Location: Right off of the street and in the same plaza as Yogli Mogli. Parking is a bit tight and they do not offer much parking space, so I recommend finding a spot on the side of the street and then walking. Atmosphere: My friend and I sat on the patio, which was nice and offered views onto the street. It also has a warm and rustic vibe. When you first walk into the restaurant I was greeted by a very friendly host who asked if we wanted to either sit inside or outside. He then led us to our table which was very clean and simple. The inside of the restaurant features a wall of wine options that you can choose from and also features desserts that I think you can pick up for togo. Murphy’s has a very casual laid back atmosphere that transports you to a Cali winery. Food/Beverages: We ordered the mimosas which were good because how can you really butcher a mimosa (juice & champagne)? I ordered the quinoa squash with the artichokes as an appetizer and a side of their mac and cheese. My lovely friend ordered their special, which was grilled scallops over angel hair pasta and tossed in a pesto sauce. The artichokes were very good because they were grilled and served with a delicious lemon aioli of some sort. I LOVE artichokes and boy, they did this artichoke justice. The quinoa squash was also delicious and perfectly seasoned. Many places usually offer bland vegetable entrees, but Murphy’s seasoned this entree to perfection. It was surprisingly good. The thing that stole my heart was actually the mac and cheese. I love mac and cheese and this was some good ole mac and cheese. I think they used some sort of white cheddar and truffle oil, which complemented the cheese very nicely. I also loved the fact that they used a thicker type of pasta in order to catch every drop of their delicious cheese sauce. If you do not thick that the shape of the pasta affects how a dish tastes, then you my friend need to try their mac and cheese. It was goooooood. My friend’s scallop pesto pasta was also very flavorful, light and filling. The pesto sauce was divine and she raved about the perfection that the scallops were cooked to.Service: Our server was very attentive to us and made sure that we had everything we needed. Overall: Murphy’s is a great place for a unique spin on traditional american food. Everything was seasoned to my liking and I will definitely be back to try some of their other offerings. Parking is a bit of a pain, but a bit of walking is not all that bad. I am surprised that I haven’t heard about this gem in Virginia Highland’s until now.
11459 Johns Creek PkwyDuluth, GA 30097
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This place was the ultimate experience for out of state visitors. My friends and I are all about the true dining experience. We love chic eateries with amazing decor that put such a big smile on your face when you walk in. I love to feel like I'm in a movie when I am out dining and this place did just that. When you pull up to the establishment you are a little confused because it looks like you just pulled up to a garage shipping dock. Parking wasn't anywhere insight so we paid for valet. Shortly there after we walked into an amazing restaurant that is mouth dropping. It has a very urban New York sophisticated upscale hipster appeal. The bar tender was very well versed in her knowledge of cocktails so we took her suggestions for drinks. The restaurant is very large in size. We decided to sit outside on their amazing patio surrounded by trendy lofts and a beautiful landscape of rich greenery. Their outside dining was absolutely one of the best experiences I have had. The weather was even great in November of 2014. The drinks are a bit pricey as it is upscale dining, but I experience is well worth. We only stayed for drinks as we were just looking for place to kick back and have a few cocktails. I totally recommend this place as a date night restaurant or a girls in the city night out with your with your closest friends. I will definitely visit this place the next time that I am in Atlanta. The service was a plus. This place is definitely an attraction for Atlanta visitors.
����Where do I start? If you are celebrating an event this is not your spot. I made reservations for 6 and received an email saying my reservations were received. I arrive at the restaurant only to wait 15 minutes for the Hostess who was having a intense conversation with another group who were unhappy and then left. I was told there was no record of my reservation and that I was supposed to receive a text confirmation. How was I supposed to know that? After some discussion, the Hostess seated us and told us we would have to give up our table in one hour and 45 minutes to stand because there was no other available seating. Our waitress came with menus and took one drink order only to come back 20 minutes later w/o the one drink. After one person in my party let the waitress know how she felt the waitress bought us a round of drinks. All through the night we saw the Hostess having unpleasant conversations with other groups who appeared dissatisfied. On the up side the food and the DJ were good. WHO MANAGES THIS SPOT?
The design and location are more interesting than the menu. Frankly, the brunch menu is too snooty for me, and it includes minor Southern delicacies. I started with the pimento cheese; it's savory, and the topped bacon is well incorporated, but it's slightly too smokey. My meal was the griddled biscuit in which was disappointing. The sausage in the biscuit was very spam-like. It had the same look and consistency as cooked spam. The bacon was a hard, thick slice of what tasted like cooking oil. The biscuit was somewhat dry but had a good texture. The good in this conjunction was the fig and cheese had a lot of flavors! The potatoes were well done as well which I prefer. I did not enjoy my cocktail; there was too much grapefruit in my Venetian Spritzer, so it was very sour and unpleasant. The silver lining is the staff is helpful, and the outdoor patio is beautiful! I'd return if a regular menu item is added. I hope waffles is in the near future.
This place was pretty good. Where they seated us, however, was not what we were expecting. Although they had at least 6 other empty two person tables that did not say reserved, they sat us at the back or the restaurant where all the servers had to squeeze by our feet to take the food back to the bus station. We were by a tarp that covered their firewood. Our backs were almost touching the window display of another shop behind us. Their cocktails were delicious and the complimentary picked and Creme fraise was a nice touch. The charcuterie was adequate, although not the best I've ever had. The portion was large, however. The dessert was awful. As in, we each took a bite and put our forks down. The waitress didn't seem to notice... the apple tarts was burnt to a crisp on the bottom and the ice cream flavor was olive oil... what? They didn't mention that on the menu. I'd go back, but I'd ask to sit somewhere else and not order the dessert again.
I went with a friend to eat here after hearing about it. The inside of the restaurant is cozy with long communal tables that offer casual family style seating. Their outside seating looked lovely as well and when you're in Buckhead, it is a nice retreat from all of the hectic cars and people. The menu is seasonal and features many unique ingredients. I opted for the watermelon salad, gazpacho, house cut fries, and agnolotti. My friend decided on the heirloom tomato and peaches salad, and gnocchi. The food came out quickly and before we knew it, it was a beautiful array of plates and artworks. Each plate was carefully and beautifully made into edible artworks that were almost too pretty to eat. We ended up sharing everything and my top favorites were the agnolotti pasta, gazpacho, and watermelon salad. The food here is definitely different than many other restaurants and you should definitely give it a try!
If atmosphere is important to you then look no further than King + Duke. This is a place where the food takes stage and the guest become the audience. It sets a very sexy tone from the moment you walk in. You're greeted at the door then taken to your seat. The service is amazing and the servers are knowledgeable and very helpful. They make you feel as if their only responsibility is you (I mean it should be, right). Their cocktails are on point and they even have a list for you to chose from. This is a great place for a birthday dinner, date night or even just hanging with friends. King+Duke is good for all occasions. I had the Skuna Bay Salmon with is pictured below and it was amazing. This is a seasonal restaurant so, the menu does change. Make sure that you try the beef tartare and the Georgia shrimp as a starter. Happy eating humans.
There are so many drink options to choose from. Our waiter was kind enough to bring out a sample tray of the drinks. Out of the options I thought the Piña Colada, the Pineapple Express, and the Dui were the best flavors and really didn’t like the sour apple flavor. We decided to go with the Pina Coladas and really enjoyed them. There was an option to have your drink served in a coconut for an extra $3. Well they brought the drinks in a fake coconut cup so immediately we asked to remove the fake cups.The service at this restaurant was pretty darn slow (there weren’t many people eating at the restaurant at the time either). After about 40 minutes, our food came out. We shared the Chili Cheese Fries ($7.50) first and I liked them but my friend thought the cheese tasted as if it was from a gas station! The shrimp taco was also too mayo-y.
I went here for a friends graduation dinner and really had a great time. I was told that they are famous for their Chicken & Red Velvet waffles so, I had that. It wasn't bad, but I don't think I liked it as much as most people do. My friend had the salmon and it was good. Now that's a dish to talk about. The night that we were there they had live music which I love. It was a young gentleman singing songs from the 90's. I was singing and dancing all night. There is a $5 charge for the entertainment, but it was worth it. I had such a good time. This is a nice place to meet up with some friends and just enjoy each other or to spend time with that special person in your life. Either way you want go wrong with meeting up here. I'm giving it four stars only because I wasn't in love with my dish.
One of the hidden gems of Atlanta (that's not so hidden anymore). It sits right along the Chattahoochee River and has an amazing garden and patio area. There is an outdoor bar right along the river, make sure to get there early and have a drink along the 'hooch and sit in one of the Adirondacks. For dinner, you really can't go wrong with anything on the seasonal menu, but they specialize in fish and game. The rabbit is to die for-its been on their menu consistently since they opened. The service is impeccable, and the waiters know the menu well and can make recommendations if you are undecided. The excellent food, ambiance, and service really can't be beat. Ps-got the popcorn ice cream sundae for dessert-popcorn will not be sorry! So good!