Renaissance Harlem

4.2
117 reviews
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Sun 5:00PM - 11:45PM
Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:30PM 5:00PM - 11:45PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 5:45PM

What 117 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

we had a lovely meal and great service. Loved it in totall and would really recommend this place

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LC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice place with great ambiance and very friendly staff.
If you like chicken wings, don't forget to order them. They are delicious!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met a friend here for dinner. The food was beautifully presented and tasted delicious. Service was courteous and attentive without being over the top. Great experience, will definitely dine there again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Music was great but a bit too loud.
Food was ok

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SJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Renaissance Harlem is now one of my favorite restaurants. Excellent experience and top notch customer service. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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N
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Good for big groups but you must make a reservation

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SR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice ambiance, good menu, wonderful service! Would go again.

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B
New York Area
127 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriends and I were in Harlem for an event at the Schomburg Center. Based on the reviews, we decided to try this restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised to discover that it was even better than expected. The food was fresh and delicious and reasonably priced. The service, from the wait staff to the bus boys, were excellent and friendly. It was fairly quiet, but we arrived at about 5pm. None of us live in the area, but we will be back. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent god and service. Go and enjoy!!

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M
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

One of the worst dining experiences I’ve had in a long time.
The waiter was not attentive at all to us and when he was, he was far to handsy with my date. Hand placed on the shoulder and all... it was weird. The food was overall too salty. Like gave me a headache salty and lukewarm. My first drink took far too long but was delicious, my second drink had to be ordered 3 times before it was put in and the bartender forgot the alcohol for their signature cocktail... we never even received bread for the table.

There were a lot of other diners in this establishment but I won’t be returning. For the well over $100 we paid, we would’ve gotten a better meal and service at an Olive Garden... this restaurant won’t last long...

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My girlfriend loved the French toast

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DF
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My partner and I were celebrating his first day at his new job. The vibe was extremely intimate and there was a live singer was great. Our drinks took a little while to get (I think our server forgot about them initially) but the food was delicious! Would definitely return!

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h
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice neighborhood resturant. Friendly staff and nice relaxed decor. The whole branzino fist was excellent. I'll definitly return.

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SR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live just a few blocks away and love having this space with great ambiance, delicious food, sometimes live music
But not loud music... this is my 2nd time inviting friends to meet up here for drinks. Will keep coming back
And bringing more friends

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KG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant was outstanding!! Valentine, our server, was amazing, the food heavenly (especially the cod fritters) and the ambiance great! The background music was just right, not too loud. We could have a conversation without straining to hear. They even had a live performer at one point who was spectacular. She even sang happy birthday to my husband. I'm so excited I found this gem in Harlem. This place was full on a Tuesday night, so clearly the word is out. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is amazing - it’s the type of food you wish your momma would cook for you everyday. Drinks were great as well. The servers are all super nice and very accommodating. The setting was super relaxed and comfortable and we all felt like service was a little slow, but I’m not sure if that’s just a part of the atmosphere they’re trying to achieve. The noise level was just... a lot. It’s hard to have a normal conversation without feeling like you’re yelling to the person sitting next to you. But we had a blast, celebrating someone else’s birthday, drinking our drinks and enjoying the food. Loved this place. I want to come back and celebrate my birthday there!

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K
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and presentation! Service with a smile and a full plate. I enjoyed my experience and hope to return soon.

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R
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time here and we loved it. Everyone was SO nice and welcoming. The food was great and so was the service. Very nice ambience. We'll be back when we're in the neighborhood again.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Extremely pricey but nice staff

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EB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They had overbooked the restaurant and they couldn’t seat us. They ruined our Valentine’s Day.

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D
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The venue was overcrowded and overpriced. The menu changed without updating the website. The staff sat people ahead of us. The place was dirty. There were crumbs on the seat where we sat. I didn’t wait for food we politely left.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good service, music, and food

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

They said most of the coffee cups were broken the night before so there were not enough cups for everyone. Slow service, good food.

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SR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Invited a friend to meet me here. We ordered a slew of appetizers and plenty to drink. Every aspect was pleasant, enjoyable and totally worthy of passing on as the perfect place to dine and catch up. Looking forward to returning

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DD
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Servers were very attentive and sweet! They made sure you had everything you needed without being overbearing. I went on a quiet Sunday and it was almost empty but both couples who were there were having a great time too! The food was great! Came out fast and tasted amazing. 10/10 would recommend!

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A
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this restaurant and we were blown away, food was great, service was fantastic, and did I mention that the food was great...! We will definitely be back...

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely wonderful!

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had walked past the restaurant often and it always looked so inviting. Went with friends Friday night and was were so happy with what we found. From the friendly welcome, the delicious and original cocktails, the savory soup and appetizers, the well spiced and cooked entrees to the yummy dessert we were extremely pleased with it all. Noise level was not bad and we were able to have a good conversation with friends. And the prices were very reasonable. A great find. We shall be back.

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SB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent wait staff! We had a wonderful time and look forward to coming back!

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ML
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overprice for location. I did not like that you can only enjoy happy hour if you are in the bar, basically standing if it is full. Food is good.

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

1. The host was very rude in not offering a table right away.
2. The prices for the food was completely different from online, and overly priced which is false advertisement.
3. I bought New Years eve tickets for the party event, and they were suppose to offer free champagne but they didn't.
4. The owner was not very helpful about the menu options.
5. The restaurant wasn't big enough for a party, leaving less room for people to dance and constantly bumping into each other.
6. The New years event was overly crowded, which is a fire hazard.
7. They constantly kept opening the windows to put chairs and tables outside, when it was really cold.

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VA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Is one of the best of Harlem and Manhattan.

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MF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Loved this place but a little noisy. Friendly, great staff and amazing food. Just couldnt hear.

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at Renaissance Harlem tonight. We had a large group to celebrate 2 birthdays and the staff, specifically Valentine made the evening perfect. Super friendly and attentive service. The food was awesome. We had a variety of selection from the menu and specials for the evening and the entire group was extremely happy with their choices. Thanks to the entire staff for a great evening.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A little pricey, but it was worth every dollar!

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B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been several times including for birthday dinner with group of 8. Dinner and Sunday brunch have been delightful—-food, service and vibe!

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m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My dad was in town, and we were having lunch before helping friends of mine unpack into their apartment. I had the pumpkin risotto which was scrumptious!

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SJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful dining experience. Outstanding customer service and great meal. I’ll definitely be returning!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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DS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Fun restaurant in an up and coming part of Harlem. Has live music and a good bar. Service could be more professional, when kitchen ran out of an entree it slowed down whole evening.

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