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Corner Social
Corner Social

Corner Social Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cornersocialnyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 510-8552
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday 11 am - 4 pm
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday 4 pm to 12 am
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 11 am - 4 pm
    Late night menu: Every night 12 am - 2 am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Jonathan Romans
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: For catering details please contact us at catering@cornersocialnyc.com
  • Special Events & Promotions: Join us for Thanksgiving! We are opening at 3pm and serving a 3 course Prix Fixe Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner $29.95 per person

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 126th Street
  • Public Transit: 2 & 3 express lines to 125th Street station and Lenox Avenue are a short block away
    A, B, C & D to 125th Street and Saint Nicholas Avenue Station are 3 blocks away
    4, 5 & 6 to 125th Street and Lexington Avenue are 4 blocks away
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public parking is available just 1/2 a block west of Corner Social on West 126th Street between Lenox Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.
A word from Corner Social
Locals and those who take eating and drinking seriously know that perched at the northwest corner of 126th and Lenox is a dining and drinking destination that embraces the very best of Harlem; a warm, inviting, vibrant, pulsing scene. Corner Social offers late night dining, outdoor seating, special DJ nights, in addition to daily lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, a 18-brass tap bar and year round custom catering for events large and small. A proud member of the Harlem community, Corner Social sources ingredients from local vendors that serve the community and partners with local organizations that further the interests of the Harlem neighborhoods it serves.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "This was definitely the place to be Saturday night. Most of the outside tables were taken so the hostess found us a great "window"seat which was actually a wide open door panel so it felt like we were outside. They were very accommodating (seating is before our whole group had arrived as we were starving), friendly and our server was fun. The nacho app was huge and really filling. Lobster Mac was delicious and the crab cake (1) was tasty. I enjoyed the sidecar cocktail too; sweet but not over the top. Bathrooms were even decent!! Great place - I'd go back!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Live around neighborhood..this was 2nd chance for restaurant...first time son's chicken on sandwich was raw and not warm,, and my french toast with cornflakes was cold.--lively atmosphere, always crowded, we decided to try again, especially since soccer games would be playing on the many screens....this time..my order for turkey burger (simple) wast wrong 2 times...no time to wait for another...they gave us free dessert -we chose brownie with ice cream..tasted like brownie from mix.....ice cream, meh.. also had cheeseburger spring rolls, extremely greasy, and mac/cheese with lobster, nothing special.. service is extremely slow...not worth another visit .too many other better restaurants around..."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This is a happening place. Make reservations or you won't get a seat. The menu is inventive and entrees delicious. Desserts were fabulous. It's vibrant there so don't be looking for a quiet dinner, but if you're looking for a delicious one this is a great place."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "My friends wanted to celebrate my birthday with dinner. I chose Corner Social although I'd never eaten there. I am very happy I did. I made reservations because there were a few guest with me. Upon arrival we were greeted and seated immediately. We chose appetizers, salads and entrees. All the dishes were really good, flavorful and the portions were large. The drinks were really good too. I had the 321 pineapple and would definitely recommend it. The wait staff was attentive and very pleasant. I would highly recommend the kale salad; I don't eat pork so I had it without bacon. The bean nachos were pretty good. The butternut squash lasagna is heavenly and the chicken wings were nice and spicy. Overall experience, awesome. I returned today!"
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Corner Social proved to be a great venue for a night out with friends. It's good for small groups - no more than 6-8. The drinks and nachos were soooo good and the pumpkin lasagna was fabulous! Others enjoyed the crab cakes and burgers. We had an energetic and attentive waitress who added to the lively, fun-filled evening. We'll definitely return."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "Went here last night with my Fiancee and our friends for a double date dinner. Nothing too special about the food, service was okay although the order was wrong and had to be sent back. They were apologetic about it. Turkey burger lacked flavor($14) the salad was just COSTCO bought salad sprinkled with some cheese. The nachos were large in portion but also lacked taste. All in all an "american" diner type place but with over priced items. At least the company was great."
    Dined on 12/2/2013
  • "It was my girldriends birthday. The restaurant was accomodating. The food was off the chain. We really enjoyed our leave lunch."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "Wow! We had an extraordinarily great meal at this urbane, uptown food utopia. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 8/22/2013
  • "We are from DC, it was a great spot... Kinda like our U St. Great night life and bar scene. Good music."
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "Corner Social was fun, casual and a perfect dining spot for my party of 6. The food was great. .. the band was awesome. .. the hostess was welcoming and accommodating. .. service was fast and always with a smile!"
    Dined on 8/11/2013
  • "Nice neighborhood restaurant in an up and coming area. I enjoyed the menu and wine selections. The fried oysters were a hit."
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "The food was great and our server was fantastic, but I couldn't hear anyone at my table during our dinner conversation. The music was just TOO loud. The server tried to respond when we asked her to turn it down, but a few songs later, it was back at a loud level."
    Dined on 8/2/2013
  • "Came here for quick bite with friends got here for Happy Hour, Strong Drinks and Great Food!"
    Dined on 7/22/2013
  • "We needed an evening out to catch up and agreed to make the trek from our respective homes in Queens, Northern New Jersey and Staten Island. It was well worth the trip. The atmosphere has a relaxed vibrance as we never felt rushed while chatting and people-watching. We left with full bellies and warmth in. our hearts. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 7/6/2013
  • "While the service and atmosphere was good, the noise level was too high for conversation and the food was expensive and small amounts. We didn't want to stay for dessert. Disappointing."
    Dined on 6/23/2013
  • "Corner Social has great food & a very energetic, hip vibe. Everything we tried was super yummy! The fried macaroni is a must. The staff is super accommodating & very nice. It was a great place for a birthday celebration! It would also be a great NYC date spot. Fun & vibrant! Highly recommend all the way around."
    Dined on 6/21/2013
  • "I thought the food was good. However, I think the portion sizes are kind of small. I wasn't starving once I ate my meal but I could have eaten more because I wasn't full."
    Dined on 6/14/2013
  • "My guests were driving into NYC from Philadelpha and we're over 90 minutes late. The hostess Camille was extremely accommodating by changing my reservation. Once we arrived she graciously allowed me to be seated outside as requested in my note when booking online. Unfortunately, the weather changed instantly and she was extremely gracious about seating my guests inside."
    Dined on 6/14/2013
  • "Cool little spot in Harlem. Nice outdoor dining. The food and wine were good. Outstanding service!"
    Dined on 6/4/2013
  • "I have been coming here for awhile and it never disappoints, the food is excellent and the service is on point. I bought some friends who have never been (after I suggested this place) and they too enjoyed the food & experience. Oh can't forget I love the music that is one of my main reasons for liking this place so much."
    Dined on 5/2/2013
  • "A local hangout - really not that great and super noisy. Just go for a drink if you like."
    Dined on 4/18/2013
  • "Food was fine, place had a nice vibe. waitress was friendly but increasingly innatentive. on the loud side, but I'd still go back for a better than decent meal at a reasonable price."
    Dined on 4/1/2013
  • "This is a great spot. The food is good, the scene is buzzing, and the service is great. Harlem needs more spots like this. It's a comfortable, fun place to eat and drink. It gets a great crowd later at night, too. Great addition to the neighborhood!"
    Dined on 3/24/2013
  • "I had such a wonderful time at the Corner Social. A gathering of Book Club friends was made a festive event due to the kind, courteous and efficient staff who catered to our needs. I will definitely visit again."
    Dined on 3/2/2013
  • "Great music, felt like a fun night out. Very loud though. Food was tasty. Fun place to go."
    Dined on 2/23/2013
  • "I went here with some friends for my birthday. The restaurant accomodated a reservatuon change last minute and our server was patient with people changing orders, etc. Food was good, fun atmosphere, etc. Definitely a lively scene which was fun as well."
    Dined on 1/5/2013
  • "Gem in Harlem, nice friendly staff, good food ( the wings are my fave,) great to grab a drink, chat with friends, people watch or have a nice convo with nice new people..."
    Dined on 1/1/2013
  • "Had a blast! The atmosphere was wonderful!! The music was awesome. It was a classic harlem spot. Would definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 12/15/2012
  • "Great servers and good energy....food decent, but it wasn't the highlight. The DJ/music and place was great"
    Dined on 12/6/2012
  • "Great upbeat, happening place. Food was fine, but the cheeseburger spring rolls were to die for. Don't miss them, no matter how weird they sound. We were there at 7:30 on a Thursday night and by the time we left the restaurant, the bar was packed and spilling over. Lots of fun, energetic people, but it was a little loud."
    Dined on 12/6/2012
  • "We showed up late for our reservation due to unexpected gas lines and the staff was SO helpful. They found us a table, gave me a charger for my iPhone and were so nice in general even though we were all in a sour mood after nearly running out of gas and having to wait in a long line to get it. The food was fantastic and the waiter brought it right away after I let him know we had show tickets. Definitely recommend this neighborhood gem. One caveat is that it is LOUD but in a fun way. I didn't mind since the ambient noise helped muffle my 7 year old's temper tantrum halfway through dinner!"
    Dined on 11/10/2012
  • "We arrived on time but since our table was not ready we got free drinks all night. Great customer service. Good food. Very loud but fun vibe and such beautiful people. Felt great just to be there!"
    Dined on 10/19/2012
  • "I love this place. The service from the staff and owner is great! There is one bartender with a nasty attitude but we just avoid going to him. We imagine he wont last long with that attitude. The food is tasty and the bar is always packed. I would recommend going earlier in the evening when it is a little less crowded. (Especially during the weekends.) Also, they have two great djs."
    Dined on 10/17/2012
  • "I had reservations for 6 at 8:30. We checked in at 8:35p but didn't get seated until 9:05p. The table that was prepared for us only had 5 seats and it took the hostess FOREVER to settle the table. Three members of my party had to say something to her. We watched as other patrons were seated and became annoyed quickly. Not everyone enjoyed their meal but I did (turkey sliders). The mac & cheese balls...PHENOMENAL...was the consensus at the table! A strong recommend! The music as the night progressed was amazing. We danced in our chairs and hoped the next place we decided to go to for dancing had music just as good. Overall, I was satisfied and am hoping the next time we return, the hostess will be better at her job."
    Dined on 9/28/2012
  • "The food was flavorless. The server was OK, but when asked for a well done burger/no garlic sauce, he stated "we can't do that." He then checked and found out it was possible. A "can't do" attitude instead of a "can do" attitude is not indicative of the NYC dining experience. The restaurant's lighting was too dim, which made reading the menu difficult at best. We tried this restaurant because it looked exciting when we pass by it (from work) and the website menu looked appetizing, w. The waiter informed us that the online menu was old. Many items were no longer available. Please update! I would not recommend Corner Social to friends/family, which is too bad, considering we want to eat local (Harlem) and support new businesses in the a"
    Dined on 9/28/2012
  • "The highlight was seeing Tasha Smith. Burgers were good too."
    Dined on 9/11/2012
  • "Located in the heart of Harlem, sitting outside was much quietier than inside and people watching was a plus. The music was very good although the loud. The food was good."
    Dined on 9/1/2012
  • "If you want to go out and have great food and a good time, this is the place to be. The staff is extremely friendly and attentive, the food is delicious, and the music is great. There menu doesn't include a ton of options, but the service and the ambiance make up for it. I would definitely recommend Corner Social to a friend."
    Dined on 8/25/2012
  • "Very, very noisy. Unable to have a conversation with the people I was with."
    Dined on 8/25/2012
  • "I went with a group of friends as it was my time to pick our monthly get together and we sat outside which was nice for people watching. Overall the food was okay. Our group usually orders just about every appetizer on the menue and share so we got a taste of everyhting and the nacho appetizer was really good yet after tasting a number of the other appetizers the words "needs more seasoning" kept floating around the table. The specialty coctails definitely need some work (espcially at that price) in terms of taste. The upside is that this place has tons of potential in terms of ambiance and the staff was very kind so I will go back again in hopes that the food and specialy cocktails get better over time."
    Dined on 8/16/2012