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Chez Fonfon is the city's French reference point nestled in the heart of Five Points South. Launched in 2000 by Chris Mancill, Frank Stitt and Pardis Stitt, it recreates the classic bistro experience that transports you to the sidewalks of Paris. The menu features specialties such as steak tartare, croque monsieur, duck confit, grilled sausages, chicken liver tartine and beef tongue. The list of libations sees an impressive selection of spirits and wine exclusively supplied from estates across Loire, Provence and Rhône. The decor is a thoughtful assemblage of gaslights, furniture and antiquities sourced from France, with an underlying back-story. Enjoy a game or two at the boule pitch in the courtyard.
Located on 12th Avenue near the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Southside, The Pita Stop offers Lebanese and American cuisine in a simple, unpretentious setting. The décor is plain, but comfortable. Booths and tables are arranged in two softly lit dining rooms. The menu focuses mainly on Lebanese favorites such as kabobs and kibby; however, the restaurant also serves excellent omelets and sandwiches. This is a very popular place for lunch.
Bellinis Ristorante, a specialty Italian restaurant whips up delicacies for the hungry diner to satiate his appetite. The menu comprises of Chicken Picatta, Pizza Neapolitan, Crispy Eggplant Pasta and Bellinis Sliders. The favorites among the dishes are the Classic Italian salad, Chicken & Bowtie Pasta and the Bread Pudding. The ambience is casual and friendly, with a polite and professional staff. The tables outdoor are great for a fun meal in fresh air, though inside, the atmosphere is magical with soft lighting and elegant decor. Bellinis Ristorante is the ideal place for a relaxing meal at a leisurely pace.
This bright, casual restaurant is a favorite in Birmingham for serving up flavorful portions of Mediterranean favorites with a twist. Feast on dishes like gyros, grilled meat plates and some incredible hummus. For a family meal, Taziki's does a "Dinner for 4" package with a choice of grilled meats (including a whole roast chicken or pork loin) with sauce, Greek salad, pita chips and rice or potatoes. For some healthy, fresh Mediterranean food, head to Taziki's.