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Hal's Bar & Grill

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$$ - $$$American, ,
1349 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3739
+1 310-396-3105
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good54%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1349 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3739
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Came for dinner with some friends and everything exceeded our expectations: the food, drinks, live band and service!!! We ordered a range of dishes that included seafood both seafood and meats and we found everything to be very well presented, cooked (although their seabass was...More

1  Thank Trailbee
Reviewed August 25, 2012 via mobile

We've tried to eat other places when we're in town, but we always return to Hal's. Sitting at the bar or a table, the experience is memorable. Interesting clientele, friendly and professional staff so a great time is really up to you. Yes, it's loud,...More

Thank AvidTraveler48
Reviewed July 26, 2012

Very fun atmosphere in this lively, long time Venice neighborhood favorite. Sophisticated and diverse crowd makes for great people watching at the bar. Noisy and vibrant. Only minor complaint is that the menu is a little uninspired in this foodie world....but what is on there...More

Reviewed July 19, 2012

Love Hal's Bar. Venice is a hip, funky, artsy place. Hal's Bar is crowded many nights, especially Friday and Saturday evenings. The bar section is small and when it fills up, quickly learn body language and maneuver yourself over to the folks who begin to...More

Thank LATravelMama
Reviewed July 2, 2012

Food and service were far above average. The restaurant was clean, cool and spacious.

Thank purplesummer79
Reviewed July 1, 2012

The place is unpretentious and laid back -- but the menu is surprising interesting, and the food lives up to its reputation for being way above average. The Venice vibe is evident, but that doesn't take away from the attentive service and truly genuine attention...More

Thank MRL217
Reviewed June 4, 2012

Lively spot for a drink or fine food. A locals hangout forever. They know they are in for a fun filled evening of excellent food and drink. Awesome ice cream sundae desert. Great burger and fries. Good for star sightings. Is that Julia Roberts at...More

2  Thank Ted L
Reviewed May 28, 2012

It's not that Hal's is the greatest fine dining establishment, it's that it represents the essence of Venice with really good food, service, ambiance and a slice of life of the Venice vibe. It always has the most interesting mix of people; all ages, races,...More

Thank janieB1123
Reviewed April 6, 2012

Parking is difficult around Abbot Kinney. The acoustics are bad so forget about conversation. A good Jazz Trio came on just before we finished our meal. The wine list is medium (They were out of two of our choices). The food was adequate in choice...More

Thank kanda84
Reviewed March 27, 2012

I usually go to Hal's on Sunday or Monday nights to listen to the jazz after we finish eating our dinner...the food is very good...I am a veggie so have limited choices...had the soup which was pure veggie...no chicken stock and the Wedge salad...both very...More

Thank ILvIndia
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $40
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1349 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3739
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighborhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 310-396-3105
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