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
358 reviews since May 20, 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 (201)neighborhood gem (172)special occasion (125)great for outdoor dining (114)great for brunch (113)great for lunch (111)good for groups (90)hot spot (85)romantic (80)notable wine list (43)late-night find (22)vibrant bar scene (22)scenic view (18)kid-friendly (18)Show More
  • Great food and great service
    Creedmore
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Fried green tomatoes were fantastic. Plan to return soon to try the shrimp and grits.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Timer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Took my friend to brunch there as a "thank you". We both enjoyed our entrees very much. She had the Brisket Eggs Bendict and I had the Chicken and Waffles. Nice spice and crispyness on the chicken and the waffle was wonderful. The pineapple upside down cake was to die for!!! Would definitely go back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best fried chicken
    JJLINVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We had the best fried chicken and waffles here during our trip in Atlanta. Overall service and food was great, and would definitely recommend visiting here for brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food, service and setting
    Suttongate
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I've only been here twice, but this is quickly becoming a new favorite standby restaurant for me. The food is creative, consistent and tasty. The service is exceptional and fun, and the atmosphere is romantic and beautiful. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Every time I return to this restaurant I remember how much I enjoy it. I should come more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Southern Food!
    Carojay
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The food at South City Kitchen is great. The wait staff is very attentive and the atmosphere is vibrant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • South City Kitchen Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Great meal, great service! However it was a little noisy so we had a hard time hearing each other..
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it!
    Brandi
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I'm never disappointed! Always exceptionally delicious, and the service is extraordinary!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very tasty
    anna
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My friend and I had something to celebrate - we became friends in Spain, and found a nice Spanisch wine on the menu. I had never been to the South before and wanted to try fried green tomatoes, which had a special twist with the goats cheese. The salad with caramelized pecan nuts was delicious as well. For mains, we had the trout and the pork chop - of which the pork chop was out of this world, and the trout was very tasty and left enough room for a desert:) A great night out. Service was friendly. Would definitely go there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Southern cooking!
    Groovdancer
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Located in trendy area of Midtown, this place is not to be missed!! Known for their Southern fried chicken I had it served with mashed potatoes and collard greens. Portion sizes are generous. Meal served with real corn bread and biscuits. Staff extremely attentive to needs and exceptionally friendly. Dessert was cherry shortcake with ice cream. For the best in Atlanta Southern dining this is the place to be!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Holy Lobster Mac
    szushi
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    :') :') :') :') Crying tears of joy. We are visiting Atlanta for work, and this meal was exactly what we need after a long day. The lobster mac, fried chicken, and trout were great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Place
    HLEverett
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The food was amazing from the Pork belly appetizer to the buttermilk chicken and pork chops with asparagus! The southern 75 drink is amazing. I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Southern and Too Cold
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This highly rated restaurant serves real southern food: fried chicken mashed potatoes & gravy, kale, trout, catfish, etc. I wanted to try it but most of the food is really not healthy though most people like it. I did not care for it. However the worst problem is the noise and, if they seat you upstairs, it is too cold from a/c. I was so cold I asked server to make it warmer but it did not happen. I actually had to get up from my dinner and go downstairs and go outside to warm up. If you go there request downstairs seating or patio seating.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Fail For Me
    OccasionalTraveler22VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Pros: lemonade cocktail, cornbread muffins, she-crab soup, banana pudding, tomato tart, knowledgeable and pleasant staff. Cons: fried-green tomatoes (not made with cornmeal and over-fried), fried chicken (no seasoning at all and over-fried – truly disappointing), pecan pie (tasteless, tough crust, and way over-baked), unbelievably loud, single-stall bathroom (upstairs) with no AC, one group’s table had been extended almost right next to the bar, so difficult to pass by. I won’t be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Brunch
    JenNo
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The red mule grits and shrimp were amazing!!! Great service and amazing food!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good upscale Southern cooking
    slawRTR
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Fried chicken and mashed potatoes were delicious. The fried green tomatoes as appetizer were just OK, not great. The shrimp and grits were also very good. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I decided to have my family join me at South City Kitchen for my birthday as I've been before and the food is fantastic. The food remained "something to talk about" and I will definitely return. I was disappointed with our service as our appetizers arrived before our drinks made it out and since it was a special occasion we would more than likely have ordered a round or two more off the cocktail menu, but decided not to since the drinks came so far into the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent service
    torontovisitor
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The service provided by our server and by the manager was outstanding. We were impressed by the knowledge of both people as well as their friendly approach to all their guests. They conveyed a real enthusiasm for southern cuisine and food products that I appreciated. The ford was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recommended
    Drdiner
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    A friend recommended this place and it didn't disappoint. I had the crab-cake Hash which was delicious. Definitely want to go back and try the fried chicken. It's one of the more popular dishes and it looked good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • layers of flavors
    terigal
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Shrimp and grits were delicious! Love the poblano pepper in them...yum. They have the best cornbread I have ever had in my life!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We ate outside which was nice except noisy. Great food. Had the fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits and fried chicken. All delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic