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SOUTH Restaurant & Jazz Club, Philadelphia, PA
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SOUTH Restaurant & Jazz Club

4.8
4.8
2125 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Southern
SOUTH is Philadelphia’s premier Jazz club and upscale Southern restaurant serving elevated Southern cuisine with live Jazz on the side. SOUTH is two unique spaces; a Charleston-inspired dining room and the adjacent Jazz Club. The full dinner menu is served in both rooms.

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

SOUTH's menu marries the ingredients from many traditional Southern dishes with modern preparations along with unique and surprising ingredients. SOUTH has a thoughtfully composed wine list, extensive Bourbon selection and great selection of local craft beer.

In this sophisticated environment guests dress the part - please, no caps/hats on gentlemen, tank tops, athletic/gym attire, work boots, clothing with offensive language or images, exposed undergarments or excessively rev

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 47 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • 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

    Catering is offered on a limited basis. Please call.

  • 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, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • SOUTHern Romance - Valentine's Day Dinner at SOUTH

    $96.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Join us for a Southern-style dinner filled with romance this Valentine's Day, in our restaurant's dining room (Jazz Club booking is NOT through Open Table). Our chef has prepared a special 3-course menu with some of our favorites and some unexpected delights, including a sampler of appetizers, your choice of main course and a deluxe dessert plate. Add on a bottle of bubbly or our special "Lover's Box", a curated collection of romantic treats including a scented candle, SOUTH's Romantic Jazz playlist, chocolates and more....all waiting at the table for your special someone!

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What 2,125 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia

    Best Ambiance

  • Philadelphia

    Best Value

  • Philadelphia

    Hot spot

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  1. LE

    LELLI994

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food and good service. Enjoyed my visit. Will be back.
  2. L

    Lynn

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was my first time. I was there for Restaurant Week. The Menu selection was great! The food did not disappoint. Delicious! I will be returning for sure.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service at SOUTH was absolutely impeccable. The staff was absolutely amazing from the time we walked in to the time we left.
  4. NE

    NadiaE

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, no wait for reservation. Food came out fast, no wait for anything. I will definitely be returning.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    food was amazing. it did take longer than expected to be seated but I am not sure that was the restaurants fault since the party before us was having an issue with their check. they kept the bar open a little later since we were seated late and the waitress was very attentive.
  6. RB

    RichardB

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal service and excellent food. Te experience is next level and the live music is an absolute vibe. We celebrated my girlfriend’s birthday here and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
  7. T

    Tess

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was here with a friend for a restaurant week. Each course was delicious. Pictured here is the fried green tomatoes which were absolutely out of this world In all aspects of the dish,- presentation, blending of flavor s and overall taste. I meant to photograph the rest of the meal , but I was too busy enjoying the food. The live jazz music in the background added to the ambience in a most pleasant way.
  8. AH

    AsiaH

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had reservations and it took them 35 minutes to seat us …. Besides that everything was amazing we loved our waiter , food was great and didn’t take long … vibes were nice I will be back .
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I enjoyed ourselves. We most fed love black owned businesses
  10. DR

    DanaR

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    It is always a pleasure to go to South and Restaurant Week is always a better price.
  11. C

    Carmel

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was 10/10. The service 10/10. The drinks was 10/10. I loved everything about this restaurant. I will definitely go again.
  12. TR

    TrayRich

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating a birthday. The food is really good as always!! We enjoyed ourselves. Our server was excellent!!!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Husbands birthday. Your not actually in the jazz section witch was very disheartening. The website was not clear about having to purchase tickets for the jazz. Very upsetting. It was beautiful but the tables were extremely small. The the food was good but over hyped. Service took forever to get drinks and food. It was an ok experience but not sure if i would go back.
  14. W

    Workman0318

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! My service was impeccable!!!!
  15. D

    Deanna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice environment and the food was on point. My husband and I used this as a cheat meal and it didn’t disappoint
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Will be back soon
  17. JC

    JenniC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance was fantastic from the sidewalk entrance to the table. We were warmly greeted with beautiful smiles. Our server was attentive and well-versed. The appetizers and entrees were outstanding. The cornbread, mac & cheese, fried chicken, short ribs, deviled eggs, and birthday dessert were delicious! We will be back!!
  18. M

    Moni

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it,totally recommended 1000/10 service amazing🔥
  19. E

    Emmy

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second time being at South. The food was excellent, just as my first experience. We were able to hear the live music which was great. Our server and staff were excellent. Black Excellence is what I would call South!!🥰
  20. S

    Shonnt

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and great service. I will revisit it again
  21. VC

    VictoriaC

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband went for our 9 year wedding anniversary and it was amazing. We had Mac and cheese, cornbread, and collard greens to share. My husband got catfish and shrimp, I got gumbo and fried green tomato. For dessert we got pineapple bread pudding with graham cracker ice cream. It was all absolutely incredible. Before you even walk thru the door it no longer feels like you are in Philly. It was gorgeous and the food was the best I've had in a long time. My husband and I will definitely be coming back, hopefully to the jazz bar!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Drinks are amazing I was obsessed with the raspberry lemon drop but now it's the sweet tea mojito . Wish they would bring back the Turkey wings
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice good food pleasant staff still had a wait even after a reservation but it was nice
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our reservations were 7:30 . We were seated a bit late . Before we can even look at the menu the amazing managers came to offer us complimentary cornbread and starters due to the wait to be seated. They were pro active , courteous , professional , just amazing . Our waiter Markeith was amazing As well. He provided suggestions for menu items he enjoyed to give us insight into the options . He was efficient and I just wanted to give them all of my money . Best dining experience ever
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a great time. The food and vibe were great and our waitress Kayla was amazing. She was super sweet and although she was very busy she was attentive. We never felt like she wasn’t available to assist.
  26. JW

    JaquayW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great music, great vibes I would go again
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything end to end was amazing!!
  28. L

    Laura856

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to celebrate a friend’s birthday and South did not disappoint. Aside from the stunning decor and ambiance, the service, food and drinks were top notch. We sat in the dining room next to the jazz club so we were able to enjoy the music as well - which was an added bonus. Will definitely return!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time! We came to celebrate my sisters Bday. Food came to the table within minutes super fast. The temperature of the food was perfect nice and hot! Drinks were perfect. Strong but had a great flavor. The food was seasoned to perfection. Our waitress was the best. She offered new drinks and refills as soon as we finished with the ones we had. She was on point, friendly, beautiful and attentive. She received the biggest tip we have ever gave before. She deserved it! I would recommend this place to anyone and we will be returning. The lights and ambiance is really pretty at night as well.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is hard to get into but we’ll worth the experience. The vibe was awesome. Drinks were great and the service is unbeatable.
  31. TH

    TonyaHGreen

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    this was our 3rd time there and each time it get better.
  32. LB

    LaurenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing but the best part about dinner at South was the exceptional customer service. It’s little things like just being friendly and efficient that go a long way. Best dining experience I have ever had from a waitress.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Great food and beautiful ecstatics. I highly recommend
  34. LG

    LynnG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, People, Ambiance & Jazz. All were spectacular. Michael Williams, Manager will go out of his way to ensure you enjoy it all..
  35. K

    Karin

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! So much food we couldn’t wait to eat the leftovers again! We’ll definitely be back!
  36. TJ

    ToddJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    the food wasn't bad, great portions for the price, ambiance was lit!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved everything especially the cornbread and Mac and cheese.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was worth the wait on every level
  39. SH

    ShanettaH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The menu is very limited. The drinks were delicious. The cornbread was dry but full of flavor, Mac and cheese was good, collard greens had maybe a curry/sweet flavor and we did not enjoy, catfish/shrimp dish lack flavor and the tomato paste made it inedible, chicken gumbo was lukewarm but delicious, salmon dish was delicious, and the sweet potato cheesecake was mediocre. The service was overall good. They only issue I had was I barely touched the catfish/shrimp dish and while my waitress offered to get me a new dish she didn’t so much as offer a discount or anything for future use in place of it. I’m uncomfortable ordering food from a kitchen after I’ve returned food and everything else filled me up at that point. I also requested in my rsvp for a desert with a candle to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday of which was noted because the hosted confirmed but it never came. It was nice to come but I personally don’t feel I have to return.
  40. p

    phillybirdy

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    This time the waiter was slow-he may have been new-but he was super friendly. Our fired chicken was super greasy-1st time this happened. it was still marinated well. had to take home place on napkins and remove skin to calm down the grease but tasted great after that. Always a great ambiance!!!!

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 2125 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 47 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Uber Eats
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

    Fine Dining

  • 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, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 600-0220

  • Catering

    Catering is offered on a limited basis. Please call.

  • 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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