South City Kitchen Buckhead

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1515 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southern
Here you’ll experience a feast for all five senses including familiar favorite tastes and smells like buttermilk fried chicken, shrimp and grits, she-crab soup, and banana pudding; an outdoor/indoor patio with breath-taking views of the hustle and-bustle of Peachtree Street; a welcoming fireplace and fire pit around which to gather with your friends; a luxurious private dining room perfect for social and corporate entertaining; and an expansive bar where the most adventurous cocktail and wine lists await.
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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

For Thanksgiving we will be serving a 3-course Pre Fixed menu for $60/person. A Credit Card is needed for all reservation. No charge will be added at time of reservation, but card will be charge $25/person for no-shows and cancellations made fewer than 6 hours before time of reservation.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

For Thanksgiving we will be serving a 3-course Pre Fixed menu for $60/person. A Credit Card is needed for all reservation. No charge will be added at time of reservation, but card will be charge $25/person for no-shows and cancellations made fewer than 6 hours before time of reservation.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

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KW
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This is my second experience at South City's Kitchen's Buckhead location. Best I can say is just meh.
Painfully slow service (which I think was a combination of the kitchen and our server.) Our server was very nice though. The scallop appetizer is delicious, however we asked how many came on the plate and we were told four, but only two came and there were three of us. My friend had the fried chicken and had to add both salt and hot sauce to make it tasty. The She Crab Soup had good flavor but was way too thick. The biscuits and corn muffins they bring to the table were the highlight of the meal. And great cocktails. But with so many great restaurants in Atlanta, would probably not go back here. Which is too bad because I can remember the greatness of their original midtown location going back to the '90s.

HF
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jodi was an excellent server and grits with goat cheese was amazing so was the lamb

MT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was great! We had a wonderful server who made our dining experience fantastic!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and vibe

KP
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great brunch and the chicken and waffle plate should not be missed. My wife and I split the plate, and were more than satisfied. The she crab soup with chai oil was an interesting surprise.

AC
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience! The food was delicious and our waiter was really attentive and so nice. He also brought out a birthday treat which was super nice!

SS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food. The fried green tomatoes are amazing!

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. We truly enjoyed the whole dining experience.

B
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The hostesses were rude. The food was nothing special. The menu was limited. Seriously disappointed.

CF
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Splendid!
The food , the service, the ambiance and the ability to have a lively discussion and hear each others voice are what makes this an exceptional place to dine elegantly and sufficiently.
This is the place for great comfort food!

C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really good drinks, service and food. The staff was beyond great - two managers came over to check on us. Highly recommended.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday dinner was EXCELLENT!

S
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Took customer there for lunch. Good ambiance. Great service. Good food.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the food and the service.

SR
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience5

My wife and I usually go to the location in Vinnings. I have to say the food was great as usual but our server was horrible. Like extremely bad. For starters he greeted us like “ have y’all ever been to south city” we said yes and he was like what y’all want to drink. The reason I bring this up is the table next to us with 5 white people instead and 2 black people got a completely different introduction. There was a explanation of the menu and his recommendations we got none of that. Further more we order a starter and he forgot to ring in and it finally came out after we had our entrees. We only got the starter because I asked the food runner if it was coming as well and he left and came back to talk to it server because it Obviously wasn’t rang in. Then when it came out there was no hey my bad I know this is app and y’all almost done with your entrees...... none of that. He sat the app down and walked off. Finally I order a second beer when shortly after the food arrived and it didn’t come out until after we had finished our food and were ready for the check. i honestly have I am used to competed different service at the Vinnings location. A complete turn off.

OT
Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Other than worst table in the house ambience was nice.
And one other thing ...they brought starters w entree.
So cancelled one of starters.
We would go back when I area again
🤠

BD
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing! The pimento cheese was wonderful, the bbq shrimp with a side of grits and the pork chop were so good...as was the s’mores pie. Our little one had the chicken fingers and they were amazing! We sat on the patio on a 50 degree night...they had the heaters on and it was actually warmer than the inside was. I definitely recommend it!

d
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience!!

l
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were entertaining our of town guests. They thoroughly enjoyed the southern cuisine especially the fried chicken entree and the biscuits. They will definitely visit again.

l
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Very nice and super attentive wait staff

ES
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I really don’t understand the hype of this restaurant. The food is - at best- average. The service is okay but the drinks are way overpriced. I had the pork tenderloin this time and it was raw. Sent it back and it came back over cooked. So many great restaurants in Atlanta- this one wil not be getting my money ever again.

C
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Evertything was fabulous. Superb appetizers - the pimento cheese and fried green tomatoes. Our entrees were great and the amazing apple desert. Specialty cocktails were unique. Great service. And a big shout out to NC native Sheldon for always making us feel special.

BJ
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The Hostess set the tone which was not that positive. She was a bit snappy and not informative as when our table would be ready. Keep in mind, we had reservations. However, our server was awesome.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, amazing. One of my favorite Buckhead spots

C
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Came here for a group brunch on a Saturday morning. Service was amazing and the food came out pretty quickly. I’d only been to the midtown location before and this location is just as good.

RD
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful restaurant to end my tour of Atlanta. The food was second to none and waitstaff was top notch. Cant wait to come back !

T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took friends there for a birthday dinner. Got the fried chicken. Food was amazing, cornbread/biscuit basket was also hot and delicious. Highly recommend!

SW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing fried chicken! She crab soup was one of the best I’ve ever had. Wonderful service!

PC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always excellent at this restaurant. The food was also really great. Highly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Brian, was fabulous. When he made cocktail recommendations, it was as if he was reading our minds. The pork chop was the best I’ve ever eaten in my life. Soaked in a molasses brine and smoked, it was incredibly flavorful. My wife loved the scallops. Everything was delicious!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Food. Good Service

AP
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I moved away, so it had been a couple years since I have been back. I love brunch and the food is still outstanding. I didn't feel an overwhelmingly warm welcome from the hostess when we checked in for the Open Table reservation. She immediately said "Your whole party must be here," instead of asking me "Is your whole party here?". (My party was standing off the side). I understand brunch is a very busy time, but you still have to be hospitable because there are a lot of competing brunch places in the area. It did not deter from us enjoying our meal.

KG
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Had to send food back because it was so cold. But, flavor was good and the server was great about it. In general not super impressed

m
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service.

j
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Buckhead version of Atlanta gem
When I use to spend a lot of time in Atlanta always went to the midtown south city kitchen
This time stayed in Buckhead and went to their satellite
Food still great southern cooking but admit I miss the old White House it was in

M
Atlanta
63 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good, S’mores pie was better!!

LS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff! We will be back and will tell our friends.

y
Orange County
57 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A nice introduction to Southern cuisine with a modern twist. It is walking distance from Grand Hyatt. The biscuits and corn bread muffins were light and a good start to our meal. I highly recommend the pork chops ~ smoked to perfection with collard greens and beans. Service was friendly yet non intrusive. If you’re staying in Buckhead, this is a place to go for dinner.

KO
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great from start to finish. Drinks, Food and Service was Excellent. Definitely going back when I visit ATL again!

JS
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a colleague’s birthday. Great, fresh food with excellent service. Conveniently located near Buckhead Marta station.