Maison Harlem

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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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Pretty good but forgot the drinks and charged us...and service was slow

JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service. Thoroughly enjoyable. We definitely recommend this restaurant.

O
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place amazing food super dessert
Chocolate vulcan

SW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

From the time we were seated the experience was phenomenal. Unfortunately, there was a very public, loud, scene at the bar that greeted us as soon as we entered Masion. We would have left if it was 9:00 pm on Valentine’s Day. Fortunately, the food and service was exceptional the rest of the evening.

n
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine's at Maison Harlem, booked ahead. BUT, we go here *very* often. Our very favorite Harlem neighborhood hang. The romantic decorations were over the top: red roses, baby's breath, shiny hearts & dots on every table, hearts balloons. Every one there knew they picked a perfect 10 and we were all festive. Mushroom Risotto (with added grilled seafood) and Grilled Salmon were superb, as always. Added the lemon tart. Our server Petit went along with our pace, and all our neighboring patrons were warm, friendly, lively and happy. The vibe here is always the best: the bar and its staff, the music, lovely welcoming hostess, ambiance, decor, red booths, service, wine list, food. It's our secret place, but please join us any time! Just book ahead on Open Table. They absolutely honor our reservation times, every time, even on Valentine's! For diverse singles, all ages, you will definitely make friends here, if you wish to engage. ❤

d
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We visited on Valentine's evening. It didn't start well.
We ordered cocktails and the waiter also took our food order. The first course came at least ten minutes before the drinks. The food was cold and just ok. However,the main courses were excellent.
Cassoulet was just about perfect and the Dorade was superb. The wine came at the right time and was very good as well as affordable.
We opted for a cheese course in place of dessert and it was very good and a substantial portion of five cheese. A second wine came which was recommended by the waiter and it was a great pairing. We all liked the vibe. It's tight and noisy but really fun. We'll come back for sure.

LA
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful early dinner on Wednesday night. The friendly and positive atmosphere, especially in the bar, was contagious and we couldn't help but leave with a smile on our face. We'll definitely return with friends for a midweek dinner and stay long enough to listen to the live band. Food was good and service very attentive!

AM
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great experience at Mason Harlem. One of the best French spots in Harlem.

YG
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Total surprise full delight. Can't wait to go back and work our way through the menu.

RR
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Maison Harlem never disappoints. It's a staple of the community and a destination for those of us who have had to move away over the years.

I'd encourage first-time visitors to consider that the space gets quite crowded on the busier weekend nights but is cozy and quiet mid-week.

No matter what day you choose the food is exceptional, the drinks generous, the staff professional and the clientele includes some of Harlem's finest.

Not to be missed!

p
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lively, welcoming, good vibes and lovely people. The host is always dressed in his sartorial best. Classic French and nice brunch. No surprises. You will come back over and over again if you’re in the know and if you are a visitor, you don’t want to miss out.

Nice touches: old album covers as menu covers. Music at just the right decibel level. Plenty of cozy booths.

Somehow this place makes you excited and comfortable at the same time.

A real gem.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Easy going / special place

j
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
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 on January 21, 2020
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 on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday

RR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
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 on January 18, 2020
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 on January 17, 2020
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 on January 17, 2020
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 on January 17, 2020
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
186 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!

OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please enjoy this restaurant. You will not be disappointed.

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
13 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
23 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.