South Main Kitchen

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1010 reviews
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Contemporary Southern
A Kitchen-inspired venue working with local producers setup to be displayed in industrial and lofty style backdrop. Here at South Main Kitchen we focus on the artistry of food and how it sparks conversation-bringing people closer to one another. We encourage our Executive Chef and Sous Chef along with the staff to follow their passion giving them the freedom to be different.

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G
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

South Main Kitchen is a unique dining experience. Great for a special occasion.

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

Waitor could have been more attentive

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r
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a great time. Food was amazing as always. Only problem is we had a reservation for 6:30, and did not get seated until 7pm. It was fine with us because we did not have a time frame - we just had a drink and relaxed. Manager did comp our drinks for the wait. Great experience.

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KH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The food was horrendous... will NEVER GO BACK!! it was cute inside..

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

Birthday dinner - great food, great service! Just a bit loud in the inside dining space.

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SB
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Forgot the bacon on the breakfast sandwich, but they made it right. Nd comped the sandwich
Nice job 😀

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j
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

had an outstanding meal on Saturday the 15th. food, vibe, service all excellent. second time visiting smk. will be back for sure. bartenders make excellent old fashions!!! too good.

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GG
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

As usual, food was delicious!! South Main delivers again.. only complaint was the Portion size on my Salmon was not very large at all for the price.. but, I want to emphasize that the food tasted great!!

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MM
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day- great meal

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g
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef and wait staff were awesome and the Apps and pork chop were cool to perfection really enjoyed the evening

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S
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always, one of our favorite restaurants.. only a few critiques, some of our food was cold, the scallops were over done, I was told it was between 4-5 scallops for 36$ and only got 3, and they keep taking some of their best dishes off the menu, pork tacos, pork shoulder and changed a few signature dishes
Keep what’s good please 😊

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LC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Experience was just okay, and the food was just okay as well. We found the prices to be kind of pricey. There were 4 adults for brunch with 1 mimosas and 1 other alcoholic drink. Bill was $88.00 and that didn’t include tip. Nothing out of the ordinary ordered for brunch. There’s also a lot of other restaurants in the same area competing for your dollars. We probably won’t return.

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SR
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've never been disappointed in ANYTHING at South Main Kitchen. Our waitperson was stellar with great suggestions and very attentive. The redfish for two is one of the best ever. The chef knows his dishes and the menu is not overwhelming. Just right!

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SB
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Drinks were watered down, chairs for seating EXTREMELY uncomfortable, designed to turn tables quickly, not relax. Average price points for a nice atmosphere, pork dish was fatty.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Our server and our food were fine. However, there seemed to be some confusion regarding the number in our party. The restaurant had us down for 2 people, when our actual reservation was for a party of 5. They insisted that our reservation was for only two people, and seemed very annoyed that there were more people in our party than they had expected. They seemed hesitant to seat us at all, and I finally had to show them my reservation which proved that I had made the reservation for 5...The two hostesses were rude, and continued to whisper to one another as they stared at us after we were seated. We were made to feel unwelcome from the start, because of an error on their end. We won’t be back.

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TC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was good but very slow. Seating was a bit uncomfortable and a little loud for a business meal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server (working on his birthday, Thursday)! Knowledgeable, friendly, responsive. Food was delicious, loved the grain bowl with chicken!

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OT
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So Main Kitchen is so consistently delicious and fresh and enjoyable!

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NB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

But to put main entrees on a menu and have them only be available until they run out, is not main menu worthy. They need to be called specials instead.

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JO
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Not bad for a bar drink. The ambiance wasn't what I expected and it was pretty empty, but the food was good and the staff was great.

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M
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a charming restaurant. Relaxed atmosphere and wonderful service. Our food was delicious. All the choices sounded great; it was difficult to choose. We visited for dinner. Will try their lunch menu next time.

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JT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Not sure where to begin. Worst Mother’s Day meal ever

Chick too tough. Salmon over cooked. Pasta dish too expensive for the amount served.

We received a disconnected and inattentive waiter. Yes we had an 8:30pm reservation but when customers are dining and staff starts to shut things down gathering the salt and pepper shakers all around you it just makes you feel that the priority is to get people out so everyone can go home

To my point we were not even offered desert.

We will not be back.

On a positive note they look like they have a great bar and drink options

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NH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good ambiance, our waiter Brian was awesome and super funny! Hung out with my girlfriend for Mother's Day and had a wonderful time. Food was really good and their collards were great!

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Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It was okay. Waiter was slow. Portions were small for the price. My son got a $18 omelette that was the size of my fist, plated with “greens”. Not very filling, not very flavorful which is disappointing because I usually love this place.

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m
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The Springer Farm chicken was barely larger than a chicken wing...and two carrots on the side...more like an appetizer than a dinner serving...and pretty pricey as well.
The brussel sprouts come with sesame seeds scattered all over them, yet the menu description fails to describe them as such. Tree nuts are throughout the menu which makes the selection all the more limited for diners who have sensitivities/allergies to those items.

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ZM
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go often for Sunday brunch. Inside can get a little loud, but not too bad. The food is chef driven and wonderful. Sauces and jams are made in-house. Not your typical brunch, so please review the menu prior, but food is excellent.

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Brussel sprouts!

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TL
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ordered was delicious! And, the service was exceptional. Highly recommended.

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a
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was fantastic and the food was delicious! We were there for brunch to celebrate a friend's birthday and could not have been happier with our choice. We loved the strawberry rhubarb strudel! Will be back!

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EM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall very good. A little loud.
NC trout was abit dry and could have used more flavor. Pork was tender and hangar steak was fine

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OT
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I was kind of perturbed when told the opening time... it changed twice. The hostess made good on her end by making sure my first round of drinks were on the house. Definitely a hidden gem in downtown Alpharetta. Every dish we had was top notch. The trout was unreal good. I got one to go it was so good. DEFINITELY will be back for another experience.

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RR
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us and a 1 year old. Food, drinks and attention was perfect as usual. I had steak special. They do a good a job on steak as anyplace. SMK is our go to.

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J
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We are huge fans of Butcher and Brew their sister restaurant next door so we couldn't wait to eat there! We had a reservation for Easter brunch and it did not disappoint . Cocktails were refreshing, food was tasty and service was wonderful. We will be back !

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N
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Overall, the ambiance and service are great. The food was "just okay" considering the price you pay for each dish. I had the chicken which a little bland and dry. My wife had the mushroom pasta which was good, but nothing spectacular.

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A
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This is a very crowded place with tables close together and noise level very high. We made a reservation and the table they had for us was small and right in the middle of the restaurant. We ended up sitting out on the enclosed porch which was much quieter. It was an unseasonably cold evening but the heaters worked well so we were comfortable. Everyone who served us made an effort to make sure we were happy so that was a positive. But our meals came out so fast, we were only halfway through our starters., a clear negative for me at a high priced restaurant. We felt pretty rushed until it was time for our check. That took unacceptably long. We had the trout which was good but not remarkable. A bit bland and I definitely expected more. Overall, we were disappointed. We felt this restaurant was over priced and more focused on complicated menu items than serving really tasty food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great overall experience. Food was great, staff was excellent. A large party was waiting on our table so the manager provided us with an option to move to the bar and he would buy us a round. Asked very politely and could not have been nicer. Only knock would be that the drinks are a bit overpriced but would definitely go again.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Food portions in comparison to the prices were a little off - my wife got 3 scallops on her main and I got a sad little taste of pork shoulder. The mains were also a little under seasoned.

Given how hard it is to park in this area, I'm not sure I'll be back.

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m
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love South Main Kitchen's Sunday brunch. The service is good and we really like the food, but miss some of the items on the previous menu like the Gumbo. Their cheeseburgers and breakfast potatoes are amazing. Love to see some salmon added to the brunch menu.

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V
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food at an unpretentious restaurant. The Brussel sprouts and salmon over lentils were wonderful.

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