Hal's bar and grill during DineLA week a few years back. Daphne and I met here to grab some dinner.
First impressions about the place - half the restaurant is dedicated to tables, the rest to the bar - I think this place is pretty well known for their drinks - an after work spot. We were there earlier for dinner, and were like one of two groups dining, most people were at the bar.
A bread roll. Decent crust on this.
Tempura shrimp with cucumber salad in the middle. Nicely and perfectly fried.
Daphne got the stuffed squid as her appetizer. She seemed to like it - again not overdone so not too chewy.
We both got the duck breast - with pureed root vegetables and a really nice cranberry sauce to liven up the richness of the duck. It was very nice and generous serving.
Dessert - chocolate cake slice with ice cream
I think this was bread pudding. I liked the presentation, pretty tasty, although very sweet.
Good service, I'd go again if I was in the area, although there's a lot of competition for my dinner dollars on Abbot Kinney.