Cafe Dupont

4.8
1036 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1036 people are saying
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vipGeneB
Atlanta
111 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience. Delectable fare, lovely space, delightful service from bartender Maria. The amuse bouche and the sorbet palate cleanser between courses was a pleasant surprise. This is a star on the impressive Bham food scene.

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great experience, the food was excellent and the service was amazing. This is a restaurant that will not let you down. The drinks were amazing as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always something we look forward to! Delicious food and nice portion sizes.

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vipGigi
Birmingham
57 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Cafe DuPont is at the top of my list for Birmingham dining. The evening did not disappoint. The food, as always, was amazing. Took my best friend, who had never dined there, for a special evening, Great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family celebrated what would have been my parents 50th wedding anniversary. The chef and staff accommodated our wishes for a tasting menu. It was amazing! Service was superb. We had the cheese plate and charcuterie board which were both delicious. Our tastings consisted of one appetizer and four entrees. All delicious! The chicken and pork were probably my favorites. We all shared the beignets for dessert. Delicious end to a wonderful evening! I love this restaurant 👏 Thanks to all the staff who made our honoring a special occasion so perfect.

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Band63
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Dupont was just amazing. We chose it because of the charcuterie board and it was just amazing. The fois gras was scrumptious, cranberry chutney tasted like Christmas, pork belly was crispy amazing and the rest of it was fabulous. We chose stuffed quail and scallops for our entrees. The scallops were excellent but the quail was the amazing hit. The stuffing was amazing.
Our waiter was attentive and so pleasant. Then we enjoyed the evening art fair after dinner. Wonderful evening and what a great date spot.

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JimM
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Dupont never disappoints, and this visit was by far our best. Service was outstanding, and every drink and morsel of food was top notch. Great anniversary.

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vipKelC
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Excellent food.

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SCOTTW
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. Terrific service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the service, food and ambiance. Will be returning the next time I’m in Birmingham.

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vipmangia
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful old time bar..looks like a Craftsman style home..
Elegant dining room
Varied menu that should appeal to all. I had the quail, my husband the pork..excellent choices

JM
JasonM
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

As always, Cafe DuPont offers a great atmosphere, a great selection of food, and the highest quality presentation and taste. The food is always perfect and the staff is above top-notch. My wife and I love visiting Cafe DuPont for our special occasions.

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NellA
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a lovely time and look forward to visiting again soon.

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PriscillaL
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in town! Lovely and attentive staff, great food! Local farm to table and delicious drinks. We really like the old charm of the building and we eat here more than any other restaurant in our city.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Anniverfary

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RobB
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, and service were all some of the best we’ve experienced in Birmingham. We will be back again.

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vipAschoenherr
Birmingham
20 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You have to try the fried chicken at least once!!

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vipNicoleJonesWadsworth
Birmingham
20 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food an experience, every time - Tim and Nicole Jones Wadsworth

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vipBigez
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, food and service! Foie Gras appetizer, prime steak and blackberry bread pudding was a hit. Fine dining with a personable bartender who makes great special drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Visiting from New York City. Wonderful service. Attentive, but not overbearing. Food was good but lacked refinement. Still, quite good and an excellent place to visit. We look forward to returning.

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LukeN
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience. Our server was so nice and knowledgeable, the food is always incredible, and the setting/ambiance is great. Cafe Dupont always hits it out of the park.

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EXCELLENT
Memphis/West TN
17 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Very imaginative and creative menu. We wanted to try one of everything. It was flawlessly prepared and creatively plated.
The service was awesome. Our server was attentive without being intrusive. He tirelessly answered our questions about the food.
Wonderful ambiance and the noise level was low.

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vipMzFD
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food. Great drinks. Great service. But not crazy about the atmosphere.

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vipericH
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A really wonderful birthday experience for my wife and friends

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LeeH
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Loved the food and the service! We celebrated our anniversary and we will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will be back, great food ambiance and service!

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Bama58
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, delicious food and impeccable service with lovely atmosphere.

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vipBobby
Naples
111 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The appetizers and entrees we had were excellent. The dessert, especially the fruit cobbler was just ok. Service was erratic. Recognizing that they are probably short staffed part t was understandable. But a three course dinner took 3 1/2 hours because of timing.

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vipUMcatcherdad33
Tallahassee
35 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience was the most pleasant we have had in years. We had an exceptional waiter and the ambiance was classy and elegant. There are nice touches like tomato jam crostini and watermelon sherbet palate cleanser. The lamb was exceptional as were the scallops. The brie was good but small size for price. Couple next to us were amazed they had to ask fir crackers or something to go with their brie. The amaretto blackberry bread pudding was also delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish perfectly cooked. Great flavors. Atmosphere relaxed but refined.

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KarenW
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my daughters birthday. They put a candle on her dessert. The food was delicious. There were no complaints. It was perfect!

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Julie
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food, service, ambiance, location, parking, and experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Made reservation for two to celebrate my birthday and were seated in the window. 5/6 flies were constantly flying around and I wasn’t going to spend my birthday dinner swatting at flies. I requested to move tables and was moved next to a large party. It was so loud my date and I couldn’t hear each other talk so we sat in silence the entire evening. I requested bread, salt and pepper and it was brought after I ate my dinner. The waiter refilling drinks never greeted us or spoke at anytime he came over, while we spoke and politely said thank you. We didn’t get dessert because we didn’t want to sit there any longer in silence where we couldn’t even have a conversation. The food was good but the experience was one of the worst.

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vipBM23
Birmingham
23 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our food and service were excellent. However, the noise level was very high and made it a bit difficult to enjoy a meaningful conversation. It may have been made worse because we were seated in the center of the room. Overall, a wonderful restaurant otherwise.

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BenC
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice little spot with super good food! A little pricey for the quantity of food, but still a nice experience.

JM
vipJoMi2
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a hidden gem. It is located right across the street from the Elyton Hotel. I had the scallops and my husband had the pork. I can't even express how flavorful our entrees were. We also had the cheese plate (great for two people to share) and dessert - to both just as outstanding. Kudos to these passionate, exemplary chefs who created and blessed us with these wonderful meals and dining experience. Can't wait to return!

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KatherineS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience! Service was absolutely perfect, food was incredible, and the setting was romantic. Perfect place for our anniversary dinner! Definitely recommend!

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vipsrubin
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Abby for being so attentive and sweet. Thank you Chef for the delicious meal- fresh ingredients, perfectly executed, and thanks for accommodating me with my special request. Highly recommend. You won’t be disappointed.

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Mbnooner
Phoenix
48 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved cafe DuPont. Three couples flying in for a wedding and this was the restaurant we settled on. Coming down from the rooftop bar at the hotel across the street with another patron who asked us “ where are you dining tonight ?” We said cafe DuPont. She smiled and said great choice. And went on to say even better than “Helen “. The choice the brides family gave. Cafe DuPont didn’t disappoint. We were the loud table ! So sorry. We joyfully celebrated getting together from different states for a wedding and the service, the food, the night was perfect. The chicken, the scallops, the steak, the salmon all on point. The beignets were awesome ! The bread pudding delicious ! Thanks for hosting us !

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vipDocGourmand
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Carpacio And the pork loin and pork belly. My wife has the fried chicken and creamed potatoes with truffles. All the dishes were superb. Quality food served well by our waitress. Will return.

FAQs

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

Cafe Dupont is rated 4.8 stars by 1036 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.