Halls Chophouse
Halls Chophouse

Halls Chophouse

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.hallschophouse.com/
  • Phone: 8437270090
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - Midnight, Sunday Brunch: 10:30am-2:00pm.
    Bar is open Monday - Saturday starting at 4pm to close and 10:30am to close on Sundays!
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Niessner
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We are able to accommodate private breakfasts, brunch, lunchs and dinners for groups up to 100. Special menu and a la carte menus available.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer 2 private dining rooms for groups of up to 32 guests each. Audio visual offered in a private, comfortable and classic setting. Set menus for large groups also available.
  • Private Party Contact: Tom Hall 8437270090
  • Special Events: We are able to accommodate private breakfasts, brunch, lunchs and dinners for groups up to 100. Special menu and a la carte menus available.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: John St.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Halls Chophouse
Halls Chophouse is American-Fine Dining, serving prime steaks, Lowcountry and fresh seafood specialties in an energetic, visually striking environment. Complemented by signature desserts, an extensive wine list, a vibrant bar and innovative, rich decor true to old-world steakhouses, Halls Chophouse is the latest restaurant offering in the heart of Charleston's Upper King Street design and dining district. A traditional American steakhouse with superior service and a knowledgeable staff, Halls Chophouse offers a classic and comfortable dining experience that will entice our guests to visit and enjoy time after time. We offer 2 private dining rooms for groups of up to 32 guests each with audio visual capabilities.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Halls Chophouse reviews from OpenTable diners
747 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.8
    Service4.9
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (636)fit for foodies (405)romantic (395)notable wine list (377)hot spot (250)neighborhood gem (237)vibrant bar scene (231)good for groups (219)great for brunch (173)late-night find (81)kid-friendly (46)great for lunch (23)scenic view (7)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Special Steak House
    BeachdadVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The best Steak House we have dined at anywhere! The service is exceptional in this family owned and managed. The family is ALWAYS on hand! Fantastic menu, steak oriented, but seafood as well, and a great wine list that does not overwhelm you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Excellent service, excellent food, great ambiance, def recommend going!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top Notch Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    As always, Halls Chophouse deliveres an excellent dining experience. Delicious food, a vast wine list, excellent and frinedly service and personalized attention from owners and management makes Halls a must stop for residents and visitors alike.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Customer service was phenomenal. Love it. We will return!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Charleston Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My husband and I recently went to Charleston to attend the Jazz Festival. Since we were coming in on a Sunday we were looking for a great place to eat before we checked into our hotel. I came across great reviews for Hall's Chophouse. We chose Hall's because they offered a Sunday Gospel brunch and we were so glad Hall's was our selection! Hall's is a family owned business and we were pleasantly surprised that the family was in attendance on this Sunday. From the time we walked into the bar/restaurant we were treated like royalty. Our meals were outstanding and I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a great meal for a fair price. The music just added to the wonderful time we had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great As Usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Halls Chophouse continues to exceed expectations in all areas: food, service, atmosphere, and adding the personal touch. We love the Sunday Gospel Brunch and highly recommend it to all who are residents and those visiting Charleston. Halls continues its tradition of making you feel like your the only one dining by providing customized attention; making the dining experience special each time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food ever!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Thanks to Halls Chophouse for making this a night we will never forget! The steak was perfectly cooked and we could not ask for better service! We will be back again!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • IMPECCABLE SERVICE
    time2eat
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The steaks were fantastic. The side of corn as recommended by our waiter was really great. If i could have given more than 5 stars for the service, I would have. My husband and I enjoy seeking out the best restaurants in a city when visiting and Halls may have the best service of any restaurant we have visited. We have been twice and it was true both times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 5 star restaraunt...
    Anniversary
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Beautiful place. Best food EVER!! Staff has 5 STAR CUSTOMER SERVICE. We dine here every special occasion or just to go out and be spoiled!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfectly Done Steak!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The service with Teddy was outstanding. She was on every last detail from start to finish. Both the food and the wine selections were as excellent as the food preparation themselves. Both our steaks came out perfect and could not have been made better. We ordered our filets medium rare and they came out hot red center and medium rare just like we had ordered them to be! Excellent to the very end. Thanks for a great meal and great wine selections. The desserts were also excellent and I never eat desserts, but the carmel cake with some vanilla ice cream make the night a true success!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best steaks I've ever had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I used to rarely buy steaks at restaurants because I never found one better than I made at home. After two dinners at Hall's, however, I could care less if I ever ate a home-cooked steak again. My wife and I shared the 34 oz dry aged Tomahawk Ribeye...best steak I've ever had other than the 32 oz dry aged porterhouse we shared during our first visit. I'm not big on potatoes but I would eat their loaded baked potato any day of the week. Service, from start to finish, was outstanding. Bill Hall (son of the owners) welcomed us like old friends and went out of his way to make this birthday dinner one of the best ever. If you're ever in Charleston make a reservation and go to Hall's for a meal you won't soon forget.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Billy Is the Kid!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I have traveled all over the world and have enjoyed many types of restaurants. However our experience was over the top! Ms.Hall greeted us at the door with Billy Hall giving us the best seat in the house. He then preceded to congratulate us on our anniversary as well as giving us a glass of champagne and outstanding service throughout our visit. The crowd was very age appropriate for my husband and I as we enjoyed meeting other visitors and locals. As the night came to an end once again Billy stepped in and walked us out the door.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too loud. Could not talk. Dissatis
    Scott
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Too loud . Sat us next to 23 drunks having bachelor party. Could not even talk to my son on his birthday. We had looked forward to this dinner for several months. ..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Occasion Not Needed
    CharlestonVisitors
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Regardless of the occasion you may think you are having, eating at Hall's becomes the occasion you will want to enjoy again and again. Billy Hall & his staff made us feel like their favorite customer just like last time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding dining experience.
    eprajapati
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food was fantastic. The steaks were cooked perfectly and the bread pudding was out of this world. Service was phenomenal. The staff made you feel special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing dry aged steak
    Kkg003
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Amazing steaks, great wine list, exceptional service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We have been going to Halls for years. This was my birthday dinner . My $46.00 rib-eye was tough the sides were mediocre and butter-beans were full of bacon grease. The owners were as usual super nice and brought me my yearly glass of free champagne . I had requested our regular table but we were seated in new extra dining room . So cold and loud big tables with groups and families with children . I wanted a quiet intimate dinner with my husband and instead was seated in a chair i had to ask for a pad .
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Almost always terrific
    Charlestonian
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    First of all, let me just say I'll return to Hall's Chophouse in a skinny minute without any reservation. Their dishes are always fabulous and their service is spot on. This most recent visit was only slightly off from what we're accustomed to. It was my wife's birthday and she was spoiled with well wishes from several staff and dessert. We had broccoli as a table side-dish and it was overly saturated in vinegar, overpowering the side. I should have voiced that concern to their staff immediately, but my wife and I were so caught up in conversation and enjoying the rest of the meal, I just let it go. My bad. I know Hall's would have made it right and then some. Even the best have an off.... well, minute maybe. Not a day!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place can't be beat!
    rchad
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We travel a lot, but this is by far the best dining experience you can find. We vacation 1.5 hours north, but always drive to Hall's to get a great steak dinner. We had the fried green tomatoes for an app and the chopped salad, both of which were awesome. My wife had the petite filet which she enjoyed. I had the dry aged ribeye which was phenomenal. We usually get the bread pudding for dessert but changed it up and went with the carmel cake which was also very good. Their wine list is very good. They have a nice selection of wines from smaller wineries which they seem to know a lot about. We have gone to wineries in Napa simply because we had their wine at Hall's. You cannot get better service. This place makes you feel like family!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the best dinners Ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The food was excellent and cooked perfectly. But nothing compares to the level of service and hospitality. Tom and Billy were extremely nice and welcoming at the front and our waitress and staff attended to every one of our needs really before even asking. We were a little bummed leaving as my wife and I were just blown away at how great and nice all the restaurant and staff was that night. Not sure when we will get back to Charleston. But when we do, we will definitley be going back to our new friends' place (Halls Chophouse).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great place!
    BillVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I loved the food. The bone in rib eye was splendid The wait staff seemed to be everyone in the place. They were very attentive. Bajve eaten a great steak places around the world and they are now on my personal best places list. We met bobby hall and he was warm and inviting. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Restaurant
    FloridaGirlVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    WOW! What an amazing restaurant Halls truly is! I have never been to a restaurant where you feel so welcomed and special from the moment you step into the door. One of the owners greeted us, we had an amazing server named Andrea and the food was out of this world. It was so good we went back the next night just to see if it really was that good and it was. Heather was our server the second night and she was amazing too! Can’t wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food, but.....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I really wanted to like this place a lot, and it was good. But, for a special occasion I hoped for an atmosphere more akin to fine dining. The music was very loud as I came in, and even upstairs, I had to raise my voice to be heard by the person next to me. Also, the pace of the service sets the mood for "hurry up and eat, others want in". Very pleasant staff. Very good steaks. Corn side dish is great. Desert was so-so.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noisy, noisy, noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Enter into the bar area, already noisy and boisterous at 6PM. Greeted by the owner, pretentious fawning. Escorted to upstairs dining room for special occasion birthday dinner (had requested a quiet table or booth), the noise level was high but continued to increase as additional parties were seated, noise level became deafening and unbearable. My husband and I could not hear each other without shouting and could not hear our server. Potatoes came out incorrectly prepared and had to send them back to the kitchen. NOT what I wanted for my birthday dinner. Go to this restaurant knowing and expecting high noise level and a boisterous crowd...NOT a place for a romantic dinner or even a family dinner if you want to hear one another.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simply the Best
    Toodles
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Whenever we are in Charleston, we head to Hall's. The service, food, and ambiance is simply the best. The fried green tomatoes are a delicious beginning. The bison and lamb chops are our favorite. Each of the staff make you feel so special! Thanks, Andrea for a special birthday. No wonder, they are ranked #1!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steak East of the Mississippi
    FinerDinerbelchbuster
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Food was simply outstanding. Service was beyond comparison, not overdone but very attentive. Food arrived hot and cooked perfectly. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • luvchasfood
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Throughly enjoyed our anniversary dinner. First time visit but won't be our last. Already recommended to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a great and fantastic place
    john
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Everything about Halls was great. The food was great tasting as well as many creative dishes.the entire service staff was wonderful and friendly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finest dining experience EVER!
    Deanna
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    While on vacation in Savannah and Charleston first time to either city, we wanted a special night out. We were directed to Hall's and we went...twice! Our second trip there was our last night on Chalreston and it was by far the best dining experience we have ever had. The ambiance is lovely, the owners on site, and staff impeccably trained. The food was delicious...and great blend of traditional steakhouse with Southern touches. The owner remembered us from our earlier visit, sent complimentary champagne. Wait staff remembered our preferences. It was truly amazing!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    AngieS
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I absolutely love dining here. I have never been let down here. Love the Hall family!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak house
    Eaterouter23
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Excellent quality food , from steaks to vegetable. Service and Hospitality is as expected for Charleston. Great experience for a special night out. Would make a point to hit Hall's if able. If you are a steak eater the quality of Beef and presentation was second to none. Wife had a vegetable plate of all things, it was again over the top. A+++
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    we were greated at the door by the owner and was treated very special due to it being our 29th anniversary. Food and service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mmmmVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    outstanding, probably best experience ive ever had...owner personally greets you at the door, checks on you again during your meal, and he even hugged both me and my wife when we left, AND sent us a personal thank you note to our home...unbelievable! Oh, and the food was GREAT as well...couldnt recommend highly enough...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best steak I've ever had.
    Goodfood
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    WAY to noisy. That's wasn't Halls fault though. Our reservation was late, 9pm. There were two parties in our dining area. One was a 14 top and the other was an 8 top. All guys draining heavily. Very loud. Over all ok. I'll get a much earlier reservation next time. That should help. The wait staff was superior to any place I can remember eating. They were knowledgeable and friendly. Our host, Brian, was top notch. Best front of the house guy I've ever seen work.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steak Ever
    kmccc
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The owners of Halls have mastered hospitality! I have never felt so special and comfortable at a resturant in my life. The food is absolutely amazing. We both had ribeyes and can honestly say it was without a doubt the best steak I have ever eatten. We also ordered burbon bread pudding and it was out of this world!! We will be back as often as we can!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    Dave
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Based on the recommendations, decided to give Halls a try. EVERYONE I spoke with said it was wonderful. They were right, highly recommend Halls, great food and service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for birthday celebration!
    bookmama
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I felt so pampered on my birthday - everyone seemed extra nice! The food was delicious, as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous Friday
    mbj29
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our dinner at Halls was fabulous! From the food to the drinks and the Southern hospitality, it's a must if you are in Charleston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    KevinW
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Visiting Charleston for our 25th anniversary and booked a reservation based on on-line reviews. We were not disappointed!! This was probably the best meal and best service that I've ever had. Staff was very friendly and inviting, owners and other family members also introduced themselves and thanked us for dining with them. We will definitely makes reservations again next time we are in Charleston. Highly recommend dining with them.....you won't be disappointed!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go, eat, drink, love it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was our first dining experience at Halls and it was amazing. I have to start off with I made the reservation for the wrong week - they were able to accomidate no problem. Since this was our anniversary dinner I was so thankful! The staff is amazing - all of them. The service could not have been better if they tried. Both my husband and I think our meals were the best steaks we have ever had and we have enjoyed top notch steak houses in a few states. Seriously, we can't wait to go back. Everything was cooked perfectly and seasoned beautifully. Our cocktails were amazing and Mr. Hall stopped by a few times to wish us a happy anniversary, bring us champagne, and thank us for dining with them. We felt like guests, not customers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.