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 No tour of Harlem Eateries is complete without a stop at SYLVIA’S and RED ROOSTER. 

Sylvia’s is THE place to go for a hearty breakfast to start your day.  Breakfast all day and open 24 hours. This is the soul food  stop for every politician and celebrity that visits Harlem.  Keep your eyes open!  You never know who you might see! 

Red Rooster’s bar is. Action packed. Interesting cocktail menu and see and be seen bar; noisy and $$$ but the people watching is great!  

Lenox Coffee  www.lenoxcoffee.com 60 West 129th 


Lenox Sapphire www.lenoxsaphireharlem.com

Offers live music on Thursdays.  It gets crowded though so go early and reserve if you want to get a seat.

Corner Social  www.cornersocialnyc.com

is just as it sounds, a. Place for a beer and a burger, usual hearty lunch and early dinner fare.  Always crowded, tables outside.  

Harlem Shake www.harlemshakenyc.com/menu/

Delicious fast food cooked to order.  Burgers with special sauce, hot dogs and Kale Salad for vegans.  Beers on tap, and vibrant scene.

Ill Caffe Latte. www.ilcaffelatte.com

 Simple breakfast lunch place with some dinner specials. Sunny and inviting but no internet! 

Barawine www.barawine.com

Great happy hour with cheese and charcuterie platters around the big bar in the front?  Roses, bubblies and Muscadets rule the day!

Dinner in the rear dining room is a delicious yet delicate selection of seafoods, risotto and more.  

Cheri www.cheriharlem.com

Simple French bistro menu, charming garden eclectic decor and occasional music nights

Settapani www.settapani.com


soul food

Sexy Taco

El Encanto de Lola   www.elencantodelola.com

great classic Mexican food, margaritas and mariachis right her win Harlem!


Frederick Douglas Boulevard (FDB corridor) is the restaurant row of Harlem.  With at least a dozen restaurants leading south towards Central Park. 







Paris Blues 




Ginny’s Supper Club

Gin Fizz