About South City Kitchen Midtown
Celebrating over 20 years as one of Atlanta's favorite restaurants, South City Kitchen Midtown specializes in contemporary Southern cuisine with a sophisticated twist. Combining the energy of Atlanta with the warmth of a Southern home, the restaurant is nestled in an updated, historic bungalow on the city's famous Crescent Avenue.
Dine on local specialties such as shrimp and grits, buttermilk fried chicken, she-crab soup, fried green tomatoes and banana pudding while enjoying the view of our exhibition kitchen or the Atlanta skyline on one of the best patios in the city.
This truly is dining the way the New South intended. (Please note, the restaurant is not handicap accessible.)
Atlanta, GA 30309
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 11am to 3:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
South City Kitchen Midtown is owned by Fifth Group Restaurants which also owns Bold American Events & Catering. For more information on catering, please visit http://boldamerican.com.
Immediately adjacent to South City Kitchen is a new 900 space parking deck. There are several other street lots within 1 block of the restaurant as well as street parking.
MARTA Arts Center or Midtown stations.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Celebrating over 20 years as one of Atlanta's favorite restaurants, South City Kitchen Midtown specializes in contemporary Southern cuisine with a sophisticated twist.
South City Kitchen Midtown Ratings and Reviews
I can always count on South City Kitchen ...
I can always count on South City Kitchen to provide an amazing meal, superb service, and all for a reasonable value. And whether you sit at the bar or at a table, the staff is so attentive and seem genuinely concerned that you enjoy your time there.
Only negative thing is the service. It m ...
Only negative thing is the service. It may have been a bad day for her but she barely kept up with the water and without asking if we were finished with our she took the plate with half a meal and threw them away. No second thought in asking us if we wanted them as leftovers... mind you my dish was lamb and I was wanting that as a second meal for tomorrow.... Other than that overall great place
Our visit to South City Kitchen was some ...
Our visit to South City Kitchen was some good and some bad. We dined the evening of New Year's Eve, which was extremely busy and in South City Kitchen's defense probably contributed to my personal experience...
So, let's start with the good: We had reservations at 8pm, and we arrived just a few minutes before 8pm and when we checked in we were whisked to their upstairs dining area which was very nice and away from the noisy bar area that had become over-crowded with Peach Bowl fans after that game had ended. We were seated next to the window upstairs, overlooking Crescent Ave., and afforded us some good people-watching over at Opera. My wife ordered the she-crab soup, the corvina, and a red velvet trifle. All three of these were quite good and my wife had no complaints. I also ordered the pan-seared scallops as an appetizer, which were also very good.
Now, let's move to the bad: We did not feel like our table was attended to adequately. Our server introduced himself and he seemed more focused on other larger parties in his section. Again, it's New Year's Eve, and it's chaotic. The biggest disappointment of the evening was the fact that the server and I clearly understood that I wanted my filet "medium/medium-rare" as that is how the chef preferred to cook the filet, and it is also typically how I order most steaks. Sadly, the filet comes out well done, charred on the outside, and dry on the inside. Although the staff was apologetic and corrected the mistake, I felt like the mistake should not have happened to begin with. The potatoes that accompanied the filet were good though.
The chocolate cake I had for desert was "OK", a little too dark for my taste, which made it somewhat bitter.
I'd be willing to go back, but being from the South and knowing that better and cheaper options are abundant in and around Atlanta, I doubt I'd recommend it. Again, perhaps the experience is better during a non-holiday or on a weeknight.
My husband and I along with a few friend ...
My husband and I along with a few friends celebrated my birthday during a Saturday Brunch. Glad we made reservations. The restaurant was packed! We were seated fairly quickly. Only on e couple had eaten there previously. Anthony, our server, was warm and friendly. He explained the menu, made recommendations and asked if we were there for a special occasion. Another couple in our group was celebrating their anniversary.
We ordered drinks, mimosas and Bellini, which were very good. My husband and I had the crab cake hash with the sunny side up. Our food arrived in a reasonable amount of time, considering how crowded it was. Food was hot and well seasoned. The same was true for our friends choices.
At the end of the meal, Anthony brought both myself and our friends celebrating their anniversary a delicious slice of chocolate cake with a candle on it. Very nice touch!
We will definitely return again.
The food was delicious..it was exactly a ...
The food was delicious..it was exactly as described and came out quickly. The wait staff were helpful with suggestions about both the food and cocktails. It was a bit noisy, but that's to be expected during the holiday season. It's a great place to visit for a celebration or special occasion as it's a bit on the pricey side but definitely worth the money.
The food was simple and yet elegant. The ...
The food was simple and yet elegant. The staff - as if the nicest people in Atlanta invited you to their house and were delighted to have you. SC Kitchen was recommended to us by an acquaintance in L.A. I feel so fortunate we listened to him. In Atlanta? Go go go to South City Kitchen!
The food and service was good to very go ...
The food and service was good to very good. The She Crab soup was awesome and the Crab Cake was exceptional. I left not being totally satisfied with the dining experience but will try it again because it is worth another chance.
South City never disappoints. I brought ...
South City never disappoints. I brought several of my children who had never eaten here and they fell in love with it! Definitely one of my favorite places to eat. The staff are always welcoming, attentive, and make you feel comfortable with any request. I love Manny, and appreciate his willingness to allow us to take our time to make choices that were amazing! He actually recommended the pork chop for me and it was absolutely amazing.
Exceptional service and even brought a n ...
Exceptional service and even brought a non-sugary dessert for one party as requested on an open table reservation. Solicitous friendly informed service and fun great food. Highly recommended and great for xmas eve. Good vegetarian options!
We ended up at a table close to the fron ...
We ended up at a table close to the front door, where real estate is tight, beside a noisy large family with loud children, because we asked to push our reservation time back at the last minute. We were thrilled they accommodated our request and not even a screaming child could spoil the food and service!! We were so happy with our experience otherwise, we didn't mind this less-desirable location. We have dined at South City Kitchen for years and are never disappointed! The pan-fried chicken livers are Divine - at once rich and ethereal. The fried green tomatoes are the best I've ever had and I loved the roasted beet, pear and grapefruit salad. The fried chicken has been a much ballyhooed special for years - I tried it for the first time and loved it! The service was really perfect - attentive and friendly. Our waitress - who's name I've forgotten - was driving to Raleigh with her husband for Christmas. Please let me know her name - we want to have her service again! This is my go-to pre theater dinning experience and it never gets boring. Much love to South City Kitchen!
Staying in Midtown on a recent trip to A ...
Staying in Midtown on a recent trip to Atlanta, we opted for South City Kitchen based on reviews. The main room was noisy, so we opted for the heated patio -- good choice. Very quiet, comfortable chairs, though we felt like midgets in the low chairs at the somewhat high table. I love shrimp and grits and this did not disappoint. Lovely tasso ham and tasty shrimp in splendid Georgia grits -- yes!
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