Celebrating over 20 years as one of Atlanta's favorite restaurants, South City Kitchen Midtown specializes in contemporary Southern cuisine with a sophisticated twist.View Private Dining Details
I have eaten at South City Kitchen on several occasions and I am never disappointed. This was my first time having the Brisket Benedict and they good but I still think the Fried Chicken is better. My brunch guest had the frittata and "inhaled" it and noted how great it was. It was very busy due to graduation weekend but I would always encourage reservations. Drinks were great and service was on point.
The ONLY reason I didn't give this five stars is because it got SO LOUD in there that I had to walk out. The noise level was over-the-top ridiculous! They have the tables crammed in there so tightly that the we couldn't hear each other talk because of the loud people next to us. The louder everyone got, the louder they spoke. It nearly made for a miserable experience.
Food was good, waitress was very sweet, only complaint was our bread was pretty dry
Great service, great cocktails, fantastic overall
Traveling to Atlanta for a conference and a friend recommended this place. My husband and I dined on the porch. The food from start to finish was excellent. Our waitress Heather was great- made excellent suggestions. She recognized our Boston accent as she lived up our way years back. Fried green tomatoes with goat cheese were great. She-crab soup and peach salad outstanding. Our meals, fried chicken bad the pork chop were incredible. This was the best part of our stay in Atlanta. CN you give ten stars to a restaurant? ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Super friendly server! Great food that was beautifully plated!
Disappointing experience. The trout was a flop and when one of the staff offered to get us the red fish instead, they charged us for the full amount!
Very busy, very LOUD place. Conversation is difficult. Food is mostly prepared ahead and nuked when ordered. Not bad, just not great. There are better options in the area.
We came here because we liked the reviews on Open Table and we were not disappointed. Our server was Daniel and he had great recommendations. Martinis were excellent as was the biscuits and cornbread. My date had the trout and I had the shrimp and grits. Both plates were ample servings and tasted wonderful. Dessert was warm pecan pie with ice cream. We had a very enjoyable evening.
We visited for our honeymoon! The food was amazing and our waiter Mannie was perfect. He even gave us a complimentary dessert for our special day. I would recommend to anyone visiting Atlanta.
Meeting in Atlanta with peers from Portland, Dallas, and LA - looking to show them all-around southern hospitality and authentic cuisine and South City Kitchen did not disappoint!
The food was great, even better than I expected. The service was good, the waiter was very attentive and friendly.
We were initially disappointed that chicken and waffles wasn't on the Mother's Day brunch as we had looked at the reviews and the website and came especially for that. We were sad we missed the chicken and waffles as we came from out of town and specifically chose this restaurant for that item. However what we had was good. And we enjoyed our experience.
Besides the food, Our waiter Pablo made out dining experience extra enjoyable.
Surprise Mother’s Day Brunch. Food was delicious.
The fried chicken and greens were absolutely delicious. Will visit again the next time I am in Atlanta.
Mother’s Day outing with my mom and aunts. We had a wonderful time and food was delicious.
Celebrated an early Mother’s Day with my wife and parents. Our reservation was for 915 on a Friday which meant the bar scene would start to come alive by the end of our dinner. Our table was outside with a view of The Opera House night club and, indeed, the people watching was fun while guys and gals exited out of their respective car services.
But the food and service did it disappoint. We started with the she-crab soup. Amazing flavor and surprisingly filling. For dinner my wife and mother had the pork chop. I had the jerk spiced quail and my dad the trout. My dad was the only one who seemed envious of our choices but even he enjoyed his selection overall.
The service was outstanding. The server was very knowledgeable about the menu selections and what to expect in terms of flavor experience and portions.
Our table all selected from the seasonal menu but I plan to go back soon for one of their legendary staples.
Great place to celebrate a special occasion or just have a fun date night in midtown.
Extremely noisy having a conversation was very difficult
I will not go there again, no parking in surrounding area other than $15 private lot
Superb cocktails ... happy, talented an caring bartenders and wait staff ... food is as advertised; tasty but not gourmet (but salads are nearly gourmet)
Lunch was delicious! The fried green tomatoes and BBQ pork sandwich were so yummy!
Great food and service. The peach drink was so refreshing. Decent wine list. We had broiled oysters which were seasoned perfectly. The fried chicken, collards and potatoes hit the spot. The seasoning in chicken had rosemary and was not too overpowering. Be aware that the tables are close. Business dinner with lots of after dinner drinks next to us... I now know more about tile than I ever wanted to lol.
Got the fried chicken and it was moist, crispy crust, tender and not over seasoned with salt.
Greens and potatoes - simple but delicious and not salty, either. Friendly, efficient service. This is what we hope for.
My favorite place to take clients!
Food is always good-
It is a bit too loud in some areas of the restaurant for conversation.
The food was good and the service was great but the restaurant was very loud. It was hard to have a conversation at our table and at times we couldn’t hear the servers.
This location does not provide Mac & cheese, cat fish, brussel sprouts, or kale like the other location in Vinings, which to me is the best location.
Amazing food done southern style with a twist!
Manny was an excellent server. His recommendation of the ham benedict was delicious and the bellinis were very refreshing. Chicken and waffles were also very tasty.
First time visiting Atlanta, and this place characterized everything the city has to offer. Food was perfect, Drinks were great, and dining on the patio made for good people watching.
Great food, atmosphere and service. I had the quail with succotash and asparagus. Absolutely delishish. My husband had the smoked pork chop with butter beans, leeks and cabbage. Yummy!!
This was our first visit to South Main Kitchen (SMK). Based on our terrific experience it will be the first of many in the future! We arrived very early for our reservation since we were going to a concert at the Atlanta Symphony that evening. Hostess graciously seated us and took loads of time to acquaint us with SMK’s history, menu and specialties.
We selected the shrimp and she-crab soup for appetizers, and the fried chicken and trout for main course. All items were delicious, but the fried chicken (a specialty) was a real standout! My wife said it was the best fried chicken she had EVER had. Based on this, can’t wait to try their other specialties in the future.
The wait staff and management were exceptionally attentive but unobtrusive. They made sure that we were ‘on track’ for our concert commitment but did not rush us when we finished with plenty of time to spare. This was despite a VERY busy restaurant.
Overall assessment- loved it!!! Thank you to all who made our ‘date night dinner and concert’ so pleasant.
We started with appetizers of Pimento Cheese and Fried Green Tomatoes. The pimento cheese was served with celery sticks and bread sticks which were good. The fried green tomatoes were "stuffed" with feta cheese and lightly fried. They were served on a base of some type of tomato sauce which I did not care for. At 5:15 PM there was only 1 steak left in the kitchen which my husband ordered. It was so tough that he could not eat it. I had the pork chop which was covered in some type of artificial smoke flavoring which overpowered the taste of the pork. Service was good, noise level was not that bad. However, we did not enjoy the food and won't be going back.
We sat on the porch and it was delightful. Excellent service and food. Was a pre-graduation celebration and was perfect for conversation. I had a sheet cake that I was taking to a graduation party after our dinner and they were gracious enough to store in their refrigerator during our dinner. That's above and beyond service! Thanks for a fun evening.
Always a great time at South City Kitchen. Consistently great food.
No joke - South City Kitchen is my favorite restaurant in Atlanta, even compared to some of the other Fifth Group restaurants. I always try something different, and I'm never disappointed. If you like strong drinks, interesting tastes, and awesome cornbread.. this place is for you.
We sat upstairs in the back which was very cold between being by an emergency exit door and air con. They also do not have still bottled water only sparkling. Outside of that the food and service was great! Will definitely return.
Best waffles I've ever had in my life
My third time visiting Atlanta and third time eating at South City Kitchen and each time I have enjoyed the meal and ambiance. Everything I have tried has been delicious!