JCT Kitchen and Bar
JCT Kitchen and Bar

JCT Kitchen and Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jctkitchen.com/index.html
  • Phone: 4043552252x
  • 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 WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
JCT Kitchen and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
365 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (228)neighborhood gem (154)special occasion (141)good for groups (135)hot spot (125)great for outdoor dining (116)great for lunch (102)vibrant bar scene (97)romantic (94)great for brunch (41)notable wine list (35)late-night find (33)scenic view (23)kid-friendly (19)Show More
  • Good southern comfort food
    BlondieinBk
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Favorite spot in the south for fried chicken, shrimp & grits, fried green tomatos and brussel sprouts. Wine list is good too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great at celebrations!!
    Rmpowell
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I brought my boyfriend here to celebrate his acceptance in grad school and they made the night so special!!! I left some instructions in the notes and everything was executed perfectly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place is loud
    TomBigVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Granted, our table was outside the kitchen door- always a problem.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern Comfort
    EZDine
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Great farm to table restaurant serving a good southern cuisine. Sunday is a great day to go as they only open from 5pm - 9pm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rushed through dinner
    MeghanS
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had friends visiting from Paris and wanted to take them for some quality Southern Food. While the food itself was good, our service was very terrible. We repeatedly told our server we were not in a rush and would like to space our meal. Although he acknowledged that, we were completely rushed through our dinner. On top of that, No plates were brought when the apps arrived even though we told him we were going to share. Then he brought two small plates for 6 people. Dinner was brought before the apps were cleared. We all ran out of drinks and had to call him over to order. Dessert and coffee were brought without spoons...the whole thing was a debacle. I was embraced that I chose this restaurant for such a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will be back soon!
    GGGerst
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great experience, great food, great service. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening at JCT!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh Cuisine
    BeachpixieVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The redfish was tasty and the coffee was strong. The staff is as trendy as the restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The signature fried chicken is it!
    slightfoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The fried chicken is SO tasty!! You will also have enough to take home. I always attempt to try something new for my entree but the chicken calls me every time lol.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice find
    Alfredharobahenadoc1
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    My wife and I really enjoyed our time here. The service was great! The staff was friendly and best of all, the food was great! Definately go to try the fried chicken!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dmc3VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I first received a friendly greeting from the valet and then again when I entered the restaurant by the host and hostess. I was offered either a table, or a seat at the bar, if I preferred. I appreciated this and elected to sit at the bar. The bar staff was very attentive and well versed on menu items. Food was great, as expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fried Chicken
    NTAtlanta
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Thank God that they brought back the collard greens and cornbread with the fried chicken and got rid of that terrible bean salad with it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Sunday Supper
    Eater
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We visited JCT Kitchen for their Sunday Supper and were not disappointed. The biscuits and deviled eggs are tasty starters. We ordered the fried chicken and boneless chicken thighs- both amazing. For sides, we ordered collard greens, fried corn, and summer beans. The collards and fried corn were excellent, but the summer beans were not what I expected. Instead of green beans, we were served chickpeas and navy beans. They were good, but not what I wanted- perhaps a description would have helped clarify? Dessert, a brownie with whipped creme, was the perfect ending. Our server was excellent and attentive. The atmosphere was casual and relaxed- like you would want Sunday Supper to be at home. We will definitely!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Half Good & Half Bad
    datenight
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    On time and courteous greeters were enthusiastic showed us to our table but things headed south from there. The waiter seems to be uninterested in having us as a patron. He was very impatient as we decided on or drinks and failed to cover the specials when taking our order. Once the order was placed is took over an hour to get our meals and needless to say the entrees were cold. I would have understood if someone had given us an update, even after a few requests no one every respond to our inquiry. The manager did offer to reheat the food and make an adjustment of a bill. Despite the poor service, the food was outstanding and would definitely recommend based on the chief.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    LynchpinVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The restaurant gained its fame (and our patronage) from incredible Southern fried chicken. It was delicious, light tan, juicy.....heavenly! The key word in the last sentence is WAS. Last week we took one of our grandsons, 11 years old, for a birthday dinner. We were shocked and disappointed. The fried chicken came out a very dark brown. The chicken was dry and tasteless. The fried green tomatoes were the worst we have ever eaten. Cooked in the same old, used grease, this Southern delicacy was lukewarm, soggy, and best suited for compost. It seems to us that the restaurant got caught up in the excitement of good reviews and took their eyes off the quality. There are too many GREAT restaurants in Atlanta.....we will not go back to JCT!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We can't get enough
    fashfamilyVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The food at JCT is just done right. Southern favorites, cooked to perfection, and elevated in a way that reminds you of home but served in a classy way. The pork chop is the best in town by far. Smokey, grilled, and juicy. I could eat two of them. Start with the deviled eggs and angry mussels and you can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience!
    Fijigal
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We went to JCT with another couple and had a great time. Love the ambiance and lighting. Vibrant place but not too loud. Angry mussels and Parmesan fries are a must have!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I recently took my girlfriend here on Saturday and did not have a pleasant experience. I made reservations on Tuesday and made the trip from Macon to eat at what I heard was a place with fantastic food. We both ordered the hanger steak and the first time it came out it was chared and the second time it came it out was too over done which we ordered medium rare. I was just very disappointed and I had one bite of the second plate and left. To be honest it was the biggest waste of $90 I have ever spent. Thanks, Joe Newton
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    LexiVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I've been to JCT several times and have always been blown away by the decor, the food, and the unfailingly exception service. My boyfriend's family made a very rare trip to Atlanta for a visit and we had no doubt that JCT was the place to take them... Unfortunately I think we may have oversold the experience before arrival. Service was adequate; I place no blame on our individual waiter as it appeared from our observations that he was working several large parties in addition to a number of quickly-turning tables. However, what we'd anticipated being a long dinner enjoyed over many glasses of wine turned into a quick "check please!" when we were finally able to get his attention. I'll be back - but not with anyone that I want to impress.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bad service
    jcfeats
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    second visit - service still bad as in, let me keep walking by your table and turn my head the other way! Took 30 minutes to ask for our drink order (mixology here is 5 star)
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great
    dragon
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This was our second time dining and the food was again excellent. The cocktails are weak, but that is the only flaw I've seen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my Go To's
    tiffdiff
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Reasonably priced, awesome food, and a fantastic ambience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will go back
    FT00
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Couldn't be better. Everything was great and service spectacular
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!
    DF30
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The food and the atmosphere was great. It was the perfect place to have a lunch meeting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We went to our first Sunday Supper and had a great meal. The fried chicken was excellent. We were afraid our expectations were too high, but it did not disappoint at all. Truly tasty. And we loved the quail as well - so flavorful and juicy. Collards, mashed potatoes and bean and tomato salad were great accompaniments, and the appetizers and dessert were great too. Our server, Jennifer, was fabulous. So personable and she clearly wanted us to enjoy ourselves, which we did. It was a lovely night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Southern comfort food
    cnalscVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    On our last day in Atlanta, we chose to get our fix of Southern food by taking in the Sunday supper at JCT. We were greeted warmly and seated immediately; our waiter was friendly and helpful. And yes, we got our fix of Southern food: the Sunday supper comes with biscuits, deviled eggs, a farm stand salad, your choice of meat and three sides to share. We had it all: Fried chicken, pork shoulder, the mac & cheese, corn and stewed green beans. We could barely finish the brown butter blondie which came for dessert. The bottle of Vermentino went relatively well with the meal. We did have trouble getting a cab back to the hotel (Midtown westside doesn't seem cab friendly) but it was an nice end to our long weekend in Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday with friends
    Grammardad
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our choice when we are in this part of the city. Great location and nice selection.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great JCT fried chicken
    TheresaRealmVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Been to JCT kitchen, twice I had ordered the JCT fried chicken. It is that good!! Crispy, juicy and very flavorful. Others at my table had crispy fish sandwich (was told that's the best fish sandwich he had eaten), and po'boy which received a 2 thumbs up too. Noise level can be overwhelming but with great food and excellent service, I will be back :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Never had a bad experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I took my girlfriend to dinner here as I have been talking about it for a while. The deviled egg app is always fantastic. I ordered the fried chicken quickly as the tend to run out as it is so good. Great atmosphere and service as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot for a business lunch...
    dinista82VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    ...if you can eat around the flies flying through the air. Tip, don't sit near any of the doors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food!
    Shorty79
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Best fried green tomatoes I've ever had! The service was lackluster and they were out of Tito's and a bunch of wines that we tried to select. The food made up for it. Would love to come back next time I'm in ATL.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High Energy and High Quality
    foodenjoyer
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We were introducing some friends to JCT and they were very impressed. The service was smooth and the comments by the waitstaff were helpful and appropriate. Although everything passed muster, the hits were the heirloom tomato salad, the deviled eggs, and the pork chop. Plus, the bread was outstanding -- a flavorable sourdough that was crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. We had a great evening.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Date Night
    McKeith
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Aside from being totally in love with man I was with, I loved the overall experience at JCT. The staff is friendly, the ambiance is so relaxed; it was a very feel good moment. The seating allows for intimate conversation. After awhile it felt as if we were the only ones there. The manger is friendly a spoke to me. The food: it's always a hit! I love seeing what other people order as well, it allows you to see the amazing dishes that they offer in all of their splendor. The fried chicken is always at least a table away. I've had it several times and it's always just as good as the very first time. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" is what works for JCT. You won't regret this visit. Monday night felt like a Friday night. Adored it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday Supper
    Marvl
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    These guys do a great fancy "Meat and 3" on Sundays. The BEST biscuits, and a modern take on comfort food. Gets very busy and is popular with large groups- so be prepared for noise and make a reservation. This a frequent spot for us- and usually the service is good- but not so smooth on this last visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food slow service
    Sunshine8429
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great place prices are very high. Food was good out waiter was very slow
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun restaurant
    flarobyn
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband and I ate here after flying into Atlanta. Our table was ready, service was great. Food was very good - my husband said the mussels were outstanding! Fried chicken was extremely good. Nice wine list. Neat atmosphere, very industrial feel. Only criticism, it was a little noisy for us but then we were probably the oldest couple there! (we are both 65) But that did not deter our enjoyment of dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome place for southern food
    Jdawg
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I just moved to Atlanta and I found out that this is a place that you must visit when you're in the city. Plenty of parking, great food, great service, and amazing ambience. It can be a little hard to hear and talk, and it's pretty dim lighting during dinner. Lots of people, so make sure to make reservations ahead of time! I had the shrimp and grits which was delicious and it tasted great even as leftovers the next morning. Dessert menu is amazing as well! Prices run a bit high, but worth it. A must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just a waste of time and money
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Horrible service, worse dessert, and fair food. Best thing on my plate was the truffle mashed potatoes.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Impressed
    Macman8352VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    First time at this location. This is another Ford Dry establishment and is noted for fried chicken and it was great, My wife had Pork Osco Busco and was incredible. For appetizer I had the Mussels and I've eaten Mussels in many places and these were the best ever! Our server was Gloria and made us feel right at home and welcome. We ate there on Saturday and we are still bragging about the place on Monday. Needless to say we'll be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME FOOD!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had such a wonderful time with delicious food & wine! Our server was friendly and nice too so that was a plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noisy but very good food!!
    TheresaRealmVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This place is loud! Given the restaurant was packed, but the noise level was definitely on the high side. The food and service made up for the deafening noise. Food and service are definitely top notch. We ordered the Parmesan truffle fries, corn soup, fried chicken skins, JCT fried chicken, po boy and crispy fish sandwich. Everyone at the table loves the food. There was nothing we did not like. Our server Ashley was very nice and friendly. Highly recommend for anyone to make a reservation before trying to get a table here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.