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Phone: (404) 875-7392

Fax Number: (404) 875-7392

Fax: (404) 875-7392

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Northeast Atlanta, Virginia Highland

Highland Tap 1

American Restaurants, Bars, Night Clubs, Barbecue Restaurants, Steak Houses, Hamburgers & Hot Dogs, Soul Food Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants, Restaurants
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Parking: Street, Valet

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Cuisines: Southern, Soul, Burgers, Barbecue, American, Hot Dogs, Steakhouse, Seafood

Alcohol: Cocktails, Yes, Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Average

Pets Allowed: No


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I love the old school vibe and clubby atmosphere of Highland Tap and it's even better in the years since they went smoke free. Their dining room is great when you're looking for a quiet meal. Burgers and steaks are excellent and their salad with warm bacon dressing is to die for. And then they've got the bar area which is a little bit 70s dive bar but always offers great service, plenty of TVs and helpful staff to keep you happy for hours on end.



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Unexpectedly BAD

Enter into a dark cave with the smell of old beer and cigarettes .....that was the ambience of this restaurant which charged very high prices for thin fatty steaks, uninteresting ,run of the mill bread, and knife cut salad.
I am shocked that people think this restaurant is good. Maybe in years gone by but the food was subpar for the high prices. The wine was served in glasses designed to survive the dishwasher . In a restaurant whose entrees are in the $25-$35 range, this is sad

I would NEVER recommend this restaurant.



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Subterranean Va-Hi Standard a Classic

Of the many bars that line North Highland Ave, Highland Tap seems to be the most unintentionally retro - harkening back images of 80s-era Atlanta denizens stepping down the stairs into a Cheers-like square wooden bar, or posting up in one of the booths lining the masoned walls. In the dining room, serious no-nonsense steaks have been pleasing three-martini businessmen for years - no doubt priming the belly for a night of hard booze to follow. The clientele here ranges from regulars to suburban visitors, slightly more mature than, say, Neighbors or Hand in Hand, but still very much on the prowl. The heavy-handed pours go well into the good night, and the friendly bartenders behind the sunken bar do a swell job of getting to you in a hurry.



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Sunday brunch!!

Service is always great and Chris makes the best blody marys this side of the mississippi!



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Amazing steak

I have visited highland tap on two occasions. Both times i had the filet and my husband had the strip. Their steaks are absolutely amazing!!! Cooked to perfection.



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Better second time

We've been here before, and didn't really care for a bunch of appetizers we'd ordered the first time (risotto baIIs is the only one I can remember). The burger was good I think though.

Last weekend, our second trip, we ordered mussels as an app, and they were delicious. How can little succulent morsels of seafood floating in a garlic cream sauce with buttery garlic bread to sop it all up not be good? I'm sure it's possible, but not here.

Next we had a steak salad and the prime rib (queen cut). I was expecting a little tiny cut, but this thing was huge. And awesome. And it was the perfect done-ness (med rare).

The salad wasn't anything special, but wasn't bad either. The steak on it was a little tough, but cooked perfectly.

I ordered a cosmo, which was $12. They bring it out in two parts: the martini glass filled with cosmoliciousness, and a brandy sniffer type glass filled with ice and another small bottle filled with more martini (so you can refill later). I think all together it prolly equals 1.5 martinis since the glass is really small.

Anyways, the prime rib was the star of the show, and we'll be back just for it (and beer next time perhaps?)



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Amazing, and it's close

My wife and I went there when she was pregant with both of our boys - red meat. That's how we knew we were having a boy the second time around.

Great food, big portions, love it always.



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Best bar food in ViHi

Oh, Highland Tap - how I love thee, let me count the ways:

One - dark (when thoust has drank too much of the golden ale fortnight, this place doesth provide a quiet place one can rest their weery head)

Two - people (herein lies a gaggle of familiar bretheren)

Three - onion rings (doest thou think an onion ring by any other name would smell as sweet? hell no!)

Thoust does love this wee pub - oy!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Must have been a BAD night!

My husband and I visited this restaurant on a Saturday evening after doing some boutique shopping in the Highlands. We figured that since it had such great reviews it would be a safe bet. $60 later we were extremely disappointed! We both ordered soup...his was the WORST rendition of French Onion Soup I've ever tasted, it tasted way too peppery and the broth didn't have any flavor. Mine was a bland and cold version of Loaded Baked Potato Soup. I wasn't all that hungry so I decided to go with the Steak Salad....their steak is unseasoned and it was a bad cut of meat. The poor cut of meat may have been because it was on a salad but the steak alone without dressing or salad was not good....I don't think they season the steaks at all. My husband had the Seafood Risotto which was extremely rich and heavy but pretty at least one thing in this meal was OK! The restaurant itself smelled of cleaning solution instead of food and that's when we should have turned around! The service was from a very impersonal and lazy server who visited our table only once after we got our food and walked at an extremely slow pace! There wasn't a large crowd so the reviews must be from the loyal bar customers not actual diners, or we went on a really bad night. This meal was awful and we will never go back nor would we advise anyone else to!



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CONSISTENT and best all around

Best neighborhood bar, great service, good bar food, AMAZING martinins. Always consistent. There is alot to be said for their bar staff that have all been there for at least 8 years or more. Especially in the restaurant industry. They know their regulars, they are good when they are busy, work well under pressure. If all else fails...default to the Tap - never disappointed.



Can't go wrong

I can remember in days gone by sitting at the bar at 11AM on Saturday with face painted for a noon Georgia Tech Basketball game vs the terrapins, tar heels, or blue devils. I can remember the Trinity: Bud Light, Manhattan and a Bloody Mary. (I can't remember finishing a second trinity) I can remember wasting away hot and rainy Atlanta days in the cozy, dark cellar bar, and loving the fact cell phones don't work there very well. Service is top rate, drinks are fantastic, and did I mention the menu? Its a steak house even a vegetarian can enjoy and its not too snobby nor too pricey, just dang good. Of course, it a tavern too in the middle of the bitchinest neighborhood east of Schollywood , so check it out.



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I've been to Highland Tap many times as a customer of the ""bar."" For once, I decided to stay for dinner. The service was excellent. The atmosphere was great. The steak is one of the best I've had in Atlanta, and the appetizer I ordered was so original and so tasty! This was a spur of the moment dinner and will definitely be repeated! I'll be back for more delicious steaks and more enjoyable experiences. From what I hear, the brunch is the best deal in town. That will be my next adventure. Make sure you put Highland Tap on your list of places to try in Atlanta! Delish!



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Still Shakeing & Stirring The Highlands! Excellent Steaks!

The Tap is still tops in our book for the pefect Martini/Steak, in town. We love the cozy vibe, being in the cellar of an old retail block, at the corner of Virginia and Highland. The bartenders are masters of mixology. We just usually start at the bar with our Dirty Grey's up. Grab some of that wonderful Crab Dip, and leave the stress of the day behind. All the servers know us by name, and it's like seeing old friends. The filets, are some of the best in the city, along side the lettuce wedge, with their framous Bleu Cheese dressing. And get a side of the Onion Rings. This place is just a reliable standard.



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BEST escargot and Bloody Marys!

Every time I am in the Highlands I always stop by the Tap for their incredible escargot, crab dip and Bloody Marys! I've never had escargot like theirs before, instead of being this slippery mess, its prepared with cheese and a puff pastry and it is to die for! I would also recomend the crab dip and prime rib! They have GREAT bloody mary's, they make their mix from scratch and even rim the glass with seasoned salt. Puts me in heaven!



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Avoid Escargot. Go For Drinks, Steak.

About the escargot: They aren't traditional escargot with garlic-parsley butter, but instead are smothered in cheese and topped with a puff pastry (bleh). The menu does nothing to indicate the switch.
Otherwise, the atmosphere is great and the steaks and hamburgers are tasty.



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the escargot is to die for as an appetizer and martini's make the mood airy and sexy. cuddles to the tap!!



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Yes, a GREAT martini...

can be found at the Highland Tap. We frequent here often. If the place is overly crowded, then the Martini suffers just a little from the hurried bartender. Go during the week, only the Martini Club has better... Also, the food and service has been wonderful on each visit.