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, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, 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
I been here a few times already, not my ...
I been here a few times already, not my first time, I got seated right away. was expecting an exceptional service but maybe it a hit or miss now since the place have been very popular.
some of the food item were not on point. especially my entre their fried chicken. usually it always hit the spot but this time the entre came out about 1 hour and 45 minute later of being there. the chicken must use different breading this time or something was different. I am sure. they use to sell out of their fried chicken almost every time I am there. bread service change a bit but I'm not a friend of bread anyways. something is different or I was treated differently. either way, next time I would just stop by the bar for the drinks and maybe the oyster.
I kind of hate to give this restaurant a ...
I kind of hate to give this restaurant a less than great review because I've heard great things about it and have been meaning to try it for so long, but once we finally made it for a Saturday lunch I just wasn't impressed. Everything we ate was SO salty and predictable - deviled eggs, shrimp and grits and chicken and dumplings. Even the sweet tea wasn't up to par for a nice southern themed restaurant like this. Idk, it wasn't bad, but there's definitely better options nearby.
My husband and I celebrated our 8th wedd ...
My husband and I celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary atJCT. From start to finish, everything was above average. Damien was ourserver. He ensured timely deliveryof our food and our drinks stayed full. A must go!! Thanks JCT & Damien!
Very noisy. Bathroom was disgusting and ...
Very noisy. Bathroom was disgusting and smelled. Food portions were small and liquor selection was weak. They claim to use truffle oil on an order of french fries. Truffle oil costs about $1,000 an ounce and is not good 15 minutes after pressing..... Ordered Shrimp and Grits, I believe there was 2 shrimp and one sliver of polish sausage for $19???
We were really excited about going after ...
We were really excited about going after a friend's referral - the service was insincere and inattentive (had to wave her down several times for more drinks, etc.) and both entrees at our table came out cold. The food runners were friendly and helpful.
Perfect combination of southern charm sp ...
Perfect combination of southern charm sprinkled with modern and eclectic touches. Our waitress was not only personable but always smiled whenever she dropped by. Her sense of humor added to a relaxing evening. "Supper" was perfect. I enjoyed the shared side plates and each bite was more delicious than the last. Had plenty of food for a late night snack later! Enjoyed every minute of JCT!
It was our first time at JCT Kitchen and ...
It was our first time at JCT Kitchen and we had an incredible experience. The food and drinks were great, but what truly made our visit memorable was the service. Drew was personable, knowledgeable, funny, and patient with us. She answered all our questions, gave us great recommendations and was attentive throughout our visit. Food was great, but the service was even better.
The color palette and entire mood of res ...
The color palette and entire mood of restaurant was casual elegance. It was a very happy atmosphere & staff was extremely friendly. Our server, Neeki, was a definite pro and made some fabulous food recommendations. I tried the mussels which were cooked to perfection with a real kick. The toast had a perfect crunch and great taste on its own but when dipped in mussel broth, melted in my mouth. I also had the peekytoe crab and pasta which was like seafood in smooth buttersauce but I would ask them to add less corn if I ordered again. My husband had the JCT Burger with added bacon and truffle fries as rec of the server and she was spot on. He also had the Potato and Vidalia Onion soup which was buttery smooth and layers of flavor. We are definitely going back and I'm getting hungry just thinking about it!
The word that comes to mind is fresh. T ...
The word that comes to mind is fresh. The ambiance was upscale casual; and the food was excellent. The staff was very accommodating; called a taxi for us. We were in Atlanta on business and JCT was recommended by friends who live in Atlanta. Overall, a very positive experience. JCT is a keeper.
I took my daughter, while out back to sc ...
I took my daughter, while out back to school shopping, for a special treat. We had the oysters, and chicken and dumplings that were both delicious. My favorite course was the seasonal peach salad- so fresh and amazing.
Knowing that Ford Fry one of the "it" ch ...
Knowing that Ford Fry one of the "it" chefs of the south, I had high hopes for JCT Kitchen and all of them were exceeded. Our server, Eli, went above and beyond to accommodate my friend's gluten-free and dairy-free needs and made some fantastic suggestions for me as well. We will definitely make this a regular spot when in Atlanta.
Looking forward to Oxtail dinner .. Got ...
Looking forward to Oxtail dinner .. Got there at 7:45pm and it was not available .. Disappointed! Vegetarian option came late and not included on original dish.. Had to remind server.. Asked several times for additional item ..came late.. Collared greens were not good.. Peas and corn stunk.. Like out of can..
So disappointed!! Last time I raved and raved about mussels and risotto!! Server too busy this time to really check on us!
Every dish was seasoned perfectly and fu ...
Every dish was seasoned perfectly and full of flavor. The fried chicken is on point. The staff are knowledgeable and super friendly. We had a great bottle of wine the server recommended to go with all of the dishes.
We had the Sunday supper, which allowed ...
We had the Sunday supper, which allowed us to try a variety of items, starting with biscuits and deviled eggs and salad followed by our choice of protein and three sides. I had the chicken, which was crispy and tasty, while he had the fish. They were very helpful in avoiding items we were allergic to and even brought us a second salad unasked when it was noticed that it had a veg we were allergic to hidden within. Great dessert, lovely ambiance and very tasty. Will definitely try again!
It was a good experience overall, was my ...
It was a good experience overall, was my wife's birthday, but it started off rocky. The receptionist was very rude. She seemed to be upset because I had a reservation for two, but i ended up inviting my friends so it became a party of 8. I called ahead of time a few days before and told them my reservation was changing because of a bigger party. The person over the phone said that it was be fine, that I would just have to sit outside and it's first come first serve which wasn't an issue. So, I get there, all of my friends are there and one friend tells me that when he told the receptionist at the front my name and she noticed I only had a reservation for 2 and was told that it would be 8 she seemed to have an attitude because my party was larger. So, because I like to see for myself, I told him I would talk to her, so nicely, I said "Hi, I had a reservation for 2, but it changed to..." and before I could finish she cut me off an said "Yes, you changed from 2 to 8". So, I let her have that one and didn't react to her cutting me off, so I continued " Yes, so when I called earlier in the week, I was told that it would be fine if the tables are available to sit outside". The receptionist replied "Yes...you have no choice". So I calmly walked away and waited to be seated. Once we were sat, it took 15-20 minutes for anyone to even come and offer us water. For this to be my wife's birthday and things start this way, I was really upset and said I would never come here again, but as the night went on things go better and she had a good time. Please teach your receptionist to speak to people better, if she's not happy with her job or can't handle simple changes, she needs to find another job. Thanks.
Tiffany was our server and she was fast, ...
Tiffany was our server and she was fast, thorough and sharp as a tack. If only she was wearing a short skirt and a long jacket. Food was fucking delectable, drinks were on point and the ambiance was perfect. Thanks!!
Great place to go. I have been several ...
Great place to go. I have been several times and never disappointed. It is usually busy on weekends and noise level can be hard to hear your dining companion. The portion of the food is great, but depending on what you get, it can be pricey.
We heard great things about JCT from fri ...
We heard great things about JCT from friends and family so we decided to try. They were very accomadating to my father in law with him needing ramps and easy seating. Our waiter had a ton of great suggestions but he was soft spoken and could hardly be heard over the loud music. Great place for a friend get together but wouldn't recommend if you're looking for a restaurant where you want to be heard easily. The food was great but not the typical southern food you'd expect. Dumplings were more like gnocchi. Kind of salty food but all in all great flavor. Great cocktail menu as well.
We had an awesome dinner last night at J ...
We had an awesome dinner last night at JCT Kitchen and Bar! It was our first time eating here, so our server, Keith, did an excellent job of walking us through the menu and making excellent suggestions. His suggestions did not disappoint! The sourdough bread with apple butter was delicious. The fried chicken was incredible. When there was an issue with the biscuits not being ready, he brought us out a free appetizer, which was delicious! We will definitely be back, and we will be requesting Keith again! Excellent experience all around.
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