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About JCT Kitchen and Bar

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.

1198 Howell Mill Rd, Ste 18
Atlanta, GA 30318
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Southern

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

Cross Street:
Huff Rd.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 355-2252

Website:
http://www.jctkitchen.com/index.html

Entertainment:
Occasional "Singer/Songwriters"

Parking Details:
Valet service is also available.

Executive Chef:
Brian Horn

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.

Private Party Contact:
Abigail Pietrobon: (404) 355-5311 ext. 212

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Abigail Pietrobon at apietrobon@fordfry.com for special event information.

JCT Kitchen and Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (73)
Comfort Food (63)
Special Occasion (55)
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Fun (50)
Good for Birthdays (49)
Local Ingredients (48)
Good for Groups (47)
Fit for Foodies (44)
Casual (39)
Business Meals (38)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
Good for Anniversaries (38)
Handcrafted Cocktails (37)
Hot Spot (36)
Worth the Drive (34)
Great for Outdoor Dining (30)
Authentic (27)
Great for Lunch (24)
Cozy (23)
Romantic (22)
Vibrant Bar Scene (21)
People Watching (20)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Seasonal (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Organic (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Live Music (9)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Healthy (5)
Scenic View (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great Beer (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Spicy (3)
Tapas (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

Had a great dinner and would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

Dining at JCT Kitchen was amazing as always. We love this local treasure. The food is outstanding, the staff is incredibly kind and attentive, and the overall experience is consistently special and memorable each time we visit.

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and great service for reasonable price. Relaxed comfortable atmosphere HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Casual, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined 5 days ago

We were in to eat on Sunday after Cirque. The convenience of the location was wonderful as we were able to get a great dinner and get home quickly. Kyle was great.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

I am a frequent visitor and as always, the food was excellent. The trout was amazing and the array of vegetable offerings are refreshing. Sunday Supper is a great value.

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·Dined 6 days ago

The food and service were amazing at the upstairs, outdoor bar. However, it was 50 degrees outside and our intention was to eat inside for our 7:15PM reservation. When we arrived at 7:10, the host said they were still seating the 7PM reservations and that we could wait - They would text me when our table was ready. By 8:45PM, we had 2 rounds of drinks and 3 sets of appetizers. No one ever texted me about a table being ready. Glad everything worked out upstairs. However, if it had not, the evening would have been very frustrating.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Server was excellent: Sydney. Hostess was awful: long, dark hair & glasses-did not read OpenTable detail & annoyed when I asked for those details to be honored, didn’t check us in under reservation, etc. Minor compared to consistently excellent meals there. We had truffle fries, Angry Mussels, Chicken & Dumplings (always amazing) & Agnolotti (mouth watering). A Negroni & Westside Sour rounded out the meal. A splurge for us but ALWAYS worth the drive & cost.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and atmosphere

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

What a great experience. Our server, Tara, was so informative and was really instrumental in helping us decide on our dishes for the evening. We split the deviled eggs which were amazing, a seasonal salad and the friend chicken which was absolutely the best we’ve had in ATL!!! Not that we needed it, but we split the peanut butter tart which was to die for!! Would highly recommend JCT Kitchen to anyone looking for an outstanding dinner experience.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was good. So loud it was miserable

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

I was there celebrating a friend’s bday. The service and food was great ! Will definitely dine there again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, People Watching, Romantic, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Excellent food, service, and ambience. Genesis our server was outstanding - amazing. Loved everything about the evening. It's a wonderful place.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Healthy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Staff was friendly, courteous and on top of things. Food was good, fun ambiance.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I tried JCT again after a year, and it is still too noisy inside to have a business conversation without raising your voice. This is too bad - I would like to bring more business meetings to JCT, but it's back to Bocado.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food was delicious and we had an attentive waitress.

Tags: Organic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great food!

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

The service was amazing....food options were great and the taste was even better than expected. If you are looking for comfort food, at a great price and great location - look no further.

Tags: Organic, Casual, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 7, 2017

I travel to Atlanta fairly frequently, and love new-southern / modern southern cuisine. JCT may be the best fried chicken I have had (at an upscale restaurant) ever. The chicken was juicy, the biscuits were perfect. The food was excellently prepared. The Brussels sprouts were done very well. The ambiance of this place was great. We had appetizers (the angry mussels were fantastic - I asked for additional grilled bread to soak up the remaining broth). Wish I had saved room for dessert. Will definitely come back.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Fun, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always an absolute delight! JCT staff consistently demonstrates true southern hospitality while serving top-notch food!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Heard many great things about this restaurant and finally decided to try it out. I was very disappointed in the food: taste and quality!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The "Sunday Supper" is one of Atlanta's best meals and GREAT values! Our wait person Hannah did an outstanding job as well.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had a great experience at JCT on Saturday night. We had friends visiting from Boston and wanted to give them a great local experience. There was some confusion over our reservation time, but the host quickly accommodated us. Our server, Chelsea, was fabulous, and brought out an extra app for us since we had out-of-towners. She was super friendly, knowledgeable, and really made our night. The food was excellent!! Oysters, mussels, and deviled eggs to start. The bread and butter were to die for. And all of our mains--fried chicken, meat and potatoes, and chicken and dumplings--were delicious. The fried chicken was probably the favorite! Oh, and the cocktails. Unique and superb! One was even from their non-alcoholic list that they went ahead and made a true cocktail for us. My only minor complaint is that the place is loud--but that's typical for a popular Atlanta eatery I suppose! All in all, a five star meal. Everyone was still raving about it the next day.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Celebrated my birthday with my husband and

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wonderful dining experience celebrating an engagement and introducing our families to each other. We very much appreciated our server’s kindness and celebratory spirit in our long dinner together. Thank you JCT.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Everything was excellent w crept the very rude hostess. We started off negative but our outstanding waitress Lauren and the delicious food made up for the negative start at the hostess stand. We had the squash soup and scallops and best of the ribeye for entrees.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Good food. Try the Mac n cheese and parmesan French fries with truffle oil...tasty. The non alcoholic cocktail with ginger ale was delicious. The server was very attentive. Great dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Friend's birthday

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Love the setting, the noise level is very loud. If you go to chat with your date be prepared with the loud sounds.

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

I was in town at a conference and this restaurant was recommended to me as a place to take my business associates. The food was fabulous. There were six in our party and everyone loved the dishes they ordered. We started with deviled eggs and truffle fries. Yum! Members of our group had the pork chop, shrimp and grits, the sweet potato agnolotti, the sea scallops and the rib eye. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal and commented on how fresh everything tasted. By far the best restaurant I ate at in Atlanta. The noise level was quite high, but we weren't talking business, so it was fine for us. All six in our party would highly recommend this restaurant.....Enjoy!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We decided to try their menu to celebrate the pregnancy of my cousin. I loved the atmosphere. So beautiful and full of laughter. Lighting was perfect. Our waitress was amazing, helpful, and had an awesome personality. We ordered salads and an Entree. The kale salad was beyond amazing. The fried chicken was delicious. Will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Don't miss the fried chicken and the truffle fries.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great food and attentive staff.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We went there for a birthday celebration...the only disappointment was no Birthday embellishments (cake,candle)-were offered.
The fried chicken and biscuits are delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Recently ate here for a business lunch and had a great experience. The service was quick and friendly, food was delicious (as always), and the staff didn't rush us out after we finished eating and had moved on to business conversation. Overall, a great midday lunch outing and good spot to take clients.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Fun, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Business Meals, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

I had heard wonderful things about JCT -- always a staple or go-to for special occasions or special dinner outings. My first time going even though the restaurant has been around for a while and sadly was very disappointed in the service. Our waiter was very unattentive to basic needs such as refilling water, making sure we had butter with the bread, etc. In addition, the food service was just as unattentive. No condiments came out with our oysters, the meals were spread very far apart (1 out of 4 meals came out first about 10 mins apart from the rest), and the sides of mac-n-cheese, as well as the fried chicken were cold. The food overall was good but the lack of attention to service really led to an unpleasant meal experience. Hoping this was just an off night - I would be willing to try it again in hopes that this was not the usual dining experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great Atlanta lunch or dinner spot, seasonal menu and locally-sourced ingredients are always a hit.

Tags: Good for Groups, Organic, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 22, 2017

My wife and I went to JCT Kitchen for their Sunday prix fixe dinner. It was quite crowded and we waited about 5-10 minutes standing in the bar. We were seated in the dining area near the windows (they do have outdoor seating as well) and promptly given a run down of the menu. I ordered the fried chicken and my wife ordered blackened trout. Service was a bit spotty to start with the server having to retake our order for some reason which delayed things a bit. (She was in training so no big deal.) I ordered a bottle of "The Date" win, a sauvignon blanc, which was unusually full bodied and delicious. The fried chicken and sides were all prepared southern style and very tasty. My wife greatly enjoyed her trout but did said it was quite spicy. Overall a pleasant Sunday evening out at JCT Kitchen.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 22, 2017

My husband and I went for "Sunday Supper" pre concert. Comfort food and a lot of it! Price was excellent, too! We will return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We went on Sunday night and the prefix menu is a great value. Food was excellent and you won't leave hungry for sure!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We went to JCT with recommendations from several friends and were very pleased with the food and with the service. The food was a upscale hipster southern and was as every bit as wonderful as we had been told. I was skeptical after looking at the menu online but every meal we ordered was fantastic. Our waitress was quick to distinguish what the differences were on the menu and give us a very accurate description. Her service was incredible and I am just sorry I could not remember her name to place on this review. Highly recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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