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Market fresh meat, seafood, poultry and produce are lightly grilled, baked or broiled by Hal's Bar & Grill s Executive Chef, Manuel Mares, who changes the menu seasonally, but allows Hal s signature dishes to always be available. These include grilled half chicken, famous Caesar salad, French fries, Hal's ice cream sundae and a bread pudding. Hal's nearly 40-foot wood and stainless steel bar is home to some of the city's friendliest bartenders and award-winning cocktails, such as Liam's Cantaloupe Martini. The restaurant offers a list of top-rated wines and spirits, as well as a variety of nonalcoholic beverages. Hal's features live jazz every Sunday and Monday night with no cover charge. Other menu items include soups, Hal s pizza, lobster, scallops, calamari, pasta, poultry dinners, steaks, lamb, ribs and fish. Hal's Bar & Grill is located in Venice, Calif.
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Venice, West Los Angeles, Oakwood

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Noise free of charge

Hals house special is NOISE. My friend and I went to Hals specifically to hear a musician who was playing there. We had dinner, and then left after the first set because we could not hear the music. The room is divided by a low partition, and it has a very high ceiling. One side of the partition is tables and booths; the other side is a long bar stacked 3 deep with people. (This was 8:30 Sunday evening.) The nois... view more

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Unfortunate experiences...

I have loved going to Hal's, especially when meeting with my girlfriends, and at least twice each month on Fridays. However, for the last three times the female waiter for the bar tables either does not like her job or is not fit for it. She comes to the table and ask, anything to drink? do you need to see the menu? duuhhh! After getting our order finally, the food arrives and she never comes over to check on us girl... view more

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Perfect for a first date with someone you met online.

When my boss suggested Hal's as our next stop, I immediately thought. Nothing good can come out of the name Hal's. Hal's sounds so ... Dive barish? Country? Old? I would never name my kid Hal or Hank or Butch for that matter. Then again, this is the girl who wanted to name her first boy Skylar in the 7th grade. OK before this launches into a diatribe against non-sexy names. I must say, Hal's is a mighty sexy plac... view more

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It's Hard to be a Girl at Hal's and Get Good Service

I am happy to report that Hal's is doing so well during this economic downturn that it does not need its longstanding female customers.\r \r I love Hal's and as in line with some of the other reviews, I probably love Dennis the bartender more. That said, other staff members, particularly James the bartender and management have a lot to learn about customer service. After going there to watch a playoff game, being... view more

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Carry-out Tip, Fishy Tofu, and Black Hair ""Surprise,"" oh my!

I USED to LOVE Hal's... but, the events over the past week has recently altered my entire view. I realized that I don't LOVE Hal's as a place to eat; I love Hal's as a Saturday night bar... more so, I love Dennis, the heavy handed, friendly bartender! This is why I no longer enjoy Hal's during the day... Last week, I ordered a take-out lunch for my production team prepping a commercial down the road. Within 20 ... view more

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Don't talk too loud while Hal's having dinner!

I have never written a restaurant review but this was a must. Went to Hal's a little early on a Friday night and were seated quickly to a great booth in the back. Enjoyed the evening with good friends, atmosphere was fun but extremely loud. It forced us to speak louder than normal. Unknown to us, Hal was sitting directly behind us. He came to our table of women, announced who he was, apologized for poor acoustic... view more

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nice atmosphere, poor food

I have been to Hal's several times after work- parking is usually a pain on abbot kinney at night. I like the atmosphere at Hals- especially when they have live music. Just to go there for a drink is fine, but if you are looking for a dining experience I would not recommend Hals. The food has nothing special to write about, it's just a blah experience.

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Great Bar, Delicious Food, Terrific Atmosphere

I'm surprised by some recent reviews. My first time there was last week based on a friend's recommendation. I had a Thurs, 7:30 reservation. I arrived early and had a drink with my date at the bar. Crowded, but friendly. Bartenders were FANTASTIC - very friendly, whatever they are paid it's not enough! We were seated right on time. The waiter was just right - not pushy and he never rushed us. The food was terri... view more

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salad was good!

lazy table service, food is decent but not worth the wait, had reservation waited 40 min. can't hear yourself think. Long evening with no pony Nice bar

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Long wait on Saturday Night

Cocktails are good but if it is food you are after, avoid this place on Saturdays between 7 and 9pm. We have been twice in the past months and, despite a reservation, have had to wait an hour for a table and another hour for mediocre food.

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