Hot & Hot Fish Club

$ $ $ $
2180 11th Ct S (Birmingham)
Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 933-5474
5:30pm - 10:00pm
5:30pm - 10:00pm
5:30pm - 10:00pm
5:30pm - 10:00pm
5:30pm - 10:00pm

Christopher and Idie Hastings, the chef-owners of Hot and Hot Fish Club, located in a historic building on Birmingham’s Southside, pride themselves on crafting what they call “memory cuisine”, using simple ingredients to create dishes that trigger a sense of nostalgia in their diners. Fish is — no surprise — the specialty, but vegetables picked at the optimum point and top-quality meat and poultry are also treated with respect and skill. — Molly Aronica, 2/18/11



  • Skip the first glass of wine and get something from their cocktail menu. They use a lot of the same seasonal ingredients and creativity as the dinner menu. Really tasty results.
  • Budget for $100/person including drinks and taxes. Chris Hastings is worth every penny though.
  • Make weekend reservations far in advance! The food and service here are worth it! Try the snapper and the Fried okra! Of course it's tomato salad season! Come and get them before they're gone!!!
  • How can you top a truffled meat cookie, you ask? With a Shotgun Shell cocktail and an order of the finest shrimp and grits Alabama has to offer.
  • The skate wing was amazing!!
  • Waited a LONG time for out table even tho we had reservations. Manager comped first round of drinks and an appetizer for each person. Party of 8!! Awesome customer service.!! Food was good as well..
  • Awesome night! Ben C was great with wine pairing and 6 course meal at chef bar. Pairing is a must do.
  • Try the Homemade Ravioli - Chris did great. No wonder he won best chef in the South
  • Imbibe Magazine recognized Hot & Hot Fish Club for having the Best Bar Food in the South in their March/April 2011 Southern Issue
  • Everything was great. A must do
  • Hot & Hot is another Bham restaurant that has become renowned Nation wide. With the daily changing menu utilizing the freshest local ingredients there is a dish to please every preference.
  • Sit at chef's counter
  • Had a "flight" of vegetarian sides as an entree, which turned out terrible - could easily tell something was missing in all of them. The appetizer mushroom risotto was outstanding, however.
  • This is really one of the premier restaurants Birmingham. I have never had a meal here that is not unbelievable.
  • Possibly one of the best dinners I have ever had. Menu is different every day as they use fresh ingredients for everything. All of it is a winner however.
  • If you do dessert try the watermelon sorbet it's amazing
  • Bayou la batre shrimp was great. Hot and hot Noodles not my favorite but the place is great and has world class service.
  • Run by Chris Hastings, 2012 Chef of the South and James Beard Award Winner - Ultimate Southern fine dining focusing on locally grown seasonal foods
  • The farm-to-glass cocktails are amazing!
  • Not all that impressed. Had heard a lot of great things about this place. Menu limited and nothing spectacular. Worth checking out once but probably wouldn't return.

Nearby places

2011 11th Ave S
1318 Cobb Ln S (btwn 13th St. S & 14th St. S)
2304 10th Ter S