One of the best restaurants I have ever eaten at, full stop. I've been several times and the food always surpasses my expectations. Ingredients that I was sure I hated get transformed into amazingly delicious morsels, and things I know I already loved get elevated through the roof to new sensations. If you can get a reservation, go!
In my opinion, this is the best restaurant in Birmingham. According to the James Beard Foundation, it's the best restaurant in America! I can assure you that you will not be disappointed by the food here.
It is the best of the best restaurant in Birmingham and it is also the James Beard Foundation Award winner for the most outstanding restaurant in the country. You must make reservation in advance to get a table there. Bar area are normally available for walking in if you go there early.
I have such mixed impressions about this place as it was hyped up quite a bit before we hosted a business dinner there the first time. The food did not live up to the expectations, however the second time we ate there the food was very good. It is on the very expensive side of restaurants, and personally I would rather eat elsewhere for a little less.