South Village Grille in Columbus, OH shares a heritage with other reputable restaurants and bars in the community. We are proud to be part of the Local Bar, Local Cantina, and Old Skool BBQ family. Our restaurant is the fourth concept in line, and the ninth location for George Tanchevski’s company, which has been in business since 2011.
What sets us apart from the competition is that we are committed to providing our customers with upscale service in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Our approach to Modern American cuisine is rooted in European cooking techniques, and we offer an extensive and affordable wine list to pair with our dishes. Our cocktails are one-of-a-kind, with a heavy focus on fresh preparation.
The city loves us, so - check us out for yourself!
Fresh cocktail program behind the bar (carrying a full bar)
Weekend brunch with a specially curated brunch cocktail menu
Our mission is to promote growth within ourselves and our community, as well as to craft a higher standard of food, drink, and service.
We have many work philosophies that help ensure our restaurant’s success. However, connecting with our guests and making work fun for our staff are our top priorities. These factors go hand in hand, and are crucial to our business.
Meet Our Executive Chef, Josh Wiest
Born in Florida, Josh moved to Columbus with his family at a young age. He started as a dishwasher in a campus cafeteria, and worked his way up the ladder. When he graduated from high school, he moved to New York to study at the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan.
After studying in Manhattan, Josh trained under Todd English at the Plaza Hotel in New York. He then moved back to Columbus to reconnect with the city’s growing food movement, as well as to continue his studies at G. Michael's Bistro. For Josh, the vibe of the city of Columbus cannot be found elsewhere.
Josh’s favorite protein to work with is duck, and his favorite dish to eat is fresh sushi. Josh became a chef because he believes that nothing is more satisfying than cooking a dish to perfection and having it savored by the community.
Meet Our General Manager, Miranda Ames
Miranda was born in Toledo, OH and attended Ohio Wesleyan University while studying sociology and economics. After graduating, Miranda moved to Columbus and started working at South Village Grille. It was her first job in a restaurat. Miranda fell so much in love with it that she wanted to learn how to do everything. She was a server and a dish washer, a line cook and a bartender, and an assistant manager before taking on the general manager roll. Having the opportunity to constantly learn has always been important to Miranda, and every position held at South Village helps to make her the General Manager that she aspires to become.
Growing up in a household that placed a lot of importance on food and entertaining, and the special kind of love that is preparing not just a meal but an experience for other people, serving and managing came naturally. Learning the Bar was a bit more challenging, but it's given Miranda an opportunity to grow. Miranda's current fascination is wine and it’s one of her favorite things to make recommendations on. Nothing is more rewarding than helping customers discover a new favorite.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I take the rest of the bottle of wine with me if it is not finished at dinner? Yes, you are welcome to do so.
Is your oyster selection fresh? Yes, our oysters are fresh. Our selection also changes on a daily basis.
Why is your restaurant named “South Village Grille?” The name was chosen because we are located at the southernmost point of German Village.
Weekend Reservations are recommended. To make a reservation, call us today at 614-826-0491. You may also reach out to us for questions about our restaurant.