Birmingham is home to many award winning, nationally renowned restaurants. From Saw’s local BBQ to the James Beard Award winning Hot and Hot Fish, Birmingham is the place to be. Fortunately, for guests of Aloft Birmingham, you are in the heart of the best Birmingham restaurants to get your foodie fix.
Real & Rosemary (0.1 miles)
Focusing on real food and good company, Real & Rosemary offers soups, salads, & sandwiches, made with fresh ingredients in a familiar atmosphere.
Jinsei Sushi (0.1 miles)
Offering only the finest fish flown in daily from all over the world, Jinsei Sushi is a contemporary Japanese restaurant with a modern atmosphere and a casual twist.
Johnny's Restaurant (0.2 miles)
As Birmingham's first modern meat and three, Johnny's has been serving up southern food since 2012. In addition to southern fare, Johnny's also offers traditional Greek fare, including Spanikopita and Souvlaki.
Holler & Dash Biscuit House (0.3 miles)
This southern style biscuit house is open for breakfast and lunch, and is walking distance to our hotel. Enjoy a classic chicken biscuit, or try a more adventurous biscuit with fried pork tenderloin, blackberry butter, and fried onion straws.
Saw’s BBQ (1.3 miles)
Saw’s BBQ is No. 1 with Paula Deen, y’all. The popular Homewood barbecue joint tops the list of “The Best Barbecue Across America” that appears in the July-August issue of Cooking with Paula Deen magazine. A must try while visiting!
Awards| Press: #1 on Paula Dean’s Best Barbeque in America
Bottega (1.7 miles)
Open since 1988 the Bottega dining room presents a warm, sophisticated atmosphere with Italy inspired cuisine, carefully crafted by linking ingredients from American South and artisanal producers from the Italian countryside.
Awards| Press: Taste of the South Magazine “2014 Taste 50-The Best in Southern Food “ #4, ABC’s Nightline: Platelist Segment, The Martha Stewward Show, Southern Living – Best Urban Destination, Food Arts Magazine- Food Arts Top 19 veteran restaurants
Hot & Hot Fish Club (1.8 miles)
Hot and Hot Fish Club has earned a reputation for serving some of the finest, freshest dishes in the region. Seasonality is the cornerstone of the menu, as the food is prepared at the peak of its season and at the height of quality and flavor. Owners Chris and Idie Hastings are committed to serving local products including organic produce, farm-raised meats, hand crafted Artisanal cheese and gulf seafood.
Awards | Press: James Beard Award- Best Chef of the South- Chris Hastings, Iron Chef America 2012, The Wall Street Journal The Secret to a Great Summer Meal, Garden & Gun (Multiple Issues), Good Morning America- Featured recipe
Highlands Bar & Grill (2.0 miles)
French inspired Southern dinner, where exquisite food and gracious service combine to create one of America’s great restaurants.
Awards| Press: 2011 Who’s Who of Food and Beverage Inductee- Frank Stitt, 2009-2014 Outstanding Restaurant Finalist
Chez Fonfon (2.1 miles)
Chez Fonfon is that cozy, casual French bistro that we hope transfers you to Paris, Lyons or Nice. It is a bustling place serving classic, hearty French fare: steak tartare, moules et frites, sautéed trout with brown butter, escargots, and homemade charcuterie. They offer the most delicious wines, chosen for their value and quirkiness, from the Loire, Rhône and Languedoc. Stop by for a quick snack, sumptuous meal or a glass of wine. Maybe even a game of boule in our courtyard — we’ll help you keep score.
Awards| Press: Taste of the South Magazine July/August 2014, Cooking Light November 2012
GianMarco’s (2.2 miles)
GianMarco’s Restaurant atmosphere is a welcoming synthesis of Italian charm and Southern hospitality. The menu includes traditional, northern Italian dishes, lots of pastas, veal and fish. Steaming plates of Italian made pastas have that Old World texture reminiscent of the pastas enjoyed in Italy.
Ocean (2.2 miles)
Ocean offers fresh seafood in an exciting and contemporary atmosphere. The menu changes nightly and features fresh oysters and fish from around the world.
Awards|Press: Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator and Winner of the AAA Four Diamond award for the past seven years.
Five (2.7 miles)
At FIVE BAR they make it easier. They offer five dinners, five white wines, and five red wines. They have a bar stocked with everything you need and nothing more. Everything we prepare is made from scratch. They offer fresh fish two nights a week from our own wholesale seafood market in Destin, Fla. They offer great value and service in a hipped-up atmosphere.
El Barrio (3.7 miles)
Inspired by multi-regional Mexican cuisine, urban design, and locally sourced ingredients, El Barrio bridges the gap between the typical Mexican restaurant and a bustling bar and grill.