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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
  • "The food was not bad and our server's upbeat personality made up for the hostess's sour attitude when we simply asked to move three tables over in a completely empty restaurant. The roasted Amish chicken was very fresh and their Kailua coffee was amazing and came with flaming Grand Marnier to pour on the whipped cream."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The terrine was meh. So cold it had the consistency of something that had either been frozen or in the fridge not too long ago. It was gamey without tasting exciting or special. The French onion soup was "pretty good," but nothing you can't make with canned French onion soup. Steak au poivre was meh. Tough meat and so-so pepper curst. Have had much better in other Manhattan and Brooklyn restos for less money. $35 filet was excellent. Tender. Bearnaise sauce was delicious. Server was okay. He seemed rushed. The touted "award-winning" fries were good. But in this day and age, no longer special. These days, I just think there are so many better options to eat, where the food, even if brasserie style, is prepped with more care."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "As ever we had a great dinner here, excellent food, good efficient service and super ambience, only criticism was the eight dollars for a bottle of still water....ouch, waiter did not make this clear, I don't mind paying for sparkling water, however this was pretty steep perhaps we should have been more attentive when ordering"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "For her 21st birthday present my daughter wanted to go to NYC and see a Broadway show. Rather than fight the crowds in the theater district we looked for a nice restaurant near our hotel. Since my daughter is a "foodie" she wanted to try Les Halles as she has seen Boudain's TV show. Reservations were easy for a Saturday night and we were promptly seated. The meals were are delicious and portions were appropriately sized. Desert was "to die for". Service was attentive, but not pushy and the staff were all pleasant and welcoming. Would definitely go back here for a relaxing and enjoyable meal."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great coq au vin. Halibut was OK - wife gave it a C+. Good sized portions. Restaurant very well managed, excellent service, handled a rush very well."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "This was a fantastic restaurant! We ate breakfast there.. The food was very good and the ambiance was very nice. We could see the restaurant from our hotel and it looked as if the nite life in the bar was just as nice. Not a sloppy place, felt like a mature crowd with yummy food. I would give it a solid 4 out of 5... You can't go wrong."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Food deliciously French, service informed and friendly. Manager noticed our French fries were a bit late to the table and took them off the bill unprompted. Chef serves the French steak/frites combination in classic and new ways. We chose the marinated skirt steak and kale salad -cooked and sauced perfectly. We were early diners on Sunday July 5th after holiday weekend, and it was unusually quiet. Normally this restaurant is hopping with a great brasserie vibe."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • " As a server of 10 years, I was absolutely appalled by the quality of service. The restaurant was nearly empty and bursting with support staff yet my server was rarely available."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I had such a lovely time when I visited Les Halles, I´m not a great foodie, but they still helped me on every question/suggestion I asked."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We looked forward to dining here and were disappointed. The service was inconsistent and there was an additional charge that was not mentioned. It was removed when we requested it, however we had to wait for our check initially and then there was a wait for manager approval. The food quality was very good."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I love a great french brasserie and this is one. Food is always great, menu is wonderful and very traditional. The table preparation of the steak tartare and the crepes was amazing to watch. Great time and detail goes into the experience. Cocktails great and the scene is more neighborhood the tourist. A great way to spend any meal."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I love this place. The food is great and the portions are just right, not grotesque, yet you leave feeling really stuffed. The steaks are high quality and I love them. The atmosphere is welcoming, big and cheery and the waiter's recommendations on the wine is spot on. Brunch was delicious. I'd go back again and again."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Good food and excellent fries, which justify the award. Tables a bit close together but did not spoil the overall experience."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We were visiting NYC with a list of places we wanted to see and experience; Les Halles was one of them. The service was stellar, the food was fired to perfection (we all had steaks), and my Martini was just how I would have made it myself. Additionally, we had three "pre-teen" girls with us and Les Halles was well more than accommodating and patient. We would definitely come back, your mileage may vary..."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Best steak in the city and that is saying something. They also have Kronnenburg on tap, which is a treat to find outside of Paris. We enjoyed the attention from the staff and the food is just great."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Really enjoy going to Les Halles with friends. It is a good meal with decent service and the prices, although high enough to make it a special night out for me, are not bad compared to other places of its type. The Monday night half-price wine by the bottle is also good for having a meal with a group. I could stand for the noise level to be dampened down a bit, but it seems to be the architecture that lets the noise get so high."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Love the duck!The caramel apple tart was fantastic! To much noise for me but every body else seams to enjoy it!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We wanted to try a New York Steakhouse and were glad we chose Les Halles. We tried the Steak au Poivre and the Steak Bavette and both were cooked to perfection. Accompanied by excellent chips and green leaves, the steaks were melt in your mouth quality. And to accompany the steaks, we had a bottle of 2010 Clos De La Cure , a Saint-Emillion Grand Cru which was included in the Monday night half price wines list. What a fantastic Bordeaux wine it was and it did go so well with the steaks."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I love Les Halles but on this night our service was so bad. We had to ask for ice bucket to keep wine cold, waiter took our order and then went MIA. I admit this was off night as usually not the case. My friend and I ordered the same thing both steaks were to be cooked medium mine perfect his came out rare...not fun to eat that way."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Given one particular famous chef's notable rise from the kitchen of Les Halles, we hoped we would find the reverberations of those once heady days still in the air and on the plate. What we did find was a competent French brasserie menu with a notable wine list, great, old time ambience and organized service (except the bartenders, who seemed to have better things to do that clear the bar of old glassware or welcome us--the pastisse was nicely presented however, but for that welcoming feeling I'd like to recognize the hostesses.) We also found the food to be passably good over all, except the Duck Confit--it was dry--confit!?! Nevertheless, we're glad we went because now we don't have to go back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The Steak au Poivre is consistently good and the french fries are excellent. The steak is served with a salad on the side that doesn't work so well because nobody likes hot salad. They should serve it with the string beans instead or have it on a separate plate. They also have a great onion soup. The Poulet Roti was quite good but found the sauce a tad on the salty side. As a French restaurant, I think they should have better bread. If they could improve on these minor flaws, I would give 5/5."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Good food and not too loud during lunch so good for business meetings"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This was the third time I've been, and the third time I've left completely satisfied!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Lunch for two on a lazy Friday, Les Halles was surprisingly empty. Started with two apps: brie with honey and cracked pepper melted over rustic bread and country pate--both delicious. The mains: pork tenderloin and steak frites. My friend really enjoyed the pork, and the steak, while nothing special, was satisfying none the less. Service was very attentive."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Some choices of offal (innards), though there always could be more. Noise level pretty high; but this is a brasserie: hustle & bustle should be expected. Magnificent flavors out of the best tradition of French cooking"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Very good restaurant, everything was great: food, wine and service. Tasty food, well prepared in a classical french style. Delicious duck breast and scallops too. Crêpes suzette prepared at the table were perfect. Nice place to eat.Worth the Price."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Met a few friends here the other night for dinner. Interesting decor, feels like an old French restaurant, very spacious and antiquated (in a good way)! (Love the coat/purse hooks at every table!) service was good. He gave us plenty of time to visit and review the menu. We had the grilled salmon, salad nicoise, and steak frites. All were superb! Would definitely recommend and be back soon. Also want to try the downtown location."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Food and service was outstanding. I would go back for the tuna tartar and prime rib."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "If they spent a little more effort in food preparation and quality they might actually have a French bistro. Now they just have a burger joint."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This was our 3rd. recent visit and this place is consistently excellent. The onglet is very tender, succulent, and has a superb beef flavor. It is accompanied by a shallot sauce that has a rich beefy shallot flavor. Great for dipping the fries into. The waiters are well versed at service (serve from the left with the left and remove from the right with the right), as well as attentive. We will be returning frequently in the future for sure."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Took my dad for Father's Day. They were most accommodating to my dad's requests. Steaks were delicicious."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Bad food-- awful service-- just terrible. Def did not hold up to the test of time."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Dinned at les Halles a couple days ago, great food - ordered the carpaccio, steak frites, and Portuguese mussels, topped off with a bottle of sancerre, macaroons, and espresso. All in all, very good and extremely reasonable."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Not sure what to say; we enjoyed a fantastic meal and unbelievably attentive service."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Don't go here if you are above 40. The noise level is horrid. Fortunately, I was in a small room off the front, where there were four tables and the noise level was okay even with the door open. Walking back to the loo, I thought my head would explode. The food was nice, but it's only for beef. It's a real "meat and potatoes" place, but very good food. But the noise level was the worst I've ever heard in any restaurant."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "From great onion Soup to the best steaks. Forget all the steak houses in New York the best food is served at Les Halles Park Ave."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Good for group. Good for friends and family. Also good for couple."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Its a great go to restaurant for me. I love the menu & the vibe there. Only sometimes it can be packed and you might have to wait a bit for your food."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Fantastic food, great service and a wonderful atmosphere"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We had steak and fries and the meat was perfect and so was the fries. The waiter took full notice and delivered all that we requested in a perfect manner. If I go there again, I will prefere to have the same guy serving us."
    Dined on 6/6/2014