New South Kitchen & Bar

4.6
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
778 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Southern
New South Kitchen & Bar ia a local chef's hand-crafted modern take on Southern food. Our seasonal, ingredient driven menu spotlights some of the finest ingredients the Carolinas have to offer. We take great pride in supporting family owned farms that embrace sustainable all natural farming methods. All of the beef, pork and poultry we serve are raised with no antibiotics or artificial growth hormones. And all of the seafood is sustainably fished or farmed in the waters of the Carolinas. Whenever possible we purchase our produce from farms surrounding Charlotte. We feel that utilizing as many local products as possible produces a better tasting meal, healthier guests and a stronger community.

What 778 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Quiet
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was amazing!!!! One of the best meals I have had locally!

JO
Charlotte
62 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and atmosphere; good service; neighborhood favorite; great pot roast.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Celebrating my Birthday. Had a lot of good menu items!

MO
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New South is wonderful for weekend brunch. Hands down the best eggs in town and very popularly priced!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanksgiving buffet with my family and friends.

KB
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the macaroni & cheese was to die for! The bread pudding was very good too, thank you for making Thanksgiving special!

C
Charlotte
52 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our ideal dinning out how to! Family owned and delicious!

BV
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice dining experience in the Charlotte area. As New Yorkers visiting family for the thanksgiving holiday we looked for an escape dinner prior to a larger family dinner on Thanksgiving. New South was perfect! Service was excellent as was the down home cooking! The warm butter nut squash salad as an appetizer was a generous serving and outstanding. Nice selection of deserts big enough to share.

OT
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good, portions were reasonable, service was good. Went to have out of town guests get a taste of Southern Food and was not disappointed, will definitely go back.

LA
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, delicious comfort food and our favorite go-to local restaurant!

JC
Charlotte
24 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Soup was good but only warm at best. Main dishes were good. The collard greens and mashed potatoes were good but they were barely warm.

TG
Charlotte
24 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fooled was very good. Service was great very comfortable please to enjoy an evening

KF
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love their food!

OT
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was flavorful! I enjoyed my food! I definitely feel that I got my share of southern comfort food! Until next time...

OT
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy a local staple.

MS
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly staff.

OT
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Disappointed that they have substantially changed the menu and incresed prices
Used to be a regular but unlikely will not go so often anymore

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was average for the price and the service was a little lacking.

RG
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place! We had the pimento cheese appetizer and it was amazingly delicious!! We ordered the tomahawk pork chop with baked peas on top and a delicious sauce and the tile fish on golden grits entrees. Both were truly delicious. Our server Kelsey is always great and very helpful with suggestions. We had the lemon tart and chocolate mousse for dessert. Both were so, so delicious! This restaurant never disappoints! Its our go to place for great food. The chef's creativity putting the dishes together is something we always look forward to. 10 stars to New South Kitchen!!!

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New South is our “go to” restaurant when we don’t want to cook. The service and food are always great, with a relaxing atmosphere!

DR
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We all liked our food...mostly. My mother-in-law did not like some of the menu changes plus thought her mimosa was not as good as in the past -- no fresh oj, apparently.

Y
Charlotte
34 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my daughter. The food was incredible!

JB
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Shrimp and grits composition was not to our taste: Too few grits, too much brown chorizo flavored gravy. Also, shrimp were "fishy" tasting (according to 2 diners), not the delicate shrimp flavor we expected.

Snapper was good. Collards were very salty - expected them to be somewhat salty being cooked in usual southern style but it was almost overwhelming. Desserts were very good. WE have eaten here before and have been much happier on those occasions so this may just be a matter of tastes.

Service was very good.

OT
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limited menu but great food and great service. The duck was outstanding.

A
Charlotte
29 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal and high class service. Was a bit surprised when our waitress was obviously miffed when we ordered a beverage from a different staff member. We weren't trying to be rude or disrespectful, just being pragmatic when someone stopped at our table. Loved every bite of our food and was an almost entirely positive experience.

RW
Charlotte
33 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always!

RG
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner. Ordered the pimento cheese appetizer and it was to die for! Their biscuits are always tasty and hard to resist. We ordered the pork tenderloin and the roasted chicken. The tenderloin is our go to. Always amazing! The roasted crispy chicken was very delicious. We tried s new side sweet potatoes and mushrooms an unusual combo but really good. Tried and true roasted vegetables is always good too. Shared the lemon tart. This is a dreamy dessert! Delicious graham crust, the delicious lemon custard and merengue topped with blueberries. So, so delicious!!

TG
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our waitress was Jennifer, I believe. She's a teacher and her service and personality were outstanding.

LS
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

we had a great visit and tried dishes out of the norm and they were terrific. the park and crab cake eggs benedict

EL
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was great. I had the Scallops and my wife had the Chicken. Both were excellent as were the biscuits before dinner. Our server, Emily, was very personable and offered excellent menu advice. New South Kitchen is one of our favorite go to restaurants.

T
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly enjoyed the experience and will go again! The food was wonderful as well!

RG
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had visitors from out of town with 2 small children. Our server Chris was very accommodating! He brought markers and was very patient with our group. We had the bone in pork chop which was really amazing. Our usual go-to Pork tenderloin, always delicious and the salmon also very delicious. Sides were the mixed grilled vegetables, succotash and the roasted potatos, these were all really great! The boys had a sampling of everyone's food and also had chicken fingers. Dessert was chocolate mousse cake and lemon tarts both were out of this world! This was a very successful outing with the children, many thanks to everyone at NSK!

RG
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love New South Kitchen. They never disappoint! We ordered a new appetizer, pork bellies. So tender and delicious, ,melted in your mouth. Best I've ever had. We also had the fried green tomato appetizer and that is so delicious! For entrees we ordered the pork tenderloin, our go to entree, so, so fantastic! The salmon and the roasted chicken on goat cheese, both were also amazing! Dessert was the lemon tart served in a flat jar with whipped cream and blueberries, what can I say about it? It is such a tasty treat!! Amazing!! Delicious!! Eating at New South feels like we are getting delicious home cooked food!! Our server Kelsey is efficient, great to talk with and get food suggestions from. She is an all around great server!!

LH
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never had a bad meal or bad service at New South. It is quiet and comfy and can be counted on for a great locally sourced meal.

HF
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New South never disappoints! We visited to celebrate a birthday AND do Queen’s Feast. The baked pimento cheese appetizer was amazing! The Blackened Sirloin was perfectly cooked, the Crab Stuffed NC Trout was full of crabby-deliciousness, and the Grilled Pound Cake with Marinated Blackberries and Buttermilk Ice Cream is one of the best desserts around! Service was wonderful, attentive but not overbearing and well-informed to answer any questions. We’ve been going here for years and will continue to do so!

L
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fresh and prepared with great flavor. Pork belly was incredible, good turnip greens, shrimp and grits were a large portion/lots of shrimp

d
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience1

The place was kinda dead but I attribute that to restaurant week. The ambiance was lacking for my taste, it felt lackluster in appearance and plain.

F
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Queens Feast offerings had really good choices, trout was very good as was shrimp and grits, apps tasty, desserts excellent. Server unfortunately was clearing plates before we were finished however and felt rushed. Would dine here again!

DP
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

YES!! The food was fresh and deliciously prepared. This was my first visit there, but I will be back.

CH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience2

The service was great. The flies in the restaurant were unappealing around my food and the shrimp and grits were under seasoned. I will say that the grilled pound cake and chocolate mousse were very good.