Chocolat Restaurant & Bar

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1128 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
Chocolat's hue is a rich brown color, a decor of large windows and a deep chocolate interior finished in shades of tiffany blue, Chocolat Restaurant & Bar is sure to stimulate your appetite.
Located on Frederick Douglas Blvd and the corner of 120th Street, Harlem NYC, Chocolat features a menu of delicately updated American comfort cuisine. Prime meats and fresh seafood are accented by pairings of wines from our extensive wine list, seasonal and local ingredients.

Grab a specialty cocktail at our soft, blue lit bar; a custom designed feature of the restaurant as it moves the energy created by our diverse Uptown crowd.

Our Executive Chef, Anthony Williamson, creates a delicious yet affordable menu reflective of Harlem's new and dynamic pulse.

Open for brunch, lunch and dinner service, Chocolat Restaurant & Bar, is conveniently located in this incredible West Harlem NYC neighborhood.
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SJ
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I, along with 3 other family members, enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving Day lunch at Chocolat. Four of us ordered the special Thanksgiving menu, all traditional offerings, but with a twist. My husband had beef short ribs with smashed potatoes and sauteed spinach. Everything was delicious from the appetizers to the sweet potato pie dessert. In addition, the service was excellent.

MW
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great experience at this establishment with my friends. Food was delicious ‼️

JW
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and drinks for brunch. Not really crowded and the staff is friendly. Would have enjoyed it better if there was consistent music.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It wasn’t a busy night so we were seated right away. I think our waitress was new on the job because she didn’t know what came with my entree which I have ordered before. But other than that she was great. The food was delicious as always we had a great time. Will definitely be returning again

SH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I Love this restaurant..Unfortunately sometimes the service could be a little better..L9ve Food always.

DS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience3

I've been here many times. The vibe of the brunch is always a hit but the restaurant should really have other options for those that are vegan or those that do not eat dairy/meat but may eat seafood. We do like to eat things other than salad. the only options are potatoes or a salad so I really didnt enjoy it. These are just somethings to think about for the brunch menu. Especially if there is an unlimited mimosa option, doesnt really go well with a salad thats on the menu

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Reservation times aren’t honored, venue is small so when accommodating large parties they struggle to still seat everyone else. Overpriced food & subpar service. Probably wouldn’t go back, it was a nice place but they just didn’t have the staff or floor space to deal with a true Sunday brunch crowd.

S
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Experience! The food and service were excellent! We had red velvet pancakes/chicken, salmon, pasta, and braised short ribs. We also ordered the cornbread for an appetizer. We were all very happy. I wish that we had room for dessert.

K
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

amazing food, great cocktails. hostess was very accommodating. lively atmosphere

S
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall1food2service5ambience4

I heard a lot of good things about the restaurant, no good things occurred while I was there! Our servers were a little confused, and gave one of our appetizers to the wrong table and we were still charged. I don’t know I don’t think I would return back for a second time. I encourage you to try it out for yourselves, maybe you’ll have a different experience.

AM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience1

In the past I would have recommended Chocolat to friends and family but after my recent visit I will not be returning and I don’t recommend anyone else return. The food was just ok this time even though my wife was craving the croquettes and grits she left very disappointed.
The gnats in our seating area only added to the dissatisfaction of our overall visit. The cleanliness needs to be improved ASAP.

EW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. The staff was nice. The shrimp and grits and croquette and grits taste great! The red velvet pancakes were nice and sweet. The Belinni and mimosas were awesome. Nice amount of wine and/or champagne in both. I will definitely be back.

JH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great brunch! Waiter was attentive and pleasant would recommend. Will definitely be back on my next visit

JC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our server was very pleasant, but didn't check in enough to see that everything was okay.

ND
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was phenomenal. The food was exceptional. Ordered the honey butter biscuits twice.

RG
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The red velvet pancakes alone are indeed worth the trip for brunch!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked for Sunday Brunch as we were on holiday. Food was fantastic as were the staff, very friendly and helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience!

AJ
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

I took my friend out for her birthday, neither the ribs nor the steak were seasoned. Additionally my steak was over cooked.

LP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant, we drive in from jersey to eat here..food is fantastic..we spent my bday here Saturday

VS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

The waiter was not very approachable, took really long to provide service and the food was not great for the price in comparison to other brunches in Harlem area.

GS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! The food was also incredible

MM
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservation ahead of time. Table was ready upon arrival. Everything was excellent! Service and Food! Will definitely visit again!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to celebrate my sisters 50th. Amazing food & service, the reviews were well deserved.

CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

The food was horrible. The service was ok. There were only 2 people working at the time. Need better cooks.

RE
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Yes, I would recommend this restaurant to my friends. It has a great atmosphere and the service was good.

NF
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father and son dinner, had excellent food and friendly staff. Owners came by and introduced themselves. Will definitely be back.

PM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I do feel as considering for the price, a couple extra slices of French toast or pieces of chicken to the orders wouldn’t hurt

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Overall the vibe is really nice. The restaurant is spacious and good for groups. Food is very good— there was a very strange incident with a meal being taken back and delivered to someone at another table (after it sat at ours for a few min— suspect). Other than that, it’s a really nice brunch spot with friendly staff.

SW
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable! The food was so delicious. Everything was 5 star! I can’t wait to come back to nyc! Chocolat will be my first stop!

FS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was amazing I truly loved it and the workers definitely recommend it !!

TJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I would recommend this place because the food is always really good. Brunch and dinner. But the wait for the food for me is always long. That’s my only gripe with this place. Food takes too long. And their mimosa are the weakest in Harlem. But I would come back.

l
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a professional development in the area and came here for lunch. I ordered the southern fried chicken salad. The salad was tasty and filling. The service was impeccable. The server was attentive without being overbearing. I wish they had a budget friendly lunch menu. However, I had enough to have leftovers for later that day. I will visit again.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing like always. Everyone enjoyed their meal will definitely be going back

ID
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The service was good, food is good but no over the top. Would go back for dinner when visiting harlem.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Place was nice, modern music. Excellent tasting food. Prices are mid to higher range and they do not allow too much swapping of the dish items. Overall will definitely revisit.

TF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Made reservations for bar seating for 3 on a Thursday, we arrive and are seated at a table, restaurant empty and had a weird odor. Garlic honey butter biscuits were not as described.. basically pillsbury biscuits with butter not a taste of garlic nor honey .. Mac n cheese was bland and lacked the most important ingredient “CHEESE”, collard greens bland, no salt n pepper at the table to wake up any of the food, chicken was fried crunchy but again BLAND! Just an overall horrible experience. I don’t see myself coming back EVER. First and last visit.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

I would recommend only because the food was good. However, when I asked to take away my food, it seems as if someone dropped it and it was all over the place. The leftovers made my stomach hurt when I ate it the next day. If it was dropped and they still packed my food, they should be ashamed of theirselves.

R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing brunch experience with beautiful staff and patrons of color! The delicious Seafood Croquettes and Grits came second to the amazing customer service provided by Woody and the rest of the Chocolat team.

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I chose Chocolat because I live in the neighborhood and always make sure that I patronize my businesses. I saw the owner move around the restaurant and at no time did he make I contact to say hello or welcome. I had just attended a panel discussion on how to we grow our business as african American business owners and customer service was a topic. I think he should at least acknowledge. When I go to Melba’s she is always moving around and thanking her customers.

CM
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service outstanding! Great food! Great vibes! Overall a great experience & would absolutely go again!

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