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
397 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (147)neighborhood gem (131)special occasion (105)good for groups (102)notable wine list (96)great for lunch (87)romantic (85)great for outdoor dining (69)great for brunch (69)late-night find (58)vibrant bar scene (49)hot spot (44)kid-friendly (31)scenic view (6)Show More
  • 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!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    Anne
    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
    • Food
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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?
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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.....
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • half and half
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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.
    Special Features:
    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.
  • Disappointed
    KellyVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The place was dark and dingy. Needs a little sprucing up. The food was good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • yummy
    idng2e
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food for great price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • jane
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner during restaurant week
    Mari
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Les Halles
    restaurantweek
    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.
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  • Good choice for lunch special
    CoffeeFan
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Steak au poivre
    PaulaGarcia
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too dark
    NYCvisitor4
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed event
    Disappointed
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bourdain should be ashamed
    Disappointed1
    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!
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  • Loved It!!
    MrsO
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, but not Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!!!
    Delish
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fat & Happy Girl...
    athina
    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
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great bistro food and great service
    egaona
    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!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it! Very Paisian!
    neldamVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic