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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (36)
Good for a Date (28)
Cozy (17)
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Good for Birthdays (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
Special Occasion (16)
Romantic (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Casual (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Seasonal (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Authentic (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Fun (6)
Healthy (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Business Meals (5)
Organic (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Scenic View (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Nice ambience, good wine, tasty food, but awful service.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

I’m a long time customer. This time, our server, Rebecca, was truly splendid. The food was not quite up to its usual standard. Asparagus was fibrous and scorched. Sandwich bun was also scorched and tough. Little things, but annoying and uncharacteristic of Murphy’s. Perhaps, I hope, this was a “one-off” event.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service and great food and atmosphere. Great for all occasions

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

Brunch: The trout lacked flavor and was not hot when it came to the table.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was off tonight and subpar. Service wasn't great. And we were persuaded to sit on the 'heated' patio where you felt the cold air the whole time. Typically I love this place but tonight convinced me to not go back.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

My husband and I had the specials for the evening. I had sea scallops and he had the skirt steak. Both delicious! We had calamari for an appetizer and they also brought bread to the table. All the food was great and our waitress was very friendly, upbeat, and attentive!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Disappointed that there were limited vegetarian options, especially no soup without a meat based broth. Talked to our waitress Caitlin about this and nearly 5 minutes later she walked out with a vegetarian soup that the chef just created to accommodate me. It wasn't the best soup I've ever had however it was tasty and I was impressed with the effort made by the chef and Caitlin. Murphys has been around for a while and that's hard to do in Atlanta. This is one of the reasons it's so special...neighborhood gem for sure!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 6, 2017

I've been to Murphy's a couple of times with my work team. The staff is wonderful, efficient and informed and the food is nicely prepared. We're a group of seven and we've been very satisfied with all seven meals both times. Top reviews go to the braised brisket!

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Murphy’s is always the best. Top-notch service and incredible food. We had the brisket sandwich and the fried chicken sandwich today and it was amazing. Highly recommend the sandwiches for lunch

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Fantastic food and the ambiance is great. One suggestion - more handicap accessible parking near the door.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had an excellent time at Murphy's. There were a couple vegetarian options, but I felt like there could have been more. We spend over 2.5 hours here and had a really nice time. The coffee and dessert after dinner were spectacular and the neighborhood of Virginia Highlands was really cute in general. The service was awesome, our waitress was very nice and attentive. Would definitely recommend and we will be coming back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Vegan, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Everytime we go here we wonder why we haven't been back sooner. The food is always fresh and delish. We had the best flat bread appetizer and the best tuna salad we have ever had. We sat at the bar and Julian hooked us up with the perfect wine pairing. Their brunch is also wonderful. Please go you will be glad you did!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Love coming here each year for the tree lighting ceremony.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Murphy's has always been on of my Favorite restaurants in the Virginia Highlands...

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We've been to Murphy's several times; this recent time was for dinner. We had the Mexico City tortilla soup and the Crab & Kale "fondue". Both were disappointing. Will return but only for weekend brunch.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 25, 2017

good food and size portions for the money. great spot for friends brunch catching up on the weekend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Consistently good food, but the hostess needed a bit more training. If the server for our reserved table was too busy, then seat our party at a table in a different station. After all, who really wants a view of the toilets while eating?

Also, after seeing three desserts come out of the kitchen with birthday candles and expecting the same for our son, why did the hostess bring out the cake without a candle? If you're going to help out the waiter, do it correctly or don't do it at all.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Murphy’s is consistently good! Our server Caroline was attentive, fun, knowledgeable and the food was delicious as usual. Good wine options too. We were able to get reservations for 7:30p on a Friday the day before for 4 of us and it met everyone’s dining needs, awesome!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

I made my reservation two weeks in advance, and when we got there, they sat us at a cramped table in a corner right next to a heavy traffic area. When we asked for a different table, they acted like it was an inconvenience. We never got bread service, and our waitress took the order and brought the bill. She only checked on us once, and that was to try and upsell wine. I have been in the F&B business for more than two decades and was a little unimpressed. I will say the food was amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I enjoy lots of things about Murphy’s and hope there can be something done to reduce the noise level.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Murphys never disappoints! Great food. Was busy the night before Thanksgiving, lots of families out.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Cute spot in great location with very attentive service and very good burgers and salads (went for lunch).

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Consistently delicious! Great for family get togethers, date nights, or girls’ outings.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Ordered Hagar steak. Expected fall vegetables as in menu. Got wild rice which I don't like at all. Think I should have been told by server ahead. She told me it came with it but it,didn't mention on menu. Had 6 bites of steak two pices were over cooked to well. For $28 pretty pricey.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our meal was perfect last Saturday night. I had the skirt steak over mashed potatoes and leeks and it was divine, perfect comfort food for a chilly November night. The service was excellent; not only our server, but also everyone else who helped our server. This place is managed with a team attitude and it is well done. Terrific. Highly recommend to our neighbors in Atlanta and to visitors as well.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

It was awesome. The customer service was top notch🤗

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Organic, People Watching, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent food and service

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great spot.....a hidden gem. I'll defiantly go back.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Everything was amazing. The food, the ambiance andbthe sercive were A1. I'm coming back for sure.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food and service

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Murphy's was great as always. Love the ambiance and the location, and the food and people were great :)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Stephani was a fantastic server!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I've been eating at Murphy's since they opened 30 some odd years ago. It has consistently served excellent food and I am never disappointed.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great atmosphere and great food. Very charming and the service is on point. It's a little noisy but we love this restaurant. Very well run!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Celebrated a birthday. Food was great! The honoree received a free dessert. Thank you!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The service was amazing and only surpassed by the quality of the food. The menu had many choices and it was difficult to pick just one thing. We had french toast, corned beef hash, omelet, and pork shoulder biscuit special. They were all wonderful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 30, 2017

I have been to Murphys a number of times and have always been pleased with the food and the service. Yesterday our service was not just bad, it was horrendous. My husband and I took my parents promising a positive experience and it was anything but that.. Wine didn't come for 45 minutes..my mom asked the hostess to change tables (to try and get a waitress that would give us service) and the hostess said that our waitress only had 2 tables that night..so not sure why so slow?...waitress dropped the menus on the ground, didn't bring the bread without us asking...then brought the bread but forgot the oil...then forgot the oil again after we reminded her...then left us sitting there for a good 20 min instead of taking our order. Then brought the wrong wine... I don't understand what happened. Entrees were good but the presentation was just thrown together. The trout/lentils literally looked like someone just dumped them on the plate haphazardly. This experience was bad enough to make me rethink coming back for awhile-which is a shame, bc I've had other positive experiences. However, this is the second not so great experience we have had (last time we came for wine and were made to stand there for 30 minutes even though there was plenty of space and no one else waiting and we only wanted to drink at the bar??? ) we figured it was an off night, but clearly with our most recent experience, I can see that things are going downhill for Murphys. Hope you guys can get hostess staff and wait staff that know what they are doing, otherwise we won't be back!

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Lovely little restaurant in the heart of the Virginia highlands area. Excellent service and the food was delicious.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our experience didn't make us Woo... The food was just alright and the drinks were missing a part of the concoction. Definitely won't be coming and our waitress took forever to bring the check.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We always liked Murphy's but this was a disappointing experience. First of all, the (new?) waitress did not know what one of the draft beers was. There are only FOUR draft beers on the list and this was the only "odd" one. Next, two of our party of four had ordered soup as appetizer. The soup arrived AFTER the main dish arrived. When the manager came by to check, I probed her why the soup did not come as an appetizer. She stated "sorry, but many of our clients like to have it all brought out together - we should have asked". Soups are appetizers and why label something as an appetizer if it comes out with entrees. She did remove the soups from the bill (which was good). But, (and worst), one of the entrees arrived much later than the others. Manager said she was going to talk with kitchen, but this is restaurant basics 101 - entrees come out together. So for a place like Murphy's to drop the ball like this is very disappointing. Also, waitress never came back to check how things were (she missed the opportunity to sell me another beer). We'll be going to the competition across the street next time.

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