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About Les Halles Park Avenue
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.
New York, NY 10016
Hours of Operation:
* 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
$30 and under
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On a limited basis and menu decisions are made on a case by case basis.
The 6 Train at the 28th Street stop
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The original plaster moldings date from the early 1900’s when the building was erected to house a restaurant specialized in healthy foods. The most famous menu item at the time (a blend of fresh vegetable juiced to order) was later licensed and bottled under the brand V8!
Private Party Contact:
Chad Combs: (212) 679-4111
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Les Halles Park Avenue - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
The food was good (mussels seemed to have been popular as several tables ordered it too). My party enjoyed our desserts (apple tart, chocolate mousse, creme brulee). Service was indifferent and slow during the whole course.. Except when it came to the bill. Probably about 10 mins after our desserts arrived, so did our bill. Needless to say, for a place that was half full, they wanted us to clear the tables quickly. Won't be back for awhile.
Sad and disappointing, the worst of my NYC restaurant week meals. Not worth $25 at all, it felt like an $18 lunch, at best. I haven't been to Les Halles in a long time and remember that it used to define French bistro cuisine. Its definitely seen better days. The decor and ambience felt just poorly outdated and the food was really mediocre.
Table for 5 on a Monday night, we arrived slightly early and were seated. Not super busy, so waiter should have been super attentive. She was in a hurry and took our order. Onion Soup was fantastic as usual, and Steak Au Poive was delicious, but I seem to remember the peppercorn sauce being a little bit better in the past. Fries super good. One person wanted coffee after dinner, but apparently waitress forgot about it. We had to leave, and when we said just forget about the coffee, she tried to get us to let her bring it. Had to say a couple of times no, we don't have time now. We have to leave. Maybe she was new. Usually get excellent service. But still, Les Halles is always good for a soup and steak!
Until last week, I hadn't been to Les Halles for a few years, but have been going there for well more than a decade. Anthony Bourdain built a great reputation for himself and back when I started coming here the place was half the size it is now.
Continuing to serve great French inspired bistro food, steak frites, moule, steak tarter late into the night made it a winner in the 1990s and now decor, service and food are even better.
Also there's a great bar, the pommes frites are award winning and the prices are right.
We dined here after the theater(11pm), the place was lively , music playing , the maitre'd gave us a choice of tables.
We had a bottle of 2010 chateau pagnac which has Les Halles Brassiere written on the label.
My wife order the steak au poivre frites and I had the duck confit.
Both dishes were plated attractively. The confit was good but lacked flavor. Overall a good dish. The steak au poivre was a bavette which arrived perfectly cooked, had lots of flavor . The frites were crispy. The next time I would ask for them on the side because the sauce from the steak made the bottom ones soggy. Both dishes married well with the wine. They do offer crepe Suzette table dude but was closed down by the time we got to dessert. Hope to try the next time we return Great brassiere to visit in the city!
Started with a vodka negroni, and guess I should have mentioned the ingredients I prefer, but it didn't taste like campari was used. The hangar steak was tough - and I thought it was because I ordered med well, but my friend had hers medium rare and mentioned the toughness first. The waitress was sweet and did a fantastic job navigating the very busy crowd. There is good energy from the crowd, so maybe we just hit it on an off night for us, and will most likely come back to try again.
Everyone was friendly upon entering. The food is exactly what a French bistro serves. I had the duck which was sliced , sauce , potatoe gratin, string beans. My husband had the spicy mussels and thoroughly enjoyed those flavors. The wait staff came over several times ensuring that all out needs were met. Charming ambience. They also have tables for a large group of 8.
The prices are typical for a NYC Restaurant .
I had not been to Les HALLES for years until my office moved to a few blocks away. On a recent visit for lunch, the ambiance of the place was as I remembered -- still with the atmosphere of a French bistro, with food to match. Steak frites were perfect, as was my companion's roast chicken. And the cappuccino afterward was superbly made.
Took my daughter and her friends to dinner here (her 1st visit to NYC). Food was outstanding. My daughter ordered the Black Truffle Deviled Eggs and said they were some of the best she has ever had. The Baked Brie with honey and black pepper was heavenly. The girls had steaks and enjoyed them very much. I had the Coq au Vin, and on my, that was happiness in bowl. Service was good, unobtrusive (which I like). We will definitely recommend this restaurant and will visit the next time we are in NYC.
For brunch, I had the onion soup, wedge salad, truffle fries and a glass of champagne- no steak this time around. Everything was delicious but the service was very poor. The waiter couldn't be bothered and we were eventually helped by other waitstaff that would just come upon us. Maybe the issue was that the restaurant wasn't crowded so the waiters were being lazy... Otherwise the bartender was great.
Been here a handful of times, and mostly I like it. Recent lunch was mixed: very good onion soup and a nice salad. Croque monsieur had been left to stand while (I'm guessing) the soups were being prepared. At any rate, it arrived only lukewarm. Nevertheless, I'll likely be back.
Lovely experience overall, but not all tables are created equal! We were seated immediately adjacent to the registers and some (emergency exit??) door. Was not as nice as the tables more interior in the restaurant & was a little distracting to conversation.
Food was phenomenal, and Mondays have 1/2 off bottles of wine! Incredible deal. Happy stomachs.
I found Les Halles while looking for a restaurant to dine at after the Opera on Saturday January 9. I am from out of town. The menu on line looked interesting and the reviews that I read all seemed consistent. I dined there with a friend who was also from out of town and who knows food and wine much more than I do. It was really a pleasant surprise. The atmosphere was very much like a Parisian Brasserie. My problem on the menu was to decide what to eat. I had the Salade de Auvergne as a first course and duck breast as second course. My friend had the first course and the sea scallops. The salad was perfect as was the duck. The scallops looked like they were done perfectly and my friend said they tasted as good as they looked. We had wine by the glass and sparkling water with the meal. I had coffee after which was served in a French press. The service was exceptional. The waitress I asked for directions to the subway came out to Park Avenue with us and pointed us in the right direction. Would definitely come back.
I've dined at Les Halles a number of times and I tend to get the same experience, the food being great but the service not so great. Love the French onion soup (dream of it across the Atlantic) and the steak au poivre but the main course came out whilst our starters were still on the table and the kitchen server had to bark at the waitress to get them moved. A gap between courses would have been much better. Then our vegetable sides didn't come out until we were nearly done eating. No real apologies for either and the place was not rammed so no excuses really
I live near Les Halles and dine there quite often. It is always good. The service is quick and staff are pleasant. There noise level is vibrant and it is a enjoyable place to dine. The burger is outstanding. The salad nicoise is always my go to. There is a great drink menu too. The only downside is that tables for two are set fairly close together but that is most restaurants in New York so not unusual. I definitely recommend this restaurant.
The food is always good. We were seated in the small area in front where there are only about 5 tables. Unfortunately for us the table next to us was so loud and their conversation so obnoxious and filled with profanity that my date and I were uncomfortable and unable to converse easily.
The service was slow, inattentive and awkward. The food was good but not great. It is a place for steaks more than anything. The steaks were prepared perfectly, but the cuts of meat were not premium. The wine list was limited, although the Chassagne Montrachet was good as was the Sarvet St. Julien. The Brasserie style wine glasses limited the enjoyment of the wine to taste.
Les Halles was a disappointment to us. The wine list was at best average, and prices were on the high side for the better wines. The hostess thought it would be better to sit us in the front of the restaurant that is separate from the main dining room. I felt crampt and did not feel I was in the "vibe" of the restaurant. Our waitress was very inexperienced; to ask us if we would like a 2nd bottle of wine when we were about to order deserts and coffee was very amateurish, and then she opened a bottle of champagne for a table in the same area; she had no idea to open a bottle of champagne; the cork went flying and almost hit one of us in the head if we did not duck in time. $180 / couple was much more than the experience was worth (and the bottle of wine was only $60.00!!
I ate at Les Halles recently with friends and we all agreed that it was a great dining experience. We ordered the escargots, foie gras, duck confit, mussels, steak au poivre, and truffle fries--everything was outstanding. The service was very good as well; the atmosphere is very Parisian. I will definitely be back and would highly recommend this restaurant to others.
Came here for the second time because the food is so great. Had a 9pm reservation, but didn't get seated until 10pm. If I remember correctly, the last time I came (over a year ago) my friend and I didn't get seated for 30-45 minutes after our reservation time also.
The food did not taste anyting. They probably don't even use salt and pepper. The service was terrible. We ordered wine for the main course but it took so long time, that we already was finish eating when we got it. Do I need to tell you that we did not order dessert, after 3 hours we still had not seen the dessert menu...
My son and I took a return trip to New York City for Christmas. Our family loves New York at Christmas time. We have been there about 5 times and had a great time every time we visited. This trip was for us to celebrate and remember my wife of 24 years, who recently died of breast cancer that she had battled for three years. My son is 23 years old and this was his first experience with escargot. They were outstanding....along with the Grey Goose Martinis. The entrees are also superb. It's a place you want to dress up to dine. The experience will be heightened if you go all in. I give it my highest recommendation. Bon Appetit!
Very authentic, high quality dining. This restaurant is indistinguishable from any Parisienne brasserie with the exception that the service was very good. The food was expertly presented and prepared and very good value for the neighbourhood. I recommend the steak frites with the frite upgraded to truffle frite. Turns out Mondays are half price wine night!
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