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South City Kitchen Vinings
South City Kitchen Vinings

South City Kitchen Vinings Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://fifthgroup.com
  • Phone: (770) 435-0700
  • Hours of Operation: DINNER NIGHTLY

    Monday-Thursday, 5-10pm

    Friday-Saturday, 5-10:30pm

    Sunday, 10am-3pm (brunch); 5-9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, American
  • Executive Chef: Chip Ulbrich
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: South City Kitchen Vinings is owned by Fifth Group Restaurants which also owns Bold American Events. For more information on catering, please visit http://boldamerican.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S. Atlanta Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Large public parking lot available for guests of businesses located in the Ivy Walk retail area.
A word from South City Kitchen Vinings
With elements of South City Kitchen Midtown and some features unique to this location, South City Kitchen Vinings brings a combination of energy and comfortable metropolitan sophistication to a new neighborhood. Traditional, fresh ingredients prepared in an open exhibition kitchen are used to create our version of contemporary Southern cuisine. The restaurant features an oversized bar with communal tables and cozy booths as well as a dining room lined with French doors that open to a spacious outdoor patio. This is the perfect spot for families and friends to enjoy dinner, Sunday brunch or a quick bite at the bar.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSouthern
Diner Reviews
  • "Enjoyable airy atmosphere. Excellent menu selections with a true southern flair. Be sure to check out the specials, usually quite good. Service was terrific and he servers were pleasant and knowledgeable, a rare thing these days. Thought a bit noisy but not a big deal. Like the idea of an open kitchen (nothing to hide). Ha e been to the downtown location and him the food maybe a slight notch above then here. Go Enjoy, fairly priced."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "I took my best friend and a couple others there for dinner and we had a grand time. Our waitress was wonderful, very knowledgeable and attentive. It wasn't too expensive and the ambiance was great."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Our "go to" place in the Atlanta area. Always good."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Much, much too loud. Everyone in our party enjoyed the food, but I won't go back because I don't enjoy eating in a room full of people who are yelling at the top of their lungs."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "South City Kitchen is a great place for a good time. The chef does a wonderful job of cooking up some southern favorites with modern twists."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Service was very good (Jimmie was our server). Friendly & helpful w/menu items. Jon (mgr) was accommodating & friendly as well. We were not thrilled w/the trout (not seasoned at all) & quail (not seasoned either & gamey tasting-have had better). My mom likes bland food and even she thought the trout and quail were flavorless. The succotash and the pineapple upside down cake were good. We will definitely try again it again to try some of the other dishes. We want to try some of the other restaurants in this mgmt. group we well. We were told that La Tavola was very good."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "This was my first time going to the SCK in Vinings. The experience was on par to my previous experiences at the midtown location. The menu is slightly different but all the usual favs (fried chicken, ceasar salad, shrimp and grits, etc) are there. The food was fantastic, the atmosphere was fun but professional, our server was very attentive and the manager even came by to introduce himself and welcome us to the neighborhood. Overall, great experience. Would highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I dined at SCK on a Monday night, so we were seated immediately. The ambiance was nice, good for casual dining or maybe a date. The noise level was conducive for holding a conversation without yelling at your dining companions. The hostess was pleasant and our waiter was very nice and helpful with making food and drink selections. My only criticism of this restaurant would be the food. Our appetizers and entrées were nicely plated. The texture and temperature of the food was fine, but the flavor could have been pumped up a bit. The food was just okay. Would I return? Sure, but with lower expectations regarding the food."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We absolutely love their Sunday Brunch! Soul Food with Flare!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Nice everything, reservations suggested and they won't seat you without a full party. The caesar dressing is great. I didn't get a chance to try a cocktail because I was the DD, but I would like to go back to try the lemonade/iced tea/alcohol concoction."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We love having SCK in Smyrna. Definitely the best place to go for good food, service, and ambience. My tile fish was delicious and the rainbow carrots with butter beans were amazing."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Our party of 7 had a lovely meal. The fried chicken was crispy outside and moist inside -- perfect! Service was excellent."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food was good but slow coming. Service was fair, but not sure if it was the waiter or a slow kitchen."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "If you're looking for a consistently great meal, impeccable service, and just an all around great dining experience, South City is hard to beat. Have been for both just casual meals and most recently, an anniversary and the food is always just plain great Southern food, but prepared with the perfect gourmet touch to make it special."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Had a party of nine. We were put into a semi-private room without being asked. Had two small children with us who were more than satisfied with the children's menu. Staff was excellent. Would highly recommend!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Fried Gouda Fritters appetiser placed on a honey plate were nice, the she crab soup needed some sherry and not as good as in Charleston. The Jambalaya was mild and not up to Louisiana standards. The fried chicken was okay split in half and in a heavy buttermilk crust, along side some under inspiring collards. The cornbread and biscuits served before the meal were very good."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We hadn't been to SCK for some time but it's just as good as we remembered! It's always a treat to come in for a meal as The Fifth Group catered our wedding and it provides some nostalgia. If it's your first time I highly recommend the Gouda fritters and Fried Green Tomatoes! The only thing lacking this time was the server made our group feel a bit rushed...a little too eager to clear the table after each course. We highly recommend enjoying an evening out at South City!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This was our first visit. We will definitely return. From the moment we were seated (we did have reservations) until we dragged our satiated bodies out the door-not a single beat was missed. Jason, our server, was polite and knowledgeable. He made great suggestions and explained the menu. We were 4 in our party. We shared the goat cheese fritters, the pimento cheese and the fried green tomatoes to start. The guys had jambalaya, my mother in law had the shrimp and grits and I had the catfish. We each marveled at our food. The beer and wine selections were ample. Alas, no room for dessert. Next time...."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The fried chicken was the best I ever tasted. I will definitely go back and try it for brunch. So many good choices of wine and desserts as well."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This was our first time at the South City Kitchen. We visited with some out of town friends. Food was very tasty...unusual seasoning combinations that worked together perfectly. Our server, Jimmy, was very warm and knowledgeable. He definitely knows the wine list. We never wanted for anything. His professionalism and passion showed. We plan to return again with other friends."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Loved the fried chicken and the pork. Nice wine list. A lovely place for dinner."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the service was outstanding! Highly reccomend!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We were very excited to try South City. Finally decided to go and enjoy an evening there. Started off well! Servers were great! Very attentive and knowledgable. Appetizers were ok but bland. Finally got main courses only to find them extremely bland as well. I ordered the jambalaya and she ordered their "famous" fried chicken. Drinks were great and selection of wine was excellent. Just don't plan to be wowed by the food."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Dinner was very good. The only drawback was there was a table of screaming children next to us. Otherwise a very good dinner."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Not very happy with the food. Good wine though. Good service."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I expected a wonderful dining experience when I had brunch there last Sun. However, it wasn't. The food was only fair to good, the waiter annoyingly talked behind my shoulder (there was space not to), and the noise level was very loud. The person I was dining with thought the food was disappointing as well. My fried chicken was so dry I thought it was a left-over from the previous Sun. There was one outstanding taste experience though: the ice cream on the bread pudding was unbelievably good. Overall: mediocre."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We went with a group of five and the food was as great as always, but the service could have been a bit more polished. Only one guest had wine, but the rest of the table's wine glasses were never cleared away which made it difficult when other drinks showed up. The server definitely seemed overwhelmed and had a difficult time maintaining our table. Like I said, the food was great, but it did not all arrive together and one guest was left without an entrée without an explanation."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The chicken livers first course are reason enough to go back!! This is one of the best restaurants in Vinings, and there are several great restaurants in the area. The service was first rate from the hostess to the server to the GM."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Delicious, creative Southern-style food with attentive, friendly service makes for a wonderful evening out!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Ambiance and food were great. Server was attentive and extremely pleasant. Recommend to all."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Nice night, nice place, very good food and excellent service for my wife and I are on our anniversary accompanied by our 20 year old daughter."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "It was far too noisy. I had to shout to be heard by others at my table. The food is great and so is the service."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We celebrated Father's Day 2014 at South City Kitchen - Vinings. We had a group of 8 people and we were seated in the semi-private room, which was perfect for us! I was a little disappointed with my food though... I ordered the She Crab Soup and Fried Green Tomatoes (FGT) after reading excellent reviews on both. The soup was little too salty for me, and the FGT's were a little greasy. The good news is the Dads we were celebrating, loved their food. One got the pulled pork and the other, the fried chicken. I was happy because they were happy. And the service and atmosphere were perfect!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Never a bad moment at South City! Could not ask for any better food or service. Great place to celebrate or just to have a fine drink."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I really enjoy the food, atmosphere and the service is great. Wonderful place for a casual brunch or something special."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "From the moment we walked in the door and spoke with the hostess to our very last bite, excellent service, impeccable attention to detail and delicious food and drink were given to our party. The cocktails were yummy, the fried green tomatoes and mussels were fabulous, the wine our waiter , John, chose for us was perfect and the fried chicken and smoked pork chops were out of this world! We have raved about our dining experience with our friends and family. We will recommend this restaurant again and again."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We always know that the food will be great and the service will be excellent. One of our favorite places in Vinings."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "No complaints at all, everything was perfect. Service was excellent, the food was delicious, management was attentive. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The service was great. Food was really good. I had the flat iron stake. It was very flavorful, but not as tender as I expected. My wife had the fried chicken and greens. We both loved it. The greens were not as good as mom used to make, but they are an excellent upscale version. The fried green tomatoes are a winner."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I've been to the midtown location on various occasions and love the decor,always had great food and service. This was my wife's birthday and I wanted to find a place with nice atmosphere, great food, and quality service. She loved the place and can't wait to go back. Thanks for a memorable occasion."
    Dined on 5/31/2014