Highland's Bar & Grill

Five Points South, Birmingham
  • Ranked #2 for bars in Birmingham
  • The folks at Men's Health Mag and Eater like this place. Would you agree?
    • Men's Health Mag
    • Eater
  • Clark C.
    "Frank Stitt for 4 years"(6 Tips)
    Guillermo M.
    "Baked Grits after 31 years on the menu"(6 Tips)
    Tom J.
    "Wine List to be one of the Best in the South"(6 Tips)
    Chris P.
    "seafood muddle"(4 Tips)
37 Tips and reviews
  • grits
  • frank stitt
  • wine
  • good for dates
  • seafood
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  • Brian P.
    Brian PFebruary 24
    Awesome dinner! Duck 2-ways, Endive & Watercress salad, good Martini and wine by the glass. Service was great. Menu changes regularly.
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 19
    Frank Stitt's elegant presentation of regional cuisine is as vital as ever. The restaurant’s hospitality has long been equally distinguished as its food. Read more
  • Clark C.
    Clark ChilesDecember 15, 2016
    As someone who worked for Frank Stitt for 4 years, trying to summarize "what's good here" is laughable. All of his restaurants are phenomenal, but Highlands is special. Simply the best.
  • Nick R.
    Nick RunyanApril 23, 2016
    Carpaccio and the grits were amazing
  • Steve P.
    Steve PorterMarch 20, 2016
  • Bruce L.
    Bruce LenartApril 14, 2015
    Finest dining experience in Birmingham!
  • Maybs M.
    Maybs MFebruary 17, 2015
    Baked grits is truth.
  • Patrick T.
    Patrick TJanuary 18, 2015
    Service was great! The Cadillac fish was very good. Good idea to make a reservation but sitting in the bar area is still a great experience. Would definitely go again.
  • Jon D.
    Jon DarveauJanuary 5, 2015
    Fantastic wine selection, the Zinfandel they have by the glass one of the very best
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagAugust 3, 2014
    For our money, you can’t beat the hickory grilled beef filet, served with wilted greens and new potatoes roasted in duck fat. Read more
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagAugust 3, 2014
    Local flavors include stone-ground organic grits, baked with sautéed mushrooms, country ham, Parmesan cheese, and served in a butter sauce with sherry vinegar and wine. Read more
  • Hollie T.
    Hollie ThomasMay 8, 2014
    The food is incredible!!!
  • Atlanta Food & W.
    Explore the rich intermingling of culture and cuisine that runs through Southern cookbook tradition May 29 - June 1 with Chef Frank Stitt at Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. Read more
  • Sean M.
    Sean McBrideApril 1, 2014
    Great gourmet food! This restaurant would hold it's own in San Francisco, no problem.
  • Guillermo M.
    Guillermo MendozaOctober 31, 2013
    The Baked Grits after 31 years on the menu, are still incredible, Veal, grouper, it doesn't mattet everyting is delicious!
  • Paul J.
    Paul JeromeJune 29, 2013
    You can do NO WRONG with this choice !!!
  • Builder Nation
    Builder NationApril 8, 2013
    2013 nominee Most Outstanding Restaurant - Southern soul and European food.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PolloneDecember 27, 2012
    Loved everything. Mixed grill, seafood muddle, baked oysters and beef cheeks all excellent. I live in Manhattan and this blows pretty much everything there away.
  • Camryn L.
    Camryn LemmonNovember 26, 2012
    One of my favorite places, next to Brio's and The Tavern, lower side of The Summit.
  • Quiana R.
    Quiana RicheOctober 28, 2012
    Absolutely phenomenal! We had the baked grits appetizer ... It was recommended my many in the tips section. It didn't not disappoint. We also had the New Guinea hen risotto and short ribs ... Fab! ❤
  • Chris L.
    Chris LenartSeptember 29, 2012
    I really don't have any words to describe how amazing this place is!
  • Renaissance Hotels
    Renaissance HotelsMay 30, 2012
    Dining alone? Eat at the bar here and get the baked grits. You’ll feel right at home. For more local tips, follow us on 4sq or check out www.renhotels.com.
  • Grant H.
    Grant HallmarkMay 11, 2012
    everything is good, just go to here
  • Tom J.
    Tom JMarch 14, 2012
    Imbibe Magazine found Highland's Bar & Grill's Wine List to be one of the Best in the South in their March/April 2011 Southern Issue
  • Clinton P.
    Clinton PittmanMarch 3, 2012
    Frank Stitt is the reason that Birmingham has so many good restaurants
  • Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
    Chef Frank Stitt will be bringing back some special dishes from his past in Heritage Dinner as part of the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival and more! Tickets on sale now! Read more
  • Clinton P.
    Clinton PittmanFebruary 9, 2012
    R.W. "Johnny" Apple, late writer for the NY Times, listed Highlands as the 5th best restaurant in the world, and he knew what he was talking about. You can see the article in the restaurant I think.
  • Alabama Year of Food
    Alabama Year of FoodJanuary 13, 2012
    A great place to entertain out-of-town guests and celebrate special occasions. Impress your group by recommending the baked grits.
  • Landon H.
    Landon HowellOctober 19, 2011
    I'll make it easier for you: pick whatever fish your server recommends.
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HolmesOctober 18, 2011
    Everything is fabulous! I like to sit in the front window.
  • Cassie D.
    Cassie DudleySeptember 23, 2011
    The grits are a must!
  • James W.
    James WiserSeptember 3, 2011
    More James Beard awards than any place outside of NYC. And in Alabama.
  • Alex G.
    Alex GouldApril 1, 2011
    Grits are the best item on the menu
  • Simon & Schuster
    Simon & SchusterMarch 16, 2011
    Frank Stitts has been a champion of food traditions from the south for over twenty years. Diners flock to sample the Baked Grits appetizer. Find recipes inspired by Stitts in JUST MARRIED AND COOKING. Read more
  • Esquire
    EsquireJanuary 31, 2011
    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. We recommend the "Orange Thing" vodka martini, without feeling the least bit insecure.
  • Mark K.
    Mark KDecember 24, 2010
    This is by far one of the best restaurants in the country.
  • Richard D.
    Richard DavisApril 22, 2010
    Don't miss 2010 James Beard finalist for Restaurant of the Year. Read more
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