Highland Tap

4.6
770 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasion
  • Comfort Food

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Highland Tap Steak Cellar is Atlanta's premier subterranean hideaway. A haven for local Atlantans since 1989, our stone walls and dimly lit clubby atmosphere is reminiscent of a 1920's speak-easy. Voted Atlanta's Best for Martinis every year since 1989, we offer slow roasted prime rib, hand-cut & wood grilled steaks and fresh seafood as well as burgers, salads and sandwiches. Highland Tap is a timeless venue for any occasion that strives to meet your every expectation.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, American, Burgers
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Hours of operation
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Tuesday-Friday: 11:00pm-3:00pm
Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm-10pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm
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Phone number
(404) 875-3673
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Michael Zimmerman
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Private party facilities
We have a private room for groups up to 30 people. The entire restaurant is available for buy-out Monday-Saturday lunch and Sunday-Thursday dinner. We also have many different private dining menu's and we are more than willing to work with you to ensure that your event is fun and affordable!
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Private party contact
Jake Ketchum: (877) 333-0878
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Virginia Ave.
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking behind restaurant, some street parking also available.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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SS
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Old school. Great steaks and martinis. Not loud or bright. Great place to relax with a good meal. Comfortable booths. Good service. Easy parking - there is a valet lot right behind the place so you don't have to wander VA-HI looking for a spot.

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BA
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Martinis & meat! The place to go when you need to escape from Atlanta’s pollen problem.

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NS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good pick. The food is always good and service is excellent. This is our 14 yo favorite restaurant.

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R
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Great service. The NY strip steak and prime rib we ordered were fatty and tasted poor.

The oysters Rockefeller were very good

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NE
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highland Tap never disappoints. Love the carpaccio and the French onion soup. Their bread is also so fresh and warm. The Highland Tao is our “go to” restaurant for birthdays and celebrations.. Great food & service!

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P
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went to Highland Tap for our anniversary. Had another couple with us. The food was amazing. The waitress was hard to understand and was not very knowledgeable about the menu. Ambiance was fantastic. Very unique dining experience.

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BW
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch. Best hollandaise sauce in Atlanta.

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u
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding and so was the food. I don't remember the server's name but she was just great. Thanks for such great food !

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CM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good dinner choice. Great martinis and decent steak for the price. They also can't get cell service in the dining room which makes for better conversations.

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GS
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! From the moment you walk in you are warmly greeted and assisted. Servers were quick to take drink orders. Good menu selections and bar had a wide range of choices. Well worth the drive, parking is challenging at times so plan ahead.

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S
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Highland Tap is one of our favorite restaurants! When we want a good meal we know we can always count on them! David our waiter was great.

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Q
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a date night meal.

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BR
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Highland Tap does not disapoint. Great menu, great taste, great drinks, great service, and really comfortable old school atmosphere. Valet parking in back makes it all easy. Try the buttermilk fried chicken with pepper gravy, it is amazing.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love Highland Tap!

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V
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old school – go there, you won’t be disappointed.

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m
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dinner! Great steaks, service, and value in a cool atmosphere. Perfect for catching up with old friends.

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V
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful old-school dining – go there – you won’t be disappointed!

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M
Atlanta
37 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Hadn't been in ages so we decided to venture down to Va Highlands and very happy that we went with Highland Tap for dinner last Saturday evening. The food was great and the service was even better. We'll return again, sooner next time around!

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TT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Vodka martinis are good; blue cheese wedge is just a little better than mayo- disappointing, escargot was pretty lame, however the tuna tartar was outstanding, and the beef tartar was as well.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

My medium rare blackened ribeye was tasty but over cooked and had twice as much seasoning on it as it needed. The waitress was nonplussed. Not what I remembered from years ago. It was late so it may have been everyone was tired.

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AT
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite spots for a quality steak and cocktails. The atmosphere is cozy with character. Since it was busy for Valentines, we were sat in the back room with the fireplace. What a great room!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service. My only issue is I thought the food could have been more seasoned. Other than that, the food wasn’t bad nor was the service. Pricey though. Nonetheless, pretty good spot. I would definitely recommend.

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FF
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For those on a strict no wheat, sugar etc diet, Highland Tap is great. They turn an ordinary paleo meal into a feast. Hickory grilled filet, grilled vegetables, and grilled asparagas!
If you decide to step off the plan a little--try the delicious icy lemon drop martinis. Best ever!!
What was a hot spot in 1990's, should be again. Tucked away in VA highlands, Highland Tap should be on every paleo, gluten free, Fast Metabolism diet follower's list of places to go where you can have a great meal and not feel like you are on a restrictive diet!

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jesse was a great server. NY Strip was perfect! Great spot and one that brings back many memories. Had my first date there with my wife 19 years ago. Still a great place and the best in Virginia Highlands.

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Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I enjoyed the food, ambience and the service. They are known for their steaks and they didn't disappoint. We will come back when in the neighborhood.

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Y
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was awesome. Service a bit slow.

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LJ
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We love coming to Highland Tap, each year around the holidays!

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l
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The prime rib at Highland Tap is the best! If you love cocktails, be sure to order one of their specials. Have been going there for 15 years and they have consistently great food and service.

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NF
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Highly recommend the French dip

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S
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Highland Tap used to be my go to steak place. I hadn't been in awhile and was excited to bring a friend there who had never been. The atmosphere was as I remembered it. Everything else though had changed. Ribeye was prepared incorrectly, sent it back, received no apologies. Then was "scolded" like a child for not liking the cold, grey piece of "f*ck you" steak I received from the cook on the second try. Everything was bland. The cheesecake was stale and frozen. The martini was good. The waitress was sweet. Overall, though. Not what I remembered. I won't be going back. There's too many good steak places in the city to waste my money here.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on a recommendation and are so glad we did. Food and experience was excellent. We will definitely be back!

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

First timer with Boo for dinner! The wait was long even with a reservation but very happy we waited as the food was amazing! I had the prime RIB and it was to die for (juicy, cook perfect for a medium well)!
As an appetizer we had the calamari and it was the best I ever had in Atlanta😊😊
ambiance was nice but the couples behind us was a bit too loud but it is expected in a very crowded restaurant!
Server was ok but not over the top!

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a
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food and drink with extensive menu. Service was a little slow, but food was great and cozy atmosphere!

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Had moderate expectations, but, just didn’t work out. Server was pretty Koch ch clean out the whole time, had order and food temp issues but couldn’t get wait staff attention. No attempt to apologize or make it right. Four us of all shared the same experience so I doubt this is on our do over list. Sorry, but we gave it a shot.

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had lunch at 11:30 and were the first people in the restaurant. It was quiet at that time of day. The patty melt was tasty. It was a good place to catch up with a friend over lunch.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere for a drink, conversation and dinner.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great dinner. Reservation was right on time. Service and food was good.

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GS
Cincinnati
36 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Comfortable setting with many choices. All are good.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Ate here three year's ago for our anniversary. My wife was very happy. Will go back before our next anniversary. Lol very nice place.

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