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SOUTH

4.5
597 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Southern
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  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date
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Welcome to SOUTH where we seek to offer the very best of New Southern Fare and Southern Hospitality. SOUTH features three distinct spaces and experiences: a warm and inviting Dining Hall, a Jazz Parlor with a center stage for exciting jazz performances, and an elegant, yet comfortable Bar/ Lounge.

Enjoy our new southern fare and seasonal features of products indigenous to the South served in the Dining Hall. Join us in the Jazz Parlor to witness exhilarating performances of local and national jazz acts six nights a week, while also enjoying the creations of our culinary team. The Bar/ Lounge offers a playful abbreviated menu of southern snacks and shared plates, as well as a comprehensive 50-bottle American bourbon and whiskey program; beers on tap, including custom offerings; cocktails on tap, barrel-aged and bottle-conditioned cocktails, infused spirits as well as punch bowls and wines on tap.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Southern, Contemporary American, Southern
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Hours of operation
*Dinner:
Tues-Thurs: 5-10pm
Fri-Sat: 5-11pm
Sunday: 5-10pm

Bar:
Tues-Thurs: 4-2am (menu until 11pm)
Fri-Sat: 4-2am (menu until 12pm)
Sunday: 4-2am (menu until 11 pm)

Live Jazz in our Jazz Parlor:
***For Jazz Parlor Reservations please visit our Open Table Jazz Parlor page!***
Doors open at 6:00PM. Please check our Jazz page for a full schedule and details with regards to showtimes, pricing and ticket purchase.
***Some shows require tickets!***
Seating is on a first come, first serve basis, so guests are encouraged to come as early as possible to get preferred seating. When seated, guests have the option to choose from any of our menus.
Tues-Thurs, Sunday: Sets begin at 7pm*
Fri-Sat: Sets begin at 8pm*
*Except for National Acts, TBD
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Phone number
(215) 600-0220
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ben Bynum
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mt. Vernon St.
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Parking details
Thurs- Sat: $18 Valet Parking or Street Parking
Tues, Wed, Sun: Street Parking
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Public transit
Broad Street Line - Subway: Spring Garden
Bus 4 & 16: Mount Vernon
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Entertainment
Live Jazz Tuesday-Sunday in our Jazz Parlor.
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Special events & promotions
Please call 215 - 600 - 0220 to inquire about our Special Events' program.
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

We will be serving a 3 course prix-fixe menu for both brunch and dinner. A credit card is required for all reservations and a cancelation-/ no show fee may aplly if reservations are canceled after May 10. Live jazz available for all seatings in Jazz Club (please visit South's Jazz Club).

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What 597 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent Southern style food in a great setting with live jazz music. Love the cocktails, and am always happy with the service. A must-visit spot in Philly!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

First time here, just my wife and I celebrating my birthday. Way nicer looking on the inside than I expected, kind of chic rustic look. Food was great, oysters, seafood gumbo, and some very good fried chicken. We have been on a search for the best fried chicken in Phila and this one tops the list right now. We will be back.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was delicious. The staff was great and very accommodating!

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

I thought the food and environment was great, however I believe the server was not good with handling a large group. There was 10-12 people in our party and the timeliness of the service was not good. I don’t think it should take 3 -3.5 hours to have a meal because of the response time. We spent most of the time waiting for the server to return to our table for request and then more time for the server to get what we wanted.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Definitely a go to for HH— quality of food paired with the price was great. Will be back.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Excellent! Went with a big group to celebrate a graduation. The staff was friendly and accommodating. Food and drinks were delicious. Atmosphere was perfection.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

We were celebrating my daughters Law School Graduation. I left graduation early worrying about seating etc. The hostess was NOT, after asking repeatedly, willing to allow our 6 reservation of 5 to sit together.
However the manager Koomba (sorry for spelling) was AMAZING!!
Our server was AMAZING!! The food was delicious!!
I spent roughly about $1500 for 33 people.
It was great!
Thank you for everything!!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I had a wonderful experience here with my mother and sister. We came here for Mother's Day and felt immediately welcomed. The food was awesome!!! The mimosas were kicking after the first sip lol! I would definitely come back!!!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

As soon as I stepped inside I could feel a great ambiance. With reservations we were seated immediately and we were early! The food was good and we had the pre-fixed brunch menu. I have no complaints at all. The inside reminded me of a romantic movie scene!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food is amazing and the restaurant is beautiful!

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We had a Mother's Day celebration on Saturday. Everyone of us enjoyed the food. The service was excellent. Management made frequent rounds to check on diner satisfaction.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Mother’s Day celebration

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

First time, went for apps and don’t regret it. The bank next door was playing CLASSIC hits ( Stevie.. Luther.. Michael.. etc) definitely need to come back for the show. Who were theyyyy?! Anyway, ambiance was great and the waiter Maurice? Was pleasant as well.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Larger glasses for drinks. Drinks are small for the price.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Enjoyable and fun-take your time to eat- then enjoy a masterful journey in music over desert and or drinks and coffee- love this place

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

The food outstanding, get the skillet cornbread, cheese board, Oysters, Salmon, Redfish-firm moist fish, all desserts. ..frankly, never had a bad meal. My one suggestion is to better train your serving staff. Long time in checking with the diners to place an order, serve food, and even bring the check.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

SOUTH is truly a gem. I’ve eaten here 5 times now. I bring A different group with me every time because I want more people to experience the ambiance, the taste, amazing and attentive service, the CORNBREAD. It’s welcoming to all ages; I love it all the more because of the diverse demographic it brings.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Amazing all around!!!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Excellent place to dine. Great decor and atmosphere

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

This was a great spot! I treated my niece to a concert at the Liacouras Center - walked about 20 minutes for dinner at South and it was TOTALLY worth it! We almost missed trying the cornbread - A MUST! The food is fabulous, service very attentive and atmosphere is great! Very trendy - LOVED the whole experience!

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Pre-concert dinner. Exceptional meal, service and entertainment experience!

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

We really enjoyed our meal and the music was superb. Looking forward to returning soon.

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3.0Dined on May 3, 2018

I met two friends here yesterday evening for dinner. Only two of us finished our dish.

The service and ambiance was excellent; the food, however, left much to be desired.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

South is amazing! Great atmosphere even better ambiance. Very cozy, unique and authentic decor, staff were attentive and polite and the food was phenomenal.I LOVED this place.

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3.0Dined on May 2, 2018

The restaurant was beautiful; the food was flavorful and delicious. The service was horrible and that’s the only reason I would think twice about coming back.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

I was there with 7 of my girl friends celebrating a birthday, it was great, the food was tasty. Everyone enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Elis was a wonderful server. Our food was delivered at a great time and hot, the coffee was hot and delicious.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

A delightful dining experience. .The ambiance is great and you have the option of the Jazz show. I recommend it for a date o friends hanging out. Great menu selections that are reasonably priced.

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We went to South for Dinner on my 30th Birthday. The restaurant is gorgeous! It has beautiful skylights and plants all around. We enjoyed the cornbread, crispy rock shrimp, and mac and cheese appetizers. For dinner, my fiancee had the lobster and grits. It was cold and a bit bland. Our server was very nice and attentive. South wasn't our favorite restaurant, but we also wouldn't turn anyone away. Their menu had a lot of delicious looking choices.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Excellent ambiance, great food and the entertainment was fabulous.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Good food, excellent service, and wonderful atmosphere. We enjoyed it again.

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2.0Dined on April 25, 2018

It was a party of five, and everyone enjoyed the ambience and the live jazz. There were pros and cons of the meal. I am vegetarian and there was one selection on the menu besides side dishes. I would give it a rating #4 which is not good.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Outstanding food!
Outstanding service!

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Excellent food. The staff was very friendly and our waitress was knowledgeable and pleasant. Not great seating. Had to sit very close to the next table would have liked more space. Will return

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

My friends and I went for Sunday brunch. The food was delicious and you get a lot of food for the price. I recommend the cornbread for the table. It would have been perfect but the service is extremely slow. We had been there almost an hour before we even got our lattes. A group next us got up and left because no one had come to serve them for a while.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

I was deeply disappointed that we had to work hard for our table reservation despite calls the night before and emails. Fortunately, we were well seated before the guest of honor arrived. The Sunday brunch food was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

It was a great time, food was good, my company was wonderful and the atmosphere was perfect!!

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Everything was great except the service. The waiter was not attentive nor personable. He did not come by often and was unable to locate to get the check.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

What a fantastic dinning experience from the appetizers which we had several to the main course and dessert everything outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Fabulous service and meal.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

My favorite place to eat in Philadelphia. I have told everybody and their momma about South. I am now family. The staff knows me, upon approach of the hostess desk. It's a must you try South. Everything is good.

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