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Sunday before Christmas in Birmingham

fdobbs1 Dec 8, 2012 02:07 PM

Greetings, I'm going to be in Birmingham over Christmas and am looking for a place to have dinner on Sunday the 23rd. I've checked on the nice places I know (Highlands, Hot & Hot, Bottega, etc.) but am not having any luck.

Does anyone have any suggestions of places I can check?

Thanks in advance!

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    chloebell RE: fdobbs1 Dec 8, 2012 02:44 PM

    Bummer! Are the booked solid or closed? Try Chez Fon Fon, that's a F. Stitt restaurant. But I would think if his others are closed, this would be to. Did you try Bottega restaurant AND the cafe?

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      fdobbs1 RE: chloebell Dec 8, 2012 07:52 PM

      It looks like everything is closed on Sunday. Are there any good hotel restaurants since they have to be open? Seems doubtful but thought I'd ask. I hadn't considered everyone being closed on Sunday.

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        chloebell RE: fdobbs1 Dec 9, 2012 06:38 AM

        There is a Shula's in the Riverchase Galleria hotel/mall in Hoover. Also, www.thesummitonline.com - there is a Fleming's steakhouse there. Wish I could help more!

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          sheilal RE: fdobbs1 Dec 10, 2012 06:54 AM

          The Renaissance Resort at Ross Bridge in Hoover has a really good restaurant - Brock's. They are fully decorated for Christmas and sometimes feature carolers and such throughout the facility.

      2. Dax RE: fdobbs1 Dec 9, 2012 08:12 AM

        Sundays are pretty weak in BHam and combining it around Christmas makes it worse. Check this thread:

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/829831

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          hlsess RE: fdobbs1 Dec 15, 2012 06:58 AM

          I would think most places would be closed that night- Dyron's is a good choice too and Ollie Irene in mt Brook but not sure if they are open... Ruths Chris should eb open since it is in embassy Suites- great steaks~~

          1. fdobbs1 RE: fdobbs1 Dec 18, 2012 09:00 AM

            HI,
            Thanks all for the suggestions. We've rethought the game plan and are doing brunch/lunch at Veranda on HIghland Sunday. Will report back if anything notable is served.
            Thanks again!

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