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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
  • "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
  • "We recently went for their Sunday Supper and were sadly disappointed. After hearing everyone rave about the fried chicken, we couldn't wait to try it. It was good but no where near as good as Busy Bee or the Colonnade. What was the fuss all about?!?! To make matters worse, they brought out two of the smallest pieces of fried chicken I have ever seen. It was half of a breast and a leg. Honestly?! To make matters even worse, for a table of four, they brought out ONE ear of corn cob cut into four pieces. One. That is ridiculous. Corn is 6 for $2 at the supermarket right now. So while the food is still very good, don't even think about the Sunday Supper at JCT Kitchen, as you will go home hungry and with a hole in your wallet."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Deviled eggs and tomatoes with barrata cheese were fantastic. Chicken and Dumplings had no flavor, not very good. Fish of the day, Amberjack was overcooked. Peach dessert was good. I wasn't that impressed. Too many other good restaurants around for mediocre main courses."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great atmosphere and staff! The food was delicious- a nice upscale twist on southern food. I highly recommend JCT!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the atmosphere at the restaurant, casual but sophisticated. Can feel comfortable in slacks and polo or in a shirt and tie. The menu was creative and provided options for all kinds of fare with focus on southern classics. I had the fried chicken and bean salad. I never thought a southern classic could be envisioned like this, great taste in the breading and chicken was cooked to perfection. My girlfriend had the steak tartar, not something I would try on my own, but had a great taste and the char bread is a great addition to the dish. Our server had the perfect personality for this location, could here the twang in her accent and very personable and knowledgeable about the dishes. definitely will come here again."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Nice resturant, in a fun location, and good ambiance. However, the service was extremley lacking at our table. Our waiter was friendly, but wasn't around much and brought out wrong things a few different times. The price was fair, the bar scene looked like fun, I'd give that a try. But I probably won't go back for a dinner."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "You must try the Crispy Egg dish. We've never tasted anything so delicious! How do they deep fry an egg, keep it in tact, and have a oozy gooey yolk. Plus all the condiments surrounding it were sublime. Great work guys!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The food was great and so was our waitress. They weren't too happy with us when it was 10:30 and we were still finishing our food and our 2nd bottle of Prosecco. They pretty much hustled us out, but I will still look forward to returning there when I'm back in Atlanta. I've also already recommended it to a number of people."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "First time diners; party of 5 celebrating a birthday. Shared a couple appetizers - burrata and the deviled eggs. Both great. Entrees ranged from a chicken special to fried chicken to burger to shrimp and grits. All were very good. Entrees went a bit long, both the manager and server came to apologize; server's name was Angel - very attentive yet casual. Manager surprised us with four different desserts including one to celebrate the birthday to make up for the delayed entrees. Desserts were exceptional. Overall a great experience."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Overall, I would say my dining experience was good. We had reservations and and actually arrived 5-10 minutes early. They still sat us. The restaurant was pretty loud. I didn't realize how much we had been yelling at each other to speak until we went to the restroom after the meal was over. The waiter was good at giving his opinions on the wine. He helped us choose and we liked the choice he made. The entree was really great too, even though it's not what I originally went there wanting. I like the lemon heads instead of mints on your way out. I will come back again"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I tried this place on a recommendation of a colleague. Great menu with a nice selection of Southern, but modern dishes! The wine list was fantastic. The service was a little lackluster, however. The waiter was not as attentive as she could have been. We decided against dessert because she just took too long to get back with us. I would go back and give it a second shot."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Enjoyed an excellent dinner at JCT. It was quite late when we finished but we did want to try out the dessert. We asked our server for dessert recommendations and he told us to skip dessert at JCT and go next door to an ice cream store. He made said we would be better off and told us that the store stayed open another hour. We listened to the server but found the store already closed. In hindsight, we believe our server was trying to get us to leave so that he could start closing down (even though we were not the last guests in the restaurant). Needless to say, this ended our evening on a sour note."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Took my boyfriend for a bday dinner, the service was lovely and attentive waitstaff."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Staff didn't honor advance request and when asked about just shrugged it off. Poor service which is too bad considering the food was good."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This was our second time at JCT. The oysters and mussels were excellent. However, the chicken and the greens were atrocious. We have had these two dishes previously at JCT and they were good. But not this time."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We eat here all the time and I love it! This time I went with the special panzanella salad and added grilled shrimp to it - which is like $6 or $7 up charge which is not bad but I got 4 shrimp - the salad was delish but next time I will just stay away from the additional add - was not worth it! Chef got a little snooty when I asked my server about it."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Always have a very good meal here - mostly rich, tasty comfort food. Fried chicken, Angry Mussels, Parmesan fries are all good."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I went for the Sunday dinner. I had heard good things, so I went in with high expectations. It seemed a little pricey, but $26 did include salad and dessert. Great mac n cheese and corn. The portions were pretty small, so you're definitely not taking leftovers home, but it was still enough. I guess I wasn't overly impressed by the food, but I did love the decor and atmosphere. The service was really good too. I'm glad I tried it once to see what the hype is all about, but I am not excited to return. My boyfriend compared the food to an overpriced Bantam and Biddy."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I have been to JCT in the past. This experience was not very good. We recieved our first 2 courses before any beverages were brought over, not even the iced tea someone ordered. Then get forgot one of the cocktails, which took 5 more minutes to bring. In my opinion, you should not be given 2 out of 4 courses without the wine or beverages. The restaurant was not even full. The food was good. But there are far too many great restaurants in the city to go back to terrible service."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We were there in a Sunday night and the menu is fixed price of 26.00 per person. You have a choice of 5 main dishes and sides with sharing in mind. I rarely eat fried food but at JCT Kitchen the southern fried chicken is the best I have ever had. Crisp, drizzled with a little honey it was the prefect amount of food. I loved the salad with blanched green bean! We had to add an extra guest to our party at the last minute and they were super accommodating! Excellent place to eat in Atlanta!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014