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Kozy's Restaurant

4.5
168 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Special Occasion (264)
  • Romantic (242)
  • Neighborhood Gem (188)

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About

Kozy's is a fine dining restaurant that serves up refined French-American cuisine in cozy surrounds amid vintage décor. Chef Beau Burroughs supervises a seasonal menu that features tasty appetizers such as gulf oysters alongside fresh salad. The main menu comes with an appealing selection of chicken, seafood and steak entrees. Drop by after work and indulge your taste buds with some grilled pork chops or pan roasted chicken breast, served with sweet potatoes and turnip greens. Complement it with some pumpkin cheese cake or a decadent slice of chocolate cake. Cocktails, beer and wine round off the drink menu.

A neighborhood mainstay, Kozy's fits the bill for almost everything, from a leisurely meal to a romantic evening. The restaurant's facilities include a piano bar, with the occasional live music. It also features an outdoor dining area. Kozy's is open Tuesdays to Sundays.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, French, Southern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 1:00pm

Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm.
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Phone number
(205) 556-0665
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Beau Burroughs
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Woodland Road
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Entertainment
Kozy's has a piano bar with live music provided on designated days.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.5  based on all time ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
3.8
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipbuzymom3 (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on May 7, 2016

Wish we had known that this was the last day they would be open! We were the last table they served. Staff was very sad. $43 filet had 2 pieces of asparagus. They clearly were spreading out what they had left. Our bill for 5 people was $600 and we certainly would not chosen this place for a graduation celebration if we had known they were closing! Staff was in the back crying. I felt so badly for our waiter he was very upset. But we really felt like we were intruders. We expected a wonderful place to celebrate a milestone and we got a very sad somber experience with spotty service, a limited menu and average food.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on May 7, 2016

After looking for a special occasion place to eat after UA graduation, we decided on Kozy's. We were extremely dissapointed and everyone in our party of six would have preferred to have dined almost anywhere else. When we arrived, we were seated right away. We were in the back section of the restaurant and I would not recommend that as our table was over an air vent. I kid you not, the air vent was located on the floor and blew up on our legs the entire time. There were only three tables in this section and our server was boasting about how we would get great service because he was only in charge of the three tables. It was funny because he came back after 10 minutes to take our order. We didn't see him for most of the meal. When we made our selection from the very limited menu (5 items,) we had four orders of scallops, one duck, and one filet. The scallops and the fillet were decent and the duck was overcooked. Not the quality of food for a $300 lunch. As a side note, the one stall women's and men's bathrooms are right in the middle of the restaurant so if there is a line, you are standing next to someone's table. Please do not be misguided into thinking this is a fine dining establishment and do not do what I did and think this was the best choice for a special occasion, it absolutely was not. Maybe in the evening it is more charming as it would be dimly lit with the piano playing, this is not the same experience for lunch. Truly a disappointment especially with many other good options in the Tuscaloosa area. We will not be returning to this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on May 6, 2016

We had accepted a late night reservation for graduation weekend because the restaurant was otherwise booked. The evening graduation ended earlier than expected and we were starving. I called the restaurant to inquire if they had a bar where we could be served appetizers and drinks while we waited for our table. The hostess was nice enough to offer to accommodate us on the patio where they would be happy to serve us, if we desired. We accepted her kind offer and dined alfresco on a lovely evening. Our party had the area to ourselves and enjoyed attentive service, excellent appetizers, dinners, and drinks. We very much appreciated their willingness to accommodate us early.

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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
4.0  Dined on May 6, 2016

Menu for the night was very limited. Duck Confit and Grilled Fish were terrific. Filet was served with two large asparagus stalks and three potato fingerlings. Plating leaved a lot to be desired. Even though the filet was very char-broiled, (too dark where I sat to see how black,) it tasted good, but was not worth $38.00

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
1.0  Dined on May 6, 2016

We have dined here on several occasions. It was our last "hurrah" in Tuscaloosa celebrating a graduation from the University of Alabama. Of six meals, two were satisfactory, one very good, one below average and two inedible. It was one of our favorite places to eat. I would not recommend it again, nor would I return.

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Wildebama (Birmingham)
3.0  Dined on April 23, 2016

I have always passed by this place and decide to celebrate my engagement there instead of going to Birmingham like normal for fine dining. The appetizers were great! The bread, entree and dessert were lack luster for the price. Was really disappointed.

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vipTheresaP (Jacksonville)
2.0  Dined on April 16, 2016

This was our second visit to Kozy's. We enjoyed it our first time, as it's off the beaten path, nestled in a nice neighborhood, with live piano music & "cozy" atmosphere. Sadly, this evening our server was like a "deer in the headlights"....asking us to order, after never bringing us menus as we sat waiting to be acknowledged for about 10 minutes, and unapologetic for her neglect the entire evening. We had a reservation for 4, were seated, (without being given menus) as there were several open tables, and yet our server was MIA pretty much the whole evening. After ordering, during which it was clear the waitress wasn't adept regarding the menu, other staff delivered our food, and our waitress popped in once or twice to check in, but never refilled our drinks or water, or even poured our wine. We did enjoy the flavorful mushrooms stuffed with steak appetizer, but the ceviche was unremarkable. Entrees: filets were on par & scallops were very good. After dinner, we ordered the chocolate mousse, crème broulee, & 2 Grand Marnier cordials, which were delivered in snifter glasses, but appeared to be a CLEAR LIQUID, instead of GOLDEN in color. My husband immediately flagged down a different server (as ours was MIA...again) & the drinks were taken away to be replaced. Our waitress later appeared claiming that now they were "out of Grand Marnier"---which means they didn't have enough when we ordered, so they tried to cut it with vodka or something & pass it off as Grand Marnier--at $10 a pop!!! BEWARE!!! Never have we encountered such dishonesty at a restaurant, and as a result, we will not ever return to this establishment! Shame on you, Kozy's!!

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OpenTable Diner (Mobile)
3.0  Dined on March 4, 2016

Had late reservations on a busy parents' weekend. Food took over an hour to arrive after ordering. Sent some back. Have in the past had a great meal at Kozy's, not this time. Server was pleasant.

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vipFredL (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on March 4, 2016

Best restaurant in Tuscaloosa area. Scallops, redfish and duck were fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on March 2, 2016

Our party of 8 had a Marvelous time ! The Food, drinks/wine and service were Great !
It IS a Kozy place !!!

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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
4.0  Dined on February 26, 2016

When u see Kozy's from the outside you would never expect what's on the inside. It was so laid back and romantic. The setting is dimly lit with a piano playing in the background. The food was awesome and the service was great as well. I would definitely recommend this nice, quiet, and relaxing date night getaway.

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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on February 26, 2016

My wife and I went to Kozy's for her 30th birthday as we wanted to go somewhere new and nice. We were blown away by the food, wine, and especially the service. The price was a little more expensive than we were expecting, but in the end it was worth it.

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Lawdog56 (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 23, 2016

Kozy's is a very special place, like no other. The exterior of the building is unprepossessing, but don't let that put you off. The food is absolutely first-rate: innovative combinations of flavors that make meals memorable. The ambiance is quiet: this is a place for grown-ups, not for kids out for grub & beers. The color scheme in the restaurant is black and white, in tribute to the great era of the movies before technicolor. Photos of Bogart, Cagney, the Hepburns, Lombard &c. cover the walls. The bar is particularly well stocked and Kozy's is famous for its cocktail recipes. If you love a quiet, elegant meal with great service, go to Kozy's. Before the meal ends the chef will pay your table a visit. He delights in making diners happy and is proud of his artistry. The ability to make reservations by the Open Table app is a real plus.

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thepockethulk (Birmingham)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2016

This was our second trip to Kozy's, both for our anniversary. The first time was perfect; they made us feel special, the food was amazing, the company was wonderful.

This time, the service was indifferent bordering on ignoring us, while our waitress preferred talking to the next table about the bad night she'd had Saturday; my dinner was burnt (although I must acknowledge that my partner was delighted with hers), and the place felt like a tomb.

I don't intend to come back.

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GreyWarden90 (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2016

Kozy's, as always, is just THE place to go for date night/girls night in Tuscaloosa. The wine, cocktails, and food.. Oh my! Always so spectacular!! The Exec. Chef David is amazing and so nice. He does everything in his power accommodate to our needs. The service is always spot on. Five out of five stars! Two thumbs up!

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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

I have previously been very pleases with Kozy's. Sunday night the booth was so small I could not get my legs past the table center leg. When my steak arrived it was cooked as requested but it was so cold it must have been prepared an hour earlier.

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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

Great Valentine's atmosphere, dining in an intimate booth 12 by the fireplace. From the oysters, Ceasar salad, filet mignon to Creme Brule -each course was better than the last. Katey was engaging, attentive and responsive. Fabulous evening! No, we're not getting paid to say this. Honest review from a couple who travels to Tuscaloosa to spend our special occasion at Kozy's.

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OpenTable Diner (Tallahassee)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

We had a reservation for 7:30 on the Saturday the 13th. We arrived at 7:20, checked in with the hostess, and took a seat at the bar. It was 8:30 before we were called for our table. Total time spent in the restaurant was just over 3 hours. The food however was wonderful as always. We weren't really in a hurry so the time factor didn't bother us that much...we just thought it unusual that it took that long to get seated with a reservation. We will still go to Kozy's for our special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

My wife and I chose Kozy's for our Valentine's dinner. This was our first visit and enjoyed our evening very much. We were able to make reservations via Open Table so that prompted our choice - that, plus the 'word of mouth' reputation that this would be a nice spot to celebrate Valentine's Day (on Saturday night).

They had a limited menu so there were not many choices. We split the mushrooms for an appetizer and both had the filet for our main course. Both were delicious. The filet was very tender and was a generous portion. The only struggle we had was choosing between creme brulee or bread pudding for dessert. The creme brulee won out and was delicious, though the bread pudding also looked pretty tasty.

We were a little older than most of the young folks celebrating that night, but the atmosphere certainly lived up to the name - very cozy!

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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

I highly recommend Kozy's for an excellent meal. Wonderful ambiance. And a nostalgic evening of past year's of Hollywood.

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