Memorable | One of the Best
Review by: billyboy
** THIS RESTAURANT IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED **
I’ve been eating at Les Halles for over three years, and have eaten all across the U.S., and this one is still in my top ten; wonderful all the way around. Most people know of it because of Anthony Bourdain. He is the Executive Chef at their other location in NYC.
One particular evening, we started with the white bean and wild game soup. It is a rich, savory, creamy dish that contains boar, hare, carrots, and dill; very hearty and very delicious. My girlfriend had roasted cod with fried leeks and garlic mashed potatoes. This moist, flaky fish is pan-roasted and served on a bed of creamy, rich mashed potatoes infused with plenty of roasted garlic and topped off with a pile of crispy fried leeks, all in a flavorful pool of white onion sauce.
The hanger steak with frites is one of the best steaks I’ve ever had. Requested medium, it arrived with a good amount of pink in the center; very juicy, tender and just right. It is served with a red wine shallot sauce, good but completely unnecessary; this beef speaks for itself. The frites are the best I have ever had, bar none. Hot, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, and perfectly salted, and not at all greasy. I won’t eat fries/frites anywhere else for weeks, lest I ruin the memory of these babies. The steak is also served with a side salad of mixed greens lightly dressed with a shallot vinaigrette; a perfect complement to this dish.
Other noteworthy dishes are the French onion soup, macaroni and cheese (with Gruyere), the mussels mariniere and the bitter chocolate mousse.
|Meals Served||Lunch, Dinner, Dessert|
|Credit Cards Accepted||Yes|