Les Halles Downtown
Les Halles Downtown

Les Halles Downtown

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://leshalles.net/
  • Phone: 2122858585x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Weekdays:
    Breakfast: 8 am - 11 am
    Lunch: 11 am - 4 pm
    Dinner 4 pm - 12 midnight
    Weekend:
    Breakfast: 8 am - 12 noon
    Brunch: 12 noon - 4 pm
    Dinner: 4 pm - 12 midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, French
  • Executive Chef: Isidoro Alvarez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Available on a limited basis and the menu is created on a case by case basis.
  • Special Events: THE MAIN PRIVATE DINING ROOM: Seating for up to 60 guests
    Cocktail Receptions for up to 100 people
    ($1500 - $6000 minimum depending on day of the week)
    THE BACK PARTY ROOM: Seating for up to 16 guests
    Cocktail Receptions for up to 20 people
    ($400 - $600 minimum depending on day of the week)
    PRIVATE MEZZANINE
    Seating for up to 40 guests
    Cocktail Receptions for up to 45 people
    $70000 - $1500 minimum depending on day of the week)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Broadway and Nassau Street
  • Public Transit: The 2, 3, A, C, 4, 5, J, M & Z trains to the Broadway/Lafayette/Fulton Street Station. The M15, M103, B51, M22 & X25 buses to Park Row & M1 and M6 buses to Church Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Les Halles Downtown
Brasserie Les Halles is the home base of Chef-at-large Anthony Bourdain, author of the best selling Kitchen Confidential (Bloomsbury, May 2000) host of the TV Show, No Reservations. Bourdain is also the co-author of the Brasserie Les Halles Cookbook (Bloomsbury, 2004) with proprietor Philippe Lajaunie.



Bustling and lively, Brasserie Les Halles is a typical Parisian brasserie serving fresh and simple dishes of France’s everyday cuisine.



For centuries, the old market district of Paris, Les Halles, fed people from all walks of life with food stalls, restaurants, brasseries, bistros and cafes, open at all times day and night.
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Les Halles Downtown reviews from OpenTable diners
157 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (62)great for lunch (54)fit for foodies (46)good for groups (36)great for brunch (27)special occasion (24)notable wine list (20)late-night find (19)romantic (16)vibrant bar scene (14)kid-friendly (8)hot spot (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great for client breakfast meeting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Nice bistro ambience for an early morning client meeting. Friendly service. The breakfast menu gives nice options ranging from a hearty morning start to lighter options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Les Halles Downtown
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Had the grilled salmon and it was delicious. The asparagus was cooked perfectly, not to hard and not to soft. Very favorful! When we first arrived there was a lot of noise in the front of the restaurant, but we sat in the back where it was somewhat quieter and you could hold a conversation. The service was great. Overall, a very positive experience. I would definitely come here again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    NancyNev
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Good Happy Hour and good food. the mussels and frites were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good & Fair...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Good food - prepared well, traditional French bistro style. Service fair - spotty attention, no personal touch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • At least they had food!
    BobTVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    There's not much to say after horrible service, borderline food and worn, rundown surroundings; at least we found a place to eat on a Sunday after visiting the 9/11 memorial. There's not much else I can say about this place. Suffice to say, there's no reason for me to return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a Happy Bitthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was just fine, especially the Rooster. The service was speedy. The menus were falling apart. I left a note on Open Table stating it was my wife's Birthday, and I told our server after our entrees, ordered dessert, and it arrived with no recognition for the reason we went our that evening. amateur front of the house crew and a bit of a tourist trap vibe. Won't be returning.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What happened to good service?
    lgueatsVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I have been to this restaurant MANY times over the years, but last night was a NIGHTMARE for our table of five. The service was not as good as it had been in the past. One companion's meal was not done as requested. Wine ordered was not available. Another bottle was offered at the same price, but the second bottle of the same wine was not. We had to request our bill THREE times before it was delivered. My companions were not amused, which is a pity, as we had been there before and were planning monthly dinners there. I do not know what happened to the quality of their servers, but this is something that should be looked into and remedied.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Les Halles, always good
    AnnM
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This is my go-to spot when meeting friends in lower Manhattan. The food is always good, the wine is good, the prices are reasonable for a noteworthy restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    BBFoodie
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Delicious food and great service. We were visiting from out of town and enjoyed the mini trip to France.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great early lunch
    bonettpa
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We were really pleased that Les Halles lived up to its reputation. Great food, great wine, great service...that's it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, fun atmosphere
    lilliewalsh
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The steak frites is delicious. It's pretty loud, but in a fun and not overwhelming way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Satisfying
    WaltM
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Great service and always a satisfying meal. The staff always goes out of their way to make our meal special. I make sure I eat here each trip through town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For French Food lovers
    oberho
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I'm going to les Halles since 7 year and I'm still a big friend of it. Anyways the Boudin noire (blood sausage) used to be different and much better accruing to my taste. I guess they have changes the butcher. Wine list and food is excellent as always. Lots of french wine available for fair prices.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Serviceable but not great
    lalau66
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Our table wobbled to begin with though we were transferred to the banquettes soon enough when we insisted. The waiters seemed a bit confused and one made a simple error - bringing a glass instead of a bottle of wine, which was exacerbated when he said a bottle of the same wine couldn't be found (not thinking to offer the remaining wine in the bottle). The waiter in question didn't greet us as we left for which the Maitre d' reprimanded him slightly. The food was fine but a little dry and heavy on the salt. We didn't spot any French staff at all. This is a mid-priced restaurant with a nice ambience in a good location, which could however try harder or freshen itself up a little.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good hearty food
    MinnieRVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We go to Les Halles downtown when we want hearty food at a good price. The fries are great. Mussels comes in different variants and my favorite is in Basque broth. They usually have good fish specials, but today I just wanted mussels. My husband usually gets a steak or pork dish. On this visit he got steak with peppercorn sauce; overall the steak was a good cut and cooked as per order. Will visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always delicious
    RPS3
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This is one of our favorites in lower Manhattan. It turns out that is now very convenient to her daughters new residence. We look forward to the opportunity for many return visits. Food and service were as always outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    IKMS
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I loved this restaurant and the selection that they had. The presentation of the dishes were perfect. And I'd highly recommend this to anyone!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great French Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had Terribe and escargots as appetizers. Coq au vin and cassoulet as entrees even though we went at Brunch time and these were dinner menus. The chef was all too glad to serve these to us since we had our hearts set on that. Excellent and attentive staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best hamburger in town
    Nicky4Nickname
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The traditional French specialties are great, but this is the place I come for the best hamburger in town. Service is good, fast, and friendly. A great sport for lunch downtown!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic
    Adrienne
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We really enjoyed the food and ambiance of the place. However, we were squeezed in (literally had to move the table to get in - and I am not a big person) ! There was a table of 4 basically three feet all facing us and I sat probably 2 feet from the ladies on the other side. Luckily everyone was nice and having a great time. The waiter was quick and made wonderful suggestions - we did have the escarole which was tasty! My client had the fall off the bone short ribs and I had the bearnaise sauce steak and we were both satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Les Halles
    SIBob
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    As close to a brasserie experience you can have here. Outstanding preparation and food quality. Attentive but not overbearing service. Great location for breakfast as there are limited options in the financial district for a discreet sit down breakfast meeting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was ok but not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had a big group and it was easy to get a reservation for a big group two days before. However food was just ok and not spectacular.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Be prepared to wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Went there for a low key business lunch. Ended up waiting 45 minutes for basic priced fixed order, after which server whispered to me that chef had walked out. Food miraculously arrived 5 minutes later, when server told me chef had left "to get married" as if that made delay okay. We paid and left without the dessert. Too bad, because the place has an authentic French ambience and menu that is hard to find in Lower Manhattan.
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  • Very good food and service
    Madmas
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The restaurant is convenient for work has a really good menu. I have several favorite dishes and have a hard time deciding which on to pick. If you are a hamburger and fries person theirs is one of the best.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Think twice about brunch here
    RayUWSVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Overall, the food is good at Les Halles but I wouldn't return for brunch, as the items were fairly plain, and the pancakes were blah (at least they could have topped them with fruit or something to spruce them up). The salmon omelet is just that - a little cheese or onions would give it a little boost. At $18/item, despite a $5 bring being included, adding an extra topping/item or two would move the food from average to the level that Les Halles presents itself to be.
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  • Prix Fixe menu offering excellent
    kathysparty
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Service good and appetizer of foie gras wonderful as was the escargot. Steak not cooked as desired and returned to kitchen. Returned perfectly and the entire entree was written off the bill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do not get the Restaurant Week Menu
    Tony
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I was extremely disappointed with the restaurant week food. Badly made with old ingredients I should have tried one of their food from the regular menu looked more promising.
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  • A peek of Paris in downtown NYC
    WorldFoodie
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food was very good, remarkable tomato soup. Service all right. Only thing that's not so nice is that we sat upstairs and is not as lively as the main salon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finediner
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    A very good choice if you are visiting the 9/11 Memorial and the surrounding financial district.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best to come at noon for lunch
    fritzNYC
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    crowd packs the place by 1230 - great french standards and the frites are perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect date night!
    Alyssa
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My boyfriend and I had a wonderful experience here on Saturday. The wait staff was extremely attentive and friendly. We sat in the back, and the noise level was fine for us. I wish we had caught the name of our waitress, as she was one of the sweetest we've had in a long time. Always willing to answer our questions and make (great) recommendations. The drinks and food were incredible. He had the steak tartare frites, which was a huge portion for the price! Not to mention it's prepared table side, so you can kind of pick and choose exactly how you want it. You could tell it was high quality meat and so tender. I had the Portuguese mussels, which where absolutely amazing. Best mussels I've had in a long time. Highly recommend this place :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for lunch
    Foodhunter
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Went for restaurant week. Had the duck rillette. My first. It was smooth & delicious. Then the fish and finally the Nutella crime brûlée. Everything was enjoyable. We were seated in the far back of the restaurant which was quiet. The server was attentive but not intruding. An overall wonderful lunch experience. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The fries are no doubt the best and the mussels delicious ... Crepes les Halle's yum! If they could just make the tables a little less crowded as people are literally on top of each other. It's very noisy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Time to retire the old dog...
    MarinFalierVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I don't know if Anthony B. has ever even stepped in this restaurant, but if he has, people need to find someone else to tell them where to eat. Escargot was lukewarm, tasteless, and had the consistency of something that has been cooked a long time ago in a galaxy far far away. My dining companion had the Mussels which looked OK. I had the unfortunate experience of being served the duck breast whose only saving grace was the french fries side I substituted for mashed potatoes. The duck was overcooked, rubbery and so thinly sliced it looked like pastrami waiting for two slices of bread. The sauce accompanying the duck (or trying to hide its taste) had so much flower in it I think I skipped dessert thinking I just ate cake! Never again.
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  • What a sad letdown....
    Williet917
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Restaurant week got off to a bad start. With so many restaurants around, the thing to "make you" would be service. Well, th service here def breaks you! The hostess was rude and aloof when she seated the couple next to us and threw the menu to the table, which then flew off onto the ground. She made no attempt to pick it up or apologize. Our server was clueless on the contents of the speciality drinks. When I asked her if one was of a sour bled, she looked and said, well, it has pineapple in it, so it must be pineapple-y. The food was tasty, but the star side order we asked for didn't come until we were almost done with dinner. Our server looked completely disinterested in our needs.
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  • Demeaning
    MedianDiner
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    No attention for gluten-free diners. Slow and imprecise service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Breakfast
    eapoeVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    If you don't know that Les Halles also serves breakfast... you are missing something... Great French press coffee, Eggs Benedict, wonderfully quiet and the service, as always, spot on...
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  • Good Food Great location
    newyork
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The steak was excellent!! It was cooked nice and rare just the way we like it. The wine options were great and the cocktails was just right!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We ate here for brunch on a Sunday morning specifically because they were open for a 9am reservation. The menu is fairly limited for brunch and at least a third of it is various types of pastries including two options for pastry baskets. When we attempted to order pastries at around 9:20 we were told there were none and they would not be available until after 10am. They either need to expand their non pastry menu or not open until 10am. We have eaten at the uptown Les Halles for dinner and it was fine and I am sure this location would probably be good too. However, they need to rethink their brunch situation because as it exists today, it is unacceptable and we will never eat there again.
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  • down town find
    peace31
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    we went for french week disappointed they did not offer any specials like other restaurants in new york but over all it was good. service was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic