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Birmingham’s Highlands Bar & Grill featured on list of America’s best eateries

Birmingham’s Highlands Bar & Grill has capped off a historic year by being named to a list of the “100 Best Restaurants in America.”

Perhaps the most prestigious aspect of being featured on the extensive list, which was compiled by OpenTable, is that it was generated solely by real diner reviews. The list also represented a diverse cross-section of restaurants from coast-to-coast.

Highlands was Alabama’s lone representative on the list, with OpenTable’s chosen snipet highlighting its service, food and signature drinks, while calling the restaurant a “must visit.” 

This adds to Highlands’ year of incredible accolades.

In 2018, the French-inspired southern restaurant took home the most outstanding restaurant honor at the James Beard Awards, while Highlands’ Dolester Miles won the award for the most outstanding pastry chef.

Then, Robb Report named executive chef and owner Frank Stitt’s restaurant one of “The 30 Most Influential Restaurants of the Last 30 Years.”

Star Chef Mike Lata praised Highlands in Robb Report’s rundown, saying Stitt has “paved the way for new Southern cooking.”

The Birmingham eatery was also named to Eater’s 38 Best Restaurants in America list recently.

Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn