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Pete
11-13-2016, 12:43 PM
This was posted in the Midtown thread but deserves one of its own.

Hall's Pizza Kitchen -- a popular food truck -- is planning a brick-and-mortar location in the Swanson's Tire development.

They will be taking the 2-story space at the east end of the north building.

In the third image you can see the floorplan captured from their video announcement. Looks like the kitchen, bar and some tables on the ground floor then seating on the 2nd level.



http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/halls111316a.jpg


http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/halls111316B.jpg


http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/halls111316c.jpg

jompster
11-13-2016, 10:17 PM
I only just discovered them back during one of the H&8th gatherings. This is awesome news. I hope they do as well there as their truck business seems to have!

ShadowStrings
01-19-2017, 02:20 PM
Is there a target opening date for this?

Pete
01-19-2017, 06:47 PM
Is there a target opening date for this?

They are just getting started on construction and that building is beyond raw. This was from a couple of weeks ago... Didn't even have a 2nd level yet.

http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/hallsdec1.jpg

shawnw
02-18-2017, 04:25 PM
Do I have the building right? Is this the future Hall's balcony/patio?

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Pete
02-19-2017, 01:24 AM
Yes.

Here's a better photo. Construction is moving fast now and this is going to be a great spot.

The top level will be 1/3 inside, 1/3 covered patio and 1/3 open air.

As you can see, they've added an overhead door that opens to the alleyway.

Just to the left is the Barrios patio.

http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/halls021117.jpg

Pete
02-19-2017, 12:03 PM
Here is one from today:

http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/halls021917.jpg

Pete
04-02-2017, 12:55 PM
http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/halls040217a.jpg


http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/halls040217b.jpg


http://www.okctalk.com/images/pete/halls040217c.jpg

Roger S
05-09-2017, 12:08 PM
I've seen they plan to open the permanent location on May 15th.... Uncovering Oklahoma posted a lot of pictures on their FB page and it looks pretty amazing.

OkiePoke
05-09-2017, 12:51 PM
It looked like they were having an event or they were open when I walked by today.

Anonymous.
05-09-2017, 12:55 PM
They had a soft opening @ lunch today. The rooftop is fantastic.

Pete
05-09-2017, 02:48 PM
I'm going this weekend and will take some photos.

Anonymous.
05-14-2017, 09:16 PM
Was @ one of the soft opening spots on Saturday and this place is fantastic. Pretty sure I saw a lot of regulars from OKCTalk during my lunch.

The space is very cool and urban. Rooftop is going to be amazing this summer, and most of it will be shaded. I was surprised at the amount of indoor seating and lounging, especially upstairs. They did a great job utilizing all of the square footage they have.

Staff was great of course, very young staff - but you could tell they were seasoned and 'in the industry'.

The pizza was fantastic as always, just like the pizzas they sell out of the truck. The salad was surprisingly good and a non-side portion could be your whole meal. After the salad and pizza we moved onto desserts. We went with the brownie and shortcake. The brownie was probably the best brownie I've ever had. And the shortcake was really good and made/warmed in the kitchen @ order, so it was very fresh.

I will definitely be returning.

This whole block is really turning around.

Pete
05-15-2017, 09:36 AM
They formally open today.

Went Saturday night and absolutely loved the space. They spent a lot of money on this project and paid great attention to detail.

The upstairs deck is the place to be but I really like the downstairs as well.

Amazingly, this is the only pizza place in all of Midtown, although Hideaway is somewhat close on Auto Alley.

Their pizza is darn good and rather than ordering one of their quite large $20 pies (one size, one price regardless of toppings) you can also order slices.

Roger S
05-15-2017, 09:43 AM
Their pizza is darn good and rather than ordering one of their quite large $20 pies (one size, one price regardless of toppings) you can also order slices.

Nice... Several of us from the office are going to check it out Thursday for lunch.... Slices will be a great option for us.

Pete
05-15-2017, 09:54 AM
They have an expanded menu as well, with salads and other things. More comprehensive than their truck.

Kudos to the Hall family for making such a big investment in OKC and doing this right.

5alive
05-15-2017, 10:54 AM
I was there Saturday evening with a couple of friends. I echo all the above reviews! Pizza was great, the vibe was awesome and the desserts sublime. It is a win win win for Midtown!

shadfar
05-15-2017, 11:24 AM
I'm super excited about this! walking distance from my place, might be some trouble for me :-)

Roger S
05-18-2017, 12:17 PM
Tried it for lunch today and will definitely be going back.... Already talk of having an after work company get together on the roof in a few weeks.

Timshel
05-18-2017, 12:40 PM
I echo everyone else's comments. Went last night and had a slice of the lasagna pizza and the samwise - both were very good and had tons of flavor. Also had the burrata which was absolutely killer - though a little pricey at $14 for an appetizer.

Martin
05-22-2017, 12:48 PM
tried this place out today... the pizza was great. crust was awesome... was just the right amount of char and had the right amount of chewiness. toppings were delicious... i especially liked the simplicity of their sauce... really let the taste of the tomatoes come out. as good as the pizza was, the salted caramel chocolate chip cookie was the star of the show... the cookie was baked to perfection... lightly crispy on the edges but chewy throughout... loved the saltiness of the caramel combined with the typical chocolate chip cookie flavors.

the only thing that i didn't particularly like was the service... everybody was friendly and attentive, but perhaps too much so. i was trying to carry on a conversation with my co-worker and felt like they were constantly interrupting for stuff that didn't matter... like asking if water needed to be topped off... i mean, it's water... just do it. you don't have to interrupt a customer's conversation (again) just to check.

shawnw
05-22-2017, 12:56 PM
i was trying to carry on a conversation with my co-worker and felt like they were constantly interrupting for stuff that didn't matter... like asking if water needed to be topped off... i mean, it's water... just do it. you don't have to interrupt a customer's conversation (again) just to check.

I had this experience as well... probably just a learning thing for particular staff members maybe... I mean, I've had this problem elsewhere as well, so wouldn't pin it to a Hall's issue...

Nick
05-22-2017, 12:58 PM
It's odd to me that stuff like this is considered a problem. I understand it's a little bit annoying to be interrupted for water, but I'd much prefer being asked too much to going without.

Martin
05-22-2017, 01:15 PM
It's odd to me that stuff like this is considered a problem. I understand it's a little bit annoying to be interrupted for water, but I'd much prefer being asked too much to going without.

i'm definitely not going to say that it ruined my visit... will probably be back at some point. it's definitely just a training issue as this is such a new place. while i do agree that it's better to be pestered than to be ignored... constantly interrupting a customer just lacks polish. in the case of the water (which wasn't the only instance) the server could have just saw that we were in the middle of talking and just topped off the glass instead of having us stop everything we were doing. if that was the only time that happened it wouldn't have been a big deal... it just felt pretty constant today. there are plenty of ways to make sure that a guest is doing ok without having to interrupt.

Pete
05-22-2017, 01:16 PM
It can be annoying.

Had the same experience at HeyDay last week. Must have asked if "everything was okay" 5 or 6 times.

Usually the case of a new wait person being overly anxious.

sooner88
05-22-2017, 01:22 PM
I went this weekend and the space was really impressive. I had actually never had anything from their food truck, so I wasn't exactly sure what to expect, but we split the Saturday Night pizza and all really liked it. Great flavors and I prefer the crust here to some of the other spots around the city. This place is going to do well.

We got a quick tour of Baker Street Escapes while we were waiting too, and I think that will be fun to try out.

shawnw
05-22-2017, 01:25 PM
Agree about too much vs not enough, but there's a common sense middle ground, too, I suspect.

Pete
05-22-2017, 01:51 PM
Yes, really like their crust and pizza and agree it stacks up against the other good offerings in the area.

2Lanez
05-22-2017, 03:21 PM
Tried to go on Saturday and it was absolutely nuts. Beautiful space. They'll do well.

Urbanized
05-22-2017, 05:04 PM
I didn't have the "overly-attentive" issue at Hall's - it was just right for my tastes - but wanted to chime in that it is something that does bug me when it happens. It's probably more noticeable to someone like me who is ADD, but when I'm on a business lunch or telling a story to friends it can be very difficult to return to topic easily after an interruption.

It's especially bad when a server can't wait quietly for a moment for a natural pause in conversation, but instead straight-up interrupts their customer mid-sentence. This is incredibly prevalent in service these days. Having been a server I know for a fact you can wait for a moment for someone to at least finish their sentence. I think an excellent point was made about some things not even requiring words be exchanged.

That said, again, my experience at Hall's was pretty much perfect.

TheTravellers
05-23-2017, 11:44 AM
Compared to Pizzeria Gusto, The Wedge, Sauced (our go-to places, especially Sauced), Revolve, Upper Crust, Hideaway (which are decent), and Pizza 23 (which was like Pizza Inn pizza, not a fan of), where would they fall?

Pete
05-23-2017, 11:46 AM
^

I like Hall's better than all of those, although I've yet to try Sauced.

I also like it better than Joey's, which is at the top of my list. Gabriella's is also very good but I've only had it once.

And believe it or not, I've never had Empire which most people put at or near the top of the heap.

Anonymous.
05-23-2017, 12:05 PM
I've had all of those. And I put Halls and Joeys at the top. Something about the dough @ these places that puts it in a best tier.

sooner88
05-23-2017, 12:10 PM
I think it's definitely one of the best, if not the best, option out there right now. It's a little hard to compare it to Sauced / Empire which are more NY style thin crust, but we were all really impressed after the first trip.

shawnw
05-23-2017, 01:35 PM
We are fortunate to have all these great options. There are several niches filled by these (and others, such as Kuck's and Joey's), so not every place overlaps with the others, IMO.

Pete
05-23-2017, 01:36 PM
I haven't tried Knuck's either and I've heard good things.

Roger S
05-23-2017, 01:50 PM
I haven't tried Knuck's either and I've heard good things.

I like Knuck's.... It's a solid option when in Bricktown.... I usually get their ghost pepper chicharonnes too.

TheTravellers
05-23-2017, 02:54 PM
Cool, thanks for the replies, think it'll be our next pizza place to try (even though I don't like Elise Hall's politics, but that's for another forum). Forgot Joey's in our list, which is among the good, but we don't get there often enough to remember it, left out Empire in our list because we don't like it - too generic-tasting and floppy, you shouldn't have to roll your pizza up like a burrito to eat it (yeah, lots of New Yorkers disagree).

onthestrip
05-23-2017, 03:21 PM
Cool, thanks for the replies, think it'll be our next pizza place to try (even though I don't like Elise Hall's politics, but that's for another forum). Forgot Joey's in our list, which is among the good, but we don't get there often enough to remember it, left out Empire in our list because we don't like it - too generic-tasting and floppy, you shouldn't have to roll your pizza up like a burrito to eat it (yeah, lots of New Yorkers disagree).

Might be petty but this is something in the back of my mind too and will likely keep me from frequenting this place very much. Plus its hard to top Empire, gusto and hideaway.

Bellaboo
05-23-2017, 03:34 PM
Cool, thanks for the replies, think it'll be our next pizza place to try (even though I don't like Elise Hall's politics, but that's for another forum). Forgot Joey's in our list, which is among the good, but we don't get there often enough to remember it, left out Empire in our list because we don't like it - too generic-tasting and floppy, you shouldn't have to roll your pizza up like a burrito to eat it (yeah, lots of New Yorkers disagree).

I use a fork at Empire and it works well. And i'm not a New Yorker.

riflesforwatie
05-23-2017, 03:39 PM
Might be petty but this is something in the back of my mind too and will likely keep me from frequenting this place very much. Plus its hard to top Empire, gusto and hideaway.

I'm in the same boat and I hate it because their new set up does look pretty cool. Oh well!

Jersey Boss
05-23-2017, 04:27 PM
I use a fork at Empire and it works well. And i'm not a New Yorker.

You would never be confused with someone from the NY metro if you were spotted using a fork to eat pizza.:)

TheTravellers
05-23-2017, 06:42 PM
Might be petty but this is something in the back of my mind too and will likely keep me from frequenting this place very much. Plus its hard to top Empire, gusto and hideaway.

Yeah, I figure we'll eat there once to try it, and unless it's the best damn pizza in the city, probably just hit one of our other faves (Sauced and Gusto *and* The Wedge are *so* close) from then on, but gotta give it a shot at least. Maybe fill out a comment card about Elise on our way out... :p

LocoAko
05-23-2017, 07:07 PM
You would never be confused with someone from the NY metro if you were spotted using a fork to eat pizza.:)

Ha, so true. Plus, while we're on the subject.... it drives me up a wall how no one here knows what I mean when I order a "plain" slice here. I've literally had to have my tablemate step in and say "Oh, he means a cheese slice". Is cheese not a core ingredient of pizza by definition? If you want peppers and olives on your pizza, do you need to say "peppers, olives, and cheese?". Back in Jersey/NYC it was very much understood that if you ordered plain you didn't want any additional toppings beyond cheese. Gets me every time! And I won't even digress and go into what I think of putting ranch on pizza.... /rant

Bellaboo
05-23-2017, 07:47 PM
You would never be confused with someone from the NY metro if you were spotted using a fork to eat pizza.:)

Yep, i'll admit i only use the fork for the first couple inches then I'm all hands.....

Thomas Vu
05-25-2017, 12:54 PM
This is pretty good pizza. I'll have to retry Empire, but I think they'll both be good for different reasons. I got it to go, and can't say anything about the service. This, Joey,s, and Empire are the hyped up ones?

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Jeepnokc
05-25-2017, 08:37 PM
This is pretty good pizza. I'll have to retry Empire, but I think they'll both be good for different reasons. I got it to go, and can't say anything about the service. This, Joey,s, and Empire are the hyped up ones?

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Joey's is not on our radar. We have tried it a few times and thought the price far outweighed the quality of the pizza. Empire is expensive also but the pizza is worth it

Thomas Vu
05-25-2017, 11:48 PM
Joey's is not on our radar. We have tried it a few times and thought the price far outweighed the quality of the pizza. Empire is expensive also but the pizza is worth it

I thought about that. Halls is a flat $20 for whatever pizza for a 14 inch pizza (or box?) and $4 for a slice.

Empire ranges from $20-$25 but the pizzas are larger than 14 inches, or so I remember and $3.50 for a slice.

What are the other pizza places worth mentioning? I like sauced when it was in Norman. Not sure if it's the same place previously mentioned. I prefer Halls over Hideaway.

TheTravellers
05-26-2017, 08:51 AM
I thought about that. Halls is a flat $20 for whatever pizza for a 14 inch pizza (or box?) and $4 for a slice.

Empire ranges from $20-$25 but the pizzas are larger than 14 inches, or so I remember and $3.50 for a slice.

What are the other pizza places worth mentioning? I like sauced when it was in Norman. Not sure if it's the same place previously mentioned. I prefer Halls over Hideaway.

Sauced on Paseo, Pizzeria Gusto and The Wedge (although we generally tell The Wedge to make sure the crust is crispy) are our current favorites.

Thomas Vu
05-26-2017, 03:52 PM
Sauced on Paseo, Pizzeria Gusto and The Wedge (although we generally tell The Wedge to make sure the crust is crispy) are our current favorites.

I"ll have to make note on the crispy crust. I think they have some deal involving the keep it local card on tuesdays? Pizzeria Gusto I oddly enough preferred their wings over the pizza.

GoldFire
08-13-2017, 11:43 AM
When did this place stop opening on Sundays? Tried to go for lunch today not realizing their hours had changed.

cinnamonjock
08-14-2017, 09:41 AM
I went a couple of weeks ago and noticed the hours on the door saying they're closed on Sundays.

GoldFire
08-14-2017, 12:57 PM
I went a couple of weeks ago and noticed the hours on the door saying they're closed on Sundays.

Seems odd, it was packed on the Sunday I went before.

5alive
08-14-2017, 02:07 PM
Just a guess...it may have something to do with their personal beliefs...again, no inside info on this

sgt. pepper
01-09-2019, 09:17 AM
https://thehallskitchen.com/

Just curious, has anybody tried this place?

ditm4567
01-09-2019, 09:20 AM
IMO, some of the best pizza one can find around here. You will not be disappointed.

bucktalk
01-09-2019, 09:35 AM
Have been there many, many times and have enjoyed it. Personally I prefer a whole pizza compared to by the slice. The slice isn't always the freshest.

sgt. pepper
01-09-2019, 10:25 AM
I have had a couple of dealing with Lorne, a good guy. A friend of his told me he traveled all over to find the best pizza, and this is what came out of his travels. I am looking forward to trying it. His brick and mortar place has whole pizzas it looks like?

PaddyShack
01-09-2019, 10:55 AM
I recommend having reservations if you plan on going for dinner time, especially on the weekends and around Thunder games. Last time we tried going for dinner, which wasn't planned we just stayed downtown longer than expected on evening, the wait for my wife and I was 1 hour 45 minutes.

BBatesokc
01-09-2019, 10:55 AM
Been there a couple of times (4-5).

Neat little buildout all tucked away in Midtown.

Honestly, not my favorite pizza - but not "bad" by any definition. Would go anytime someone in my group wanted to, just not a pizza joint I'd personally go to on my own.