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Permanently Closed - Farafina Cafe & Lounge

4.4
50 reviews
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$31 to $50
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African
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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Enjoy African Fusion Cuisine accompanied by an original variety of cocktails and drinks. We serve an eclectic mix of African and French style food with an American flare in an upscale yet casual setting. Our cocktail list consists of drinks such as our hibiscus mojito, spicy rosemary daiquri and our classic margarita made fresh with lime juice and simple syrup. We offer complimentary live music most nights of the week! Listen to live jazz, world music, blues & occasionally a DJ! Please call 212-281-2445 after 5pm Monday-Saturday for more information concerning our entertainment schedule or visit our website for more information regarding entertainment at http://farafinacafeloungeharlem.com/upcoming_events
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
African, American, French
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Hours of operation


Dinner:

Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 12:00am

Friday 5:00pm-1:00am

Saturday 11:00am - 1:00am

Sunday Closed
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Phone number
(212) 281-2445
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Cross street: Between 149th & 150th
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4.4
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4.4
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
4.3
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFOODROCKS (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on August 30, 2017

Great neighborhood gem. We had a table of 6. Our food was good but wasn't served together.

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popirose88172987868468660 
4.0
Dined on August 1, 2017

Food was very good the waitress was very friendly and accommodating and the live jazz music was great as well. I definitely will revisit this place again.

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Rbee 
5.0
Dined on July 31, 2017

A former classmate Allen Hoist was performing and we all came to support him.
His performance was Amazing and Farfina was the perfect venue. It was upscale modern and lively. The acoustics were insane The service and the food was excellent I do recommend On a busy night like that you should have an additional server. The server was very accommodating but she had a packed room to serve alone. We all had a wonderful time

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on July 19, 2017

We enjoyed the food and the music. It was an interesting menu with friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on July 14, 2017

Farafina offers a delightful combination of well made, Afro-French food, with original recipes and flavoring and live jazz by a superior quartet.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on June 24, 2017

My first time here; I picked this restaurant at random and was so glad I did. Both the service and food were outstanding and the jazz band excellent. This is going to become a regular haunt for me. A shout out to bartender/server Lee Lee. She makes an exceptional cocktail and has a really pleasing personality.

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ASAJ (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on June 23, 2017

I recently celebrated my Birthday with friends and family. We had a great time. The entertainment engaged the audience and was great! We will be back again, my new social home.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on May 13, 2017

Absolutely fabulous time had at Farafina with excellent food, deliciously potent cocktails with great live music. The staff were attentive and welcoming. Would recommend the trip to Harlem to any visitor to NYC.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on April 22, 2017

We had a very pleasant time. Good food and service and excellent
Jazz singer

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vipSusan (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on March 25, 2017

Delicious food, great jazz with no cover, friendly service and a diverse, sophisticated crowd. We will definitely be back.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
African, American, French
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Hours of operation


Dinner:

Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 12:00am

Friday 5:00pm-1:00am

Saturday 11:00am - 1:00am

Sunday Closed
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Cross street
Between 149th & 150th
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(212) 281-2445
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Entertainment
Farafina Cafe & Lounge is at the fore front of Harlem's renaissance in entertainment. We present entertainment Thursday-Saturday nights . We have an acoustic set called "Uptown Blues" on Thursday's. We vary the music between world music and Jazz on Friday's. We also present a Jazz Trio or Quartet every Saturday Night!
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Public transit
A, B, C, D to 145th & St. Nicholas Avenue. 1 Train to 145th & Broadway.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine