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Hal's On Old Ivy

#99 of 3,281 Restaurants in Atlanta
#107 of 3,550 Places to Eat in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Buckhead
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30 Old Ivy Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342
Piedmont & Habersham
(404) 261-0025
Today
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 156
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  • 52
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing Restaurant even better Owner

One of the sole reasons I stayed in buckhead to was to visit Hal's with some close friends. After entering what seemed to be a packed house on a Friday--this was a Tuesday 7:30pm-- I was introduced to Hal and the man behind the piano. Both were great guys and could not have made me feel anymore... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Tyler P
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

One of the sole reasons I stayed in buckhead to was to visit Hal's with some close friends. After entering what seemed to be a packed house on a Friday--this was a Tuesday 7:30pm-- I was introduced to Hal and the man behind the piano. Both were great guys and could not have made me feel anymore welcome. I had... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Outstanding food (steak is great but the Mac-n-Cheese is outstanding). Great service. Some people don't like the crowd but I think that adds to it. Just know it can be noisy if you are not on the patio. Cheesecake portions are huge.

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Springfield, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We went to Hal's primarily because it was near our hotel. So glad we did. The portions were huge. Seafood was very tasty. Service was excellent. Good wine list.

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Cumming, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great spot for a night out with friends or a date. Its a little pricey but the food is always fabulous. The filet and the mashed potatoes never disappoint. With a big group a table is perfect but the bar is the place to be. Nice professional staff and good service. Always has a nice crowd.

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Atlanta
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30 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Hal's is a very bustling, loud, smoky & crowded restaurant. With that being said, the atmosphere is not for everyone. Personally, I loved the atmosphere. I felt as if I wasn't even in Atlanta in 2015, but more like transported to a "back in the day" place. All of the sides were amazing, especially the Mac & cheese. The real... More 

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Tifton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I took my wife to Hal's for a special dinner and we were not disappointed!! The quality of both the food and service we experienced were unmatched. Tom, (quite possibly the best waiter in Atlanta) was both knowledgeable and very friendly. He made us feel at home from the moment we sat down until the moment we left. We didn't... More 

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Everything is Great at Hals, BUT it is extremely over crowded and management has to many tables jammed in this small restaurant. My Beautiful wife and I really enjoyed the steaks and drinks, but it seemed about every 3-5 minutes someone was either bumping into one of us or the table, very irritating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Was a really nice restaurant, and pretty expensive. Very good swordfish & the cheesy mashed potato (side) were awesome! The upstairs was quite loud, so be prepared for minimal talking if you happen to eat upstairs.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My favorite steakhouse in town. Great bar, piano entertainment, locals hang out here. Fun bartenders. Excellent waiters. And by far the best darn steak in town. I always order the filet. The lobster labow appetizer is out of this world delicious.

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Overland Park, Kansas, USA
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Good was delicious, service was good but waiter's knowledge about wines was not impressive for an expensive restaurant. Place is noisy and crowded

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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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?