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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
  • "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 $60 per bottle which is hard to find in the city"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We went to Les Halles to celebrate my son's birthday - his choice. Although we arrived on time for our reservation, we were sent to the bar to wait 15 mins. The restaurant is unpleasantly noisy and very chaotic (bus boys running around, crepes prepared on the floor sometimes at the inconvenience of neighboring diners). Service was very slow based on NYC standards - 20 mins after seating before we were approached by a waiter; another 20 minutes before the waiter returned to take our order. Spent 3 1/2 hours there; much of it was spent waiting. Very large dining room yet only 2-bathroom stalls in ladies room - always a line. My son was quite disappointed and stated he would not return. (Thank goodness!)"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food was excellent, well prepared, very tasty. The service should be one star. We ordered Les Halles coffee and were brought Les Halles crepes?! We asked then about the coffee and were told they have no Kahlua Coffee. We had salmon and pepper steak and were charged scallops and steak bearnaise, a 20$ "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
  • "Four of us enjoyed dinner at Les Halles during restaurant week. Three of us ordered the restaurant week menu and every dish was good, but the braised beef entree was the winner. One person ordered steak tartar, which was prepared tableside and then the chocolate tart (instead of the restaurant week menu) and both of these were outstanding. The staff was excellent and the food was coming out of the kitchen rapidly and very well timed. It was a little noisy in the restaurant, but overall, an excellent dining experience."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Les Halles Brasserie did not disappoint. I've eaten there several times and the food is always excellent. The ambience and the staff make you feel like your eating in France. it's always a favorite!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The food was absolutely delicious, and the service was good, however the place was too packed and overcrowded for me. It was so noisy I could hardly make conversation. I understand that it is a popular spot but they tried to cram too many people in, the tables were too close together. There was also a bar there that had a lot of occupants, which added to the noise. I would go earlier in the evening but I would definately reccomend the food."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "It's a nice restaurant. The service excellent. Selecting the restaurant week menu was a major disappointment. Two of us had the short ribs and it tasted okay but was somewhat dry and you hardly noticed it on the plate. Three stringbeans was apalling. The flank steak was a better choice which the other two people had; It was a very good meal and the serving size was not a dot on the plate. I have been to their other restaurant and enjoyed it very much. Another member of our table has eaten there several time in the past and always enjoyed it. The appetizers were also so small - the soup was only halfway in the bowl. Again, this restaurant proved to be a major disappointment."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Arrived early for our reservation, treated like we were an hour late, didn't get served for thirty minutes after seated. All levels of service were unacceptable."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We had planned on dining here as the result of a recommendation. Discovering it was restaurant week was a bonus. We ordered the sea bass and the steak and were amazed with both. Just recognize this is a high energy location"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We had supper last Monday and after reading some reviews I was a bit apprehensive about going there, we were at the Park av. location and everything turned out just right, staff was helpful knowledgeable on everything on the menu even the fact that we change time and number of guest didn't cause any problem. So except the fact that noise level was a bit extreme everything turned up right, I'll be back on my next trip to NY."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The service was very good, just a little wait for dessert and the wait staff was quick to explain. The food was simple and delicious. The place was a bit dark, and I like enough light to snap a picture.Good place for dining alone."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Loved the coq au vin! And the chocolate sauce froem the cream puffs was to die for!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Gold Standard American-french bistrot. Charming ambience. Deliciosus Onglet, Steak, Confit, Scargots."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "A great name attached to a restaurant doesn't do enough. It was noisy, busy, unprofessional and disappointing. The food was okay but not elegant, was too much and heavy. Good luck."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I have been wanting to try Les Halles for a while. However my frequent trips to NY on business are usually packed. But this time I had the time and was glad I went to Les Halles. Reasonable prices, great selection and really good food. They fries are the bomb. Smart efficient service and a reasonable wine by the glass menu made this a great place to dine in NYC."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This was the best service we have ever received in any restaurant. The food was outstanding!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Enjoyed the evening with my husband and nephew. Food was very good and service was excellent."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Went with family. Father loved the wine list. All food was very good. Our waiter was notably kind, and served us well. Had a uninspiring interaction with the bartender before sitting down. He didn't seem to care at all that we were there. Took forever to get our bill once our table was ready despite asking for it and him acknowledging the request 3 times... it wasn't that busy either. The service was otherwise very good. Food was excellent. Sort of loud but energetic atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Les Halles specializes in large steaks carved up for several people, with generous servings of French fries. It also has hearty versions of traditional dishes. Wine list includes relatively reasonable choices. The restaurant feels French, but is a little dark and run down, and the waitstaff seemed tired on a Saturday evening."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Efficient service, food came out very hot, some unique combinations"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "this is a nice place for lunch or dinner , Food was good and staff were very attentive"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Pricy cocktails made without great enthusiasm. Steaks were simply supreme."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • " 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 went here with my business associate for his birthday dinner. Chose it because it was Anthony Bourdain's first main chef position in NY. Food and service were very good as was the wine we had with our 4 course dinner. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We took our grand daughter and boy friend for a day in the city -- Of course Les Halles was on our list of great city places to eat at. The day started at Shake Shack in Madison Park and ended in Les Halles to really wrap up a super day. The Cote De Boeuf was perfect and made the night special and the crepes suzette topped off a memorable meal . My grand daughters review to her Dad was so impressive he asked that we take him there on our next visit. Can't go wrong price wise or food wise ."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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