Murphy's
Murphy's

Murphy's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.murphys-atlanta-restaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4048720904
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm;
    Dinner Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
    Dinner Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Ian Winslade
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: Tuesday Wine Tastings, Winemaker Dinners, Thirsty Thursday's and Meatless Monday's. "Like" us on Facebook for updates.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North Highland Ave
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet offered every evening and Saturday and Sunday from noon until close.
A word from Murphy's
Celebrating 30 years of service, Murphy’s is one of Atlanta’s best-loved restaurants. Located in the trendy Virginia Highlands, it is the long-standing hub of neighborhood camaraderie and the choice destination for visitors seeking the epicenter of the district’s shopping and nightlife. Tom Murphy’s acclaimed restaurant brings in the crowds with the perfect combination of upscale comfort food, unpretentious service, a cozy, high-energy setting and excellent value. The interior combines rustic, exposed-brick and French café doors with modern design elements for a light, airy effect by day and a warm, sparkling atmosphere by night. A new renovation adds a sophisticated martini and wine bar and a sleek retail wine shop that showcases an extensive and user-friendly wine collection and hosts weekly wine tasting and seminars.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Murphy's reviews from OpenTable diners
217 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (153)fit for foodies (114)great for brunch (96)notable wine list (94)great for outdoor dining (91)special occasion (77)great for lunch (69)romantic (51)good for groups (45)hot spot (40)vibrant bar scene (27)kid-friendly (21)scenic view (13)late-night find (6)Show More
  • Always excellent
    SavortheSalt
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Murphy's is reliably wonderful with a changing menu of seasonally fresh specialties. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice neighborhood spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Murphy's is best known for it's brunch, but it was also packed on a Monday night for dinner. The food was decent, but I will say I was disappointed in the Mussels app. It only comes with 6 mussels, you shouldn't get ones that aren't opened. The wine was good, half off on Mondays is nice. The entrees were fine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • really noisy on a Saturday night!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Even though we had nice food and desserts, they first tried to seat a party of 5 at a 4-seat table next to the maitre d's station with one person. We had to negotiate a table that wouldn't put one of us in the traffic flow. Server was fine, but the restaurant seems to overbook. Probably would not return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Georgia
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We've been patrons for thirty years. It just keeps getting better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good.
    candy
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Murphy's has been my favorite restaurant for years. Great food. Good service. I love to sit on porch area with windows opened.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grilled Artichoke Appetizer
    KKHA
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The Grilled artichoke appetizer was awesome! Enough to share - 4 nice size artichokes. We did have to ask for more sauce!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good evening
    dgm995
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Dinner with the family. The food was decent and the atmosphere on the front porch dining area was great. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Evening
    Patch
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Miss the old location of Murphy's but have gotten used to the "new" one and our dinner last night was excellent. Our server Bailey was the bomb! Very friendly, on top of things and made our delicious dinner even more wonderful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This is a wonderful place with multiple cool rooms for dinning. There is an enclosed room called the patio (not really outdoors) and big windows open to the outside. We enjoyed the patio. Menu has many choices for everyone. Nice wines and drinks. Food was good; service a little fast paced, so we kept telling server we were not in a rush. A host kept walking around to tables checking to see if everything was satisfactory. Good complimentary valet parking ( you definitely need to valet because hard to find parking). Restaurant is located in chic area with many shops and places to walk. Will definitely return. Moderately priced.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can always count on Murphy's!
    Deedee
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Murphy's is consistently top-notch. The food is delicious - we've never had a bad meal there. The servers are friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. They have several options for gluten-free meals. We just celebrated a friend's birthday at Murphy's last week, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The brisket was so tender and tasty. The tortilla soup was a hit, and you can't go wrong with the crab cake. And my all time favorite dessert: the toll house pie, warm and with vanilla ice cream - definitely worth the calories!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great VA HI Spot
    WCDaniels
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Never disappoints. Food & wine are always on point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Disappointment
    Lizziebuck
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    i've been a Murphy's fan since the mid-eighties, so it seemed a good idea to take my best friend there for her birthday. WRONG. - We had reservations for 7:30, but were not seated until 7:50. I know Saturday night can be crazy, but it was shrugged off. - Service at the table was so slow, we ordered our dinner wine as soon as our cocktails arrived (15 minutes after ordering them). - When I made reservations, I mentioned we were celebrating a birthday; that was confirmed during the day-before call. We ll ordered deserts, but received nothing special for our friend (though the table next to us got candles in a birthday desert). When our waitress gave us the bill, she told us we could knock off the cost of one dessert. Classy. DISAPPOINTING.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Good!
    Lynn
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My husband and I have never had a bad experience. The service and food is always very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!!
    SnappyHappy812VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The food was amazing and the service was impeccable. A lot attention to details.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner with the girls
    katielikesfood
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We had a great dinner, with good food, and the best company. Unfortunately, the waitress insisted on rushing us through our meal and seemed visibly disappointed when we did not order appetizers or dessert. Yes, I understand that it meant less tip for her in the end, but her demeanor was a huge turnoff that was noticed by all at the table. Everyone else who worked at the restaurant could not have been more friendly-what I am use to at Murphy's. We will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You got the right one....
    CrabbyVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I really enjoy dining at this restaurant . I went for lunch and had the seared tuna salad. I was not sure if that would fill me up so I also ordered the Grilled Artichokes, it was my first time eating them in that form. Our waiter was nice and gave our table 101 on grilled artichoke eating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful, as always
    Chinapans1
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Every visit to Murphy's seems a little special. They take the time to describe specials and note popular items. Quality and service are outstanding every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    IvanKaramazov
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Murphy's is always enjoyable and can always count on a good meal and good service. Will continue to go back time after time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful Lunch
    MindsEye
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The hostess and our waiter, Drew, could not have been more friendly or attentive. Even random Murphy's employees went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Best chicken burger ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brisket
    brncofan02
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Artichokes, brisket and the service was great. Easy to get to from midtown, Buckhead, and highlands
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A predictably good experience
    BrianVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Murphy's maintains consistency and reliability in terms of food quality and service while still feeling fresh and interesting. It is a quintessential neighborhood spot that is friendly, warm and inviting to all. You just can't go wrong by dining here, whatever your mood.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch with friends
    LunchinBuckhead
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Had a nice lunch, variety of food is good and portions large. Had the chicken salad and it was quite tasty on a nice light croissant. Virginia Highland area has a lot of nice restaurants and this is one of them.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We had a party of 7 ladies of which 5 celebrated birthdays. The wait staff was very friendly, professional and attentive. Everyone ordered different entrees and enjoyed the quality and presentation. When our waiter discovered there were so many birthdays, he let each of us order a free dessert which was delicious and very generous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday dinner
    AtlNewb
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Took the bf to dinner here for his birthday. The drinks were great (the Cat's Meow is the cat's meow). Mac and cheese with truffle aioli was amazing! They gave him a free cappuccino for his bday since he doesn't like desserts. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    NapesRover22
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our group's experience dining with you on Saturday evening at 7 PM was terrific with excellent food, table, and server (Katie). Murphy's is a gem.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoy Murphy's
    Jwashington
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Had dinner with a visiting colleague and friend at one of my favorite local spots, Murphy's. The new fall menu was really great and the wine was fantastic. i had the Recuerdo Malbec and will buy some for home! It was a perfect environment for great conversation and enjoyable interactions. I bring visitors to Murphy's often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wild-Caught Trout, Organic Vegies!
    PaleoBob
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Delicious wild-caught local trout, organic vegies -- great!! Everyone in my party was very pleased with their selection and thoroughly enjoyed their meal. The service was excellent. Our waitress was knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, there when needed but did not hover. The ambiance was very nice, noise levels were low and great for conversation. This was a return visit, and I'm sure we will return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a lovely evening
    Kelli
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    My partner and I have a midweek date night, and this was the perfect spot. We were both new to Murphy's, and we were immediately entranced by the wine shop and bakery. Everything we ordered for dinner was lovely. That brisket is out of this world! Thank you for a lovely evening! We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great, not outstanding, but great.
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Four of us went last Saturday evening to celebrate my wife's birthday. It was early 530, and in spite of it being a light crowd, service, at least to begin with, was slow, very friendly, just slow. We ordered drinks and it took at least 15 minute for them to show up. Our server, Samantha was helpful in making selections from the menu and with our drink orders too. After the slow "to get our drinks", thing, it the pace picked up and spacing was fine. Samantha was very friendly and interested in what was going on with us and even gave our table a free dessert to share, which tasted fabulous. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great night
    Atlantaeater
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    You definitely need a reservation, and expect valet to be busy. We were early so had to wait, but were seated right at our reservation time. Space is at a premium, so you're pretty close to other diners, but not uncomfortably so. The food is delicious--we had the meatballs appetizer, the burger, and the special (salmon). All done to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Neighborhood favorite
    JillVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Always love going to Murphy's. great food. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely lunch spot.
    SilasVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Very good food. Friendly excellent service. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!
    Dinner
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We have been to this restaurant several times and are never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never expect less.
    macattack
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Always amazing. I always appreciate the service and quality of food. Usually, restaurants fall short in one category, but Murphy's never fails me. The only issue is getting your table at the requested time, because it's so popular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food as usual
    Todger29
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Busy night and service was slow but was not lacking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still good
    mikeVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Been going to this place when it moved here. Still a treat
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great and reliable
    DWWDVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great food. Always delicious. Service is not as good as the past, but food has held up well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we love murphy's
    seriousVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Murphy's just gets better and better. The only even slight negative was that our server was a bit on the serious side, although still very professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MrsG
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I took my Father to dinner and we had an excellent experience. The food was delectable, the service was stellar, the ambiance felt private and homey (if you will). I will definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the service timing was off
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    we need not get our drinks before our starters it really through the meal off by not having drinks or wine in a timely manner
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic