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.
We arrived there only to find that the restaurant was closed as they'd decided, according to the valet guys, to close down for a staff party elsewhere (!!). They did this despite taking the reservation we'd made only that AM. I used to love this place years ago but it's obviously not remotely the same "Hal's." Too bad. (*the one star is only there because they force you to do so*)
Fun time and good service. Brought my family here with two kids who were dressed for the occasion, yet hostesses attempted to put us on the back patio with another large untamed family in the corner. Not sure why we couldn’t sit front/main dining room which we ultimately wanted, but ended up in the Mexican restaurant dining area after requesting to be moved. Overall, good food and experience and I will return.
An AMAZING New Years Eve at Hal's - VERY reasonably priced and well considered fixed menu option. All agreed the food and service was outstanding! Nice intimate but fun ambiance - quiet enough for conversation. A great evening!
Great food, great service. Love this place. Simple, pretty decor.
Turkey burger & Caesar salad - still great !
Luciano did a great job serving us. Music in Patio too loud ... despite requests to turn it down a bit. Lovely weather... class Venice dining alfresco!
Comfortable upscale ambiance, friendly staff, great food.