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Murphy's, Atlanta, GA

Murphy's

4.7
4.7
4244 Reviews
$30 and under
American
For over 40 years, Murphy's has ranked among Atlanta's best restaurants, famous for best brunch and creative lunch and dinner cuisine. Chef Andy Tran creates seasonal American menus with small plates to share, salads, and favorite entrees: Brisket, Salmon, Roasted Chicken, and Steaks. 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. Private dining available.

Our Patio seating is first come, first served and seats only parties of 4 or less. Requests for patio seating are not guaranteed. Inclement weather will also cause us to close all patio seating.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 90 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:30 am–3:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (404) 872-0904

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Andy Tran

  • Private party facilities

    Murphy's offers private dining with a number of menu selections and room settings for any occasion. Whether it be an intimate luncheon, a holiday occasion or a unique social gathering, we work closely with you to plan the perfect event. Please email events@murphysvh.com for information.

  • Private party contact

    Candice Hart: (877) 775-5946

  • Neighborhood

    Virginia Highland

  • Cross street

    North Highland Ave

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,244 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlanta

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was remarkable. We got the daily flounder special and enjoyed an amazing Super Tuscan red wine with our meal. The bartenders and waitress were all top notch. What we’ve come to expect at Murphy’s over the years.
  2. IO

    ItsOnlyMonday

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The food was good but not great. Our party of 4 ordered appetizers, entrees and desserts. Several of us thought the entrees were very salty. Service and ambiance were good.
  3. JS

    JaxonS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Jhani was a treat to have serving us. She indulged in our hysterics on top of keeping degree of patience which is hard to do when at work. I appreciate the hospitality as well as the staff. I hope our tip reached her well!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    timeless, delicious murphy’s. SO LOUD is the only drawback.
  5. EJ

    ElizabethJ

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Service was incredibly slow and waited forever for refills on water as well as food.
  6. BS

    BillS

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Only complaint was with other customers who think everyone in the room wants to hear their conversion.
  7. PH

    PrestonH

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Family in town. Wanted to give them a good meal.
  8. EL

    ErikL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, wonderful wine selection and great service make this an easy choice for a fine evening.
  9. M

    donM

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual excellent meal excellent service
  10. w

    wisteriaful

    Atlanta

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food- always consistent! I also love that it is on the quiet side so you can have a conversation!
  11. LS

    LoriS

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a quaint place to share a meal with family or friends. The food was delicious. Service was great and the atmosphere was very nice! We loved it and will definitely eat here again!!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Thanks Joy! Your team does a great job
  13. KR

    KRaye2014

    Atlanta

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    I understand, 'be kind to those who showed up' attitude. However, service is service - and the basics were lacking Saturday evening. She was nice enough - but really lacked energy/enthusiasm - did not recommend anything from menu, not attentive to refill drinks, etc. This was BEFORE her section was fully seated! Personality aside, we were not even HALFWAY finished with apps and our entrees arrived. Timing truly is everything when dining out. The meal saved the evening as the food was wonderful! We had artichokes, calamari apps and brisket and chicken entrees. Delicious! Service not so great - food definitely great!
  14. PW

    PWally

    Atlanta

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and wine were above expectations! We’ll be back :)
  15. CS

    CherylS

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was excellent. We came in between time of lunch and dinner and were able to enjoy some great food and drinks.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    I sat at the bar in plain view for an hour and a half after. I witnessed staff thank patrons from every angle as they headed out the door. When it was my turn to leave, every conversation came to a halt. You could hear a pen drop. No “thank you”, no have a good evening” for me. I walked right past the same person who greeted me when I walked in, and I KNOW everyone saw me walk out. Service from my particular waiter was good, but the ending definitely threw me for a loop.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a 92nd birthday celebration at Murphy’s and our server Melanie made it extra special. We will definitely go back.
  18. MS

    MaryS

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We can always count on good food at Murphy’s! They have a wide selection of dishes on their menu, and their desserts are scrumptious. Great for couples, families, and special occasions. Service is great and everyone is so helpful and friendly. Make a reservation now, and enjoy some great food in a fun atmosphere.
  19. LS

    LynSuzKen

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch w an dear friend
  20. GS

    GloriaS

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I ordered Steak Frites medium rare and realized I really wanted medium. They took it back and gave me a fresh plate with medium steak. They were more than willing to do that. I’ve loved Murphys since the 70s. What a great place to celebrate.
  21. FG

    FrankG

    Las Vegas

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood place!!
  22. EH

    EarlH

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food. Wonderful experience. I will be returning for sure.
  23. AR

    AnnetteR

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our waitress, Emma was very attentive and provide us with great care. She checked on us frequently. The food was great and the ambiance was nice.
  24. JW

    JanetW

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Murphy's! I always have the seared tuna salad. My husband had the brisket sandwich, which was great. They currently have a tomato peach gazpacho that is absolutely killer.
  25. KW

    KameshaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! This is my new favorite spot!!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a very nice meal. Celebrating my friends birthday and Dafney and Edward made it super special.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food and loved the ambiance!! ❤️
  28. AF

    AtlFoodEnthusiast

    Atlanta

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always. Murphy's is normally a first choice because it is consistently and predictably delicious food in a relaxed environment. I'm not normally a brunch fan, but this was delicious. Great food, reasonably priced, well prepared, details paid attention to, lovely servers.
  29. TA

    TAmmiM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience1
    I felt like I was in the years of segregation I noticed that African-Americans was being sitter one side of the restaurant and the Caucasians was sitting on the other side. The host seems a little unfamiliar /timid and wasn’t very friendly my overall experience I will give it a 2stats for The location was great.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Overall average, but disappointing. Food was average and honestly overpriced. The best value was the roasted chicken. Service was below average, but it was a busy night so I can understand. The noise level however was unacceptable. I can understand that other diners are celebrating special occasions but there should absolutely be no way for an entire table or a select few people to speak so loudly that you can hear every word from the opposite side of the room. The rooms here are small, which can be a good thing, but there are some mad inconsiderate people who make everything about themselves. There are other people who want to enjoy nice celebratory dinner as well, but it gets ruined when other customers make it mandatory for all other customers to hear their entire conversation. I wish that the restaurant was more considerate of that and enforced orderly customer etiquette, although I’m sure that’s uncomfortable. When you have to shout to the person next to you to have a conversation when there is no music inside playing, there’s a problem.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Nice place. Steak was nice. Place has a nice ambiance to it.
  32. DM

    DawnM

    Atlanta

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    we always enjoy returning to Murphy's - excellent service and food. We ordered the calamari, tuna salad, shrimp dish, and roasted chicken. looking forward to returning.
  33. s

    sylviaw

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Overall wonderful dining experience!!
  34. JK

    JanetK

    Atlanta

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful meal at Murphy's! Gazpacho was delicious as were our two small plates -- smoked salmon flatbread and fried calamari. A perfect lunch for two.
  35. DD

    DeborahD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service, food and setting were outstanding. One of the best salads I've ever eaten was the seared tuna. The key lime pie is sublime! It got a little loud once the tables filled in around us but the manager kindly turned the music volume down when requested. I will definitely return.
  36. S

    Sweet1

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was wonderful. We had a fantastic time and delicious food!
  37. MG

    MarcG

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Mixed food quality but a pleasant place to eat.
  38. AS

    AlmaS

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Old faithful. I can always depend on Murphy's for a great atmosphere, amazing wine selections, knowledgeable and friendly servers and solidly good food. The featured menu items are always inventive and delicious.
  39. PW

    PhillipW

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On entry, bar looked inviting , staff greeting warm but not overwhelming layout of restaurant intimate but not crowded despite what appeared to be a full house. Server was friendly & knowledgeable about F & B and was attentive despite all of her stations being more or less in the same phase of service. Murphy’s is the best restaurant I’ve visited in Atlanta so far.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, a wonderful meal full of flavor. I ordered the steak frites and my wife ordered the mussels, and both were out of this world. We also shared the delicious crispy brussel sprouts and cocktails were made perfectly, as well as their espressos being amazing as well. Murphy’s is always a high recommendation from us. Plus you can’t beat the VaHi vibe. Lastly, impeccable and friendly service that is just the icing on the cake.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Murphy's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 872-0904.

Murphy's is rated 4.7 stars by 4244 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 90 times today
Google Map for Murphy's

997 Virginia Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Additional information

  • Cross street

    North Highland Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Virginia Highland

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:30 am–3:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andy Tran

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (404) 872-0904

  • Private party facilities

    Murphy's offers private dining with a number of menu selections and room settings for any occasion. Whether it be an intimate luncheon, a holiday occasion or a unique social gathering, we work closely with you to plan the perfect event. Please email events@murphysvh.com for information.

  • Private party contact

    Candice Hart: (877) 775-5946

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