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Cafe Dupont maintains a close relationship with the farmers of the region, and owner Chris Dupont handpicks the ingredients for his guests. This French restaurant believes in the "Slow Food" philosophy with its use of organically grown local produce. The restaurant has a concise menu and you won't have any trouble deciding on the Apalachiola oyster and okra with horseradish, followed by a dessert of dark chocolate cake and bananas foster. Have a glass of cordial before you say au revoir!
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.
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.
Galley and Garden offers diners a unique culinary experience in Birmingham. Executive chef James Boyce channels years of culinary experience into crafting some of the most flavorful dishes in town. A blend of gourmet cuisine and historic setting await you here. Diners can savor a variety of French-inspired dishes with a Southern twist. The menu is seasonal and changes constantly, showcasing ingredients from local farms and producers. Seared Maine diver sea scallops, summer vegetable risotto , Atlantic swordfish “Niçoise” are some examples of the kind of fare you'll find here. Reservations are recommended.