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Casual French Bistro
Lunch and Dinner, Daily Specials, Wine & Drinks
Chez Fonfon is that cozy, casual French bistro that transfers you to Paris, Lyons or Nice. Opened in 2000 by Chris Mancill, Frank Stitt and Pardis Stitt, it is a bustling bistro serving classic, hearty French fare: steak tartare, moules et frites, sautéed trout with brown butter, escargots, and homemade charcuterie. We offer the most delicious wines, chosen for their value and typicity, from the Loire, Rhône and Languedoc.
Patrick Dunne (of Lucullus fame) is responsible for the decor, including authentic elements such as the French Belle Epoque café tables and 100 year old etched glass door from Lyons. The marble wainscoting and mahogany paneling for the bar were rescued out of a glorious old Birmingham office building.
Open for lunch at 11:00 a.m. (Tuesday-Friday) and serving continuously until 10:00 p.m., stop by for a quick snack, sumptuous meal or a glass of wine. Maybe even a game of boule in our courtyard—we’ll help you keep score.
Vive le Fonfon!