We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Chez FON FON

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2007 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-2801
+1 205-939-3221
Website
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

357 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 354: English reviews
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The escagot is fabulous. The daily fish special is always outstanding and the burger is the best I have ever had. If the coconut pecan cake is on the menu, order it.

Helpful?
Thank John J
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chez Fon Fon has the best burgers and fries in town. Their pot of creme for dessert is unbelievable. You can share it because it is so rich and decadent that you just can't eat the whole thing. It's fun to sit at the bar and talk to Anita.

Helpful?
Thank Kathy S
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has the best burgers hands down..pricey but worth it. The white tablecloth look is perfect for date night, but hanging out at the bar on lunch is a must

Helpful?
Thank Terese J
Birmingham, Alabama
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever I want a great impromptu meal I pick Chez Fon Fon. Great wine, martinis, service and food. Their soups are wonderful especially the cauliflower. The coq au vin is exceptional. And of course best burger in town.

Helpful?
Thank Annnomad
Birmingham, AL
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really like this place the few times we've gone. We can't afford it these days (they used to have a great "after 10 p.m." deal - a nice dish like their burger with a glass of wine and a dessert, if I recall correctly, for a good price - in the $13-15 range). Unfortunately, they've stopped offering that the last... More 

Helpful?
Thank youngman44
Birmingham, Alabama
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a fancy lunch stop then this is your place. I had the infamous burger and it did not disappoint. Only down side is that they didn't have mayo for the burger.. only aioli which is basically the same thing but just a bit pretentious.

Helpful?
Thank John P
Hartford, Alabama
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter had to get a MRI done at the Kirkland clinic and we went to lunch after. We so enjoyed the food and the service. All was awesome and not to prices for what you get. Best coconut cake ever!!!!!!

Helpful?
Thank rshield
Birmingham, Alabama
Level Contributor
61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At the suggestion of my favorite bartender, I decided to try the Saturday night special, which was Swordfish on a bed of Risotto with shrimp and crawfish. I must say that it was the best I have ever tasted! Chez Fon Fon consistently is just as good as it gets.

Helpful?
Thank directorchip
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great fun spot for food and drinks..very trendy...all doing unique local atmosphere. Specialty drinks and lical brews available. Excellent food...all items 9n menu from the cheeseburger to the Trout dish are excellent choices! The desserts are also made in the restaurant and very tasty.

Helpful?
Thank BamaGirlMMM
Nashville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As with anything attached to Frank Stitt's name, this place is so well done. We tend to go here for drinks before going next door to Highlands for dinner. I love the atmosphere-- it's classy but casual and always quite lively. It has an energy to it without being trendy. A French Bistro to a T. In my experience, Bouchon... More 

Helpful?
Thank MrsJAMc

Travellers who viewed Chez FON FON also viewed

 

Been to Chez FON FON? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$45
Cuisine
French, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2007 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-2801
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-939-3221

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Chez FON FON and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
1 month ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
11 months ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
11 months ago
Anniston, Alabama, United States
over a year ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Chez FON FON staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?