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Harlem Tavern

4.0
4
200 Reviews
$30 and under
American
New York City's Harlem Tavern is a neighborhood bar, restaurant, & beer garden situated on the corner of 116th St. Just blocks from the area's treasured Morningside and Central Parks, Harlem Tavern is an inviting American bistro-cuisine establishment. Not only does the savory menu offer exciting items like Crispy BBQ wings and Cedar Planked Salmon and a fun Kids Menu, but the extensive craft beer and wine lists have something for everyone. Whether you're looking to plan a corporate event, birthday party, reception, game watch, or get-together, Harlem Tavern has community tables, booths, and a bar area adorned with nostalgic design and 21st century amenities to suit your needs. The massive outdoor beer garden and patio lined with beautifully restored brick is the ideal setting to host any of your events, parties, and dining experiences. Our staff is ready to accommodate your group of up to 400.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (212) 866-4500

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Harlem

  • Cross street

    116th St

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Take the B or C Train to 116th street

  • Entertainment

    Live Music on Tuesday and Wednesdays. Jazz Brunch on Saturday and Sunday

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 200 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was hot and pumping. Our waitress was very polite and attentive. She was very friendly and really catered to us. The food was also very good. Prices are really great and there’s something on the menu for anyone. Overall a great evening dining. Definitely will be returning again.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Nice patio area and mellow vibe so there's potential, but the food is just meh. The truffle fries had no truffle flavor, the burgers and sliders were overdone, the hot wings still had feathers on them and the salmon in the salad was dry. The fish tacos were delicious and the chicken wrap was good as well. Service was attentive.
  3. C

    Charm78

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First time visiting and we had a great time. The drinks were delish and the food was amazing. Only complaint was that the short ribs were a tad bit too salty and the sauce was over reduced. I did express it to the server. Other than that, I look forward to visiting again.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall1food3service5ambience3
    Food was over cooked You have a BUG PROBLEM I WONT EAT INSIDE ANY MORE, only OUTSIDE!!!
  5. MB

    MatthewB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good drinks and food was delicious def will be coming back
  6. KB

    KishaunaB

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    Our waitress was the worst , she took forever even though we were the only people there , it was a horrible experience and we won’t be back . People who came after us got there food before us and left , while we waited.
  7. ZO

    ZeldaO

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday brunch in one of the inside booths was a great place for me to catch up with a friend. The live jazz was also great.
  8. AG

    AphnieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend for drinks, snacks, and great lunch.
  9. MM

    MelaninM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great ambiance. Good live music. We went on a Sunday. Warm it was 90 degrees outside. Awesome drinks and food was good. Nice spot to eat outside and get some good drinks at a fair price in Harlem.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Waitress didn't take drink orders until we'd been seated for 30 minutes; food orders not taken for another 30 minutes, then food didn't start to arrive for yet another 30+ minutes. We were a large party. Food came out one or two plates at a time, with 15 minutes in between. Some orders were duplicated, others never showed up. Additional drink orders took 30 minutes. Never again.
  11. AB

    AdaraB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Our reservation was for an 11am Mother’s Day brunch. We got there at around 10:50. We were told they didn’t open until noon even though I multiple confirmations for an 11am reservation. We were not the only ones who showed up with a reservation. Someone messed up either with the open table system or their staff scheduling. Either way they weren’t apologetic and could do nothing for us. They didn’t offer us to sit and wait until noon. They said come back and maybe we can seat you. It was MOTHERS DAY. Where else could we go??!! Reservations are booked for weeks. Shame on Harlem Tavern. You ruined Mother’s Day for my family that flew into town for the weekend
  12. LA

    LouiAnnR

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good overall. The macaroni and cheese had no taste though
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Appetizers were much better than the entrees. The latter depressed the overall score.
  14. R

    Roslyn

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks enjoyed the music and the ambience was amazing.
  15. RS

    RaashidaS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience3
    Nice environment! Drinks OK. Food Blah.. Service 👎
  16. M

    Mskane

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Had to get someone to wipe down the table and the booth. We dined indoors and still had to swat away flies :( . Food was good though and drinks were delish :) .
  17. H

    Harlemite

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were a group of six meeting here. Actually had brunch and returned later for drinks and appetizers. Great ambience. Friendly and helpful staff. Good value. Good food. We will definitely return! Enjoyed the outdoor seating the most!
  18. TP

    ToniaP

    County Durham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service. The staff was great as well. Been here many times. They never disappoint.
  19. WW

    WWEDC

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    First time here on rec from my brother who lives in the neighborhood. Sunday brunch was lively with music and my two toddlers had a blast. It was casual and fun and the price was right. We enjoyed the chik and waffles, gumbo and cod sandwich. All were great. Kids meals were just what they needed. Will def return
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Birthday When we was seated we waited for 25 minutes before anyone came to take our order
  21. L

    valerieL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I celebrated my birthday there o Monday! This was not my first time eating there, since I was there for lunch the previous week. Why come back with friends and family? I love the variety of items on the menu. There is something for the meat eater, the seafood lover, salads and burgers. The service was excellent. Our server came to the table, gave us time to get settled, and took our drink orders. If you love mac & cheese, you will love it here. Fried chicken here is crispy and crunchy like I like it. We also ordered the cheesecake for dessert which was excellent.
  22. NY

    NYC99

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for large group and they have a kids menu!
  23. MK

    MarquettK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Harlem Tavern is a great place to hang out and connect with friends. I love that there is enough space to accommodate seating for large groups. i like the tv screens placed throughout. i would like a more extensive brunch menu. Will definitely visit again.
  24. m

    moniquek

    Las Vegas

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    as usual a wonderful time wonderful waitress excellent servce & good food
  25. RM

    RebeccaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Took a friend for her birthday had a ggod time food was good the service was outstanding by our server Jose they made my friend feel special. Noise level a little to much for me personally but overall had a good time.
  26. SB

    SusannahB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great for a large group!
  27. DD

    DeniseD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Very nice , food was very good. Loved it. The only thing I wasn’t happy with was that i went for happy hour and we were charged at regular price for drinks and we chose to go at that time to enjoy happy hour specials. We got there at 5:30pm. The waiter did not specify or explain on that aspect. Other than that I was happy with the visit.
  28. RH

    RickH

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service. We had 3 children under the age of 4 in our group and the staff really did a great job of helping and not getting annoyed at the mess!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The staff was great
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was good.
  31. AH

    AudreyH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Another good time at the Harlem Tavern. Only issue is I keep seeming to arrive during the jazz brunch performance. The band Is great, but we all end up straining our voices to be heard. If they could take it down a decibel we’d enjoy both the music and conversation better. Staff as always was accommodating.
  32. LH

    LeniseH

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Loved Harlem Tavern but our waitress was HORRIBLE! She apparently didn’t want to be at work that night. I was celebrating my engagement with my girls and she just rubbed us wrong. I will keep her name private because I would hope she get better with her ppl skills.
  33. AB

    AliciaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I am thinking about going there the week of my birthday
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Our server was awful. So rude.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was great, drinks were well mixed and delicious. Great customer service!
  36. RI

    RandolphI

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The setting was nice. However, the food was horrible and our waiter was never around. We had to ask other waiters and servers to find him to get service. The noise level was so high, I was literally screaming to my friends in conversation. We couldn't hear one another. Place looks nice but overall satisfaction horrible. I was so disappointed with how bad the food was.
  37. a

    aketekt

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Interesting place for the setting. Average food though.
  38. DO

    DanielleO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great. Key was amazing as our server. The food was fantastic and the rose sangrias were so good.
  39. JC

    JannC

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2019

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    I would recommend Harlem Tavern, but not on a holiday. We ate there on July 4th. The food was very good, especially the lobster rolls, although small compared to what seafood restaurants offer. The drinks were very good. However, service was terrible. The drinks came late, the food came late. One person in our party didn't get their food until 20 minutes after everyone else. And we had to ask a different server to get it. We asked for catsup, which came twenty minutes after the french fries. Again a different server brought it. The restaurant did however discount our meal. The waitress was not apologetic at all. However, the manager was very responsive.
  40. AJ

    AlexandraJ

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. The staff was so friendly and accommodating that we’re going back this Sunday!

FAQs

Harlem Tavern is rated 4 stars by 200 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 6 times today
Google Map for Harlem Tavern

2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10026

Additional information

  • Cross street

    116th St

  • Neighborhood

    Harlem

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Take the B or C Train to 116th street

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Live Music on Tuesday and Wednesdays. Jazz Brunch on Saturday and Sunday

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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