly and a Triggerfish with Crabmeat Meuniere and English Peas that was light and flavorful.
The exceptional quality of the ingredients and the careful preparation of these really allows the unique flavors to shine as the stars of the dishes. An excellent meal all around!!!!
The prices are a true indicator of the quality of the food.... I don't know if I'll ever be in Birmingham again, but I will head straight here if I ever am!

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank Iheartbeaches
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Birmingham, Alabama
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170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Best everything, anywhere”
Reviewed 12 April 2012

I have eaten in highly rated restaurants in Chicago, NYC, Atlanta and in many European countries - none of which has every come close to matching the food and service at Highlands. The menu changes with the availability of local fresh foods and the menu selections are creative but not fussy, and always delicious. The wait staff is very friendly and familiar with the menu, offering suggestions and accurately answering questions about the menu items. A reservation is a must. You want to always ask to dine in the main dining room. The adjacent bar area, which has food service as well, is sometimes noisy. Just writing this review makes me want to call for a reservation for tonight.

  • Visited March 2012
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