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South City Kitchen Midtown
South City Kitchen Midtown

South City Kitchen Midtown Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://fifthgroup.com
  • Email: southcitykitchen@fifthgroup.com
  • Phone: (404) 873-7358
  • Hours of Operation: DINNER NIGHTLY
    Monday-Thursday, 5-10pm
    Friday-Saturday, 5-10:30pm
    Sunday, 5-10pm

    Saturday-Sunday 11am-3:30pm

    Monday-Friday 11am to 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, American
  • Executive Chef: Chip Ulbrich
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: 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.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 14th Street
  • Public Transit: MARTA Arts Center or Midtown stations.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: 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.
A word from South City Kitchen Midtown
Celebrating over 16 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.)Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSouthern
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "I dont normally order a pork chop but the server talked me into it. Very very good chop. Wife had the trout and absolutely loved it. The skin was so crisp. Mussels and she crab soup were great to start with. Our server was knowledgable about the food an restaurant."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Top notch food, and excellent service. Pricing was very fair for the portion sizes."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great service, nice table upstairs with excellent service. Expensive, but worth a visit! Yummy Food. I had the Caesar salad with grilled chicken, bu often get the southern fried chicken with mashed potatoes and swap the greens"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Go for the food...fried green tomatoes....fried chicken....forget about your health for an evening! I read reviews and some said certain areas were quieter....NOT!!!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Food and experience very consistent. Always know you will have a good meal and good service. Inside is a bit noisy, but sitting out on the patio is lovely"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "South City is within walking distance to my job, I heard many good things about the food so I finally visited. The food was mediocre and a tab pricey. It wasn't very pricey but if I'm going to pay $30 for a pork chop it better be GREAT and it wasn't. Nice ambiance, we set on the patio, waitress was nice but food was just "okay.""
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Everything was delicious: cocktails, biscuits, soup, entree, dessert. Service was helpful and well informed, without feeling rushed or intrusive. Making a reservation for one wasn't a problem and I got a great table. Lighting was warm and low, making for an intimate feel. Looking forward to my next visit."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Initially, I was thinking of trying a nontraditional ambience for a late afternoon dinner. Somehow I was overcome with the taste for breakfast food but not the typical 3-4 item meal. I searched for brunch locations and of the five that populated my search results first, South City Kitchen won me over with their description of the "shrimp & grits" featured on their menu. I was thoroughly pleases with the level of service and promptness of the meal's arrival to my table. Everyone was bright and upbeat from the host to the servers. The music in the background essentially lulled me into my happy place with tunes from Ray Charles to Tony Bennett. Amazing experience! Time and money well spent!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The food was great. Gourmet southern cuisine. The waiter was stiff and not very friendly. He needed a little more personality and should be warmer to the customers."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I had made a reservation earlier in the week and at the last minute, I needed to add another person. At first, my request could not be accommodated but about an hour later, a young lady from the restaurant called me back and had worked something out. I was really impressed by that. The food is always good. This time, the fried chicken was just awesome."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit. I ordered the pork chop on the recommendation of our server, and she didn't steer me wrong. First of all, this chop is not your grandma's small, dry chop . This was as big and as thick as a sirloin steak. It was cooked to perfection, very tender and juicy, and the flavor was fabulous. My husband had the fried chicken, and it, too, was incredibly moist and flavorful. I loved their fried green tomatoes, stacked with goat cheese on an herbed tomato sauce. The only miss was the lobster mac and cheese, which was surprisingly watery and bland, and the flavor was not a good complement to the wonderful flavors of the pork chop. The music was too loud but didn't interrupt our conversation."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I really appreciate that their chicken comes from a farm that treats the animals humanely. From their website you can click on the brand of chicken and read about the farm that the chickens come from. And of course their fried chicken tastes amazing. Flavorful and not greasy. Most of the food I have tried here has been good. The only real dissapointment was the sweet potatoes. Whatever they did to it covered up the flavor of the sweet potatoes with greasy cheese. I would recommend the chicken, grits and the fried green tomatoes."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We went there for my husband's birthday. We started off with the fried green tomatoes. They were tasty but I can't say they were excellent. It was missing "bite." Nonetheless, very tasty. For our meals, my husband decided to go with the Buttermilk Fried Chicken. He inhaled it. He kept saying how tasty it was. It came on a pile of mashed potatoes and greens. I went with the Veg-O-Matic. I got butter peas, mac n chz and garlic greens. So good and very filling. We ended our meal with the pecan pie which was equally as good. After we finished eating the manager came by to greet us which put the icing on the cake. I would definitely recommend and we will be back!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This was our first time to South City Kitchen! The food was amazing. The ambiance is wonderful. The decor of the old house that has been renovated is wonderful. The staff took extra care to make our anniversary special!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Out of all my years living in Atlanta this was my first time and it was great... i was there for a lunch meeting... which was rather loud but it was great!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "What a find! Walking distance to an event at Woodruff and the best food I have had in a very long time! The fried chicken was over the top and we fought over the last bite of pork chop. Def will be back!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I think that their fried green tomatoes are the best I've ever had. My husband feels the same way about their fried chicken. He had the fried chicken on the waffle and thought it was very nice, but he likes the fried chicken meal with potatoes the best. The service was a little rushed and inattentive this time, but we still enjoyed our lunch. This is a very busy and noisy restaurant unless you come when it first opens. We don't mind because we still enjoy our time, but it is hard to have a conversation."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Food and service was excellent. I guess the noise level was about right for a weekday lunch crowd, but it was very loud at times."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "I would not go back nor would I recommend this incredibly noisy place that had mediocre service and average food. Nothing was outstanding except for the absurd noise level. We walked in happy and sadly couldn't wait to escape. There are so many restaurants in Atlanta that are much, much better."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I tried this place for brunch and got there shortly after opening. Service was timely and food was on time and very tasty. Drink portions are a little small, though my food itself was sufficient to fill me up. Noise level was minimal at the beginning, but towards the end of my meal, we could not hear ourselves converse."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Our group thoroughly enjoyed our brunch. For years they have provided great food &service. Fabulous to have a 'go to' neighborhood spot!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "This was my first time at the restaurant and was super happy with the good and service. Will definitely go back as there were lots of items on the menu that I'd like to try."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "This is a nice place to have Sunday brunch! Food is excellent. A little noisy but still worth visiting."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "This is a great spot and it is a monthly must. The food here is amazing and I haven't had a bad meal yet."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The food was absolutely GREAT. A bit too noisy. Service was just super. I would recomend even to my hard to please friends."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "First time dining recommended by the shuttle driver from the airport, GREAT GREAT place !!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Brought out-of-town guests here two years ago and now South City Kitchen is on our list every time they come in town! Fantastic food, great location and seems like we always just miss a celebrity sighting!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My wife and met friends for a kid free night out. The atmosphere was perfect. The service was patient and timely. The food was terrific. The entire experience was great."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This is my favorite spot in Atlanta. There are a bunch of good restaurants in town, but when I'm in Atlanta, this is my go-to spot. Food is great, well priced, and the wine list gives you a bunch of choices that don't seem over-priced. We usually go with 8-10 people, and they do a great job of getting you served quickly. Service has always been very good. The grits croutons on the caesar salad are a must-have."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Good flavors. Unique vegetables. Small portions. Very loud--poor acoustics--back ground music drowned out by conversations from tables too close together."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Everything was great except it was too loud for meaningful conversation."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "The food at this restaurant is excellent. They have nailed what I call "sophisticated southern." The only issue I have is that the acoustics upstairs make things really loud. We were sat next to a group of probably 8-10 and all of their noise was bouncing off of the wooden walls and wood floors and it was very difficult to hear each other."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We have been to South City Kitchen several times now. Food and service never disappoint! Also appreciate the extensive gluten free menu."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I love this restaurant and frequent the Vinings location often. However, the Midtown location is pretty great as well. The South City Kitchen staff specialize in phenomenal service and the food is consistently outstanding across locations. I love, love, love this place."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I am from out-of-town and desired a top-10 Brunch restaurant in the Atlanta area to impress on a first date. The South City Kitchen Midtown was an excellent choice. Location: Both parties were driving from the south of Atlanta and the location was convenient and fairly easy to find (gps does help). Service: I sat at the bar while I waited for my date and was greated by every employee - a very friendly environment. Our server (Ron) was excellent. Attentive, friendly, helpful, he provided the right amount of service and allowed us to take our time and enjoy the meal and company. The concierge made note of my Open Table request for a quiet setting and it was perfect. Food: My date was an admitted "foodie" and was delighted with the food."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner with outstanding service by all. Our party of 4 was having dinner before going to the Fox. South City Kitchen was the perfect location to do both. We were able to have a delicious meal with appetizers and drinks and our server made sure that we were out the door in time for our musical. I am looking forward to our next visit!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Everything exceptional. Fantastic Food, service, bar drinks. Noise level way above What I could handle (visited the restroom which is in the upper floor and it was very quite). If you need to discuss or be heard, ask to be seated above."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Food was ok. Nothing to rave about. Service was below average. Our server didn't know the menu well enough. Cocktails were really well done and the appetizers (pork belly and fried green tomatoes) were even better. Entrees were served almost lukewarm. It was my third time eating here and the worst my experience has been. Good not great."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great food, service and the right location make this my go to spot whenever dining in Midtown is called for."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I chose this restaurant for my birthday and it was great. One thing though, when we walked in there was no one there to greet us so it was a little awkward for a few minutes. The place was pretty busy and we were early so it was not an issue. Our waitress was great and very knowledgeable of the menu. Everything was delicious!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014