Sweet Home Food Bar

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Sweet Home Food Bar

I wanted so badly to like this place. I chose it on a return trip to Tuscaloosa, as seeing nice decor and nestled next to Black Warrior Brewing Company seemed promising. The prices are steep but worth it if the food is good. The problem is, it isn't. I ordered the crostinis and could have made them at home easily. The bread was bland, overwhelming, yet still managed to overpower all the flavors of the cheese, prosciutto (which is usually difficult to accomplish), and bruschetta. The bruschetta was tasty but mostly because of the salad dressing it was mixed in. Definitely not authentic or traditional, which leads one to ask: why bother? I also ordered the fresh green salad, which was tasty but also because of the dressing. The topping to salad ratio was sorely disproportionate. Not to mention my crostinis came with a bizarre pile of reject lettuce in the middle of the plate as garnish, which appeared to be the same from my salad. The decor leads you to believe you're getting something crafted, a meal with attention to detail because there are so few options that surely they must be focusing on quality over quantity. The “Sweet Home” moniker misled me to think I was going to have a delightful southern meal. The plates look like cafeteria plates. How misguided this place is. They're definitely banking on appearances being sufficient, and I'm disappointed they might get away with charging high prices for basic, imitation food in such a prime location. I liked the books the checks arrived in; they were a cute and original touch. However there were some spills and stains that made it feel a little unsanitary, as if someone else's salad dressing had soaked into a spot on the cover before I got it. My friends were pretty unhappy with their meals as well. It was pretty awful and I feel bad for taking them there, even though it was my first time as well. Don't waste your time, go to Five's where they do amazing food and have original decor and serve mugs made from local artists. They know what they're doing. In fact, if you can't get Five's, go to Five Guys before this place. What a shame.

Sweet Home Food Bar

I wanted so badly to like this place. I chose it on a return trip to Tuscaloosa, as seeing nice decor and nestled next to Black Warrior Brewing Company seemed promising. The prices are steep but worth it if the food is good. The problem is, it isn't. I ordered the crostinis and could have made them at home easily. The bread was bland, overwhelming, yet still managed to overpower all the flavors of the cheese, prosciutto (which is usually difficult to accomplish), and bruschetta. The bruschetta was tasty but mostly because of the salad dressing it was mixed in. Definitely not authentic or traditional, which leads one to ask: why bother?I also ordered the fresh green salad, which was tasty but also because of the dressing. The topping to salad ratio was sorely disproportionate. Not to mention my crostinis came with a bizarre pile of reject lettuce in the middle of the plate as garnish, which appeared to be the same from my salad.The decor leads you to believe you're getting something crafted, a meal with attention to detail because there are so few options that surely they must be focusing on quality over quantity. The “Sweet Home” moniker misled me to think I was going to have a delightful southern meal. The plates look like cafeteria plates. How misguided this place is. They're definitely banking on appearances being sufficient, and I'm disappointed they might get away with charging high prices for basic, imitation food in such a prime location. I liked the books the checks arrived in; they were a cute and original touch. However there were some spills and stains that made it feel a little unsanitary, as if someone else's salad dressing had soaked into a spot on the cover before I got it.My friends were pretty unhappy with their meals as well. It was pretty awful and I feel bad for taking them there, even though it was my first time as well. Don't waste your time, go to Five's where they do amazing food and have original decor and serve mugs made from local artists. They know what they're doing. In fact, if you can't get Five's, go to Five Guys before this place.What a shame.

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Sweet Home Food Bar

Very friendly people, but this is the worst restaurant meal we've ever had. We went in for a quick meal before visiting the Black Warrior Brewery next door. Service was incredibly slow, and we only ordered the loaded fries with pork bbq and the Cuban sandwich. Both were dry and very salty. I love food, and I never leave food on the table. But this was not good. This was a very disappointing experience.

Sweet Home Food Bar

The food here is decent for tuscaloosa, but can easily be a hit or a miss. I can only speak for dinner, but I've heard their brunch is good. Don't ask the wait staff too many questions as they can't and won't (or don't want to) answer mo's of them. This place is just “ehh” to me. Overpriced for the food, but there are things on the menu I think others could enjoy.

Sweet Home Food Bar

Went in for some breakfast, staff was super friendly and I loved the atmosphere! I felt very comfortable, and they made my food really fast and it was actually delicious! I had the bacon egg and cheese with hashbrowns and a side of hot sauce; the hot sauce gave it a nice kick. Would def recommend people to try them.

Sweet Home Food Bar

They had very friendly service from the moment I walked in. I had to change tables a few times to find a sport near a plug and with stover wifi, but everything else about the restaurant was excellent. Loved the food, people, and environment.

I've come often for breakfast. I really like the building and decorating. It looks really nice and modern but with homey touches. The food was phenomenal and the portions were large. It's not cheap, but you definitely get what you pay for in quality and portion. The service has been sub-par. Inattentive, inexperienced, and entered wrong into the computer by the server. Update: After more trips I am downgrading my rating and officially labeling the service atrocious. If I ever come again I'm not even going to order, I'm just going to tell them to bring me whatever they feel like since that's what's going to happen anyway. It's not like I was being complicated, yet it's become comically consistent how often our orders are wrong (and they are entered incorrectly on the itemized receipt, so it is not the kitchen's fault). Combined with the slow speed, this is really not a place you would want to come if you are on any kind of schedule.

I like this place: I visit tuscaloosa often and when I depart this is our traditional farewell breakfast/brunch spot. The service is very good, and the food is excellent. I usually get some variety of omlette with various fillings inside. The pancakes are solid too from what I've had in the past. The layout is a little weird as the building is a repurposed storefront so you have two dining areas really, one up front by the windows and another way in the back where it's quieter and a little bit darker. Either is good depending on your mood. The old encyclopedias on the tables are a very nice touch, I always find myself thumbing through whatever volume is currently occupying my table.

Magana1l Tuscaloosa, Alabama 2 reviews “Not impressed but it will do if nothing else is an option” Reviewed March 1, 2017 I am not impressed by the customer service. The prices are way to high for the plain food being served. But, I keep going back because it's convenient to my work and it's in a central location. This is a place to go eat when you feel like eating something safe and common. Helpful? Thank Magana1l Report

“Not impressed but it will do if nothing else is an option” Reviewed March 1, 2017 I am not impressed by the customer service. The prices are way to high for the plain food being served. But, I keep going back because it's convenient to my work and it's in a central location. This is a place to go eat when you feel like eating something safe and common. Helpful? Thank Magana1l Report

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