Chocolat Restaurant & Bar

4.2
915 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, Soul food, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday 10am - 4pm Sunday 10am-4:30pm
Lunch: 11am - 4pm Daily Dinner - Monday-Thursday 4pm - 11pm
Friday-Saturday Dinner 4pm - 2am Sunday Dinner 5pm -10pm
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Phone number
(212) 222-4545
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Anthony Williamson
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Catering
In addition to our fine food and friendly, experienced staff, we provide a full array of on and off premise catering services (corporate, private at location of choice). This includes china, silverware, customized centerpieces, floral arrangements as well entertainment and security services.We will work with you to ensure that your event reflects your own taste and personal touches. Our goal is to relieve you of the many details that go along with hosting a successful so that you, as well as your guests, can thoroughly enjoy your special event.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
120th Street
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Parking details
Parking Garages:
118th St between Frederick Douglas/ St. Nicholas
120th St between Frederick Douglas/ Manhattan Avenue
121st Street/Frederick Douglas Blvd
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Public transit
Trains A, B, C, D to 125th St. Nicholas Ave
Trains 2, 3,
Buses: #10, #3
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Entertainment
Chocolat features a well appointed private dining room/VIP room that comfortably seats 25 guests. This beautiful room features a television and restaurant monitor for live events that gives our guests the ultimate experience in private dining while enjoying our great food, wines and delicious cocktails.
Our private dining room provides the perfect setting for special events, corporate or private.
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Special events & promotions
Happy Hour 4pm Monday - Friday
Lunch 11am - 4pm Monday - Friday
Dinner Monday - Thursday 4pm - 11pm
Dinner Friday - Saturday 4pm - 2am
Dinner Sunday 5pm - 10pm
Late Night Friday - Saturday 10:30pm - 2am
Brunch Saturday 10am-4pm
Brunch Sunday 10am - 4:30pm
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 915 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great spot for brunch and catching up with my girls. Food is delish! Unlimited mimosa excellent!

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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chicken and pancakes were amazing. All the right flavors were there.

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TA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. I had the Calamari as my appetizer. I had the Short Ribs of Beef with mashed potatoes and spinach, ah so good! I had 3 Dark and Stormy's to quinch my thirst. My dining mates also had the Calamari as appetizers and Lamb Chops with mashed potatoes and Baby Back of Ribs with Mac and Cheese.

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A
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Met with the ladies for a nice brunch food was good atmosphere was lively and energetic and they make great drinks

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trevor was our waiter and he provided us with phenomenal customer service. The food was great really good flavor. Overall experience was 10.

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KO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Owner Leon patiently and sensitively addressed an issue my family and I had with menu prices. He personally ensured that we had a delightful and delicious Thanksgiving pre fixe experience. We are faithful Chocolat customers and will be back again for the yummy food, great drinks, groovy tunes and attentive service.

Thank you Leon and staff.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

I got a margarita that seemed to be a LIT. drink wasnt dressed at all. Not even in a margarita glass. Didnt taste well either. Waiter was ok. Had to flag him down a few times. Work on presentation n wait service

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DC
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

We had a very early brunch (10am). The restaurant is light, airy and made for great atmosphere. Our server was extremely attentive and patient with our later arrival.

The food was FANTASTIC! Every item we ordered was above expectations and our group had a wonderful time. Will absolutely return.

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KT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

As a family we always prefer to eat locally and avoid chain restaurants,so we decided after just finish seeing The Grinch at the Magic Johnson theater to grab a bit to eat. As we came down the escalator in the theater we noticed a Buffalo Wild Wings and walked in, as we waited to be seated I started searching local restaurants in the area and came across your menu. We like what we saw on the online menu and headed down a few blocks to Chocolat. As soon as myself, fiancé, 11 year old son and grandpa walked in we notice a strong smell of marijuana in the entryway. We didn't think much of it and thought it may have been someone that just left the restaurant leaving their smell behind and proceeded. The host soon walked up to us and welcomed us to a table in the back. The entree was amazing no complaint but the appetizer had a hair in it. We mentioned it to the waiter he apologized and immediately took it away. The waiter soon came out with 5 rings of calamari nothing like the full plate we originally received when ordered. We all had exactly 1 calamari, with a sad face we decided not to mention it to the waiter. He was very kind and servicing. As I mentioned before entree was amazing but the appetizer situation along with the smells in the restaurant let us with a sour note, so much for family night.

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LQ
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the food and mimosas at This restaurant. Highly recommended to anyone celebrating any occasion...

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was very good. I will go back for sure for Brunch.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Their online prices are about half of what the real pricing is.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was perfectly prepared! They played great tnb and soul music. We enjoyed ourselves.

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RC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place. Great waiter (Ray) who was attentive but gave my friend and I space to catch up. Very delicious food but two apps, two entrees and three alcoholic beverages came to $172+.

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TD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was pretty good. The food and drinks were great!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Food not very good.

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MR
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome time at this restaurant. Dinner and atmosphere was great. Cant wait to go back.

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RG
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food on point
Service on point
Prices a little high but worth it
Initially the music was too loud but eventually someone turned the music down. At that point I was able to speak to my date.
Would definitely go back!

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RC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I have high expectations when it comes to costumer service and this restaurant did not disappoint me. The server was friendly the food was good the ambiance was romantic and they played 90s r & b the entire time. It was a great place to have a first date!!

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GS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was for my husband's 70th Birthday dinner. Just he & I! I saw the restaurant on Facebook & decided to try it! We enjoyed our time there & will recommend it to others! We were there from 5-6:30pm! It was not crowded and was just the right time!

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SC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 3

Came here once before last October with two of my friends and I loved it. Music you can actually hear and it was good too. Lights were all the way dimmed but the candles allowed u to see your food. This time the lights were on brighter, it was really quiet, it wasn’t fun and the food wasn’t as delicious as the first time. The steak tasted almost like chicken it was weird idk. I guess things changed in the last year. My man had never been there so I think I hyped it up too much because he wasn’t impressed.

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DD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Once again, the food was delicious. It took a little while to be served but it was worth the wait.

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BS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the sangria, lamb, crab cakes, and fried chicken.

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AH
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This was my first time at this restaurant and surely my last! The service was terrible, we’d ordered our drinks and nearly 30 min after ordered food. After waiting close to an hour we were notified that they ran out of the meal that we’d ordered. At no point did anyone ever apologize or did management come over to try to accommodate us, we immediately left and went over to a nearby restaurant. Save yourself the trouble of poor service and simply don’t even bother coming to this restaurant. I’m honestly shocked that they are still in business the way that they treat their customers.

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DD
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Thank goodness for the bartender Pedro and our waiter Ray. They were easily approachable and kind. The hostess was no where to be found . After standing at entrance for 10minutes i informed bartender of my reservations. And later after my party arrived i had to still ask Pedro can we be seated. That was after 3 appetizers and 5drinks we ordered at bar

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T
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

While I enjoyed the experience and my group is planning to go back for the lunch menu specifically due to the price being a bit more reasonable, we did find the cost for dinner was expensive. We each had one drink and our entrees and the cost was approximately $60.00 each

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made a reservation and they were closed

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JF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love this place. The vibe is always up beat. I would definitely recommend to friends and family.

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AA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a very nice time for our girl's day brunch. The food and the service was very good and the proprietor was very accommodating when there was a small issue. Would definitely visit Chocolat again. THANKS LEON!

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SW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it there . We all had a great time and the food was AMAZING! My bestfriend had a great bday.

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BM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I’ve been here several times and have had good experiences but this visit was disappointing. The server was nice but there was a language barrier which made it a little tedious and frustrating. They didn’t have some items we were looking forward to ordering, including bellinis and salmon dishes. Also, the food took a while and some things were sent back for being cold.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 5

This is our third time visiting Chocolat, always a great time, the food is absolutely amazing. However this time the service was not what we’re used to. The main problem was the billing. Two of my sisters ordered the famous red velvet pancakes with just a side of smoked bacon. When the server, Anthony comes out with our food, we see that he brings out the red velvet pancakes with the chicken, the other option. My confused sisters said that’s not what we ordered they said only bacon because it was too much food. The server, Anthony, said “no it’s ok, it comes with that too.” My sisters agreed and said ok fine. The bill comes and we were charged for the price of the pancakes with the fried chicken which was a few dollars more each PLUS charging us for two sides of bacon that Anthony claimed comes with the entrees. My sisters and I were upset but we thought it’s too late to bring it up because A) we already ate half of the chicken and B) we were late for another engagement. I’m usually a big fan of this restaurant but this last visit was a disappointment. Food was absolutely fine, just wish we weren’t charged extra for entrees two of my guests didn’t ask for.

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g
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Numerous items on menu not available, including beer?

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B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This could have been a five star review, how every they ran out of too many items. They had to substitute spinach for collard greens. Kale maybe, but spinach cannot substitute. We asked for dark meat, but were served white meat. The shrimp and grits were outstanding. They were spicy and creamy. The fried chicken was delicious as were the mashed sweet potatoes. They ran out of Tea, and red velvet cake. They ran out of chocolate cake and substituted chocolate mousse cake. However, every morsel was delicious. Special acknowledgement to our Server Brandon. He is the consummate professional.

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HB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

JUST AMAZING OVERALL. I will be back soon. Thank you for great food and vibes

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TK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great Food
Bottomless Mimosa are a misnomer! Atmosphere was great, and it all started at the door with the great personality of the hostess. All staff were extremely professional, super busy, may want to have extra staff on hand for Sunday brunch.

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AR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love my experience. The people and staff was beautiful. The only negative was my waiter was also the bus boy which took a little long.

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H
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I’ve been to CHOCOLAT RESTAURANT many times. The fried chicken is delicious along with the Mac & Cheese. Always a pleasant time but this time I must say my server Artem, was wonderful. He made my dining experience extremely wonderful.
Wish more servers were like Mr Artem.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Hardly any selection in wine; no ingredients for a basic vodka martini; kale was made with too much oil

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Urban chic. Great service especially Abigail and Vlad.

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