Chocolat Restaurant & Bar

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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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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Went for my sister’s birthday. The service staff was nice and attentive. The food was ok but lacked seasoning you’d expect when reviewing the menu- looked like “soul food”. Overall experience was ok but our guest weren’t impressed.

TC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Enjoyed my time here. My waiter was awesome ! The music was on point !

OT
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Music to loud for table conversation.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the southern fried chicken entree and it was delicious. The service was great and I recommend their rum swizzle cocktail.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

This was my second time at Chocolat. My first time was a Sunday brunch and that experience was significantly better than last Saturday evening. I was seated at 5:15pm and my food arrived at 7:10pm. I thought 5pm would give me enough time for a 8pm show at the Apollo but we were rushing. I got the fried chicken dish that came with the option of mashed potatoes or mac & cheese. I wanted mac & cheese and received mashed sweet potatoes. I didn’t have time to inform the server. The food tasty but not worth the wait. If I return it would only be for a drink. The bartender was very attentive and prompt. The ambiance is also really nice with great music.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Upon entering the establishment I was acknowledged. The young bartender was nice and attentive.HOWEVER my date and I purchased the unlimited mimosas. I got three good drinks while my bf only had one, until what seems the manger (older lady) took Over the bar area. She made the worse mimosas , served us straight orange juice and made our stomach extremely full and uncomfortable. I brought it to her attention and she came and poured into our cups from the champagne bottle. When it was time for the next one, we had to settle for the same batch of orange juice. The food was good, staff was nice but I will never go back! 40 dollars down the drain.. for unlimited orange juice.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A little pricey but the food was good and so was my Belini

KM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I’ll probably never go out to eat on Valentines Day again!!

A
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great eats

RR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place and good food Nd great drinks Mac and cheese was good

S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Pricey for sure! But the overall service was very good!

ID
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was great, the waiter was vey attentive

SS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. My husband and I certainly will return.

GN
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We went to celebrate my wife’s birthday. We enjoyed the food and my wife enjoyed her birthday.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Portions very small, over priced, some of the food cold, hostess rude and curt, small tables. Drinks decent more like juice. Server not very knowlegable regarding menu, service slow. Had to look for server to get additional items. Will most likely never go back or recommend.

EW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. This is my 3rd time going and the food was great!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I sat at the Bar and it was a nice service throughout the place!

KH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The portions are great, the food is delicious and our server was pleasant and attentive. Will go back.

JC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is overpriced. I had to get spinach instead of arugula in my beet salad. Not that tasty and needed more dressing. Spinach also had to replace the vegetable with the crab cakes.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant, and wonderful customer service!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had an excellent night out with the ladies & the food was great .

M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Everything was great but the service was lacking. We never received our appetizer and constantly looking for our waiter to refill our drinks! The food was great though

L
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food is pricey given the quality. It was a better value before. Now not sure it’s worth it. It’s sad because staff are lovely and so is the atmosphere.

PB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Cannot even submit a thorough review for this restaurant. My party and I were never seated even though we made a reservation. The hostess was reluctant to communicate and when my friend asked for a glass of water, which he was denied at the bar due to lack of water cups, the hostess quickly got an attitude before he got his question out and said “Please do not ask me if your table is ready.” Poor assumption made on her part and I am not eager to return.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was extremely slow. Could never find the waiter. The food took a long time to arrive. Order the salmon and salad. Salmon had no seasoning. My best friend ordered the lamb chops and mashed potatoes. Neither was tasty. Ordered the watermelon martini. It tasted artificial like cheap mixers. My best friend ordered a drink with champagne. The drink was warm. Very disappointed. Will never dine here again.

O
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Just an opinion, playing afrobeat music would be nice, overall had a wonderful time

QF
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

This is my 3rd time and I wasn’t pleased with the food at all. My 2 trips prior the food was great, idk what happened this time.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, service great, the vibes were great. Worth the visit. Will be back next week for brunch again!

SK
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food + great Pandora audio + incredible service = A trifecta.

My partner and I stayed in Harlem — a separate wonderful discovery — and we passed Chocolat on foot as we were exploring the environs. We had lunch Friday and were so impressed by the experience that we invited a friend for brunch on Sunday.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town with teenagers from Michigan. They wanted to take the A train to Harlem, so this was an ideal brunch location. The food was exceptional and the service excellent.

L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We had a 3 pm reservation so only a few tables were occupied. It took several minutes for our server to approach the table. He got my friend’s order wrong even though she was clear in ordering. He was fraternizing with a female employee behind the bar for several minutes as I tried to get his attention. Would re-visit for the food but the server’s performance needs to improve.

SL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cake fee of $20 was not explained correctly but our server Trey was attentive and more than made up for it.

BC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was great but when my food was packed to go my coleslaw wasnt in there. All items should be in your to go container no matter how small. I paid for it.

JO
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great service, good food, nice restaurant to grab brunch lunch and dinner.

KL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The red velvet pancakes and chicken is delicious! Only reason I’d give 4/5 stars is due to their unclear reservation policy. When I arrived to my reservation I was told that reservations don’t guarantee you a seat. Which is the complete opposite meaning of a reservation. Luckily I wasn’t with a huge party and was able to be seated at the bar.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was good. Food was amazing!

SI
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the drinks were amazing, love the place

C
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have brunch!!! Great food, great drinks, and amazing atmosphere! Music was great, just had a really time time overall

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

An amazing restaurant. I went here for my birthday, had amazing food and an amazing vibe. The music was great and we all had a great time!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to restaurant for dinners and brunch. this place never fails men

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