JCT Kitchen and Bar

4.7
4439 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
  • Special Occasion
Acclaimed Chef Ford Fry serves up Southern farmstead cooking based on seasonal ingredients at JCT Kitchen & Bar, his restaurant in Atlanta’s Westside Urban Market. JCT Kitchen and Bar provides an upscale yet casual dining experience with a menu reminiscent of family favorites that are elevated to a gourmet level. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner, while JCT.’s rooftop bar offers a small Southern plates menu, innovative cocktails and live music for guests to enjoy while overlooking the historic neighborhood.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Regional American (Southern)
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
Sunday Supper: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(404) 355-2252
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Brian Horn
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Private Party Facilities
JCT Kitchen and Bar offers a variety of options and spaces to fit your event needs that include restaurant buy outs for up to 200, semi-private dining for up to 50 guests maximum, and cocktail events up to 125 guests.
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Private Party Contact
Abigail Pietrobon: (404) 355-5311 ext. 212
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Huff Rd.
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Parking Details
Valet service is also available.
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Entertainment
Occasional "Singer/Songwriters"
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 4439 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We had an absolutely wonderful dinner at JCT Kitchen tonight. The service was above and beyond outstanding. Our server (I wish I could remember her name) was so warm and welcoming, attentive, and just all around provided the highest quality service. The food was DELICIOUS... we started with the Burrata and peaches, incredible. My wife had the shrimp and grits and I had the fried chicken. Everything was cooked perfectly and tasted divine. We can’t wait to go back again soon. By far, one of our favorite restaurants in Atlanta.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We had a great dinner there as always. The service was excellent and the food was all well prepared! They even had something for my friend who was a vegetarian.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

The food was great!!!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

We brought a large group (9 people) in on a Sunday night and really enjoyed the Sunday dinner menu. The food quality, quantity, and selection was fantastic. We made reservations and were seated within 5 minutes of everyone’s arrival.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

It was great!!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

This was one of the best dinner's out we have had in long time. From the bread, with apple butter, to the angry mussels appetizer. From the heirloom tomato salad to our main courses, the halibut special and the Georgia trout. Last of all was the amazing dessert, peach cake a la mode. Our server, Mia, was fabulous, attentive with great recommendation after great recommendation. Even the water service was top notch. I would recommend JCT to anyone who loves great food.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

JCT Kitchen was recommended to me by an Atlanta native for local southern fare. They nailed it. The service was outstanding and the food delectable—the fried chicken is as good as it is made out to be. I would return here when I return to Atlanta without reservation (though I would definitely make a reservation).

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3.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Did not have a good meal. We have dined at JCT before and had a good meal. Lots of changes, none of which are good. Too bad. Convenient and good ambience. Ate outside and it was very nice. The food was the disappointment. Will not return for dinner.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

The perfect ambiance for a casual dinner date or special occasion. I came to JCT Kitchen to surprise my mother for her birthday. I thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and our waiter Jameson was incredibly knowledgeable of the menu. We were able to enjoy mock tails which were absolutely spectacular. We ordered two entrees: shrimp & grits and fried chicken. Both were perfect entree and loghy

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

As always, the food and service were outstanding. JCT is simply a wonderful place for amazing food.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

It's been over a year since I've been to JCT Kitchen, so I was holding my breath hoping it would still be a viable option. AND IT IS, from start to finish. The awkwardly named You're Welcome from the bar. I had three of them, I think. The Heirloom Tomato Toast with the peekytoe crab bits. WHAT. And the juicy, tender, meaty surprise that was the hangar steak, a perfect medium rare as requested. Dessert? Ah, hell, why not. The Georgia Peach Cake...and...I...what? Excuse me, I was daydreaming again. Now I have to wipe up the drool. Tight quarters if you sit against the banquette seating. It's loud as hell, even with the curtain dividers up, but that is the way it's always been. Service was pristine, friendly, patient, and fun. I can't see any reason to stay away as long as I did again. Thank you (You're Welcome).

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Brought a girl I’ve been wanting to date for 7 years and we had an amazing night!

Thank you!

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Wonderful food, service & ambiance!

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Always an excellent meal at this spot. Fried chicken and shrimp and grits are delicious. Seasonal options are awesome (try the peach cake during the summer)!

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

We really enjoyed the Sunday supper menu selections and the service provided by Damien our server was excellent.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Always excellent, Sunday night dinner is the best.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Our server Claire was the best! Ask for Claire :)

The food setup was amazing for brunch on Sunday.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Beautiful, clean aesthetic. Feels very open and inviting. The staff is very friendly and accomodating. All of the food was so delicious - the oysters, the appetizers, the bread with apple butter, the entrees, and the chocolate cake! No complaints.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

JCT was a great atmosphere for my big group of girlfriends. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. I split the JCT fried chicken with a friend. It was delicious and more than enough to share!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Service was great.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

JCT Kitchen was recommended by a co-work. And boy was she on point. JCT Kitchen is absolutely the best. I will definitely make this a regular outing to dining.

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2018

JCT is consistently good. It's one of my go to spots especially to take friends who are visiting from out of town. Yes it's a bit loud, but the quality and interesting variety of the food, along with the very professional and friendly service more than makes up for it. Fun cocktails too.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Food was great however noise level seemed high. Waiter was great and spent right amount of time at our table.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

It was my first meal in Atlanta whose reputation for great dining is well known and JCT did not let the city down. GA peas in a Creme fraiche, Chicken and Dumplings and lemon ice box cake covered in blueberries. Amazing food at great prices and a great staff !

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4.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Our lunch was pretty good. One thing that put a damper on the experience for me was that 3 of us ordered the fried chicken meal and maybe 3 mins after ordering, the server cam and told us that there was only enough chicken for 2 plates. So I was forced to choose something else and I had been craving the chicken which was why I chose JCT. I got the shrimp and grits and flavor wise, it was pretty good but it wasn’t filling.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Great service! You feel like you’re in a friend’s kitchen getting served by The hostess! Great service and we liked the unique menu!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

A nice, simple place to get a delicious meal. The server walked us through the menu and gave us suggestions based on our preferences. The food was amazing.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

This was the second time I've eaten here and the third time I've had drinks here. The food was delicious, the drinks were inventive (and stout), and the atmosphere was casual, but still intimate. This particular visit was for dinner with friends before we went to The Fox for The Book of Mormon. The pace of the meal was perfect; our server was attentive without being over-zealous. We will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

We went at 5pm on Saturday which is before the crowd. The pork chop exceeded my expectation, particularly where the peaches are concerned. I was not expecting that level on balance. I thought it would be sweet but it blended really well with the pork. All fresh. It's a meal for two people maybe three people. The pricing was aligned with this market and and the servers are really attentive. Overall, I enjoyed the experience.

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

It was good. We enjoyed it, but the service was okay... Left wanting more to be honest

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Food was impeccable, from the first to the last bites. I can count on one hand how many times I’ve had that experience and also shared the same sentiments with others in my dining party. We were celebrating our respective wedding anniversaries and are so happy we went with JCT for our special occasion dinner.

As amazing as the food was the service that ushered in every cocktail and every morsel of food. Damien was our guy! His top-notch service is what made the evening for us, quite honestly. We are appreciative of his attention to detail and customized service.

We will surely be back!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

We had a great experience as usual. The steak tartare is amazing and hats off for adding a refreshing rose’ wine to your wine list. Our server Simone was terrific-friendly, funny and efficient.

Thank you!

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2.0Dined on July 14, 2018

We go out to eat quite a bit and his is the first time I’ve ever left feedback. When we were seated, my wife sat down in a pile of what I think were blueberries. The manager was the bathroom when she was trying to get them cleaned. I told our waitress. Not that I expect anything for this because mistakes happen, but a simple apology would have been nice. We got nothing.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

What an amazing meal! Everything was fresh and flavorful!

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Great food and cool ambiance.

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3.0Dined on July 14, 2018

They were trying something new where 3 servers "had our back".....which translates into elongated awkward waits throughout service which made the overall experience sub-par. The experiment failed, don't do that again.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

JCT is the only place I go for fried chicken outside of my own kitchen! Had a wonderful lunch there, as usual, and enjoyed a lovely daytime cocktail recommended by our server. The prices are reasonable, there's always a buzz in the atmosphere, and I always enjoy grabbing a few Lemonheads on the way out. Complimentary valet makes things quick and easy but there's plenty of space in the general parking lot available as well. The entire area lights up so beautifully in the evening so be sure to check that out!

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Best place I’ve eaten in 3 years. Brilliant food and location. Waitress was a little on the full side. Aside from that amazing experience

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

The best all over place in Atlanta food atmosphere people service staff all tops

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

I love dining at JCT Kitchen when in Atlanta for work. I have always ordered the veggie plate. I’m not a vegetarian but it is so delicious and I love the creative use of the vegetables. I can’t seem to order anything else from the menu because it has never disappointed. I look forward to coming every time! Fun atmosphere. Excellent service. Overall great dining experience.

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