Maison Harlem

4.5
780 Reviews
$30 and under
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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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FeliciaH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was ok. Novice server. 20 minutes wait for lemon slices. Flies everywhere. Food tasty.

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JasonH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The wait staff needs to learn how to properly coarse their service....NOT bring EVERYTHING out at once....would help if waiters, no busboys, were doing table service. That being said, the food was very good...,,

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vipLoriS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent, always delicious, a neighborhood gem!

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Gosh
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Music was too loud!

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JohnD
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an excellent experience. The food was excellent and the menu varied and interesting. The service was excellent and well worth an extra tip. We also enjoyed the live music. We would not hesitate to return again.

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NadiaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like their food, which is really delicious. The service was perfect. The price is in accord with the cuisine. I asked to lower down the level of music sound, they did without any problem. I was sitting right under the speaker. But the music is always great.

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vipPatriciaY
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful brunch. Service was great (slow a few times but overall great). Our food was delicious. We came back in the evening for drinks, too.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Restaurant is extremely disheveled and dusty. Random brooms and mops were strewn about in the outdoor dining space. Would definitely benefit from a thorough deep cleaning. Overall, the uncleanliness of the establishment took away from what could have been a more positive dining experience.

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CJLo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

It was my last dinner there before my move west. I invited a friend uptown to have dinner and it was the worst experience. They were extremely short staff but kept seating tables. It took 30 minutes before someone came to our table to greet us. It took an hour for our food. We were there for 2.5 hours and only engaged with our server 4 times. How awful? The server kept apologizing but didn't change anything. An apology with no action means NOTHING. Our food came out and it wasn't cooked properly. The steak was well-done versus medium-rare as ordered. The server kept saying, I wish I could do something. He never suggested taking off an appetizer or anything or the fact that we didn't eat the steak because it was well.

My seafood risotto was good per usual. But the experience....

It was just a mess. I wish them well — but they do not have to worry about me dining there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great experience and truly enjoyed the drinks and fresh seafood !

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Boo1981
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

My experience was ok, we waited a lot for service and our service was just ok. Nothing special. I actually expected better service than what we received. Other than it was pretty much ok.

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ManonL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The temperature dictated your food choice. They left the doors open so it was cold enough for me to keep my jacket on, and I ended up ordering soup just to keep warm. The chef doesn't know how to cook meat anyway but we'll done
Both steaks and sliders were cooked well done even though we asked for medium and medium rare.
Bench was uncomfortable. Food ok, waitress really nice and always available.

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vipTYGK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! We had the foi gras, oysters, risotto & truffle Mac & cheese and everything was exceptional. Can’t wait to return!

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vipcandygirl820
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great (as usual). Service was great. And live music on Sundays!

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AliaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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DianeR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mainly I loved Maison Harlem because of Faz, our waiter. He was so lovely, patient, informative and fun!

The food was also yummy :)

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vipNYCHOTPILOT
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The service was excellent at least from the young lady who served us - can't remember her name but the food was middling at best. I ordered the Branzino which was looked very good in its presentation but was utterly tasteless. Even the veggies that accompanied it were like mush. The calarmari appetizer was good but what can possibly go wrong with that anyway? Prices were typical Manhattan prices which always surprises me - after all store rents are much lower in Harlem than Midtown or Tribeca but then...

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KatherineD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely choice for outdoor dining on our anniversary. Our waiter was energetic and attentive, and the food (coq au vin, seafood pasta, and French onion soup) was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was great. Loved it! Definitely going back!

JB
JeffreyB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love this place. Great food, great service.

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vipmollyc
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What joy to be here after a year's absence. Such a welcoming place, great crowd and simply superb classic French food.

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vipSchaeferJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

maison is the place to meet, have fun, meet and make friends and lbnl having the best food and wine. with love, J

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vipFrank
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

muscles escargot great. Duck very good. fries a little soggy

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vipcandygirl820
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Waiters seemed a little frazzled that evening, but maybe due to short staff? It’s ok because the service is otherwise always good and the food and ambiance is always excellent!!! It’s a neighborhood favorite that I frequent alot.

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NasashaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The places and food was amazing only thing very very loud but you can’t control ppl lol. Besides that the waitress was great food is great and the ambiance did it for me. I give this place a 10 out of 10.

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EmanE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Liked the place. It is pretty popular. Staff are friendly definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very much average

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YolandaShoshana
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful little French gem in Harlem. There is dining inside and out. Food is wonderful and good selection of drinks. They don't rush you so it feels like an authentic French dining experience. Enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely nice and catering waiters

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Timamyj
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always very good.

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TripleS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience with great service and tasty food!

SB
vipSophyB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The decor and ambiance were great, but sadly the service was spotty. I have higher hopes for a second visit. The drinks were stiff which is great.

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JudyG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

The food was great as always, but there were too many people in the restaurant and it was uncomfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent. Perfect food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We ate outside. The service was a little slow because we wanted to sit in a closed section of the outdoor dining and there was really only 1 waiter - so likely our fault. My son had a meltdown and we needed to take the food to go but they were v helpful and speedy at that point. The food was delicious! Would definitely go back for a ‘grown up’ meal w/o kids.

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MaryS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was a total experience! My friends and I enjoyed everything from appetizers to the main course. I recommend trying the escargot and fried oysters!

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vipCrankypants
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Entrees took 90 min to arrive. Drink service was also incredibly slow. Fish was overcooked, crab cake kinda sucked. The concept is good but they need to check on people more than every 30-45 min and they need new leadership in the kitchen.

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Claibourn
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our favorite neighborhood spot for over ten years now. We adore the friendly staff and delicious food at Maison Harlem.

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AxelD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing French food, after more than a year without going they still preserve the authentic food. My recommendation foie, steak tartar and mussels

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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Maison Harlem is rated 4.5 stars by 780 OpenTable diners.

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