Brasserie Les Halles

★★★★☆
40.7436 -73.9837
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212-679-4111

411 Park Ave S

New York, NY

10016

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  • $$$
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Business Dining
  • Date Spot
  • Local Favorite
  • Lunch Spot
  • Notable Wine List
  • Online Reservations
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Parties
  • Prix Fixe Menu
  • Romantic Dining
  • Trendy Dining
  • Pay Garage
  • Street Parking
Hours
Monday: 07:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday: 07:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday: 07:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday: 07:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday: 07:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday: 07:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday: 07:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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A spinoff of Brasserie Les Halles, they serve bountiful mussels, crisp frites an hearty steaks. Great atmosphere as well. It's a must try when in the big apple.

5
★★★★★

A spinoff of Brasserie Les Halles, they serve bountiful mussels, crisp frites an hearty steaks. Great atmosphere as well. It's a must try when in the big apple.

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Les Halles is owned by Anthony Bourdain, great author, Food Network maverick and all around fun guy. You'll find wonderful meat, they specialize in 'American Beef the French way.' Onion Soup, Steak Au Poivre, Confit...the delicious list of classic French comfort food goes on. Open 7 days a week, Noon to Midnight, so you can go often! Mangia!

4
★★★★☆

Les Halles is owned by Anthony Bourdain, great author, Food Network maverick and all around fun guy. You'll find wonderful meat, they specialize in 'American Beef the French way.' Onion Soup, Steak Au Poivre, Confit...the delicious list of classic French comfort food goes on. Open 7 days a week, Noon to Midnight, so you can go often! Mangia!

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Maybe I'm biased because this was where I had my first date with my husband, but really- this place is fantastic. We've been back numerous times over the years and have never been disappointed.
It's a dimly lit bistro that serves some of the most amazing steak in the world. (the hanger steak is a best bet.) The wine list is great, waitstaff is attentive, and the creme brulee is out of this world.
And as a bonus- it's Anthony Bourdain's restaurant (of Kitchen Confidential and No Reservations) and he is awesome.

5
★★★★★

Maybe I'm biased because this was where I had my first date with my husband, but really- this place is fantastic. We've been back numerous times over the years and have never been disappointed.
It's a dimly lit bistro that serves some of the most amazing steak in the world. (the hanger steak is a best bet.) The wine list is great, waitstaff is attentive, and the creme brulee is out of this world.
And as a bonus- it's Anthony Bourdain's restaurant (of Kitchen Confidential and No Reservations) and he is awesome.

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The food here is absolutely out of this world. Possibly the best dining experience I've had in the city to date. If you're looking for THE French spot in NYC, Les Halles all the way!

5
★★★★★

The food here is absolutely out of this world. Possibly the best dining experience I've had in the city to date. If you're looking for THE French spot in NYC, Les Halles all the way!

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This place is now on my list to visit every time I'm in NYC. My co-workers and I shoot for finding a quieter time to visit, and have not been disappointed yet.

I've only been here three times, but looking forward to more. The steak frites is, of course, amazing. I haven't yet figured out what black magic they use on the fries. The duck confit was one of the more enjoyable plates I've eaten.

5
★★★★★

This place is now on my list to visit every time I'm in NYC. My co-workers and I shoot for finding a quieter time to visit, and have not been disappointed yet.

I've only been here three times, but looking forward to more. The steak frites is, of course, amazing. I haven't yet figured out what black magic they use on the fries. The duck confit was one of the more enjoyable plates I've eaten.

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My favorite bistro food outside of Paris!
The steak au poivre is absolutely amazing!

4
★★★★☆

My favorite bistro food outside of Paris!
The steak au poivre is absolutely amazing!

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Don't let the lure, or even lose connection, of a celebrity chef fool you- Bourdain wouldn't eat here either these days.

Went for a late dinner (like 9:30) on 1/15/10. We were seated in the room in the front of the restaurant that's sectioned off from the rest of the place- it was inside, but still cold. The two draft beers ordered were room temperature- I asked the waiter if my beer was supposed to served on cask because it was so warm. After a few confused looks, I explained that it was too warm. He took both beers back and returned with refills in chilled glasses, which helped (temporarily). Note, we ordered different beers, so they couldn't use the "they just replaced the keg" excuse because they were both warm. The other cocktail, a scotch, was clearly not what was ordered, but my dining partner was just as happy with whatever it was.

Three of the four entrees came out, with the runner having no idea which plate went where. We waited for the fourth entree... and waited... and waited... Probably close to 10 minutes. When it came, it was the wrong dish. Once we flagged the waiter and called his attention to it, his response was "Ok." He took the plate back- no "oh, sorry about that" or anything close to apologetic at any point thereafter. After another 10 or so minutes the replacement dish came- a dreadfully dry chicken sandwich. Of the two beef dishes, one was reported to be good, while the other was tough and not tasty. The mussels were good- excellent broth, but two unopened ones were served.

Just everything about it was careless- busboys asking us to hand them plates, hostesses and waiters standing around chatting, waiter and runner not putting the correct drinks and plates with the correct person, the food itself wasn't convincingly good... Just skip it. If you want steak frites, just go to L'Express 8 blocks down- probably not much different on quality or service, but at least cheaper.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Don't let the lure, or even lose connection, of a celebrity chef fool you- Bourdain wouldn't eat here either these days.

Went for a late dinner (like 9:30) on 1/15/10. We were seated in the room in the front of the restaurant that's sectioned off from the rest of the place- it was inside, but still cold. The two draft beers ordered were room temperature- I asked the waiter if my beer was supposed to served on cask because it was so warm. After a few confused looks, I explained that it was too warm. He took both beers back and returned with refills in chilled glasses, which helped (temporarily). Note, we ordered different beers, so they couldn't use the "they just replaced the keg" excuse because they were both warm. The other cocktail, a scotch, was clearly not what was ordered, but my dining partner was just as happy with whatever it was.

Three of the four entrees came out, with the runner having no idea which plate went where. We waited for the fourth entree... and waited... and waited... Probably close to 10 minutes. When it came, it was the wrong dish. Once we flagged the waiter and called his attention to it, his response was "Ok." He took the plate back- no "oh, sorry about that" or anything close to apologetic at any point thereafter. After another 10 or so minutes the replacement dish came- a dreadfully dry chicken sandwich. Of the two beef dishes, one was reported to be good, while the other was tough and not tasty. The mussels were good- excellent broth, but two unopened ones were served.

Just everything about it was careless- busboys asking us to hand them plates, hostesses and waiters standing around chatting, waiter and runner not putting the correct drinks and plates with the correct person, the food itself wasn't convincingly good... Just skip it. If you want steak frites, just go to L'Express 8 blocks down- probably not much different on quality or service, but at least cheaper.

Pros: Good mussels & frites

Cons: The service, the food and the drinks... But otherwise...

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I really like coming here. I love the steak here with the bernaise sauce...yummy me and the fries. Can't good wrong. Also a great wine selection.

4
★★★★☆

I really like coming here. I love the steak here with the bernaise sauce...yummy me and the fries. Can't good wrong. Also a great wine selection.

Pros: Food, Location, Open Late

Cons: Loud, Often Wait

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This is by far the closest to a Parisian Bistro in NYC.
The Rillettes du Boucher were surprisingly good .
As for the service, waistress did not know the difference between a Steak Frites (whihc was ok) & a Beef tenderloin. Also she did not know about the wine menu... pretty basic I think ....
Overall is a good place to go for lunch.

3
★★★☆☆

This is by far the closest to a Parisian Bistro in NYC.
The Rillettes du Boucher were surprisingly good .
As for the service, waistress did not know the difference between a Steak Frites (whihc was ok) & a Beef tenderloin. Also she did not know about the wine menu... pretty basic I think ....
Overall is a good place to go for lunch.

Pros: Price, location (Park Ave) & decor

Cons: slow service & not knowledgeable waitress

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The best Steak Au Poivre I ever had. Awesome experience. All the foods in the table were equally great.

4
★★★★☆

The best Steak Au Poivre I ever had. Awesome experience. All the foods in the table were equally great.

Pros: Reasonably Priced, Excellent Food

Cons: Less space and noisy

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We loved going to Les Halles when it first opened many years ago (hard to believe) though it was small and cramped and gave off incredibly snobby French attitude. Over the years it has doubled in size, and the attitude is now American rather than French snobby. We don't go very often any more because it is incredibly noisy...We tried it again last night---a humid Saturday summer night....the food was still good---the kir we ordered was horrible but the manager took it off our bill---our waiter was very nice...but the place is horribly noisy. All that noise, at least for me, takes away from the enjoyment of the meal, no matter how good the food is...so I've decided never to go back, except perhaps on a weeknight...and maybe not even then. The nearby and terrific Ponty Bistro now has own praise...try it.

4
★★★★☆

We loved going to Les Halles when it first opened many years ago (hard to believe) though it was small and cramped and gave off incredibly snobby French attitude. Over the years it has doubled in size, and the attitude is now American rather than French snobby. We don't go very often any more because it is incredibly noisy...We tried it again last night---a humid Saturday summer night....the food was still good---the kir we ordered was horrible but the manager took it off our bill---our waiter was very nice...but the place is horribly noisy. All that noise, at least for me, takes away from the enjoyment of the meal, no matter how good the food is...so I've decided never to go back, except perhaps on a weeknight...and maybe not even then. The nearby and terrific Ponty Bistro now has own praise...try it.

Pros: TERRIFIC STEAKS AND FRIES

Cons: NOISE NOISE NOISE

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We are big fans of super chef Anthony Bourdaine, and were very excited to eat at Les Halles. We had made reservations from the night before, but when we arrived we noticed that there were a few empty tables and yet we still had to wait 15 minutes for ours. We were a party of four and ordered the Escargots, gratin de macaroni,and foie gras for appetizers. The food was served before we each had plates,so we had to stop two waiters for plates. By the time we got plates our food was cold, not to mention that when our diner was served we were still eating our appetizers, and the guy is just standing over us with the food waiting for us to move our plates somewhere. He had to go get another guy to clear our table, our diner was also cold!Just to clarify we had cold steak,duck,sausage and lamb chops. Before we could even decide if we wanted to order dessert we were approached by another waiter who asked us if we could pay the bill because they pool tips and our original waiter had to leave. Not to mention that yet another waiter who took our drink order kept getting the refills wrong! I would never go back.

1
★☆☆☆☆

We are big fans of super chef Anthony Bourdaine, and were very excited to eat at Les Halles. We had made reservations from the night before, but when we arrived we noticed that there were a few empty tables and yet we still had to wait 15 minutes for ours. We were a party of four and ordered the Escargots, gratin de macaroni,and foie gras for appetizers. The food was served before we each had plates,so we had to stop two waiters for plates. By the time we got plates our food was cold, not to mention that when our diner was served we were still eating our appetizers, and the guy is just standing over us with the food waiting for us to move our plates somewhere. He had to go get another guy to clear our table, our diner was also cold!Just to clarify we had cold steak,duck,sausage and lamb chops. Before we could even decide if we wanted to order dessert we were approached by another waiter who asked us if we could pay the bill because they pool tips and our original waiter had to leave. Not to mention that yet another waiter who took our drink order kept getting the refills wrong! I would never go back.

Pros: The french fries

Cons: Service

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My friend wanted to try this place, and I had no issues with that. The place inside looks interesting. Spaceous, dark, and cozy. We waited 15 minutes to be seated on a saturday night. I ordered a main dish and an appetizer. The appetizer was a bit cold, and this dish is not served cold. The beer was good, a french make. I ordered the tenderloin beef, well done. When they brought it, it was not well done. As I was trying to finish the steak, I noticed something on it, and I just grabbed and pealed, thinking it may be a french fry or a veggie. It was not. I saw a 3 inch long thing, which when I brough to light, looked hairy. I started to freak out, but my girlfriend stated it was only a rope, and not what I thought it was. Nevertheless, a rope in my steak, As I was eating earlier peices of this steak, I had difficulty cutting it on bottom and had to chew for long time. I guess I ate a bit of that rope. I called the waiter, and he said it is a rope which they use to shape the meat. Ok. things happen. I did not receive an appology, or not even a free coffee. the waiter simply disappeared. I paid my bill, left a small tip, and left. i will not come back here for reasons of rope with my meal, and lack of oppology.

1
★☆☆☆☆

My friend wanted to try this place, and I had no issues with that. The place inside looks interesting. Spaceous, dark, and cozy. We waited 15 minutes to be seated on a saturday night. I ordered a main dish and an appetizer. The appetizer was a bit cold, and this dish is not served cold. The beer was good, a french make. I ordered the tenderloin beef, well done. When they brought it, it was not well done. As I was trying to finish the steak, I noticed something on it, and I just grabbed and pealed, thinking it may be a french fry or a veggie. It was not. I saw a 3 inch long thing, which when I brough to light, looked hairy. I started to freak out, but my girlfriend stated it was only a rope, and not what I thought it was. Nevertheless, a rope in my steak, As I was eating earlier peices of this steak, I had difficulty cutting it on bottom and had to chew for long time. I guess I ate a bit of that rope. I called the waiter, and he said it is a rope which they use to shape the meat. Ok. things happen. I did not receive an appology, or not even a free coffee. the waiter simply disappeared. I paid my bill, left a small tip, and left. i will not come back here for reasons of rope with my meal, and lack of oppology.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Foreign objects in food, a rope in my meal, 3 inches. Nice!! No oppologies.

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I thought BOTH locations were GREAT! The one downtown really surprised me, because you could have a wonderful steak for lunch - and it was REASONABLE! (And delicious) Price is most imporant. The midtown location, I have only been there for dinner. Of course dinner is far more expensive than lunch, but the one thing I can't complain about was the food and the service. My friends and I were seated promptly without a reservation, treated nice by all the staff, (hostess, waiter, runner,). We all had something different and had 1 vegetarian with us. Now, there isn't a lot for vegetarians to choose from, she did order the Mac & cheese and raved about it. She let us try it - and it is without a doubt - one of THE BEST MAC & CHEESE dishes in the city (ties for 1st place with "Tea & Sympathy"). Our steaks, of course, were also very good. Nice wine. We aren't dessert people, so... can't really comment on that. Overall - I'd give it a 8/10. We will be back for certain.

4
★★★★☆

I thought BOTH locations were GREAT! The one downtown really surprised me, because you could have a wonderful steak for lunch - and it was REASONABLE! (And delicious) Price is most imporant. The midtown location, I have only been there for dinner. Of course dinner is far more expensive than lunch, but the one thing I can't complain about was the food and the service. My friends and I were seated promptly without a reservation, treated nice by all the staff, (hostess, waiter, runner,). We all had something different and had 1 vegetarian with us. Now, there isn't a lot for vegetarians to choose from, she did order the Mac & cheese and raved about it. She let us try it - and it is without a doubt - one of THE BEST MAC & CHEESE dishes in the city (ties for 1st place with "Tea & Sympathy"). Our steaks, of course, were also very good. Nice wine. We aren't dessert people, so... can't really comment on that. Overall - I'd give it a 8/10. We will be back for certain.

Pros: Affordable steak lunch!!! Great fries!!! Mac & Cheese to die for!!!!

Cons: Limited selection for vegetarians.

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I just recently was able to visit this restaurant and I was nervous to see if it lived up to all the hype. I knew Anthony Bourdain was the great chef that put this place on the map but wondered if the current chef would be able to compare. I took a friend of mine for his birthday and we were so pleasantly surprised. My friend normally eats his steak well done, I persuaded him to try the cote de beuf for two, medium rare. He absolutely loved it. My grilled octopus salad was amazing. The service was great, it was a memorable night.

4
★★★★☆

I just recently was able to visit this restaurant and I was nervous to see if it lived up to all the hype. I knew Anthony Bourdain was the great chef that put this place on the map but wondered if the current chef would be able to compare. I took a friend of mine for his birthday and we were so pleasantly surprised. My friend normally eats his steak well done, I persuaded him to try the cote de beuf for two, medium rare. He absolutely loved it. My grilled octopus salad was amazing. The service was great, it was a memorable night.

Pros: great food, great service

Cons: the lighting can be a little brighter

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I hadn't been back to Les Halles in years, when they turned out really good brasserie-fare. When I decided to take my spouse a couple of nights ago for a nice steak dinner, I thought we would get a decently prepared meal. Boy, was I so wrong. The endive/arugula/blue cheese/walnut salad had only a few slivers of endive to accompany the handful of merely-okay arugula, barely three walnuts, and only one pathetic and very rindy cube of blue cheese thrown in like an after thought, onto the side of the plate. I've had many great endive/blue cheese/walnut salads in the city, and this one ranks the worst. The escargot we also ordered arrived shriveled and drowning in bland-tasting oil, not at all the expected blast of garlic and parsley which should have perfumed the dish. The spouse ordered the half duck, which had an acceptable but only average preparation of the duck breast. The leg seemed like it had been cooked more than twice because it seem so terribly hard and dry. I had ordered the ribeye steak, medium rare, thinking that they couldn't possible get it wrong- it's Les Halles! They do steak! The steak arrived, and I stared down at my plate. It was unexpectedly thin, and really reminded me of exactly the sort of steak I'd see offered at Gristedes, wrapped in styrofoam and plastic. If I wanted that, I wouldn't pay $110 for dinner. They had overcooked it to medium, and tasted like it had spent too many days in the refrigerator before finally hitting the grill. I finished the fries instead of the steak. And I was the one who had insisted on going out to dinner for a great piece of steak. This should tell you how bad it was. Never again.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I hadn't been back to Les Halles in years, when they turned out really good brasserie-fare. When I decided to take my spouse a couple of nights ago for a nice steak dinner, I thought we would get a decently prepared meal. Boy, was I so wrong. The endive/arugula/blue cheese/walnut salad had only a few slivers of endive to accompany the handful of merely-okay arugula, barely three walnuts, and only one pathetic and very rindy cube of blue cheese thrown in like an after thought, onto the side of the plate. I've had many great endive/blue cheese/walnut salads in the city, and this one ranks the worst. The escargot we also ordered arrived shriveled and drowning in bland-tasting oil, not at all the expected blast of garlic and parsley which should have perfumed the dish. The spouse ordered the half duck, which had an acceptable but only average preparation of the duck breast. The leg seemed like it had been cooked more than twice because it seem so terribly hard and dry. I had ordered the ribeye steak, medium rare, thinking that they couldn't possible get it wrong- it's Les Halles! They do steak! The steak arrived, and I stared down at my plate. It was unexpectedly thin, and really reminded me of exactly the sort of steak I'd see offered at Gristedes, wrapped in styrofoam and plastic. If I wanted that, I wouldn't pay $110 for dinner. They had overcooked it to medium, and tasted like it had spent too many days in the refrigerator before finally hitting the grill. I finished the fries instead of the steak. And I was the one who had insisted on going out to dinner for a great piece of steak. This should tell you how bad it was. Never again.

Pros: You'll be seated quickly, but that's because the food is terrible.

Cons: Everything else.

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Ok i know the waiter is a star of all things TV and late night travel shows, buti came here for the food, not the long winded chit chat from table to table, had i wanted that i could of eaten at my mothers house.
Was a slow night and walked in off the street around 9 pm with my husband to get a bit of something to eat. Decent menu and prices, typical French bistro fare.
My steak was very stringy and chewy thought he frites were amazing..i just mostly had those with the little salad. Drinks were reasonable. I can imagine going there on a busy night with 1 waiter taking orders...and several back waiters doing most of the work. My husbands water glass had lipstick on it, which is disgusting because he doesnt wear any.
We were mostly ignored by our star waiter so he could chitter chatter with many other tables and freinds.
Damn you reality TV!!
Would of liked dessert but could hardly get dinner. I'll probably come back for the pomme frites but id sit at the bar and eat there, though i doubt the service would be much better from what i saw. There are many decent places to eat in this city and this one for the price is better then others that are more expensive.

3
★★★☆☆

Ok i know the waiter is a star of all things TV and late night travel shows, buti came here for the food, not the long winded chit chat from table to table, had i wanted that i could of eaten at my mothers house.
Was a slow night and walked in off the street around 9 pm with my husband to get a bit of something to eat. Decent menu and prices, typical French bistro fare.
My steak was very stringy and chewy thought he frites were amazing..i just mostly had those with the little salad. Drinks were reasonable. I can imagine going there on a busy night with 1 waiter taking orders...and several back waiters doing most of the work. My husbands water glass had lipstick on it, which is disgusting because he doesnt wear any.
We were mostly ignored by our star waiter so he could chitter chatter with many other tables and freinds.
Damn you reality TV!!
Would of liked dessert but could hardly get dinner. I'll probably come back for the pomme frites but id sit at the bar and eat there, though i doubt the service would be much better from what i saw. There are many decent places to eat in this city and this one for the price is better then others that are more expensive.

Pros: Great Fries and sauces

Cons: dirty water glasses & slow service

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Having gone for lunch at Les Halles downtown many times i finally decided to goto the Park Avenue location last night with a visiting friend for dinner. Started off with a couple of Kronenberg 1664 drafts, a nice French Pale Lager. We shared an order of the Esargot and Pate. Escargot was solid..classic garlic buttery sauce..gotta love em. Pate was very rich and flavorful as well. For our entree we decided to get the Planche de Grillades (for two)$56.00 (lamb chop, hanger steak, merguez, steak, thick cut bacon,
french fries, roasted tomatoes, Provencal dressing). I HIGHLY RECOMMEND getting this if truly want to sample all the meats. The thick cut bacon so good it will make you cry...in fact all the meat will...so cooked to perfection. The merguez was nice an spicy. Oh man you will not be sure which one you like the best. We didn't go to crazy with our wine choice a reasonable 05 Bordeaux Superieur,Ch Ribebon $36. It did compliment most of our meats, but i think if I go again i might spend an extra $10-$20 and get a bordeax with alittle more substance to it..ours was kinda weak and light..then again it was the least expensive. For dessert my friend had a craving for Crepes. On the menu they only have Crepe Suzette. We asked if the kithchen could just get us some Crepes with chocolate and banana. I will say this...they were most acommodating..the pastry chef had some fun with this and it came to our table like a piece of art. DELICIOUS!! Service was great all night (they were busy), but we were greeted warmly , our drink orders were taken and brougt to us promptly. Between our waiter, another server working a nearby section, and the bus boys...someone was always there to make sure you received what you needed. There is no doubt in my mind why Les Halles consistenly gets such respect...its ROCK SOLID...and i can't wait to go back and try that thick cut bacon again (mmmm..bacon)

5
★★★★★

Having gone for lunch at Les Halles downtown many times i finally decided to goto the Park Avenue location last night with a visiting friend for dinner. Started off with a couple of Kronenberg 1664 drafts, a nice French Pale Lager. We shared an order of the Esargot and Pate. Escargot was solid..classic garlic buttery sauce..gotta love em. Pate was very rich and flavorful as well. For our entree we decided to get the Planche de Grillades (for two)$56.00 (lamb chop, hanger steak, merguez, steak, thick cut bacon,
french fries, roasted tomatoes, Provencal dressing). I HIGHLY RECOMMEND getting this if truly want to sample all the meats. The thick cut bacon so good it will make you cry...in fact all the meat will...so cooked to perfection. The merguez was nice an spicy. Oh man you will not be sure which one you like the best. We didn't go to crazy with our wine choice a reasonable 05 Bordeaux Superieur,Ch Ribebon $36. It did compliment most of our meats, but i think if I go again i might spend an extra $10-$20 and get a bordeax with alittle more substance to it..ours was kinda weak and light..then again it was the least expensive. For dessert my friend had a craving for Crepes. On the menu they only have Crepe Suzette. We asked if the kithchen could just get us some Crepes with chocolate and banana. I will say this...they were most acommodating..the pastry chef had some fun with this and it came to our table like a piece of art. DELICIOUS!! Service was great all night (they were busy), but we were greeted warmly , our drink orders were taken and brougt to us promptly. Between our waiter, another server working a nearby section, and the bus boys...someone was always there to make sure you received what you needed. There is no doubt in my mind why Les Halles consistenly gets such respect...its ROCK SOLID...and i can't wait to go back and try that thick cut bacon again (mmmm..bacon)

Pros: Flavorful Meat Dishes, Thick Cut Bacon, Excellent Service

Cons: Anthony Bourdain ...i'm kidding

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Les Halles is one my favorite restaurants! I always order the steak au poivre and it is cooked perfectly everytime and comes with to die for fries! My boyfriend had the grilled platter which is nice if you want a little bit of everything. The atmosphere is nice and relaxing and the service always friendly. Highly recommneded

5
★★★★★

Les Halles is one my favorite restaurants! I always order the steak au poivre and it is cooked perfectly everytime and comes with to die for fries! My boyfriend had the grilled platter which is nice if you want a little bit of everything. The atmosphere is nice and relaxing and the service always friendly. Highly recommneded

Pros: Generous portions, unpretentious atmosphere

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Yes, my man & I are total Anthony Bourdain fans, but it wasn't the reason why we made a last minute trip to his homebase. We were just hungry. In fact, other than the many other fans packing the place and chatting about his last NO RESERVATIONS episode, there is no real "celebrity chef" ambiance at all--just really good, really hearty bistro fare. We were tucked into a tight corner between the sidewalk and inside (perfect-still feels like being outside but protected from the Park Ave foot traffic) and did have to elbow for room, but once we settled in the feast began. Classically buttery & garlicky, tender escargot fought for space on my plate with my man's luscious mushroom vol-au-vent. His steak au poivre was spicy and perfectly cooked, my scallops in champagne sauce had me licking the plate. Our server was completely slammed but kept her composure as she served us dessert...chocolate souffle was appropriately dark & chocolatey, but take my advice & PLEASE save room for the baba au rhum, a sweet yellow cake doused in rum and whipped cream. Luscious, light and decadent! The wine list was alright, tho we detect a bit of cork taste in our 1st course rose... some nice Long Island wines too. All in all, it was a classic New York French restaurant: crowded but elegant, with reliably delicious food.

4
★★★★☆

Yes, my man & I are total Anthony Bourdain fans, but it wasn't the reason why we made a last minute trip to his homebase. We were just hungry. In fact, other than the many other fans packing the place and chatting about his last NO RESERVATIONS episode, there is no real "celebrity chef" ambiance at all--just really good, really hearty bistro fare. We were tucked into a tight corner between the sidewalk and inside (perfect-still feels like being outside but protected from the Park Ave foot traffic) and did have to elbow for room, but once we settled in the feast began. Classically buttery & garlicky, tender escargot fought for space on my plate with my man's luscious mushroom vol-au-vent. His steak au poivre was spicy and perfectly cooked, my scallops in champagne sauce had me licking the plate. Our server was completely slammed but kept her composure as she served us dessert...chocolate souffle was appropriately dark & chocolatey, but take my advice & PLEASE save room for the baba au rhum, a sweet yellow cake doused in rum and whipped cream. Luscious, light and decadent! The wine list was alright, tho we detect a bit of cork taste in our 1st course rose... some nice Long Island wines too. All in all, it was a classic New York French restaurant: crowded but elegant, with reliably delicious food.

Pros: great food, buzzing atmosphere

Cons: sidewalk seating is sketchy... the garbage trucks & construction sounds not romantic.

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It's a slightly hoity toity place, but cool enough to let our refugee party from PS 450 take an ever expanding table in the back. The high ceilings and hard walls make the place a bit noisy, but it's NYC people noise, not the communication killing noise of PS 450 across the Avenue. The food was good, if on the expensive side. The place does, after all, have French pretensions. The waiters were slightly fertummelt, and Tomoko's drink never came. The escargot was great, especially the butter sauce just made for soaking up with bread. The mixed meat appetizer was a good choice to share, everything on the plate was excellent. Pricey, but not KILLER pricey. It's a comfortable place, and considering out jolt out of nowhere, very accommodating. --Drink Club NYC is a roving group of NYC drinkers

4
★★★★☆

It's a slightly hoity toity place, but cool enough to let our refugee party from PS 450 take an ever expanding table in the back. The high ceilings and hard walls make the place a bit noisy, but it's NYC people noise, not the communication killing noise of PS 450 across the Avenue. The food was good, if on the expensive side. The place does, after all, have French pretensions. The waiters were slightly fertummelt, and Tomoko's drink never came. The escargot was great, especially the butter sauce just made for soaking up with bread. The mixed meat appetizer was a good choice to share, everything on the plate was excellent. Pricey, but not KILLER pricey. It's a comfortable place, and considering out jolt out of nowhere, very accommodating. --Drink Club NYC is a roving group of NYC drinkers

Pros: accommodating of big groups, good appetizers,

Cons: slightly pricey, somewhat not-with-it wait-staff

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I went here for some drinks last saturday, there was no air conditioning, I waited a half of a hour for my waiter to acknowledge my presence, I orderd a double gray goose, I recieved a glass of Ice for 20.00, Philippe you should be ashamed of your self and your staff. Maybee you can beat the tourists that come in anticipating a glimps of Anthony bourdaine (who has not worked there in over 11 years, and is not affiliated with this place in any capacity) Fix your AC and train your staff to do the right thing!

1
★☆☆☆☆

I went here for some drinks last saturday, there was no air conditioning, I waited a half of a hour for my waiter to acknowledge my presence, I orderd a double gray goose, I recieved a glass of Ice for 20.00, Philippe you should be ashamed of your self and your staff. Maybee you can beat the tourists that come in anticipating a glimps of Anthony bourdaine (who has not worked there in over 11 years, and is not affiliated with this place in any capacity) Fix your AC and train your staff to do the right thing!

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This is definately my favorite spot in town. Besides being a huge Bourdain junky to begin with, it truely is the best in french food I've found this side of the Atlantic. I must admit the service is not what it used to be, ( I sense Bourdain's presence is surely lacking ) but taking a tip from the chef's own Kitchen Confidential, as long as you don't show up on the rediculously crowded weekends, ( the fish really IS the best tues-thurs ) I have never waited longer than 10 mins to be seated walking in on a weekday, and service is much speedier and attentive. But I don't go here for the service. The food is mind-blowing and right up there with any other kind of blowing you can think of.
You can't go wrong with the steak frites, or any steak for that matter here. The cote de boeuf is at least enough for two and if you share it with the right person, like s e x on a plate. The mignon du porc is a must for pork lovers and the Coq au Vin takes me back to France everytime. The Moules Marinieres are a great start if you are looking for a classically simple french dish, or a great confit de canard. Everything is prepared to that belief that great ingredients cooked right is all you need for a great meal. Nothing is froo froo on a plate at Les Halles.
Also the wine list. Amazing!!! Best Cote du Rhone.
So... hop a flight to Paris? or hop a ride on the 6? For me... same thing.

5
★★★★★

This is definately my favorite spot in town. Besides being a huge Bourdain junky to begin with, it truely is the best in french food I've found this side of the Atlantic. I must admit the service is not what it used to be, ( I sense Bourdain's presence is surely lacking ) but taking a tip from the chef's own Kitchen Confidential, as long as you don't show up on the rediculously crowded weekends, ( the fish really IS the best tues-thurs ) I have never waited longer than 10 mins to be seated walking in on a weekday, and service is much speedier and attentive. But I don't go here for the service. The food is mind-blowing and right up there with any other kind of blowing you can think of.
You can't go wrong with the steak frites, or any steak for that matter here. The cote de boeuf is at least enough for two and if you share it with the right person, like s e x on a plate. The mignon du porc is a must for pork lovers and the Coq au Vin takes me back to France everytime. The Moules Marinieres are a great start if you are looking for a classically simple french dish, or a great confit de canard. Everything is prepared to that belief that great ingredients cooked right is all you need for a great meal. Nothing is froo froo on a plate at Les Halles.
Also the wine list. Amazing!!! Best Cote du Rhone.
So... hop a flight to Paris? or hop a ride on the 6? For me... same thing.

Pros: Best French food in NY

Cons: service can be iffy on weekends

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My Wife and I recently visited NY from England and with us both being fans of Anthony Bourdain's TV shows (he's the owner of Les Halles in case you didn't know) we felt we should pay his place a visit.
I'm happy to say that I can only say good things about it, the service was excellent and the food out of this world. The Fillet steak (rare) I had was the best I've ever had, it just melted in the mouth and my wife's Moules Marinere was just as good she said. The desserts of Profiteroles and the chocolate Souffle were equally excellent. What I've always liked about Anthony Bordain is the passion he shows for a food, he can enjoy the finest food available as well as a cheap and cheerful Burger or similar, this restaurant offers the finest food in my opinion and I didn't think it was expensive at all for this standard of food.
I can't praise it enough, if you're visiting NY then check this Park Ave restaurant out, I think you'll like it.

5
★★★★★

My Wife and I recently visited NY from England and with us both being fans of Anthony Bourdain's TV shows (he's the owner of Les Halles in case you didn't know) we felt we should pay his place a visit.
I'm happy to say that I can only say good things about it, the service was excellent and the food out of this world. The Fillet steak (rare) I had was the best I've ever had, it just melted in the mouth and my wife's Moules Marinere was just as good she said. The desserts of Profiteroles and the chocolate Souffle were equally excellent. What I've always liked about Anthony Bordain is the passion he shows for a food, he can enjoy the finest food available as well as a cheap and cheerful Burger or similar, this restaurant offers the finest food in my opinion and I didn't think it was expensive at all for this standard of food.
I can't praise it enough, if you're visiting NY then check this Park Ave restaurant out, I think you'll like it.

Pros: Everything was superb

Cons: nothing springs to mind

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Recommended, but not strongly. This is a French eatery done the way Anthony Bourdain likes it -- simple, humble, stripped of pretense. You wouldn't be out of line for mistaking it for a countryside diner when you step in, what with the ultradim lighting, short wooden chairs, and bric-a-brac everywhere. The menu has some hits and its fair share of misses. (Don't miss the boudin aux pommes or the fries, which are rightly praised.) Who should go? Those who want to try French but are squeamish about it, or those who read and love Bourdain. (And trust me, the latter demographic is big enough to keep this place in business for years to come.)

4
★★★★☆

Recommended, but not strongly. This is a French eatery done the way Anthony Bourdain likes it -- simple, humble, stripped of pretense. You wouldn't be out of line for mistaking it for a countryside diner when you step in, what with the ultradim lighting, short wooden chairs, and bric-a-brac everywhere. The menu has some hits and its fair share of misses. (Don't miss the boudin aux pommes or the fries, which are rightly praised.) Who should go? Those who want to try French but are squeamish about it, or those who read and love Bourdain. (And trust me, the latter demographic is big enough to keep this place in business for years to come.)

Pros: Unpretentious, straightforward

Cons: Uneven menu

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I love quality and well prepared dishes. I am a chef's daughter, and work for a company that is known for reviewing food amongst other things- and i believe i have fallen for this place.
Appetizer - My group of four, ordered the escargots for an appetizer. The sauce was excellent (we sopped up the extra with table bread), but together i thought the escargot lost a bit of it's own flavor- otherwise, it was a good dish, but not a must have.
The frites were outstanding - we tended to our main dishes and went back to the frites and expected them to be cold and soggy - but were surprised by how well they stood up to the test of time. given that we waited awhile to eat them and they were still crisp. Next time i'll give them a try when they're hot.
Main dish - Our table ordered mussels accompanied with frites, the lamb dish, the steak poivre (wonderfully tender, juicy and flavorful), coq au vin (my dish) with a side of mashed potatoes (recommended by Tim the attentive and fun waiter).
The coq au vin - the rooster was tender and flavorful. the sauce was delicious (and i used those mashed potatoes to make the most of that sauce). I am a huge fan of red wine sauce, but this one was rich yet did not mask the unique flavor of the rooster. I am a believer of not having sauces steal the show from the main ingredient, and this dish was great. Anyway ,how many coq au vin places can you find in the city? on another note, the mashed potatoes were forgettable, but did the job of not wasting that sauce.
Dessert - my friend had the apple tart (it was her birthday) and Tim was a darling and had a candle on it along with a birthday song). I shared a creme brulee with my other friend. Both desserts were not great, but were passable as dessert.
Overall - i loved my entree and the service here. If the dishes weren't outstanding, at least they were decent. Tim - you are awesome! thank you for making my first experience at Les Halles a great one!

5
★★★★★

I love quality and well prepared dishes. I am a chef's daughter, and work for a company that is known for reviewing food amongst other things- and i believe i have fallen for this place.
Appetizer - My group of four, ordered the escargots for an appetizer. The sauce was excellent (we sopped up the extra with table bread), but together i thought the escargot lost a bit of it's own flavor- otherwise, it was a good dish, but not a must have.
The frites were outstanding - we tended to our main dishes and went back to the frites and expected them to be cold and soggy - but were surprised by how well they stood up to the test of time. given that we waited awhile to eat them and they were still crisp. Next time i'll give them a try when they're hot.
Main dish - Our table ordered mussels accompanied with frites, the lamb dish, the steak poivre (wonderfully tender, juicy and flavorful), coq au vin (my dish) with a side of mashed potatoes (recommended by Tim the attentive and fun waiter).
The coq au vin - the rooster was tender and flavorful. the sauce was delicious (and i used those mashed potatoes to make the most of that sauce). I am a huge fan of red wine sauce, but this one was rich yet did not mask the unique flavor of the rooster. I am a believer of not having sauces steal the show from the main ingredient, and this dish was great. Anyway ,how many coq au vin places can you find in the city? on another note, the mashed potatoes were forgettable, but did the job of not wasting that sauce.
Dessert - my friend had the apple tart (it was her birthday) and Tim was a darling and had a candle on it along with a birthday song). I shared a creme brulee with my other friend. Both desserts were not great, but were passable as dessert.
Overall - i loved my entree and the service here. If the dishes weren't outstanding, at least they were decent. Tim - you are awesome! thank you for making my first experience at Les Halles a great one!

Pros: Service, Entree/Specialties

Cons: dessert

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So you make us wait more than an hour past our reservation. So you seat the walkins in front of us. So you pretend you couldn't find us at the bar. So you comp us your house wine. Thanks. And then you pretend we're not there. No water. No asking if we want more drinks (we did). No asking if we want desert (we did). How about clearing our plates? Luckily around 1:15 am we manage to get someone's attention and get a check and escape this nightmare. Hope you liked your 10% tip, because we were being generous.

1
★☆☆☆☆

So you make us wait more than an hour past our reservation. So you seat the walkins in front of us. So you pretend you couldn't find us at the bar. So you comp us your house wine. Thanks. And then you pretend we're not there. No water. No asking if we want more drinks (we did). No asking if we want desert (we did). How about clearing our plates? Luckily around 1:15 am we manage to get someone's attention and get a check and escape this nightmare. Hope you liked your 10% tip, because we were being generous.

Pros: awful awful service

Cons: good fries

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My husband was really looking forward to dining at Les Halles so we were thrilled when we were able to get a last minute reservation for four on a Saturday night.

When we arrived for our 9:30pm seating, we were told it would only be a few minutes and they would come find us at the bar. The bar was packed with people but we found a central spot where we could be easily located. Over the next hour, each of us checked in with the four hostesses who repeatedly told us, "Just a few more minutes." Then to my amazement, I watched as a family of four walked in and was seated immediately! When I approached the hostesses, I was told they weren't able to locate us so they gave the table to those people instead. After venting our frustrations, we were finally seated at 10:30pm and given a free bottle of wine. While our waiter promised to improve our experience, he proved to be as useless as the hostesses. Empty plates, glasses and the empty bottle of wine remained on the table far longer than necessary and requests for water went ignored.

While the food was good, the service ruined our evening and we will never return. Perhaps the restaurant should consider hiring one competent person to manage reservations as the job proved too big for the four young ladies there last night.

2
★★☆☆☆

My husband was really looking forward to dining at Les Halles so we were thrilled when we were able to get a last minute reservation for four on a Saturday night.

When we arrived for our 9:30pm seating, we were told it would only be a few minutes and they would come find us at the bar. The bar was packed with people but we found a central spot where we could be easily located. Over the next hour, each of us checked in with the four hostesses who repeatedly told us, "Just a few more minutes." Then to my amazement, I watched as a family of four walked in and was seated immediately! When I approached the hostesses, I was told they weren't able to locate us so they gave the table to those people instead. After venting our frustrations, we were finally seated at 10:30pm and given a free bottle of wine. While our waiter promised to improve our experience, he proved to be as useless as the hostesses. Empty plates, glasses and the empty bottle of wine remained on the table far longer than necessary and requests for water went ignored.

While the food was good, the service ruined our evening and we will never return. Perhaps the restaurant should consider hiring one competent person to manage reservations as the job proved too big for the four young ladies there last night.

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Dined at Les Halles last night with my girlfriend. We were very excited to go after looking at the menu online and after hearing numerous recommendations from friends. We arrived early for our 6:45 reservation and were seated promptly by our cheery hostess, where we waited for our server to arrive. And we waited. And we waited. And we waited some more. 20 minutes had passed. Another couple was seated next to us, and their server immediately acknowledged them and began taking their drink orders. Our server still had not greeted us, nor had anyone given us a glass a water. After seeing the table next to us receive their drinks and begin to place their dinner order, my girlfriend and I began to gather our belongings and leave. The other server, upon seeing this, asked if everything was ok. We told him the story, and he obliged us by taking our order as well. He returned shortly with our drinks (his name is Tim), and proceeded to tell us that the other server was unaware of which tables were his. Tim also stated that the dish I ordered was incorrectly listed on the menu and wouldn't be available until the weekend. At this point, I laughed at the whole situation. This kind of mismanagement shouldn't occur in an establishment like Les Halles. Tim suggested an alternative dish, our food arrived, and it was very good. It HAD to be. After finishing, our server offered us coffee beverages compliments of him. For a server to accommodate us when it wasn't his responsibility, and then to go as far as to try and retain us as customers, I greatly appreciate what Tim did for us. Finally, as we were getting up to leave, Tim began to try and thank us for not leaving in the first place, and tried again to apologize for the inconvenience. We were interrupted by a man in a suit that I presumed to be a manager, who rudely ordered Tim to seat people at a table. This shouldn't be a server's job, but I guess Tim is the only person there who has a clue of what's going on.

2
★★☆☆☆

Dined at Les Halles last night with my girlfriend. We were very excited to go after looking at the menu online and after hearing numerous recommendations from friends. We arrived early for our 6:45 reservation and were seated promptly by our cheery hostess, where we waited for our server to arrive. And we waited. And we waited. And we waited some more. 20 minutes had passed. Another couple was seated next to us, and their server immediately acknowledged them and began taking their drink orders. Our server still had not greeted us, nor had anyone given us a glass a water. After seeing the table next to us receive their drinks and begin to place their dinner order, my girlfriend and I began to gather our belongings and leave. The other server, upon seeing this, asked if everything was ok. We told him the story, and he obliged us by taking our order as well. He returned shortly with our drinks (his name is Tim), and proceeded to tell us that the other server was unaware of which tables were his. Tim also stated that the dish I ordered was incorrectly listed on the menu and wouldn't be available until the weekend. At this point, I laughed at the whole situation. This kind of mismanagement shouldn't occur in an establishment like Les Halles. Tim suggested an alternative dish, our food arrived, and it was very good. It HAD to be. After finishing, our server offered us coffee beverages compliments of him. For a server to accommodate us when it wasn't his responsibility, and then to go as far as to try and retain us as customers, I greatly appreciate what Tim did for us. Finally, as we were getting up to leave, Tim began to try and thank us for not leaving in the first place, and tried again to apologize for the inconvenience. We were interrupted by a man in a suit that I presumed to be a manager, who rudely ordered Tim to seat people at a table. This shouldn't be a server's job, but I guess Tim is the only person there who has a clue of what's going on.

Pros: Good food

Cons: Clueless servers, rude managers

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This place is great.

The food is very good, prepared with skill. Recommend the duck confit, escargot, and rabbit terrine. Other meat dishes are very good, but the duck and rabbit are particularly good.

I was surprised by the service- awesome regardless of any factors. Knowledgeable waiters.

Scene is actually pretty good too, has kind of a neighborhood spot feel to it.

5
★★★★★

This place is great.

The food is very good, prepared with skill. Recommend the duck confit, escargot, and rabbit terrine. Other meat dishes are very good, but the duck and rabbit are particularly good.

I was surprised by the service- awesome regardless of any factors. Knowledgeable waiters.

Scene is actually pretty good too, has kind of a neighborhood spot feel to it.

Pros: Great menu, great prep, good wine rec's for the unknowledgeable, very good value

Cons: n/a

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My husband and I celebrated an anniversary at Les Halles and were extremely disappointed with the service. Our waiter was oblivious to us, just barely stoping to say "hello" and acted annoyed just telling us their specials. We felt very unwelcome by him to say the least. The waiter was even too busy to take our orders and bring us drinks, so the host/manager ended up doing that. On top of the rude service, the place is very noisy, we could hardly have a conversation. On the positive side, our food was quite good, we had the hanger steak and steak au poivre. Despite the food being good, we were so turned off at this point. We didn't even stay for dessert, we couldn't stand the service any longer! Try Orsay on Lex & 75th - great food and outstanding service!

2
★★☆☆☆

My husband and I celebrated an anniversary at Les Halles and were extremely disappointed with the service. Our waiter was oblivious to us, just barely stoping to say "hello" and acted annoyed just telling us their specials. We felt very unwelcome by him to say the least. The waiter was even too busy to take our orders and bring us drinks, so the host/manager ended up doing that. On top of the rude service, the place is very noisy, we could hardly have a conversation. On the positive side, our food was quite good, we had the hanger steak and steak au poivre. Despite the food being good, we were so turned off at this point. We didn't even stay for dessert, we couldn't stand the service any longer! Try Orsay on Lex & 75th - great food and outstanding service!

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I have only been to the les halles on park ave, so that is the only one i can attest for their great food and service. I had the house specialty of steak au poivre, which if you like pepper is great, and their medium is more like medium-rare, so be conscious of that when ordering. My boy friend had the Planche De Grillades which he loved. It is pretty quiet untill 7/8, so there isn't a problem to get a table, plus they have outdoor eating. And dont be turned off by the snoody hostesses, the waiter i had was very nice and helpful. also, it doesn't break the bank to have a great steak dinner.

5
★★★★★

I have only been to the les halles on park ave, so that is the only one i can attest for their great food and service. I had the house specialty of steak au poivre, which if you like pepper is great, and their medium is more like medium-rare, so be conscious of that when ordering. My boy friend had the Planche De Grillades which he loved. It is pretty quiet untill 7/8, so there isn't a problem to get a table, plus they have outdoor eating. And dont be turned off by the snoody hostesses, the waiter i had was very nice and helpful. also, it doesn't break the bank to have a great steak dinner.

Pros: Price and food

Cons: can't really think of anything

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I love Les Halles. Every time i've eaten there, the steak was perfectly cooked. the frisee that comes with the steak frites has a lovely peppery dressing, its much more than just a cute garnish..you can actually eat it! The french fries are also excellent and alone are worth the trip and cost. i've also had a good french onion soup there. i can imagine that it gets very loud if its crowded and the only drawback some people may find is that the tables are very close together,,,,however this lends to more authentic experience, as this is how a traditonal bistro in france is set up. most places, you can literally eat off your neighbors place. so enjoy it for what it is and don't forget the fries!

4
★★★★☆

I love Les Halles. Every time i've eaten there, the steak was perfectly cooked. the frisee that comes with the steak frites has a lovely peppery dressing, its much more than just a cute garnish..you can actually eat it! The french fries are also excellent and alone are worth the trip and cost. i've also had a good french onion soup there. i can imagine that it gets very loud if its crowded and the only drawback some people may find is that the tables are very close together,,,,however this lends to more authentic experience, as this is how a traditonal bistro in france is set up. most places, you can literally eat off your neighbors place. so enjoy it for what it is and don't forget the fries!

Pros: steak...fries

Cons: price...noise

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This place came to us as a suggestion and it was really nice. The decor seemed very traditional. Seating was very tight (that wasn't very good). I felt like people were sitting on top of us. We had a very tasty dessert, unfortunately I forget what it was. Service was good. It was a nice dining experience. Our wine choice was good as well.

3
★★★☆☆

This place came to us as a suggestion and it was really nice. The decor seemed very traditional. Seating was very tight (that wasn't very good). I felt like people were sitting on top of us. We had a very tasty dessert, unfortunately I forget what it was. Service was good. It was a nice dining experience. Our wine choice was good as well.

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I first went to Les Halles while visiting NYC. I had read Bourdain's books and wanted to experience his version of French cuisine. Now that I live in the city, Les Halles has become one of my favorites. The escargot are fantastic- the garlic butter sauce is perfect for dipping those thin, crisp, golden frites. The steaks are always perfectly done. The wine list is excellent. The place can be loud, but I have never left disappointed or still hungry. I would readily recommend Les Halles to anyone who is interested in having a great meal.

5
★★★★★

I first went to Les Halles while visiting NYC. I had read Bourdain's books and wanted to experience his version of French cuisine. Now that I live in the city, Les Halles has become one of my favorites. The escargot are fantastic- the garlic butter sauce is perfect for dipping those thin, crisp, golden frites. The steaks are always perfectly done. The wine list is excellent. The place can be loud, but I have never left disappointed or still hungry. I would readily recommend Les Halles to anyone who is interested in having a great meal.

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I have been going to Les Halles for 14 years and it never fails to impress. When visitors come to town this is always where I take them. If you go try the Hamburger Rossini or the Mussels. I'd expect to pay alot more for such quality food in New York City and they have a great wine list as well!

5
★★★★★

I have been going to Les Halles for 14 years and it never fails to impress. When visitors come to town this is always where I take them. If you go try the Hamburger Rossini or the Mussels. I'd expect to pay alot more for such quality food in New York City and they have a great wine list as well!

Pros: popular, great food

Cons: a little loud during prime dining times, service could be a bit better

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Les Halles has been closed again by the Health Dept. for gross unsanitary conditions. This is the second time.

3
★★★☆☆

Les Halles has been closed again by the Health Dept. for gross unsanitary conditions. This is the second time.

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Four of us were in town for ArtExpo in early March and ate at Les Halles on a Thursday night. It was crowded and loud and the lighting made it hard to read the menu. Other than that we had a great experience the appetizers were fantastic; pork confit, fois gras, and sauteed porcini mushrooms. Three of us ordered the hangar steak as recommended by the waiter. They were all cooked perfectly as requested. The frites were excellent, though not as skinny as you generally get in the bistros in France. I was delighted that Badoit sparkling water was available as it is hard to come by in the US. Our waiter was attentive and delighted us with a few Bourdain stories when we told him what huge fans we were. The manger also came over to chat. The prices are so reasonable, especially for Manhattan. When we go back, I think we will request a table on the enclosed patio area. I think it might be lighter and a tad quieter.

5
★★★★★

Four of us were in town for ArtExpo in early March and ate at Les Halles on a Thursday night. It was crowded and loud and the lighting made it hard to read the menu. Other than that we had a great experience the appetizers were fantastic; pork confit, fois gras, and sauteed porcini mushrooms. Three of us ordered the hangar steak as recommended by the waiter. They were all cooked perfectly as requested. The frites were excellent, though not as skinny as you generally get in the bistros in France. I was delighted that Badoit sparkling water was available as it is hard to come by in the US. Our waiter was attentive and delighted us with a few Bourdain stories when we told him what huge fans we were. The manger also came over to chat. The prices are so reasonable, especially for Manhattan. When we go back, I think we will request a table on the enclosed patio area. I think it might be lighter and a tad quieter.

Pros: Food, Food, Food, and Price

Cons: Can be loud

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First off, don't make reservations online. They don't show up! We arrived (3 of us) around 12 on a Thursday and were seated immediately. I'll admit the only reason I wanted to go here was because I'm a Bourdain fan. I'm not even crazy about French food. Our waiter was nice, friendly and decently attentive. I ordered the Steak and Frites which was okay. The frites were a little over-cooked but still SO good. The salad was surprisingly good. The steak was okay, nothing special. My dad makes steaks just like this a couple times week so I was hoping it would be better. My boyfriend had the pork chops which he said were very good. Our other friend had the tuna and also really enjoyed it. It was decently priced, but not a "steal" by any means. I would like to return to try new things.

4
★★★★☆

First off, don't make reservations online. They don't show up! We arrived (3 of us) around 12 on a Thursday and were seated immediately. I'll admit the only reason I wanted to go here was because I'm a Bourdain fan. I'm not even crazy about French food. Our waiter was nice, friendly and decently attentive. I ordered the Steak and Frites which was okay. The frites were a little over-cooked but still SO good. The salad was surprisingly good. The steak was okay, nothing special. My dad makes steaks just like this a couple times week so I was hoping it would be better. My boyfriend had the pork chops which he said were very good. Our other friend had the tuna and also really enjoyed it. It was decently priced, but not a "steal" by any means. I would like to return to try new things.

Pros: Great Food, Fun atmosphere, Attentive Service

Cons: Price, Plain Steak, Online Reservations

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I usually go to their downtown location because its more convenient for me but this time I decided to give Park Avenue a try. As expected, the food was great and the service as attentive as ever. The Ribeye was just right and the salads were OK too. The fries were great as always. I think next time I go I'll try their steak tar tar. This is a place you want to come to if you expect to get a good meal in a nice athmosphere without excesses and the faux glitter of the forgettable modern restaurants.

5
★★★★★

I usually go to their downtown location because its more convenient for me but this time I decided to give Park Avenue a try. As expected, the food was great and the service as attentive as ever. The Ribeye was just right and the salads were OK too. The fries were great as always. I think next time I go I'll try their steak tar tar. This is a place you want to come to if you expect to get a good meal in a nice athmosphere without excesses and the faux glitter of the forgettable modern restaurants.

Pros: great fries

Cons: somewhat dark and crouded.

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Since my last visit to Les Halles, the establishment has diminished greatly. I agree with others that it is dirty and run down. Don't let the crowds fool you, the quality of the atmosphere, waitstaff and food has been much better, with too many other establishments that TRY A LOT HARDER to make a dining experience for their customers.

Anthony Bourdain where are you????

3
★★★☆☆

Since my last visit to Les Halles, the establishment has diminished greatly. I agree with others that it is dirty and run down. Don't let the crowds fool you, the quality of the atmosphere, waitstaff and food has been much better, with too many other establishments that TRY A LOT HARDER to make a dining experience for their customers.

Anthony Bourdain where are you????

Pros: Short ribs as a special

Cons: Average steaks, foie gras

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Les Halles is not what it used to be. If you like French bistro fare, stick with Balthazar or any number of good French places in the city. This place can't be owned by Mr. Bourdain anymore, because the service was slow and food below average, though the fries were good. but who goes to eat for potatoes alone? Place seemed dirty and dingy, lots of teenagers in t-shirts. It's passed its prime. Very disappointed. I cook better meals at home. Won't go back.

3
★★★☆☆

Les Halles is not what it used to be. If you like French bistro fare, stick with Balthazar or any number of good French places in the city. This place can't be owned by Mr. Bourdain anymore, because the service was slow and food below average, though the fries were good. but who goes to eat for potatoes alone? Place seemed dirty and dingy, lots of teenagers in t-shirts. It's passed its prime. Very disappointed. I cook better meals at home. Won't go back.

Pros: good frites

Cons: dirty and dingy looking

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Great atmostphere and food. Service a little slow but worth it. Best fries. Good for a group as well

3
★★★☆☆

Great atmostphere and food. Service a little slow but worth it. Best fries. Good for a group as well

Pros: food quality

Cons: service a little slow because place is so busy

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I went to Les Halles expecting a great experience since several of my friends rave about it. But our appetizers were luke warm and we had to wait another hour before our entrees arrived. The tuna nicoise was canned tuna and lettuce. My friend ordered a chicken sandwich and even that looked like chicken salad made from a can. And the pomme frites were overdone. The service was poor - it wasn't until we complained to the manager that our food arrived. And we were constantly having to ask for refills on water. Anthony Bourdain should stop trying to be famous and doing travel shows and pay more attention to his restaurants.

2
★★☆☆☆

I went to Les Halles expecting a great experience since several of my friends rave about it. But our appetizers were luke warm and we had to wait another hour before our entrees arrived. The tuna nicoise was canned tuna and lettuce. My friend ordered a chicken sandwich and even that looked like chicken salad made from a can. And the pomme frites were overdone. The service was poor - it wasn't until we complained to the manager that our food arrived. And we were constantly having to ask for refills on water. Anthony Bourdain should stop trying to be famous and doing travel shows and pay more attention to his restaurants.

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I love this place. I've been going here since I first came to NY. It's a nice comfortable atmosphere. It's for everyone who enjoys a great french food and wine. Their steak&frites is great along with several others that I can't remember what it's called. I go there whenever my parents or friends are in town to visit. They are not overpriced either.

3
★★★☆☆

I love this place. I've been going here since I first came to NY. It's a nice comfortable atmosphere. It's for everyone who enjoys a great french food and wine. Their steak&frites is great along with several others that I can't remember what it's called. I go there whenever my parents or friends are in town to visit. They are not overpriced either.

Cons: better to make reservations even on weeknights

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Their Steak Frites is the best and most reasonably priced I've had in New York. The service is good. The wait staff really know what they're doing.

4
★★★★☆

Their Steak Frites is the best and most reasonably priced I've had in New York. The service is good. The wait staff really know what they're doing.

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I have loved this place for many years...Fantastic high energy space.You can mumble sweet talk on a date,you can bring the crew and have a party,you can get any uptight buddy to have a great dinner.I've been a vegetarian for 20 years and eat like a king @ Les Halles

5
★★★★★

I have loved this place for many years...Fantastic high energy space.You can mumble sweet talk on a date,you can bring the crew and have a party,you can get any uptight buddy to have a great dinner.I've been a vegetarian for 20 years and eat like a king @ Les Halles

Pros: Perfect execution

Cons: Goofy bald Mgr/host, very fake

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While we enjoyed good food and great waitstaff once finally seated, the accompanying wait at the front of the bistro left something to be desired. The front of the bistro and bar area was packed like sardines with numerous unhappy parties that waitied over an hour for tables they were consistently told would only be 20 more minutes, 20 more minutes. What's worse is that the management was entirely unapologetic for its poor estimates for tables. Only go if you have lots of time to spare.

4
★★★★☆

While we enjoyed good food and great waitstaff once finally seated, the accompanying wait at the front of the bistro left something to be desired. The front of the bistro and bar area was packed like sardines with numerous unhappy parties that waitied over an hour for tables they were consistently told would only be 20 more minutes, 20 more minutes. What's worse is that the management was entirely unapologetic for its poor estimates for tables. Only go if you have lots of time to spare.

Pros: Great steak, friendly efficient waiters

Cons: Aloof front management, extended waits

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This is a great, reasonably priced spot. The steak frite is one of the best in the city!

5
★★★★★

This is a great, reasonably priced spot. The steak frite is one of the best in the city!

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Really enjoyed my dinner here (recommend the Peppercorn Steak).
These folks know how to prepare a steak properly.
Fairly convenient location to Midtown Manhattan

5
★★★★★

Really enjoyed my dinner here (recommend the Peppercorn Steak).
These folks know how to prepare a steak properly.
Fairly convenient location to Midtown Manhattan

Pros: Food & Atmosphere

Cons: not one

Message from Brasserie Les Halles

Brasserie Les Halles, named after the historic central wholesale marketplace in Paris, France, is New York City's premier French restaurant and home base of Chef-at-large, Anthony Bourdain. Brasserie Les Halles, located in Manhattan, serves simple and classic French dishes such as escargot, foie gras and steak tartar, which is prepared to order at table side, and is renowned for its pommes frites. The Park Avenue location features a butcher shop that specializes in French cuts of meat. Come join us 7 days a week, 365 days a year for fine French cuisine, breakfast, brunch, award winning wine list and special events throughout the year. And we also offer Wi-Fi.

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