French Restaurants in Decatur

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Conceptualized by cousin chefs Serge Pambo and Jean Evens Estinfort—both of whom received their culinary training in Paris—Café de Paris uses a pneumatic tube to transport France's authentic flavors to your table. For lunch, roll up one of the café's classic stuffed seafood, chicken, turkey, or ham crêpes ($9.95), or seduce salivators with the hot ham and cheese of a croque Paris madame topped with béchamel sauce ($9.95). Café de Paris's dinner menu starts with traditional temptations including moules marinieres (mussels in white-wine sauce, $14.95), then migrates mouths to grilled duck breast with orange glaze ($26.95) and tenderloin beef steak with peppercorn sauce ($24.95). Patrons made of fragile porcelain or waffle cone dine on the dainty Niçoise salad, a fresh toss of mixed greens, green beans, tomatoes, olives, tuna, hard-boiled egg, and anchovies ($10.95). In addition to lunch and dinner delights, Café de Paris offers Sunday brunch, the classic midday bites that are always admirably accompanied by a mimosa ($5). Like the blush in a wine-warmed cheek, the warm hues of tabletop bouquets stand out against Café de Paris's crisp table linens. The café's elegant interior provides a beautiful backdrop for marriage proposals, divorce proposals, or admissions of twinning, so grab your significant other or significant other's significantly secret twin for a night on the town. Café de Paris also hosts live music, so check the website to find out the schedule. Café de Paris is closed for dinner on Sunday and Monday nights and for lunch Saturday.

2801 7th Ave S
Birmingham,
AL
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Royal Waffle King's chefs crank out comfort-food staples such as belgium waffles, biscuits, and burgers 24 hours a day. Breakfast platters team waffles up with eggs, sausage, and hash browns, while Royal burger platters pile juicy beef patties with cheese, bacon, and onions. Omelets, country fried steaks, and grilled-chicken clubs are served at all hours at Royal Waffle King's more than a dozen locations in four states. Each restaurant is conveniently situated near major highways, ideal for a rest stop on a long road trip or a vacation beneath diner booths.

8644 Madison Blvd
Madison,
AL
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Hatched from a simple creole cottage in Mandeville, Louisiana in 1996, Another Broken Egg Cafe has expanded to more than 20 locations in the South and California. The homey eatery flaunts more than 130 menu items that spotlight southern and creole twists on breakfast classics such as omelets, scrambles, pancakes, and benedicts. The Hey Lucy!!! omelet, a Spanish-inspired creation filled with chorizo, avocado, green chilies, and house-made salsa, even caught the eye of Valley Planet readers, who voted it Best Breakfast in 2011 and Best Breakfast as well as Best Brunch in 2012. Another Broken Egg Cafe's French-country charm welcomes locals, tourists, and off-the-clock roosters from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. daily.

2722 Carl T Jones Dr. SE
Huntsville,
AL
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The chefs at West End Grill designed their menus to suit the tastes of late-night eaters, express lunchers, and dinner guests looking for classic American food. Dishes range from bacon-wrapped meatloaf and country-fried chicken and gravy to health-conscious steamed-vegetable plates and salads, which are served in bowls, wrapped in spinach tortillas, or hidden inside the pockets of a student's tofu backpack. Sunday brunches find diners tucking into hearty morning meals of crab cakes benedict, shrimp and grits, and Cajun sausage omelets. The staff even swaps in bison meat for beef in burgers and entrees, which gives guests healthier options.

6610 Old Madison Pike NW, Suite 108
Huntsville,
AL
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The story of Sperry?s Restaurant began in Jacksonville, Florida, with famed restaurateur and hotelier Burton W. Sperry, whose reputation for fine food and sterling service made him the toast of the South in the late 1800s. Fast-forward to 1974, when Sperry?s descendants?eager to uphold their great-great-grandfather?s commitment to dining excellence?started their own restaurant to honor his memory. Since opening its doors more than three decades ago, Sperry's Restaurant has expanded to two locations and developed a loyal following thanks to its continued dedication to cooking palate-pleasing steaks and seafood entrees and bending over backwards for its guests.

The aroma of Alaskan king crab legs and bacon-wrapped filet mignon converge to form a culinary siren song for diners sitting at tables made from the hatch covers of World War II Liberty ships. The restaurant?s bartenders sling libations down a hand-carved bar sporting a unique epoxy resin finished for a mirror-like shine, and a stone fireplace occasionally serenades guests with its crackling flames.

1001 Mitchell Boulevard
Florence,
AL
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Flip Side brews drinks and fabricates treats for coffee wranglers and hungry patrons alike in its upbeat café. Bountiful breakfasts, midday meals, and more abound in Flip Side's expansive menu. Bite daintily into a barrel of bagels ($1.59) and muffins ($1.99) or squash hunger altogether with a grilled panini sandwich ($2.69–$4.29), savory soup ($2.19 for a cup), and salad ($6.49). Stomachs and second stomachs will samba to each bite of the steak quesadilla, an orchestral symphony with a grilled steak solo, cheddar and jack cheese arias, and a chorus of fajita vegetables dressed in a tangy southwest sauce ($5.99).

931 Rainbow Dr
Gadsden,
AL
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