Les Halles is best known because Anthony Bourdain made a name for himself at the Les Halles in New York (which also also happens to be the reason I know about this location). I’m sure that most people who eat here come for the ambiance and then possibly the food. What I do find is that the waiters although friendly, have a slight attitude problem. Is it just me? I’ve been to Les Halles with different people and we’ve all felt the same, just a heads up.
Obviously, this is not a burger place but a French Brasserie (whatever the hell that means, just kidding) . They do happen to serve a Burger and a pretty outstanding Croque-Madame (Classic French Ham & Cheese Melt with a Sunny Side Up Egg on top).
Anyone who worked with me knows about Les Halles because one day some gypsy lady became infatuated with me (I’m not even kidding) , asked one of my coworkers what I liked to eat. They said burgers (this was all behind my back of course) and next thing I know, here she is bringing me a Les Halles Burger. I graciously accepted and then said to myself, “there is no way I’m eating this thing”. Then I came to my senses. Ever since that day I miss her so (just kidding). We were joking that she may have put some love spell on me but nice try gypsy lady (it didn’t work).
I sit down to eat at Les Halles, this is of course after work since I’m about to mention that I had a beer. I don’t want anyone jumping to conclusions. I like to get Erdinger on draft and man is that good. Mr. Snooty asks what I’d like to eat. I go with….drumroll please…..Hamburger with frites (fries for you common folk).
When asked if I wanted cheese, I said, sure what kind do you have? There is only one kind, Swiss (with an appalled look on his face). He replied as if I should have known that (maybe I should have brought the gypsy lady after all). The Burger tasted good and was very moist but I found it to be nothing spectacular. Although the bun looks very toasted in the picture, it was not. The frites on the other hand were great.