South City Kitchen Buckhead

4.6
1217 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Regional American (Southern)
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  • Lunch
  • Comfort Food
  • Special Occasion
Here you’ll experience a feast for all five senses including familiar favorite tastes and smells like buttermilk fried chicken, shrimp and grits, she-crab soup, and banana pudding; an outdoor/indoor patio with breath-taking views of the hustle and-bustle of Peachtree Street; a welcoming fireplace and fire pit around which to gather with your friends; a luxurious private dining room perfect for social and corporate entertaining; and an expansive bar where the most adventurous cocktail and wine lists await.

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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

South City Kitchen in Buckhead is running a special menu for Easter. We will be offering a 2 course, prix-fix menu for $35 per person. We ask for a credit card to hold all reservations on Easter. We look forward to having you as our guests.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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AH
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Food good. Service was slow. A bit loud.

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GT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

The food was decent, although not memorable (and priced higher than we felt it was worth). The service was OK (one member had finished their drink and was interested in another, but no one to be seen for 20+ minutes).

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d
Atlanta
93 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We enjoyed our dining experience at South City Kitchen. Eclectic menu focused on southern tradition but no where close to the "meat and two" that many consider as representative of southern cuisine. Creative variations, not-so-typical offerings made this a special experience. For example, there are not many menus, southern or otherwise, that include venison as an entree. (It was prepared perfectly.) It was too noisy by my standards, as seems to be the case in many modern restaurants. I wasn't into that "vibe," but I sure did enjoy the food. Service was adequate, but a tall waiter who speaks relatively softly in a noisy room can be a challenge for many.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Corn muffins served at brunch were delicious! Service was slow, did not seem like the restaurant had enough people working.

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CF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Gabrielle was great!!!!

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RC
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food is superb and out waitperson was awesome. The restaurant location at Avalon is much better as it is less claustrophobic and less noisy. But the same great experience at both.

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NM
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

It was very disappointing that they did not have any fish entrees available on the menu for dinner (7pm reservation). There were shellfish options but my guest was allergic and did not eat meat. The waiter did not inform when we received the menus - not good.

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MB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I hesitated to go anywhere except the midtown location. I was very satisfied with the service, food, and atmosphere of the buckhead location. It has a modern feel and tables are a little more intimate. Loved it and had a great waiter!

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a
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about this meal was fabulous. I only wish that I lived here so I could try the entire menu

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JP
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sat at the bar--yummy drinks, amazing entrees. Kind of pricey but worth it.

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r
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 5

First after telling us we are ready to be seated we had stand and wait for about 15 mins before the host came back to sit us while she was out busting tables. That was not GOOD . The food was very bad. no flavor or too much. The vegetables were cold, collard greens were not seasoned and then the mash potatoes had too much butter in them. Everything tasted funny and when we asked the waiter why the food taste that way his response was. "it depends on who is in the kitchen, sometimes its seasoned and sometimes its not." well there should always be a consistency in food flavor regardless of who is in the kitchen. That was my first time and my last time eating there and would not recommend that place to anyone I know. Hence the reason why I never eat out but this was an invitation. For that location and style of restaurant i hope they do better . Service and staff was ok though

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B
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

All the starters and entrees were good but the pork chop was exceptional. Cocktails were nice too. Server very knowledgable and friendly

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JB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Chopped chicken salad was bland. Service was slow and food service was slow. Loud. Staff was not nice

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LA
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

LOVE this restaurant!! I normally love the crab cake meal, but they changed it...it was ok but no where near as before.

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OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great
Service was great
My company was great

No complaints

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and food. Will return!

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A
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Our server, Emmanuel, was attentive yet gave us some space. Champagne by the glass was flat so we bought an over-priced bottle and Emanuel kept the glass full. Would have been nice to have an actual champagne glass verses a wine glass. Food was OK. Midtown location seems to have a better prepared menu.

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TN
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great upscale southern food and great service as always. South City is our first place to dine when we come to Atlanta especially the one in Buckhead.

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DT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was there for my Birthday 🎂 and the food was just fantastic 👍! It is one of my Son’s favorite restaurants as well, and he was with me with for my Birthday dinner.

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PM
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had dined at the midtown location but this was my first time at the Buckhead location. Food was excellent. Service was wonderful. Noise level was a bit annoying but we enjoyed our visit just the same.

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OM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent and the waiter was on point !!

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BH
Atlanta
120 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had a great meal at South City Kitchen, had the mussels which were excellent then the redfish which was also lovely and husband had the lamb. Devoured a chocolate angel cake after. Our server was great, made excellent recommendations.

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OT
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great great

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NG
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious! The biscuits melt in your mouth and the fried chicken is tender and juicy.

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PB
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was wonderful and well prepared. Logan, our server, was outstanding! A great place.

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OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the whole experience!!!

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TS
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant
Excellent service
Friendly atmosphere
The food was delicious!!
Fried green tomatoes a must try!

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P
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fantastic. Our server made a few mistakes, but was very apologetic and fixed them all quickly. Overall the restaurant was great.

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EA
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Our experience did not match that of either of the other two locations. There seemed to be a shortage of wait staff. Our entree arrived before the appetizer plates had been cleared. I was left holding plates and utensils so that the waitress could put down our meal. The evening was not what I expected and I doubt very much if I will return.

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MK
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good atmosphere to enjoy a cocktail, dinner and bottle of wine with friends/family. Great for a group - the food is good. Well seasoned, courses spaced appropriately. Server was excellent - but could use a little training on the wine menu.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Food was slightly salty and cold. The bench seating outside had a horrible odor. The roof kept dripping on us. I personally feel like no one should be seated on the patio until the roof has been upgraded.

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JF
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

As a vegetarian, there wasn't a lot of options on the lunch menu. Prefer to go foe dinner.

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EL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 1

The food was amazing as always but the tables were way too close together where we were basically sitting on top of the people next to us. There was no way to have a conversation without the people next to us hearing. It was extremely uncomfortable and it took away any intimacy we anticipated having on our Valentine’s Day dinner. The waiter couldn’t even fit between our table and the next table to serve us. It was awkward because she had to stand behind the table to do anything. For a high end restaurant like this one, I suggest putting more focus on table placement and maintaining the restaurant’s culture and intimacy.

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, food and atmosphere.

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RW
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Valentine’s Date experience.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I took my husband here for Valentine’s Day dinner since it was my year to plan the day’s activities. The ambiance was great, there was music playing, lighting was good, seats were comfy...overall the setting and service was great!The food was good. I’m a picky eater but I did eat most of my plate...

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FT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

In one word - OVERRATED! Choice of wine, not available. Drink watered down. Cheap biscuits and cornbread mini-muffins. We went during the forced Valentine's Day menu, $60 per person which did not include drinks and only ONE DESSERT to be split between 2 people :-| The appetizers and entrees were overcooked, luke warm, dull, colorless, flavorless and uninspiring. Not at all what you would expect for 2 ppl, with a final tab of $165! I honestly felt scammed. I would never eat there again, and definitely would not recommend it to anyone I like. P.S. They DO NOT have Mac & Cheese (Soul Food??? Not!)

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DR
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great times

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O
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hostesses professional and welcoming. Staff professional and informative. Chicken livers were pure gold.

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HW
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great dinner on 2/13 at Buckhead's South City Kitchen. We requested a table upstairs (where it is a bit quieter) and would highly recommend it (much nicer and intimate!). Food and service was outstanding and the drinks were super tasty too. Would return without question

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