Cafe Dupont

4.8
1080 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
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Vg043051
Birmingham
28 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always.

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DC3541
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience - as usual!

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rolanddavid
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Two couples; 4 courses with cocktails, wine & coffee. Food and beverage was spot on and well executed. Totally clean plates all around (yummy for sure). Amuse-bouche were a much enjoyed rarity. Service level, novice but really sweet... uplifting in these times. Can't go wrong on the food or drinks here. Prices are what they are now...go back in a minute.

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vipgregc
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service were excellent

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catOdinetales
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I went to college with the chef/owner and try to support him as often as possible. It’s obvious that the current problems with staffing and supply chain have really affected the restaurant. I feel very badly for him and hope things improve soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Service was slow. After we sat down, it took at least 15 minutes for a server to come to our table.

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Wizewoman
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Elizabeth, our server was fantastic! Attentive yet non intrusive. Food was superb! Had a Lovely birthday celebration.

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JasonM
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time celebrating my mother in law’s 75th birthday. My wife and I have enjoyed CD each time we visit!! Great food, great service and great atmosphere. We look forward coming to CD everytime!! Thank you!

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DLinBham
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Cafe DuPont may not get the buzz of newer restaurants, but it continues to be one of the city’s shining stars in my mind. While there is certainly a southern influence in dishes such as the fried oysters and okra appetizer and the beignets for dessert, flavors that are unexpected yet perfectly balanced delight the palate. Seared fois gras was some of the best we’ve ever had, with an orange goat cheese tart, port poached pears, and strawberry this was more like a round poached egg coated with some crispy topping, perfectly cooked with an oozing but not too runny center), pork rillettes with some walnuts for a texture contrast. The soft buttery texture of the seared scallops and chunks of butternut squash were complemented by a bed of perfectly cooked tiny black “caviar” lentils with an elusive bit of spice that we learned was browned butter with nutmeg and allspice with balsamic vinegar. The vegetable plate setup couldn’t have been better, my spouse said, with fried okra and green tomato complemented by grilled asparagus, broccolini, eggplant, and more.

The only thing that could have been improved was our server. He was very good, but a little forgetful on the drinks and hesitant on suggestions. Perhaps somewhat new to the job. We understand that right now it is very difficult to get good servers.

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vipLeonor
Birmingham
45 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to celebrate my birthday and it was the 2nd time dining here and everything was delicious. I ordered the beef tenderloin and it was cooked perfectly. My husband ordered the short ribs and it was delicious. We also ordered the scallops to share and again they were delicious. We had the delicious beignets for dessert. Our waitress was awesome! We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the second time to eat at Café Dupont, first time was 10 years ago it was Great then and I was not disappointed this time.

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MatthewS
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were looking for a nice place to celebrate a special occasion, and Cafe Dupont really delivered. Shockingly good cheese board, and the entrees were on point. If the Pastry Chef is in, you must have the beignets.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A quaint little restaurant with incredible ambiance. Everything we tasted was incredible. The service was top notch and made us feel like we were so special. Everyone we encountered was professional and did their job well. We celebrated our 10 year anniversary here and could not have chosen anywhere better!

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vipFoodimentary
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best! Try the tasting menu.

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sherricak
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I was there for my Birthday everything was really good and fresh I like the fact that the food is locally grown and the drinks are really good and definitely will get you right lol . The restaurant lighting can be brighter but you know how they turn down the lights at night in a restaurant to give more of romantic vibe .. Now our waitress wasn’t the best maybe she was still new …so you know how that can be but overall I give it a 9 out 10 definitely will be back

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vipTangoFoxtrot
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great evening at Cafe Dupont. From Elizabeth to Andy. Wow! Service over the top and the kitchen impressed a group of six people quite easily.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner. DuPont is back!!

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davidL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was out of this world.

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AnneF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant - food, service and atmosphere all lived up to reviews I had read. We had the fried oysters and okra for app and was excellent. One of our entrees was the fried chicken and it is the best we have ever had - a must for dining here!

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vipAnchorLady
Birmingham
27 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was over the top delicious. Loved the complimentary bites provided before & after the meal. Everything was so delicious and the server was excellent. Just the right amount friendly!

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Missingthecity
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Their menu is very limited if you are a vegetarian, pescatarian or do not eat fried foods so I really only had one choice which was the salmon and it was excellent. The wine list was very good and the service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Decided to go to Cafe DuPont for our first anniversary as it is consistently great! On the app I put that it was our anniversary and there was not a mention of it the entire night. The food was good as always but nothing stood out. All in all my expectations may have been too high, generally speaking they are always surpassed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined early, so the restaurant was quiet. Every item we had was first-rate. Every other steak in the world was eclipsed by the tenderloin I had: perfect temperature, great crust, delicious marbling.

We had Elizabeth for our principal waiter, and I cannot speak too highly of her abilities. Even when she got busy later, she never missed anything at our table.

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LauraJ
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations for 5:00 with theater tickets at 7:00, so I was concerned about our timeline. The staff was attentive, the food was amazing! Great experience!

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AlanL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service.

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ally
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious - never had chicken so moist! Wait staff was attentive but let us take our time

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DavidK
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance, and service. The waiter was great!

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GreggG
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Last night was our second experience with Cafe DuPont & they didn't disappoint. We were celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary and they made a point of bringing champagne to our table to toast. The food was delicious, well-prepared and unique.

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vipTeriH
Birmingham
30 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cafe DuPont has been one of our favorite restaurants in Birmingham but we haven’t been there since Covid. I had the oysters with okra & I much prefer the okra in the summer. The okra was stringy & a bit tough & not as flavorful. There also wasn’t much aioli on the plate so a bit disappointing. I had the rabbit & it was tremendous!
We had to go to another commitment & didn’t get dessert. The waitress brought us ‘complimentary beignets which was very nice!

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TR76
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary.
Started with drinks @ bar. Don’t miss it- great space & fantastic bartender. Waiter was wonderful (Charles). Had a few special morsels to add to our delightful supper. Always enjoy Café DuPont. It never disappoints

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vipRush
Birmingham
36 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food quality and presentation....a house bourbon list would be great..staff always has to refer to bar about brand options

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MerlinT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dining & Date night. Great service , food was excellent .

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StuartH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for Date Night! Quiet atmosphere with amazing food.

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JeanV
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I want to mention our server by name, Liz. She is amazing!!!

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vipFinedining
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service extraordinary.

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JustinS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Staff was super friendly and helpful. The chef visited the table and everything!! Would definitely recommend to anyone.

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vipOllie
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was fantastic and service was terrific.

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vipGeneB
Atlanta
121 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is amazing. The fried shrimp & okra even better than the prior version with catfish. The beet salad was the most beautiful and tasty deconstructed salad I’ve ever seen, and I’m not a big fan of beets. The custom pottery dinner ware perfectly highlights the dishes. The newer built out space designed to look aged is impressive. One minor criticism: The glassware & stemware is understated and too small in my opinion, especially the martini and white wine stemware. The Oneida flatware is pretty in design but too light in the hand. The food here is among the best in Bham without question, consistently.

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LeanneC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was outstanding. Service was impeccable - from the hostess to our server. No detail was missed! This was our very first dinner at Cafe Dupont and it did not disappoint. We will definitely be back!

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 1080 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.