Fifth Group Restaurants continues its culinary expansion across Atlanta with the debut of South City Kitchen’s third location. The 6,000-square-foot outpost, which opened on Peachtree Road May 24, seamlessly combines the Southern hospitality and cuisine for which South City Kitchen is known with Buckhead’s unique style.
The interiors, courtesy of Fifth Group and John Barton of Parkway Properties, meld the Midtown location’s ambience with the clean, modern feel of Buckhead’s business district. Inside, the open layout displays clear views of the kitchen—be on the lookout for Executive Chef Jason Starnes whipping up elevated Southern fare—seating for 220 diners, plus a private dining room for up to 50 guests. Outside, two spacious patios beckon: an all-season patio with a screen porch and fire pit, and an open-air second-floor patio overlooking bustling Peachtree Road with a spacious bar and lounge area.
Shrimp & Grits
Fried Green Tomatoes
Fresh off a stint at The Sun Dial Restaurant, chef Starnes is serving up South City Kitchen favorites, like fried green tomatoes and buttermilk fried Springer Mountain Farms chicken, alongside dishes exclusive to the Buckhead menu, including pickled shrimp with crunchy vegetables, pickled jalapeños and watercress; smokey grilled pork chop with barbecued hazelnuts, cornbread puree, charred broccolini and sorghum vinaigrette; and spiced grilled quail with Carolina risotto, lemon-tomato jus and crispy okra.
South City Kitchen Buckhead marks the first step in Fifth Group’s five-year growth plan. Up next: Ecco is slated to open its second location in Buckhead in 2017.
Been to South City Kitchen yet? Located at 3350 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 140, Atlanta, GA 30326. Visit online to make a reservation, and tell us via comments below what you think!