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
378 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (228)neighborhood gem (198)special occasion (118)great for outdoor dining (116)good for groups (115)great for lunch (104)great for brunch (104)hot spot (99)romantic (85)notable wine list (50)late-night find (26)vibrant bar scene (24)scenic view (16)kid-friendly (16)Show More
  • Never disappoints!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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
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    • 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!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    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
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    • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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
  • 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...
    • Food
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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
  • Great experience of local fare
    FoodieFromBoston
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Everything about South City Kitchen exceeded our expectations as a fun opportunity for two Boston girls to experience the local fare in Atlanta! The menu offered a delicious variety of options. From the appetizers of fried green tomatoes with goat cheese and the pear salad, to the catfish and polenta entrees, and finally to the warm pecan pie, every dish was beautifully presented and beyond delicious! The service was outstanding! I highly recommend a visit to South City Kitchen! You won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exquisite Southern Cuisine
    RDfromCT
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The atmosphere was quaint yet elegant. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The presentation of the food was exceptional as well as the flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Experience
    Moni
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    My family and I were in Atlanta for the night and we found this restaraunt on Pinterest. A bit noisy if you are looking for a quite dinner, but the food was delicious (omg mustard glaze porkchop). Wish I had room for dessert! This was so amazing if I lived in the ATL I would be a regular. (Did I mention the service was incredible?).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best pork chop, evah!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I always stop by South City Kitchen when in Atlanta. Sometimes it's two years between visits, but they always deliver delicious food with great service. This place has got the pork chop dish nailed! Although I saw a lot of fried chicken dishes heading out to the patio, I always know what I'm getting. I tried the banana pudding for the first time and was really amazed at how velvety smooth it was. Always a favorite. Made me wish I went to ATL more often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great fried chicken!
    AllieP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The restaurant had Southern charm from the drinks, to our waiter and throughout the menu. It wasn't SO local and an institution which made it welcoming and warm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Southern done right
    columbusdiner
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We went early with reservations because we had a show to catch at the Fox. Waitstaff and food was incredible. We ordered smoked pork chop and the fried chicken. Both were amazing. Waitstaff very attentive. Will go back for sure next time I'm in town.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly service
    Dilly
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I usually love this restaurant. This time it was just ok. It could have been where we were seated which was right by the door. The noise level was so high that it was hard to relax and enjoy the meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dmc3VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Once again, great food and great service. I had a reservation, but asked to sit at the bar for dinner since it was only me dining. Rocky was the bartender/server. Very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and specials.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely place with luscious food
    Foodiegal
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    This very grown-up place had great vibes and envrironment. We were seated immediately for our reservation. There was plenty of very comfortable seating in a number of small rooms, but with lots of space for each table. Service was friendly, fast, and efficient but definitely did NOT feel rushed. Server was knowledgable and helpful in assisting us in our choices. Our glasses were always full. Service was ever present but not intrusive at all. It was deft and professional. Loved the meal with many unusual combinations and flavors. Everything was great. Sharing was encouraged and plates were readily provided for same even before we could ask. Would definitely return for another special meal in Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for entertaining clients
    smallstuff
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    South City Kitchen is a great resturtant for enterntaing clients for lunch or dinner. In the heart of midtown, its southern cuisinea are very delicious no matter what your choice may be. Moderate menu prices, superb food and it's trendy decor makes this resturant an excellant place for casual dining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food in Midtown
    Guytheman
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Enjoyed the food and also the waitress assisted with wine matching very successfully. Portions were also sensible rather than huge which made for very enjoyable eating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Convenient to Four Seasons Hotel
    Duncan
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Walked a short block around the corner for Sunday brunch...noisy, but everything else was excellent.recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RCRC
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Love the renovated old Atlanta home. Staff very friendly, fast service, food delicious, location convenient.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    NativeNashvillian
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Saw the reviews on Yelp and had to give this place a try. I'm so glad we did. Our reservation was honored immediately. Our request to change to an outdoor table was granted with a smile. Our server, Jesse, was awesome. VERY knowledgeable and helpful. The duck is perhaps the best I've ever had and the wine suggested by the server paired with it perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic & Contemporary Southern
    JOmarVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    AMAZING!!! Where to start, well must have the pork belly, or the chicken livers or... The fig salad was outstanding, get it while they are in season. Entrees are a very tough choice, pork chop was perhaps the best but thankfully there were six of us for dinner so I crould sample the fried chicken, duck, shrimp and grits and trout. Dessert is the same challenge, but again the size of our group helped with that. Banana pudding was barely beat by the pecan pie and vanilla bean ice cream. This is a MUST STOP for every trip we make to Atlanta. Would have gone back for brunch on Sunday, but not open till 11am...guess we need to book later flight next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food, nice decor
    WEGL
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We were interested to try this place since I had heard many people say it was good. That's just what it was to me, good. I didn't have anything that blew me away but it was definitely tasty. We were seated in an area that was adjacent to the patio door and we had constant traffic going by our table. In addition to that, the door had to be kicked open each time a waiter needed access when his hands were full. It was just an awkward spot that might be better suited for a table for 2 versus a table for 4. Our waiter was very attentive and gave us excellent service. I would go back but would most likely try another hotspot first.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Southern Cooking.
    Finedining
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This spot is excellent for Southern cuisine namely shrimp and grits and cornbread.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still one of the best spots in ATL
    ATLLocalVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Took a group to dinner here. Always a great experience. Stylized southern food, well prepared. High energy (translated - loud) dining room. Has a cool vibe. You might even catch a glimpse of a dining star who wandered over from the four seasons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, noisy atmosphere
    john
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The food was very good. The restaurant is very loud.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern Cuisine Highlight
    AdrianVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Always worth mentioning that by dinner the noise tends to get very loud, however this time I stopped by for Brunch and was very pleased to find the noise level nearly unnoticeable. We ordered the She-crab soup and their Fried Chicken and loved it. I've tried other entrees, such as the crab cakes and the beef benedict, and enjoyed that as well. Just as what you would expect out of a southern cuisine, the service is very friendly and attentive. This last visit, my entree came out while I was still eating my soup and without having to bring the issue up, our waiter immediately apologized and professionally offered if I'd like it to be put under a lamp. Me being in a good mood wasn't bothered at all and finished my delicious meal happily!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great downtown find!
    MDchickVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My mom and I traveled to Atlanta for a conference. Her only request was chicken and waffles. South City Kitchen was listed as one of the best...and the review was absolutely correct. It is a quaint spot in a quiet part of downtown Atlanta. The chicken and waffles (served during the brunch time), service and ambiance were superb. I highly recommend having a reservation in order to secure your spot as the restaurant was full throughout our stay. A great dining experience and we would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere
    Dustin25
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Arrived her around 1pm and ordered off the brunch menu. I was on a first date and the atmosphere was perfect to impress and have casual conversation. Ordered the fried green tomatoes to start off and they were amazing. I had the chicken and waffles and she had the crab cake hash. Both of these were also amazing. The waiter was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The food is a little high priced, but I think it was overall worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • on the way out
    somelikeithotVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    there are too many good places to eat in midtown to eat here. Breakfast on Sun Oct 5 was not good
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate