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Highlands Bar & Grill

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2011 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-2801 (20th Street South)
+1 205-939-1400
16:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Hoover, Alabama
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Desert was fabulous. We usually don't order deserts but learning of the pastry chef's award nomination, both my wife and myself had to each try one.. Did not disappoint. My wife and I are experienced travelers and diners. Relocating from Birmingham and had to try one of the best rated in the area before we left. It was a very... More 

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Duluth, Georgia
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108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Started with the TI Punch, which was excellent!! It was on the expensive side, but a great tasting drink. The appetizers were unique tasting, but the fried seafood was tasty, and asparagus and risotto was excellent, but risotto was very sparse. The swordfish was unique tasting. But the mixed grill, though unique, was a very small portion. The wait staff... More 

Thank LouisVal
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been trying to get my husband here for the last few years and when I was finally successful I do believe he was sad he waited so long. We started at the bar since we arrived quite a bit early for our reservation and were served a wonderful Old Fashioned with Blanton's. We are often frustrated with places... More 

Thank LanieNorthcutt
Hoover, Alabama
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120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I realize this is probably heresy to say, but I really don't think Highland's is Birmingham's best restaurant anymore. During a recent visit, the ambiance and professionalism of the wait staff was as usual, which is to say...wonderful. But the food was less than stellar, and with their reputation and prices, that's not acceptable. A flounder portion half the size... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

our fish was dry...very dry,hard. The dining experience was not the relaxed,comfortable time you expect for the high prices.Sticky bread pudding. Climb steep steps to the ladies room.

Thank peteroo678
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Frank Stitt is an incredible chef who delivers one of the highest level dining experiences you will ever have. Unusual southern inspired food and wonderful wines that will leave even the most discerning foodies planning their next visit.

Thank 17scarlet
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Highlands Bar and Grill never disappoints!!!!! Farm to table menu Food Outstanding Great Service Highlands is my favorite restaurant in the state of Alabama.

Thank Jerry C
Birmingham, AL
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7 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

What can you say about Highlands that hasn't already been said. The food is of course fresh and prepared so as to use the essence of its freshness. Service is prompt and attentive.

Thank Glenn C
Birmingham, Alabama
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This is probably the best high end restaurant in Birmingham. Been in Southside for over 25 years. Several Beard Award nominations. Whatever you order will be good. Jackets are recommended for Men. This is a special occasion destination. Cheers

Thank KJ28222
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Since recently moving to Birmingham, I had heard so many wonderful things about Highlands Bar & Grill. I made a reservation for my husband and me and we were not disappointed. We enjoyed cocktails and baked Blue Point oysters as starters. The homemade tonic with gin was outstanding. As our main dishes, we dined on lamb shoulder and seared scallops.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 50 - US$ 50
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2011 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-2801
    (20th Street South)
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-939-1400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?