Featured Restaurants

Fine Dining

  • Alexander City

  • SpringHouse

    SpringHouse

    12 Benson Mill Road, Alexander City, AL 35010
    (256) 215-7080

    SpringHouse in Alexander City is a restaurant that serves up sophisticated cuisine while celebrating local and homegrown products. Highlights of the menu include whole Gulf red snapper, a garden-fresh Southern vegetable plate with chowchow and buttermilk biscuits, and their signature s'mores with made-from-scratch marshmallows. More

    Dessert, Fine Dining

  • Anniston

  • Classic on Noble

    Classic on Noble

    1024 Noble St., Anniston, AL 36201
    (256) 237-5388

    David and Cathy Mashburn built a reputation for great catering before restoring downtown Anniston's Levy and Clark building and opening Classic on Noble. Once a saloon, the late 19th century-era structure turned fine dining restaurant now sees the likes of numerous politicians and musicians and draws the attention of local and national publications for its lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch menus. More

    Breakfast, Fine Dining, Historic

  • Athens

  • LuVici's

    105 N. Jefferson St., Athens, AL 35611
    (256) 233-5550

    Located inside the historic U.G White hardware store in Athens, LuVici's serves upscale Southern cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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    Fine Dining, Soul Food

  • Auburn

  • Toomer's Drugs

    Toomer's Drugs

    100 N. College St., Auburn, AL 36830
    (334) 887-3488

    For more than 130 years, the soda fountain at Toomer's Drugs has served sandwiches, hot dogs and floats at Auburn's historic Toomer's Corner. Famous for its fresh-squeezed lemonade, the drugstore is a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

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    Beverages, Casual dining, Fine Dining, Historic, Soda Fountain

  • Bessemer

  • The Bright Star

    The Bright Star

    304 19th St. N., Bessemer, AL 35020
    (205) 426-1861

    The Bright Star has served up Greek and traditional steakhouse fare in Bessemer for more than a century. In its current location since 1914 and operated by the same family since 1925, Bright Star was designated in 2010 as an American Classic Restaurant by the James Beard Foundation.

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    Award-winning, Fine Dining, Greek, Historic, Seafood, Steak

  • Birmingham

  • Bottega

    Bottega

    2240 Highland Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35205
    (205) 939-1000

    One of three Birmingham spots belonging to well-known chef and restaurateur Frank Stitt, Bottega has a split personality of sorts. On one side is a white tablecloth, fine dining establishment known for its deliciously rich entrees and Parmesan soufflé appetizer; on the other side is a trendy, casual cafe complete with a communal table and a bar stacked with regulars. The restaurant is open at night only, while the café serves both lunch and dinner. More

    Award-winning, Beverages, Dessert, Fine Dining

  • Café Dupont

    113 20th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
    (205) 322-1282

    Owned by James Beard Award nominee Chris Dupont, Café Dupont started in the small town of Springville, Ala., but later moved to a historic spot in downtown Birmingham. The building's exposed brick and high ceilings add to the traditional bistro feel and gained the restaurant a preservation award from the city in 2004. Known for signature dishes such as seared scallops with goat cheese soufflé, and beignets with homegrown strawberry preserves, Café Dupont combines classic regional ingredients with contemporary styling.

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    Award-winning, Fine Dining

  • Chez Fonfon

    Chez Fonfon

    2007 11th Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35205
    (205) 939-3221

    Frank Stitt, his wife, Pardis, and Chris Mancill opened Chez Fonfon in 2000. Today, the French bistro, complete with authentic café tables and a 100-year-old etched glass door from Lyons, is known not just for its decor, but also for the signature Fonfon burger and fries, pastries and back courtyard games of boule — a game popular in France in which players try to get metal balls close to a target on a court.

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    Award-winning, Burgers, Dessert, Farm, Fine Dining

  • dg

    2837 Culver Road, Birmingham, AL 35223
    (205) 871-3266

    Formerly known as daniel george, dg serves creative American cuisine in a simple, elegant storefront in Mountain Brook Village. Under the direction of chef and owner Daniel Briggs, the daily-changing menu features Gulf Coast seafood, wild and domestic game, meats, poultry and fresh, local produce.

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    Dessert, Fine Dining

  • GianMarco's

    GianMarco's

    721 Broadway St., Birmingham, AL 35209
    (205) 871-9622

    Brothers Giani and Marco Respinto's passion for their Italian American heritage shines through in the food and wine pairings at GianMarco's, a candle-lit, upscale Italian eatery nestled in the Edgewood neighborhood of Homewood. Specializing in the Old World cuisine of northern Italy, the restaurant serves both lunch and a seasonal dinner menu. A local favorite, the bar and dining room are known to fill up fast, so reservations are recommended.

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    Fine Dining, Italian

  • Highlands Bar and Grill

    Highlands Bar and Grill

    2011 11th Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35205
    205-939-1400

    Since 1982, Frank Stitt's Highlands Bar and Grill has been Birmingham's premier spot to entertain out-of-town guests and celebrate special occasions. The recipient of numerous accolades, including three consecutive nominations for Outstanding Restaurant in the James Beard Foundation Awards, Highlands Bar and Grill pairs French-inspired, Southern cuisine with elegant, upscale appeal.

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    Award-winning, Beverages, Dessert, Fine Dining

  • Hot and Hot Fish Club

    Hot and Hot Fish Club

    2180 11th Court S., Birmingham, AL 35205
    205-933-5474

    Husband and wife culinary team Chris and Idie Hastings opened Hot and Hot Fish Club on Birmingham's Southside in 1995. Known for its dedication to local, seasonal ingredients and its cozy charm, the restaurant is the recipient of 11 consecutive Wine Spectator awards and a slew of other accolades, including multiple James Beard Foundation Award nominations. More

    Award-winning, Beverages, Farm, Fine Dining, Wine

  • Little Savannah

    3811 Clairmont Ave. South, Birmingham, AL 35222
    (205) 591-1119

    This neighborhood bistro is legendary for its creative cocktails and gourmet translations of Alabama food. Guests can enjoy small plates or full-fledged entrees, each dish carefully crafted to reflect local flavors and Chef Clif Holt’s current inspirations. Whether you’re meeting up with friends or celebrating with someone special, Little Savannah is a must-visit that’s just a hop, skip and a jump from Birmingham’s bustling downtown. More

    Fine Dining

  • Enterprise

  • The Rawls

    116 S. Main St., Enterprise, AL 36330
    (334) 308-9387

    Located at the historic Rawls Bed and Breakfast, the Rawls Restaurant brings sophistication to classic Southern cuisine under the guidance of chef Bill Schleusner, an Alabama native and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. Using local, seasonal ingredients, Schleusner creates dishes like shrimp and grits, braised rabbit pasta and grouper with pecan sauce. More

    Bed and Breakfast, Fine Dining, Seafood

  • Florence

  • 360 Grille

    360 Grille

    800 Cox Creek Parkway S., Florence, AL 35630
    (256) 246-3600

    Located at the Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa, 360 Grille is a revolving restaurant that rests atop the hotel, providing views of the city. The fine dining spot draws from traditional Southern cuisine to produce a menu featuring grilled foie gras, Kobe meatloaf, Gulf Coast grouper, and side items like cheddar grits, fried green tomatoes and squash casserole. More

    Fine Dining

  • Huntsville

  • Cotton Row Restaurant

    Cotton Row Restaurant

    100 S. Side Square, Huntsville, AL 35801
    (256) 382-9500

    Chef James Boyce's Cotton Row Restaurant is housed in a historic Huntsville building constructed in 1821. A regular on the "Today" show, the "Martha Stewart Living" radio show and in national food publications, Boyce opened Cotton Row in 2008 after working in cities like New York and Las Vegas. Seasonal and local ingredients dictate menu items, including the restaurant's surprisingly simple dessert, peanut butter and jelly in phyllo. The dish originated when Boyce forgot to bring a dessert to an event he was catering. He raided the client's kitchen and made the dessert from found ingredients. It was so well received that he added it to Cotton Row's menu.

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    Dessert, Fine Dining

  • Grille 29

    Grille 29

    475 Providence Main St. N., Huntsville, AL 35806
    (256) 489-9470

    Grille 29 offers upscale casual dining in Huntsville's Village of Providence. The steakhouse is known for its seafood and desserts. More

    Dessert, Fine Dining, Seafood

  • Magnolia Springs

  • Jesse's

    Jesse's

    14770 Oak St., Magnolia Springs, AL 36555
    (251) 965-3827

    Jesse's is a family-owned, fine dining restaurant 45 minutes from Mobile, in a town where mail is still delivered by water. Specializing in seafood, steaks and local side items, the restaurant boasts dishes like shrimp-and-crab-stuffed filet mignon, spicy shrimp and grits, and a 16-ounce Jack Daniel's marinated ribeye.

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    Fine Dining, Seafood, Steak

  • Maylene

  • Fox Valley Restaurant

    Fox Valley Restaurant

    6745 Highway 17, Maylene, AL 35114
    (205) 664-8341

    For more than 20 years, guests have enjoyed fine Southern dining off the beaten path at Fox Valley Restaurant. The winner of multiple Wine Spectator awards, the restaurant is renowned not only for its selection of vino, but also for its panko-crusted crab cakes and scrumptious desserts.

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    Farm, Fine Dining, Soul Food, Steak

  • Mobile

  • NoJa

    6 N. Jackson St., Mobile, AL 36602
    (251) 433-0377

    NoJa occupies a North Jackson Street landmark that at different times has been a private home, a cab company and one of downtown Mobile's most legendary bars, the Little Turf Club. Today the spot is a sophisticated restaurant complete with New Orleans-inspired ironwork and a romantic courtyard. At NoJa, chef and owner Chakli Diggs blends Meditteranean, Asian and Gulf Coast cuisine using free-range meats and other organic and sustainable ingredients.

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    Dessert, Fine Dining, Seafood

  • The Battle House Hotel

    26 N. Royal St., Mobile, AL 36602
    (251) 338-2000

    Experience contemporary dining featuring seasonal menus at The Trellis Room restaurant inside The Battle House Hotel in Mobile. With historic charm and modern amenities, the hotel and its restaurant are among the city's most popular destinations.

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    Fine Dining, Seafood

  • Montgomery

  • Garrett's

    Garrett's

    7780 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery, AL 36117
    (334) 396-9950

    Chef Gary Garner opened his unique, upscale restaurant on Montgomery's east side in 1995. The menu changes seasonally, with various specials showcased from week to week, but some favorites — like beef short ribs prepared osso buco-style or the seared, pepper-crusted Ahi tuna — appear more than once throughout the year. More

    Dessert, Fine Dining

  • True Montgomery

    503 Cloverdale Road, Montgomery, AL 36106
    (334) 356-3814

    At True Montgomery, Chef Wesley True shares his signature farm-inspired seasonal cuisine in a polished, welcoming atmosphere. The two-time James Beard Award nominee works with local farmers to serve refined comfort food spotlighting high-quality ingredients and flavors. The changing menu at True Montgomery is filled with sharable bites like crawfish beignets as well as elevated takes on classic Southern mains – try the riff on roasted chicken that includes seafood sausage, or the roasted beets with carrot vinaigrette, extra virgin olive oil, candied pecan "ash" and Stone Hollow goat cheese. More

    Fine Dining, Soul Food

  • Opelika

  • Warehouse Bistro

    Warehouse Bistro

    105 Rocket Ave. #C, Opelika, AL 36804
    (334) 745-6353

    Often called Opelika's best-kept secret, The Warehouse Bistro has been tucked away in the city's oldest industrial park since 1993. Chef and owner Joe Hippely prepares nightly specials complemented by an award-winning wine list. Upscale American fare and the restaurant's cozy patio make for a complete casual fine dining experience.

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    Fine Dining

  • Point Clear

  • Grand Hotel Marriott Resort

    Grand Hotel Marriott Resort

    1 Grand Blvd., Point Clear, AL 36564
    (251) 928-9201

    The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club and Spa at Point Clear has roots dating back to 1847. Once a Confederate hospital during the Civil War, the four-diamond, AAA-rated resort now features luxurious accommodations and seven restaurants and lounges. Brunch and dinner in The Grand Dining Room features popular dishes like the signature lump crab scramble with Southern chow-chow and spicy rémoulade sauce.

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    Fine Dining

  • The Wash House

    17111 Scenic Highway 98, Point Clear, AL 36564
    251-928-4838

    The Wash House in Point Clear serves Southern and coastal cuisine in a rustic yet elegant atmosphere. Signature dishes include chateaubriand, triggerfish and key lime bread pudding.

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    Beverages, Dessert, Fine Dining, Seafood

  • Scottsboro

  • The Docks at Goose Pond Colony

    417 Ed Hembree Drive, Scottsboro, AL 35769
    (256) 574-3071

    The Docks is the only fine dining restaurant in the area that boasts lake access for boats. Cuisine from chef and owner Mark Hall is complemented by a come-as-you-are atmosphere. The lighted pier, full-service bar and weekend live entertainment makes this a favorite spot to kick back and relax.

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    Fine Dining, Seafood

  • Selma

  • Tally-Ho

    509 Mangum Ave., Selma, AL 36701
    (334) 872-1390

    Tally-Ho has changed owners a few times since opening in the 1940s. Though the fine dining restaurant has a storied history — from selling whiskey under the table to hosting horse shows and games of golf — today Tally-Ho is known for its original log cabin entrance, intricately decorated dining rooms and its popular New York strip.

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    Fine Dining, Steak

  • Tuscaloosa

  • Evangeline's

    1653 McFarland Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
    (205) 752-0830

    Since 1998, Evangeline's has offered Tuscaloosa an upscale dining experience with an ever-evolving menu of American and internationally inspired cuisine. Known for its crab cakes, the restaurant specializes in dishes that feature fresh, Gulf seafood.

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    Fine Dining, Seafood