Harlow
Harlow

Harlow

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://harlownyc.com/
  • Phone: 2129356600
  • 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.
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Harlow reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.7
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
56% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (23)special occasion (21)hot spot (18)fit for foodies (17)vibrant bar scene (17)neighborhood gem (14)great for lunch (13)good for groups (8)late-night find (5)notable wine list (4)scenic view (3)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Not for Brunch
    MissPrissie711
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    It seems this place is more for nightlife than Sunday Brunch
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best meal I have had in a long time
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I went to Harlow on Saturday night. Everything was excellent from start to finish. I definitely will be returning!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Harlow for dinner
    ScaryChoeVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First class experience
    Micaela
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Beautiful room. Delicious room. Elegant and modern.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for business dinners
    nycdinerVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good service, food marginal, pricey
    Wardsr22
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great ambiance!
    CarolinaC
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    It is a hidden place on 56, very intimate, romantic and with great decoration.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for lunch
    SenZhang
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Food is in great quality, as well as properly quantity.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Harlow experience was grand!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hip Eastside Scene -Beautiful Decor
    Liska
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just lovely
    DianeNY
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Beautiful dining room and the food was delicious. Just be prepared to pay more for the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Dining Experience
    ILovegoodfood
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is excellent, décor wonderful,
    Love2eatVIP
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Food is excellent, décor wonderful, noise level to loud to have dinner conversation at a normal level
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My new Favorite Place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre
    Hallway
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Harlow surprises
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Spacious - excellent service and great food. A Good value for the neighberhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • From Drinks to Dinner
    MoniqueVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorites
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Almost there
    JustFolksVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Wonderful service and ambiance, but the food, though very good, is not quite as outstanding as everything else.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive ambiance! Food
    Ariana
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely room, so-so food.
    asdal
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful place in Midtown!
    JuperiusVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere
    mb22
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food not up to the atmosphere
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet place for a midtown
    PegNYCVIP
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bland & boring
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • classy but welcoming
    st23VIP
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Experience
    Mev11
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    From the moment you enter, you know this will be a unique and special experience. The scenery, of the physical space and classy well dressed staff, sets the stage for a dining experience that is exquisite. The food, service and acoustics are outstanding and make for delicious, well accommodated and comfortable dining. The prices are reasonable especially for a special occasion or date night when you expect to splurge a little. Do it! You will be glad you did!
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch leaves something to be desire
    missleonycVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Drinks at Harlow are great, but the lunch menu is limited and not particularly good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was exploited at the bar
    Russ
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    I felt exploited that I ordered two drinks and a glass of red wine at the bar before dinner, and saw that they charged $22 for the wine alone - outrageous! it came out to $54.44 for these 3 drinks, plus tip. I will not patronize Harlow again as a result of this.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not worth going
    Foodie101VIP
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Deceptive
    Foodlover
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    A friend had recommended the restaurant and we were very much looking forward to eating there but were dissapointed not only by the poor service but also by the mediocre food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible
    EstebanVIP
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    Tiny portions. Tiny Super expensive. "lamb chops" were One, very very small. Martinis were all icecubes and micro pour. So bad I actually called and complained the next day, a first in 25 years. They promised a manager would call bsck. Which did not happen.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stick with dinner here
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    Great for dinner but disappointing for lunch. The dining room is closed and the bar space is available for seating. The food was mediocre and by 2:30 the staff was visibly urging our departure - turning off lights, clearing all tables. Not a repeat event for lunch. To be fair, our dinner experience here a few weeks ago was great. Excellent food, better service, better ambience. Also, the dining room which is unavailable for lunch is a beautiful spot for dinner.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AVOID
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    Rez for 10:30p. Requested Amex Platinum Concierge (who made the reservation on our behalf) to notify restaurant arrival would be 10:45p. Double checked restaurant’s hours. Website: “DINNER SEATING: 5:45pm – 11pm Monday through Saturday” Restaurant responded: “10:30 pm is the absolute last seating for the evening. They went on to state that any arrivals after 10:30 pm will be seated at the discretion of the Maitre d'.” After receiving email, telephoned Amex. Amex called the restaurant and emailed: “they again said their last seating was at 10:30PM and that the website is a typo.” A typo? AVOID. There are lots of better—and more accommodating—late-night restaurants in New York.
    • Food
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  • One of my favorite places!
    ZineVIP
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    Harlow has everything I'm looking for in a great dining experience - beautiful decor, great vibe, delicious food, and considerate service. We sat at the bar in the front room first. The Lucy was dangerously good! The bartender was spot on with his recommendation, which I appreciated. Food was out of this world - octopus app, pasta with crab, branzino, banana dessert - I highly recommend all these dishes! Again, we asked the server for what she liked and she steered us right. Prices are very reasonable given the high quality of the food and service. Other restaurants in the area are comparable in price - the Modern, Nobu, etc. - but I liked Harlow better for its ambiance, service, and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A hot spot
    BroadbrookVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.