JCT Kitchen and Bar

4.7
4765 reviews
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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.
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E
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing from start to finish. Even more impressive was the service. Our server was Tiffany, and frankly I would visit again only if she took care of us. I've never had that level of service before, even from the high-end fine dining restaurants. Kudos all around.

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RS
Atlanta
45 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was good. The fried chicken was a little different than I remember.

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SP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife and I went to JCT for dinner and really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. We will definitely be back!

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LB
Adelaide / SA
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a group outing and for most of us our very first visit. The location was a little difficult to find. We had to call the restaurant and get the exact location. The restaurant provides complimentary valet parking. Our reservation was for 6:15PM, and upon entering the ambience we quite nice and welcoming. We received a very cheery greeting from the hostesses. Upon giving my name we were immediately seated. Our server Sydney was very friendly and attentive to our group of seven. Our orders were taken and arrived to us within a reasonable time. Most of us had the 1/2 fried chicken with biscuits and greens. This was an excellent choice and enough food to bring home for another meal. Another person had the gulf shrimp, someone had the flounder and also someone had the perfect greens & herbs with the brussel sprouts. Everyone agreed the food was very good. All of us were so stuffed that no one ordered dessert. I would definitely put JCT Kitchen on my list of restaurants to visit again soon!

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G
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

JCT was OK. It has gone downhill - it used to be great, but was very mediocre tonight. All the food was somewhat bland. The service was only OK. The bathrooms were out of toilet paper. They’ve gotten lazy.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great ambiance. Hope to return soon.

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B
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

nice décor, nice food, nice staff, nice bathrooms
nice décor, nice food, nice staff, nice bathrooms
nice décor, nice food, nice staff, nice bathrooms

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n
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food for our party of four was excellent and our server,Tiffany, was great. She was knowledgeable in recommending the various dishes and also suggested a cocktail for me which was not on the menu and had the bartender make.

The only negative was that the noise level was extremely high. Also, I would have preferred sitting in the area which had windows to the outside. We will definitely return when it is possible to sit on the upper level.

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GR
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding every time I go. Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. Unstuffy but high quality. Fun . Good for business and friendly occasions. Outstanding in every regard.

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TB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Jonathan, was fantastic! He made the experience an unforgettable one. Kudos!

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E
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Love the food- but is very dark and hard to see food and super noisy so hard to carry on conversations

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Fries were overcooked. Server was not real friendly

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P
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious, as always! Our table had the mussels, fried chicken, mac and cheese, shrimp and grits, and fries. Definitely recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Sunday Supper to celebrate the end of our Whole 30 challenge!

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S
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I've been to JCT several times, but this was my first time attending the Sunday dinner. It was so much food, and had several delicious options. Love this place!

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MH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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FM
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The deviled eggs, biscuits, and salad appetizer was delicious--as was the fried chicken and pork tenderloin. Sides of sweet potatoes , mashed potatoes and macaroni was wonderful. Everyone in our party of 4 loved their dinners and the service . We all enjoyed the specialty bar drinks too. We could not have been more pleased except if JTC had comped the dinner.

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E
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always greta food and wonderful service. We always eat here when we're in Atlanta.

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JO
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday Supper was grea. Food choices and quality was excellent and we had a wonderful time.

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

Friends BIRTHDAY

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AG
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Felt like this is a restaurant that wantsits patrons to have a nice experience. Really enjoyed the food and our waitress seemed to care about providing good service.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

JCT never fails to be a superb dining experience. Tonight was my anniversary and the wait staff and management went absolutely above and beyond to make the night more than memorable (They brought over beautiful Lillie’s with a happy anniversary note). The food is amazing, highly recommend the angry mussels and truffle fries but truly you can’t go wrong with anything. Thank you JCT for another wonderful dinner!

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L
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 1

I have been eating at JCT since it opened. Unfortunately, the quality of the food has seriously diminished. I ordered the shrimp and grits, which is usually one of my faves, and it came out chewy and over cooked with intermittent bites of shells that were not peeled properly. The shrimp were also tiny! I split a salad and it was exactly as written-mixed greens. Nothing else. Very boring and bland and overpriced. My friend got the flounder, which was cooked very well but not very flavorful and came with four small boiled potatoes. Their truffle fries were amazing, but I must say, that’s the only thing! I am SUPER disappointed at the quality of the food! The dining room has jammed more tables in as well, and you sit uncomfortably close to other tables. It is very crowded and extremely loud. I am sad to say I won’t be returning to my old fave again.

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CC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an excellent experience! The food was awesome and the service top notch!

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LG
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Service was extremely slow for lunch; food was served lukewarm and clumsily at best. Had not been in years - was hoping for a more memorable experience. Very disappointed.

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TS
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a nice dinner. My friends from out of town liked the atmosphere. He is knowledgeable about wine and was impressed with the selection by the glass. Fried chicken sets the standard.

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A
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW! My palette was jumping with savory joy! This Southern cooking makes u want to come back for more! Incredible. Also, the handcrafted Margarita was the best I’ve ever had!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful date night vibe. It can be a bit loud but the service, cocktails, and food never disappoint

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

My wife and I have been going to JCT since they opened. We’ve had a few off experiences but this one was all around disappointing. The server was trying way to hard to up sell. He started with introducing the menu as if it’s a requirement to order a first and 2nd course (small plate and main plate). He didn’t stop trying to push a bottle of wine (vs the glasses and cocktails we told him we wanted) until our dessert course. The result was way too much food The food was cold. The pace felt rushed. It was evening and already dark out and the restaurant adjusted the lights up and down continuously the entire time we were there. Fortunately West Midtown has lots of great options!

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I celebrated my birthday at this amazing restaurant and for it to me my first experience my party extremely enjoyed themselves, the service and great laughs with our server Haley (Hales)!

Great food, great service!

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

Manager and the staff were polite and professional and very attentive to our needs

Food is always great

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was a bit slow this time

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TZ
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sunday Supper was a smash hit! We will be back.

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MH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

JCT Kitchen has always been a favorite for my two daughters. Sadly, the two favorite items they each always ordered had been taken off the dinner menu. They no longer serve the Chicken and Dumplings or the Hanger steak. The waitress did offer the hanger steak from the lunch menu but it is prepared differently. The food was still good and the service was excellent.

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BM
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Even with a reservation for lunch we were seated at a table by the door which was noisy and had a lot of traffic. Service was very good, however the meal choices were limited and rather banal for a the price. The french fries were limp and the fried chicken sandwich was greasy and had only the leftovers from a pickle and a spoonful of cole slaw. Would have done much better at Chic-fil-a. Two people had shrimp and grits which, we were told had ground up shrimp and not whole shrimp, and they barely touched their meal. Very disappointing overall especially given the hype and price.

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CJ
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

JCT is always superb! The service, food, and ambiance are top-notch.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Just a little bit too loud

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Slow service. New menu is terrible compared to the old.

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h
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great place to go! Great atmosphere and great food!

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K
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting menu, great food quality, excellent service. Highly recommend.

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