- 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.)
Good steaka and the best frites. :) It does geta bit crowded and noisy though. I wasn't checking for recycled bread. :)
i've read the book. i've been to the restaurant. both are fantastic. even better if you've worked in the biz.
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!
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.