Hal's "The Steakhouse
Everything from the leafy-green, French Quarter-esque balcony, to the gumbo and crawfish on the menu makes it clear that this laid-back eatery is inspired by New Orleans, but the bone-in ribeyes and filet au poivre make it clear that Hal's is also one of the city's best steak spots, and the perfect place to go before hitting some of Buckhead's sweet bars. Just don't expect a bar crowd here: this wood-paneled, white tableclothed space hosts men in suit jackets, and expertly concocted martinis to go along with them, of course.
Plain and simple, Hal’s just has the feel of your classic American steakhouse. One of Buckhead’s top establishments exudes elegance, but reels you in with a comfortable, down-home ambiance. The upper patio’s old school steel railing adds to the breathtaking view. Now, let’s get to the food. Hal Novak’s New Orleans-inspired menu stacked with dishes like their Shrimp Remoulade, Oysters Bordelaise, the Louisiana Gumbo, and the Crawfish are all just for starters if you can believe it. Their entrees feature steak, seafood, lamb, chicken, and duck (basically every type of protein you can think of). Even if you’re not hungry, the bar itself lives up to Hal’s On Old Ivy’s reputation of providing a terrific experience when you just want to relax and unwind.