Hal's - Buckhead

4.7
3286 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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was delicious, as always.

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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

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.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It has no equal!!

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KO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SB
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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!

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JC
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Amazing amazing service. Food was terrific. For it being dark, loud and cramped, we would still go back!!!

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Tulsa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Great steak. Mediocre service.

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JP
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best in Atlanta

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

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,
Michael Lofthus

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

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!

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EC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Tampa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous ! Beyond good.

Favorite place on the planet. Make a gurls heart sing happy thankful delightful !

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KL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful birthday party for one of us. Brian our service was very attentive and was a perfect addition to our great experience.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional

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

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.

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m
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 1

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.

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MF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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

Terrific place to celebrate a special occasion.

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RK
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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!

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CW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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T
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Service could have been a little better. I will give server a break as he had a large table in his section.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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AT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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ST
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

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.

Hal's - Buckhead
Responded on June 4, 2019

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!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy Hal's. On this visit I ordered the bone-in filet. Maybe the best steak I have ever eaten!

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WA
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Noise level was excessive. It seemed as though everyone was talking loudly so they could be heard.

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B
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Retirement party

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DM
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

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.

Hal's - Buckhead
Responded on May 28, 2019

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.

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ZA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

TVs suck.
Had a hard time getting the Braves on .
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R
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!

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TC
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent staff...Jeff is amazing. Food cooked perfectly. Excellent wine list. Loud and pricey? Yes, but that's what makes it fun

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s
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food and service were outstanding! Our favorite in Atlanta!

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RB
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

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.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday, but didn’t get a candle to celebrate my boyfriend’s Birthday.

Hal's - Buckhead
Responded on May 22, 2019

Hello, We are so sorry to hear your boyfriends birthday wasn't celebrated with a dessert and candle in typical Hal's fashion! Could you provide me with a little further information so I can look into this please?

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1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Love Hal’s for great food and service. Hal’s ribeye is absolutely delicious and worth the salt. One of my favorite steaks in the city. Highly recommend the truffle Mac and cheese!

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KA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love Hal’s for very special occasions!

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JM
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food. One of my favorites in Atlanta. Always get the lobster app if it’s on the menu.

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