Maison Harlem

4.6
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
658 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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."

What 658 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
j
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

So great to find a new spot in Harlem with great food, wonderful service, good wine by the glass, and bonus, live music tonight. Thanks you, Maison Harlem, for a lovely evening

DF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never ceases to delight! I’ve been here four times now, and each time is better than the next. I’m a couscous fanatic from my time spent living in Paris and traveling in Morocco, and they hands down have the best couscous in NYC! The magret, cassoulet, steak frites, burger, and frisée lardon are all excellent, the staff are all lovely, ans the vibe is great.

OS
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday

RR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Love this place. The food is amazing. However, the night we went there was live music. The singer was amazing but it was WAY TOO LOUD. It was just stupid. Even when the singer took a break, the recorded music as extremely loud. I just don’t get it. What should have been a relaxing evening was frustrating and disappointing.

LK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was incredible. Mac and Cheese, Shell Steak, Burger - all delicious and delivered relatively quickly.

Downside was that we were sat 45 min after our reservation but they made up for it with a comped glass of wine for both my partner and I. Truly appreciate the effort the host made to improve our experience.

R
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fun place, great vibe, just feels like a lot is happening and that patrons are having a good time. Food is great too! Love the onion soup. But the escargot are served too hot - almost boiling - the butter has practically turned to oil.

TS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Bar was lively - a little tight during Happy Hour, which is probably a good thing. Decor is excellent, love the record covers as menu sleeves, great wine list. Our waiter Stephan was terrific and our food was delicious . I had the Mahi Mahi special, my friend had the seafood risotto - tasty and perfect portions. I would go back in a heartbeat.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and vibe!! Everyone was so friendly and knowledgeable!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday party

RU
New York Area
182 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I've been going to Maison Harlem for years, and it never disappoints.

On a Sunday night, the music started ramping up around 6p which created a move lively vibe.

I think for the first time I had the cassoulet (one of my favorite dishes), and it was excellent. Others had chicken & fish, and everyone was happy with his/her meals. We started with raw oysters, and they had small ones, so we were happy campers.

M
New England
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

the risotto was delicious, as was the tartare. A solid spot for sure, will be back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We have been here several times before and loved it! This time, not so much. To start, service was slow. Once the waitress finally came to take our order, we ordered drinks. The drinks, Cosmo and Martini, were both a little off. They finally took our order and then the food arrived pretty quickly. The shrimp in the shrimp cocktail were overcooked.

As for entrees: the hangar steak and gratin potatoes - steak ok, potatoes way undercooked. Burger- good. Mushroom risotto- ok.

The Malbec we ordered was much too warm.

Overall, for a $200 bill....unacceptable and disappointing.

AW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Most recently, I brought a group of 6. Everyone enjoyed their food immensely. Several of us ordered the salmon, it was prepared perfectly and quite flavorful. Compliments to the Chef's! This place has a wonderful warm and friendly vibe. I have been here often and always look forward to my next visit.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and environment!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

New Years Eve!

AW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food! Great service! I have been here numerous times. I bring a new friend each time and they always love this place.
I look forward to going back soon.

G
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Previously visited for dinner, returned for brunch. Was not disappointed. Lovely setting. Attentive French speaking staff... just a neat setting - and the food was great.

Recommend the Nordique Benedict.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Date night

w
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great bar restaurant with Cool vibes and music. Food was tasty and worth the long wait. Christmas evening was busy and dishes ran out, but the staff were quick to notify us of alternatives. The best fries, felt like I was back in France.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, great service, the host gave us a lovely table and we were seated right away. The only thing I would say is that it was little bright in the restaurant.

g
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I have been several times to Maison Harlem and have always received great service, great food at a great value. Very cozy intimate settings where you can enjoy good conversation in a place with a lot of character. You can't go wrong with this place to take family an friends.

s
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a wonderful and sublime play on traditional French bistro food with a flair. The coq a vin is outstanding as is the roast chicken. Shabby Chic interior makes for a lovely evening out.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience5

The food was so bland. Had to load it up with salt and hot sauce to get it down.

NY
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great ambiance. Staff was amazing!

m
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is such a gem. The food is quite traditional and absolutely delicious. It has a great vibe, a very diverse clientele and just feels like so much fun

B
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food here is very good and the location is great for nearby Harlem happenings. It’s really loud and tightly packed where makes enjoying a meal a bit challenging.

SI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great vibe, good food, friendly waiters. They turned up the music so got a little loud but it was worth it. Will return!

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good general rustic French food. Portions are generous.
Seating is tight and cosy. Nice fun environment

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food and the musicians who played were a wonderful addition to our dining experience.

SG
Salt Lake City
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was good. The service was friendly but took a while

F
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff fantastic
Felt like home in Paris, everyone spoke French
Great atmosphere
Food delicious

I’ll be back

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Very slow and unresponsive service for a very expensive meal. Had to call the waitress over several times. Probably won't go back.

SJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in the region. Wonderful staff, excellent food, the best bar scene in the city

OT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy myself here!! Food, service and cocktails are ALWAYS ON POINT!! BB

KC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little pricey, but a nice place to go for a special occasion. The bar scene there appears to be hopping.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

great music , attentive service, Mahi mahi and mashed potatoes were filling and delicious. nicely poured cocktails. just felt a little cramped even by NY standards.

R
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and great wine suggestion from our server. Thank you.

PK
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The only negative was that neither of the two French burgundies that we ordered were available, so a bottle was purchased at a liquor store across St. Nicholas and we had no say in the choice.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Leo our waitress was terrific. Food was delicious.