Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Hal's on Old Ivy

30 Old Ivy Rd. (Piedmont Rd.) Send to Phone
404-261-0025 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Creole touches, thanks to owner Hal Nowak's Big Easy roots, give this steakhouse a distinctive flair.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Dinner Mon.-Sat.
Features

* Click here for rating key

Dining room at Hal's on Old Ivy, Atlanta, GA

Hal's on Old Ivy Restaurant Review

: Hal Nowak has roots in New Orleans and he lends his namesake restaurant a decidedly Creole touch, with such dishes as Brabant potatoes, shrimp rémoulade, crawfish tails and gumbo. But steak is the main draw, and if it's offered, the bone-in filet is the cut of choice. Rack of lamb comes with a mint jelly-influenced wine sauce that sounds off-putting but in fact works quite well. Fresh fish prepared in any of several classic Creole styles, such as trout meunière or almandine, and soft-shell crabs when in season are among the best we’ve enjoyed. We also recommend the duck à l'orange. Desserts continue the theme, with such offerings as bread pudding. The extensive wine list skews to reds, in deference to the steakhouse genre, with good choices coming from a wide variety of regions. Hal's bar sees a gathering of regulars on any given night of the week, and still permits the smoking of cigarettes and cigars for those who so indulge. An expanded second level space holds two private rooms, an outdoor dining area and a bar, and is completely smoke-free.

User Ratings & Reviews for Hal's on Old Ivy
Average rating    5
Reviews 1 - 1 of 11
Best Steak in Atl
by Bnowak on Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:54 am
 
Hands down winner for best steak. Plus this place is always jumping with action - I prefer upstairs bar.
 
Reviews 1 - 1 of 11



RESTAURANT AWARDS 2014

Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Rising Chefs and more.