Even among the plethora of dining options in New York City, Les Halles on Park Avenue stands out from the rest. The rich mahogany, warm colors and French decor match beautifully with this Parisian brasserie-style restaurant. This restaurant is known for two things. The first are Les Halles' cuts of meat. French butchering and wet aging make the meat delicious and tender. The second are the award-winning French fries.
The menu at Les Halles is extensive, pleasing most anyone's palate whether it's for lunch or dinner. Opt for a signature steak such as the faux-filet Bercy, or branch out and try coq au vin, rooster cooked in wine and bacon. Pair the meal with a selection of vintage wine and finish with a tarte, flambée or sorbet.
Closed!! But was always a reliable go to spot
Excellent food and very friendly service.
You feel transported back into the French 1950s, true delight.
Wine was ok - we ordered by the glass, would recommend ordering by the bottle instead.
Will definitely go back
There's no real service here. Our waitress clearly was just there to write down our order and move on. We were never asked how the food was during our meal. My steak was overcooked and just bland. I think the restaurant was busy from tourists who read 'kitchen confidential', like myself. I wanted this to be a great experience but it was a let down.
Recently dined at this restaurant. The food was great, the selection was great as well. As we are Canadians, when you calculate the exchange rate, the dinner is more in the price range of a fancy Toronto restaurant, which makes it more pricey than usual. However, I have noticed that most good New York restaurants are pricey. I would still return since the food and service were very good. Service and seating was prompt.
Food never disappoints
Love this restaurant but last night the server was pushing our meal--- we were only there for just over an hour but he seemed to really want to flip the table. The streaks were good but not hot as usual but the fries were good as always. Will be back as this is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC.
Solid performance with each visit. Excellent menu of bistro favorites. Service very good. Tables side preparation of classics: steak tartare, bananas foster and crepes Suzette. Not many places where you can still get that kind of service and theater. Highly recommended.
Scallop and the steak sub povie were delicious, as were the escargots. Be sure to try the freshly made mayo and truffle oil with the French fries!
Went on a Friday evening as a party of four. The waitress was in training and very inexperienced. She did not put in one of our appetizer orders, forgot the wine which we requested be served with the entrees, and did not get the side order correct with one of our meals.
The food itself was good, but nothing special. We were seated right next to a large group of men who were loud to the point of us not being able to hear what another person at our table was saying.
On the plus side, the Crepes Suzette, which are prepared table side, were very tasty and a highlight of the meal.
Steak au poivre, fries, truffle oil & fresh may, with a little salad and bread, cocktails and wine one night, then Hanger Steak, fries, same delicious accrouments!
Good food and atmosphere. Mussels with fries were wonderful. Waiter miscommunicated the wine special so our bill was higher than expected. We questioned it and the rightly corrected the charge.
The steak is to die for here and I would
Say that's it's the best steak for the money ever.
If I do not visit Les Halles at least twice in a five day stay I am disappointed.
I had been looking forward to visiting this restaurant for a long time and I was not dissapointed. The cocktails and food were amazing!
Food was great - steak tartare excellent as was the chacouterie plate. Meal however was rushed - staff was quick to remove plates and bring the next course. You could tell they wanted to turn over the table for the next customer. Tables are also packed in which makes it difficult for the wait staff and the customers they have to squeeze around.
This place continues to be outstanding as a scene and for great honest, casual Parisian fare. Can't go wrong.