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About Permanently Closed - Les Halles
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.
New York, NY 10038
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday: 11:30 am to 10 pm
Saturday Brunch: 11 am to 5 pm
Between Broadway and Nassau Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Available on a limited basis and the menu is created on a case by case basis.
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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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)
Seating for up to 40 guests
Cocktail Receptions for up to 45 people
$70000 - $1500 minimum depending on day of the week)
Les Halles - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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?!
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.
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