Social Vinings
Social Vinings

Social Vinings

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.greatfoodinc.com/
  • Phone: 7704329772
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Monday through Friday from 11:00 - 4:00
    Brunch:
    Sunday from 11:00 - 3:00
    Dinner:
    Sunday & Monday from 4:00 - 9:00
    Tuesday - Thursday from 4:00 - 10:00
    Friday & Saturday from 4:00 - 11:00

    Now open at 2:00 on Saturday!
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Global, International, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Derek Larsen
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Several private areas ranging from 10 person sit down dinners up to 150 person cocktail receptions
  • Private Party Contact: Ute Albrecht 770-432-9772
  • Entertainment: Music changing nightly from Latin to rock to jazz.
    Check out our website for upcoming events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Paces Ferry
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet. Parking Deck available.
A word from Social Vinings
A neighborhood restaurant with a happening bar scene, small plates, nightly entertainment and outdoor seating. We have several private dining areas that can accommodate parties of 10 to 100.
A more formal main dining room for special occassions and enjoying Chef Paul's classics.
Located directly on Paces Ferry in the heart of Vinings next to the QT gas station.
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Social Vinings reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (30)vibrant bar scene (22)good for groups (21)fit for foodies (17)romantic (16)great for outdoor dining (15)great for lunch (14)hot spot (13)special occasion (13)great for brunch (9)late-night find (5)notable wine list (5)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • First time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Great find on Open Table. Though GPS can lead you astray. My colleague and I sat in the bar - it was a relatively quite Tuesday evening. Great eclectic menu. We went for the sushi. Tried the sweet & spicy BBQ Pork sliders as a starter. They were terrific!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overall i enjoyed my experience
    mzBA2U
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    My boyfriend & I took our mothers out to dinner. We made a reservation but were about 10 min late. It was no problem. We went at 6 and it was fairly empty. The steak I had was kind of dry, but the cabbage was amazing. The drinks were strong enough. My mom and boyfriend had the potato wrapped salmon and they both liked it. My boyfriend's mom really liked her crab cakes. It was a little pricey, but I'd eat here again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food good, service not so much
    rarelyreviews
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We hadn't been here is a while, so we came with some friends from out-of-town. The menu had changed but there was plenty to choose from, so that wasn't an issue. Our server, on the other hand, was the most uninterested, unenthusiastic, unattentive I've had in a long time. I believe he even told us we were lame when we declined dessert. It will probably be a while before we go back again - if we go back again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful restaurant
    Dustin25
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I went to this restaurant on a Wednesday night for a third date with girl. The bar area was busy and a little loud, but I had requested a quiet table by a window and the hostess put us in a very nice booth. It was quiet and peaceful. We started with the Jalapeno Cheddar Macaroni Fritters, which had a great jalapeno taste. For my entree I had the Spinach and Ricotta Tortellini. It was okay, but I found it to be a little bland, and for $20 I kind of expected it to be fantastic. My date had the Vegetable Panini, which she absolutely loved and I felt was more reasonably priced. So the restaurant was gorgeous, the wait staff was awesome, I just found the entrees overpriced. I suggest apps and sandwiches, and the fried Oreo's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    A slight bump... The night we made our reservation the entire dining room was booked with a private party. I did not receive a phone call to that effect or I would have changed the reservation to another night. But the hostess and wait staff did all they could to make matters fine. Our little party thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the service was superb.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!!
    andieVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The experience is always the best. We have always had the best wait staff. Excellent atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT PLACE
    Hammer
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We enjoyed Social Vinings the food was great, we had so many different things we tried. The fried Lobster Tail and slaw was excellent, everything was wonderful, no complaints on food, service and table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ALMOST PERFECT
    GRob
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    First experience was great however our waiter seemed to be preoccupied. Service was extremely scattered and we didn't even get his name. However, the food menu and ambiance was amazing. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food & Service!
    MeMe
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The waiter was absolutely fantastic and the sea bass was indescribably delicious@
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Empty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Maybe lunch isn't the right time to go here, because the few times I have come during lunch hours, the restaurant is always mostly empty. When we were seated in the top section, only one other table near the bar had people. We saw a few tables leaving the restaurant, who had been sat in the lower room. While we ate, only one other group of people came in for lunch. They were seated near us, which helped us feel less alone. Waitress disappeared for a little while, but was very nice when she was there. Food was good.
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  • AWESOME BRUCH!
    BigScottATLVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    while we hit social vinings at least once or twice a month (great service, incredible menu & food quality, amazing sushi and all the rest - just a great place! (very affordable & they are always doing something cool!)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Has all the elements except service
    StacyWms
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    There were hardly any other diners the day at lunch we were there, so I can't figure out why our service was so slow. The waitress pretty much ignored us. Everything else was just fine.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Sunday Brunch
    rtpivVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We go to Social Vinings often, as we live nearby. The food is consistently very good. We like to sit at a high top in the bar area rather than in the back dining room. This trip, we both had lunch salads on a Sunday. Social Vinings offers a Sunday brunch buffet that is very good and there aren't the maddening crowds that many of the breakfast places have.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh.
    Mary
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This place doesn't know what it wants to be. Is it a bar? Restaurant? Night club? Went with friends this past Saturday for dinner and ordered the sushi...I'm a sushi guru and was sadly disappointed at the sloppily Wrapped rolls, which smelled fishy. Quality sushi doesn't smell fishy. The hand roll was a joke, it looked like a poorly folded and overstuffed fish burrito. I had one bite of everything and stopped. The waiter was just ok.. He disappeared for long periods of time. Not with the money when there are better choices in the area.
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  • Great! As usual
    Armh
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Great night with my friends. The sushi was great as always. We had a great time with great drinks (cosmopolitan and lemon drop). This will always be a place I come back to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gone down hill
    00work00VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    food has gone down hill in the last few years. used to be a go-to for good lunch. not anymore.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice lunch
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We enjoyed a delicious lunch with great service. The restaurant was quiet which made conversation easy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi was ok
    PCJ2014
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I have had much better susi, presentation is ok, but taste was not so good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Split personality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Restaurant has a split personality: front area feels like a sports bar, with tv's and a large bar and a lot of chattering patrons; back area is much quieter, with tables and booths, but not particularly pretty. The sushi bar is unappealing, as is the view in to the kitchen. The food was quite good, fresh and well-prepared. All six in our party ordered different items, and all enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful birthday experience
    Duggank
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I came with my parents, all three of us being first time guests. We were seated immediately and was approached in a timely matter. We ordered our drinks which were brought very quickly, and we ordered the jalapeno mac n cheese fritters as an appetizer. They were delicious and were served quickly and hot. We then ordered some sushi and some entrees, all of which were fantastic and served very hot. Definitely no food sitting under heat lamps here! Our server picked up in our conversation that we were there for my birthday, and he brought us a lovely birthday dessert or fried oreo beignets with "Happy Birthday" written in chocolate on the plate. It was so delicious that we ordered another serving of them. Overall a very pleasant, A+ experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WOW!! It was all good.
    RM01
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    My boss thanked me for choosing Social Vinings. He thought it was a great pick for our team meeting. We enjoyed the food. I already recommended it to my sister. The service was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 561 reviews are from the Social Vinings reviews archive.
  • Always a good option in the Vinings
    ATLfoodiesVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Good food, good ambience, and a menu that can please just about anyone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Obvious Professionals
    BeerSommelier
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I work with food for a living and found Social Vinings to be a breath of fresh air. It's not cheap, but many places aren't these days. The difference here, is that the quality:price ratio is extremely high. It was immediately obvious to us that whomever was manning the kitchen was extremely good at his craft - turning simple fare, like carrots and sea bass, into works of culinary art. We were very surprised - and just as pleased. A+++.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch
    mabletondoc
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Went for Father's day and was not disappointed. We had a great time, with great food, and a large selection of things to choose from. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Wonderful Night
    JeffG
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We frequent Social Vinings whenever possible, waiting to have an average or even above-average meal. No such thing. This time we tried surf & turf sushi for starters (phenomenal!) followed by sea bass, swordfish and crabcakes. We each tried the others' dishes and, by a narrow margin, chose the swordfish as the winner. But there was nothing left on anyone's plates! Great food experience. Try it - you'll like it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood gem
    Foodie2
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    I had my first visit to Social Vinings and was pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent and my group all enjoyed their entrees. My only criticism was the wait staff seemed a little slow and unattentive. The place wasn't overly crowded and i not sure if they were just giving us space but it took too long to order the food and then get our checks. I will add that overall our experience was quite nice but with a little more attention would have been outstanding!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great staff and good food
    BigPaPaVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Our family has been going to Ray's on the River for Mother's Day lunch (or Ray's in the City during the renovation a few years ago) for years. No more. This year the timing, size of group, and incovenience of all the walking you have to do from the table to the buffet with all the steps would make it too difficult for my wife's grandmother. So this year we tried something new, and boy were we impressed. The staff was so helpful and professional, the food was just as good if not better, and the price was surprisingly fair. I'm coming back, and not just on Mother's Day. I have friends and co-workers who find the menu here chaotic and inconsistent, I find it cohesive, I love having sushi with what others call regular food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average brunch offering
    mesameone
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Needs a makeover. No cold cuts. Pastries, oysters, or local fare. Could have been anywhere on earth
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wheelchair accessible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My husband in a wheel chair and part of my family joined me in celebrating Mother's Day on Sunday 5/11/14. They gave us a table further into the restaurant but the people were so kind and accommodating they just scooted over and made sure my husband had enough room to get through. Also if you have children that must be changed prepare to be creative in the bathroom.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Sunday Brunch!
    tennisgirl
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went here for a Mother's Day brunch because we couldn't find openings elsewhere. We were pleasantly surprised by how good everything was. We had excellent service and the food was delicious. How unique to offer sushi on the buffet! It was wonderful! The price was very reasonable for a Sunday brunch buffet. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place for Mother's Day!
    IntriguedDiner
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Most restaurants inflate their Mother's Day Brunch prices, but Social Vinings didn't change their price and had a wide variety of options to choose from. It wasn't overly crowded and we were able to enjoy a nice brunch with our mom! I would highly recommend this place for Mother's Day Brunch, or regular brunch for that matter.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good neighborhood spot
    rtpivVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We say at the bar, which is in the round with a floor-to-ceiling island in the center. I think the island interferes with service. The burger was very good. They also have a couple of nice bourbon cocktails on the menu.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    They were very busy as it was Easter Sunday but they did a good job of seating us on time and the service was good.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Late-Night Find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Easter Brunch was fantastic! Food was great, sushi was very very fresh! Love the French toast, please don't ever take it off the menu. The cannoli were the best I have had since my Aunt's. It was a very hectic day but the staff handled the crowds well ...kudos to them all. We took guests and they loved it too. Great job!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent buffet.
    NickG
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The buffet we went to was on Easter Sunday. The food was quite ordinary, French toast, pancakes, bacon, sausages, eggs benedict. They had an omelet station where you could pick your ingredients, but the omelets were small and most of the filling ingredients were outside. The deserts were okay. The chocolate mousse was very fluffy and there were only about 8 different desert items.
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  • Not Good
    AwfulVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Was very excited to try this restaurant. When we arrived there were about 8 customers and a party of about 10, yet it took five minutes to be seated. The waiter was just there and the food was not good. I will say the drinks were good.
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  • Overall good
    Ava21
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    The service and accommodations for my group size was a 10 out of 10. We enjoyed the music while it was playing but as soon as we finished our meal still early in the evening there was no music so we left. Everyone else seemed pleased with their food. I took a chance on the sushi. The California roll was perfect. The shrimp tempura roll however not good. Had a very fishy taste, not usual for that roll. I order that roll frequently everywhere that serves it. Not only did it taste much too fishy but also left me with an upset stomach for the night. Does make you wonder if the fish and seafood is being stored properly at proper tempuature. I recommend the location and business but not the shrimp tempura roll.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive bar food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    The food was mediocre at best. Essentially a bar food menu, but the prices were comparable to high end atlanta restaurants. If you want to go to a bar for after work drinks this is probably a great place. If you want to go to dinner pick one of the other excellent choices in vinings. I've been here for lunch as well, and the lunch menu is quite respectable. They just haven't figured out how to do a dinner entrée.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it
    SocialFanVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    I always recommend Social to friends. The food is fantastic and diverse, the drinks are great, there is always a fun crowd, the service is good and it is a casual fun environment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun bar scene
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    There is an innovative drink menu with lots of infused liquors and unusual pairings. All of us enjoyed our food and would go back. Our waiter was hilarious and the music was great. Wish the valets were more attentive and quicker about getting our cars.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.