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Murphy's, Atlanta, GA

Murphy's

4.7
4.7
5233 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 Matt McCarthy creates seasonal American menus with small plates to share, salads, and favorite entrees: Brisket, Salmon, Roasted Chicken, and Steaks. Our in-house Pastry Chef James Semple, creates fresh pastries and desserts. Our retail wine shop provides outstanding wines to diners by the glass or bottle at value prices, with wine tastings, wine flight happy hours and wine dinners weekly and monthly. 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 147 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 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: (404) 872-0904
  • 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

What 5,233 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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlanta Metro

    American

  • Atlanta

    Neighborhood gem

  • Atlanta

    American

  • Atlanta

    Most Booked

5,238 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service from our favourite neighbourhood bistro

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  2. AprilS

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lobster Cobb Salad was fantastic! Had a great lunch date with a girlfriend.

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  3. KathleenF

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great place for any meal. I have the seared tuna salad for lunch every time.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service are consistently exceptional. It is one of my go to restaurants. The brisket is divine. The spinach chicken burger is delicious. I have never had a bad meal.

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  5. Tilly618

    Atlanta Metro

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gathered with the adult Niece's for a afternoon of celebration and brunch. The food was absolutely outstanding, drinks were delicious and the service was great. I ordered the amazing chicken sausage, fresh baked croissant, and an egg to make the most simple yet amazing breakfast. We also had crab cakes, calamari, smoked salmon flat bread and more drinks. What a great way to stat the week. We will be back for sure.

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  6. EllenR

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    You can always count on Murphy’s for delish basic brunch items. Attentive service. Like valet parking. It was too warm under the tent outside though.

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  7. Kaycee

    Jacksonville

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first time eating here. The service and food were absolutely amazing extraordinary. Can’t wait to eat here again

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  8. DERBY

    Atlanta Metro

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I have to be honest and say it was okay, but didn’t live up to what we expected from Murphy’s for Sunday brunch. I really wanted to give a great review but everything was midland. We had an 11:30 reservation and it took an hour to get our order in. The food was warm’ish, coffee was ok. Hopefully Murphy’s pick up their game again from yesteryear

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  9. JJ67

    Las Vegas

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and service! All four of us enjoyed the experience

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  10. SmileALot

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was true to menu, it was very loud for small space,

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So yummy and our waitress was so good! Had the classic burger

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    AWESOME PLACE TO DINE! GREAT SERVICE AND ATMOSPHERE

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  13. Fritz

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We found a small used towel or packaging material bunched up in our crab cake appetizer. We showed it to our server and he said he would notify the chef. We never heard back. Except for this, the food was very good. Noise: We sat on the patio and it was very loud, mainly due to a couple of tables where the patrons were shouting. At our table, it was hard to hear at times. Overall, we enjoyed our experience at Murphy's.

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  14. rayray

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice way to spend Easter. Service was great

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  15. Kygama

    Atlanta Metro

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Basil’s is always a comfortable place to be. The food is very good and the wait staff are friendly and approachable. They make it right if there is a problem and that is appreciated. Visits with company are not hindered by noise or other nuisances. Good place for friends to gather.

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  16. Lauren

    Greater Boston

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great! Very nice!

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  17. AdrianeM

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Murphy's is a wonderful classic Atlanta restaurant that brings back the best of memories. The food is delicious, and their coffee service is also incredible. The overall atmosphere of the restaurant is also amazing, and it feels very cozy and relaxing.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The service is poor. Had to ask3 times for my coffee

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  19. ElizabethF1963

    Atlanta Metro

    91 reviews

    2.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Off lunch I guess - Horrible service. Mad at myself for tipping 20%

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Murphy’s remains an iconic old Atlanta go to and never disappoints. An enchanting lunch with my best friend visiting from Manhattan. She fell in love with it too. Michelle, our server was fantastic!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great girls brunch. This would be the perfect place to sit outside in the fall with family or friends

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall the food was pretty good with the exception of the steak frites. The steak was tough - not up to Murphy’s usual high standards. Also, there is an up charge if you use a credit card. Had we known we would have brought cash.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Specials we chose for St. Patrick’s Day were great! The salmon was moist and perfectly crisp, just like my husbandl requested! I had the lamb stew which was very good too. The salmon flatbread starter was the best and enjoyed by all at our table. Crab cake appetizer was plentiful, but maybe fritters would be have more crab, or smaller cakes and more crab. Our server was fun and attentive and our drinks & Pinot Noir wine paring were all good choices. Murphy’s is always a neighborhood favorite and the Irish Music made the evening special;thanks for everything!

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  24. sixofus

    Atlanta Metro

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Service, good, drinks all outstanding.

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  25. LatoyaG

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love my experience yesterday! Food is always good and service was great! Make sure you try the mango mimosa!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful experience from the time we walk in the door until we leave

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was incredible again, but the service wasn't quite up to its usual standard.

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  28. ChefD

    Coastal Georgia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Whenever I go to Atlanta to visit my daughter, we make sure to secure reservations at Murphy's. They never disappoint. The food is expertly prepared, the service is kind and prompt, and the atmosphere is fun. My daughter and I love always save room for dessert because it it Bonkers!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My guests were disappointed in the scallop portion and size of scallops…we had been at Seasons 52 last week and the portion size was much bigger and very delicious!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Dined on the patio. Server was very friendly but he was also serving as the cashier in the wine shop, so a bit distracted. We finished our salads and set the empty plates at the edge of the table to be picked up. Those dirty plates sat there during our entire meal. Neither the runner or the server thought to take them away. I ordered the crab cake appetizer for dinner. These crab cakes did not seem homemade. They were perfectly formed discs with straight edges and the crabmeat was chopped up very finely, no lumps of meat. If I had to guess, these were frozen from a food supplier. Very disappointing experience. I can make better at home. And clear the dirty plates between courses.

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  31. ShereeY

    Atlanta Metro

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a business meeting and the experience was lovely. Thank you!

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  32. CJoy

    Atlanta Metro

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat at the bar and somehow got even better service than the already stellar service we normally receive at a table. Our bartender made a fabulous wine recommendation that paired perfectly with our delicious burgers. A casual yet sophisticated and yummy experience.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience. Austin, our server, was knowledgeable and made great suggestions. The food was delicious.

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  34. kimM

    Atlanta Metro

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a local gem. The food and service are reliably excellent.

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  35. GwenM

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great to brunch at Murphy's. As always a wonderful brunch for us to have a family celebration!

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  36. Foodie

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Terrible service- we weren’t allowed to order an appetizer separate from the whole mean. By no means was this a course menu so it was unclear why we had to put in our entire order all at once. It came and the waitress that brought our food to the table slinged it at us, which she put the wrong food in front of everyone and did not even ask. Way WAY too many good restaurants to waste time and money here.

    1 person found this helpful

  37. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The waiter was awesome! The food was amazing. Overall, very impressed! 

    1 person found this helpful

  38. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came there for a 2 person Sunday brunch. Made a reservation and didn’t have to wait but a few minutes. Cafe Latte was delicious. Executive mimosas (swapped tequila for the alcohol) were strong (these are a step up from the nominal mimosas)! Had me and my date feeling very good! I had the shrimp and grits and added a side of bacon. Date had the crab cake Benedict with her egg fried instead of poached. Both DELICIOUS! Wasn’t too crowded but definitely worth a reservation just in case. They do offer valet, but make sure you get your card stamped at the front before you leave.

    1 person found this helpful

  39. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, breakfast was so good. Highly recommend

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  40. KevinW

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always delicious. Service was impeccable. It should be noted on the menu that there is a surcharge for credit card use.

    1 person found this helpful

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 5233 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 147 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 9:00 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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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: (404) 872-0904
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