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Frank Stitt's most acclaimed restaurant, Highlands has been serving up modern Southern cuisine using French cooking techniques since 1982 in this elegant, 1920s-inspired dining room. The service is as outstanding as the food. Come dressed to impress – suit jackets are not required but you'll probably feel out of place without one.
Cocktails and oysters at the bar are a tradition among Birmingham's movers and shakers. Highlands won James Beard awards for best restaurant and best pastry chef in 2018.