Maison Harlem

4.5
470 reviews
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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."

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
DINNER:
Monday - Thursday: from 4pm to 12am
Friday: from 4pm to 4am
Saturday: from 4pm to 4am
Sunday: from 4pm to 12am

BREAKFAST:
Monday - Friday: from 8am to 11am

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

BRUNCH:
Saturday - Sunday: from 10am to 4pm
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Phone number
(212) 222-9224
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Romain Bonnans
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
corner of 127th Street
Additional
Beer, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Maison Harlem is a casual French place that’s one of Harlem’s best neighborhood hangs.

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What 470 People Are Saying
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K
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Harlem staple. Love it there. Breakfast/Brunch never disappoints, drinks are awesome, very nice portions of food and great hospitality.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great energy and terrific quality food and vino at reasonable prices. We’ll come back again!

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E
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed the poulet ratatouille. And great location near Apollo Theater

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, friendly service, excellent bloody mary. Warm, shabby chic environment.

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MM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice work meal with colleagues. Everyone was satisfied with their entrees. We shared the calamari, foie gras and kale salad. All three were great. The foie gras was EXCELLENT.

Next time I will sit at the bar with my wife and order the Happy Hr oysters, foie gras and a drink.

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RB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Noisy but not too noisy. We could still easily converse as a party of 6.
Our reservation was honored on time, as usual.
I came here once again - likely my 10th or 12th visit - this time with out of town friends and family.
Everything is really always completely on-point. Mussels were perfect; broth and bread just irresistible; french fries just perfect. The seafood risotto was the star of the visit with a generous amount of seafood and truffle! Homemade sausage was exceptional and the standard burger was way above standard.
One person was a vegan and had no problems with the menu. Another was a carnivore and also had no problem with the menu. Another doing Paleo and also no problem with the menu.
The staff is completely accommodating, friendly, natural and attentive.
Even the kid's menu item was prepared in an 'adult' way.
It is always refreshing to come here as it is a never miss kind of experience. Everyone I bring here is always surprised at the quality of food and care and expertise in preparation.
I would say that the ventilation system needs to be improved as I always find it a bit too warm in the restaurant - winter or summer!
The noise level is a bit too high but not terrible - some additional attention to the acoustics would be nice.
But I do have to think to find things I don't like about Maison Harlem.
Bar scene is almost completely different vibe but separated from the dining room by a few steps.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always love this fab spot! Our go to for date night, drinks with friends or when the oyster craving hits

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great fun at bar. Good food and really nice ambiance in dining room

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EM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant!
So much good energy and good food!

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JT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is FANTASTIC! The food, the drinks, the service, and the ambiance together strike the perfect tone. I highly recommend this restaurant and I will definitely be back!

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ST
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, Excellent service, reasonable price :)

Will surely be back soon :). My client was very pleased.

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TR
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

FIne service, nice ambience, good neighborhood feeling, and the menu looked quite tasty. But even calibrating my food review to the fairly low price points, this chef is untalented and it shows.

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DG
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun atmosphere -- wait staff very attentive. Good value. Food was tasty. Good spot for brunch

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K
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent - we had specials which included rack of lamb and a halibut dish with mashed potatoes and spinach. The service was generally attentive and the ambiance was a bit noisy due to the bar at the front of the restaurant, but not to the point where you could not hear one another. The cocktails were the main disappointment. We ordered several different ones and they all tasted "off". My first drink was a rum/sparkling wine mix and it literally burned my tongue every time I took a sip so I kept chasing it with water. Another drink was called a "sangria" with passion fruit but contained no wine base or fruit. It was extremely sweet and that passion fruit flavor tasted a bit rancid. Overall I would return if I were in the area and craving the food.

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CW
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Good food & the employees were welcoming. However, the spacing is a little tight and casual. I would go again as more of a family oriented dinner or happy hour vibe.

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c
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Birthday. I visit every time I come to the Big Apple

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SH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic little place in Harlem a must. Great week day lunch menu, fast service and delicious food.

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EE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great meal. Great staff. Great music. A really lovely evening.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food.

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OS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I went to Maison Harlem On Christmas Day

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PS
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Friendly staff, nice ambience, wide and unusual menu with good food and portion sizes. Great find in the area. Nice bar area at the front of the building.

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FT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious, some of the best French food in Harlem. The restaurant had a fun and cozy vibe, and the staff were really friendly, I would definitely come back. The only disappointment was the end of the meal when I went to the bathrooms, they looked like they hadn't been cleaned all week.

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SJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This was our second visit to Maison Harlem. We loved everything about our first visit. In fact, we loved the duck confit so much, we ordered it again. This time, it was not nearly as enjoyable. It was dry and overcooked. I was very disappointed. When we mentioned this to our waiter at the end of the meal, he brought us a delicious complimentary chocolate mousse. It didn't make me forget about the duck confit, but it was a nice way to end our meal. For an appetizer, we enjoyed the deep fried oysters very much. Our mushroom and seafood risotto entree was also very enjoyable.

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P
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had dinner before seeing a show at the Apollo. Very nice and safe neighborhoold. Food was very good. Server was friendly. Very enjoyable.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I had eaten there before but usually with one other person. They were very accommodating when we needed to add others to our party at the last minute.
The staff was friendly and the food hit the spot. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered.
Merci beaucoup, Maison!!

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K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The fois gras appetizer was disappointing and we sent it back. It was not fois gras but some sort of fois gras cake. The Chilean sea bass in mustard sauce as the main course was very tasty and was a good size portion. I would definitely go again if in the neighborhood.

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t
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unpretentious and exceptional. Our server Dan was gracious and knowledgeable. He answered all of our questions about the menu and he offered suggestions when asked. The coq au vin arrived hot and was full of flavors. Will visit again for a delicious meal.

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s
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I always enjoy eating at the Maison Harlem. It’s such a cozy place. Great place for date night.

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C
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent. Food was the star! We had fresh snapper with risotto and spinach and it was fresh and perfectly prepared. Wine list was good and had some reason prices options. The service was great, friendly and prompt

Will go again

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LM
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Cocktails were great and ambience was elegant yet fun. Staff was very friendly and seemed to really care about making guests happy.

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LM
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food is good, a nice balance between traditional French dishes but with north African touches. The wine list is decent but not outstanding. The service was friendly and efficient for the most part. On very hot days it is a little uncomfortable because the doors to the patio area let in all the hot air. When the restaurant is full it is quite noisy. The mussels are excellent.

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SR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We came for late brunch on a Saturday afternoon and had a great time. Food was fantastic!

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d
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful food. The staff was outstanding, attentive and even helped move my 103 yo mother in law, in a wheel chair in and out of the restaurant to the car. They made her birthday great!

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T
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My all-time favorite local restaurant, I’ve been coming here since they opened and consistently receive amazing service with delicious flavorful food.

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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love everything about this place, the vibe, the service, and the food was super delicious!
Merci merci merci!

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JR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food, great, friendly service, lively atmosphere--I liked everything about it!

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f
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It's one of our favorite places in Harlem for a reasonably priced well cooked meal with a very nice presentation. The chocolate lava cake is fantastic.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maison Harlem is pure vibes!!! Love dining or drinking here.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience authentic food absolutely one of my favorite places

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HN
Montreal
16 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took friends from overseas that were in the area and enjoyed it A LOT ! We had jazz live music and the food was delicious and nicely put.
It isn't a quiet place for quiet conversation but great for friend get together . We loved it !

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