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Harlem Tavern, New York, NY

Harlem Tavern

3.9
3.9
247 Reviews
$30 and under
American
New York City's Harlem Tavern is a neighborhood bar, restaurant, & beer garden situated on the corner of 116th St. Just blocks from the area's treasured Morningside and Central Parks, Harlem Tavern is an inviting American bistro-cuisine establishment. Not only does the savory menu offer exciting items like Crispy BBQ wings and Cedar Planked Salmon and a fun Kids Menu, but the extensive craft beer and wine lists have something for everyone. Whether you're looking to plan a corporate event, birthday party, reception, game watch, or get-together, Harlem Tavern has community tables, booths, and a bar area adorned with nostalgic design and 21st century amenities to suit your needs. The massive outdoor beer garden and patio lined with beautifully restored brick is the ideal setting to host any of your events, parties, and dining experiences. Our staff is ready to accommodate your group of up to 400.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (212) 866-4500
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Harlem
  • Cross street
    116th St
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Take the B or C Train to 116th street
  • Entertainment
    Live Music on Tuesday and Wednesdays. Jazz Brunch on Saturday and Sunday
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 247 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.3Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

247 Reviews
  1. ChrisT

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Awesome restaurant with a great atmosphere. Thanks for a great evening.

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  2. Keithykins

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Happy Hour! We had an incredible waitress and service was good. Music was not too loud at all. A lot of space for big parties.

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  3. AlexT

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff are nice and are quick. The food was really good. I’d definitely go back!

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  4. KarenM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We had a reservation for 5:30 and we were told we could not be seated and will have to wait. we weren’t given a time that we could be seated. Therefore we left. It was overcrowded and very unorganized. What was the purpose of making a reservations.

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  5. MichelleW

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The waitress was attentive and polite. The food needs a bit more flavor and seasoning because all the dishes were quite bland and we needed salt and pepper to enjoy.

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  6. EssenceM

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Harlem Tavern has simple bar food that’s not prepared very well. The wings were dry and unflavored. The spicyMexican salad was missing ingredients that were supposed to be in it. However, My dad enjoyed his braised short ribs. The red and white wine were very lack luster. I have been here a hand full of times and the food and service is always subpar but my son likes the atmosphere believe it or not lol. It was football Sunday, and the atmosphere was very enjoyable and fun and friendly. Service was a tad slow but very professional and friendly. I can only recommend this spot as a sports bar to anyone good beer and a burger with a lively atmosphere.

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  7. JerryW

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Weak drinks. Not happy paying $21 for Shrimp Pasta or Chicken pasta and being charged $5 for shrimp or Chicken. $21

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  8. CherylH

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was well presented and tasty. My personal preference would have been for the chicken wing appetizers to have been hotter, they were luke warm when they arrived. However, my dining companion didn't seem to mind, so I didn't complain. There were very few people dining during our stay, so I somewhat expected a little more attentiveness on the part of our server. She was very friendly and helpful when we could get her attention, but often she was missing in action. I've been here several times and I've never been disappointed. This time was no different. These aren't complaints, just hopefully helpful critiques.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed festive atmosphere with good food & drinks amongst friend

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Needed seating for 10 and variety of dietary preferences, mission accomplished. Service was friendly but not great, one person’s order didn’t come out with the 9 others and we had to flag down a server because no one noticed. 9 meals that did come out were of varying temperatures. 10th meal came out as most everyone else was finishing, so not ideal. Oh well. Hadn’t been in a while and probably won’t be back unless we need a large group setting or just for drinks.

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FAQs

Harlem Tavern is rated 3.9 stars by 247 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Harlem Tavern

2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10026

Additional information

  • Cross street
    116th St
  • Neighborhood
    Harlem
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Take the B or C Train to 116th street
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Live Music on Tuesday and Wednesdays. Jazz Brunch on Saturday and Sunday
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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