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About Maison Harlem
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."
New York, NY 10027
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: from 4pm to 12am
Friday: from 4pm to 1am
Saturday: from 4pm to 1am
Sunday: from 4pm to 12am
Monday - Friday: from 11am to 4pm
Saturday - Sunday: from 10am to 4pm
corner of 127th Street
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Beer, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Maison Harlem Ratings and Reviews
First time to visit and really enjoyed the food and funky ambiance. I had the rack of lamb - perfectly cooked and seasoned with a tremendous gratin potato side serving. My wife had the cassoulet and it was deep and rich and very true to the dish as tasted on our trips to Paris. Really excellent. We told them we needed to be out by a certain time to catch a show at the Apollo Theatre and they handled the timing beautifully. Not many wines on the list that I was familiar with but the hostess / server / manager was very helpful and the suggested wine was very nice. Would definitely good again.
We came here for their Thanksgiving dinner and we had really good food. It was a prix-fixe 4-course menu, with an absolutely delicious white truffle pumpkin soup to start with. Also the cocktails were well done and the staff was friendly.
The entrance to the restaurant was a little strange, when I stepped in I was met by a large hanging curtain that had to be moved out of the way to enter. I was a little thrown off at the appearance of the venue because I looked at a video review from a local news reporter which appears to have been done in the daytime and the restaurant looked very different. It was extremely noisy as we entered and we had to walk past the bar to get to the dining area. Once seated it did not take long for our waiter to appear. He was nice but it must be very new because he knew very little about the menu and later he disappeared for long periods of time. Everyone at the table enjoyed their food. We would recommend the Seafood Pasta and the Mushroom Rissoto with Shrimp.
I had been afraid of coming back after my first experience there, which was the worst. I went with a friend (a couple of years ago), and while we were having our main course on a corner table, we were asked to move to a different table because they needed room for some musicians playing that nigh. They asked us to take our plates with us but they DID NOT assign us a new table!!!....and we were standing with our plates in our hands for a few minutes and nobody helped us. Later, we were offered a sit at the bar, but not even together. So obviously we left our plates on someone else's table and we left. Worst part is that we had open a tab at the bar and I did not picked up my card (since I left super upset) and they charged meal on that tab! I only came back a week ago because another friend loves this place and its mussels. This time the waiter was very kind and the food was good.
The ambience of the place is great from the start. You enter the restaurant from the bar side, and already you feel a good vibe, real contemporary Harlem. The service is very pleasant, although somewhat slow. We had the mushroom risotto (excellent: creamy, not too salty) and couscous. The desert was perfect: a really fondant chocolate fondant, with vanilla ice cream. The one thing that was annoying, though, was the level of noise from the customers and the music.
My boyfriend and I tried this spot for our 3rd Anniversary as we love trying new places in Harlem around the apt. We loved this restaurant so much, we decided it's definitely in our top 3 in the neighborhood. The ambiance is fabulous, we loved the attention to detail and the old record albums turned into menu's. The service was exceptional and the food was extremely flavorful and well prepared. We shared a small portion of the mussels as an appetizer and loved the tomato based broth so much, we took the rest of it home. For mains, we had the hanger steak (perfectly cooked to request) and the couscous with lamb & chicken. There were so many great options on the menu, we decided this will definitely become our new local spot. The wine list is fabulous also! The kitchen stays open late on Friday & Saturday nights also, just fyi.
I met a friend for lunch @ Maison Harlem who was attending a conference @ Columbia University. It was a nice easy walk from the University. It was not fancy at all and super casual but the service was excellent and I can not say enough about the food. The best Risotto I have had state side. My friend had the Poulet Ratatouille sandwich and she said it was delicious. I would come here daily if it were in walking distance. It's that yummy.
Abysmal service! Their hot kitchen was not working, but they still seated us. Took them a long time to come and explain. Didn't bother to offer a drink or have us wait.. We were told they weren't mathematicians and didn't know how long the kitchen would take to get fixed. Attitude was take or leave it.
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