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Hal's On Old Ivy

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options

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Oysters Bordelaise
Oysters dusted with cornmeal, flash- fried, topped with butter garlic sauce
Paper-thin sliced raw filet mignon, garnished with Dijonaise sauce, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, chopped onion, and olive oil
Shrimp Remoulade
Seasoned poached, chilled shrimp on a bed of Iceberg lettuce topped with a Creole white remoulade sauce
Fried Calamari
Sliced calamari lightly battered, flash-fried and served with a Marinara sauce
Baked and served out of the shell in a garlic butter sauce
Mussels in White Wine Sauce
Steamed and served in the shell in a white wine, garlic, butter, and cream sauce
Crawfish Tails
Lightly battered, flash-fried and served with a Tiger sauce
Louisiana Gumbo
Seafood and Andouille sausage gumbo
Lobster Bisque
True lobster bisque finished with Sherry and lobster meat
All salad dressings are made fresh daily
House Salad
Bibb and Iceberg lettuce, served with tomato and your choice of dressing
Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce topped with homemade croutons and tossed in our tangy Caesar dressing
Beef Steak Tomato and Onion Salad
Sliced or chopped tomatoes and Vidalia onions tossed in Hal's Vinaigrette
Crab Salad
Bibb lettuce, chopped onions, green olives, and jumbo lump crabmeat tossed in Hal's Vinaigrette
Hal's Chopped Salad
Chopped mixed greens, carrots, celery, onions, tomatoes, asparagus, crumbled blue cheese tossed in Hal's Vinaigrette
Veal Salad (Entrée Salad)
Crispy-fried veal scaloppini served over a bed of mixed lettuce tossed in Hal's Vinaigrette dressing and topped with fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano
Pasta Asciutta
Angel hair pasta tossed with extra virgin olive oil, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and homemade marinara sauce
Fettuccine Alfredo
Fettuccine served in a Parmigiano-Reggiano cream sauce
All entrees are served with your choice of creamed spinach, mashed potatoes or pasta asciutta, with the exception of the Duckling, Roasted Chicken, Osso Bucco, Blackened Filet and Pastas
Trout Meuniere or Almandine
Speckled trout lightly battered and fried served with a brown butter sauce, with or without almonds
Trout with Jumbo Lump Crabmeat
Speckled trout lightly battered and fried, topped with sautéed jumbo lump crabmeat
Snapper Franchaise
Fresh Gulf red snapper prepared in a light egg batter, sautéed, and finished with a lemon beurre blanc
Snapper with Artichokes and Mushrooms
Fresh Gulf red snapper, poached in white wine, butter, artichokes, and mushrooms
Scottish Salmon Filet
Grilled, lightly brushed with a butter sauce
Swordfish Steak
Preparation options: Grilled, Classic Piccata, or Au Poivre
Veal Marsala
Sautéed in a Marsala wine and topped with fresh mushrooms
Veal Piccata
Sautéed, finished with a lemon butter sauce
Osso Bucco
Braised veal shank in an Italian red wine sauce, served with angel hair pasta
Filet Mignon 12 oz.
Grilled and finished with a butter sauce
Blackened Filet
Filet medallions, rubbed with our blackening seasoning, pan seared and topped with fried onion rings
Filet Mignon Au Poivre 12 oz.
Pressed in peppercorns, pan seared and served with a Cognac sauce
Prime Bone-in Ribeye 22 oz.
Grilled and finished with a butter sauce
Hal's Ribeye 20 oz.
Prime bone-in lean cut, eye of the Ribeye, finished with a butter sauce
Rack of Lamb
Roasted New Zealand Rack of Lamb rubbed with rosemary, served with a red wine and mint jelly reduction
Roasted Chicken
Oven roasted in its own juices, served over mashed potatoes
Joan's Duckling a L'Orange
Crispy Long Island duckling with a light orange sauce, served with wild and white rice
Sautéed Mushrooms
Onion Rings
Sautéed Onions
Brabant Potatoes
Brabant with Blue Cheese
Brabant with Garlic Butter
White Truffle Macaroni and Cheese
Fettuccine Alfredo Pasta
USD 25 - USD 40
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
American, Steakhouse
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great bar scene. Amazing steak. Fun night. Don’t forget to get lobster lebeau if they have it as a special

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank G5083DIbryanl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very fun group of 23 in a private room. From start to finish everything was amazing. Service was extremely attentive, food delicious, and all had a blast! And we are picky Cocktails especially the dirty martinis with blue cheese stuffed olives were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ambassador732589
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You would think that a high end steakhouse such as Hal's would have NYE down to a science. We waited an hour for our reservation, and if it wasnt for our diabetic friend might have waited another hour. There is no mention of not bringing...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Brent C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been wanting to try this place for quite some time. Finally, a friend of mine and I were able to get a reservation the Wednesday following Christmas for dinner. Reservations are definitely needed for this place and in much needed advance. They do...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ttbryan1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My meal was so good and filling! I had to take the rest of the food home!! This steak needs absolutely no sauce and the lobster tail was delicious. Hal’s has the best creamed spinach I ever had in my life! Better than Ruth’s Chris!...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Stephanierw91
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband travels all the time and no other restaraunt has made him change his mind that Hal's bone in filet is the best ever. On a side note I highly recommend making reservations in advance. My husband and I got lucky last night that...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rachelsway
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hal’s at one time was wonderful for intimate fine dining. It has radically become the place for young up and coming, networking folks (for whatever reason). The steak is superb but hard to tell anyone because you can hardly hear. While smoking is identified for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Karen R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wow, I’ve wanted to eat here for a VERY long time. What a disappointment. We took people out for a business dinner and could not hear each other talk. The owners should consider installing baffling to minimize the sound. It was so loud, 20 minutes...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Maps787550
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

No Oscar needed ...flavor ! Great atmosphere , even better when someone Els else is paying. Bar tenders upstairs were slow as f)&&)$$!!!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank OhioTravel26
Reviewed 6 November 2018

In a town where there's a fabulous steak house on every corner, Hal's is a top contender. Their steaks are by far some of the best I have eaten in the south. In several dozen visits over the years I have had only one steak...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Sorry, wish I knew!
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Response from Clovernookwilly | Reviewed this property |
I guess you would say it is business casual. I don't think you have to have a jacket for men but most men did. It was a younger well to do Buckhead crowd in their normal attire.
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