South Village Grille

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$30 and under
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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.
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Columbus
37 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Disappointing. My son’s girlfriend was in town from DC and I wanted to share a fav place. I’d never been to SVG for lunch and likely won’t again. The server barely served; I asked for the salad I typically get, the best of the Weist, but without croutons due to my allergies. The salad came with croutons. I waited for him to check back. I finally flagged him down as he was first on his phone, then daydreaming at the bar. She was 1/2 done with her meal by the time I got his attention and was re-served. It’s been a staple, go-to place before. Very disappointed.

R
Columbus
27 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood restaurant with fabulous food and service. Great happy house as well. Thankful that it's walking distance from our home in Merion Village.

B
Columbus
25 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool place, great ambiance, super food, a little overpriced but that could be subjective. Pretty neat co-owner of a new linked Sushi Restaurant next door. Totally different style of food but eclectic connection. We will be back.

GO
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding, service even better!
I would go again and have told several people already to try it out. We were pleasantly surprised.

S
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Cool retro pub with fresh, from scratch eats! Be ready to shell out the $$ for alcoholic beverages.

n
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great meal! Try the lobster roll!

KM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience from beginning to end! Awesome service from Zack and the foot was excellent. We had the cornbread (amazing), pickle plate (delish), and calamari (yummy) for appetizers. Our entries included the Salmon and GF pizza - highly recommend. The cocktails were also very good. Thumbs up 👍

JF
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot in German Village for a Monday lunch. Service was attentive, as always. Food was very good, as has been my experience from past visits.

AB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lynne was an AMAZING server. She made the meal very memorable and enjoyable. We will be back!

JH
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First time at SVG. Loved it! Have already recommended.

LW
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

First time here. Nice atmosphere, really noisy though! Hard for conversation at table. Service ok-we ordered appetizer and it came with dinner. Food good. Overall, nice evening out, but would not return.

f
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Completely enjoyed our dining experience at South Village Grill. All three of us had delicious dishes and wouldn’t hesitate to eat there again. Great little neighborhood eatery.

JG
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute treat to dine at South Village Grille. Food, drinks and service all top notch. Cant wait to go back.

AZ
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easily one of the best menus in Columbus. Love this gem.

KM
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambiance, the service was great, & food was fantastic! Highly recommend the Tuna appetizer

D
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable atmosphere, with a local flavor, and great pizza.

CO
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch at the bar with wonderful food and service.

YY
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious!! Haven’t had a meal this good in a LONG time! Every detail was so well thought-out. Salmon (with the amazing fried rice), pickle and pimento plate, burger were all superb. Can’t wait to go back!

NB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This little neighborhood restaurant is consistently good. I have tried many of the items on the menu - the french fries are outstanding, the sandwiches and salads really good too.
Daily specials are good value for money. Mixed drinks appear to be expertly made.
This is a good go-to filled with neighborhood regulars as well as others. Staff is always friendly.

SL
Columbus
33 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good variety of food and adding sushi from next door restaurant. Cocktails, wine list were good too. Small place but cute ambience

OT
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Drink menu was top notch

b
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had an awesome time at brunch yesterday. Food was excellent (steak and eggs, blt with egg, and shredded kale salad with salmon). Bloody Mary was good! 3rd Sunday of month there is a little craft fair 2 blocks west. Very hip little spot. Red Giraffe jewrly around the corner and the cutest flower bar!

PR
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

I love the food at South Village Grille, it rarely disappoints, however the service is one of the slowest in Columbus! Even during quieter restaurant periods it can take a long time for food to appear, even if it is just an app or starter. A shame as the food and drinks are delicious!

h
Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit. We will be back! Brought two out of town guests and they were impressed also. From the appetizers to our 4 unique meals we were treated to excellent meals.

MH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

the pork chop was killer. the steak was meh. but loved the vibe

SN
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here multiple times and it NEVER DISAPPOINTS. Unbelievable food and service - the cornbread is a MUST! Heard they do brunch ... definitely going to check it out.

RC
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and exceptional food! Sometimes the music is way too loud!

TC
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!

E
Columbus
47 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’d been meaning to try out this restaurant since it opened, and we’d heard and read great reviews. Our experience was beyond our high expectations. Everything was wonderful, especially the food! Thank you!

ED
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic experience. An eclectic mix of apps, entrees, salads, and sandwiches on the menu. We were seated promptly at our reservation time. Our server was friendly, informative and attentive.

The food was great with a good mix of complementary flavors and textures.

It is clearly worthy of a spot on the Top 10 "Neighborhood Gems".

OT
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food. Great service. Reasonable prices.

TA
Columbus
42 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit. Parking can be a problem but going early helped. Entering, there is no desk, they come to you with a tablet. We were quickly met and escorted to our table. It is a rather small space, but throughout the night didn't pose a problem. The food was very flavorful. We started with calamari and enjoyed it. Our staff described everything on the menu. I had the halibut as it is hard to find. My wife had the filet. The piece of halibut was a little small, but after eating everything, it was properly sized. Both dishes were above standard, fresh and well balanced. Dessert was the banana fosters version. A lot for a dessert so we split it. The sauce on it was delicious. Overall I would highly recommend South Village grill and am sure we will return when going into the city. Well done

SW
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service! We will definitely be back!

l
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

food was great, even if a littler over-priced.
Only real drawback is that was a little loud for quiet conversation - waitress even had a hard time hearing us

PJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was our 2nd time dining here. Food is so amazing. So unassuming but food will blow you out of the water. Drinks are a.azing too.

m
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

They did have what I wanted on the manu

OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great restaurant. Everything we had was delicious. Can’t wait to come back!

LB
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was wonderful as usual although they were out of the beer we wanted and also out of the halibut we had ordered. Service was good at the beginning but the server became difficult to find midway through. We love this restaurant!

KR
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Although the place was small and a bit loud, it was very cute and modern. The food was very good. My daughter had roasted veggies, husband had salmon and I had a filet. Service was s little slow, but not bad. Very good. I would recommend.

F
Columbus
31 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food wonderful the table great service great . The acoustics need to be addressed. Very very loud

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