Atlanta >Food & Dining > Murphy's
997 Virginia Ave NE, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030633.782171 -84.354704
Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm; Fri 11am-midnight; Sat 8am-11pm; Sun 8am-10pm
Neighborhoods: Virginia Highland, Northeast, Northeast
With a fabulous lunch offering, I'd highly recommend the chicken spinach and bacon burger. End it sweetly with the creme brulee and dessert trio (a sampling of their 3 most popular desserts!)
I always go here after work, stay a bit, have a cup of coffee and buy some of their amazing bread. I would take home some brownies too.
The absolute worst shrimp and grits I've ever had. The grits were covered in a tomato based sauce which was overpowering and made the grits runny. The shrimp tasted similar to Walmart's frozen and the andouille sausage tasted like dich soap. My friend could not eat her corned beef hash due to the runny horseradish based sauce on it. YUCK!!!!!!! So sorry we didn't walk across the street to Highland Tap while we waited half an hour for a table. The warm cinnamon roll was excellent by the way, I just hope it wasn't one that was sitting uncovered on a stand near the very busy hostess station, YUCK!!!
Best Brunch – Always enjoyable dining experience at Murphys!
Love it – Meatloaf here is great. I love walking around the Virginia Highlands and this is one of my favorite places to stop in for a glass of chard or piece of cake.
Worst Wine Tasting Experience in my LIFE (so-far)!!! – I attended a wine tasting event @ Murphy's on 6/14/11. We had RSVP for 26 people. There were other RSVPs for the same time. Unfortunately, THEY OVERBOOKED THE ROOM! The room was very quaint (small) to start, but they made it worst by asking one side of the room to squeeze together to add additional chairs!
The staff conducting the wine tasting started LATE even though the invitation that was sent for the tasting stated "POURING STARTS @ 6:30p." The wine staff announced, this will be a side-by-side tasting. I got excited when I heard that!!!! BUT, the other wine pourer didn't get the memo!!! He started pouring at the other side of the room and NEVER got to my side. I HAD TO PHYSICALLY HAVE SOMEONE ASK HIM TO COME AND POUR MY WINE AFTER 45 MIN OF GETTING THE 1ST POUR. NEEDLESS TO SAY, THE 1ST SIP WAS GONE BY THE TIME THE OTHER FINALLY CAME!!!!
The funny thing about this, I was sitting at the table with the President of the association hosting the event!!!
After another 30 minutes with no more pouring, I finally decided to leave!!!!! It's my understanding that they do this every week. I STRONGLY suggest if you are planning a tasting for more than 2 people to plan it somewhere else!!!
I will give a compliment to Valet, they were very prompt & professional with my car!!!
Not worth the wait – The food at Murphy's was good, but the service we got was horrible!!!! From start to end. My husband order an irish coffee, and it took our server almost an hour to bring to our table, YES, AN HOUR, we're not kidding!!!!! I even have to asked her several times before. We waited soooo long for our food and the people who were seated after us already finish their food. To make it even worst, the server messed up our order that we have to wait even longer!!
Because of this, We don't feel like going back there and dine in again even when the food was good!!
Wonderful Brunch... that Everyone Knows About – Situated on the corner of Virginia and N. Highland Ave, Murphy's is one of those VaHi rites of passage. Everyone from the neighborhood, including tons of folks from beyond the district, valet park or walk to find a staggering wait time for a brunch that is usually worth it. While you wait, check out the small wine boutique adjacent to the bar and pick up a bottle for later. Focusing on a southern-tinged menu, Murphy's excels with the mimosa-in-one-hand, baby-in the-other set. Shrimp and grits served on a bed of cajun gumbo keeps me coming back along with the addictive biscuits. However, Murphy's isn't all brunch business, the dinner menu proves to be as drool-worthy with items like spinach and sausage meatloaf and the Ashley Farms chicken breast.
Good Food, Good Price, Thats Nice! – I ate at Murphy's with a friend the other night and really enjoyed the experience. We had the flat bread appetizer (not on the menu) which had tomatoes, cheese, and arugula. It was pretty tasty and not too filling which was good. For my meal I had the BBQ Salmon. I love salmon and this was not a disappointment. It was a generous portion and prepared well. My friend had the Hanger Steak which he said was really good. The only downside (which was not a big deal) was that it took a little longer than I expected for my meal to come out. Maybe 15 or 20 minutes after the appetizer. It was ok because I had good company and the server brought us some extra bread to nipple on. Overall it was a good experience and the food was very reasonably priced. I'll definitely be back more often.
Neither here nor there – Always packed on weekends, Murphy's has its location to thank, but little else. The food and the menu are always drab...you've been to these places before---nice locale, good crowd, lazy kitchen, long wait. Meh.
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