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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."

341 St. Nicholas Ave
New York, NY 10027
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:


DINNER:
Monday - Thursday: from 4pm to 12am
Friday: from 4pm to 1am
Saturday: from 4pm to 1am
Sunday: from 4pm to 12am

LUNCH:
Monday - Friday: from 11am to 4pm

BRUNCH:
Saturday - Sunday: from 10am to 4pm

Cross Street:
corner of 127th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 222-9224

Website:
http://maisonharlem.com/

Executive Chef:
Romain Bonnans

Additional:
Beer, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Maison Harlem Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (38)
Good for a Date (22)
Casual (20)
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Authentic (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Cozy (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Fun (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Romantic (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Happy Hour (9)
People Watching (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Great for Brunch (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Live Music (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Seasonal (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Business Meals (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

My friends and I all very much enjoyed our brunch at Maison Harlem!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I have been going to MH since it opened and the superior quality of the food has been consistent. It’s also nice for a customer to be welcomed back and acknowledged by the waitstaff and bartender. This is my favorite downtown bistro uptown!

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Maison Harlem is a wonderful neighborhood gem that I’m thrilled to call my own.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Seasonal, Fun, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

I love this place. Everything is always great. Food, drink, all of it. Awesome.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Healthy, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was good and the wait staff and host were wonderful. The whole meal was a delightful experience. As someone who has reason to be in Harlem it's a great neighborhood restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Love the atmosphere and the food. Service is excellent and staff is friendly. Skirt steak, mussels, pork chops and pasta were all very good! Everyone in party enjoyed their food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a great meal & good service. Will definitely go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great bistro atmosphere and food.
Service could be a little more attentive.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Expect to wait an extra 30-45 min on top of your reservation during peak hours (6:30 - 9). Host will tell you it is less than 10 min but ends up being longer.

It's fine but should manage expectations a little better.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Loved the place - great gem in Harlem. Food is great - fun bar scene and good wine list.

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

The food was just magnificent. The service was as well. Our server spoke French and really was professional. The live music was varied and really set the mood

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

A little French jewel in Harlem with bistro ambiance and authentic fare.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Fun, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The cauliflower augratin was delicious but everything else including food wine service ambiance were not.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Absolutely love this spot for both dinner and brunch! A perfect hint of french in the middle of Halrem :) highly recommend it.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Very friendly service even on a busy night!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

To loud, the food was mediocre.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Simple incredible. Everything we ordered was amazing. I can't wait to go back!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Music is too loud... Everything else is great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

As other people have mentioned the place is a bit tight but overall I will say it is an interesting experience visiting this French restaurant. Make sure you make reservation especially on Saturday night or else you may need a long wait.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We loved it here and so did our guests. Food and service are wonderful

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

In from out of town and this was a recommendation from our host. Loved it. Food, service, and people watching were all perfect.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

I love this place, it's a local favorite but also really worth a trip uptown, it's friendly as all get out and the food is well prepared, the winelist solid, and the service reliable and attentive. Thanks, Maison Harlem, can we clone you?

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The host was rude and the food took forever, although it tasted great

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Live Music
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Was seated 30+ minutes after reservation after giving our table to a regular.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Authentic
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great meal. Great music. We will be back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great classic french foods and other options as well!

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Live Music, Fun
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 (London)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great find. Fun staff and a great place for brunch. Easy to get to on the subway.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

It was delightful. I will certainly go again. A good find.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

A gem of an authentic French bistro in West Harlem. If you want soul food, go to Sylvia's; if you want unpretentious but tasty French cuisine, come here.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Sunday brunch. Restaurant was slammed. Had reservations but waited in line to be seated and told they were serving only cold food and salads. Problem in the kitchen. Had salads and cheese plate and drinks. Service was spotty. Just felt chaotic.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The best, and most authentic, french food in Harlem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Very nice bistro style French food. We go whenever we are inNY

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