We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Epiphany Cafe

$$$
Eclectic
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
519 Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1561 (University Blvd)
205-344-5583
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 74 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 50
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    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
I will be sorry when my daughter graduates, I love this place!!

We have been here 4 times already. We will be down again in May and we made sure we had a reservation. The food is small plates and farm to table food. We usually order a few of each course to share and extremely enjoy discussing what we are eating. Well done!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
jgfly
,
Demarest, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
Add Photo Write a Review

74 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Demarest, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We have been here 4 times already. We will be down again in May and we made sure we had a reservation. The food is small plates and farm to table food. We usually order a few of each course to share and extremely enjoy discussing what we are eating. Well done!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We went with friends. The wait staff - who were wonderful - suggested ordering different things and sharing, but my husband had just gotten over the flu, so we really didn't want to do that. I got three plates - carrots, peas and sweet potatoes, and tuna. The carrots were fine and interesting. I was really looking forward to the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oxford
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The food here is really a revelation - surprising combinations that bring flavours and textures together in a way that is surprising but not in an irritating way - just delightful!

Was this review helpful? Yes
United States
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Duluth, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
sc
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mobile, Alabama
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Epiphany Cafe also viewed

 

Been to Epiphany Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Epiphany Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?