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Harlow Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://harlownyc.com/
  • Email: info@harlownyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 935-6600
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:45am-2:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5:45pm - 10:30pm
    Parlor: Monday - Saturday 4:30 - 1:00am
    Brunch: Sunday 12:00-5:00pm
  • 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
  • "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
  • "I went to Harlow on Saturday night. Everything was excellent from start to finish. I definitely will be returning!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "It seems this place is more for nightlife than Sunday Brunch"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "It is a hidden place on 56, very intimate, romantic and with great decoration."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We thought Harlow was going to be a bold and ûber retro door into the glamorous 30s and 40s. It was nothing like this. Harlow, though beautifully designed (except for the cantina looking chairs) lacks every sense of athmosphere, it is bland and boring. The staff is the same, bland and disinterested. The food, likewise. In order to survive, this place needs a new management, somebody with a vision to create a fantasy that feels real. Something of the same that Balthazar and Tao have managed in their own very different ways. An escape into another world. People won't pay this much for food if the food isn't excellent and if it isn't surrounded by an exciting athmosphere."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "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
  • "Food is in great quality, as well as properly quantity."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "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
  • "The restaurant is beautiful. The food and service are very good but prices are a little high."
    Dined on 8/30/2013
  • "This restaurant and bar are stunning! I went for drinks and came back for dinner two nights later. I requested on my reservation to sit in a banquette and they obliged. The hostesses are very friendly. I was a little hesitant about the food based on some of the recent reviews because my husband is a very demanding, picky diner but he enjoyed it. Phew! I think all the food is good. They could put less dressing on the salad. The service was friendly and prompt. Wine selection good. Champagne nice and cold. Music great and not too loud. A very nice evening. I'll definitely go back and recommend to friends."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Been here a few times, and I just love it. Great ambience if you do not want to deal with 20 year old kids. Great food and service. Can't ask for more."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "The space is magnificent and the staff is exceptional. They remembered that I had a shellfish allergy and made celebrating a birthday very special This is Ritchie Notars gem"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Had a fabulous dinner here where everything from the décor, food, and service exceeded my expectations. This is a great place in Midtown and will be my new spot for after work drinks and a perfect place to take clients to as it's close to where I work! Keep up the good work Harlow!!!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Wonderful service and ambiance, but the food, though very good, is not quite as outstanding as everything else."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Impressive ambiance! Food was hit or miss. We ordered the man cheese and caeser salad as appetizers. The pasta was cooked perfectly al Dente and there were plenty if chunks of lobster but when my husbands duck pasta entree came there was only a few small pieces of duck and the pasta tasted like rubber. My salmon was under-cooked but flavorful. Brussels sprouts were good. The place. Harlow needs some tweeking but in the food department but a great scene overall."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "A disappointing meal in a nice looking room. Poorly seasoned dishes, appetizer of baby octopus had little taste while their most popular pasta dish was heavily oversalted. Wait staff were harried and erratic, one saying to us early in the meal "have a nice weekend". Our bottle of wine was kept on a table in the middle of the room, making it difficult to refill our glasses. Very noisey even at table farthest from bar scene. Go for drinks not dinner."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Went on Saturday night, the restuarant 1/3 full but bar room hopping. The room is very elegant but the prices and service do not match the fairly mediocre food. Bridge and Tunnel crowd and lots of tourists. Save you money and get a table at the bar and have a drink and head down to another restuarant for dinner."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I come here because the restaurant is pretty. The food is average - but the whole vibe - having drinks before dinner in the beautiful lounge and then the main dining room are both great. I have had a few different things here and I think the best thing I have had are the pastas and the salmon. I was underwhelmed by all of the salads and also by the octopus appetizer and the branzino. I find it odd that such a great restaurant can butcher a ceaser salad. That said, I will be back for cocktails and basic fare."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Harlow has a vibrant (some might say overheated) bar sceen that can make you forget there is a really quality restaurant beyond the bar. Given teh Nobu credentials of the staff it is no surprise that the fish is especially excellent."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "No need to go Less than fair Went with 6 other people that we did not know that well that's why we did net send everything back and leave Had the strip steak which was beyond tough and bland Would not go back"
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Quiet place for a midtown business lunch, although the breeze from the entrance on a cold day was bracing and background music is a bit louder than would be my preference. Food is good and nicely presented. It took a bit of time to get the server's attention for the check."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "Just went to Harlow for a business lunch and had a great experience. The food was delicious, and service was on point. It’s convenient for those that work in Midtown but want to avoid the crowds near Rockefeller. The decor is very unique, and it seemed like a lot of thought was put into the overall ambiance. Very classy, but welcoming, place. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Drinks at Harlow are great, but the lunch menu is limited and not particularly good."
    Dined on 12/20/2013