What Insiders Are Saying
Harlem Tavern is a big place to bring 30 friends for beer and burgers.
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!
Went for a Saturday brunch to hear the Jazz band. The service was excellent and the food was good. Price/quality is very good but the portion was a bit small for me :) maybe a good idea though if you plan on having dessert afterwards ! The only thing was the lack (or very little) of AC inside during hot summer days! We had an excellent time and I would recommend it!
I’ve been to Harlem Tavern many times for brunch or birthdays, but the service I experienced this visit was a disgrace. It was very hot and it took some convincing to be moved to a table in a cooler section. The waiter took our order twice, was late bringing the food and drinks and forgot one dish. One friend had food spilled on him. It took ages to receive the check and the waiter verbally accosted my friend when he asked for the check a third time. The manager did speak to us, however, and was kind enough to take 50% off the bill. After this poor experience, I’m not sure I’ll return to Harlem Tavern.
Brunch menu is excellent. Many of the food choices are delicious. Food, ambience and music all good.
One of my guest ordered a well done hamburger but it was medium rare. They also felt the waitress didn’t inform us about the mimosas being charged after first one. He also felt it wasn’t busy but had to keep looking for waitress.
The service made a few mistakes ( No silverware, and forgot to order one dish) However our waiter was so diligent in correcting and accepting the error, was very helpful, kind and fun. The Jazz band is a great addition to the brunch. Food was really delicious. We loved it and look forward to comeback.
We drove from BK to get here and it was worth it! Loud music, great food and a fun crowd. Our waiter wasn't the best but another man helped us out and our food was delicious! Prices are fair! We went late and it was a lot of fun and we will go back!
Had to wait for awhile for the waitress to come to table and acknowledge we were alive. The water glasses were dirty, the shrimp quesadilla was soggy, the waitress was not engaging and did not smile till the end for her possible tip. Waitress also did not remember to bring napkins. Therefore we asked the busboy and he brought some napkins and the manager randomly took half away. From start to finish, unimpressed.
Great eatery for all kinds of occasions ! Love this spot - drinks are great & food is awesome!
The Waiter was overwhelmed being that I had a party of about 15 and he had other tables, he kept forgetting orders. However, he was patient and the food was good, the drinks were good as well. Maybe I will return with a smaller party.
The place is perfect for watching a sports game, grabbing drinks, having good food, everything would have been nearly perfect if not for the extremely slow service.
We made reservations and were seated promptly. Our waiter did not come and greet us for 35 minutes. We ordered our drinks and it took them 20 minutes to bring it to us. Our appetizers never came. Part of my husband’s entree was forgotten. We got there at 5:30 and did not leave until 8:10. This included us trying to get a check so that we could pay and leave. A family of four came in and sat down and every one of their glasses filled with water was dirty. Needless to say, although we try and patronage our local Restaurants, and have frequented Harlem Tavern before...we will not be back.