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About JCT Kitchen and Bar
Acclaimed Chef Ford Fry serves up Southern farmstead cooking based on seasonal ingredients at JCT Kitchen & Bar, his restaurant in Atlanta’s Westside Urban Market. JCT Kitchen and Bar provides an upscale yet casual dining experience with a menu reminiscent of family favorites that are elevated to a gourmet level. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner, while JCT.’s rooftop bar offers a small Southern plates menu, innovative cocktails and live music for guests to enjoy while overlooking the historic neighborhood.
Atlanta, GA 30318
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
Sunday Supper: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Valet service is also available.
Private Party Facilities:
JCT Kitchen and Bar offers a variety of options and spaces to fit your event needs that include restaurant buy outs for up to 200, semi-private dining for up to 50 guests maximum, and cocktail events up to 125 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Abigail Pietrobon: (404) 355-5311 ext. 212
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Abigail Pietrobon at email@example.com for special event information.
JCT Kitchen and Bar Ratings and Reviews
we are long term customers, but something was quite off this time. Our appetizer's never came, and one of our two dinner orders was not what was ordered, but they never said a thing until I started eating it and brought it to their attention. the waitress was awesome and rating does not reflect her, but the rest of the operation. She asked if we wanted more another glass of wine, or dessert, etc, on the house. we did not take advantage of the situation and declined. we were further disappointed when after the manager told us they screwed up and our dinner was on the house, he still presented us with a bill for our alcohol ( 2 glasses of wine.) food was still great!
The food was excellent, but it was so loud that it was difficult to have a conversation. I asked for the music to be turned down a bit, but that did not happen. The restaurant needs some noise-absorbing panels.
While it is fine to ask how everything is, we were interrupted probably eight to ten times, outside the waiter's visit at our table, which was just too much and a bit disruptive. Let the main manager come by once, or maybe twice; that would be entirely sufficient.
The service was very slow and there was no explanation given to us by our waiter. We had to ask several times when the food was coming. Food was good but not great. My egg & olive sandwich was very bland, there was no taste that I could discern from the olive. The corn side dish was the star of the show!
My only complaint is the amount of times our waiter felt the need to fill our water glasses. After just a few sips he'd be there filling it back up. I can appreciate him wanting to make sure they didn't go empty but it was disruptive at times and not necessary.
Our experience at JCT could not have been more exceptional. To start, the food was truly excellent -appetizer, entrees and desserts, alike -, the drinks were crafted brilliantly and the ambiance was vibrant and energetic, but not at all overwhelming and loud as is all too common in restaurants these days. However, what was most striking and impressive about the night was the people - the waitstaff, host...everyone that works there. Watching them all work as a cohesive team to ensure every guest's positive experience was remarkable - something I have found to be somewhat rare in restaurants (though, I am finding that a cohesive team is a reliable staple of Ford Fry restaurants). Of all of the wonderful people that made our night a success, I have to specifically mention Sydney (our server) and Emily (not our server, but helped take care of us as if we were). These two made sure that our experience was flawless and took care of every minor detail to guarantee we had a great time. They were so kind and were genuinely invested in making sure we enjoyed ourselves. Definitely find time to dine at JCT Kitchen. And, if you see Sydney or Emily, tell them Jarrad, Jonathon and Jordan say hi!!
We waste traveling from out of town and wanted to make reservations to ensure we would get a table. Had been told by friends that the restaurant can be busy. Went online with open table and they only had openings for 615 (or earlier) or 915. We ideally wanted to eat around 7 or eight because we had an 8 hour drive from Virginia that day. We decided to go with the 615. We had to rush to get there and by the time we did get there the restaurant was empty! No need for reservations! We left around 730 and the restaurant was still empty! No line to get a table and about 1/2 of the tables were empty. Very upsetting since we couldn't make a reservation for the time we wanted.
There was a nice greeting from the host and the bartender was extremely friendly while waiting for our table. Good choice of food. However, the service was poor. We had to ask for new utensils replacements once dinner arrived. The wine glasses weren't topped off once empty. The attention to detail was missing during dinner service.
i came here a month ago for Sunday Supper and it was amazing. this time around there were a couple flaws.
1. The music was awfully loud inside making it a bit overwhelming.
2. The service is exceptional and a bit overzealous. We ordered a salad to share and the staff removed my friends salad plate and fork before we finished. Now granted her plate was empty but the half of the salad remained.
3. I had the trout and succotash. the succotash was a nice treat however the skin of the trout was overly salty.
We have eaten here many times and always enjoyed it. A couple of weird things this time. We asked for bread... it didn't come... asked again and we were told that the bread service was on "rotation" It took forever to get the bread. Another odd thing... our entree came out with our salads. Not good but we knew if we sent the pork chop back it would sit under a warmer and get very well done. It wasn't worth the hassle.
I have to say this is the first odd experience we have had at JCT. perhaps it was an off night. The food is excellent there is just something up with the service. I truly felt rushed through dinner so the table could be flipped.
Food and service always reliably good. Staff seem to genuinely care to provide good service. The Sunday Night Supper is a great deal, always good, worth driving to the West Side. They also do a great job for special occasions--make you feel special. We've been coming here since they opened, sometimes a year's break between visits, and there has never been a decrease in the service, food or ambiance. That to me says a lot about good management and caring about customers.
We arrived just after a rush so had to wait for a little while after being seated for our server to come over. However, one of the other servers recognized it and took our drink order. Then the manager came by to say that we would get a free appetizer, all before we even said a word. We could see everyone was rushing around so wasn't at all concerned but it was nice to have them go out of their way to acknowledge it. Food was delicious and hot when it arrived and service from the point of when the server arrived was excellent. Great experience!
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