I've dined here several times and it gets better and better... my favorite is the Shrimp and Grits... classic combo with a twist!
10/2/2012 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful Brunch In Harlem
Awesome french toast and fried chicken!! Plus unlimited mimosas for $12!! Will definitely be going back!
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had just returned from a show at the Schomburg Library, it was a group of 11 on a Monday evening about 9:30. What I truly liked was the atmosphere, the fact that they had great salads so that you were not eating heavily, and the bread was warm. I had wine as most of us in the group, even though I did not drink, I saw wonderful drinks going around. Great music playing in the background and was not loud just nice enough. The group I was with thought everything was nice and one person, brought some more people later in the week and had the shrimp and grits said it was wonderful. I certainly will be back.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great time with a group of
Great time with a group of friends, good drinks, good service
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food is really good, and
The food is really good, and the place is nice and comfortable, the only downside is that it's too noisy at nights. It's supposed to be a restaurant with a bar, not a bar that serves food! I've been there for brunch and it's a whole different experience, very pleasant and much better than going for dinner.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
I enjoyed the food very much. Looking forward to going back for dinner or happy hour.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was super fast. We
Service was super fast. We were nerves drinks, appetizer, and entree within 25-30 minutes. It was constant! Had my mind blown! Plus the crab and lobster ravioli was to die for!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went there for a friend's
Went there for a friend's birthday celebration and I found the place to be very nice. The ambiance was very appealing. They play music over the loudspeaker and it adds to the dinner atmosphere. I would definitely recommend this place.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my 4th visit to the lounge have come for brunch 3 times and dinner once each experience has been great the food is great and drinks also will come again
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great mid-week dinner option
Had a 5:45pm mid-week reservation. The restaurant was quiet and the service was great. I've been to Chocolat on a weekend for brunch, and this experience was much better because there was no crowd.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
They took such good care of
They took such good care of my fiancé on his 30th birthday! He really felt special, and Kareem was wonderful, as usual.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Family night out
Me and 5 family members met up at Chocolat and had a great time. The atmosphere was nice and although we didn't order a lot of food, I recommend more finger food choices for late night snackers.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
I will be returning!!!
Great atmosphere and superb service!! We were seated in the VIP section to celebrate my daughter's birthday. Our waiter, Kareem, was polite, upbeat, and well versed with the menu. His recommendations were on point, especially with the Calamari Salad. That was the best salad I've ever had. The portion size was large enough that I could've eaten that as my entree. The one thing I would recommend for improvement is the dessert prices. $10 for all desserts including a slice of cake is overpriced.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Birthday Event !!
My 21st Birthday was intimate, Chocolat was prefect I would highly recommend.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great first experience
It was my first time going to brunch there and I def plan on going back numerous times. Everything was great! Environment, service, food choices, everything!
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
While visiting Harlem, I walked past Chocolat Restaurant and liked the lovely exterior. It was also a recommendation by a friend. Had the shrimp and grits and was totally blown away. Also shared a little of the beef short ribs with a friend and thoroughly enjoyed the melt in your mouth flavor. It is well worth a return trip when in Harlem.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food! The waiter was attentive but not pretentious. The rest of the staff was very friendly. The chef came to our table to greet us and make sure we were enjoying our meal.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
chocolat lounge was great
It was my first time at chocolat restaurant lounge and I must say that I enjoyed myself. The music was good, the food was good, the drinks were also good. The vybe inside was a calm mellow out feeling. I would recommend this lounge to anyone who wants to enjoy a nice quiet night out or to a group who wants to hang out..
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
We needed to find a last minute restaurant for a large party (10 people), and Chocolat was able to accommodate us. We had good service, and the food was very good.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I enjoyed it...
Overall everything was great. The price was decent and the staff treated me with respect.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
All I can say is Harlem is definitely upgrading!!...Go & c 4 yourself!!...
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I loved the decor, the ambiance was comforting. Great place to impress a first date. Staff was courteous.
Food was delicious and cooked to the patrons recommendations. Will definitely be back...
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Girls night out
This was my first time eating at CHOCOLAT and I must say everything was delicious. I was here with a few of my cousins for our monthly get together. Our waiter was great. We never had to look for him, he was very attentive. I will definitely eat here again. Actually have reservations for brunch in a few weeks with some other friends.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out!
Picked this spot for Father's Day/ date night. The ambiance creates a very romantic feel. Waiter was very nice and informative. I ordered the shrimp and grits which was a bit different for me but I loved it. My boyfriend doesn't even like grits and he enjoyed it. He had a burger with sweet potatoes fries and thought that it was great also. Overall, no complaints. The food came in a timely manner and the hostess was nice. It's a bit of a dressy place though so leave the t-shirt and jeans home!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I will be back
Loved the fact it is a mature crowd, but have a few good choices for children as well. To those that have complained the food took too long, the should note 1 fact: the food was cooked, not microwaved. The food was hot, the plates were not. that should say something.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot in Harlem for date
Great spot in Harlem for date or with friends. You can sit and the bar and enjoy yourself or have a great meal
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner was very good, I'm an executive chef from Philadelphia and I was very pleased with the food and service and I very much look forward to returning to your restaurant in the near future
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoy A Chocolate Truffle in Harlem
When. you enter Chocolat, from the friendly greeting at the door to the attentive staff you feel like you have entered a quality restaurant. It is classy with moderate pricing. The chef delivers great flavors in his dishes with a wonderful plating presentation. I love the fish dishes and the brunch selections are terrific. A must do experience.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
6 Degrees of Donna
I had planned a reunion with old friends and new friends...the only connection they had with each other was ME..I had two friends from childhood who I had not hung out with over 20 years..my other two friends who I have known for less than 10 years laughing, we joked, sharing stories..WE all had a blast...Our waiter Walty was fantastic, The food was superb. The ambiance was relaxing, intimate and friendly.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had to wait beyond our reservation time as a huge bus load of people were still eating. Also, there were NO biscuits at all (sunday brunch at Chocolat has no biscuits?) and the coffee is only fair which was a huge disappointment to me given that I don't drink and it seemed to be all about the mimosas
However, we were celebrating a girlfriend's 50th bday and we were having a great time... much of that due to the yummy salmon BLTs and our ADORABLE and very engaging waiter Jared who made the entire brunch worthwhile!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu has improved
I met a dear friend that night and was surprised by the change in the menu. I hadn't been to Chocolat Lounge in a while. The hostess was polite and attentive. She sat us down immediately. The waiter was personable and professional. The menu selection was vast not like before. I had the salmon and kale and it was delicious. My friend had the ribs and potatoes and she was pleased with her meal. The price was right too. The only complaint was from my friend, she wished you had sweet potato pie on the dessert menu. That is her favorite pie. All in all we had a great eating experience and a good time. Keep up the good work!!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best to make a reservation for brunch because it gets pretty crowded. The wait staff is great! The food is great! The drinks are always flowing! Unlimited mimosas are cheap and gooooooooood! I go every time my friends come to visit.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this place!
regardless of poor service, I love this place. the food, drinks, ambience, I love it. my third time there and I'm already planning more times lol.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this little spot
I always love dining here. The food is always great and the service very nice.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Great Atmosphere,
Great Food, Great Atmosphere, Great Service, Great Jazz music and singer , Lady Leah
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a nice time at this Harlem dinning spot. The service was pretty good. We had to add people to our party and they were a little difficult in accommodating, but eventually did. The food was good too. Gave it a 4 for the ambiance.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed the restaurant, went for a girls night out. Only problem was an exceptionally intrusive/pushy waiter, who kept interrupting us every five minutes to order when we weren't ready. It was so annoying, we had to tell him to stop. He said it was bosses' orders, but he should pick up on cues/openings instead. The drinks, appetizers and entrees were delicious, I will definitely go back and recommend it to friends.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very nice dinner for a romantic birthday date on a Monday evening.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't go wrong!
I've been to Chocolat several times, most recently for Sunday Brunch. I had the fish croquettes with cheesy grits and my friend had an omelet. We were both satisfied and stuffed. We also took advantage of the unlimited mimosas. The food was great and the service was flawless with the staff anticipating our every need. We were seated promptly and our food came pretty quickly also. The place was packed while we were there yet we were still able to carry on a conversation without having to shout across the table. There was even a large group seated next to us and they were easily accommodated. Chocolat also has great ambience with a lovely and chic decor. No complaints at all, I highly recommend.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Glad we went there
It's a hard choice to pick the right Sunday brunch in Harlem when you only have one chance. This was the right choice. For our party, the "chicken and..." meant chicken and pancakes, chicken and french toast, along with replenished mimosas and an all around good feeling to end our weekend in Harlem. Glad we went to Chocolat!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and Waiter
I booked this place for my monthly girls night out and I must say I had an amazing experience. My waiter Charles wasn't just funny and entertaining but he was very knowledgeable about the food and what we may want. He kept an watchful eye on us just in case weneed aanything or were displeased , which we weren't. The food was to die for and I can't wait to go back just for the shrimp and grits! The only thing I was disappointed about was there wasn't a price on the drink menu and there should be more chocolate on the menu.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thanks so much to Gerard and the owner of Chocolat, They made the dining experience for my brother and his wife terrific!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I planned a birthday dinner for my girlfriend here and it was perfect. She was treated well as soon as she walked in including receiving a complimentary glass of champagne and cake. Thanks for another great experience P.S. just wish you guys had a dance floor.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had brunch here with a friend and it was delish.. The service could have been a bit better but I would def go back to give them another chance. :-)
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Worth a trip to Harlem
A wonderful, congenial atmosphere with excellent food and a pleasant staff. Obvious that management takes pride in delivering a good product. The presentation is 4 star.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our Waiter was awesome
We had the pleasure of having Charles has iur waiter he was absolutely awesome. This was our first time there but he made us feel like we have been coming there forever. WE WILK DEFINATELY BE BACK.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM