Nearby points of interest
Nearby points of interest
For over 35 years, Murphy's has ranked among Atlanta's best restaurants, famous for "best brunch" and creative lunch and dinner cuisine. Chef Ian Winslade and Chef de Cuisine Ricky Navas create seasonal American menus with small plates to share, salads, and favorite entrees: gulf shrimp & grits, salmon steak, Georgia trout, roasted chicken, steaks, and Murphy's burger. Our in-house bakery creates fresh breads and desserts. Our retail wine shop provides outstanding wines to diners by the glass or bottle at value prices, with every Tuesday wine tastings. The decor combines exposed-brick walls with French café doors to divide tables among quiet spaces ideal for conversation, either inside the cozy dining room or outside on the patio. Valet parking during peak hours.
Atlanta, GA 30306
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:30am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm;
Dinner Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
Dinner Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
North Highland Ave
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary Valet offered every evening and Saturday and Sunday from noon until close.
Marta Bus 16 leaves the Marta Rail Station at Five Points in downtown Atlanta and travels up N Highland Ave passing Murphy's.
Private Party Facilities:
Murphy's is available for private dining and offers a number of menu selections and room settings for your special occasion. Whether it be an intimate luncheon, a holiday occasion or a unique social gathering, we will work closely with you to plan the perfect event.
Private Party Contact:
Jennifer Bunn: (404) 872-0904
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
1/2 price Wine all day Monday's. Tuesday Night Wine Tastings. special Chef's Dinners, and more. See website for list of upcoming events.
Send a Gift Card
Buy now and send it instantly by email, or print a card to give in person.
Murphy's Ratings and Reviews
For the first time in 24 years, all three persons at my table were extremely disappointed. I tried the salmon with the sticky rice and the fish tasted bad. It was very fishy and not very tasty. My friend who got the chicken dish which I usually get every single time I go to Murphy’s did not taste the way it normally does. The appearance wasn’t the same either. The whole dish looked very brown. One of the guests got the hamburger which was over cooked. All of the waitstaff were very nice and polite, but we had to ask 3 times for catsup/mayonnaise. I am assuming it was just an off night for you guys and I will definitely go back since it is my favorite restaurant in Atlanta and has been for 24 yrs. I have been living in Florida now for two years unfortunately and when I come to Atlanta I often want to go to Murphy’s which is at least once every two or three months. I just thought you would want to know about the experience the three of us had as they, too are also frequent Murphy’s customers. Also, the squash bowls are no substitute for pasta. You used to have a pasta dish every night not just Sundays… We should bring that back
Nice. Everything was great except my filet was under cooked. The waiter said they usually prepare their steaks medium rare. And asked if that was OK.
I responded that I would like mine medium but it was still medium rare. Next time I’ll stress Medium. Still delicious.
Candice was fantastic and delivered excellent service at all levels. All her recommendations from wine to food were right on point. Great wine selection and amazing choices by the glass (bottles are always a better value if drinking more than two glasses). The food was fantastic. The braised pork shank special just fell off the bone without any effort. I’ve dined all over the world and lived all over the US. Murphy’s is one of my favorite ATL spots.
Murphy's is our neighborhood gem, and our "go to" when we have guest in town, which was the situation this time. We took advantage of 1/2 off wine Monday, and had a delicious dinner. Our server was excellent. We ordered the Brisket, which is a favorite and never disappoints.
Together with some collegues from The Netherlands we had a great diner at Murphy’s. The food was good , for sure not standard but quit special. Also the Belgium beer was absolutely ok. Ambiance and or atmosphere is good and there was a low noise level supporting our discussions. Murphy’s is on our hitlist for sure.
It was late and we were hungry. Murphy's looked very good on Open Table. We had no issues with our reservation, but it was past 9pm so I'm not sure what the usual experience is like. Good options on the menu with a dedicated entree for each day - however they had only one dish left so our party had to chose something else (well, it was past 9pm). I ordered a double IPA from the menu, but I was served something else (tasted like Lager to me, but the bartender insisted it's a single IPA). Otherwise, service was very and the waitress was very helpful in offering alternative options for the entree and replacing my drink. Overall, despite the few minor hiccups, but I would give it a second chance.
My overall experience was quite disappointing. They lost our reservation and the host didn't try to make right until the host manager showed up. Our reservation was at 8:15pm and they held a table for another reservation that was not due there until 8:45pm. After the hostess huffed at me and walked away because I preferred one empty table to another, we waited for at least 20 minutes after ordering our entrees for our food. In the middle of our meal my husband finds a pretty large piece of tin foil in his food... considering this is supposed to be a "farm to table" establishment, I'm afraid to know what they're "farming". I ordered the lobster salad and for a $21 salad, you would think I'd at least get the tail. Although, to be fair they did try to make it right but instead of "making it right" it shouldn't have been that bad in the first place. Pretty disappointing.
We are regulars at Murphy’s for many many years. We have always loved Murphy’s. However the last several times we have dined here, Murphy’s has taken a terrible nose dive for the worse. The food has been bad. Not cooked to the temperature ordered. The food also was not good! The service has been horrible and the overall atmosphere with management and staff has hit rock bottom. Also the valet service is at it’s worse. When we were leaving, the Valet brought and took a lot of cars. Our car was out front of the restaurant. It took 20 minutes to get our key. Needless to say it was a horrible experience. We are writing this because we hope the owner will resolve all these issues before Murphy’s start loosing regulars.
A disappointment. For whatever reason, I had not been to this restaurant before, even though numerous people had recommended it to me. I got a reservation for this evening (a 32 degree night). We were escorted onto the patio enclosed by a fabric and plastic enclosure. My fiance asked if we could be seated elsewhere, and we were told no. So we took our table. After being seated, two other couples were seated at tables on the inside (warmer side) of the porch at tables that seat 4 people. A manager (I think) asked us how our meal was. I said the food was good, but the table was not, since we had to eat in our jackets. He said he could move us to the dining room. I declined, since we were halfway through our entrees at that point. I mentioned that we had asked the hostess for another table upon arrival, but she said all others were full. No compensation or action was taken to make our night better. He walked away without any other comment, and did not acknowledge us for the rest of our stay. We won't be back if I am part of the choice.
Murphy's used to be one of my favorite places for brunch and dinner, but the experience my boyfriend and I had the other night was filled with disappointment. I know prices are a little higher at Murphy's than at many comparable Atlanta restaurants, but past meals had been worth the extra cost. Our meal on Friday was an exception. The food was mediocre at best and the service was nearly non-existent. We were hoping for dessert to turn the evening around, but decided against ordering after it took the server 15 minutes to check on us after a hostess had cleared our dishes.
My chicken dish was not good. I can’t even explain what I got but trying to find meat was difficult. By the time I realized it, I was finished and couldn’t return. The chicken didn’t taste good either and was mushy. Not up to Murphy’s standards. My husband got the trout and as usual it was good.
Great atmosphere and food. I made the mistake of getting the trout which was okay in comparison to their other meals I've had which were amazing. Loved the wine list, had a good waiter. We had to wait a bit after our reservation time but really not long. I love Murphy's overall, ESPECIALLY for brunch, which I am OBSESSED with it.
Solid food, good service. Extra perk that they are open at lunch when you want to grab a bite with kids and be it real plated food rather than tacos or burgers. The calamari (appetizer) and the chicken fingers were both delicious. The chicken fingers were really big slices of chicken, panko crusted, nice and juicy and absolutely juicy. The special was lamb on eggplant and kale with blueberry sauce. I will admit that it was nice but I wouldn't have known it was lamb vs. any other very tender steak (which might be a plus for other diners). The trout with lentils was also a solid plate, but very "southern". You will not find a finesse in execution here nor anything particularly creative, but the food is good and the prices not outrageous.
Murpheys has lost it. Noise was very high. First burger for me in months and was disappointingly tasteless. Pal's was rare even though ordered MWell . Fries were frozen, bland and straight from some national food purveyor. Both of us said we Won't go back, after being longgggg term fans. So many local fresh options in ATL--what Murpheys used to be.
The food was good, the service (Frank) was good, the wine was excellent. I only gave it three stars, however, because there were so many things on the menu that were unavailable (the salmon entree and the calimari appetizer). And we were there at 6:00 pm so they shouldn't have run out of anything yet! Not only that, but we weren't told what dishes were unavailable until after we'd ordered them and the waiter had gone away. A bit frustrating. I felt bad for Frank the waiter, you could tell he was embarrased about it.
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.