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Chocolat Restaurant Lounge
Chocolat Restaurant Lounge

Chocolat Restaurant Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chocolatharlem.com/
  • Email: info@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
  • "We totally enjoyed the experience. The food was excellent. The waiter was helpful and knowledgeable. The environment was energetic and inviting. You have to try the lobster mac and cheese."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Brunch at Chocolat was fabulous. I had the fried chicken with French toast and it was delicious. Everyone is my party had something different, from shrimp and grits to steak and eggs. Only one complaint was that the grits could have been hotter. Other than that, give us a mimosa pitcher and we're good."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I went to Chocolat with two friends for dinner. The restaurant is spacious, with a very clean design. The bar stands out like a jewel! The service was very good, with attentive management. Three of us shared the Fried Calamari Entree salad as an appetizer. It was delicious! The greens in the salad were fresh, not overdressed and the calamari were fried perfectly. Our entrees included: BBQ ribs, Tilapia w/ Risotto, and I had the Salmon with sauteed Spinach and Mango Salsa. All were very well prepared ad presented. My only complaint was that my salmon was not cooked as I requested. Only as constructive criticism, I mentioned it to the waiter and he offered to take it back to the kitchen. I declined his offer. My meal was still very tasty."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We were a group of eight colleagues and needed a place that has good food, and that would seem NYC-ish to our out of town colleagues. This was a perfect place. We were seated in a separate room which was quiet enough to talk without seeming abandoned. The food is thoroughly enjoyable, if not perhaps spa cuisine. I particularly enjoyed the grits with shrimp -- the shrimp tasted of shrimp and the grits were decadent with butter and cheese. Great desserts. Also great drinks. And the service was just excellent -- I was called to warn me about a private function that would delay us a bit, and then our waiter was always there when we needed him, friendly, and he handled an error on the bill with great professionalism."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "A great place to visit. Staff is so friendly and makes you feel comfy!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "I went there on friday night wit my girlfriend it was just what we expected to be we saw the chocolate factory frm a episode of black ink crew and my girl wanted to try it. So i surprised by taking her and it was worth the money the drinks were gr8 the food was to die for and the music was jamming."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I love this restaurant. The food is fan-tast-stic. The Asian Pear Martini is delish..and strong. It sneaks up on you. The crowd is beautiful and diverse. Music is bumping. I've been three times since June 2013. It's a little pricey. Great for a date or a girls night out. I think they have entertainment as well. Very sexy place."
    Dined on 6/7/2013
  • "BUT THE SERVICE WAS EVEN BETTER! Our server was Ebony and she was ultra pleasant and friendly. She made great suggestions and on top of that the food was great! We went on a whim after another area place had an 1.5 hour wait on a sunday afternoon!!!!???? Where are we???? Im so grateful for over pretentious places, because it helped me to find this gem. At any rate I will definitely be returning there. :-). The red velvet pancakes and fried chicken were very good, as was the shrimp and cheese grits. Mmmmm."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "I really liked this restaurant. The food was delicious and our waiter Charles was courteous, knowledgeable about the menu and overall nice."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We were looking for a nice, trendy soul food spot to go to before a show. Since it was our anniversary my husband put in special notes with our reservation to the Maitre'd in the OPEN TABLE app that if possible a cake or acknowledgement could be given:NOTHING. In fact, very little attention by both the waiter and maître'd was given to us. Seems we were forgotten among the many boisterous group diners. Although we noticed the table next to us was being very well cared for (as it was a group). We received very mediocre service although when my first glass of $12 unlimited mimosa came with a lipstick stain from the last diner, upon flagging down one of the busboys, it was immediately replaced. If you're a group maybe you'll fair better!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I decided to try Chocolat on our recent trip to NY. We arrived 30 minutes early for our reservation and were seated immediately, though there were others waiting for tables. Overall it seemed like a nice place but it was very loud and crowded, which didn't allow for a romantic dinner. The staff was friendly but after taking our orders it took over an hour for our food to come out. I ordered the sangria and had to send it back because it had a very bitter taste. The woman next to me also had to send her drink back so I'm assuming the bartender needs to brush up on a few items. There were more servers than waiters so it seemed a bit chaotic and disorganized. Food made it worth the visit."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The live band...the service...the food...loved all of it! Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "This is one of my best experience service was great,food was tasty,astmosphere was very nice"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The macaroni and cheese was some I've had in the city. Its good without trying to be over the top. The wait staff- especially Tyler- was attentive even when our food was late coming out. The only reason to not give 5s across the board was that our food too FOREVER to come out. It may have been due to large Valentines' Day crowd but I assume you would plan for that. I am willing to try it again to see if it was a fluke."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Didn't have any specials for Valentine's day. Didn't honor the special request for a dessert shaped into a heart which I think didn''t require much ingenuity. Food was brought out rather quickly which indicated that it was prepared earlier in the day and they just reheated it to then serve."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This place is fantastic. I went with my boyfriend for valenitine's day and had a great experience. It has a great ambience, nice for a date night, birthday or even girls night out. Whatever the occasion Chocolat has a great atmosphere. The food was AMAZING. There were so many options and everything we ordered tasted great (the jerk chicken is to die for). You will be very pleased at Chocolat."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "First time @ CHOCOLAT. Pleased with Sunday Brunch menu choices - we ordered very tasty Crispy chicken & Omelette dishes. Outstanding service - our party was warmly greeted upon arrival, and waiters were very attentive. Will return, and definitely recommend Chocolat to my friends."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Too noisy -- not from the diners but rather the TV was much too loud. Requested numerous times to lower the volume, but the owner refused. Difficult to have a conversation."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Chocolat Restaurant Lounge is fun, exciting place to wine and dine. The ambience is nice and the food is DELICIOUS! My wife booked this place for my birthday and we had a great time. The waiter was quite knowledgeable and helpful as well. I have recommended it to family and friends and look forward to going back again!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Fabulous Place with Great Food that You Just Can't Get Enough Of!!!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I held our first Professionals of Color Brunch at Chocolat. The staff was very warm and friendly. We had a few last minutes changes which were eagerly accommodated. My colleagues and I will definitely return. Thanks again!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "My fiancee and I had a wonderful time. The service and food was amazing, we will definately go back again!"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "I recently stayed in Harlem and I was so pleased to have found this restaurant our first night. It has a great vibe and the staff was very kind and accommodating. The food was so fantastic and our waiter was wonderful, we had to go back for brunch. At brunch, I ate the red velvet pancakes with fried chicken, hence the reason for the title of this review. When I go back to New York I will make the trek to Harlem just for this restaurant."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Food was ok; not really anything special. The service was really good. Atmosphere ok, could have been a little more lively. My over all feeling was that it was quite expensive for what we got."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This place was a great find! I actually saw it featured on an episode of Love and Hip Hop and was curious. We went on a sunday. There was a jazz band and a great atmosphere. The menu did have items that were no longer available, but our waiter still made it possible and gave us two complimentary sides and a complimentary lemonade. The seating is very close, so it didn't leave too much room for a romantic evening. We stayed at the Aloft Harlem, the area did not have too many unique restaurants so were happy to find it. I would dine here again."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "The food is not the best Southern food or Soul food I have had. However, the Hostess was amazing. We were stuck in really bad traffic that ran us one hour late for our reservation. So we called the restaurant stating we were stuck going into the Lincoln tunnel. The hostess stated that they were really busy but he would see what he could do. When we got there it was packed but the hostess still had a table for us. He was vey pleasant too. Now our waiter it was his first night and he should not have admitted that. He could not really here so he kept saying "I'm Sorry" every time he needed us to repeat something. "I'm Sorry" It was annoying. Overall the place is a nice spot to go for drinks and a bite with your friends."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Chocolat never disappoints. The service staff is attentive, the decor is inviting, the food is unsurpassed and one is never rushed. This is THE place to dine in Harlem."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "I took my Wife there on 12/28/13 to celebrate her birthday & everything was amazing! From having the main door opened for us as we entered to being thanked for dining there as we left. They had my reservation in the system & immediately sat us at a table for two. The ambience was awesome, our waiter was awesome, our food was awesome, our drinks were awesome! The only thing that didn't go right was they seemed to forget the special note I left when making the reservation that we were celebrating my Wife's birthday. When we ordered our desert we thought the nice writing actually said "happy birthday", it actually read "happy holiday's". My Wife got a little sad at that, but I had to make a joke out of it to lighten the mood."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "My BFF & I had a great time. The food was great! I would definitely recommend this establishment and would come back. Whether on a date or a night out with the girls this is an excellent choice."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Food was good, service was not that good, the small staff was friendly, but only one person working the tables was way too much for him. One person tending bar and one person cleaning up. It took forever to get our wine, app and dinner. I suggest they up their staff, because the place has potential and isn't living up to it."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "We had the pleasure of having Charles has iur waiter he was absolutely awesome. This was our first time there but he made us feel like we have been coming there forever. WE WILK DEFINATELY BE BACK."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "Went out for dinner and drinks , service was a little slow . Overall I had a great night."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "This was my first time dining at Chocolat even though I have been pass this place a few times. I brought my man with me for a night out and it was nice. The ambience was laid back and chill, food was good, but it was a little bit loud. It seemed as if two private parties were taking place off of the dining area. The biggest issue I had with dining was when we got our bill and saw how much our drinks cost. No pricing for drinks on the menu was my only issue. Besides that we had a good time and would visit again."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "A wonderful, congenial atmosphere with excellent food and a pleasant staff. Obvious that management takes pride in delivering a good product. The presentation is 4 star."
    Dined on 11/4/2013
  • "Had brunch here with a friend and it was delish.. The service could have been a bit better but I would def go back to give them another chance. :-)"
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "Good place in Harlem, not too far from Central Park..."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Thanks so much to Gerard and the owner of Chocolat, They made the dining experience for my brother and his wife terrific!"
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "I planned a birthday dinner for my girlfriend here and it was perfect. She was treated well as soon as she walked in including receiving a complimentary glass of champagne and cake. Thanks for another great experience P.S. just wish you guys had a dance floor."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "ALL brunch menu items were delicious. Unlimited mimosas seemed pricy only because the server was not around to refill. It was hard to find our server and we weren't checked on when our food arrived or for refills. Took awhile to get check. Regardless I loved the restaurant and atmosphere and I am excited to return to try Chocolat for dinner and drinks."
    Dined on 10/27/2013