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Hall's Chophouse

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Hall's Chophouse set down in early 2009 in the old Artist and Craftsman Supply digs on upper King Street, plying a different brand of craftsmanship: 28-day aged fresh USDA steaks. In plush, two-story environs, the restaurant has swiftly made good, establishing itself as one of the top three steakhouses in town (Oak and Grill 225 being the others). Recommended are the 28-ounce, long-bone Tomahawk rib eye, the New York strip, and the dry-aged, slow-roasted prime rib. A heads-up, too: Hall's service borders on excessive, or is it obsessive? Staff takes uncommon heed of its guests, though the lavishly prepared steaks offer the restaurant's greatest source of hospitality.

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  • Reservations essential.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 11-07-2012

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    HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE - Good Food: I will never return after taking my family to eat there. The noise is deafening. I have been in night clubs where the din was not as bad. People were taking flash photography throughout our meal. Apparently, Halls Chophouse is for tourists or people celebrating special occasions who have no sense of fine dining and spending that much money needs photographic proof. No staff asked them to stop after I complained twice. I was asked five times what "Special Occasion" I was celebrating. The staff would not accept or believe I just wanted a good meal. I would not have enjoyed the meal if it were $20 a person. Spending $100 a plate, as everything is ala carte, is something I enjoy to spice up life, but not in a frat house with flash snapping tourists. The steak was great, the truffle butter on top was awesome, the sides...good. Do not complain. They will not do anything, but you will face an endless line of people who demand you explain your problem in detail over and over. One man actually chased us down the street demanding to know why we would not return. I had to have a face-off with him half a block away and ask him to not stalk us. I don't eat at restaurants where I don't feel safe,... just trying to leave. I paid, I tipped, it was one of the 10 worst meals in my life after eating in hundreds of US Cities and several dozens of other countries.

    by JackOats, 8/21/12

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