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Les Halles

411 Park Ave South, New York City, NY 10016-8405 (Manhattan)
+1 212-679-4111
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Ranked #1,219 of 11,652 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $30 - $40
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Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: 29th Street
Transit: The 6 Train at the 28th Street stop
Description: Set on Park Avenue South, between 28th and 29th Streets, Brasserie Les Halles serves a collection of classic dishes from the finest brasseries in Paris. The speciality of the house is the French Cuts of Meats, simply char-grilled and served with award-winning French Fries. Les Halles' long list of various steaks comes from the in-house butcher. The French butchering technique looks for unique qualities in each cut, providing different tastes and textures in each type of steak. Les Halles buys Prime American beef, naturally tenderised by two weeks of wet aging. The beef is then dry aged in-house for 21 days at 36-degrees Fahrenheit to concentrate the flavours. The original plaster mouldings in the restaurant date from the early 1900's, when the building was erected to house a restaurant specialising in healthy foods. The most famous menu item at the time - a blend of fresh vegetable juice to order - was later licensed and bottled under the brand V8! The large menu is designed to accommodate all tastes, appetites and budgets, and free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout.
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Townsville, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Great service , great food , great ambience Lovely meal , ravioli was delicious but v small for $9.50 . Steak frites perfect , juicy espc as they were both well done . One of the few meals I have had in USA this is 8th visit) that was perfectly seasoned . Great service when Pernod was ordered they brought... More

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Caythorpe, England
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126 reviews 126 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We had visited century 21 and needed some where to eat and stumbled across this restaurant. We ate at about 12:30 and the restaurant was quite empty, 20 minutes later it was packed. I assume it caters for the local business types as we were surrounded by suits!! As usual, wifey had onion soup and a steak baguette and I... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I visited Les Halles with a friend whilst in NYC on holiday. We loved it! We both had the pork terrine with cornichons to start which was tasty if unexceptional. However, for main we had ordered the côtes de boeuf with steak frites and it was absolutely sensational! The beef was a perfect (literally) med rare and was carved at... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The best Steak Frites you will ever experience! The steak is tender and juicy and the fries are out of this world! Dining room is loud but thats part of the experience.

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San Francisco, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Pros: food was absolute amazing tasting. Try truffle fries, Brie appetizer, apple tart, green beans, etc. Best trained busboys and assistants. One con only: Waiter was horrible. The French accent is not a qualification to be a waiter . Unlike the busboys who knew how to do their job impeccably, the waiter did not .

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new york
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Even though I made a reservation and still had to wait 20 min for the table to be ready; no apologies offered. The wait staff is also not trained properly (if at all?). Nobody expects perfection, but apologies and acknowledgement of mistakes would be the least. As for the food, it was ok but really nothing special. Another generic "french"... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

luckily we booked - the downtown restaurant was bouncing when we arrived! Ordered the famous steak frites and were not disappointed! Food and wine was delicious. the only downside was that we were put in a corner right at the back of the restaurant so didn't get all the atmosphere we'd hoped for. Well worth a visit for simple, tasty... More

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London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Here you are : yet another US french brasserie where the frenchness slowly but surely disappears. Not worth a stay but if you end up there it will not be the end of the world. Tips: give people some nice bread and beef up your wine by the glass list. $10 for a cheap and cheerful sancerre, surely you guys... More

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Toronto
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51 reviews 51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We obviously went to Les Halles because we are fans of Anthony Bourdain, and although he isn't affiliated with the place any more, we wanted to check it out. We also stayed at the Carlton on Madison Avenue, which is 5 minutes walk from there (to Park Avenue) We were directed to our table, but it was noisy inside and... More

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Order the Escargot for your appetizer and the Confit de Canard for your main dish -- these two, paired together, are SO delicious and make sure you save the bread (to dip in the oil of the escargot)! The Duck Confit comes with a side salad and tiny square potatoes that are lightly fried but crispy. Very tasty! These are... More

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