Murphy's

4.7
2775 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
For over 38 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, 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. Private dining available.
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Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The primary negative was lack of parking. There was no offsite valet and staff seemed clueless as to why. we solved that issue by moving a plastic traffic cone out of an empty parking space out front and parking there!

Food was excellent - a real gourmet kitchen; service was good and ambience was also good, even a little romantic. Biggest disappointment regarding the food was I had no room for dessert. (which greets you at the front door from its glass showcase!) If money is an issue then save up for this meal on a special day because it is worth it. We will return.

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DM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It ended up great. However it started with a negative experience by the woman hostess. We had reservations for 5:30. The restaurant was pretty empty. She proceeded to take us to two very unfavorable tables. It made me want to leave. She clearly was dumping us at bad tables.

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TH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great place! The food was absolutely great! The service was fast and right and the decor is definitely warm and inviting.

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V
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall great experience, it was my date & I first time visiting & needless to say it was perfect

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HM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very charming and great for Valentine's Day! A little packed in but expected for a popular location on a popular date night. Definitely want to go again on a calmer night. Really loved the mussels!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was slow with multiple mistakes on food and drink orders.

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BK
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hosts and servers are always ahead of the game and the food is amazing. Fantastic valentines day date

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LL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Our dinner at Murphy's was very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very good!

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OT
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my 45th birthday.

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b
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out with friends that had never been to Murphy’s. Olivia did a great job serving us and Kaitlyn sold us some wine. Another great Murphy’s experience.

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F
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our three person Galentine’s Day brunch. Superb service. Definitely customer focused!!!

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J
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best restaurants in Atlanta. It’s a guaranteed great experience. Service is always great and food and drinks are fantastic. Highly recommend!

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S
Chicago
118 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t say enough good about the entire experience. Outstanding!

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m
Charleston
60 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a lovely meal. I had the special soup and pasta and my wife the salmon. Both meals were enjoyed immensely

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MB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love! Atmosphere, service, FOOD! I’m craving that beet pasta right now!

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TC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food and great ambiance. We were celebrating an early Valentine's Day dinner and we could not have had a better experience. Although I had messed up the reservation (I reserved for March 9th instead of February 9th), they quickly found us a table. The main courses (we had the trout and a steak) were excellent and desert even better (i.e. apple bread pudding). I highly recommend it!

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l
New Mexico
45 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional food with fair prices.

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A
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going to Murphy’s! We have tried many dishes and they are consistently tasty. Highly recommend for any occasion...date night, girls night or family dinner!

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MF
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The Sea Bass special was over buttered and soggy as were the gnocchi. The charred Humboldt Fog was delicious and the calamari was good too.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food is consistent and good. Service was excellent. Definitely recommend the bread pudding dessert - one of the best we’ve had.

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GB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious. The wine was great. The service was ok; We felt sometimes that the waitress left is for a little too long but it wasn't horrible, just a few minutes too long for our taste. All in all a great experience. We will definitely be back soon.

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GH
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

inexperienced server ...................................................service was very slow and unattentive

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Group of friends. Fantastic service. Very good food. Apple bread pudding delicious. Great cocktails.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Murphy's is always a good choice. It isn't the hippest place in town, but it's absolutely solid and has been for years. The food is down-to-earth and straightforward. The execution is always perfect. I love their approach to changing the preparations of their classic dishes seasonally. You know what to expect (a great piece of fish), but it's a different experience each time. Service and atmosphere are top notch. Always are.

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j
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kale salad was delicious. Wonderful atmosphere and attentive service, as always.

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SD
New England
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great meal over super bowl weekend!

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RM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out of town visitors and it was nice to give them a sense of what a great neighborhood restaurant is like

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j
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, Murphy’s delivers! The service was wonderful and the food delicious! I had the salmon and my husband had the roasted chicken and both were perfectly cooked!

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KW
New England
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting from out of state & really enjoyed the the atmosphere. Great food !

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L
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service and good food, everyone went the extra mile to make sure we were enjoying our dining experience.

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ST
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Been wanting to go for a while and glad we did. Very good food - excellent meatloaf. Goat cheese appetizer could be better. It’s mostly tomato sauce with a bit of cheese in it to eat with bread. Barely noticed the cheese.

Cocktails were very good, as was the wine list.

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S
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the perfect corner table outside and 3 out of towners who all loved the menu choices and their meals!! We are regulars but always love Murphy’s.

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CC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a nice business lunch at Murphy's. We each got a different salad, but all enjoyed our meal together. Parking was a bit scarce, but that's to be expected in a busy area like VaHi.

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C
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance! Both brunch and dinner are exceptional.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The ribeye was exceptional. The cocktails impressed as well.

We’ve never had a bad meal at Murphy’s. When we’re looking for a great night out with exceptional dishes, this mainstay is always near the top of our list.

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W
Atlanta
76 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great service and great food. Beware the flourless mocha cake -one slice is huge! (But tasty)

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g
Atlanta
117 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Murphy's is reliably good. Great for after the movies intown. Enjoy its Highland location. Wish there was one in Buckhead too.

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RG
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot in Atlanta's downtown Virginia Highlands. It's a great atmosphere that all ages would enjoy. Not trying to be too hip, just awesome classic food and great service. Their key lime pie is something I have to get every time!

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EB
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food.

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LA
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Was seated in enclosed porch area. The overhead heater was pointed directly on me, and began truly burning my neck and side of my face. Told waitress and she did nothing! Told another waitress who tried turning it down but it was still bad. Ordered bacon with eggs, and a plain bagel. The bagel was burned and hard, and the bacon was $7 and I received 3 very small pieces - VERY overpriced for what was served and not Murphy’s standard at all. Also, the preprinted, calculated tip on charge card receipt was WRONG! For one of my party’s final bill of $29.65, it showed a “20% tip” of $14.xxx”. That’s almost 50%!!! Not cool. Have always enjoyed the restaurant and will return but this experience wasn’t good.

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