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The 205, Tuscaloosa, AL

The 205

3.7
3.7
34 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
Located on the 6th floor overlooking the Black Warrior River, our bar and kitchen menus celebrate our local roots and our love of the rich history of Tuscaloosa. The 205 is the perfect spot for celebrating date nights out, singing & dancing along to live performances at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, and toasting a Crimson Tide win with our specialty cocktails. With this idea, we aim to create an environment where all are welcome to laugh with friends, neighbors, visitors, and members of the Tuscaloosa community. The care for our guests and focus on hospitality elevates The 205 above the rest!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Dining areas

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What 34 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.7
3.7 based on all time ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

34 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great and the scenery and music put me and my girlfriend in a very good mood for our date.

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  2. ClevelandJ

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food & very great service! Highly recommended ‼️

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  3. rickm

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Terrible .waited for food over an hour. Staff had bad attitudes .Food for the value was less than desirable. Very disappointed overall

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Don’t go here. They are understaffed and under poor management. The manager has no idea what she is doing and will lie to the customers. We waited for over an hour for our food and at that point they told us they were out of hamburgers. Hilton needs to reign them in. They should not take reservations if they can’t handle a crowd and solely focus on the hotel crowd.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Worst restaurant experience maybe of my life. Terrible.

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  6. JohnH

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Wholly unsatisfactory - we were seated for 45 minutes before we were told that there were only two people working in the kitchen and that the food would take longer than usual to come out. We watched as table after table was seated, but there was no food in sight. We finally got our food (two burgers, two chicken finger baskets - merely passable quality) after an hour and a half and only after saying we were leaving. We spoke to the manager, who had no answer for why they were seating people without any warning as to their kitchen situation. They were already running a very-limited menu and clearly couldn’t handle even that. The only reason this place can seemingly continue to exist is because it’s in a college town with extraordinarily-high demand on certain days - it would be out of business anywhere else in a week.

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  7. MBChapman

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Limited menu since it was a game day and it still took so long to get our food and the waitresses were so few and so busy that there was zero follow up to our table. I actually felt bad for the waitresses but it was a terrible experience because I guess lack of staff? It’s unfortunate because it is a sweet place to have a restaurant

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great, service was not. Seemed like a lot of confusion from the servers.

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  9. BrianS

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pretty much basic bar food but it was very good. Service was excellent as was the food, plus a great view. We will be there again!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was fine. Food was really slow to come out. Onion rings were cold and Parmesan garlic sauce was horrible

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  11. AmyD

    Alabama

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Open air concept was cool. You could see the amphitheater from our table and hear the music when they opened the windows. Unfortunately our server forgot about us several times. Food was ok. Nothing to write home about.
    The 205Responded on May 18, 2023
    Hi Amy! We apologize for the lack of excellence on your last evening with us. We strive to make every guest experience the best ever, and we hope you dine with us again so we can improve. Thank you!

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  12. DaleD

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In town for concert at amphitheater and had reservations but arrived early and was seated immediately, waiter asked if we’d like to seat in patio area which over looks amphitheater and rolled up door which was great atmosphere and for and service was excellent. We will definitely be back

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was SLOOOOWWWW & they weren’t that busy when we first got there. After 30 min sitting there Had to go ask hostess if anyone was going to come to take order. Then she finally showed up and food and drinks took a while also. VIEW WAS GREAT

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  14. MissyE

    Alabama

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun night with some of my favorite college kids! The service was great, food was delicious and the space was awesome.

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  15. Ashleym

    Alabama

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Overall awkward experience there isn’t another way to describe it. They try to sell this place as a high end restaurant but it’s far from it, in all honesty I would’ve rather ate somewhere like buffalo Phil’s than pay for this under average experience.
    The 205Responded on March 10, 2023
    Ashley, we recognize that we may have missed the mark for this holiday experience. We do appreciate you taking the time to let us know that your experience was sub-par, and we hope you allow us the opportunity to improve your opinion of our bar and restaurant here at The 205.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience is wonderful and the view is beautiful. The band Three’s Company was playing that night, and they are a wonderful band! The value is very good and one of the reasons our group goes there often. However, when you are with a group and they add the gratuity. I feel the need to tell you that when they bring your ticket so you don’t inadvertently add more gratuity. We weren’t told about that and happened to discover it. as we looked over our ticket. Also, this is the second time recently that there has been an issue with getting my ticket correct. Items were put on my ticket that someone else in our group ordered and unfortunately the other party had left so I had to take her word that she did not put it on their ticket and I paid for it. Usually the restaurant will offer to take that off your ticket, but not in this case. I was disappointed in that. Perhaps more training is needed for their servers to address these issues.
    The 205Responded on March 10, 2023
    Thank you for your feedback! We are thrilled that you had a great experience here at The 205, and we apologize for the lack of communication about the gratuity and the items that were incorrectly placed on your ticket. We are working closely with our staff to ensure improvements for the guest experience, and we look forward to next time you join us for some live music or craft cocktails.

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  17. SaraL

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was mediocre and I wish it were better. It’s a cute game day spot but needs improvement
    The 205Responded on March 10, 2023
    Sara, thank you for letting us know how we are doing. We strive to ensure your next visit is filled with fabulous food and cocktails along with stellar service.

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  18. Bobby

    Washington DC

    79 reviews

    1.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Hmmm, service was awkward and slow. Food took forever, 45-60 min. The place was empty Friday night before a game? Now I know why I had no problem getting a reservation. Food was pretty good once we got it. Nice bottled wine selection. I’ll hope things improve for 205.

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  19. jillm

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very small menu. Left hungry. Salad was basically lettuce with like 5 very small bite size of mahi. Which i was nervous about ordering there, my daughter Hamburger for meat and cheese only was like $17. She asked for chip they gave her French fries and charged for them. Thought maybe we had found a secret gem but not. Now we know why it wasn’t busy on a Saturday night.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Full menu was unavailable, yet QR code was on table to download full menu. Food took a long time. Food was just ok.

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  21. SuzetteT

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The location is cool - there was a concert at the amphitheater & from the balcony tables you can see/hear the activity. The cocktails are ok. I was optimistic about the very limited number of options on the menu because often that means they do a few things and do them very well. Unfortunately that was not the case. The House made chips seemed anything but - the were soggy, stale and cold as were the French fries - even after we asked to have them remade. The entrees were just decent. Our server was very nice….

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The 205 is a hidden gem!! It is on the top floor of the Homewood Suites Hotel. It has an excellent atmosphere, delicious food, excellent service, and a great view! I highly recommend this restaurant! The menu isn’t large, but the food they offer is superb! Give it a try! You won’t be disappointed!

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  23. Lynlak

    Tallahassee

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    2 small glasses of wine =$26 Menu didn’t show prices, had additional $6 added to fish tacos stated price for”mahi-mahi “ Had to ask for service while 4 servers sat 10’ from us. Nice view of sunset

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  24. KatieKat

    Alabama

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Good atmosphere. Food was good. French Martini was excellent! Love the music.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location- menu is a bit limiting but there was something for everyone.

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  26. Tommy

    Atlanta Metro

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great location and the food was delicious. My only real feedback is the menu is fairly small and price was above average. We had a burger, patty melt, beer, mixed drink and the bacon dip appetizer and it was $90. I think our waiter was fairly new but honest feedback is: the app shouldn’t come out 45 min after seating with the main course and your customer should never have to wait 15 mins before getting a drink. I know they were busy with a prom, concert, parents’ weekend, etc., but I feel like those are more of a reason to ensure the staff is available, trained and a manager is ensuring customers aren’t experiencing a long wait time.

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  27. 4fam

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at The 205 and we will be back! What a hidden gem! Food and drinks were fabulous and the service spot on …so glad we checked this place out!

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  28. DontBother

    Alabama

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This was the worst restaurant I have ever been to in my life, the "steak" was raw, the sides were cold, and the overall atmosphere was horrible.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Awful. Steak was over cooked to where you couldn’t cut it.

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  30. MarkF

    Naples

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent, the white lights room was such a great vibe, and my pumpkintini was fabulous!!! This will be a regular stop for us every time in TTown!!!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and food!

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  32. RobM

    Alabama

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good. Bar stools are very uncomfortable... moved to a table. The picnic tables etc on indoor outdoor carpet is a weird concept for dining.

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  33. CharlotteH

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner and drinks after graduation ceremony on Friday night. It was perfect for family and our graduate. Menu selections covered range for everyone. Added bonus that we were already staying in the hotel. We’ll be back!

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  34. PatrickT

    E. Tennessee

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything we ordered had an up charge, including the slider trio on the menu. We had 2 cocktails and some mediocre bar food and the bill was over $200.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The 205 is rated 3.7 stars by 34 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for The 205

2451 Jack Warner Pkwy, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Tuscaloosa
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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