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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Thanksgiving 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.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

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

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (33)
Comfort Food (26)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
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Fit for Foodies (26)
Special Occasion (23)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Worth the Drive (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Casual (20)
Great for Brunch (19)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Romantic (18)
Business Meals (15)
Authentic (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Cozy (10)
Fun (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (2)
Spicy (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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

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·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent food and service for party of 7. The restaurant was also good with working through changes in our reservation due to additional guests being added and the full party arriving a little later due to adding additional guest.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The service was excellent. Kevin offered great suggestions and an upbeat, positive attitude. The meal was phenomenal. Well prepared, seasoned and savory.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Truly awesome. I was very impressed with the quality of food, the prompt and courteous service and the ambiance. We went in, we're promptly seated and ordered a great meal which included the fried green tomatoes. Wow. This alone is worth it, but we ordered more and were pleasantly surprised that it was all very delicious

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This place is consistent and fun! Great waitstaff!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and service. More expensive than we thought. $$ is not accurate. More like $$$.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Thought I would try this place out. I love right around the corner and never stopped by. Food was great. The server was very knowledgeable

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Service was great, food was so so at best. Second time in row I was not pleased with the food. The she crab soup was flavored heavy cream.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great restaurant, the food was amazing, and the service was amazing! I ordered the Nashville fried catfish and my tastebuds still quiver from the taste of greatness!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

only issue was with the valet service in a downpour; instead of having valet parking at a distance they hoard all the parking in front of the entrance so if you have a special needs issue you are obligated to park at a distance and this is very inconsiderate when you are "shooed" away from open parking spaces just a few feet from the entrance in a very rainy day and have to go a relative long distance and walk back to the entrance in the rain making me nearly abandon the thought of dining; on a nice day..... a non issue but is was not a nice day; inside though it was a lovely experience delightful service and food and perhaps the valet experience was made worse because once we overcame that hurdle the rest was perfect!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Casual, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great evening of wonderful food and excellent service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I was a little disappointed in the portions size. I was glad that my food was gluten free but I would have liked more vegetable with the large amount of protein that I received. food was great, just not enough.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

I had a side order of collard greens...tough tough. Brought them home and tried to cook them some more...still tough. You don’t have a lot of choices for vegetarians to choose from.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The waiter Kevin was wonderful and has a great spirit. He is an example of a professional who takes his job seriously and has the customer enjoy themselves as much as he does himself.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 22, 2017

My husband and I have visited South City Kitchen a few times, but this time was the best. Upon arrival, we were discussing the reservation with the hostess. (I couldn't remember if it was in my maiden name or not) My husband made a funny comment, in which I informed the hostess and I think maybe the manager that we just got married two months ago and the transition into my new last name is not as easy as expected. To make a long story short, the recommended meal and cocktail were AHH-mazing! The steak was cooked to perfection and not many restaurants serve Brussel Sprouts, so winner! But to top it all off Sarah (perceived manager) stopped by with an AHH-mazing dessert to congratulate us on our recent nuptials. She was so kind and sincere, the dessert was really good; devils food cake, angel cake, mousse and other delicious things stacked on top of one another.

We truly enjoyed our experience and always enjoy the staff, the ambiance and the delectable gouda fritters (our main attraction) as well as the complimentary southern cornbread and biscuits! We will definitely be back soon.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Wonderful service and GREAT FOOD!! Very enjoyable evening!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Friends birthday.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The host & our server were very friendly. Cool that the host knew some sign languages to communicate with us. Fresh biscuits & corn breads were very good. We had 2 she - crab soup bowls, 2 Georgia Mountain Trout freekeh, summer squash, chutney, chive vinaigrette, 2 Irish Coffee powers irish whiskey, lavazza coffee, whipped cream with half & half on sides, 1 Cappuccino with half & half on side & 1 ice cream. We requested no hot spicy but all were little spicy due to lot black peppers. we were disappointed no salmons & we were told that salmons were for brunch. Baby Carrots and Peas were not good. Peas were field peas, not peas.
We will not go back cuz it is not for us to eat spicy foods & lot of black peppers foods.
those coffees were good. maybe go there for coffee?
Pretty restaurant, clean

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 16, 2017

This was our first time dining. We normally come to South City Kitchen for brunch, but found the dinner menu interesting for our anniversary. Everything (except the field green peas I didn't care for) was delicious! Our server Will, was so helpful with my wine selection and explaining how the duck is prepared. This is the best duck I've had in Atlanta! We will definitely return for dinner again and of course for brunch.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great place, good food and service. Love dining at South City Kitchen!

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

All was delightful. Service, bar service, food service. The only exception was the “crisp” okra was charred so left behind. Will definitely return... just not order the crisp okra. 😊

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Very disappointed they did not carry Tanquerey gin! That should be a staple in any bar.. South City Kitchen is a stopping point for my husband and I on our way from Ohio to Florida. Food and service were great but absence of my favorite cocktail was a real bummer. They offered me some home grown Watershed gin from Columbus OH (ironically where we're from) but it was not near as good. Every other restaurant we visit in the Smyrna/Vinings area carries Tsnquerey gun!!! Please get some so I can come back!!

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Anniversary

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Disappointed only with our server. She wasn’t personable, but it wasn’t because of her personally. I got the sense that management is so strict on being able to describe the menu/wine list that it makes it tough to have any kind of personality.

Additonally, we were there for our anniversary. I bout a bottle of wine which was brought to the table just after 10pm. We enjoyed the full bottle together and noticed towards the end the staff was a little frustrated as we were running past closing time. I get it, but as a recommendation I wouldn’t sell a full bottle of wine with 30 minutes to spare and be upset when you run past closing time.

Food was great.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

I have always enjoyed South City Kitchen, both in Midtown, as well as Vinings. The restaurant is so loud, it is hard to carry on a conversation. The food has definitely gone downhill. We either didn’t eat, or finish, any items we ordered.
Will definitely not return. Too bad, as I so use to enjoy, their shrimp and grits!

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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Great food and atmosphere but a little too loud for a date. It was hard to hear the other person talking

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

I was born and have been raised in the South, so I have had plenty of amazing Southern "classic dishes." South City Kitchen Vinings took those classics to a whole, new, exceptionally delicious level. The guests dining with me are Swedish, so it was wonderful for them to experience elegant, yet traditional, Southern cuisine. Or service was impeccable! Bridgette was extremely knowledgeable about the entire menu, and she was able to answer each question we had in great detail. I cannot wait to return myself, and I will certainly bring along friends, family, coworkers, and out of town guests!

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Casual, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We have taken visitors from out of town and overseas to SCK-V on several occasions to give them an experience with "southern" cooking - always with success. Our Japanese visitor on this occasion enjoyed fried green tomatoes and shrimp and grits, not to mention a good Georgia beer.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This was the first time we have eaten brunch at SSK and boy it didn't disappoint! The service was outstanding, the biscuits were sent from God above, the she crab was delicious but it could've been a littler warmer, the crab cake was heavenly, and the shrimp and red mule grits were off the chart. By the way Red Mule are the only grits ground using "mule power". I did a story on them years ago and I finally got to taste the fruits of their labor.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Best food in Atlanta

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Our waiter was fabulous. He was very helpful getting our wine choice

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual, Quick Bite
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Very nice birthday dinner. Catfish was really good but my drink basically did not have any alcohol in it.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 19, 2017

The server made our cousin's bday so special. We had a ball and loved the food. It was delicious!!!! The risotto! I want this every time. I love how they accommodate gluten free as well. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

I dined here with my family for the first time on this date. The servers were prompt and polite, Linda was very personable and descriptive of the menu. The appetizers, meal, and desert were spaced out very well, our drinks came in a reasonable amount of time, and the ambiance from the corner table near the large windows was perfect. The food was amazing! Fried chicken, Delmonico steak, and cobia were among the best.
Will be dining again!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Second time here. Absolutely adore. The server was absolutely charming, the hosts warm and welcoming and the food was amazing. I had the Kale Salmon Salad and it was swoon worthy! Not to mention, the comped Biscuits and Muffins are Southern Girl Divine...and calories be damned.

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