About Us
The Southern Kitchen and Bar is located on North Lexington Avenue at the corner of Walnut in the heart of downtown Asheville, NC.  The Southern is open 12 pm - 2 am Monday thru Sunday. On Sunday do brunch from Noon to 3. We feature patio dining when the weather allows and serve our food menu until last call every night!  We offer brunch on Sundays from noon to three.

We feature many local beers on draft and a reasonably priced wine list.


  • (828) 251-1777
  • southernkitchenandbar@gmail.com

Our cocktail menu has been voted one of the best in WNC by MountainX readers!  

Chef Jay Parrino, is a graduate of New England Culinary Institute, in Montpelier, VT. He has been cooking for over 18 years professionally. Jay came to The Southern and saw, with the lack of flame, the opportunity to work on making the menu more delicious through alternative cooking methods; whether it is pickling, curing, smoking, sous-vide or baking our house made breads. 
Hailing from Table Restaurant in Asheville, NC and a cook under Linton Hopkins at Restaurant Eugene in Atlanta, GA, Jay has worked in some of the most demanding kitchens around and has a passion for local, simple food.