Madam to Serve Up A ‘Fresh Take’ on American Cuisine

The new restaurant will be located in Birmingham’s soon-to-open Daxton Hotel
Madam
Photograph by Joe Vaughn/Frame

Birmingham is getting a new restaurant next month. Madam, based in the soon-to-open Daxton Hotel on Old Woodward Avenue, will serve up a rotating, seasonal selection of American food with a sophisticated twist.

The hotel’s flagship restaurant will focus on vegetable-forward dishes. Menu items include Venere Black Rice with wild shrimp, melted leeks, and egg yolk, Roasted Lamb Saddle with black maitake and pine-smoked tea, and a Creamsicle Mille Feuille dessert. Executive Chef Garrison Price — a Midwest native with 20 years of culinary experience who most recently worked at the Italian restaurants Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria and Il Fiorista in New York — is aiming to create playful dishes that are rooted in fine-dining techniques.

“Madam is going to present a fresh take on American cuisine,” says Price in a press release. “My goal is to marry the classic technique I have developed over the years working alongside luminaries in the culinary world with a focus on sustainability, seasonality, and creating a minimal footprint.”

The eatery’s dining room will seat up to 80 guests. The space features a large, custom-made chandelier, oversized windows, art curated by Saatchi Art, and three-toned wood floors. An adjacent bar and lounge will also offer the restaurant’s food and drink.

“Madam’s menu and space speak to an effortless ability to balance whimsy and fun with a refined sensibility and worldly education,” says Owner Mark Mitchell in a press release. “From the art on the walls to the art on the plate, we’ve drawn inspiration from across the globe as well as our backyard here in Birmingham. Madam is a world-class dining destination where you can stop in for wine and a burger or host a blowout special occasion celebration.”

The restaurant will be open for breakfast and lunch from Monday-Friday, dinner from Monday-Sunday, and weekend brunch. Reservations are available and can be booked via phone or email.

For more information, visit daxtonhotel.com/food-drink/.  

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