Hal's - Buckhead
Best Steakhouse in Atlanta! Don't forget about the chargrilled oysters and Lobster Labeau also!
Dennis was an outstanding server ! Quite the professional!! We will ask for him every time! Judi Walden
We had to move our table as the noise was deafening and we could smell cigarette smoke (yuck). The food and service were great with two exceptions. I ordered a martini ...it was not served in a martini glass and there was hardly any martini in the glass they gave me. Very small pour. Also, my husband ordered a salad with his dinner and we had to laugh at the paltry amount of salad on the plate. I look forward to going back for my birthday sans liquor and salad. Also, we will know to ask for the quieter upstairs room.
Dinner was delicious, as always.
A hard pass. It's hard to accept paying over $200 for a meal that's less than stellar. My boyfriend's steak had an offputting texture that reminded me of a dirt rag. 60% of his steak went uneaten. My steak was cooked well done even though I had asked for medium. You are a steakhouse, bruh. You had one job!! Smh. The two sides I had chosen, potatoes and fettuccini alfredo, were good, but not great. We didn't get bread even though every other table seemed to have a basket. Waiter was friendly when he was around, which was not a lot. Pedestrian wine menu. We had to flag down a bus person to pay our bill. I will tell all my friends and family to avoid this place for sure. Too many better alternatives in Atlanta. It's cool that they have raving fans, but I will never be one of them. Bitter disappointment reigns supreme when it comes to Hal's.
It has no equal!!
Hal's has always been the best for steaks and service. You have the best food in Atlanta. I have been to Hal's many times and will be back for many more great dinners.
Hal's is a great Atlanta institution. Food was excellent. Service was very good provided you are not in hurry... which is what you'd expect. Hal's is as much as an experience as it is a meal. The place is packed (tables very tight), high energy (spelled loud), and attentive overworked staff. The specials were good yet more expensive than I was expected... but like who is going to ask the cost of a special if it isn't part of the description. Did I mention the tables are tight! And Hal's it's part of it - almost adds to the experience. Yes, we will go back again!
Amazing amazing service. Food was terrific. For it being dark, loud and cramped, we would still go back!!!
I had booked this close to a month ago. The blonde hostess at the front on June 14th 2019 at 7:45. She knew it was a birthday for my 6'6 son, told in the initial reservations.
She walked us to the small 2 tops on the side. Just looking at him you could tell it was too small and he isn't large just tall.
She gave me that bored with life look and took on a tone such disrespect. She needs a new job. And be reminded she is in a customer service position. The two hostesses in particular seemed more interested in flirting with the gentlemen in the bar than doing their job.
I picked this place due to the fact last time I was in town it was a choice my family liked, the food is pretty good. The chocolate birthday cake I believe a molten cake was overcooked, left in the oven too long. If ambiance is what they are going for fine, but a tiny bump on the lighting would make it a bit more inviting. It is a scene of somewhat repute but it has lost its luster. You can do better. I mentioned it around the Buckhead area and they said there were better choices.
Great steak. Mediocre service.
The best in Atlanta
I had an experience at Hal’s, like no other! In the spirit of full disclosure, my waiter turned out to be not so great, certainly by Hal’s high standards. I believe you really find out the character of a restaurant, not when every thing goes perfect, but when there is a problem...So, I mentioned to Stephanie as I was leaving what had happened. She ask me to wait, and she came back with Sammy. He asked me what my experience had been, and after listening, he said wait a minute...He came back with a full credit for my ENTIRE dinner! This has never happened, and for as long As I live, I will be telling people this story, because it takes customer service to a level seldom seen in this day and age. When Sammy did that, it literally brought tears to my eyes, because I was so taken back. I did not bring this up, because I thought they should do something, I just wanted them to know, because I was told they were the best Steakhouse in Buckhead. I might add, after this experience, I would say the are the best steakhouse in America, when it comes to customer service! I can not say enough good things about this amazing restaurant, so just go there and find out for yourself what a gem this place is.
One very satisfied customer,
Bartenders and wait staff were friendly and knowledgeable! Smoking is allowed downstairs but well ventilated. Upstairs,on the closed in balcony, was quiet and very pleasant!
Table upstairs. It was a great experience and the service was excellent. Be ready for large well prepared steaks and a great selection of wine and spirits.
Absolutely fabulous ! Beyond good.
Favorite place on the planet. Make a gurls heart sing happy thankful delightful !
Had a wonderful birthday party for one of us. Brian our service was very attentive and was a perfect addition to our great experience.
The service was excellent. Our server #HEATH went above & beyond. He treated us like family. Informed us of the specials (which we partook) & he made great suggestions all night from appetizers to desserts.
Would recommend to ANYONE. Which we actually did.
They seemed understaffed. The waiter was nice and capable but seemed overburdened with tables. Some of his colleagues couldn’t stop complaining. It was a relatively cool evening in Atlanta but they turned off the air conditioning in the restaurant and it was sweltering. Hostess were openly hostile. One came to our table towards the end of our meal and stared at me for quite a while. Eager for us to leave? They only have a few bathrooms on the first floor, expect to wait to use one. As I went to visit one, a hostess elbowed her way by me to get there first. Overall, it’s not really a premium experience. If you want that you should visit Bones around the corner.
Brian, our server, was fantastic. We eat at Hal’s a lot. At some point, I am going to make an effort to have something other than a steak! “But why?” I ask myself.
Terrific place to celebrate a special occasion.
Wonderful bone in ribeye with excellent butter sauce. Spinach was very good as well. Jim was an excellent server. No complaints except seating was delayed due to servers meeting that ran till 5:20 PM. Understand that one of the partners who drives a really great Mercedes Benz was leading the meeting, so maybe it was forgivable. Partners I guess tend to be long-winded. Otherwise a great experience!
I made this reservation for my husband’s birthday with out out of town guests...when we Uber’d to the restaurant they couldn’t find our reservation even with my confirmation! Nor could they make room for us, therefore, I didn’t have an experience! The lack of communication and service to get us a table was disappointing! So we had to call an I er to take us somewhere else. So happy we paid $60 to walk in, see the place, not get served- even though I made a reservation!- and leave. Happy birthday, right?!? Surprise!
I made reservations for 5 but my group grew to 8 and the staff accommodated us without question. The Hal’s rib eye was excellent.
Great food. Service could have been a little better. I will give server a break as he had a large table in his section.
I took my girlfriend of 3 years and it was a great experience! The staff was really knowledgeable and the food is DELICIOUS! 10/10 would recommend!
Always an Atlanta favorite, so decided to come by for our second anniversary dinner. Always a pleasure and we left VERY full and happy. Great service and delicious all around!
We've been to Hal's several times and must say we were disappointed. The service was just ok but the steak just wasn't very good. I got the fatty bone in Ribeye cooked medium rare. The meat just wasn't very flavorful. My wife had the Sea Bass and it was tasteless. The sides and apps were all great but we came for the mains and left feeling cheated. Don't think we will return given so many better options in Atlanta.
Hi Stan, We are terribly sorry to hear your last visit with us did not live up to Hal's standard of excellence. We would love the opportunity to have you back to experience the taste and service we are known for. Please reach out to Stephanie at 404-261-0025 to discuss this further!
Always enjoy Hal's. On this visit I ordered the bone-in filet. Maybe the best steak I have ever eaten!
Noise level was excessive. It seemed as though everyone was talking loudly so they could be heard.
My wife and I both ordered $50+ steaks. Her filet was brought extremely over cooked. I ordered Hal's Ribeye (medium) they brought it medium rare to rare......very disappointing experience.
Hi Dave, I'm so sorry to hear your steaks were not cooked to your preference. We would like to speak to you directly in order to attempt to correct this disappointing experience for you. Please call Stephanie at 404-261-0025 at your earliest convenience so that she can make sure your next experience with us goes flawlessly.
Had a hard time getting the Braves on .
Great as always!
Excellent staff...Jeff is amazing. Food cooked perfectly. Excellent wine list. Loud and pricey? Yes, but that's what makes it fun
As always, the food and service were outstanding! Our favorite in Atlanta!
I have been to Hal's almost every time i entertain clients in Atlanta. it is always noisy, but this week was extreme. interesting that your adjective for the loudest noise level is "energetic". We could not hear one another, could not hear the server. Hard to close a deal when you cannot hear one another. I understand that may be Hal's vibe but this was very loud and we'll need to look elsewhere in the future.
food was excellent, although out of one item and a dessert chosen by the client.
Had a 945 reservation. Especially great service, food was amazing 22oz Bone in Prime. Celebrating wife 35th birthday service was great with many food choices.