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Renaissance Harlem, New York, NY

Renaissance Harlem

4.2
4.2
241 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Welcome to Renaissance Harlem!

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Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:30 am–4:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Fri 10:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 5:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (646) 838-7604

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Ali

  • Catering

    Ask about our off-site catering. We offer a variety of services, including drop offs, set ups and staffed full service catering. Please reach out today!

  • Private party facilities

    Our chic and intimate space is perfect for large parties or full restaurant buyouts. Enjoy favorites off of our menu or custom menus designed by Chef Ali.

  • Private party contact

    TomCookery Hospitality Management: (917) 473-2519

  • Neighborhood

    Harlem

  • Cross street

    132nd street

  • Parking details

    We also offer parking validation at the lot located

  • Public transit

    135th street 2 or 3 train 135th street B or C train

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch

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What 241 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. D

    Diner1

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    2 out-of-towners enjoyed a great meal. Excellent service from Valentine and Robert the bartender was the best. A hit and neighborhood gem!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    I support all business that’s black owned, the food was great. The menu I saw from photos online was slightly different in restaurant (price increase). I should’ve taken a photo to give others a heads up. All in all , it was a nice experience. The male staff were great and very attentive , the female lead bartender could have been much more welcoming. My family enjoyed themselves and would return. I’ve been in the restaurant/bar industry for 10 years, I know phenomenal customer service, from when you enter an establishment, until the end. The men were great, the host was kind.. unfortunately I myself would not return anytime soon. African businesses need to unite with all other colored folks, whether they are from another country or from the United States, competition is unnecessary, we all are in the same fight for equality.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated my daughter’s 21st Birthday by having brunch at Renaissance Harlem, and everything about our experience was worth it. Less than 25 minutes Uber from Manhattan, and conveniently located to Subway station, which was about a 10 minute walk. Staff was courtesy and very accommodating. Food was great! Ordered omelet which was delectable, so light and fluffy and my daughter ordered Steak, egg and potatoes which was just as good! Steak was cooked perfectly, and balanced with seasoning and butter. I would highly recommend anyone traveling to the area. FYI restaurant was very clean, which made it easy for us to enjoy the ambiance even more.

  4. CC

    CCS1019

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2

    We went on a Tuesday evening for an early dinner. Upon entering the outdoor area looked shabby, and needed to be swept. We almost left, but decided to try indoors. Much better. Service drinks and food were very good. They just need to work on the ambience.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Was out for Mother’s day brunch. Very nice staff & while delightful, they seemed unprepared for the flow & volume of service. Unfortunately our food came out too quickly — 2 appetizers first then the final appetizer & then within a min or 2, all of our mains. The table was extremely crowded & prevented us from enjoying our meal as we felt forced to eat everything at once. Sadly, the food was also a little cold, either quite bland or a bit too salty. Happy to support neighborhood restaurants but not sure we would come back.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The drinks, the food, the ambience, the service; everything was just EXCELLENT!!!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was fantastic! We ate every bite. We will be returning!

  8. PC

    PauletteC

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    The food is consistently good. The service however leaves a lot To be desired. Service was totally lacking in quality.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    I went for the second time. The food was delicious. Was having a Birthday celebration with friends. The crowd was warm and friendly- a great atmosphere. I had to wait longer for my meal and the waiter provided a complimentary beverage.

  10. HN

    HfromNJ

    Montreal

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    great experience. we had a family birthday celebration and celebrated with their lunch. Prices are not cheap but everything was delicious and the service was amazing too! We are planning to get back again, no doubt!

  11. CP

    ChristianP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My friends and I came here for brunch to celebrate my husbands birthday. I heard about this place with such high reviews and I'm so glad we came. The food is amazing, the ambiance was great and whats better is its BLACK OWNED.

  12. FS

    FrenchSoulSista

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first stop upon arriving in NYC from DC. We were meeting up with a friend and waiting outside the restaurant when one of the very kind and welcoming servers invited us to come in and wait inside. There are two parts to the restaurant: 1) the inside with lovely tables and seating giving vintage Jazz club vibes, playing classic R&B and hosting two lively tables of people laughing and having a great time! and 2) the outer rim of the restaurant that felt like an enclosed outside patio, but still close enough to hear the music and feel a part of what was happening on the inside. Since my daughter had not seen her friend in years and only had a couple of hours over dinner to connect, we decided to sit on the outside rim where it was a bit quieter. The server and all other staff were very attentive, kind and made sure we were well taken care of the entire visit. We ordered the escargot as an appetizer and it was absolutely delectable--just the right mix of garlic, butter and parsley with bread crumbs baked to a perfect crisp! Soooooo good!! I ordered the lovely seasoned Yassa w/rice (the dish of the day) my daughter ordered Mussels in a creamy garlic wine sauce that I could have sipped on like soup---just magnificent--with fries and her friend ordered the mac & cheese w/lobster moaning with every bite! We were in food heaven and literally could have eaten inside as we did not talk as we were all so busy indulging in all of the carefully crafted and well seasoned flavors of our dishes! Just absolute pure bliss! We ate every bite and did not leave room for dessert, which in hindsight, I regret we didn't order "to go" and eat later if the appetizers and entrees were any indication of just how good they would be! Rennaissance Harlem is our new favorite place to eat in Harlem and we will build a visit into all of our future NYC trip itineraries. It's a gem and we can't wait to come back!! Magnifique!!

  13. AT

    ATown

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Visiting from Chicago, I wasn’t familiar with this place but decided to take a chance, and I’m glad I did! Great food, great service, great ambiance and music, this place exceeded my expectations. The food was so fresh and delicious, I forgot to take pictures!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A little pricey but good was good.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Sunday brunch with a friend. The exterior decor was not attractive and the interior was only slightly better. The food felt overpriced for what it was. I had a mushroom spinach and goat cheese crepe which came with a side salad for $19. The crepe It relied solely on the goat cheese for flavor. It felt lazy and unremarkable. I was full of regret. I came out on a cold rainy day for this? It was pretty quiet until a drunk patron started howling like a hyena and no staff bothered to ask her to hush despite every table in the restaurant looking like WTF. Bottomless brunch antics. The waiter came by twice and then didn’t for a long spell, which I loved. We weren’t needy so it was fine but if you’re high maintenance, you’ll probably be annoyed. Everything about the place was just “okay” . Wouldn’t suggest traveling for it. It’s like the place you go when you have no other options.

  16. LS

    LindaS

    Chicago

    201 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    201 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food was great and plentiful - French toast, crepe, chicken and waffles. The fruit salad was very fresh. We were early diners so service was a little haphazard but we enjoyed our meal.

  17. ZP

    ZehraP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent range of brunch dishes that covered all appetites! Service for our group of 9 was outstanding.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It was my first time in Harlem and I wanted brunch. This place did not disappoint. The energy, music, service and OMG the food/drinks were all top notch! I had the lobster hash and a Harlem Rising.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    I made reservations for a business meeting. The host was very helpful with putting tables together to ensure we had enough elbow room for writing and he made sure that we were comfortable. In addition my laptop was not fully charged and he assisted me in this area as well. This allowed us to focus on our task, the amazing ambiance, music, service, drinks and food seasoned to our liking. The location was easy to find. I would definitely recommend this eatery to others.

  20. K

    Kalee

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great overall experience. I recommend ubering or driving to the restaurant!

  21. JT

    JaniceT

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I LOVE dining at Renassaince Harlem Restaurant!!! It's a very comfortable neighborhood restaurant, with an abundance of exquisite food and beverage choices. During this visit I began with their Ahi Tuna Tartare topped with avocado and delicate herbs. The Moules Curry Coconut with Frites was out of this world; and my dessert, Strawberry Crepe sent right to heaven! In addition to the excellent food, I always enjoy the personalized, friendly, and attentive service they provide. They make you feel as if you are dining in their home.

  22. C

    Cliffj

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious and the staff very attentive and professional. Nice bar and seating area. The Management was very accommodating. I highly recommend the restaurant for date night and anniversary celebrations.

  23. TH

    TamaraH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    The ambiance was beautiful and our server was great. She was extremely nice with a great attitude. I ordered the steak and eggs with home fries off of the appetizer menu. My home fries were over cooked, and were hard. The cheese eggs were good, but the steak had no flavor. My friend had the shrimp scampi and said it tasted bland so he had to add salt and pepper which he said only helped a little. Would go back, but would def order something else

  24. M

    Miktheechef

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    To keep it simple Renaissance is a VIBE! If you want a dinner out with some friends this is the place to go. Food was great , DJ had good tunes (was a little to loud at times ) and the service was great . We ordered the : Rack of lamb, branzino, seafood spaghetti, and mushroom ravioli. All tasted amazing . Would definitely dine here again.

  25. J

    Jane

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    Food wasn’t good. Calamari wasn’t fully cooked. The shrimp tempura was only 2 pieces of shrimp and the rest was vegetables. Drinks were okay.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Lovely people, willing and attentive service although somewhat overwhelmed by a busy evening. Food was great in theory but also suffered from an overly-busy evening. My lamb was very well done (not medium rare as requested), the potatoes gratin was cold, the chocolate mousse had been frozen and arrived cold, plus it was served with a fork which made it hard to eat. On the plus side, my grilled octopus starter was good and the live music was excellent.

  27. j

    jeannad

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent value. Great variety for all type of diners.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Went for the first time for lunch during restaurant week. The atmosphere is beautiful and peaceful. Amble seating both inside and outside in a fully enclosed area. The service is phenomenal. Very attentive, answered any questions you may have and accompanied my friend because of her allergies. The food was delicious, flavourful, and plenty. I found my entre of Fish to be a little salty, but I'm salt sensitive since contracting covid a year ago. So it may just be me, but just caution. Soft Afrobeat music played in the background at a comfortable level. So you both enjoy the music and carry on a conversation easily. Lots of variations on the standard menu that even a picky eater can find something to enjoy. Price is standard for a NYC restaurant, however the portions are plenty and you get your money worth. Definitely have plans to return.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful experience. The staff in particular Valentine who served us was extremely friendly and attentive to our needs. The portion sizes were great- We had the seafood Risotto. Very very good. We also had the red snapper special which also garnered a very very good response from the two at our table who had it. Finally the spaghetti Bolognese was enjoyed but was a bit too spicey for our taste

  30. JB

    JenniferB

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Visiting Manhattan with my family to celebrate my birthday, I carefully researched restaurants in or near Harlem. The Renaissance caught my eye. I was wary about chartering unfamiliar territory, choosing a place I'd never heard of, but decided to take a chance. Because I had to change the reservation twice, I wondered at the time if karma was telling me this would not be a good choice after all. In hindsight I now believe karma lead me there. The service was unmatched, I felt like a princess; the food was awesome, I ate like a queen; the ambience was eclectic and chic and the music was a perfect playlist blend to appease ages 9 to 62! I could not have chosen a better spot to celebrate this milestone birthday. Our host made menu suggestions that were dead on. The fish was fresh, the vegetables cooked to perfection and just enough flavoring to accentuate each plate. All of us ordered something different (red snapper, lamb, seafood spaghetti, mac and cheese, lobster ravioli) as well as desserts and no dish disappointed. We all have discerning palates and unanimously recommend this restaurant highly to anyone looking for a great place to eat. We will definitely come back again.

  31. V

    Vitavoo

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simply fantastic! Great food, friendly service, wonderful ambiance!

  32. DK

    DavidK

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Very good food and good service, but the brunch prices are ridiculous. 2 course meal (app + entree) for $50…no beverage included. Still can’t believe I paid $50 for a salad and French toast.

  33. J

    Jgenese

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful way to ring in New Years 2022! Great food, festive ambiance, and wonderful service makes Renaissance an excellent choice!

  34. TE

    TaiEats

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The staff was attentive and food was delicious, albeit a bit pricey.

  35. J

    Jade

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolute spectacular service and amazing food!!!!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was nice.

  37. K

    Keisha

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Some of the most amazing food I’ve had in a long time.

  38. SP

    SasP

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Very intimate location but did their best to accommodate my large party. Drinks were good, some of the food items were not well received by guests though. Overall good experience.

  39. SS

    SidniS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food amazing! Staff friendly, attentive and courteous. Valentine is spectacular!

  40. KR

    KeishaR

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    They weren’t open as listed online

FAQs

Renaissance Harlem does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Renaissance Harlem is rated 4.2 stars by 241 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • Logo image for Postmates
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Renaissance Harlem

2245 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd New York, NY 10027-7800

Additional information

  • Cross street

    132nd street

  • Neighborhood

    Harlem

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:30 am–4:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Fri 10:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 5:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We also offer parking validation at the lot located

  • Public transit

    135th street 2 or 3 train 135th street B or C train

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Ali

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch

  • Phone number

    (646) 838-7604

  • Catering

    Ask about our off-site catering. We offer a variety of services, including drop offs, set ups and staffed full service catering. Please reach out today!

  • Private party facilities

    Our chic and intimate space is perfect for large parties or full restaurant buyouts. Enjoy favorites off of our menu or custom menus designed by Chef Ali.

  • Private party contact

    TomCookery Hospitality Management: (917) 473-2519

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