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About Chocolat Restaurant & Bar

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.

2223 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
New York, NY 10026
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, Soul food, Contemporary American

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

Cross Street:
120th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 222-4545

Website:
http://www.chocolatharlem.com/

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.

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.

Parking Details:
Parking Garages:
118th St between Frederick Douglas/ St. Nicholas
120th St between Frederick Douglas/ Manhattan Avenue
121st Street/Frederick Douglas Blvd

Public Transit:
Trains A, B, C, D to 125th St. Nicholas Ave
Trains 2, 3,
Buses: #10, #3

Executive Chef:
Anthony Williamson

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

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

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Chocolat Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (19)
Casual (19)
Good for a Date (14)
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Bar Seating (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Special Occasion (12)
Late-night Find (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Cozy (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Romantic (7)
Fun (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Seasonal (4)
Authentic (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

We were hosting our National Alumni President as the new officers; the waitress was not attentive without prompting. The happy hour was not exciting the restaurant was relatively empty/dry; I was surprised and expected better!

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Good time celebrating my daughters 15th bday along with her teenage friends ... they enjoyed the ambiance and food

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Tapas, Authentic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Get those red velvet pancakes

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was great. Staff was good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

To be honest the music was so loud it felt more like a club than a Saturday after brunch. I don’t mind music at a descent level but it was hard to enjoy my brunch conversation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Friday night date night with my wife. Great service, great food and great music. Would recommend!!

Tags: Tapas, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food was good but surprisingly, they were out of a number of items on the menu. They were also out of some staples, which I found very surprising.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The main thing here was there reservation policy. Although I made a reservation for 2p and all of my party was there at 2p, we were not seated until 2:30p. I spoke with the hostess and she claimed that the reservation doesn't really hold your spot but it gives them an idea of who will be coming. So that was a bit disappointing. Other than that the food was good and our waiters service was great.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food is good but over priced. Appetizers the same price as entrees?? Service was not good and automatic tip for only 3 people is BS.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Quality food always and really enjoyed the red velvet pancakes and the burgers there are good

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Disabled Access
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

The bartender was not friendly. However, my server was excellent. My coconut shrimp salad literally only came with 4 shrimp. The food was lackluster at best.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Always a great time with me and my Man!! love this spot

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great time, with great friends, with great food! Really enjoyed the meal! Will definitely come back!

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Casual, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fun, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

As usual my experience at your place was beautiful I really love the atmosphere and the staff is so friendly if I wish I could afford to eat there every day

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The biggest negative is the music is way too loud. It’s almost impossible to have a conversation. This is really unfortunate because the food is pretty good. But they have to decide if they want to be a night club or a restaurant.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was amazing ..... music was very loud , a little too loud for brunch hours ... but overall great experience

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We went to Sunday brunch for my mother’s birthday and she loved it! My dad had a good time my little brother didn’t have any complaints which is a big deal! My mimosa glass was NEVER empty. Our waiter was very attentive and the food was delicious. They played 90’s R & B and we were all groovin’. Halfway through our meal they did turn up the music too loud and that’s my only complaint.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The grits seemed to be warmed up from yesterday. English muffins were cold and no butter or jam til we requested. The Hollandaise sauce had no flavor. Coffee was brought with no cream. Disappointing.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great food and great service. It's a very intimate dining space for couples or parents bonding with their adult children.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

I really enjoyed my time here. i went for my birthday and they were able to commodate for me with no issues

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

On two different occasions, I've tried the shrimp & grits and the red velvet pancakes w/ the southern fried chicken.. enjoyed both dishes however the chicken & red velvet pancakes was better. Hands down. Much more filling. Also enjoyed the fact that I didn't have to wait long for the mimosa refills; a definite plus!!
I plan to visit again but during the evening. So I'll see how that goes. The place tends to get crowded quick.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I am big on supporting black-owned anything, but especially good food spots. I live in BK and my brothers live in BX. We struggle to get together, but on 10/21, we laughed, cried, drank, ate and bonded. Thank you Chocolat family for creating the atmosphere to facilitate that. Big up the DJ too!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Decent food but our server was a complete novice. He tried but compared to the other restaurants in the neighborhood, this turned a decent dining experience into what we found to be an experiment.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I have eaten at Chocolat many times. I enjoy the food and drinks.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great! Loved the food and I had a good time with my friends.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

First time with my wife and I, we enjoyed the food and great drinks 🍹 very strong just the way I like. Friendly workers...

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual, Romantic, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great atmosphere....great food....waitress very pleasant and knowledgeable of the menu... Very romantic at night for dates...will be coming back

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Casual, Romantic, Seasonal, Great Beer, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We came here to celebrate my husband's birthday. When I walked in the greeter and the manager were very friendly but the server and service was horrible. There was lipstick on my friends glass, it took a very long time to clean off the table from the appetizers, we had to flag the waiter down several times for either water, or additional items. The appetizers were good but the main courses were ok. I was disappointed that my steak lacked flavor, no garlic butter as advertised, they ok Mac and cheese. During dinner there was suppose to be a waiter and a trainee but none of them were attentive or around. Additionally it took another hour to bring a check and we ended bringing our credit cards up because no one came back to take payment. They over charged our cards and when we mentioned it the server seemed bothered. The manager said that they could refund the difference and offered drinks but the damage was already done. I had everyone drive from Long Island to Harlem because my husband had a great experience 5 years ago. I guess 5 years things got worst not better.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Seating was a bit uncomfortable otherwise the food was great and ambiance was beautiful for a date night

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 9, 2017

It pains me to write this review because I have been to Chocolat years ago and enjoyed it. The food quality has gone down considerably. The fried chicken appeared to be from frozen drumettes and was obviously not fresh. The cheddar grits were gummy and too cheesy. We were a party of four and no one finished their meal. It was so disappointing and it took a ridiculously LONG time to get our meal, which was surprising since there were only 2 other small tables occupied. The wait staff service was very friendly and very attentive. I wish Chocolat would hire a top chef, bring in fresh ingredients, restore the food quality and for goodness sake, you should be presenting only the best fried chicken available, especially since you bill yourself as a soul food restaurant. 🙁

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Brunch was nice but it was a little annoying that I had to explain my order over 3 times. I simply wanted an egg WHITE omelette. I would assume, the omelette would be made the same but just with egg WHITES.
The order finally was done correctly only for me to charged as if I had ordered a WHOLE other side dish?!
I am used to paying a little extra ($1-$2) more when I order egg WHITES, but $6 extra? Seems a bit much if you ask me.

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Everything was great. The person at the door could have been a little more friendly. She never introduced herself. Other than that everything was lovely!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Waiter was awesome. Very attentive, food was amazing. His drink suggestions hit the spot. Will definitely be visiting again.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

My friend and I went there just for brunch the food was great but my server wasnt very attentive we seen him maybe twice. The food came out fast but we waited 45 minutes just to pay and he over charged us smh.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

I love Chocolat. We were celebrating my aunt's 87th birthday! The food was delicious. Service was excellent. HOWEVER! The music was so incredibly loud. We asked several times if they could turn it down. I saw the server speak to the manager each time we asked (respectfully) The manager turned it down a little. It was so distracting and we could not converse, which is what people do at dinner. Also, some of the music being played was inappropriate. We were thoroughly annoyed.

I feel the manager was not accommodating. It is a restaurant not a club. Ugh!!!!!!!

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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Food is absolutely amazing and authentic. Staff members are extremely friendly and attentive. Drinks were very good and not watered down.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Birthday Dinner for my wife.

Food was delicious, service was great, but the volume of the music was a little high for our liking. I'll deff go back for a brunch one day.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The lamb chops and spinach is delicious!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food was delicious! Never disappointed when I come here

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Great food, with slamming music. Excellent service too. I will return for brunch.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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