Les Halles, the Former Stomping Grounds of Anthony Bourdain, May Open a Third Location
Les Halles, the restaurant that features heavily in TV food personality Anthony Bourdain’s best-selling, tell-all book Kitchen Confidential that launched him to culinary fame, may be looking to open a third location. The restaurant, where Bourdain used to be executive chef, has two locations — one in Murray Hill and one in the Financial District — and he allegedly still visits his old stomping grounds.
The Daily Meal learned from employment attorney Jeffrey Goldman, who says that he is currently working on an employee rights lawsuit against Bourdain (Les Halles was sued in 2012 for an alleged illegal tip pool, and the case has yet to be settled in court), that the brasserie may be opening a third location on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Les Halles used to have multiple locations around the world, including restaurants in Tokyo, Miami, and Washington, D.C., but they all eventually closed or were sold.
We spoke with Chad Combs, the general manager at Les Halles, and inquired about the possibility of a new location. He would neither confirm nor deny the rumor.
“We’re always looking at any opportunities, and nothing has been confirmed yet,” said Combs.
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