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Les Halles - Permanently Closed

3.7
3.7
1753 Reviews
$30 and under
French

Permanently Closed - Bustling and lively, Brasserie Les Halles is a typical Parisian brasserie serving fresh and simple dishes of France’s everyday cuisine.



For centuries, the old market district of Paris, Les Halles, fed people from all walks of life with food stalls, restaurants, brasseries, bistros and cafes, open at all times day and night.

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3.7
3.7 based on all time ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 3.3Value

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81% of people would recommend it to a friend

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The place is shut down!! Why do you still have it on the site? Very sad.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Les Halles was closed when we arrived. Literally shut down. We stopped some cops nearby and said they had completely cleared out the place the night before. I wish the restaurant would have had the decency to give the customers a heads up.

  3. SS

    ScottS

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We dine here a few times per year. Foods is always good. Staff is nice.

  4. g

    gringo

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Very good experience, very good food. Four of us went early Friday evening, my wife wanting to try it because of the historic connection to Anthony Bourdain. Not too crowded, but not deserted Good ambience; nice faux early 20th century wood decor. Managed to get some happy hour drinks right at the end of HH. Service was prompt and attentive. Food was very good, we had steak, duck, pork and seafood ravioli. All were well-prepared with high quality ingredients, and served fresh and hot. Creme Brulee for dessert was also very good Overall, one of the better bistros I have been to in the US. Nothing out of this world, but a very good performance.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2017

    overall2food1service2ambience2

    The food was terrible. I sent back the lamb which was a plate of fat and tendon. The duck was dry. Some of the worst food I have had in a while. Server was MIA. Last time.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    1.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Slow service, an hour for food to arrive. Over priced wine and mediocre at that. But the worst part is the noise level. I've been to this place 3 times and it gets worse each time so this is my last visit. Suggestion , ask intoxicated patrons to leave or shut up at least and learn how to make sauces.

  7. J

    Janet

    Birmingham

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    i have wanted to go here for a long time and while we were in nyc we decided to try it..it was pretty good actually..the steak was cooked to perfection and the scallops were ok, only i would go back overall..

  8. RS

    RayS

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Nothing pretentious here - just an honest presentation of bistro classics Comfortable and reliable

  9. E

    Emmalina

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2017

    overall1food1service3ambience1

    We did Les Halles in the previous location and it was always a good experience. Now, we can not even compare them. Beside the name, they have nothing in common. Avoid this place at all cost.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2017

    overall2food4service2ambience2

    I have known about Les Halles for years, but living in New Zealand, and travelling in Europe most years, have never managed a visit until this last week. Walking past the Restraunt a few times during the week before I booked, it looked dead, but having wanted to eat here for years I made a booking anyway. I was nervous about the decision. I didn't want a disappointment. I love simple French bistro food. I love a good steak frites that hasn't been fkt up. But something didn't feel right from passing by. On arrival the place was half empty at 7:30 pm on a Wednesday night. Needn't have booked. The food was v good. Steak well seasoned and cooked a perfect medium rare. A bit tough, but well cooked. Nice simple wine list with some good wines. Nice simple menu. But everything just seemed jaded and tired. No atmosphere. No fizz. Our waitress was ambivalent at best. At best. The kitchen staff who assisted serving seemed like they hadn't slept for at least 72 hours. Everyone was pleasant, but there seemed to be an overall lack of momentum or direction. No buzz. I'm glad I went. I love to cook simple French grub at home. I've learnt a lot about cooking from ex chef Bourdain. I not embarrassed to admit I have a les Halles cook book and I have admired Bourdain since the early days and when I found out he liked the stooges and QOTSA. I wanted to feel a little of the magic atmosphere busy well run kitchens generate out front. Sadly, there was none of the magic. Just an air of doom or trauma. Tony might want to look at whether something can be done - seems sad to see an institution seemingly floundering.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    This guy needs to stop traveling around the world and spend some time at his restaurant. Waiter - rude, manager - rude, food - horrible, drinks - over priced and under poured. Worst experience by far of all the restaurants we tried in NYC. My suggestion - go ahead and close it, stop wasting everybody's time.

  12. JT

    JustineT

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Attentive service. Good understanding of gluten free needs. Salmon was absolutely delicious. Able to have a conversation because the noise level was reasonable. Overall, a fabulous meal. Will definitely return.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    If this is an Anthony Bourdain restaurant, then he needs to come back for a visit. The food was "okay", but not great French cuisine. I was served the wrong cut of meat, after specifically discussing this with my server. The Frites, which everyone raves about, tasted like they were cooked in old oil. They just didn't taste as nice as I'd expect, or as nice as I've had in many other more casual and less pricey & reputed French restaurants around the world (including France). Underwhelmed. Pedestrian.

  14. JL

    JL12

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Got quiet table in the front of restaurant, near entrance, away from main dining and large group of 14, which may have been noisy. Unfortunately, wait staff forgot about us a bit and we had to hail or call specifically. Overall, Les Halles is still a neighborhood favorite and food is good.

  15. JM

    JoseM

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I have never been so humiliated in my life... the restaurant was closed for the weekend and I did not get any notification neither from Open Table nor from the restaurant. I will never use Open Table for any reservations ever again.

  16. LG

    LetsGoMets

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2017

    overall2food3service3ambience3

    The food was mediocre, the atmosphere a little shabby and disorganized. We were there for dinner; it may work much better for lunch, which in that neighborhood is probably a busier time.

  17. r

    rich

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2017

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    I used to be a fan of Les Halles --- no more. Had midday lunch, and the service was abysmal, beginning with the disengaged host and continuing to the absolutely terrible table service. Can no longer recommend Les Hales and unlikely to dine here again.

  18. AL

    ALPS

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2017

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    Business lunch for 2 at Les Halles May 3. When I worked downtown, I went to Les Halles often and thoroughly enjoyed the food, ambiance, service and value. I relocated to midtown 2 years ago but was happy to return. With some regret I must say that Les Halles is not what it was. The menu has changed and prices have risen drastically without an increase in quality. Moules frites are now only offered with a choice of 3 sauces, down from 7 or 8 previously (no more billi bi which was sublime). The bread, which used to be baguette crusty, is now soft and supermarkety. My glass of rose was nothing to write home about. The decor needs a freshening or at least a fresh coat of paint. The good: the Salade d'Auvergne is as good as ever and my Grilled Trout was excellent. Not so good: coffee, which used to be served alongside a French press, was just a sad little cup. Chocolate mousse was delicious. I noticed that the staff has completely turned over, the staff was friendly and attentive but I missed the hostess who was an asset. Les Halles 2 years ago was jammed at lunch with an exciting buzz, not so this week. It feels like the end is near. I hope they get their act together. For now, for the money, there are better choices downtown.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    A disappointing evening. Beer selection was poor, wine selection over priced and poor quality for a $12 Chardonnay. Hangar steak was mediocre, frites were good, salad was limp.

  20. A

    Amanda

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    First time at the downtown location but have enjoyed the Park Ave location on many occasions over the years. This was a really disappointing meal. Poor service and mediocre steaks. Two out of three of us were sick post-meal. Last time I will dine at Les Halles

  21. RS

    RyanS

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    One of the few go to's when downtown always consistent

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2017

    overall3food2service5ambience3

    Food was just ok. A bit disappointing. Service was excellent however.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2017

    overall2food5service1ambience2

    How could you serve such a delicious food and the same time the service is so lousy?

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2017

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    Food was very generic. Restaurant staff seemed disinterested in being there. Vibe was very unlike the upbeat vibe at Les Halle's on Park Avenue. There was a patron at the bar that was so intoxicated that he fell off his chair and stumbled out to the street. Why did the bartender keep giving him drinks when he was clearly not handling himself well at all. Restaurant didn't have ginger ale. Fries were under seasoned and lamb was tough and stringy. Overall, I would not recommend this place to anyone.

  25. F

    Food4

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2017

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Have been many times before and enjoyed the food and service.

  26. C

    Cards

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2017

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    While everyone else in my group really enjoyed their food I was really confused, I ordered the steak tartare that on the menu said was prepared tableside. It wasn't which maybe was because we were there late? But also then it should have been said "just so you know we no longer prepare tableside" Or reprint the menues. Like I said everyone else was really happy and it was a great value for the money for a birthday dinner and service was great, just unsure about the

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    my experience was awesome. the food was very good the service was exquisite.

  28. L

    Lovedit

    Greensboro

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Les Halles has been a regular stop for me when I visit NYC for years and they never disappoint.

  29. J

    John

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2017

    overall3food3service1ambience2

    My chair broke. No one running the kitchen. Manager is oblivious to problems.

  30. MK

    MarinaK

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    A little tired restaurant. It needs a major make over. Just not exciting

  31. I

    Ichangnyc

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2017

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    Les Halles must be resting on their laurel too comfortably because the service we received in the back dining room was absolutely terrible. We waited 20 minutes before we could order our food, and that was only when I asked the waiter. He ignored us pretty much all night, favoring a larger table in the back of the strangely quiet back room (no music whatsoever). I don't recall him even asking us during the meal if we needed anything...granted it seemed like he was the only server for the back room, but it was not full.

  32. V

    Vasya

    New York Area

    78 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Met with colleague for lunch. Service was slow, one of the ordered items was not right (waiter did not know it was offered as a salad) but they replaced it at our request. Deviled eggs were the highlight of my meal.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2017

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    Food above average but not great. Value debatable. Service was really poor, little to no attention. Really not "what else would you like?"-focused. Has potential though.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An amazing experience. Menu selection was great enjoyed every second of it.

  35. A

    Amy06

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2016

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    The food was amazing but the service was a bit curt and unorganized. However, I would absolutely go back for dinner.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Extremely disappointed in the extreme to get to the restaurant to find it closed - possibly permanently. I booked it specifically for a recent holiday in NY, so it really came as a massive disappointment - BIG f-up by Open Table - you really need to check these things - how can you make a reservation for me at a restaurant that's closed?!

  37. m

    mcmasme

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Did not end up eating here. Tried to call multiple times to cancel, also tried to cancel via open table, no luck with either. We decided to go somewhere else based on the reviews.

  38. 1

    1234

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    IT WAS CLOSED!!

  39. p

    psnewman

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I have no idea whether I would have enjoyed the meal. When we got there for a 7:15 reservation the place was closed. No note on the door, no e-mail from OpenTable, no nothing. People came by the place and were as puzzled as we were. I went on to OpenTable and tried to make a reservation for any day and time for two months ahead and was unable to make the reservation. That tells me that OpenTable knows/knew there was some kind of problem but neglected to inform their customers. This is unacceptable and I will not use OpenTable again. I don't know if the restaurant was partly at fault or whether to lay the blame solely on OpenTable. Either way, if it can't relied on, why bother. Zero Stars for Open Table.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I booked lunch a month in advance of our trip. And like a few other reviewers, we arrived at Les Halles to find it locked shut. It was a huge disappointment to find it closed.

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Les Halles - Permanently Closed is rated 3.7 stars by 1753 OpenTable diners

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

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