Hal's - Buckhead
Hal's - Buckhead

Hal's - Buckhead

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hals.net/
  • Phone: 4042610025
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Bar opens at 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Garcia
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Restaurant buy-outs are available. Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Sammy or MImmo 4042610025
  • Entertainment: Piano Bar featuring a wide variety of music.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Piedmont & Habersham
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is complimentary. Self-park private lot also available.
A word from Hal's - Buckhead
A restaurant that triumphs in taste over trend, Hal's is not the typical highbrow restaurant so often equated with food of this quality. It is a place of white table cloths, flowers, warm brick, & candlelight.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Hal's - Buckhead reviews from OpenTable diners
235 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (146)vibrant bar scene (112)neighborhood gem (108)notable wine list (91)fit for foodies (87)hot spot (85)good for groups (72)romantic (71)late-night find (29)scenic view (8)great for outdoor dining (3)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Incredible Steaks...but a bit noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Quite simply THE best steak I have ever had. Service was impeccable. Noise level...a bit too loud to carry on a decent conversation.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hals is a great Atlanta steakhouse
    R2D3
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I had a great evening at Hals and the staff is what I expect every staff to be like. Fun, entertaining, and knowledgeable. I enjoyed the complementary bites at the bar before dinner and the conversation I had with other patrons. After sitting down our service was immediate and very professional. The appetizers were excellent, carpaccio and bisque, and we enjoyed a salad course, Hals chopped salad, that was just a tad over dressed for my taste. My date had a gorgeous steak and I went for the lambchops. I was not very impressed with this dish and don't think I'd order it again.They were the smallest chops I've ever had and we're drowned in a sauce and the temperatures were inconsistent. I feel as though that dish could be improved.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    CW83
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The steak was very good and our server was outstanding. But, I can't say this is the best steak I've ever had. I was a little annoyed they charge you $2.50 for a cup of coffee after eating a $200 meal. It's little things that keep it from being great.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but surprisingly bad srvc
    Calhog
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Waiter messed up from beginning to end. Hopefully he was having an off night and this wasn't typical. Messed up wine order, which wasn't too big of a deal, but took exceptionally long . He forgot salads, brought our food after long wait, charged us for two extra glasses of wine, then he left someone else's bill with $200 in cash in it on our table. Was nice waiter, but disaster.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food but too noisy to talk
    BeenThere
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food was wonderful, but we had a table of 8 and it was so noisy, both upstairs and down (we moved upstairs but it didn't really help), that you could only talk to the person right next to you. We had a great time, but won't go back with a large party.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food always!!!
    WineLover
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    With Hal's you can't go wrong. The steaks are excellent. The Chilean Sea Bass is also a favorite. The wine list is superb! Once you experience Hal's, you'll be hooked!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely the Best Filet
    TWBSSR
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    On an annual trip to Buckhead we again had one of the best steaks ever. Tender, juicy delicious are a few words to describe the flavor. We recommend sitting upstairs as it is more intimate. The server, Oliver, provided just the right amount of interaction. We shall return and be delighted again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love Hal's
    LuluVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The food is always great and we always have a fun night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Rocco
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Had a wonderful dinner and our Waiter "Scott" was a pleasure. I look forward to going there again.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • loveATLdiningVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    You gotta be kidding that anyone claims Ruth Chris, Bones or Chops has anything on Hal's! Hal's is simply the best steak in Atlanta - time after time.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • How steaks & dining are meant to be
    happy
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Great ambiance, excellent food...old style cigars and fine wine/bourbon at the bar with stylist piano playing...locals favorite (and those who know steaks)...just as busy on a Monday as a Friday. It's my favorite in ATL.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the best steak ever
    Endre
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Hal's never disappoints!! always the best steak in the city!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beware the cost
    DHL1VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    It appears that Steak Houses have decided that in pricing the sky is the limit and that even outside NYC $50.00 for a steak is the perfect price point!!! Add to that comparable pricing for a piece of fish , up charging for any substitution (e.g. If you want an anchovy in a Caesar salad they will tack on $2.95 even though the recipe calls for it, $4.50 for a child to sub fried potato for spinach & $3.95 for steak sauce) and at evening end the bill will set you back on your heels! We ordered the steak medium rare and it came out raw which meant others at the table were almost through before it came back , & throughout the evening we tired of trying to get a waiters attention. It's a very expensive special occasion or expense account place .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • BillW
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    My favorite place. Mike Gallagher is a great waiter too.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a steak!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Went for our 11th anniversary - early dinner. My wife is a vegetarian so she had the Sea Bass - in her own words - It was AMAZING!! I had a nice rib eye. I hadn't had a good steak in a long time. What a treat. The wine selection - phenomenal! The service - Impeccable! It's a loud environment so I wouldn't recommend it for a "nice quiet dinner", aside from that - Outstanding!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining for the 4th time
    NiecyVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    This is always a place I would recommend for good food. We normally go when we want a really good steak. AWESOME. This time we were surprised with a remarkable appetizer. They served a deep fried lobster tail with a creamed sauce with crab meat on top. AMAZING. I would have come for that alone. They should make this a regular, a staple. Thank you again Hal's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burts
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We came to Hal's to celebrate a birthday and everything was excellent. I had the steak and it was outstanding! The service was top notch and everyone from the host to the table bus person were professional and very nice. I will be back and will make sure to tell all of my friends about the wonderful time we had at Hal's!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Alex
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Hal's never disappoints! Great meal and experience bringing my date for her first Hal's trip.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Steak
    bdaydinner
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Took my girlfriend for her birthday and she ordered a NY Strip and I got Bonein Ribey. The best steak ever. Seasoned very well. Steak just melted in your mouth. Prices very reasonable, service was very good and a little magic show at the end. Very gud night
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    LoLo
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    It's always packed and noisy during the week but the food and service are consistently amazing! Make a reservation to save yourself the wait or not getting in. Great neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best steaks in Atlanta
    JSF22VIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Forget the debate between devotees of the other two steak joints that always are talked about ... for food and cocktails, Hal's is much better. Bring your earplugs, though.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SherVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Food was tasty though somewhat limited options on the wine list. The baked oysters were outstanding. Service also quite good despite the busyness of the establishment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best steak in the city
    JLinn
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I took my parents here while they were in town from Chicago and they loved the ambiance and the food. My step dad smokes cigars so we sat at the bar for about an hour before our reservation and just enjoyed the drinks. The bartenders were also very friendly.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Service
    ServiceSnob
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Visited Hal's one Friday for dinner with my wife. I sat at bar of 20 minutes as I waited for my wife to arrive. As a result, I had a moment to experience both the bar and dining experience. The bar experience was what you would expect at a busy bar. Bartender was attractive and served my glass of wine with expected delays. The initial glass tasted spoiled, but the bartender exchanged w/o hesitation. The sitdown experience was exceptional. My steak was wonderful! Initially, it was cooked more rare than requested, but our server "Roy" recognized it before I took my first bite. Roy, remainded attentive and accommodating throughout the experience. I could not ask for better service. Thank you, Hal's, for a great eat and pleasant experience!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent as always!
    HH78
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I had been looking forward to a Hal's steak all week..... didn't disappoint!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Classic steakhouse
    MVE1961VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Hal's once again did not disappoint. Great bar scene followed by a great dinner - we ordered filet and bone-in ribeye. However, Hal's would benefit, like most, from lowering their margin on wine. 2-3x retail is annoying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too Noisy and Dark
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Took a client here on a Wednesday night for a casual business dinner. I was shocked at the amount of people there on a Wednesday. Definitely good for business, but we could barely hear anything because of the loud groups and rowdy bar area. (Not what you expect when you got to a restaurant that is that pricey.) There was a "magician" there to provide entertainment, which I didn't understand because it was mainly adults in the restaurant. Isn't that more of a family restaurant thing? It was also very dark, which made it feel awkward. Food and service was fabulous, but not the best place to have a business dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hals
    Verysad
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Went to hals to celebrate a birthday and have a romantic evening and a quiet date night in the city without the kids...food was delicious and service was great but the fact that we couldn't hear anything said between us and the large table of gentlemen in shorts and tshirts sitting beside us yelling at the football game 20 ft away that was being show in the bar area killed the moment and made it seem cheap..not what I had in mind for this restaurant. The table was wobbly and they couldn't fix it which made it worse for our $250 bill. Very sad as I had such high expectations..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too loud
    Lemon
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    It was my first visit, and I didn't expect the noise level to be so high! It's a place for groups, not a romantic date. The filet Mignon was excellent, but the atmosphere was just too loud.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Place for Birthday
    Amazed
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I took a very good friend of mine for his birthday dinner. I loved the filet and the white truffle macaroni and cheese. I let the restaurant know ahead of time and they brought out this amazing chocolate cake. The waiter was amazingly friendly and funny. Overall our dining experience was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best Steakhouse in America
    MensaFoodReviewVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    There may not be a more quintessential steakhouse experience in America than Hal's on a Wednesday or Thursday night. Two levels of blue-blazered-old-southern-big-smile deal making in wood panels and brass fixtures where smoking is still allowed. It's a frat house all grown up, where the beer is replaced with a world class wine list and self grilled burgers have become the incomparable Hal's filets. Ladies are always invited to join in the festivities, but there are no illusions here as to which gender's imagination has conjured the intoxication of this Robber Baron's paradise. I had the Filet Au Poivre medium rare Pittsburgh style with the pappercorns pressed into the meat and the sauce on the side. Doesn't get any better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hal and staff do it well
    BuckheadDawg
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Great spot, probably dine here once a month. Will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love Hal's!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Over and over we have found the steaks at Hal's to be the best in Atlanta. Our latest visit confirmed our opinion! Friendly staff, fun bar, great steaks and wonderful appetizers, salads and sides.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    Charlie
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Great spot for our business dinner. Excellent food, great service by attentive but not pushy staff. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old school, in a good way
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    It's a bit like stepping back in time (this place is NOT trendy), but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Solid food and very attentive service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hal's
    Lscotchlas
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food is best steak house in Atlanta another exceptional evening of great food and service!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband's parents thought everything was awesome! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a great server who made a special occasion even more special.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual fine dining
    ItaleedinerVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Sat in the bar and ordered slowly. Amanda was a fantastic, knowledgeable server with personality, and the food was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Geoatl
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We've been a few times. Always terrific. My first try with snapper (artichoke and mushrooms), as i usually go with steak. Fish was really terrific. All around great experience (again). We'll be back. Enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate