Very interesting, intimate. The Fireside cocktail is awesome!
The food is tasty. The service is friendly. The wooden tables and booths made for a vibrant date ambiance. On the downside, the menu is small and the prices are high for food that can easily be made at home or ordered at other restaurants for far less.
The Southern makes a great spot for cocktails. The food it lackluster at best.
Service was 👎
Server was not very attentive.
8 people dining... 6 meals came out the remaining 2 meals took over 15 minutes to arrive.
Food is ok. Eggs Benedict lots of sauce little flavor
Chicken and waffles boring.. cold
Eggs and bacon.. bacon was very fatty
Bloody Mary mix yuk
Outside venue nice
I went here because I was looking for a place where I could have dinner with an old friend from out of town and sit outside. Plus, the food looked great on the website. However, the website has a huge picture of fried green tomatoes which I was looking forward to , and then they didn't have them on the menu. We also kept smelling the grill, but there are no real grilled items on the menu either. The menu is somewhat limited, and the food was okay. But, it was a great place to sit outside, chat, and have a couple of beers.
Decent food, and drinks were good. Patio is fantastic, with a great ambiance. Negative for the night was the service. Server made us feel like an annoyance, and there was minimal effort it seemed.
Might try The Southern again for the patio, but odds are we won't be back.
Appeared to be having an issue with a leaky air vent, which was a little off putting. But the service and food was great, perfect brunch spot! Surprised it wasn't packed?
Service was not good. Not accommodating for children
I'm from South Carolina, raised on southern cuisine, and the Southern was pretty good representation of the South. Grits were on point!
The Southern has been a top spot on our list for years -- it's hard to beat their food, drinks and outdoor space. We decided to go for brunch this weekend and were looking forward to old standbys like the fried chicken benedict, breakfast mac n cheese and other tasty items. However, we were so disappointed to learn that there is a new chef who is totally overhauling the menu, and not for the better.
It's essentially a basic menu that you could find anywhere, and nothing decidedly "southern" about it. Our server previewed the dinner menu with us as well, and we were equally disappointed. Where is the awesome burger with pimento cheese?? I can get a regular cheeseburger with cheddar cheese anywhere. What about the fried green tomatoes?? Huge let down.
It should be clarified that I am all for updating menus, adding new items and support a chef's creativity and vision. But this menu is boring, quite frankly.
Needless to say, we didn't end up staying for brunch on Saturday and we went somewhere else. I know we weren't the only ones to change our plans that day. Hopefully they hear our feedback.
Very cool restaurant in a trendy upcoming part of Chicago. Great southern food with a lively bar area . A nice place for a casual lunch or dinner with friends and family. Stopped by last week as we had heard about Sounthern and we were not disappointed. I will try it again during the evening.
Service and staff were awesome! Used Groupon and food was amazing!!
Our server ignored us most of the night, which was only the beginning. My chicken was cold on the inside and my girlfriend's Shrimp and Wildrice had a teaspoon of rice and 3 pieces of shrimp. A little scarce considering the price. Won't be back.
The food was very good but the noise level was unbearable. Will not go back on a Saturday night.
We have dined here many times before! The service was very good! Tried the Fried green tomatoes again. The last time we ordered this, it was an appetizer. (Which is the way I would have preferred). It is also served with a corn type relish with diced red peppers! It was my fault that I did not ask if it had bell peppers in it! (I am very allergic). We did enjoy the chicken ! The burgers were on special for half price the night we dined. Saw many being served. They looked very tasty! Slagel Family Farms grass fed beef! Can't wait to go back to try them!