Cafe Dupont

4.7
557 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 lunch, dinner, or private dining in our historic loft.
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Horrible service. Entire wait staff was extremely non-attentive. Food was cold, but good.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great

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M
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing. Everything was amazing, especially the food.

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VI
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were there for valantines day and there was a fix four course menu which we were told ahead of time. We had asked if there were going to be vegetarian options since my wife is a vegetarian and was advised yes but they only vegetarian option was for third course and desert. I wish we had been more clearl about this but someone should have explained to us little more in details when we got the call to confirm the reservation.

All in all we enjoyed our time and would recommend this restaurant.

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FG
Birmingham
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were there for Valentines Day dinner. Lighting was nice, but too noisy making conversation or hearing server difficult. I enjoyed my scallops and our other selections but my husband thought his ribeye was only average.

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LD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting for delicious food. Shrimp bisque was wonderful and the grouper was perfect. From CD personalized tableware to the efficiency and kindness of the staff. Can't wait to go back!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Drinks were expensive. Entertaining a client so I didn’t mind but wouldn’t come there on a regular basis if I lived there.

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W
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were great. However, we were disappointed when we were seated in the bar area. The restaurant should distinguish bar seating and dining room seating when you make a reservation on opentable

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MV
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Cafe Dupont was much more expensive than I was expecting. With how expensive it was, the portions were quite small, and to be honest, I could probably make a better meal at my own house. I wouldn't recommend it unless you're going there for a high-end date where you expect that type of meal.

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NI
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our first dinner in town and it was fantastic. We had minor critiques on the techniques and presentation used with the food, but we truly enjoyed everything! Nothing lacked flavor and the meals were well balanced.

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H
Birmingham
29 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit back to Cafe Dupont in a couple of years. I previously dined there every couple of weeks when I worked downtown. I have always liked this restaurant with its innovative food, excellent service and good very wine list.

It remains largely the same. Our food was excellent, and I was able to get my salmon cook medium-well which is difficult in a lot of higher-end restaurants. My wife had the fried chicken which is about as good an interpretation of that dish that we have found. The drinks and deserts were fantastic.

They only offered one salad, a beet salad, that I am sure was delicious but not what we wanted that evening. It would have been fine if I could have ordered a small cafe or mixed green salad a la carte or off the menu but alas it was unavailable.

IMHO, every restaurant should offer at least one salad that is primarily based of greens. If Cafe Dupont wants me to give it a five-star rating it need to fix this issue. The wine list is not as extensive as it used to be but is very competitive with other area restaurants and is supplemented with nice offering of specialty cocktails as well as a full bar.

With that said, I would gladly return to the establishment again.

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VB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daughter ‘s birthdays

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MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had our first visit to the restaurant and we enjoyed it thoroughly. The food was delicious and the service was great.

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SG
Birmingham
22 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On again a fantastic evening. Everything was perfect. From cocktails to dessert.

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JC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic. Service was attentive but not pushy. I have never before had a waiter recommend a different wine by bringinn me a taste of what I ordered and what he recommended, unrequested. Maybe someone would be offended but I was happy to take his suggesting ofter the tasting.

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RR
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed celebrating 49th wedding anniversary. Food great and best wait staff!

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AB
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WONDERFUL place to eat! Staff and food way above excellent!!!

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Very disappointed in the quality of the food - ribeye steak was too thinly cut. Overall meal was fully priced for the quality and quantity of food.

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DD
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was ok. I was very loud in the small room. I thought since I was in a coat and tie and my wife in a nice dress it would of been a better experience. There were a few men in short sleeves no coat. I could have dressed in jeans and gone to a steak place and spent a lot less money!

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MB
Savannah
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great and the food was unique. A little pricey and possible overpriced for the portion sizes. Overall worth the try, especially for a special occasion.

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OT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great meal and great service!

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j
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

$38 ribeye was a half inch thick $4 Waffle House steak. Service was great.

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m
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Service very poor ;our waitress ignored us for most part; her backups however were great

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BB
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Has become a top spot for special occasions for me and my family.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose the 5 course tasting menu. Thus involves either choosing 2 appetizers and 3 entrees or letting the chef decide. We opted to make our own selections. None of the dishes disappoint. Nick took great care of us, describing each dish in detail as he brought them to us. He topped off the evening with complimentary beignets and cocktail for my companion.

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RN
Birmingham
17 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, went for my birthday and the service is great.

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Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Large party and we were well accommodated

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all around, Duck Confit was the best thing I have ever had at Cafe DuPont. They also gave my wife benigets for her birthday.

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RH
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience was wonderful and romantic. We came to Cafe Dupont to celebrate our first anniversary, and it was the perfect choice. Our favorite part of our meal was our starter (the baked brie with caramelized onions, poached pears and lemon curd). The only underwhelming part of our meal was dessert. It simply didn't match the standard that the rest of the meal set.

Our waiters were all very professional and were able to make recommendations to us when asked. They were especially helpful when one of our drinks spilled on the table (our fault) and did not make us feel embarrassed.

Overall, a wonderful special occasion!

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MD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone with a love of food. We truly enjoyed every bite and the ambiance and service were exceptional.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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JW
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still the best restaurant in a city with a growing reputation for food. The whole experience was first-rate from start to finish.

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d
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to cafe DuPont for our anniversary. We were served complimentary fried green tomatoes and chowder for our anniversary. Our waitress (Trina?) took excellent care of us. We had the scallops and salmon and both were delicious. We will definitely be back. It was quiet and cozy at 5:30pm. And our Manhattans and Old Fashions were awesome! A great evening

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Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best fine dining in Birmingham. It seems to be getting better over time.

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New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food. We had a large group and our service was great. A great holiday meal with friends!

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Foie gras and oysters were excellent, but the overall experience did not rise to the usual level of excellence for the price.

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1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Server told us kitchen was slow and that desert was in them, we ordered two expecting one to be comped due to service and were charged for both. Dinner took almost 2 hrs and I was only served two drinks, had to ask bust boy for a refill and it took a while to get word to our server who wasn’t in the dining room very much.
Lot of staff hanging around talking to each other while guest waited on service.
Food was as good as expected but service and length of time was a downer.

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JW
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Some of the best food and service I have had at a restaurant in a long time.

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1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Cafe Dupont. Friday was my first time to try the ribeye. The steak was so tender I could easily cut it with my fork. It was the most delicious ribeye I’ve ever eaten. Most of my favorite restaurants nail food and service, but is so loud I can’t hear my waiter or date. Cafe Dupont has great food, great service and you can hear the person you are dining with. This is important to me. I would and do recommend Cafe Dupont.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Enjoyable experience with good food.

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