South City Kitchen Midtown
South City Kitchen Midtown

South City Kitchen Midtown

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://fifthgroup.com/
  • Phone: (404) 873-7358
  • 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
376 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (239)neighborhood gem (202)special occasion (123)good for groups (115)great for outdoor dining (111)great for lunch (106)great for brunch (104)hot spot (98)romantic (83)notable wine list (48)late-night find (27)vibrant bar scene (27)kid-friendly (17)scenic view (15)Show More
  • Great Southern Ffod
    BobMVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    South City Kitchen is a great restaurant. The food is creative and delicious and the service was perfect. There is a reason why it was a full house, even at 6:00!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dinner
    RayaVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    My boyfriend and I really enjoyed dinner here on Saturday night. The cocktail list is well-rounded and there are a number of very nice wines by the glass. My boyfriend had the catfish, which was very well-flavored. I had the trout, which was seasoned and prepared perfectly. The mac and cheese is delicious. We finished with the pumpkin mousse pie and it was decadent. There is a reason that this restaurant is consistently busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a day!!!
    N777
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I took my grandmother along with my mother here for her birthday and it was great. The food was wonderful and the service was awesome!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Great food, friendly service. Prices are competitive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty food that can be had for cheaper elsewhere
    tigerinatlanta
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I enjoyed my dining experience at South City Kitchen. This restaurant had been recommended by friends. We arrived and enjoyed the very quaint street and were promptly greeted and seated. The fried green tomato appetizer was average at best although the bread accompanying the app was absolutely outstanding. We all agreed that the biscuits with butter were to die for. The She Crab soup really made the visit. I could bathe in this stuff. My trout, while tasty, was overpriced. I have had better for much less elsewhere. My partners Short rib was delicious, but the portion was small and again, was not outstanding for this price range. The Pork Chop served to a third table member was really great and he couldn't stop eating it. This is a special occasion restaurant and I would recommend it for s nice night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Have alway's loved South City Kitchen!!!
    Greg
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Would recommend to all my friends! The best place in Mid-town to have a great meal!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, taste of Georgia
    weelassie
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I got the buttermilk fried chicken which was excellent. Perfectly season and crispy, chicken was juicy, the mashed potatoes and greens were very tasty as well. No complaints whatsoever about this dish. Did not regret getting it. My friend got the smoked pork chop which was also very juicy and tasty. We ordered the four cheese Mac n cheese side dish as an appetizer. Very creamy and flavorful with good crunch of breadcrumbs. We were too full for dessert but they sounded amazing. Would recommend getting a reservation for this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    Bill
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    The food and service were great! We were seated in the enclosed outside section on a cold night. When the heat kicked on, it was unpleasantly hot. However, everyone loved their food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great find!!
    Musthaveshrimp
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    This place is a must! The food was great. The portion sizes are huge! I went with a local favorite in the fried chicken and it did not disappoint. Other faves of our table were the pork chop and shrimp and grits!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food - busy place!
    Katherine
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    We loved our meal here - everything was delicious, especially the fried green tomatoes! Very pretty interior, all around a great place for lunch. It is a busy place during peak hours though (t was packed at 12:30 PM - but the lunch crowd died down after a few hours) so be prepared for that. My party had a business meeting, and we were able to hear one another, but this isn't the place for you if you're looking for quiet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good date before the large came
    IluvRy
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We shared the pork crepettes and crab cake app. and had the wonderful Pinot by the glass. Yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative presentations
    Beauserboy
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The menu isn't extensive due to the emphasis on fresh, local product, but I wanted to try everything on it. Very interesting combinations and portion sizes are great ----- not huge ---- great. Our server was one of the best we have had; she asked right at the beginning if we were trying to get to a theater or other performance at a particular time. My niece has some food allergy issues, and our server took great time to explain the preparation and ingredients of many dishes and then suggested what she thought would work best. She was efficient and attentive, but we never felt rushed ---- surprising considering how many people were waiting for tables as we left.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    Birthday
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    I would recommend South City Kitchen! The staff was very kind and helpful with helping me prepare for a large group for my boyfriend's birthday dinner surprise! We also brought a 17 month old with us and they made sure to accommodate us. The ambiance is to die for (very romantic) and overall my large group of 12 had a great evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fried chicken still the best
    donnafrob
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We took an out of town friend to South City since she wanted "Southern" style food. She was not disappointed with the shrimp & grits or the fried green tomatoes. But, I must say the fried chicken is still king!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice and accommodating
    Worst2eatVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Special request for table to accommodate a pregnant guest - thankful for their help food was good, limited menu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern
    AtlfoodVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    This is our mid town go to place when friends from out of the area come to visit. The fried chicken and scrimp and grits are as good as it gets!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Southern Cooking in Atlanta
    mrsteve1
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    This was a perfect spot for dinner in Midtown before a show at the Arts Center. Crab soup and shrimp with grits-what could be better?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best fried chicken ever
    MechanicKelly
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The fried chicken is perfect in every way, and is the only thing I've ever ordered from there. I have tried all of my fiance's food when we go and everything she has ordered has been excellent. The beer list is good, as is the atmosphere, even if a little noisy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food; great service
    Alla
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The food and service were both terrific. The relaxed atmosphere didn't scale back the attentive, appropriate, and thorough service. Each dish ordered (fried chicken, pork chop, salad, livers) was uniquely prepared, served at the appropriate temperature, and tasted delicious. The cocktails were prepared as ordered and each recipient was pleased with their choice. Our intuitive server made sure we were well cared for without being intrusive or falsely friendly. I recommend SCK to anyone looking for a tasty, relaxed, elevated meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Chris greets you at the front door with a smile and a genuine effort to seat you where you would be happy! The wait staff is prompt, courteous and extremely efficient... We were headed to the theatre as were many guests. My husband and I both had the risotto, mine with grilled chicken. Outstanding and would definitely order it again. Don't ever pass on the fried green tomatoes. Delicious!!! A buzzing atmosphere, which I love, brings us back and back to South City Kitchen!.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    lisa
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We took my son and his girlfriend for a birthday dinner.They had the fried chicken and loved it.They split a mac n cheese and thought it was excellent. In fact they were too full for dessert. My husband had the porkchop and he loved it.I had the grouper whi h was very good.Our waiter wasvery effeciennt. We have eaten here many times and it is always a treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • South city kitchen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Food was fantastic. Service was perfect. Totally enjoyed and would recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints!
    KBJ12
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Whether you're doing a nice romantic evening, work event or dinner with your parents (took my mom this week), it's perfect. Food is always outstanding. Tried the BBQ app this time - delish! Can't pass up the fried chicken and shrimp and grits... I just order them again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum
    Joseph
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Had some friends in from out of town for a conference and South city was a big winner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved every minute
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Would absolutely come back. The menu is simple yet sophisticated and the service was impeccable. Deserves all the rave reviews, we were not disappointed one bit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    AwfulVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Great as usual. Ivan (I believe was his name) was a great server.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality Southern food
    MerryDrinkerVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    My friend and I were looking for fried chicken and biscuits, but didn't want something that was essentially Popeye's chicken on a plate. When we looked at the menu, we were worried it was going to be too "uptown" but actually this place strikes the perfect balance between upscale and casual. Service was outstanding - warm, attentive and friendly. Biscuits and cornbread were great, as was the fried chicken (locally sourced, large portions so we split it). The pork belly on scallion pancake appetizer was amazing. Also had a sizeable alcohol menu. This place is an easy place to like all around - for couples, tourists, locals, groups, families... etc. Will definitely come back when I'm in town again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Visited on a whim
    PrudenceMVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    really wanted southern food with only an hour and a half to spare in Atlanta, and this really fit the bill. Fast service, excellent food, got to sit out on the porch, what could be better?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great End to Girl's Weekend!!!
    GAPeach4040
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    My first visit with girlfriends for brunch. Everyone enjoyed their meal of pecan waffles and chicken...except I've had better mimosa's. We will definitely be returning to try dinner next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service-Excellent Kitchen
    Hawk
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    South City Kitchen is what every restaurant should be. They have excellent service and the food is delightful. I have a new favorite. Thanks for the excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Pork Chop Ever
    Andy
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I had the pork chop which was thick, perfectly cooked and had the best flavor of any pork chop I had ever had. The fried chicken is also a specialty and looked great as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappoints
    Spanky
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We've been coming to South City Kitchen since they opened their doors and it will always be favorite.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I make South City Kitchen one of my stops when in Atlanta, as it truly represents good dining in Atlanta. I love the cocktails and the entrée selections. You cannot go wrong with the fried chicken!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GroupbonVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We had a wonderful experience with a group of seven. It was a bit noisy but we were at the furthest table back. Our waitress was wonderful and that enhanced the experience. This is a great spot for experiencing southern food if you are visiting Atlanta.i
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Choice
    gapeach
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Made reservations here for a girls night before going to the Alliance Theater. None of us had been here before and we all loved it! The service was very good and the food was great! I ordered the smoked pork chop and had banana pudding for dessert. Loved it! Worth the price. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Southern Fare
    Datenight
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    New twist on traditional dishes. Chicken and fish seasoning was perfect. A great meal with great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CottonBlack
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Consistently Fabulous!! Must get the Pimento Cheese...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • South City Kitchen Rocks
    debron229
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We loved South City Kitchen! We were so surprised to see it tucked in between the large buildings downtown. The staff from hostess to table waitress were outstanding! very knowledgeable - we will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Atlanta "landmark"
    Steverino55
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The price/value ratio of the food at South City Kitchen is unrivaled. As good as southern influenced food gets. World class fried chicken and Shrimp and grits. Deserves to be rated #1 restaurant in Atlanta. Every dish... from appetizers to main dishes to sides and desserts is exceptional. Portions are extremely generous as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dmc3VIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Tried a risotto entrée that turned out to be outstanding. A blend of cauliflower, apples and watercress. It was a hit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate