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About Highland Tap

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.

1026 North Highland Ave
Atlanta, GA 30306
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, American, Burgers

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

Cross Street:
Virginia Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 875-3673

Website:
http://www.nnnwcorp.com/highlandtap.html

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking behind restaurant, some street parking also available.

Executive Chef:
Chef Michael Zimmerman

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!

Private Party Contact:
Jake Ketchum: (877) 333-0878

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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Highland Tap Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (9)
Cozy (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
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Good for a Date (7)
Special Occasion (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Business Meals (5)
Authentic (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Romantic (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Casual (3)
Fun (3)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had such a fantastic time at this restaurant! If you don't visit this place you are missing an Atlanta classic.

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Steak was cooked incorrectly but other than that good experience.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 9, 2017

When I made the reservation, I indicated that it was a birthday celebration. It was actually a double birthday celebration. Mine was yesterday and my friend's is this Friday. No mention of this was made by our host or server. Didn't expect any freebies, but a mention would have been nice.

As for ambience, where we were seated, there were smokers outside and their smoke drifted in when a nearby door was opened. The background music of classic rock were good tracks and played at a nonintrusive level. At least one nearby table was kind of loud occasionally, but not too much.

Service was friendly and efficient.

We both had the prime rib special which was tasty and cooked to our desired temperature. Her side of the potatoes au gratin and mine of asparagus with hollandaise were very good. Rib accompaniments of horseradish sauce and au jus were good complements to the meat.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Exceptionally good food for the price. I could easily have expected to spend 1.5-2x on the food we got, for how exquisitely the steaks were cooked. Highly recommended for any special occasion!

Tags: Great Beer, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Visited last Saturday and the food was great so we decided to come again. Food and our sever (Alexis) this time was great. We will be back.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was cold when. Brought out, not very busy at all. Waitress apologized and offered to reheat. Told her that was ok we were ready to go. Lobster bisque leaves little to be desired. Probably won't return

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was excellent!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food, great drinks, awesome setting! I’ll be back next time I’m in Atlanta!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Terrific option for any type meal in a cozy, quiet environment. Good for socializing or discussing business. Food was very high quality and reasonably priced. Prime rib is a particularly good value. Martini's are nicely served. Setting has a speakeasy feel, with brick walls, wooden booths, and different flare with being below street level on the Highland Ave side. Complimentary valet parking behind the building was great. All staff very cordial and welcoming.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Quick Bite
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great experience here, excellent food and atmosphere- casual but not too. Ribs, prime rib, wedge salad, burger and fries were all great. Potatoes Augratin were exceptional.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We always love coming for their filet and prime rib. Prime rib 20 oz was on special for Monday $16!! Our service was impeccable!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 28, 2017

I was pleased as always with my recent trip to Highland Tap with my husband and our boyfriend. I was a very "meaty" evening!

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We both had the Prime Rib and it was fantastic. The staff was a pleasure to deal with. We will be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 25, 2017

The epitome of prime rib and martinis in the ATL. Oh, and the steak Oscar and spinach artichoke dip are top notch, too.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Super as usual! Very consistent service and food in a great old school atmosphere!

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 15, 2017

What's not to like - old school decor & half price steak burger including fries or fries & rings - a real gem that's been there forever 😃

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Birthday Celebration!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 11, 2017

My wife and I LOVE Highland Tap. In my opinion, they have the best steak BY FAR for the price ($30-50 per cut) in Atlanta. Brought my dad and he said it's the best streak he's ever had. I personally don't like a salty rub on a steak; I want to taste the wood fire grill and the savor, and that's what you get here. TONS of flavor. Sides are great, service is always prompt and accommodating. Wide variety of beer, too. Tops on my list for a good steak. Been many times and never disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 8, 2017

We went based on the reviews for the prime rib and we were not disappointed! Truly some of the BEST we've ever had! Friendly staff too!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great Beer
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 3, 2017

We drove about an hour to get there because my relatives were visiting from out of town and wanted great prime rib. And Highland Tap did not disappoint. The food was great (I had the mahi mahi) and they all had Prime Rib. The service was wonderful.
I had not been there in many years and it was just as I had remembered. That's comforting, but it also meant that the decor was a little tired. The dining room could really use some sprucing up. But it is unpretentious and authentically Vi-High.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Steady, great Atlanta restaurant. Highland Tap never disappoints!

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Authentic, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Great! There if free valet behind the restaurant which we did not know about until we had already paid for parking so take advantage!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 13, 2017

great steaks, great service, good drinks! Highly recommended!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Was very disappointed Was one of the most pedistrian meals ever. The prime rib was flavourless appitizer were very marginal. Will never go back.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 1, 2017

This restaurant is always consistant. The service is excellent, the cocktails are plentiful and served elequintly. The prime rib is so delicious with the bernaise sauce and horseradish sauce. A definite winner!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The steaks are phenomenal. No need for any sauces. Cooked to perfection.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Prime rib was excellent, my wife's filet was good, but to smoke.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Service was good, food was just okay. Nothing wring with it, just probably not worth a drive to get to.

Tags: Casual
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 (Columbus)·Dined on June 17, 2017

One of our favorite places in Atlanta. Great food, awesome service with terrific personalities.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 9, 2017

My boyfriend and I went to Highland Tap as our first date in Atlanta, as we had just moved from Boston. Our server was very attentive and the food was absolutely delicious! I would def recommend to a friend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Amazing experience for my family and friends. Can't beat the food, drinks and especially the prime rib and oscars. Like no place else!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 19, 2017

The service was fantastic, except for the manager, who was kind of awful. My turkey burger wasnt cooked all the way so I told the waiter who graciously apologized and offered to get me something else and to send the manager over. The manager arrived, but before that another employee had taken the burger away. And so he made a sneering comment about how the burger wasnt on the table anymore and was generally a jerk about the whole thing. They did comp the burger, but it left a very sour taste in my mouth.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

ugh, food was below average and waiter was worse than that. Had been here years ago, nothing like we remembered. bar food that was poorly cooked and the waiter yelled at us to move things on the table

Tags: Great Beer, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great spot for dinner OR brunch! Good Bloody Mary's! Of the steaks are to die for.

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·Dined on May 14, 2017

Incredible old school Steakhouse. Great vibe, great food, and killer cocktails!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

First time visiting will definitely be going again. Fast, friendly, and also delicious service.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 6, 2017

This is a hidden gem! The place atmosphere was great, the food outstanding and our waitress Becky was on point! I will return for the aged steak.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Tasty ribeye. Cooked exactly as I asked. Service was exceptionally good (Crystal).

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Dined here bi monthly in the late nineties but not even annually in recent years. The food has been up and down but this visit was a nice surprise. It was pretty darn good and a great value. I still think the prime rib is out of a cryovac bag but was a generous portion and nicely served. Apps and sides are VERY fairly priced. Hope they can survive the VA-HI exodus.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 22, 2017

I haven't been in awhile. Frankly, the food and experience at the tap had become disappointing. To say the least, I was thrilled with our meal on Saturday. I suppose that they made some positive changes because I'm putting it back in the rotation!

Tags: Romantic
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