Renaissance Harlem

4.4
213 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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

JB
JenniferB
1 review
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.

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vipVitavoo
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
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.

J
Jgenese
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

TE
TaiEats
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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Jade
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute spectacular service and amazing food!!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice.

K
Keisha
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SP
vipSasP
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 11, 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.

SS
SidniS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They weren’t open as listed online

EJ
vipEJnBmore
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and so were the drinks. I had the Chilean Sea Bass with spinach and jollof rice which was amazing. My daughter had the lobster BLT w regular fries which was awesome. The shrimp and grits and wings were both great as well. I live in Baltimore so I hope I can visit again.

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Leona
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff, delicious food...a true Harlem gem. This is my go to spot when friends and family visit...or when I just want something reaaaaallly good to eat.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was so accommodating and the food was outstanding! Perfect Thanksgiving brunch for my small family.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to a New York restaurant

Great

HJ
vipHarlemJim
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always a solid choice in the neighborhood. Will be back again and again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

My friend & I like to try a new restaurant every time we meet. Well this occasion happen to be her birthday and I chose this restaurant. They were welcoming & attentive. But, almost annoying. The waiter was going to take my menu after we ordered the appetizers. He said “oh you are going to order an entree”? “Ok sorry”. I found that odd. He also returned almost every 5-10 mins to see if we were ok. A little excessive. I thought they were closing and were rushing us. But he said “no we are not closing “. The food was mediocre! We ordered, wings, calamari, & lobster Mac & cheese as an appetizer. Braised short ribs as an entree & two drinks. Well let’s just say we weren’t taking anything home. It wasn’t worth it. I feel like I through $170 in the garbage. So many places I could’ve chosen. But, I wanted to start exploring the restaurants in Harlem. Oh well, now we know. Staff is pleasant I left the appropriate tip just disappointed by the taste of the food. Maybe we ordered the wrong thing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Will definitely be back.

KJ
vipKayeJ
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What an incredible find! Be patient as everything is made per order🤩I could not have been more satisfied with the attentive service, warm atmosphere and delectable dishes. My kale and quinoa salad with grilled shrimp was perfect. The lobster BLT that my friend had is why I’ll return soon🙌🏽

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a 10am breakfast rsvp. Arrived at 10, doors open but they were setting up chairs and tables - no cook. Waited until 10:20 and still no cook. Don’t waste your time coming here - beyond unprofessional. We left and found another spot.

LB
LatoyaB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was beautiful, food was delis and the service was spectacular! I will definitely go again and again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! I will come back again

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around.

RJ
RoxJ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice . Food was delicious. Service was over eager and kept interrupting us but overall had a great time.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful hostess and waitstaff. Good food, well priced.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. The food is absolutely delicious. The staff is friendly and the service is impeccable. I would highly recommend this place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Loved the vibe but the service was a bit slow as the place got busier. Will definitely go back because of the food.

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vipAnna
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Was very underwhelming. Heard good things about this place from friends who went, so we tried it for Harlem Restaurant week and we had both - special menu and ordered things off the regular menu. All dishes were very lackluster with not much flavor and/or overcooked. Service was also very meh. What could have a been a cute neighborhood good quality restaurant just didn't live up to our expectations, sadly.

JT
JuliaTango
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the food, not the usual brunch. I had lobster hash, two plumb claws. the waitress was mindful of our needs.

M
vipMarcus
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good service. At the end of the dinner, staff helped me to get a taxi. Very thoughful

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Harlem10039
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I really had high expectations for the restaurant, but it’s started going down hill real fast. They were listed as a participant in Harlem Restaurant week, but upon being seated was never I offered that pre fixe menu. Took them almost 10 minutes bring us the menu.

The specialty cocktails were a bit pricey, but were actually very good. My friend ordered a glass of white wine, the glass had spots and had a debris in it.

I ordered the salmon which was overcooked and had to sent back. The carrot ginger soup was rich in texture, but had a bit too much ginger.

The cheesecake was a winner and a must have.

I think it was tacky to add the 20% gratuity unto the check for a party of 3ppl.

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vipTerry
London
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff were great and we enjoyed the food.

NP
vipNancyP
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food, great, attentive service, wonderful staff. Will definitely return!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Renaissance Harlem is a wonderful place to have a French/Seafood dinner for a great price. We had seafood risotto, codfish fritters, branzino and short ribs. Everything was outstanding. For dessert, mango sorbet and herbal tea. The service staff are friendly and eagerly engage with you in french. This restaurant is centrally located on 132nd and Adam Clayton Powell (7th Ave).

DJ
vipDavidJ
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

There was an amazing singer performing Tuesday who sounded wonderfully. The food and service were enjoyable as well.

David

ML
vipMarcL
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Waiter and staff were very nice. However apps and mains took a very long time to come out. One guest’s cold entre was served many minutes after the hot entres. Some dishes were good (striped bass) and some were below average. Lobster BLT was mostly fries. Maybe just an off night in the kitchen.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food was good.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed my first experience at Renaissance Harlem. Lately I’ve been feeling like the restaurants and dining scene in Harlem has been going downhill in quality and service than years prior, but Renaissance Harlem proved me wrong. Great service and food from end to end. I’ll definitely be returning and this may just be my new favorite spot in the neighborhood.

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Lary
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The help was friendly, the atmosphere was relaxing, and the food was excellent.

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

Renaissance Harlem is rated 4.4 stars by 213 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.