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Les Halles Park Avenue
Les Halles Park Avenue

Les Halles Park Avenue Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.LesHalles.net
  • Phone: (212) 679-4111
  • Hours of Operation: Weekdays:
    * Breakfast: 8 am - 11 am
    * Lunch: 11 am - 4 pm
    * Dinner: 4 pm - 12 midnight

    Weekends & Holidays:
    * Breakfast: 8 am - 12 noon
    * Brunch: 12 noon - 4 pm
    * Dinner: 4 pm - 12 midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Carlos Llaguno
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: On a limited basis and menu decisions are made on a case by case basis.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please contact the restaurant for more details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 29th Street
  • Public Transit: The 6 Train at the 28th Street stop
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Les Halles Park Avenue
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.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We were at your restaurant, on monday the 11... and we were so empressed that we decide to go back.on the 15... before coming back home in Montréal. The second experience was a nightmare... first. when we arrive, we have been told that the reservation confirmed could not be on the terrasse... no place.. we had to wait half an hour.... we did not want to go Inside.. the noise... was terrible. and then... the servece was... terrible: rush... ask if we want water.. we were not sitted.... we wait 15 minutes ....to get the menu...... and after.. just being served... the waiter ask how everything was... we got just the plate!!!!!!! We should had kept the memorie we had on our supper of the first time. We were very desapointed....."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "My table was not ready for the time of reservation, had to wait 20min and no apologies given. Service not particularly attentive, the wait staff is not very well trained -in their defense their job is made more difficult due to the cramped configuration. The food was OK but nothing spectacular either. Bottom line is, below par experience"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "This was not a good experience and i even regretted having spent the $25 for restaurant week on this place. The staff seemed disorganized, food, incl. dessert took very long to arrive, and I had to ask for the check twice. The appetizer consisted of a few stems not very fresh watercress with an inch of a very fatty salmon piece. The char entree swam in disintegrated butter and looked utterly unappetizing. The dessert, a nutella creme brulet was also very heavy in fat. Maybe it was just restaurant week, but it certainly didn't help to promote the place."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The Good: The food as always was delicious. You won't go wrong in this category. We had six in our party and had a nice table to accommodate us. The Bad: It was very noisy and the wait staff was scarce."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Thank you for let us have a wonderful wedding anniversary at your place... We had a wonderful supper outside.... that was lovely. The food is very very good.... and the wine at 50% was a plus..... We were very happy with it and we will do it again... and surely recommend the restaurant to friends"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Classic French bistro feel. Yummy food, but just a tad oily."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I was excited to try this restaurant. It was to be a great celebration for our 17th Wedding Anniversary. What a let down. First of all the hostess was wearing what I would call street walker clothes, Extremely short shorts, tats on her leg, honestly she looked sleezy, next, and I know this is not the fault of the restaurant, but we were seated next to a couple young girls who were loud, and horribly ill mannered. My husband asked for us to be moved, which they did, but my new place for a romantic dinner was to sit in front of a huge empty display case right in the front where my only view was the hostess station. (sigh) I spent my whole meal listening to the in coming and out going noise. I have to say with a sad heart, IT SUCKED."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The service was professional, the food tasty and well presented. And kudos to the bartender, my extra-extra-dry martini was great!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The place was dark and dingy. Needs a little sprucing up. The food was good."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "It was all good. The appetizer was really tasty. The food was good, but the dessert was 1 of the best desserts I've ever had, the Nutella crém Brule was just amazing. The service was unbelievably nice. Definitely recommend this place."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "4th time here. have not been disappointed. Each time have tried a new steak and have never been let down. For the prices, it's a must try."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "The steak frites was excellent and I enjoyed the creme brulee dessert. I was surprised that there was no bread knife or bread plate with the bread basket. However, the downfall was the FLY that was crawling all over my salad and I was indoors. I finished my steak but was unable to eat the salad."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We were seatted promptly but have to wait for somebody to take our order, especially long time to order desert. Restaurant was full and even though it was a lot of waiters running around but look like they didn't see us been waiting. The noise was too high, we can't hear each other. I don't like my appetizer (some mashed duck meat) but main dish (fish) and desert was good. My daughter appetizer (salad with salmon) was good, but I was surprised to see her entry dish (steak) came with a regular freanch fries (like you'd have in McDonald), I expect it to be something special for a restaurant like this one. The one good thing was that they have 50% off all vines on Mondays so we get pretty good French vine for a disent price."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "The duck rillettes were the best part of the meal. The short ribs were too dry and lacked adequate sides (six green beans and a small wedge of potato pancake was too little to provide balance with the piece of meat). The nutella crème brulee tasted of chocolate not hazelnut. Regarding service, the receptionist was dour and the service inattentive (we had to ask twice for bread and twice for desert). The worst, however, was the décor - it is very run-down. The sidewalk seating is hardly a good ad for the restaurant - more than half the wicker chairs had sizeable holes and the paper table covers were held with large bulldog clips (custom table clips are quite inexpensive). This place needs a complete make-over. We will not be returning."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "I had the Restaurant Week special. The first course, Duck pate, wasn't special. But the short ribs of beef and strawberry soup were wonderful. Coffee - French press - not so great."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "I've been here for 2 times and the food was amazing. I had the Steak au Poivre and Frites and Confit du Canard and my friends went to the steaks and Faux Fillet. Everything was very tasty em aromatic, but between the meat and the duck, the meat is the best one!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Needed to use the flashlight feature of my IPhone, though it was only 6:30pm. Food was good, but not special. If your time is limited, spend it elsewhere."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "i was very disappointed because the restaurant did not honor the special $25 lunch special advertised on TV and papers. The restaurant was honoring dinner only. You need to inform this changes when making reservation otherwise is bad publicity for your restaurant. I have done this reservations several times in the past without problems. This is the first time we encounter this problem."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Altho no longer the chef here, his name is Les Halles claim to fame. But the foie gras was poorly cooked, the salads bitter, and only the duck confit tasted as it should. Add noisy interior even at Sunday brunch and Les Halleshas little to recommend it. Helas!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We were initially attracted to Les Halles because of its connection with Anthony Bourdain. We booked brunch at 12pm on a Sunday. Ice water was cold, coffee came in a French press and was delicious. Bloody Mary was delicious. Service was prompt and courteous. Ambience was just as we had imagined- upbeat, busy, bistro. Mussels, steak, frites, salad was all delicious and fairly priced. I wish the table was a bit bigger to accommodate all our dishes better but, that was my only complaint. Great place. I would return."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "I hyped myself up since it was Bourdain's restaurant. Food was pretty good-3 of us had the eggs benedict with salmon, & it was delicious. Our 4th had the eggs florentine and also said it was great. But the potatoes were ice cold when our meals were served, the hostess had an attitude problem, and our waiter didn't really warm up until the end of the meal. His excuse for the cold potatoes was that the "cooks had a crazy night last night." Whoever cooked the previous night did NOT come in to handle brunch on Sunday, so the excuse was empty and meaningless, and as if we were supposed to give them a pass. LOL Would I go back? Not sure. I'm sure I could find eggs just as good somewhere else, and I'm sure less condescending service."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We went for my father's 60th birthday with a party of 7. Every single one of us cleaned our plates! Absolutely delicious!!! We will be back!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Open up with the escargots, try the Steak Frites w/ Bearnaise for your main and finish up with the creme brulee... It was a great outing for 2 very happy girls :D"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The restaurant almost feels like as if you're in a Parisian brasserie. The Cassoulet, Duck Confit, Moulles, and Roasted Duck Breast were all excellent!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My husband and I dined at the Park Avenue location last Thursday evening. We last dined at the John Street location, in May 2013; it was where Martin took me to eat, right before he proposed to me on the Brooklyn Bridge! So Les Halles is a very special place for us. This was our first time going to the Park Avenue spot, and it did not disappoint! We both got the Steak au Poivre and Frites. Still the best french fries we've ever had!! We shared a delicious Sancerre, and felt like we were in the middle of a bustling cafe in France. Very happy, we will return again soon."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Food was very good, service was excellent. Felt like I was back in Paris! Some fun cocktails too. I'd definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We were seated pretty quick. It took 10 minutes before a waitress came. We ordered the food the first chance we got as hungry as we were. 5 minutes later another waiter came apologized and said that they could not serve us because health inspection was being done. We were very disappointed being that we paid 50 dollars for parking just to go eat here. We waited hours for it to reopen but it didn't happen"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "My friend and I were met at Les Halles. We were seated and ordered our lunches. After several minutes our waitress came and told us that inspectors from the Dept. of Health had just arrived and they were told to stop cooking. We asked how long it might be before we were served and told that it would be at least an hour. We left the restaurant. It was a rather strange occurrence. It was difficult to rate "the dining experience" since it didn't happen."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Great neighborhood restaurant. Food good, service great -- a little too noisy."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "While Les Halles has great service, ambiance and a pretty great wine list, the food was a major disappointment. I didn't finish my appetizer or main course and left hungry. My scallops were mushy and almost indelible. Unfortunately, I will not be back to Les Halles."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Food was yummy. Lovely day for lunch outdoors. Manager very nice and Very Busy! Slow , slow service."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Love that they had happy hour so we could enjoy some oysters and clams before dinner, as well as a few cocktails. The pulled duck was amazing, while the salmon portion was a bit dry and small. The short rib was dense and tender; the steak was tender, too. How nice to have Nutella creme brulee. Yum."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Terrible service!!! Food was ok but definitely not great."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Been to Le Halles many times....food is always spot on and the same with the service..as far as NY dining goes, the prices for the value is hard to beat....quality hunks of meat at reasonable prices....decent amount of options on the wine list for under $60 per bottle which is hard to find in the city"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We visited during Restaurant Week and two of our party ordered off of the RW menu. We were impressed with the size & quality of the servings. We ate outside in the curbside area, and it was a relaxing and quieter option compared with the relatively loud environment inside the restaurant. The service outside was attentive and friendly."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We went to Les Halles to celebrate my son's birthday - his choice. Although we arrived on time for our reservation, we were sent to the bar to wait 15 mins. The restaurant is unpleasantly noisy and very chaotic (bus boys running around, crepes prepared on the floor sometimes at the inconvenience of neighboring diners). Service was very slow based on NYC standards - 20 mins after seating before we were approached by a waiter; another 20 minutes before the waiter returned to take our order. Spent 3 1/2 hours there; much of it was spent waiting. Very large dining room yet only 2-bathroom stalls in ladies room - always a line. My son was quite disappointed and stated he would not return. (Thank goodness!)"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food was excellent, well prepared, very tasty. The service should be one star. We ordered Les Halles coffee and were brought Les Halles crepes?! We asked then about the coffee and were told they have no Kahlua Coffee. We had salmon and pepper steak and were charged scallops and steak bearnaise, a 20$ "mistake""
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "With its Anthony Bourdain pedigree, we expected more. Notably, the service was a disappointment - unfriendly, slow and a few ordering mishaps. Food was fine, but we expected to be wowed."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We had a fine dining experience, but whereas we had come for a special occasion in the past, it's no longer that special. It was fine for a meal out and reasonably priced, but overall it was just "good." Nothing special. It's lost its special occasion feel."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Our party -US and Australians-really enjoyed the food. We had arrived back from the FrenchRiviera the day before and were able to make comparisons. The hanger steak was well prepared, the coq au vin tasty and excellent, and the others found their steaks well presented and prepared. Excellent fries. However the service did not match the quality of the food, and was erratic and a bit disinterested. We had to ask for bread, small things like that. Also the noise level was extremely high but it was a Friday night.The wine list was excellent and moderately priced. All in all a good bistro experience."
    Dined on 7/25/2014