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Epiphany Cafe

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519 Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1561 (University Blvd)
205-344-5583
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Downtown Tuscaloosa

The food is different, small portions and too pricy. They have a great location and atmosphere with the various seating grouping, but they don't have the menu and prices right yet.

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Slice2014
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Tuscaloosa
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tuscaloosa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The food is different, small portions and too pricy. They have a great location and atmosphere with the various seating grouping, but they don't have the menu and prices right yet.

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Duluth, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

I love to eat a little of this and a little of that, so Epiphany was the perfect choice. The small plates are made for sharing so try a variety of the delicious offerings. Our waiter described the plates beautifully which helped us make our decisions . Our faves included the Brussels sprouts, lamb collar, grit cakes and shrimp, and... More 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Okay, we are probably excessively fussy. We have gone to Epiphany for a long time and enjoyed it a lot. However, three elements have changed our minds 1. Loud music. We like to converse. The music makes it hard to talk. 2. Menu has lots of bacon and shellfish items, both of which rule out many choices for us 3.... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

the best way to look at this is eat early. they have a half price appetizer menu that allows you to select multiple ones to try more of the menu. excellent food.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

After a couple of days in this town and a couple of disappointing experiences at what are considered local institutions, this place turned out to be a true "epiphany". - Service: excellent; from the welcoming reception at the door thru the parting farewells, the young, well trained staff were very attentive and polite. - Food: very good; a diverse yet... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Epiphany is a real find in this college town. A farm to table concept with the most creative offering of vegetables I've ever seen. You must try the roasted Brussel sprouts with soy caramel -- see what I'm talking about! And the bartender makes the most excellent French 75. If you sit at the bar, he'll take you through the... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Unique menu that changes daily. The quality of the food is fantastic. All items are local and organic. My daughter will be attending the University. This was my first visit but I will be back.

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I LOVED this spot. They are making the most innovative dishes in Tuscaloosa by a mile, and the flavors they create are always outstanding. The cocktails are fresh and delicious, and the happy hour special (half price on selected small plates from 5-7 Monday through thursday) is a steal. This establishment compares favorably to any fine dining in New York... More 

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Northport, Alabama
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We've been dining at Epiphany ever since we moved to Tuscaloosa about 8 1/2 years ago. In our opinion it IS THE BEST RESTAURANT in Tuscaloosa. Not only is the quality of the food outstanding, but it is price appropriately for a fine dining experience. You will dine on dishes which are unique and all of which made with organic... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I made our second trip to Epiphany last night! What an amazing meal! And an amazing experience! Epiphany makes available a "tastings" dinner with 6-7 courses prepared right in front of you by Tres Jackson, the owner and chef. Each course was outstanding and delicious! We also elected the optional wine parings option and really enjoyed the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 519 Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1561
    (University Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Tuscaloosa
  • Phone Number: 205-344-5583

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 35
  • Cuisine: Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?