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 email@example.com for special event information.
JCT Kitchen and Bar Ratings and Reviews
Took some friends from NYC to this resta ...
Took some friends from NYC to this restaurant expecting a nice dining experience and was sadly disappointed.
Drinks were good and our waitress was excellent. Ambiance was really nice.
Mussels were great. Broth had great flavors
Cheese platter was ok. Would of liked to taste some stronger cheeses for variety of flavors. Jam for cheese was ok, I would consider a variety of jams and maybe some nuts.
Food was ok. The pork chops were overcooked on the outside and charred up. char overpowered the seasoning of the pork. The charr was not a bad idea because it gives away a smoky flavor but was overly done. I took the left overs home and made my own recipe which tasting much better.
The lamb shank was not anything out of the ordinary. Lacked some seasoning.
I would go back for drinks and ambiance but not the food.
Our experience at JCT Kitchen was incred ...
Our experience at JCT Kitchen was incredible! The food was out-of-this-world delicious. I had the chicken and dumplings and I wanted twice as many dumplings! The wine and cocktails were fantastic. The service was outstanding. Krista was our server and did a wonderful job. Very kind and attentive. Loved the ambience, loved the music. We'll definitely be back next time we're in ATL!
The service on my last visit was not goo ...
The service on my last visit was not good. The server was pleasant but very inattentive. Water glasses were never filled, food took forever even though the restaurant was practically empty. I usually like the place and will probably go back hoping the bad service this time was a fluke.
We enjoyed our visit to JCT. we went Sun ...
We enjoyed our visit to JCT. we went Sunday night so we did the Sunday night family dinner. Lots of good food at a very reasonable price. For appetizers we had deviled eggs and biscuits and jam. I loved my fired chicken and my daughter and husband enjoyed their fish and meatloaf just as much. For sides we had beautiful heirloom tomatoes, Mac and cheese and Brussel sprouts. Dessert was included but I was too full. The place is decorated nicely and has a cool vibe. We are outside where it was a little quieter- except when a train went by. Good service and excellent value. A fun place when you want comfort food.
The food, ambiance and service were exce ...
The food, ambiance and service were exceptional! We ordered the lamb chop and the meat was falling off the bones; the parmesan French fries were to die for and the brownie chocolate cake was one of the best desserts I have ever had!! The prices are extremely fair considering the quality of the food. This will be a place we put on our "go to" list!
We came here for our anniversary and eve ...
We came here for our anniversary and everything was wonderful. We started with the parmesan truffle fries, which were crispy and perfectly flavored. The local made bread and apple butter were phenomenal. My wife had the chicken and dumplings, which she said was really good. I had the hangar steak and mac and cheese instead of fries. The soft cheddar that came with the steak was unexpectedly a perfect compliment. The service was attentive yet not overbearing. She made great suggestions and was willing to explain anything that we had questions about. I would come back in a heartbeat.
Maybe our expectations were too high, bu ...
Maybe our expectations were too high, but we didn't see what the hype was about this restaurant. My friend's dirty martini was almost undrinkable. Even the specialty cocktails weren't that special. My veggie plate was massively disappointing, basically just a bland stir-fry, and my friend's trout was drowning in a barbeque sauce that totally overpowered the trout. The only thing we enjoyed was the local cheese plate and the chocolate dessert, which we got free because at some point our waiter forgot about us and the wine we had ordered over 30 minutes before we reminded him. Go for the local cheese plate and the ambiance. Those two things won't disappoint!
We had an outstanding time, highlighted ...
We had an outstanding time, highlighted by mouthwatering, tender hanger steak, the best fried chicken I have ever eaten, iconic Southern collard greens, and finally the piece de resistance--oysters! Ray, the manager and host with the most delightful personality, and Mark, the chef, plied me with the most delicious, sweet, briny, and pristine fresh Wellfleet oysters. Be still my heart! Can't wait to return. We felt like we were in Ray's living room, and we were his guests. Be sure to ask for Callie as your server.
Food was fantastic, we really enjoyed ev ...
Food was fantastic, we really enjoyed everything we ordered. The service was terrible though, our waitress seemed to be avoiding us, and dinner ended up taking over 2.5 hours. We were celebrating a birthday, which we told our waitress. Tables surrounding us had special desserts with candles served, and we were looking forward to the same thing since our waitress said she would do something special. After ignoring us for the full meal, she never acknowledged the special occasion, and tried to charged us full price for dessert (after bringing us the wrong one). Great food, but would be careful if you're celebrating a special occasion because the service lead to a lackluster celebration for us.
The food as usual was amazing, but the s ...
The food as usual was amazing, but the service was awful. Since the last time we were there, there seemed to be a turnover in wait staff/hostess desk. The waitress we had was very nice, but seemed to forget we were her table. We waited SO LONG for her to take our drink orders, for our appetizers to come, for her to take our main course order, and for us to get our main course order. We also waited for almost 30 minutes to get our check because the "computer was down".
At some point she could have just added our up bill. It was only two of us and we had two drinks, two apps, and two main courses.
The restaurant was also so loud this time, it was hard to have a conversation at the table. (And I don't mind loud restaurants, but this time it was over the top.)
It was really disappointing as this is our FAV restaurant in Atlanta, but the service was awful. We were disappointed that the restaurant would allow such service.
We would again go to this restaurant, but if the service is the same as this weekend's, we would probably cross this great restaurant off our list.
Every time my wife and I have gone, JCT ...
Every time my wife and I have gone, JCT has had an energetic atmosphere and great food. Their oyster selection, though small, has tended towards the mild side of the spectrum and we've loved what we've gotten every time. I've gotten the NY Strip twice, and it has been excellent.
Overall, highly recommended.
BEST! FOOD!! EVER!!! I always try to ...
BEST! FOOD!! EVER!!! I always try to hit this place whenever I'm in town. What an incredible vibe they have going on and it will be some of the best southern cuisine you will ever put in your mouth. I highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend JCT!
Our waitperson was a little slow taking ...
Our waitperson was a little slow taking drink orders, and then when she brought them, she left without asking if we wanted an appetizer.
It was WAY too noisy. We were a party of six and were unable to have a conversation.
I've been twice before and had not noticed this issue.
We had an incredible lunch. the gilled c ...
We had an incredible lunch. the gilled cheese was lovely. I loved the fall salad. the chicken breast was a little salty but the salad was so good I just left it aside. You all were so accomodating to my handicapped sister. thank you.
Evenings out for the childrens' birthday ...
Evenings out for the childrens' birthdays are always an event I look forward to.
Tonight was the best ever. The food was great and came out in a very timely manner. The staff were all beautiful (their mannerisms) and very prompt and attentive. I love this place. My children all enjoyed their meals, and my coconut cake dessert, is one I crave, long after it's been scraped away. We leave with happy hearts, having enjoyed a lovely meal, waited on by lovely staff. Everyone who lives in Atlanta needs to visit this restaurant at least once to experience what great food, great ambiance and great service actually should feel like......
Love to all of the staff and our sincerest compliments to the Chefs...
This was our wedding anniversary, and an ...
This was our wedding anniversary, and an opportunity to try a place we've wanted to try for awhile. The food was fantastic, and the service was second-to-none. To top it off, the opportunity to have Chef Fry himself there was an added bonus! Thank you for a memorable night for the both of us!
One of the best meals I've had in a long ...
One of the best meals I've had in a long time, and spectacular service. My colleague and I were in town for a conference and multiple locals recommended JCT - we were not disappointed. The food was fresh, locally sourced and perfectly prepared. The staff members were delightfully friendly, helpful and fast. Overall excellent experience.
Love love love JCT! The food is excellen ...
Love love love JCT! The food is excellent and the atmosphere is very relaxed and welcoming. Our server, Drew, was absolutely incredible. If I could give service 10 stars I would. Definitely recommend the lobster roll if it's on the menu. Can't wait to come back!
Very good service. Seemed to be a very ...
Very good service. Seemed to be a very popular place. My food was a little salty but overall good. Very large portions. My waitress was very thorough and accommodating and made recommendations when I was undecided; which I appreciated.
Awesome atmosphere! Great cocktails when ...
Awesome atmosphere! Great cocktails when we finally received them! Food was good! Service absolutely horrific. Took over 25 min to get initial drinks, over an hour to receive our food, no follow up from waiter once appetizer or food arrived. Asked waiter multiple times for condiments, received them once we were finished with our meal. Being that it also took over 20 min to speak with management to notify them of poor service, customer service did not appear as a priority. Overall, would go back for drinks at the rooftop bar, would never waste time nor money to sit for a meal.
Took about 45 minutes to get a dozen oys ...
Took about 45 minutes to get a dozen oysters. Ordered three sides with our meal and none of them came. Manager asked "if we were from around there," not sure why that would make a difference but he didn't care about our experience at all. Our waiter was great but after the way we were treated by the manager, I wouldn't go back.
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