SOUTH Jazz Club

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397 reviews
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Doors open at 6:00PM. Please check our Jazz page for a full schedule and details with regards to showtimes, pricing and ticket purchase. Some events are ticketed - a ticket guarantees a seat in the Jazz Club for the show, therefore reservations are not necessary. The Club opens at 6pm, and seating is on a first come, first serve basis, so guests are encouraged to come as early as possible to get preferred seating. When seated, guests have the option to choose from any of our menus.
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally enjoyed my evening at The South Jazz Club. The staff was courteous, helpful and accommodating. The food, service and ambiance were great. And the music was outstanding.

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j
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drink were great! We booked in the Jazz Parlour. We thoroughly enjoyed Chantae Cann and her band! A beautiful experience overall!

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TS
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time to South jazz club and it will not be my last. The food and ambiance was excellent. I even enjoyed the band. I was so excited because I actually got the table I wanted. It was the booth right in the back with a view of the whole stage. I cant wait to come back and try the shrimp and grits.

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EP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Beautiful elegant place, good music. Excellent food quality. Mishap with food service. Entree arrived before appetizers. Handled very professionally by manager. Went for Wednesday prix fixe, excellent value! Will return again and again!! Love it!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great experience!

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KD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Live Jazz for brunch? Can’t beat that. Food was excellent too. I will be back with friends and family. South is a unique spot in Philly.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere for a Sunday brunch. Relax and chill

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T
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

South is a nice atmosphere with some quirks that definitely rob you of the experience. If you plan to attend the show, be careful of buying the tix too far in advance. YOU WILL NOT GET A REFUND OR CREDIT for unused tickets. 2 couples did not show up and we were out of $80 with no compassion or compromise. Also, the entrance gets very crowded making egress/ingress difficult and less than charming. This overcrowded area gives it a less than sophisticated feel. In addition the bathrooms are really dirty. On a more positive note, the food is phenomenal, as are the libations. The only drawback, is service is extremely slow. Don't go there starved, because it will be awhile before you get your meal. Another highlight is the show. The artists are fantastic!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice and cozy atmosphere. Our seating was in front of the cute candled fireplace. We enjoyed both the food and atmosphere all while listening to the jazz band. Nice place

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around - ambiance, music and New Orleans theme pre-fixed menu! We left so very full and satisfied!

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Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The Jazz was fantastic, the food was great. The service wasn’t very attentive but polite when present.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary here. The food was cooked to perfection. The service was great except for a mistake in the bill.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went here for a date night and it was a perfect experience! I will definitely be back!

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and Good Music

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RK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

excellent jazz and good food to go along with it. Would definitely recommend it

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Never again. 630 reservation. By 735 we had no cocktails or food so we left.

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SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 3ambience 5

i think there should've been at least 2 waitresses(taking orders) attending the dinning room. Although the waitress was very nice, it seemed as if she wasn't aware of the customer needs. Meaning, after she took my drink order it took a very long time for her to come back with it. It also took her some time to come back to remove my dishes, never asked if I wanted dessert or if I wanted anything else. Also took some time for her to bring the check. Overall a good experience and the service is usually a lot better.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was not too great

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AD
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

I reserved this place in Open table, but just got a "bar table".. too bad...

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JD
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved it! Had to wait a few minutes for a table, even though we had a reservation, but we had a drink at the bar while we waited. Once we were seated in the jazz parlor we had to wait quite awhile for a waitress to address us, but she was attentive once she was there. The food was excellent, probably the best fried chicken I've ever had! I loved the music and have already recommended to several friends.

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L
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Food and service were great. The music was on point!!!

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EH
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place! Great food and great venue for music.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!

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DF
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch experience with live jazz, exactly what we were looking for before the auto show in philly!

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SF
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

We made a reservation for the Jazz parlor to enjoy the show. We arrived 10 minutes early for our 8:45 pm reservation. When we checked in the hostess said we were 7th on the list to be seated and that she would find us when it was time to start seating guest in the parlor. We started seeing other people being sat so we patiently waited for our turn. After a while we asked the hostess where we stood in our turn to be sat. She stated that she looked for us but couldn’t find us. So we got passed by. By the time we stopped the hostess they were on guest 14 on the list. They never even said the name of our party because we stood by the door of the restaurant the entire time. Once we were to be sat they gave us seats in the back of the parlor and told us that the tables closer to the stage or with a better view of the stage were reserved for a larger party. We eventually spoke with someone else and were able to get better seats. I strongly believe that you all should come up with a better system with seating guest in the parlor. This was our first experience at this establishment and it got off to a horrible start. The food and the performance however made up for our disappointment.

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JD
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place I awesome from all aspects of the experience and the music is World Class.

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SA
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved every aspect of this restaurant. The live music complemented the menu, the chefs were amazing especially Chef Kurt, who went the extra mike to explain the dish wish brough comfort to the selections. Every host and hostess showed amazing hospitality which values a must return for me. The food was amazing! The music was perfect which set off a perfect Birthday night to remember!

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F
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

For my first time there it was a nice experience overall. I wanted a particur item on the menu, which was not available. It wasn’t a big deal but if you can’t provide a particular meal I think it should have been removed from menu or at the least notified prior to placing orders.

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SK
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We arrived and I was told there was a limited menu although I was called by the restaurant twice to confirm my reservation. It would have been nice to know that before arriving.

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MW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We really loved it!! Would give 5 stars but seating was tight

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K
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Need more waiters, or more attentive waiters.......................................................................................................................................................................
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NC
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Better than Ms. Tootsies! The Jazz Club is amazing and full of talented musicians. You really get the feel of a Jazz Club with the seating arrangement. The only thing I must say is that the room was pretty cold and seating was pretty tight. The service was great and the food was so flavorful. Next time I’ll sit in the restaurant part. Service was fast and elegant. I will definitely be back because the food was great.

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KS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Service was very slow. Could be because it was restaurant week.

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CM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 1

South is okay. The dining where we were seated was very cold like we were sitting outside and the tables were so close together. The tables only only big enough for 2 and not 3. The service was okay. However, I did not care for the entree I chose. BBQ beef ribs the bbq sauce taste like brown gravy with tomatoes sauce. I was not pleased

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Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great time and meal here. It was restaurant week and we didn't go here for that reason, but only menu available was restaurant week menu, so our choices were limited. Wish we would have known that we didn't have a choice of full menu vs. restaurant week menu. Also, 2 of the restaurant week special drinks weren't available because they were out of that brand of Tequila and were unable to make the drink with another brand, so a little disappointing.
Overall was great place and food is amazing. Will definitely go back again.

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SY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was pleasantly surprised with the great food and the awesome service. I was happy to know SOUTH participated in Center Restaurant Week.

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K
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit there and it was very nice. The jazz session was great.

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LT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed the ambiance. Service and staff were great. Enjoyed the entertainment, The appetizer portion could have been larger, the entrée was delicious but small portion, and the dessert was not appetizing at all. It would have been better if a small portion of their own homemade dessert had been served. Overall the amount we spent per person, including the cover charge for the show (which I was told on the phone would not be charged), the taxes and gratuity was not in comparison to what we received compared to other restaurants we've gone to for Restaurant Week. Will try it again at another time from their regular menu which I'm sure we'll spend about the same amount, but will get a better selection and portion for our buck.

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GG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at South. The food was terrific, the drinks were interesting, the music was fantastic, our waitress was fun as well as competent, and the ambience was perfect. I'm looking forward to many return trips.

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D
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jazz Club is great...lots of talented performers, great price, excellent food via New Orleans.

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