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Harlem Tavern

4.2
97 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 866-4500
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
116th St
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Public transit
Take the B or C Train to 116th street
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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, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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4.2
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

We had a great time. The wait staff was available but did not hurry us. The food was very good. We’ll be back!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

great place to watch the game! the food is FANTASTIC and the FOH staff was phenomenal. we will be back!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

It is always a great experience at Tavern. We love that it is family friendly. We have a stroller and we always find seating that accommodates that. There are vegetarian options as well.

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

It was way too loud we could not even have a conversation, and the food was greasy and the chicken was chewy.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Service was prompt and very friendly. Friendly atmosphere. The food was awesome.

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4.0Dined on April 23, 2018

It was a great place to have a first date to chill with old school music playing in the background. Staff was friendly and food service was quicker than expected. I had a great time and will definitely go back again.

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

The food and service was good. I always have a pretty good experience going there.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

The fish specials are always terrific

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I ate here with a group of 5 friends/family and my 4-month old baby. I made a last minute OpenTable reservation which they accommodated immediately. We sat outdoors on a bench type table. We were told to please finish by a certain time but it was no problem as it was more than 3 hours away for their next large group. There was a lot of seating, in and outside. Place was packed as it was the first warm day in awhile. Some girl next to my table was annoyed I had to put my stroller where she was sitting and had to move but oh well. Anyway food was great. Husband ordered chicken quesadillas but they came with onions and peppers when my husband ordered plain chicken and cheese. Apparently they pre-make their quesadillas and by the time it is served they just heat it up and serve it so My husband had to order something else. Seems ridiculous they can’t make a simple chicken and cheese quesadilla and have to make things in advance instead of fresh on the spot. Even the waitress said she thought it was ridiculous. I’m sure they’ve got other complaints about it before. I would go back but my husband wouldn’t. Just depends on what you enjoy eating and the type of environment you like.

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1.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The service was awful! We technically didn’t have a server. We were seated for about 10+ minutes and no one came over. We flagged down a manager who took our order. We still never had a server, no silverware, no water, no napkins. Our food finally came. I asked the person that bought the food for ketchup and he brought me bbq sauce! Then disappeared. We then had to ask a random server for the chevk. The worst! I won’t be returning. Hire more staff for busy Saturdays! Enough people need jobs it’s no reason this place is understaffed & those working are not properly trained! Sad! Get it together!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

great as usual

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Had a great time for my son's birthday. The wait staff was very accommodating, since my son is autistic..several of them sang Happy Birthday to my son. A most memorable and enjoyable evening. We always feel welcome.
Thanks to the Harlem Tavern staff

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

My time at Harlem tavern was great

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2.0Dined on February 21, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

as always food & drinks were great — favorite girlz nite spot

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

The fish specials are always superb

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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!

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3.0Dined on January 11, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Great place to dine with friends and family. Something on the menu for everyone. Mac and cheese a favorite.

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1.0Dined on December 25, 2017

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!!

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3.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Great music!

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Our waiter was AMAZING.. My boss was excited that I picked such an amazing spot.

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3.0Dined on December 16, 2017

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)

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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!

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

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 :)

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1.0Dined on November 14, 2017

You screwed up there was a private party that night

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4.0Dined on October 25, 2017

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. :)

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4.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Great livily atmosphere to celebrate a 50th bday with close friends & family who love an energetic environment with an abuntance of fantastic delicious food!!!

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

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!!!

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

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!

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4.0Dined on September 2, 2017

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.

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1.0Dined on September 2, 2017

The food was dry & flavor less. Our waiter kept avoiding us when we needes something.

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3.0Dined on August 31, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2017

Really good brunch special. Mahi mahi salad was delicious. Super relaxing atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

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