Satterfield’s Restaurant

4.7
1202 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Located in the heart of Cahaba Heights, Satterfield’s offers the freshest and best ingredients, a friendly and knowledgeable staff, and an elegant ambiance–ensuring each guest has a memorable experience. Pastry Chef Becky Satterfield opened the restaurant in 2005 with the idea that fine dining doesn’t have to be pretentious, but rather should be relaxing for each guest with every possible detail attended.

While the menu changes daily, guests will always find Old-World flavors married with New-World sensibilities. Our favorites include steaks, fresh seafood, chicken, and game — each with noticeable French, Italian, Spanish or Mediterranean influences. Menus on OpenTable are samples only. Please visit www.satterfieldsrestaurant.com for current menu offerings.

We have multiple seating options ranging from the main dining room to our chef’s counter, our outdoor patio, or our full service bar.

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MA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ate there for the first time Saturday night and LOVED it! Everything was delicious from the drinks, appetizers, salads, entrées, and dessert! A+! Can’t wait to go back!

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CG
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The polish that distinguished Satterfield’s as a fine dining establishment is missing. Many of the long time staff are no longer there which definitely affects the experience. While I enjoyed an excellent Old Fashion from the bar, the appetizer that came out was very disappointing. Fritto Misto is an old standard at Satterfield’s consisting of delicately breaded and fried shrimp, fish and oysters. What we were served was very thickly battered and very salty. The oysters were cooked to a texture of chicken livers. And the fish was very dark, not the usual white, flaky pieces as in the past. Our waitress offered to get us another but we decided to move on to the main course. We split the grilled pork chop served with collards and field pea salad and it was tasty. Dessert of flourless chocolate cake was fine, a bit dry but acceptable. Our waitress was good but we did notice she, one other waiter and the manager, who seemed a bit frazzled, were the only serving staff in the main dining room. Also, our reservation was at 7 pm and there was only one other table and the Chef’s counter occupied when we arrived. We don’t live in the area but have patronized Satterfield’s for almost 9 years when visiting Birmingham and have almost always had stellar food and service, even through a series of chef changes. It was disappointing not to see the new chef in the kitchen and maybe that contributed to some of what we experienced.

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CM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal and a great experience!! They even provided a personalized menu celebrating my wife and I on our anniversary.

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KJ
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and excellent, friendly wait staff. Enjoyed our Mother's Day brunch... between the 3 of us we had fritto misto (tempura-like asparagus, oysters, shrimp & grouper), shrimp & grits, sweet potato/bacon/poached egg concoction, fried pork shop over collards/topped with an egg. We took home 2 "to-go plates" of leftovers, but still managed to indulge in a delicious, rich flourless chocolate cake.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, the best service

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Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner and the restaurant’s decor. It was a bit noisy, but we sat near a large table of people and voices really carried. We had a delightful evening.

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

Fresh seasonal ingredients, bright flavors, and attentive, knowledgeable staff make for a delightful dining experience. Cozy atmosphere. Consistently delicious. Always a treat to dine at Satterfield’s.

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Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked Satterfield's last minute this past Saturday. Going here is always a treat but they got a new chef and it was outstanding. I had the scallops and my husband had the snapper. Simply divine. Excellent wine and excellent service, we felt spoiled with such great service.

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J
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

This is a very loud restaurant. We had a difficult time talking with the other couple at our table and the waiter. The food was excellent.

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New Mexico
344 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very good meal here. Good choices and well prepared & presented.

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JJ
Birmingham
33 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So enjoyed our dinner. Some new things on the menu. Yum,
The new manager is so nice and his wife is a great chef.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Love the new menu!! Excited to see some new faces on staff

Enjoyed it. Please know it’s not necessary to come by every few minutes to ask “how are things.”

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bday great food and ambience

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C
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Satterfields is one of our favorite restaurants. Love the atmosphere and the service is always awesome (Jim did a great job)!
Food this time was common, meaning not bad but not what I expect from a nice restaurant.
Service will keep us coming back.
Chris

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always. One of our favorite date restaurants. Food is always wonderful. Staff is knowledgeable and attentive. Drinks are fantastic.

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LA
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from the valet and server. The scallops and beef tenderloin were delicious. We will definitely be back.

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JB
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went early so seating was not an issue. We had a cocktail and the waitress gave us a few minutes to enjoy those and make our decisions. My husband had soup and we shared an appetizer of fried oysters, shrimp and fish, excellent and not overcooked (plus they gave you enough tartar sauce to enjoy it with all the fried foods). For an entrée we both chose the snapper filet and that was a perfect choice. It was moist and flavorful with asparagus, spinach and mushrooms in just the right amount of broth. After all they food we were not hungry for dessert - maybe next time.

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TC
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I am sorry to say we were a bit disappointed vs the Open Table Reviews. We had the cheese plate, soup, asparagus salad and red snapper special. Overall the food was good, not great. One thing that was very off putting from the first step was the smokiness from the open kitchen. Definitely not enough kitchen ventilation to evacuate the kitchen smoke. The staff was very friendly and attentive.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Anniversary

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

Food and service were excellent as always.

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DY
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My third time there and I have enjoyed all three times. Service was great and food was the best.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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AB
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 1

First, the place was so loud that my husband and I couldn't really talk to each other. The service was great, but the food was very lacking. My husband got fish, and he got maybe 4 potato slices with the fish. It also came with chick peas, but they were so hard he couldn't eat them. I ordered steak. The steak was so tough that I gave up trying to cut it after about 5 bites. It was flavorful, but too hard to cut and chew. I substituted sweet potato puree in place of what came with the steak. It was spread over the side of the plate to look nice, but after scraping it off, I had maybe 1/4 cup of sweet potatoes. In other words, expect the meat entree with no sides for a lot of money. The creme brulee for dessert was wonderful.

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

Lovely birthday dinner. Attentive wait staff. Food was delicious.

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Jacksonville
45 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food!

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T
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service.

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KM
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the fifth year my bride & I have celebrated our Wedding Anniversary. Once again we had a wonderful experience. Of course, every time we go to Satterfield's the food and the staff are exceptional!

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L
Birmingham
54 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous cocktails and wine selection. Fabulous food! Fabulous desserts and fabulous servers!

In a word, fabulous!

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SM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to Satterfield's and I must say the food was even better this time! The scallops are amazing and the dessert beignets were out of this world!!

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D
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, food and ambiance were excellent. Thanks to the chef.

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N
Birmingham
18 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service provided by Donald was extraordinary. His attentiveness was almost telepathic. The food was delicious and was in generous proportions. We enjoyed both the steelhead trout and pork chops. They were the best pork chops I have ever had. The wine selections were above par. The cream brûlée with the birthday candle completed our celebration.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Hello. 4 friends from Georgia decided to try 3 restaurants in B'ham. We started with Satterfield's first. We arrived early had a drink and met a really nice real estate agent, Nancy. She purchased our first round. ALA. hospitality. My home state. Everything was great. Delicious food and desserts until fruit fly joined us for dinner and doubled charge for drinks. Hines, could not give 5 stars. Friendly staff. Great service. Will visit again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was delicious. We had the oysters, rib eye and lamb. No complaints here. The staff was very friendly and it made for a wonderful birthday dinner.

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BS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and wine selection, excellent. Quaint atmosphere. Our waiter was terrific...his name was Martin I believe.

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JW
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Drinks were good. Steaks were nothing special and sides (potatoes and mushrooms) were bland. Not worth the $150 I paid. Restaurant was so noisy that I could hardly hear my wife.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome service and food.

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PF
Birmingham
32 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! Will return!

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and delicious

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KL
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great value. Fantastic service!

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f
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, we've been wanting to try it for a long time. So glad we did!

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