Maison Harlem

4.6
527 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Maison Harlem is pleased to be the newest culinary destination spot to join West Harlem's vibrant community. Featuring a charming rustic interior that perfectly complements the mouth-watering French Bistro style menu and superb wine selection.

"We are two food and wine loving French New Yorkers who are bringing an exciting restaurant to Harlem, one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the borough."

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Maison Harlem is a casual French place that’s one of Harlem’s best neighborhood hangs.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Raul was an amazing waiter and made my 30th birthday brunch special with the staff who came to sing happy birthday, in French as well!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service.
Enjoyed the mussels. Will definitely be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful little brunch place in Harlem. The staff was great and the food was delicious!

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S
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Maison is a great restaurant, we go all the time, the food is exceptional and the service is awesome! I definitely recommend it!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Love this local gem!

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J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In town for a show at the Apollo. Cute, romantic and the food was delicious. Waitstaff friendly and accommodating. Loved That the menus were old album covers and the walls were covered in vintage French newspapers.

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JG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming and delicious, Maison Harlem is a wonderful neighborhood spot

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r
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food at reasonable prices considering the quality of preparation and presentation. All six of us ordered different items and everyone was extremely happy. We went on a Sunday night and were pleasantly surprised at our extra bonus during the beginning of our dinner: live music - a terrific songstress. A great value.

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f
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drove up from Philly for Brunch, this place has excellent food. The French toast and eggs Benedict are favorites. Will definitely come back!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The atmosphere is really good. Staff is friendly and plenty of good food. The restaurant has really nice interior and the decorations are very charming.

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S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s great local spot to count on when you want great food nearby.

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A
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Maison Harlem is always an interesting experienc e - the menus are old record covers, food is a good choice (we went for brunch) & excellent bar. The brunch menu ranges from mussels to omlettes and an excellent merguez baguette. However the service leaves alot to be desired. One server just seemed like in a bad mood and was generally curt with everyone. Asking for tabasco seemed like too much. The couple next to us had to ask for utensils. Only 2 of our party of 6 had finished eating and they rushed over to clear our plates making the rest of the party feel rushed. So would definitely recommend it for a Harlem experience, but be aware of the service.

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NY
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a late lunch here over the weekend. Food took a little time coming out of the kitchen but our server did apologize to us for the wait. Other than that, the food was really good.

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MB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visited Maison Harlem for the first time last Friday. I did not know what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised. The decor is funky, food and service excellent. Be careful though, the cocktails are strong. No watered down drinks at this establishment. Hooray!!! I cannot wait to visit again.

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F
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Salmon was OK nothing special, friend ordered the Dorado fish place looked fantastic fish tasted ok. Service and ambiance was excellent. Good date spot.

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KU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful place and food! I have sampled breakfast, lunch, and dinner there, and all are great.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent, ambiance was good

Food:

Mussels sauce was way too salty

Merguez was tasty but 3 very skinny portions on a bed of mixed greens and fries. Not worth the $17 price tag


Oysters were good. Not wow

Ultimately it was worth trying, but not worth the money. The prices are acceptable for NYC, but not the flavor or portion size

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WD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice, cozy French restaurant. A gem with the ambiance of being in Paris.

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E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s a great location for excellent French bistro food, decent wine, and a very comfortable milieu.

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TD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice to be acknowledged by the staff every time I come here. I’ve been a regular customer ever since they opened. Food is consistently good. The kitchen was very gracious when the meat temperature was off and I had to resend my food twice. I was offered a generous pour of my wine.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best french bistro in Harlem

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KH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Sunday night at Maison. The food, the music and the wine were only outmatched by the impeccable service . This is why I became a regular !

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D
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very very good salad classic French fun atmostphere charming lively

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JA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were both delicious. They also have a happy hour which is a great value. The service was great.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Went for V-Day with my SO. Food was overpriced. Lobster Bisque tasted like someone had taken a bowl of gruel and added lobster flavoring. Lardon salad was good. The cassoulet was underwhelming, as the meats were almost indistinguishable within a heavy helping of white beans. Lack of depth in flavor profile. SO’s seafood pasta was fine, but featured a really overwhelming bland cream taste. Service was good. Atmosphere was frenetic—intimate seating, loud music, and peculiar decor. Bathrooms left something to be desired. Really underwhelming and overpriced. Will avoid in the future.

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s
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food, impeccable service, in a sunny space with fun album-record menus. Our server Raul was a delight: thoughtful, attentive, friendly, charming and effective. They adjusted the music volume for us, accommodated our group of 8, and nobody was ever waiting for drinks. Such a great restaurant. Highly recommend. Everyone licked their plates clean - seriously - there was no food left at all.

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Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super fun! Delicious food!

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m
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great and different experience. The ambience was very nice and the staff was very helpful

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AS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been eating here for years. Excellent as always. The key is that it's traditional French bistro fare, le cuisine grand mere, "grandma-cooking", and it's authentic. No attempt to interpret, update or otherwise change the offerings. And perfect execution. A jewel

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New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great local Harlem place. Well done French bistro cuisine. Boisterous lively. atmosphere with great energy. I look forward to going back.

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MW
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is one of my favorite in the city, but when I went to cancel a reservation last week Open Table's site had crashed...this is not the first time...very annoying

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very speedy service on the food. Server was nice and polite. Overall good experience

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l
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not easy to serve a group of 12 but our service was more than up to the challenge. The food was good too. The music was a bonus. We were at the Apollo Theater and this was the perfect place to dine after the show

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place excellent vibe staff the best

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EB
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a group of 6 celebrating Mom & Dad’s birthdays-we each enjoyed our food very much. The escargot & oysters were excellent! Our server was very attentive. We will come again.

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KY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great people

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B
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful Food, Ambiance & Service / Beautiful Food, Ambiance & Service / Beautiful Food, Ambiance & Service /Beautiful Food, Ambiance & Service

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SS
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely, quaint place, steps from the subway, great customer service and delicious burgers. Especially loved the singer Leah (Go on Sundays "Live with Leah") and her musicians. She is a breath of fresh air with a beautiful voice, smile and energy. It's impossible not to enjoy yourself here!

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K
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Such a nice place, with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and an inviting menu.

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JT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We ordered burgers and the fish special; all were outstanding. Great fries. A relaxed, comfortable dinner for a moderate price. Loved it.

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