SOUTH Restaurant & Jazz Club

4.7
1308 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.

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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1308 people are saying
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AmandaG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Went to south not knowing it was restaurant week. Items we wanted to try out was not on the menus and was not kid friendly .

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Debwil
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation awesome jazz show, awesome service

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JoeG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful and very welcoming. Everything was done to perfection; from the host stand to the dining room. We loved the open kitchen. The food is beyond anything you expect. Even familiar items like collard greens are given a welcome culinary twist. The specialty drink menu is elevated without pretentiousness. The service was attentive and seemless. The food is definitely the star of the show. Try the fried chicken without hesitation. Lastly, the bread pudding is like the love child of a pineapple upside down cake and a classic bread pudding. Amazing. Run, don’t walk, eat, drink and listen to great music

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited South for my Birthday dinner. The ambiance was great. All staff wore a mask & their was hand sanitizer upon entry. Staff were all pleasant & accommodating. Good was amazing! Will return shortly.

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JeffreyM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week, always the place to dine and be comfortable

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KaitlinR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The short rib was the best I’ve ever had, melt in your mouth tender. The raspberry lemon drop was so delicious, it went down tooo easy! Can’t wait to go back - 10/10 recommend

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JimH
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

First time at South. Pleasant experience. Server forgot an item I asked for, only reason not a 5-star review. Food was EXCELLENT. Atmosphere/ambience was excellent. Nice mix of people. Wait staff and hostesses/hosts were very friendly. I would suggest to the establishment that you remove valet from your website if no longer available. On-street parking is brutal in that area. Thanks.

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AprilH
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very professional and knowledgeable. My experience was very good.

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JARRODC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit was absolutely incredible. My wife and I were celebrating her birthday with dinner at South and she and I both agree that it is without a doubt one of the best restaurant experiences we've had in a long time. My wife had the fried chicken with the collards and sweet potato mash, it was absolutely delicious, can't recommend it enough. I had the braised lamb shank which was falling off the bone tender. Guy our waiter made sure our night was filled with food and laughter. Will be rec'ing to everyone I know

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! My date had a amazing time. She loved it!

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ClydeH
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Space is welcoming and spacious, portion size for entrees were big. The cornbread is a meal in of itself, food overall very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my brother and I first time dining here I must say it was very good, everything on the menu sounded sooooo good but thanks to Ashanti she help me pick the right meal… salmon and crawfish when I say that was really good man ole man, I also had the sweet tea Mojito which was really good.. I will definitely be back soon

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MatthewM
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fabulous experience and I thank my daughter for the recommending. I truly enjoyed myself and I will be coming back there again in the near future.
Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time coming and certainly won't be the last. Amazing food and experience overall. Would like to return and see one of the shows next time!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was personable providing great service. Food was delicious.

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JenkiJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. I absolutely loved everything the crab corn chowder, corn bread, jerk mushroom drinks everything was phenomenal. Our waiters were excellent.

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Ashbash2010
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing short of amazing, servers were amazing, food delivered very quickly

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GwennyP
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Awesome spot for dinner and drinks! Great atmosphere and courteous service.

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JanelleM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing!!!!!!! Quick efficient service. I will return!

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StarrD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place! Great food! Professional & Personal staff! Authentic decor! I will be returning for a dinner & show!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment. Friendly service and great food.
Will definitely visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I chose South to celebrate our birthday. It was everything I hoped for. From the ambiance, the warm welcome when we entered and our server Marcus was very pleasant. I highly recommend South.
The food was delicious!!!
We will be returning!!!

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TiffanieW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was really great. My only criticism is that I had a reservation at 8pm and had to wait about 15mins to be seated. Other than that, everything was great! I'd definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family reuniting elderly family members since COVID. Our waitress Ashante was wonderful, patient, attentive given the dietary restrictions of our group. Ambiance was wonderful. Food was great.

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vipElee
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This was our first experience with SOUTH. We want for our mother’s birthday and it was great. The food was good, it’s really cute in there as well. Only issues were how long the drinks took to come, other than that it was a good experience. The managers were attentive and touched the table twice to ensure that we were satisfied. I’m so glad that I had a good time because it’s black owned, which is a huge plus for us looking to support US, and we plan to become regulars. Thanks so much, you’ll be seeing us soon!

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TakeshaK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was delicious. Could hear jazz from the other room so that was a plus.

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Abreezy
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything from the service,food and ombience!! Every one was very pleasant.
The managers even came out to check on us! Definitely going back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was my first time back to South, post pandemic. They did not disappoint. Service was a bit slow, but very attentive/professional. We ordered cocktails, appetizers and mains. The cocktails were very good. The short rib and creamed collard greens were absolutely delicious. Our birthday celebrant was very happy!

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Buffythewineslayer
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, amazing service and the food was simply delicious!. Very filling and satisfying! Everyone on the family loved their dish and wants to return! Clearly a well managed restaurant with a pro-active staff dedicated to making the experience delightful! And did I mention how great the food was?!?!

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Dono
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful, as was the manager, who welcomed us and was very conversational. The space is beautiful. Most of the food was delicious, but my one disappointment was the duck breast. I should have went with my gut and ordered the chicken (someone from my table was kind enough to share a piece with me, and it was great), but I love duck breast and gave it a try. It was severely overcooked and hard to enjoy. Other than that, I loved it! I look forward to my second visit to SOUTH (and I will definitely order the chicken!).

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NicoleB
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & Excellent Service. O would definitely come back

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Summer
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding! My food was hot when I got it which I love!! And best of all everything tasted delectable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early for our reservation and they were able to seat us. The food is very tasty and staff is friendly. The manager came to visit too. We will go back.

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TyreeS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, awesome food, and wonderful hospitality

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AlishaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding, even the bathrooms were clean

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Food and service was outstanding!

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PatriceM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly impressed with our first visit to the restaurant. The ambience and food is amazing. We visited from Maryland and will be returning. Guy and the manager Michael had amazing customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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ErinM
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved my dinner at SOUTH! The food was delicious and the service was excellent. What a cool little gem on North Broad! I would definitely recommend this place.

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Neanabug
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I spent the weekend in Philadelphia. We stayed at Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast and South Kitchen was one of the restaurants recommended by the B&B. I can't tell you how pleased I was to have chosen this establishment. From the quality wait service to the cleanliness of the bathroom (that's important) to the delicious food, I was thrilled. During dinner, my son looked at me and said "you have to give this restaurant 5 stars, Mom". That says a lot coming from a 17 year old. Unfortunately, we could not stay for the jazz session, but it was clearly a popular feature lots of customers were arriving for the performance. Look forward to checking it out next time!

FAQs

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

SOUTH Restaurant & Jazz Club is rated 4.7 stars by 1308 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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