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A CONTEMPORARY TUSCALOOSA RESTAURANT The Side By Side is a contemporary, high-energy restaurant created by Chef Chris Hastings, winner of the 2012 James Beard Award, chef and co-owners of Hot and Hot Fish Club in Birmingham, Alabama. The name is partially based around his old and beloved 28-gauge shotgun, a side-by-side. "I've always been an avid outdoors man, a hunter and fisherman, all my life," he said. While searching for a name, Hastings was asked: What will tie this restaurant to you? "But it's also about the restaurant being attached, side-by-side with the hotel, and people sitting down together. ... There are a lot of metaphorical opportunities there." And it's just The Side By Side.…
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks
American, French, Southwestern
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Takeout, Private Dining, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
All reviews duck gnocchi ny strip steak potatoes shrimp fries mac and cheese embassy suites chris hastings large city the wait staff was attentive great appetizers pleasant atmosphere in town nice meal recommend this restaurant
We ate here as a suggestion from another reviewer. It was not our favorite by no means. The dinner menu was limited. It offered a variety of meat from quail to rabbit, but did not offer any type of pasta, chicken other than potato dumplings,...More
Fireplace out front. In the Embassy Suites downtown this restaurant is a great gathering spot for groups after work for a cocktail and great appetizers. Heavy menu and also chef specialties. Chris Hastings designed the original menu. There is something for everyone.
Our 5 family members had a very nice lunch here. We sat in a large comfortable booth. The room was attractive and conducive to having a conversation. The food was very good with the biggest hit being the shrimp and grits. Everything was good. Our...More
We had a very nice meal, it was my birthday and we had booked from Australia. All the staff made a fuss - even signed a birthday card, and provided a complementary dessert.
The service was very good, knowledgable and attentive, and the atmosphere was...More
I've been to all of Chris Hastings restaurants. Given the opportunity to be in Tuscaloosa, I was excited to try SIde by SIde. It turned out to be a real disappointment. Uneducated staff, poorly prepared food...definitely NOT up to the Chris Hastings standard.
Often neglected, because of the other places around it, Side by Side puts out consistent, usually good food. Some things miss a little. But, I've been coming here for over 2 years when I stay at the Embassy Suites and it is consistently good.
My wife and I have eaten here several times. The first experience was very mediocre. The next few times have been nothing but delightful. This restaurant manages to have some unique flavors, good execution on the cookery, and solid service as well. If you are...More
We had 8 in our party and 1 ended up with uncooked chicken .
We mentioned it and they offered to put it back on grill but we said don't worry bout it
No one came out to apologize or anything
We got bill and...More