JCT Kitchen and Bar

4.7
4516 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • 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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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
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4.6
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4.6
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j
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Came here for a low key business lunch. Great food amd great service. We ordered deviled eggs and tomato soup to start. Both were delicious. We had sandwiches and fries for main course. So much food we took home leftovers!

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BB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed this visit tremendously. Excellent patio and the staff did a great job. Much better than some of my past experiences.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing Sunday supper, incredible service, beautiful outdoor ambiance, and the perfect date night at a reasonable price. Also hands down THE BEST brown sugar pie I’ve ever had. We’ll be back!

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P
E. Tennessee
34 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

‘Sunday Supper” was stellar! Apparently a new thing for the restaurant, it’s an excellent meal at a more than reasonable price

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SB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Disappointing this visit. Have enjoyed Sunday Suppers at this venue in the past, but found food disappointing this time--over salted, just not interesting. On plus side, the deviled eggs and biscuits are still quite good, love the room.

Wait staff needs to be more sensitive about interrupting a conversation for just a pro forma, "how are things?" Three times the waitress butted in mid sentence.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday and family dinner

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1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect spot for a nice but low key birthday outing

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CF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Waiter was the only thing good about this place. Very knowledgeable, very friendly. We chose outside seating not realizing the train tracks just around the corner allowing loud whistles and clanging of the passing trains...but that’s on us. The food however, was not pleasing. I had the shrimp and grits and received only 4 shrimp, with bland flavored grits with average sauce, too much garnishes making it more salad than not...my better half had the “famous” fried chicken that was surprisingly dry...and that’s just out right frustrating. Probably will not go back here. Hopefully they have a turnaround though and it was just an off night.

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AT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

JCT was excellent as always! My wife and I had a date night along with our 5-month old and we were well taken care of. Winnie provided top notch service. The food was on point as always.

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1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came in and was given the option of dining inside or outside. Was led to a table in the courtyard. Seats could have had better cushioning. Our server Jonathan was personable, knowledgeable, and most of professional. Great food and great time!

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AC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

I love this restaurant but when I bit into glass in my dessert I was shocked. I showed an employee and it took a long time before the manager came by and apologized. Then I looked on the bill and they took 7% off and charged me for the dessert... I’ve never had glass in my food but this is not what I expected from such a great restaurant. #disappointed

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JL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Visiting from California. Very nice restaurant with good food and excellent service.

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T
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very creative and food was very good. I did not know that I would not be able to enjoy the full menu to choose from as they have a Sunday fixed price limited menu, which, although good, was not what had attracted me to the restaurant to begin with.

I was therefore disappointed in the lack of choice on Sunday evening.

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LR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant, food and staff were fabulous, and this is from 2 foodies living in New York City!!!

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s
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Very nice place, very cute, friendly staff & good variety of food

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KM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had dinner with our family at JCT Kitchen while visiting our daughter at Georgia Tech for Family Weekend. The food was outstanding and the service was even better. We will definitely be back!!

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday dinner

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1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The fries were tepid and the drinks were stuffed with ice, but the waitress was amazing!

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1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Celebrating Wedding dress appointment with my daughter!

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LM
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food great, service outstanding but WAY to noisy
Was there for business meeting and could not hear

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FG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Overall, it was good. I went on Sunday, which has a limited menu...It felt a bit like everything was pre-made and sitting for a while. I’d be anxious to try the full menu, the restaurant has a good reputation and vibe, I suspect that I simply came on the wrong night.
One weird thing... I had a reservation...the young lady was about to seat me and a guy walked in, no reservation...she seated him first with a great fanfare...she acknowledged him in a way that you would a relative, or local celebrity...in any case, slightly uncool.

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JL
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The cuisine is fabulous. Hats off to the chef and staff!

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was excellent. Service between courses a bit slow, especially dessert.

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m
Charleston
56 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was taken care of quite nicely even with a 2 year old in tow. Did do a substitute that was late to the meal. It was there idea to not charge for this. It was my wife’s b’day and a very nice large dessert was given to her complimentary.

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great server and overall experience

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JB
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

1st time to Atlanta - and this was by far the best restaurant I visited. The fried chicken skins alone was to die for. The fried chicken was so juicy - great portions. Great service...definitely recommend this restaurant for visitors. I will be back...#friedchickenskins

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DA
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went here with family and friends as a group of 10 after my husband's white coat ceremony. Our waitress, Gloria, was very attentive and straight to the point. We ordered everything from deviled egg appetizers to the fried fish sandwich entrée. All of the food was great and we have a nice time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great location. Nice ambiance. The food was great.

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1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was INCREDIBLE. Best fried chicken I’ve ever had.

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JM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

excellent as usual. phenomenal food, cocktails and service.

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L
Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Angry mussels lived up to their reputation. Coconut cake was exceptional;
My dinner plate moved all over the table, I had to hold my plate in order to eat.
Will recommend to friends, but it was very noisy, couldn’t hear the music..
Thanks,T

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s
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

First time for us. Best meal I've had all year. Fried chicken was lit. Angry mussels were 100. Even the pasta with pork belly was cray cray. Can't recommend this place enough.

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MM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

I went to JCT for the first time for a Saturday lunch. I made reservations so there was so wait. The restaurant is very modern and sleek. Good parking and easy to get to. The food was good, got the fried chicken sandwich. Prices were fair. I would definitely go back.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great overall

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1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All was great especially our waitress. She was very attentive but not pushy. The food was outstanding and were the cocktails.

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BB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place, I proposed to fiancée here. The staff was very grateful and helpful. They made sure I had all the things needed to pull off the ultimate surprise. Fiancée was very surprised and happy. She said "YES". The food and drinks were great. Food came out fast and hot and drinks were strong and tasty. On the way out the hostess was very nice and gave us a gift to make sure we return. Great Staff!!!! I had the wood grilled chicken sandwich with fries and fiancée had wood grilled burger. Both were good. I had the "BEE MY LOVER" specialty cocktail and it was great. A little strong and for me to say that it had to be, because I am a Scotch whisky drinker. But at the end of the day we had an excellent experience.

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A
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The hostes along with the manager having a fun conversation at the bar, as we walked in. They saw us walking in, but decided to continue talking for another minute. Disrespectful and unacceptable. Will not go back.

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EH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Wish I could give this no stars. Made a reservation for 8 people, to celebrate and say farewell to two friends who are moving away from Atlanta and when the first 4 of us arrived the hostess told us she could only seat us once the “majority of our group arrived.” So we had to stand in the entry way for 10 minutes while a few other friends parked and even after the “majority” of us arrived she didn’t seat us for another 5 minutes.
After they sat us down at a table that was only set for 7 people, not 8.
It seemed like our waiter was overwhelmed because he rarely came to our table and drinks took forever to arrive.
I ordered the steak and potatoes, cooked medium rare, and when it arrived the steak was closer to well done. A friend had also ordered the steak and hers was over cooked as well. So we told the waiter and he took them away. No apology. Nearly 20 minutes go by and we’re still sitting there with no food watching everyone else eat. I told him not to send out my steak because at that point I didn’t want it anymore and he wouldn’t accept that. He still brought it out nearly 30 minutes after everyone else got their food and put it in front of me. He came back to check on us and I told him again I didn’t want the steak anymore because I wasn’t going to enjoy it, he asked if I wanted a box and I said AGAIN no that I didn’t want the steak. He rudely took the plate without another word. No manager came over to apologize, no apology from the waiter. Nothing. I left here without eating dinner and I sure as heck will never eat here again.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Sunday Supper was superb! Our server was amazing!! Great experience.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Enjoyed the food and ambiance, restaurant had great energy downstairs. Online said there was suppose to be a DJ from 8-12 not a live band which was horrible I preferred listening to the overhead music.

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