Hal's Bar & Grill
Always love Hal's. Healthy,Always love Hal's. Healthy, delicious food in a cool place with great jazz on Sunday and Monday nights. Only one complaint. An otherwise perfect salad was much too cold when served. It had obviously been plated and refrigerated hours before. Too bad. Everything else was wonderful!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day at Hal'sGreat to be in Hal's on a family day, surrounded by kids & parents & grandparents. Nice break from the bar scene at night.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is delicious andThe food is delicious and plentiful. I would go there again. It is one of the best kept secrets in the city that should be exposed. The drinks were very tasty and refreshing. The servicer was attentive. It's a great place for a special occasion or just to go hang out and have a drink. Also there is jazz in the evening which is a nice touch.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways good, always funA visual and taste treat. Hal's always pleases anyone we bring. We celebrated Mother's Day with our group of 10 and everyone enjoyed their food, with perfect service. We all had a great time.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for lunch in VeniceI've been going there infrequently for lunch whenever i'm in the neighborhood. it's consistent, the food is always very good, the service great and over the years, there are no big surprises. It's just good.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMNever had bad food or serviceNever had bad food or service at this Venice institution!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMtoo noisy!!!!!!! yet otherwisetoo noisy!!!!!!! yet otherwise excellent what can Hal do? Please!!!!!
I would recommend going later when it is quieter or earlier before 8pm which is no fun at all, so noisy
yet loved food, everything art etc…..maybe something can be done?4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMBoth food and service wereBoth food and service were excellent.Would highly recommend this restaurant.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMy second time to Hal's. VeryMy second time to Hal's. Very attentive service. My salmon was cooked to perfection, moist and firm texture, with just the right amount of glaze. A side of mashed was the perfect compliment.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat neighborhood restaurantGreat neighborhood restaurant with quality food and service at reasonable prices.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday Night Jazz With FriendsI love to go to a restaurant which has great food and mellow jazz. The food at Hal's is such that you can have small plates if you're watching or a feast if you're not. Sunday nights are a favorite since I like to meet friends who enjoy this ambiance. The wine list is adequate, but the cocktails and beer seem to be more popular.
My friends and I like to share and talk, letting the evening unfold with good food among good company.
Highly recommended and we'll be going back soon.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMjazz it up!They had a fantastic jazz band. Definitely will be back!!!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMlove this place. I go alllove this place. I go all the time. noisy, bustly, friendly and vibrant.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent overallwe took friends out to Hals to celebrate a birthday. We requested a booth and were accomodated. The drinks and wine list were impressive and reasonable. The food was amazing. we started at the top and worked our way down sampling several dishes. Most impressive and outstanding dishes included - lamb meatballs, freshly prepared acorn squash ravioli and the duck. The lamb shank was also very good. The sauces are excellent in taste and not too heavy. Best wedge salad we ever had. Our only complaint is that our waiter seemed aloof at times and tried rushing us. We told him, we wnated a relaxing evening and were going to sample several dishes. Afer we ordered three items, he asked us if we wanted dessert and coffee???3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorite go-to spots . .Since I live in the neighborhood, Hal's has been my go-to place for several years. Yes, it's very noisy, but that seens to be true for many hot spots in LA. I always get the turkey burger, which I think is the best around. But I've also been pleased with the desserts and appetizers I've tried at Hals and the servers are usually pretty sharp. It is also open late during the week, which is nice if you just want to hang out and have a cup of coffee with a friend. For the best bang for your buck, go on a Sunday or Monday evening for the free jazz. It's going to be noisy no matter what, but it works for me.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBeen consistently good overBeen consistently good over the years! Always a good stand by.12/28/2012 12:00:00 AMFood is always dependable.Food is always dependable. They make the best turkey burgers served with caesar salad that is perfectly dressed. We got onion rings on the side. They were delicious - thinly sliced, crisp, perfectly seasoned and not greasy. I think the waiter is ok but the busboy always seems surly and unhelpful. If you ask him for anything, he seems put out.12/12/2012 12:00:00 AM