Hal's - Buckhead

4.7
3140 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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EC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our entire experience was excellent from the valet to the wait staff. Our waiter offered suggestions when prompted, was courteous and prompt. I can not say enough about the food! Simply amazing.

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T
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I wish I knew it was a smoking friendly restaurant. Hostess was not helpful when I asked to be seated away from smoke while waiting for table...she told me and my boyfriend to wait in lobby by door when they was a room full of clearly visible tables. I will NEVER GO BACK AGAIN. DO NOT RECOMMEND. Go to Ruth Chris, or Houston's much better steaks and service!

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

ish was fire dawg me and da homies def be back for seconds shiiii maybe thirds b

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CK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food wasn’t as good as my previous visits. Steak and salmon a little over done. Nice atmosphere but probably be awhile before I return.

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TJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit and definitely will not be my last!! Server was Hasan and he was awesome from beginning to end!!

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steak was amazing but HUGE! The aides were large as well so we each ordered one and shared them.

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AR
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's our go-to place whenever we can't decide where to go.

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D
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding dinner. Crowded, but thats how i expect a restaurant like Hals to be. People brag about the location of high-end restaurants, but Hal’s is a hidden gem. I felt tingly walking in and fully satisfied walking out. Don’t miss your chance. ZERO complaints on my end.

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SC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was amazing. However, we had reservation at 7:30, arrived at 7:20 (so went and had a drink at the bar in front of hostess stand), by 8:00 we had to ask about our reservation and it was clear they had forgotten about us. The manager got involved and had us seated at 8:10. Downstairs is very noisy for dinner, but upstairs is lovely. Our waiter was very attentive and on the ball!

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E
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Best new york strip I've ever had. Tender and flavor packed. My friends had filet mignon which were melt in your mouth good. Also best mac n cheese anywhere. The food was all excellent, beyond expectations. Service was exceptional. It was a little loud from conversation of other diners but it was manageable.
The price is 50$ give or take for a steak, so not an every day dine if you are on a budget.

Parking is valet only which is my only real complaint. But it's in buckhead, so space is at a premium

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RF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Best ribeye in Atlanta, but not the most expensive.

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OT
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hal's is a wonderful place. My wife and I like the atmosphere of being near the bar and piano. That does increase the noise level and as I mentioned in the initial questions it is noisy. But there are quiet areas also upstairs if you prefer that. The bar is amazing in that even with cigar smoking your rarely smell it. The wine list and food possibilities are very good. We do not live in Atlanta but go there monthly and try to visit Hal's. You will see old friend there. Terry

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about Hal’s and will definitely be back!

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SS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Afraid the restaurant was just too loud so it took away from the experience. We had a reservation but still had a twenty minute wait. Our waiter was very good but things did feel a bit rushed as they had a crowd.

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BM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding meal and service. Energy in the place was great, but just a bit too crowded and loud.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always 👍🏼

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JG
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for my Father's 70th Birthday because he is a meat and potatoes guy. Our server, Hakkan, was amazing! He was extremely attentive and answered our many questions with no hesitation. We had the fried oysters and grilled oysters, filet oscar, Bone-In Ribeye, and about 5 different sides and everything was amazing! If we are ever in town again we will definitely be back! Thank you!

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loving the oysters and the Lobster Labeaux as well as the steaks. Fantastic service.

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LM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was excellent but service was mediocre. Wait staff mixed up entrees for entire table. Two of the steaks were not even cooked to correct temperature but staff did not know because they did not check back with the table. Lighting is very low. Most tables had out cellphones for flashlight. We tried using the candle but still difficult and very awkward. I expected better from Hal's!

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DV
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner and everything was fabulous! Next time I will request the upstairs patio just for something different. Jeff was server and was excellent!

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EW
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hal's is a Buckhead institution. Amazing steak and service. Definitely will be back.

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TB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Jeff was a consummate professional waiter - exceptional in his craft -
the Louisiana flair to many menu items are great -

Osso Bucco was Huge ; next time we'd order the salmon Med vs MW; Seabass special was excellent; Lobster was good - would make easier to extract for diner; salad and apps good - brussel sprouts a tad over cooked and bit "flat" - i liked but 2 at table did not -
Was a B day for mother - Jeff made very special indeed
Jeff guided us on wine - we got 2 bottles (off menu list) so had to have been good - i was ok with price but prehaps should have been told up front (only neg.

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KB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite Steak house in Atlanta and Top 5 in the country!

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GA
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service is always impeccable and the quality of the steaks is up there with the best of 'em!

One of my ATL go to's for a great meal.

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L
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

When reservation made explained it was a dinner to celebrate my son’s birthday
However not one mention of the birthday fm arrival to leaving...
Very upsetting
Larry Kaminsky

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J
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Hal's is a great time! There was a lot of energy in the dining room with many tables of friends enjoying themselves. We went as a table of 2 and while it was quite loud at times, there are intimate areas of the dining room and we thoroughly enjoyed dinner.

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VH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steakhouse. Wonderful experience, Great food!

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Pleasant but not pretentious atmosphere. I would definitely return.

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BM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time, my server Abi was EXCELLENT! Super attentive and really ensure that we had a great experience

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TS
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Unparalleled food! Can't say enough about the quality and flavor. A little loud and dark for my taste, but well worth the food.

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R
Atlanta
168 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As we have recently moved from TX to GA we were not familiar with Hal's - but on a recent plane trip the lady sitting next to me was returning to Dallas and we began to discuss steak houses. I told her of my top three in Dallas and she shared her favorites in Atlanta. Being that we now live in Buckhead she strongly suggested we go to Hal's as she and her family liked the feel and atmosphere, live music, as well as the top quality service and steaks. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience! The menu, including wine & liquor list was very encompassing. Our waiter, Robert, was very knowledgeable and attentive, without being on top of us. Our entree's were well prepared and "right on." The desert - Bourbon Bread Pudding - was exceptional. We had a great evening!

We will be back very soon to see Robert and enjoy Hal's again.

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LF
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EXCELLENT FOOD AND SERVICE!!! I LOOK FORWARD TO GOING BACK TO HAL'S SOON!

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RT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for food and fun!

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E
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had not been here in several years. Now I need to come back every month. The famous bone-in ribeye was great. The lobster mac and cheese was devoured by our group. As fine a steakhouse as any place in the country IMO.

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PW
Kansas City
23 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal and service! If you don’t mind cigar smoke and enjoy live music, sit in or near bar area. Prefer quiet and away from the cigar smell, request seating away from the bar.

The food was truly fabulous and we will be back!

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Calamari was over extra fried and awful. Lobster dinner was extremely salty. Steaks were very average. Seemed as though the B team was preparing the food since it was a Monday. Was excited to return here, but below average meal. Waiter was good.

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B
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Waited 45 minutes past our reservation time for a seat. During that time there was no place to stand or sit, so were were wedged between the bar and high tops next to the bar, getting bumped into constantly and constantly moving to get out of the way of others. It was not an experience my date and I care to repeat. Once seated the service was fine, but one of our steaks was overcooked. And, their selection is worse than competitors in town. E.g., they have 3 filet options and 2 ribeye options, but that's it for steak. And their appetizer list is fairly short. I'd rather eat elsewhere.

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SH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

I would recommend Hal's Buckhead to a friend, but I would give them the advice to BE PATIENT! Went for dinner on a Saturday night. Had a reservation for 3 people @ 7:45pm. We did not get seated until 8:45pm. They were slammed, but I have to imagine that's a pretty typical Saturday night for Hal's and they should've been staffed properly. Service was great, but our waiter was taking care of too many tables & the food came out slow because the kitchen was backed up. Overall, the food & ambiance was great, but just know that if you're going on a Saturday night - pack your patience and expect a wait.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

The 1st time was incredible, 2nd time not so much. We had a reservation at 730 and had to wait an hour to be seated. When the food came out (by 930) the steaks were way over seasoned and the salad came out soupy. It was so overcrowded and noisy that we couldn’t hear and had to yell across the table. Overpriced for the experience.

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CG
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was the best i have ever eaten, services was top notch. As far as that nothing could have been added. The only issue was noise, we were on the top floor and the bar was at least 3 deep with people standing there watching various games. We went for our anniversary as was hoping for a little more of a romantic time. It had the feel of a 5 star sports bar, to be perfectly honest. We will go back but i will request 1st floor seating and something as far from the bar as possible. To be clear, there is not better steak any where in the south east, thank you

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