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Chocolat Restaurant Lounge
Chocolat Restaurant Lounge

Chocolat Restaurant Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chocolatharlem.com/
  • Phone: (212) 222-4545
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Anthony Williamson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: In addition to our fine food and friendly, experienced staff, we provide a full array of on and off premise catering services (corporate, private at location of choice). This includes china, silverware, customized centerpieces, floral arrangements as well entertainment and security services. We will work with you to ensure that your event reflects your own taste and personal touches. Our goal is to relieve you of the many details that go along with hosting a successful so that you, as well as your guests, can thoroughly enjoy your special event.
  • Private Party Contact: Zuri Myrick/Gerard Carter (212) 222-4545
  • Entertainment: Chocolat features a well appointed private dining room/VIP room that comfortably seats 25 guests. This beautiful room features a television and restaurant monitor for live events that gives our guests the ultimate experience in private dining while enjoying our great food, wines and delicious cocktails.

    Our private dining room provides the perfect setting for special events, corporate or private.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 120th Street
  • Public Transit: Trains A, B, C, D to 125th St. Nicholas Ave

    Trains 2, 3

    Buses: #10, #3
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking Garages:

    118th St between Frederick Douglass/ St. Nicholas

    120th St between Frederick Douglass/ Manhattan Avenue

    121st Street/Frederick Douglass Blvd
A word from Chocolat Restaurant Lounge
With a decor of large windows and a deep chocolate interior finished in shades of tiffany blue, Chocolat Restaurant Lounge is sure to stimulate your appetite from the moment you enter.

Located on Frederick Douglass Blvd and the corner of 120th Street, Chocolat features a menu of delicately updated American cuisine. Prime meats and fresh seafood are accented by pairings of wines from our extensive wine list, seasonal and local ingredients.

Grab a specialty cocktail at our soft, blue lit bar; a custom designed feature of the restaurant as it moves the energy created by our diverse Uptown crowd.

Open for brunch, lunch,dinner, and late night service (Friday-Saturday), Chocolat Restaurant Lounge, is conveniently located in this incredible West Harlem neighborhood.
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Diner Reviews
  • "My first time at Chocolat was rather pleasant. I read a bunch of very mixed reviews on Yelp, so was a bit apprehensive. However, I am one to always try things for myself and I am glad I did. The food was good; nothing spectacular. The waitress was very polite and sweet. Overall, a solid experience."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Went there on an early evening so I couldn't say what it is like later on. The food service was good and the ambiance was nice. Everyone was surprisingly attractive. The only thing was that we had to make an effort to get the attention of the waitress more than a few times, but overall, I would go again."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "seated close to the bar but then I asked to be moved as there was an odor of garbage in that area. A waiter moved us but then the hostess came by & asked us to move, as that table was reserved, there were so many other open tables. Asked to be moved to a particular table told no they were reserved. Was at spot for almost 2 hours no other patrons showed up! Hence plenty of empty reserved tables. Ordered drinks n app, got app b4 drink, n half finished app b4 drink got to table. Again empty restaurant. Waiter brought out entree and took it to wrong table. Saw food scraps on fl under tables..ugggh, bathrooms not that clean n had urine smell! Ordered RV cake 10 min later..oh we're out of that! Drink was great n food also tasted good tho!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The restaurant was very nice. The food was good.It took a long time to get service.I will be back and bring some friends with me."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Had a wonderful time and definitely will be visiting again. The food was great, the staff awesome and the ambiance amazing. Talk about a Gem in Harlem."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Food was ok. Only ordered entrees about 5 minutes after sitting down but food took nearly 1 hour to come. Our waitress checked on us constantly and was always apologizing for the wait. Service was fine but clearly the kitchen was either understaffed out not equipped to make more than a few items at a time."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Usually we have a very good time at this restaurant but this particular night changed. The waiter forgot to get our drinks. After a half hour, I had to remind him we were still there. He stated he thought someone else was helping us. After waiting another half hour, I asked him to ask us about our entrees, in which he did. After our dinner was served he came by and asked if he could do another for us, I asked for the manager! She came over discussed our issue and told us she would do whatever she could to have us leave happy and return!! And she did..... We received a free drink, dessert and a discount on our meals! It was one experience that I wish to never happen again. I would definitely return after this one more time!!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Went to this restaurant month ago was fun went through a brief shut down so thought I would give it another try. Overall food was consumable but not moving. Burgers had by friends were good and the sweet potato fries are good as well. Will give it another shot to see if anything improves"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Chocolat was on my list of restaurants to visit in Harlem and I was not disappointed. The red velvet pancakes and chicken were better than I expected. The bottomless mimosas alone makes it worth the visit!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Excellent food, service, and good spot for socializing with well-known Harlemites."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I made reservations and was seated right away on arrival. The ambience was great. Music was good and the food was delicious. I will return very soon and bring friends."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My family was visiting from out of town and I decided to take them to Chocolat for brunch. The wait time was very unreasonable, as we waited a hour. After awhile, drinking mimosas was getting old. We were not the only table waiting. I even saw a man pull food out of his bag to eat becuase the wait time was so long. The waitress did her best to keep us from getting irritated. We even asked for bread or crackers to eat and was told that would take time as the chef had to warm the bread! I was getting very uncomfortable as I am pregnant. The only reason why we did not leave is because we had already waited so long. The manager did agree to knock $15 off our tab, but I don't think I will return, that is if I am very hungry."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "simply amazing. Brunch here. Do not leave without ordering their DIVINE red velvet pancakes and washing it down with limitless mimosas. The staff is great. Our server, Ebony, is a GEM. Attentive and thoughtful. Chocolat is TO DIE FOR. Don't leave NYC without going."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Harlem night spot for food and drinks. Great wait service."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Chocolat is the perfect bistro. The food is excellent and the presentation is elegant without being too fussy! The staff is wise in the ways of hospitality and the smiles along with the service are warm and heart felt! I recommend this lovely place for brunch and late night the music is jazzy with a touch of pop just the right blend to the background to might create yourself if you owned this perfect gem!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Since me and 5 others brunch monthly, we have been trying various places up and down town.. this was an excellent choice."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The food is wonderful, the service is great and tne whole environment is welcoming. It's great for any event."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "the food was out at a reasonable time and the ambiance was very appealing. we had an amazing time.get the lobster mac and cheese"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "50 minutes before our appetizers came out. Dead flies on the window sill..the waitress eventually came and cleaned it up. only one person in our party ordered an entree.she really enjoyed it. The shrimp empanadas were delicious but the calamari and chicken were bland. The drinks were pricy but good. Service was ridiculously slow. The manager was having a staff meeting and yelling at the staff in east shot. I've been here for brunch once &it was good but there's better places. Not horrible but I would not go back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The place was closely and sat down fast. The food was excellent I had the lamb and it was small but juicy and fulling. But I guess at that time there was only one waitress there but she was good she handle it good. But all in all five stars"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "When I booked my reservation through Open Table, I requested a quiet romantic table. Well that did not happen. The service is VERY slow and we were there on a Sunday evening at 6pm, I don't think that there were even 25 people dining at that time. The server kept coming back and apologizing that the food was taking so long. The tables are black painted wood and our table was very sticky, even after being wiped again. We were not even offered another table. ,The water glasses were dirty. Take your chances!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We were told there was 45min wait for our food...when the food did come out..the food wasn't hot @ all......not good for brunch...but a better lunch and dinner spot."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Went here for brunch over the weekend with my mom... the food was amazing and the decor is simple, but very nice. Our waitress was very attentive, and they definitely kept the refills coming for the mimosas. I'm a big fan of brunch, and this restaurant did not disappoint. I will be back!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The best brunch to me in Harlem!!! The food is awesome and affordable and I love the unlimited mimosas "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I give this restaurant 4 stars!! Good service, good food, good music, and great drinks!! "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I had such a wonderful time with my friends and family at Chocolat. We sat in semi private area. This area has a great view of outside and a helpful view of the front entrance (...so I can see my guests arrive). Our waitress, Ebony "the cancer"(her sign), was wonderful! She was very warm and comical! She earned every penny of her tip, and I gave her additional cash!! The mimosas were good...I like Veuve Clicquot, it was not Veuve Clicquot...but it was worth its unlimitedness for $12.00! Red velvet pancakes...AWESOME There fish croquettes...ok, flavorful, but something was missing...it needed a sauce. Shrimp and cheese grits...shrimp good, the grits a bit milky (but if you like that then hey!)..."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "This isn't my 1st to this place. My boyfriend and I went for our anniversary and we had the best time along with our daughter. This time I brought my aunt along and she really enjoyed herself as well as my daughter.......again!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I had a business lunch at Chocolat Restaurant and I had never been there before. I was very happy I chose this place. The food was delicious and the service was great. I was never pressured even though I was there for about two hours."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We had a good time at Chocolat. The lobser mac and cheese appetizer was very good with hunks of lobster. The Shrimp quesadillas were just ok, as you could barely find the shrimp. While the fried chicken was good, it was the smallest bird I have ever eaten. The drumstick looked like the 3rd joint on a wing. My sister had the short ribs, which were very tender, but their was only one piece. My husband had the jerk chicken which was indeed a decent portion, although the pieces were still small, just not as small as the fried chicken. The drinks were good. So while the food was good, the portion sizes were ok, but small for the cost. All in all good food, just not what I would expect in quantity for the prices they charge."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Considering we got caught in the rain, we were welcomed with open arms. Having a secluded table , we still felt part of the ambiance with privacy. Our waiter went over each and every menu item with us which helped the decision making and even put in our meal choices before taking our drink orders. This made everything go very smoothly and quickly. Our drinks warmed us as well as the service with a smile, chocolate martinis, and decadent chocolate dessert were mouth-watering. All-in-all a wonderful experience and the chocolate didn't hurt either. Thank-you for making our evening " to die for!" "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I am disappointed in this restaurant because I have been there several times and this time we had a party of 5 so they sat us outside. They turned the tables sideways and because we were on an uneven sidewalk our drinks kept sliding off the table. We requested to be moved but they could not accommodate us. All we got was an apology and had to deal with the uncomfortable situation. The least they could've done is taken 10% off the bill or done something to show good customer service. We were highly disappointed and probably will not return. It's sad because we like supporting Harlem businesses. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I've lived in mid & downtown NYC 22yrs Prices-inflated and portions small I was put off at start because after I was seated 4 additional requests of whether I'd had reservations (open table!) were thrown at me over 1st 40" Later-CAMERA CREW filmed a reality show couple from a local cable station No one offered apologies for the inconvenience; Even after we were moved tables to allow filming Received lamb chops:well done-asked 4 med well Also @1/4 size chops @W70s restos Waiter-didn't hover-let us stay as long as wanted Bathroom doors-disrepair: I literally had to push my shoulder onto it like the cops on TV in a raid--in order to close and lock it! Lastly, door reception was cold and pretentious. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Took my wife and cousin here for a nice little "catch up on things" dinner on the day after Mother's day. We were greeted by the hostess who was very pleasant and took us to our table. The appetizer portions are a very good size. The lobster mac and cheese was very good although the top of mine was burnt. My cousin had the shrimp quesadilla appetizer which was good and filling (her main dish was the chicken salad which she took home). My wife had the salmon which was dry and overcooked. She returned it for a salad. I had the lamb chop which was good. The service was below average as with waiter was not attentive to the table and was in his own world at times. The ambience was great for a Monday night with a nice crowd."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "I took my mom for brunch on Mother's Day after buying an Amazon Local deal for this place. (Note/Lesson Learned: the AL deal does not apply to brunch.) The food was great, although a little overpriced for brunch, and the mimosas (with unlimited refills) were deceivingly strong (we realized a hour later that they had been quite effective). The abundance of outdoor seating is wonderful, but unfortunately set upon a sidewalk that slants noticeably to the street, so you end up feeling like you're going to fall over the whole time, especially when your drinks start sliding off the table. Overall, though, we had a very nice time, and the servers were all politely friendly and accommodating."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This restaurant was the absolute best! The service was superb and the food was out of this world, a must go to if your in the Harlem area.."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Chocolat use to be a favorite of my brother and I, but lately we've been disappointed. The dinner prices have increased (high), we had several bad experiences before the price hike (ordered a spaghetti kids meal for our little cousin and the sauce was cold, ordered a pitcher of Sangria and it was mostly ice, I ordered a jumbo crab cake thinking it was really a jumbo crab cake however to my surprise, it was half the size of a hockey puck). With the bad there is the good, the food is good, the ambiance is nice and the staff are friendly. If you decide to experience Chocolat on your own, I would strongly suggest going to their brunch. Prices are reasonable and you can order unlimited mimosa's. I love, love, love their brunch.  "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Nice place. Ambience was good, but the music selection and volume level does not match. Since there is no room for dancing, why are you playing dance/club music at such high volume. Since it is labeled as "restaurant lounge", I would expect to hear R&B/Jazz style music, with volume at conversational level."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Met up with old friends-foodies- who wanted to check out Chocolat for brunch. It was just grand! We enjoyed the food so much the veggie omelet was made with fresh vegetables,the salad was crisp with an excellent mixture of fresh greens and the shrimp and grits made you think of soft fragrant breezes and magnolia blooms. The bottom-less mimosas were and added treat. The staff was warm, kind, attentive and super professional. We are already planning our return visit! "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The lobster mac and cheese appetizer is delicious. The Chocolat salad was not, however. The dressing tastes bitter and gives the salad an odd taste. Although it was nearly empty in there during lunch and the waitress was pleasant, she neglected the table a lot and took too long in getting the receipt out."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "I was really happy with my experience at chocolat restaraunt lounge. It was up beat and the food was excellent. Our waitress was great she helped us choose drinks and checked on is enough to earn her tip but not so much as to ruin our date. The music was a great mix although it was a bit loud(maybe it was where we were seated). Overall I think this is a great spot. Will try it next as a girls night out. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014