Side by Side Kitchen & Cocktails

4.6
507 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Side by Side Kitchen & Cocktails strives to offer fresh ingredients in relatable dishes unique to Alabama and inspired by local farmers' harvests.

Relax and enjoy an intimate supper with us in the main dining room, our harvest room, or with satisfying snacks and cocktails at the bar.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 507 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good. Grilled sourdough bread with pimento cheese app was awesome. Pork chop was great also.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and dining staff are very knowledgeable
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MadisS
Charlotte
47 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dining experience. Excellent food at a reasonable price. Service was exceptional (Sue Ellen was the best).

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5959
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is one of three of our "go-to" restaurants in Tuscaloosa. Consistently excellent food and service. Perhaps not as extensive a menu as others, but there's always something new.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
20 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Our first visit. The food was very good - delicious and presented well. The service was just ok. Server was nice but not overly professional. We would recommend this restaurant based mainly on the food quality.

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BillB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the pork chop, shrimp pasta dish was excellent. Fried okra appetizer is always a favorite. Good service in a very nice atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waiter was great, very helpful

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and quiet. Our waiter was very knowledgeable.

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Commish190
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family Weekend

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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vipKarl
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat at Side by Side on every football weekend.
The service and food is always excellent.
Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, excellent service, delicious grouper! Excellent in every way!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!! Will return again.

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vipDennisn
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service

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vipDennisn
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome pre-game lunch. Lunch menu is more limited than dinner menu but still had a good selection.

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vipKarl
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE HAVE BEEN EATING AT SIDE BY SIDE ON FOOTBALL WEEKENDS FOR MANY YEARS. GREAT LOCATION DOWNTOWN. EXCELLENT FOOD AND SERVICE. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

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NatalieN
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Patrick was delightful And it was an overall delightful experience.

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BarbS66
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We celebrated my daughter's birthday here and the food was terrific! Not the greatest selection of beer, but the cocktails were very good. The only real complaint was that the service was definitely not up to par. We saw many other servers being attentive to their tables, but our server seemed to forget he had customers. He spent a lot of time chatting with the kitchen staff, didn't check in on us after the food was served, and rarely checked in throughout the time we were there. Luckily we all enjoy each other's company and the food was very tasty. Just the luck of the draw with the server.

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JonathanM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Side-by-side has quickly become mine and my wife's favorite place to eat the food is excellent the service is fantastic

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Lawdog56
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Crowded on a Wednesday night. Restaurant was full of parents accompanying University students at the beginning of the fall semester. Service a bit slow, but in the circumstances quite understandable. Food was superb except that pieces of the pulled chicken were tough. The flatbreads are excellent.

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TiffanyC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Side by Side is a hotel restaurant that exceeded all expectation. The quality ingredients and chef are the best place to start, because they both had a role in delivering plates that delight the palate. My husband and I ordered Heirloom Tomato Salads with the salmon added on. The salmon is wild caught, not farmed and was prepared artfully blackened as requested. The sales were equally enjoyable with a surprisingly freshly picked tasteful selection of a rainbow of flavors, each one complementing the other. Both of our sons enjoyed their Caesar Salads, one had a huge juicy burger blanketed in cheese which he can finish for lunch today as it was easily more than a meal for anyone even of hearty appetite. The fries were delicious, as I stole a few for myself. Our other son enjoyed a pasta dish with pieces of chicken, green olives and chunks of tomatoes that he will also be able to finish for lunch today. Of course, full as we all were the dessert selection was too good to pass up. My husband and I split a bubbling peach cobbler with a dollop of freshly whipped cream that was worth every calorie and our sons each had a wedge of chocolate peanut butter cake. Yum!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner

Side by Side Kitchen & Cocktails
Responded on August 5, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback! We are pleased you enjoyed your time at our Side by Side Kitchen & Cocktails. We hope you will visit us again soon!

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vipNotOurBestMeal
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Was looking for a new place to take my students and this came up as an option. Nice looking place but at the end of the day, the food and options were fine, the prices high, and there were no modifications to our meals (literally, could we swap one side vegetable for another). The restaurant wasn't full so it wasn't even as if they were slammed. Fine but not sure I would seek to go there again and it was not cheap.

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KeithA
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent serve as was very personable and attentive. Food was good but no bread service. Deserts were tasty and prompt. Will return as bad experience years back but will be a regular now.

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Alabamafan
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely young server who obviously was proud to be working there and gave excellent advice. Host was rather brusque - perhaps because they were unusually busy.Food and drink were great.

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MattF
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good and an interesting presentation (grouper and heirloom salad). The service was excellent. Attentive but not in your face.

Side by Side Kitchen & Cocktails
Responded on August 5, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback! We are pleased you enjoyed your time at our Side by Side Kitchen & Cocktails and hope you will visit us again soon!

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AmyS
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

This place is hit or miss. Last visit was great. Most recent visit was not good. Ugh. Really want this place to succeed.

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vipAlessioV
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The day before if you ask for bread they serve, the day after not.
The day before if you ask for code to get the access to wifi they give you, the day after they say that is only for guest of the hotel…strange for a restaurant that should be open to the all public

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JenC
Savannah
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Service was top notch! We enjoyed their bar specialties.

Side by Side Kitchen & Cocktails
Responded on August 5, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback! Your satisfaction is very important to us. We hope you will visit us again soon!

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Ddan
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good cocktails, quality eats with a nice environment.

Side by Side Kitchen & Cocktails
Responded on August 5, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback! We are pleased you enjoyed your time at our Side by Side Kitchen & Cocktails and hope you will visit us again soon!

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Alabamafan
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quick service and lots of attention from our server. We choose to sit in the glassed room and it was quiet and allowed for great conversation. Menu is quite varied and everyone ordered a different entree. Each person thought their meal was very good.

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JaneM
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was great.

Side by Side Kitchen & Cocktails
Responded on August 5, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback! We are pleased you enjoyed your time at our Side by Side Kitchen & Cocktails. We hope you will visit us again soon!

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vipTonyaP
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

For a Saturday night Restaurant was almost empty. A few tables outside occupied. Service was decent, I think she had all the tables and maybe a little overwhelmed?? Apps were good. Cocktail offerings very disappointing:(. With a name “kitchen and cocktails” we expected more than just a handful of very standard offerings??? Asked for one small change to my dinner entree and the substitute wasn’t made. We were completely finished and had been offered dessert before the veggie substitute was brought out. We used to really enjoy dining here but quality of food and service definitely not what it is on a game day weekend:(

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Donny
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and perfectly prepared. Drinks were made perfectly as well. Service was outstanding.

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PaulS
Mobile
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Service was great and the 3 meals we ordered were all prepared
very creatively and were very tasty.

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StellaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch!! Everything was absolutely delicious - and that’s hard to do for a buffet. Five stars for sure!!!

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TTTT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We usually enjoy Side by Side but the Mother’s Day brunch was a big disappointment. Mediocre food served on a buffet line. Felt very much like the ‘hotel restaurant’ they claim not to be. And a big come down from the weekend brunches they have done in the past.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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vipChowhound
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best pork chops I've ever had, delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Graduation

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FAQs

Side by Side Kitchen & Cocktails offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (205) 561-5500.

Side by Side Kitchen & Cocktails is rated 4.6 stars by 507 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.