Nine Street Kitchen, Roswell, GA Restaurant Review

I am a huge fan of the restaurants in downtown Roswell. I always liked the area and after a recent tour with Atlanta Culinary Tours, I was introduced to even more restaurants. During our tour, I noticed one particular restaurant packed with people hanging out all over the lawn. It looked like so much fun, I knew that Nine Street Kitchen would be the next restaurant in Roswell I visited. Naturally, I was thrilled when they extended an invitation to sample their menu.

Most of the seating is actually outside, which is surprising as the historic house that was converted to the restaurant looks quite large. But stepping inside you’ll see there is actually very little seating. Besides patio seating, there’s also lots of tables set up on the lawn. But here’s what is really cool: the picnic area.

Nine Street Kitchen puts out the blankets, pillows, etc for guest to relax, sip wine and nosh on some food. The area is first come, first serve. No reservations taken. It was pretty popular on the Wednesday night I visited, even if it was rather warm. Servers take orders here, just like the restaurant.

Although I didn’t sit in the picnic area, I did enjoy the outdoor dining at one of their tables. We began with the Havarti cheese and tomato appetizer. I liked the melted cheese but didn’t feel it went well with the tomatoes. I think it was supposed to be a twist on a Caprese salad, but I ended up mostly piling the melted cheese on my bread which was yummy.

Next up, we tried the spinach, apple and pecan salad with honey chipotle dressing. You can add your choice of protein to the salad for a full meal, or have it without. All dressings are made in house and this huge salad didn’t disappoint. I wouldn’t hesitate to order it again.

John rocks as a server. He was super helpful in helping me pick out wines to pair with my dinner. The first, a Sauvignon Blanc went perfect with the salad. For our entrees we chose the Surf ‘n Turf and the Crab and Shrimp pasta. John was equally helpful is recommending a Pinot Noir that would pair well with my steak. By the way, the wine list is a terrific selection that rotates often.

The crab and shrimp pasta was huge. And they are very generous with the shrimp and crab. Two could easily split this and the salad mentioned above and have a very satisfying and inexpensive meal. I’m glad I ordered the steak though. This was so tender and juicy. If you can’t decide between surf or turf, you don’t have to. Get the steak with a tuna steak or salmon. The house made sauce is a tomato mushroom sauce. It tastes much better than it looks. Oh and the sides served with my steak are nothing to sneeze at either. The mashed potatoes and mushrooms were delicious.

How is it that I am not able to finish a meal but I still have room for dessert? After looking through the three pages of desserts from Nine Street Kitchen, we settled on the Lemon Coconut Cake and the Chocolate P-Nut Butter Pie. The latter was the winner. Chocoholics should try the Big Fat Chocolate cake with six layers of chocolate cake, plus chocolate pudding topped with ganache soaked chunks of cake. Whew!

I’m gushing over this Roswell discovery. I can’t wait until it cools down a bit to assemble a group for a fun afternoon picnic at Nine Street Kitchen.

Nine Street Kitchen
982 Canton Street #100
Roswell, GA 30075
(678) 682-3222

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5 thoughts on “Nine Street Kitchen, Roswell, GA Restaurant Review

  1. Ackerndl

    I love Nine Street – outstanding!!  I live in Chicago, but whenever I am back in Roswell, I have to head to this wondeful restaurant.  One of my faves!

  2. Kevin Morgan

    Tonight was a great night in downtown Roswell. My friends and I ate at Ceviche which was a wonderful mexican restaurant. Being a Saturday night, there was not a whole lot of options for parking but we were able to find a Handicap spot behind Nine Street Kitchen. As we walked by Nine Street we thought it looked really nice and really wanted to check it out the next time we came. The night came to an end and we went back to our car and to our surprise someone had intentionally double parked us in. It turned out that the owner of this restaurant had done this so he could interrogate my girlfriend about being handicapped. He had the audacity to ask her what her handicap was in a tone that no business owner should ever take with a customer. She is a 22 year old cancer survivor with bones missing from her leg. I was appalled at his behavior and needless to say will never be attending this “Kitchen”. If you enjoy getting the third degree from a business owner about having a handicap, then this is the restaurant for you. Oh, and he never even apologized.

  3. CD

    Nine Street kitchen is just plain bad! I can only imagine they remain in business because of location and spill-over from the actual good restaurants around Canton Street. First of all a restaurant should have a kitchen (walk inside and see for yourself – the building is intended to be coffee dessert bar). The wait staff is a rag tag group of people (mostly teenagers) with no experience and no training who are more interested in hanging out back and smoking. The owners continue to expand onto a dirt lawn hill, the parking lot and anywhere else they can cram a table. Half of everything they own seems to be broken and the other half is thrown into the bushes. One of the prep areas is in the back parking lot.

    If you feel like you should ignore this review and give Nine a try for yourself please do not order anything that does not have a long shelf life…honestly the only person in our group that did not get sick only had the microwave melted cheese and tomatoes.

    If you want to go and just drink and listen to music i would suggest that you only drink beer and i would drink it straight from the bottle (and even then I would wipe off the top)

    I have never before written a review but I felt i had to in this case.

  4. Peggy

    Really disappointing. Food is way over-priced for what you get. With all the GA cheese farms there is no excuse for the terrible chunks of packaged Kraft product they throw on a plate with wheat thins for $10. Main, the Seared Ahi Tuna Cesar. It arrived on a MOUNTAIN of mayo soaked romaine, stale croutons, and Ahi that had been cooked to the point of not edible. No seasoning. My husband had the chicken salad with walnuts. The chicken was so dry he couldn’t eat it. So, $50 later, we left, still hungry. Will not be back.

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