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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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

We will not be open for Thanksgiving Day. However we offer a Full Thanksgiving Dinner to Go through our website. Please visit Murphys-Atlanta.com for more information.

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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

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (29)
Good for a Date (23)
Good for Birthdays (18)
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Notable Wine List (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Casual (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Romantic (11)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Authentic (8)
Healthy (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Cozy (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Business Meals (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
People Watching (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Seasonal (5)
Fun (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Organic (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and service

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

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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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Stephani was a fantastic server!

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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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.

Tags: Organic
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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.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our waiter Zachary was so wonderful and helpful with the menu. Our service was quick and the food was excellent! We were all very pleased with the restaurant and will be recommending it to our friends.
The valet parking was a huge help as well.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Authentic, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Have been to Murphy’s a number of times since we’ve lived in the area. Consistently good food and outstanding service. Outdoor dining is always fun.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary here with long time friends. It was their first visit to GA and everything was great. Food was so good especially the pork shank and brisket. No crowd this night which was good for us. Everyone was welcoming, even took our photo for us to commemorate our anniversary.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Normally Murphy’s is great. Maybe we had an off night? The chicken was blah/bland, the service was particularly slow.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food and wine are the reasons to go to Murphy's. without fail, the food is fresh and creative. the wine list is impressive. special requests regarding the menu are always happily accommodated. someone from the in house wine shop is always available to advise on the wines. The negatives are with the service. although always friendly and accommodating, i've too often had bad service tied to someone not sufficiently trained. sometimes it's acknowledged - we're told that they're new and being paired with an experienced server. othertimes, they're on their own when clearly not ready for prime time. Saturday night, our most recent visit there, the server forgot to bring a wine sample i requested; she walked away after my husband ordered, seemingly having forgotten about me; she asked if i wanted the kale salad entree or the starter and there is no kale salad entree on the menu; she left our menus on the table after taking our orders; when the entrees came, our salad plates had not yet been picked up. she was sweet and kind, but just not ready for prime time. please do more training before sending servers onto the floor!!! we love the food and wine and want to keep coming back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

After the sun set on a warm day, we sat in a room with the doors open and temps outside in the 60's. The waitress encourage us to order the special duck and it was unpleasant to say the least. My teenage son ordered the steak and it came with a large pile of quinoa salad that was tasteless. Not to mention the waitress might have offered a side dish more typical of a teenage boy. The service was inattentive -- we asked a question at the beginning and promised an answer that never came. We had to actively search out the waitress to get the bill!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great meal and wine with exceptional service.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The Wednesday we ate, they changed their mussels (sweet onions, pancetta, white wine sauce). Quite good. Certainly better than the previous ones. Still, we look forward to the return of the pesto and garlic recipe. Ask for some additional bread. You're gonna need it to sop up the broth.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

First time at Murphy's, glad I went. Food was very tasty. Portions were adequate, but if you have my appetite, you'd want a larger portion. I had the kale salad (nice lemon-based dressing) and the triple seared beef. Yum! The 'Quilt' cab sav was a very good compliment to the beef. My beautiful date enjoyed the peppered shrimp. A country girl's palate said this was petty peppery but tasty.
Desert was outstanding, both the grilled pound cake and the almost-decadent Bonzo.
Our server was working his first shift, yet you'd think he'd been at this menu and lay-out for a while. Friendly, we'll-versed and timely. Nice job, Ian!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food and atmosphere

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 15, 2017

I was really shocked that the Tuesday night special, Hanger steak with a salad, was $26.00. Yes, it was tasty and cooked perfectly, but $26 for Hanger steak and a salad???? With one cocktail and a piece of Key Lime Pie, my bill was over $50 for a Tuesday night dinner. And the price of the special was not on the menu, but I never would have thought it would be so expensive.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Still my "go to" place for comfort food lunch. Consistent, reliable.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We make the trip from the Northern Burbs to Murphy's from time to time. It holds a lot of sentimental feelings, as Murphy's was the place my wife and I went to dinner on our first date many years ago. This time, we were with another couple, who seemed to like the food and atmosphere as much as we did. The only issue seen was somewhat minor, but disturbing: after splitting the bill between us, the "suggested tip amount" for each of the bills was based on the entire bill, not just our half/portion. Is this a software glitch, or an attempt to get someone who is not paying attention to think they are tipping 15-25%, but actually tipping 30-50%? This issue is the only reason I give the overall rating a 4, rather than a 5.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 12, 2017

I'd give it 5 starts if it weren't so noisy. The service was terrific and food great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The staff is very friendly and attentive. Seated promptly upon arriving with reservations, which is always a plus. Lobster salad and Springer Mtn chicken both very tasty. Hate to admit it, but we love the bread basket at Murphy's!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Always a great place!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Brisket with horse radish sauce was spectacular. Murphy's never disappoints.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Consistently good restaurant. Service is always friendly and an excellent value for every day dining and good value for Special occasion dining.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

The Thursday night duck special had a brown sauce which made it superb.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Some of the classic cocktails are watery and poorly "crafted" Shame since food was good but they really need a new bartender

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We were celebrating bd with friends and the whole experience in this restaurant turned out to be a disaster - our waitress was the most unhelpful person we have ever had in a restaurant - she was cold, impatient, rude and she must hate her job. The food was just ok... my carrots were undercooked and one dish was simply cold. I ordered some drink and never got a straw ... even after asking for it. I have never seen anything like that in my life. We ordered kids menu and ordered chicken tenders but when she brought a really hot plate with chicken tenders (they were delicious and that's the only positive thing ) our waitress didn't even mention please be careful or anything ... to the kids ....she just put the hot plate on the table next to the kids. If they were let's say toddlers they could have been hurt easily within seconds cos the plate was right next to boy's hands. Well just wanted to share my experience. I would never go back.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Haven't been there in years, really enjoyed it. I won't be away so long next time. Service and food was excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Murphy's is a favorite spot in the midtown area. It has consistently good food and service. The wait help ore always good. It is a great place for a quiet business lunch or light evening meal. We go often.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 2, 2017

As always Murphys is excellent and always comsistent! The corn soup was amazing! We all couldn't stop talking about it. The only complaint is the bowl was too small!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 2, 2017

Lunch was very good and the service was exceptional. Murphy's is just a great place to have a nice dining experience.

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Murphy's is always a delight. We came for 1/2 wine night on Monday as our AC was out, and we could not have had a more positive experience. Our waiter was friendly but unobtrusive. I had the Monday fish special and it was delicious, as was the Heirloom Tomato app and the wonderful fried pound cake with peaches for dessert. This truly is a Neighborhood Gem!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List
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