Old Vinings Inn
Old Vinings Inn

Old Vinings Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.oldviningsinn.net/
  • Phone: 7704382282
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Monday - Thursday 5pm-9pm
    Friday & Saturday 5pm-10pm

    Brunch Saturday & Sunday 11:30am-3pm

    Attic Bar Monday - Saturday 5pm - til?
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Don Diem
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live music Wednesday - Saturday evenings! Visit www.oldviningsinn.net to view the schedule

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Paces Mill and Paces Ferry
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet
A word from Old Vinings Inn
In the quaint town of Vinings, steeped in local history, visit one of Atlanta's oldest historic sites. Our charming building dates back to the early 1800's and has been lovingly preserved to provide you with a comfortable and gracious dining experience. The Old Vinings Inn offers Southern cuisine and a carefully selected wine and cocktail list to complement and enhance Chef Don's award winning creations.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSouthern
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Old Vinings Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
86 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (59)special occasion (45)romantic (40)fit for foodies (34)great for outdoor dining (33)great for brunch (23)good for groups (22)notable wine list (16)late-night find (16)great for lunch (13)vibrant bar scene (12)scenic view (7)kid-friendly (7)hot spot (3)Show More
  • Nice service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We enjoyed the evening. Having drinks at the bar before dinner was fun and inviting. The service was great and they repeatedly recognized that it was our anniversary. It was a nice local evening out.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Born in the South
    SmallPlateMan
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Traditional Southern Comfort Food with a modern approach and presentation. Everyone working there truly owned the place and wanted to make our visit enjoyable and special. Very open to questions on the menu and willing to make any adjustments you might want or need. They make a great Martini.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Avril Beckford Rowley
    AvrilB
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    A neighborhood gem. Rick the 'barman' is amazing: Great customer service, makes everyone feel at home, chooses great musicians and is so much fun. He is one of the main reasons it is a great place to take family and friends
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Relaxed and friendly
    Admiral
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    For me the Inn conjures up some of the Southern charm of the old Vinings neighborhood. The service was very welcoming and prompt. I would rate the food 3.75. Any subtractions could be due to my selection. I proposed to my wife at Old Vinings Inn (and she accepted!). We look forward to dining there in the future.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Jared
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I ate there while visiting the area. Food, ambiance and service were great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern and Gourmet!
    GFRANK
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    New management kept some of the old favorites and added some new twists. The Fried Green Tomatoes are the best I've ever had, and I've had them from Dallas to Richmond. Thick sliced, halved, stuffed with goat cheese and lightly battered, they are a unique and fresh take on an old favorite. Trout, Fried Chicken, Tuna, thick cut pork chops...its all good. And, btw, the service is excellent and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relax and Enjoy
    Kirk
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My first time here was definitely one to remember! This is surely a neighborhood friendly place to wine and dine. The food tasted great!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique twists to southern cooking
    ScooterVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was outstanding (lamb cooked just right and the veal & shortrib meatloaf was delicious) but the sides to both these dishes were truly unique. The wild mushroom & sweet onion farmhouse bread pudding accompanying the lamb was prepared in a muffin cup and the truffle-herb potato tower accompanying the meatloaf was quite delicious. Good wine list with many wines in the not too high price range. Service was friendly and pleasant. The honey-lime vinaigrette on the house salad was the best!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Charming place, excellent dining
    Mandm
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    It was the right place to celebrate my wife's birthday. The food was excellent, the service great and charming, we enjoyed every minute. They take hospitality seriously. Absolutely marvellous.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food Bad Wait Service
    JimVet
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Food was excellent. Service was below scale for a restaurant of this quality. Quick seating and slow to take and deliver initial drink order, appetizers etc. Appetizer to main course timing was good. slow at end. never asked about desert until after check was delivered. very slow service
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Sunday Brunch
    knowgoodfood
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Lovely historic setting. Delicious, well-prepared and presented dining. Highly recommend trying the Lobster Mac and Cheese Fritters appetizer. It was magnificent and worth the splurge in calories. Their huge burger is to die-for, juicy, cooked to order and dressed with fried green tomato!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great casual dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Last Saturday we were looking for something different close to home and decided to give the place a try. Awesome surprise for us. Arrived around 8:30pm and found the bar upstairs in the "attic" portion of the restaurant. Great cozy spot around the corner from the live music. Close enough to hear and enjoy it but far enough that we could have a conversation. Bartender (Uncle Ricky) was fantastic. Introduced himself, asked our names and broke into casual conversation. Menu was clean and a GREAT value. Fried chicken, bacon wrapped oysters and pork chop were all wonderful. Very quiet when we got there but as soon as music started (9pm) the crowd picked up fast. Great mix of couples and parties. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect As Always!
    DineOutOften321VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We never fail to have a great time and meal at Old Vinings Inn.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dining experience
    MNS618
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Beautiful historic setting for a romantic night out or to gather with friends for a glass of wine. The food is outstanding and the service was very impressive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On our favorites list
    brianburk26
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great place! First time find for a day date/early dinner and it was.superb! A party of 4. Lobster mac n cheese fritters were so good. I had the meatlof, my wife had shrimp and grits. Both were outstanding. Our guests had scallops and the lamb. Both said they were amazing but wished the lamb serving was bigger. No desserts; only coffee. Highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    DinnerReview
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I found the menu a bit limited. Only one chicken dish (fried) and the portions were small. The bread did not taste fresh either. The service was very good and it was a very nice location so that is a plus.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Brunch
    trwilliams
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Brunch was nice. We loved the Lobster Mac and Cheese Fritters. Will visit again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Charming, historic building. Service was excellent, and people (from servers to owners/managers) could not have been nicer. The crabcake was outstanding, and other choices good. They have a kids menu and were very nice to our 7-year-old as well. We did not get to stay to enjoy the upstairs bar/band, but it looked like fun.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Pleasant Surprise
    NeighborVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    It had been years since we had eaten here. We decided to go here for a Sunday brunch. The food was excellent & much better than previous years!! The service was excellent. My husband said it was the best hamburger he had in a long time. I had their Eggs Benedict.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not Good
    say1944say
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We ordered the calamari, fried green tomatoes, scallops and Lamb ribs. The Calamari and fried tomatoes were very greasy. Scallops had too many spices and I could not eat my ribs. It was noticed by my waitress and she tried to bring me something else. She took it back to the kitchen and said it was nothing but fat. When our bill came, they took my meal off. This was very nice, as I did not complain.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Off the Chart
    Robert
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Old Vinings Inn is one of our favorites. The food, service and ambiance couldn't be better. I'd stack it up against any restaurant in Atlanta because as far as I'm concerned, it's off the chart.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new fave dinner spot!
    NanaBVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    My husband and I try different restaurants throughout the month of July every year. This year OVI was on the list and it did NOT disappoint! From the quiet ambience to the outstanding service, to the AMAZING food, we fell in love with this hidden jewel; so much so that I'm sitting in OVI writing this review as I wait for my food! (The market fish was SO good that we came back 2 days later for a repeat! LOL) Highlights: Our server Drew. We arrived just minutes before the kitchen closed and he gave wonderful recommendations and our food was hot and cooked to perfection. The manager Lee was great. He welcomed us, checked on our satisfaction levels w/the food, and even invited us back for dessert on him! Definitely adding to our faves list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jamabreeze13VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The Old Vining Inn was a pleasure to say the least. My wife, niece and I attended for their brunch. My niece and I chose the Fried Shrimp Sandwich while my wife went with the Steak Burger. All choices were excellent and served hot. We did skip dessert but were told later that they have great desserts. Our waiter was Michael and he was very attentive but not over bearing. This is a very special place and if in the Atlanta area it is well worth the visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful experience
    Nummy
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We all had different items, and everyone was more than pleased. The speck wrapped tuna was exceptional, as were the desserts, especially the berry cobbler.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extraordinary
    PdPRegular
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The Old Vinings Inn has been a Vinings maintstay for a long time, but over this last year seems to have hit a high note that few area restaurants can attain. Everything about our dining experience was extraordinary. If you have not visited OVI the past year or two, make a point to visit. You will not be dissappointed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Southern Birthday supper
    Monica
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    My daughter and I went to this restaurant to have a quiet celebration for her birthday. Since we live four hours apart now, we don't get to see each other often and we just wanted some time to catch up and enjoy each other's presence. Old Vinings Inn had a nice specialty drink selection; we enjoyed the Lady Di, which the manager late told us was named and specially concocted in honor of his wife, named Diane, not the British one, as I had expected. We enjoyed our entrees, the crusted tuna special and the fried chicken with grits and kale. Delish and just the right proportions. We completed our meal with the berry cobbler, a nice finish for a summer Southern dinner. It came complete with a birthday candle and was delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old southern charm
    Corbinandglee
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    My husband and I were here on a business trip.We chose the Old Vinings Inn due to its reputation.We were not disappointed .The food ,atmosphere and the friendliness of the staff made it all very special. Loved our waitress ,Lace, she was very knowledgeable of the menu and made a fabulous suggestion of the lavender infused Mojito before dinner. We will definitely be back. We are from the south and this a must for anyone who has not experienced true Southern Hospitality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Monday night dream
    MktwhiteVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Great place on Monday nights! Fantastic food and low crowds. Great service
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Group Dinner
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We had a group of 5 and everything was handled beautifully. The food was fabulous, service excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Delight
    JandJ
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our 42nd Wedding Anniversary and we couldn't have been more pleased. The food was delicious and the service was great. The Manager surprised us with complimentary champagne ....a nice touch. We will definitely go back soon. A perfect evening indeed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where's the Sauce?
    iamfoodie
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I ordered eggs benedict which was good, not great.... I thought eggs benedict was supposed to have Hollandaise sauce. If it was there, I couldn't detect it. The eggs however, were cooked to perfection. The onion, which was sandwiched between the egg and other ingredients, was very greasy and tasteless. I don't know if it was supposed to be crispy but it was closer to soggy. The coffee was good, the water by itself didn't taste so good since it was chlorinated. If I came back, would bring my own water. The service was excellent and the host made us feel like celebrities. HE WAS 5 STAR!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Date Night
    Princess
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our night out here. We had a nice romantic dinner downstairs, where the food was delicious and our server was great. After dinner we headed upstairs to the attic bar for dessert and cocktail. Upstairs was a much more relaxed environment with a live band. It was as if it were 2 places in 1. Perfect way to end our evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late Business mtg
    JustBiz
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Limited wine list. Good service. I hope you like cheese. Not for healthy eaters. Duffle side was outstanding. Lamb ribs and meatloaf also outstanding. Very attentive servers.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Donna
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This was our first time dining at Old Vinings Inn. The food was delicious. I had their scallops and my husband had the tuna. Our appetizer was bacon wrapped oysters. Although our choices make it sound like a seafood restaurant, there other selections as well. We were very surprised that the restaurant wasn't busier due to having great food and service. The upstairs bar is very nice as well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pick!
    adri
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We used open table to book for our anniversary. The old house was just adorable and the food was to die for. The owner was in house the entire time and made his way to our table several times. The service was impeccable and the prices were absolutely reasonable. When we finished our meal, we went upstairs to the bar area and met the bartender. He was very personable. The band that was playing was excellent, and the atmosphere was fun. We will certainly be going back again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    DeeGee
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Wonderful food and service--would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Large family dinner; private room
    JohnLynn
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Spectacular service, food was amazing and OVI team were very accommodating. Def a neighborhood gem
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely & Quiet Setting
    ItaliDouglasville
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    I welcome the idea of trying Old Vinings Inn because of the reviews and details found online. We were well received by Michael and that was one of the best parts of the evening. This was a birthday treat for my mom. The appetizer, fried green tomatoes, were very good. The entrée honestly left more to be desired. If I chose to return it would be for the outside seating, an appetizer, and to interact with Michael because he presented as warm, was energetic and interacted very well with us, which include telling us about the meal and what to expect. Dining out is certainly about the food, but also about the experience and exchange from the host and waiter. Improvements could be made with the waiter as well as the food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BBailey
    BBailey
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Old Vinings Inn is in the perfect location with the perfect atmosphere. The food is exceptional and the service is impeccable! It's one of my favorite's places to dine. I highly recommend it if you're celebrating a special occasion, hosting a brunch or simply want a nice quiet lunch or dinner. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • city meets country
    Twilight22
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The food at the Old Vinings Inn blew me away. Everything was seasoned to perfection. I did not pick up the salt or the pepper at all. We dined for Father's Day brunch and it was an excellent choice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.