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Recently ranked #1 restaurant in Harlem, this "boutique restaurant" is already considered by many as a second home. From the romantic green house on the back to the Parisian decor and the warm welcome, Harlemites have found a place that serves up good food in an atmosphere that makes dining out a joy.
New York, NY 10027
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 11am-3:30pm
Dinner: 5pm-11pm Daily
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Live music every day
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2 & 3 train, stop at 125 A, B, C and 4, 5, 6
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Cheri Ratings and Reviews
My friend and I chose Cheri because it was listed as being part of Harlem Restaurant Week which ran from 1/22-2/9. In fact, my friend called the week prior to our visit to find out about the Restaurant Week menu and was told the items that would be part of the offering. However, our waiter seemed unaware of Restaurant Week. He said that the restaurant did have a "specials menu" the previous week, but it ended over the weekend. We were there on 2/6, so Restaurant Week was still in effect. But the wait staff was unfamiliar with the term Restaurant Week. I asked if the manager/owner was around and he wasn't, so we had to select from the regular menu. The food was o.k., but I've had better French cuisine -- and we were paying more for it that we expected to, although the regular prices are not bad. The waiter was very nice and attentive and seemed sorry that we had not been able to partake of the "specials menu," (through no fault of our own). The atmosphere is pleasantly intimate and relaxed -- we did not feel rushed.
Cheri is magnificent,
Alain and his staff has always given great one on one welcoming. The atmosphere is fantastic, makes one feel as they are home. Each dish on the menu is delicious.
I recommend to anyone looking for a fine dinner and warm environment please go to Cheri
From start to finish the staff were attentive and charming and the chef comes and visits to check that everyone is enjoying their time. Classic French hospitality. And the dishes were expertly prepared - to quote a fellow diner "this bouillabaise is what you live for". I will definitely be back.
What a treat Cheri is! If you wish you could take a quick trip to Paris for brunch, this small, cozy restaurant in Harlem satisfies on many levels. The menu, though not extensive, provides some unusual and delicious selections. The tartines were our favorite with ratatouille on the side. Served warm, it is prepared simply so that every ingredient shines. Finish with the best
& lightest chocolate mousse you ever ate! All the while, enjoy the background music of the wonderful jazz trio. If your'e lucky, the charming Alain, owner and chef, will come over for a chat...the perfect ending to a lovely brunch.
What a gem! Came here on a whim and left delighted! Food, Ambiance, wonderful jazz trio and very friendly service. Feels more like a good friend's living room - that is, a good friend with great musician friends and who can REALLY cook. Can't wait to go back!
I would give 5 stars but the service, even though it was good, it wasn’t enough. There was only one waiter for the whole room, so it took a lot of time to be served. We were not in a hurry and we like to take our time to dine, but it was a little too much. We started at 8:30 and we left the restaurant at almost 11:00.
Cheri is simply a pure Gem in Harlem! The food is authentically French and delicious. We can immediately feel the care the Chef is taking in selecting premium quality ingredients. The decor is beautiful with attention paid to every details. The service is outstanding and friendly. In winter the covered patio is wonderful: a luminous outside feeling without the cold! 3 times in Cheri, so far, and in love for ever!!!!!!
I selected the place for my husband's birthday. While the ambience is nice and service staff friendly, I found the reservation process disorganized, and the food unexceptionsl compared to other comparable restaurants in Harlem. I called in advance if they can add a candle to my husband's dessert, but they forgot. The chef sat with and spoke to some guests not all and not us. Its unlikely I'd would go again or recommend.
It's good for something different, eating in the garden was nice. The service was very good, the food was so-so. My salmon wasn't anything special, it said it came w Spaghetti Squash & I got ribboned green squash & roasted potatoes that i would have asked for a substitute, since i don't eat potatoes.
The place is lovely - the back patio is well thought out, and the interior exquisite. The front is comfy and intimate. They have stuff (Organic to put on for the evening mosquitoes - yay). Our waiter was fun, the music selection splendid. The only issue I had was that although I said three times that I did not want rice, I got rice with my dish. My friends loved their hamburgers. We wanted to talk, and we were able to in the Patio, easily hearing each other. I think it is a fun space in which to extend a conversation and pass a bit of time.
Very disappointed with our experience at Cheri last Saturday evening. The restaurant did not have air-conditioning on a very hot and humid night. There was a lovely band and performance but it was much too loud for the small space. The temperature of the red wine we ordered was way to hot to be acceptable by any standards. We had to request the bottle be placed in the freezer for 15 minutes at minimum. The food also unfortunately was tasteless. My octopus was poorly cooked. My friend's steak was over cooked even though he requested medium rare. I had high hopes for Cheri as there were so many favorable reviews.
So...Where do I begin? I stumbled upon Cherí on a stroll in HARLEM. I saw it and immediately knew I HAD TO bring my Husband! I not only brought my husband, but we had our Wedding Reception here! They accommodated us, and ALL OF OUR PARTY with an EFFORTLESS GRACE, surpassing any upper East Side wedding venu!
Four months after our wedding we returned; and it only GETS BETTER! They remembered us and gave us great seating and snapped a few photos for us. ALLEN (The OWNER) IS AWESOME! Generous, kind, warm, welcoming, inviting, loving, and is in love with PEOPLE! People of all ages, ethnicities, nationalities, and #LGBT!
I will NEVER forget my #Cherí Experience, EVER!
Be sure to ask for Kadija! Not only is she an exceptional host, but a knowledgeable
Server, any question about the food...she can answer!
I HIGHLY recommend #Cherí!
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