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Permanently Closed - Les Halles

3.7
1753 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Monday through Friday: 11:30 am to 10 pm
Saturday Brunch: 11 am to 5 pm

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Phone number
(212) 285-8585
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Isidoro Alvarez
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Catering
Available on a limited basis and the menu is created on a case by case basis.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Broadway and Nassau Street
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Public transit
The 2, 3, A, C, 4, 5, J, M & Z trains to the Broadway/Lafayette/Fulton Street Station. The M15, M103, B51, M22 & X25 buses to Park Row & M1 and M6 buses to Church Street.
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Special events & promotions
THE MAIN PRIVATE DINING ROOM: Seating for up to 60 guests
Cocktail Receptions for up to 100 people
($1500 - $6000 minimum depending on day of the week)
THE BACK PARTY ROOM: Seating for up to 16 guests
Cocktail Receptions for up to 20 people
($400 - $600 minimum depending on day of the week)
PRIVATE MEZZANINE
Seating for up to 40 guests
Cocktail Receptions for up to 45 people
$70000 - $1500 minimum depending on day of the week)
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.7  based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.5
service
3.5
ambience
3.3
value
Noise · Moderate
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0  Dined on August 2, 2017

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on August 1, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 26, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on July 21, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on July 18, 2017

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on July 17, 2017

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.

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Janet (Birmingham)
4.0  Dined on July 17, 2017

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..

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 7, 2017

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

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Emmalina (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on July 6, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on June 21, 2017

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.

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