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.
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: 4043555311x212
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for special event information.
JCT Kitchen and Bar Ratings and Reviews
This place was a great find. Top to bott ...
This place was a great find. Top to bottom outstanding. Best service I've received in a while and I eat out frequently. The food was fresh and delicious. My friend and I had a great time there. We'll be back soon.
We ordered chicken skins as an appetizer ...
We ordered chicken skins as an appetizer and lobster roll (WOW good!) and fried chicken as entrees and enjoyed all of it. Our server Angel made us feel very welcome. If anything, the lobster roll will bring us back.
Fries over cooked, one guest arrived to ...
Fries over cooked, one guest arrived to the table late, but wasn't offered the bread others at the table had received. Server pretty much absent; another waitress came to refill our drinks. Would go again in hopes of a different server and definitely a dish without the fries.
Food and service was great. Outside dow ...
Food and service was great. Outside downstairs courtyard is relaxing and quiet, more intimate for one on one conversation - great if weather is nice. Inside is a bit crowded and louder. Outside upstairs is a great for hanging out with friends, enjoying music, happy hour or after dinner.
I have eaten here numerous times for wee ...
I have eaten here numerous times for weekday and weekend lunches and have always loved every single menu item I've ordered. This time, however, not so much. Had the pork belly sandwich but was very disappointed. While the ingredients matched the menu description, it was simply not good. The fries that came with it were subpar also. YET, the coconut cake for dessert (needed something sweet after all of the salt in the entree) totally redeemed the experience for me that day.
Dinner was great. The staff was friendly ...
Dinner was great. The staff was friendly and quick with service. Definitely, try the garlic parmesan fries to share. Bonus points for fantastic collards and creative southern fare. The wine list could use some revision, the selection offered isn't worth the markup even by restaurant standards.
JCT Kitchen used to be a top notch resta ...
JCT Kitchen used to be a top notch restaurant but no more. Ford Fry in name only, no longer in quality. This restaurant needs a major overhaul starting with management.
Our sever Keith was the only good thing about our most recent visit here. He was gracious in the midst of being called in on Labor Day when the managers had understaffed the restaurant and gave him a whole section of the restaurant by himself.
The managers Casey and Miller who were rarely seen were apathetic and never followed through with anyone much less our experience.
Although we had a reservation, we waited 30 minutes to be seated and were told curtly and with attitude after 25 minutes of waiting "we'll try to accommodate you if we can"; meanwhile there were 8 tables open not seated and after much ballyhoo, we were seated 5 minutes later at one of the tables that had been open from the time we arrived 30 minute earlier.
The hostess Cynthia was rude, unprofessional and could use several training classes in hosting, PR, decorum and how not to chomp gum about the restaurant or come out of the serving area eating food.
It took 25 minutes to get water (because they were out of sparkling water we later found out) and 45 minutes for our food. Never saw a manager on the floor period, much less at our table. Perhaps, they could have rolled up their sleeves and helped in the kitchen or run food!
The food was average on this day, no shrimp in the shrimp salad, the Cheeses were good, soup tepid.
The bathrooms were atrocious. No toilet paper, some toilets completely unusable, trash everywhere.
Keith stayed positive and did his best to make our experience positive . He should be promoted immediately to management. He is the gem in this mess of a restaurant.
We eat out everyday of the week and will continue to frequent our other favorites such as Bones, Blue Ridge Grill, Table & Main, Local Three where both service and food are excellent quality. We will not be returning to JCT again.
Great food, ambiance, and decor. If you ...
Great food, ambiance, and decor. If you go on a Sunday, then please know that they have a set family-style menu. You can't order from the regular menu...that was a little bit of a disappointment, but the food was still good for a reasonable price.
I've been a huge fan of JCT Kitchen for ...
I've been a huge fan of JCT Kitchen for several years, so when special friends from DC were in town, I knew immediately where I wanted to take them for a special dinner. It was a first experience with "Sunday Supper", and the meal was fabulous. The number and variety of entree and side selections were perfect, and the food, as always, was delicious and beautifully presented. Hunter, our server, was friendly and attentive and did an especially good job of pacing the service. Congratulations to everyone at JCT Kitchen for continuing to maintain such a high standard of excellence in every way.
Our waitress totally messed up our order ...
Our waitress totally messed up our order. It took 45 minutes for them to get it right. It would have been nice for a manager to come by our table to apologize. Needless to say we will not be back. They obviously do not care whether or not their customers leave happy or not.
JCT is phenomenal. Our service was grea ...
JCT is phenomenal. Our service was great. The meal was so flipping good. I couldn't resist having the fried chicken, paving the way for it with truffled french fries. The fries were outstanding. The chicken knocked my socks off -- as did the biscuits and collard greens that came with it. My colleagues who joined me also thought the food was great.
I highly recommend this restaurant. It is a go-to for virtually any occasion. Simply wonderful.
Service was awful. The lady serving our ...
Service was awful. The lady serving our table was so unprofessional and often used curse words in her conversation. She also was not trained well on running checks as we had issues during check out. I also noticed 3 days later my card was charged for an incorrect amount and I have a receipt that was signed For a totally different amount. Totally horrible experience and they need to clean up some of their unprofessional lazy staff.
My family and I decided to dine at your ...
My family and I decided to dine at your establishment only to celebrate two birthdays. We were greeted by your wonderful hostess and asked to wait for our party to arrive.After being seated,we were provided bread and our glasses were filled with water by another nice and pleasant female.When it came time for our server to come to the table,we all noticed that she seemed very cut and dry. She didn't greet us with a smile,nor did she ask our reason for being there.She didn't recommend any of your top dishes,but did however share the fish/dish for the day.My biggest complaint is customer service.My family and I could have chosen any restaurant in Atlanta to celebrate my father and aunt's birthday,but instead we chose to dine here. Needless to say,the server's personality was very robotic,and unpleasant. She didn't ask:"Could I get you anything else?"(once the food was brought out?,"how was your food?Her personailty and body language clearly stated that she was only there to work and not there to provide service.When asked a question,she would just stand in one spot and answer questions from that area regardless as to where our party was sitting.When it was time to pay,she took my husband's money and did not bring back his change... (11.00 or so).She was an ethnic female with dreads that served my family.I was very excited to be there,only because it was my first time and secondly to celebrate birthdays. She made our experience there uninviting.I would not want her to provide service to me ever again.
Great Food & Atmosphere. Loved the Burge ...
Great Food & Atmosphere. Loved the Burger with the Bacon Jam along with Truffle Fries! My husband & I had it for the first time a few weeks ago & decided to return for a repeat. Sooooo Good. In the past, I have had the lobster roll & the Spring Chopped Salad & both are excellent.
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