The gist: The flagship restaurant within the Daxton Hotel, Madam showcases executive chef Garrison Price’s approach to sustainable, locally focused, and seasonal new American fare. Price honed his craft under some of the industry’s top chefs, including Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Jose Andres, and worked at highly lauded restaurants such as Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria.
The food: This place is swanky and posh (it is Birmingham, after all) but the fare is approachable and familiar with a few high-end flourishes. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Madam offers favorites such as hummus made with beets, a variety of pizzas, and entrees such as chicken, fish, and steak.
The cost: Appetizers start at $6 for sourdough and top out at $19 for tuna tartare. Pizzas and pastas range from $16 up to $26. Expect to pay between $26 and $52 for entrees.