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SOUTH Restaurant & Jazz Club, Philadelphia, PA

SOUTH Restaurant & Jazz Club

4.8
4.8
1692 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Southern

America’s original music meets America’s heritage cuisine under one roof at SOUTH.

Open since 2015, SOUTH Restaurant & Jazz Club has firmly established itself as Philadelphia’s premier jazz club and upscale Southern restaurant.

Owned by veteran restaurateurs, brothers Robert & Benjamin Bynum have been providing live music and excellent cuisine to Philadelphia for over 30 years.

SOUTH is two unique spaces; a Charleston-inspired dining room and adjacent Jazz Club.

SOUTH's menu marries the ingredients from many traditional Southern dishes with modern preparations and some unexpected ingredients.

SOUTH is open Thursday through Sunday for dinner and live Jazz. IF YOU WISH TO DINE AND SEE THE SHOW, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE. Reservations made through Open Table DO NOT INCLUDE LIVE JAZZ.

Outdoor dining in our lush garden courtyard is one a first-come first-seated basis.

Please call us for more information about outdoor dining and reservations for parties of 7 or more guests.

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Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Contemporary American, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 600-0220

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American

  • Executive chef

    Benjamin Bynum

  • Catering

    SOUTH offers numerous catering options including box lunches, box happy hours, box dinners and holiday dinners.

  • Private party facilities

    SOUTH has a new private event space right next door with seating for 30-100. We offer customized menus, including vegetarian and vegan options, a flexible floor plan, unique specialty cocktails and sommelier service. Live Jazz can be a part of any private event, were America's original music and Southern Heritage cooking go hand-in-hand.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (215) 600-0220

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    Mt. Vernon St. at Broad St.

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is not available at this time. Nearby parking lots: 1314 Spring Garden Street (3 blocks away) Hanover East Garage 339 Broad Street (3 blocks away) Street parking is paid through kiosk or the meterup app.

  • Public transit

    Broad Street Line - Subway: Spring Garden <br />Bus 4 &amp; 16: Mount Vernon <br />

  • Entertainment

    Live Jazz Tuesday-Sunday in our Jazz Parlor.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Father's Day at SOUTH Restaurant (NO JAZZ)

    $60.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jun 19, 2022 only
    Spend some quality time with Dad and create a lasting memory with a three course Southern-style dinner at SOUTH Restaurant. Menu includes choice of appetizer, choice of entree and a sampler plate of desserts. Appetizer choices include our most popular items like Fried Green Tomatoes, Creole Deviled Eggs and Blue Crab Toast. Sink into our delicious Wood Oven Roasted Salmon with Crawfish Curry, Shrimp Etouffée or delectable Buttermilk Fried Chicken. This reservation is for the SOUTH dining room and DOES NOT INCLUDE LIVE JAZZ. Price per person includes taxes, service fee and gratuity, but does not include beverages. Pre-order a bottle of bubbly and toast the most important man in your life.

Popular dishes

Menu

For the Table

  • Freshly Baked Skillet of Cornbread$8.00

    steen's cane syrup, honey butter

    • Classic Mac & Cheese$13.00

      delicious blend of four cheeses, sweet cream custard

      Starters

      • Salt-Roasted Beet Salad$13.00

        red & gold beets, candied pecans, honey goat cheese, baby arugula, Creole mustard dressing

        • Southern Caesar Salad$13.00

          Romaine hearts, baby kale, pickled cucumbers, blistered tomatoes cornbread croutons, lemon-Parmesan dressing

          • Bayou Chicken Gumbo$13.00

            turkey Andouille, pulled chicken, vegetables, Carolina rice

            • Creole Deviled Eggs$10.00

              pickled red onion, capers, micro greens

              • Blue Crab Toast$15.00

                grilled buttered brioche, crabmeat, avocado

                • Shrimp & Grits$15.00

                  creamy Castle Valley Mill grits, garlic butter, classic Creole brown sauce

                  Entrees

                  • Spicy Vegetarian Gumbo$22.00

                    okra, mushrooms, roasted carrots, tomatoes, filé, Carolina rice

                    • Buttermilk Fried Chicken$25.00

                      hot-honey drizzle, sweet potato gratin, creamed turkey collards, freshly-baked buttermilk drop biscuit

                      • Slow Roasted Turkey Wings$25.00

                        Worchestershire brown gravy, green beans & potatoes, red rice

                        • Boneless Beef Short Rib$36.00

                          Bourbon black garlic jus, green beans & potatoes, sweet potato gratin

                          • Gulf Catfish & Shrimp$29.00

                            Creole tomato sauce, charred asparagus, corn macque choux

                            • Atlantic Salmon with Crawfish Stew$29.00

                              wood grilled, broccoli florets, Carolina rice

                              • Lump Crab Cakes$39.00

                                corn macque choux, charred asparagus, remoulade sauce

                                Sides

                                $6 ea

                                • Creamed Turkey Collards

                                  • Castle Valley Mill Stone Ground Grits

                                    • Sweet Potato Gratin

                                      Last updated: May 4, 2022

                                      What 1,692 people are saying

                                      Overall ratings and reviews

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                                      4.8
                                      4.8 based on recent ratings
                                      • 4.8Food
                                      • 4.8Service
                                      • 4.9Ambience
                                      • 4.7Value

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                                      1. TS

                                        TrumellS

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 1 day ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The night was amazing !! Food was awesome I️ would definitely stop back in . Everything was excellent but a special thanks to my waiter J ( jayloni) he was amazing a sweet kind person even made jokes with us !!! I️ will be back just for him !!! Thanks for the awesome experience

                                      2. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Philadelphia

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 1 day ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience3

                                        Great! Great! Customer service. Food quality and quantity is on point and so good! Though the Mac & cheese had an old bay kick to it that I wasn’t expecting lol. Drinks were great and that southern strawberry jam!! Loved it.

                                      3. QH

                                        QianaH

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 1 day ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Victoria was amazing waitress . Very professional ❤️.Thank you for the outstanding customer service

                                      4. TB

                                        TeeBee

                                        Philadelphia

                                        4 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined 1 day ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We came to South for my birthday and I’ll be back as soon as possible. The staff were so welcoming and nice. Our server was so helpful and polite. We sat at the counter and I liked being able to see the cooks doing what they do best. The food came out fast and everything was very tasty.

                                      5. N

                                        Naadira

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Food, ambiance, decor, and the jazz live band was all great

                                      6. MB

                                        MedinahB

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The food was amazing!!! The staff was so friendly and the atmosphere was so cute and inviting! ًWill definitely be going back!

                                      7. GM

                                        GMercado

                                        Philadelphia

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The food and service was amazing!!! I would also recommend purchasing tickets to the live Jazz events, it really was a great touch to our date night dining experience. It was a vibe!

                                      8. F

                                        Fatimah

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The restaurant was such a great vibe! The servers were great! The food was delicious! I loved the scenery it was really cute and definitely cozy. The food was comfort food to me, it tasted amazing. I loved everything about the food! The only thing I can say is that it can be a bit nosy , only due to the amount of people that came and it being really busy. But other than that , if you don’t mind the noise you better bring yourself down hereee and enjoy some great food!!

                                      9. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        San Francisco

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Self care Sundays

                                      10. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Philadelphia

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Definitely would come back food and service was 10/10 …..

                                      11. TH

                                        TatyanaH

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 7 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        for this to be my first time here me and my best friend really enjoyed ourselves our server was so sweet and pleasant. The food was soo good it was delicious actually the best soul food i ever had .. now them devil eggs woahhh was everything, & them raspberry lemon dropsssss well soo goodddddd . I will be back again

                                      12. SM

                                        SherondaM

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 7 days ago

                                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                                        My sister, daughter and myself were out celebrating my sister's birthday. Everything was exceptional! Other than it being a bit noisy I do not have any complaints. The hour drive was worth the experience and we will be returning.

                                      13. CC

                                        CeceC

                                        Philadelphia

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on May 14, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Prefect place for a date night!

                                      14. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Atlantic City

                                        5 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined on May 13, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Very intimate setting, food was exceptional, we enjoyed everything.

                                      15. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 13, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great food and great service!

                                      16. DK

                                        DinaK

                                        Philadelphia

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 13, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        My husband’s birthday we had an amazing meal and really enjoyed ourselves

                                      17. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Philadelphia

                                        3 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on May 13, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        10/10! Everything was amazing!

                                      18. c

                                        circa1988

                                        Philadelphia

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 13, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Excellent food and amazing staff! (Seriously the nicest staff in any restaurant in Philadelphia.) Will definitely return.

                                      19. N

                                        Nene

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 13, 2022

                                        overall4food3service5ambience5

                                        The greens and green beans was cold The green was to salty And it was creamy greens a lil different and I didn’t like them. What I can say the Mac cheese and chicken , cornbread was really good and the service was great and u can’t substitute sides from your meal also the mash sweet potatoes no good

                                      20. F

                                        Film1

                                        Philadelphia

                                        15 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        15 reviews

                                        Dined on May 12, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We celebrated our daughter’s graduation from college. The establishment was amazing. The staff was beyond attentive and the food and the atmosphere was five star. I see why it’s so hard to get in this restaurant! The food was indescribable and we will definitely be back.

                                      21. R

                                        Renisha

                                        New York Area

                                        41 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        41 reviews

                                        Dined on May 12, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The food and service was amazing Asia was our waitress she did such a superb job it looked like she was training as well but you couldn’t even tell it was nice that a manager came over and chatted with us for a few we will definitely be back and we told all our friends about you guys loved the live music as well thanks for the amazing service

                                      22. g

                                        geneeneb

                                        Philadelphia

                                        2 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on May 12, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The food was delicious, and the service was impeccable. A great place to visit!

                                      23. CC

                                        CharC

                                        Philadelphia

                                        4 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                        We went for Mother’s Day and everything was lovely. The drink I had was a bit overpriced because it wasn’t even a full glass. We had the shrimp etoufee and it was too salty. Everything else was SO gd. The mac & cheese, cornbread, fried green tomatoes, blue crab toast and the short ribs were all perfect. Will definitely be coming back here.

                                      24. CM

                                        ChanelleM

                                        Philadelphia

                                        9 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        9 reviews

                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        I went on Mother's day and it was amazing 👏🏾🙌🏾not one single bad thing to say .please don't every close and those new tables the waitresses have to put in our food order was super fast and decent...just all around a great experience

                                      25. CB

                                        CharlieB

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Outstanding meal and experience. Loved the atmosphere and energy…will definitely be back again and again

                                      26. MW

                                        MWMILLS

                                        Brighton

                                        2 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                        I keep coming back. Service is great. Valet is expensive, but worth it.

                                      27. AB

                                        AlexisB

                                        Philadelphia

                                        5 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Was here today for Mother’s Day service was A1 and the food was delicious!!

                                      28. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Philadelphia

                                        4 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great place! Took my mother for Mother’s Day.

                                      29. MB

                                        Marcus B

                                        Philadelphia

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Food was amazing. Our waiter was very pleasant and knowledgeable regarding menu options. Sangria drink was yummy. Will return and recommend to my friends and family.

                                      30. RB

                                        RennyB

                                        Philadelphia

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                        overall4food3service5ambience4

                                        Great service I didn’t like what I ordered but it was my first time there and I tried the short ribs. Shrimp and grits were bomb and the shrimp and fish was yummy too. My son loved the Mac n cheese and I enjoyed the cornbread. Small menu but warm feel I’d go back.

                                      31. DW

                                        DuranW

                                        Philadelphia

                                        10 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        10 reviews

                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        South was great as usual. Our server was attentive and courteous, the food tasty. My Mother enjoyed her Mothers Day dinner. We will return soon.

                                      32. S

                                        Shahida

                                        Toronto

                                        6 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        6 reviews

                                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        Great food great service they treated us good the food was great just great

                                      33. A

                                        Ashhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Loved it! Would definitely recommend. It’s a good date night spot

                                      34. AH

                                        AshleeH

                                        Philadelphia

                                        1 review

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        VERY WELCOMING, PROFESSIONAL, AND ATTENTIVE!! Terry our waitress was very nice and polite! She checked on us often and made sure my party had all we needed! The ALL of the food was DELICIOUS!!!! We ORDERED JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING ON THE MENU! I also love that the restaurant is black owned! They all made me so happy and proud!!

                                      35. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Washington DC

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        My wife and I reserved a 5pm today for my birthday. Our server Noah was very attentive and accommodating. We had our drinks, cornbread, and starters within 20 minutes of sitting down. Everything was fresh and hot. The entrees were so large (like Thanksgiving plates) we both were able to take half our meal home which basically looks like an entire other meal. The desserts were insanely delicious and original. THE FOOD WAS AMAZING. We could not get over how good everything was. Manager came to our table and was very kind! My wife was sad we hadn’t discovered this place sooner. They definitely have a forever customer in us.

                                      36. G

                                        Geneeb

                                        Philadelphia

                                        15 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        15 reviews

                                        Dined on May 5, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        My third time here and everything was amazing! I’m already planning my next visit

                                      37. J

                                        Junie

                                        Philadelphia

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 2, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        My girls and I had a great time we will come back again

                                      38. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Philadelphia

                                        4 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on May 2, 2022

                                        overall4food4service4ambience5

                                        My wife and I really enjoyed our time at South! It gave a small and intimate vibe that we lack here in Philly. It reminded me of ATL dining. Both the service and food was good! I want to try everything on the menu.

                                      39. EJ

                                        EddieJ

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great from start to finish. The food was amazing and the service was great!

                                      40. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Philadelphia

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Food was amazing, the ambiance was great, loved the jazz band playing, and our server was amazing as well!

                                      Safety precautions

                                      • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                        • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                        • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                        • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                        • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                      • Protective equipment

                                        • Waitstaff wear masks
                                      • Screening

                                        • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                        • Staff is vaccinated

                                      FAQs

                                      SOUTH Restaurant & Jazz Club does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

                                      SOUTH Restaurant & Jazz Club is rated 4.8 stars by 1692 OpenTable diners.

                                      Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                      Booked 18 times today
                                      Experiences are available.

                                      Order delivery or takeout

                                      Delivery

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                                      Google Map for SOUTH Restaurant & Jazz Club

                                      600 North Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19130

                                      Additional information

                                      • Cross street

                                        Mt. Vernon St. at Broad St.

                                      • Neighborhood

                                        Center City

                                      • Hours of operation

                                        Dinner Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                      • Cuisines

                                        Contemporary Southern, Contemporary American, Southern

                                      • Dining style

                                        Casual Elegant

                                      • Dress code

                                        Smart Casual

                                      • Parking details

                                        Valet parking is not available at this time. Nearby parking lots: 1314 Spring Garden Street (3 blocks away) Hanover East Garage 339 Broad Street (3 blocks away) Street parking is paid through kiosk or the meterup app.

                                      • Public transit

                                        Broad Street Line - Subway: Spring Garden Bus 4 & 16: Mount Vernon

                                      • Payment options

                                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                      • Owned/operated by

                                        Black/African American

                                      • Executive chef

                                        Benjamin Bynum

                                      • Entertainment

                                        Live Jazz Tuesday-Sunday in our Jazz Parlor.

                                      • Additional

                                        Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                      • Phone number

                                        (215) 600-0220

                                      • Catering

                                        SOUTH offers numerous catering options including box lunches, box happy hours, box dinners and holiday dinners.

                                      • Private party facilities

                                        SOUTH has a new private event space right next door with seating for 30-100. We offer customized menus, including vegetarian and vegan options, a flexible floor plan, unique specialty cocktails and sommelier service. Live Jazz can be a part of any private event, were America's original music and Southern Heritage cooking go hand-in-hand.

                                      • Private party contact

                                        our Private Dining Coordinator: (215) 600-0220

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