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Mark Oct 29, 2001 01:58 PM

Who has read "Kitchen Confidential" and eaten and Les Halles, and what did you think? (I enjoyed the book a lot, and, having moved to the Midwest years ago, haven't had the chance to try out the restaurant.)

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    Jayask Oct 29, 2001 02:20 PM

    Good steaka and the best frites. :) It does geta bit crowded and noisy though. I wasn't checking for recycled bread. :)

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      bob Oct 29, 2001 03:26 PM

      i've read the book. i've been to the restaurant. both are fantastic. even better if you've worked in the biz.

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        Lina Oct 29, 2001 06:28 PM

        I've read the book and I live around the corner from the restaurant. It's definitely wonderful (as is the book) - and having worked in food service, nothing he said truly surprised me.

        And I know that Bourdain recommends against eating mussels in restaurants, but the moules frites there are great!

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          Mark Oct 30, 2001 02:32 PM

          Great to hear the restaurant lives up to the book. Can't wait to try it on a trip home.

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            zjc Nov 2, 2001 12:58 PM

            A few Sundays ago I had dinner with my visiting parents at Tabla's Bread Bar. It was good but not great. We needed a change of scene for dessert, so I walked them up to Les Halles. Although the profiteroles were very good, the chocolate banana torte was so phenomenal that I still crave it weeks later. We loved the atmosphere and regret we hadn't had dinner there instead. Next time we will! I would go off hours though because the seats are on top of each other.

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              Jim Leff Nov 2, 2001 01:04 PM

              see the Wednesday, May 10 in an archived page from my dining diary (link below) for my take on the place, FWIW.

              Link: http://www.chowhound.com/dinner/1-5-0...

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