Hal's - Buckhead

4.7
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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.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.5
ambience
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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J
Atlanta
90 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Consistently a great dining experience despite slow valet, and tables to close to others.

M
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was a throwback to when life was simpler. The service spot on and the meal absolutely amazing!

OT
Atlanta
53 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at this restaurant. My group of three got here early and we had seats at the bar. Had such a good time at the bar we passed up are table and stayed there. As busy as they were I am sure they were ok. We had dinner at the bar. Food and a service was excellent. The bartenders gave us such great service we were so happy. Could not have asked for a better night. Great friends and a great restaurant!!!

RT
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food will be back!

BD
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Filet au Poive was outstanding - perfectly cooked and super tender. Really enjoyed the crispy brussel sprouts and chargrilled oysters as well. Service was top notch. I've been wanting to try out Hal's for some time, and it didn't disappoint. Hal's has a lot of dining space and keeps packing diners in, which explains its longevity.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice evening

OT
Atlanta
54 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from everyone one and food was perfect. Would always recommend this restaurant!

V
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fantastic. All of the staff was impeccable. Would definitely go again

OT
Atlanta
54 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar service was excellent for my party. Service was excellent for dinner. Great food and STRONG drinks. No complaints with getting served strong drinks. Love this place and will be back soon.

A
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hals is my favorite steakhouse ever. The steaks here are better than anywhere else I have ever been nationally and internationally. The ambiance is makes this place a “must see” I love people watching, I love the live music and most of all the incredible service I get when I can clearly see the place is slammed. Those employees work harder than I have seen in a long time. The wait is well worth the experience and the service. I worked in hospitality for ten years and I have never seen a stronger team push so hard and so consistently. It’s not your average place. It has such a full house night after night for a reason! I bow to the management and absolutely admire that this has no replica. Everyone loves a mom and pop restaurant!!!!!! Don’t ever leave our neighborhood!!

r
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff great food great value. Hal’s never disappoints

W
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined for Valentines Dinner with a reservation and it was still very crowded but that was expected. We did wait for a little time to sit as we had drinks and then we were seated. It did not take long to get orders in and food came out quickly. Server was very on top of things and as we were enjoying our food and then a dessert as well. The food was great as always and we will always return no matter what day it is. I always recommend this place as it’s a very good place to dine no matter what occasion. Thanks again for a great night.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The staff was very personable. Eating by candlelight with some nice music playing in the background made the vibe very relaxed and comfortable.

JP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a 9:30 reservation for the 15th. We arrived at 9:29 to a mad house. Elbow to elbow. Finally plowed to the desk and was told we were checked in but it would still be a 30-45 minute wait. We decided to leave and go somewhere else. We were looking forward to the famous Hal’s but were severely disappointed.

JH
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Horrible experience. Restaurant was severely overcrowded and unsafe. Entrance/egress was completely blocked with people and no management control. We were seated 45 minutes late only because we continue the front desk. Front desk staff was overwhelmed, unfriendly and not in control. My fiancé was visiting from California and we were looking for a nice dinner. We finally got seated, but the dining room was also overcrowded and uncomfortable. Waiter was pleasant and apologetic. By the time our food came, my fiancé was fed up so we left without eating. She complained without profanity to the front desk and Sammy told her to be a lady and ended up telling us to leave and don’t come back. We were also escorted out by a security guard. I have dined at Hal’s before, clearly this evening the place was out of control. We felt very unsafe due the entrance being completely blocked by people. They also allow smoking in the bar area which is adjacent to the kitchen.
Don’t waste your money here, there are better and safer restaurants close by.
Thanks Hal’s for a miserable experience and upsetting my fiancé.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waited a while for our table, over an hour, even with reservations... but they made it up to us with a nice bottle of wine. So all good! Food was exceptional!

V
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food5service5ambience2

Had a reservation and still got seated an hour later with a host staff that was very rude. They couldnt even give an estimate on the wait and there seemed to be no rhyme or reason as to how they were seating people. I get that restaurants are busy, but the disorganization completely ruined our experience. Sitting down to eat dinner at 10:00 pm at night after being told “we would be seated shortly” wasn’t ideal.

AR
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience5

This is absolutely my favorite restaurant and the food is amazing. However I made reservations on January 25 for eight people and tried to up it to 11 seven days prior. I was told they weren’t sure if they would be able to do that or not so, I arrived at the restaurant 45 minutes prior to my reservation and told him that I had three extra people. I was told they would see what they could do. At 8:15 PM we were still waiting at the bar. Finally at 9 PM 45 minutes after my original reservation they sat us but only nine of us. Two people were standing there and ended up leaving the restaurant even after I told the hostess we did not have to sit together. Very disappointed and now I’ve lost 2 friends

LL
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was the first time at this restaurant and we were very impressed with the meal. The filet was the absolutely best I had every tasted, it literally melted in our mouths. The sides were superb and the tiramisu dessert was to die for. The restaurant was extremely busy due to the fact it was Valentines weekend but well worth it.

J
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I’ve been to Hal’s, it has been an awesome experience. It is my wife and my favorite steak house in Atlanta

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food4service3ambience1

I made a reservation for 2 over a month in advance. We were seated at a two person table 2 feet from the bar on the side and right next to the main passageway to the other tables. We were constantly being bumped into, adjusting our plate and glass positions so they wouldn’t be knocked off. Our bread bowl was knocked off the table by someone walking by. If felt like people were literally on top of us the entire meal. That shouldn’t happen when spending $300 - $400 on a meal.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience from start to finish. Felt really intimate and cozy. Steak was cooked to perfection! The Lobster Libeau was amazing!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daddy Daughter Annual Valentines Dinner

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience3

When servers at the restaurant make racial comments about my race and point to our table, that is not a pleasant experience. For that reason we won't come back.

Our friend Bobby who was serving our table was excellent. We felt welcomed and he even guided us through the menu. Food without doubt was great as well. The steak was cooked to my request and seasonee well. Good food and good service from Bobby. But the unpleasant racial comments I heard from servers only allow such low rating.

OT
Atlanta
54 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great a valentines dinner and a great night. Thank you too the Staff at Hal’s. The food and service was top quality and could not ask for anything more.

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and impeccable food! New favorite.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience1

The food was not as good as previous experiences I have had. I was a little disappointed in the quality for such and expensive dinner.

EC
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Valentines Day dinner. The sea bass melted in my mouth and had the perfect sear and the bone in filet was outstanding. Service (Michael) was top notch as well. It is pricey but definitely worth it. I will definitely be back.

RG
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was wonderful, better than Chops

JL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Nothing special. We much prefer New York Prime.

JZ
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely valentines dinner at Hal's! The food and drinks were outstanding! We split alot because the portions are large but so good! Look forward to another date night soon 😊

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was excellent! Some of the best steaks we have ever had! Service was superb! Highly recommend!!

CN
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines dinner a little darker than necessary for the meal hard to see menu and get eyes adjusted
Food and service were great as always

OT
Atlanta
54 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend’s birthday had a great experience. Every thing from the bartenders downstairs to the waiter upstairs. Food was excellent and STONG drinks. Love this place and will always come back and recommend to everyone!!!

b
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my first time at Hal’s and I was blown away. Service was superb and the food was very good!
It has great energy, but it is very loud. We were fortunate to be on the patio where it was semi private.
I would certainly go back. Loved it!
Thank you for a great dining experience.

CG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though I’ve lived here my whole life, this was my first time at Hal’s. The hype was justified. Service was impeccable and the food was simply unbelievable. My second visit will be very soon!

ND
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The legend remains...Hal’s is the best Atlanta has to offer!

AH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the ambiance was really nice. Definitely a great place for adult dinning. The food was amazing and Chaz our server was the BOMB!!!!!

OT
Atlanta
54 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent food. They always have the best of both. Will always come back!

KT
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food! the garlic bread is insane, steak was delicious, service was awesome. highly recommend!