New South Kitchen & Bar

4.5
606 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
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  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Local Ingredients
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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Southern, Contemporary American, Low Country
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Hours of operation


Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(704) 541-9990
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chris Edwards
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pineville - Matthews Rd.
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
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

The trout with crabmeat was delicious.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The buttermilk biscuits were incredible! Wife got the Frickle burger and thought the flavors with the sauce was fantastic, though the burger itself was a little on the crumbly side. I had the meatloaf and found it to be perfectly moist and flavorful. We'll definitely be back, hopefully sooner than later.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

New South remains one of our favorite go to spots for Sunday brunch or lunch. I have a tendency to order my favorite items at other restaurants. Not New South. I try new menu items just about every visit and I am never disappointed. Our last visit was no exception for me. My wife did find the chicken pot pie was very good but a little too salty for her taste. Looking forward to next visit.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Food was decent, not as good as the last time we were there. The menu changes frequently and a couple of the items we like were not available this time around which we completely understand. The online menu definitely does NOT represent the one in the restaurant however, and prices are higher than the online menu shows as well. Wine list by the glass was extremely limited and disappointing. Again the online menu shows a much larger variety and better pricing than in house

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

One of our favorite Sunday brunch and lunch spots. Unique and fresh ideas on menu. Look forward to next visit.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great experience! Didn’t care for collard greens. It didn’t have enough flavor, add smoke turkey. Fried green tomatoes weren’t as good as in the past. Fried Chicken and fried pound cake were excellent. Lindsay, our waitress was the best and she was on top of our every need! I loved the Mac N cheese too! We plan to return soon!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

As usual, the food was delicious. The service is great. It was late evening so it was very quiet.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Very creative lunch choices! Delicious!! I recommend New South Kitchen & Bar to anyone looking for a great meal in a relaxed environment.

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Third time here and will be back again! I can't get enough of their fried chicken - such a great dish and not too heavy. I tried their special veg this time - charred broccoli. It was fantastic! Very happy with the deviled eggs appetizer and grilled pound cake dessert is out of this world! The only disappointing thing is the biscuits - they need to either be hot or add some special butter or something... they are just eh.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Always good always dependable *

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food. A little pricey because it’s a la carte.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Always enjoy eating here. Never disappointed with the menu or the food quality.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

One of our fave places to go for Sunday lunch/brunch. The salads are interesting; the meatloaf is delish! And of course the biscuits are addictive!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Love this place! Great service and food.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Had to wait a few minutes because they "didn't have enough menus" when there were several open tables. The host seemed "lost" with the menu thing......... The simple solution would have been to sit the dozen or so people crammed inside the door and get their drink orders. The menu is not large, but the food is very good. A couple appetizers & salads are better than the main courses.

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Great food! The staff was friendly and the food was delicious. Appetizers are good value but some of the entrees are a bit pricy, such as their burgers. Love that the food is locally sourced.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Made an easy reservation online and arrived early. Seated quickly by a friendly hostess. Our waitress was with us in no time on a busy day. Got our drinks, appetizer quickly. Waitress checked in with us frequently, despite scads of diners and lots to do. Food was delicious, well-cooked, fresh, with local sourcing listed in lobby area. Our group of five tried a variety of brunch items--omelet to salads and sandwiches. Hash browns looked like slices of fruitcake, and were unusually tasty, Belgian waffle served with fresh crème and blueberries. Biscuits were
plump and warm for the butter melting. We were all pleased and pricing was appropriate.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Dishes at this restaurant never disappoint. I had the NC Trout stuffed with crabmeat and it was quite delicious. The other dish ordered was the fried meatloaf and that is always delicious. The appetizer was the fried wontons which were so, so good. Service there is always good. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Absolutely fantastic meal. Every dish I've had at this restaurant has been.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went to NS for lunch on Easter Sunday. One of our favorite restaurants and it did not disappoint this time either. We had great service and the food was outstanding. Deviled eggs always good and the Fried blueberry pie is a must for dessert.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent meal - decor could use an update and one of our water glasses came with lipstick on it - so perhaps a place we would try again but not overly impressive.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Outstanding service, tasty food that sources locally

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Their NC trout stuffed with crab was great! I would get it again if offered

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

This is one of or go to restaurants. The food is great and the service is excellent. We got there early but were seated immediately. The pimento cheese appetizer is really delicious. Their biscuits are really good. The main entrees were delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

New South is always a great experience! The freshest food is prepared to a delish meal that you will definitely enjoy! From the succulent N.C Trout stuffed with crab to the tasty Fried Catfish to the tender Beef Short Ribs - you won’t be disappointed. The sides are awesome as well...the wonderfully crispy fired okra, the creamy mashed potatoes and the warm beet salad are all great choices. Don’t miss out on this place!! It’s great for an after work gathering or even a date night!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Wife’s birthday

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

No complaints everything was great and we'll be back. Quickly becoming one of our go to spots for fair priced dinning.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Fantastic food, the specials were great choices.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

This was our 2nd visit to New South Kitchen and Bar. We had out-of-town friends visiting for New York. They were impressed (as were we, again). Shared appetizers of fried green tomatoes and wontons were very good. Two of us ordered the VERY delicious and chicken pot pie (great dark-meat chicken), I had the grilled veal meatloaf (yummy) and there was an order for North Carolina trout (again, yummy and great presentation). All served by a very good waitress. Wine selection was extensive and good. Prices were modest for good food. Don't expect too much "ambiance" from the decor, but it is more than OK.

We will return to New South Kitchen and Bar.

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Slow surly service, food poorly prepared

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

New South never disappoints. We love our neighborhood gem!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

This restaurant is great! The food is delicious. Everything is locally sourced. The servers are all friendly, attentive and very capable. Servers will give you great recommendations of dishes and what sides will go well with the dish.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Disappointed that menu had been changed to be fairly limited. The trout came out heavy due to the breading and cream sauce. Brussels sprouts difficult to eat because it was barely cooked.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

the greeters were awesome - the server was efficient and warmed up after a bit -- the entrees were fabulous the sides not so good - healthy drink servings! we will go back & order different sides -- definitely worth another try!

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Service was slow for brunch. We have eaten there before for dinner and the service was fine.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

I love New South let me start by saying that, I am a long time patron...dating back to Dakota's.
One thing i noticed and loved right away, the menu has changed a little but not by what is being served but how the food is prepared...change is a good thing. Old time favorites like the Meatloaf is still on the menu but with a twist.....Awesome selection, outstanding food.
Two things i noticed that i did not like...One, you cannot choose your cheese for the cheese plate any longer, which i am not even mad because i know why that had to happen...but the cheese selection was not good at all. It was pretty terrible! Two, a long time patron that comes in and waives at everyone and everyone knows, with my husband....on obvious a date night out gets sat right next to a huge group of small children, screaming and literally throwing food...come on host guy...get it together! He changed his mind three times before telling the seater where to put us which makes me think...hmmm where was he going to put us? Had to be better then where we ended up! Learn to read people!! Regardless....I'll be back...

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was wonderful. I have a 3 month old who has a dairy allergy and they accomadated for the allergy. The server George spoke with the chef and let me know what items would be safe. It was very nice to be able to spend valentines out with my husband and know My daughter wouldn’t end up with a reaction!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

George was an awesome waiter!

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was great! Great ambience. Service in general was a little slow but our waitress in particular was a little odd. She overshared that she had split a bottle of liquor with her boyfriend the night before— just kind of odd.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Repeat customer everyone enjoyed what they had, nice variety on the menu, good service, fair prices

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