Elevation Bistro

4.8
109 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Elevation Bistro is an intimate and inviting restaurant located in the heart of Mentone, Alabama. We proudly offer menus of locally and regionally sourced ingredients in a cozy and rustic mountain town atop beautiful Lookout Mountain. Reservations are not required but highly recommended.
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vipDanaL
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another awesome meal!!
The crispy mushrooms are fantastic!

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LisaL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food5service3ambience1

Table setting very awkward roof leaking on us and onto floor making it slippery had to pay 75 bucks for a rib eye and to top it all off they charge for bread! Not worth the money

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PaulW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was wonderful. The music was a little loud for us.

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vipDanaL
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have had a vacation home in Mentone for a little over a year now and spend most of the weekends there and eat at Elevation at least once most of the time.
A previous reviewer complained about there being a charge for the bread. It is clearly on the menu with a price…and it’s certainly not your typical free bread that gets sent out at other restaurants.
Yes, the ribeye was $75 and it’s also fresh (vs dry aged) beef, which has a totally different taste and does not appeal to everyone. I ordered the same steak and like the previous reviewer, had a little bit of sticker shock…..but guess what, it’s MY fault for not asking what the Market Price was. The only person to complain to is myself…and I gave myself a break. :-)

If you think you’re going to go to this little mountain town and score a $200 meal for $50, you’re not.
Kevin is an accomplished and thoughtful chef. He creates each menu according to the best fresh ingredients he can get that week. I licked the plate after the Ambrosia Corn - I had never heard of that breed of corn, and now I will never forget it. I’d put him right up there with Bham chefs any day of the week…..especially on Sundays with his Shrimp & Grits….which are the best I’ve ever put in my mouth.

And then there’s Fontana, or as we call her, The Hardest Working Lady in Mentone. She always serves with a smile! And I’ll plug her food truck while I’m at it. Fontastic Foods in the parking lot at the Mentone in. Browse the Farmer’s Market and order lunch. Be prepared to wait though, everything is cooked to order and it’s so VERY worth it!!

My recommendations:
Grilled Airline Chicken Breast - (airline because it has a little wing!) I don’t know how Kevin always makes a chicken breast fork tender, but he does.

The Pork Chop - ESPECIALLY if it comes from Mildred’s Meadows. I am telling you, even the fat is delicious on those things.

PEI Mussels - yummmm

The farms are listed on the back of the menu.


See you Saturday!

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BarryM
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food ever. The French onion soup is marvelous. The chicken was great.

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MyraA
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy dining at Elevation Bistro, the food is always great. The staff is always friendly and helpful. I would recommend to anyone in the Mentone area to give it a try you won’t regret it .

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elevation is such a lovely experience. The food, the setting and the service are all top notch. Food comes out hot and perfectly cooked. Fontana and Kevin make it special every time. Thanks!

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vipJulie
Charlotte
80 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I liked it so much I went 2 nights in a row. I enjoyed the specials, but loved the arugula and walnut salad. Great service. The chef is great too.

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JamesT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, nice atmosphere and friendly service. A little expensive though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!

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AnnetteJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Our server was awesome and very busy. Wonderful dinner for our 33rd Anniversary.

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BarryM
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful…the best meal we’ve had in a long, long time. Thanks to Chef Kevin!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed with a dinner at Elevation! My daughter was visiting from San Antonio and this was the perfect place to to go for delicious food and a warm and special atmosphere. We always enjoy the live music and fireplace, too. Thanks, Kevin, for providing our go-to date nights on the mountain!

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CindyS
E. Tennessee
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday. The service was impeccable! The Chef personally came out to see if our food was what we expected. The grilled pork chop was phenomenal! There was also live music and was such a treat!

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CindyM
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and quaint restaurant with excellent service from the staff. The chef was also attentive after our meal to ensure that we had a pleasant dining experience. The food was wonderful and worth the wait. Definitely a little gem to find in Mentone.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food delicious. Had the chicken and pork chops. Simple Salad was excellent! Will be back!!

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ScottB
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are top shelf. Hands down the best restaurant in Mentone and they never disappoint!

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LynneB
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful meal, great cocktail and nice quiet atmosphere~ Would recommend to anyone !

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Appetizers, beverages, and dessert were fantastic. Entrees were not our favorites. Took 90 minutes from time we placed order to receive entrees, and the inside was only half full when we arrived. Overall it was ok. Probably would make a different choice the next time we’re in town.

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CharlieC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is fine dining in a very casual, comfortable atmosphere with NO pretentious attitudes. The meal is expertly prepared with fresh ingredients, with many being locally produced by people in the community or near by. As with most true dining locations, it is an evening experience, not a quick place to eat and go. It is expected you are staying a while and enjoying the company of your party and some fantastic food. This was my second visit and will go again.

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TerryH
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Elevation Bistro has friendly staff and wonderful food! We ate there on our honeymoon and was well pleased.

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JeanetteB
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great ambiance, and wonderful staff!

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DeanD
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent appetizer and main courses. Service was great. Chef came out and talked after our meal. A great experience, we will definitely be back.

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CameronG
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful visit for an anniversary dinner. Live music was available the evening we were there on the patio deck/area. The service and food was excellent! Very enjoyable evening. Would definitely return.

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Traveler
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had an excellent dinner of Atlantic flounder. The fish was done just right.
We also liked the white beans and onions as a side dish.

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DianeJ
Birmingham
18 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was good although the salmon was cool. The food needed salt. The meal took awhile to come out although the servers were attentive.

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JennyF
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was tasty, but the service was lacking. There was a bartender and one server. There simply was not enough staff. The food is a bit over priced.

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BirdieBelle
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is not our first visit to Elevation and it won’t be our last. Consistently great food and great service!

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HeatherB
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite having several food restrictions, the staff graciously accommodated our requests. The food was delicious. Staff was polite and friendly. We'll be returning for sure.

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JimandCharlotte
Jacksonville
18 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

After multiple trips to this fine restaurant we can still say that we are thrilled with the food and service. We took friends on this visit and they were equally impressed. The Red Snapper was superb as was the okra based soup and the key lime pie. Proud to have such a fine establishment as part of our Mentone Community.

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RussellC
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was very slow and the musician was very loud for the space.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dining experience. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable and so hospitable. The food was amazing! All fresh and locally sourced. It makes a difference. We will be back every chance we get.

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MentoneDiner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elevation is always wonderful. It is the place to dine in Mentone. We love it. All organic, all beautifully prepared. Service is wonderful.

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AngeliaR
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal for our 15th Anniversary! Atmosphere was quiet - food was AMAZING- nice drink selection!! We will definitely visit there again!!!

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annieb
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had dinner at Elevation to celebrate my husband’s birthday. The staff went out of their way to wish him a happy birthday and to make sure our meal and service was far more than expected. Exceptional!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience!

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vipDanaL
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought friends for their first time. We’ve touted Elevation so much for months now, they remarked that they hoped it lived up to the hype. No worries!! It was delicious as always. It is one of the most consistent restaurants we’ve ever frequented.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Fontana. Creative well prepared menu, interesting wine and beer choices

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin and crew, especially Fontana, made our dining experience five star. The food was excellent, every single bite. We will be back

MM
MichaelM
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening on the patio for our last night in Mentone. Incredible food and a good wine selection… highly recommend it!

FAQs

Elevation Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (256) 634-3001.

Elevation Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 109 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.