South Village Grille

4.9
235 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.
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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
2 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
12 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
5 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

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ColonialFan
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

South Village Grill has fast become our favorite spot to dine in Columbus. The atmosphere is simple, but refined. The food is delicious and reasonably priced. The cocktails are good and the service top notch. GO!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always fantastic and they have the cadence down to an art. The food and drinks are intriguing and it’s fun to share with everyone at the table since there are so many interesting offerings.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was perfect except the desserts. We have been to the SVG before and the beignets are what keeps my wife coming back. For the first time they were bad as was the cake that I had which was burnt. This won’t stop us from going back. I’m sure it was a one time issue.

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DannyV
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere is excellent! The entire staff is very accommodating and makes you feel very welcome and appreciated.

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GMueller
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere is incredibly quant and cozy. The food is typically very good, but every so often it falls short of excellent. That being said, I would highly recommend this restaurant to friends and family.

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Katz
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent on all fronts! Enjoy everything about this gem.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was fabulous!! He recommended wine pairings with our meals and they were perfect! Food was delicious!!

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vipMichelleR
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is excellent! One of our favorite restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Disappointed they ran out of oysters at 6:00 on oyster night but other than that great experience

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NicoleR
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

been my favorite restaurant for 2.3 years now. everything i have gotten is delicious, from appetizers to wine to entrees. it's a delightful experience in a quaint part of town that never disappoints.

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Trevor
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu. Great apps, great sandwiches, and great entrees. Oh..... and by the way, it is connected to a sushi restaurant called Jony's. This means you can order sushi ala carte with your meal as an app or meal supplement. Only dig... the cocktail menu is solid, but could perhaps use a little more variety of "standard" vs. "experimental". It leaned more "experimental" when we were there. Just need a good "Old Fashioned". Totally recommend though, this place is great.

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StephenMC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Arranged brunch with our daughter studying at OSU, we like the Merion Village area and we’re pleased to get a table reservation here. Table was ready for us and service was initially perfect, food and drinks were excellent and delivered quickly. Just one small negative, paying the bill took some time as our server was busy with other tables. For me the noise level was uncomfortable, it was a Saturday lunch time, but probably not a problem for younger ears. Overall very enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great!! The staff, food & ambiance was awesome. We will be back!

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Adam
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the sushi. Fantastic neighborhood place. Wine menu needs upgrade. Still a 5 star experience

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vipJoshS
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my fav spots in the city. Amazing food and sushi, cocktails and vibe. Definitely on a must visit when in town!!!

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vipRachaelA
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beignets are out of this world and the burrata pizza amazing! If you want a great experience with fabulous food then this is a must!

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cflinn
Pittsburgh
25 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was outstanding as usual. Ability to have sushi for appetizer a real plus. Ability to swap out veges for potato/asparagus another plus. Steak cooked to perfection. Beignets for dessert made it a special meal! Server was less than enthusiastic, but it was a late (9pm) reservation, so maybe just tired? He was nice enough, and service was timely, just certainly didn't add to the experience. A Columbus favorite for sure.

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Jezcat
Columbus
32 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent. Will definitely return & recommend. Meatballs were tender & flavorful with delicious sauce. Recommend the Brussels, scallops (a tad spicy), short rib ravioli. Cocktails were perfectly mixed & balanced flavors.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried out SVG for a later Valentine’s Day-type occasion with my boyfriend, ambiance was cute, host was present when we walked in and the table was ready early! We ordered the calamari appetizer, short rod ravioli, and scallops entree which were all cooked well and tasted great. There’s also a full sushi menu available which I will definitely be back for! Drinks were good, service was good, we will definitely be back! Hoping to try the brunch as well!

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 235 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.