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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (12)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Special Occasion (10)
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Good for a Date (9)
Cozy (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Business Meals (8)
Casual (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Fun (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Romantic (5)
Great Beer (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Authentic (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

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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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Bar Seating, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

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!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 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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 (Atlanta)·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Food was awesome. Service a bit slow.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was great. Highly recommend the French dip

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 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.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (Atlanta)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Sports, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 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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 (Atlanta)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great atmosphere for a drink, conversation and dinner.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Best steak in Atlanta. Our server, John, has been there 29 years. He is excellent.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The food was good, but the service was terrible. We had a reservation for a Christmas lunch for 6 co-workers and we were seated on time and about the same time as two other parties of 10-12. Unfortunately, it was 30 minutes before anyone took our order and almost an hour and ten mi utes before we received our food.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Classic dishes and great prime rib. Great add on menu. We had blue cheese crusted prime rib, pepper corn crusted prime rib, side of bernaise and great crab cake appetizer. All the food was delicious! The service is nice and friendly and its a great atmosphere.

Tags: Live Sports, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual, Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We loved the burgers and the apps. We did not feel rushed and were able to talk, because we sat in the back area. The bar looked fun, although we did not have a wait. We cannot wait to go back and try some other dishes!

Tags: Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Alexis was an amazing server! Very attentive and engaging!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Cozy, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Service was excellent!!! The steak and prime rib very good. Enjoyed it very much! From out of town, Greenville SC.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We had a few new attendees at our table. They very much enjoyed their meals and the ambiance. Our wait staff was attentive and informative. Recommendations were great! Food was delicious and filling. Dessert met everyone’s expectation. Excellent choice for our meal and continuing discussions. Thank you!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Comfort food served in old school surroundings -- excellent as always :)

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·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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 (Atlanta)·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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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 11, 2017

I hadn't eaten here in years and the prime rib was better than I remembered. The dining area was very empty which was a little depressing. May be time for a makeover to attract younger hipper crowd.

Tags: Cozy, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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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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 (San Francisco)·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 6, 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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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 30, 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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