Hal's - Buckhead

4.7
3340 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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JB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Steak was a bit over cooked. All sides were delicious. Highly recommend the lobster Mac and cheese.

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JN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Hal's 4 times now. The steak literally melts in your mouth, in addition to being Prime- what a combination. It is a noise environment just by the nature of the seating, but the food far outweighs that. We have our company Christmas dinners there every year.

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Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food. Energetic crowd. Great wine selection with reasonable prices for a bottle.

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JH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Loud, slow service, disinterested waiter, Veal Picata was over cooked and chewy

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MB
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

What a fantastic culinary experience! Everything, with a couple of exceptions was wonderful. The bone-in ribeye was probably the best I've ever had. The lobster appetizer, lobster bisque, asparagus and deserts were all wonderful. The not so good was the "old fashioned" cocktail and the location of our table which was directly outside the upper level elevator and stairwell. This alone almost ruined the evening.

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HP
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived a little early but were still seated while we waited on the third member of our party. Great beer, wine, and steak. The waiter was on point as was the food. Excellent steak.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff in beyond exceptional, service is impeccable and the food is fabulous. Has always been one of my Atlanta / Buckhead favorites for years!

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JP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an unbelievable experience! Started with great personnel that greeted us! Fantastic waitress ! There is nothing better than having great people to present some very creative food. All the unique blends of flavors created a fantastic experience. Thanks for a wonderful evening! We are already planning our next visit.

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SP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! This place never disappoints. Consistently amazing food, service, and ambiance. It's not wonder it's called "the steak house" !!

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L
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I thought smoking had been banned throughout Atlanta???? So disgusting to go to a nice restaurant and have the smell of cigars and cigarettes wafting through the building. Also the noise level is unbearable. We requested a table upstairs and while it was not as loud it was still too much. Maybe I am getting too old to got there!!! HOWEVER - you can't find a better a better steak anywhere!

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D
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great meal as always, but’s it’s SO loud. Obnoxiously so.

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Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, our waiter name was Jeff! He was perfect. He was very attentive and prompt. The drinks were on point. The service was excellent.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

Food and service were outstanding. Two issues, however: first, it was extremely loud (and this was a Monday evening!). Second, and more important, Hal’s is a smoking establishment (which I did not know beforehand else I would not have gone). Again, great food, but we won’t go again. Too loud and far too smelly.

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O
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for our team building dinner before attending a concert at nearby Chastain.

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KM
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food , great vibes will most definitely go again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Hal’s and it is hands down best steak we have had in Atlanta! We will definitely be back!

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B
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Anniversary

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GB
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is worth the price. If I"m going to pay bucks for a steak, it's worth the money here. The servers are great.

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

What a great experience. Food and service were top shelf. Really enjoyed music too.

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

My wife could not stop talking about how great her Filet was prepared.

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Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hal's is our choice for every special occasion, service is the best anywhere - no rushing and when the steaks arrive at the table the talking stops, they melt in your mouth.

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S
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Portions of Food has went down compared to times before. Truffle Mac and Cheese not the same.

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TS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My first experience at Hal’s was amazing. Shawn the server was attentive and very helpful. Can’t wait to try again

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AS
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very nice special occasion dinner. Excellent service from Jamie on the second floor.

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AM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Hal's has always been a favorite. (20+ years) This visit, while "it's still Hal's", the restaurant was very busy and staff was juggling to keep things flowing smoothly. Hal's is usually a well oiled machine deeply rooted in quality of service. Classic high end steakhouse you won't be disappointed. Best to choose a week night if you're looking for that well oiled service expected from a top notch establishment.

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Meal was fantastic. My seventeen year old son said “It was the best steak I’ve ever had.”.

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

We like to go on special occasions and always have a great experience.

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BC
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jamie was awesome! Great dinner as usual. Had the special - bone in filet...melted in my mouth like butter!

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1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love hals, the saved my life. I started choking and one of the guys rushed to my rescue and Heimlich Maneuver and dislodged the steak, I am very grateful.

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RO
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Parts of the restaurant can be quite noisy. We had a table for two in a very quiet part of the front of the first floor.

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RA
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I know this is an Atlanta establishment but this place is average at best! The decor is old, the hostess’s are dressed like cheerleaders at an NBA game. To add insult to injury the “entertainment” was terrible. Bad cover songs sung even more poorly. All in all an average place. There are much better places in Atlanta.

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

One of the great steak houses in the country. Prime beef cooked to perfection. Certainly compares to Bern's in Tampa for beef. Noisy main room but great people watching. If you want a quieter experience call to reserve upstairs.

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AT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hal’s is the best steakhouse in Atlanta. Incredible food, intimate environment and great service. We are never disappointed

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k
Atlanta
37 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

other than the cigar smoke everything was excellent. service was terrific.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a great meal!

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak ever.

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B
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I really wish they didn't allow smoking at the bar, it makes the entire main dining unpleasant for those of us who are allergic.

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