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This popular bar and grill, located on 11th Avenue at Five Points South, offers Southern Continental cuisine in an upscale yet relaxed environment. The decor is that of an elegant bistro, with exposed brick walls and track lighting. The menu, though not extensive, offers an ever-changing list of interesting entrees featuring venison, quail, beef, pork and seafood prepared in a continental style.
Set in the trendy Five Points neighborhood of Birmingham's Southside, Ocean has garnered many accolades since opening in 2002. This contemporary seafood restaurant features a large outdoor patio area, perfect for warm weather dining, complete with a bar. Their fresh seafood selection is unparalleled, with over 14 kinds of half shell oysters harvested from around the world, blue shell mussels, calamari, lobster, salmon, scallops, swordfish and more. The elegant yet relaxing atmosphere, delectable cuisine and outstanding service makes Ocean a Birmingham must-visit.
Located on Highland Avenue near Five Points South, Bottega offers an eclectic menu of Italian-inspired dishes in a very stylish setting. The building itself resembles a Roman civic building, with faux archways and a decorative concrete facade. The decor is Art Deco in style, and the furnishings are elegant and tasteful. The menu features a wide array of appetizers and entrees that change daily. Though many of the dishes are Italian-inspired, they also make good use of local ingredients. The dessert menu and the wine lists are extensive.
This Chinese restaurant is in a strip mall along Highway 280, on the edge of Hoover. Don't let the unfortunate location fool you. Inside, you will find the decor sumptuous, the food outstanding and the service excellent. Start with dumplings as an appetizer, and savor them while you wait for the Whole Schezuan Fish (30 minutes preparation time required). If you're dining alone, try the Mongolian Beef or the Moo Shu Chicken. A fully stocked bar is available, as well as private dining rooms for lunch meetings.
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.