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Posted by Bo on 08/17/2006
This was our favourite restaurant during our trip in July. Food was great and cooked perfectly. Atmosphere wonderful and service was attentive, not ingnored or rushed. Good value for dishes that are truly different!
Posted by NT on 08/15/2006
My office took me here for my birthday. The food was great. The garlic confit was an enjoyable surprise. Imagine eating whole roasted garlic and not burning your mouth. You must try the Tarte Tiede au Chocolat et Banane. It is the best dessert I've ever had, ever!!! It truly tastes like chocolate heaven and then some.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/06/2006
The food was amazing! We had escargot, pate, foie gras, steak, mussels, and frites of course. The value is unbeatable. You get huge portions of orgasmic food for very un-Park Avenue prices. You also get to skip the Park Avenue attitude. Not here, not a hint of pretension. That's really refreshing in a city that breeds snotty, indifferent, self-important servers. Our waiter was knowledgable, funny, and attentive. I'd love to bring a date here, it's very sexy food. I knew Tony Bourdain was the real deal! You can bet I'll become a regular at Les Halles.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/25/2006
Based on the recommendation of a former resident, we included an evening at Les Halles on our most recent trip to the City. And are we ever glad we did! What a truly outstanding meal. At incredibly bargain prices. We each had perfectly prepared Steak au Poivre Frites and shared a bottle of Cotes du Rhone. The wine came out with the appropriate amount of chill to it. They obviously cellar properly here. It was very good and was the perfect accompaniment to our bountiful meal. The service was a little spotty, but we were able to get what we needed more or less when we needed it. As for the reviewer who seemed to be suggesting that there are high prices here, I wonder what other restaurants in the city he/she was comparing this against. Our pre-tip bill came to $72--a veritable bargain for a meal this good.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/29/2006
I sat down at this dining room with modest anticipation. Over expectations can ruin a perfectly good meal (or movie for that matter). The best thing about Les Halles is the atmosphere. expansive dining room with tables placed far apart so you're not sharing your conversation with the next party. The food though was disappointing, a mediocore steak tartare. Something called pork confit. The Roast Duck was burnt skin and a dry tough breast. The hangar steak and trout special were acceptable, but these prices don't justify acceptable. The wine list was also thouroughly uninspired. I would not return.
Posted by Frederick on 05/20/2006
Although I was determined to ignore 'Kitchen Confidential', a friend suggested I read it. I put it down twice, but after a few chapters, I found it excellent writing and more than interesting. I wish I could write in such a "dishonest" way. I had to visit Les Halles. 1. 1st visit: Loved it! Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006, I arrived at around 6pm. It was a bit dark, but the room had lots of nice dark wood and mosaic white tile on the floor. Twenty minutes after I sat down, the lights were lowered and I wish I had carried a flashlight with me. It started to feel so romantic, I almost took advantage of myself. Luckily I was distracted by the bread, butter, and refreshing cold Hoegaarden white beer with lemon (Hoes gotta eat too*). The friendly waiter made some suggestions (about the food and wine). I had the Steak au Poivre Frites. The salad was fresh, the frites wonderful and the steak excellent. The glass of Cotes du Rhone reccomended by the waiter went perfectly with the steak, which was so good, I couldn't stop thinking about it all week. The cheesecake special dessert was very good. Feetnote: *Quote from Robert Townsend's film "Hollywood Shuffle"
Posted by Shaddy on 05/14/2006
This is the best French Restaurant and the best Steak House rolled into one. If you are fed up with all the over priced Steak House Factories in this city then go here. The meat is better, the service understated, the prices realistic, the Wine list friendly. Its a shame downtown is a bit of a let down, and there is no upper west side outpost.