SOUTH Restaurant & Jazz Club

4.7
1084 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 Jazz Club plays host to many talented local musicians and a long roster of internationally recognized artists.

SOUTH is open for dinner and live Jazz Thursday through Sunday We have two separate spaces; our dining room and our Jazz Club. If you wish to dine AND see the show, PLEASE SELECT BAR SEATING.

Thursday night's Unscripted Jazz Series is a ticketed event; most other nights require only a reservation. Tickets are available through eventbrite.

An entertainment charge that varies from $5-$35 depending on the performance, will be added to your bill, for all non-ticketed shows.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1084 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding

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JustwantValue
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food 🍱 great service
Great ambience
1 comment - bottle of water $8???

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almondJoi
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience every time. It's everything - the ambience, food and music - for me! Never disappointed.

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Tamika
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

My first time coming to the restaurant and it was awesome. I really enjoyed and can't wait to return. Food was excellent! Half my life is gone I haven't visited sooner.

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grantl
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Awesome experience. Me and the wife will definitely be back!

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a great night out which has everything, ambience, great jazz, food and service.

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kevinh
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance for a nice outing. Food and service were great

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RendellM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was perfect & the music was excellent. We will return

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, although it wasn’t hot like I like it. It was delicious though!! The atmosphere and staff was awesome. Speedy service, clean and overall good. I will definitely recommend this place to others, and I will dine here again.

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ShrayW
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night for my Hubby and me we loved everything we ate which included the gumbo, duck confit and the honey fried chicken along with the skillet cornbread the food did not disappoint it was delicious, the presentation was presented neatly. We got to see Jeff Bradshaw Awesome show. We will return again!

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LADYBUG
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed the food, atmosphere, attentive service and live music 🎶

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious service was awesome. The owner /chief friendly tentative to our tables needs

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BrianaP
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was excellent! Reminded me so much of the lounges in New Orleans. Cool ambiance, great food and professional service. I'm ready to make myself a regular here!

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ShantalP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time at South. It is definitely one of my favorite restaurants. The food is amazing and the staff is so kind. The restaurant is so beautiful and there’s always a great atmosphere!! I highly recommend it. I would be a brand ambassador if I could!!

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SharStar
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had such a great experience. The food, service and live jazz were all amazing!

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NicoleP
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at South and I really enjoyed it! The food was good, the music was great, and our server was awesome! Thanks again!!!!!!

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Blizzy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Food , Great music, only thing hindering the great time was the damn masks lol. would recommend forva nice couples date with the live jazz top notch musicians for just added $10 felt like a steal. Everyone was courteous.
HIGHLY recommend the crab cakes , Brussel Sprouts n Turkey Bacon , Broccoli was delicious, Mac n Cheese was good although personally i dont care for cream cheese in mine.

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SCGIL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice spot. Food was good, but a little too salty. I was expecting a different group for the Jazz show, but the group that played was great, especially the young lady on the ?Trombone (I think it was a trombone, a horn of some sort..). She was fantastic. Loved the original numbers arranged by members of the band. I really enjoyed myself.

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DandreHD
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience and I will be back! Not only was the food amazing but the service from start to finish was unforgettable. Can’t wait to return!!

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FranklynS
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The service & Entertainment was exquisite, would definitely recommend to family and friends

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DeniseK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy coming to South and was so happy they were open during the pandemic. I miss the live band vibe and was glad to hear some love music for a change. Also I liked how they moved the tables for social distance, you don't feel packed in like before. Food was great, and so where the drinks.

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LaurenW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to South for our anniversary on a Friday night for the live jazz. The were very clean with great covid regulations! The food was amazing. Highly recommend going on a Friday or Saturday night for the live music.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The experience started off a tad rocky. My cousin and I had reservations for 6:30 pm, we were seated around 6:45, but that was no problem. My issue was when we were seated in the Jazz dining room, but there was no music. They made a quick decision to open that seating area because there were guests waiting. However, it was dark, cold and obviously not what we expected at all. We asked the host if we could wait for a table in the main dining area, and both the server and host were very understanding. Within 10 mins we were moved and seated and a lot more comfortable. The food and drinks were exceptional, the dining experience was exceptional. I would 100% recommend this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!

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Foodiefille
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Overall good experience. There was a bit of confusion/wait for a table even with reservation. The jazz set was nice a little short and the food was wonderful. Will definitely be back.

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DrMiko
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service, food and ambiance. The live jazz was exquisite and pleasing during these times. Uplifting to the spirit and soul.

Bicicletas En Brunch, LLC
Dr. Miko was here...

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BobbyJ
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Customers always looking great you don’t see that anymore. The food we loved it always. The show the jazz band and Michelle Beckham was excellent

We always have a good time at South

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GMNT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoy the restaurant. Great menu and staff.

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DorD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. The service too! The menu could probably be updated to include more variety and specials.

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RayB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So glad live jazz is back. As well as delicious food!

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JessicaF
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

South never disappoints! The ambiance, service and the food was amazing!! I took my mom here for the first time. My father recently passed and I wanted to see her enjoy herself. She really had a great time. The entertainment was spectacular!! And with Jeff Bradshaw as a special guest made it even more enjoyable...

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vipRichardG
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I’ve had so far in 2020!!!

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DonnaT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

My food was great and the service is always a pleasure. I really like this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In my opinion, best southern food restaurant in the city. I had the turkey wings, corn bread and baked Mac and cheese. Everything was delish
I’m definitely coming back for the collard greens

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TesiaW
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a vibe. The service is very good and it is a comfortable environment. Food is awesome.

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CelesteO
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m from Louisiana so I have a very biased opinion on how good soul/comfort food is supposed to be done. SOUTH exceeded any and ALL expectations. The food and portions were incredibly generous. My compliments to the chef.

The music experience was incredible! The musicians were so talented. They managed to transport me while each played so skillful and knowingly each note.

I was so very pleased with my experience and would definitely recommend this as a visitor’s or locals place of interest. I know anytime I’m in Philly it will most definitely be my spot! 🎵💜🖤

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SolomonD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience and will definitely recommend this place to anyone who likes Jazz and Southern style food

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Deeann
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent sevice. I as well as my company enjoyed everything about the experience.

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Melissa
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was OUTSTANDING and the atmosphere was relaxing and beautifully designed. We'll definitely be back to try something different on the menu!

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NazayY
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michelle and Wendy were amazing. Additionally, the servers we had were gracious and outstanding.

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You can order delivery directly from SOUTH Restaurant & Jazz Club using the Order Online button. SOUTH Restaurant & Jazz Club also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. SOUTH Restaurant & Jazz Club also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 600-0220.

SOUTH Restaurant & Jazz Club is rated 4.7 stars by 1084 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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