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
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!

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
5 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
Birmingham
2 reviews
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.

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