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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
Our party of six were energized by the exuberance of fellow Sunday Brunchers. Fun atmosphere. Good service. Best of show dishes were chicken liver starter, side of collards, City Benedict and Brûlée Banana Pudding dessert. Also showing well was the South City Breakfast. Only slight disappointment was Shrimp and Grits where strong flavor of ham sauce overwhelmed all other flavors. Overall, jolly ambiance and tasty food.
We were seated on time, but took a while for us to meet our waiter, and it was a birthday occasion and we were charged a $20 desert fee regardless of whether or not we decided to keep our cake with us at the table, or if they took it to their kitchen until we were finished eating our dinner.
It was a nice place to say we've been there, but probably not the first place on the list to go back to. Overall, we enjoyed our time and the food was really good and unique.
I love this restaurant! I lived in Atlanta for many years and recently moved to Miami. I miss Creative Southern Food and always enjoy eating at South City Kitchen when I am back in town. The service is friendly and attentive, the food is wonderful and it is fairly priced.
South City Kitchen went above and beyond to accommodate my mother's dietary restrictions/food allergies on her birthday. Grateful for the special attention from the servers and chef, which is what we customarily experience any day of the year. A winner, every time.
We eat here at least once weekly and decided to do Easter brunch. I can honestly say I've never been disappointed by the service or the food. We typically get the same thing so decided to try something new; I thoroughly enjoyed the brisket Benedict. My partner always gets the fried chicken but decided upon the crab cake dish. He likes simple taste so the mixture of items in the crab cake dish was too much. Our wait staff, Koren was so attentive and immediately picked up on his disappointment in his choice! She quickly returned to the table with his favorite, making our brunch truly special. The staff and manager always strive to make our experience satisfying. I love the restaurant but the staff are the real magic at South City!
I only made a reservation after waiting and hour and fifteen because they literally sat everyone else and we were just sitting there trying to have an awkward conversation with the front end manager. The young women that we were waiting to seat us was very unorganized because she was appalled at a Monday night crowd for a 5th Group restaurant. She was literally trying to detour people from being placed on the wait list by telling us there was a forty-five minute to and hour long wait they would probably be closed before we would be seated. We were made to wait an hour and forty-seven minutes. Her manager did not make it any better by telling us that because we did not have a reservation that we could not get patio seating because he was waiting on a guest to arrive from the Four Seasons. The only thing positive was our waiter. The food was horrible. All of the food was had no flavor at all, my regular dish the chicken was cold, the greens were tough and the appetizers were dreadful.
Not what I normally expect from 5th Group. I will probably never return nor recommend to anyone.
Our meal and service was outstanding! The only let down was I was hoping for the Lamb. I was politely informed by the server and the General Manager that it is a seasonal item. I was completely ok with that, so I ordered the pulled pork. Best collards I've had besides my own.
Went there for brunch. Liked everything except the main course (stick to simple stuff She-crab soup was delicious, biscuits and cornbread was delicious, fried green tomatoes was delicious, banana pudding was delicious). I wish I had gotten the waffle I think I would have enjoyed more than Country Ham Benedict (ham was super salty - I know some people like that but be warned). Otherwise great ambiance and atmosphere.
We needed a good option for a late dinner after attending a play and this was one of the nearby suggestions that Open Table listed. I'm glad we took the advice.
From the time we walked in, the staff was friendly and attentive. The aesthetic is warm and inviting and we both enjoyed our meals.
I would definitely eat here again.
Fantastic food as always and personal super professional service. A bit loud for a business lunch but the business was not as important as the food! Maybe 5 minutes too long for first course and between first and entree. Whoever invented the Catfish Reuben is a genius.
The food and service were excellent. Some of the best fried chicken I have ever tasted. My friends highly recommended the she crab soup. By the end of the meal, the restaurant had become so noisy that it was difficult to talk among our table. I would recommend the open air tables as being quieter.
Since I loved to Atlanta in 2003, South City Kitchen set the bar for Southern food. The service has remained consistently high, and the food consistently delicious. Whenever I have people visiting from out of town, South City Kitchen has been my go-to restaurant and I have never been let down. The only negative I can find is noise level, likely due to hardwood floors that bounce sound rather than absorb it. Other than that, stellar!
This was the best meal that I had during my recent visit to Atlanta. The restaurant has a great vibe and the outside seating was perfect. As a vegetarian, I am always a little nervous about the vegetable plate, but this was amazing. My friend had the short rib which he enjoyed as well. The service was great and the food was wonderful. I cannot say enough good things.
South City is an institution in ATL. Their food and service are consistently good. I hadn't been in some time, and it was my boyfriend's first time. We had a nice table in the corner and enjoyed everything we tried. I had a homemade pasta with rabbit ragu, and he had shrimp and grits. You cannot go wrong with any of their tried-and-true specialties. They have been menu favorites for years and years!
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