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Renaissance Harlem, New York, NY
Renaissance Harlem, New York, NY
Renaissance Harlem, New York, NY
Renaissance Harlem, New York, NY
Renaissance Harlem, New York, NY

Renaissance Harlem

4.1
4.1
366 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to Renaissance Harlem!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

What 366 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

366 Reviews
  1. TeriD

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Prices are excellent. Menu is varied and options are great.

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  2. Bean

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All of the food items we ordered were great except for the wings. We paid $16 for pre frozen, pre packaged pizzeria style wings. This restaurant should be making fresh wings.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Amina was amazing, but other servers were a bit rude and rushed us. The food and drinks were on point and delicious!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently flavorful and delicious dishes. This time I had the snapper special with jollof rice and spinach as my main and carrot ginger soup with cod fritters to start. The cod fritters were perfect: not greasy and not dry. My friend ordered a mocktail and asked to be surprised and she received a sorrel based drink that was perfect. As Jamaicans, we appreciate a good sorrel drink. The music was great as usual: not too loud but audible enough. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great experience The food was awesome My favorite is the pear martini

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly staff . Drinks nice and strong . Will be returning

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  7. NaishaQ

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We waited over an hour for drinks and food to be served. Some people at the table were able to eat and finish their food before others were even served.

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  8. TaneekaH

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience the staff is very friendly and attentive would definitely be going back

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  9. ShalimarW

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    My girls and I did Saturday's brunch. Overall, our time there was good, but some things to consider are... ->Live DJ leaves around 6pm. So if you are seated in the outdoor area, there will be no music until 8pm, when the dinner shift DJ arrives. You will only be able to hear music from inside the establishment. ->Rum Punch is clearly a popular drink of choice, which means there may be a wait during your bottomless brunch. (We waited over 30 mins. for the new batch to be made). However, we were provided a drink on the house during the wait, and they did NOT take away from our 90 mins. time frame.

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  10. MichelleZ

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time going to this place and it was great. The food was fantastic and delicious. I tried a ginger martini for the first time it was delicious. Overall would definitely recommend and I will definitely be going back!

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  11. ERIC

    New York City

    245 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    245 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It was an ok dining experience...food ok...service was good....

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  12. GLAMMAC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice spot though looking on line it gave a more elegant atmosphere, it was my birthday I was celebrating when I arrived there I felt overdressesd, but myself n friends made it work!

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  13. KialaniC

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food wasn’t the best. I asked for my steak medium well. It was rare. Then it came back burnt. I order truffle Mac and cheese she brought me lobster Mac good thing I wasn’t allergic. I sent that back then got another order that was just noodles barely any cheese. The ladies night unlimited drink special sucks because the drinks are just sweet and weak. We had a reservation but when we got there she said they only had outside seating. It’s December I did not want to sit outside. I did not enjoy.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service was horrible, food was horrible no ambience at all. Manager would not acknowledge the present concern we had about the food and we advised we would not be returning.

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  15. fugazy

    New York City

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Really wanted to try this restaurant for a while and happy I got the chance. Initially the service was slow (the reservation was for a little early in the day so I think they were just setting up) and I was getting hungry and rum punch thirsty). After everything was straightened out we enjoyed the flavorful fresh seafood, amazing jollof rice and incredible rum punch. Definitely worth (several) future trips back!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great time was had! The staff was amazing and the food was even better!!! We had a large group, and they handled us all with such great hospitality and care. Would definitely go back!

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  17. DeloresB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great food and service and a great atmosphere

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  18. BHSHMO

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, tasty food, delicious cocktails. We will return.

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  19. YasmineB

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Their staff were attentive and friendly. The food was AMAZING!!

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  20. GHam

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was exceptionally slow, however the food was very tasty and served piping hot. The Host, Valentine was very friendly and did his best to accommodate our needs despite the slow service.

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  21. RayC

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent menu and service. I will be back often.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Abdul was great, great energy and wonderfully attentive. Food was great as well.

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  23. Sheena

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The wanted to sit my guest and I outside because they had a big party inside. On Sundays they don’t have a live DJ and they resorted to playing music from a phone. There was two different types of music playing at the same time. Extremely an annoying time.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Besides half of our waffles being burned, it was an overall great experience and I would definitely go back.

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  25. CourtneyT

    New York City

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came here for Saturday brunch. The food and service was outstanding. We had unlimited rum they kept our pitchers full. My only issue was that it wasn't as live as I thought it would be. There was a DJ there, but the music was low. I saw their Instagram page where ppl were dancing in their seats n the music was louder. I liked the vibe, don't get me wrong but I was expecting a more "turnt up" spot.

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  26. Diva

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The chicken was bland and not seasoned for the chicken and waffles.

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  27. SadeW

    Miami

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    DJ was good but if there was no DJ then this place wasn’t very good. It took us 30 mins to get our drinks (every round) and our food portions was comparable to a child’s meal— it wasn’t very good either. There are definitely better places in Harlem for brunch.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time for dinner, the food was delicious and the service was excellent. I’ll definitely be back.

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  29. RosellaD

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food. Service was okay but our meal made up for it.

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  30. DoloresC

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Went here for Sunday brunch. We started with the grilled octopus which was cooked to perfection, phenomenal. I had the spaghetti out of scampi which was absolutely delicious. My friend had the lobster ravioli which was filled with lots of lobster and taste delicious. We will definitely be reoccurring patrons.

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  31. Kimberla

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the steak hash which was delicious! The red sangria is always tasty. The staff is always friendly and super accommodating.

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  32. RandyO

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was yummy. Service was excellent. Fun music.

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  33. MarciaM

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter kept forgetting about drinks orders that we'd placed. And was a bit on the slower side. But he was really, really sweet. We'd asked for two of the brunch dishes to have poached eggs but they got to the table with scrambled eggs.

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  34. YvetteA

    New York City

    13 reviews

    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Unfortunately when I arrived there was no greeter to seat us. I had to ask the bartender if someone would seat us at 3pm. We had to ask for a menu and then they didn’t take our order until 3:30. There is more issues but I’ll leave it there. I tried to be understanding but the service was just too poor. Sorry

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  35. MalisaE

    Poconos

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    IT WAS HORRIBLE. First off we had a reservation and waited maybe about 20/30 minutes for menus. By the time we got the menu we already know what we wanted we placed our orders and requested virgin piña colada drinks we were given a free style drink and when we inquired on what it was we were told they don’t even make piña coladas so I’m not sure why that was said that those drinks could be provided to us. Food took over an hour to come to outer table and when it actually got to the table it was not even warm but we did not send it back because we did not know how long we would take to get it back. Service really lacked. We asked to see a manager and he never came to the table. The check you would think that would of been brought with urgency but no my entire table including myself went to the bar to wait on the check. HORRIBLE will never return other guest around us were just as frustrated some even got up to go ask for menus, another table even told guests that came in to don’t eat here because they were still waiting to place their order. It’s sad because you really want to support these black owned businesses but not like this.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Good service was slow due to it being there opening to do the brunch and not enough staff to serve the customers but when the meal came it was worth the wait and the Manager that was controlling this at that time was an excellent host.

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  37. JovannaL

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The service here is slow (which highlights the theme of the experience); to the point that you miss out on the bottomless mimosa experience (big turn off). To get a drink order to your table is 30 mins + at peak times. To get your order taken, same long wait. Food to table time was long as well. The mac and cheese they subbed with shrimp and tasted terrible-like the seafood was old. We noticed those who got the chicken and rice barely touched their chicken which led us to get the steak and eggs. The entree was decent but steak portion was small. I've had other bottomless experiences in Harlem and this one ill skip the repeat visit.

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  38. Fanta61

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and the bartender prepared a perfect mocktail!

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  39. AlexanderN

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall the food was excellent, service was nice and the atmosphere was old school Harlem. Worst thing about the place is getting there as Harlem still has a way to go as far as cleaning up. BUt that shouldn't stop you from enjoying this meal. There is a TV over the bar which sort of kind a feels out of place. Its a sexy restaurant. not a bar.

    1 person found this helpful

  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My parents were visiting Harlem and celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary. The staff was friendly and really took care of them. My parents said they had a wonderful experience and would like to return. Thank you, Renaissance Harlem Team!

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FAQs

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

Renaissance Harlem is rated 4.1 stars by 366 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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