~Best Places to Eat in Birmingham~

Looking for the perfect place to take your date for a bite to eat? Maybe you’re looking for the best places to swing by for a quick meal with a friend or coworker. Whatever the reason that brought you to our perfectly compiled list of “Birmingham’s Best Bites” we hope you enjoy all of our top picks!

Feeling Fancy

If you’re preparing for the fancy date of your life, our top picks for fancy restaurants will have your mouth watering and begging for a second helping as well as setting the stage for a perfect romantic evening you won’t forget. Thinking authentic Italian by candlelight? Gianmarco’s offers fine Italian Cuisine in soft, romantic lighting and a sophisticated dining area with white tablecloths and candles. If you’re looking for standard dress-up American food, Galley and Garden offers fine farm-to-table American food served in an elegant historic home with jazz and separate intimate dining areas. Of course, if a fine medium-rare steak is calling your name, Ruth’s Chris Steak House is a great way to spend an evening. They’re well known for their sizzling butter-topped beef and fine wines.

Cafe Perfection

Of course, there are plenty of perfect hole-in-the-wall cafes, restaurants, and bars in Birmingham. If you’re looking for the perfect place to go after work, these restaurants will have you coming back again and again and even tell your friends! In the mood for gyros? One of our absolute favorite spots is Glory Bound Gyro Company downtown. It’s well priced, the atmosphere is perfect and they serve your drinks in mason jars! What’s more perfect than this??

Looking for some offbeat soul food and BBQ? Saw’s Soul Kitchen is a perfect humble little restaurant in Birmingham that is so good, it’s unforgettable. You’ll be making meal recommendations for your friends, that’s assured. If you’re not in the mood for BBQ or Gyros, are next top pick would be Makarios Kabobs and Grill. With signature sandwiches, wraps, kebabs and sauces, you won’t ever want to leave.

Let Your Taste Buds Explore

It’s always so much fun to try authentic food from other cultures and countries. Lucky for us, Birmingham is rich in culture and food from all over the world. Want to try some authentic food from other cultures in one place? The Pizitz Food Hall is one of our favorite spots. Eli’s Jerusalem Grill offers authentic homemade Israeli food including shawarma, kebabs, and a falafel. If you’re more in the mood for a wonderful blend of southern ingredients and coastal Italian, you’ll definitely want to try Fero at the Pizitz. Still not feeling it? Don’t worry. There’s plenty of options. If you’re in the mood to try some tasty Indian Street Food, You definitely won’t want to pass up the SIlver Kati! My personal favorite at the Pizitz, I can’t ever pass it up. If you’re looking for something a little more classic, however, The Standard is right around the corner to greet your watering mouth with a delicious house ground burger.

 

So what are your top food picks around Birmingham?? We’d love to hear from you in the comments! From fancy to fabulous, nobody can deny that Birmingham just might have the Best Bites.

Jessica Lambert