Hal's - Buckhead

4.7
4956 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4956 people are saying
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SeanP
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again another great experience! My sister was in town from Michigan and really enjoyed the evening at Hal’s!

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vipLewisB
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My steak was wonderful! Jeff the server was fantastic!

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GregB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers helper I think his name was Rafael, he was just as amazing. He definitely needs to be promoted. Make sure he knows how great a job he did.

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vipMeterMan2
Charleston
81 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great vibe! GREAT time!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Sub par experience. First time in based on a recommendation but my experience was less than I expected. I’m normally a bones or little ally’s steak guy and will probably never return to Hal’s.

We were sat at a tiny table not even big enough for our plates. My menu was broken and the paper fell out every time I opened it. The waiter was less than attentive. It took to long for our bottle of wine to arrive and then we had to remind him about a side dish we ordered. Just things you would expect when you are spending $400 for dinner and drinks did not meet my expectations.

Finally the bar was crowded but there were two open chairs so we moved in there to sit down. They have too many chairs at the bar so I was basically rubbing up against the guy next to me the whole time. I’ve had better experiences at dive bars in buckhead.

Overall it was a 2 star dinner priced as a 5 star. Would not recommend based on this experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner

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JamesW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The appetizers were awesome; we had the calamari and the grilled oysters. This was the best steak I have had in my life. The sauce with the rack of ribs was very tasty; however the rack was small and a little tough.

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TomC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic as always!! Keep up the great work!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious but the service was amazing! Deon is a total gem!! We went to celebrate my mother’s birthday and he made sure so felt like a queen. I will for sure be back and asking for Deon!! The steak was so tender and flavorful and all the sides were delicious. Really great experience all around!

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EricH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Wait staff was cordial and efficient. Drinks were reasonably price. Over all great experience for my wife’s birthday. .

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AdamB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hal’s is always the best experience and there is no place that can top their steaks. Nobody. Hands down the best dining experience in Atlanta.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bryan with a Y was a awesome server.

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vipashleym
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience1

excellent service!!! best server ever!
no social distancing anywhere in the restaurant

BJ
BrittanyJ
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting was amazing and their customer service was top notch . Absolutely will be back , our romantic date was amazing . Very satisfied

MB
vipMoniB
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's loud, in an exciting way, and so busy, you know you're in the right place for a fabulous meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience at Hal’s!

Great food and amazing people watching.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Crowded, small table, noisy. Great food and service, but way too crowded even when seated

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vipFrankS
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hal's filet was outstanding. Escargot was delicious. Creme brulee to die for!

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was as good as I have ever had anywhere. Filet Mignon was huge, couldn't eat it all and barely finished it the next day. Initially a little surprised at the smoking but it did not detract from the overall quality of the meal and the experience too much.

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SusanG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steaks in Atlanta and absolutely great service

JR
JoshR
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Great food and atmosphere. Wait staff is attentive and friendly.

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BryanB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best filets I’ve had. Hal’s ribeye was the best ribeye I’ve had. Excellent bread and sides. The commitment to ingredient quality really shows. The service was absolutely top notch. A great place to have my wife’s birthday dinner. Highly recommend!

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vipSolanofamily
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is beautiful with live music and the food OMG the food… the cognac cooked Filet Mignon was one of the best I have tasted and my wife and I have been to some of the best steak restaurants in the country.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This was my first visit and I was pleased by my overall experience. I went for my birthday and there were a few others celebrating theirs as well, so it’s a good choice for a special occasion. The waiter, Chris, was great! He went above and beyond to take care of us. The live music was a plus. I sat downstairs, so I’m unsure if it’s the same atmosphere upstairs. However, the bar and kitchen is also downstairs which seemed a little chaotic. The main con was the smoke from the bar area that was about 10 feet away. Not what I was expecting from a fine dining restaurant. Also, the tables are extremely close which make following Covid protocols impossible.

The food and drinks were pretty good and you get decent sized portions. I was excited to try the oyster bordelaise, but they were not good. Go with the grilled oysters instead.

I recommend trying it out if you are not as concerned about the lack of space and don’t mind eating your food with a side of smoke. I will return but I rather sit upstairs for a special dinner or date night and sit downstairs at the bar for drinks only.

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JaneF
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Cigar smoker nearby definitely was a big negative! It affects what you are eating. Smokers should be segregated as they do not mind the smoke. The rest of us were choking. Big detraction... Otherwise would have been great.

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Lovie
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The ambiance was romantic and Deon our waiter was amazing. His customer service made our date night even better!

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Darthfilet
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hal’s never fails to exceed every expectation. THE best restaurant in Georgia. Amazing food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always great, but not quite as great as it once was.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and staff! Definitely highly recommend!

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FreddieV
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service. Excellent wine selection.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was birthday!! Chargrilled oysters were excellent. Filet, Brussels sprouts and Mac and cheese were delicious. Sealed the deal with chocolate cake alamode. Everything was great and service was on point!

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vipsherryc
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

KJ
KarenJ
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an anniversary date night. Service is outstanding. I mean glass of water literally stayed full. Bread came out quick. I had the lobster bisque for appetizer, delicious! Our meal was cooked to perfection. Go ahead and. Try it out. Worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYE party was excellent. Food was phenomenal as always

AM
vipAbuMalik
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and customer service - food is always consistent!

DS
vipDanielleS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Portions were super small for lamb. Very noisy in restaurant. Server was fantastic.

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Minsk
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding. Amazing service, amazing food, amazing experience. Best steakhouse in the A.

RJ
RobertJ
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An Atlanta Staple! Hal's never disappoints. The food, service and atmosphere are always incredible!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

People rave about the food here but I’d say it’s a regular steakhouse. Nothing different than a Houston’s imo. Very salty. Ambiance and service is great !

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Ladyzee
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

This dinner wasn’t as good as the last time we went to Hal’s!! It was just ok.

FAQs

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

Hal's - Buckhead is rated 4.7 stars by 4956 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.