Les Halles Park Avenue
Les Halles Park Avenue

Les Halles Park Avenue

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.leshalles.net/
  • Phone: 2126794111x
  • 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: Steak, French
  • 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: 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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Les Halles Park Avenue reviews from OpenTable diners
352 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (143)neighborhood gem (112)notable wine list (97)special occasion (84)good for groups (83)great for lunch (77)romantic (72)great for outdoor dining (66)late-night find (51)great for brunch (50)hot spot (43)vibrant bar scene (39)kid-friendly (22)scenic view (5)Show More
  • Overall experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food and service was great. The Mexican waiters picked up plates over the table while they should have done it by coming to the side of the table. Noisy place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just Fab!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I really enjoy coming to Les Halles. The steaks are great but its the frites that thrill me and don't forget to get the bearnaise sauce! Oh and the creme brulee for desert! A great place to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely dinner!
    Dani
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I had a very nice dinner here with my mom. The restaurant is great for a relaxing dinner with great tasting food. The steak, frites and salad were delicious! The Malbec was not the best but perhaps one of the French wines would have been a wiser decision. I most certainly will be returning to Les Halles soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Anthony Bourdain said that fine dining became less and less about the food in NYC. He made this restaurant affordable, but kept the essence of the French dining experience. It's not Le Cirque, but it's not trying to be. $20-$35 plates of delicious food, great service, and an old nyc vibe. If you're looking for something pretentious, this isn't it. If you're looking for a great meal, at a good price, with a sophisticated crowd, this is your place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service a Downer
    Sweetbite
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We had booked for five thirty, so didn't expect Les Halles to be hopping so early, but we did expect good service -- especially with so few other dining patrons. Unfortunately, our waiter was so green he looked scared every time we asked a question, then disappeared for long periods. When our bill finally came, he dropped it on the table, and ran. Unfortunately, it was the bill for another table, so we flagged a senior waiter to ask if he could find our waiter. We told him the bill we received was not ours. He looked at it,and agreed with us, but he acted as though he was not only angry at our waiter, but at us as well. He scowled at us as he delivered the correct bill. An otherwise nice dinner spoiled.
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  • Feels like France
    OctDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We felt transported back to France. The food was excellent and the service attentive and professional. Get the frites - still world class. Nice wine list, too. This was a fine way to spend the last night of this visit to the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outoftowners2
    outoftowner2
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Just love this place --- the steak and fries are tops and for NYC the price for the great food makes it a value-
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great but a little loud for us
    suburbansnob
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was great. I had the Coq au Vin and my wife the "famous" steak frites. Both were very good as was the side of green beans I had. The service was attentive and knowledgeable and not afraid to offer an opinion. We also had the foie gras special appy (terrine) and the brie honey appy which were great. All in all flavourful, tasty. A couple of small negatives 1) Because its in the spirit of a French brasserie, the tables were a little small and proximity to other diners a little too close. 2) Noise started ok, but by 830-900 the din was noticeable. Again perhaps thats the expectation at a French brasserie but a tad too much for me 3) Anthony Bourdain..... why oh why have you not done Asian/SE Asian/S Asian food spot??? Come on man! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just as I Expected (Which is Good)
    bimmler
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Having read Bourdain and enjoyed his TV work, I've been eyeballing the menu for quite some time. While he no longer cooks here, the menu remains the same: solid bistro fare at not out of this world prices. Apps were great. I had the night's special (foie gras terrine). VERY good. My buddy had the escargot AND the roasted brie. (My initial opinion of this choice was not warranted.) Seriously: try the roasted brie. The tournados rossini my friend had was terrific. My boudin noir was much as I expected. Very, very good. Service was brisk but not too fast. A great spot for a before show meal. Even with two martinis each, it was hard to linger for over an hour and a few minutes. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints
    LuvMtldining
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Consistently great option. Prices are reasonable. Fries and onion soup simply can't be beat. When in town, this is always high on the list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place but for inside noise
    OwenVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We love the authentic brasserie food, which is perfectly prepared, especially steak frites, onion soup, frisee w/ lardon, roast chicken. The "trick" is to be seated either outside or in the very small room to the left of the welcome stand as you walk in. Otherwise, you will not be able to hear yourself think, much less converse.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • steves999VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    all the food was excellent from seafood to steaks service also excellent prices a little on the high side especially the wine which we paid 49 dollars for and is about a 12-15 dollar bottle all in all a pleasant experience
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice find in restaurant alley !
    FanofNY
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    At first I wondered about the service as it took a bit to get someone to take our drink and app orders. But after that it was spot on. The escargot was cooked perfectly. I had the NY sirloin and my wife had the duck breast in a pomegranate glaze - amazing !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • i <3 les halles
    Adora
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Great food every time, consistent and perfectly cooked steaks. Good reasonably priced wines. Very nice staff :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Moment in Paris
    JackVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Whenever we are in NYC, we try to have a meal at Les Halles. This time we had a table for two on the street, which was reminiscent of dining at a Paris bistro. It was romantic. The coq au vin was the best I've had since Paris. The mussels were also nicely prepared. We love coming here. The service is always good, and the atmosphere is busy NYC, which is a part of the fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Great place for French style staples......not over the top, just good food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New York weekend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I am from Athens Georgia visiting for the weekend. Someone recommended las Halle's while in Athens. I so enjoyed it. My mother in law, aunt, and son were with me and we each had a different course. Everything was delicious! The service was so accommodating and prompt- greatly appreciated!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, tired decor.
    Buckley
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    When we arrived for our lunch reservation we walked up to the desk where we were met by a man who I assume was the maitre d'. There was no greeting, in fact I had to speak first. He was unfriendly, dismissive and borderline rude, in addition to that he was wearing an ill fitting suit. Shortly after meeting him a young lady came over to the desk to assist us. She was somewhat friendlier and more attentive. The waitstaff were knowledgeable and friendlier and our food was good, steak frites and poulet roti. The decor was tired, drab, dirty and the restaurant is very dark. The restrooms were drab and dirty. We decided to go elsewhere for dessert.
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  • Great food but not for birthdays
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We had a great time and great food but I mentioned in my reservation and multiple times at the table that we were celebrating my friend's birthday and they did not recognize it at all. Not even a candle in her dessert.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ideal French Bistro
    DennyVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Les Halles features a great, classic French Bistro menu and first-rate, friendly, professional service from the hostess at the front desk (who went out of her way to get me a table in the section I wanted) to waiters to busboys. A great "everyday" restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW
    Stittsvegas
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Amazing start of the night ...YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE TRUFFLE FRIES!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A nice experience
    mtlCouple
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This was out first visit to Les Halles. We visited because we liked the menu (steak, mussels, gluten free options) and the décor, and the prices were reasonable. The atmosphere was friendly, the service was pretty good and the food was good but not excellent. The highlights for us, were the steak (but not the mashed potatoes) and the appetizers. I had the mussels mariniere but found that the sauce was not very flavourful. Good wine list and cocktails. Overall, a 7 out of 10 for us.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shadow1
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Les Halle's has a traditional French brasserie feel. The selection of food was what one would find in France. Steak and frites was very good. As was the French wine selection. The service was a bit slow, could have been the servers station became very full all at once. The noise level is very high. I would not recommend this restaurant for a group ( unless there is a private room ). However the atmosphere was vibrant and fun. I would go again to try another dish.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A big let down
    Dmeza
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I work near Les Halles and have been wanting to have lunch for some time. I finally had the opportunity and the place fell short. It could have been an off day but the service and food was just ok. I'll try it again and see what I get.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pantagruelle
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    A bit noisy if you want to have a serious conversation, but tables on the back are good for that. Steak & fries superb! just like in a Paris bistro (and I lived in Paris 9 years) Salads: fresh, inventive. Portions, almost a meal. Plenty of icy water. My guests loved the place, I'm sure they will return. Another one have been there a few times (he recommended it) and was happy to be recognized by the waiters and barman. He also loved the way his Negroni drink was prepared.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • made our day!
    thebeav24
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Went there for my g/f birthday. ....what a treat!!! Server and food was amazing but the highlight was that the manager got chef Carlos to sign a menu for her. He also came out and said happy birthday to her!.....great place with great food and people! !!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hostess not helpful
    tarrazo
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Over Open Table and in a follow-up call I asked if it would be possible to get booth seating for our group. The hostess was a bit curt and said "We'll see what we can do." I arrived to find my out-of-town guests seated at a table crammed next to the service door- and there was a perfectly lovely booth right next to us that was covered in napkins that were being folded by staff!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Time an Again - Aways great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Always a treat. Table by the window was perfect. Menu has something for everyone. Food is presented well and cooked to perfection. Salmon was great, moist and tasty, as were scallops with a champagne sauce that was there but understated and definitely not smothering the perfection of the scallops, and coq au vin was melt in your mouth perfection. Sides were done well and service was attentive. From 3-7PM house wine is only $7 a glass but we had a Malbec and it was smooth and delightful. Can't go wrong in this a constant pleaser.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    Nora
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This restaurant was below my expectations. The waiters were very nice and the overall service was good. The food was just OK. The moules mariniere were cold and not very tender. I was quite disappointed since I expected better quality from a French bistro.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • amazing food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    great food, meat and seafood are amazing, cooked perfectly. french fries and desert are awesome. hightly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No rush please!
    Martin0854
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    It was a pitty the entrees arrived while we didn't finished our starters. In this type of restaurants we prefer some time to enjoy the good food. No rush please in this kind of restaurant. Rush only in request.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Becky
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Wonderful- we went for lunch. Delicious! We sat outside and enjoyed the mussels, wine, and steak. Escargot is a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Little Disappointed
    Food77VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I expected more out of Les Halles considering Bourdain once worked here and recommended it. Server was just outright rude and dismissive. knew nothing about the menu and had nothing to recommend. The food was very bland and had nothing to it. Salad looked like it had been sitting out back for a few days. Steak was over done (asked for medium rare, I got medium +). Truffle fries were OK at best. At any rate, probably the worst meal I've ever had in NYC. Can't recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old Time Faforite
    tpsoinosVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I have been dining at Les Halles with my family for almost 20 years now from when it was half the size it now is. It is consistently good without any changes in the menu or service. Love it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • houstontexasvisitor
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Best fries in the word.... and the french onion soup melts in your mouth. I highly recommend this resturant. The staff was great. First time there and it was well worth it. Even my 15 year nephew who is picky about everything had a ball.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, okay service
    Shelley
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The bus boys and support staff seemed to much more interested in their jobs than the principal waiters. A table beside us sat with their meal complete for 15 minutes before someone approached their table. While our server was relatively prompt, we felt more like a bother more than the reason that the server had his job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food but poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I had the fois gras, truffle fries, and tenderloin steak which was all really delicious. One of the best steaks i've had since coming back from Argentina. However, the downside with this place was the service staff was terrible. Every time we needed anything, we had to find the waiter and flag him down as he rarely came by to ask us how everything was going or to even refill our water that we were paying for. At the beginning of the night we asked him for separate checks (due to corporate meal restrictions) and he said he'll see what he can do. When we asked for the bill he gave it to us un-separated and told us we don't separate checks despite saying "he'll see what he can do". If the service was better i'd rate this place 5 stars.
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  • Tony Bourdain's old haunt...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Les Halles did not fail to impress. The quality of the food was outstanding. They have really kept up the mission even in Tony's absence. We sampled starters, main courses (both sea and beef), dessert, and wine....everything was cooked to perfection. The pan seared scallops with champagne sauce was to die for. The only negative I can really say about this is that the waiter we had initially upon arrival was somewhat allouf. Having never eaten there before, we were unsure about the way things worked and he didn't help very much. He was young and probably new. HOWEVER, we got a new waiter that was very responsive and attentive and helped us navigate our way through the considerable choices of food and wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Great steak, otherwise unmemorable
    AnneVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I've been to Les Halles several times, but was somewhat disappointed this outing. My dining partner and I both thought the green salad was underdressed, and she had to send back her glass of champagne because it was flat. (The replacement was completely fine.) Our steaks were perfect. The cream puff part of my profiteroles was tough, the chocolate sauce good. Our waitress was excellent. I'm not sure I'd recommend Les Halles to a friend.
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  • Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I took my daughter here for her birthday. Staff were very attentive to our table and brought over special drinks and dessert in celebration. Excellent steak, done to perfection.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic