South City Kitchen Midtown

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$31 to $50
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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.

Thursday, November 28, 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

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

For New Years 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 31, 2019

What 5297 People Are Saying
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OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my sister-in-law's birthday here. Excellent food and service to make a memorable night.

RO
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. The tables are a bit close together and the noise level is high, but overall, a great dinner and enjoyable experience.

YY
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Dinner with friends. Good food. Noisy.

AB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Nice spot to go with friends. We were a group of three there for lunch to celebrate a birthday. Ambience is great. Food is very good. Service is excellence. It's just a little loud--making it great for small groups. I would go back!

S
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Expensive "gourmet" food. Very good gastronomic delights but overpriced for the artistic combinations. Best for a business lunch or dinner with a high profile client, not for a date or quick lunch outing.

MV
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is still high quality after all these years. Nice place for a lunch meeting and quieter if you eat on the outdoor patio (enclosed for the winter).

PS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I had a thoroughly enjoyable experience at South City Kitchen Midtown. From the friendly and helpful service/staff, to the intimate and cozy environment, to the amazing meal and wine list. Simply wonderful experience! We'll definitely return!

T
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

TF
Atlanta
62 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My wife and I had dinner at South City Kitchen for the first time on Sunday November 10, 2019.

This is a small restaurant - so reservations are a must. It gets crowded since it is very popular - unfortunately a crowded, small space does get a bit noisy - making conversation a bit of a challenge.

Dress ranges from smart casual to just casual.

Service was excellent - prompt without being overbearing.

Food was a mixed bag.

My wife had the she-crab soup which we both felt was just OK. For her entree she had the goat and pasta. She felt it was under flavored and was short on goat.

I started with the fried green tomatoes - which we both thought were outstanding. Frankly, the best we had ever tried.

I had the duck breast as an entree - and it was perfect. Medium rare, succulent, and tender. It could not have been prepared or presented any better!

We will go back at least once more to see if my wife finds something on the menu that is as good as the meal I enjoyed.

CN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to South City Kitchen for Sunday brunch to celebrate our daughter's 21st birthday. We had an enjoyable meal, service was excellent. We were upstairs so the noise level there was much less than downstairs in the larger area. Will definitely go back!

SP
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Real "Southern Food" with a modern twist. Excellent value for money.
Would definitely go back next time I'm in Atlanta.

RS
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my wife's birthday, and I wanted her to have a special dinner. And this was our second time. Our server name was Sandy. He was very friendly and attentive, and made the evening so pleasant. The food was amazing. We will definitely be back soon.

s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

They have Southern comfort foods cooked with their hearts. The Shrimp and Grits are the best. Crabcakes are really good too. The Fried Chicken and Waffle are good but not exceptional. I was disappointed by some of the cocktails though.

S
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great southern cooking and wonderful service. Very attentive to our need to be at a concert on time.

RW
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always an exceptional meal, service and experience.

KC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and even better service!!! The food came out quickly and was hot

R
Atlanta
37 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always amazing. The food is always spectacular. This is one of my favorite places and it never ever disappoints.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! South City Kitchen Midtown never disappoints.

SM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I have lunch here it is a win!! Saturdays and Sundays are always busy, but the staff and the food hands down are the best! I love this place. A romantic date or a day out with friends and/or family you will never be disappointed!! So cute and cozy!!! Definitely a must when you visit Atlanta!

RW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The biscuits and apple butter were amazing. Chicken and waffles there are my favorite.

w
Houston
42 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was visiting hot-Lanta and this restaurant was recommended. It did not disappoint. Make a rez so you won’t have to wait because it was constantly full. (A gr8 sign of a gr8 restaurant) I had the king biscuit dish. The egg and bacon were wonderful. The biscuit? OMGosh. Crispy-ish on the outside, tender on the inside. Pair it with apple butter... and the angels will sing!

LS
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent.

CW
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with good service would gladly go back again

HG
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious dinner - ordered the she crab soup (lots of crab, creamy!), Crab cake, and fried green tomatoes. All were spectacular. Wait staff was attentive and very friendly, but not overbearing. Highly recommend.

OT
Birmingham
14 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Service was incredible by Pablo....food is very good. Highly recommend!

OT
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was excellent. Thank you for another great dining experience!

SS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good place, not real fancy, but delicious southern fare.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food. lovely service. But don't expect to have an intimate conversation. It's very noisy.

DL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The dessert is extremely delicious. Strongly recommend the upside-down pineapple cake and the banana pudding.

AD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

You get FREE HOT FRESH Biscuits and Cornbread after you order. Enough said!!!!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Getting together with old friends

L
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, interesting and unexpected flavors (pineapple cake with cardamom), and professional service. Wonderful.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was amazing! The waiter was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and personable. I can’t wait to go back.

DB
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cool space, excellent food, superior service. Wish it weren't so noisy!

t
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

server was great; fried chicken on a salad was extremely dry. that was quite disappointing. other food was good.

OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a popular venue of Crescent Avenue in Midtown Atlanta, a reservation at South City Kitchen is your best bet. I was just in a party of two today, but larger parties quickly came in after the 12 o clock hour and filled the establishment. Although it was boisterous at times, the service and taste of the food were great. We were served at lightening speed and the waiter gave us great recommendations when undecided between menu items. Great Friday visit overall.

PL
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Loved our waiter and always love South City Kitchen

OT
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had two picky teens, but our waitperson was incredibly patient allowing them to taste the food before ordering. Now that’s service! We’ve been going to this location for years and the food and staff have never disappointed. ❤️

JG
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I have been here before but this time it was a complete miss, thud, dud, not a hit! Booked a reservations for four but only three made it. Now I should have said something else besides my group was here when the hostess waited on me, but the waiter we had didn't ask either, nor did we say anything. After a lengthy period of time, we finally asked if we could order. He said he thought we were waiting on our fourth. The whole night we are watching everyone get fast service for everything. It felt like everyone in this guy's section was getting shortchanged that night. Took forever for food, one of the people at the table asked for appetizers while they considered what they were going to have for dinner. The waiter totally forgot to circle back to check on her. You guessed it, she ate appetizers.

As for the food, this place is known for fried chicken. What I got was a overly battered piece of poultry. Once I cut through the batter, the meat was pretty good. I would not order it again. I also ordered the pear salad which for me, the pears were the star of the show, the other items added to the salad didn't help it much at all! I should have went with my gut and not ordered the salad and stayed with the chicken. All in all not a great meal or service but I enjoyed the company which was the reason why we got together!

EY
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The service and food was wonderful for lunch. The shrimp and geechie grits were mouth watering. The perfect combo of spices. The “birthday” mousse was very good. Noise level very high.