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Murphy's, Atlanta, GA

Murphy's

4.7
4.7
4599 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 80 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 4,599 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

    Great for brunch

  • Atlanta

    American

  • Atlanta

    Most Booked

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  1. X24V

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    My first time back to Murphy's in 10 years, was not disappointed! Very impressed with the retail wine selection and the modest $15 corkage fee. Food quality was very good to outstanding. Our request for a quiet table was honored so we had a nice time catching up with old friends who were in town. They declared this to be the best dinner of the 3 nights they had been dining in Virginia-Highlands area. Only shortcoming was service was a little abrupt, with salad coming before appetizer finished and entrees within 5 minutes of salad, some of us still working through the delicious grilled artichoke starter. Perhaps a result of dining at 7 pm on Sunday night? We did not feel rushed to leave, but it did seem like the service staff was in a hurry to deliver our food.
  2. RichardT

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    As always - solid choice for a relaxing night out. Good food and good vibes.
  3. wisteriaful

    Atlanta Metro

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    consistently good food and service and they have a great wine shop in the back!
  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service and great food! Great place to meet up with family to catch up.
  5. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife’s birthday brunch to end a week long celebration with friends having excellent food, mimosas and good times.
  6. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! And our server Kevin was impeccable! We had the salmon flatbread with arugula which was a wonderful start. We then had the Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict over a big hash brown, fantastic Shrimp & Grits and the Crab Cake Benedict which had good lump meat and came with delicious cheese grits. A feast for sure! Did the early seating at 8:30am and it was a peaceful environment.
  7. Larry

    Atlanta Metro

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Murphy's has been on my "favorites" list forever. Wonderful food, eye-pleasing environment, friendly waitstaff. In this inflationary age, prices are no worse than anywhere else. If you want to go on weekends make sure you have reservations, as it's not just a neighborhood favorite, but also of slumming suburbanites who want to remember what city living can be like.
  8. CarmenS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    Our second visit. Food and service was outstanding as expected. Unfortunately we weren’t aware that when we made a reservation we would have to sit outside. It was 48 degrees. Hostess wasn’t accommodating to our ask to sit inside- essentially lied & said it’s warm out there. We moved tables to a patio that was sort of heated but still exposed to the wind. Overall experience dampened due to being cold the entire meal. I wouldn’t have made the reservation had I known we would be outside in 48degree weather.
  9. TiffanyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food was LOVELY! Service at the beginning was slow but Dakota turned it around and got out good out promptly. Everything was DELICIOUS and the drinks were WONDERFUL. Definitely will be back ASAP.
  10. KristenC

    Columbus

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was very good but had to wait almost 40 minutes for a table even though we had a Open Table reservation☹️!
  11. ShaneG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    I realize it was a busy night but we had a 7:45 reservation and where not seated for an hour
  12. DiningDuo

    Atlanta Metro

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Murphy's was very busy since it was St. Patrick's Day, yet we got good service with a smile. We both got salmon -- one was a nightly special and the other was on the regular menu -- both were superlative. Mixed green salad was fresh and perfectly dressed, and the bonzo dessert is outstanding (layers of brownie, cheescake, chocolate mouse and topped with whipped cream). Definitely big enough to share.
  13. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joined family to visit for out of town guest. Simple gathering and late lunch. Great time, good food & service.
  14. 2pdl

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Murphy's has been one of our favorites for years. That is why it is the first restaurant we have been to during the interminable close down of Covid. I was seriously disappointed! I am a Celiac and hence cannot eat gluten. When I asked what was on the menu that I could eat I was told I could have a salad. After probing a bit we discovered I could also have salmon -- not what I envisioned for my first night out. The multiple steak offering were ALL(!) contaminated with gluten. Why is there gluten on brisket. Why are the fries that are on the stake cooked in a fryer that also cooks calamari and hence are inedible to me. These are signs of a kitchen that does not care. Option should be available, but why do this in the first place. I have not eaten my last meal at Murphy's because they just don't care.
  15. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The food was lack luster at best! Our waitress did not tell us about the specials, which I would have preferred to order. The only way that we knew there were even any specials for the day was because of the great waitress the table next to us had. We will not return. 😕
  16. KevinS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The shrimp and grits dish was excellent as far as flavor; a very nice mix that varied with different bites. It was, however, served lukewarm, almost cold in some spots, which detracted from my enjoyment. I wish I'd sent it back early on the be heated up (I didn't complain for fear it wouldn't be taken seriously or not relayed to the kitchen. Or thought to be someone trying to be comped a meal, if that's still a thing.)
  17. TammyC

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always love brunch at Murphy's! Great food and wide selection.
  18. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service and food were great!
  19. ALEXJ

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took our in laws. First time for lunch. Everything was great. They were especially pleased.
  20. sherrier

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gourmet foods at reasonable price with alcohol choices
  21. Karsen

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    Alexa was a great server. I ordered the same entree that I always have for brunch. The poached eggs were undercooked. Instead of removing the entire plate to recook the eggs, the server ordered new eggs. The rest of the entre was cold by the time the eggs were served. Very disappointing
  22. anonymous

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    food was good but service was poor - our appetizers and entrees were brought out within minutes of each other - felt very rushed even though it was not super busy. something was on the drink special menu that was not a special and they were unable to make it
  23. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our son’s birthday. Everything was amazing!
  24. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Striped sea bass nicely prepared. I would recommend a hotter skillet on the skin side for a little longer to make it crisper because it is delicious and edible that way. The ricotta fritters were delicious.
  25. JudyK

    Atlanta Metro

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Sommelier was very knowledgeable and helpful. Enjoyed trout and organic wine.
  26. TomQ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Grilled Artichokes were fabulous as always. The Sole and meatloaf were great.
  27. DZignR

    Atlanta Metro

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stellar service, excellent food, great cocktails, welcoming neighborhood environment, + Terrific desserts to complete our meal! We’ll definitely be back!
  28. JW65

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Murphy's is a "go to" and there is something delicious to satisfy all taste paletes.
  29. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had a wonderful brunch at Murphy’s! Our server was a little scattered at times but everything was really good. Now I understand why getting a reservation is tough but worth it because there’s no wait, the coffee is great, a mango mimosa gives you a wonderful feeling and the food is delicious and cooked well. I’ll be back!
  30. NicoleS

    Atlanta Metro

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was great! Waiter was pleasant but a little absent minded. Also had issue with the bill was overcharged but didn’t catch until after paid - in a group, double check your totals as our was off. Overall good, the valet was much appreciated for that area, food was awesome had the crab cake Benedict!
  31. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love going to Brunch after church on Sundays. They take really good care of me.
  32. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service. I was running late and called and they graciously held our table. Murphy’s is an Atlanta staple.
  33. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grandmothers birthday
  34. Luv2view

    Tampa

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent, tasty and delicious.
  35. Mellie

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    My waiter got my order wrong but my food was good. I was treating a friend to a birthday lunch so I didn't want to complain and mess up a memorable outing. I was disappoint to find out there was no red velvet cake. Never had it before and I've never saw that option on the dessert menu before and I've been dining at Murphy's for years.
  36. BetsyC

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful and consistent. Fabulous waiter.
  37. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alexis was fantastic! Food was excellent as usual - highly recommend the Bloody Mary and chilaquiles.
  38. LoriS

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service Delicious food
  39. Ntellectual

    Atlanta Metro

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, cocktails and service were amazing. We had starters- mussels and baked ricotta: entrees included trout and salmon and the Bonzo and Bananas Foster. All of the food was scrumptious and the presentation was outstanding. Cocktails were stellar - old fashioned and a Murphy’s Mule. The food is worth the difficulty with parking. Take an Uber or Lyft and the problem is resolved.
  40. lucie

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We went for drinks and some appetizers. The drink menu was nice, both for cocktails AND mocktails. We ordered a couple of appetizers as well as the parmesan fries. All delicious!

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 4599 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 80 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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