Hal's - Buckhead

4.8
3019 reviews
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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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Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were able to sit downstairs and up front next to the windows so it was very quiet and private experience. Hal’s can always be counted on to be top shelf food and service at a reasonable price

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

Love everything about this gem of a restaurant! Can’t help but eat here every time I come to the ATL! Get the chargrilled oysters—not less than a dozen!!

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

Customer service from Brooke was outstanding. I've eaten all over Atlanta for the last 25 years and I'm now declaring that Hal's is my favorite restaurant in Atlanta

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food and service. Best steak in town. Good for a big group. One "disadvantage" - very very noisy. Perfect for social event, not for business or first date:)

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Memphis
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect

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B
Columbus
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an up scale steakhouse. Piano man playing the songs. Steak was awesome. They have a deep fried lobster app that was incredibly delicious.

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DO
New England
19 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

As usual GREAT place and A FANTASTIC meal.
Entertained some overseas guests and they totally enjoyed the food and service
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were in town for two days and a friend had suggested your restaurant. In short , it was well worth it. Started off with salads , oysters and escargot. Perfect.
All three of us ordered steak. Typically I do not order steak at a restaurant only because I would rather grill it myself and add some flavor. However, two of us ordered filet thermidor which was incredible. Chased it down with lobster Mac and cheese. I have never had it with lobster before - and may not eat it with out is again.
Cocktails were dead on, with quality spirits.
No room for dessert, but had some coffee and passed a slice of cheesecake with strawberries around anyway. Waiter was great as well. Thank you
Next time in town will definitely be back.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was great as was the service. We were placed at a table that was squeezed in. A 4 top had a patron with the chair pushed out.... the staff had to turn sideways to get past. I was constantly hit in the shoulder and the arm every time they passed. We had to personally move our table in order to have any space at all.

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CS
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Hal’s Ribeye was amazing! I totally recommend.

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CS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I found the hostesses to be unfriendly. Not very welcoming.

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TS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Noisy and tables packed in tightly

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KR
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! The blackened filet was outstanding and the Sea Bass was to die for!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Honestly, this is the best food in Atlanta. Every single thing we order is always delicious, the service is impeccable, and you leave just wanting to return. Eat early if noise is an issue for you. The crab salad, the grilled oysters, the filet... Might want to try those.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely our favorite restaurant in Atlanta. Everything about our meal was on point. We’ll definitely be back every time we visit ATL!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The manager, Brooke, and our server, Abi, made our night! The food was delicious as always, consistency is key. We choose Hal's for the food and ambiance, but our 2 new reasons to visit Hal's are Brooke and Abi.
Though the food runners lacked some experience by stacking the plates on top of each other after being asked to box the food, Brooke and Abi quickly got us fresh sides to go and bought our espressos at the end of our meal. I've been in the industry for many years and wasn't expecting anything, but know that one has to speak up in these situations to help the restaurant rectify it for the future. Thank you Brooke and Abi for the wonderful experience. Ali has been the best server I've had at Hal's for years.

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T
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

We have been to Hals multiple times during the week(Mon - Thurs.), however this was the first on a Friday night. The hostess seemed to be too bothered to assist us and passed us to another hostess to seat us. She wasn't sure where to put us and asked us to stand in the middle of the restaurant while she verified our table. There were multiple servers and customers trying to walk around and everyone seemed to be in the others way. Our waiter basically told us what bourbon and vodka to drink, as well as which salad and steak to order. I don't think he knew what "suggestion" meant. He also seemed more concerned about a 4 top beside us rather than checking on us periodically. I was a little surprised that a magician would be going from table to table interrupting peoples dinner. Also, it seemed that they had put more tables in the dining space trying to get more customers seated, which added to a already overcrowded room. We were a little cramped to say the least. I will say, the food was OUTSTANDING. I only wish every aspect of the night would have been as great as the meal.

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A
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant in the country! The filet mignon is like butter. It just melts in your mouth!!

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GP
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

I am a big fan of Hal's and visit quite often. While the food was excellent, as usual the service was terrible. The server was non-responsive and often dismissive. We waited for 15 minutes to place a drink order. Had to flag him down to place our order. He never offered us coffee or dessert as we waited for another 15 minutes for the check. In fact we needed to ask the busboy for the check. This is the worst service I have ever receive, and our reservation was at 5;45pm

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Jeff was our waiter and he’s FANTASTIC!!!

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KH
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, local gem. Best steak in Atlanta with remarkable service. Good for date nights, business meetings and special occasions.

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P
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Birthday dinner for Husband. They remembered and made sure to wish him a Happy Birthday along with a special dessert. Food was good--we both ordered steaks--but not fantabulous. Cigar smoke in bar area a bit overwhelming. Would try them again.

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JP
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Jeff was very friendly and courteous. He was quite knowledgeable about the menu and offered suggestions as needed. The ambience was nice soft lights and candles; a bit difficult to read the menu. Nonetheless, Jeff was available to provide answers. Some patrons used their phone light to read the menu.
Although my preference is bone-in whole fish; the snapper fillet was tasty.
The bartender made the best "Surfer on Acid" drink. I highly recommend ordering at least one.
The chocolate ganache b-day cake was a nice surprise. For someone that don't care for chocolate; it was absolutely divine.
Be mindful; Google maps directions were a bit off for the actual location. Perhaps it depends on where you initiate your starting point. Once in the area; call the restaurant and the hostess will direct you accordingly.
There was no apparent self parking signs. Valet parking seems to be the only choice.
Overall, it is a splendid option for a birthday / anniversary dining experience.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived a little earlier than our reservation and was seated immediately upstairs, which was awesome. Our waiter was very attentive and the food was great. We had an off the menu special of Sea Bass and it was delicious.

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

The best steak in Atlanta.

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

Excellent as always!

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Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Steak(s) Oscar were fine, accompanying asparagus was woody and inedible. Lobster mac and cheese was superb (not on menu), very pricey ($22.00)

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice evening

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K
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

New Year’s Eve dinner. We waited for over an hour for our table but they were awesome for letting me add 2 people to my reservation. We waited over an hour for the food but it was well worth it.

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KB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous all around!!!!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

New Years Eve Celebration

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DM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

New Years eve, crazy busy however, the food & service were both first rate. First class steakhouse.

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RW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Chilean Sea Bass was awesome--maybe the best I've ever had. The bone in filet was pretty good as well, although I think I prefer the bone in rib-eye a bit more.

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AT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Guido ( not sure I spelled that correctly) as always was superb

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience!!

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N
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Noisy; chair wobbly; food very average; server very good, but easy to see by the way things were done that this was not fine dining

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g
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great evening with my son, grandsons and son in law before Peach Bowl. Great drinks, great food and great service. Fun !

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DM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was outstanding but it was one of the loudest restaurants I’ve been in. I couldn’t hear the person sitting next to me

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Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Food and service was great but the decibel level was deafening.

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DW
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing place and Brian was fabulous! Food was delicious with mouth watering flavors!

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