Welcome to our first stop of the tour, Revivalist. Revivalist is a restoration of a historic tavern located in the heart of Huntsville. Their menu offers reinvented European classics like Duck and Pork Stew and Loch Wester Ross Salmon. Their menu also includes new and innovative dishes Like S’mores with complete Bourbon infused Vanilla Ice cream. Yum!
Continue straight down Jefferson Street.
If you look to your right down Spring Street, on your right you will find Domaine South. Inspired by the love of great food and music, Domaine South provides a wide selection of specialty curated wines, cheeses and inventive dishes. Try delicious European cheeses, fresh from Italy such as Alta Langa “Rocchetta” or home grown comforts like sweet potato butter.
Continue down West Side Square road.
On your left we will pass Cotton Row. Originally built in 1821 and inspired by Huntsville's history in the cotton trade, this classic American restaurant will welcome you in with their authentic southern classics like Fried Green Tomatoes and Buttermilk Fried Quail. Cotton Row owner and Chef James Boyce is often featured on the Today Show and Martha Stewart Living Radio.
Take a right up up ahead at Gates Ave.
On your left you will pass Mazzara’s Vinoteca, located in the historic Humphrey Rodgers house. Built in 1848, the house was threatened by demolition due to the encroaching Coca-Cola Bottling plant but narrowly escaped until preservationists finally got the house listed on the National Register of historic places in 1977.
Now it's home to Mazzara’s Vinoteca, serving classic Italian dishes like Spaghetti Pomodoro or Chicken Marsala complete with fresh, inhouse made pasta and bread. A perfect place for any carb lover.
Make sure to take a left onto Franklin Street.
Up ahead we will be passing Commerce Kitchen on your left. Commerce Kitchen was opened in 2010 by Chef Joyce of Cotton Row as a companion restaurant serving classic comforts while serving homage to southern styles of cooking. Try southern specialties like Blackened Catfish and Homestyle meatloaf and of course Dijon collard greens.
Continue straight onto Washington Street.
Just down North Side Square is The Poppy and Parliament. This upscale English Pub offers a taste from across the pond. The Poppy was officially incorporated in May 2019 and the Parliament was added as an addition in November of 2020. Try traditional English fish and chips or if you are feeling more adventurous, go for the Beggar’s Purse Frog Legs.
Aside from the fantastic food, The Poppy and Parliament also has an onsite British-inspired gourmet store and butcher shoppe, so you can take a taste of England back home with you.
Keep going straight on Washington Street.
Up next on your left is The Bottle, named after its predecessor the Green Bottle Grill. The Bottle has great Southern cuisine with a seasonal inspired menu and plenty of French influence. They also offer an extensive wine selection, making sure your dining experience is perfect from the glass to the plate.
Make sure to take a left up at Medarian Street NW.
If you want your next happy hour spot or just a place to come and enjoy the night out, stop by the Purveyor on your right. The Purveyor is one of downtown Huntsville newest additions and offers new and unique cocktail choices in a relaxed atmosphere. If it's warm out, which is often in Alabama, they have great outdoor seating as well.
Follow your navigation as we head over to our next stop, 1892 East.
On your right we will pass 1892 East Restaurant and Tavern. This restaurant offers a unique menu featuring a farm-to-table menu with an emphasis on organic and vegetarian ingredients. 1892 East came to fruition after Executive Chef Steven Bunner spent time in Denali, Alaska and experienced Alaska's short and intense growing season. This sparked the idea to bring sustainability and locally owned food to Huntsville.
1892 East’s mission is to provide high-quality foods that help support the local food economy.
Try fresh favorites like grilled marinated portobello caps complete with an apple cider vinaigrette or a savory Mushroom Pot Pie. Of course if you come for brunch, no brunch is complete without their signature Mimosas which is included in all of their Brunch entree dishes. Are you hungry yet? Don’t worry, kids and anyone with food sensitivities are welcome as well.
Continue straight down California street.
As we make our way to our last stop on the tour, let me tell you about the Huntsville Crush Wine and Food Festival. This festival was named in the top twenty events of The Southeast Tourism Society and for good reason. This festival offers over 150 wine labels to taste along with plenty of local vendors and food trucks to eat from.
Aside from all the great wine,this festival also has an onsite Charcuterie Class, Chocolate and wine pairing as well as a Whisky and Wild game garden hosted by the Huntsville local Sip and Lounge.
Make sure to stay for the live music as well and feel good knowing you’re supporting Huntsville’s best local vendors!
Follow your navigation to our last stop on this tour, Flight Plan Wine and Tapas.
Our final stop on this tour is Flight Plan Wine and Tapas. Flight Plan was started in 2019 by Chefs Jim and Belinda Taylor after they retired from their jobs in pharmaceutical management and education.
Like the name suggests, Flight Plan Wine and Tapas’ speciality is wine flights. Try flights based on location such as “Down Under White” that has a variety of wines from New Zealand and Australia or “Napa Royalty” which offers wines from only the best in Napa Valley.
For those who aren't wine fans, don't worry, Flight Plan also provides a build your own Whisky Flight menu as well.
That concludes our tour of the Top 10 restaurants in Huntsville, Alabama. If you like what you saw and want to see more don't forget to check out Steve’s other tours. If you want to learn more about the Huntsville area, give Steve a call at (256) 652-2316 or send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.