Hal's - Buckhead

4.8
3377 reviews
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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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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak house in the world. My wife and I have literally been on search for the last year to find a better steakhouse, and our search has unequivocally failed. Hal's is simply unbeatable.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. No corkage tho :(

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place has the best staff and steaks in the city!

SJ
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal! Loved the magician who came by the table at the end of the night. Service was outstanding, also.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love old school but the smoke is too much

A
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Our server was awful. Slow, inattentive. Waited about 15 minutes for our wine which we got after we asked a different waiter about it. Spoke with the manager who said he would call me to discuss but to date has not. The food and wine was outstanding! I like this wine list very much.

LA
Atlanta
40 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great sea bass. Fun bar area.

FH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

The restaurant is large and noisy, more like a bar than a restaurant.When arriving it was difficult to find the desk to check in because of a dense crowd of people. On explaining that we had a reservation we were told a couple of minutes while our tablewas prepared. It was a long wait and we realized the reservation meant nothing, we were at the back of the line of people without reservations. When asking oneof the staff members about the wait the reply was "Oh, the reservation means nothing" with a big smile.
When we got to a table it was tiny and we were crammed in. Our waiter, Scott, though, was excellent and the steaks were very very good, although what I call Southern style which means very soft.
For a total bill of $360 for 2 I would have expected a less raucous atmosphere and certainly more polite and efficient reception. Thanks to Scott and food we still enjoyed our evening.

C
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I think because we ate late, at 8:15, the kitchen was low on crabmeat as our trout with crabmeat has 3 small pieces of crab on it and no sauce. So it tasted like ordinary fried fish.

AL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a birthday dinner this past Saturday. Our waiter and the food was amazing. Unfortunately, we were sitting next to a very obnoxiously loud party. One member of there party was unapologetically rude to our table and the situation escalated. Hal's management, waitstaff and security immediately intervened and made the rest of the evening a very pleasant experience. Things happen and we appreciate their attention and courtesy. Not to mention the food and drinks were absolutely amazing!

JE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service was outstanding but restaurant was crowded and noisy. Hard to hear for even a table of two. would not recommend it if you plan on having a lot of conversation.

s
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scott our waiter was good, made great suggestions. The steak my husband ordered was perfectly cooked, I got the sea bass was excellent. Scott brought out a dessert for my husband's birthday-delicious and perfect for the 4 of us! We will definitely be back!

CB
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Doesn’t disappoint!

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DK
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were excellent. I will return at an earlier time, because the noise level got louder and louder. The tables are quite close together. Not good for a quiet dinner unless you arrange for that ahead of time in a private area.

MJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing great service great food.

VA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I got the Au poivre filet but I wanted the bone in filet. It was a bit salty. Next time I will get the bone- in rib eye . The masked potatoes were salty next time I will get the mac and cheese. The brussel sprouts also salty next time I will get the creamed Spinach. The ambiance was great minus how dark it was we could not see a single thing and I am not old and I don't wear glasses. Loved the service the bar the music the wine all outstanding. I would like to return.

GD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service but I guess that is what things cost these days

t
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

service was great, food too, but too damn noisy. I wont be back.

IG
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great steak at Hal’s. Good Scotch selection.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Loved the fresh fish entrees

Y
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a nice dinner at Hal’s. The server was very professional and nice.

OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 1

I’d like to say the food was absolutely amazing! Perfectly cooked steaks and delicious sides. However, I found the execution to be severely lacking. Dirty silverware, dirty decanter... etc. Furthermore, birthday dessert was delivered while we were still eating dinner. Very poor timing.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

MG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great energy. We had 8:30pm reservations waited 15 minutes at the bar and then were seated. I really liked our server kind and funny. It was my husbands 50th birthday he ordered chicken and mashed potatoes he loved it said it was well seasoned. I ordered the rack of lamb and creamed spinach. Very intimate atmosphere. I was very pleased.

DH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, and wonderful way to celebrate my wife’s birthday!!

DL
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

This restaurant was recommended to me from a friend. The food was delicious. I had never had a bone in filet. The service was great. The noise level is a little much. I felt like I was screaming over the table the entire meal.

W
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Jeff did a great job as our server tonight! It was our 12th anniversary and the restaurant put us in a quiet corner at our request...perfect. We did cocktails before dinner with oysters. Delicious. Then we shared a Caesar Salad followed by her 14oz filet and my bone-in ribeye. Both steaks came out exactly as we ordered. The mushrooms side and the Brussels sprouts sides were great. It was a meal worthy of the celebration!

CP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with family for my birthday dinner. Most of the staff was aware that my son had flown in to surprise me! They were terrific and so accommodating. It was our server's last night after 13yrs. He was a pleasure. Food was outstanding!

SP
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and such a fun atmosphere! We will definitely be back!

BM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hal's restaurant is a hidden gem. The food was great, service was awesome, and the atmosphere is mixed with and young to old crowd but still very classy!

VB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great except for a table of obnoxiously loud people in the upstairs room with us. Their loud laughing and shouting disrupted our whole dinner. We complained to the server who told us that they are regulars. It would have been great if someone had asked them to hold it down.

a
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ladies birthday dinner

RM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always... best steak anywhere!

KB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best spot in Atlanta

JH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best steak in Atlanta. Exceptional food and service.

DB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sean was our waiter and he was excellent. Food was superb and the wine was wonderful.

r
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not having visited Hal's in a couple of years, I was curious to see how time had affected its quality. I think it has gotten better. The service is on a par with Tiny Lou's, Chops, La Grotta and other superstars in the Atlanta dining scene. Hal's has a way of making the routine extraordinary, like ordering a protein on a Caesar salad and getting a dynamite low carb meal. In this case the crispy veal salad was a perfect entree. The right amount of "crisp," plenty of flavor, texture and visual appeal. The rest of the meal was as well prepared and flavorful. It won't be another couple of years before our return to this Atlanta classic.

JB
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful night celebrating a friend's 60th birthday. Wait staff was excellent and the food was great. We would definitely come back to Hal's.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. 2nd floor location was nice, until a drunk woman at the bar forgot how to talk at a normal volume. Bartender, there are many ways to handle this - don’t be lazy. Keep Hal’s classy. Otherwise, it turns into another touristy steak place that locals don’t want to go to.

That said, great servers (best in the business, in my view) and food as always.

Finally, I would start requiring “well kept “ denim and no tennis shoes. Sad to have to state this, but it’s reality - some people need direction.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service as always. Hal’s is always a favorite

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