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“Hit or miss” 3 of 5 stars
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South Bar Birmingham
210 South Old Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 593-8133
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining style: Casual Dining
Detroit, Michigan
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Hit or miss”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

Had a bit of a shaky start here - the first time we visited, directly after opening, nearly all of our orders were screwed up. The drinks had salt instead of sugar, all the food came out at different times, that kind of thing... However, we gave it a second shot and had a much better experience after they got their sea legs, so to speak. As a general warning, it does get very, very busy on the weekends; not really my scene, all the crowds and waiting in line and whatnot.

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  • English first
  • Any
English first
Birmingham, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Once was too much...”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

The worst food. Unless you're just drinking, don't bother.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“A case of identity crisis”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

South is an attempt to be all things to all people. It's a sports bar, mexican restaurant, hipster bar, night club. In the end, while inoffensive, it's also not the master of anything. The food is fine, the atmosphere is inconsistent, yet the location is good.

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Santa Monica, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Terrific venue for private party.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

There is a room in the back that turns into a club with music and bar after 10pm but we used it for a private dinner from 6:00p to 10pm. It was closed off from the rest of the very busy, noisy restaurant. The staff was more than gracious and helpful even allowing us to decorate and set up early. The food was excellent and it was served beautifully. We had choices and they even printed a special menu for our guests. It was terrific!

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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