South City Kitchen Vinings
South City Kitchen Vinings

South City Kitchen Vinings

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://fifthgroup.com/
  • Phone: 7704350700x
  • 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
206 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (128)fit for foodies (109)special occasion (99)good for groups (80)romantic (51)great for brunch (48)notable wine list (44)hot spot (30)great for lunch (27)vibrant bar scene (27)great for outdoor dining (24)kid-friendly (17)late-night find (11)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Etched in my memory..
    Mlowe85
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I had only visited South City Kitchen once before, but I had to return so a friend could try their Shrimp and Grits. I knew the food was great but I didn't remember the service being this great. I tried their newly introduced Bourbon Flight. The flight comes with a information sheet telling the age and flavor of the bourbon, very informative. The manager came by our table and give me a free t shirt from one of the Bourbon providers. Bring in the hospitality industry I thought this was a great gesture and that won me over..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    Chris
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is our go to location for great food and service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed!
    Healthyin2013
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We enjoyed this very much. The food was great. The place is too noisy but aside from that and the uncomfortable chairs, it was really good. The wait staff seemed a bit over-worked but was pleasant enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This hands down remains one of my favorite restaurants. I have loved the Midtown location since college and have been a fan of SCK Vinings since it opened. I am overjoyed a dining option on this scale is available and easily accessible in the Vinings/Smryna/Mableton area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable Dining experience
    Jrobe164
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Ithe was my sisters birthday and I put a special note making my reservation on OpenTable and they really mado our dining experience and her Birthday one to remember! Jimmie was our server and he was wonderful! I really liked that the manager made sure our experience was delightful. Not to mention the food was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Pleasing People
    Kebo
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    There is always a concern when visiting a new restaurant having to do with the mixology of the server, the food, and the atmosphere. We were pleasantly surprised when all 3 came together at SCK. We were greeted warmly, our server Sarah explained menu choices and always seemed to show up at the right times, the food was excellent and the atmosphere wonderful. Great pick for our early Sunday dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Brunch!
    ConciergeCarolineVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Loved it as soon as we walked in the door! My family and I started with the fried green tomatoes, and shared shrimp and grits, crab cake hash and (my favorite) the smokehouse eggs benedict among the 4 of us. PLENTY of delicious food, and we were sure to save room for the pineapple upside-down cake and ambrosia gelato. Very cute part of town, and plenty of tvs at the bar so we didn't have to miss the football game. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very welcoming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    one of the things that stood out more than anything else, is the fact that everyone who was in the facility was friendly. Whether it was my server or someone else is server. I feel like my business was valued, & I can taste it and my food.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disapointed
    Kirch
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was as good as always.I have never had a bad meal at South City, you can count on them! Great time
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bizz
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Terrible, very salty, not what I would consider true southern cuisine or even contemporary southern cuisine
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not great, needs a menu update
    WentSouthBADVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I have dined here several times, the food was terrible on 8/5. It is about time they update their menu. The recipes for the mussels and Gouda fritters were not as they have been in the past. The service, ambiance & location are great, but this has gone south quickly. The catfish was cold & my son's fish & fries were salty. I should've known there would be trouble when the usual biscuits served were over cooked. We won't be back until menu changes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently Our Favorite
    Chris
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Best place in the Vinings area of Atlanta and our "go to" location for any special night out or just a reason not to cook!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Annivesary Dinner
    TA2013
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food was delicious and the service was top notch. A great place to celebrate our anniversary!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As usual
    NDM2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Nothing bad to report here; nicely paced service, great food, not a single problem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    Luvswatercantswim
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Consistently great food and service. Does not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great time
    prettipoodle
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Had a party of 8 reservation. Was seated immediately, great servers. Had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lefty
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Nice evening enjoyed by my wife and me. Very professional staff, great food, good location and prompt service.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    Gail
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We love South City Kitchen and are so pleased that we can get the same great mean in the burbs. Great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the visit
    Clovernookwilly
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    In looking for a good restaurant in the Vinings/Smyrna area I came across this one. It was as interesting and good as billed. Wine list is good although they could have more wines by the glass. I had the fried chicken and was not disappointed. My wife had the hamburger with pimento cheese on it which was unique and good. I will go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Dinner
    MimsAndDiesel
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had six for a Sunday night dinner. Three had the fried chicken, which was great. Two of us had the jambalaya, and enjoyed it thoroughly. The collard greens were great. The okra succotash we very good. The Mac & Cheese was also very good. Our waiter was very personable. We would come back anytime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reliable afar all these years
    MbsbVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Went for Sunday brunch. Our server was late getting to our table, but when she did she apologized and was very quick from then on. The fact that she knew she was late impressed us, given the lack of awareness shown in a lot of less professional places in town, and it shows the general competence of this organization. Fried chicken was very good, though the breast, while not dry, could have been juicier (the leg was the best part), the waffles were a bit cool and should have come with better when they were warm, but the flavor was good. Fried green tomatoes were excellent and innovative, with a red pepper and basil coulis which worked. Crab hash was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch!!
    Excellence
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I went Friday night and was so pleased with my visit that I came back Sunday morning for Brunch. No wait at all not even for water!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy and nice
    auditigerVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Don't let "kitchen" in the name fool you-- it's upscale with very delicious food and very friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Date Night
    saturdayisdatenight
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was a nice place for a date night. Service and environment were great. Food was pretty average though. We were told the chicken won some awards but found it kinda bland. A good southern chicken is usually marinated in buttermilk and seasoned. The breaded chicken skin was cooked and seasoned perfectly, but the meat liked flavor and was a little on the dry side. The macaroni and cheese was super over cooked and was bland. I LOVE pasta and did not eat it. The baby bliss potatoes were perfection and I finished them all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!!
    Excellence
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Even though this was not my first time, I never had the opportunity to write a review. I absolutely loved my visit from start to finish. Our wait was nonexistent, the service was extremely fast, the food was absolutely delicious and our waitress Lindsay was great! She had wonderful suggestions which we took advantage of. We tried the new item on the menu, LAMB!!! And it was wonderful. She was extremely nice and funny and we have requested to sit in her section on our next visits. She also gave us a rewards cards!! I love collecting rewards cards and punch cards. Thank you guys for a great date night!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place, consitently
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I love South City Kitchen for dinners with groups or clients. Its consistently good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Ok
    jackiec
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This was not a bad visit to SCK but not my best. Fried chicken was a bit overcooked and crust too brown, lights flickered as it got to be night as usual, gouda appetizer had a sauce that was too sweet. The staff -servers, hostess & everyone was great as always.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place
    Great
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We enjoyed everything we ate. Servers were friendly, upbeat, knowledgeable. Food presentation was very good, will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fair offering
    mesameone
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    noted for the fry chicken, but after 2 visits, need something else to get excited around eating. jambalaya wasn't it
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    FoodieFanatic1
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great food and service. Southern style cuisine with a dose of class!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Southern Food
    Kenny
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    One of the menus in the area, always friendly service We really enjoyed the seasonal menu
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great price
    RNB7
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    South City Kitchen is a gem of a restaurant. Great food and wonderful wines for the pairing. Whether you're going on a romantic date, business lunch or dinner with the family, it's all worth it!!! Can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I recommend the crab cakes
    Snoop
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Their crab cakes have a wonderful blend of flavors and plenty of crab. They rival Canoe's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CharmedVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Fabulous service, food, and a great place to dine on date night or with friends,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noise level is problem
    Zoey
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Interesting, creative food and excellent service. Noise level is the only negative and should be addressed by owners.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • homesick4atl
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Friendliest server......EVER! Moved away from the Atl a year ago. THIS is what I miss!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great business meeting place
    BusinessMeeting
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Great menu for a variety of tastes. It was the second time in two weeks we had a business meeting at South City Kitchen and was just as pleased as the first time. After both dinners I was complimented for my great taste in choosing the restaurant. The service and the food is superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was so so
    Dinelady
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I usually rave about this location. I wasn't really impressed this time around. The host was gracious and we were seated promptly (had a reservation). The food was good but lukewarm. I almost felt rushed and we were barely there a hour. I would go back but would definitely voice my displeasure.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Had Great Visit
    HappyCamper
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Went to dinner after show at Cobb Energy Centre. Had reservation no wait time. Waiter was excellent and the food was terrific too. Purchased bottle of wine that our waiter suggested for us. Food was delivered quickly. Bathroom was clean. Would highly recommend this restaurant to others. Love open kitchen look too.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My wife and I decided to go here for our first date in years and it was all we thought it should be and more!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic