Hal's Bar & Grill at Primitivo
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Dom 10:00 - 11:45 12:00 - 13:00 13:15 - 15:45 16:00 - 23:00
Loved it. A summer evening on the out door patio is lovely and relaxing. The food is quite good.
Always have a great experience at Hal's! Great local restaurant with a warm friendly atmosphere. Great for dates and casual get togethers with friends! I highly recommend Hals!
The food was amazing. You must try their shrimp Paella and their Pineapple spicy margarita. Both were top! Also tried the mini Artichoke appetizer ... amazing!
Service was also great. Definitely going back.
Limited menu but the food and drinks were good. Good for a decent meal in a good location. You can talk a walk down trendy Abbot Kinney after dinner and pop into a bar.
Great neighborhood spot. Good food at affordable prices. Great bar and service.
Horrible seafood grill. Fish was rubbery. Ice cream was totally melted.
Sitting outside on the patio was lovely and relaxing. The food was as good as the setting.
My friend thoroughly enjoyed her birthday lunch!!
This is a smaller version of the Hal's that was located on Abbot Kinney closer to Venice Blvd. for many, many years. It is cosier with an excellent patio space and the same excellent food, service, and atmosphere.
I used to love Hal's at the old location - always reliable, warm, and very good food. This occasion was my birthday with friends, and it was incredibly lacking. My friend who hosted was embarrassed and apologetic because there was a strange smell near the door, all of the dishes we ordered were extremely disappointing (even the much-beloved caasar salad was only so-so). Beef was tough and flavorless, pasta was mushy, and scallops were overcooked. Even the cocktails were undistinguished. It was shocking, actually - as if they could do no right! Sadly, I won't be back, and I certainly won't recommend it to anyone.
Wonderful, attentive, friendly service from everyone. The Brussels sprouts appetizers were unusual , but not tasty. The catfish and rice, ordinary. Hamburger looked excellent. French fries extremely good.
Probably one of the best meals I’ve ever had. Every bite was on point.
Always fun and delicious. You must try the crispy and luscious bread pudding. It’s decidedly worth the calories and the extra 15 minutes. Enjoy!
The food at Hal's brunch exceeded expectations. First, it was a nice combination of breakfast and lunch items. Lychee Martini was excellent. Burger, salad, chiliquiles were all excellent. Liked the halibut tacos and wet burrito .
Great service and a very good meal in a relaxing setting.
Fabulous... as always.
The food, staff and musicians were exquisite. The staff was very friendly, the music was a plus and the food was amazing! I will be back!
Not a big issue but IF...I had any suggestion to the restaurant to make it an even better experience than what we had....I remember seeing "American Idol" and something else on the other tv while the jazz musicians were on a break...I can't recall if it was only during the musicians break? But play in the large tv's some cool graphics or fish swimming in water or something else to compliment the music, atmosphere and mood. If they had the tvs off while the musicians played, then never mind because we still had the best experience in a long time, thank you. :)
Been a patron of the original Hal’s for years, and have been to the new Primitivo at night...
came for Mother’s Day lunch, nice table outside,
but was surprised to find they only served a short Mexican menu.
Burrito was wrapped in paper.
Didn't know Hal's turned into a Mexican restaurant.
Food and drinks were very good aswas the service. Great atmosphere on the patio.
It would help if the even partly validated the parking in back of the restaurant. $10 to park is pretty steep.
Consistently great service and food! Menu is varied although not huge. Will keep coming back.
Service was good. Food was just OK. We’ve been there many times. Maybe we’re done with it
Best burger and fries, with a martini you are all set.
Very nice, cozy place. The food is good but not great but it is a good value for the price. The waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful and provided just the right balance between attentiveness and discretion.
You can actually talk at Hals
The food is consistent,and good.
We eat there every week.
We had a great time at Hals. We were lucky to be able to get a last minute reservation on Easter. Thank you, Open Table!!! We were sat at a window seat and our waiter was simply amazing. He was fun, energetic and knowledgeable about the menu. Our drinks were poured to perfection. My boyfriend especially loved his spicy Bloody Mary. Since we went on Easter Sunday we opted for breakfast. I had the steak and poached eggs, my boyfriend had the Egg Sandwich with Jalapeño Bacon. Yes...Jalapeño BACON! 💋 Our whole experience was perfection. We will be back again.
Even better than expected! Delicious meal, great menu options and fantastic service. We will definitely return!
Hibiscus margarita. ❤️❤️❤️
Great Drinks and food. The atmosphere isn't quite as inviting as the original Hals. But very nice. I wish they had a jazz brunch!
martini was a bit watered down, but otherwise food was delicious
I miss the ambiance of the old Hal's, but the food at the new place is really tasty and at least as good as the old days. It did seem very expensive for what it was, but that's LA.
Very nice waiter, clean and quick restaurant. Limited menu, smoked salmon Benedict was good.
One of the first restaurants we visited when we moved here a decade ago. One of our favorite spots when we lived on the west side. We were sad when we saw the closed sign on their doors of their original spot. Food is still delicious and service is great. The vibe of this place is always amazing. Love their art. And the music was perfect for a beautiful Sunday afternoon.
Host Stand was in a bit of a disorder and because of that we actually got an email saying we d not kept our reservation and we needed to explain ourselves. I am sorry but its a little off putting. I will have second thoughts before recommending to any good friends
We sat on the back patio. It was relaxed with great service. Even though it was Valentines Day, we didn’t feel rushed or pressured to give up the table. Great food. Selected the price fixe menu which was a great value.
It was a terrible experience. They were empty except for two people at the bar, but open for lunch. I was so excited because I had loved Hal’s for years when it was at its previous location a few blocks further south on Abbot Kinney.
The menu was pretty much the same, but it is now connected to a Mexican restaurant owned by the same people. They brought chips and salsa and no one seemed to understand a request for various other things so all the food that came was incorrect. And not very good. Even their fabulous French fries tasted like they’d been fried in the same oil as the chips... and suffered for it.
We literally had four or five different waiters and waitresses and none of them would come back to deal with us. We were very pleasant and extremely patient but they got the orders wrong, then didn’t fix them, then didn’t understand that we were not going to pay for what we didn’t get… Etc. Etc.
Finally one waitress, who is lovely, took one meal off the check and we tipped her five bucks in cash to thank her, but it was a very unhappy experience and we will never go back! All of which makes me very sad because it was one of my favorite lunch and brunch places in all of LA.
Food and service were great.
We love Hal's and eat there every time we come to LA. The food never disappoints.
I think Hal’s had “The Just Opened Blues”. Whereas the food was very good, they messed up the orders: heavily! 5 items were not correct. They did rectify all of them, but some customers would not have been as “understanding “ as we were .
The service was great and so was the food. It still remains a great place to go.
My favorite thing here is the Turkey Burger! It's always good and the fries are great too.
I've been coming to Hal's for years and the service and the food are consistently excellent.
I drive from Sherman Oaks. Hal is a very nice guy...also. Cheers.