Huntsville Restaurant Week 2017

From now through August 20, 2017, sixty-five restaurants in the Huntsville and Madison County area of Alabama will be participating in Huntsville Restaurant Week, which coincides with the statewide event. During these days, diners have an opportunity to savor chefs’ specialties at fixed prices during lunch and dinner. Participating restaurants run the gamut of cuisines.  Diners have choices from barbecue to pizza, Black Angus beef short ribs, crème brûlée and beyond.

Diners may choose casual or elegant surroundings or may opt for an outdoor setting or even a food truck. This is the time to check out some of our previously reviewed restaurants for yourself. Four restaurants on the list have previously been reviewed in MilesGeek.com. Two are casual, and two are slightly more formal. All have talented chefs who consistently serve outstanding meals. Click the link in each restaurant description to read the complete review.


Grille 29 chocolate soufflé

Located in The Village of Providence, Grille 29 continues to garner praise and awards. OpenTable Diners Choice rated it as one of the best. In addition, at the recent Pineapple Awards Dinner hosted by the Huntsville-Madison County Hospitality Association, Grille 29 received First Place designation in three categories: Lunch, Dinner and Best All Round.

During Huntsville Restaurant Week, diners can be treated to a $15 lunch of corn and crab bisque and a peach/basil salad with marinated shrimp. For dinner, try the petite prime rib with all the trimmings plus spiked milk and gourmet cookies for $30. Or try a personal cheese board, scallops, fried okra and crème brulee for $40.

A past winner on the Food Network’s hit show “Chopped,” Chef Cara Thompson’s creative dishes draw diners back again and again.


1892 East stuffed trout

Not only is 1892 East convenient to downtown Huntsville and I-565, it is also in the center of the historic Five Points district. Everything about 1892 East reflects its place in this close community making it a natural gathering place for friends and neighbors. Steven Bunner, executive chef, is committed to a menu featuring locally-grown, freshly harvested produce and meats using sustainable sources. The vision of 1892 East, revolving around “food, farmer and neighborhood”, shows in every aspect of the restaurant’s operation.

During Huntsville Restaurant Week, a $30 dinner is being prepared consisting of a Caesar salad or seasonal soup, a chicken breast served with mashed potatoes and local vegetables, and a dessert of sweet potato panna cotta.


In addition to tantalizing smells and tastes coming from the kitchen, Pane e Vino Pizzeria provides a visual feast for diners, as well. Located within the walls of the Huntsville Museum of Art, the Pizzeria overlooks Big Spring Park. Guests may choose to sit inside the small café or outside on the patio near the lake.

Huntsville Pane e Vino Mona Lisa Pizza

Executive Chef James Boyce is offering a $10 lunch of Caesar salad, Margarita pizza and a housemade cannoli for dessert. The $20 dinner consists of Greek salad, Provencal Pizza and a housemade cannoli during Restaurant Week.

Chef Boyce’s two other Huntsville restaurants are also on the Restaurant Week roster. Cotton Row and Commerce Kitchen, located in Historic Downtown Huntsville, sit on opposite ends of the Courthouse Square. Both are more formal venues than Pane e Vino, and Cotton Row is definitely a celebration splurge location.


Chef Jakob Reed teamed with the staff of Huntsville Botanical Gardens to bring his culinary skills to this café inside the new Visitors Center. His former signature location, Albany Bistro in nearby Decatur, now serves as headquarters for special catering occasions. Chef Reed’s focus is on Table in the Garden. Guests may dine indoors, outdoors on the patio, or choose to order a picnic meal to enjoy on the garden grounds.

Moms Meat Loaf offered at Huntsville Restaurant Week

For Restaurant Week, the $10 lunch special includes Tomato Pie and a small salad or Mom’s Meatloaf.  The meat loaf comes with mashed potatoes and green beans and irresistible Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding for dessert.

Chefs Thompson, Bunner, Boyce and Reed are looking forward to welcoming first-time and repeat guests to their dining rooms between now and August 20. These highly-skilled chefs share years of experience. Diners can expect an excellent meal.

Connie Pearson
Connie Pearson

Connie Pearson is a freelance travel blogger and writer. She is a native Alabamian who has traveled extensively around the U.S. and the world and lived in Ecuador for four years, serving as a Baptist missionary. She "thinks, eats, and speaks Southern," but also enjoys sampling regional dishes and exploring new places and cultures. She is a retired elementary music teacher with 12 grandchildren and hopes to live long enough to dance at all of their weddings. Her blog is www.theregoesconnie.com.

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