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
Food was good-ish. I feel like the food here used to be better. I remember the first time I went here, I left raving about the fried chicken and macaroni-and-cheese. This time, the fried chicken was ok and the mac-n-cheese was missing from the menu :(. The service was not good at all, it was a Sunday night with a decent crowd, not crowded by any means and the server was still quite slow. Food was nothing to write home about, but it's not a bad meal.
Great place to eat. I've had the chicken and the shrimp and grits. Both were amazing. It's a very cozy spot, kinda small. Tables are close together, but they do a good job of not getting other tables too close to where it feels like you are dining with strangers. Bar selection was great, craft cocktails are good. Wish they had valet parking, but there is a garage across the street that is easy to park in. I would definitely return.
My husband and I went for Sunday Brunch on 2/19. We parked in the paid lot across the street. We had reservations for 10 AM. There was a line of people waiting to get in. The hostess was nice and seated us on lower level patio area. Seems that area is not as loud as the main and second floor. Our waiter was not friendly but he did provide good service. (Maybe he worked the late shift the night before and was tired? ) We started brunch with the spicy pimento cheese with pickles. That was the time we had tried that combination. We loved it! We were given some biscuits and sweet corn muffins with apple butter. I could had made a meal off the corn muffins. My husband got the crab cake hash and I got the chicken and waffles. I didn't think I would like hash but after one bite I was asking my husband to save me some of his dish! It was excellent! It had friend potatoes with bacon peppers, crab cake, and fried egg. The chicken and waffles was ok. I didn't think the waffles were sweet enough and the chicken was not seasoned enough. We were too full to eat dessert.
Delightful as usual. We had a brunch before a matinee play. I got the smoked beef brisket benedict, the smoked salmon appetizer, and a limoncello sorbet. My sweetheart got eggs benedict and the pineapple upsaide down cake (which we both thought was excellent). We enjoyed everything a lot which is just what we expected.
It's pretty noisy so brace yourself. If you can tolerate it it's well worth the meal.
We had a great time. The short rib was delicious. The lamb shank was also very good. Great compliments with the meats. We had the wheatberry salad.... very unusual, but very good. Service was great . Wine and beer lists are good. Pricey, so good for a special occasion.
Staying at a hotel about two miles away for a conference. Walked here for dinner. Had the oysters, fried chicken, and pineapple upside down cake. Oysters was a lot of breading and very little oyster. For four oysters, not worth the $15. Fried chicken was moist and delicious! Definitely worth the $19. Pineapple cake was a bit too sweet and overpowered the taste of the pineapple.
Overall it was another great dining experience. The food was great, three of us had the chicken and the other dined on the shrimp and grits, and everyone enjoyed their meal. Thankfully we had a reservation because the place was packed and loud which made it a little difficult to hear across the table. Other than it being chilly in the restaurant everything else was great.
The service was above and beyond, especially our server. The food was delicious, and some of the best fried chicken I have eaten. Great atmosphere for friends lunch. A little noisy if someone is hard of hearing and not great access for handicapped - just a note for those visiting.
Our food was very yummy and although we had to wait for a kitchen error to be corrected on one dish, it was worth it. Crab cakes are to die for. Fried green tomatoes, as well. And the pecan pie was ridiculously good. Our server, Evangeline, was phenomenal. She didn't just have the menu memorized, she knew each dish's unique characteristics, flavors and ingredients. Her recommendations were spot on and her personality sparkled. We were never rushed.
It was recommended that I reserve ahead because it fills up quickly and it really does.
Upon arriving, I was greeted by a friendly host for my 7:30 reservation and seated fairly quickly despite how filled up it was.
Order EVERYTHING. The food is to die for. If heaven was a restaurant like this, I could forever eat happily.
Their biscuits and cornbread are seriously delicious, but try not to get full on them. Entrees are fairly large portioned, but I suppose that's normal when you're in the south.
I had the braised rabbit pasta and I honestly think I had a whole rabbit (jokingly) as with other restaurants you get maybe an oz of rabbit meat and they did not hold back.
Our waiter got my friend and I a side of their friend chicken and it is the best fried chicken in Atlanta.
The ambience was great, but fairly loud to be honest. It was hard to converse without having to raise our voices and well throughout the restaurant I think everyone was doing the same.
Definitely recommended asking what periods of the evening are less loud but it could be an everyday thing.
I would definitely come back again!!
Great food, atmosphere, and service. I will say that the reason we ate here was the professionalism and service of their manager, John. When I booked this reservation online, I made a note that we have a guest in a wheelchair and we needed the table to be accessible. The wheelchair guest is actually me. Within an hour of me booking the reservation, John called me and expressed that they did not have a wheelchair accessible table for more than a party of 5 in the main dining room. As I have never been a guest at this restaurant, I was unaware that there were 4 steps at the front to get into the main dining room. If John had not reached out and explained the situation, it may have turned into an unpleasant surprise for me personally and awkward for our group. Instead, John was extremely helpful, and mentioned that if we decided to cancel our reservation, he wanted to be a part of assisting us find an alternate solution. Due to his professionalism and service, I decided to keep our reservation for 10. A couple of guests in our party were able to lift me and my chair up the few steps into the main dining area to access our table. It was a great meal, and everyone came away enjoying the experience.
The food is excellent as is the service. Traditional Southern with a modern twist. While many places try that approach, few pull it off successfully. This one does. Compliments to the chef as well as the service staff.
My only complaint is that the music is a bit too loud (and extremely varied) which limits conversation.
Two gluten free business associates go out to lunch.......... We couldn't have chosen a better place. There were LOTS of good options and many that, just by asking, could be made gluten free. I did not get the salad that I ordered (Dorothy's Chicken Salad), but got the Chopped Salad, which was excellent. A happy error. My friend got chicken livers and a side of vegetable. She was thrilled and declared them to be delicious. We sat upstairs, which was good and probably quieter. When I walked through the main part of the restaurant, it did seem very loud, so, I would suggest upstairs for easier conversation. Can't wait to go back.
Drove from Charleston to Atlanta for my fiancé's birthday. Looked for a good brunch and was recommended this place. We have a 3 month old who was not in the best mood after the 5 hour drive but we were sat in a perfect corner place on the patio close to an exit so we could tend to him when needed. The food was excellent and the service was on point too. Very hospitable and the server even took my fiancé's plate back to stay warm while she was gone, changing and calming a cranky baby down after my efforts didn't work. I should mention again that the food was great. Would and will recommend this place.
I've had the opportunity to eat here several times. While my pork chop was prepared piping hot the accompanying brussel sprouts were bitter and not seasoned very well. Service was great and if you want to have a conversation you better sit upstairs because downstairs is LOUD.
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