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Cafe Dupont, Birmingham, AL
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Cafe Dupont

4.7
4.7
1260 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary Southern
Located in a storefront building that dates to the 1870s, Cafe Dupont is modeled on a traditional bistro. Exposed brick walls, original floors, and high ceilings reflect the building’s history, while the menu reflects a fresh perspective on regional ingredients. Come savor the flavors of the city's most inspired seasonal cuisine, and discover why Southern Living magazine calls Cafe Dupont "Heaven." Visit Cafe Dupont in Birmingham’s emerging downtown Northside for dinner, or private dining in our historic loft.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Southern, French American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (205) 322-1282

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chris Dupont

  • Catering

    Our off-site catering services bring Café Dupont’s signature dishes and flavors to your location. Whether you’re planning a sit-down dinner or a cocktail reception, Cafe Dupont delivers the freshest tastes of the season to your event.

  • Private party facilities

    For private dining, you’ll find our upstairs loft to be a gracious setting for any social or corporate event. Expansive windows look over historic 20th Street, the main avenue through downtown Birmingham, and period lighting and exposed brickwork warm the space. The openness of the loft allows each event to be distinctive, combining individual style with the consistently delicious dishes of Cafe Dupont. The loft can be adapted for any occasion, including private dinners, receptions, business meetings, bridal luncheons, rehearsal dinners, and celebrations of any kind. The room can accommodate up to 60 for a seated meal, up to 80 for a reception, and up to 40 for a meeting or educational seminar. Our experienced staff will help with all elements of your event, from choosing the ideal menu to coordinating the room’s décor.

  • Private party contact

    Caroline Wingett: (205) 322-1282

  • Neighborhood

    Birmingham

  • Cross street

    Between 1st and 2nd Avenue North

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,260 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. m

    maryb

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food offerings were wonderful! Salmon, short ribs, pork chop and chicken were enjoyed by all. Our server, Caleb was fantastic. He was knowledgeable on wine and food pairings! Thank you again, Cafe DuPont for a wonderful dining experience!
  2. E

    Elizabeth

    Birmingham

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    the rabbit is delicious and the grits cake extremely tasty
  3. A

    Aschoenherr

    Birmingham

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to Cafe DuPont for special occasions for many years. They have wonderful scallop dishes, my husband loves the steak, and we even take our kids who enjoy the famous fried chicken! I personally love the tuna crudo appetizer and their cheese plate is out of this world. The last time we visited, I ordered a salmon dish that was one of the best entrees I have gotten there in a long time!
  4. a

    ashleym

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seared foie gras and duck as the entrée was on point. raspberry mint sorbet should be scooped into cones as dessert! very refreshing
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good, but tonight was exceptional. Chris has it tuned in and the service was a match for the great food.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was phenomenal and the service was outstanding. Calab, our server, made this a very enjoyable birthday dinner.
  7. LH

    LizH

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. Will definitely be back!
  8. JH

    JonathanH

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Elizabeth is a gem. Best server! The food is amazing. Smoked ribeye out of this world. And being from Louisiana, I have to say the beignets are better than any back home. Every bite was perfect. The only suggestion I have is some baffling to quiet it down a little. Otherwise, perfection!
  9. S

    Stephanie

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was outstanding! Our waitress made us feel a little rushed to order before we were ready, but overall it was a fantastic experience. We will definitely be coming back.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food! Never disappoints!
  11. EH

    EdwardH

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food and service for our dinner was spectacular. Unfortunately the unnecessarily loud “ conversation” two tables away encroached on our experience.
  12. M

    Mike

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Cafe Dupont for a birthday celebration and I was very pleased with my dining experience. Our waiter Caleb did a fantastic job walking us through the menu and helping us create our dining experience. The night started with a toast of champagne complimentary of the restaurant and ended with a gift of beignets. Management recently changed and I truly think the restaurant has seen very positive changes as a result, such as a very cohesive wait staff and waiter assistant team to capture the essence of a "dining experience". The manager even stopped by our table to ensure we were having a wonderful night. My only constructive piece of feedback would be that course timing could be tightened up. Portion sizes are fantastic here, and I think Cafe Dupont's back of house culinary team is one of the best in Birmingham.
  13. KL

    KevinL

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Top notch service, excellent food. One of Birmingham's best. Attention to all details. A unique dining experience.
  14. C

    Collin

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was spectacular. Food was delicious. I thought it was fairly priced for the level of service and food we received. Loved the night!
  15. F

    Fesq

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our go- to place in B’ham for an excellent meal, vibe, every time. Atmosphere, ambience are the best in town.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was great. We were early diners. The first ones there actually. But it took over 2 1/2 hours to finish dinner. Long times between courses. Not being harsh for we will be back but the Lang time to complete dinner caused us to miss much of our next engagement.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Real good waiter and service. Very nice atmosphere of elegance.
  18. Z

    Zane

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! As always… we’ve been steady patrons since they opened. Consistently great food, service and value! We’re “grazers” and don’t follow the “appetizer, main course, dessert” formula. Our typical visit to Dupont: “appetizer” charcuterie platter of small tastes of menu favorites (summer 2022 $30); then a quick repeat of a DuPont menu staple - the fried oyster & okra appetizer (again summer ‘22 $16 {or $18?}); finish with their cheese platter appetizer for dessert ($21 and phenomenal! 😋). With a cocktail each and a bottle of wine from our home ($25 corkage fee), we’re at $110. You can’t beat that in Birmingham! Just don’t tell anyone! We want to continue to be able to get a reservation easily! 😉
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was delicious service and the bar were slow. It was very noisy but got quieter as the restaurant cleared out.
  20. KW

    KarenW

    Birmingham

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was spectacular. The first time that I had tried the French press coffee and it was fabulous. It pairs great with the cream brûlée. Cafe DuPont never disappoints!
  21. AE

    AllenE

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Invited my Mother-In-Law and Sister-in-Law to join me and my wife at Dupont. My wife and I had been several times before and enjoyed it. The food was wonderful and our waiter (Caleb) was most attentive and helpful during the night. Will be back soon and invite other friends to join us. We've never been disappointed at Cafe Dupont!!
  22. CH

    CraigH

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent dinner, pork chops, vegetable plate, fried green tomato appetizers and dessert. Summer was an excellent server that gave us perfect recommendations. Thanks for a great date night.
  23. KW

    KarenW

    Birmingham

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my daughters birthday. the meal was great and staff was very attentive.
  24. DH

    DonH

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service Great Food… will be back next time I’m in town
  25. B

    Birmingham

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fabulous anniversary dinner at Cafe duPont. Every detail was wonderful; food service, ambiance. I know they have a new owner but it looks like things are rolling along as they have for years in this lovely restaurant. Thanks for a great evening.
  26. TC

    TopChefette

    Birmingham

    95 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Cafe DuPont used to be one of our favorite restaurants. However, since Chris Dupont left, Chef Evans can’t seem to get it together. Taking it off our dining list.
  27. MS

    MikeS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Dupont is an excellent restaurant with stellar service, entrees, and presentation.
  28. JB

    JamesB

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Great time!! Would go back to visit again for a special occasion
  29. K

    Kathryn

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a truly fantastic experience. Great food. Great service. My husband and I both agree, best meal in a long time.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal!
  31. CP

    ClarenceP

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you have not experienced this restaurant then you are depriving yourself. One of the best services that I have ever experienced. Not to mention the great food. This will be on my list to visit everytime I am in Birmingham.
  32. FK

    FranklinK

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The whole CD team was at the top of their game! Kudos all around!
  33. S

    Steven

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valet parking was very nice. We were greeted at the door and our table was ready. Servers were right on top of everything, food and drink excellent, cost as I would expect with a nice restaurant. Wonderful evening!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!!
  35. K

    Kate

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I love this restaurant! The food , service and ambiance make you feel like you’ve had a special night out at the the end of the meal..it’s a favorite of my husbands and mine.
  36. RP

    RustyP

    Memphis/West TN

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food was top notch! Manager is delightful as is entire staff!! Yea
  37. VB

    VeroniqueB

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday party
  38. MB

    MariaB

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Cafe Dupont was excellent! The charcuterie board was one of the best i've had. Foie gras torchon, smoked duck breast, pork belly ,country pâté , and a fried farmer's egg. The egg was fried whole with the yolk being just right amount of creamy. The pork belly flaked apart like fish, and the pate was salty but very tasty. Dinner was the vegtable plate - which i would not recommend but my date loved it. As a kid who grew up eating okra everyday the coating seemed heavy and light on taste. The grilled squash was perfect. We also tried the buttermilk chicken with mashed potatoes and asparagus. Chicken was tender and moist with a bit of a buttermilk taste. The mashed potatoes were superb, and the asparagus grilled mildly. Good choice on the chicken! The staff was 10+. Cafe Dupont is the perfect place for a night out.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible meal from start to finish!
  40. r

    reviewer2

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We tried Cafe Dupont for an anniversary dinner, and were absolutely delighted. Easily the nicest fine dining experience we've had in Birmingham. The food was outstanding, service was wonderful, and the staff went out of their way to help us celebrate our anniversary. Expect fine dining prices, but we also thought it was a great value for the food and experience we received. I'll be recommending Cafe Dupont to friends in the area for any special occasion (or just a nice evening out)!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Cafe Dupont offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (205) 322-1282.

Cafe Dupont is rated 4.7 stars by 1260 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 1st and 2nd Avenue North

  • Neighborhood

    Birmingham

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Southern, French American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chris Dupont

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (205) 322-1282

  • Catering

    Our off-site catering services bring Café Dupont’s signature dishes and flavors to your location. Whether you’re planning a sit-down dinner or a cocktail reception, Cafe Dupont delivers the freshest tastes of the season to your event.

  • Private party facilities

    For private dining, you’ll find our upstairs loft to be a gracious setting for any social or corporate event. Expansive windows look over historic 20th Street, the main avenue through downtown Birmingham, and period lighting and exposed brickwork warm the space. The openness of the loft allows each event to be distinctive, combining individual style with the consistently delicious dishes of Cafe Dupont. The loft can be adapted for any occasion, including private dinners, receptions, business meetings, bridal luncheons, rehearsal dinners, and celebrations of any kind. The room can accommodate up to 60 for a seated meal, up to 80 for a reception, and up to 40 for a meeting or educational seminar. Our experienced staff will help with all elements of your event, from choosing the ideal menu to coordinating the room’s décor.

  • Private party contact

    Caroline Wingett: (205) 322-1282

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