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SOUTH Restaurant & Jazz Club, Philadelphia, PA

SOUTH Restaurant & Jazz Club

4.8
4.8
1843 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Southern
SOUTH is Philadelphia’s premier Jazz club and upscale Southern restaurant serving elevated Southern cuisine with live Jazz on the side. SOUTH is two unique spaces; a Charleston-inspired dining room and the adjacent Jazz Club. The full dinner menu is served in both rooms.

SOUTH is open Thursday through Sunday for dinner and live Jazz. IF YOU WISH TO DINE AND SEE THE SHOW, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO PURCHASE TICKETS. Reservations made through Open Table DO NOT INCLUDE LIVE JAZZ.

SOUTH's menu marries the ingredients from many traditional Southern dishes with modern preparations along with unique and surprising ingredients. SOUTH has a thoughtfully composed wine list, extensive Bourbon selection and great selection of local craft beer.

In this sophisticated environment guests dress the part - please, no caps/hats on gentlemen, tank tops, athletic/gym attire, work boots, clothing with offensive language or images, exposed undergarments or excessively revealing clothing.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 41 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Contemporary American, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 600-0220

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American

  • Executive chef

    Benjamin Bynum

  • Catering

    Catering is offered on a limited basis. Please call.

  • Private party facilities

    SOUTH has a new private event space right next door with seating for 30-100. We offer customized menus, including vegetarian and vegan options, a flexible floor plan, unique specialty cocktails and sommelier service. Live Jazz can be a part of any private event, were America's original music and Southern Heritage cooking go hand-in-hand.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (215) 600-0220

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    Mt. Vernon St. at Broad St.

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is not available at this time. Nearby parking lots: 1314 Spring Garden Street (3 blocks away) Hanover East Garage 339 Broad Street (3 blocks away) Street parking is paid through kiosk or the meterup app.

  • Public transit

    Broad Street Line - Subway: Spring Garden <br />Bus 4 &amp; 16: Mount Vernon <br />

  • Entertainment

    Live Jazz Tuesday-Sunday in our Jazz Parlor.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,843 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Value

  • Philadelphia

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  1. t

    tuianab

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Omg where do I begin this is my 2nd time coming to the restaurant and both time we’re amazing food was delicious and my husband and can’t wait to return
  2. f

    foddieontap

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service by Kayla and Kayla was great. Food was delicious. We ordered vegan jambalaya, fried chicken, catfish, ribs, mac and cheese, and cornbread. The only comment was the sweet potatoes needed to be stringed.
  3. TK

    TKeeC

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The food was good. I ordered the fried chicken. This is my second time here. My only complaint is too many stems in the collards and the sweet potatoes were very stringy. I ate my appetizer and packed up my entrée. So I’m just eating it and noticed the issue with the collards and stringy sweet potatoes.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the ambiance. The staff was attentive. Food was excellent and plentiful.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a really great experience for my 2nd time, my dates first. The service was exceptional, our server, Terry went above and beyond ensuring that our time there was worthwhile and memorable. The ambiance of the resturant was calm and fitting for our first date where we was able to converse and be able to hear each other. I will highly recommend coming here if you’re looking for an upscale black owned resturant. The food was delectable from appetizer to main course. Southern food with a nice twist. OMG, make sure to try an old Fashion Bulliet with a splash of amaretto a recommendation from our server, which was a great choice of libation.
  6. SB

    ShalayaB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed the food. the service was really quick and efficient
  7. M

    Maye

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fresh and delicious. I’ll definitely be back.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food and ambience !!! The chicken is AMAZING!
  9. S

    Sheeda

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience every time I go. Definitely my favorite restaurant in the city.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best upscale soul food in the city!
  11. MM

    MarkM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so nice inside I love the scenery of the restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious, our waitress was so kind and funny, and the whole place was just a vibe.
  12. N

    Nelliano

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was really pleased with the service at South Jazz. My original sitting was extremely close to two other tables and we were a little uncomfortable with that. We noticed there was other available sitting and I inquired about. They accommodated us with no problem. They were pleasant about it. The food was really good and wholesome, I loved the music and ambiance. Will definitely return.
  13. RB

    RubyB

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food was just okay, we ate early so no live music.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really cool vibe
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My only complaint is their delicious turkey wings return to the menu in the fall! I did have the Salmon and it was delicious.
  16. MD

    MonicaD

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    2nd visit to South. Food taste great. Just like down south. Entree came out slow after our starters were finished. Others that came in after that also ordered starters were served their entrees before. I didn't make a big deal but I did make it known. The server was great, very friendly and attentive. When our food finally arrived, my food was cold, not because of a cold sauce on the salmon as stated, but the broccolini was cold as if sitting out a minute. The manager replated and heated it. Salmon was under cooked for my taste but I just ate around it and didn't say anything else. Just wasn't my best day on Sunday but I will definitely return. The food is very good overall.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Absolutely terrible! Went there for my boyfriend’s birthday. Had reservations for 7:30pm. Didn’t get seated until almost 7:50pm. Waiter was so nonchalant. Food was mediocre. Wouldn’t spend my money here again!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing! You definitely need a reservation. We were sat as soon as we walked in. The service was great. Management is very present. The food came out quick. The atmosphere was amazing and the restaurant itself was very clean. I would definitely dine again.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything was outstanding … was seated my a large party and the noise level got noisy but everything was amazing
  20. k

    kxgg

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    South was amazing! They started by recommending different things on the menu, including drinks, then gave us a few minutes to look over the menu and decide. I had the fried chicken and my partner had the short rib. We had the cornbread skillet to share. All of it was absolutely delicious and I can’t wait to go back!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This place is amazing I had such a good time with my parents celebrating my mother’s birthday.. It was a bit loud for my liking due to other people celebrating special occasions.. overtime really enjoyed myself
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    My husband’s Birthday‼️🎊💥
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and reasonably priced. The energy and ambiance was great. We will be going back.
  24. PB

    PamelaB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My waitress name, Kayla. Kayla was very attentive, professional and nice. Thank you Kayla. my pictures taken before we left. Really want to remember the hostess 🤔name that snapped the photos i will just say thank you the pictures turned out very nice.
  25. KL

    KrisL

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing. The dining room is very loud, but that was barely a concern. Everything we ordered was top notch. The service was very impressive as well.
  26. KP

    KarinaP

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was delicious services was great everyone checked in on us more than once will be back again
  27. CC

    CheyaneC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Immaculate. The Mac and cheese let me know it’s black cooks in the kitchen. Everything was good and flavorful not salty
  28. ES

    ErinS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate our anniversary. Everything was perfect
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very courteous staff and delicious food. I will definitely tell others to come to this restaurant.
  30. TC

    TiaraC

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We made a reservation for 5 and our table was ready within 5 minutes of our reservation. The food and drink was great! Food came out pretty quickly and tasted great. The ambiance was nice but it was a bit warm. Wish the air conditioning was on. Although we weren’t on the jazz side, we could still hear and enjoy the music. We would visit again!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Try the cornbread and the shrimp & grits. Not sure whether the AC was broken during our visit but it was very hot inside.
  32. D

    Dorian

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Food is good, but I cannot understand why you aren’t allowed to pick your sides for YOUR entree. You should be able to substitute a vegetable for a vegetable or a starch for a starch. This makes absolutely no sense
  33. SJ

    SadeJ

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whole dining experience was amazing
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and so were the drinks! I would like to thank Jas for giving us an even more great experience
  35. MS

    MiriamS

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely place to spend a family dinner and birthday celebration. The food with it’s southern touch was delectable. Recommend the Fried Chicken and the fried green tomatoes. Wonderful , attentive staff
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and my best friend took her little cousins out to dinner here (their mom recently passed away) for a special dinner and we couldn’t have been more pleased! The food was amazing and our server Terri was outstanding. She made our dinner extra special with great recommendations and was very kind and patient with the younger ones. 10/10 would recommend and can’t wait to go back. Thank you Terri for making our night out one that the kids will be talking about for a long long time.
  37. Q

    Queen7

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always everything I order and the staff is always friendly. It was my birthday dinner and the staff said happy birthday. I saw the r&b singer Ne-yo too. The food is always amazing even celebrities enjoy the food.
  38. TW

    TonyaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went a few years ago and returned recently and the food, service, and entertainment was still excellent!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was excellent
  40. SP

    StephanieP

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress was amazing! Food came out fairly quickly. Atmosphere was cozy. The tables were a bit close for my liking but once we got settled with drinks and food that went away. Overall great experience. I’ll definitely be back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

SOUTH Restaurant & Jazz Club does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

SOUTH Restaurant & Jazz Club is rated 4.8 stars by 1843 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 41 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for SOUTH Restaurant & Jazz Club

600 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19130

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Mt. Vernon St. at Broad St.

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Contemporary American, Southern

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is not available at this time. Nearby parking lots: 1314 Spring Garden Street (3 blocks away) Hanover East Garage 339 Broad Street (3 blocks away) Street parking is paid through kiosk or the meterup app.

  • Public transit

    Broad Street Line - Subway: Spring Garden Bus 4 & 16: Mount Vernon

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American

  • Executive chef

    Benjamin Bynum

  • Entertainment

    Live Jazz Tuesday-Sunday in our Jazz Parlor.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 600-0220

  • Catering

    Catering is offered on a limited basis. Please call.

  • Private party facilities

    SOUTH has a new private event space right next door with seating for 30-100. We offer customized menus, including vegetarian and vegan options, a flexible floor plan, unique specialty cocktails and sommelier service. Live Jazz can be a part of any private event, were America's original music and Southern Heritage cooking go hand-in-hand.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (215) 600-0220

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