Corner Social

4.1
115 Reviews
$30 and under
American

About

Locals and those who take eating and drinking seriously know that perched at the northwest corner of 126th and Lenox is a dining and drinking destination that embraces the very best of Harlem; a warm, inviting, vibrant, pulsing scene. Corner Social offers late night dining, outdoor seating, special DJ nights, in addition to daily lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, a 18-brass tap bar and year round custom catering for events large and small. A proud member of the Harlem community, Corner Social sources ingredients from local vendors that serve the community and partners with local organizations that further the interests of the Harlem neighborhoods it serves.
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4.1based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.9
service
4.0
ambience
4.2
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ShavonneA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The waitress was real friendly and informative. We appreciate everyone who came by and ask how was everything. The food was amazing. Minus the extra wait for the birthday lady dish. Overall we had a good night.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue. Great Service. Great Food. Great Experience.

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vipBrooklynBlue
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall3food2service1ambience2

We were there on a Friday night during March Madness so I shouldn’t have been surprised at the noise level, which was deafening. However, they seated us at a booth next to the toilets, which only added to our discomfort.

This is basically a big bar with a limited menu and a TV. I mistook it for a pleasant restaurant to spend time with my family. My bad.

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vipPoshandProud
London
178 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit NY each year for work and it is my favorite time to get out of the tourist traps and visit this amazing little find in Harlem. Great food and service and all you drink mimosas. Just bare in mind that the menu changes at the weekend and this is my favorite!

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AngelaR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The place was clean, the food was fantastic, and the service was excellent. I will return.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great time at Corner Social for my birthday. Always love the vibes there!

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vipGwen
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice spot in Harlem. Food was good. Service was good. My main complaint is that the restaurant was way too dark. I needed the flashlight on my phone to read the menu. I couldn't see what I was eating. For that reason alone, I probably will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I can’t compliment Corner Social enough. I went for brunch, but feel like it’s a great spot for any occasion.

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PHIL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Communical feel to the place. I liked what I ordered but, the appetizers got me full before I had the meal. So I had to bag a portion of the meal to take home. The drinks were right on point. I only needed one!... I will return soon...

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micamica
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and a few of my friends came to celebrate with me. ( i celebrated my bday here a few years ago as well). The bartender, Jay made it extra special with tending to myself and party. Made sure we were drinking water with all the alcohol we consumed. Hennesy was giving out shots of mixed drinks we ended up purchasing and the dj was on point.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2017
Overall3food3service1ambience4

I arrived at Corner Social 15mins early. My reservation was booked for 5pm. I was not allowed to sit at a table until 5pm came. The kitchen was closed until 5pm. The only option giving was to stand at a crowded bar. Just squeeze in there somewhere. Get it togther people..

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Corner Social never fails to disappoint. Had a great brunch as usual with excellent service--staff are always top-notch.

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jcmoe
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

All entrees were enjoyed, I was surprised by how repeatedly my friends thanked me for selecting this spot.
Food, service & ambiance all a cut above. Delighted!

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vipSRNYCmetro
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall2food4service2ambience2

arrived within the 15-minute grace period for my 4:00 reservation only to be told that the kitchen closed a few minutes before 4:00. Mmmkay, then why accept reservations for that time?

The hostess said she meant to call to let us know, but she would hold a table for us for 5:00 when the kitchen re-opened. We returned at 5:00, the earlier hostess was preparing to leave, didn't acknowledge us or, apprently, leave a note for the new hostess. After explaining what happened, we were seated.

There were several delays - the waitress coming to take our order, the drinks coming to the table, and my meal. But she was quick to bring the menu for additional items to be ordered and to bring the bill.

Some people in my group ordered appetizers only, others ordered an appetizer and an entree, I ordered an entree only. After waiting more than 30 minutes and asking about my meal, the waitress explained she "coursed" the order, so my meal would be out when the other entrees we brought to the table. What?! Why no ask me if I'm OK with that? Normally, I would be, but since the restaurant pushed out our resevation by an hour, I was very hungry and frustrated.

When we asked the waitress if she could split the bill, she said she couldn't remember who had what and would just bring us a pen to do it ourselves. Seriously?

All this and the noise level was loud enough to be a day party. I'm not going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I planned a birthday lunch for two 92 year olds who came with walkers and cane and came late. The staff was most accommodating and patient. The food was a hit. I enjoyed the fish filet and the garlic spinach. If you want a quiet conversation, this is not the place to go, but if you want to people watch, have a relaxed meal, you're on.

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AnnetteM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Corner Social is a great neighborhood gem. It is very lively and has a great dj almost every night. The happy hour includes a decent Malbec and Pinot Grigio as well as good on tap beer options. The food itself is wonderful. My friends are foodies and enjoyed everything they ordered. It is a very popular location, and that means that sometimes the service may be a little slow, but that shouldn't ruin your evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good, but lively aka noisy place. Food and happy hour $5 beers were awesome.

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Great
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was everything. Had the crab cake appetizer and lobster ravioli dish. It was sooooooooo good. Dj on-site with good music. Kind of loud but it was a place I will go back too

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2017
Overall5food4service2ambience5

DJ starts playing really loud music at about 10. Good place for a drink.

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Maxine
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was great ,the food the atmosphere and staff., i will definitely make it one of favorite,and keep recommending to friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food, service and ambiance were great. Between the football game and the music it was difficult to have a conversation with my friends. I will return.

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Shay
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I love this place especially when Cesar is bartending. I wish they would bring back some of the old apps like fried mac & cheese and cheeseburger spring rolls. The hostess was a bit abrupt and dry with her welcome but our waitress made up for it amazingly unfortunately I can't remember her name.

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Britt
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my 21st birthday here! The happy hour drinks were amazing and strong. The music was great and so was the food. Would definitely come here again

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WendiW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2016
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Great spot for hanging out and drinking with friends but I would not recommend as a spot for trying to have conversation. It's so loud inside the restaurant, you can't even hear yourself let alone the person sitting across from you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall2food4service3ambience1

It's too bad that corner social has to have the music at a volume louder than most clubs. This is the 2nd time I've gone there only to have to sit outside: once in summer heat wave and recently in the colder weather covered in hats and jackets. I've spoken to so many people in my building and the neighborhood who entirely agree. The food is quite good and the value is great. The interior is nice and could be a pleasant place to eat and talk with friends - rather than scream and quickly scarf food to get out of the chaos.

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vipTneckmom308
New York Area
127 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We went there with friends because it was located near the Apollo Theatre where we were headed for a concert. The music was deafening, so it was difficult to carry on any conversation, plus the live sports on big screen TVs were distracting. We got that it was a casual place, and it was obviously popular, however. The calemari appetizer was delicious, and we all enjoyed our meals, but it was not the most comfortable venue for us.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delightful experience for 7 of us. Table was ready when we arrived. Excellent service. Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Corner Social is a very nice restaurant! The staff was very friendly and helpful! And the food was good also!

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SLW3437
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service great food would definitely go again!

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vipADN1
New York Area
333 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was phenomenal and the service was very good. You got value for your money, Definitely worth trying!!

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Landri
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience5

After a hardworking day, it was a pleasure to have dinner with my girlfriends at a true Harlem gem. This restaurant and lounge was wonderful. I loved the food, music, atmosphere, cocktails, and the array of beautiful people. Our server was such a gracious, warm, and pleasant young lady. She never hesitated to see to it we had all that we needed. She was very accommodating and sweet. A good time was had by all!! We will certainly be back!

JC
vipJoshuaC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service!

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ShafonB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2016
Overall3food2service5ambience3

I met with a potential client for the consultation, we were initially seated outside, service was good, waitress came around gave drinks, came back and asked us if we wanted to order, we did, we ordered salads of which I don't think was worth $16 each. We had lemonade, the glasses were small, eventually we moved inside because it started to rain, the waitress came back around asking if we wanted dessert, we said yes, the deserts are all $9 ! I couldn't believe the prices. I would honestly go back if someone else was paying, not worth the money.

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vipRMD55
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Location was great, food was ok. But I made a reservation for 8 and they gave us a table that comfortably fit only 5, maybe 6.

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vipNikoleS
New England
11 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bon Voyage!

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vipCatherine
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2016
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Very nice restaurant in Harlem with great ambiance . However little bit too noisy with very loud music!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I come here all the time for happy hour and sit down dinner. Amazing place to be. Parking is pretty easy. There's a parking garage near. People are great. It a great place to go for a night out.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2016
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food made for a great dining experience however the wait for a table was extremely long even with a reservation. We had a reservation for 9pm on a Saturday night and did not get seated until 9:45pm which in my opinion is unacceptable. I understand a 15- 20 minute wait to allow for overflow but 45 min is excessive and completely negates the point of making a reservation. The front staff was seemingly overwhelmed and moderately helpful at best informing us that our table would be available in a matter of minutes when they knew that wasn't the case. Thankfully we weren't in a major rush so once we finally did sit we were able to fully enjoy ourselves but not without being slightly annoyed in the beginning.

Overall it was a good time but they need to work on the front of house.

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manhattan2dine
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A solid hangout/ casual dinner soor

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vipJoshuaC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very accommodating!

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Corner Social offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 510-8552.

Corner Social is rated 4.1 stars by 115 OpenTable diners.

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