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If what you know of Anthony Bourdain is entirely based on No Reservations, you might expect that a restaurant under his watch would be all about ethnic food, random animal parts, and booze (which would actually be amazing). But Les Halles is a straightforward French bistro, and it's all about the steaks and the fries.

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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.

411 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, Steak

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

Cross Street:
29th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 679-4111

Website:
http://www.leshalles.net/

Catering:
On a limited basis and menu decisions are made on a case by case basis.

Public Transit:
The 6 Train at the 28th Street stop

Executive Chef:
Carlos Llaguno

Private Party Facilities:
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

Additional:
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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3.6

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3.6

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3.8

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (4847)
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Notable Wine List (2398)
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Great for Brunch (1249)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2016

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2016

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2016

Great neighborhood place. One of my favorite places to eat in or take people too.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2016

Food were just about mediocre and in ridiculous small portion. With restaurant week $25, the restaurant was very perfunctory about their dishes.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 31, 2016

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 29, 2016

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!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2016

Always a great pick! The food is delicious and great variety. The brie on crouton with honey is one of my favorites. The skirt steak with kale salad and also the salmon are my favorites. Oh yeah the escargot too.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2016

Solid French food but you can't carry on a conversation without raising your voice.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2016

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 .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 26, 2016

Delicious French food at a reasonable price, especially for NYC.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2016

An institution worth coming back to time and time again.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 24, 2016

Hanger steak and scallops were amazing! Salad was too peppery and gritty. The chocolate sauce that came with the profiteroles was really amazing. The cosmo's were delish

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2016

Food was very nice, good portions. Good value, but noisy. We sat between two tables, loud conversation on both sides. Good location.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 16, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2016

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2016

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2016

From the moment we walked in the door everything was outstanding. The food was fantastic and the service was phenomenal. We'd highly recommend Les Halles Park Ave and will definitely return when we visit NYC again

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2016

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2016

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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2016

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2016

Always a hit

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 5, 2016

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2016

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!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2015

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.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2015

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...

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2015

We would definitely go back. We went on New Year's Eve; despite the busy time, the staff was very attentive. Service and food was great. Table side tartare was delicious. We loved the Brie entree as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2015

Service and value is very good.
Menu reminiscent one of a Paris café great to enjoy that feeling here in NY

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2015

The foie gras was wonderful but the scallops were under seasoned. The service was polite and efficient.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on December 30, 2015

Good, solid fare. Decent, affordable wine list. Attentive wait staff. Fair prices.
Would come again the next time we are in NYC.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2015

Very nice atmosphere, good food, friendly and quick service, overall very satisfied, we got what we were expecting

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2015

Les Halles has the best mustard in New York! My steak tartar was perfection, as were the crêpes Suzette. Add to that the great wine, the romantic atmosphere, and the terrific service and you have a unique eating experience. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2015

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!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 28, 2015

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on December 26, 2015

Friendly reception. The steaks were excellent as ever and so was the duck. Had the table by the window, which I like, but my wife preferred the table we had last time.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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