Chez Fonfon

2007 11th Ave S, Birmingham
(205) 939-3221

Recent Reviews

John Hunt

Anniversary lunch date was a hit. Liver pate, trout almondine, schnitzel, followed by their warm pound cake with vanilla bean sauce. Angel knew his stuff too - took good care of us!


I've never had such a bad experience at Fonfon. The bartender clearly doesn't like his job. We left because he wouldn't acknowledge us. Next time I go and he's working I'll just wait for a table.

Grace D (Miami Culinary Tours)

Absolutely superb, a trip to France without the airport hassle and craziness of today's world. I have dine at great restaurants in Paris, Chez Fonfon brings it here to the south.. We are from Miami, Florida and made special arrangements to stop here on our way to Nashville. WOW, the cuisine is perfectly executed. Service was a 10+ and the mussels one of the best ones I've ever had. Beautiful ambiance, very chic but not pretentious and super professional and hospitable team. We will be back!!

angela ferguson

Delicious, as always! Really enjoyed hanging out on the Patio. Given COVID issues, it feels safer to be outdoors, and they have set it up so that it is very pleasant.

M D.

Hands down our absolute favorite restaurant in Birmingham. The service here is absolutely impeccable; from the sweetest greetings from the front of house staff to every single server in the place. Food is divine! We come for the entire experience and Chez Fonfon never disappoints!

Arreis “NaturalDiva” Black

The food was delicious. The outside patio area is a very relaxed vibe. Offers a unique atmosphere in Birmingham compared to other restaurants. First impression was excellent and I would recommend to anyone that’s visiting the area and also locals

Greg B.

There are probably a million 5-star reviews for Chez Fonfon. This place deserves it. My wife and I dined there for lunch for the first time and were amazed. Sitting at the bar because of limited seating (due to COVID-19), we enjoyed the Croque Monsieur and Hamburger Fonfon my wife and I ordered. Both were incredible, including the pommes frites. Absolutely delicious. The bartender was very attentive and not overbearing or stuffy. I also noticed Chef Stitt pick up a napkin or two in the dining room in order to maintain the impeccable atmosphere. We'll be going back soon.

Matthew Warren

Chez FonFon is a quaint restaurant with big restaurant service. The service is spot-on and the food is amazing. Ask for a wine paring…will not disappoint. If they have the basque cake, order one per person so there is not a fight at the table. That good. Want a burger? Get. The. Burger. It is amazing.

Lonnie Streeter

Superb dining experience. I visited for a late lunch/early dinner. My group of 4 had appetizers and about 3 cocktails per person. The staff is very attentive. Courtyard dining if you want a dramatic setting and to make an impression.

Carly S.

This is such a great spot! My fiancé and I came here for my birthday. We originally had a patio reservation, but since it was raining we couldn't sit out there! They quickly put together a table for us to get us seated. The service was incredible all night. I got a couple of French 75s (which I loved)! To start we got the bread, olives, and escargot. For dinner, my fiancé got the snapper and I got the mussels. On the side we had the fries, cucumber salad, and spinach. We also got a chocolate caramel nut tart to wrap up dinner! Everything we had was great- but I would say you HAVE to get the escargots and the mussels. Those dishes were next level!

Rosa Hill

Wow! Absolutely amazing food, drinks, staff and valet parking! Please eat out back, the best spot in my opinion! It's so serene, nice and relaxing. This place is for Absolutely anyone that love fine cuisines with flavor! I had the crawfish etouffee with a strawberry dessert now, "my go to meal"! To top it off with a bottle of Rozay! Don't miss out on this treat nestled in the Five Points area!

Phil Neri

Nice restaurant with excellent service and fantastic food. I would recommend the Hamburger Fonfon or one of their seasonal dishes. The lemon meringue tart is an excellent dessert.

Bob Opkins

Had a very nice dinner on the patio. The service was great and food very tasty. I had the Tripletail was good but the portion was small and I left hungry. My wife loved her Avocado and shrimp salad.

Meghan P.

I was finally able to snag a reservation for the patio here and it was worth the wait! One of the prettiest patios in Birmingham, in my opinion. We started off with Beef Tartine which was delicious and Petite Baguette & Butter(very tiny portions). Our server accidentally brought an order of the Steak tartare which ended up being a favorite dish of the night! I had the Fonfon Hamburger with steak frites and it was delicious! I Definitely see what all the hype is about! I finished off the night with the Chocolate Pot De Creme and it was excellent. Definitely will come back, we had a great time and the service was wonderful!

William Lambert

This was my first time to Chez FonFon. It was everything I heard about and much more. I was visiting from Denver and brought some of my family for lunch. We had such a great time . Great service and food and atmosphere.

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