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Satterfield’s Restaurant
Satterfield’s Restaurant
  • Address:
    3161 Cahaba Heights Road
    Suite 113
    Birmingham, AL 35243
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Satterfield’s Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.satterfieldsrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (205) 969-9690
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Patrick Horn
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We specialize in intimate gatherings from cocktail parties to full service dinners. Although we are not open for lunch, we are available for business lunches, bridesmaid luncheons, and office get together both here at the restaurant or at your location.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a private dining room that seats up to 22 people and a bar area that can accommodate up to 34 people. Some fees may apply.
  • Private Party Contact: Kevin Moore (205) 969-9690
  • Entertainment: Every Wednesday night, Glen & Libba play in our bar 6:30-9:30pm. Veterans of the local music scene, this duo plays eclectic classics from the Beatles to Prince to Janice Joplin.

    Every Friday night, Carlos Pino plays in our bar. From 6:30-9:30pm, acoustic jazz guitar from classical to improve.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please check our website throughout the year for special limited seating wine dinners with winemaker guests from popular and distinguished wineries.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Briarwood Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We have a complimentary valet as well as self parking.
A word from Satterfield’s Restaurant
Satterfield’s Restaurant & Catering, located in the heart of Cahaba Heights, right behind the Summit, is one of Birmingham’s favorite dinner destinations. The freshest and best ingredients, friendly and knowledgeable staff and elegant ambiance ensure that your occasion will be memorable. Pastry chef and owner, Becky Satterfield has built her restaurant upon the principle that fine dining doesn’t have to be pretentious, but that it must be relaxing for each guest and that every possible detail should be attended.

The menu is a daily changing mix of “Old World flavors and New World sensibilities” that offers familiar favorites—steaks, fresh seafood, veal, rabbit, quail—served with French, Italian, Spanish or Mediterranean influences.

There is a chef’s counter, patio and full service bar, where the full menu is also served.

Live music every Wednesday and Friday.

Visit www.satterfieldsrestaurant.com for more info.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We chose this restaurant per TripAdvisor for a last minute get away weekend to celebrate our 39th wedding anniversary. The evening could not have been more perfect. Their attention to detail is spectacular! Food, wine, service, presentation were all just perfect."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food and service were outstanding Satterfield's is a gem that not enough people know about."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Three in our party of four had beef tenderloin with the twice baked potato and white asparagus. This entrée was outstanding and the twice baked potato was really, really good. One diner had the pork chop which she did not enjoy It was not tender and the relish was much too spicy for her taste. The service was fast and friendly. We all had desserts, two beignets with peaches, one crème brulee and a pot of chocolate. All were delicious."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Staff very eager to please and insure we had a special experience. Food was excellent. Only disappointment: could not enjoy the chef's counter due to heat & smoke. The staff gladly moved us to a comfortable table."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Poached egg appetizer amazing Squash blossom appetizer also delish"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I have been bringing clients here for 2 years now. The food and service is excellant"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Great variety on menu and good fresh food. Quiet dining during week. Would like to return on weekend. if you are four, sit at table, booth very cramped we asked to move."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Satterfields is one of my favorite fine dining restaurants in Birmingham and my first choice for special occasions. The food is fresh and delicious, with a good selection. I have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Was referred by friend and so glad I took her advice and made a reservation. Wait staff was wonderful and very attentive along with knowledgeable. Food menu was great, something for everyone, probably one of the best cuts of meat I have ever had! Atmosphere was wonderful, felt very comfy bringing kids. Drink menu was amazing...loved the Aviator! Had a great meal with my foodie teenage kids and hubby. Thank you...looking forward to dinning again with you soon."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Great service.Varied selection of entrees. Food was very well prepared and excellently presented. Very memorable dining experience."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Everything about this restaurant is outstanding. The shrimp cocktail gazpacho was aptly named. My steak was cooked to perfection. The service was outstanding. Always love going here. Michael's specialty drink, 100 Acres, was refreshing and tasty! "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Well, I don't know how much better Highlands or HotnHot could be than Satterfield's on June 3. I ordered sea scallops with mushroom risotto and my wife ordered lamb chops. Both entrees were excellent, as was the appetizer ( a new creation by the chef). Service was also excellent. Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful. We will "stay in our area" rather than traveling downtown where the lights may be bright but parking is hard to find."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I have lived in Birmingham for 40 years. I have eaten at EVERY restaurant here many, many times. I am an attorney, 64 years old and have been single and dating 8 years. I go to restaurants for dates, business and pleasure. Satterfield's is head and shoulders above the rest in every single category. PERIOD! Frank O. Hanson, Jr."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We began our evening with a glass of champagne in the bar. At $15/glass before tax it was $40/two with tip which is way too expensive. The noise level was so loud it felt like we had to shout to speak. The food was fantastic and the server was good but for a night when the restaurant wasn't full it took way to long for our food to be served. It wasn't the server, who was very attentive, it was the food coming out of the kitchen. I got the red snapper which was a 4-6 oz piece which was good put small. The dining room was smoky from the kitchen and when I got home my cotton tee shirt smelled of smoke. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We have dined at Satterfield's more than 10X as our go-to restaurant for fine dining in Birmingham. We prefer it to the Southside better known places. Satterfield's recently changed chefs. Although not a vegetarian, I have enjoyed vegetable plates at Satterfield's many times. The previous chef, Haller Magee, freshly prepared good-sized portions of vegetables without salt at a fair price. The new chef prepared overpriced ($25) and salty vegetables and pasta (??) in puny portions despite specific instructions to the server for large portions of unsalted, non-starchy vegetables (e.g. potatoes). This chef doesn't know starch from shinola and believes the southern tradition of mac and cheese as a vegetable. Listen to and don't cheat customers."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "The wife and I went to Satterfield's for the first time for her birthday dinner. We sat at the bar and had a couple drinks before being seated. The bar is quite nice and relaxing, with very good drinks (great dirty martini!). For the meal I had the gulf snapper over risotto and she had the scallops. While the snapper and risotto were very good, the scallops were some of the best that I've had. They were cooked to perfection. It is definitely a special occasion type place for us because it is a bit pricey. However, you definitely get what you pay for. If there is one tiny criticism, we were very close to the neighboring diners making it a bit awkward to hold a conversation. I believe next time we will just eat in the bar area!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Svc was slow. Extremely loud. Food mediocre. Took friends there because previous trips were pleasant. Way too loud. We were screaming at each other practically and it was a party of four. For the prices you pay I expect a better ambience "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I'm from out-of-town, and found this restaurant thru Opentable. This restaurant is simply awesome. Every part of the experience was first rate. The food was outstanding. Any bread offered must be tried. Appetizers sizzled. Entree's were fantastic. Dessert was a must. Service was exceptional too. I recommend this restaurant to anybody visiting Birmingham. My only caution is that cabbing to the restaurant is recommended. It is not in the city proper, and is a bit difficult to locate."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Menu selection was very good and food was great. The atmosphere was excellant and the noise level was quiet, which always make it nicer to enjoy a good meal. I was especially impressed with the appetizer variety and selection."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Went there for our 25th wedding anniversary because we had always heard good things about the restaurant. They were very nice to recongize us as we walked in and throughout the meal with small touches related to the anniversary theme. Ambiance was good, and service was very good and helpful. However, don't go there hungry. Portions are small, particularly relative to the price you pay. Definitely paying for ambiance, not food. Taste was very good - just not enough of the entree there- it was more about pretentious presentation than a satisfying meal. If that is what you like - enjoy."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "We were in town for the night on our way back to TN from New Orleans and were glad Satterfield's was open on a Monday night. After all the great food in New Orleans we were not disappointed. We sat at the chefs counter, enjoyed several dishes and the service was excellent. Very impressive wine list too. We'd definitely return and highly recommend Satterfield's to food lovers."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Great meal and really enjoyed the dessert. I will retur12n"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "On our Golf trip to AL we dined this place was a pleasure, friendly staff great food little bit expansive good vine list would love to dine there again, I had snapper was the best "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "By far the best salmon dish ever! The breads were fantastic. The service was perfect. We were seated right on time. The beignet and homemade vanilla bean ice cream desert was delicious. This is a place I wish we had in Jacksonville."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Very nice. Wait staff worked well together and extremely attentive. Food was exceptional. Highly recommended. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Very pleasant service and tasty food. Menu is anything but ordinary. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "As a newcomer to Satterfield's, I felt comfortable from entrance to exit. The servers were attentive, knowledgeable and efficient. We felt welcomed and appreciated. The Red Snapper was a generous portion served over a veggie enhanced risotto. Well seasoned and cooked perfectly. The bread assortment that preceded the entree was wonderful, each variety on a par with the others. The soft-shell crab appetizer was quite delicious. As a person with some food allergies, I must express appreciation for the helpfulness of our server in working with me in selecting my course options. I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Never been to Birmingham before and looked for a local restaurant (non-chain). Satterfield's sounded good and was better than the reviews. Great service. We were looking at a wine and he suggested an alternative which actually was cheaper (not what typical happens) and proved to be quite enjoyable. He was very helpful with describing the menu items and we were very pleased with our selections (Snapper and duck dishes). It was a somewhat quiet Thursday night so the noise level was very low. Would definitely go again."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We have been eating at Satterfield's since it opened and have always had a pleasant experience there. The food and the service is always excellent, and the ambiance is welcoming and comfortable. Highly recommend. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We were celebrating our anniversary. We wanted to sit where we could observe the meal presentation and really enjoyed it! The food and service was excellent. We look forward to going again for a special event."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Satterfield's is my "Go to" restaurant for out of town guests. This was an unusually quiet night at the restaurant, but we got excellent service. My boss was impressed."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "My wife and I went to Satterfield's for a celebratory dinner date after I got a promotion at work. The atmosphere is just what we were looking for, classy but not uptight. We started with the lobster skillet (don't remember the actual name), and it was my favorite dish all night. Lobster and shrimp in a creole sauce with a fried egg on top... amazing. The entrees were very good, but a little overpriced in my opinion. I had the swordfish with artichoke hearts (everything cooked perfectly) and my wife had the New York Strip. She thought the portion sizes were perfect, but I thought they were a little small. For dessert, I had the beignets and my wife had the homemade sorbets. Both were very light and delicious. Will visit again!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I love food, and I am somewhat of a foodie. Although I had never eaten anywhere really fancy. This place is top of the mark. By far the best food I have ever put into my mouth. It is expensive, but believe me when I tell you it is worth every penny. If you are looking for a true fine dining experience in Birmingham, this should be your first stop."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food is consistently great every time we go. Their menu changes periodically and keeps me coming back. I had to arroz dish and the rice and vegetables had tons of flavor and the mussels were succulent. The oysters are always fantastic. My date had the steak and said that it was perfect."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Enjoying a great meal, watching it prepared at the Chefs Table. Always accommodating"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Party of 4, March 24, 2014, early evening, main dining room. Had Pan Seared Gulf Swordfish, Filet Mignon x2, Beef Short Ribs. All very well prepared. Recommend Satterfields if you want to enjoy culinary artistry, by those who have an appreciation (and passion) for what they present."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "BHAM has garnered a lot attention for dining excellence and this is arguably my favorite white tablecloth restaurant in town. My wife and I had just our 4th visit and we've never had a meal that wasn't terrific. Nice place in terms of ambience. Attentive but nonintrusive staff. I had, this time, a duck duo (medium-cooked duck breast and then a leg/thigh confit; Brussel sprouts cooked in duck fat; and an amazing puree of rutabaga and orange. Just perfect. My wife had the red snapper, expertly cooked, served on some vegetables that kept it just over a bowl of incredibly rich fish broth. We also split the artisanal cheese plate...delicious."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "While the noise level was high, the food was beyond excellent and the staff could not have done a better job."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Consistently delicious and good menu choice! Reservations can be teixky so plan ahead. Quaint dining area but one that is warm and inviting. Super savvy, super delicious food!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Satterfields is consistently one of the best restaurant experiences in Birmingham."
    Dined on 3/15/2014