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About South City Kitchen Midtown

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.)

1144 Crescent Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Southern, American

Hours of Operation:
DINNER NIGHTLY
Sunday-Thursday, 5-10pm
Friday-Saturday, 5-10:30pm

BRUNCH
Saturday-Sunday 10am-3pm

LUNCH
Monday-Friday 11am to 3:30pm

Cross Street:
14th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 873-7358

Website:
http://fifthgroup.com/

Catering:
South City Kitchen Midtown is owned by Fifth Group Restaurants which also owns Bold American Events & Catering. For more information on catering, please visit http://boldamerican.com.

Parking Details:
Immediately adjacent to South City Kitchen is a new 900 space parking deck. There are several other street lots within 1 block of the restaurant as well as street parking.

Public Transit:
MARTA Arts Center or Midtown stations.

Executive Chef:
Chip Ulbrich

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

South City Kitchen Midtown will be serving a 3 course $55 menu on this evening.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

South City Kitchen in Midtown will be serving a 3 course $55 menu this evening.

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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.

South City Kitchen Midtown Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (53)
Good for a Date (53)
Special Occasion (42)
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Creative Cuisine (36)
Fit for Foodies (35)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Casual (33)
Local Ingredients (33)
Worth the Drive (33)
Sunday Lunch (31)
Great for Brunch (30)
Business Meals (29)
Fun (27)
Great for Lunch (26)
Good for Groups (25)
Hot Spot (24)
Authentic (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Cozy (15)
Romantic (15)
Seasonal (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
People Watching (12)
Happy Hour (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Kid-friendly (5)
Healthy (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Scenic View (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

Had a wonderful time, great meal, great cocktails!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Went for a weekday lunch and it was packed with businessmen on their breaks. However, we got seated in less than 5 minutes. Pimento cheese app was delicious. We were told the fried chicken entree was big enough for two people and didn’t even need another side. It was nice of them to bring it out on two separate plates, but it wasn’t as big as we had expected. However, I loved that it wasn’t that fried, it’s just a thin layer of skin.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

I was visiting Atlanta and an Uber driver recommended and I was so pleased and amazed!! The food was fantastic. I was in heaven. From the biscuits and cornbread, to the pecan pie as the top off, I was enraptured with each bite. Can’t wait to come back to Atlanta just so I can go there again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing food every time. Kinda loud but energetic.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 7 days ago

Great food. Environment was somewhat noisey.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was great

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was pretty good but the restaurant space is cramped and loud. I still have a few dollars left on a gift card but don't plan to rush back.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Took 3 friends whom had never eaten here. They were all impressed and can’t wait to return again

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Lunch was awesome. We had breakfast and lunch entrees and everything was delicious. Pablo was a great waiter!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The atmosphere was great and the Manager was extremely friendly.

Tags: Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

very good food, excellent service with good wines and spirits. The place has been there for over 20 years because it stays within it's purpose, good food, good value and great service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Once again, South City Kitchen Midtown delivered outstanding food, superb service and WAY TOO MUCH NOISE. Why not post a sign requesting that diner's modulate their voices instead of table 1 screaming causing table 2 to scream to be heard followed by the snowball effect. I understand that noise is supposed to stimulate appetites but at the SCK level, it just encourages one to eat & run.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, People Watching
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Small amount of food for a lot of money. Entrees between $20 and $35.

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great food. Great atmosphere. Waitress was very prompt to our needs without being asked

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Went to the South city kitchen specifically for southern food as I was coming into Atlanta from the Northeast. The restaurant was perfect and service , Comfort and food. I tried the pan fried chicken livers as an appetizer which were exquisite, which were served over a thin layer of mashed potatoes with gravy. Then I had to try to southern fried chicken which also was very juicy chicken and the crust was flaky and not oily at all which made that selection another perfect choice. I recommend trying South city kitchen on your next visit to midtown Atlanta.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Delicious food, great service, great drinks, great atmosphere. Great for a special occasion, or a date.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 26, 2017

SOUTH CITY KITCHEN REMAINS A CLASSIC
establishment for southern comfort cuisine. Over the many years this location has been open, I have been too many times to count and it still manages to remain current, fresh, and exceptional. You simply cannot go wrong with any of their entrees which have survived the test of time and palate.

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Cozy, Business Meals, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Always our favorite pick for before/after events in midtown. Never disappoints!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Small restaurant but good atmosphere & good food. Can be kind of noisy because of the closeness of seating. No free parking or validated parking for the restaurant. Parking across the street from the restaurant is $10.00.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent food, service and experience for Saturday brunch before the UGA vs. Ga. Tech game. When I wasn't able to add a few people to our reservations though the Open Table app, I called South City Kitchen and left a message asking if they could still accommodate a larger number at the same time. I asked them to call me back, and honestly, I did not expect a restaurant to call back, especially the day after Thanksgiving, but they did! They were so friendly about it and were able to seat all 10 of us. It was a wonderful family meal before a family tradition of college football! We will be back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Had Thanksgiving Dinner there with the family. This is the third or fourth Thanksgiving that we have done this and South City Kitchen did a great job each time. Quickly becoming a family Thanksgiving tradition.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Awful! I feel so totally ripped-off. I have heard high praise for this restaurant and was really looking forward to my first visit for Thanksgiving dinner. The service was good and the staff friendly, but the food was disgraceful. My pork chop was overcooked and dried out my husband said his turkey, gravy and dressing was not very good and we both had apples and butternut squash which was not at all good. How can you ruin butternut squash and apples???!!! The meal cost $55.00 each and didn't even include coffee and tea. We really got burned and will not return.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent as always.

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Excellent food and service! Chicken livers are the BOMB! Even though it's a southern food place they have killer pasta dishes. Cocktails are off the chain straight up.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Local Ingredients, Fun, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Excellent food, even better service. Recognised birthday occasion. Shall return if this very busy restaurant can fit us in.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our server was very nice and everything was great. My boyfriend and I both had the Peach Next Door for drinks. It was delicious and refreshing and we ultimately had another round because it was so smooth and light.

For the appetizer my boyfriend convinced me to get the duck confit. I'm not a fan of duck but I have to say it was super tender. My boyfriend enjoyed it very much, I would have rather gone for the fried gree tomatoes , but we had already had that the night before at another restaurant.

For our dinner choices I chose the fried chicken and my boyfriend chose the hanger steak. Our waitress made a mistake with the order so we had to wait longer for our food but she was very apologetic and the manager comped the second round of drinks on the house which was very nice.

The reason I only gave the restaurant three stars is because I was expecting crazy things to happen in my mouth with the fried chicken. The waitress said it was the most popular dish and that everyone loved it. We are in the south after all so I was expecting an explosion of flavor in my mouth. It was just ok. I mean it was cooked correctly. The chicken was moist. There was nothing wrong with it, but I wanted some magic. Maybe it's just me.

My boyfriend had the hanger steak and I tried some of that and it was really tasty and full of flavor. I would definitely order that over the fried chicken next time. For dessert we shared the pecan pie with ice cream and that was really nice. I think if I had ordered something other than the fried chicken this rating would be four stars for me. Overall though the staff were friendly, they were super apologetic about their mistake, and it was a very cozy place.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 18, 2017

What a find! Service was impeccable, and the number of gluten-free options and modifications was fantastic (the brisket Benedict was AMAZING.) An absolute must when it Atlanta.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food is always fresh, hot and tasty!!!! I seem to always go for the Fried Chicken....just can't go wrong with that!!!!

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

This is an amazing restaurant- service was spot on! Our server Hali was great! The food was delicious- wife had the fried chicken- I had the pork chop. The chicken liver appetizer was very good. Biscuits and cornbread were very good. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Best fried chicken ever

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Incredible southern comfort food, and fast! Our server was very friendly, appetizers, biscuits and cornbread were on the table within 10 mins of ordering, and the entrées within 20. Filling and perfectly cooked (delicious all around!). Reservations an absolute must - it was packed in there! We were on the covered patio, and the heat was on full-blast on a cool night, hence a slightly lower ambience rating - but staff corrected that immediately.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great music, good food, excellent service, great time

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Excellent food and service!! Would go again and again when back in Atlanta

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Casual, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Our waitress, heather, was warm, fun, attentive, knowledgeable! Great creative comfort food. Wonderful experience on vacation

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Incredible service. Fantastic food

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My friends and I like this restaurant. Interesting ambiance in a converted house in Midtown Atlanta. Food usually excellent (the shrimp and grits, for instance). We've ordered steak that was a bit tough. Can be noisy at peak hours. Great service and staff. We'll return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was our first visit to this restaurant which came highly recommended by several people. We loved everything about our experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Agree with most others, inside environment is more decent than outside.
Parking is a pain, $15 the closest, $10 in the behind parking lot, but $2/hour for all street parking if not on Sundays/holidays. Definitely recommend to walk one or two blocks to get a street parking.
Complimentary breads are amazing. I love the biscuits better, especially cuz it comes with yummy butter and butter apple sauce.
We came in a group of 4 for Sunday brunch at 1:15pm, it was packed already. Luckily, we made the reservation the day before. I had the crab cake hash, with was one of the best crab cakes ever, I'm not a crab cake person, but this one is good. My friend has the famous chicken & waffle, the chicken was very very crispy outside (not to much bread) and very muscular meat inside. One ordered the shrimp and grits, it was good too, but I won't recommend it if you come here for the first time.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent food, quiet upstairs area is really enjoyable.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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