CrescentFresh Posted March 11, 2006 Share Posted March 11, 2006 I don't delve deeply into the menu at Les Halles. In fact, except for a Tony Bourdain dinner there 1+ years ago I never go there for any reason other than to sit out on that patio on Penn. Ave. That's my favorite reason for going there and I did so last night with Black Sheep and MelGold. I like it there because it's spacious. You're not sitting on top of one another. But you are close enough to hear snippets of conversation and try to determine "what the deal is" with your neighbors. And if you can't figure it out, you can make it up. Local working schlubs (like me!), skateboarders, oddly dressed tourists, and the occasional gaggle of circus freaks (like me!) are always meandering down Penn. Ave. so there's plenty of opportunity for great people-watching. Last night it was accompanied by a "didn't wow me" steak tartare, sucky fries, a cheese plate that had some very generous portions of 5 types of cheese, some apples and nuts for only $9.50, a basket of bread with some delicious butter, and bottles of overpriced (but not TOO overpriced) Loire red that hit the spot on a perfect evening weather-wise. But even though the food is so-so, it's perfectly fine snackage for a gorgeous, unrushed night with a little wine, some nice company and a great place to sit and soak it all in. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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