Cafe Dupont

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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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AW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a lovely evening all around. Highly recommended.

CD
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my fav’ Birmingham restaurants. Authentic French food, amazing service, great wine menu.

BB
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

First time here. The service was outstanding. The food was excellent. However, it was one of those one plate dinner kind of places. Beth had the scallops nicely arranged around a starch/vegetable pile. I had lamb and duck breast piled on top of a pile of starch, root vegetables and greens. For the price, I kind of expected a 2-4 course meal with a well plated protein, starch and green vegetable. Perhaps I am spoiled by going to too many multi-course dinners, particularly in Europe. I guess it is depends on what you are looking for.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect in every way!

RC
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and excellent service as always

h
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was top notch. Very pretty restaurant.

AT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always have a lovely dining experience at Cafe Dupont. Delicious food and pleasant atmosphere in downtown B'ham.

KT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best experience for us. The service was amazing. We arrived early for our reserved time and the staff opened the restaurant for us 15 min earlier their normal open hours, made us feel welcomed. Every staff member was exceptionally nice and very professional. It exceeded all our expectations. Food presentation was great and very creative. Everything was fresh and delicious. We would recommend this place to all our friends.

SL
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good. The manager on site came out to apologize because it took them a long time to get our drinks to the table after we ordered and took them off with no charge. Service was kind of slow but because they were very attentive about this we will give them another chance. Food was good

g
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing dinner for our anniversary everything was on point service was great Ambiance was amazing and the food was really good we will be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ate, was the best thing we’ve ever eaten!

RK
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am not one to usually write a review for a restaurant, but I was so blown away by my dinner experience yesterday that it has led me to write this. I was taking my friend out to celebrate her admission to medical school, and from the very beginning the staff at Cafe Dupont did everything they could to make it a special occasion. Beyond the incredibly tasty and fresh food we were served, the staff went above and beyond in their service and compliments that it led to a night of celebration we both will never forget. Thank you!! Food 10/10 Ambiance 10/10 Service 10/10

R
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good! Cocktails, oyster app, lamb, duck, fried chicken! Wow! We loved our waiter. Can’t wait to go back.

OT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hats off to staff!!! We grandparents and our two grans ( 7 and 4) experienced fantastic fine dining. Staff was great with our grans! We ate at 5:30 early since with grans.

Food, fish, chicken and scallops, were all excellent. Dessert ice cream and chocolate cake flourless were just the thing. But the 4 year old would not share the cookie.

TH
Birmingham
15 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Cafe DuPont is one of our favorite restaurants in Birmingham. I think we had someone new as she seemed awkward & uneasy.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

CL
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food even for this picky eater. Waitress Maria was wonderful - helpful and patient, recommended drinks, even brought us champagne when she learned we were there for our belated anniversary dinner. Upscale but cozy - a wonderful night

KT
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! My first time to this restaurant. I will definitely go again.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal and our service was top notch. The lamb chops were exceptional!

GP
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Perfect service, delicious starter and entrees, great drinks, and blow-you-out-of-the-water dessert! Wonderful dinner for our first anniversary!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good experience

B
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible cocktails, delicious dishes and impeccable service from the wait staff and lovely decor! Even the valets were personable and well mannered.

JA
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food.
Always a favorite

CP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Dupont never disappoints. The food and service is oustanding. The chef and staff always make a special occasion even more special.

TW
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delivered quickly and was outstanding. We commented on the number of staff and their attention to detail. Only negative was slow bar service. We ordered second drink prior to meal being delivered and received meal before the drink. Otherwise, a very nice evening out.

LB
Birmingham
21 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Especially enjoyed wait staff. Ours was one of the most articulate ever. She also had a great accent - so sorry I don't remember her name.

AC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a chance and decided to try Cafe Dupont for the first time which was also my first business meeting with a new customer. Everything was great. The food and staff are excellent Try an Old Fashioned at the bar - you won't find a better one anywhere. I will be back the next time I am in Birmingham.

OT
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very attentive service. The space is large, with high ceilings. Food is thoughtfully prepared. Evening lighting is very dark, crossing the line from romantic ambience to cave feeling.

OT
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Very disappointed we suggested Cafe DuPont to our friends. Over 3 hours for dinner. Super super slow. Won’t be back. Too many good places in Birmingham to go again.

RC
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and outstanding food.

OT
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was like visiting an old friend. After not visiting for several years, we chose to quietly celebrate my wife’s birthday with a special dinner. We were not disappointed. All the key elements were very much in place. We were delighted by an excellent wine served perfectly and consistently monitored by our server. My only wish for the evening that was unmet was the desire to have one of their excellent fresh gulf fish dishes which were not on the Saturday night menu (apparently due to availability). It was nice to see that our old friend was in excellent health and maintaining their tradition as one of Birmingham’s finest.

JD
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My server was amazing. Food was great. I’m not very familiar with 5 star restaurants and each server helped me feel very comfortable with my experience there. It’s in a great location and the seating didn’t feel crowded even though there were a lot of people present.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a dish of lamb that was absolutely incredible. One of the best meals I’ve ever had.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a stay-cation by going out to the best restaurants in town. Cafe Dupont exceeded our expectations with an exceptional meal and impeccable service. The portions were a bit small, but it was quality over quantity-we did not leave hungry.
My pan-seared scallops with succotash might be the best meal I’ve had in Birmingham.

MV
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Restaurant is great. Staff is always helpful and excited to answer questions. The waiter was extremely professional and kind. The restaurant is enjoyable and they make you feel like family. The actual plates are great as well.

b
Panama
17 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful experience from start to finish! Highly recommend to any foodie with a discerning palate, any lover of great wines, anyone demanding exceptional service. All in a charming and quiet atmosphere where you can actually enjoy the conversation at your table.

M
Birmingham
15 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mother/ daughter dinner. Service was wonderful. Trina and Reed. Food and drink excellent. Thanks for a lovely evening.

LJ
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our 44th anniversary w/ you Fri, Aug 2. Our second visit since relocating from Nville. Have decided Cafe DuPont is “our special place!” Thank you one and all—owner, staff, chef——cannot think of anything to improve upon!!

RF
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent combination of upscale ambiance with farm to table menu options. We will return soon. Also an ideal choice for entertaining out-of-town friends, especially when combined with a cocktail at the top of the Elyton across the street.

KL
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place to eat fresh and local vegetables. I highly recommend it for a special night out.

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