JCT Kitchen and Bar
JCT Kitchen and Bar

JCT Kitchen and Bar

  • 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 4043555311x12
  • Entertainment: Occasional "Singer/Songwriters"
  • Special Events: 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
JCT Kitchen and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
354 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (222)neighborhood gem (156)hot spot (131)good for groups (129)special occasion (124)great for outdoor dining (109)great for lunch (107)romantic (87)vibrant bar scene (86)notable wine list (39)great for brunch (36)late-night find (26)scenic view (23)kid-friendly (20)Show More
  • Weekday Dinner
    iji93108VIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Attentive service, reservation honored on time, quality food and choices, and tolerant of a five year old that accompanied us. Negative is overall noise level on a weekday night. Draperies between many tables helps absorb some noise, but still hard to hold a conversation without shouting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love JCT!
    IMFunn
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    This is one of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta. My first time doing the family style Sunday Dinner and it was awesome!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First timer
    Great
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This was our first time trying out JCT. Had heard a lot about it. Definitely try their oysters - we had a platter so had about 3 oysters of each of their oyster offerings and it was amazing!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing Special
    Bfarr530VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    My wife and I both expected better based on reviews and reputation. Deviled eggs appetizer was very good but the entrees could have been better. There was just nothing remarkable or outstanding. Could have gotten the same meal at any number of restaurants in Atlanta.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loud, trendy scene
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    When checking in we were told to be out in one hour, they needed the table. Food was exceptionally salty. A small selection of entrees. Stick with what they are known for ....the fried chicken.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always consistent, current seasonal menu, tops
    YellowjacketVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Epitome of the farm to market style. Very well prepared, unique dishes (ham wrapped redfish on bed of veggies and potatoes) plus standbys (chicken sandwich with marinated toppings). Best to come after 1 pm for lunch if you do not want to have to talk loudly. Very skilled serving team. Depth of menu knowledge. clear why this place is so well regarded with out being stuffy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JCT: Delicious Food, Great Ambiance
    Vision
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Took an exec who was visiting from California to JCT. He is well traveled and has discriminating taste. JCT offered both Southern charm and excitement while serving up the perfect food experience. Great staff and atmosphere. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovetoeatoutVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Got recommendation from neighbor…..wouldn't pass along. Lively, industrial setting but left us cold. Food un-eceptional. Salads mediocre.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good as usual, a few issues.
    Cenobia
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    JCT is a go-to favorite of ours. This is the first time we've gone for the Sunday supper, and didn't realize the pris fixe was only option till we were seated. The selection of entrees also great, but missed ordering some of our other favorites. A few suprising issues included the salad, which was quite bland and very large - felt wasteful. Also my entree (meat loaf) was cold, but of course the waiter fixed that right away. So, no worries about going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Improved from last visit
    MeghanS
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My husband and I went back for our second visit in a month...a do-over of sorts. This visit was Much Improved. Our server, Damien, really came through. He was attentive when he needed to be and gave us space to enjoy our dinner when the time came. We were not rushed through the ordering process or pushed out the door wen dinner was over. In addition, there were some new menu items since our last visit which were all delicious! This experience really proved that our last visit with bad service was just a fluke. Thanks for redeeming yourself, JCTKitchen!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    It was my first time dining at JCT, and I must say it was an excellent experience from the service to the food,I will definitely be a returning customer
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    From the service to the food it was just a great experience. They are doing everything right.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Popular Place
    DivaHK
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    It is a lovely restaurant; however, the noise level can be a little overwhelming. I personally think the food in the Upstairs Bar is better than the dining room. While I have had the fish sandwich a number of times, I found it to be a little disappointing on my last visit. Fries are great, and the salads are great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • still great, but slipping a bit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Love this place, but not as spot on as usual. Glass of champagne (at bar inside restaurant) was not cold and a little flat. French fries not warm, and apple cake dessert was not represented as warm, but should have been.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and ambiance
    ShelbyfromMadison
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We had lovely service and we're promptly seated with our reservation despite arriving a bit late. The waitress and hostess were upbeat and attended to every detail. The fried green tomato appetizer was delicious and generated stories around our table of Ohio visitors of how their mother's had fried this late season bounty. However, our entrees were only "so-so" - shrimp and grits, vegetarian, and chicken dumplings. The only rave review was for the haddock fish special. We can give applause for the apple cake dessert we shared - a round tender spice cake with a generous serving of vanilla ice cream. A shout out for Jeni's ice cream (from our hometown Columbus Ohio) that is in the same area - add some salty caramel to your dessert menu.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Out of towner MUST
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I took a few out of town guests to JCT and each of them raved how great it was. A quick stroll up to the upstairs patio before crossing the bridge to Ormsby's and all of them left thinking they could live in Atlanta. JCT is a go-to when you want to show off the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Angel on high
    VinoGrape
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Our Server was named "Angel" and he lived up to his name. This guy is great! One of the best dinning experiences in Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday Supper, superb
    kgosden
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We went for the Sunday Supper which is an upscale meat & three fixed price menu. Really a great value for the $26 price. The fried chicken at JCT is always good and this visit was no exception; crisp and spicy offset by a drizzle of honey. The sides we choose, roast brussel sprouts, kale with apples and the creamed corn were all tasty and fresh although the creamed corn was more like succotash. I highly recommend the Sunday Supper.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Dinner
    dinnerfor2
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    JCT Kitchen was the perfect choice for celebrating my husband's birthday. The food, ambiance and service were exceptional. This was truly a good choice for dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We'll be Back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    First visit was for Sunday night supper. Great idea. Great choice of entrees and sides. Everything delicious! Love the decor and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not up to expectations
    susie
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Very disappointing Sunday nite supper - res at 5, staff still doing tasting, biscuits were not ready, mashed potatoes were not hot, barely wilted kale, it might as well have been raw, sprouts were barely cooked, could not even get them on fork.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good… some more exciting options
    OTPFoodies
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We have visited JCT Kitchen several times. The food is always good, yet it really struck me this time that there are more interesting and exciting options all over Atlanta and even in the area right around JCT. Service is very good, food is consistently good, but lacking that next level?
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic experience!
    TarHeel13
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We had a great experience at JCT! Great food, service was excellent, and the environment was perfect for a fun date spot. Highly recommend JCT Kitchen.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first time
    youshouldgo
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Highly recommended by some local friends during our visit- GREAT SUGGESTION!!! Food was delicious! A little cramped seating but setting was beautiful. Difficult to find - GPS was confused! Favourites- devilled eggs, corn on cob,bread with Apple butter- delicious!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bobcat
    Bobcat
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Our first visit was Saturday for lunch and was a very enjoyable experience. The menu is a bit unique with many intriguing offerings; as they say Southern with a French twist. We had friendly, efficient service and really enjoyed all the food items we tried. We'll go back to try all that we did not get on this trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Meal I've had in a long time!
    MoshJ79
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The Cesar salad and non- traditional Chicken with nocci dumplings was the bomb! Their staff was kind and attentive, very down to earth. I had a great conversation with the bar tender who also was quite knowledgable about the history of the area where the restaurant resides. His suggestion for the cocanut rum cake was excellent for my choice of dessert! Great place to eat or meet friends for drinks! A must for those visiting Atlanta!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must go to!
    Bridesmaids7VIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I always take friends in town to this place! It's fun, different and wonderful food!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious and not overrated
    GRITS
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We thought the food was delicious, and our waiter was very attentive even though the place was full. He was friendly and kept checking on us. We loved the fried chicken and the chicken and dumplings (which is really more like chicken and gnocchi with vegetables). Too bad the place is so loud, but it was too cold to sit outside. I will try it again when the warmer weather returns so we can sit outside!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum!
    ACDCACVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The grown up grilled cheese is to die for. The truffle fries are outstanding. The angry mussels are delicious. Not so happy with the beet salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    love2eat
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Everything was great from the craft beer/wine list and menu options to the delicious entrees and especially our server who made strong recommendations and we had no complaints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An experience
    YaHeard
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Dining at JCT is always more than a meal--it's always an experience. The food is always fantastic and ever changing so it's worth repeat visits over time. It has a great but small patio upstairs in the JCT bar for those neighborhood happy hours and ambiance you crave on a summer workday happy hour. However, the gem is still the cuisine. The main restaurant has a bit of a split personality when it comes to your experience. The main restaurant is low lit and decorated such that you would think it could be a romantic date night, however the noise level, overall size and number of larger groups there kill that intention. It's an overall good experience and the food is worth it every. single. time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    jcfeats
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Five of us went to celebrate a birthday. had a great time. food was, as always, yummy but our enjoyment was largely due to the service. She was the most pleasant, attentive wine/menu literate young woman - best service I have had anywhere in a long time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure...
    Miles
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I have been numerous times and have never been disappointed. It's "that" place. Nearby Jeni's or Oransby's is a great way to finish off the night. Cheers
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • southern food with a twist
    JuliaWTVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    really well prepared food. Wonderful friend chicken. Burgers cooked to perfection. Fried green tomatoes. Wonderful service. I love this place
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible health rating 73C
    BfoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We did not eat after we notice the health rating was a 73C. Will not reserve table here again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JCT delivers again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    JCT really never disappoints. From the outside seating area to the upstairs outside bar with the view, this place delivers on scenery and ambiance. The Trout and Fried Chicken were excellent. And the portions were generous as I had my leftovers the next day!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Surprised by Health Score
    DawgDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    JCT is my favorite of all Ford Fry's restaurants and I had yet another wonderful meal (tomato soup and egg salad sandwich) but was extraordinarily surprised and disappointed to see the 73 health score on my way out the door post-meal. I hope that this is rectified immediately; i won't be returning until then. Also, hostess was rude.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • gazpacho
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Very good , tasty and original food . Friendly and fast service . We love it everytime we go and we go often. Our favorite restaurant in Atlanta .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JCT is worth the trip
    Lance
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I cannot say enough positive things about the Kitchen and the Bar at JCT.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing chicken salad
    JessicaD
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I thoroughly enjoyed the chicken salad and the service was above average. However it was incredibly loud. We asked to be moved to quieter area of the restaurant and ended up sitting outside which was much better to have a conversation. Overall great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.