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/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, 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
Would definitely recommend Sunday Supper ...
Would definitely recommend Sunday Supper here... Served four course, fixed price, with choices for main entrees. We had salad, deviled eggs, biscuits, meatloaf, pork loin, mac & cheese, collard greens, mashed potatoes, and chocolate chip cookie pie for dessert. It was like having your grandma cook for you after church. Yum. Great comfort food. Will get fried chicken next time. Great service... the restaurant is a bit loud.
The service was great. The food was awes ...
The service was great. The food was awesome Mac and cheese is the best I have ever had. The mussels, parmesan fries and fried chicken will blow your mind. The food is well worth the price our bill was around 70 buck(food only). Enjoy
JCT was great. The food was excellent a ...
JCT was great. The food was excellent and the service was even better. Our server Eli was very knowledgeable and friendly. She had all the answers to our questions, sometimes before we even asked. The restaurant was busy and the atmosphere was lively. Overall a great night out. We will definitely be returning to JCT in the future.
I should start by saying that JCT is one ...
I should start by saying that JCT is one of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta, but, my last visit was pretty disappointing on all fronts. Food: The muscles, usually a delicious treat, were in a broth so heavily laden with jalapeno peppers that a bite of bread dipped in the sauce literally burned the inside of my mouth. The steak, a mainstay, had an overwhelmingly potent butter on it that diminished the flavor of the steak; further, my daughter was given my medium steak, while I was served her medium-well cut. Corn, a seasonal offering, was also overly seasoned, so much so that I couldn't taste the vegetable. And, while most things were trying too hard with the spices, the burratta and berries salad was overwhelmingly bland. Clearly, an off night in the kitchen or a bad series of choices for the menu.
It wasn't helped by the subpar service. The entrees took a long time to be delivered (two of them incorrectly - per above), and when we were done, we were super-rushed out of the restaurant by the server. Silly, but the reservation noted that we were celebrating a birthday, and the server mentioned it upon introducing herself, but the kitchen didn't send out even something small to recognize it. It is a simple thing, cheap for the restaurant to do, while making the customer happy (especially when we confirmed that we are repeat customers), so between the pushing us out the door feeling, and the failure to recognize the special day, the service also left a bad taste in my mouth.
Not likely to go back anytime soon, which is disappointing as I ordinarily love JCT. Hoping the overzealous attempts at seasonal zest will temper by the time I return.
Absolutely delicious food and incredible ...
Absolutely delicious food and incredible service from Eli! We split 2 entrees (handmade pasta with crab, cream sauce and sweet corn, and the short ribs with sweet potato mash), and enjoyed chocolate cake to celebrate my friends birthday. Food was perfectly portioned, and cocktails were delish! Eli was attentive and personable (even took our photo for us). Would definitely recommend JCT to others!!
This was the worst visit I have ever had ...
This was the worst visit I have ever had to this restaurant and it may have been my last. First of all, it was my mother's birthday and for medical reasons she is on a limited diet. We asked 3 times what the options were for a veggie plate and we were told okra, corn and tomatoes all mixed together. My mother asked "is it like a succotash?" and he replied "yes." So she orders something different. Then a couple is seated next to us and they have a different server. Lol and behold he begins to rattle off the vegetables of the day without even being asked ...field peas, heirloom tomatoes, asparagus, etc. What?!?! On top of not knowing the menu, our server was preoccupied, keeping his attention on someone ot something across the room. He never have us his undivided attention. I ordered the fried chicken sandwich as usual. On this occasion it tasted old and flavorless. The Manager replaced it with something different but it still was not the freshest. JCT is usually one of my favorite spots but this is one time I wish I had not gone. I absolutely will not make it my choice for another special occasion.
Certainly the best fries chicken and col ...
Certainly the best fries chicken and collards I've had in some time. Out table also got the pork shop, so very tender, incredible. The red fish was also excellent but we out-ordered him! Good bourbon selection also.
Came here for a girls night out. We orde ...
Came here for a girls night out. We ordered the mac-and-cheese as an app and for entrees we shared the hanger steak, chicken and dumplings, fried chicken and braised short rib. The Mac-and-cheese and hanger steak were excellent! Probably one of the best M&C Ive ever had!! (You cant go wrong throwing in some BENTON'S bacon ;) The cocktails we tried weren't the best I've ever had and a little on the pricer side. I would def come back when I visit ATL again!
Food is great. Service excellent. Noise ...
Food is great. Service excellent. Noise level is off the charts. Desperately need to find a way to bring it down so you can carry on a conversation. People at the table next to us were yelling to be heard. I had to wait to speak to my wife between their bursts. The background noise is that loud.
My boyfriend took me for my bday and we ...
My boyfriend took me for my bday and we have no complaints! Service and food was amazing. My boyfriend ordered the signature fried chicken and he couldn't stop eating even after he was full. I ordered the bone in ribeye which was phenomenal and came with potato a gratin that was very tasty! I later found out that when I ordered they didn't have anymore ribeye but the Chef ran across the street to the company's French concept steakhouse to get me my ribeye. Jct def gets a star for going above and beyond for me. We will we back
We really enjoyed our appetizers (truffl ...
We really enjoyed our appetizers (truffle fries and macaroni and cheese). It was some of the best macaroni and cheese I have ever had. The entrée options were slim - and I say that because my friends and I are not from the South. We were not used to seeing items like this on the menu. I had the chicken and dumplings - which I have never had before - and the chicken was wonderful. I did not like the first cocktail I had, so the waitress immediately replaced it with a different option without a charge. I would definitely go back next time I am in Atlanta. Very cool vibe.
We had pre-theatre dinner here and were ...
We had pre-theatre dinner here and were also celebrating our anniversary. We loved the food - it met every expectation we had and then some. Service was efficient and the cocktail I had was perfectly made. We are looking forward to going back and trying more items from the menu.
Nice environment, great decor and pretty ...
Nice environment, great decor and pretty good food. I had the shrimp and grits and they were great. My friend had the chicken dumpling and said it lacked flavor. So just depends on your taste buds I think. The service was awesome, our server Tiffany was marvelous. I would definitely come back to this restaurant.
Decided on JCT Kitchen for dinner before ...
Decided on JCT Kitchen for dinner before attending the BB&T tennis tournament. Our waiter was incredible and very attentive. He went out of way to not only serve is but helped make the experience more enjoyable with his great personality. The food was wonderful and we all left very satisfied and full.
Our group went for Sunday Supper. The s ...
Our group went for Sunday Supper. The service was amazing. One person in the group wasn't eating due to a stomach bug and our waitress made her a special tea and brought crackers. They were very accommodating to her. We each ordered something different and passed the plates around. The fried chicken was awesome! The bartender made what is probably the best Old Fashioned that I have ever had. Great atmosphere, and the decor is really cute, too.
The waiter was very patient and great wi ...
The waiter was very patient and great with a party of 10 people, including three kids! I wanted to go somewhere I knew had reservations for a family outing. I had some family visiting from out of town and wanted them to try Southern food and JCT Kitchen was perfect.
The service was great. I had a special r ...
The service was great. I had a special request for a drink that I wasn't anticipating the bar could make and while they didn't have the exact ingredients, the bartender was able to improvise to create the best imitation possible. Definitely a great dining experience all around.
The inside of the restaurant is adorable ...
The inside of the restaurant is adorable and I loved the layout. My boyfriend and I sat in the back and a small table fit for two. Our server was very friendly and honest about the menu, he made us laugh when he was dissapointed that we couldn't finish the very large basket of truffle fries we ordered for an appetizer. Those things are addicting! But no way could two people finish them. They are a must have though! The fresh bread we got was so soft and warm, and the apple butter was the perfect spread for it. If only we lived in Atlanta, we would be coming back too often for sure.
Our cocktails were delicious, and our be ...
Our cocktails were delicious, and our berries and burrata cheese appetizer was amazing! We loved our entrees and desserts as well, the only complaint is that our server wasn't very attentive or quick, but she was still polite and friendly.
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