South City Kitchen Midtown

★★★★☆
  • 1144 Crescent Ave NE

    Atlanta, GA 30309

    Cross street: 14th Street

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  • 404-873-7358

About South City Kitchen Midtown

Hours
Monday-Thursday 11am-3:30pm, 5-10pm; Friday-Saturday 11am-3:30pm, 5-10:30pm; Sunday 11am-3:30pm, 5-10pm

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Always enjoy a trip to the relaxing South City Kitchen. Can't go wrong with any of the menu items but recommend the specials everytime!

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Always enjoy a trip to the relaxing South City Kitchen. Can't go wrong with any of the menu items but recommend the specials everytime!

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Great food

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Great food

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I am very much pleased with exceptionally Clean, Professional and Quick services

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I am very much pleased with exceptionally Clean, Professional and Quick services

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Atlanta is known for its comfy bungalow-like housing, but due to urban modernization Midtown has lost many of these classic southern homes. Surrounded by skyscrapers one survived. In 1993 South City Kitchen opened its doors as the Fifth Group??s first venture into the restaurant business, and what a destination eatery it has become. At South City it??s all about the comforts of living in the South, and nothing adds to this feeling better good old southern cooking. The time-honored diverse recipes that make up southern cuisine are dressed up ever so slightly and brought to life by Chef Chip Ulbrich through the use of fresh, seasonal local produce without compromising what has made them so delightful to eat.

To ease into that laid back feeling, South City Kitchen offers some amazing creative cocktails that play on beverages of the South. The Country Thyme Lemonade is a perfect blend of Absolut citron vodka with thyme infused lemonade ?? this tangy thirst quenching drink will beg one to ask for another and a rocking chair on a wrap around porch. In addition to these delights, an outstanding quality to price point wine list has been assembled that pairs nicely with the foods coming from Chef Ulbrich??s kitchen. Highly recommend the Simonnet Febvre St. Bris Sauvignon Blanc ?? wonderful mouth feel with bright citrus flavors - a real summer palate pleaser.

The beauty of southern influenced appetizers is that they know how to tease and please. The Fried Green Tomatoes with goat cheese and a sultry red pepper coulis has the perfect crispness, consistency, and texture ?? don??t miss this southern classic. Another classic is the pan-fried Chicken Livers that are finished off with a smoky Benton??s ham, caramelized Spanish onions, and port wine laced garlic jus. These tasty morsels rest atop a piece of toasted brioche and accented with creamed sweet corn. If you are not a believer in chicken livers, one bite will change your mind. The starter where the talents of Chef Ulbrich really shine is the Wild Mushroom Rusk- OMG the flavors are otherworldly. A mix of caramelized Hen of the Wood and Oyster mushrooms served over thickly sliced griddled Levain bread with a fried egg from Neil Taylor??s chickens. So many flavors and textures here - woodiness, crunch, and creaminess - what else can one ask for?

The real thrill of a great southern meal is the anticipation of the main dish and at South City there are many to choose from. The Shrimp and Grits are better than most I??ve had in Charleston. Plump local shrimp, sauted garlic, smoky pablano peppers, and chunks of house-cured Tasso ham are placed on a mound of stone ground grits with a smoked tomato gravy- absolutely delicious. Equally amazing is the Buttermilk Fried Chicken. Thought I had tasted the best this city had to offer until I put this in my mouth ?? its juicy flavors and crunchy texture are simply divine. This scrumptious bird is served with garlicky collards and smashed bliss potatoes. If fish is your desire, jump on the Crispy Louisiana Catfish with a classically made maque choux of sweet corn and juicy local tomatoes. Ask for a side of the fried split okra and your feast is set - yummy.

I??ll confess, I love my Banana Pudding and the offering at South City Kitchen is spoon lickin?? good. This reminds me of the pudding I grew up with ?? what a flash back of joy. A gluten free banana pastry cream, layered over house-made vanilla wafers with slices of ripe banana throughout. If bananas aren??t your thing, go for the pecan pie it screams ??southern treat? ?? what I like about it is that it isn??t coy or overly sweet. South City Kitchen has become the ??go to? restaurant if you desire a great meal in a comfortable setting with all of the charm of living in the South.
Bon Apptit Y??all!!!

2
★★★★★

Atlanta is known for its comfy bungalow-like housing, but due to urban modernization Midtown has lost many of these classic southern homes. Surrounded by skyscrapers one survived. In 1993 South City Kitchen opened its doors as the Fifth Group??s first venture into the restaurant business, and what a destination eatery it has become. At South City it??s all about the comforts of living in the South, and nothing adds to this feeling better good old southern cooking. The time-honored diverse recipes that make up southern cuisine are dressed up ever so slightly and brought to life by Chef Chip Ulbrich through the use of fresh, seasonal local produce without compromising what has made them so delightful to eat.

To ease into that laid back feeling, South City Kitchen offers some amazing creative cocktails that play on beverages of the South. The Country Thyme Lemonade is a perfect blend of Absolut citron vodka with thyme infused lemonade ?? this tangy thirst quenching drink will beg one to ask for another and a rocking chair on a wrap around porch. In addition to these delights, an outstanding quality to price point wine list has been assembled that pairs nicely with the foods coming from Chef Ulbrich??s kitchen. Highly recommend the Simonnet Febvre St. Bris Sauvignon Blanc ?? wonderful mouth feel with bright citrus flavors - a real summer palate pleaser.

The beauty of southern influenced appetizers is that they know how to tease and please. The Fried Green Tomatoes with goat cheese and a sultry red pepper coulis has the perfect crispness, consistency, and texture ?? don??t miss this southern classic. Another classic is the pan-fried Chicken Livers that are finished off with a smoky Benton??s ham, caramelized Spanish onions, and port wine laced garlic jus. These tasty morsels rest atop a piece of toasted brioche and accented with creamed sweet corn. If you are not a believer in chicken livers, one bite will change your mind. The starter where the talents of Chef Ulbrich really shine is the Wild Mushroom Rusk- OMG the flavors are otherworldly. A mix of caramelized Hen of the Wood and Oyster mushrooms served over thickly sliced griddled Levain bread with a fried egg from Neil Taylor??s chickens. So many flavors and textures here - woodiness, crunch, and creaminess - what else can one ask for?

The real thrill of a great southern meal is the anticipation of the main dish and at South City there are many to choose from. The Shrimp and Grits are better than most I??ve had in Charleston. Plump local shrimp, sauted garlic, smoky pablano peppers, and chunks of house-cured Tasso ham are placed on a mound of stone ground grits with a smoked tomato gravy- absolutely delicious. Equally amazing is the Buttermilk Fried Chicken. Thought I had tasted the best this city had to offer until I put this in my mouth ?? its juicy flavors and crunchy texture are simply divine. This scrumptious bird is served with garlicky collards and smashed bliss potatoes. If fish is your desire, jump on the Crispy Louisiana Catfish with a classically made maque choux of sweet corn and juicy local tomatoes. Ask for a side of the fried split okra and your feast is set - yummy.

I??ll confess, I love my Banana Pudding and the offering at South City Kitchen is spoon lickin?? good. This reminds me of the pudding I grew up with ?? what a flash back of joy. A gluten free banana pastry cream, layered over house-made vanilla wafers with slices of ripe banana throughout. If bananas aren??t your thing, go for the pecan pie it screams ??southern treat? ?? what I like about it is that it isn??t coy or overly sweet. South City Kitchen has become the ??go to? restaurant if you desire a great meal in a comfortable setting with all of the charm of living in the South.
Bon Apptit Y??all!!!

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Both me and my wife are celiacs and stay on a gluten free diet....South City kitchen is one of the best intown restaurants with a separate gluten free menu. The food is always great and, the staff very knowledgeable and helpful. There is a whole list of starters and entrees to pick from, with everything fresh, good tasting and moderately priced. We have eaten here 5 or 6 times and have never had anything but a great experience. Thanks!

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Both me and my wife are celiacs and stay on a gluten free diet....South City kitchen is one of the best intown restaurants with a separate gluten free menu. The food is always great and, the staff very knowledgeable and helpful. There is a whole list of starters and entrees to pick from, with everything fresh, good tasting and moderately priced. We have eaten here 5 or 6 times and have never had anything but a great experience. Thanks!

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I came here with my wife last week and I could come back everyday! I ordered the steak with shrimp and a special sauce, which was just amazing!

The service was great. My wife got the wrong plate and they quickly changed it without hesitation.
So good!

2
★★★★☆

I came here with my wife last week and I could come back everyday! I ordered the steak with shrimp and a special sauce, which was just amazing!

The service was great. My wife got the wrong plate and they quickly changed it without hesitation.
So good!

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We eat here at least twice a year when we come into town for the symphony and the food is always fantastic.
The unique southern flare is the most flavorful food we have had in a while! The service is always great too. If you have not tried it you need to it a great spot.

2
★★★★☆

We eat here at least twice a year when we come into town for the symphony and the food is always fantastic.
The unique southern flare is the most flavorful food we have had in a while! The service is always great too. If you have not tried it you need to it a great spot.

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The place is something for me... I was able to relax after my hectic schedule and the food was actually fine .. though I may need to come back and check if they have something to offer more. The staff were courteous and helpful as well. Thanks !xoxo

2
★★★★☆

The place is something for me... I was able to relax after my hectic schedule and the food was actually fine .. though I may need to come back and check if they have something to offer more. The staff were courteous and helpful as well. Thanks !xoxo

Pros: place

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I am not that hard to please and I try anything at least once. All I can say is it was terrific. The food they offered was satisfying for me and the ambiance was so relaxing so I was really comfortable dining at this restaurant.

2
★★★★☆

I am not that hard to please and I try anything at least once. All I can say is it was terrific. The food they offered was satisfying for me and the ambiance was so relaxing so I was really comfortable dining at this restaurant.

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This place is nice. It had a nice vibe to it. The food was just so and so, but this is a place to visit if you just want to relax with your meal.

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★★★☆☆

This place is nice. It had a nice vibe to it. The food was just so and so, but this is a place to visit if you just want to relax with your meal.

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My BF and I were headed to Atlanta for his training in Midtown. I had read about this place on the internet.

Being a Virginian with family in North and South Carolina, I am used to excellent Southern food and I was dying to try all the vegetables and side dishes eventhough I'm not a vegetarian.

I tried them all:

The Vegetable Plate with green beans, field peas, fried okra, creamy mac and cheese for 11.75.

(I'm used to "black-eyed peas." For me, field peas are something different and what I was served at SCK were black-eyed peas. They were great.)

And on a later visit:
collard greens 4
stone-ground grits 4
crispy Brussels sprouts 5
and green beans 4

Plus the complimentary biscuits and corn muffins were excellent accompanied with the butter and apple butter.

Everything was delicious. BF got the barbecue and thought that that was great as well.

I've never had grits as good as SCK's and the collards were out of this world. Ah... the grits... I can't go on enough about them.

GRITS: Guys (or Girls) Raised in The South

Yum... when I go back to Atlanta.... I'm heading back to South City Kitchen.

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★★★★☆

My BF and I were headed to Atlanta for his training in Midtown. I had read about this place on the internet.

Being a Virginian with family in North and South Carolina, I am used to excellent Southern food and I was dying to try all the vegetables and side dishes eventhough I'm not a vegetarian.

I tried them all:

The Vegetable Plate with green beans, field peas, fried okra, creamy mac and cheese for 11.75.

(I'm used to "black-eyed peas." For me, field peas are something different and what I was served at SCK were black-eyed peas. They were great.)

And on a later visit:
collard greens 4
stone-ground grits 4
crispy Brussels sprouts 5
and green beans 4

Plus the complimentary biscuits and corn muffins were excellent accompanied with the butter and apple butter.

Everything was delicious. BF got the barbecue and thought that that was great as well.

I've never had grits as good as SCK's and the collards were out of this world. Ah... the grits... I can't go on enough about them.

GRITS: Guys (or Girls) Raised in The South

Yum... when I go back to Atlanta.... I'm heading back to South City Kitchen.

Pros: Loved the vegetables/side dishes

Cons: none

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I've been a fan of South City Kitchen since my date and I visited after my Senior Prom. (Yes, that long) Once a regular, I hadn't really dined there in sometime before last night... but I was pleased to know that the formula hadn't changed.

SCK consistently provides a wonderful dining experience. They continue a tradition of innovative food with simple, high quality ingredients. And while some may question certain dishes, you can always be certain you'll have a wholesome, well-prepared, elegantly presented meal served by one of the best waitstaffs in the city.

Favorites: Crab Cake appetizer
Jambayla
Fried Chicken (unbelieveably juicy)
Banana Pudding
(the biscuits and corn muffins are to die for, too)

I've been recommending South City Kitchen to family and friends for well over 10 years... and will continue to do so.

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★★★★★

I've been a fan of South City Kitchen since my date and I visited after my Senior Prom. (Yes, that long) Once a regular, I hadn't really dined there in sometime before last night... but I was pleased to know that the formula hadn't changed.

SCK consistently provides a wonderful dining experience. They continue a tradition of innovative food with simple, high quality ingredients. And while some may question certain dishes, you can always be certain you'll have a wholesome, well-prepared, elegantly presented meal served by one of the best waitstaffs in the city.

Favorites: Crab Cake appetizer
Jambayla
Fried Chicken (unbelieveably juicy)
Banana Pudding
(the biscuits and corn muffins are to die for, too)

I've been recommending South City Kitchen to family and friends for well over 10 years... and will continue to do so.

Pros: Consistancy, Waitstaff, Atmosphere

Cons: Deck Parking

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We came to SCK for Brunch on a Sunday. The biscuits and cornbread were great. They were perfectly shaped and cute, little bites. They also offer a variety of breakfast cocktails, Bellinis, etc. I ordered the Breakfast Plate which came with grits, two eggs any style, three pieces of bacon, and potatoes. It was around ten dollars and the portions were pretty well sized. The potatoes that come with the breakfast entrees are the most flavorful. The taste of the food was good, but not anything special that I crave to eat again immediately. It's a nice place to come with a significant other on a nice weekend morning/early day. However, if you are looking for breakfast/brunch fare of the same portion and perhaps same taste and quality, but want something more casual and affordable, J. Christopher's is right around the corner.

By the way, this is the Vinings location, I posted for the wrong location sorry!

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★★★☆☆

We came to SCK for Brunch on a Sunday. The biscuits and cornbread were great. They were perfectly shaped and cute, little bites. They also offer a variety of breakfast cocktails, Bellinis, etc. I ordered the Breakfast Plate which came with grits, two eggs any style, three pieces of bacon, and potatoes. It was around ten dollars and the portions were pretty well sized. The potatoes that come with the breakfast entrees are the most flavorful. The taste of the food was good, but not anything special that I crave to eat again immediately. It's a nice place to come with a significant other on a nice weekend morning/early day. However, if you are looking for breakfast/brunch fare of the same portion and perhaps same taste and quality, but want something more casual and affordable, J. Christopher's is right around the corner.

By the way, this is the Vinings location, I posted for the wrong location sorry!

Pros: Nice service, decent portions of food, clean and attractive atmosphere, romantic

Cons: Can be a little pricey

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I dined at this restaurant with my brother recently, and I must say that I was expecting more than this. I agree, the service was great, but everything beyond the appetizer seemd sub-par. I thought the service was great, but again, the food wasn't that great. My steak wasn't that great, but my brothers fried chicken and mash potatoes looked pretty good. I just don't have much to say other than if you want Southern "down home cookin" look somewhere else, especially if you are paying this much for a meal. Again, I don't think this place is horrible, but it isn't all that great for the price. I recommend finding someone who has lived in the South all of their life to cook a Southern meal i.e. Paula Dean. Blah, blah, blah, blah, you know what I am saying.

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★★★☆☆

I dined at this restaurant with my brother recently, and I must say that I was expecting more than this. I agree, the service was great, but everything beyond the appetizer seemd sub-par. I thought the service was great, but again, the food wasn't that great. My steak wasn't that great, but my brothers fried chicken and mash potatoes looked pretty good. I just don't have much to say other than if you want Southern "down home cookin" look somewhere else, especially if you are paying this much for a meal. Again, I don't think this place is horrible, but it isn't all that great for the price. I recommend finding someone who has lived in the South all of their life to cook a Southern meal i.e. Paula Dean. Blah, blah, blah, blah, you know what I am saying.

Pros: Great service

Cons: Their food isn't that great

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My date and I went to South City Kitchen before seeing a show at the Alliance Theater. We were greeted at the door by a friendly host who took us immediately to our table. Our server quickly came to introduce herself and explained the menu for the evening. My dish was the Shrimp and grit and was just awesome. My date also enjoyed his meal as much. The manager of the restaurant came by to visit us to ensure that our dining experience was going well. I really liked the fact that everyone there was so professional and just as friendly. I highly recommend the South City Kitchen.

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★★★★★

My date and I went to South City Kitchen before seeing a show at the Alliance Theater. We were greeted at the door by a friendly host who took us immediately to our table. Our server quickly came to introduce herself and explained the menu for the evening. My dish was the Shrimp and grit and was just awesome. My date also enjoyed his meal as much. The manager of the restaurant came by to visit us to ensure that our dining experience was going well. I really liked the fact that everyone there was so professional and just as friendly. I highly recommend the South City Kitchen.

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South City Kitchen is one place I always eat at when I visit Atlanta. Their scallops are to die for as is their fried chicken. They have a great wine list and a full bar and the prices are fairly reasonable for mid-town. It gets busy for dinner so make sure you have reservations!

5
★★★★★

South City Kitchen is one place I always eat at when I visit Atlanta. Their scallops are to die for as is their fried chicken. They have a great wine list and a full bar and the prices are fairly reasonable for mid-town. It gets busy for dinner so make sure you have reservations!

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You will find your traditional southern cuisine, but with a new twist. There is not one thing that I would not recommend on the menu, although the fried chicken is my favorite. Make sure you save room for dessert.

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★★★★★

You will find your traditional southern cuisine, but with a new twist. There is not one thing that I would not recommend on the menu, although the fried chicken is my favorite. Make sure you save room for dessert.

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They've been here quite a while but are showing no signs of slackening. We always enjoy their veggie plate, and the fried green tomatoes are excellent.

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They've been here quite a while but are showing no signs of slackening. We always enjoy their veggie plate, and the fried green tomatoes are excellent.

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We visited SCK for dinner. For an appetizer we ordered the fried green tomatoes, which were the best we have had in Atlanta. For dinner we had Fried chicken with the Bourbon gravy and Chicken and Dumplings. Both dishes were fantastic!
The service and ambience were both terrific, very attentive waitstaff coupled with a lovely decor.
Defintely one of the finer establishments in Atlanta.

2
★★★★★

We visited SCK for dinner. For an appetizer we ordered the fried green tomatoes, which were the best we have had in Atlanta. For dinner we had Fried chicken with the Bourbon gravy and Chicken and Dumplings. Both dishes were fantastic!
The service and ambience were both terrific, very attentive waitstaff coupled with a lovely decor.
Defintely one of the finer establishments in Atlanta.

Pros: Everything about the place.

Cons: Too far away from where we live!

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My boyfriend and I come here about once a month for brunch. Good service, good food, and the grits are the best in town!

2
★★★★★

My boyfriend and I come here about once a month for brunch. Good service, good food, and the grits are the best in town!

Cons: good food, good service

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I must say the chicken and dumplings is very good. Different from the traditional, but a nice twist.
The Crab Hash was ok. Service was attentive. We will go back. Its a good stop on the way to the symphony.
If you sit anywhere near the door, it will be cold. For some reason people seemed to stand in the door with it open.. Maybe they need to increase the size of the foyer or seat people faster.

2
★★★★☆

I must say the chicken and dumplings is very good. Different from the traditional, but a nice twist.
The Crab Hash was ok. Service was attentive. We will go back. Its a good stop on the way to the symphony.
If you sit anywhere near the door, it will be cold. For some reason people seemed to stand in the door with it open.. Maybe they need to increase the size of the foyer or seat people faster.

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South City Kitchen has the best food ever, we are quite discerning in our taste for food and this restaurant is by far, the most flavorful food we have had in a while! The salmon, to die for...the fried green tomatoes- not too oily, just perfect! And the white chocolate bread pudding was just right! Please, do trythis restaurant out, it has plenty of personality and lots of flavor to the food. The service was just right, not too overbearing but always there when you needed her. One of our best finds in midtown Atlanta.

2
★★★★★

South City Kitchen has the best food ever, we are quite discerning in our taste for food and this restaurant is by far, the most flavorful food we have had in a while! The salmon, to die for...the fried green tomatoes- not too oily, just perfect! And the white chocolate bread pudding was just right! Please, do trythis restaurant out, it has plenty of personality and lots of flavor to the food. The service was just right, not too overbearing but always there when you needed her. One of our best finds in midtown Atlanta.

Pros: Great service, flavorful food

Cons: Absolutely, emphatically, none.

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Great food, wonderful upbeat atmosphere and an attentive staff. This is a great place for dinner regardless of the size of your group.

1
★★★☆☆

Great food, wonderful upbeat atmosphere and an attentive staff. This is a great place for dinner regardless of the size of your group.

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really a fun, lively atmosphere with a fantastic menu!!!! the scallops and shrimp are a must and the desserts are underrated...we went there for mother's day and had a fantastic lunch with the whole family..

2
★★★★★

really a fun, lively atmosphere with a fantastic menu!!!! the scallops and shrimp are a must and the desserts are underrated...we went there for mother's day and had a fantastic lunch with the whole family..

Pros: atmosphere, service, parking right across the street

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We've been dining here since the establishment opened. Whether it's dinner or brunch, it's always the buttermilk fried chicken, crabcakes, and bisque. It dosen't get any better. Service is a little moody at times, and the interior needs to be freshened up. But the food is the draw. And "Babs" had the Buttermilkfried Chicken, prior to her concert 11/2/06.

2
★★★★★

We've been dining here since the establishment opened. Whether it's dinner or brunch, it's always the buttermilk fried chicken, crabcakes, and bisque. It dosen't get any better. Service is a little moody at times, and the interior needs to be freshened up. But the food is the draw. And "Babs" had the Buttermilkfried Chicken, prior to her concert 11/2/06.

Pros: Buttermilk Fried Chicken! Very Nice Patio!

Cons: Moody Service At Times! Needs Interior Makeover!

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I've dined at South City Kitchen numerous times and the food and service have always been excellent. The fried chicken is divine and the desserts are great too. Good place to meet for work functions and a date.

2
★★★★☆

I've dined at South City Kitchen numerous times and the food and service have always been excellent. The fried chicken is divine and the desserts are great too. Good place to meet for work functions and a date.

Pros: Great food and service

Cons: Reservations usually needed

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Dropped in on a Monday with my friend and although it was tricky for moment it was a good experience.
Started with the crab cakes (our dining barometer) and it was good, but not the best we've had out. For the entrees I had the steak and her the pork shoulder. The shoulder was a little more fatty than she liked and probably more than they expected it be as she let the waiter know. To make up for it the chef sent out his homemade pudding which left her grinning in spite of the earlier flub. And if she enjoyed, then it was enjoyable.

2
★★★★☆

Dropped in on a Monday with my friend and although it was tricky for moment it was a good experience.
Started with the crab cakes (our dining barometer) and it was good, but not the best we've had out. For the entrees I had the steak and her the pork shoulder. The shoulder was a little more fatty than she liked and probably more than they expected it be as she let the waiter know. To make up for it the chef sent out his homemade pudding which left her grinning in spite of the earlier flub. And if she enjoyed, then it was enjoyable.

Pros: Service, Graciousness

Cons: Parking

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I have dined at South City Kitchen on many occasions, whether it be brunch, business lunch, dinner, and am "wowed" by their service and food quality time after time. It has now become a regular place for entertaining out-of-town visitors or grabbing a bite before hitting the Fox or the High. The Sauteed Shrimp & Scallops over Grits is the best in the city, and the Fried Green Tomatoes are ALWAYS a hit- even with our friends from the North... :)

2
★★★★★

I have dined at South City Kitchen on many occasions, whether it be brunch, business lunch, dinner, and am "wowed" by their service and food quality time after time. It has now become a regular place for entertaining out-of-town visitors or grabbing a bite before hitting the Fox or the High. The Sauteed Shrimp & Scallops over Grits is the best in the city, and the Fried Green Tomatoes are ALWAYS a hit- even with our friends from the North... :)

Pros: Efficient Staff, Friendly Service, Good Wine List

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Went for lunch today (no reservation, 5 minute wait). Got there at 11:30 and the place was already filling up. Started off with the crab soup, which was thick, creamy, and very tasty (have no idea how you could eat a whole bowl). I had the buttermilk fried chicken, which came with mashed potatos & gravy, and steamed green beans. The chicken was great (lots of meat, though somewhat hard to eat with knife 7 fork... hey, I was theree with co-workers). Green beans were perfectly cooked, retained flavor and crunch. Mashed potatos and gravy were also good. Between a salad, two cups of soup, and three entrees we spent $70 (with tax, no tip). Definitely recommend to people who want to experience upscale Southern food.

2
★★★★☆

Went for lunch today (no reservation, 5 minute wait). Got there at 11:30 and the place was already filling up. Started off with the crab soup, which was thick, creamy, and very tasty (have no idea how you could eat a whole bowl). I had the buttermilk fried chicken, which came with mashed potatos & gravy, and steamed green beans. The chicken was great (lots of meat, though somewhat hard to eat with knife 7 fork... hey, I was theree with co-workers). Green beans were perfectly cooked, retained flavor and crunch. Mashed potatos and gravy were also good. Between a salad, two cups of soup, and three entrees we spent $70 (with tax, no tip). Definitely recommend to people who want to experience upscale Southern food.

Pros: Great food, Efficient servers

Cons: Noisy, Pricey

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This place is really nice. The food is outstanding and drinks are well made. Keep in mind, it can get very loud. If you're looking for a quiet romantic restaurant to get to know someone, pick another restaurant. BUT! If you don't mind raising voice and laughing out loud in a somewhat upscale environment, this is the place for you.

2
★★★★★

This place is really nice. The food is outstanding and drinks are well made. Keep in mind, it can get very loud. If you're looking for a quiet romantic restaurant to get to know someone, pick another restaurant. BUT! If you don't mind raising voice and laughing out loud in a somewhat upscale environment, this is the place for you.

Pros: Food, Ambience

Cons: Noisy

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I had the blackened catfish. The food was delicious.. It was a little loud, and there really arent that many choices on the menu. The group I was with said the fried chicken is great too. I enjoyed it.

2
★★★★☆

I had the blackened catfish. The food was delicious.. It was a little loud, and there really arent that many choices on the menu. The group I was with said the fried chicken is great too. I enjoyed it.

Pros: great food, nice servers

Cons: loud

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We dined on Friday evening. Make a reservation. Had the fried chicken and chocolate pecan pie. The moist breast piece was cut and positioned so that the wing bone was pointing up with the breast meat below. The breading was slightly greasy, but hey, its fried chicken. The mashed potatoes were smooth and creamy. The gravy was O.K., but it did not standout. The green beans were firm and fresh and mixed in the potatoes (I liked that, but some might not). For desert, the pecan pie disappointed. It tasted like normal pecan pie with some chocolate syrup. The worst aspect is the noise. It is very difficult to have a conversation with your date. It would be more difficult to conduct business. You have to talk very loud and you are seated very close to other couples. You end up hearing their conversations and they hear yours.

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★★★★☆

We dined on Friday evening. Make a reservation. Had the fried chicken and chocolate pecan pie. The moist breast piece was cut and positioned so that the wing bone was pointing up with the breast meat below. The breading was slightly greasy, but hey, its fried chicken. The mashed potatoes were smooth and creamy. The gravy was O.K., but it did not standout. The green beans were firm and fresh and mixed in the potatoes (I liked that, but some might not). For desert, the pecan pie disappointed. It tasted like normal pecan pie with some chocolate syrup. The worst aspect is the noise. It is very difficult to have a conversation with your date. It would be more difficult to conduct business. You have to talk very loud and you are seated very close to other couples. You end up hearing their conversations and they hear yours.

Pros: Service, Food

Cons: Noise, Parking

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All I can say is EXCELLENT! Food, service and atmosphere. Can't wait to get back to Atlanta to try the rest of the menu.

2
★★★★★

All I can say is EXCELLENT! Food, service and atmosphere. Can't wait to get back to Atlanta to try the rest of the menu.

Pros: Food, Great Service

Cons: None

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Having been around almost 15 years, South City Kitchen has had time to get it right - and right, they do! Fried green tomatoes, she-crab soup, crab hash, buttermilk-fried chicken, pulled pork and pecan crusted trout are consistently cooked to perfection. Although service can be scarce when business is brisk, we've always been happy.

PROS: Delicious food
CONS: Parking, Noisy

4
★★★★☆

Having been around almost 15 years, South City Kitchen has had time to get it right - and right, they do! Fried green tomatoes, she-crab soup, crab hash, buttermilk-fried chicken, pulled pork and pecan crusted trout are consistently cooked to perfection. Although service can be scarce when business is brisk, we've always been happy.

PROS: Delicious food
CONS: Parking, Noisy

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I went there for the first time with a co-worker who's boyfriend is a chef with the Fifth Group (the restuarant group that owns SCK, La Tivoli, Food Studio, etc.). And it was awesome! SCK is by far one of my most favorite restaurants in town and i've lived here for 20 yrs. Whenever i have out-of-town company, i take them there. The chicken salad sandwich is the best i've ever had and the asparagus is great. Also the she-crab soup is...in a word...amazing!

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★★★★★

I went there for the first time with a co-worker who's boyfriend is a chef with the Fifth Group (the restuarant group that owns SCK, La Tivoli, Food Studio, etc.). And it was awesome! SCK is by far one of my most favorite restaurants in town and i've lived here for 20 yrs. Whenever i have out-of-town company, i take them there. The chicken salad sandwich is the best i've ever had and the asparagus is great. Also the she-crab soup is...in a word...amazing!

Pros: food, food, food

Cons: parking, a little pricey

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Even though this is a business crowd and is a little loud with talk and laughter it's a great place to eat with one of the best south gourmet cooking around. We were on vacation here with our 10 month old. The wait staff was excellent and catered to us and the baby. The business locals were very baby friendly also. The baby could also be as loud as he wanted and it didn't make a difference. We had a great time.

2
★★★★★

Even though this is a business crowd and is a little loud with talk and laughter it's a great place to eat with one of the best south gourmet cooking around. We were on vacation here with our 10 month old. The wait staff was excellent and catered to us and the baby. The business locals were very baby friendly also. The baby could also be as loud as he wanted and it didn't make a difference. We had a great time.

Cons: a little loud

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South City Kitchen was my perfect ideal for a wonderful restaurant! The food was amazing, and the atmosphere was quite appealing as well. Started off with the fried green tomatoes and the pulled pork. I'm a BBQ connoisseur, and can 100% vouch for the pulled pork. The moved on to the She-crab soup, which is literally, good enough to appear on the dessert menu. A cup of She-crab is a MUST for any venture to SCK. My entree was the pecan crusted trout, and it was exceptional. The fish was perfect with the sweetness of the dried cherries and the savoriness (not sure if thats a word) of the butternut squash ravioli. Truly amazing, and definitely the entree of choice from my opinion. My wife had the fried chicken which was also good, but hard to me to get too passionate about fried chicken. Service was impeccable as well!

2
★★★★★

South City Kitchen was my perfect ideal for a wonderful restaurant! The food was amazing, and the atmosphere was quite appealing as well. Started off with the fried green tomatoes and the pulled pork. I'm a BBQ connoisseur, and can 100% vouch for the pulled pork. The moved on to the She-crab soup, which is literally, good enough to appear on the dessert menu. A cup of She-crab is a MUST for any venture to SCK. My entree was the pecan crusted trout, and it was exceptional. The fish was perfect with the sweetness of the dried cherries and the savoriness (not sure if thats a word) of the butternut squash ravioli. Truly amazing, and definitely the entree of choice from my opinion. My wife had the fried chicken which was also good, but hard to me to get too passionate about fried chicken. Service was impeccable as well!

Pros: Excellent food, Excellent Service, Great value (IMO)

Cons: 1 seater bathroom, Could be loud inside

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What can I say about South City Kitchen other than the food and service are incredible. Took my girlfriend there for the first time on Valentine's Day weekend. She loves good chicken so this was going to be something I knew she would sink her teeth into. As was expected, the Chicken was incredible. My pork chop was out of this word with the delicious Mac and Cheese. We ordered crab cake, which was good, but not nearly as good as the Pulled Pork (WOW). Good wine, good food, good times.

2
★★★★★

What can I say about South City Kitchen other than the food and service are incredible. Took my girlfriend there for the first time on Valentine's Day weekend. She loves good chicken so this was going to be something I knew she would sink her teeth into. As was expected, the Chicken was incredible. My pork chop was out of this word with the delicious Mac and Cheese. We ordered crab cake, which was good, but not nearly as good as the Pulled Pork (WOW). Good wine, good food, good times.

Pros: Food, Wine, Service

Cons: parking

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For some reason, I had a hard time finding this place. But I loved the fried chicken - kind of "buttery" and very moist. The decor and ambience was nice as well. I will definitely return. I don't think it's good for large groups in the evening however, as it was very hard to hear. The decor could be romantic, however, the place was so loud, I wouldn't say it is ideal for a romantic date.

2
★★★★★

For some reason, I had a hard time finding this place. But I loved the fried chicken - kind of "buttery" and very moist. The decor and ambience was nice as well. I will definitely return. I don't think it's good for large groups in the evening however, as it was very hard to hear. The decor could be romantic, however, the place was so loud, I wouldn't say it is ideal for a romantic date.

Pros: Food

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I've visited South City many times over the years and it has become one of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta. It is an ideal place to dine immediately before or after a visit to the High Museum, Alliance, or other adjacent cultural opportunities. The staff is sensitive to the needs of those in a hurry to make a rising curtain. Personal favorites include include the chicken liver and corn appetizer, sinfully rich she-crab soup, and the grilled shrimp and scallops over stone-ground grits in garlic gravy. My only complaint might be that the atmosphere is a tad boisterous, so those looking for quiet conversation over their meal should perhaps look elsewhere. Otherwise, tuck in! Reservations are strongly recommended, especially on weekends.

2
★★★★★

I've visited South City many times over the years and it has become one of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta. It is an ideal place to dine immediately before or after a visit to the High Museum, Alliance, or other adjacent cultural opportunities. The staff is sensitive to the needs of those in a hurry to make a rising curtain. Personal favorites include include the chicken liver and corn appetizer, sinfully rich she-crab soup, and the grilled shrimp and scallops over stone-ground grits in garlic gravy. My only complaint might be that the atmosphere is a tad boisterous, so those looking for quiet conversation over their meal should perhaps look elsewhere. Otherwise, tuck in! Reservations are strongly recommended, especially on weekends.

Pros: Great food, Near Alliance & High, Good service

Cons: Loud, A tad pricy, Little free parking

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I went to South City Kitchen for the first time. Had high expectations but was disappointed.

First, we made reservations on the patio. It was a friend's birthday and we told the hostess. However, we waited 20 minutes and instead were placed upstairs (inside) where it was very noisy. Our waiter was haughty and impatient. The wine was good, but way overpriced. I got the quail as an appetizer and it was slightly raw. I also had the trout as the main dish and it was bland. A friend had the Jambalya which was excellent, as were the pork chops. Our waiter left us waiting, and our friend's birthday was never acknowledged. Plus, there are only 2 bathroom stalls.

Will never go back. It's way overrated-loud, expensive, and busy (and this was on a Wednesday night). I much prefer Food Studio, their sister restaurant, and feel it has better value.

1
★★★☆☆

I went to South City Kitchen for the first time. Had high expectations but was disappointed.

First, we made reservations on the patio. It was a friend's birthday and we told the hostess. However, we waited 20 minutes and instead were placed upstairs (inside) where it was very noisy. Our waiter was haughty and impatient. The wine was good, but way overpriced. I got the quail as an appetizer and it was slightly raw. I also had the trout as the main dish and it was bland. A friend had the Jambalya which was excellent, as were the pork chops. Our waiter left us waiting, and our friend's birthday was never acknowledged. Plus, there are only 2 bathroom stalls.

Will never go back. It's way overrated-loud, expensive, and busy (and this was on a Wednesday night). I much prefer Food Studio, their sister restaurant, and feel it has better value.

Pros: Food, Good reviews

Cons: Too Loud, Busy, Over priced

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Has to be one of my faves in ATL for consistency. Great food, good prices, consistent service. Never disappointed. Some menu items are classic by now- fried chicken, crab hash, et al. Bravo.

2
★★★★★

Has to be one of my faves in ATL for consistency. Great food, good prices, consistent service. Never disappointed. Some menu items are classic by now- fried chicken, crab hash, et al. Bravo.

Pros: location, food, service

Cons: bit crowded, parking challenges

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Every time I eat here, I'm amazed that the food is just as good as the last time. I hadn't been for 1 1/2 years and somehow just kind of forgot about it. Well, guess what, the food is still damn good!

2
★★★★★

Every time I eat here, I'm amazed that the food is just as good as the last time. I hadn't been for 1 1/2 years and somehow just kind of forgot about it. Well, guess what, the food is still damn good!

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Just plain good, what else can be said. Another little known, but growing spot is Vinocity Wine Bar and Rest. Excellent!

2
★★★★☆

Just plain good, what else can be said. Another little known, but growing spot is Vinocity Wine Bar and Rest. Excellent!

Pros: Cordial, Homey

Cons: Busy

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Brunch here is expensive but delicious! The service is always excellent. My fiance and I try to make a monthly after church brunch visit. parking can be a bit of a pain, but worth the hassle.

2
★★★★☆

Brunch here is expensive but delicious! The service is always excellent. My fiance and I try to make a monthly after church brunch visit. parking can be a bit of a pain, but worth the hassle.

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I've eaten in a bunch of restaurants in Atlanta and this is one of my favorites. The fried chicken is great, and the chicked livers are as well. The sous chef is great and even brought my table a complementary appetizer one night. The bartenders are always friendly!

2
★★★★★

I've eaten in a bunch of restaurants in Atlanta and this is one of my favorites. The fried chicken is great, and the chicked livers are as well. The sous chef is great and even brought my table a complementary appetizer one night. The bartenders are always friendly!

Pros: great food, good location

Cons: noisy

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Born and raised Atlantan (an endangered species), I always love a trip to South City. The food is delicious, but innovative (though don't think this is how we all eat!). If you've never had them, try the fried green tomatoes; otherwise branch out to the shrimp and onion beignets. Shrimp and scallops over grits takes me back to hot, lazy evenings vacationing in Charleston, while the fried chicken transports me to my grandmother's farm in south Georgia.
Definitely a bit pricey, but worth it if you want to guarantee a great evening.

2
★★★★☆

Born and raised Atlantan (an endangered species), I always love a trip to South City. The food is delicious, but innovative (though don't think this is how we all eat!). If you've never had them, try the fried green tomatoes; otherwise branch out to the shrimp and onion beignets. Shrimp and scallops over grits takes me back to hot, lazy evenings vacationing in Charleston, while the fried chicken transports me to my grandmother's farm in south Georgia.
Definitely a bit pricey, but worth it if you want to guarantee a great evening.

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The food here was great but go somewhere else if you want to actually talk to your date. Be prepared for the extremely high prices!

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★★★☆☆

The food here was great but go somewhere else if you want to actually talk to your date. Be prepared for the extremely high prices!

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A good stop for a hearty appetizer, glass of wine and people watching. It's 6:30 on Monday and there are tables free inside and on the patio. Special of the day is 3 fish sampler. I go for an appetizer - chicken livers with caramelized onion on a type of cornbread(?); it is glorious, perfectly cooked, and a monstrous portion (half goes home). Next up, another appetizer, - BBQ pork in a Burrito with side of slaw - again perfectly done, delicious, too much to finish (half goes home). A side of overgarlicked spinach goes nowhere. $9 glasses of Cabernet are average. My companion has the FlatIron steak which lives up to its promise - tender like a tenderloin but (almost) as tasty as a ribeye.

2
★★★★☆

A good stop for a hearty appetizer, glass of wine and people watching. It's 6:30 on Monday and there are tables free inside and on the patio. Special of the day is 3 fish sampler. I go for an appetizer - chicken livers with caramelized onion on a type of cornbread(?); it is glorious, perfectly cooked, and a monstrous portion (half goes home). Next up, another appetizer, - BBQ pork in a Burrito with side of slaw - again perfectly done, delicious, too much to finish (half goes home). A side of overgarlicked spinach goes nowhere. $9 glasses of Cabernet are average. My companion has the FlatIron steak which lives up to its promise - tender like a tenderloin but (almost) as tasty as a ribeye.

Pros: large appetizers, nice venue

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This is in the top 5 of my favorite restaurants around town. Its always busy, so get reservations ahead of time.
Well worth it, even if you just eat at the bar. Rave reviews from both family & business cohorts alike.
If you need some elegant soul food, order some fried chicken and be prepared to indulge your tastebuds.

2
★★★★★

This is in the top 5 of my favorite restaurants around town. Its always busy, so get reservations ahead of time.
Well worth it, even if you just eat at the bar. Rave reviews from both family & business cohorts alike.
If you need some elegant soul food, order some fried chicken and be prepared to indulge your tastebuds.

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