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Les Halles

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411 Park Ave South, New York City, NY 10016-8405 (29th Street)
The 6 Train at the 28th Street stop
+1 212-679-4111
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Set on Park Avenue South, between 28th and 29th Streets, Brasserie Les...
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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Casual Dining

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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After years of not having come back (for no good reason), I had lunch recently with two friends from Europe here. It was perfect. It is French but still American. It is quiet enough to hear and the tables are far apart. The service was very good and friendly without being invasive. The food was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
RobLaw47
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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

After years of not having come back (for no good reason), I had lunch recently with two friends from Europe here. It was perfect. It is French but still American. It is quiet enough to hear and the tables are far apart. The service was very good and friendly without being invasive. The food was excellent. Not fancy but really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

If you want to eat like in France, this is the place. Very friendly staff. I had a steak tartare ... a little bit spicy, but I was informed before cause they asked me. Wines at reasonable prices compared with other places. No negative points to say.

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6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We live only blocks from here and love the food. Our kids love the Oysters and our Son is a big fan of the Steak Tartar which is very well done at the table. Waiters are friendly and always quick refilling water etc. The worst thing about this great place is the staff when you first arrive. Their attitude is... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

What a disappointment! Do they really think that throwing up a few brass rails and a mirror makes a Brasserie? Deafening noise, reading a menu by iPhone because it's too dark to see, slow incompetent "service" by servers trained only to pick up an order and slap it on the table. Pre-made ravioli over-heated in the oven before serving, fries... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I went to Les Halles because I read kitchen confidential and wanted to see what it was like.. I sat down, ordered a beer and didn't even get offered a menu. A business man in a suit showed up and sat across from me and was served immediately. The bartenders who were very attractive, spent more time on their cell... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Les Halles is an authentic, Parisienne Bistro/restaurant (bistro is a German word that means, quick.) Four of us dined there and every dish arrived just as we had hoped. I had steak frites. The steak temp was exact and the frites were just like i remembered from my time living in Paris. The whole experience was immersive in French dining.... More 

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We passed Les Halles on our way to dinner the first night we were in NYC, having heard about the place and my love for casual bistro food my husband and I went to have dinner another night. I had the Escargot and the Steak Frites both were wonderful, and my husband had the Onion Soup and the Mussels, could... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I was visiting New York, and Les Halles was very close to my hotel. I took my son, who is now living in Brooklyn. We were seated perhaps a bit closer to the door than I would have preferred, but everything was comfortable. Service was efficient but on the cool side of friendly. I has a Nicoise salad, my son... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Just got back from NYC and this place was nearby ao booked in for my birthday. The waitress was very attentive and the steak, frites, salad was lovely. As we enjoyed it so much we returned. Although the waiter wasn't as attentive as the previous waitress the food was still great! Would recommend 😎

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Like many I came to know Les Halles through Anthony Bourdain's affiliation, but I left with a completely new culinary experience. Fast paced and crowded, Les Halles feels exactly the way a popular restaurant in New York should feel. And despite the crowds, is no less intimate. The confit de canard was absolutely melt in your mouth buttery, service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 411 Park Ave South, New York City, NY 10016-8405
    (29th Street)
  • Public Transportation: The 6 Train at the 28th Street stop
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighborhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 212-679-4111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?