Maison Harlem

4.6
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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."

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Three course price fix menu - $55: Pumpkin Soup with White Truffle / Baby Spinach Salad, Cranberries, Roasted Pecans, Shallots and Crumbled Goat Cheese / Roasted Turkey with Veal and Chestnut Stuffing, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Sting Beans, Black Truffle Gravy, Home Made Cranberry Sauce / Pumpkin Pie

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 626 People Are Saying
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F
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
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

OT
New York Area
1 review
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
14 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.

P
Toledo
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Latin Jazz brunch

NS
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible food - ambiance - highly recommend! Would definitely go back!

RG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Had a fantastic dinner catching up with a friend! We both shared a drink, appetizer and an entree. I do wish our waiter would have been a little more attentive, but other than that everything was great! I would go back and definitely recommend Maison Harlem!

SJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best bar in the area, period. Diverse, lifely, excellent music, good cocktails, excellent food, outstanding staff.

R
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The service was AWFUL. In fact, it is quite apparent that customer service is not a priority. Shortly after the food arrived, we asked for a second round of drinks that never came although the waitress passed our table numerous times. When we reminded her about the drinks and told her that we were disappointed in the service, the waitress shrugged her shoulder and was quite indifferent. We asked for the manager who was equally as dismissive. When we told him that reviews cite poor service, he told us that he doesn’t pay attention to reviews as they are wrong. Given our experience today, the reviews are on point. While the food is tasty, there are other restaurants in Harlem with delicious food and good customer service. Don’t trouble yourself with Maison Harlem. Bad service undermines the dining experience.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place for brunch!

S
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, friendly service, great vibe. Just a bit pricey, is my only complaint.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was not open for the time we booked our breakfast despite a confirmation via your app - ridiculous

n
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love this little restaurant--both the bar and the restaurant in the back. A wonderful group of people. Friendly warm and the food is modest, standard French but good. I just had merguez and frites and rose and enjoyed it. Prices too are moderate.
The staff couldn't have been friendlier and were accommodating when I wanted another table.

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food here is great and we all enjoyed our meals.

CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I expected a more upscale ambiance given the extensive french cuisine but I was not disappointed by the food or the service. All of the patrons whether at the bar or dining at their tables looked happy to be there. I wished I lived in the neighborhood so I could easier frequent this restaurant.

N
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed the shrimp cocktail, salmon with lemon caper over ratatouille and over spinach, and a hamburger. Shoe string fries were really good. Friendly service and waiter was kind about my attempts at speaking French based on 30+ years ago high school French classes.

AA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant in unexpected part of the town. I keep coming here every time I'm in town.

MP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Wonderful spot for a relaxed weekend lunch. Good vibes and good food.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesomeness all around!

MK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so.......... delicious. Date night was pleasant with the french accent service. 🥰

H
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

As you are walking up to this restaurant you might think you are at the wrong address because it lols like just a Bar. As you step in you see the dining are in the back and a Hostess was right there. I was meeting someone for lunch and they sat me at a lovely table. It wasn’t very crowded and the server immediately gave me the menu.
When my friend came we ordered a delicious Vodka cocktail. Then we ordered. Nabou our server was extremely pleasant. The Small Mussels Mariniere was delicious and had a wonderful delicate onion taste. The Absolut Mandrin cocktail was quite delicious with the mussels.
My friend ordered Salmon but they brought her smoked salmon instead of the cooked salmon and they brought her the salmon she asked for in just a few minutes. It was absolutely delicious. Salmon on a bed of the most delicious ragatoutti I have ever tasted.
My Couscous Royale which is their specialty was spectacular. Very tasteful and just the right amount of spices. It was as I enjoy in Morocco.
It seemed that Nabou was working the entire lunch time but was always seeing that everything was ok.
No one rushed you for the table and I, well we both enjoyed our fabulous lunch.
The only problem I had with this restaurant was the cleanliness of the Bathroom. The bathroom was as clean as I thought a restaurant should be and as I said it wasn’t that crowded but I’m sure that was the only bathroom even for the Bar patrons. Maybe there could be two or just clean it more often. I do say it’s the people who dirty a place. I’m sure the paper on the floor was not thrown there by the workers.
Since that was my only problem I did see some other wonderful things on the menu that I would love to try hoping they clean up the bathroom.

P
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was a little slow but the food was good and the people were friendly .

E
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great outdoor dinner !

GN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

It was a very slow night and our waiter never paid attention to us. He kept forgetting to bring our drinks but did remember to bring the check more than once when we didn’t ask. The beer lines have not been cleaned in a while as we all had different beers and they all tasted horrible.

The bar area was very crowded but seems it’s due to the happy hour prices.

OS
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the people where nice

C
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food all had great flavor, but everyone's entree was cold. We sent two of them back and they came out cold again! We didn't complain the second time. Maison Harlem was nice enough to take 10% off the bill. Drinks were good, the atmosphere was fun. But be advised, it is very loud in here. So if you are looking for something intimate I'd suggest another restaurant. Overall, I'd recommend it to someone in the area but definitely wouldn't make a special trip.

LA
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Loved this restaurant! Food, service and ambiance combination was fabulous. We were a table of four and every dish was spectacular. The waiter was especially wonderful with recommendations and explanations of sauces, etc. Chef very willing to make substitutions. The only problem is parking so recommend taking an Uber.

GL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! It’s a great place/food/service/ambiance/music. We love it!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Maison Harlem is a great neighborhood restaurant. Good food with friendly service.

H
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

When we walked up to the restaurant, there were three servers outside hovering over someone's new motorized scooter. Once seated, we waited a little too long for someone to take our drink order, about ten minutes. This was b/c everyone was taking turns riding the new motorized scooter. Once we were served our food, it was wonderful! The quiche was superb. We enjoyed our meal so much, we returned the next day...thank goodness the motorized scooter stayed home and our services was great. Try anything with the salad and house fries. They are amazing.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant super loud with some customer taking way too loud.
They are sitting across from each other yet they hv to yell at each other and laughing way too loud.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It’s a bit on the expensive side, compared to other places and Harlem and what they offer. Ambience is good !

f
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are craving fresh food in a charming well air-conditioned restaurant, or on a sidewalk patio this place is for you. They have many classic dishes as well as less well known french delights! My only regret is that I was too full for desert. The service was great. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. I was just in France two weeks ago and this place has captured some of the essence of a little french bistro. Can't wait to go again!

SM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The restaurant was very easy to get to from the UWS with the station being right across the street. The bar was noisy, but got calmer once we were seated in the dining room. The ambiance was funky with a nice Parisian twist and the service was excellent. I started with a salad and was pleasantly surprised with the freshness of the greens and the lovely presentation. Maison Harlem had a nice neighborhood feel to it and I shall definitely return.

t
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a birthday dinner and had 2 elderly ladies with us. It was accessible through a side door and the wait staff was very attentive. Food and drinks were outstanding