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Nov 17, 2008 06:35 PM

Les Halles closing

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  1. that's interesting, one of the comments below the article says it's news to the staff.

    nice space, but food-wise not a huge loss - I liked it (preferred the NYC one), but how many French restaurants or steakhouses does a town really need?

    any gossip what will replace it? not another Clyde's or celebre-chef mini-empire branch I hope. could do worse, but it is sort of getting Disneyfied downtown.

      1. re: Pappy

        Agreed - at best, that place sucked.

        1. re: aburkavage

          Everything Les Halles did Bistro D'Oc does better, and frequently cheaper.

          1. re: monkeyrotica

            100% agree! I hope something new and interesting goes in there. It's a good space.

      2. Glad to see it go. I was a fan of the one in NYC, but this one was a total disappointment. Bit of a tourist trap.

        1. Good, maybe tourists will start going to locally owned restaurants instead of Les Halles because of the (dubious) Bourdain connection.

          1. I was there last month, mainly because it was close to where a group of us were meeting in front of the Reagan Building. I had moules and frites and a salad and there was nothing particiularly memorable about any of it. The only loss is not having any decent places near the National and Warner, certainly not Aria or Chef Geoff's.