Beside the winding watercourse that borders downtown Tuscaloosa, you’ll find a restaurant serving the best that Alabama farms and coastline have to offer. Visit River for brunch, lunch, or dinner!
If you visit River on a weekday afternoon, you can choose from a variety of fantastic lunch options. They offer fresh salads with the season’s best produce, from a farm salad with tomato, egg, and bacon to a wedge salad with green goddess dressing. You can also pique your appetite with goat cheese dip, smoked gouda queso with pork skins, or smoked salmon chips with white barbecue sauce.
The lunch menu’s main courses include a grilled pork loin with Boursin mash potatoes, herb butter, and vegetables. If you’re craving some seafood, try the fish tacos or gulf shrimp and grits, which comes with Conecuh sausage. Southern comfort foods abound with the fried catfish plate, fried chicken sandwich, and chicken bacon mac and cheese.
In the evening, the riverside kitchen prepares an appealing selection of well-crafted entrees and shared plates. You can begin your meal with sweet potato hummus, deviled eggs with a green goddess filling, or the fried oysters with fennel, sweet and spicy slaw, and chile lime aioli. You and your table can also explore the wood oven offerings like smoked chicken and prosciutto flatbread. Their sausage board features both Conecuh and andouille accented by spicy mustard and house pickles. Their signature oven roasted oysters come with crispy prosciutto, parmesan, and smoked tomato butter.
Entrees draw from land and sea, with each protein expertly matched with sides that complement and contrast flavors. The gulf grouper comes with swiss chard, roasted honey gastrique, and a tarragon and cheddar spoon bread, while the black Angus ribeye is joined by beef fat potatoes, glazed carrots, and roasted pecans.
On weekends, River serves a tantalizing brunch for all appetites. You can keep things simple with house-made granola, or sweeten your morning with the espresso cream beignets. Southern sensibilities shine through pulled pork benedict and smoked corn beef hash.
Make Your Plans
River is open for lunch and dinner from Tuesday through Saturday. They are open for Brunch and lunch on Sunday. If you would like to make a reservation, you can find details and booking options HERE. The restaurant is located at 1650 Jack Warner Parkway, Unit 1005, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401.
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