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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Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Christmas Eve at South City Kitchen - set pricing: $55 for adults & $27.50 for kids 12 and under. This includes a three course menu with a lot of variety - Turkey will be available. Each guest will enjoy an appetizer, entree and dessert choice.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

New Years Eve at South City Kitchen - set pricing: $55 for adults & $27.50 for kids 12 and under. This includes a three course menu with a lot of variety. Each guest will enjoy an appetizer, entree and dessert choice.

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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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Private Dining

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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4.6

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)
Special Occasion (27)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
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Comfort Food (23)
Worth the Drive (23)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Great for Brunch (19)
Casual (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Business Meals (15)
Romantic (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Cozy (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Fun (11)
Authentic (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Seasonal (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
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Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 4, 2012

Waitress tried too hard to be jovial and not hard enough paying attention to what people were ordering. We have gluten intolerance and normally SCK is great for celiacs...we asked the manager WHO DELIVERED THE FOOD if there was gluten in the dish...there were some chip-like things we didn't recognize, having had the dish before) -- he said "they're gluten free, just corn". I took a bite and they were good but I could tell immediately NOT gluten free. To my dismay, he returned a few minutes later to say that in fact the "corn chips" had gluten and he was mistaken. He said he'd have another one right away and apologized but offered no comp of any kind, like a dessert or a coffee as a "my apologies" afterward. Midtown location much better!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2012

I wish we lived closer by this gem - we would frequent it much more - but worth the 20+ mile drive. They have a very friendly and competent staff, both on the floor and in the kitchen. It's fun watching the cooks and chef make their magic, as well as having an upbeat staff to make sure the food gets to you piping hot. All round it was a fantastic evening with some outstanding menu items I've never seen or tasted before.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2012

I would recommend this restaurant to my friends. We were seated on time, the wait staff was great and the food was great. No complaints in any area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2012

The food was delicious. Atmosphere was perfect for our girls night out dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2012

Never disappointed at South City Kitchen and tonight was no exception. Pork shank was outstanding!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2012

Excellent - so many tempting choices on the menu, the decision was difficult. After narrowing it down to 3, the server helped me pick the pork shank/cheddar grits - OUT OF THIS WORLD. Pork was deeply flavored, and seriously almost as tender as the grits. This was my first visit, and without question, I will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2012

I had dinner off their Lousiana temporary menu. It was excellent, and I can't wait to go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2012

We had a wonderful time--My guests were from Vermont and I wanted to expose them to the best of Southern cuisine. They loved it...and spoke positively about the ambiance as well.

Southern specialities welcome Vermont snowbirds to Atlanta!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 29, 2012

Wonderful food...service was fine except we waited way too long at the table for the intial "greeting." Then we waited and waited for our drinks which finally arrived after the appetizer. Water should have been poured upon being seated...they seemed short of staff. Otherwise fabulous, delicious and enjoyable evening.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 29, 2012

As a long-time (7 year) regular at South City Kitchen midtown, I decided to try the Vinings location for Sunday Brunch. With reservation in hand I arrived on time to find the restaurant less than a quarter filled...first sign this experience might not be what I had hoped. Our wait-person, Jessica, was prompt and friendly but conveyed a perceived attitude she'd rather be somewhere else. The food was quality was average. I ordered simple pancakes and turkey sausage and my guest had the traditional breakfast with grits and bacon. The pancakes were fair but the turkey sausage was under-cooked. My guest's portion size was very small and placed on an enormous plate with the applewood smoke bacon was folded in half. Very poor PRESENTATION.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on January 29, 2012

I loved South City Kitchen's menu and atmosphere. The staff was friendly and extremely accommodating. I will be returning soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 22, 2012

My waitress rolled her eyes when we chose to pay with several debit cards. Wewere a large group and initially attended for my mother's birthday. Mind you this is the kind of restaurant you get little for so much. In other words, thy are more worried about presentation than filling my tummy! And I was starving! Overall, very romantic atmosphere. I would go back on a date. Brunch? With family? Not so much.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 21, 2012

I went with a group of three other girls and overall we had a good time. We had a great waitress, Linda, who made excellent wine recommendations. She was also very friendly and attentive. We ordered two fried green tomatoe appetizers to share. This is one my favorites so I order it at every restaurant I visit if it's on the menu. I was a little disappointed with these because they were fried a bit too long and filled with goat cheese which over powered the taste of the tomatoe. We then moved to the entrees. Two of my girlfriends ordered shrimp and grits which they loved! Another had the crab cakes and a small field green salad which she enjoyed. I ordered the South Cobb Salad and was again disappointed with the taste of the greens.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 18, 2012

Very good food and nice atmosphere

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 16, 2012

We dined there on a Monday evening when the restaurant was pretty quiet. Both of us had the shrimp & grits and thought the dish was excellent. I had the she crab soup...deliciously rich and tasty. Our server was wonderful, courteous and responsive without being overly attentive. The bill was reasonable. A good choice in my book.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 14, 2012

An enjoyable evening. Introduced our friends to SouthCity Kitchen-Vinings...Great ambiance, food and service..Did not feel rushed to order...Thanks for memorable evening

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 14, 2012

We had a wonderful time at South City Kitchen Vinings. The service was great, and the food was amazing. Definitely a place to put on our list of restaurants we love.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 13, 2012

It was so LOUD it was insane like Hooter's meets a Monster Truck event.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 12, 2012

I am a Californian that was in the area on business. I was told by a collegue that I HAD to go to SCK for fried chicken and great southern food. It definatley met my expectations and our server exceeded my expectations. The chicken was crispy, yet not greasy and the it was tender and cooked perfectly.I frequent the ATL area a few times a year and will be sure to come by again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 7, 2012

The waiter recommended a great wine and the most poular entrees both were excellent

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 7, 2012

Great intimate restuarant with a modern flair!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 6, 2012

This is one of our go-to places when we are being indecisive. Always something good and new, with good staple menu like Buttermilk Fried Chicken. Great service. Wine by the glass is limited, but fairly good choices.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 6, 2012

Decent. Not awful. My beer tasted like jalapenos. That was wrong. The food was okay, albeit pricey for what it was. Probably more suitable for lunch. That is all.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2011

Very good food, service, and ambiance. Cool place that I would certainly return to.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2011

We decided to go here for a 9:30 pm New Years Eve dinner. Had been there in the past for NYE so we figured it would be a good choice. This year, they had a fixed price menu in place and refused to let you order from the regular menu. Fried green tomato appetizer was average and a bit greasy. Since I don't eat meat, they only had one vegetarian option, the veggie plate, which they ran out of brussel sprouts so we ended up eating a large helping of collard greens, a sweet potato mash and what I think was polenta. Very uninspiring. With two (2) draft miller lite beers the check with tip was $103.98, an incredibly expensive dinner for basically $5 dollars worth of veggies.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2011

Great food, terrific service. My only complaint was the seating for two. Table was too small for my wife and I. We're not large people, but we kept kicking each other under the table because we didn't have any place to put our feet. Very annoying...

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2011

New Year's Eve dinner was very good. Dessert was disappointing. The restaurant offered a 3 course price fix meal which included many entrees and appetizers that you can typically get off of the regular menu. We thought the price fix was a little high since you could get most of the combinations offered for less than $39.95 on a regular day and the desserts didn't warrant a premium price.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2011

We went for New Year's eve dinner. The service and food were excellent, some of the best fried green tomatoes, fried chicken, and oso buco we've had. Our hat's off to South City Kitchen. We'll definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2011

Service was above expectations! Food was wonderful though beet salad a little too sweet. All recommendations were fantastic. Everyone in our party of four was pleased with their food choices. Appetizer portions are very generous. Ambience isn't exceptional - esPecially if you sit looking out on the tented area ...

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2011

The food was excellent. Just what I was looking for in Southern food. Our waitress was exceptional. Plus, you can't beat kids eat free between 5-6pm weekdays!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 22, 2011

WAY too noisy for comfortable conversation. Menu could stand a bit more variety or more frequent freshening.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 22, 2011

The actual restaurant has a nice interior and feel. The food was good. The service staff was friendly, but not as attentive as I would have hoped. It was my 3rd wedding anniversary which I noted on open table. There was no recognition of this from any service staff or manager in the restaurant. I felt they really dropped the ball in that aspect. Also, the server didn't really describe anything for us in the menu. For a place that wants to charge the amount they do for food and alcohol, the service should be on the same level. Maybe it was an off-night.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 21, 2011

Excellent food and service as always. The buttermilk fried chicken never disappoints and our server was very attentive. Great experience!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 21, 2011

Great food, romantic atmosphere, and courteous service! What more could you ask for?

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 16, 2011

We consider it a neighborhood restaurant. Great for going out for a nice meal without feeling too pretentious. I always feel that we've had an upscale experience, but still feel casual. Don't pass on the Gouda balls. The best.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 13, 2011

Wait staff is top notch - very attentive, but not too pushy. Great bartender, too.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 9, 2011

Great southern food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2011

My wife and I had a great time at the restaurant on our first visit. Our server made several recommendations that all turned out to excellent. We will be back in the future.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 30, 2011

VERY GOOD FOR GROUPS. ENJOYED MY MEAL.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 29, 2011

The service was excellent. Everyone ordered a variety of items and all were very good. The only recommendation we have is to cut down on the salt in your recipes.

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