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About Corner Social

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.

321 Lenox Avenue
New York, NY 10027
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

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

Cross Street:
126th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 510-8552

Website:
http://www.cornersocialnyc.com/

Entertainment:
We Have DJ's Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights starting at 11pm.

Catering:
For catering details please contact us at catering@cornersocialnyc.com

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.

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

Executive Chef:
Elpidio Escamilla

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

Corner Social Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Energetic

89% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (130)
Vibrant Bar Scene (115)
Hot Spot (96)
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Good for Groups (91)
Great for Outdoor Dining (71)
Late-night Find (55)
Fit for Foodies (44)
Great for Brunch (41)
Great for Lunch (38)
Special Occasion (21)
Romantic (17)
Kid-friendly (13)
Casual (12)
Scenic View (9)
Happy Hour (8)
People Watching (8)
Fun (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Business Meals (2)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Authentic (1)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tapas (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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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·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.

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·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...

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·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..

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·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.

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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Casual, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 19, 2017

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

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·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

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Romantic, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: People Watching, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·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.

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 (New York Area)·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

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2016

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.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Live Sports
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2016

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

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2016

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

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Comfort Food, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Excellent service great food would definitely go again!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2016

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2016

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!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2016

Awesome service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2016

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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2016

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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 (New England)·Dined on June 25, 2016

Bon Voyage!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2016

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2016

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2016

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2016

A solid hangout/ casual dinner soor

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2016

The staff was very accommodating!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 19, 2016

I really enjoyed my dining experience here. My meal was good, the crowd was live, and the ambiance was trendy. It could be a bit larger though. Once the after hours crowd came it, it did get a bit tight

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2015

Service - Great.
Wings - Awesome.
2015 Winter Menu - WACK!!! The menu on the website was not updated, so we went thinking we were about to grub on some down home favorites. Seems like someone ordered a season's worth of shiitake mushrooms because they were with EVERY SINGLE ENTRÉE. Finished the wings and went to Streetbird. I'll likely return to Corner Social to try again for either brunch or to hangout in the summer.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2015

We had a party of 5 and had a blast. The wait staff were great in recommending a good beer. The food was delicious--wings, turkey burgers, etc. Portions were gigantic, and we needed some doggy bags. We were able to talk about some sensitive stuff as the noise level was so high no one else would have heard us. That is both a plus and a minus..

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2015

I'm picky, but their food is consistently on point. Inside seating has dim lighting because its a bar, but its so worth it. I haven't ordered anything and been disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2015

Reservations are not needed, but this place gets pretty crowded. The menu changes every so often, so don't go by what is posted on the website. Overall, the food is pretty good. The drinks vary in strength, I guess it depends on the bartender. Overall, I've been here on several occasions both for a dinner for two and with a group, and a pleasant experience was had by all.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2015

The food was great. I loved how the restaurant opened up wide and extended the seating. There was live jazz playing. That was all very cool. My problem came with the service; it was understaffed and I had to flag someone down to take our order after we'd been sitting for at least fifteen minutes. She quickly took our orders without asking us about drinks.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2015

We had a reservation for 11 at Corner Social before a show at the Apollo. We were seated immediately, the waitress was a great waitress -- very attentive. The food was tasty.

I would certainly go back there again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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