SOUTH Restaurant & Jazz Club

4.7
1157 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 currently Thursday through Sunday with limited capacity under City regulation. We have two separate spaces; our dining room and our Jazz Club. If you wish to dine AND see the show, PLEASE SELECT AN EXPERIENCE. Ticket price includes fees and taxes. Tickets are non-refundable.

Thursday night's Unscripted Jazz Series is also ticketed event with tickets available through eventbrite.

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 1157 people are saying
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JaysFoodReview
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very professional and accommodating. Our server, Stephanie, was extremely attentive and offered suggestions for everything. I would recommend South for the great food and fine service.

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NajahW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here multiple times in may different settings...jazz shows, a regular dinner, or just to sit at the bar. I keep coming back because it is amazing ambience, creative delicious food and drinks and friendly staff...you just can never go wrong with a Bynum Brothers restaurant. On this occasion I came for mother's day and enjoyed their price fixe 3 course meal. This is the first time I've been since the pandemic and I appreciated their social distanced seating and staff wearing masks and glasses or face shields. I absolutely recommend South and will return!

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Kirsten
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I really enjoyed the food, the atmosphere and my waitress. I would definitely go again!

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MariaS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff, music and food were exceptional. The music wasn't overly loud which was a plus. I was still able to have a conversation with my 85yr old mother. We will definitely be back.

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DIANAD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and hospitality was amazing, I highly recommend!

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TomasaA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing entertainment and food!

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Yemaya
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Great food! Service was a bit week, but the manager was gracious and professional!😊

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ELBM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff was very pleasant as well as attentive. From the manager on down to our server. Our food was fresh & served promptly.

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Brit2013
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing mouth watering food!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing!!

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Jazzy
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! It was a great night! The jazz show was excellent with JJ Sansaverino!

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JonathanF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I loved this experience. I had been a few times before but this time stood out above the rest. Perfect date night setting and the service only made the experience better. The manager working and the staff exudes quality and aided us in making the night special. I'll definitely be back!

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CarlB
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous and very enjoyable!

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Tasha
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The menu was totally different when I arrived. It wasn't the same at all. that was the only reason why I came back to South.

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jules
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, great ambience, nice management as well. Felt like the host wanted us to leave the way they watched us the whole time but everything else was great.

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SanaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you very much for your hospitality. Very polite, respectful and Patient Employees.

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Jazzy
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Cold in the restaurant and Jazz Parlor! It makes it very uncomfortable!

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Deanne
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved my first visit here. The food, service, music, and scenery was all great! I went here for a date night and everything turned out perfectly. I definitely plan to go back, so I can get the Jazz Club experience.

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vipGrandyose
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I will be returning in the near future. I ordered the Chilean seabass which was delicious. It was seared and cooked perfectly. It was so hearty, and rich. It was served on a bed of kernel corn, and my friend joked she had to get every last kernel with her fork. I agreed. We ordered the skillet cornbread and macaroni and cheese for the table and it was very tasty. The atmosphere was good too. Our server was new, so she was no as helpful as we would have liked but she did try. I think there was a large party too since our drinks took a while to come out.

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Micah
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

South was amazing. Everything from customer service, environment & especially the food was stellar. I will definitely be returning.

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DeanaB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

South Restaurant is an excellent establishment for entertainment to experience individually, with others and for all occasions. Ambiance, food and the Jazz Room continues to keep me a very satisfied customer!

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Jazzy
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was great with one exception! The jazz room is always cold and it makes the experience uncomfortable! I've heard others complaining as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed myself.like really I can say the best place to go hear jazz and eat good cooking

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Myana
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There’s nothing but good things to say. The service and vibes were amazing. They were all very intimate and accommodating to all of our needs. The Jazz performance was top notch as as well all of the performers were very talented!!!!

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TiffanyO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Kyle!!! He was very down to earth and personable. My parents enjoyed themselves as I did ! We can’t wait to return!

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JNSmi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time! I highly recommend visiting and making it a date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the Jazz and the decor, food, hospitality was just as good !

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almondJoi
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I ordered a banana pudding it to-go and when I got home took it out to eat it. When I saw the darkened bananas, I knew it wasn't freshly made. I threw it away. That is the one and only time I ever had an issue with anything at SOUTH. I LOVE IT HERE!!! And I will be returning!

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RanB1
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Jazz & soul food spot, we had a great time, can’t wait to go back

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JamesM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great music. I would recommend this place to anyone who loves jazz and great service.

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AnnetteP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'd definitely recommend this place. The food was amazing and the Mango Habanero margarita was incredible! The ambiance and the service was great. The staff were very and nice attentive . I'll come again.

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TiffanyJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I really liked the restaurant, a little upsetting that I picked the entertainment package for a 6pm sitting but the band doesn't start until 7pm.

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GeneH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good except for the rice. It needed gravy or some kind of sauce. I enjoyed the live music with Warren Orre Jazz Band. That was my first time and I see myself and friends returning again.

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LynetteB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, the food was delicious and we loved the ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Some of the food was amazing but most of it was mediocre or worse.
The deviled eggs were supermarket quality.
The blue crab toast on brioche was four tiny pieces of dry white bread with a bit of dry crab thrown on top. No butter. No flavor.
The oxtail and the étouffée were both fantastic. Top notch 5 star gourmet level.
The bread pudding was OK but should have had some ice cream, especially as it had been microwaved to way too hot.
The waiter tried extremely hard, and was very nice but he did not have enough training and experience to carry off the level of service I’d expect at this price level.
The ambiance and decor are fabulous! I was worried about the noise level but it was nice and when the band started playing it was still perfectly fine to have a conversation in the dining room but we could enjoy the music.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable food and service as well as an amazing ambiance

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NinaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Glenn Bryan and Friends featuring Anessa LaRae and Immanuel Wilkins should be a weekly appearing act! Outstanding service, COVID-19 compliance made for an exceptional evening of great entertainment and....the menu you must get the Chilean Sea Bass and don’t forget the cheesy Mac n Cheese! Thank you South for clearly a “Best in Philly” evening!

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JamesR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having the chamce to see live music was a welcome belated birthday present to myself. What I didn't expect was the overall welcoming atmosphere of the South's location. From seeing the mural of the cemetery statue from "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" and then walking into such a warm and inviting restaurant, The menu brought me back to my times working in the south and some of the friends that showed this Philly boy there is more to life than cheesesteaks and pizza fries. All this and a great band with a fabulous singer. There are very few better ways to spend a warm, spring Sunday night.

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KeneashaJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had a great time, the staff was amazing.

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NathanielS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place and the service is amazing. My husband and I are already looking to return.

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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 1157 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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