Maison Harlem

4.6
714 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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4.4
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4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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maxt
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the food was good but the drinks were not so great. The drinks were 16$ and one took 4 tries to get them right the first time ( regular margarita). No big deal because i dont think the bartender was there, but I was still charged for the drinks . My friends have said they have great margaritas so i have to assume i was there on an off day.

If that round of drinks would've been comped for me having to send them back 4 times, I would've had no problem. I decided to to order a different drink for the second round. (FYI if you mess up the drink you should comp it)

The food was really good though.

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EdoMadussi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best French restaurant in all uptown - the ambiance and service are consistently outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience. Great music, great ambiance, friendly staff

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vipHoraceM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good across the board. Live band was a nice added touch.

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PhilippeS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and drink, good service, just a cold and rainy day outside and with doors open a bit chilly inside as well.

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JulesA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, great live music, delicious food!

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Maria
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

There were only 2 young women serving the entire restaurant during brunch on a Sunday afternoon and the place was as pack as COVID regulations allow. It took forever to get a glass of water. It took even longer to get coffee and it was cold—even when I brought it to the wait staff's attention and they brought me a 2nd cup, which was also cold :-( After waiting for 40 minutes, I gave up and left. They need more staff if they plan to pack the place.

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Foiecouac
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Everything was great, including service; the "fair" rating is due to the fact that we showed up a few minutes early of our reservation (meaning: super on-time) and we were left to our own devices for a very long time. The staff, very busy, ignored us for the first 15' and it was difficult to understand who to talk to, since there didn't seem to be a figurehead manager, all were running around and ignoring my polite overtures. The situation improved when I started speaking French, and once we sat down we were treated very well, even exchanging recipies and stories with out server. I have been going there many years, though this was the first post-pandemic experience; my suggestion: reception, as in the act of actually receiving guests and situating them, must be radically overhauled. My girlfriend wanted to leave and threw a tantrum, it was only because I said "what about me" and we were celebrating my birthday that she demurred. Half way through dinner she was saying how nice things had turned out, but the start was very rocky. If I didn't know the place any better I'd say: never coming back. But I do and will; probably not on a Saturday night though (which was the case with this particular visit).

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KerenB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love this place. Great service and excellent food.

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SusieR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We sat outside for dinner and despite the windy day, we had a pretty nice time! It was a birthday celebration for my husband and we just happened to be visiting my daughter in Harlem so we decided to stay and eat out instead of heading home to NJ. For an appetizer, we shared a large order of tender P.E.I. Mussels, Mariniere which came with French Fries which were delicious. I actually could have eaten more of the fries! My husband had the Hudson Valley Duck Magret (he loves to try duck and thought was good but not the best he's had) and my daughter and I shared the Seafood Croustillant and the Wild Mushroom Risotto (absolutely delicious). We also had a bottle of the Domaine Pélaquié Côtes du Rhône, 2017, Rhône Valley, France which was very satisfying for all of us despite the variation in food. We were way too full for dessert so passed on that course. Overall we enjoyed our meal and would definitely go back again!

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Sara
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tasty drinks and food. More on the expensive side. But, still worth a trip.

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Rarafitness
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great vibes

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vipRobertP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

the food was great. The ambience also great. However, I hate it when the waitress has so many tables that one waits literally 10 - 15 minutes from the time you ask for something till you receive it. Why, for example, did I have to wait 10 minutes for a check and then I had to physically walk into the restaurant to find the waitress to pay it because she did not return for at least 10+ minutes. That is simply unacceptable. It took what was a great experience and made it bad. Too bad - nice place and nice restaurant with good food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Waiter was not attentive at all and the food was over priced for its quality and size.

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vipBram
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent, as it always is. Coq au vin and duck are so good! With the combination of live music, street noise and shouting diners at nearby tables it was often hard to hear our conversation. And the people at the next table had their toddler climbing on the divider between our tables, so not great social distancing, although I realize that’s hard for the restaurant to enforce. If it were a little less expensive, we’d go there more often rather than just special occasions.

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MiguelM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great servicers, good food and delicious Date. We both ordered a different dish and both dishes were amazing in flavor and presentations. We will go back.

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MarkGilbert
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How is a wonderful experience the staff is excellent friend leave the food is fabulous and it’s kind of like being in Paris eating outdoors now

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Prophecy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was amazing. The service was wonderful.
Unfortunately, there was a lot of street noise on a Saturday night - nothing that the restaurant could really control.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great night! Perfect for outdoor seating with covid as they have a lot of tables and a great set up. Definitely busy and could probably use more staff but even though you could tell our waiter was busy he was great! Would definitely recommend!

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TripleS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, customer service on point and outdoor seating was comfortable!

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nycmary
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love this restaurant and bar. Because of Covid-19, we ate outside, o the noise level (which was minimal), was not typical. The food is typical French bistro food, nicely done, and general atmosphere is wonderful A perfect neighborhood restaurant.

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vipChris
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Steak was raw and drowned in sauce. Terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch/lunch food options, could use a few more different brunch cocktail options. Will definitely go back!

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DominiqueC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from the food to the service. Def recommend the mushroom risotto!

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vipHappyFoodie
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! One of my favorites!

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JaniceG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent Paris bistro fare in an energetic environment with very friendly staff.

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vipjeffrobin63
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food is good but service left so much to be desired it takes away from appreciation for food. I will give a little break to servers because of current situation but they appear disorganized. Food takes too long to come out. Given the length of time food takes, servers should be attentive and ask about a second round of drinks and bread.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When we arrived, we saw a waiter setting up tables. We waited patiently (7 minutes or so) before I had to interrupt him. The waiter finally addressed us. I informed him of the reservation. He flicked his hand and said “sit wherever.” We washed our hands and returned to the table. We waited 20 minutes while the same waiter and another waiter dressed tables and argued about something. Finally, I asked for a menu. The second waiter, provided menus. After another 15 mins, we left. It appeared as if the first waiter avoided looking at us to not serve us. I don’t even it take it personally but I feel that something something about us triggered him. Either way, I wouldn’t know if the food was good or not. Other patrons were siting with drinks an they seemed to be having a lovely time

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was top notch, could tell he was extremely busy but still managed to be attentive and have fun with us.

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Polo
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Great food Me and my girl came here for date night first time, wait was a lil crazy we didn’t know where to or who to check in with, we were able to speak with waiter walking past and he let us know it would be a wait, we order drinks and waited to be seated times are crazy right now so just grab a drink and sip and wait patiently after being seating it did take some time for our wait to come to our table and take our order But He was working HARD sweating so again No big deal Lolz we was able to but our order in, wait time for food was about 20 mins, again Friday night busy... THE FOOD IS WORTH THE WAIT I had the carbonara and Crab shrimp cakes MADDDDD GOOD. My girl had the salon and mashed which was a light meal perfect for summer I would suggest this place, just keep in mind wait time might be up there, Grab a drink and chill it’s worth the wait 💯

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Julia
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

My waiter was wonderful! He was so attentive and professional. The drinks he made was really good.

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tiaj
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Restaurant decor was nice for outdoor dining. Everything was great until it rained and almost ruined the meal.

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vipKentY
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always having good time and good time anytime!

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SchaeferJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greatest bar in Manhattan, excellent cuisine, greatest staff ever, best music, it’s the place!!

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RichardB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff was very attentive.

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vipRayUWS
New York Area
188 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

After dining and drinking at Maison Harlem for years, my last experience brings this review, and that I'll never return. I arrived in advance of my party for our 7p dinner reservation and waited patiently at the bar, making my presence known but never interrupting the bar tenders. When I was finally acknowledged I asked for the happy hour wine and was told that it was 7p sharp and happy hour just finished! I said that I had obviously been waiting at the bar, and certainly arrived while happy hour was still going on, and a 2nd bar tender said to me that she called last call before I arrived and that's that.

This inhospitable behavior tainted the entire evening for me and while I enjoyed spending time with my friends over dinner, I'm done with Maison Harlem - way too many choices and I don't need to spend my money to be treated poorly.

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Squirrel
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun atmosphere but nearly impossible for conversation as music is loud — and quite good — but near-continuous.

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ToddL
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is a go to restaurant for us. We love the food and ambiance. That said, the last time we were there, they had a live band. The music was great, the musicians were talented, but they were a bit loud. We could not carry on a conversation at our table. Not a deal breaker but something for the restaurant to think about. The space is very small and a loud band makes conversations hard.

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Mumu
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Thank you. the salmon was very well seasoned.

one thing is, since Maison Harlem is branded as a french restaurant, it would be nice and expected to play french music. We want the experience, give it to us in full. whether music from France or french Africans or french Caribbeans, we want that. ... Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was excellent, drinks were generously made and nice tasting. Overall great experience.

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