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
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.
Great food, friendly service, wonderful ambiance!
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.
Wonderful way to ring in New Years 2022! Great food, festive ambiance, and wonderful service makes Renaissance an excellent choice!
The staff was attentive and food was delicious, albeit a bit pricey.
Absolute spectacular service and amazing food!!!!
It was nice.
Some of the most amazing food I’ve had in a long time.
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.
Food amazing! Staff friendly, attentive and courteous. Valentine is spectacular!
They weren’t open as listed online
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.
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.
The hostess was so accommodating and the food was outstanding! Perfect Thanksgiving brunch for my small family.
First time to a New York restaurant
Always a solid choice in the neighborhood. Will be back again and again!
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.
Great experience. Will definitely be back.
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🙌🏽
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.
Ambiance was beautiful, food was delis and the service was spectacular! I will definitely go again and again!
Great! I will come back again
Excellent all around.
Very nice . Food was delicious. Service was over eager and kept interrupting us but overall had a great time.
Wonderful hostess and waitstaff. Good food, well priced.
Amazing. The food is absolutely delicious. The staff is friendly and the service is impeccable. I would highly recommend this place.
Loved the vibe but the service was a bit slow as the place got busier. Will definitely go back because of the food.
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.
I loved the food, not the usual brunch. I had lobster hash, two plumb claws. the waitress was mindful of our needs.
Good service. At the end of the dinner, staff helped me to get a taxi. Very thoughful
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.
Staff were great and we enjoyed the food.
Fabulous food, great, attentive service, wonderful staff. Will definitely return!
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).
There was an amazing singer performing Tuesday who sounded wonderfully. The food and service were enjoyable as well.
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.
Food was good.
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.
The help was friendly, the atmosphere was relaxing, and the food was excellent.
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.