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Permanently Closed - Social Vinings

662 reviews
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$30 and under
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Global, International
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Good for Groups

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Social Vinings is an international restaurant located in the Vinings area northwest of downtown Atlanta. It has a large bar area in the first section of the restaurant that serves fully loaded cocktails, red and white wines, beer bottles and sake. The dining area is casual, yet classy. There is a lively buzz from the tables around you that creates a cheerful vibe inside this restaurant. This is a good place to go for anything from a business meeting to a family reunion.

The menu at Social Vinings has an unusual variety of foods. Along with fantastic steaks, sandwiches, roasted chicken, pork chops and crab cakes there is also a full sushi bar with sashimi and nigiri dishes as well. If you have the time after your main course, try Social Vining's most popular dessert, Oreo Beignets (fried Oreos) with vanilla ice cream.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Global, International, Tapas / Small Plates, American
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Hours of operation
Monday through Friday from 11:00 - 4:00
Sunday from 11:00 - 3:00
Sunday & Monday from 4:00 - 9:00
Tuesday - Thursday from 4:00 - 10:00
Friday & Saturday from 4:00 - 11:00

Now open at 2:00 on Saturday!
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Phone number
(770) 432-9772
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Derek Larsen
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Private party facilities
Several private areas ranging from 10 person sit down dinners up to 150 person cocktail receptions
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Private party contact
Ute Albrecht: (770) 432-9772
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Cross street
Paces Ferry
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet. Parking Deck available.
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Music changing nightly from Latin to rock to jazz.
Check out our website for upcoming events.
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Gift Card
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9  based on all time ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
1.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

Had a reservation for this restaurant and it was not open when we got there. Very disappointed with this and how opentable didn't allow for additional reservations to be made when this one couldn't be honored. Ruined my NYE

iliketoeat (Atlanta)
2.0  Dined on December 24, 2015

The server dropped a drink trey and dropped the F bomb in front of my kids - not cool. Employees all had attitudes - I've given this place several chances but it's always the same - just okay food and service and a kitchen that is lacking

vipKristin (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on December 18, 2015

Food and service were great. Atmosphere was fantatic with the live music and bustling bar area. They have separate dining area if you still want to see and hear the music, but not be right next to it. Will be back.

vipDiner (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on December 17, 2015

I have been here several times and enjoyed the food and service. This time the food was spotty. The service was not poor but the server looked as if he could care less whether or not we were there and only became friendly at the end of the meal when he gave us the check. Since I have enjoyed this place in the past I will go again but not if the service was the same. There are too many other restaurants in the same price range to visit and they appreciate our business.

lovefood (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2015

Service could have been better but we frequent this spot regularly.
Love the sushi.

vipmjrider (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on December 11, 2015

I was very disappointed when I visited Social Vinings this time. It had been about a year since my last visit. It is not the same place that it was. The nice lounge area near the front has been turned into a bar...the bulk of the restaurant in really one gigantic bar. Perhaps this meets the current need, but it was a big turnoff for me and my guest who was there for the first time based on my recommendation. She ordered the pot pie...said it was just awful! Too bready and not at all what she expected. She ended up eating a part of the flatbread that I ordered. We told the server and he indicated that he "should have shared" that this dish was not a typical pot pie. I paid the check for both of us because I was so embarrassed to have her pay for something that she did not like. Based on this experience, I will not return to Social Vinings and will not recommend it to people who highly consider my dining recommendations.

HugeFan (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2015

Went there for Thanksgiving brunch and we were impressed. We'll definitely be back! Soon!

Peacher (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on November 20, 2015

Our server Chloé recommended the pork chop entrée with braised kale, and macaroni fritters. All I can say is Awesome! Everything was cooked to perfection. They didn't skimp on the most important part of my cosmo...the alcohol. I will definitely be returning. It was a great girls night out!

vipJAACHA (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on November 20, 2015

We always enjoy our food at Social Vinings. It' s often good, but not great! We enjoy the experience, but the food is not always the best! I had sushi and my wife fish. We enjoyed the both, but it was not great! Just OK!

viptech17blue (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on November 13, 2015

Awesome! Great Friday night spot. Good food.

ATLKHS (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on October 30, 2015

Although the ambiance and service were both was good, unfortunately the food didn't measure up to the initial promise. My friend ordered a trio of rather pricey sides (risotto, house salad, and carrots). While she gave a thumbs up to the risotto, the carrots were overcooked, and she didn't eat most of the salad. I had a spicy tuna roll and a 2-piece order of hamachi nigiri, which turned out to be some of the worst tasting sushi I've ever eaten. The check was pricey given the quality of the food. As we were saying goodbye, we both agreed we wouldn't be returning.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 2015

We had a great waitress.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on September 19, 2015

Our service was fantastic! He had the bar personally stuff me blue cheese olives for my martini. The sushi we ordered for an appetizer was very good. Our dinner was just okay, everything had a burnt grill flavor. We will definitely be back again, will probably just eat sushi though.

vipKristinW (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on September 19, 2015

We had sushi and it was good considering this isn't a Japanese restaurant. The service was spotty. Had to wait several minutes before out waitress appeared.

rachellek (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on September 6, 2015

Been here many times now for lunches, dinners and drinks after work on the patio. Today had brunch for the first time and was pleasantly surprised. I'll be back for brunch again!