Old Vinings Inn
Old Vinings Inn

Old Vinings Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.oldviningsinn.net/
  • Phone: 7704382282x
  • 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
Old Vinings Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (60)special occasion (44)fit for foodies (36)romantic (35)great for outdoor dining (30)great for brunch (19)good for groups (18)late-night find (14)notable wine list (14)great for lunch (14)vibrant bar scene (13)scenic view (7)kid-friendly (6)hot spot (3)Show More
  • 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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  • 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
    • Food
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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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    • 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
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    • 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
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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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    • 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
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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
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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
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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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
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    • 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
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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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  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Brunch
    trwilliamsVIP
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    kid-friendly
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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
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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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.