The Hot & Hot Fish Club is a fine dining restaurant located in downtown Birmingham that offers a unique modern cuisine that is a perfect blend of French, Southern, and California-styles of cooking while the ingredients feature a special emphasis on fresh produce sourced from Alabama's local farmers and artisans. The award-winning restaurant is popular for offering some of the most refined cuisines using garden-fresh ingredients.

The restaurant holds a reputation for being one of the first farms to table diners of eastern Mississippi, which was founded in 1995 by Chris and Idie Hastings. The restaurant is housed in one of the historic buildings located on Birmingham’s Southside. The restaurant’s charming 1950s building once housed a popular burger joint and then served as a memorable pool hall before it was transformed into the Hot & Hot Fish Club diner.

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Hastings Consulting

The Hastings Consulting Company is an extended arm of Hot & Hot Fish Club restaurant that offers expert guidance for start-up restaurants, chefs, and real estate developers.


Along with cocktails and fine wines at the bar, the Hot & Hot Fish Club offers a small menu that consists of appetizers, entrees, and desserts served at the chef’s counter and main dining room;

· Appetizers - jumbo asparagus, crispy Boudin, simple green salad, spicy crawfish bisque, charcuterie and cheese, Bayou La Batre Crab Pie, and Surf and Turf – wagyu beef and tuna tartare

· Entrees - soft shell crab, pan-seared yellowfin tuna, Rora Valley rabbit roulade, hickory grilled wagyu beef, Fudge Family Farms pork trio, simple grilled fish, puppy drum, oven roasted duck and crispy confit

· Desserts - strawberry cake, tasting of chocolate ice creams, Elton’s chocolate soufflé, and banana pudding doughnuts


The Hot & Hot Fish Club offers an online reservation option that is powered by the OpenTable application, which provides instantly confirmed online reservations. The online reservation can be made for up to 6 people, while for party sizes larger than 6 guests, the reservations are required to be made directly with the restaurant through a phone call.

Private Dining & Events

Award-winning Chef Chris Hastings and his professional team are experts in designing custom-made dining experiences for parties of 25 and above. The food and beverage menu along with service can be organized either at a private venue or at the restaurant itself. Space availability and pricing need to be checked by contacting the restaurant.


The Hot & Hot Fish Club's restaurant website offers an online store that offers pork rub, all-purpose herb salt, peanut butter biscuits, and granola bars. The online store also offers The Hot & Hot Fish Club Cookbook, which contains over 200 creative and delicious recipes along with interesting excerpts from Chris and Idie Hastings’ home and work life.


The Hot & Hot Fish Club, 2180 11th Court South, Birmingham, Alabama 35205, Phone: 205-933-5474

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