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Highland Tap

4.5
770 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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  • Comfort Food
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Cozy

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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.
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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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4.4
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4.5
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4.5
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4.3
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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

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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4.0Dined on May 1, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great brunch. Best hollandaise sauce in Atlanta.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great place for a date night meal.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

I absolutely love Highland Tap!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Food was awesome. Service a bit slow.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was great. Highly recommend the French dip

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2.0Dined on January 25, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

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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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on January 6, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

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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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Great atmosphere for a drink, conversation and dinner.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

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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