What Insiders Are Saying
Harlem Tavern is a big place to bring 30 friends for beer and burgers.
Harlem Tavern is a fun place to gather with friends. The people who work there are friendly and the food is DELICIOUS. One of my friends is a drag to eat out with because she is so hard to please, but she kept raving about her veggie burger, saying she had had them all over the world but this was the best she had ever had. I can't wait to return.
Our server was not good at all. He was inattentive. He took so long to bring water, food and even the check. Why would it take 30 minutes to get the check? Then I had to walk to him to get it because even when he saw me motion for him to come to the table he acknowledged us motioned back and went somewhere else. Then I had to chase him to get our cards and receipts because that was another 20 minutes. Blatantly disrespectful.
I could have enjoyed my brunch with my friend, whom I hadn't seen for quite some time, and who was at HT for the first time, if we weren't surrounded by the big dogs that the other patrons were allowed to bring along. Every time the dogs shook themselves, their fur flew all over the place, including everything on the tables surrounding the area. The space was tight, so that meant the dogs were extremely close to the other customers, including us. They were also licking people, as dogs do. We ended up changing our outdoor seats on a very beautiful weather day, to indoor seats to avoid fur in our food and drinks. I love dogs, but not when I'm dining out. Normally, The HT is one of my favorite places to dine because of the food, drinks and atmosphere, but recently the allowance of animals has caused me to view the establishment as unsanitary and lacking cleanliness. Merely having patrons with animals sit outside does not alleviate the issue. I noticed the Dept of Health Grade is "Pending" now when it used to be an A. I can't help but to wonder if part of that is because of the allowance of animals.
We had a party of 7 for the Jazz brunch and we were seated right away! Food was good, brunch deal was even better (not unlimited mimosas but entree and 1 drink for only 17 bucks). The drinks by themself were not that expensive. I would definitely recommend this place to large groups that are in need of a quick fun brunch spot.
Overall great atmosphere and great service
Fast service & great food. Would recommend for a friend gathering. All American food so everyone can find something they like.
Music was a bit too loud, but other than that, great!
Great place, but a little bit noisy
Went to dinner before our Sip and Pour. This place super cool, food was surprisingly excellent, servers are super friendly. Good music as well!
Great food in a local spot!
Had A wonderful time with my friends, It also was my 1st time and was truly IMPRESSED ! They satisfied my needs && service was INCREDIBLE.
Great food. Yummy drinks. Awesome energy. Live Jazz Band for brunch. Friendly servers. Will return.
Experience was great as always, but just a couple issues: (1) calamari was not great and (2) ran out of the draft Brooklyn Winter Lager.
Fish was dry. It was overcooked. The mahi mahi and the cod. The flavor was good though
Great atmosphere and service. Food was really good, but my table was awfully wobbly. No matter...good times all around.
Liked the happy hour menu. Our waiter was nice and full of energy. DJ was great.
They seated us in the enclosed outside area. They had no heaters in the area it was COLD as NY has been very cold. They should not be able to utilize that area if the temperature is in the 20’s degree point. How much is it to invest in a proper heating system for that area!!!! My husband and I got up to leave and they offered an inside table. Why not have done that originally, no one was seated at that table prior. I saw them seat a couple with a baby in that outdoor rented area it was to cold for me so I know it was to cold for that baby. Insane!
Came from South Jersey and returned back the following week. My new spot to watch the games when I’m in NY! Music after the game was right on point.
Great vibe for large groups, but don't expect to be able to have much conversation. Very loud and hard to hear.
Great experience with my family. Food was amazingly delicious!! We ordered shrimp quesadilla, mac and cheese and the artichoke and spinach dip. Server Capri was fantastic in the beginning then as the night went on, it was hard to find her when it was not as busy. Overall I had a great time
They had a ton of foods and drinks on the menu but when my guests and I requested over 6 items on the menu the waiter stated they did not have those items. This was discouraging us from ordering anything else. However, our waiter was amazing..
The server barely came to us and never apologized when she came back. Other tables also mentioned how negligent she was.
I had a situation where I called to find out if kitchen was closed for the night. The answer given was the kitchen will be closing in 15 min. I didn't want to chance missing the food so I asked if the woman I was on the phone with if she could place my order and I would be there in 15mins. I had a table reserved already. The woman then told me that she could not place my order but I could get takeout.. At that point I was confused. So I ended the conversation and I didn't come out. I was extremely dissatisfied with tone of the woman I was on the phone with. I was absolutely angry that I wouldn't be able to have drinks and eat as I planned all day. I will remain a customer after this point because I like the Harlem Tavern. I just don't want to be disappointed again.
The restaurant was relatively empty yet the hostess seated us under a heater that was blowing on our table the entire night. As a result everyone at our table was overheated and uncomfortable throughout the meal. I understand the need to heat the restaurant, what I don’t understand is how you could have a heat vent blowing on your guests all night, it ruined an otherwise pleasant evening. We were celebrating a special occasion, the food was good, and our server was lovely. It could have easily been a great time had it not been for the sweltering heat.
Food was a little slow, however, it was worth the wait. Portion sizes were great and drinks were tasty. A great value. Eight people ate and had drinks for only $340.00.
Fist time customer, had a wonderful time. Food was great , service was amazing, wish I remembered my server name to give her a shout out. People from all walks of life made for a great atmosphere. I will be returning.
Great vibe, food and service. Everyone in our party of 12 loved brunch. Super value!
GREAT BRUNCH OUTING WITH MY SISTER WOULD DEF COME AGAIN ... GOOD FOOD AND FUN AMBIANCE
Fun jazz brunch with good food and drinks. Warm, inviting atmosphere and great service.
The food was good but the service was horrible. My waiter who had a very nasty attitude questioned me about my tip amount. She gave horrible service.
Great place. Good service. Good food. Clean! Friendly staff!
Thank You Grace, She Is Very Pleasant & Knowledgeable👏🏾
Good was delicious. Beer selection was great. Next time I will try the sangria.
Definetly will be back with friends.
Would definitely recommend. Their food is consistently good. Great atmosphere and service!
Management was very apologetic when a package accidentally dropped to the floor, hitting my foot and ankle on the way. Our drinks were immediately removed from our bill as compensation. I was very impressed. There was absolutely no hesitation.
The ambiance was amazing, great service from my waitress!!!
My disappointment comes in my meal. My burger was prepared medium-well, which was off to a good start. The first bite was a little disappointing. My burger, which was the HT burger their signature burger was not flavorful at all. My truffle fries was a big waste of money of an up charge of $2. It was cover is powered parmesan cheese there was no hint of truffle oil in the fries.. I think they totally missed the mark on their signature burger.
Good ambiance. It was the first time for some of us. I will come again
I had a great time celebrating my brother’s birthday. The atmosphere was friendly and energetic. The service and the food was excellent. This was my first time there but will definitely go back again.
Service was terrible.
My first dining experience at Harlem tavern was Saturday brunch. It was just OK. I may return for a dinner; more varied offerings. Wait staff was friendly and efficient however. Will give it another chance!