About South City Kitchen Vinings

With elements of South City Kitchen Midtown and some features unique to this location, South City Kitchen Vinings brings a combination of energy and comfortable metropolitan sophistication to a new neighborhood. Traditional, fresh ingredients prepared in an open exhibition kitchen are used to create our version of contemporary Southern cuisine. The restaurant features an oversized bar with communal tables and cozy booths as well as a dining room lined with French doors that open to a spacious outdoor patio. This is the perfect spot for families and friends to enjoy dinner, Sunday brunch or a quick bite at the bar.

1675 Cumberland Pkwy SE
Smyrna, GA 30080
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Southern, American

Hours of Operation:
DINNER NIGHTLY

Monday-Thursday, 5-10pm

Friday-Saturday, 5-10:30pm

Sunday, 10am-3pm (brunch); 5-9:30pm

Cross Street:
S. Atlanta Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(770) 435-0700

Website:
http://fifthgroup.com/

Catering:
South City Kitchen Vinings is owned by Fifth Group Restaurants which also owns Bold American Events. For more information on catering, please visit http://boldamerican.com.

Parking Details:
Large public parking lot available for guests of businesses located in the Ivy Walk retail area.

Executive Chef:
Chip Ulbrich

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Valentine's Day at South City Kitchen in Vinings. Our menu for the holiday is priced at $55 per person and features three courses - including an appetizer, entree & dessert for each person. Our regular ala carte menu will not be available on 2/14. We're excited to be a part of your special day.

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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 8:45PM

Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:00PM 8:45PM - 9:00PM

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South City Kitchen Vinings brings a sophisticated, yet inviting, sampling of contemporary Southern cuisine in a chic metropolitan setting to your neighborhood. Our award-winning food, wine list and service come together seamlessly for the perfect Southern dining experience.

South City Kitchen Vinings Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (37)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Special Occasion (31)
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Good for Birthdays (29)
Comfort Food (28)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Business Meals (22)
Casual (21)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Great for Brunch (18)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Cozy (17)
Fun (17)
Local Ingredients (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Romantic (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Authentic (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Seasonal (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Hot Spot (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Organic (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding

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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food, nice ambiance, a must do for dinner!

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·Dined 6 days ago

Food was amazing. Great cocktails and service too. Overall excellent experience

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·Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding food, super attentive service (someone was right there every time a refill was needed) and wonderful ambience make this place a family favorite. Entrees we ordered were the trout, pork chop, and shrimp & grits, all of which were A++ scrumptious and beautifully presented. The shrimp and grits were the best we have enjoyed at any establishment, anywhere, ever. Go!

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, People Watching
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our server was very friendly and a pleasure to work with. As always, the food was excellent. I wish the crab hash was on the menu like it used to be. That was a great signature dish for day and evening. It was a little loud in the Vinings location and I usually prefer the Midtown.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Business Meals, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The menu has been updated, but food was still good. Everything was fresh and delicious, including our drinks. The service is always good, so no change there. Always happy with the food and service!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I can here for a birthday which was on NYE their menu had a wide range of things to get. The food came out super fast and was delicious! The staff was super friendly, definitely recommend and would go again.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Came here for brunch on NYE. This is my second time visiting. I enjoyed the cranberry mimosa and ordered the Springer Chicken and Waffle; the food here is good! Our waiter was very friendly and attentive. They offer complimentary valet parking which was great as it was very cold. I’ll definite be back again. The menu is a mildly priced for traditional brunch items but the food is worth it!

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great dinner for Christmas Eve and a great wine list!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Organic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Been here three or four times. Food quality is deteriorating slightly over the last 3-5 months.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I had an enjoyable dining experience there this past Sunday which had a bustling crowd for Sunday brunch. My only regret is that the kitchen ran out of collard greens! This is the South! You can't run out of a staple on a Sunday! The kitchen tried to make it up to me by offering a side of stew. I declined politely and asked for the kale salad. That was sufficient but I still missed the collard greens. The trout was SUPERB and I will definitely get that again the next time I am there. Please keep that on the menu and keep collard greens in stock.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, People Watching, Good for a Date, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

I used to frequent the South City Kitchen Vinings restaurant often until I felt that the food quality started declining. I've gone for brunch and ordered the chicken and waffles. the chicken was lukewarm and not crispy more on the Soggy side. I just recently went and ordered the lump crab cake hash. the hash was horrendous. I could not identify what was the potato what was the ham and some other object that worked over cooked and over-seasoned. the crab cake was mushy with no lump of crab visable. I had to send it back and it came back the exact same way. Horrible. I have also visited the South City Kitchen in Buckhead and have a much better dining food quality experience with the dance exact dishes. Unfortunately I cannot recommend the Vinings location due to my last two experiences. The staff was very friendly however.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The cornbread and fried green tomatoes was amazing. Everything else was just okay.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great food and our table waitress was terrific. Bar service very slow and one of the bar chairs had a loose foot bar.

Tags: Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our family went before a performance at the Cobb Energy Center. Service was great and food good as always.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Celebrated my sister's birthday with a late Sunday brunch. As always, food was delicious and our server, Jay, was outstanding and very attentive. A little long between brunch cocktails and ordering but it was late during the brunch schedule. Overall excellent and we will back for brunch!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

A group of my family went to South City Kitchen Vinings for brunch for my daughter's birthday. The food and service were excellent. It's definitely one of our favorite places to eat in Atlanta.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great southern menu options. Parking can be difficult on Sunday afternoon. Valet parking available.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 9, 2017

As always, SCK does a fantastic job at making great food, atmosphere and service - the 3 essential qualities of a superb restaurant. They accommodated me with a special date request and my date loved it! Excellent job, guys!

Tags: Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, People Watching
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I was there late (8:00) so the service was a little negligent and others kept doing the work. My waiter was pleasant enough but probably ready to go home. Always good food!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great service with excellent food suggestions. Food was delicious and my business associate indicated it was better than his last visit. It may have been the blue cheese olives in his dirty martinis. Thank you!!!

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

First time and won't be my last. Enjoyed the unique selections of dishes, overall dining atmosphere, and quick & friendly staff. I recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Romantic, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very good brunch- excellent service - shrimp and grits were spicy and delicious- biscuits and gravy were yummy-we always enjoy the pimento cheese too.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Kevin was our waiter and he was knowledgeable and just outstanding! Ask for him if you go.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had friends in town and wanted to find a nice restaurant that was casual and not too fancy. South City Kitchen was excellent. The appetizers, food and wine were worth the drive over to Vinings. We definitely would recommend South City and will go there again. My only complaint is that it was a bit noisy.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Brought my mother-in-law here who was in town visiting for the holidays. She's a vegan, so she was very happy that there were some vegan options. The service and food were great, as usual.

Tags: Organic, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Vegan, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Casual
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food was delicious! The Geechie boy grits were so good and creamy.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Had a 10 am reservation on Sunday for brunch. Second one in the door. Had to wait for staff to finish socializing with and serving customers that arrived after us to get service. Had to flag down staff to get service. No less than three members of staff socialized with guests 2 tables way while we waited for service. Manager spills coffee on the table. When we waved manager down to ask for a refill, she then gives us a dirty look when we ask for more cream. Was 10 seconds away from walking out. Won’t be back!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner here was incredible. We had a three-course meal, and everyone absolutely loved each dish. We will definitely come back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner was terrific, as have all of our dining experiences here. Our favorite restaurant!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Awesome food, excellent service. This is a go-to. Always top notch.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Always a good meal when dining at South City Kitchen in Vinings. The only negative was we were unable to use our Double Up voucher for $30. Mgr. said it was out of date and would use for $15.00 which we paid. We are regular customers and would have expected her to do something in our favor which she didn't. Our waitress Linda - always does a good job. Wish you offered a larger craft beer selection.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Not impressed with the seasonings on the food. Very nice presentation and atmosphere. Pricey for the food served.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Not a bad place, a bit overpriced, I had the hanger steak which I thought was okay but not worth the price, definitely not great

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Best brunch in the metro Atlanta area. Always incredible service. Food was fast and tasty.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Authentic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This time slot was supposed to be a 1,000 point table but boy shows 100?

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

I really enjoyed my experience . I was a little early for my reservation, but I was still seated. The waiter Jay was very attentive, answered all questions regarding the menu, beverages . Would I return? In a heartbeat!!!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Really great atmosphere. Nice ambience. Food was excellent. I had the trout. The service was excellent also. Our waiter was very attentive & funny. Made excellent beer & entree suggestions.
I'll definitely visit South City once a month.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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