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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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:15PM - 9:00PM

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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (49)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
Special Occasion (35)
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Good for Birthdays (35)
Comfort Food (32)
Business Meals (30)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Casual (23)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Fun (21)
Great for Brunch (20)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Local Ingredients (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Romantic (18)
Great for Lunch (17)
Cozy (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Authentic (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Seasonal (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Happy Hour (5)
People Watching (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Healthy (4)
Organic (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great Beer (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vegan (2)
Live Sports (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

The atmosphere was relaxed and inviting and our group was able to engage And have conversation without straining to hear each other. The service was excellent and food outstanding.....shrimp and grits had just enough spice....delicious!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 4 days ago

I don't have enough words for how amazing my experience was. I forgot or servers name because Macy started but they were both GREAT and the food was amazing!

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent choice for Valentine’s evening meal. It is so nice to go to a restaurant and be treated so nice by the staff. Food was delicious and we will be going back again with friends very soon. Perfect date night restaurant. Excellent value for amount of food served.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Server was friendly, informed, and timely.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Solid food with a southern heritage in an upscale setting. Finding better fried chicken anywhere in Atlanta would be a challenge. On this visit I tried something new: the Nashville Hot Fried Catfish. Excellent dish. The service was also excellent as were the cocktails.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

It was great!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 11, 2018

It was an okay experience overall but there are much better places with better menus.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Everything was amazing! Really enjoyed the drinks, fried chicken, and pork chops!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was really good. This was a wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Our server, Kevin was one of the best servers I have had the pleasure in quite some time. He was very knowledgeable of every dish on the menu and his recommendations for our entire party was spot on.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Came for brunch on my wife’s birthday. Overall food was pretty good. My daughter and I had the chicken and waffles, and they were good. Son had the kid’s chicken tenders and fries, which were good. My wife had the salmon & quinoa salad, but it really less of a salad and more salmon resting on top of a couple pieces of kale. So that was a little disappointing. Wrapped up brunch with dessert, and my wife had the carrot cake. Then to end brunch, my server overcharged me by charging me for the other tables brunch. So don’t know if they got off with a discounted meal.

I heard very positive things about South City Kitchen. I really hate that our experience wasn’t quite as positive (especially since it was our first time there and for my wife’s birthday) as what we heard from others.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great brunch menu and service. Fun, unique cocktails. They should do brunch on Saturdays too!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great food, just a little loud, so hard to hear everything in the conversation. But would definitely recommend and will be back.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Really great chicken and the catfish was awesome. This is our 3rd time here and it gets better every time.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent wine recommendation, terrific service great food!!
Five star experience!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

My friends and had a wonderful time. Great food , drinks and conversation! Our waiter Ray was A Plus!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was great, and the waiter was helpful. All in all, a good find!

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Consistently one of our favorites, whether for a spur of the moment dinner or a special meal. Food is both comfortable & creative, service is always good & the wine list offers much variety.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great server
Delicious fried chicken
Too noisy

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food was amazing and the service was very nice I recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Organic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This is my 3rd location SC that I've visited. Its a go to me for with out of town guest who are looking for a match between ambiance, good food, and quality service. This location offers complimentary valet (tips appreciated). I made a reservation(I recommend to do so), I was 3 minutes late, so I called ahead and the hostess was quite nice (Mia I believe was her name). We were a party of 7, I think one of the servers was in training and she wasn't as speedy as I would've preferred. Our main server was awesome. He could sell the menu with his eyes closed. A guest of mine, said what Io was thinking to him... You have a great personality - hopefully he is working towards a great career. The food was good. I always order the Mt. Springer Farms chicken dish. It was fresh. All of my guest were please. One of the children asked me to get them a gift certificate for their birthday from here. Looking forward to visiting Avalon next.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We had a wonderful time celebrating our daughters 29th birthday. The variety of the menu was impressive. Everyone’s plate at the table had its own character and the flavors were incredible. A very nice spot for special occasions.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The most important part -- the food was good -- we had redfish and a trout dish. Both were very good. Not outstanding, but no complaints at all. However ...
When we first arrived the hostess was completely non-responsive. When she did acknowledge us, it was just to look at us. No "good evening" or "welcome" or any expression like that. We felt like we were an annoyance to her.
The dining room was very loud.
And the main course was brought much too quickly to the table. We had not even finished the salad which we split, so not even a full salad each.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was not good. Parts of the chicken was not done enough. My wife ordered an extra side of mac and cheese and it was not done. We decide to go here after they did such a wonderful job catering my brothers wedding but this did not come close.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food and a wonderful staff. This is probably their best location in the city

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Outstanding

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We came in with an infant and a toddler. They both broke down despite our attempt at an early dinner. The manager not only intervened in multiple ways to keep us and other diners happy, they also comped our drinks after observing our stress, commenting, “looks like you could use a break.” Wow, what hospitality and generosity. Definitely a top 5 destination for us. Thank you! Oh, and the service and food were amazing.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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 2, 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 December 31, 2017

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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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 24, 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 18, 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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 (Atlanta)·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 16, 2017

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

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 16, 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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