Hal's - Buckhead
Hal's - Buckhead

Hal's - Buckhead

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hals.net/
  • Phone: (404) 261-0025
  • 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
227 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (143)vibrant bar scene (120)neighborhood gem (102)notable wine list (101)hot spot (100)fit for foodies (92)romantic (77)good for groups (72)late-night find (26)scenic view (8)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (3)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Just what we needed!!
    DandJeffJones
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    This was a get-away weekend for me and my husband. Hal's was the perfect choice for dinner. EVERYTHING was PERFECT! The service, food, magician, wine, energy, piano man, bar, EVERYTHING was perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Less Than Impressed!
    Disappointed
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    My husband and I decided to go to this restaurant because a commenter on another restaurant site thought they were great for steaks...may be they are, but I had the Duck and it was not good. The skin did not come out crispy as they advertised. They just aren't worth recommending to anyone.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My favorite suresh house
    TheSteakhouseLover1
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I love Hal's and Stoney river was my favorite steakhouse but one I went to Hal's I was in love.
    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.
  • Excellent Meal - well made cocktails!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Service, very attentive and not overly so. Food was excellent - Bisque was rich with the right amount of sherry. Steak was cooked as instructed. I was surprised when the Trout Amandine came out fried...but it was still delicious. My wife had Manhattans, I had Martinis with blue cheese stuffed olives. We are picky about our cocktails, but nothing to pick at here - they were made to perfection. We were even surprised by a strawberry cheesecake in celebration of our anniversary. These folks treat you right. All in all a wonderful place to celebrate our25th wedding anniversary.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect romantic date to celebrate our anniversary
    AdriJones
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    My husband and I went to Hal's this past Saturday to celebrate our third wedding anniversary and had a splendid time!!! From the delicious lobster tails to our steaks, creme brulee and delicious drinks - everything was so tasty! This was not our first at Hal's, but a nice reminder of a great romantic spot we had been missing.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still going strong
    MHK6249VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Haven't been to Hal's in over a decade. Really enjoyed and plan to go back soon. Food excellent. Service excellent. A little too loud for conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THE BEST
    JoeBigApple
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food was terrific... Cooked to perfection as predicted by our server Chuck was was the best. One of favorite restaurants in ATL.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bowlegs
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The servicer Mike was top of the line. The food was soooooooo Delicious it will make you slap your momma! Next time I will make sure I get a steak, too I will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Hal's
    Fisherman
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Excellent Food - the smoky flavoring of the roasted oysters on the half shell was a fine dining experience. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the wines and helpful in answering questions about the dining choices. Our steaks were prepared to perfection. All the sides were excellent additions to the main dish. The only downside noise level - difficult to have a discussion without making our own contribution to the cacophony. So if you're a foodie and prefer the energy of a full, happy and boisterous gathering, then Hal's can't be beat.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place and cool atmosphere
    MStallings
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Great place to have dinner, food is as good as it gets. If you sit near the either bar, it will be loud.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new favorite steakhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I've been told by many that this place was great for steaks. Why did I wait so long to go! Now it's my all time favorite. I'll be a regular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hal's is great go to
    steveVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    For steak, it's always great. Great cuts, great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Air-conditioning
    Beaux
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I would highly recommend this restaurant, my server was awesome very detailed and very helpful to us and the kids with decision-making ideas for dinner but my only issue was the AC unit it was so cold it was making my food cold
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hals dinner versus drinks
    kelly
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I have frequented Hals for a drink at the bar, but had heard what awesome food there was. We generally go to Bones for special occasions but thought we would try something new. We went to celebrate a birthday for a nice dinner for 2. We had a reservation and were sat right away at a table that was so small and so claustrophobic, I asked for another table. We were sat at another table that was much better. We ordered drinks and I had the escargot that was amazing! However, the atmosphere was so hectic that it was not relaxing. In addition, there was a table next to us with 7 people and it was evident that they were getting all of the attention. Food was good, but I would certainly not go back to dine, but would go for a drink again.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still The BEST Steak in Town!!
    LuvinATL
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    As always, Hal's continues to have the best Filet I have ever had!! My husband and I consider ourselves beef connoisseurs and continually try the newer restaurants who rate highly for their steaks....Hands down....Hal's wins!! Lisa R.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Nice but very noisy and cramped downstairs. But great food and service. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    music was WAY WAY WAY too loud upstairs. couldn't converse with my client over a business dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappoints
    Largo84
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    It's a trek to Buckhead for us from the NE suburbs, but we always look forward to a special dinner at Hal's. There were 5 in our party and all enjoyed the food very much (as always).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hals on Saturday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Nice place to be seen. The filet was large but dry, rib eye was outstanding. The waiter tried to Make it right with desert but cheese cake does not replace a filet. Service was great and the other food items were good as well
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great as usual
    Chili
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Oysters, Salad, Filet and NY strip were outstanding. Great service and superb atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Sad Experience
    atlantadinerVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Hal's is an old Atlanta establishment and there was a time when it could compare to any great restaurant in the city. We have not been in a few years, and were shocked at the decline. The prices are ridiculously high for such poor food and service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Downer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    This was our first and probably last time at Hal's. It had some things to recommend it: above-average food and a friendly server. But it was overall a big dissappointment. Starters were unexceptional. The fish was very good even if the sides were a bit tasteless. My $50 steak was way undercooked; once fixed, I ate it after the sides were gone and my companion was long finished. That is not much of a dining experience in by book, especially at those prices. We were charged full boat, plus an undisclosed charge for changing a side dish. So it was a real downer, and not someplace to go to enjoy fine dining. Maybe the famous bar scene appeals to some. Happily, Atlanta has plenty of other great steakhouses, so go there instead.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best steak in Atlanta
    JSF22VIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Period. Nothing more to say. Utterly reliable, always top quality cooked perfectly.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Went for our anniversary. Food is always good, steak perfectly cooked. Mashed potatoes looked a little congealed on the top, like they had been sitting under the hot lamp, but tasted great. They were kind enough to acknowledge our anniversary, which most places don't do. Didn't feel rushed, but didn't have fabulous service. Waiters were very nice, but wait staff is so busy, that there's not attention to detail/service that you find at some of the other high-end steakhouses in town. I had accidentally dropped some food on the tablecloth, and it wasn't cleaned up - one detail I usually find in higher end restaurants. I have no expectation that someone would clean up MY mess, but it is customary that they do this in high end restaurants.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great food, and excellent service! However, note that it is a bit noisy, especially on a Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Atldine
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My expectations were high and the experience fell a little short. The steak was beautiful and delicious but I wish they would have offered a smaller portion, 12oz filet is the smallest offered. The service started out great but our server became super busy at the end and getting our check took 40 mins with us leaving frustrated.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Steaks
    JGnKT
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Reservations on a Friday night, restaurant was very busy. Went to bar and had drinks whiles waiting on for. Bar service was great with and huge selection of Wines. Hostess got us from bar when table was available. Prompt and knowledgeable device from waiter. Both of us got a steak, and both of them were fantastic. I will be back again when i am in the area again.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic!!
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Our first visit to Hal's, one word incredible. The service was impeccable, they were extremely polite and professional. The food was off the chart. Fun enviroment, and a must place for dinner. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodtek
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The bone in steaks are among the best in Atlanta. All sides are great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Food in Buckhead
    WorkTravelerVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    During a recent Buckhead visit we ate at a high end chain Steak Houses. We asked hotel van driver what he thought about our choice. He said our choice was OK. He said for his money the best place in Buckhead was Hal's. Boy, was he right! This place was packed with an enthusiastic crowd. We were seated on time. The service was a little slow to get started, but picked up. We started with a lobster appetizer special that was one of the best apps I have ever had. There is an excellent wine list with GOOD affordable wine. We enjoyed the best escargot I have had outside of France. Between all of us there we only had 2 different entree. Filet and Osso Buco. Both were some of the best of each that we have ever enjoyed. GO HERE!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Anniversary Dinner
    ATLMike
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Hal's. I had been once before for a work dinner and it was my wife's first time. This place was better then I remembered and my wife loved it. Service and food were excellent!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible Steaks...but a bit noisy
    PresidentsDad
    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
    BeenThereVIP
    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