JCT Kitchen and Bar

4.7
4407 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Acclaimed Chef Ford Fry serves up Southern farmstead cooking based on seasonal ingredients at JCT Kitchen & Bar, his restaurant in Atlanta’s Westside Urban Market. JCT Kitchen and Bar provides an upscale yet casual dining experience with a menu reminiscent of family favorites that are elevated to a gourmet level. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner, while JCT.’s rooftop bar offers a small Southern plates menu, innovative cocktails and live music for guests to enjoy while overlooking the historic neighborhood.
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Southern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
Sunday Supper: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(404) 355-2252
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Brian Horn
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Private party facilities
JCT Kitchen and Bar offers a variety of options and spaces to fit your event needs that include restaurant buy outs for up to 200, semi-private dining for up to 50 guests maximum, and cocktail events up to 125 guests.
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Private party contact
Abigail Pietrobon: (404) 355-5311 ext. 212
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Huff Rd.
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Parking details
Valet service is also available.
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Entertainment
Occasional "Singer/Songwriters"
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 4407 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Atlanta
5.0Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was impeccable, from the first to the last bites. I can count on one hand how many times I’ve had that experience and also shared the same sentiments with others in my dining party. We were celebrating our respective wedding anniversaries and are so happy we went with JCT for our special occasion dinner.

As amazing as the food was the service that ushered in every cocktail and every morsel of food. Damien was our guy! His top-notch service is what made the evening for us, quite honestly. We are appreciative of his attention to detail and customized service.

We will surely be back!

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NH
Atlanta
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience as usual. The steak tartare is amazing and hats off for adding a refreshing rose’ wine to your wine list. Our server Simone was terrific-friendly, funny and efficient.

Thank you!

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Atlanta
2.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We go out to eat quite a bit and his is the first time I’ve ever left feedback. When we were seated, my wife sat down in a pile of what I think were blueberries. The manager was the bathroom when she was trying to get them cleaned. I told our waitress. Not that I expect anything for this because mistakes happen, but a simple apology would have been nice. We got nothing.

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OT
Orlando
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing meal! Everything was fresh and flavorful!

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OT
4.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and cool ambiance.

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Atlanta
3.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

They were trying something new where 3 servers "had our back".....which translates into elongated awkward waits throughout service which made the overall experience sub-par. The experiment failed, don't do that again.

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PW
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Best place I’ve eaten in 3 years. Brilliant food and location. Waitress was a little on the full side. Aside from that amazing experience

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WS
San Francisco
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best all over place in Atlanta food atmosphere people service staff all tops

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Memphis
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love dining at JCT Kitchen when in Atlanta for work. I have always ordered the veggie plate. I’m not a vegetarian but it is so delicious and I love the creative use of the vegetables. I can’t seem to order anything else from the menu because it has never disappointed. I look forward to coming every time! Fun atmosphere. Excellent service. Overall great dining experience.

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VW
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had been for lunch but never for dinner. Everything was fantastic. The angry mussels and deviled eggs were fabulous. Had the scallops and other co-workers had the trout. All great. Dessert was amazing. Ice box lemon cake and the blue cheese with walnuts - all great. Would go there again in a heartbeat and work my way through the entire menu!

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AA
Atlanta
3.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The food was ... okay. This was my second time. The first time, I thought it was overrated. And the second time pretty much verified it.

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AG
Western NC
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is incredible. Full stop. The environment is very cool, the staff very polite, and the overall experience made for an amazing night.

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Atlanta
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

JCT is one of our favorite places to eat in the city. Great fried chicken and amazing French fries.

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AG
Atlanta
4.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great!!!! Especially the biscuits.

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Atlanta
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent! Food was great, best biscuit I've ever had. Waiter was great too.

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E
Birmingham
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to celebrate our anniversary. Food was very good and drink selection was also good. Service was A plus. We would definitely recommend.

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JK
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very awesome and beautiful environment, great waiters and waitresses. That I admire the most, they work as a team and very proficient. Our waiter was very GREAT. See us again soon. Thanks!

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S
Atlanta
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Andrew was amazing and took great care of us!!!

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M
Atlanta
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant. Outstanding service and great food and nice atmosphere

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New England
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing!! The food is perfection and we will definitely be back!!

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EA
Atlanta
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

A terrific meal. The Sapelo Island clam appetizer was truly outstanding. Ditto shrimp and grits. On the negative side, the ambient sound level is crushing and the single malts scotch is overpriced.

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WC
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an excellent restaurant. Impossible to understand why the food is sometimes simple, sometimes complex and always a different level of deliciousness. Unique, whimsical, hearty, intentional, intelligent and fresh are all adjectives that come to mind to describe the food. The atmosphere is preppy, but not terribly pretentious and the decor is as unique as the food.

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j
Nashville
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great meal and fun night at JCT. Chicken and dumplings were great, as was the cheese board.

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Orlando
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to dine on a Thursday night. Great service.

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Dallas
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most amazing fried chicken and biscuits!

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CK
Atlanta
2.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

They have taken down the curtains which has resulted in a noise level just shy of a rock concert. If you enjoy shouting at your dining companions, this is the place for you.

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p
Atlanta
4.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

The food was subpar, but the service, ambiance, and overall experience was lovely. We had a great waiter, the drinks, at the bar pre-dinner, was lovely. The food, not so much. How do you mess up fried chicken?!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

34th anniversary. They gave us complimentary champagne. Angry Mussels were outrageously good. Great experience.

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NF
Chicago
3.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I heard a lot about JCT and was excited to try them out. The meal was hit and miss. The service was top notch - Preston (5*), the ambiance was nice (3*), and the noise level was a little louder than I prefer but not horrible (2*). The hits were the salad of the day (fresh tomatoes, feta and peaches...5*) and the peach desert which was similar to a peach bread pudding but much better (5*). The flat iron steak was better than most I have tried (4*). The fried chicken and mac and cheese were awful. (1*) I would have rather had Popeyes Chicken and Kraft Mac and Cheese. The bread service and biscuit were quite good. Therefore, your experience will depend on the 50/50 nature of your choices.

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M
Cincinnati
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought two friends from out of town to one of our favorite spots in ATL and they loved it! Fantastic food and drinks, great staff and a great ambiance - lively but not too loud where we were strained to catch up. If you go, I HIGHLY recommend the angry muscles 😍😍

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GA
Atlanta
3.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The space was kind of tight and close seating. It was very noisy which made it hard to hear my husband. The food was good, but I wouldn't recommend it for date night.

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OT
Atlanta
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. Must try the Black Velvet Cake & Peach cake!

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KB
Atlanta
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always

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GR
Atlanta
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

JCT Kitchen NEVER disappoints. Went for lunch this time. Great business lunch spot. Waiter (and all previous waiters) very patient while we were catching up before getting to the menu. Food is always outstanding.

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CJ
3.0Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Server was rude and took too long to do everything

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RC
New Orleans
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible meal, and the best service in a restaurant I can remember

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OT
Atlanta
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day

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Atlanta
5.0Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent wait staff. We’ve had Jonathan the last two visits and he is excellent!

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R
Atlanta
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely best bread and butter in town! Great way to start a meal. Good salads and apps. I was disappointed that they took the Vidalia onion pasta off the menu. Hade it last trip and it was wonderful. The new agnolotti was good but did not come close to measuring up to the onion version. My date's burger was delicious.

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Atlanta
4.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My wife and I ate at JCT Kitchen a couple of days ago – and this was the first time (of several visits over several years) that we've been disappointed with the food. My wife had shrimp and grits, but found it so bland she asked for some salt and pepper. The very courteous staff offered to remake the dish, and it was better, but still nothing special. I had the burger, which was ordered medium-well but served well-done. It was moist but lacking in flavor. We shared collard greens, but they weren't interesting. The truffle fries, and the sourdough bread and apple butter to start, were probably the highlight of our dinner! With no drinks, no appetizers and no desserts, dinner for two came to $60... too much for food that wasn't special.

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