South Village Grille

4.9
254 Reviews
$30 and under
American
If you are looking for a place in Columbus, OH where you can kick back and have good food and drinks, drop by South Village Grille. Located in the heart of the bustling neighborhood of German Village, our restaurant boasts a Modern American menu that is rooted in European cooking techniques. We offer a range of dishes that everyone can enjoy, including pizzas, steaks, and fresh oysters.

Our drink selection is among the best in the area. We have an extensive wine list that pairs well with Modern American cuisine. In addition, we offer unique and flavorful cocktails, each of which is designed with a new perspective in mind.

Visit us and taste the South Village Grille difference for yourself. Our restaurant is open every day of the week, and brunch on the weekends. We look forward to having you dine with us.
What 254 people are saying
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4.7
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AshleyR
Montreal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Longtime German villager, first time diner at South Village Grille. I can already tell it will become a regular spot. I took my friend out to dinner for her birthday, which can be tricky since I'm vegetarian and she's gluten free. Fortunately, we both loved the Farmhouse salad and parmesan truffle fries. We also appreciated the beautiful interior, warm ambience, and fast, friendly service. Looking forward to trying more of the menu!

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vipGreg
Columbus
89 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I found the South Village Grille on Open Table, as an option for Sunday brunch in German Village. It was great! I like South Village Grille better than Lindey's. Our server helped me choose my entree of steak and eggs, which was delicious!! The steak was so tender and tasty, and was perfect with the chimichurri sauce. My friend ordered the French toast, and loved it. For dessert, we ordered the beignets. One order consists of five large beignets, covered with plenty of powdered sugar. Excellent, and not very filling. We will be back soon.

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vipMyreview
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch with my husband! It was great!

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Michelle
Columbus
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, service and atmosphere. This is the second time my boyfriend and I have been for brunch and we are so excited to come for dinner soon!

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JoshC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Affordable, food was good, and environment was pleasant.

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vipBaugh
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

South Village is an overall solid choice - food is great and consistent time after time. Love the wait staff and their suggestions. Floor plan is nicely laid out so you do not feel too crowded. Love it every time I go.

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vipRicC
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always great! Jack is excellent!

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vipgloriaB
Columbus
48 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is spectacular! I've never had gnocchi quite like this before - toasted deliciousness with just the right amount of sauce! The scallops were cooked perfectly with a delicate lemon risotto - oh yum! Looking forward to going back!

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camdinner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food..Great dining experience. Great presentation!

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vipMarisa
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service. Could use a hostess stand near the door—it can be confusing when you walk in. But the menu and food has always been great. This place is a gem.

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KedaM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This spot is a nice little vibe. The food was amazing although they had sold out of pretty much all the seafood. I'd def recommend it and I'll be going back.

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jasmine
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, good food & great service. Will definitely be back soon.

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LaurenB
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Quality of the food did not match the price. It was also very loud.

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vipBillM
Cleveland
30 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The glass wine selections were very strong. We even got happy hour prices on 90 pt wines.
The ambiance was just ok, but noisy children next to us were a big part of the noise level.
The server was top notch.
Happy hour oysters apps were just very good, but we are a little spoiled with oyster quality.
The scallop entrees were fantastic. We will come back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, better food! If you haven't visited you need to., if you haven't you are severely missing out! Make a reservation just in case, not saying you'll need to, but it definitely will optimize your dining experience. Found it by accident and we swear by it now. Absolutely love!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our server! Amazing food as always.

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DaveD
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service waitress did an excellent job

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite spot. Small setting, good food, drinks, music, and service. Having the sushi options with the place next door is also a plus.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual

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vipkellyo
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food and drinks were delicious. The staff was super friendly and personable. The only complaint was it was rather loud inside, but they were slammed for Mother’s Day weekend so it’s bound to get a little noisy when they were so busy.

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MarshaE
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took our college Junior granddaughter out for lunch at South Village Grill. I was doubtful that the Grill would live up to the wonderful reviews. My doubts were groundless. Our server was amazing and attentive. The food was very good. Loved my coffee. We will definitely be back. Oh, and the decor and ambience were outstanding. Some reviewers complained of the noise level. We thought it was fine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of GVs finest!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

South Village Grille never disappoints! It has a very fun, cozy atmosphere and the menu is always incredible. Everything is always fresh and the cocktails are always delicious. Highly recommend for any occasion!!

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PamD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time at South Village Grill! The food didn’t disappoint . I like the casual small venue as well. Service was great. The only constructive criticism I have is to improve the wine list. I will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and a wonderful server (Ryan), who provided excellent recommendations. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at South Village Grill!

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LARC
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We visited the restaurant as part of an anniversary celebration weekend.

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Festivus
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good, solid place. Food and service are always really good. We got there a bit late but not a problem for them.

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vipJoshS
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this spot! One of my favorite hidden gems in the city. Incredible food, solid cocktails and it just so happens to be right beside Joni's Sushi (same owner and building) which allows you to order from SVG's solid eclectic menu, or get sushi from one of the best sushi spots in the city.

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BetsyL
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

food was outstanding as usual, loved being able to order off of the jony's menu as well. first timers in our party will be back as well, were impressed w/both food & ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu has a huge selection and everything on it is
phenomenal!

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StefaniC
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for my birthday lunch, and it was fantastic! Great menu, friendly staff, and location was good as well. I can't wait to come back (p.s. I've had multiple people tell me that their brunch is phenom!)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This is the second time I come to get oysters and they didn’t have it at all.

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vipTerenceB
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , service and atmosphere. What more can one ask?

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NickM
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!

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ClaireBee
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour prices for drinks and apps, great quality food!! Loved it, would definitely go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and service. Definitely going back!

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BrianD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great brunch menu!

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vipColumbus4547
Cleveland
79 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Ryan is awesome. Love this place

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Cherub67
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always wonderful

FAQs

South Village Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 826-0491.

South Village Grille is rated 4.9 stars by 254 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.