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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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 5328 People Are Saying
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Seattle
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming here for many years and it never fails to delight. The food is delicious (fried green tomatoes are a MUST) and the team is fabulous! I make it a point to eat here every time I am anywhere near the Atlanta area.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Always good and convenient to the office.

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Braised goat and braised short ribs were wonderful. Tender and flavorful meals. The fried green tomatoes were fabulous- great crust, warm oozy goat cheese.

MF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The staff and MOD were very friendly and extremely hospitable! My date and I had an amazing experience. Will definitely return!

JS
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food and service. One of our favorite places. We will definitely be back soon!

TR
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service, great food!! Food came out fast. We were stuffed!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Cocktails were great too. We’ll be back soon!

k
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Anthony was a fabulous server and his recommendations were spot on!

BC
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!
Great
Great

T
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience, the waiter was awesome! The food was phenomenal as well. The fact i wanted that home experience and it was in a house was a brilliant idea.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner food and service was outstanding!!!!

KB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for Thanksgiving Day Dinner. 4:00 reservation. Everything was wonderful. All staff were helpful and had the best attitudes. They gave their all for a particularly trying day of service, I am sure. We had a lovely time and the food was great. Hat's off to ALL staff.

KM
Savannah
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Was there for Thanksgiving fixed price offering. Food was terribly salty. Drank three bottles of water after the meal.

JW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sat on the outdoor porch, which was lovely! Our server was friendly and very efficient! The food was good and filling! We ate here for Thanksgiving lunch and really enjoyed it!

EL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Amazing Food and Experience for their Thanksgiving menu. Would recommend to anyone who wants a different holiday experience.

SM
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to South City Kitchen for Thanksgiving Neal. So great !!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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RH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved our first visit to South City Kitchen!! It is so convenient to the Alliance Theatre and Woodruff Arts Center. The food and service were FABULOUS, and we really enjoyed the entire experience. We'll be back!

n
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server, Jamar, was awesome. He provided excellent service and great menu recommendations.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The main thing that I was upset about was that there was no parking. We had two cars and had to pay $30 to eat here. On top of the bill, food, etc it was a blah evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was so good and a great twist to southern cuisine.

CM
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious with a very accommodating and attentive staff. Definitely recommend!

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good Southern cooking in a place that isn't a dump is worthy of a trip. I would call the restaurant chic, rather than upscale because upscale implies expensive and this is nicely priced. We were a party of five and all of us enjoyed the experience. Personally, I had the trout and thought it was excellently prepared (crispy crust, no bones, good flavor). Two in our party shared the red fish and trout and both liked the trout more. The desserts were excellent. We especially liked the banana bread pudding and the pineapple upside down cake. It's a nice looking restaurant, not to noisy and in one of the nicest parts of Atlanta.

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Excellent service. The fried chicken. Never fails.

R
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience4

The hostess was very rude. She welcomed two other groups before my party and I was standing right in front of her. I had to interject for her to speak to me. I had a reservation as well.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic reataurant

M
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food.

OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RO
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
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 on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Dinner with friends. Good food. Noisy.

AB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
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!

B
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the porkchop for dinner and fried green tomatoes for an appetizer. And the biscuits are very good and doughy!

S
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
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 on November 14, 2019
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 on November 13, 2019
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
3 reviews
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.