If you want real Southern cooking with a bit of sophistication, look no further than South City Kitchen in Midtown. The menu takes a turn on traditional cuisine with its unique prep and ingredients: You won’t find fried green tomatoes garnished with goat cheese at Paula Deen’s esteemed Savannah eatery, and putting roasted mushrooms into the house-ground meatloaf is genius. Housed in an old bungalow on Crescent Avenue just down the road from the Federal Reserve Bank and the Margaret Mitchell House, South City features two levels of seating and an exhibition kitchen while its patio offers great views of the Atlanta skyline. South City kitchen is one of the best Atlanta restaurants for ambiance and a decadent meal. Feast on favorites like buttermilk-battered fried chicken, shrimp and grits, she-crab soup and banana pudding. You can count calories when you get home.
- Open Hours: Monday to Thursday from 11:00 AM to 03:30 PM, Monday to Thursday from 05:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Friday to Saturday from 11:30 AM to 03:30 PM, Friday to Saturday from 05:00 PM to 10:30 PM, Sunday from 11:00 AM to 03:30 PM, Sunday from 05:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- Feature: Outdoor dining
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex
- Takeout Available: Yes
- Nearest Train: Arts Center Station