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 exceeded my expectations! The ...
This place exceeded my expectations! The service was excellent, food and handcrafted mocktails were delightful! I've already recommended them to a friend and I plan to return soon. Try to make a reservation as they got busy pretty quickly on a Tuesday afternoon.
The place was amazing! JENNIFER was our ...
The place was amazing! JENNIFER was our waitress and she made our experience the BEST!! The chicken and dumplings and the fried chicken were seasoned to perfection! The manager on duty..lady who brought out water..everybody made it worthwhile. We will definitely be back!
Love JCT food and staff - the only probl ...
Love JCT food and staff - the only problem is the noise level. It is impossible to have a conversation without either leaning in and loudly talking into your companion's ear or having to repeatedly ask them to repeat! This is especially true at lunch.
Went to JCT because Open Table recommend ...
Went to JCT because Open Table recommended it. Upon looking over the menu, my mouth watered so I booked our reservation. We arrived early and was seated right away. Beverly was our waitress and she was training another young lady; they were both great! Beverly was very knowledgeable about the menu and told us everything we needed to know to make a great menu selection. I was stuck between the fried chicken and shrimp and grits. My husband had a couple of dietary restrictions so he was looking for something light yet filling. Ultimately, I chose the fried chicken dinner and hubby chose the seasonal vegetable plate with grilled chicken. We waited about 30-40 minutes for our food so my husband had a bowl of tomato soup. He thoroughly enjoyed it with the cheese filled croutons that were in it. When our food came, my fried chicken meal came out with a leg, thigh and breast; two homemade buttery biscuits and a serving of collards. I was so happy I chose that meal. My husband also thoroughly enjoyed his meal as well. He said that was the best grilled chicken he has had in a while. While eating, we used the homemade hot sauce and ended up buying a bottle for the house. Check this place out!!! We will definitely be going back soon!!
Food is fantastic--the JCT salad with fr ...
Food is fantastic--the JCT salad with fried oysters are to die for. Went for a business lunch, and the service is great. However, the acoustics are not dampened at all and it is hard to hear above all the other conversations going on. Will return, but maybe not for a candidate interview.
JCT is our favorite lunch outing for the ...
JCT is our favorite lunch outing for the team. Every single dish is delicious! Wait staff are always accommodating and friendly. The location and the décor are great...the only drawback (as with several ATL locations) is the noise level. It is distractingly, extremely loud due to acoustics...I suggest installing padded ceilings or carpeting to calm the noise. Otherwise, it's a 10.
We eat at JCT Kitchen often. Food is usu ...
We eat at JCT Kitchen often. Food is usually very good. Service is spotty. This experience was not great. We sat on the patio and it took forever to be waited on and get our food. Food was good but service should be more attentive. After waiting over 30 minutes for our food at 1:30 pm our fries arrived cold. I requested hot fries and they brought them. This should not happen at this restaurant.
One of Atlanta's favorite GoTo restauran ...
One of Atlanta's favorite GoTo restaurants... Ford Fry's team never disappoints. Appetizers are exceptionally well done and the meal choices are proportioned just right. Our server was prompt and provided just the right amount of attention without hovering or having us wait for each course. Our food was prepared with the right amount of seasoning to allow us to taste our food without being overpowered or looking for the salt and pepper. Bravo --
My coat did accidently get baptized by a server, but the restaurant manager was gracious and offered to have it cleaned or even replaced if necessary. Turned out it was just water and not gravy and it dried out just fine. Thanks for notifying me at the time instead of waiting to see if I noticed.
Been to JCT many times and I love the fo ...
Been to JCT many times and I love the food. This was the first time that I was disappointed. We ordered a fried chicken salad and the chicken was way over cooked. It was a business lunch so it was disappointing. Not that I'm going to let one bad meal stop me from going back, but before this meal, I would have put JCT on the list of restaurants where you don't worry about who you take there because they always deliver.
Previous meals have been nothing short o ...
Previous meals have been nothing short of amazing. On this occasion, the service was slow, the food was mediocre at best and the ambiance was simply lost in the shuffle -disappointing to say the least. Were apologized to our out of town guests.
I did a lot of research before finally d ...
I did a lot of research before finally deciding to give this restaurant a try. Its beautiful, the ambience is sexy, romantic, cozy and hip. Everyone was friendly starting with the hostess, right to the lady that opened the door as we were leaving. Now for the food...I was really dissapointed. The food came out about 5 minutes after we placed our order. Made me think the plates were prepped and sitting. My shrimp and grits were COLD and I had to send it back. It came back luke warm. I just ate it. It was ok. My date ordered the lamb/lamb chops. It had no taste. Not seasoned at all. When I made the reservation I mentioned it was my dates birthday, absolutely nothing was mentioned. Like I said, unfortunately I dont think I would be going back or recommend this restaurant to anyone. SUCKS, because I was excited about JCTKitchen.
Our server Keith provided phenomenal ser ...
Our server Keith provided phenomenal service. He showed a genuine passion for the foods served and excellent knowledge of menu selections. I described a type of drink I wanted and hit was "spot on". My "front porch" drink was delicious.
JCT Kitchen is a definite MUST TRY for a ...
JCT Kitchen is a definite MUST TRY for anyone seeking Southern Comfort Food with a twist. An impeccable menu and superb service makes this one of the favorites on the list of best restaurants on the Atlanta dining scene and among self-proclaimed Foodies! You will never be disappointed!
We arrived earlier than our reservation ...
We arrived earlier than our reservation time and opted on sitting upstairs at the rooftop bar instead of waiting. The ambience was dark, warm and welcoming sitting at our candle lit high bar stool table. We enjoyed the live entertainment singing contemporary music. The food menu at the bar was very limited in comparison to the main menu downstairs. The drinks made up for lack of food options.
The food was really good. I had the muss ...
The food was really good. I had the mussels, oysters, and the flank steak. Everything was amazing and fairly priced. The servers and bar tender were great as well. Would definitely recommend and plan on returning in the future.
I have been to this restaurant twice. On ...
I have been to this restaurant twice. Once for a birthday dinner where I got to see a large variety of what JCT offers. I was able to sample alot of food as well. The chicken and dumplings are so good! It's not the typical dumplings with a bunch of sauce it s very moist fall of the bone chicken and veggies with pieces of dumplings. The deviled eggs with or with out ham are flavored with a savory taste. The Mac and Cheese is what I ordered and after eating the mouth drooling truffle fries with the Mac and Cheese I was full. Its a great place to go if you want to have great conversation with really anyone. Lastly my favorite part is the amount of different spaces. There is an upstairs BAR ROOM that is so much fun because you can drink inside or outside. Downstairs there is an outdoor area where small parties can sit but if you have 10+ groups you can eat outside at a long beautiful table. You can also have you large part sit inside. I love this place an will be back I am sure because no one make truffle fries better than JCT coming from an Atlanta foodie :D
I had a great server, I forget her name ...
I had a great server, I forget her name but she had a short haircut. She made the experience twice as enjoyable. The food was awesome. We came in a little late, maybe around 930 PM and she suggested we go to Marcel before our movie started. Marcel was so dope. Great evening all around. I'm sure I got laid because of her :)
I had previously been for lunch and it w ...
I had previously been for lunch and it was very good so I decide to take my wife for dinner. Parking is free & very convenient. We made reservations and were immediately seated. Appetizers were pretty weak so we decided to pass. Order the Bourbon/Sweet tea cocktail which was a mistake. Dinner was good - ordered the lamb shank & my wife had the trout. We were pleased - not blown away. The lamb was a bit dry but the fresh veggies were great. The cocktail menu is pretty weak so plan to get drinks elsewhere. Pretty nice, moderately price southern comfort food restaurant. Probably wont return for dinner - more of a lunch treat for me.
We Love JCT. If you just want a drink or ...
We Love JCT. If you just want a drink or appetizers you can sit upstairs and enjoy the views and the weather. If you want a great meal you can sit in the main dining room and anything you order will be great. If you just want a drink, or are going for lunch, sit at the bar. The drinks are always excellent and the service never fails to be impeccable.
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