Wikipedia: Brasserie Les Halles is a French restaurant with locations in New York City, and Miami, Florida. Previous locations were in Tokyo and Washington, DC. Carlos Llaguno is the executive chef, his predecessor having been author and television host Anthony Bourdain. The restaurant serves simple and classic French dishes such as escargot, foie gras, and steak tartare, which is prepared to order at tableside, and is renowned for its pommes frites. The Park Avenue location features a butcher shop that specializes in French cuts of meat. The restaurant is featured prominently in the book Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain, who also detailed many of Les Halles's recipes in Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook. The restaurant is named after Les Halles, the historic central wholesale marketplace in Paris, France. The Washington location of Les Halles closed in mid-November of 2008 following a fifteen-year run. Owner Philippe Lajaunie cited difficulty obtaining a new lease as the reason.