New South Kitchen & Bar
New South Kitchen & Bar

New South Kitchen & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.newsouthkitchen.com/
  • Phone: 7045419990x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
    Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Low Country, Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chris Edwards
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pineville - Matthews Rd.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from New South Kitchen & Bar
New South Kitchen & Bar ia a local chef's hand-crafted modern take on Southern food. Our seasonal, ingredient driven menu spotlights some of the finest ingredients the Carolinas have to offer. We take great pride in supporting family owned farms that embrace sustainable all natural farming methods. All of the beef, pork and poultry we serve are raised with no antibiotics or artificial growth hormones. And all of the seafood is sustainably fished or farmed in the waters of the Carolinas. Whenever possible we purchase our produce from farms surrounding Charlotte. We feel that utilizing as many local products as possible produces a better tasting meal, healthier guests and a stronger community.

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New South Kitchen & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
82 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (53)fit for foodies (46)great for lunch (25)good for groups (23)kid-friendly (22)great for brunch (20)special occasion (15)romantic (10)notable wine list (9)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (6)hot spot (5)scenic view (1)Show More
  • MauiYum
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We are from Charleston, SC and stumbled across the restaurant.This was our second visit. The food was delicious and the service was terrific!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Local Restaurant
    FrankVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This is an ideal restaurant serving dinners to sandwiches at a high quality. Everything is always fresh and the wait staff is exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Every time
    Cathy
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Another fabulous meal!! We brought friends who had "forgotten about it" and now I'm sure they'll return...with or without us! And of course, we'll be back. Our favorite neighborhood restaurant but worth the drive even f it was not close!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I can Hear My Party Talk!
    DeliciousVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food is not only incredible, but you can actually hear your party talk in this restaurant, which is so rare these days. I love the 1/2 priced bottle of wine and the menu is always delicious and creative!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Noisy
    Steve
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have eaten several times, but this time we were seated in the bar area with a large party at one table and a full bar area with a party in progress. I have to say that it was not an enjoyable evening when you cannot have a conversation across the table without screaming to be heard. When you book a reservation, try to get seated in the dining room and not the bar side.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ltippett
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My husband and I had a great dining experience. My husband is still talking about how delicious his mushroom burger was! We will definitely dine here again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful as always
    MarthaJaneVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Wonderful service. Pimento cheese and spring rolls fabulous. Good leftovers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sunny allen
    sunny
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Love the farm to table food! Lots of local growers supply New South. The local beers were wonderful and good wine list. Our server was attentive and very knowledgeable. I had the Tile fish special, yum! Their fried okra salad with chicken, meatloaf, pimento cheese, green tomatoes, collards, squash casserole, biscuits and apple butter are some of my faves.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • EAT OUT A LOT
    EATOUTALOTVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    A GREAT FIND! FOOD WAS DELICIOUS! SERVER WAS GREAT! TASTED LIKE A HOME COOKED MEAL! WILL BE BACK.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always fab
    Cathy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    although we're regulars, we took friends for their first visit. they loved it and i'm sure they'll go back on their own! we will certainly continue to go and enjoy it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FREQUENT DINER
    EATOUTALOTVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    New South always has something new on the menu from local suppliers. The owner/chef always prepares it I like it was a home cooked meal. We go here frequently and always find something to enjoy and service is always friendly and prompt.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE TO EAT OUT
    EATOUTALOTVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Eating at New South is almost like going to Grandma's house. No "Corporate Chain" meal available here. We split the mixed green salad and the deviled eggs both of which were delicious. They had NC fresh snapper this night along with fresh creamy corn and butter beans. All was delicious. We will go back again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, not so great service
    Clt1214VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Have been to New South several times and the food has never disappointed. However, the service is always lacking. The hostess/host always seem overwhelmed and clueless even of its empty. The wait staff ( with maybe one or two exceptions) is mediocre at best. Our waiter last night hardly looked at us when he spoke and seemed downright miserable. I typically have better service and conversation with the person at the fast food drive thru. Fortunately, there are a few places in the same shopping center to go for coffee and dessert that have fantastic service to lift our spirits up after dinner.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food & service
    FrankVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Service and food always consistently good. They use local farmers for vegetables and many entrees. Specials are good and an excellent change of pace meal. Servers are very attentive and accommodating To special dietary needs.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    YumYum
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The restaurant was very nice and the menu was quite different. I had the fried chicken it was good...a little bland though.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Good
    DennisVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    New South never disappoints. The owner/chef is constantly changing or tinkering with the menu, and the results are almost always excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Pleasant Surprise
    Luvsgoodfood
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This was our first time at the New South Kitchen and Bar. The surroundings were pleasant, and noise was at a comfortable level. Our waiter was awesome and had a great sense of humor. Both my husband and I enjoyed our meals, and were pleased that the food came from local farms. Portions were just right, flavors were there, and the presentation fine. The buttermilk poundcake and the pecan pie bread pudding were delicious. We highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    SimplyDining
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I went to the New South Kitchen & Bar during Charlotte's restaurant week. This was my first time at the restaurant. My starter dish was the pulled pork egg roll which was very good. For my entree I selected the Pan Fried Chicken. The chicken could have used a little more salt. However, the dish was still delicious and a great choice. For dessert I had the pound cake on top of blackberries with a scoop of ice cream on top. It was fantastic. Service was also great. I definitely would return to try more dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quite a Find!
    Jojo
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Queen's Feast is a time to try new restaurants, and we're so happy we found New South Kitchen! The food was outstanding! Southern comfort with a slight twist. The crunchy potato salad was fantastic, as was the pan fried chicken. The fried Pound Cake with brown butter ice cream and blackberries was delicious! The fried green tomatoes were awesome! The wine was tasty! The regular menu was nicely priced and we'll be visiting New South Kitchen often, whether it's for Queens Feast or just because we're craving some southern comfort food! Highly recommend checking it out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Awesome food and awesome service. The crispy potato salad app and pork tenderloin entree were amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous Dinner
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Enjoyed New South as a part of Queens Feast and it was a HUGE HIT! Started with the redneck cheeseboard: some of the best pimento cheese ever and my dinner partner had the Fried Green tomatoes: the sauce that came with them made them! So delicious! We both ended up having the same dinners: fried chicken with mashed potatoes and the best green beans we have ever had and our meal was completed by some yummy grilled buttermilk pound cake with fresh blackberries and ice cream. SO GOOD! Well worth the noise and crowds... an FABULOUS meal. We will be going back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time visit . . . .
    Walt
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The restaruant participated in the Charlotte Queens Fest. We chose it because it was close to home. Very impressed with everything. Service staff were attentive and friendly. Food was excellent and thr prices were quite reasonable (and not just the Queens Fest menu). Realy felt like this would be a great place for an occasional casual dinner, special event or just a visit to the bar and the small plate menu. First time visit but certainly won't be the last.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flavorful surprise!
    UnimpressedVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    What a surprise! We decided to check out New South during restaurant week and ended up loving the food. All of the items are garnered locally and made with a flavorful flare. This will definitely be added to our rotation. The only negative is the 96.5 sanitation rating posted. We are going to inquire the next time out why it is so low...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Something new!
    NewComer26
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The food was great and I loved the ambiance of the restaurant! Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New South Kitchen
    Flashman
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We've been here many times over the past few years. Always excellent food and service. They have innovative approaches to traditional southern fare, and the ambience is good. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Was Great, Service Not As Much
    quclady91
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I dined at New South during the Queens Feast Restaurant Week. I really enjoyed the menu (and the glass of wine that was included). I made a reservation and arrived EARLY and was seated 30 minutes LATE. It wasn't even too crowded. My friend went the following evening and shared the same experience. Our waitress was helpful and kind but the food came out kind of staggered and it was a little awkward. My date's appetizer got cold while she waited for mine to arrive, not wanting to be rude and eat before I had food. Overall though, for restaurant week the food was great and obviously the pricing was affordable. I'll be back, but hopefully with a little smoother service.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service
    Penelope
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Terribly understaffed for restaurant week. Food was good, but bartender was not able to keep up with orders. Long wait to get a drink. Waiter seemed rushed and forgot what we ordered. Also had to wait for a table even with a reservation. Good for the restaurant but bad for the customer.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Do not go during Queen's Feast
    eglanning
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My husband and I have been to New South several times and have always had a great experience. We went with two other couples this past Saturday night, during Queen's Feast, and you can tell the waiters, nor the cooks were prepared. Our waiter was running around from table to table. You could tell he was panicked. He was trying really hard though, so I will give him that. But our drinks, bread, and several other things definitely suffered. The flavor of the food was fantastic, but every single person's food was room temp. The plate was hot, but the food was not. So you could tell it was sitting on a hot plate, waiting to come to our table. Everyone's fish was undercooked big time as well! Like I said, usually great though.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious Food As Always
    DeliciousVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The menu was excellent for restaurant week! I couldn't believe my favorites were actually included on the menu. The service was a little slow, but this is not the norm. The place was packed and the server was having a difficult time keeping up. We waited and had to remind her a couple times to bring us things. We love this restaurant, because the chef, Chris is always coming up with delicious, creative ways to present local food bought from local farmers and merchants. We also love it because we can have an actual conversation and hear each other!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good was great
    FoodloverLKW
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    While at first the table seemed to almost be in the pathway of the door, we slide it over and it felt more comfortable. Margarita was perfect. The pork tenderloin and sauce with it was amazing. Fried Okra salad was a big hit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better Than Ever!
    LAJOHAVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My husband and I have been to New South many times, but this past time that we went was the best so far, from the cocktails to the dessert. I LOVE fried chicken, but I never can find good fried chicken anywhere. I had the Chicken & Waffles and it was unbelievably delicious. The chicken was just like my grandmother used to make every Sunday! I honestly can't say enough good things!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mamommy
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Always has such great tasting foods. We have never been disappointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good
    MarthaJaneVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    A wonderful variety of southern faves "done up." Always good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fresh and flavorful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I was entertaining a few colleagues from out of town and wanted to take them out for a dinner that "would not disappoint". I was looking to impress by having a good meal and good conversation, not extravagant spending. The selection of appetizers and entrees gave everyone the opportunity to enjoy a southern favorite prepared in an update to date fashion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the first visit!
    TiffanyVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Can't wait to go back...food was great, even the grass-fed burgers!! Derrick was a standout service provider and had a smile that shows he genuinely cares about you having a great time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Almost Perfect
    singingtwin
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The Parm zucchini fries were amazing as were our entrees of Pan fried chicken and Pork Tenderloin. The risotto was crunchy and not very flavorful was my only food complaint. The fried blueberry pie was also wonderful. My only other complaint was when the server asked if we needed change when taking the cash and the bill, which I think is rude. The proper thing to say would be, "I'll be right back with your change." And, if the change is for you, the guest will let you know.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite place to dine
    irisheyes
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Wonderful restaurant. I have never had a dish I didn't care for! We take out-of-town guests here often and they have all enjoyed the food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CltbillVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Server was very helpful working with one guest who has very dangerous food allergies.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 44 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 202 reviews are from the New South Kitchen & Bar reviews archive.
  • Delicious southern food
    eatingoutisfun
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Delicious food, very good knowledgeable wait staff. Unique menu offerings. Our table tried: the trout appetizer, the Cesar salad, spicy shrimp, the okra salad and the black and blue burger with fries -- all were wonderful. Our waiter was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Neighhood Staple
    GuyAroundTown
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I can always count on New South for my comfort food and consistent quality and service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.