Local favorite Hal's on Old Ivy is more than doubling its size. Widely considered to serve the best steak in the city, Hal's is finally growing after packin' em in for 20 years. While it may seem strange for a high-end sit down restaurant to expand at a time like this, they are, and for the right reasons. Rather than build in anticipation of more business, they are enlarging to accommodate guests and groups they currently don't have the capacity to seat. Dining at Hal's this past Thursday night, it was clear why the expansion is needed and why many call Hal's "recession proof". Private dining for groups and additional seating will be available on the second floor of Hal's being constructed now and due to be completed in mid-September. Repeat Atlanta!