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Les Halles Downtown

) #1,249 of 9,166 Restaurants in New York City ££ - £££ French, European
15 John St, New York City, NY 10038-4007
+1 212-285-8585
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“mussels” (46 reviews)
“fries” (87 reviews)
“steak” (74 reviews)
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French, European
££ - £££
15 John St, New York City, NY 10038-4007
Neighbourhood: Financial District
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had great food here before heading uptown for a show but unfortunately the whole evening was ruined by a waitress who was unhappy with our tip. She patronised my as I was from the UK explaining that things work differently in America in terms of...More

Thank Matt W
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This was by far the most terrible meal that I have had in the past half a year (yes, this includes my ex-mother-in-law's cooking). To sum it up; the state of the bathroom (worthy of an old European subway in the country) reflects the entire...More

Thank Maria Weronika R
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We chose this for a "special occasion" dinner on a recent trip to NYC. The food here was wonderful, especially the salmon and the creme brulee (which were both textbook perfect). Helpful but unobtrusive wait staff, and not outrageously expensive for a French restaurant. Two...More

Thank Jana R
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Anthony Bourdain may not be around anymore, but Les Halles has maintained his standards: Delicious, simple food with the right amount of punch to distinguish itself and make it worth the price. When my wife asked me where I wanted to eat when we flew...More

Thank Requin411
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I came here looking to grab a quick bite to eat and finish up some paperwork, thinking it would be like every other French restaurant in the city... I was SO wrong. The bartender Lazaros was so personable and attentive and recommended the truffle deviled...More

Thank Jeniece S
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

This used to a reliable spot for both food and ambience. A Parisienne bistro relocated to a Downtown New York street. We tried to go one night in October and it was closed. No note on the door. Nothing definitive on the web site. After...More

Thank Alan J
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Tuesday-Friday 3-7 is their happy hour, $1 oysters & clams, $2 shrimp, $5 draught beer & $7 house wine. We happened to be walking by on a very cold Thursday night around 5:30ish and ducked in for a quick drink and ended up staying awhile....More

Thank maxxie13
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Was not o rely hungry so did some bar snacks. Did the escargot (ok, no cheese), pomme frites with cheese (bland, luke warm and unsalted) and a chicken empanada. Rather tasty, but if that is the. Eat in a French restaurant, that has to be...More

1  Thank George Randall H
Reviewed 31 December 2016

The good: * Seated quickly * Attentive service and entrees delivered quickly (two steaks frite) The bad: * Almost none of the dessert wines on the menu were available. Nothing was on offer but port, which is very strange for a french-style restaurant. * Background...More

Thank kdt43
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We went to Les Halles on John st in NYC. The place was as old as could be; my wife, who is 72, said that she had eaten in many such places. The place was empty and we had a reservation, which wasn't there. The...More

Thank annbury
Financial District
At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial
District is where New York City began as a center of
commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful
setting are complemented by museums, countless
skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District,
home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange.
Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view
of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis
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High chairs available? 18 months old appropriate with 4 adults?
9 October 2016|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
Again apologies for the delay I was travelling Very much agree with Luiz, this is a downtown financial district destination , good steaks and fine wine, no children's menu or facilities that I can recall.Another location... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$40
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 John St, New York City, NY 10038-4007
    (Between Broadway and Nassau Street)
  • Public Transportation: The 2, 3, A, C, 4, 5, J, M & Z trains to the Broadway/Lafayette/Fulton Street Station. The M15, M103, B51, M22 & X25 buses to Park Row & M1 and M6 buses to Church Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Financial District
  • Neighbourhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: +1 212-285-8585
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Les Halles Downtown enjoys a very central location between City Hall, Wall Street and the Fulton Street Market. Its menu, similar to the original Les Halles, is casual French and inspired by the small Parisian brasseries and cafes. It includes many sandwiches and salads. The establishment is comprised of two rooms: one lively around the long bar and a quieter room that can be closed off for private events.