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About New South Kitchen & Bar

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.

8140 Providence Road, Ste 300
Charlotte, NC 28277
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Southern, Contemporary American, Low Country

Hours of Operation:


Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Pineville - Matthews Rd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(704) 541-9990

Website:
http://www.newsouthkitchen.com/

Executive Chef:
Chris Edwards

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

We are open for dinner Christmas Eve offering our full menu as well as seasonal specials.

New South Kitchen & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (6)
Cozy (6)
Business Meals (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Seasonal (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Great Beer (4)
Authentic (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

A hidden farm- to- table gem. Tonight had bone marrow appetizer for the first time. It was excellent. The salmon entree was off the chart delicious
My family always enjoys the New South Kitchen!

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined 5 days ago

The food is generally quite good and well priced. Our service was not what we expected though. The waiter appeared annoyed that he had to wait on us, asked me to hand him dishes when I was trying to eat and had to be asked 3 times to bring butter to our table. The butter finally arrived after we had finished everything but the mashed potatoes that required the butter. We have always had excellent service in the past so we were quite surprised by this experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Reunion- all was great!

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We consistently enjoy New South. We love that they have local grass-fed beef in their burgers, we really love their deviled eggs appetizer, and the restaurant is just very comfortable (from lighting to noise level to seats). We like their good comfort foods (like shrimp and grits or pimento cheese burgers or collard greens) & appreciate their GF menu (which you need to ask for). One of our favorite local restaurants in South Charlotte.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Normally my experience with New South is phenomenal so my expectations for a Monday night were high and I had suggested the restaurant . Food and service not as great as it normally is.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was amazing. Fried green tomatoes appetizer for my daughter-in-law, who never had them. 3 of us had seafood --- really good. My son had a cheeseburger and said it was the best he had ever had. (And he really should know.)

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I'm conflicted; some elements were great while others disappointing. I booked for Thanksgiving evening more than a month in advance. The day before the reservation, I noticed that the stated closing time was right after our reservation so we showed up early, concerned they would stop supplying the buffet mid-meal. When we arrived, they advised they could not set us for 30+ minutes, even though I saw several empty tables, so we decided to eat at the bar, even though that meant getting hit with chilly air every time someone opened the door. The buffet meats were good, sides excellent, soups just okay, and salad would have been find except the unlabeled dressing ended up being some kind of orange vinaigrette which had an off-putting taste that did not go well with the other ingredients. About halfway through our meal, they cleared away the salad bar entirely--ok since neither of us liked it. A bit later, we saw employees unloading the main buffet food into take-home boxes, presumably for themselves. That's totally fine, and I hope they enjoyed, though it did re-emphasize the fact that we were wise to show up early and forego a real table because if we had waited until our actual reservation, we would have been out of luck. The real disappointment was at the end. All the employees were very friendly, which we found to be a delight. However, after I had rendered my credit card for payment, the server brought it back advising that gratuity had already been added. Almost all tipping etiquette guides recommend that tipping for buffet, when the server really just brings drinks, should be around 5 to 10%, though I always leave more, and would have been happy to leave more on Thanksgiving. However, for our party of 2, we were assessed a mandatory tip of 20% without asking us in advance. That was mentioned nowhere on the website (I checked several times), nowhere on OpenTable, nowhere in the confirmation call, and nowhere in person until after we had been charged. Bad ending.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 23, 2017

New South Kitchen has become a Thanksgiving ritual. In fact, I've recommended it to others and they have loved it to.

When I come back during the year, it still doesn't disappoint.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fun, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

I went for Thanksgiving. I thought Cracker Barrel was better and for a lot less money. It was nice not to cook but it was $50 a person and the food was not on par for the price. I also thought the food wasn't very hot. I do not know about the regular menu. I only had the Thanksgiving buffet.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

... as always we look for a place to celebrate Thanksgiving. We were not disappointed. We left content and happy... worth the drive for us..

Tags: Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This is our third year having Thanksgiving at New South. As always, we love the soup, sides and the world's best bread pudding. Roast beef was grand! We're less crazy about the fried turkey breast (low on flavor) or the pulled pork, which was less pulled than expected. Still, a great place for Thanksgiving!

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great food, Outstanding service, and a varied menu!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving at the New South Kitchen & Bar. We were seated right away. Food was delicious. Our server was very nice and attentive. Well organized Thanksgiving spread which made for an enjoyable afternoon!

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent as always. Great fresh creative dishes. A local gem!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We frequently eat at New South and this trip was just as good as always. Wonderful specials and burgers hit the spot.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Very creative brunch menu at very reasonable prices,

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 11, 2017

One of my favorites. Always great food. Inventive menu. Will be back again and again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

First of all my server, Kelsey, was excellent. Very knowledgeable about the menu including items not listed on the menu. She recommended a new appetizer, Andouille Hush Puppies that were amazing. I had Grilled Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes. The meatloaf was exceptional with a demi glace that was superb.
Additionally I had a handcrafted cocktail, a Bourbon Honey Cocktail that was also excellent (I consider myself a bourbon connoisseur).

If you are in Charlotte, in the Matthews area, I HIGHLY recommend paying New South Kitchen & Bar a visit!

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 21, 2017

You must have a reputation for just burgers, because the appetizers which should spark excitement for everything else was not very good at all. We sampled three.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We've been to New South Kitchen several times for dinner, lunch and special occasions. Great menu and good service. Items I typically seldom order out I gravitate to here. Especially the meatloaf and chicken and waffles. Great bar selection and friendly and knowledgeable bartender. All said a great place for a laid back, enjoyable time.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Casual, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

We have always enjoyed NSC. The food is fresh and excellent and the atmosphere is good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent meal, and service.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the area- the basics are always available, but there are seasonal options. Food is always good with reasonable portions. Although the wine list isn't large, they offer a nice selection.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was delicious, service was great with good menu recommendations. Will definitely go back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Easy casual dining with delicious dishes and friendly and helpful service.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 21, 2017

My wife and I are very regular customers. The owner/chef Chris Edwards seeks local suppliers and the menu specials change daily. Always prepared fresh for your table the way you want. Usually he has a daily fish special which is always prepared a different way deliciously. We have dined at New South for over ten years. We keep on trying other dining places but keep on coming back to New South because you can not beat it!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Healthy, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Seasonal
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We've been dining at New South Kitchen (aka Dakota's) for 22 years and have never been disappointed. Hosts and owners Chris and Sue are always cordial and the service and wait staff are truly exceptional. Food is creative, always freshly prepared, and pleasing to even the fussiest palates. Never had a bad meal at their establishment and look forward to many more dining experiences.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Table for 6. Kids meal for a toddler came out right away, which was great. Appetizers come quickly too. Once the appetizers were finished, it was an additional 25 minute wait for the entrees to come while the staff watched the Panthers game on TV. One seafood entree (blackend catfish) was cold. Not lukewarm, but actually cold to the touch. All other meals were very good.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great Beer, Local Ingredients
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Been goIng there for years. Love the location for us and farm to table concept. They have changed the menu over time and once had it al a carte. The menu used to be bigger and I think they may need to go back to that or at least expand the current menu. Service is always great which I appreciate. It is time for a makeover that is for sure. Need to update walls and decor. Will continue to go. Want them to do well. Would hate for them to go.

Tags: Seasonal, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Consistently excellent (still a pretty well-kept secret)....

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 27, 2017

New South was once again very good. As two couples we were there on a Sunday night and it was pretty quiet so we were able to be seated at a table for 4 in the corner bar area. A place suited for good conversation on a quiet night. All of us had different dishes..shrimp & grits, boneless fried chicken (so tender), roasted chicken and the meat loaf. Everything was delicious and prepared just right. The Something Different cocktail is always my favorite and now my husbands. I love that reservations can be made so, no worries about seating.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Food was really really good!
But the complete lack of service makes me not want to return. It started when we walked in the door and we were completely ignored by two employees. We introduced ourselves to be sat and they acted as such we bothered them.
We waited approximately 15 minutes for a server to come acknowledge us. Got drinks 10 minutes after that.
50 minutes to get our food. Food was good. Food was not warm though. I enjoyed the cold meatloaf and my wife still enjoyed her cold biscuits and gravy.
After food came we were forgotten about. Took another 30 minutes to get the check.
I don't have time for a 2 hour brunch. It's definitely not that type of establishment for a 2 hour meal.
We pretty much answered our own question of why every business around was slammed and this place was empty.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I had a lemon drop, friend had a gin Martini. Food wise had the catfish and succotash friend had trout. All really good I recommend.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 8, 2017

The heirloom tomato salad was my favorite!!! I could have had it as my appetizer. All of our food was delicious. We had great service and enjoyed our first visit very much. Wish we had saved room for dessert.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 1, 2017

This was our first visit to New South in a few years, and I was pleased to see gluten-free options available. One thing I don't remember from being there previously is that the menu is a la carte now, and sides are at least $3 each. The gluten-free dessert option, the buttermilk panna catta was divine and my favorite part of the meal! I had the gluten-free shrimp and grits. The shrimp was delicious and cooked perfectly. The grits were quite plain, however. A friend had the gluten-free chicken and thought it was delicious. The menu items are creative takes on Southern and other fare. Everyone else enjoyed their meals, too. We did not have drinks, so I cannot comment on those offerings. The location in the Arboretum is convenient to South Charlotte areas.

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Went during restaurant week with friends. Loved the choices available. The mac and cheese was amazing. Will definitely go back!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Local Ingredients, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Enjoyed celebrating our anniversary while taking part in the Queens Fest. All our food was delicious and loved the biscuits! Trout and pork chops were great. We'll definitely be back. I've already told multiple friends to try it. Planning for brunch very soon. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Always a great meal and a fantastic staff. Food is always good. Great atmosphere and they are just good people.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great Service with a local touch! Chicken and waffles were the perfect blend of sweet and spice! I will be back soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Good server...slow kitchen...waited 15min for a slice of cake.

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