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About Murphy's

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.

997 Virginia Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
North Highland Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 872-0904

Website:
http://www.murphys-atlanta-restaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet offered every evening and Saturday and Sunday from noon until close.

Public Transit:
Marta Bus 16 leaves the Marta Rail Station at Five Points in downtown Atlanta and travels up N Highland Ave passing Murphy's.

Executive Chef:
Ian Winslade

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

Additional:
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.

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Murphy's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (60)
Good for a Date (51)
Good for Birthdays (35)
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Cozy (33)
Special Occasion (33)
Notable Wine List (33)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Great for Brunch (23)
Great for Lunch (23)
Comfort Food (22)
Romantic (22)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Casual (20)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Local Ingredients (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Bar Seating (15)
Business Meals (15)
Fun (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Healthy (14)
Seasonal (14)
Authentic (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Late-night Find (7)
People Watching (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Organic (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Scenic View (4)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food and drinks! Only complaint was the noise level which made it difficult to have a conversation(we were seated next to several large parties who were very loud). But the food is worth going back.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food great service.
Never felt rushed.
Our waiter was very attentive and very knowledgeable

Overall a great experience.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Great lunch time place - buzzy ambience. Wait staff friendly and helpful. Recommend it and will be back!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Fun Valentine’s Day dinner. Murphy’s doesn’t disappoint.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Second year in a row we have chosen Murphy’s as our Valentine’s Day destination

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentines dinner which was great. Food was outstanding as was the service. We had not been to Murphy’s in awhile and were reminded of how good it has always been. We will be back.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Awesome service, food excellent. Pricing good. Good night and we will return.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 7 days ago

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

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 11, 2018

It was lively today. We enjoyed our food, our drinks, and the overall ambiance. We'll definitely be back again soon!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

A group of 6 went for a chef-inspired wine tasting dinner. It was simply fantastic.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Loved everything but the required valet parking. Xoxo

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great atmosphere, good food, yummy drinks, can’t wait to go again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was great, the kitchen was a little slow, they offered us a free dessert for the slow kitchen but didn't follow up on that promise. Overall, would recommend and go back, food is good.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We had a great time and great food. Prices were not crazy especially with the service provided.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 8, 2018

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.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 5, 2018

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Casual, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 5, 2018

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.
Regards
Wim

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We celebrated a birthday. Awesome and wonderful service

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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Business Meals
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Overall, a very good place. Food and service were great. Portion size on beef special was not what we expected.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

They didn’t have our reservation but seated us anyway... very loud and crowded... food was mostly good...

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I had not been to Murphy's in several years, and once again, it did not disappoint. Happy that I remembered and thought of it as I had a friend visiting from out of town and it was perfect for our dinner. I will not forget Murphy's again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Organic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Always great and consistent. I’ve been eating here for years. Worth the drive. Food and service is always top notch. Brunch is the best too.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Not a gigantic selection, but what they have was done right. I got the brisket, and it was fantastic. The wine was good, but a little bit expensive. Definitely plan to go back for another date night!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Austin was fantastic! Wonderful overall experience.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Had a good time

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Made reservation and was promptly seated at our time. Food was awesome. I had the roasted chicken as did both my sons and my husband had the burger. Food and service were awesome. Will definitely come back when we are in Atlanta again.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Branzino special was so delicious! Multiple flavors, colorful and just yummy!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Wonderful!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 22, 2018

This is a excellent neighborhood Hangout, the food is always excellent and so was the lservice.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We have always enjoyed the food and service at Murphy's. The wine selection is great and the tollhouse dessert is sooo good.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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.

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