Anyway, the restaurant I picked for dinner was Anthony Bourdain's French bistro called "Les Halles". I was reading a blog called "A Twist of Spaghetti" by Chef Aimee and found out about this restaurant. For those who are not familiar with Anthony Bourdain, he is famous American Chef and he also wrote a few books and he has a TV show called "No Reservations" which he travel around the world and report about food and culture. He is very honest and sometimes sarcastic but very funny and I like his humor.
Here are a few of his books and DVDs.
Well, let's talk about Friday night. The restaurant was pretty packed (maybe because it was restaurant week) . It was very casual and cozy restaurant. A bit too loud but very lively. We got a great corner table so it was great. (because some of the tables in the middle looked little too tight and too close to the next table)
The food was great! For appetizer, my husband had crab cake.
For main, I had skirt stake with blue cheese sauce. This was really good. I love skirt stake and also I love French Fries. Fries were very crispy and yummy. The stake was perfectly cooked and great with the sauce on the side. I like the fact that the sauce came on the side so I can also dip my french fries into my blue cheese sauce!
My husband had skate for main. It was also really good. I loved the lemony sauce with the skate.
Our friends had something like French beef stew (I forgot the name..) They liked it also so I think it was also good.
Over all, I really liked the restaurant. He is a famous chef but the restaurant was casual and friendly and was very reasonable price for NY restaurant so it gave me a very good impression (Is it just because I like Anthony Bourdain? Myabe that is part of it also ) . I would love to go back and try some other food sometimes. If you have a chance, try it yourself! I hope you would like it also :-)