Hal's - Buckhead

4.8
4312 Reviews
$50 and over
Steak
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.

DRESS CODE: To ensure a quality experience for all of our guests and to meet our standard of service, our dress code will be strictly enforced. NOT ALLOWED: Beach Flip Flops & Slides, Baseball Caps, Beanies, T-Shirts (only collared-shirts allowed), Sweat Pants & Jogging Pants, Baggy Pants, Shorts with Sneakers, Sweatshirts & Hoodies, Sport Leggings, Athletic / Active Wear, Clothing that is overly exposing, Extreme Short Shorts/Dresses/Skirts.

Your comfort is our priority; however, we do not feel that overly casual attire is acceptable for our restaurant. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. Thank you, Management
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4312 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTommy
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Awesome food!!!
I don’t think I would ever go on a Saturday night again. It’s just too loud and too much commotion, but the food is out of this world!!!
Hal’s has the best steaks in town and don’t let anybody tell you otherwise!

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AnnaM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible from start to finish. Our waiter ordered for us and knocked it out of the park! So good! Will make a tradition!

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GadWoodall
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience every time I go. I have no complaints and wish they were closer to our home.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing food! Lobster White Truffle Mac and cheese, bone-in filet, creamed spinach and cream brûlée. Happy Birthday to me!

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Steph
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dinner was excellent...as always! Love Hal's! The filets were cooked perfectly, and the oysters were delicious. Hal's is our go-to place for special occasions and when we need a great steak.

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TeshaA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was really good! My waiter had a very good attitude.

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AldyO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Hal’s was amazing, the service was excellent. Our server Bryan was amazing, and very polite. The food was very delicious as well.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’m a host and I work at a steakhouse and the food here was EXCELLENT! It was cooked to perfection, our server Al was a amazing and very attentive, and the value? you can’t beat it. I will definitely be back and I’m bringing everyone with me! This experience was delightful, thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely be coming back! Food was absolutely delicious

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TiaH
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our reservation was acknowledged immediately and we were sat promptly. The wait staff was efficient and friendly. Great experience. Even better food

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vipLeslieS
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as ever!

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vipKathyL
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was incredible! Fun, friendly and personable, knowledgeable about the wine list, and an overall delight to have! We were treated to a table side magician show that was absolutely amazing and truly appreciated the personal entertainment! Food was delicious from oysters to gumbo, salads, steaks and fish with lump crabmeat and dessert and coffee to finish off a very delightful evening!

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NatD
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Setting too small. Drinks mediocre. Service great. Food was ok. Dessert was not good.

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Tiffany
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 9th Anniversary . You can tell the workers strive to make sure you have a Great Experience from when we walked in to when we left! All the workers knew what occasion everyone was celebrating so you receive random congratulations! Our waiter was Awesome and the food was Great! The truffle Mac and Cheese was delicious! I didn't realize how big the place was until I went to the bathroom. It was kind of crowded because of big parties but we sat down immediately, was placed in a nice cozy space that wasn't too crowded, the service was quick, and our waiter was helpful! This was our 1st time there and we were very pleased. We already recommended this place to our friends!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and delicious!! Hal’s NEVER disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience1

I was so excited to eat for the first time in over a year at my favorite steakhouse, Hal’s! While the food was exceptional, the service was mediocre but even worse they are taking zero COVID precautions. Other than waiters wearing masks, tables are stacked on top of one another, there is zero social distancing, and it felt very unsafe. While I have my vaccine I can assure you not everyone in there, stacked on top of one another, did. Very disappointed to see such reckless disregard for safety protocols. I guess the almighty buck are the rules this restaurant cares about. I won’t be back for a long, long time. They should be embarrassed.

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MiguelP
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first experience at Hal’s and it was worth every penny we spent! Everything we ate was delicious and perfect. The steaks were juicy and perfectly cooked. The service was also exceptional. Can’t wait to go back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat dining at Hal’s.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious

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vipAngie
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice and delicious. Our son and his three friends were with us and we were treated to a wonderful meal.

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mrcpa35
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always Great!

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vipbillH
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love Hals. It would to loud for me but they always give me a seat over by the windows on the first floor:)

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vipPamelaH
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service! Our server Heath was amazing, our friends were so impressed on how knowledgeable he was on the wine selections and the menu. Everyone had an incredible experience.

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shaneS
Cancun
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food for price . Service was excellent and fast

JM
JasonM
Savannah
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Fantastic place will definitely be going back . Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Hals was pretty good. The steak was overcooked but very tasty so I wasnt upset. The lobster appetizer was absolutely delicious! And our waiter was very good. The main issue I had was they stuck us in a tiny tiny table on an enclosed patio area then seated two large parties on either side of us and the noise level was astonishing! To the point where we couldnt even talk to each other. So when I paid the $300 bill I felt like I was robbed of a fine dining experience. So I probably will not be coming back.

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MichaelE
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. A throw back to the Sinatra era in terms of it's great food, entertainment, top notch service, great drinks, cozy ambiance. Let me say I celebrated my brother's birthday there and it was a true "Rat-Pack" type of good time! We ate, had drinks flowing, listened to good music ... the house was packed, smoked our cigars, and dined on the best steaks and seafood in Atlanta! The Lobster bites and Calamari appetizer is to die for! I can't wait to go back this Friday or Saturday just to hang out with the wife! Thanks for a great time Hal's!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Hal’s! It is one of our favorite places to eat and the service and food never disappoints.

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Eric
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best old school steakhouse in Atlanta. Best food, service and experience.

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Allie
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We’ve been waiting to go to Hal’s for years and it does not please me to say that we were severely disappointed. The appetizer was good (grilled oyster special), free garlic bread was good, dessert was good (cheesecake) but none of that really matters because my $60 steak was cooked terribly. I ordered my steak medium rare and when I got to the middle it was raw, practically purple. Looked more raw than seared tuna. We didn’t have time to wait for a new steak to be prepared and have the other get cold, so our server said I could “take it home and air fry it”? We were not going home right after so I had to leave over half of it and was not comped whatsoever. Again, a $60 steak at what’s supposed to be one of the best steakhouses in Atlanta.

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JulieQ
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Hals have never been disappointed - Steaks are perfection - sides are the best. The staff is always great... i have never had a bad experience with service or food. It is our go to special occasion place - we travel from Powder Springs to enjoy .

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Throughly enjoyed the experience! The atmosphere is very live and sexy! Dinner was tasty from the oysters to the filet and ribeye!

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SpencerP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Service was great. No complaints

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IvCi
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The food and the service at Hal's were phenomenal. My only complaint is the restaurant was packed. There was no social distancing or Covid protocols in place other than the staff was wearing masks. Tables were close and they were full to the brim. It's expensive but definitely will return after Covid.

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Dfieha
Atlanta
46 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

First off, if you have no concerns about COVID-19, this is the place for you. There is little if any social distancing. I had to request our table be moved to a more isolated area even though I specifically requested this in my reservation.
The bar doesn't know how to make a proper Manhattan. Had to send that back 3 times. Dion the bartender was most accommodating, and the cocktail was strong if unrewarding in flavor.
As for the food, after the hype, I found it to be mediocre. I ordered the oyster appetizer & they were tiny! The veal piccata was like shoe leather. My husband enjoyed his huge portion of osso bucco. We split a house salad which was unremarkable.
There are far too many better steakhouses in Atlanta & I passed at least 5 on my way to this one. Best part of the meal, the tiramisu & the service from Jim.

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Kaisala
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I asked for a booth near a window, not realizing there are no booths. We were put in a corner nook with a view of the street. I almost asked to be re-seated, but it was an okay spot. I just don't like having only one way in and out. I don't hear all that well, so I realized that I was talking loud... it was still okay though. It was normal chatter throughout the restaurant.

Our server and another guy helping our table were super nice, but our server was quite forgetful. He was extra patient with us since we kept getting sidetracked catching up. He came back maybe five or six times before we finally ordered, but once we got started it was off to the races. Our only discomfort was when he momentarily pulled down his mask while talking. He quickly pulled it back up, but our eyes got big especially with us being in such a small space.

What do I mean forgetful? I asked for water with no ice... ice. We asked for an additional side... he offered to put in an order like we never asked for it... then it came as the food was being boxed up. We were given the option to box our own food vs have them box it. We should have done it ourselves or at least looked in our carryout bags to see what they put inside. This was not our server though. Our sides ended up in the other person's boxes. Thankfully, the sides were what was mixed up instead of the main dishes. We would have had to throw them out. We purposely didn't share any of our main dish because we didn't eat what the other had. I got fish. She got steak (I know, I know... it was her birthday). Her dessert was complimentary and delicious. ALL of the food was exceptional including the bread brought before dinner.

Valet was, of course, most convenient. The $5 plus tip was worthwhile. We had zero wait to be assisted coming and going. The doorman was also appreciated. I would definitely come again. The next time, I'll ask for a seat near the front of the house so I can enjoy the piano music being played near the entry.

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vipAJM1
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still one of the best restaurants in Atlanta. Great service, great food, and exceptional bartenders!

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MoeJ
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and customer service. We will definitely visit again.

FAQs

Hal's - Buckhead offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 261-0025.

Hal's - Buckhead is rated 4.8 stars by 4312 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.