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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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food and presentation. Loved it all!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Sides were lukewarm, which was disappointing

DG
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We sent back the cauliflower dish as inedible with parts of it cold and parts of it hot. The sweet potato/brussel sprouts side dish tasted bad. And with no valet parking, we paid $20 to park across the street for a one hour dinner. Won't return.

S
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very accommodating to our accessibility needs, and kept a great line of communication as plans changed. Great food and great customer service.

SP
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've eaten at this South City Kitchen several times and it is always terrific. The staff is attentive and friendly. The food is delicious and inventive. It's a great take on southern cuisine.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was really nice! We were given a gift card by customers for Fifth Group Restaurants. We chose this location! It was amazing! All the items on the menu sounded amazing! They even gave us a $20 gift card for signing up for their rewards program! Great way to get returning customers!

a
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always top notch!

RI
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a cool and rainy day, my bowl of she crab soup was PERFECT! My guest's chicken salad must've been good too because nothing was left! Great Lunch...

BS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Never again. Its reputation exceeds its achievements.

P
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and food!

JC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The atmosphere was great with a southern charm. The food was amazing takes on southern dishes! The drinks were also great and all of it was reasonable priced.

RH
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Have had excellent experience in the past. Bhut this time the pork chop was cooked well done and very tough when I asked for it to be cooked medium (still pink inside) WIll still try them again though.

AS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food flavor & service incredible. Mixed drinks not good at all. Menu left to be desired. Vinings SCK better variety.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Arrived and we’re seated right away. The service was first class, the manager came by to ensure we were taken care of and all was well.

BC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service; great food. Server asked when we sat down if we had time restraints which we greatly appreciated as we were headed to a concert later. Really excellent meal and experience.

C
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food - unique, appealing and delicious - very friendly staff and a great venue too!!

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was honest and helpful. Pretty noisy at lunch time, but good food and great atmosphere.

IR
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a guest (Federal Lobbyist) in from DC. He wanted to have some Atlanta "Icon" food and a Midtown experience... Food was great, weather was cooperative and he was sold on SSK.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious, and the service was impeccable!

I
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Super Bowl Sunday brunch...we had a 2 pm reservation, and I presented myself to the hostess while my husband parked the car. She was very helpful and offered up a choice of two tables. The server, upon hearing that my husband had dropped me off, informed me in somewhat of an abrupt manner, that the kitchen closed at 3 pm. I explained that he would be with us momentarily. We were quick to make menu choices, and when we ordered our soup and entrees we were told that the trout had sold out. It would have been helpful to have known that earlier. The main course arrived before the soup. It was taken back to the kitchen. The soup came but I did not have time to finish mine before the entrees came back out and were not as warm as we would have liked. The table next to us was transformed into a set up station.

N
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch. Great drinks. Very busy. Wish the Midtown space was bigger.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Came to check out the food for a rehearsal dinner but I think the space will be too cramped for an event like that.

BA
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I come to a South City Kitchen, I have a great experience. The servers are pleasant, friendly, and professional. The food is delicious.

TJ
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this one, haven’t been here in years. Such a beautiful jewel

RS
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Meat was overcooked, everything else was great. Wonderful service

KR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always come here for brunch. Love the gluten free option.

GM
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One cannot go wrong with the she-crab soup and Carolina Trout.... desserts were wonderful too. I hadn't been here in a while, but was glad it was as good as I recall, especially for my out of town friends from Texas.

CC
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

South City Kitchen is always consistent with their food quality and service! It's a great meal, great atmosphere and terrific service!

AC
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fried chicken entree is amazing! The fried green tomatoes were unbelievable.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated my birthday there — great service and delicious food! Would love to visit again!

A
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious and tasted fresh! The pear salad was different than my friends expected with a unique presentation but still enjoyable. We loved the fried green tomatoes and braised goat. There was nothing that we did not enjoy

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and definitely not the last. Just loved it. Had a 6:00 pm reservation before a 7:30 concert nearby. Seated immediately and Jenifer, our server, was personable, informative and attentive. She made great recommendations. Shared fried green tomatoes as an appetizer-it was divided and plated separately. Beautiful presentation and delicious. Had scallops appetizer as my main course, son had braised ribs - perfect. Sides are extra if wanted and biscuits and cornbread muffins are complimentary. All so good. All the staff were terrific. Never felt rushed but so timely - even manager made the rounds . Great ambiance.

LB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I recently dined at the Midtown location for my birthday. For the most part I enjoyed my visit, however, a couple of thumbs-down for me were: had to send back an overcooked egg for the crab cake dish and was charged for it (the cost should not have been passed on to me, that's on the chef), the table we had was somewhat in the line of traffic for the servers (on a corner in front of the fireplace). The manager and one of his staff members basically had a brief staff meeting right behind me and my husband to discuss what they thought their numbers for the day would be....AWKWARD. So while I wouldn't completely cross this location of my list, it will be quite a while if we decide to go back.

CC
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find

BW
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We stopped in for brunch before a show and we seated promptly and the food came out very quickly. The service was good and everyone was friendly.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in I knew it was going to be an amazing experience. This was my second time dining at South City Kitchen, and I couldn’t be more impressed. Our waiter, Cameron, was immensely informative and pleasant. The overall experience was simply amazing, and all of our dishes were cooked to perfection. I will definitely be coming back here to share my love for this amazing place once again.

JM
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service and wine. We sat at the Bar and our server was excellent.

GP
Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got a last minute reservation to South City and all I can say is “Wow!”. This place has amazing southern dishes that do not disappoint. Had the shrimp, pork cheeks and beet salad as appetizers. Shrimp is peel and eat, so be prepared to get a little messy. I had the She Crab soup which is very rich and creamy. For my entree I had the short rib. If you eat anything on the menu, make it the short rib. They have limited amounts and we got the last 3 of the evening. Will definitely return next time in Atlanta.