Nearby points of interest
Restaurants you may also like
Nearby points of interest
About Permanently Closed - Social Vinings
This restaurant is permanently closed.
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.
Atlanta, GA 30339
Global, International, Tapas / Small Plates, American
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!
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Music changing nightly from Latin to rock to jazz.
Check out our website for upcoming events.
Complimentary Valet. Parking Deck available.
Private Party Facilities:
Several private areas ranging from 10 person sit down dinners up to 150 person cocktail receptions
Private Party Contact:
Ute Albrecht: (770) 432-9772
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
Send a Gift Card
Buy now and send it instantly by email, or print a card to give in person.
Social Vinings - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
I had a friend come in from town who I wanted to show a good time on a Saturday night. I had eaten at Social before and remembered the atmosphere being lively. However, this time it was particularly dull...hardly any people. I was disappointed and will not bring a friend from out of town to Social Vinings again.
Social Vinings was a great experience. It came highly recommended and I'm extremely happy I chose the establishment for my Friday night outing. I dined with a couple of my closest friends and it was absolutely delicious. We all three ate off the sushi menu and I can't express enough how fresh it all tasted. (You should definitely try any of there specialty rolls!) The service also gets a thumbs up! Our hostess and waiter were very friendly and knowledgeable and made the overall experience incredibly enjoyable. I will absolutely visit Social Vinings again and recommended you do the same!
The waiter really had no interest in serving; one could tell he did not want to be there. The brougt out the main course while we were still eating the appetizer. The valet could not even crant my car as he locked the steering wheel--no apology, I had to wak through the parking deck to get the car. This was disappointing as it is in my neighborhood. The food was ok--but that was all.
I was looking for a last minute reservation and came across this place. I'm glad I did. It looked lovely on the inside and had a nice vibe. My boyfriend and I ordered drinks first and they were strong, whick is always good. Our food was good as well. I got steak and he got salmon. We will definitely be coming back. It is a little pricey though.
Like the location and the ambience, my salmon salad was just OK. The ingredients were not mixed together. The salmon was very good, and cooked just right. I asked for the vinaigrette and I got mostly oil. I did ask for additional vinegar. If they put a great dressing on it, it will be very good.
We came to celebrate an 80's themed party and the entire staff at Social Vinings went along with everything. They were courteous, helpful and gracious! Special thanks to our waiter with the dreads who was also celebrating his birthday, he was GREAT and manager Justin and ONke , I probably spelt her name wrong. They made our stay really enjoyable👏👏👏😃😃😃🎉🎉🎉
I took my aunt here for Easter brunch buffet. The buffet selections were outstanding and one of a kind as always! I surely went back for seconds and thirds. The environment was clean and nice for a spring day. I'm not sure what purpose our waiter served other than refilling our water glasses. My one annoyance was the premium added to our bill because it was "Easter Sunday". It would have been nice if our waiter had informed of us this BEFORE our meal. Nonetheless a wonderful experience.
This was my 2nd time there for brunch. The buffet offers an awesome choice of food but setting it up in front of the bar is a bad idea. Most of the food was warm-cold. Service was good, atmosphere is very nice. Bloody Mary was awesome, Mimosa's as well, until shift change, Mimosa's were just mostly orange juice.
Booked reservations for Valentines day. We were eager to enjoy some premium dining, Unfortunately, the food was extremely sub-standard. We could have enjoyed better food at Long Horn for half the price. I am NOT a picky diner. I am easy to please.
We ordered scallops for an appetizer. Delicious. I think there were 4 quarter sized slices served on a plate....fifteen bucks. Really? (Ok, looking forward to the entree, don't ruin the mood.)
She ordered the filet/lobster. The lobster tail was tough and lacked flavor. The kind you expect at a company party....you know that cheap "rock lobster" taste? The filet was equally uninspiring. Very small, and it tasted just ok...its filet after all. Yes, we ordered it medium rare. I've prepared more flavorful sirloin at home before, and I'm no chef. Had to be a discount cut. The mashed potatoes were very good. That potatoes were the high point. Disappointing for a $36 plate.
I ordered the Chilean Sea Bass over beans. I wasn't sure what to expect, but sea bass is one of the sweetest, most delicious fish, so it had to be awesome right? No. It came served in a large soup bowl with a piece of fish plopped in the middle of what looked, smelled, and tasted, like Campbell's bean/bacon soup. When I strained try to taste the fish over the overpowering flavor of the beans, it tasted like Tilapia. $36. Sent it back.
Anxious now, ballet at 8, I ordered the Valentine's special with filet/grilled shrimp...this filet was a little better than my wife's, but at this point I was in chew and swallow mode, and not wanting to spoil the evening with a rant. The shrimp was seasoned well, but of course it was dry.
Dessert was very good...ordered chef's sampler.
I thought highly of the service. Very prompt and professional, although it was off-putting to be ordering a $150 "romantic" meal for two from a guy in blue jeans. His professional demeanor made up for it.
Atmosphere was very pleasant and comfortable.
Which would have been would have been flattering if I hadn't left my purse and id at the hotel. Given that I easily had 20 yrs on the server, it was more than a little annoying. He made no attempt at rectifying the situation by offering to get a manager, and eventually my husband went to find one himself. So after finally getting a beverage, we ordered our dinner. Our server was otherwise polite and professional. While enjoying our app (which was quite good, our mains were brought out, this is a huge peeve for me, especially given the size of the table we were at. The filet was excellent but the garlic mash was unapproachabley salty and the asparagus was prepared by someone who clearly harbors a deep seeded hatred for vegetables. The desserts were meh. From what we could see, this seems like a trendy place to go for a drink, but make sure you bring id.
We again tried Social Vinings and enjoyed being there. My wife had a piece of fish and it was fine. Would not say it's a great piece of fish, but it was fine. My sushi was OK, Not sure that SV is the best at doing sushi, but I'll try something different next time.
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.