I am a Murphy's regular andI am a Murphy's regular and this is the first time I've ever had a complaint. I had a 12:30 reservation and arrived at 12;30 on the dot. I wanted a table on the terrace. There were two people in my party. I saw 2 empty tables on the terrace and each sat 4 people. Despite this, I had to wait almost 30 minutes for a table with only two seats to become available. They should have sat us at one of the tables that sat 4 people instead of making us wait. Aside from the waiting, our waitress was way to chatty and as a result, messed up our orders. Again, I've eaten here at least 100 times and this was my first bad experience with service.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMy only problem with Murphy'sMy only problem with Murphy's is that parking is a hassle. I am not a fan of valet parking, but here is one place that could benefit from it. Otherwise, the menu is excellent, food delicious and service great! We enjoyed a fabulous lobster salad for lunch and the dessert was to die for!6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had one of our best mealsWe had one of our best meals in our 42 years in Atlanta....the scallops and salmon were superb!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMCrab CakeI was concerned that my earlier review didn't come through so am checking to see if it did. If not I will be glad to repeat my earlier one. Please let me know.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were there to celebrateWe were there to celebrate our anniversary and thought the food was wonderful, overall. My husband got the mac and cheese truffles along with his main entree and was a little disappointed that the mac and cheese was a little bland but other than that--it's definitely a wonderful restaurant experience.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM...thanks again Murphy'sLovely delicious food, service and atmosphere as always. Friendly, knowledgeable server. All around, such a pleasure. thanks agian!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service at Murphy's hasThe service at Murphy's has been consistently pleasant for us. It is typically a kind of date night for my husband and I, so the ambience and attentive service are greatly appreciated. We tend to take advantage of the bar area for a glass of wine on the recommendation of our server, and haven't been disappointed yet. Our meals, too have been memorable and worth the experience. Portion size is just right to have room for a taste of dessert, even after sharing the cheese plate, oil and bread.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat as allwaysMurphy's is allways good. That is why it is usually crowded. You can allways count on yummy food and great service.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Recommendation!Recommended by a friend as the place to go and did not disappoint! Wonderful atmosphere and wonderful food!!!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGood as Always!We went with another couple and it was a great choice. We appreciated a nice list of wines by the glass. Among us, we ordered the salmon, the trout, a chicken mango salad, and a steak salad. All were excellent. The bread is also delicious. Then we had a dessert trio and loved it! Valet parking was convenient, too.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous after all these yearsWe have been dining at Murphy's for years. We moved to the burbs and only get in town occasionally.
When we do get in-town...we always try and have dinner at Murphy's.
The food contines to be exceptional.
Last night, we had the trout and it was THE BEST.
They also have the best roasted califlower and assortment of vegetables.
The beet salad was amazing.
Thank you Murphy's...great job!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMDate Night was just as it should beIt's not often my wife and I are able to get away from the toddler for any length of time, so we have to choose carefully! Murphy's was everything we needed it to be. Great service, tasty food, and good ambiance.
The muscles appetizer is one of the best I've ever had, and the new North Georgia Trout dish is superb.
Gotta have the Desert Trio -- that Bonzo Cake is absolutely amazing -- the perfect way to round out a great dinner.
Thanks for being a cornerstone of the Virginia-Highland neighborhood.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Murphys!This place never disappoints! We always take all of our out of town guests here, and it is enjoyed by all!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent, as alwaysMy companion had the shrimp and grits, which I tasted and declared very tasty. I had the monkfish in a ratatouille sauce, and it was delicious also. She had a glass of pinot gris and I had a French chardonnay--very light but with rounded out, buttery highlights. For dessert, mine was the key lime pie made with coconut and with mango (the mango added little, but the rest was great) and she had the white chocolate creme brulee. Great service from our waiter Mayo (sp?).5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently Good!You can always count on Murphy's for a very nice lunch!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMurphy's Rocks!We went to Murphy's to celebrate a birthday and they did not disappoint! The service and the food were wonderful. One of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Lunch with a FriendMurphy's is a neighborhood gem that I have enjoyed for many years. The food is delicious, the wait staff very attentive, and the environment feels light and fun. I met a friend for lunch and we sat in the porch area. It was a beautiful day in Atlanta and the food was delicious.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodMurphy's has terrific food and a nice unhurried atmosphere. We had an excellent experience and highly recommend this place!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSad to leaveDuring my sons four years at Emory, dinner at Murphy's was a must at every visit. We just celebrated his graduation at Murphy's a couple days ago. It will be one of the things I miss most about Atlanta.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood AllergiesThe Murphy's Team embraced my food allergens with ease and made me feel welcomed!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect Casual MealThis is perfect for a relaxing Saturday night + a movie down the street. The food is excellent - very reliable. This is a great place for a reasonable meal. Atlanta needs more places like this.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat eats for great peeps!The eats at Murphy's was exceptional in all ways possible. The food was not only explosive and beyond satisfying to my fiance' and I, the presentation, service, wine (especially the wine), and atmosphere was just as intoxicating! To say I will make it at least a monthly "thang" is an understatement! Thanks for making my fiance's Mother's Day so memorable and special. God bless!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMHad not been back in yearsHad not been back in years and can't believe it's taken me this long to return. Outstanding. An Atlanta classic.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great dinner, but theHad a great dinner, but the cinnamon and sugar doughnuts were the real highlight!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMurphys - always a good choiceYou can't go wrong here. The food is always good. The staff is always friendly. The ambiance is always nice. Not many restaurants are this good, this consistently. I always get either the pork or the brisket and both are fantastic. Great desserts, too. All around just great as always.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food;awkward serviceMurphy's is one of our favorites for lunch, and this was our first dinner. The food was fully up to our expectations, but the service was awkward at best. For an early (6pm) dinner, we were seated promptly but had an uncomfortable wait before placing our order. The appetizers arrived quickly, followed somewhat awkwardly by the always tasty bread, but our mains arrived before we were halfway through the appetizers. It was almost too much for our small table and the waiter blithely dismissed our surprise about the rush.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is outstanding, theThe food is outstanding, the service is excellent, great wine list and the best desserts in Atlanta!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI love Murphy's and have beenI love Murphy's and have been there many times. It never disappoints.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMMurphy's has the best meatlloaf.Murphy's has the best meatlloaf. I love this place. I always recommend it to new employees at my company.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday dinner at a favoriteBirthday dinner at a favorite we have been frequenting for 30 years. Great food - patio was requested and it was a great night for it. Chose Murphy's because it has something that appeals to everyone in the family - no matter their age.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a fantastic meal withWe had a fantastic meal with out of town guests! Our server was particularly friendly, warm, and helpful. We can always find something for everyone at Murphy's!!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was delish! The ScallopsIt was delish! The Scallops and Banana Pudding were both Yummy!!!!! Service was excellant.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMurphy's an wonderful communityMurphy's an wonderful community gem. The menu consists contemporary dishes. The dishes are simple, wonderful and tastey. The staff are very helpful and knowledgeable for the wine connoisseurs.
PS, bruch is synonymous with Murhpy's. It will be packed on weekends, so get there early too enjoy complimentary valet.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMurphy's was really greatMurphy's was really great overall. The food was delicious, the service was outstanding and the ambience was really neat. The food came out in a timely manner, and the servers were always there when you needed them. Try the calamari and the seared tuna salad, really a treat!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AManother 'grand slam'enjoyed as always, food is always my 2 favorite things, delicious and hot.....4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMKatie treated us great. ThisKatie treated us great. This was out first time at Murphy's and we had a fantastic experience.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner at a great placeMurphy's is an ideal combination of fantastic meals, wonderful atmosphere, perfect location in Virginia Highlands. We found it on the internet. We met our friends there after our trip through the South. I had the best Calamari in my life, the fish was excellent (Georgia trout), everybody was enthusiastic about the dishes - this is something you rarely experience these days.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMhadn't been to murphy's inhadn't been to murphy's in a while.. got done and was like "why don't we come back here more often?" got some scallops and a rib eye and both dishes were great.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite restaurant inMy favorite restaurant in Atlanta! On our most recent visit, I got the shrimp and grits and my girlfriend got the trout. Both were appropriately seasoned, impeccably cooked, and very tasty.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently one of my favoriteConsistently one of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWhere to sit....We went to Murphy's for our Easter dinner, knowing that we wouldn't make it to the Easter Brunch. Everything was lovely as usual. My only disappointment is that we were given a less than desirable table while other "sunny" tables remained unoccupied. I understand the process of assigning tables to waiters for even distribution of work, and tips. Therefore we did not complain. But, I saw a couple request a different table that the small one they were taken to, next to us, in a dimly lit corner; and they were not accomodated. The waiter even made a "flip" comment to them as they were leaving the restaurant. That whole chain of events was not good.
Our experience, our waiter, our food was good.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMI always love Murphy's. aI always love Murphy's. a bit too loud for conversation, but food and service are top notch3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBrisket sandwich was great.Brisket sandwich was great. Service was helpful and extremely friendly.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMMake a trip hereGot to be a favorite. Consistently good food, great place for any occasion.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect anniversary dinnerWe hose Murphy's for our anniversary dinner and it was a perfect evening. Everything from service to food to ambiance was perfect. Our waiter made great recommendations and was spot-on with attention level throughout our meal.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat peopleI was planning a birthday party for my girlfriend here. We didn't end up going but came back another time because the event manager was very nice and helpful. We were sat on time and the food and service were both great. The wine was very good and it's nice they have a wine shop right in the restaurant. No complaints!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce Again, Good FoodMy wife and I have dined at Murphy's a number of times -- and, each time the food was very good as was the service -- this time was no exception. We arrived early (dinner service doesn't start until 5pm) so we spent some time in Murphy's great wine bar and enjoyed a quite tasty and new (to us) New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Then at dinner I tried the slow-cooked salmon and my wife had the mango and chicken salad -- nothing exceptional but, nonetheless, good enough to bring us back another time.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGood for a Saturday NiteThe food didn't live up to expectations. It was good but not much more than that. It didn't seem to be as good as it was in my old college days iat GA Tech. Then again my tastes have improved or back then anything outside of Britain Hall tasted excellent.
Only issue I had was having to wait 30 minutes for an 8:30 reservation for 4.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe thoroughly enjoyed dinner.We thoroughly enjoyed dinner. Our reservation for 4 was honored as soon as we arrived, even though it was a busy holiday weekend. The service was pleasant and attentive, but not intrusive. We all liked our dinner choices very much. You could actually hear a conversation, and our table was comfortable. We always enjoy Murphy's, and drive all the way across town to eat there.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my husband there forI took my husband there for his birthday, I love the shrimp and grits he had the steak very good. dessert was very nice the white chocolate cream brulee, with the cookie spoon was fun. thanks for making his day a treat!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM