Hal's - Buckhead
Best Steak in AtlantaHad the fried lobster appetizer, 12 oz filet rare, and the mash potatoes, and all were absolutely amazing! The appetizer was a special, and I didn't want to share a bite. It is the best steak I have ever had in Atlanta for sure, and possibly the best period!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSea bass to dream about.Food and service were just right: sea bass was outstanding and service was just attentive enough. Ambience was somewhat disrupted by staff removing two individual tables next to ours and replacing with two long tables, lots of banging and bumping around. Valet was great helping us to our car when the monsoons came Thursday night.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Steak in a Lively CrowdI have a new favorite place for great streak! Our waiter, Scott, recommended the bone-in rib eye that is trimmed extra close. It was seasoned and grilled perfectly. My wife chose the classic filet and it almost melted in your mouth.
The service was spot on with a well trained and very experienced staff. They were personable when appropriate yet you hardly noticed they were there as they refilled your glass or cleaned/cleared the table. Scott was awesome and really took care of us.
It's a lively atmosphere with an active bar area and the tables setup close together. When the live music starts up you really feel Hal's New Orleans roots.
It's a great place to have fun with a date or a group of friends and the steak will blow you away!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMi believe this is the besti believe this is the best place for steak in town. the service is wonderful and the waiters are friendly and genuine. the wine selection is great. my guests had a wonderful steak and my wife had a wonderful sea Bass6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways an awesome dinner....simplyAlways an awesome dinner....simply the best Filet in Atlanta with great sides and wonderful garlic bread. The crab salad is also delicious.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFab FoodThe steak and sea bass were the most delicious meals we have experienced in a long time. Our server was good but rushed us through our meal. The noise was loud and at one point a table was yelling. The food stands on its own and I have not experienced a better steak in the Atlanta area.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience at Hal'sWonderful service, atmosphere, steak and sides. It has everything you want in upscale dining and is $$$ rather than $$$$. Avoid the $5 self park and use the free Valet for a tip. Live piano. It is dark but that is part of the ambiance. It gets loud and the 2-top tables are pretty small. It's okay to split an appetizer, salad, steak, sides and desserts. Apps are about $8, Hal's 20 oz Ribeye is $50. Grilled oysters were fabulous - garlicky and cheesy. Chopped salad was consistency of slaw but very good with their vinaigrette dressing. We ordered the Hal's Ribeye cooked Medium and it came out more Medium-Rare and spit onto 2 plates. Get the creamed spinach. We added sauteed mushrooms & asparagus - nothing fancy, just darn good.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMPricey, but worth itWe went to Hal's for the steak, and found some of the best filet you will ever have. Good wine list, generous pours, amazing deserts, and outstanding service. Definitely going back again!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMApprochable Upscale - Worth it!My boyfriend took me on a date night to Hal's on a Friday evening. The location, the atmosphere, and the quality of the food & beverage make Hal's a perfect place for a special occasion outing or a nice evening out. Not so good for kids, great for adults. Great taste, presentation, and quality for the food makes it worth the slightly higher prices. The service was commendable and the wait staff was very knowledgeable, personable, and timely - a great combo! The upper patio where we dined was slightly quieter and more intimate than the larger, main dining area. I recommend reservations on the weekend. Complementary valet parking for tip. ! Our res was at 9pm and they seated us immediately, the system was very well organized. I'll be back!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time in for us, hadFirst time in for us, had heard about the killer filets and they were right. The fried lobster with huge chunks of lump crab app was pricey but somehow worth it. Good wine list with a mix of standbys and interesting unknowns. Service was very professional, attentive without being intrusive. Will be back soon.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful meal, great waiter!Everything was timed perfectly. No feeling of being rushed whatsoever. We will be back!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great experienceWe had a great experience at Hal's! I'd had some concerns about noise based on other reviews, but we didn't find it a problem - energetic, but not loud. Our steaks were perfect, the sides were delicious and our waiter friendly and accommodating. Would highly recommend!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMClassic Buckhead SteakhouseNear perfect steak, impeccable service in a classic Buckhead setting (think eccentric lawyers, drunk divorcees singing with the piano man in the bar, a lot of plastic surgery).5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Experiencechecked in - went to the bar - couple drinks - a cigar - no pressure to sit - checked back in and was immediately seated one hour after original reservation. that was great. fried oysters were very good, ny strip prepared per order, good glass (2) of wine; #504, chilean sea bass per order. already made reservations for 5/25 for the return visit. would recommend highly. note-we do like the ruth's chris in buckhead, but for comparable pricing we like hal's for the ability to smoke a good cigar (indoors), and have a "club-sized" drink poured. it didn't hurt that Dan Aykroyd was next to me at the bar-so we got to chat a bit.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMbest butter steaks in town nice jobthe new generation bones not so stuffy better younger crowd. bar very busy, good drinks. great group of professional people.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I keep comingMy wife and I keep coming back and have never had a bad meal. Some neighbor friends joined us and really enjoyed their meal. Love this place and when I need my steak fix this is it. Can't wait to return!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent but....LOVE Hals', but the corkage fee is ridiculous. $35?5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMI took customers to Hal'sI took customers to Hal's for dinner and we were all very pleased with the quality and quantity of the entres and the sides. The service was attentive without being overbearing. I would recommend Hal's to anyone looking for a great meal!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat First Time Experience...My wife and I consider ourselves to be “foodies” and sometimes “food snobs”. We have eaten at steak houses from Chicago, to New York, to New Orleans, to Las Vegas. I must say that the filet that I had at Hal’s on Saturday night was, by far, the best flavored and prepared piece of prime beef that I have ever had the pleasure of feasting on. We had the lobster bisque, which was also incredible. Our server, Andre, was extremely polite, helpful, and knowledgeable of the menu and items. His recommendations, for us first time Hal’s diners, were spot on. We highly recommend this restaurant when in Atlanta. Hats off to you, your wait staff, you service staff, and especially your chefs.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter 15 years in Atlanta,After 15 years in Atlanta, we finally tried Hals and the only regret is we didn't go sooner. The food was some of the best we've had in Atlanta. Steaks cooked and seasoned to perfection. A lobster/crab appetizer that was to die for. The sea bass special was superb and even the duck that one in our party ordered was perfectly prepared. It's amazing that they could do such a variety of dishes so well.
The great food was marked by equally great service. Our waiter was extremely experienced and knowledgeable, but not haughty.
The only slight downside was the vibrant bar scene does overflow a little into the dining area-- adding some unwelcome volume and a little smoke. Although the noise adds to the fun,I could do without the smoke.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the BEST bone-in filet.We had the BEST bone-in filet. It was amazing!!! The service was great and the wine list was extensive. We had an amazing experience!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMthis was our second time eatingthis was our second time eating at Hals and it was as great as it was the first time, the food is AMAZING !! from the appitizers to the steaks to the bread pudding,
AMAZING!!!!!!! AMAZING, AMAZING !!!!!!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMShawn was great and the filletShawn was great and the fillet was as great as ever. My client was impressed which is exactly what i needed. I can't wait to go back.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFood here has been excellentFood here has been excellent EVERY time, every meal.
Service is second to none.
If you want a great steak and the opportunity to drink a good wine with it, go.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe automatic gratuity forThe automatic gratuity for 5 people was a shock and should have been told never had such added for such a small party, would have tipped 20% if we would have known about automatic gratuity, that's disappointing in otherwise nice restaurant.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant for a businessGreat restaurant for a business dinner! Excellent food and great service!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMHal'ssteaks and filets areHal'ssteaks and filets are the best in town, but don't forget their rack of lamb and veal piccata. Start with Oysters Lebo and finish with Makers Mark Bread Pudding. OUTSTANDING4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBEst Steak in AtlantaBest Steak in Atlanta, a must stop everytime I'm in town.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a very nice evening.We had a very nice evening. The food was great, waiter was sharp and on the ball and vibrant4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is always top notch.The food is always top notch. I think they have the best steaks in the city and their appetizers are delicious. Service is great.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently superior foodConsistently superior food and service. The best duck entrée in Atlanta.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at Hals and will go backEnjoyed our evening out. The steaks were the best we have ever had. The Salmon was also incredible. Wine selection was also great. Good service3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOur dinner was awesome, theOur dinner was awesome, the service excellent, meal very good. Would recommend this location3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall experience was great.Overall experience was great. Didn't like having to wait to be seated due to staff meeting at 5 when a reservation was made. I was told this is daily meeting. May considered blocking that time for reservations3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is soooo good!!!The food is soooo good!!! Something that people overlook is how relaxed they make you feel.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFinest in Atlanta!One of the finest, or maybe the finest, restaurant in the Atlanta area. First visit was maybe 20 years ago and it has been superb each time we visit. Pricey, yes, but well worth it.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI had an out of town guestI had an out of town guest who wanted a great steak. I did not want to go to any of the chains and also wanted something that was a little different. Hals has been the answer to these two questions for years and did not disappoint my guest or me. This is a go to steak house when you do not want to worry about the outcome.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Steak!The best steak I've ever eaten! My wife and I visit on special occassions, especially on our wedding anniversary, and are always pleased with the food and service. Thanks Hal!2/16/2013 12:00:00 AM