Old Vinings Inn
Old Vinings Inn

Old Vinings Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.oldviningsinn.net/
  • Phone: (770) 438-2282
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Monday - Thursday 5pm-9pm
    Friday & Saturday 5pm-10pm
    Sunday 4pm-8pm

    Brunch Saturday & Sunday 11:30am-3pm

    Attic Bar Monday - Saturday 5pm - til?
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, 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 our Chef'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
91 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (67)special occasion (50)romantic (45)fit for foodies (38)great for outdoor dining (27)great for brunch (20)great for lunch (18)good for groups (18)notable wine list (15)late-night find (13)vibrant bar scene (10)scenic view (8)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (3)Show More
  • Tradition continues
    KulinaryKidVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Understand it is under new ownership. The tradition of great food and service continues. We had the beef short ribs, the meatloaf, beef stroganoff and the salmon special. All were excellent. The vegetables were all fresh and tasty,a Dan the whipped potatoes to die for. Thee wine the waitress recommended was excellent and went quite well with the entre's.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner / Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We ordered a bottle of wine from a pretty decent wine list. Nothing too unusual, but several good selections of common varietals. We started with the calamari appetizer, and it was tasty, but very, very salty and the sauce that it was tossed in was very thick and cloying. Would have appreciated a lighter hand on the sauce/salt. For dinner I had the fried chicken, and again it was tasty, but very salty. Now, I'm one for a good deal of salt/seasoning in my food, and if it was salty to me, it was very salty! The chicken was very juicy, and the mashed potatoes and collards were good. My date had the pork chop, and it was delicious, but also salty. I think maybe the chef that night was a little salt crazed. We ordered a chocolate "tart" to take home. It wasn't a tart of any kind I've seen before, and quite small, but for a little chocolate cake, it was fairly moist and tasted good. Overall, had a nice dinner in a romantic setting, with outstanding service. I've been there several times before, and the food had been better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jdback23
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Had dinner up in the Attic Bar for the first time. Great food & great service! The Bar staff was attentive and entertaining. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a date and conversation
    pazuzu
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Visiting Atlanta on business and drove about 30 minutes to try some Southern style dishes. Food was very good. Service was great, never felt like i lacked for anything and manager made it a point to check in on us a couple times. That was nice. Perfect for dinner conversation, not too loud. Parking may be a bit tight- we got lucky.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Date night
    KevinR
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    This was our first time diving at Old Vinings Inn. We were looking for a nice quiet place for a date night and this fit the bill perfectly. The food was great and the bar offers some really interesting cocktails. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    PorkchopVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    In spite of living in Cobb since 1980, I had never been to Old Vinings Inn. My wife and I were disappointed to say the least. The food was ok, but nothing spectacular. They had setups for two large parties inside so we opted to sit outside. The service was subpar. It took forever to get a check because it was infrequent we saw the waitress. When she finally did deliver provide the check she did so in a drive by so I could not give her my credit card. The manager eventually took the bill. She also refused to get change for us so we could tip the valet and provided us incorrect information on how to get change. I doubt we return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, OK service, too loud!
    megwmcclendon
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This was my 4th time eating here. Had it been my first, we would probably not return. The food was excellent, but the service was very slow. It took forever to receive our bread, appetizer, and then dessert. We had a 7:45 reservation and left about 9:30. I don't mind long, romantic dinners, but only because of great conversation and not slow service. As the night got later, the band at the upstairs bar was competing with the music in the dining room, that was very distracting as we waited several minutes for our dessert. Again, food was excellent, but the service was slow and music was too much.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eddiebelleVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This place has become one of our favorites since the new owner took over 18 months ago. The food and service is very good and it just has a great feel to the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OVI-Not as good as last time
    Skol380
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Somewhat disappointed last Saturday evening at the OVI. The overall experience was not as good as the last time we dined there. I've had better Fried Green Tomatoes, the Crab Cake was luke warm, the Short Ribs were flooded in a sauce that covered over the fatty portion of the ribs. The ribs were good however. KettleOne on the Rocks w/Olives left much to be desired when comparing cost to the same cocktail at Chops, for example, from quantity aspect to the small, tiny olives. We will give OVI another try but will wait sometime before we do....
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodlovers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Have lived in Atlanta for 15 years and drive by this place all the time, always saying hey we should eat there sometime. So needless to say we finally did for our 11 year wedding anniversary. We honestly had no idea the food would be so fantastic. It was a beautiful meal and we each got very different things so we could each try. Usually when we go that route one meal is overwhelmingly better than the other, however here they were equally wonderful. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 26th anniversary
    yayira
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Romantic dinner with my husband. I had the pecan encrusted trout and he had the shrimp and grits. Both were recommendations by Justin our waiter who looked very much like a grown up Harry Potter (cute!) and was very attentive. We were given complimentary dessert and we chose the pumpkin flan. Our appetizer was the Charcuterie plate, we had a coupon from the Marriott Waverly so that was complimentary, too. Everything was spectacular. The appetizer plate had pickled beets and chicken liver spread amongst other goodies, OMG to die for. We were also given a glass of pink champagne to top it all off. We will definitely be back in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yum, yum
    KfoodreviewVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Celebrated my husband's birthday, and it was a lovely evening. The fried chicken was good, and the scallops were fabulous, as always. The puréed cauliflower was delicious. Our server, Tressa, was very good - attentive but not overbearing. Enjoyed our dinner and our evening---and received 1,000 points on OpenTable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dmc3VIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    This was a great find. The staff were both friendly and knowledgeable. The food was the highlight of my dinner and I look forward to having the opportunity to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We experienced a lovely brunch with old friends. The shrimp and grits were very delicious. My friend also enjoyed the eggs Benedict.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would go back again
    foodjunkie
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Took some friends there for their birthday. It was a perfect evening. Great food, terrific service, and delicious food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    KCWC
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My husband and I went to dinner for our one year anniversary. We love Old Vinings Inn! The food was wonderful! I got the fried chicken, collards, and grits and he got the salmon and grits. They were SO delicious! The waiter was great too, he brought us a surprise toast of champagne to finish off our dinner :) Great service!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • peppercorn8
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    new owner new chef new mgr new problems. food doesnt have to be overseasoned totry and make it special.I was spittig out numerous peppercorns from my veal and shortrib meatloaf. I was not able to enjoy the meat for the money not worth it to many other good restaurants
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  • always nice
    Nickw865
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    table and service were fine - it always feels like going to a friend's house for dinner - only slightly-off thing was when we were asked if we wanted separate checks (we were seated as a couple) - filet was ok, dessert was very good
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening
    DrJ2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Drew was super. The trout and lamb chops were awesome. Not crazy about the calamari.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Couldn't have been better
    JustDining
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The occasion was my girlfriend's birthday, so I wanted something very nice and romantic: Old Vinings Inn delivered in a big way. We got there a little early because heard great things about the attic bar, and they were all spot on. Rick and Jamie took great care of us, and we immediately felt like regulars. The food was incredible. We started with the mac and cheese fritters and the fried green tomatoes. Both were even better than expected. For the main course we chose the fried chicken and crab cakes, which also were above expectation. Our server went above and beyond and created a custom dessert cocktail for us. Lee was very present and friendly, and has done a great job with the Old Vinings Inn.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • katsflats
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The familiar favorite Vinings dining spot just gets better with every new event. Personal greetings from owner to waitstaff welcome you back and make you glad you came. Old favorites like crab cakes are consistently excellent along with some nice fresh surprises.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    DBenedettoVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner very much. The atmosphere was great, the food was excellent, prices were reasonable. The waiters were not as professional as we expected, but they were very pleasant and we had a good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional
    PdPRegular
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Our visit to Old Vinings Inn was extraordinary. The combination of exceptional food, service, and ambiance is extremely rare indeed, but we found it at Old Vinings Inn. We will be returning on a regular basis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary meal
    IoBlue
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This was our first time and we enjoyed our meals and the service. I had the Lady Di's Spring Flower (a gin cocktail) some excellent fried green tomatoes, and the shrimp and grits. My husband had lamb, also tasty. Our server and host were excellent and we had a delicious dessert, which they kindly split in two for us without us even asking. We look forward to coming back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice but not great
    local
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    the staff were very friendly and nice and the place was clean and charming. The food was ok...not great...my scallops were not hot and the combination of flavors with the greens and cornbread croutons was a miss. would not recommend that...but otherwise it was a pleasant place to have a little bit nicer than casual dinner. Not what a would call a family style place but not so stuffy that you feel restricted or restrained.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    SocialFanVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Old Vinings Inn was absolutely wonderful. I have lived in the neighborhood for 15 years now and the new ownership, new menu and attention to service and customers is outstanding. Great food, great environment, great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great atmosphere
    Lovetoeatfood
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food is southern cooking and the atmosphere is old charm. The servers were fantastic and the cuisine was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice service
    AnniversaryCouple
    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
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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
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    • 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
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  • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    JaredVIP
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • 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
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    late-night find
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  • 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
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  • 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
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    • 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
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