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“Sunday Brunch”
Review of Les Halles

Les Halles
Ranked #562 of 13,633 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Oklahoma City, OK USA
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“Sunday Brunch”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

Sunday Brunch at Les Halles is wonderful. Although Eggs Benedict can be pedestrian at other restaurants, here it is prepared verry well in the classic way and is enjoyed particularly well outside on the sidewalk. The service is excellent.

  • Visited May 2013
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“This if NOT French food!”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Just tried it because it is across the street from the hotel and has an outdoor terrace. It is clearly the worst supposedly "French" food I have ever had. Nice wine, but the food it simply not good.

Visited June 2013
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Los Angeles
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“Great bistro fare!”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

Great starters, perfectly cooked steaks, crispy fries & tons of options. A little loud but to be expected. Brie & black pepper bruscetta not to be missed.

Visited June 2013
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“Extremely disappointing”
Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

Les Halles is recommended by guide books and foodies alike, however our experience did not live up to any of the hype. The service was appauling and lacked the finesse you would expect. The food was extremely disapointing I would certainly not recommend the confit duck which lacked the crispy skin you would expect and the accompaniment of truffle potatoes lacked the truffle, when this was queried the waiter returned with potatoes with extra garlic. My feeling is that the chef mistook garlic for truffle? We rarely complain in a restaurant but it took more than 10 minutes to clear our plates and when we left our seats to pay we had to wait for this also. I would think twice before deciding to choose this restaurant, there are so many other similar and delicious places to eat. I would most certainly not recommend this to a friend or give it the space in any worthwhile guidebook.

Visited July 2013
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toronto
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“Perfection”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

I'd always wanted to eat here and finally manged to get around to it this last visit to NYC.

A very dimly lit restaurant offering French classic bistro food.
A mix of people dressed up (fancy) and classy casual.
The prices are very reasonable for what you are ordering... took me by surprise!
I had a delicious steak and the truffle fries. The fries were heavenly. So crisp and, well, truffly!
The steak was a perfect rare and was amazing. I don't think I left anything on my plate.
I love that this place is old-school, a little trendly but in no way stuck up.
Service was great.
Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.

Can't wait to go back.

Visited December 2012
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