Hal's - Buckhead

4.8
4220 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 4220 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were exceptional.

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vipcraiglee
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best filet and sea bass ever. Our waiter(Jim I think?) made everything flow with precision.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

received the usual great service. i like that when you are sitting at one of the bars waiting on your reservation they dont buzz you or text you. they politely come find you and wait for you to close the bar tab and then escort you to the table. mich more elegant process. and of course the food is always good.

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MikeB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from valet, drinks, service and food! Always enjoy when in town.

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RennyR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! I had the peppercorn steak and it was delicious!

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vipBillw
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hal's is always a fun night for business or friends. The atmosphere is fantastic. The food is always top notch. LOVE HAL"S

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EdwinB
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hal’s has always provided premier food and service. I highly recommend Hal’s for a great dinner or Just for a cocktail and dessert

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the steak was outstanding. The side dishes weren’t very different from other steakhouses but for an excellent steak and special occasion - great place. I would go back.

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vipECGirl
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food and service was good. Music was a little loud for a really nice steakhouse. We will be back.

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SusanT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere, the food was outstanding, the waiter was fabulous! I would definitely recommend Hal's and I can't wait to come again!

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vipFoodie
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brandon and the team that assisted him were amazing. Last time we were there for my birthday our server was horrible and extremely rude. This time everything was great. I will only sit with Brandon from now on.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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JoelH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food was outstanding, very friendly staff. The music was so so loud that everyone was trying to talk over it which made almost impossible to carry on a conversation. Please turn the music down!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great evening!

AR
vipAllisonR
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had reservations at 8 PM but, did not get seated until 8:55 PM almost an hour late. The waiter was very accommodating but, one of the girls food was burnt and had to be sent back. I always love Hal’s And this was my first “bad” experience there I realize it was a busy weekend and a Friday night but, to make a reservation and have to wait almost an hour is a little ridiculous especially since two girls ended up having to leave in the middle because it took so long

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Moved our table the moment we sat down. Service was terrible. Bones wins again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff excellent as always. Live music was a bonus

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vipBryanChase
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steakhouse. Worth traveling to. Ellis was a fantastic waiter. Can’t wait to get back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food

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PaulT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always! Hal’s has never disappointed!

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Yummy
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Service was great. Could have done without the cigar odor.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I took my husband here for his birthday dinner. The food was phenomenal - from the appetizer to dessert. He ordered the 16 oz New York strip which was prepared perfectly to his liking. I had the seabass which was truly delicious. Both entrees were off menu items. We were however surprised by how many people were there especially on a Tuesday evening, so the service was rather slow. Other than that our experience was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

A friend had been bragging about Hal’s for months and it lived up to his hype. I've never had a better steak and truffle mac and cheese. I might have found a replacement for another favorite steak restaurant which I frequent. The door guy is super friendly and professional. Honestly, The service could have been better. My waiter was really nice. Although only seeing him interact with two other tables of two, he was super distracted and forgetful, which showed when I waited a long time for my entree after my appetizers. I would still return and give Hal’s another chance.

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Shackiedurn
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived about an hour before our reservations and sat at the second floor bar. The dirty martini was on point and our bartender very attentive. Once at our table our server was great and our steaks exemplary!

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CarterW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was remarkable. The service, the food, the atmosphere. The only thing we didn’t enjoy was the bread pudding!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A romantic Valentine’s date to remember!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good will come back

JS
vipJanaS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food5service4ambience3

Way too many people packed into the restaurant considering we're still in a pandemic. There was zero social distancing. Most of the staff wore their mask under their nose. Guests were packed together just maybe a foot from each other. Absolutely irresponsible. It doesn't matter how good the food is. That should not have happened.

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JT1985
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Had an internal struggle if I should even leave a review for our Valentines Day visit.

First off, I get it... Valentine's Day is one of the busiest days for restaurants.

That being said sometimes you can cause your own problems. The first thing I noticed walking in was that nobody at has apparently got the Covid-19 memo about social distancing. I understand that during normal times, you pack people in like sardines and throw 2 tops all over the dining room to try to squeeze every dime out of the night.

Unfortunately we don't live in those times right now. So upon being seated upstairs... It kind of felt like one of those speed dating situations where everybody is elbow distance apart.

From there it was just a nosedive. It was painfully evident that the kitchen was crashing due to overcrowding. I heard the servers mentioning they were comping a LOT of items from the other tables..

My first steak came out way beyond requested temperature and salt lick central. Our server was fairly pleasant given the fact that he was waist-deep in the weeds. The second steak was just mediocre.

Obviously it's difficult to do a review of a restaurant on one of its busiest nights during a pandemic. However, I recommended Hals to my girlfriend because of my much more pleasant experiences in the past. I feel like a place of their reputation could have gone the smarter route and not tried to pack so many people into the dining rooms which only caused their kitchen to fail, as well as turned many people off regarding social distancing.


I am sure I'll return one day, but not anytime soon unfortunately.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing overall

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vipericm
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

If you use a wheelchair or need any special accommodations do not go to Hal’s. The Parking staff was dismissive of my use of a wheelchair and would not allow me to park in the Hal’s parking. When I parked in another location two of the attendants verbally attacked me and another attacked my girlfriend. Very disappointing. A $300 meal destroyed by three minimum wage attendants. The attendant bragged that they were new to Hal’s and controlled the parking. They would not allow me to park in the very available spaces that have always been provided. I will not return.

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vipjrh1971
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

First the positives...Hal's has very good food. TMy server did a great job and was fun to talk to.

That said, the ambience is severely lacking. Even in the days of COVID, I feel like they treat their customers as lucky to have the privilege of eating there. From putting tables ridiculously close to each other to not having a corkage fee, it's just not a great environment for a romantic night out. There are many many other steak places I would recommend in Atlanta over Hal's.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was amazing and the lobster Mac was incredible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and exceptional service. Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food5service4ambience1

It was valentines day. We were very disappointed with the about of tables they very obviously squeezed into the room. It was packed and overcrowded and very u covid friendly. I was about elbow distance from all the tables around me. We sat near the entrance and had people bumping into our table the entire night. It was incredible food and our waiter was kind but so busy. Hals just threw too much in the room to make a few extra meals but it ruined the experience.

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RhondaT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hal’s is my favorite I go at least twice a month. My only pulse is they never have social distance every table is full.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were perfect, per usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food...Steak was phenomenal

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JeremyH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arguably the best steakhouse in Atlanta. My wife and I had a beautiful evening. Everyone from the valet to the waiter to the maitre d were exceptionally friendly and attentive. The food was impeccable and melted in your mouth. Every time we go to dinner this is where my wife wants to dine now. Can’t say I blame her. We’ll definitely be back. Hal’s is A-1 and highly recommended.

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 4220 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.