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Les Halles: a report

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Les Halles: a report

R | Apr 18, 2005 12:34 PM

A group of 4 of us went to Les Halles on Saturday evening for dinner.

Arrived for our 5.30 reservation and were greeted by a very friendly hostess, so things were off to a good start.

But, then we sat and sat and waited for some service. There were 2 other tables in the whole place, but it took a good 10 minutes to flag down someone to get some water. When I asked for water, the response was "What, you want bottled water?" so I had to clarify we would just like some regular old water.

We then got served by a server who was not horrible nor fantastic - but pretty much indifferent. After our initial drink order, we were not asked if we wanted another. After our meals were brought, we were never asked how things were.

Our meals came out in decent time. The steaks were cooked as ordered and were good quality and a good size. Two of us had the pepper steak and the sauce tasted like it was made from a gravy package so that took away from the flavor of the steak. The frites were great and the dressing on the salad was a good tangy balsamic vinegrette. One member of our group had a lamb steak and it was dry and had a huge bone in the center so there was not much meat there. So the main meals were just so-so. Desserts were the same - the apple tart pastry was good, but the apples were subpar. There were mixed reviews about the creme brulee.

It was not the worst restaurant experience we have had, but was not good enough to return based on the indifferent service and the mediocre food.

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