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Hal's On Old Ivy

#100 of 3,314 Restaurants in Atlanta
#109 of 3,589 Places to Eat in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
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Buckhead
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30 Old Ivy Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342
Piedmont & Habersham
(404) 261-0025
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 169
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great restaurant to see and be seen among locals.

Great steak restaurant without many tourists, all locals, great vibe. I had the fish special which was amazing. Nice strong drinks and impressive wine list.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
BryanDC
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Washington, DC
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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English first
Washington, DC
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Great steak restaurant without many tourists, all locals, great vibe. I had the fish special which was amazing. Nice strong drinks and impressive wine list.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Food, outstanding. Service, pretty good, a bit harried I think. Wine list, OK, not outstanding. Atmosphere...fast, loud, busy fun, neither laid back nor quiet. As good of steak as I have ever had. And, I've had a lot!

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Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Met friends we had not seen in several years for dinner at Hal's on Old Ivy (their suggestion.) We dined upstairs. Lights so dim, it made menu hard to read. Waiter seemed insulted when I asked about lady's portions or dinner salads. The tin ceiling and brick walls magnify the noise until you get hoarse yelling to be heard by... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My coworker had his truck broken into last night while he was at Hal's. The valet told him there's a few vehicles broken into every week! If that's the case Hal's and Tin Lizzy's should hire security patrol to protect their customers. (Note: he did not park via valet. He was in business parking lot on Old Ivy a few... More 

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handyron, Owner at Hal's On Old Ivy, responded to this review

We're sorry for your friend's loss. We keep an off-duty APD officer onsite every night that patrols our lots. Unfortunately- the thieves prey on other nearby lots where there is no security. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Best Steak in Atlanta! Beats all of the other great steak houses here and even beats Morton's of Chicago! My favorite is Hal's New York Strip (off menu). Hal's is great because Hal himself is sitting at his round top almost every single night. He knows his business and knows his customers. The bar and main floor restaurant have the... More 

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Forsyth, Georgia
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My husband and I went to Hal's with his sister and her boyfriend. He lives in the area and goes frequently. That had to be the best filet I have ever eaten!!! And if I get a steak at a restaurant, I get filet. It was amazing, tender, very tasty. Definitely not overcooked and not overseasoned. It was perfect! It... More 

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I've lived in Atlanta since 1980 and have been to almost every steak restaurant in town except for Hal's. I wasn't avoiding it I just never gave it a try since there are so many great steak places in Atlanta. But some friends suggested going there so I finally found my chance. This is place is truly a gem. It's... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I have been to Hal's several times. In my opinion - they have the best filets in Atlanta! I've had them blackened and regular and no matter how I order it, it comes cooked to perfectly and is delicious. A friend of mine and I were at the bar there once, we were sitting next to a man who sells... More 

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Cumming, Georgia
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Have been to Hal's on several occasions for business and evenings out. Hands down one of the best steaks in Atlanta and even the country. Steaks are excellent, sides are excellent, and the service is excellent.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We ate at Hal's on Old Ivy last night for the husbands birthday. An odd place with fabulous food. It's old and crowded and noisy but they have the best steaks in Atlanta. You feel obligated to get a bit dressed up to go... possibly because they have valet parking...but once inside you see people in party clothes and those... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 Old Ivy Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342
  • Public Transportation: Piedmont & Habersham
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta>  > Buckhead
  • Neighborhood: Buckhead
  • Phone Number: (404) 261-0025

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business, Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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