The best Virginia Highland restaurants

Paige Minds The Gap

Virginia Highland is a happening Atlanta neighborhood known for its vibrant bar and restaurant scene. For the best places to eat in Virginia Highland, check out these top-rated restaurants below.

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La Tavola Trattoria

La Tavola Trattoria is a neighborhood spot for classic Italian food in a cozy, exposed-brick restaurant with an outdoor patio. Executive Chef Brian Moll leads the kitchen with a focus on fresh local ingredients and time-honored culinary traditions. La Tavola provides an authentic Italian trattoria experience in the center of Virginia Highland. Try the classic veal meatballs, tagliatelle Bolognese, mushroom tagliolini, or the squid ink spaghetti.

Murphy’s Restaurant

Located in the heart of Virginia Highland, Murphy’s Restaurant has been an Atlanta-favorite since 1980. Tom Murphy’s acclaimed restaurant serves upscale comfort food that focuses on fresh, local ingredients in a cozy setting. On the menu, you will find favorites like Shrimp and Grits, Braised Beef Brisket, a daily catch, and seasonal takes on classic dishes. You won’t want to miss weekend brunch at Murphy’s, with a menu of Eggs T. Murphy, Crab Cake Benedict, and Chilaquiles.

Fontaine’s Oyster House

Fontaine’s Oyster House is a place for good food, good drinks, and good people. Inside, the restaurant features a bar, cozy booth seating, and an oyster bar. Outside, the restaurant has a covered patio. At Fontaine’s, you will find some of the freshest oysters in Atlanta along with other seafood specialties like Shrimp & Grits, Snow Crab Legs, Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese, and Lowcountry Boil.

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Truva Turkish Kitchen

Truva Turkish Kitchen provides a one-of-a-kind dining experience with the finest fusion-inspired Mediterranean cuisine prepared with the freshest ingredients by an executive chef born and raised in Turkey. The restaurant’s modern Mediterranean décor utilizes roomy booths, warm lighting, and a vibrant color palette to create a comfortable and welcoming ambiance. On the menu, you will find authentic Turkish food from healthy wraps and vegetarian or vegan options to grilled or braised dinner entrees. Try the Chicken Kebab, Lamb Chops, Lamb Shank, and Doner Kebab with an appetizer Hummus, Babaganoush, or Falafel.

Highland Tap

Head underground to this speakeasy-style space known for its steak and martinis. Highland Tap Steak Cellar has been the only steakhouse in the historic Virginia Highland neighborhood since 1989. The restaurant is known for its slow roasted prime rib and wood grilled steaks. They also prepared seafood, chicken, and vegetarian items, from burgers and sandwiches to grilled mahi mahi.

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