I was in the business for over 30 years, managing and owning restaurants. I can not figure out how this family keeps the place packed! Service is rough, food is mediocre in regards to the prices charged.
I live in Charleston, I went there for Gospel Sunday Brunch with a group of friends and I love it! I plan to go back for the Sunday Brunch. I'd Shake Billy Hall's hand anytime.
Most locals vowed never to return to "Bambuzeled" the day of their grand opening...others must be masochist who enjoy the pain and suffering because somehow the place is still open for business.
Worst food experience I have ever had at this restaurant. It all started out with a simple misunderstanding about the menu. It all finished with me vowing to never go back again.
This was the worst restaurant I have ever eaten at. I have never had a worse dining experience in my life. First, the waitress tried to upsell everything to us, and kept pushing us to order more, it was very uncomfortable. Secondly, they failed to tell us that rolls were half price because it was happy hour. We had no idea, and our friend came in randomly, and told us about the deal we were missing out on. We felt pretty cheated, they deliberately hid the deal from us, because they wanted to charge us full price. Two rolls were $24 which is a total rip off. Then, my wife asked to cancel one of her rolls as she had ordered too much, they would not allow her to cancel it, they said it was already made, when it was right after she ordered. It was really crazy. Lastly, when we came to pay, I used a $20 groupon I had purchased plus cash, it was 100% valid and purchased recently, they refused to take it saying it was only good at certain times of day?? It was completely ridiculous! I have never had a worse experience at any restaurant, in my life!
Do not eat here, they are crooks and it is a terrible atmosphere. I cannot stress this enough, don't waste your money here. They were really sneaky about the half off. When we asked our waitress about the half off deal she got very offended and told us that you had to sit in a certain section of the restaurant to get the deal. This was after we had gotten the huge bill. It was absolutely unbelievable.
Stay away from this place at all costs.
LMAO @ this Folly Beach crowd making up lies about Hall's.
The FACT is they have great food and great service.
Stay off the peninsula if you are going to be jealous and bitter over those doing well.
A prediction - Once Ruth's Chris Steak House opens in the French Quarter, this Hall's joint will be history:
"I live here and have never heard a single negative comment about the owners or the food." LOL! I live here too, and there's not a person I've been there with or when you mention Hall's to someone who doesn't comment about the owners, the Hall family. Hands down the weirdest, creepiest, most eccentric family in town. Why all four of them have to be there at all times is beyond me when one would do on any given night, its not like they dont have enough employees running the place. Each one you could write a few paragraphs about, and are the talk of many conversations in Charleson. Just the facts, dude!
Not a former employee, not a competitor. The steaks in this place are the tits. Everything else is lame as shit.
Lil Billy Hall (the one who looks like Farkus from Xmas Story..or the Sherminator from American Pie) hovers around the resaurant and clearly has his minute-to-minute ego wrapped up way too much in this place to be so visible on the floor. The dude is just creepy.
If I really want a GREAT steak, I will prep and cook a great cut myself at home. What you pay for in these places is just as much about atmosphere than food, and this place falls WAY below my bar of dining environments in similarly priced places in Charleston.
Farkus, pump the brakes a bit bru!
This place turns into your typical loud, expensive "club" on saturday nights. No thanks
I have read thru many of the comments and find them rather suspicious. The mean spirited comments smack of being posted by disgruntled former employees or jealous competitors since the focus of the complaints are directed at the owners/hosts, not the food.I am a local and have eaten at Halls many times, for both business and family events. I do agree that the prices are high, but I have never walked away disappointed. The food and service have always been excellent. Depending on where you are seated, it can be a little noisy. I prefer the upstairs dining areas since they are more amenable to conversation.
I strongly disagree with the comments that state that locals stay away from Hall's. I live here and have never heard a single negative comment about the owners or the food. Since when is it "creepy" for a business owner to remember your name or to inquire if you were satisfied with your purchase? Charleston is a small town and part of its charm is that local businesses DO remember who you are. I have out-of-town friends who look forward to eating at Hall's and the hosts even remember their names. The food is amazing--try any of the steaks, but the tuna and salmon are wonderful, as well as the corn and brussels sprouts.
Is this EVERY Saturday, or only when they have a band playing. Or do they have bands? I can't imagine a cover fee just to eat or drink there. I usually go to the Chas. Grill in Northwoods. Can someone clarify this one?
My favorite place in Charleston. Seriously hands down awesome tacos and great margaritas.
This place on a Saturday is ridiculous. They charge 5$ cover fee to have to wait at the bar and get served like 20 mins later. Who does this 5$ go to? That stuck up little club promoter who thinks his stuff doesn't stink. GET RID OF THAT GUY!!! I will take my business elsewhere.
After spending a good deal of time and money at this restaurant, Halls finally showed us their true colors. Dont be fooled by their fake charm like we did. They need a security doorman at the front to handle the drunk unruly patrons who insult and fall over other customers. I felt like i was at a Biker Bar. The Halls and their staff are ineffective and inexperienced to deal with this. I have been to numerous steakhouses over the last 25 years and this would never occur there . Do yourself a favor, go to Oak and be treated properly and professionaly everytime, in addition to getting a much better quality meal.
Thanks for this amazing article. I hope you guys keep on giving us information like this.
Clipping Path service
Some of my steak tasted like it was bad. Manager never offered anything else or even apologized- just said it could be some propane from the gas grill. Like that's OK. Practically accused me of trying to weasel a free meal- which I never suggested, just reported the bad taste. Spend your money somewhere with better food, where your business will be appreciated. Embarrassed to be a local today!
The service was really poor...as if they were all new. Two of our entries were wrong. We were told to wait about 30 minutes to be seated inside. After 30 minutes we were called and told we had to eat outside anyway. The quality of the food was no better than a fast food restaurant. If we would have been told we had to sit outside in the beginning we wouldn't have waited. Don't waste your time going here. The photos on their web site were obviously photoshopped as well.
A bunch of friends and I ate there last night. It was a really bad dining experience. We entered at 845p. We left at 1215a. Dinner took 2:10 to come out. The waitress never once came over and asked us how we were doing, or offered us drinks. So overpriced. The bathrooms were filthy, ugh.
Posting again due to how appalled I am. I cannot reiterate enough that this place is dangerous. I've never once filed a lawsuit... Until today. When my wife and I go out, we assume we'll be treated kindly and with respect by any establishment. This place acted as though we were lucky to be there giving them out hard-earned money. I wish I could post pictures of the bodily damage their bouncers caused. Montreaux's does not need to be in business, and I highly encourage anyone reading this to not patron this establishment. The more I read about this place, the more I see this isn't a one-time occurrence. I wish I had known this prior to walking in last night.
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