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For 2
Sun, 2/25
10:00 PM
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Corner Social

110 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11 am - 4 pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday 4 pm to 12 am
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 11 am - 4 pm
Late night menu: Every night 12 am - 2 am
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Phone number
(212) 510-8552
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Elpidio Escamilla
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For catering details please contact us at
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Cross street
126th Street
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Parking details
Public parking is available just 1/2 a block west of Corner Social on West 126th Street between Lenox Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.
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Public transit
2 & 3 express lines to 125th Street station and Lenox Avenue are a short block away
A, B, C & D to 125th Street and Saint Nicholas Avenue Station are 3 blocks away
4, 5 & 6 to 125th Street and Lexington Avenue are 4 blocks away
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We Have DJ's Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights starting at 11pm.
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Special events & promotions
Join us for Valentine's Day and Harlem Restaurant week! We are offering our regular menu in addition to a special 3 course Prix Fixe Menu.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 110 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

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

vipGwen (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

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

PHIL (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 20, 2017

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...

micamica (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 22, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on June 11, 2017

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..

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 27, 2017

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

jcmoe (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 5, 2017

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!

vipSRNYCmetro (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on April 29, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 28, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 26, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 19, 2017

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

Great (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2017

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

Maxine (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 17, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 15, 2017

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.

Shay (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 28, 2016

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.

BrittanyL (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2016

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

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on December 6, 2016

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!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on November 5, 2016

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.