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 24, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (141)neighborhood gem (114)notable wine list (100)good for groups (86)special occasion (84)great for lunch (78)romantic (72)great for outdoor dining (66)late-night find (57)great for brunch (55)hot spot (42)vibrant bar scene (42)kid-friendly (26)scenic view (6)Show More
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Les Halles has traditionally been one of my go to places in NY. My wife and I love the energy and usually the food. In this case though, not so much. We always order the duck confit. This time the duck was way over cooked and lacking flavor. It's as if they were sitting under a heat lamp, or resting in an oven till they were tough and dried out. Our server was very inattentive and stunk of bad B.O. hard to be near him. He also forgot to bring our order of french fries until we had to ask for them. I believe he forgot to put the order in as it was quite awhile before they showed up. When they did, he blamed the back of the house. I hate excuses.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible Serivce
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • LeviJoinville
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I will recomend for my friends form Brazil, specialy for those that look for high level gastronomy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    Saroh
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • better than expected!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • restaurant week
    queenoffood
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food
    chillsgarcia
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Loved the coq au vin! And the chocolate sauce froem the cream puffs was to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food as Always
    rszeliga
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Gold Standard American-french bistrot. Charming ambience. Deliciosus Onglet, Steak, Confit, Scargots.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    bestfood
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find
    RLT013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Tita
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    This was the best service we have ever received in any restaurant. The food was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service!
    CoupleFromHelsinki
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We were firstimers in NYC coming from Finland and we wanted to find a affordable but good and characterictic restaurant in the city. A travel guide recommented this, so we booked a table to Park Avenue Les Halles about 3 weeks before our visit. Booking was very easy and everything was just like we ordered. Food was excellent, drinks and wine were also great, and specially the service was very professional but also friendly and warm at the same time. We feld very welcomed! Also the pricing was in my opinion very reasonable - at least if we compare it to the price we would have paid back home of the similar kind of dinner with drinks. Definitely would recommed this place to fellow travellers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • outoftowner2
    outoftowner2
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    As always an enjoyable Dinner -- Took my son and grandson who had never been there before. The steaks were excellent and cooked to order. The fries as always some of the best around.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service
    midnight
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Enjoyed the evening with my husband and nephew. Food was very good and service was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dr D
    DrCrimson
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great French on Park Ave South
    BeachEsqVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    This is an excellent French restaurant. The steak au poivre is one of the best in the city. Excellent variety on the menu. You feel you are in Paris. Nice wine selection, by the bottle or by the glass. Reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Steak frites
    david7VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely place for brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Efficient service, food came out very hot, some unique combinations
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is nice for lunch or dinner
    CHA21
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    this is a nice place for lunch or dinner , Food was good and staff were very attentive
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steaks supreme
    Megafon
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Pricy cocktails made without great enthusiasm. Steaks were simply supreme.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had one good dish
    BrooklynDiner
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So-so
    pck255
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Munchkin
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st trip to NYC for a 21st birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lack of service.
    Thebookwasbetter
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A delightful experience
    AZdiners
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service, Very good food
    jockkk
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Riding on Reputation
    Funfoodie7VIP
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mrwaspy
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Good food and excellent fries, which justify the award. Tables a bit close together but did not spoil the overall experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brasserie
    food4me
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bourdain's old stomping grounds
    Foodieatlarge
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • outoftowners2
    outoftowner2
    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 .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As expected.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time
    meanpplsuk
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    EmbLuisVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Love the duck!The caramel apple tart was fantastic! To much noise for me but every body else seams to enjoy it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Staff
    DanielaSP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak and wine
    Rhino17
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was fab service awful
    MJP60VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Les Halles Lives Up
    drrhonda
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great steaks!
    baronsaturday
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic