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
355 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelEnergetic
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (138)neighborhood gem (113)notable wine list (96)good for groups (85)special occasion (84)great for lunch (80)romantic (72)great for outdoor dining (63)great for brunch (55)late-night find (53)hot spot (41)vibrant bar scene (40)kid-friendly (28)scenic view (6)Show More
  • 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
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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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
  • Love ambience, great food
    Nori
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We dined at Les Halles in the Financial District, and enjoyed that very much, and decided to try the Park Avenue location. This restaurant is more open, with dark wood and vintage French accents. My boyfriend had a filet with bearnaise which was done perfectly. I ordered sea scallops on a bed of artichokes, also very good. Escargot appetizer was ordinary. Service was good, but visits to our table from our server became fewer, as the restaurant filled up. We would go back again to one of the Les Halles the next time we're in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing.... service and food
    BigFanVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Had not been there in a while.... feel that it has gone very downhill. Service was awful, mussels looked and tasted as if they had been cooked in dishwater, warm red wine (where do they store it?) Paté and Fries were good. Didn't stay for dessert, why bother?
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lack luster waiter
    Wineoclock
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Male waiter gave no greeting, walked up to the table and said what can I get you.. Gave no recommendations at all.. Busboy brought our food to the table (pretty quickly) but took back plates back that still had food on them! We didn't see our waiter again until he asked if we wanted dessert. For a table of 4 we picked the bananas flambé, the waiter left then came back and said it's not enough for 4 people and to get the rum raisin crepes..Feeling rushed into a decision we said ok..Only to regret our choice and wish we had the flambé (the crepes were equally as lack luster as the waiter).We were so excited to go to this restaurant while on a business trip to the city and the atmosphere and wine were great.. But the service was just terrible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    ILikeToEatWell
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    To my surprise (after enjoying several good lunches at the Financial District location), this was not a very good experience. Brunch inside on a sunny pleasant day was dark and dreary. The ambience is tired and worn. Though the service was good, the food was only passable. My grilled salmon with asparagus and potatoes was far from light; the plate was drowned in over-rich sauce. This place is clearly coasting on its reputation and location. I will not be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic meal.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Booked a table for 4 at 8PM Friday night and arrived right at 8. The place was busy but they quickly seated us. To start my wife had the escargots and I had the seared foie gras. The escargots were good, the foie gras was incredible. For our main courses my wife had the hanger steak and I had the steak tartare, prepared table side. Both dishes were excellent. The waitress was very friendly and helpful in recommending a nice wine to go with our meal. Definitely recommend this restaurant and will definitely be back next time we're in New York.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.....
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • food ok but poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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
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  • Unappetizing
    viavb
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good and bad
    Lady5rion
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A good anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Bistro Feel
    SWMBO
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Classic French bistro feel. Yummy food, but just a tad oily.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No Excuses
    Steeleheart
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
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  • half and half
    Foodisfun
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Was here once before with my husband and enjoyed. Back recently with my mom and she was underwhelmed. Her duck was sinewy and although the sauce was tasty, the duck itself had no flavour, it could have been any meat. The potatoes accompanying were cold. They did take it back without a fuss and she ordered a burger she was happy with, but of course I was finished my dinner by the time her burger came. My scallops dinner was very tasty, no complaints. I would say this is a great place for a younger crowd interested in a great burger and fries, I've heard the mussels are good. Ambience is upbeat.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chapin
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.