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About Belle Harlem

Belle is a unique 12-seat chef’s table in Central Harlem. The space is not suitable for small children. Chef Darryl and his team will offer an evolving menu in an intimate space. The menus will be based on locally sourced ingredients and will change monthly.

2363 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd
New York, NY 10030
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

Cross Street:
Between 138th & 139th closer to 138th

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(347) 819-4076

Website:
http://www.belleharlem.com/

Public Transit:
Subway Lines
B C 2 3 - 135th St

Executive Chef:
Darryl Burnette

Additional:
Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Belle Harlem Ratings and Reviews

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4.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.9

ambience

4.8

value

4.6

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (22)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Special Occasion (14)
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Creative Cuisine (14)
Good for a Date (13)
Authentic (12)
Fun (11)
Cozy (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Romantic (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Casual (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Phenomenal dining experience. Highly recommend the seasonal specials- had a pasta special with sausage and a sausage hummus starter. They were incredible. Very intimate setting.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We had the most wonderful time ever at Belle Harlem. Chef Sterling and owners Melissa and Darryl were absolutely welcoming and delightful to spend time with. The food was truly impeccable. Every single bite of every dish was beautifully made and absolutely delicious. My husband and I have not stopped talking about what a great meal it was and how truly awesome the owners and chef were. It was great to watch them cook and interact with them. You must go to this amazing gem!

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

A special place. The food was very interesting and delicious. The chefs are right in front of you and they are friendly, warm, and unpretentious (although there are many unusual words on the menu that we had to get deciphered). The waitress was lovely. I went with husband and my teen children. They felt comfortable and we had a lovely family celebration. Very, very happy to find a restaurant where we could talk easily. There is nice music, but it is just the right level. There is a range of food - fine for vegans as well as meat eaters. We will certainly be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Belle Harlem is a true gem. The 3 person crew includes your hostess/server/bartender, the chef and sous-chef and the food is amazing. The menu is creative, fun and delicious and the chef times it perfectly so that your second course is done a few minutes after the first course so that you can savor the first course and your delicious wine before the second course. Everything was so fresh and the desserts were delicious. Looking forward to returning.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Wonderful food and friends
Will definitely go back

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants in the city! A unique dining experience with the open kitchen and one table for dining. My wife and I ordered one of each of the small plates and everything was delicious! The chefs and waitress are incredibly friendly and willing discuss the food and life

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Do yourself a favor and visit this gem.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

An unbelievable meal coupled with extremely thoughtful staff - I look forward to my next visit!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

What an amazing culinary experience! The concept of open kitchen cooking combined with great service by the owners is fantastic. All of the dishes we had were unbelievable: the Mac and cheese spring rolls are a must, the biscuit slider is a great take on a burger, and the filet with sweet potato purée was one of the best steaks I’ve had. The specials: butternut squash risotto and hummus with grilled bread were items we were lucky to get by chance and should seriously be considered to be regular menu items.

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Belle Harlem made for one of the most memorable dining experiences my wife and I have had in Manhattan. The intimate space allows for interactions with the chefs and with other guests, plus the food was wonderful. If you are looking for something different in NYC dining without sacrificing great food, service and ambience, try Belle Harlem.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We had a wonderful time. The decor was awesome, especially the lighting scheme which highlighted Chef but didn’t overwhelm the dining experience. The food was divine. Each dish was better than the next. We will definitely return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Incredible meal at a great price. Expectations were high based on previous reviews and they did not disappoint. Worth the trip from anywhere to visit this little gem. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2017

This restaurant is phenomenal! I enjoyed the intimate atmosphere, the ability to connect with the chef and sous chef as they prepared my meal and the flavor of what they put before me. From the appetizer to the main course, I enjoyed savory dishes prepared with care and expertise. The music was relaxing as well. A great restaurant for a singleton. After a hard day’s work, it was just the treat I needed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Another fun nite w great food and service. The ambiance was perfect

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Had a wonderfully casual dining experience. Chatted with Chef and his lovely wife. The communal table allowed for conversation with other guests. Met some great people. Definitely put on your list to visit.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent food and service. Exceeded my expectations!

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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great Dining Experience!
Went with 3 couples to celebrate a birthday. It is a small space with a long counter for seating. The menu was small but sufficient to please everyone. There were some nice specials. The wine was excellent- a focused and well-selected list. Chef Daryl was impressive- the meals were all top notch in every respect and we all loved talking shop with him. He is a real talent.

The appetizers were all excellent- smoked tomato soup, salmon tartar, and a chicken and waffle special that was sinfully terrific. Gane hen, salmon, and filet mignon were great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

It was our second time at Belle Harlem and we invited some friends to join us. The food was excellent and the service was impeccable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Fantastic experience. Highly recommend. Looking forward to repeat visit.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Second trip to Belle Harlem and will make third on next trip to NYC. Food and hospitality are first class. Chef Darryl and staff are creative and treat us as family. Truly exceptional dining experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 16, 2017

A really fresh concept! Like eating dinner at your good friends house (who happens to be a particular good chef), sitting on a bar stool at their island in the kitchen. Food was creative, a nice blend of comfort and current, and most importantly flavorful. Service was attentive-enjoyed being able to talk and engage.
Highly recommended

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

You can't go wrong. Large plate portions were smaller than I remembered, but still a great value for a great meal in NYC.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Super cute Chef Table type dining in this Harlem. The food is beautiful and delicious. The mac and cheese spring rolls are the best way to start your meal. The owners are personable and welcoming and that makes the food that much better. A must if you want a unique dining experience Uptown.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

It's a small 12 seat restaurant with wonderful food and wonderful people.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Seasonal, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our second time there and there will be a third, I promise.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Excellent dining experience. Wonderful food, ambiance, service -- you name it. We went for a special occasion as a couple (and yes the space allows for a fairly intimate meal too) but will not wait for another special occasion to return. It's simply no wonder people give Belle Harlem such rave reviews.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Belle Harlem is an experience. The concept is that 12 people sit around a large counter and watch as their food is being prepared and then eat together. The food does not disappoint. In particular the petit filet on Saturday was outstanding -- very tender and succulent. Not surprisingly -- given the tiny space -- reservations can be hard to come by and you need to guarantee with a credit card. Stop by Shrine after your meal for some great world music in a fun setting to round out your evening in Harlem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

A hidden gem in Harlem, Belle is a very special spot. Only 12 seats, this restaurant is more a chef's table than anything. The menu has a few favorites but changes constantly with great specials. The chef and sous are right in front of you cooking as they go. A must!

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Good food, nice ambience, friendly atmosphere. Definitely will return

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Fun, Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Outstanding
Chef cooking right in front of you from scratch

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We arrived to a warm
Great smelling kitchen the environment lends itself to the feeling of a experience rather then just dinner
Timing of the meals dishes perfect and the waitstaff friendly and very welcoming
Spoke with the chef about some of the ingredients he used and the inspiration for his meals
The Mac n cheese spring rolls not to be missed

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

very special place. sophisticated food in what must once have been a storefront--guests eat at a long counter with the chef working on the other side, which sounds like a diner but is much more elegant. friendly, intimate--inventive cooking--some of the greens are grown on the roof--somehow both modest and ambitious--recommended.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Took our family here for a great evening of fantastic food and a dining "experience." We are chefs, as as such we are huge foodies. Belle Harlem is like eating at the home of a wonderful chef, and they make it very easy to sample many items from their carefully thought out menu. Great service and incredibly friendly environment. A must if you appreciate great food!

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Overall ok experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

This has become my "go to" restaurant for special occasions. Seats only 12 people, so noise level is fine, & you can watch the cooking process as you eat. A bit pricey, but given the parameters, well worth it. Chef Darryl is friendly and forthcoming and his staff of 2 very efficient and meticulous. Best find ever!!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

OMG I LOVE this place! It is tiny - and I mean tiny - like maybe was a smoke shop before. Incredible what Chef turns out with no space and no fancy equipment - it is all about the food and the friendly welcoming atmosphere. Did I mention the FOOD? The scallops - I died and went to heaven. Everything was spectacular. You get to watch them cook your food; super friendly and happy to answer questions etc. The wine list is minimal, not surprisingly, but there is something to match whatever you are eating.

Yes it is up in Harlem - just get there, it is totally worth it. My new Go To place for visiting NYC. Hope I get back there soon! Bravo Belle Harlem!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This is a very unique dining experience. Intimate and charming. The food is also excellent; we had a series of small plates and everything was delicious. Nice selection of wines. Great attention to detail. Cool neighborhood spot, run by friendly and talented folks. Highly recommended!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner at Belle's. Small space allows for fantastic service and relaxed, and at the same time cool vibe. Game hen was to die for! we will be back

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We loved the food and the place. Only 12 seats, very good.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Phenomenal food, great set up all in one small room so you can watch the chefs while they cook. Friendly staff. On the pricier side but definitely worth it in my opinion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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