Cafe Dupont

4.8
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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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JohnL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to eat at Cafe Dupont. Awesome service, food was very good and not something I usually cook at home so definitely a treat.

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EnKay
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The portions are very small, the entrees are the size of appetizers. I wish I knew this before I ordered two small appetizers, one entree and desert as my 4-course tasting selection for a fixed price of $65. However, each dish was prepared well and was quite tasty. Next time, I will order 2 appetizers and 2 entrees and will skip the desert course. The desert was excellent but I am not much of a desert eater. We were served by a knowledgeable young man who wore a mask. Overall, this was a pleasant experience. We will visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m 100% vegan and the 7 course meal was awesome. Most restaurants just throw something together. But, Cafe DuPont really came up with creative plates. My girlfriend isn’t vegan, but her food (based on her emotional reaction) was amazing. I’ve recommended this restaurant to several other people already.

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vipAllen
Birmingham
18 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu is awesome, great way to try something you might otherwise skip over.

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LAP1
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were celebrating my daughter and her fiancée’s Engagement. Her Engagement Party was canceled for the fourth and final time, so a nice dinner out was the best celebration we could come up with. They have changed their menu to more of a tapas/small plate concept. So there was a set price for 4, 5 or 7 course meal. It seemed a bit pricey for the quantity of food we received. We were able to order three entrees if we chose which several did at our table. The food was very good. The waiter was pleasant, but truly hard “to connect” with and at times hard to hear the waiter as he was wearing a mask. The beignets were delicious as was the fried chicken.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Tiny portions of each selection, while very good, left us hungry, and while beautifully presented and very delicious, was very $$$ $$. However, server did qualify and say meal was a tasting.....This did not include a paired wine..only tasting.

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KatieB
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For my partner's birthday, I decided to treat him to a nice dinner at his favorite restaurant. It was my first time at Cafe Dupont, and within the first bite of the amuse-bouche, I could see why! The entire meal was carefully curated and absolutely delicious. The flavors and thought in each dish was incredible. Our waiter was personable and very attentive and answered every question that we had about different dishes. Overall, it was a fantastic and unforgettable dining experience. Well worth the cost, and I can't wait to dine again!

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jeffd
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb barely covers it- artful and amazing and delightful

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

We have eaten at Cafe DuPont for years so we were there to enjoy our favorite dishes. The food has and still is very good. However they switched to a course menu and I am sorry but 1 sea scallop is not a main course. My wife and I had a 212.00 dollar bill and left starving. The portions are an absolute joke. Customers my get duped once but will not go back. I hope they wise up or they are done. In case you didn’t know this is the south we enjoy good food and a portion that is at least reasonable. 5 courses did not amount to 1 entree they served before the menu change. Beware!!

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vipBhmDiner
Birmingham
28 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New menu featuring all their classic dishes in a multiple course small plate format. Excellent cocktail and wine list as well. Everything was outstanding as always! We will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a reservation and we’re seated immediately had to wait maybe 15 minutes for a waitress to take out order which seemed kind like a long wait but from that point on the service was excellent. our waitress was very knowledgeable professional and personable... wearing a mask for safety. the food was outstanding we had a four course meal (at a reasonable price for a white tablecloth restaurant) where we got to choose 4 items but the portions were smaller so you could order two entrée items like the seared or grilled scallops and the grilled lamb chop which made it nice to be able to try three different items plus dessert. Would definitely like to go back.

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Scarface
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Just wanted to give DuPont a try. Doesn’t compare to Highlands, Hot and Hot, or Ruth Chris. Maybe they were still a little out of sorts due to covid. Hey, life goes on

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very tasty but portions extremely small, 1-2 bites. The biggest disappointment was when I got check and my shot of whiskey was $32. That’s 1/3 the cost of the bottle a total ripoff. I probably will not be back until they stop this experiment.

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DavidC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner! All COVID precautions followed. Glad they were open!

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vipChristopher
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never seems to get the publicity that Highlands, Fon Fon, and now Automatic/Ovenbird get and I can never understand why. This is a fine dining experience in the heart of downtown Birmingham. Their new menu is "coursed" i.e. you can order 4, 5, or 7 courses with each portion being smaller. Two appetizers, two entrees, and a dessert trio (the only dessert on the menu at the time) is filling but not overindulgent. Tell Sam or Phyllis hello behind the bar - they're great.

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Valerie
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing quality meal! The food was delicious and the service outstanding!

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WillV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our experience was great. Superior service and outstanding food. Please be aware that they serve small plates, not a traditional serving. You have the experience of tasting many different things. Order accordingly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The device was outstanding!!!
The food exceptional
We were looking forward to a chicken dinner although we were not disappointed at all with our food we would’ve preferred to just had a chicken dinner

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vipAlabamafoodie
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was

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carolineb
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!

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Steve
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thumbs up.. service and food was outstanding. A winner!

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ReginaG
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful. The food outstanding and I’m very picky.

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TimB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Anniversary
Cons- Service was slow:
1. another couple was seated after us yet had the same server and same number items of food but left 30 minutes sooner. Not that I was in any hurry as I do enjoy savoring my meal, just expectation of timely service especially when other guest are served faster.
2. on refilling water glass, it was completely empty several times and for long periods of time as well. That is one of my pet peeves. Server should always make sure your glass never goes empty.
3. Dessert took longer to bring out than the entrees which was unusual.
Pros- food flavor and taste was phenomenal from the fries oysters appetizer, to the main courses of scallops, pork belly and risotto, snapper with grits, to the desserts of beignets and cream brûlée.
The valet parking service with the waitress asking for our ticket while she closed out our ticket was top notch and an experience I have not ever seen before at a restaurant. Special little touch that makes a difference.
Can’t say enough about the food. Don’t mind paying the prices when the quality is that good.
Cafe DuPont is one of the top three restaurants in Birmingham.

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FrankR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Reed was terrific and professional as well as entire staff. An excellent dining experience.

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vipRandyK
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While visiting Birmingham we heard and read great things about this restaurant. The service was impeccable and the food is outstanding. We enjoyed a delicious bottle of Faust that paired perfectly with the rib eye. We split the entree as the portion was plenty. We started with the fried oysters and okra. A must and wow so good! Looking forward to returning on our next visit.

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NathanW
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food and service. Memu was great as well. It was surprisingly loud in the dining area but overall a wonderful experience. Will definately be back.

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MaryP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cafe DuPont is a must try restaurant in Birmingham. The food is incredible and the service is wonderful. Highly recommend

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TDubb
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ambiance was very nice, understated elegance I would call it. Staff was very attentive and service was fast and accurate. Carried a nice selection of spirits and wines. The fried oysters and okra was fantastic, as was the cheese plate. My wife who usually orders seafood, had a fantastic steak. I would have rated the food higher, but my scallops and pork belly was what I would call a very small portion. Food quality was excellent, but a couple more scallops would have made this a 5 star review!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best experience here! The mood was perfect, food was amazing and our server was exceptional. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner in a rainy night.

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vipenaid03
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

We waited 30 minutes for a reservation. Got the 7 course tasting menu. Timing between some courses was perfect, but waiting almost 45 minutes between entrees was not acceptable.

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DSEALE115
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect menu, service, ambience, and location for valentines day.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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vipNicoleJonesWadsworth
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tim and I greatly enjoy the fine food and atmosphere at Cafe Dupont.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Valentine’s Day celebration.

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vipMikeH
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall outstanding evening. Trina was a very good server. Cocktails were a bit slow coming out of the bar but they were quite busy. The fried chicken as always was fabulous as were everyone’s appetizers. The only voices of some disappointment was from the two folks in our group that ordered the snapper. Overall again it was great.

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GarethH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Our server was terrible for such a nice restaurant.

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vipMartie12
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed everything about Cafe DuPont having eaten there several times when they were in Springville many years ago! We finally made reservations for 2 the Thursday before Valentines Day! The table was ready when we arrived and we ordered the Old Fashioned and the French 75. They were very good drinks. We had the ribeye and scallops for dinner and both were delicious cooked perfectly with the right accompaniments! Our server suggested a Cabernet Sauvignon for dinner and it paired perfectly with our dishes. This is our new favorite restaurant in Birmingham!

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SabrinaH
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, relaxed meal with no rush and the food was fabulous.

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hungryman
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time but not the last! Probably the best meal I’ve had in Birmingham. Our entrees were amazing! So delicious and perfectly prepared. Also , the fried oysters and okra appetizer was so delicious . The drinks and food were excellent , while the White Chocolate Bread Pudding desert was very good but nothing similar to its name. Service was also First Class!

My only issue was trying to find the place. :-) Outside lighting, especially on their name, would have made it easier to find. Thanks to the staff member for directing us via phone.

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 791 OpenTable diners.

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