Maison Harlem

4.6
506 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."

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

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KH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Sunday night at Maison. The food, the music and the wine were only outmatched by the impeccable service . This is why I became a regular !

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D
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very very good salad classic French fun atmostphere charming lively

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JA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were both delicious. They also have a happy hour which is a great value. The service was great.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Went for V-Day with my SO. Food was overpriced. Lobster Bisque tasted like someone had taken a bowl of gruel and added lobster flavoring. Lardon salad was good. The cassoulet was underwhelming, as the meats were almost indistinguishable within a heavy helping of white beans. Lack of depth in flavor profile. SO’s seafood pasta was fine, but featured a really overwhelming bland cream taste. Service was good. Atmosphere was frenetic—intimate seating, loud music, and peculiar decor. Bathrooms left something to be desired. Really underwhelming and overpriced. Will avoid in the future.

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s
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food, impeccable service, in a sunny space with fun album-record menus. Our server Raul was a delight: thoughtful, attentive, friendly, charming and effective. They adjusted the music volume for us, accommodated our group of 8, and nobody was ever waiting for drinks. Such a great restaurant. Highly recommend. Everyone licked their plates clean - seriously - there was no food left at all.

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Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super fun! Delicious food!

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m
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great and different experience. The ambience was very nice and the staff was very helpful

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AS
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been eating here for years. Excellent as always. The key is that it's traditional French bistro fare, le cuisine grand mere, "grandma-cooking", and it's authentic. No attempt to interpret, update or otherwise change the offerings. And perfect execution. A jewel

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New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great local Harlem place. Well done French bistro cuisine. Boisterous lively. atmosphere with great energy. I look forward to going back.

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MW
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is one of my favorite in the city, but when I went to cancel a reservation last week Open Table's site had crashed...this is not the first time...very annoying

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very speedy service on the food. Server was nice and polite. Overall good experience

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l
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not easy to serve a group of 12 but our service was more than up to the challenge. The food was good too. The music was a bonus. We were at the Apollo Theater and this was the perfect place to dine after the show

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place excellent vibe staff the best

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EB
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a group of 6 celebrating Mom & Dad’s birthdays-we each enjoyed our food very much. The escargot & oysters were excellent! Our server was very attentive. We will come again.

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KY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great people

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B
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful Food, Ambiance & Service / Beautiful Food, Ambiance & Service / Beautiful Food, Ambiance & Service /Beautiful Food, Ambiance & Service

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SS
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely, quaint place, steps from the subway, great customer service and delicious burgers. Especially loved the singer Leah (Go on Sundays "Live with Leah") and her musicians. She is a breath of fresh air with a beautiful voice, smile and energy. It's impossible not to enjoy yourself here!

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K
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Such a nice place, with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and an inviting menu.

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JT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We ordered burgers and the fish special; all were outstanding. Great fries. A relaxed, comfortable dinner for a moderate price. Loved it.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual it’s one of the best casual comfortable place to eat weather alone or a group it’s great.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome best in neighb!

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KH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maison is my go to restaurant when I crave good French cuisine .0

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BL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was delicious and well-priced but make sure that you're not starving when you go because the kitchen is SLOW. In addition, our waiter showed attitude when I called him to take our order: he said "I have other tables" and walked away.

Other than that, a great experience. I will go again (but will sit at a different table!).

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TL
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was excellent as usual. However, the service was a little off. It took over an hour for our appetizers to come out.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cute cozy restaurant in Harlem. The carbonara and mussels were amazingly good!

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MH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We love this restaurant...authentic French food, big portions and a wonderful atmosphere!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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DF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Best couscous royale I’ve ever had. Better than all the top spots for couscous in Paris.

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L
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great vibe, good food, friendly service; really fun night.
A little loud.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun restaurant! Great food and great music. Excellent

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very special place, great food, and good times!!

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K
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
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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KI
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service has been consistent since inception. Highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
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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MH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Loved the restaurant...food was delicious! Three of us ordered the day's specials and one ordered from the regular menu. Very nice size portions and everything was cooked perfectly!

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JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Energetic late night experience. The music was jamming. I definitely will return. Service was timely. Server was friendly. Hostess was ready to find me a great seat when I walked in.

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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
8 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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