South City Kitchen Midtown

4.7
5164 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southern
Celebrating over 20 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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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.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

For Christmas Eve 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

What 5164 People Are Saying
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MS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is amazing but when its busy, its so loud inside! You can't even hear the person you're with!

RJ
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fried Green Tomatoes + Fried Chicken + Bourbon = Winning.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing! Service was great! Near a public parking garage too

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father daughter brunch time! My dad even met the legend Bill Duke!

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was our second time for a birthday. We had the Steak , fried chicken. The cocktail was ok. It was a hit or miss with some if our friends. I tasted the chicken liver appetizer and it was amazing! I got the crab bisque and it awesome as last time we came. The pineapple upside down cake was yummy. Our friends got the banana pudding, they didn’t care for it. We ended up going to Intermezzo Cafe for their dessert b/c they forgot one of our other friend’s desserts..it was awkward bc it was her first visit and I don’t think she will be back. Overall it was nice and food was good. I wish the decor upstairs was a little updated like Buckhead location. Drinks stayed filled by our waiter and she was very friendly which made up for any hiccups.

c
Atlanta
94 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Our waiter was especially wonderful; he was very helpful and patient and friendly. Things went downhill in a rush when the guys brought their toddler and stuck him in a very uncomfortable high chair. Their little tribe of four at the neighboring table easily drowned out our attempts at conversation. It has become a tradition for people to bring their ill behaved spoor into restaurants heedless of the inappropriateness to the atmosphere.

C
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed the food very much and wished we were hungrier to have tried some of the larger entrees. Well crafted food.

SM
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My lovely wife and I wanted a special night out, and the South City Kitchen was a great way to start. Our waiter was very courteous and had complete knowledge of the menu and the specials. The meal was georgous to behold and throughly delicious. The service was impeccalbe. We absolutley enjoyed the meal. The only downside was the noise. If you sit upstairs, it rises through the place and revererates off the ceiling. To be fair I find most eating establishments too noisy. Folks seem to have forgotten how to speak in measured tones. But don't let my misanthropy put you off. We had a great time and will definitely be back.

m
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been to South City Kitchen a few times and it continues to be fantastic. Pork chop, Steak, Seafood are all top notch.

OT
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent excellent food! Try the fried tomatoes and the pork chop!
A bit too noisy by the way...

A
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and good service however it was so loud that my friend and I were straining to hear each other. Reading lips over dinner is exhausting.

w
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Southern cuisine taken up a notch, fresh ingredients and new combinations of food. Excellent from the bread to the dessert!

R
New York Area
192 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A must when you’re visiting Atlanta is to dine at south city kitchen great service great local dishes just make sure that you make reservations they book quickly even on weeknights

s
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was good as usual,but our service was not very attentive and our food took longer than it should have to get to ur table. We had to ask for things as we need them,such as bread and for our appetizer plate to be cleared.

TR
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to South City many times. Food, service Is always wonderful. Thank you !!

D
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was really good. Service could be better but they were busy. Also prices are outrageous! It was definitely good but I wouldn't return based on pricing.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Food and service were great. Noise level so loud you could hear yourself talk much less speak to your company at a two person table.

SG
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A poor initial welcome by the waiter was then recovered by attentive service throughout the night. Food is definitely tasty, the rabbit was delicious and the quail spicy just right. May be a bit milder would be better. The green fried tomatoes tasted more of frying and cheese and there could have been any other vegetable inside. The complimentary pineapple cake (to apologize for the initial kickoff) was welcome and delicious. Definitely a very noisy environment. Overall a good place to go.

MG
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our waiter, Sandy, was spot on! He was polite, efficient, and most importantly, attentive. The food was yummy. Get the fried chicken. OMG!

DD
Tallahassee
14 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A favorite dining spot in Midtown with good food and service

J
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Loud so don’t come here if you need to get some business done. More expensive dishes then we were expecting. The trout was amazing though.

OT
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. Always loud & busy. Service was a little slow.

e
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best fried chicken EVER! Crab cake is tremendous, shrimp and grits perfectly cooked. The atmosphere is great, cocktails creative and the service is awesome. Wandered upon this place b/c it was near my hotel but I would urge anyone to South City, it will be worth the travel time.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Bartender was terrific
Highly recommend.

H
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the venue and loved the food. Will definitely go there the next time I'm in Atlanta

TV
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were celebrating a birthday and were enjoying a time of casual conversation, until a large boisterous group, and then a group of 4 very loud obnoxious ladies sat behind us. While the service and food were amazing, we couldn’t wait to get out of there. What started as a nice evening, immediately became extremely stressful. Very disappointed in how the evening turned out.

SH
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fried green tomatoes for the table were excellent. The shrimp and grits ordered by 3 of us was tasty and perfect. The lump crab cakes ordered by the fourth of the group was described as delicious.

TG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

She-crab soup was a bit salty with not enough crab meat. But my hanger steak was cooked to perfection. Awesome wait staff and the manager was great. Very nice atmosphere. Good place to have a date.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Service was fast. Waiter was phenomenal and made great recommendations.

PW
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Andy was a terrific server in every regard (asked if we had time constraints, made solid recommendations, staged our order exactly as we asked, was attentive without hovering, and even brought some reading glasses for the table beside ours when the lady realized she had forgotten hers). Salad (peach), appetizer (fried green tomatoes), main course (fried chicken), and dessert (banana pudding brûlée) were excellent. The butter beans got mixed results at our table. A bit pricy and a bit noisy, but all things considered, a very nice evening. We will be back.

t
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

great menu - outstanding menu across by the board. We had both dinner and brunch and both were outstanding. Would love to have a menu like this in Orlando.

AB
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

The service was great! The waitress & the manager was super. But, the food didn't deliver, the coffee was lukewarm, which the manager graciously replaced, the food was tasteless. Only with salt were were able to make it taste like anything to eat. The chicken didn't have any flavor, nor the collards, the field peas dish or the limas. Overall the meal was terrible, only the cornbread muffins & pineapple dessert was good, but it seems they were from a mix we could have made up at home. Not a good eating experience at all.

K
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was very good, food was mediocre. Hangar steak very tough.

CF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large group of 11 and they handled our group so well. Our waiter was awesome and made the experience even better. The biscuits were amazing!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall was excellent. Could have been a little better keeping our coffee filled as we were there for brunch. Food was a bit pricey but amazing. Honored our reservation immediately as others were told an hour wait. We will be back and use open table.

HR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food came out way too quickly, felt like we were rushed

D
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Our server was amazing so was the manager on duty.

LB
New England
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic culinary experience. Fabulous service!! Love this place

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food and Service. Knowledgeable waitress had great recommendations!!

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was amazing, had the rabbit, chicken liver, steak, and shrimp. Service was amazing.

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