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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.
Charlotte, NC 28277
Southern, Contemporary American, Low Country
Hours of Operation:
Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Pineville - Matthews Rd.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
New South Kitchen & Bar Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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