I M visiting them every time I am in NYC. Never got disappointed. Unique place in NYC. Worth every cent.
Perfect from start to finish!! Delicious meal in a warm and welcoming room! Can’t wait to return!!
Great place. But they rush you too much. If you are paying so much money for an experience, they need to make sure they don't push the guests so much. We wanted to order an extra dish before we had received our main entrees and it was not allowed. They should add another 30 minutes in between dining sessions to make it not so hurried. Otherwise it is a great place.
I think a fair review would include that your party was late for, and at least 20 mins after your decisions had been given to the chef, was when you asked to add another dish. It's made very clear how important it is that all guest be on time, and we also make it very clear that we offer all of our guest a 90min dinning experience, because we have to consider our other guest. Guest do have the opportunity to extend their 90mins when we are able, of course with our business in mind.
Always a treat supporting and witnessing black-owned businesses thrive in today's tough culinary market!
It's just so comfortable and inviting. Always a true pleasure
I love Belle Harlem! The food is always amazing with different combination of flavors and textures and the small intimate restaurant is perfect for special occasions or even date night. You could also bring a group and have the restaurant to yourself.
Everything was phenomenal. Belle is easily a favorite if not OUR absolute favorite restaurant in the entire city. It’s a gem.
Beautiful presentation and a very creative menu. The food couldn’t have been any better. We dine at top restaurants all over Manhattan, and this is by far one of the top meals I’ve had in New York. Make reservations in advance. It’s a small and intimate setting.
This is a very special place. Fantastic in every way. A gem.
Cannot say enough about this WONDERFUL place!
I keep going back and on Tuesday I brought my sister and brother in law (who's a chef). They were visiting from Italy and they could have not been more delighted.
They said the cozy atmosphere and service made them feel like they were at a lovely dinner party at someone's home.
The food was incredible. We kept adding dishes and ended up eating almost the entire menu.
Every detail was taken care of (as always) and the owners made us feel very special and answered the million questions my sister and her boyfriend had.
This has become my favorite restaurant in New York and I wish I lived closer to go more often.
Thanks Darryl and Melissa for another incredible night!
Belle Harlem is a New York City gem. It's tiny, with eight seats at a communal table and four more at a counter facing the cooking area. The chef is gifted; the food is outstanding; and the service is friendly. If you're comfortable in close quarters with other guests, understand that you've got only 90 minutes to enjoy, and will have a check for two in the $150-200 range, by all means go for it. Belle Harlem is a joy. We can't wait to go again.
Cozy 12 barstool seats in full view of kitchen of Chef Darryl and host Melissa. Dishes melt in your mouth, and transport you to culinary Heaven!
Belle is my favorite restaurant in Manhattan. It might be my favorite restaurant anywhere. The food is spectacular, they are so inventive, warm and welcoming. It's a pleasure and more like stopping by a friend's for a spectacular meal than what has become "fine dining" in Manhattan. WE LOVE BELLE!!!!!!!
Such a great experience! Great food and great hosts.
Great experience. Worth the trip to Harlem. Chef / owner and wife were wonderful. The food was fantastic. Tight quarters and a little loud but still quite comfortable. I’ll definitely go back.
Incredible! The food and the service is as good as it gets. Looking forward to bringing friends soon.
Absolutley amazing, from food, wine and service. Highly recommend
Amazing food, amazing music, amazing vibe. Feels like you’re at an incredible dinner party with the best chef and hostess. Cannot wait to go back and try more of the menu! We had the best night.
This place is charming. Our experience was like eating in someone’s home as the communal table for 12 and the kitchen are all right there. Food with wine selections were excellent. You get to enjoy a great meal and meet new people. What a night out on the town! We will be back.
Always a fantastic experience! Love this place!!
I saw the restaurant online and wanted some place with quality food for an intimate date night dinner with my wife. It was absolutely outstanding. We both have busy schedules and don’t get to do us often so this experience was very special for us. I’m vegan however everything was made with such care and love that I broke camp for the night and eat Everything! A foodie’s delight!
It’s always a special night spent being served by Chef Darryl, Melissa, and Alex. The ambience, attention to detail, and 3-star menu make this a lifetime favorite. I’ll be back as long as the doors are open
Creative, wonderful food. Every dish an interesting mix of flavors. And, interesting to be right in the kitchen watching it all happen. As a repeat customer, appreciate that the menu evolves, since there are not that many different things on offer every night. Keep it going!
A MUST go to in NYC if you want an intimate dining experience, great vibes and amazing food. It’s small but it like being in a private dining room with your guests and deliciousness abounds. The chicken and waffles, Brussel sprouts and pappardelle are all highlights. It fills up quickly so get your reservations ASAP. This is my second time and I’ll be coming back for more!
The best food and service in NYC! We loved it there
Celebrating a birthday
The food is amazing! Every plate is brightly flavored and beautiful. And the vibe manages to be homespun and exquisite at the same time. Do not skip the Harlem cheese steak crostini!
Belle Harlem is a great place to have an intimate dinner. The food is amazing.
It’s very impersonal for a intimate setting. Food is overpriced. Asked the owner if they have tried the new restaurant that just opened in the neighborhood. She was almost annoyed that I asked the question and said she would never step foot in that place. She said they stole their concept and came in with investors and walked back in the kitchen area and she had to tell them to leave immediately. She actually used some salty language. It was more than I cared to hear as I wanted the evening to be more festive. Really left a bad impression on all of us. Wish I could say I would go back but not with a bad attitude and ok food.
Great place! Definitely recommend and would love to visit again
Great place, great food with friendly trio of the chef, sous chef and the hostess. The hostess selected wines and explained/articulated wines we were interested in. Small kitchen but elaborate dishes.
High quality food, exquisitely prepared, nice wines, knowledgeable proprietors (Melissa and Daryl?) very friendly and down to earth. Unique, cozy and healthy experience. Great deserts too!
My husband and I had an amazing experience at Belle Harlem. Only 12 seats in a very romantic and warm environment. Incredible food and service! We will definitely be back.
Belle Harlem simply has the best food experience for a small party at this amazing chefs table. Everything from apps to dessert felt like a 5 star experience!!
I always go to Belle Harlem and I always have a fantastic meal and such an amazing staff of owners and chefs. It is a wonderful intimate experience with great music awesome wine pairing and the best food that you can have a New York City
We had an amazing meal at this tiny and very intimate restaurant. Our party of 4 were seated so we could talk, despite the counter. The food was interesting and delicious. The proprietors friendly but not intrusive. It was all that a dinner should be; happy, engaging, delicious, hospitable and warm. We’ll be back.
Very small but extremely friendly and a place where the chefs care deeply about what they are doing. Good value, great experience. Room for improvement on the wine list.
Everything was really good except the portions were kind of small
Eating at Belle Harlem is worth every penny. It's a fabulous gastronomical experience. Your tastebuds will thank you. Be ready to sit in a small space, but as soon as you get your 1st course, the feeling of home kicks in. Clean lines, coat/bag hooks under your seating, even the bathroom is super cute- it's classic at home opulence all in one sitting.