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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Birmingham

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots in Birmingham? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Perry's Steakhouse & Grille - Birmingham restaurant
4.8
4.8 (8141)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Birmingham
About the restaurant
Enjoy the magic of Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille® in the Magic City! Whether dining with coworkers, enjoying a night out with friends, or hosting a special event, Perry’s award-winning menu, original cocktails and extensive wine list are perfect for any occasion. Boasting 10,000 square feet, our Birmingham location offers all of Perry’s unique features, including four private dining rooms, an island bar and an outdoor patio.



Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
My guest and I were very satisfied and pleased with our dining experience. The service was outstanding.
A photo of Blue Sushi Sake Grill - Birmingham restaurant
4.8
4.8 (378)
$30 and under
Sushi
Vestavia Hills
About the restaurant
Blue Sushi Sake Grill unites creative ingredients with energetic vibes, premium cold sake with happy moments to give you a fresh and fun new way to experience sushi. Our sushi and grill menus allow you to explore your sushi favorites in new and unexpected ways. We like to say that sushi is for sharing, and our menu encourages it. Order a spread of all your maki, nigiri and sashimi favs from the sushi bar, and throw in a few orders of starters from the grill. We'll stagger your plates so you can savor it all bite-by-bite, and maximize the sushi experience you've been craving all week. If you're not sure where to start, tour the menu during Happy Hour, where all our guest favorites — from our sushi, grill and drink menus — are available at an amazing value. We offer Happy Hour every day of the week at Blue Sushi Sake Grill!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Always great food and service here! I love making a reservation.
A photo of Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Birmingham restaurant
4.6
4.6 (3368)
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Birmingham
About the restaurant
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is an American Restaurant and Steakhouse serving authentic wood-fired steaks, seafood, specialty cocktails and select wines. Join us for Happy Hour at the FIREBAR® or on the patio for drink specials and bar bites. We offer top-notch service and upscale dining at a modest price. Reserve Your Table with us today.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
It is always a pleasure dining here at Firebirds. I like making reservations and not having to wait. Each time I fall in love with something new.
A photo of North Italia Restaurant - Birmingham restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1547)
$30 and under
Italian
Birmingham
About the restaurant
At North, we focus on what we do best: Italian from scratch. Enjoy any of our handmade pastas and pizzas, created with seasonal ingredients and inventive flavors. Or, try a different signature dish, prepared with our fresh flavors from the garden, farm, and sea. We’ve hand crafted seasonal cocktails that pair great with our food, creating a real modern Italia experiences perfect for any occasion.
Top review
luv2eatvip
Dined 4 days ago
We dined here two nights in a row while in Birmingham for work. Excellent food and service in a modern setting. It felt very relaxing despite how busy the restaurant was and we didn’t feel rushed. We had different entrées, drinks, and desserts each night and everything we ordered was cooked perfectly and well seasoned. The scallops, branzino, and lemon olive oil cake were standouts. This was definitely a better choice than the other numerous chain restaurants in the area.
A photo of Little Betty Steak Bar restaurant
4.5
4.5 (326)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Mountain Brook
About the restaurant
Revival Restaurant Group is delighted to introduce our newest concept - Little Betty Steak Bar. Located in Mountain Brook, Little Betty is an elegant, first-rate steakhouse and bar with a lively environment beautifully built to make you feel at home. With the thoughtfully curated work of Chef Kyle exploring influences from Italian and Japanese cuisine flavors, Little Betty is a Lane Parke neighborhood favorite.

Please, see our dining guidelines here: https://bit.ly/3NEfCrA

Top review
Bill
Dined 4 days ago
Great place and one of our favorites of all time. Best steaks in town and great atmosphere. Excellent service always. 
A photo of Emmy Squared Pizza - The Summit, Birmingham restaurant
4.4
4.4 (106)
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Vestavia Hills
About the restaurant
Serving Detroit-style pizzas and an award-winning burger. Full service bar, local drafts & wine selection.
Top review
HeidiP
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
Best pizza I have had in a long time. Always love Detroit Deep Dish.
A photo of Culinary Dropout - Birmingham restaurant
4.4
4.4 (328)
$30 and under
American
Vestavia Hills
About the restaurant
Culinary Dropout serves classic meals done right. With crowd favorites like our pretzel bites and provolone fondue, 36-hour pork ribs, and our famous fried chicken drizzled with honey you’ll want to taste everything. Thirsty? Wash it all down with an ice-cold craft beer or a killer house-made cocktail. And don't forget to stick around for games and free live music with a laid-back vibe. Culinary Dropout is for anyone who loves damn good food and drinks.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Great server, great suggestions. We enjoyed our meal very much! Salmon was fantastic!!!
A photo of The Fennec restaurant
4.2
4.2 (252)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Birmingham
About the restaurant
The Fennec features a Southern Farm-to-Table cuisine with worldly influences. Our goal is to have numerous items for all guest, dietary preferences and restrictions. We look to provide an upscale dining experience with our food, beverage but most our service.

With nightly live music, an intimate stage setting, a creative southern menu, chic cocktail lounge, and even an elegant event space on the second floor, there really is nothing else in Birmingham like the Fennec.

For booking large parties with 10 or more guests, please call our store directly and speak with a Manager.

Top review
foodieoodievip
Dined 1 day ago
A really tasty brunch menu that my family enjoyed. Having live music for a Sunday brunch was nice. Only downside was the service was slow. The service was friendly, but slow.
A photo of Dave & Buster's - Birmingham restaurant
4.1
4.1 (99)
$30 and under
American
Birmingham
About the restaurant
Each Dave & Buster’s has more state-of-the-art games than ever, more mouth-watering menu items and the most innovative drinks anywhere. From wings to steaks, we’ve got whatever suits your appetite and our premium bar assures we’re stocked to satisfy! Plus, you can watch your game on one of our massive HDTVs with epic stadium sound.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 4, 2024
The time ir took the food to come out was extremely long. The salmon was over cook.
A photo of P.F. Chang's - Birmingham restaurant
3.9
3.9 (138)
$31 to $50
Asian
Birmingham
About the restaurant
P.F. Chang�s in Birmingham, Alabama, is a farm-to-wok restaurant that offers guests authentic Asian recipes featuring flavors from Vietnam, Japan, Korea and more. The menu has plenty of options for guests who are vegetarian or who don�t eat gluten, as well as a wide array of delicious meals for meat-eaters. Try the barbecue spare ribs prepared with a tangy sauce, a favorite at P.F. Chang�s and pair it with an order of orange ginger edamame. Jicama street tacos filled with lobster and shrimp or chicken are another great menu item, as well as the Hunan dragon wings. Let P.F. Chang�s satisfy your whole family in the casual, comfortable dining space that is perfect for lunch or dinner.
Top review
bpsaia
Dined on Jun 6, 2024
Had a joyful experience . My daughter loves the beef and broccoli
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