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: 5:00pm - 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
Great food and atmosphere! Staff was am ...
Great food and atmosphere! Staff was amazing! We had our 4 month and 18 month old kids and they had a blast!
I love JCT kitchen & bar! I had to bring ...
I love JCT kitchen & bar! I had to bring my roommate to try it out for the Sunday supper! She was so impressed she said the next time her boyfriend was in town that she was going to bring him! So once again it did not disappoint!! Great food, and delightful service as always!
Great place for lunch ! Girls weekend f ...
Great place for lunch ! Girls weekend find! We loved the food, wine selections, atmosphere and our server Drew!!!!
Service was exceptional !!! Our waitres ...
Service was exceptional !!! Our waitress was precious I
The fried chicken is absolutely amazing. ...
The fried chicken is absolutely amazing. This is a great restaurant a girls lunch. I split the Parmesan fries with a friend and they were delicious and a perfect sharing size.
Visited again after several years - this ...
Visited again after several years - this time with a business group. Fried chicken continues to be amazing. We were wowed by the fresh farm food - peaches were juicy and we fought over the slices in the salad. Was surprised that the field peas were fresh green peas and not the red ones I had eaten before, but was assured that the peas were in the field only days before and fresh.
Our server, Keith, was fantastic! A perf ...
Our server, Keith, was fantastic! A perfect representation of southern hospitality. Friendly, informed, and enjoyable! Service matched the quality of JCT's cuisine! We each ordered a cocktail... - I got the Eden Project - Light (though not in color) and refreshing. Recommended for a hot day for sure! - my boyfriend had the Peak Time, refreshing with a little bite. Tasty beverage. The eats... They started us off with the most delicious fresh cooked bread served with the MOST scrumptious Apple butter. This apple butter was too amazing - we treated it more like cream cheese than butter with no regrets. - Georgia Peach Salad (fromage blanc, marinated cucumbers, radish, vinaigrette). Georgia doesn't lie, their peaches are dang good!! Interesting fresh flavors together with the soft cheese and cucumber. I may need to try making this back home. - Cheese plate of 5 cheeses (battery park, marissa, ga gold, the Flying Dutchman, Asher blue) - we both loved the the marissa, aged with a complex and rambunctious flavor. They were all good though. We got a half serving (by recommendation of our waiter). - JCT fried chicken - we split this and it was still a hefty proton for each of us with a total four pieces of chicken (3 wings, 1 drumstick), two biscuits and a bowl of collard greens. The chicken was moist on the inside where it should be and perfectly crisp beautiful deep brown fried shell. The biscuit may have been the best I've every had, fluffy and the perfect amount of flakey. Even more delectable with the apple butter. - side of mac n cheese - this was pretty good, and probably would have tasted better if I wasn't so full already! - dessert, we were stuffed but decided to order their homemade raspberry sorbet. It was refreshing, tangy, a little too sweet for me, but still delicious. My only critical comment - the music was just a little too loud when we first got there.
We were very disappointed with our meal. ...
We were very disappointed with our meal. Firstly, the menu was very limited, with no choices for starters and dessert. Secondly, the main dishes were unappetizing. For example, the fried chicken was both greasy and limp. The biscuits (part of the starter) were undercooked , while the vegetable sides were overcooked and poorly seasoned. Even the dessert was uninspiring, and quite different from the dish described in the menu. The servers were attentive but could not make up for the bad food. We enjoyed the company and the conversation but not the restaurant .
Angel was absolutely awesome. Everythin ...
Angel was absolutely awesome. Everything we ordered was amazing - fried corn, the chicken, the mac and cheese, the biscuits... I will dream about the food for a long, long time. Or at least until I return.
Great food and service as always. This i ...
Great food and service as always. This is my 3rd time at JCT and I love it.
We had a fun birthday celebration. The f ...
We had a fun birthday celebration. The food was fantastic, but we liked our server, Drew, even better. Drew made the experience a great one and we will return because of it!
Went for a friends Birthday and reservat ...
Went for a friends Birthday and reservations were at 9:15 didn't get sat until 9:30. They were not that busy with tables open and we only had 5 in our party. They were out of a couple of beers that we wanted and also out of food that we wanted. I ended up getting the trout that was burnt on one side and a small side helping. Was not what I was looking for in a $28 dollar plate. The waitress that we had was very friendly but you could tell that we were not on the top of her list as it took forever to get our drinks and food. The meal didn't even come together for the group it was scattered. I will not go back as the first time ruined it for me.
Excellent service. Server knew that we ...
Excellent service. Server knew that we did not need to be hovered over and made sure we were not disturbed. Food was good.
The noise level was way too loud and it ...
The noise level was way too loud and it was difficult to have a conversation, and if it not for that, this would have been a great experience.
Nice location, never was asked if we wan ...
Nice location, never was asked if we wanted another slice of bread metered out one slice at a time. Salads excellent, food ok. Server Staff and door greeters very nice, Bartender not very personable, their in the people business.
Our server, Melissa, made our JCT experi ...
Our server, Melissa, made our JCT experience even more superb! The food couldn't have been better and the service only enhanced our terrific evening. We love JCT Kitchen.
This was my first visit to JCT Kitchen a ...
This was my first visit to JCT Kitchen and Bar, but I won't be my last! The food was presented nicely and had wonderful flavor. Our waitress was very informative and gave excellent service. I will be going back to try the Sunday Supper.
Love love love JCT Kitchen!!!! The Lobst ...
Love love love JCT Kitchen!!!! The Lobster Rolls are the best!!!!
Perfect ladies lunch experience for 2 de ...
Perfect ladies lunch experience for 2 dear friends. We split the lobster roll/truffle fries and split the chopped salad. Great idea and delicious!! I had been a couple of times but this was my favorite outing at JCT. I will return.
my favorite so I am a well known frequen ...
my favorite so I am a well known frequent visitor and always provided great food and enthusiastic service
The service was overall poor. We had to track down our server to even put in drink orders. The drinks took too long to get there as did the food. Basically we felt as if we were a burden to serve. Made for a very disappointing experience particularly since we were introducing several of our friends to JCT for the first time.
Some of the best fried chicken I've ever ...
Some of the best fried chicken I've ever had! It was complimented with the perfect balance of flavors in the JCT salad. Our server was very attentive, continuing to refill our drinks. JCT has an atmosphere that makes you feel at home...I'd highly recommend it.
My First Time at JCT
A friend and I came here on another friend's recommendation. We were not disappointed. The Pork Chop was amazing. The Deviled Eggs exquisite. The service was perfect. I will definitely be back, though not too often, my budget would bust. But I see a date night for me and the wife soon. And will definitely recommend it to others. Thanks for a great time with a dear friend.
Enjoy going to Sunday Supper at JCT 3-4 times per year. The high quality comfort food and laid back environment on a Sunday evening finishes the weekend off on a relaxed note.
I was in Atlanta on business and stumbled upon JCT! Great atmosphere & food! The service and ambiance were impeccable! The upstairs bar had great live music! Would certainly venture back when in the area - also, the deviled eggs were amazing!
Always love JCT, the service is good an ...
Always love JCT, the service is good and the food and drinks are great. It gets extremely loud on busy nights.
Delicious food, great service
Three of us dined at JCT. We all got different appetizers and entrees - then traded bites. EVERYTHING was delicious - the deviled eggs, the clams and especially the Kale salad (appetizers) AND the braised ribs, the monkfish (tasted like lobster!) and the trout. After eating all this, we were stuffed, so we shared dessert: chocolate pound cake with BLACKBERRIES (which were a delicious and unexpected compliment to the chocolate), vanilla ice cream and hot fudge. How one person could eat this whole dessert, we couldn't comprehend! It was "just right" for the 3 of us. And the service was impeccable - our every wish & whim was instantly attended to. Wow! What a superb evening!
We had an awesome time celebrating my mi ...
We had an awesome time celebrating my milestone birthday at JCT Kitchen! Our server, Eli, was the best. Kept drinks flowing and made the fab recommendation of chicken and dumplings. The dumplings, y'all. They're something really special. We'll be back!
Delish and Awesome Service
It was our first time in Atlanta, and overall we had found the city to be a little stressful and just way overcrowded over Memorial Day weekend. Coming to this restaurant was truly a breath of fresh air. From the hostess who opened the door and greeted us with a smile, to the active managers who are clearly involved in the day-to-day, and our wonderful server, Michael, it truly became one of our favorite parts of the whole trip. Good customer service and caring people really can make a world of difference. To top it off, we were there for the Sunday Supper and that pork loin with grilled peaches was sweet, savory and all things good. Ton of food that could fill even the hungriest of giants. We sat right by the kitchen door so it was a little hectic, but, otherwise, it was the perfect dining experience.
Wonderful Sunday Supper
Hubby and I stopped in for Sunday Supper. The food was delicious and plentiful. A bit more than we would spend normally but we were celebrating our 8th anniversary. The service was excellent--all staff members were attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Wonderful Service, Great Food, Lovely Atmosphere
Egnacio was an outstanding server. He was very attentive but didn't hover. The portions were generous and we enjoyed sharing out meals. The fried chicken was perfect and I took my leftovers home to make chicken & waffles for breakfast. Everything was very fresh and beautifully presented. We definitely look forward to going back.
Amazing! Jules, our server, was awesome. ...
Amazing! Jules, our server, was awesome. We wanted to enjoy the meal and our bottle of wine and she spaced everything out so we didn't feel rushed. The mussels are a must try, according to us and The Food Network apparently. The peach salad was light and yummy and the scallop entree was delicious. Not on the restaurant menu but at the bar upstairs, the Devils on Horseback were so good as well.
Ran across a blog (ATL Bucket List) that listed the best rooftop patios just in time for my late lunch date! First time at JCT Kitchen and it was the perfect excuse to go. Nice menu options for any taste and a beautiful covered patio looking into a courtyard. Drinks were a little pricey compared to taste but recommend anyone to check it out. Adult Grilled Cheese was so good!
Great lunch, excellent fried chicken/bis ...
Great lunch, excellent fried chicken/biscuit/collards. Lobster sandwich also a standout.
I've been to JCT a couple of times and have thoroughly enjoyed all the food. It is definitely not a place to be rushed for time and unless you are sitting on the patio, don't expect to have an intimate conversation as it gets pretty loud in there. The pimento cheese and fried chicken are awesome and the signature cocktails are quite yummy.
JCT never disappoints
Exceptional service from Hillary and great food all around. The music was unnecessarily loud but no big deal--we came for the food and (with the exception of a very mediocre steak tartar) it did not disappoint. One other note...the Spring Chopped Salad is one of the best salads I've ever had...ever! Kudos?
We had a private area table next to the ...
We had a private area table next to the bar. The bartender was our server and his service was terrible. He spent the entire time helping the folks at the bar and didn't even check to see if we needed more water. He highly recommended the braised short ribs and while they were tender, they really lacked flavor. My trout was very good. One of the servers, Caitlyn was her name, saw that we were neglected so she brought us a couple of appetizers, comped. She was a real bright spot in an otherwise forgettable evening.
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