South City Kitchen Vinings
South City Kitchen Vinings

South City Kitchen Vinings

  • 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: American, Southern
  • 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSouthern
South City Kitchen Vinings reviews from OpenTable diners
216 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (140)fit for foodies (122)special occasion (101)good for groups (96)romantic (64)great for brunch (58)notable wine list (44)hot spot (33)great for lunch (31)great for outdoor dining (31)vibrant bar scene (30)kid-friendly (20)late-night find (16)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Excellent meal
    Matador
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    We all had different dishes, everyone loved their choice we were all very pleased
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a group of 19 and had a great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I had selected this place for my wife's birthday dinner with friends. From the beginning South City Kitchen was very accommodating. I originally made reservations for 12, then increased it to 17, and finally 19. They never had any issues with this and made sure we have one large table all together. They even split up all the checks! That is almost unheard! We had George and Kat tag teaming our group and they were on top of their game. From drink orders to food to bringing in the cake (that we brought with us) which including lighting candles and then cutting the cake - they were always on top of their game. We never felt rushed or ignored. It was the perfect amount of service. Make sure to check this place out. Amazing experience, great staff in George and Kat, and delicious food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • South City Kitchen Birthday Experience
    CaptainKudzu
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Went to SCK for my birthday a few days ago. It was great. the only drawback is limited seating. I was not able to get a reservation for 10. but was able to get a reservation and a round table (which is good for group conversation) for 8 people plus a baby. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who has been thinking about trying it. The service was top notch. the food was amazing. I had the fried chicken with Mashed potatoes and mac 'n cheese. The Mac 'n Cheese was ridiculous. By far the best tasting dish I had there. But the chicken was not far behind. Overall great place for a group outing, great service, great food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    South City Kitchen is always a great choice for a nice dinner. I really prefer the Vinings location since it is much more quiet and less hectic than the midtown location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    DC1117
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Everything about dinner at South City Kitchen Vinings was great. The ambiance was perfect for a relaxing dinner date and I appreciated the friendly, calm, welcoming attitude of the whole staff. We were impressed by the specialty cocktails and the food, of course. How can simple, Southern sides like collard greens and mashed potatoes be so flavorful?! Gouda fritters were a great appetizer recommendation from our server, Erica (who gave flawless service, by the way). My only regret is being too full for dessert and not taking some to go - I'm sure it would have been amazing as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply great!
    coolspringersVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    South City Kitchen continues to be a favorite of ours when in the Atlanta area. Great southern flair without compromising flavor or freshness. The team here is invested in your experience and it shows - service attitudes, responses and involvement are all exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    wannabegourmet
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Just an overall great experience! Great food, great service, great ambiance....comfort food at its finest! Shrimp and Grits off the chart, Jambalaya that will rock your world, Fried chicken to write home about, just a plain old fashioned great place to eat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly Anniversary Dinner
    15thDinner
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    South City Kitchen is a longtime favorite of ours and the staff was super friendly and accommodating. I was disappointed to learn that the creamy scallops and grits was not on the menu, but I ordered the shrimp and grits. It was nice and spicy. My husband ordered the jambalaya and also enjoyed the spiciness. Because this was an anniversary dinner, I wanted a bit more seclusion from the other diners, but we were seated near a set of doors that was a little less than ideal. The place was crowded and a bit noisy for a Thurs night with a few young kids around which made it feel a little less "special". Also, the glass of prosecco and later, cabernet, I ordered came out a little later than desired, so the bar must have been busy. Overall, we'll still be back because we like the modern southern take on their food, but maybe we'll go to the Crescent Ave location for a bit more "cozy uniqueness" that this location seemed to lack.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    Lewis
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    I've eaten at South City Kitchen many times and the food is always great. I've never had a bad experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second Visit
    Clovernookwilly
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    This was our second time at this restaurant and both times were enjoyable. The fried green tomato appetizer was a little disappointing but the bread that was brought to the table was especially good-southern biscuits and not so southern but really good sweetened corn bread muffins. Entrees and wine list were good. My wife had one of the specialty mixed drinks and she liked it. The location is very convenient for those on the west side of town and it beats the Buckhead crowds. Have fun because we did (both times).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such a Nice Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    This is on of our favorites. Luckily, it is nearby to our house. The staff is always friendly and helpful. My husband noted on our recent visit that he considers it to have one of the finest interior settings in Atlanta. Be sure to check out the occasional special menus - last summer, for a few weeks, they had the Tomato Menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    HappyHappyBirthday
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I took my wife here for my birthday with 7 of our friends and we were well taken care off. Our server was awesome and everything came out perfect
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent fried chicken!
    Ladypilot
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    You will enjoy the innovative recipes at this restaurant! The fried chicken was wonderful, as were the collard greens on the side. Even their Caesar salad had a Southern touch---topped with fried okra!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Definite do-over!
    Hollandboyz
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had dinner here for our wedding anniversary and it was great! It was our first time dining here, so we didn't know what to expect, but we were pleasantly surprised by the attentive wait staff, the beautiful decor, and amazing food! The Gouda fritters were amazing! Only down fall was it was very dark in the restaurant so you could barely read the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Worth the Price
    JulezScott
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I took some out of town guests to this restaurant hoping to share a unique dining experience. The food was OK for the price.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it
    Foodie
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Highly recommend! Great food and lovely ambiance. Great place for a date night
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Margywine
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Great atmosphere...lovely food ...waitress not too knowledgeable , but found out what we wanted to know.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • South City Always solid
    twalterVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Great food, great wine list. Try the Ossa Buco. Veggie plate which you design is also a winner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food & Service
    BillB
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Our 2nd time @ SCK - Vinings to celebrate my birthday with our friends. Food was awesome, service by Cat was fast and without flaw. John, the sommelier, recommended fabulous bottles of wine to accompany our dinner. Overall, can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    Eatit
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Loved having our table ready on arrival as we were just traveling through. Service and food were both outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • South City
    2smyrnadiners
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We had a Monday evening reservation and were seated upon arrival. Our server was attentive to our needs. He made several suggestions for dinner which we followed and were very pleased. The food was served timely and hot. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 5 Stars !!
    onlythebestVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Two of us dined on a Saturday night and we could not have had a better meal or better service anywhere. The trout was outstanding and it was a large portion. I usually trout when it's on a menu and this serving was certainly the best and significantly larger than any other restaurant I've been to. Our caesar salads were delicious and had a unique added touch with the grit croutons. Nice wine list. Pretty restaurant with nice staff. The manager was busy going from table to table inquiring about the diner's meals and service. This is a rarity for most restaurants. We will certainly be back and will bring friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful Evening
    cheshire
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had a great experience here with friends who came in from out of town. We had some very good wine and the server was very knowledgeable. The trout was probable some of the best My husband ever had and my cobia was delicious. Desserts were beautiful and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Above and Beyond
    Katelyn
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    While I was not the one to actually dine at South City, the customer service I received warranted a review of its own. I set up a 35th Anniversary dinner for my parents with the help of Jon the manager and their staff. Jon was beyond helpful, agreeing to have a round of Prosecco ready for them, as well as a desert planned. They took my credit card info so my parents never even saw a bill. All reports indicated that my parent's had a great meal, a nice table, and their server even helped them joke around by getting empty to-go boxes and a really nice bottle of wine to send a picture back to the kids to show how much they had "wined and dined" on our tab. My only regret is that I didn't actually get to enjoy the meal myself! Thanks again!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Mgsrcs
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We had an early dinner here before going to the Cobb Enery Center for a concert. The location was perfect. The restuarant seated us immediately. Service was attentive but not overly so. The menu was great. The food was excellent. We will return and have already recommended it to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good
    MarthaeVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Can always count on South City Kitchen for a good meal. Hogtoberfest menu is great. We mostly stuck with old favorites, though!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Less than OK
    BrealiaVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    This was my 2nd visit to the restaurant and my conclusion was the same. I rarely give poor ratings but the waitress was nice but did not provide good customer service. The food was just OK. I won't be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Okay, could be better
    GeorgiaGirl
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Does anyone know how to cook a steak? That should be an option on the menu. Dessert, had the banana pudding....yuk! Need more cookies in it.... Otherwise call it a banana dessert not banana pudding. Getting a drink took too long.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Spot
    Pete
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The food was good but seemed to take a little while to get it. Not real long though. This is a pretty good neighborhood type restaurant and maybe a little pricey but I am always pleased with the way the food tastes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • winendine
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We got seated right away. Service was ok, but it was busy so I understand why we had to wait a little before being greeted. The crab cake appetizer was ammmmaazzzingggg. SO GOOD. I had the fried chicken, which was eh..and my boyfriend had the pork sandwich, which he liked. Overall it was a good experience and not too expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Wonderful
    TaboniusVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    South City is always, consistently great. The chef has outstanding specials and the dishes that are always on the menu are the best. This was for a birthday celebration. We look for any opportunity to go to South City.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Food was great however our waitress was not attentive so another waiter stepped in to assist us whenever we needed something.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time there - Loved it!
    Scott
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Great food and great service. Would highly recommend the restaurant. Also, our waiter was awesome. Looking forward to going back - just wish they were open for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Familyof4
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The service was excellent and the food very good, but the noise was so great we could hardly have a conversation. We would love to come back, but we would much prefer a quieter setting.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch Location
    nikkiT25VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Visited SCK for brunch after early morning church service. While they have a small menu that is not overwhelming, the food and service is always good. There is always a hostess to great you with a warm and friendly smile.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great option for out of town guests
    TCGBelle
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Took some out of town guests for dinner and they enjoyed the Fried Green Tomato appetizer and Gouda Fritters as a start to dinner. Rave reviews on the Crisp Catfish, just would have liked to have known the remoulade was going to be a bit spicy as they would have ordered it on the side.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time and plan many more!
    ZackRev
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    So many great choices but we selected the specials for the night and weren't disappointed. Mahi mahi delicious and my husband opted for the grilled meatloaf with risotto . Drinks and apps were just as yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday birthday bunch
    JJDG
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    First try and a great time had by all. Food was wonderful. Some of the highlights include the corn bread and biscuits, sweet and sour pickle slices on the pimento cheese board, and the perfectly cooked fried chicken and greens. John, our server, granted our every wish and rounded out perfectly a great dining experience. Thank you we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food Rude Waiter
    dinatl
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The food was absolutely delicious and I would have had a perfect experience had it not been for a rude waiter. Our waiter not once came back to check on us to askus aboyt our food or ask if we wanted a refill. After getting the check he became extemelky upset because he noticed that his pen was missing. He literally accused the everyone at the whole table for stealing his pen. He was not joking. Everyone proceeded to try and find him his pen. We later found it and gave it to him and he just walked away without saying thank you or anything. Fr the price of the food and to recieve such a poor quailty waiter I am turned off from going back anytime soon. We told the manager and he mentioned he would have a talk with his employee about it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bham258
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Great atmosphere, food and service!!!!!!! Will definitely be back! Loved it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.