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
212 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (142)fit for foodies (116)good for groups (97)special occasion (95)great for brunch (50)romantic (50)notable wine list (40)vibrant bar scene (33)hot spot (33)great for outdoor dining (31)great for lunch (26)kid-friendly (22)late-night find (15)scenic view (4)Show More
  • South City
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
  • South City Kitchen great hidden gem
    Stockyards
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Excellent service, food and fun. The chicken livers and the fried cat fish are my personal favorites! Creative side dishes (love the dirty rice and pea-pod tips). My husband loves the pan seared trout. And the cocktails are hand crafted and delicious; they prove that the art of mixology is not dead! Great pineapple upside-down cake! This place is a MUST. But save me a seat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • downtown location is much better
    Claudia
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We felt like they were rushing us out of there. The food was bland and the service was just ok. The downtown location has much better tasting food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delivered Again
    GaPeachVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I chose to dine here for dinner with a group of out-of-town guests. Everyone was pleased with each course of their meal, the ambiance, and the service. So I got a gold star for selecting SCK-Vinings as out destination. I've always enjoyed the Midtown location, so it's nice to know that this local spot offers it's own charm!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night Out with Neighbors
    soochee
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We took our new neighbors to South City Kitchen. It is one of their favorites and it was our first time. We happen to go during Cobb Restaurant Week and their menu was great. The food was amazing. The service was very friendly and timely. We had our kids with us and they enjoyed the food from the children's menu. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Must Visit Restaurant
    AcworthFoodie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This was my second visit to South City as part of a girl's night out. Once again the food and service did not dissapoint! I had the Shrimp and Grits...yummy! My other friends tries the Fried Chicken and the Porkloin. Both of their dishes were oustanding as well. All of the food is seasoned just right. Our server was attentive without being intrusive. I absolutely enjoyed my return visit and I will be back...for the Fried chicken!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WOW
    Hammer
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The Best Restaurant we visited while in Atlanta. We will eat here next time we are in Atlanta. The apps were great, The kids meal was huge and looked really good. Our meals were tasty and the desserts were scrumptious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This Fifth Group restaurant is one of the most consistent ones you will find in Atlanta. Food and service are always excellent. Mixed drink are inventive but pricey. I do wish they would expand the menu, but that is a minor quibble. They do things just right and have for many years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic