Harlem Tavern is a big place to bring 30 friends for beer and burgers.
My time at Harlem tavern was great
Waiter took forever to take our order. When he was quickly giving us glasses of water, some of it splashed all over me and on the table. Food was not that good, quesadillas were burned and chicken wings were severely over cooked and the corn bread and rice was extremely dry and hard. The food and service is usually good but not that night. I won’t be going there for a while
The wait staff had my wife and I wait for almost 30 mins before we were acknowledged. The appetizers and main course came out 5 minutes apart. The table had no silverware and the wait staff seemed distracted most of the night. And this all occurred on Valentine’s Day.
It was a little nippy but understandable because it was rather cold outside. Food and service were excellent. Quite noisy, could barely hold up convo but overall good experience.
as always food & drinks were great — favorite girlz nite spot
We went for a family get together here and have 3 kids ages 4 to 9 and I must say this place is kid friendly. They had good kid menus and the food was great. Everyone that came really enjoyed they’re meals. I had the Mahi Mahi salad and it was amazing! This was everyone’s first time there and we already made plans on going back.
Harlem Tavern is a great place for games. Lately, I have been less insprired by the food. I have a 10 yr old and the kids menu portions are getting smaller and smaller. We've been going here for years. On Saturday, we ordered the penne. The side order and the pasta came in the same size small bowl, in fact the avocado amount was almost the same as the serving of pasta. When we asked the server about the change from the medium sized bowl to the side order bowl. She said, 'that's the size the kitchen sent, so it's right'. After pointing out, that the entree and side order the same size is not standard, she shrugged.
If that is the correct size, then it is too small for a kids menu serving kids up to 12. The server should have been able to do more to help. Instead she asked 'what do you want to do?', not helpful.
I asked for the menu, had her remove the handful of penne and ordered another meal altogether.
It was not busy in the dining area at 6:30 on Saturday, but the staff was not attentive and helpful. I've been having this experience more in the last year or so at Harlem Tavern. So I rarely go there to eat, but I will hang out and watch a game at the bar.
Again great place for games, but variable on the food and service.
Good food and good place to go with a group. Live band for brunch. Mac and Cheese is always a good choice. Buffalo Wings tasty with just enough heat. Regular menu starts at 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
The fish specials are always superb
Loved everything but it was soooo cold. Initially we accepted patio seating because of the size of our group but had to move inside because it was just too cold. With additional heaters on the patio area pointed around we would’ve been ok (I think), but the fact that we stayed says a lot!
Was disappointed with the amount of food. I ordered fish & chips. For $23 I should have been served more than just 2 little pieces of fish. I also asked for Cajun fries. Fries were just covered with a Cajun seasoning that was just poured on them. Some had too much seasoning and some were plain.
The food was excellent. Music was too loud. Almost impossible to have a conversation so I wouldn’t recommend for a first date or catching up with old friends. Service was very good - friendly and attentive.
Great place to dine with friends and family. Something on the menu for everyone. Mac and cheese a favorite.
We reserved online but the restaurant was not open - so we don't know why we could reserve?! That shoudl not be possible when the restaurant is actually closed! Really disappointing!!
Our waiter was AMAZING.. My boss was excited that I picked such an amazing spot.
My server was very disrespectful and rude! She never told us her name, she didn’t ask me what I wanted to drink and my food was not hot. She had an attitude when I asked Her to split the check which was very unnecessary. (brown skin woman with blonde highlights)
The vibe at Harlem Tavern is AMAZING. Great for a couple or a group of 15. The menu has a great variety and everything we enjoyed tasted delicious. Lots of TVs if you're looking for a spot to watch the game in Harlem. Highly recommended!
Service was great— wasn’t sure about a drink choice and our waitress let me know sample a cocktail. Food was well seasoned, large proportions and prompt. Drinks were strong ( as we like them)!! Loved the music playing and will be back again soon :)
You screwed up there was a private party that night
Food was fantastic, interesting options. Beer & cider selection was very good. Decor & atmosphere is cool. Noise from loud good music with combined crowd was a little high causing you to have to raise your voice continuously. But energy was high & saw a lot of people gathering here for the great food & atmosphere. Highly recommend. Will return. :)
Great livily atmosphere to celebrate a 50th bday with close friends & family who love an energetic environment with an abuntance of fantastic delicious food!!!
This was my first time to Harlem Tavern & I thoroughly enjoyed it! With 3 other friends, we celebrated a birthday. We were able to laugh, talk & eat in a friendly, comfortable environment! Even though I drove, I like that it's right at the C train. I will gladly recommend Harlem Tavern to my friends and family often!!!
Harlem Tavern was an experience that I am so glad I got to be a part of. The hospitality is great, the food is amazing and the music is LOUD!! If you are looking to come and have a quiet conversation, this is not your place. But if you are looking for a place where people hop up out of their seats, while they are eating, but are in the mood to dance; then Harlem Tavern is the spot for you. The energy in this place is off-the-meters. We went on a Friday evening at midnight and the place was hoping. The service was great and the food was even better! GREAT FIND!
Great food and drinks. Music and DJ were excellent. Service itself mediocre. Our food was brought out and no one gave us utensils. We had to go to the bar to ask for them after waiting to find someone to assist and while our food was getting cold. Our server never came by and we had to wave her over to bring us the check.
The food was dry & flavor less. Our waiter kept avoiding us when we needes something.
We love Harlem Tavern - unfortunate when they are real busy the service fails. Our server took 15-20 minutes to deliver our first round of drinks. Our appetizers arrived 20 minute later cold - and cold calamari is not good. I told our waiter everything was cold and he told me he would pass that on to his manager. The dinner was good - I love there burgers. But again - the little things got forgotten - no side of mayo; extra ketchup came after the food was eaten. If you go to the Tavern avoid nice summer nights when the restaurant, tent area and the outside are all full. Otherwise it is a great place.
Really good brunch special. Mahi mahi salad was delicious. Super relaxing atmosphere. Will definitely be back.
An asset to the neighborhood. The chef makes delicious and creative fish dishes that are always surprising and oh so delicious!
Harlem Tavern is a great place to go for the buzz, the beer and the burgers
Feels Like a Getaway
This Harlem spot with lots of outdoor dining (tables and benches plus conventional circular tables), is an ideal spot for a balmy summer night of relaxed drinking and dining. The quieter spots are near the street. There are lots of choices on the menu for a variety of tastes and the prices are reasonable. The servers are pleasant and unobtrusive.
My husband and I came here for Saturday date night and we ate outside. I ate the truffle burger and my husband had the burger with cheddar and bacon. The truffle burger was one of my favorite burgers ever. The service was excellent. I highly recommend Harlem Tavern. We will definitely be back.
Everything was absolutely perfect, and nice jazz concert during our brunch
Good food and fun for all. Close to transportation. It was a little noisy but tolerable.
I've been to the Harlem Tavern a number of times and it just misses the mark. Great location, the food is ok, prices are ok, but the staff could not be more pretentious and unaccommodating. One example: there were 5 in our party and we asked how many pieces are in the chicken skewer appetizer. When the waiter said 4, we asked if they could give us 5 and charge us. An imperious "no" was the reply and he walked away because we needed to adjust our order. Give me a break.
Great day meeting friends and old acquaintances at a nicely appointed outdoor venue, with a good bar and diverse food menu, all at a reasonable price. Great find, in NYC.
Too noisy, due to the weather everyone was sitting inside and with the band playing we were unable to hear each other. Also, no AC or the AC was on low, so it made the place unbearable.
Could use more vegan options but the beer list is great!
Girls night in Harlem. Music was good, food tasty - good time had by all.
We had a large group with kids ranging from 3 Months to 17 years old and they were all content which is almost impossible!! The staff was great and the food was pretty good too!