The space on Park Avenue South that was home to Brasserie Les Halles, the restaurant once presided over by the late Anthony Bourdain, has remained vacant ever since it closed in 2016. It seemed destined to stay shuttered forever after the larger-than-life chef took his own life in 2018.
But now it is reopening, and its new name — La Brasserie — and menu seem to pay homage to the man who put the address on the map. At least that is presumably how Francis Staub, the new owner, hopes it will be perceived.
Much of the interior design of Les Halles has been preserved. And the menu, which features such brasserie staples as lobster bisque, steak frites, and foie gras, feels like a revival. The one change is the prices, which have risen dramatically. Anybody up for paying $42 for flank steak or $40 for duck magret?
La Brasserie, 411 Park Avenue South, New York, 212-567-8282.