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JCT Kitchen and Bar
JCT Kitchen and Bar

JCT Kitchen and Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jctkitchen.com/index.html
  • Phone: (404) 355-2252
  • 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
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: EJ Hodgkinson
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: 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
  • 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, and semi-private dining for up to 50 guests maximum.
  • Private Party Contact: Valerie Mosley (404) 355-5311 x12
  • Entertainment: Occasional "Singer/Songwriters"
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please contact our events department at events@rocketfarmrestaurants.com for special event information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Huff Rd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet service is also available.
A word from 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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Some friends & I went out just to get together b/c we hadn't seen each other in a while, so we decided on JCT Kitchen. What a GREAT choice! The food was phenomenal!! One of their "share" plates is a melon dish. I don't remember the name of it but it was the first one on the list. It has red & white watermelon & cantaloupe tossed in a lemon vinaigrette. We order one, devoured it & got another one. The best word we could come up with for this was "fresh"! The Fried Green Tomatoes were awesome too! Our server, Emily S, was amazing! She was very attentive yet not "over bearing". She did an excellent job & had some wonderful recommendations for us - especially the melon starter. We all enjoyed our evening together & will be back again! Thanks!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "was a little surprised how many young people were there."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We came for a special evening and were disappointed. The bartender rushed our drink order at the bar downstairs and 1 drink was just "thrown together" without any thought to the cocktail. The cocktails are expensive. The bartenders just wanted the drinks out. Plus, the drink was served in maybe an 8 oz glass with tons of ice-please...We checked in at the counter 45 minutes early then when we approached the host to seat us, they didn't have a table. We were seated in the back by a very loud table of between 12-15 people. We could barely hear each other. The food was delicious and fresh but this restaurant is not for people that care about personal service and want to dine in an intimate environment."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "It was a beautiful restaurant and the Mac no cheese was amazing, along with the Georgia Fried Corn. Not really for children. Upstairs bar was nice. Service was fantastic. Ameretto Sour was the best I've had in years!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The last few visits I have noticed service staff seems to get younger and greener. Server this time was fine if a little inarticulate. But we were seated along the back wall between two server stations, and it was early, so few diners. Servers paraded by constantly, stopping to chat with each other (right in front of our table) about the Falcons, the coming weekend, etc. Can you tell I was irritated? However, the food was good as always. Not great, but very good, comfort food. Recommend crispy oysters app. Sea bass special was beautifully prepared. Banana ice cream pie was incredible. Cocktails are always well-made. We do like the roof-top bar for apps and drinks at sundown."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Good food, great ambience just need to not rush the experience. I would return."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We had another great experience at JCT Kitchen. We had a wonderful lunch a couple of weeks ago, and went back for dinner this time. For appetizers, be sure get the deviled eggs to share. They always have several special cheese offerings for a first course. We loved the trout and the chicken and dumplings as entrees. Be sure to leave room for the rum soaked coconut cake for desert. Finally, the restaurant is very comfortable and warm atmosphere. Plenty of room between the tables and not too noisy."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "JCT Kitchen is a favored lunch and dinner spot. This time, however, I was very disappointed that both I and the other person I was dining with were BOTH double-charged for our meals. We split the ticket, signed off on our 50/50 respective amounts, added the tip, and then were each charged double for our meals. Not the finest lasting impression on this one, guys."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "made opentable reservation stating specifically that we were celebrating daughter's birthday and would need 2 high chairs. When I called in, hostess had a rude attitude - everyone in the car commented on it. when we got there, was obvious they hadn't read my request. Had to scramble for high chairs and made no mention of celebration. I won't be returning. Also, not kid friendly even for Sunday afternoon supper... too bad...."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "The service was the best part of the experience. It was southern fare with such a flair that it missed the southern feel I was expecting. I am from the south and teh food had such an edge. But this is also what made it appealing. I would definitely recommend JCT Kitchen but not for one going for true southern food experience."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The food was quite good. It was the 3rd noisiest restaurant where we have met our friends. Casual conversation was very difficult."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Food was very good, service was lacking. Very slow. Our guests who arrived later than us by 15 minutes were seating approx 30 minutes before somebody came to ask them for a drink order. I actually had to ask a waiter to send someone. My husband thought that an $ 18.00 hamburger was outragious. I had seafood which was excellent. The noise level was high. Otherwise I enjoyed it, I have been there for lunch with a group of 10 and 12, but never for dinner. I will be at St. Cecilia? on the 22nd for lunch. My first time there."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The food was wonderful and the hostesses and bartenders were lovely. However, our waiter was not up to par. We asked to place an order and 10 minutes went by (including himself walking by 3 times) before he took our order."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We were there for lunch. There were more seats available but we were rushed the whole time. Our server kept taking our plates and cups away without asking and we had to tell her that we have not finished yet. I loved the restaurant but the service from one particular lady was very bad."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "My husband and I dined at JCT this past Sunday for the Sunday Supper special. We were greeted with warm smiles and country accents to which my husband asked if it was a prerequisite to work there! The warm buttermilk biscuits and apple butter immediately satisfied our growling stomachs and they were followed by deviled eggs and a farm salad to share. We then each were able to select a meat and then 3 sides to share. We both selected the fried chicken as our meat then mac n cheese, mashed potatoes and collard greens for the sides and everything was delicious. The meal was topped off by a chocolate pecan pie. I am not a fan of chocolate but it didn't keep me from indulging. We would definitely recommend this place!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Fantastic. I love JCT and can't wait to go back. We took guests from South Carolina who were in town for the weekend, and they loved it. Our server mentioned the Sunday night supper, and my wife and I can't wait to go."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Had a fabulous lunch with friends from out of town : unique approach withclassic southern food staples. We all ordered different items and our top two picks: chicken and dumplings( though only 2 dumplings on plate)& the pork belly peach sandwich special of the day. Only miss was the fried chicken which was dry. Will be back."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "When you go, get the deviled eggs, shrimp and grits, the fried chicken or the burger. Or the oysters in season. Always amazing."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We went with a group of four. My first time there I wasn't sure what to expect. The restaurant itself is quite charming but our waiter had a horrible attitude and gave very poor service. I was really disappointed. The food seas good, but not outstanding by any means."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "JCT Kitchen and Bar is a stand alone success and by that I mean they are unequaled. Everyone today seems to be offering new Southern food. And not always successful. In the "me too" restaurant desire to be all things to all people it is easy to think you can just fry up some chicken, slap some green tomatoes on a salad, offer some sweet tea and THINK your a southern restaurant. JCT respect southern food. As the server presented my fried chicken it was almost reverent. The chicken was fried perfectly. My dining companion had Shrimp and Grits and by her account it was perfect. I can't wait to go back and try the fried chicken skins, pimento fry bread or deviled eggs."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Love, love, LOVE this restaurant! The staff is very friendly and service is impeccable. My favorite for lunch is the grown-up Grilled Cheese with yummy Tomato Soup. For dinner - the best steak tartare in Atlanta. Everything is delicious!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I did not quite fall in love with JCT as I had expected, but everything was great - great food (I opted for fried chicken and mac & cheese and was not disappointed), attentive service, fun atmosphere. I will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The place is mobbed and will probably remain so regardless of any review. We liked it (been there before), but didn't love it. Food was good; we enjoyed it. Service was attentive. Drinks were incredibly "stingy" in size and that was totally unexpected. Dessert was the only disappointment, as banana ice cream pie just didn't do it for us. You've got to be able to deal with the incredible noise level or maybe there are some quieter tables and we just didn't know to ask."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Went to upstairs bar for Birthday gathering. Went downstairs for dinner. Loved everything about the place."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This was our first time dining at this restaurant and we were absolutely blown away. We love Ford Fry's other Atlanta restaurants and this one was no exception. Appetizers were delicious - absolutely the best deviled eggs in Atlanta. The pork chop, trout, and chicken and dumplings were exceptional as well. The only miss was the fried chicken which was actually incredibly DRY. Sides aren't too be missed either, especially the corn. The patio bar was perfect for a warm summer evening as well. Overall, a perfect evening and a great place to go with friends."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We planned a nice evening out with friends. The food was great. The server was pleasant and friendly. The only thing lacking was the beverage service. Apparently this is handled separately from the food service. It took a while for us to be offered something other than water. After I finished my glass of wine, it was removed without asking if I would like an additional, or something else. I was finally offered another drink when we ordered the main course, but it wasn't served until I was almost finished with my entree. To their credit, I was not charged for the second glass of wine, and the food server was apologetic. I wish our food server had more control over the beverage service"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Nice evening to celebrate my birthday. Here is my review that is at least 50 characters in length."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Okay - maybe not forever, but they are SOOO a consideration for 'major food group'. Great service by Kinder: attentive, intelligent and funny. Amazing meals again today: cocktails were super smooth and delicious, Angry Mussels are our favorite - get your own bowl, and the bread elevates sides to a new height. We split the daily pasta - fresh pasta with a drinkable sauce and ripe local tomatoes. We tried the Lobster Roll (Fri/Sat only), and it was the best we've had in ATL so far: chunks of fresh lobster in light sauce which overruled the grilled, buttery bun - loved that there was way more meat than bun, btw. We were so stuffed after sharing, drinking, laughing and relaxing, there was no room for dessert but they're also fab."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Took a date here. Found the place last minute, really impressed with the set-up, food, and waiters. The date went well. We both enjoyed the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Thanks again for another delicious meal! The Fried Chicken was excellent!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "From our waitress down to the bus boy, our staff was attentive. All food was prepared to be brought to the table at once, so there were 4 people delivering a plate to each person. Great presentation. Fresh food. The burrata and many different types of tomatoes was a great appetizer as was the peach, cucumber salad, very light, fresh and tasty. I had shrimp and grits, which were wonderful. Two others had the signature fried chicken. Our 4th had the pork chop, which was gigantic and too rare for her, but she sent it back to be cooked more. Personally, a pork chop four inches thick did not excite me. Fried corn and mac and cheese sides were great. Very reasonably priced for such fresh food in a hot spot."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Energetic environment. A bit noisy. Menu was creative. Get the specials when offered."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "There were three of us and we had a cute round table. Great for talking. Our server was so knowledgeable about foods -it was amazing. Good was extremely good!! Would go again. Would recommend highly."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The food was great, however it was a bit too noisy and there were lots of flies indoors. The manager paid for our lunch because our waiter saw us constantly swatting flies."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Our server was great! She paid just the right amount of attention to us. All the food we had was delicious, especially the Mac and cheese and fried chicken. Although we were too stuffed for dessert, the server still made me feel special and brought out a candle on a plate and told me to make a wish :) one thing to note: veggie plate was not that filling for the price."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had some very good food but skipped dessert to get out of there since it was so loud!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Food was awesome. Service was excellent! Will be back for sure!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Good stuff!! Upstairs bar menu has additional appetizers that are not on the dining menu downstairs. I definitely wish they would also make them available for regular dining."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Went for lunch and JCT did a great job. I need to go for dinner soon. I had the Lamb Banh Mi sandwich which I found to be completely awesome!!!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Gloria is amazing! Some of the best service we have ever received!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014