Farafina Cafe & Lounge

Farafina Cafe & Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.farafinacafeloungeharlem.com/
  • Phone: (212) 281-2445
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner:
    Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am

    Closed Sundays & Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, African, French
  • Executive Chef: Chef Oumar
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout
  • Private Party Facilities: Presently we don't have a private dining space but we do hold private functions. The space is available for rental at your request.
  • Private Party Contact: Steven 2122812445
  • Entertainment: Farafina Cafe & Lounge is at the fore front of Harlem's renaissance in entertainment. Every night we have some type of entertainment planned. Open Mic, Karoake, Comedy, and the SugarHill Screenings are but a few events held at Farafina Cafe. Come experience a relaxed atmosphere while you enjoy what we have lined up!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 149th & 150th
  • Public Transit: A, B, C, D to 145th & St. Nicholas Avenue. 1 Tarin to 145th & Broadway.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Farafina Cafe & Lounge
Experience Harlem as it is meant to be! Enjoy Live music and African Fusion Cuisine accompanied by an original variety of cocktails and drinks. We serve an eclectic mix of French and American style food with an African flare in an upscale yet casual setting. Our cocktail list consists of drinks such as our bissap mojito, lemon drop martini and our classic margarita made fresh with lime juice and simple syrup. Our entertainment includes such music genres as World Music, Jazz, Salsa, R&B, and Soul. We also hold movie screening's and comedy night as well.
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Farafina Cafe & Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
5 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food4
    Service3.2
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (4)late-night find (4)neighborhood gem (4)fit for foodies (3)hot spot (2)notable wine list (1)vibrant bar scene (1)great for lunch (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • The atmosphere was very nice.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Farafina is a quaint bar resturant that would serve very well for a small private affair. I saw a concert and it was nice. Food is good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will go again!
    HarlemGem
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I say I will go again because I was really just drinking wine then I decided to have the mussels which were very good. My friends each had a burger, salmon, lobster and a regular one. I will have to go back to try more of the food that they are noted for..Then review again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shae
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The food was delicious and the service excellent. My friends and I loved the kareoke it made for a more fun and festive environment. We are definitely going back for Motown night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Discovered My Neighborhood Gem
    Alice
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I had passed the Lounge often but finally made the time to visit following a serendipitous meeting with the owners at an unrelated event. I promised to visit a few days later and was surprised to find a jam-packed restaurant-bar. The crowd was not visible through the tinted windows of the lounge. Greeted by a friendly hostess, I was immediately thankful that I reserved a table, the envy of the standing-room only crowd. I had a full day of events, had already eaten but the appetizers, ambiance and show completed my Saturday night activities. Such high caliber entertainment just a few blocks from my home is a welcomed find! I look forward to returning often and exploring what Farafina offers during the week! I know it's hot each week-end!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only review submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating2
    • Food4
    • Ambiance2
    • Service1
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The following 1 reviews are from the Farafina Cafe & Lounge reviews archive.
  • good fusion food
    lambladyVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This spot opens up at five so make your reservation for six. The lamb boulettes are amazing. The waiters are very nice and efficient.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.