South Village Grille

4.8
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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.
What 152 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.8
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MarieD
Columbus
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great as always. Service could of been better. Waitress was nice but wasn’t around when we wanted cocktail refills.

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PaulK
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food. Excellent service. The warm butter cake with ice cream was awesome!

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vipkellyo
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could use more vegetarian options

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vipRobbi
Columbus
37 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday lunch with friends! The chicken and grits were delicious. The chicken was so tender I could cut ut with a fork.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite place! Food is great and the ambiance is perfect. It’s a nice place for a date. Not too “uppity”

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UAtreasure
Columbus
23 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely small place in German village
Good healthy choices prepared just to order
We had Sea food and a few drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

South Village Grill is always great! Oysters are big and fresh. A must everytime I go. Our bartender Andy makes a mean martini and excellent at his craft. Hands down one of my go to spots in Columbus!

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JPKingdom
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly exceptional meal!
Professions o and supportive service.
Comfortable and attractive space.
Will be back for certain!!

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vipPatrickE
Las Vegas
28 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!

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DougR
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this local spot. Chef prepared and rotating menu is always complete. Cocktails are unique and always fun. Loved the pork chop and scallops and can’t wait to try the lobster roll.

Great anytime option.

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ChrisH
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety in the menu. I’m a vegetarian. Always happy when A place has something for everyone. We had fantastic service. Drinks were great. Food is spectacular. I had never been there before and I will def be going back. Really loved it! Highly recommended by all of us.

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vipSergei
Columbus
21 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still great service, great food, and unbeatable happy hour deals!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the best experience here for Happy Hour! It was $1 oyster night and also happy hour. It was such an awesome deal! Our server was very kind and knowledgeable. The oysters were some of the best I’ve ever had and I’ve eaten a lot of oysters. The hummus was also exceptional which is pretty rare since it’s hummus. My favorite part was the gooey butter cake for dessert. One of the best desserts I’ve ever eaten!!! We weren’t even going to get dessert but ended up giving it a shot and I couldn’t be more glad! Thanks so much to the SVG for an awesome date night!!!

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vipDebbie
Columbus
35 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AAHH-mazing! Fabulous cocktails, fabulous food, fabulous service! Our first time at this restaurant and CAN NOT wait to go back. Our server, Mitch was so friendly, fun, and professional. The food was platted beautifully which only enhanced our experience that didn't need to be enhanced because the food was great as is. Loved, loved, loved!

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DLee
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The various offerings were universally excellent. Appetizer, cocktails and wine selection were equally satisfying. Calm, pleasant atmosphere. Quiet enough to have a comfortable conversation around the table. Highly recommended.

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Nick
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great spot. We’ve eaten here a few times and will def return. The menu changes regularly and they have specials.

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Becca
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! The ambience of this place is fantastic. I hope to come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place! Just go!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in GV food and service is exceptional.

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vipMichaelG
Columbus
21 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Noise level was much too high. If I had not been sitting next to my wife we would not have been able to hear each other. I do not understand why 1) music must be played all the time over the noise of conversations, and 2) why greater efforts are not made to muffle sound with appropriate noise suppression.

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Mthusiast
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

No two ways about it. Absolutely just stellar food. Fresh, great flavor, well prepared, and enough variety to suit most any taste. Service wasn't maybe the most attentive ever, but good enough that it didn't detract from the experience. If you're looking for somewhere to just relax and enjoy a great meal with family or friends, it's difficult to give a higher recommendation. Give it a try. You WON'T be disappointed!

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vipHalM
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food with some novel New Orleans “takes”. Superb service. We went for Sunday Brunch and fell in love! You’ll love it too!

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UAGC
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Walkable, cozy and always good food!
Great for lunch!

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vipEric
Columbus
55 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! We'll be back!

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MarkH
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a nice meal in a great atmosphere with some out of town friends. Will definitely be coming back.

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MandyM
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints

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vipKatieK
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and reasonably priced!

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annf
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Just fine, no issues. Enjoyed a mean for a birthday- it is a crowded and noisy place so remember that!

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LaurenB
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was phenomenal. Very kind, quick, and knew the menu well. The food was alado great. Thanks for a wonderful dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Would like to see more menu items

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bdaygirl
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this fun lunch spot, great ,hip area! Took out of town company. They loved it too!

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CarolP
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for a special birthday. It was perfect! Music was stellar. We will go again.

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CCMK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great. Food, service, everything.

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LisaC
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was stellar and we loved our experience. Our disappointment was that the food was just so bland. The concept of the dishes and the plating was there, but everything lacked flavor. The lamb was perfectly cooked to medium rare, but there was no sear on the meat and it lacked even a hint of salt. The generous portion of risotto was undercooked. It wasn’t creamy like I would have expected and the garlic was overwhelming. The short rib, like the lamb was cooked perfectly, but fell flat on flavor. We were sorry we didn’t have better food experience, because we genuinely thought it was an otherwise pleasant evening.

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MeganG
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , great service would recommend to anyone. We enjoyed our visit.

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TeTe
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food!

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MelissaK
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at SVG! Great service and great food!!

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Lacal99
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the evening and the wonderful food. Our server was very helpful in explaining our selections and we really liked the casual yet sophisticated atmosphere. I've already told several people about our experience...and the beignets!

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trickynicki
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The restaurant has a cool look to it but it’s a bit cramped. A small aisle of 2 tops runs through the middle making it a pretty tight space through the main area. The apple drink (Fall Back I think?) and brussels appetizer were both quite good, though the brussels were very large and difficult to cut. The filet mignon was well cooked and tender but lacked seasoning. The slab of scalloped potatoes below it was ok but nothing you couldn’t get from a box. The braised leeks were quite sour and the romanesco sauce was weirdly gritty and added nothing to the dish. Still, it was decent enough that we ate it all. However, when we got to the beignets for dessert, they were raw throughout. We showed the waiter who said, “that’s how beignets are supposed to be.” We told him they certainly are not and he took out plates away in a huff. After speaking to a manager he came back and offered a different dessert. We went with the cheesecake to go. It was the tiniest sliver with a to go cup containing 3 blueberries. A manager did come over and was kind and apologetic and provided much stronger service for the remainder of the evening than the server had. If you decide to go, I would recommend reservations due to the small size and definitely skip dessert.

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

South Village Grille is rated 4.8 stars by 152 OpenTable diners.

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