South City Kitchen Midtown
South City Kitchen Midtown

South City Kitchen Midtown

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://fifthgroup.com/
  • Phone: 4048737358x
  • Hours of Operation:
    DINNER NIGHTLY
    Monday-Thursday, 5-10pm
    Friday-Saturday, 5-10:30pm
    Sunday, 5-10pm

    BRUNCH
    Saturday-Sunday 11am-3:30pm

    LUNCH
    Monday-Friday 11am to 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • 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.)
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSouthern
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
South City Kitchen Midtown reviews from OpenTable diners
361 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (191)neighborhood gem (163)special occasion (138)great for lunch (121)great for brunch (119)great for outdoor dining (110)hot spot (82)good for groups (80)romantic (71)notable wine list (44)vibrant bar scene (25)late-night find (20)kid-friendly (18)scenic view (17)Show More
  • deLISH!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    we went to your restaurant from a recommendation of a friend and we were completely blown away. from the kindness of one of your employees who greeted us as we arrived early and offered us a seat at the bar and a glass of water, to the beautiful and sweet young woman who took us to our table, to our waiter, andy, who was great and really led us to a wonderful meal, and finally to the amazing food itself...it was all wonderful!! i will spread the word and hopefully be back again someday to enjoy another meal with you!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • South City First timers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We visited the Midtown location, and it was just what we were expecting! Awesome menu, great service, and just a quaint place to be! Our server was fantastic, we had a little bit of everything, and even split the chicken and waffles, fried green tomatoes, and the fruit granola. They put them both on separate plates for us too, and it was plenty of food. So happy we chose South City for our Sunday brunch in the city!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    Atldine
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This restaurant was loud and busy. But our server was attentive and very friendly. Drinks were strong and tasty, loved the mint julep. We both loved our food. Great southern style dishes and sides tasted like they were from my grandma's kitchen.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night, Great night
    STPATL
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great night out at South City Kitchen. The server was very attentive, friendly, and ready with full descriptions of menu items and recommendations. We had a full meal sampling from every menu. Fried Green Tomatoes, Mussels, She-Crab Soup, Baby Beet Salad, Fried Chicken, Duck Breast, Pineapple Upside-down cake. For the highlights the Fried Chicken certainly lived up to the billing and the baby beet salad was a delicious work of art. The duck wasn't one of our favorites but was still good in its own right. All of the other items listed above were delicious. We also took advantage of the specialty cocktails, good times had by all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern with a Healthy Twist
    JayEdwardVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This menu provides great variety, with vegetables like tomato pie and asparagus/mushroom mix (when in season) often the starring the attraction. I started with the pork belly (tasted great) and then moved to the heathy stuff (tasted just as great). This restaurant is very popular and deservedly so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot!
    ATLgirlkd
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Consistently delicious food, though sometimes all ingredients are not listed on the menu. Be sure to ask about any items you're thinking of if you have a nut allergy....
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Charming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This restaurant had a quaint charming feel to it being that it looked as though it used to be someone's home that was remodeled into a restaurant. The service and the food was great!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern Comfort Food
    Grammardad
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    It was a great meal! The hot house tomato tart was exceptional. Southern comfort food with a city spin would best describe the fare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    DonnaVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We were in town for just one night for a college tour at Georgia Tech and picked this restaurant based on location and the other reviews. The food was excellent, the drinks were terrific and our waitress was great. Both my husband and I tried their fried chicken. It was delicious. I had the summer peach salad and my husband had the she crab soup. Being from Baltimore, we are always a bit leary to try crab dishes elsewhere because many places just don't do it justice. The soup, however was wonderful. We would definitely return if we are ever in Atlanta again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Brunch
    Copstad
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Really enjoyed the setting and the food. Be sure and make reservations for brunch as it is very busy. Cocktails were very good and Crab Cake Benedict was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Busy on a Saturday morning
    MissFrizzle007
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My mom, sister, great-aunt, and I had brunch here on Saturday morning. We decided to sit indoors, but due to the noise level inside, it may have been better to sit outside. My great-aunt, who is elderly, had difficulty hearing the conversation throughout the meal. The restaurant was busy for Saturday morning brunch, and that's certainly not a bad thing! I enjoyed the fried green tomatoes appetizer, pecan waffle entree, and fried okra side. I tasted my great-aunt's tomato soup, which was delicious, and I also tasted some of the items on my sister's vegetable plate -- the field peas were very good! I would recommend South City Kitchen, but I wish that there were a parking option where patrons could have their tickets validated.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fantastic food and service
    dkn1234
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Group of 4. We all loved every item we ordered. I had the fried chicken and it was the best I have ever had. Waiter was fun and very attentive. A perfect meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place rocks!
    EricaVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We always have great service and the food is great when we come here. Our waitress was awesome and very accommodating. The food was fresh and came out quickly. The drinks were very refreshing. My in-laws love coming here when they're in town. Thanks you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food, even better service
    hotlib
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    South City Kitchen was a chance discovery, but will forever be at the top of the list for Atlanta. The food was wonderful, but the service makes the place shine. It is obvious that the restaurant and the staff care deeply about crafting a wonderful experience for each table. Our waitress was incredibly knowledgable about both the food and the wine list, and made spot-on recommendations that were not anywhere close to the most expensive things on the menu. Next time we're getting dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Restaurant outdoor seating is not ideal and was seated in front of the water station, outside has an odor that is unfortunate for the restaurant, would definitely not recommend sitting outside. The food did not live up to the hype, the goat cheese fried green tomatoes - were burnt and they served it with a broken one on top. The Chicken was well done and not much chicken just batter, the famous fresh peach salad was over dressed and had two peach slices. The front of the house seemed put out and the chairs outside are so close you cannot get in and out and disturb the guests behind you, they even go so far as to say how you have to maneuver your chair to get in and out and then seem irritated if you get it wrong.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pearl of Atlanta
    Dave
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This restaurant was recommended by our hotel. It was fantastic. So good that we went back on the last night of our two week tour of The Southern States, after eating there on the very first night.. Everything about it was brilliant from the friendly service to the great food and good wine list. Views of colorful local scenes and central location. I could not recommend it highly enough.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent southern fare
    bgg2011
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    If all you order is their buttermilk fried chicken, you won't be disappointed. Everything we ordered was actually very delicious: shrimp and grits, collards, mac and cheese. Decent wine list, "ok" service. The patio was so dark, we had a hard time reading the menu or seeing our food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great fish special!
    DelighteddebVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The service was excellent. Food was prepared quickly and great explanation was given to us about their menu! My snapper was the best presentation that I have had recently. It was over butter beans and onions! Yum!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing . . .
    DawnaVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We have dined at South City numerous times and have always been very pleased; however, this experience was very disappointing. Our standard order includes she-crab soup, but it was inedible because of over-salting; our sandwich choice - Crab Cake BLT . . sounded lovely, even at $19, however, the bacon was raw, bread tough, and a crab cake that could fit on half the sandwich . . . disappointing. Lemonade delicious! Service wonderful, as always. However, overall, a disappointing experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Comfort food with a classy edge
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The food was great. I would recommend the Buttermilk fried chicken with mashed potatoes and four cheese mac n cheese. The ambiance is nice and romantic; however the restaurant can get noisy. The waiter was very patient and nice. Overall the experience was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best taste of the South
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Amazing buttermilk deep fried chicken. A real taste of the south, and updated to be modern. I always plan on a stop there when in Midtown ATL!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Great Southern Cuisine
    rtpivVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I rotate between the Midtown and the Vinings location. This meal was in Midtown. Food and service were outstanding for brunch. South City clings to our southern roots, and what better way than through fried chicken. If there's consistently better fried chicken in Atlanta, I don't know where it is. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars for ambience is that it was ear-splittingly loud. We had trouble carrying on a conversation it was so loud. South City is known as a popular spot for celebrities, probably because of the close proximity to the Four Seasons Hotel and because it truly is good, southern cuisine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Place we can count on
    karinekodaVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Solid food and service. Highly recommended, whether it is for a business lunch or a pre-theater dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice restaurant
    John
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We had a great diner here. The service was good. The food was also great. Together with restaurant Lure we find this one of the best restaurants in Midtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently great
    SophieVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This is our work go-to restaurant for special occasion lunches - the food's always good (mac and cheese, succotash, chicken) as is the service
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bleh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Not the best place. My broccoli rabe was not edible- sent it back- doused in vinegar. Fried chicken was burnt. Way too loud to enjoy a meal.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Classic
    Timbo
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This was our fouth visit to South City Kitchen as we find the food and service always delightful. We ordered the scallop appetizer and they were perfectly cooked, a slight crunch on the outside and very tender inside. This visit we tried the pork chop and the catfish. We did not make a mistake.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    unfoldthesoul
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Really nice to visit a restaurant that boasts southern cuisine with sophistication while maintaining the characteristics we LOVE about southern food! Service was excellent...food was delicious...plate presentation, seasoning..everything...I will return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food but INCREDIBLY NOISY!!
    luv2travelandeat
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had a concert to attend so I notified OpenTable and we were seated right away. Tyler was our server and was very attentive. The Fried Green Tomato appetizer with tomato/basil sauce was delicious. My husband had the Tennessee Catfish and I had the Shrimp and Grits. Both were phenomenal! The only complaint we had was the noise level. We sat at a cute little table all to ourselves, but could not hear each other talk. It seems that there must not be an insulation in the walls to accommodate the people in the rooms. We were seated upstairs and it seemed that all the noise from downstairs filtered up to us along with all the noise on the second. Loved the food, but don't think we will be back unless we are seated outside to eat.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great place
    veritas753
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Food is always good even if not the best I have ever had. Pearson Farm Peach salad was superb as was shrimp and red mule grits. Service was pleasant and efficient. Good wine list...not great but good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Great Eating Experience
    Overwhelmed
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I have been to South City Kitchen numerous times and have been completely satisfied with the food the atmosphere and the staff. However this last time was outstanding The service seemed better than before, the food was superb and the portions were perfect, not too much and not too little. I did not leave the restaurant stuffed just extremely satisfied. From the pre-dinner drinks toO the main course, I along with my guests were completely content and ready to enjoy the concert at Symphony Hall. I highly recommend this restaurant for anyone going to a play or concert at the Alliance Theater!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Total Package
    EmmaskyeVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This place has the best of everything-great location, great vibe, amazing food, outstanding service and delicious wines. it is a great place to take out of town business guests (ask to sit upstairs) or have a group dining experience. This staff treats everyone like a VIP.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday Brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Southern cuisine and Sunday Brunch, truly a match made in heaven. When it comes to pairing Southern cuisine and Sunday Brunch, there's no doubt that South City Kitchen in Midtown can compete with the best of 'em. Boasting so many Southern favorites like Fried Green Tomatoes, Pimento Cheese, Fried Chicken, Eggs Benedict, and of course - Chicken and Waffles, one can definitely find an excellent brunch in line with their tastes. Definitely try one of the Benedicts or the Chicken and Waffles. The service was good, the prices were reasonable and I left happy and stuffed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not enough seasoning
    Wanda
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The restaurant was nice but very noisy. The food was okay. I had the catfish and my boyfriend had the fried chicken. Neither were seasoned very well. Our server, Aaron was great and very attentive. Dessert was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Carleen
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Awesome Place....I've been there several times and it's consistant and amazing! Love the fried chicken, green fried tomatoes, etc. you can't go wrong here!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Finally, FRIED CHICKEN!
    susansings2u
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Thoroughly loved the crusty, moist, tender fried chicken atop the absolutely creamy, delicious mashed red skin potatoes, alongside the tangy, savory collards and hearing my husband comment over and over about his delicious chicken and malted waffles, after I ordered the homemade pimento cheese appetizer adjoined with fresh, homemade bread/butter pickles. Wonderful, memorable lunch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great first experience
    MisoVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    From start to finish the restaurant was very accommodating. Within 2 hours of our Sat. night reservation Chris pulled some strings to allow us to seat 7 instead of 4 which was a great help to us. Server was attentive and knowledgeable, and despite the very loud surroundings we enjoyed ourselves. It was a bit cramped with people around the bar but we made do. The food was phenomenal. The main portions looked a bit small for the price but our small plates were excellent. Pork, crab and fried green tomato apps were delicious and the salads and scallops were very flavorful. The lobster mac was to die for, it was so creamy inside with a buttery crunchy crust. Definitely recommend, although parking is a hassle, especially with an event nearby.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What's all the excitement is about
    Easternbreeze
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Six of us went here for lunch after an outing at The High. The restaurant had failed to review our reservation requests for seating and thus we were seated on the main level. When the hostess realized this they were very apologetic and went out of their way to be accommodating and responsive. There were few options for seating for 6 people and were we were seated it was so loud we could hardly hear ourselves talk. They moved us upstairs which improved the ability to have a conversation. The service was excellent, however the food was only adequate. I think the reputation exceeded our actual experience. In any event, it is not a place I would go out of my way for as none of us found it anything special.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good experience
    Ctcusf23
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I had a great time there with my date for dinner. We ran a little bit late due to the traffic and were quickly sat at a table, that was nice. We sat downstairs and it was very loud, almost shouting across the table to speak with another, this wasn't the greatest spot for a first date. Food was great, as usual. Service was ok. Will come back because I love the food there
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinerATL
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I dined with a client and we had a great table and great service. Everything was great: I had the shrimp and grits and my client had the pork chop, both were really good. Looking around at the other tables, the fried chicken was the overwhelming choice. Next Time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.