JCT Kitchen and Bar

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JCT. Kitchen & Bar serves up southern cuisine in Atlanta’s Westside Provisions District. With a commitment to seasonal, local ingredients, executive chef Brian Horn marries masterful French technique with a simple approach to bold, balanced flavor. Guests near and far return for JCT.’s refined comfort food. JCT. Bar upstairs serves small plates, select entrees and craft cocktails with outdoor seating, beautiful cityscapes and live entertainment.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

If you’re looking for the perfect way to celebrate with that special someone, head to JCT. Kitchen for a $65 per person, prix fixe 4-course menu with optional wine pairings available for an additional $24 per person. *menu subject to change

Friday, February 14, 2020

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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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RL
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food came out cold. Flavors were bland.

MS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience is excellent from start to finish . Staff are welcoming , knowledgeable and seem to enjoy their jobs . Food is delicious , good size portions , great cocktails , affordable wine list .

N
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Brunch last Sunday, our waitress was outstanding (her name starts with A). The pancakes and bacon was really, really good. My friends enjoyed the Shrimp and Grits as well. One friend stated the grits are the best in the City. I just love this place. 5 stars from me and mine.. :)

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, love the Sunday brunch menu. Our waitress and the hostesses were so kind and accommodating! We will be back very soon!

RC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had an unbelievable anniversary dinner at JCT. We made reservations, it was a busy night, and the tables were not opening quickly. When staff saw they could not seat us at our reservation time, they offered us a free round of drinks. Our waiter Victor was great. He was prompt and attentive but not overbearing. He had great suggestions for appetizers and an entre to split. The food was incredible, and the bill was very reasonable. I strongly recommend JCT.

TJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love this place. 3rd time being here over the past couple of years when in ATL. Took my mom who as in town on business. She has high standards. We both were impressed with the presentation and quality of our meals. If correct, our server was David. He was great as he greeted us in a timely fashion, made recommendations and checked in appropriately throughout the course of of our experience.

The one caveat to the whole experience is that is loud. If you are looking for extensive, deep conversation among a group this place might not be for you. Besides that everything was awesome from the minute we walked in the door.

JA
Atlanta
37 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Saturday night busy and noisy. Seated near large party The server was exceptional
Food delicious

OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a bad meal... The angry Mussles is the best seafood dish I've ever had.

JR
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Food was great service was great. Shout out to Victor who took care of my spouse mom and pop for their birthdays

WP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat. The food is absolutely incredible and the portions and quality match the price. Highly recommend!

OT
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal! Portions are big enough to split a meal. Get an appetizer (snack/first)!! Wait staff was great and made the experience even better.

J
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday Lunch. Our server Yancey was great! Vert attentive and professional.

EC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service for a big group! Would have loved to have been inside to experience the stunning dining room but we had so much fun nonetheless! Food was unbelievable!

AM
Portland
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All 4 of us loved our meals. We started with deviled eggs and the ham with sourdough and recommend both. The bread they serve before the meal is incredible (especially with the honey butter).
All four entrees were great. I especially enjoyed my duck confit papardelle pasta which was a special.
Our waiter was patient and attentive. He did mix up our side and brought the Brussels sprouts instead of the apple salad but since we had been considering them both it was understandable and we didn’t even point it out.
We will definitely be back.

S
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Food and service were awesome. Acoustics were NOT.

B
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Took about an hour & a half to have food on the table. Great ambiance & place was packed for a Tuesday night but took just a little too long for drink orders & food to be on the table.

KD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive and helpful with steering me the right direction with regard to what I could definitely and should probably avoid because of a food allergy. All staff was very friendly, helpful and everyone was working. This group of severs are constantly moving, running food, refilling glasses, replacing silverware and taking plates.

Food was excellent. Really loved the Mac and cheese, deviled eggs, and my short rib gnocchi. The cauliflower I probably wouldn’t order again as it wasn’t very good/bland and I think it could’ve used a little longer to cook. Otherwise, everything was delicious!

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Typically I love JCT but this past visit was not great. My food came out wrong which was concerning given I have a serious food allergy. It seems the allergy was not taken seriously. Also, the waitress dropped my leftover food on the floor while trying to package it up. I know it was an accident but it’s frustrating paying so much for a dinner and for that to happen. They did make a portion of the leftovers again but left out the side and sauce that came with the meal. Who wants to eat plain meat for leftovers the next day? All in all, I have never had such a bad experience there. It was really disappointing. There were several other things that happened also that just made the restaurant seem very disorganized.

CK
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A group of 15 of us were lucky to find JCT on a work trip for a conference and have a lovely Sunday “Supper”. The staff was incredibly accommodating and flexible with individual bills and the supper menu made large group dining SO easy.

LJ
London
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The ambiance is good and the server was very sweet, but I went for brunch and felt very unhappy with what I got. I have a gluten allergy, which I stated when I made the reservation and again to the server. I was there because my friends wanted to go and I hate missing out on social gatherings just because of my allergy. I knew that there would be pastries offered, but I felt really bummed and left out that there was nothing for me. Not even the offer of more watermelon or a juice. I brought my own bread (thank goodness!) and paid $30 for some eggs and coffee. The eggs were delicious, but I really thought there might be some extra effort for a gluten allergy. Maybe fries instead of toast? Some extra fruit? A fresh orange juice? A macaroon or macaron? I left feeling how I often feel going out in Atlanta, disappointed and uncared for. Eating out here is like a big "screw you for having a gluten allergy". I can't see myself ever returning here or recommending it. The eggs were delicious and the server was very sweet, but I felt really screwed over with the brunch pre-fixe. It's a shame because the atmosphere is so nice. I understand that it is complicated to offer things that are gluten free in a kitchen that has wheat in it, but some sort of effort would be so appreciated.

E
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at JCT. Our server Winnie was the best, and made sure we enjoyed our dining experience.

BF
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

My first time for brunch, disappointing $25 for a bowl of grits without one shrimp! Seriously??

OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Brunch menu was limited; food was bland; ambiance was nice

JD
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great staff! We were a big party and they were so accommodating and patient !

A
New England
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We expected the food to be stellar, and it was, but the service was spectacular. We enjoyed a fantastic dinner and handcrafted drinks which were amazing. Looking forward to hitting up JCT. for brunch soon!

JP
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I'll keep returning to JCT. It's wonderful. The food is great. Money well spent. The real reason to go. Kayla!!! BEST server ever. We dine out a bit and travel a little. Kayla has it together. Not only knows the menu she KNOWS the food!! Just the right amount of attention without driving you crazy. I'm sure all the servers are great and one day I'll find out. I'm just sayin' if you go and you want a really special meal....it doesn't hurt to ask for Kayla's section!

i
Savannah
34 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time on New Years Eve. The meal was set but we still had great options and variety. We loved the experience

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

New Years Eve

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve fixes menu. Can’t wait to go back for regular menu items

D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My date and I had

V
Cincinnati
88 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was wonderful but I thought it was a little pricey for the portions and the ambiance. Our waiter was a pro, though. He had only been there a very short time and really knew the menu. We just didn't see him again once we got our food because I think they were not staffed appropriately.

k
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been a fan of JCT for 12 years. I brought a friend to JCT for the first time for lunch and she loved the fried chicken salad ... and is already planning to come back again soon!

D
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

I had dined here once a few years ago and had been looking forward to trying their Sunday supper, served family style. Well...the food was just okay. Really not very tasty except for the salad and bread. The service was alright, the noise level was ridiculously loud, and the price was not worth the experience. My two kids paid the same price - that's just wrong. Anyway...glad I tried it and now I know. I wouldn't return nor recommend. Sorry JCT Kitchen.

OT
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

As always, the food was amazing!!! My rating for service, however, was average due to the fact that my previous service experience at JCT was exceptional!!

RE
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience3

The food overall was pretty good, what you would expect from this farm-to-table establishment (or at least they used to be). The quality of food is great. The avocado toast (our favorite brunch item) was flavorful and the pre-brunch muffins were tasty. The low score was for the value. This brunch is OVERPRICED! $20 for pancakes? $20 for avocado toast? $25 for shrimp and grits where the shrimp is minced into the grits? That doesn’t make sense. Grits are one of the cheapest food items you can buy...pennies on the dollar. I recommend this restaurant for their lunch or dinner menu only but would NOT recommend for brunch. There are many other options in the city with the same quality of food for less.

RR
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were exceptional. I will definitely visit this restaurant again.

R
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service! So glad it was recommended by a former Atlantan.

MR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Having been to JCT multiple times, we had high expectations for both the food quality and the service. Unfortunately, we were disappointed overall going to the brunch for the first time. Specifically, my wife ordered the brunch salad based on the description on the menu (included avocado for example); however, when the salad came out, there were multiple items on it that weren’t in the description (which would’ve affected my wife’s decision) to include apples and pecans. When my wife queried our waiter, instead of grabbing a menu to confirm, he simply asked which salad she ordered (only 1 on the brunch menu) and then got defensive saying that’s the salad she ordered. To his credit he took the salad and removed the pecans. Additionally, my wife asked for the eggs to be hard boiled instead of soft and still received soft and my brother in law asked for no eggs in the shrimp and grits and still got an egg. Overall, we were disappointed based on previous experiences at JCT, specifically the lack of attention to detail both on the food as well as the service side. Easy fixes in my opinion and I’m confident we’ll be back at a later date.

RL
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was delicious. If you have a chance to get the chicken-fried chicken, do it!

PE
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David did a great job serving us, and the food and ambiance were fantastic. Absolutely will return when in Atlanta.