Harlow
Harlow

Harlow

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://harlownyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 935-6600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday-Friday 7:00am-10:30am
    Lunch: Monday- Friday 11:45am-2:30pm
    Dinner: Monday- Saturday 5:45pm - 10:30pm
    Parlor: Monday- 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.
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Harlow reviews from OpenTable diners
54 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.6
    Service3.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
61% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (20)vibrant bar scene (18)hot spot (17)special occasion (15)fit for foodies (14)great for lunch (11)good for groups (11)neighborhood gem (10)late-night find (5)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (2)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • DON'T GO
    Jcd5
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Arrived at 7:30 at we were the only diners. Even so, it took over 15 minutes for our waiter to bring our drinks. The Hamachi appertizer had hoisin sauce straight from Food Emporium. The halibut entrée was clearly microwaved. And the lobster mac & cheese had almost no lobster. When the check finally arrived we were overcharged for one of the drinks and even after pointing it out an adjustment wasn't made. One of the worst dining experiences in quite a while.
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  • too much vinegar
    GoodyVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This is a beautiful restuarant but the chef has a heavy hand with the vinegar bottle. The beat salad too much vinegar the octopus was amazing but you have to eat around the vinegar. Even the white wine by the glass selections all tasted like variations of vinegar. Both of our main course fish dishes were excellent. Especially if you are on a portion control diet.The food was just hit or miss for each course even the sides had too much vinegar . I would go to the bar for an upscale feel and stay there.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Couldn't get the waiter's attendtion to order. Waited forever for the food. Then it came and we had to send it back as it was grossly undercooked. No concession offered on the bill. Why eat here when you are in NY?
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    great for lunch
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  • Great place
    AndyandAnnette
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great food, service. What a beautiful Resturant ! It's a winner. Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sja5963
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Harlow is great! The decor, the food, the look, the people, all top notch!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Harlow
    mone
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    l went to harlow with my family coming from country. I was sorry too unlike the HP photo and magazines. food was not special too.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Harlow... a gem
    midtowndining
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Best place to stop for a early or late evening cocktail in Midtown. Classy and fun. Food is excellent with tables spaced so you can enjoy a conversation as well as enjoy the vibrant atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Harlow went downhill fast!
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Very disappointing! I've been to Harlow, this being my 6th dining experience. You walk into the bar and the music is so loud, you think you are in a disco. The music is equally as loud in the dining room. I took an important client here, big mistake! The waitstaff seemed to be put out with questions on the menu, if they even knew what I was asking??? What happened to the waiters with jackets? What happened to the beautiful floral arrangements? The elegant dining experience, no longer exists at Harlow.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Lovely decor. Very special. The lunch menu is a bit limited but the food was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb
    ChoosethebestVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Great food and ambiance. Just hosted a farewell lunch there. No regret.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Picky
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Food was great. Fish tacos delicious much better to sit outside
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Drinks & Food
    arb3n
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    One of my favorite locations in Midtown, the Halibut is to die for and the Sashimi Appetizers - yam yam!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wanted to love it
    TheRegular
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Salad course was well prepared and flavorful. The chef suggestion for the salmon was medium rare, but it was really dry and hard on the outside and was cool and not cooked up to rare inside. It also left me with a terrible stomach ache about 2 hours later. If freshness was a concern at any point, the parfait told the whole story. It smelled like freezer burn and in a bite and I was convinced it had been sitting in the freezer for some time, instead of being made fresh. The servers were pushy with the timing of the service, the room was empty and the coffee, terrible. Though this review makes me sound picky, I'm generally quite forgiving, but unless someone overhauls the kitchen, including the chef, I won't return. No excuse in NYC.
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  • Lack of ambiance
    bas3
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Went for lunch during restaurant week. The salad with goat cheese was not particular good. Main salmon entrée was good but the portion was tiny. Desert on the menu was substituted for a nice parfait by the restaurant. The picture on the site does not match the restaurant we were in. Main room is dark and bar like. The lighter outside space is small. Would not recommend because of the ambiance.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My friend ordered the Hearts of Palm as her entree. The waiter said something about cauliflower but did not make it clear that Hearts of Palm was no longer an option. My friend was surprised to be served cauliflower. It was hard to get the waiter's attention although the restaurant was not busy.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Longlegs,shortskirts,mediocre food
    SI2NYCVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Nice ambiance too bad Food was mediocre. Lobster Mac was tasteless and came way late. Burger was well done instead of medium rare. Bus boy shattered 4 glasses w glass landing on patron and in food. Our waiter was very nice and gave free desserts.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fabulous midtown gem!
    59momVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Was not familiar with it, but client was and recommended. Beautifully done. Food delicious and ambiance makes for a very special lunch. Thoroughly enjoyable!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A menu heavy on comfort food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The food preparation was adequate but the menu was disappointingly heavy on comfort foods like lobster Mac & cheese
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable
    Delicious1
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The food was delicious but the portions too small. The service very slow. The ambiance is inviting and comfortable. Overall I enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing
    FrequentEaterVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I went to Harlow for lunch during restaurant week. Service was extremely disappointing. Had to wait 40 minutes to receive salad. Literally asked 5 times for bread before it was served, with each time someone promising to bring. Finally waiter said bread not usually served at lunch, but they would bring. Strange, because other tables had bread. Portions were TINY. Not sure why restaurant participated in restaurant week if they were going to serve such small portions as to make the experience not great. Food was good, but overall experience was not great.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wish I had those 2 1/2 hours back
    longwaitVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We sat to eat at 12:15. We ordered drinks and our 3 courses. The food did not appear until 1:40. We ordered a salad and oysters. It should never take that long to get that. Our entrees came out around 2:10 and we received the desserts after that. We left at 2:40. Not enough wait staff. The waiter was very nice but it seemed like he was serving the entire restaurant. People on other tables walked out because they refused to wait longer. If I had not made the reservation on OpenTable I would have walked out. Never again!!!
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 121 reviews are from the Harlow reviews archive.
  • Not impressed with Food
    openeyes
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Decided to try for restaurant week and take advantage of the special. The portion were small, but that was ok I understand it was a special. Ordered the salmon half of it was raw and the other half over cooked. The cut of the salmon was not good, 1/2 of it was the grey fatty flesh. so between the bad cooking and the bad cut, it was pretty much inedible. My husband ordered the chicken, cooked beautiful, but nothing special basically pieces of boneless chicken on a plate, no sauce, no sides, very plain. The ambiance of this restaurant is beautiful. Amazing atmosphere. But the whole purpose of restaurant week is try it out and see if you like it enough to go back and pay full price. Not sure we will.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellence place!!
    madame2828VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    roseknitterVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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.
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  • Sad and Dissapointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad experience
    NeighborhoodgemVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Fantastic fish cooked and crudo
    cb2000
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    Deborah
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Lunch was very quiet. Food was excellent. We enjoyed a long afternoon lunch and drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • Great Experience
    kadargo
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed Lunch On A Summer Tuesday
    Strategist4FoodVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Enjoyed a client lunch and was pleasantly surprised with the food, atmosphere and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Please put A Harlow in BKLYN!
    NYCJSGVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • amazing!
    iheartfood
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great from start to finish
    8well
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Levny4
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I have no complaints food was good but service should be improve
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awful
    BladeVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We had lunch here today. The food was awful . Little choice, cold, poorly prepared, etc. Avoid for lunch --really bad!
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  • Excellent
    Suzy
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Every item was absolutely perfect from the spicy octopus to the fabulous deserts - and everything in between!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The bees knees.
    Mesrick
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    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.
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  • breathtaking
    kd510VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    A real find!. Architecturally beautiful. Great food and pleasant crowd. A place to be Romantic.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular!
    Bess8VIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.