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Southern Hospitality

1460 Second Ave., New York, NY, 10075
nr. 76th St.
212-249-1001

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5
Food: 5
Service: 5
Décor: 6
"Mixed Reviews"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

39% would go back.

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Great place to go with friends.

By iluvkaos06 on 3/18/2012

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

This is not the place to go if you are looking for gourmet meals. It serves great southern food. Unlike the negative reviews I read on here, I have always had a positive experience at SH. I highly recommend the Chicken fingers, ribs and fried pickles. A great drink that used to be served there is the Southern belle (pink lemonade, triple sec and vodka) You can still request it. I prefer it frozen. The atmosphere at SH is fun and they have themed trivia and tv viewing nights every week.

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57 out of 118 people found this review helpful.

No real southern hospitality!

By Janellita6 on 2/26/2012

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

I cannot believe that this place is still in business. The amount of unprofessional people that work there is insane. The waitress obviously hates her job given the attitude that was given to my party of 12 that attended. Then, after eating the mediocre and bland food, we get told, By A Manager who was clearly intoxicated, that we were in the DJs spot and we needed to move at that minute. Absolutely horrid and uncalled for! And what do u ask was our compensation from the sober manager? Yes, one round of shots that didn't equal one third of what we spent there! Please, save your time and find a great southern cuisine anywhere else in Manhattan.

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43 out of 81 people found this review helpful.

BAD FOOD

By syoung74 on 9/3/2010

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

Mr. Timberlake should feel embarassed to have his name associated with this place. Worst chicken fingers I've ever tasted, even the fries were horrible.

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62 out of 123 people found this review helpful.

Only Justin himself could've saved this meal!

By denisejones on 5/30/2010

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

I should've left after the hostess gave us the worst table in the room and didn't offer to move us upon my disapproval. Luckily both the table and my chair were wobbly so we were finally moved, to another wobbly table. Two of the three people in my party ordered the same thing, yet the waitress managed to bring three different dishes (go figure). I had the bbq pulled pork sandwhich, which was surprisingly tasteless. Unfortunately there was no salt or pepper at the table, and the table next to us had no condiment set-up whatsoever. My two companions wanted their orders of cornbread doggie-bagged and the bus boy put them in the same container (there was no part of my meal I would care to revisit). Overall, I felt like I just got taken for a ride. Justin Timberlake's association with this restaurant is a gimmick and I wouldn't waste my time or money. There was nothing spectacular about this place. I've had better meals at BBQs (although I hate to admit I've eaten there!)

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75 out of 133 people found this review helpful.

I love this place.

By LTurner on 5/30/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I'll have to admit, when i went i mainly wanted to go because it was Justin Timberlake, but im glad i went. The first time was very crowded, had to sit outside and there was alot of people at the bar. Didn't realize it was a college football game and they have some kind of deal where you can get cheap drinks i believe. But the food was actually really good, i loved the 'loose ends' and the biscuits and cornbread. My mom had the same thing but with collard greens and thought they were amazing. We actually went back the next day and it was less crowded so we were able to sit inside and the food was actually better the second time. The food also comes out really fast, which i happen to like. Im from Houston, and good BBQ is hard to come by, but this place is definatley worth going to.

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104 out of 189 people found this review helpful.

JHowell get your money back

By mymymichl on 2/2/2009

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: (NA)
  • No, I would not go back!

From what you said, you did not receive the goods and services you paid for., If you paid with AMEX or Mastercharge, you have a case to request the card company to chArge back the restaurant, and credit you. It's your money, go after it.

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108 out of 223 people found this review helpful.

Don't waste your time, don't waste your money

By Amorous on 10/19/2008

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

I visited the restaurant last night for a friend's 22nd birthday gathering. The place is CRAMPED, the staff inhospitable, the food mediocre, and the music loud. Oh, and i've neglected to mention the place was FREEZING. It remained that way despite our complaints, fortunately I had my winter jacket. At one point during the dinner I approached my waitress and asked that a dessert be sent with a candle for my friends birthday like the table behind us had previously received. Fifteen minutes later a dish washer/bus-man came out and plopped a random dessert on our table -sans candle and birthday greeting. I sent the dessert away and asked for the birthday dessert to be sent out. This time, our waitress came out with another member of the staff and shouted happy birthday (dessert in hand). As she placed it on the table the flame snuffed out (thanks to the vent above us blowing out COLD air) and she -the waitress DIDN'T BOTHER OR OFFER TO RE-LIGHT IT. Directly after the flame expired our waitress uttered "Oops haha pretend".

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108 out of 230 people found this review helpful.

Surprisingly Satisfied!!!!

By NYCShopping on 10/17/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

A few of my girlfriends and I decided we had to check out Southern Hospitality. Why? because we have a thing for J.T. We weren't expecting much. Just a meal in a place where we knew J.T. had probably been in the not so distant past. But we had a great time and a great meal! Southern Hospitality has a great laid back feel with fantastic tunes. I felt like I was listening to my favorite mix. And the food was good too! Surprisingly good. I know my expectations were low when we went, but Southern Hospitality exceeded them completely.

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104 out of 203 people found this review helpful.

Great on Fridays for ladies night

By denimazelozu on 8/15/2008

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: (NA)
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

I have been here 3 times, every time on a Friday after 10pm where drinks are half off for ladies (extremely cheap, $5 for a frozen drink) and had an amazing night each time Service was not amazing, the female bartenders were pretty rude and some were downright stupid. The crowd was very energetic young (20s) but there were too many mama's boys in my opinion. Other than that a great place, music is VERY loud though.

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107 out of 219 people found this review helpful.

TERRIBLE

By aperoll on 8/3/2008

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

We had the nachos (fair) and the fried pickles to start. When my friend's salads arrived they had shrimp instead of fried chicken. My other friend's mac and cheese tasted like glue. My pulled pork sandwich was mediocre and the fries were terrible. Our waitress gave us a free brownie dessert because of the mix up and it tasted like the non-fat brownies that you would get at a bodega. The food runner took it away before we were finished, which was not our loss. Also the waitress billed us for the shrimp instead of the chicken and told us "just take 2 dollars off the total" when we asked her to change it. If this place didn't have a celebrity name behind it, there would be NO way this place would have lasted more than 2 weeks in the city. And considering I heard the table next to us ask the waitress if she "knew Justin," it's fair to say that's the only reason that anyone dines at this establishment. If you want BBQ, go to Hill Country!

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107 out of 215 people found this review helpful.

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