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“Hal keeps hitting it out of the park”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hal's On Old Ivy

Hal's On Old Ivy
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Ranked #75 of 3,924 Restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 25 - USD 40
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Buckhead
Transit: Piedmont & Habersham
Atlanta
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21 reviews
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“Hal keeps hitting it out of the park”
Reviewed 1 March 2012

Long known for the best filet in Atlanta, Hal has expanded his beef selections, choosing only the finest cuts, and continues to deliver fine fish and other selections. Last night, paying heed to the call of the nutritionists who eschew too much beef, my friend and I each had one of the snapper entrees and they were spectacular. I had a dozen Bluepointe oysters first and he had a Caesar salad. We both picked at a fabulous chocolate dessert until it was all gone. We have dinner together once a month, can pick from an restaurant in Atlanta, and we most frequently migrate back to Hal's. Nothing better than old friends, good conversation and sensational food. You won't be disappointed

  • Visited February 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great steaks, fun atmosphere”
Reviewed 29 February 2012

Hal's is one of my favorite steak places in Atlanta. They definitely have a unique atmosphere with great people watching and fun for people of all ages. The filet is excellent, they have great cocktails and a fun piano bar/dance floor if you want a little post dinner entertainment.

  • Visited January 2012
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Georgia
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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Noise trumps food”
Reviewed 3 February 2012

Went with my wife on a Wednesday evening at 7:00. Downstairs bar area was overflowing into dining space and we literally had to shout to the hostess that we'd prefer an upstairs seating to avoid the din. Alas, there's a bar on the second floor as well and we eventually were seated on the enclosed patio. Upon inquiry we were told that there were no special parties and that this was the normal mid-week bar crowd and noise. Our server was excellent (as was the food!) and acknowledged that it was impossible to carry on a conversation or order without raised voices. If you value superb food over dinner conversation, this is the place. If not, it isn't.

  • Visited February 2012
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1 Thank finder45
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Los Angeles, California
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112 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
“Simply the Best!”
Reviewed 24 January 2012

Since my last review, i have returned a couple of times, and it's just the best steak in town, and beyond!
Cooked to perfection every time, and full of succulent flavor! The Bread Pudding is divine. Service is always good, and James is still the maestro of the valet! No trip to Atlanta is complete without a stop at Hal's.
Great place, never disappoints, just simply the best!

  • Visited January 2012
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3 Thank Anuata
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Atlanta, GA
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17 reviews
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“Consistently outstanding”
Reviewed 20 January 2012

Whenever I want a great steak in Atlanta, my default is Hals. I have eaten at all of the big name steak houses in Atlanta and Hals can't be beat. A Bombay martini, chopped salad and creamed spinach rounds out a meal that leaves me in ecstasy. . The tables are a little close together and the bar is a distraction, but settle back and enjoy the food. You will never be disappointed.

  • Visited January 2012
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