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Harlow
Harlow

Harlow Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://harlownyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 935-6600
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday- Friday 11:45am-2:30pm
    Dinner: Tuesday- Saturday 5:45pm - 10:30pm
    Parlor: Tuesday- Saturday 4:30 - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Rick Liang
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Park Avenue & Lexington Avenue
  • Parking: No
A word from Harlow
Harlow focuses on global cuisine inspired by flavors from around the world, the menu offers a tasteful emphasis on seafood. Dishes include: Frito Misto featuring king crab leg, calamari, scallops, shrimp and seasonal vegetables; Crispy Baby Octopus with fava beans, chanterelles and pesto; Halibut with a spicy miso glaze and squash in a smoky soy broth; Fisherman’s Stew; and a full raw bar.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Very nice restaurant, food was excellence, the only problem I had was the server tried to put me at the bar area, although I was dining alone, as a lady, I requested to have a table instead. overall, is a restaurant I will come back again."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We attended for Restaurant Week. Minimal offerings, of course - but they were out of one of them, and there was just one dessert. The service was slow and poor; stressed-out servers brought out food for 2 or 3 tables at once, so they placed our dishes down and sped off to the next table without checking if we needed flatware, etc. No coffee was offered when the dessert landed on our table - we had to flag down the server to ask for some. It took two requests to get the check. Lunch took 2 hours. The space is striking but odd. I won't be back."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Having dined at Harlow in february, I was truly surprised at how quickly this restaurAnt has gone down. The service including the bar area is so slow.....the food was mediocre not at all like I remembered. on my first visit I couldn't stop raving about the place and food now it is a different story."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I took my customers out of town for dinner. Big disappointment. The place was pretty empty. It took 15min to get a waiter to greet us and take our drinks order. Another 15min to receive them! Again, the place was pretty empty. We were 6 ladies, out of 6, we were able to order only 1 dish of our choice, the rest were not Avialable. I was shocked when I received my Japanese scallops appetizer- scallops were missing, only radish and cucumbers. I asked the waiter, he said, Japanese scallops are really really small, and usually the chef puts only 2 of them.This time he didn't put them at all! Overall, it's beautiful place. Coming for Mac&Cheese w/lobster and drink at the bar. The rest- it's not worth it. Overpriced not up to the standards."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The chef at Harlow is on his A game. Had another great meal there this weekend. Awesome. Also, one of the servers knew the history of the building when I asked, very interesting. Its a beautiful space"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Lunch was very quiet. Food was excellent. We enjoyed a long afternoon lunch and drinks."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We chose Harlow for our 15th wedding anniversary dinner. Though my wife wanted to eat here, I'm not really a foodie - but - by the time our food arrived I was very pleased that we'd come to Harlow. Our waiter was great (took the time to 'get-to-know' us and talk with us about our choices) and the everything came (drinks, apps, ...) at a good pace. I was really impressed with the quality/taste of our food and the mood/feel/atmosphere of the restaurant was very good (cool history to the building too). This was our first trip to NYC - and though more than I'd like to spend - it was worth it."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Enjoyed a client lunch and was pleasantly surprised with the food, atmosphere and service."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "So that I can get that cauliflower at the drop of a hat! Amazing. Halibut taco sneed to be a staple on the Sag Harbor menu."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Everything was done to perfection! Grilled octopus is a must try, and so is the steak...and so was the lobster mac and cheese. All the items that we ordered were so delicious, I honestly couldn't pick a favorite. The wait staff was incredibly attentive. This place goes straight to the top of my list of great restaurants. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Their bread is fabulous, the wine list extensive, halibut a tad salty, but to be expected with a Miso glaze. Seafood stew was the best I've ever had- couldn't stop sopping up that sauce with their fab bread! And dessert... I'm a creme brulee expert so when I saw Pina Colada creme brulee I had to try it. Unique and Awesome. A really great experience- as long as you don't have anything important to say because it's LOUD in there! "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "I have no complaints food was good but service should be improve "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We had lunch here today. The food was awful . Little choice, cold, poorly prepared, etc. Avoid for lunch --really bad!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Every item was absolutely perfect from the spicy octopus to the fabulous deserts - and everything in between!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Been wanting to use that phrase and finally have a great reason to. Bar has an amazing selection of spirits although they had me as soon as they said hangar one. Good was astoundingly delicious. I literally finished every thing I order. Strozzapreti is something you need to order. The halibut was the best I've ever had anywhere and I've lived in Japan (the capital of the seafood world). Sea scallops were good as was the baby octopus. The pistachio gelato is amazing and I don't even like gelato or pistachios. Important note that if you get the churros the chocolate is pure chocolate liqueur. My girl friend and will be back most certainly once we feel like dropping a couple hundred bucks on dinner again."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Definitely check it out, especially for the ambience. Great bar, décor. Food is better than average, but not the best. Service was great. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "A real find!. Architecturally beautiful. Great food and pleasant crowd. A place to be Romantic."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I've been to Harlow for lunch twice recently. What a find! Gorgeous setting with some of the most delectable and perfectly prepared food I've had. And I am a very tough critic! Can't wait to try it for dinner."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The decor of the restaurant was very interesting with a pleasant design edge. It was beautifully decorated with fresh flowers everywhere. The dining room was rather loud with no sound buffers, but I presume some may find that to be a plusThe menu was very well varied, and each and every item we ordered was excellent, both in taste and presentation. Our only concern was that the waitstaff appeared to be spread too thin to really give us the best level of service they could potentially provide to their guests. From the cocktails, the starters, salads, entrees, to our desserts, they were all superb. This was a very memorable dinner with an equally memorable bill at the end. We highly recommend this restaurant if your budget allows it."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great food, great atmosphere, great time! Cant wait to go back..."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Very elegant, impeccable service & beautiful food presentation!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Everything about our meal at Harlow was fabulous. My husband and I kept saying "this is the best (fill in the blank) we've ever had". From the scallops to the branzino, to the oysters, spinach salad, cauliflower, desserts and on and on. We loved how the chef creatively leverages Asian flavors. And, all the ingredients were of the highest quality and freshness. They obviously pay lots of attention to the source of their ingredients. We want to go back and work our way down the menu. The service was perfect - attentive and knowledgeable and not hovering. And, the atmosphere is warm and welcoming and conducive to having a conversation with your dinner partner, something that can't be said about too many restaurants these days."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "It seems this place is more for nightlife than Sunday Brunch"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I went to Harlow on Saturday night. Everything was excellent from start to finish. I definitely will be returning!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Romantic ambiance with elegant art deco decor in the bar area. Staff was friendly. Dining room also elegant. The lobster mac n cheese was absolutely delicious as was the bay scallops. Would definitely recommend and come back again."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Beautiful room. Delicious room. Elegant and modern."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Harlow is a great experience: the space is grand, service is friendly and food tasty. we had the seafood platter to start which was amazing and then everyone got a different fish dish. the dishes are quite small (for the price) but very well put together. the only complaint is that we wanted a bottle of white wine moderately priced (hard to find to begin with) and they were out of the first few we asked for, that said, i would definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Attentive staff, nice atmosphere, but food was only marginal. Wine was way over priced at over $70 a bottle. Not worth the extra investment. Had a nice time but don't think I would go back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "It is a hidden place on 56, very intimate, romantic and with great decoration."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I had the seafood stew. the menu was totally false. it said a lobster tail was included. All that was included was a small piece of lobster I could barely find less than a bite. It said clams and scallops and there were very few clams and one small scallop but plenty of mussels which were not on the menu. I complained as soon as the meal came and the waiter indicated he would get the manager. The manager did not show up until after the check was paid and I was on my way out the restaurant."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Food is in great quality, as well as properly quantity."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "My Harlow experience was grand! When you walk through the doors it feels like your back in the heydays of the Gatsby era. The food was delicious and the service superb! I would definately recommend Harlow to family and friends who are seeking a new and exciting food experience."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "It's all about the lively scene and the elegant, beautiful setting. It is unique; reminds me of days when New York was full of fun elegant places where all ages could enjoy. I would definitely return. The food was good although not "Haute Cuisine". If you are a foodie you could probably get a much better meal for the price - It is on the expensive side."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "The restaurant was a very special place to eat. The service was outstanding, The food was served beautifully. However, if not served in that spectacular surrounding, would be too expensive for a non-business or special occasion lunch for me."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Beautiful dining room and the food was delicious. Just be prepared to pay more for the experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This place was great... The crude's were amazing ... The pasta with sea urchin and king crab was out of this world... I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a great meal."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Food is excellent, décor wonderful, noise level to loud to have dinner conversation at a normal level"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Food was absolutely amazing, my scallops were melting in my mouth, branzino was perfect. I will definitely be back often to try all of the dishes from the menu."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "The atmosphere looked so promising!! Loved that the menu was so simple. But the food (I had mussels, my husband had halibut) was really bland. Service was with a smile and well intended but not very professional. Noisy. Lots of room for improvement- hope they pull it off."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Spacious - excellent service and great food. A Good value for the neighberhood."
    Dined on 2/1/2014