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BTH Restaurant & Lounge - Permanently Closed

3.9
3.9
59 Reviews
$50 and over
American
BTH Restaurant & Lounge, in West Harlem, serves modern American soul food with passion and knowhow in its elegant and inviting eatery. For the ideal start to your meal, enjoy the crispy catfish tempura with papyri salad and citrus aioli and the mac and cheese with cheddar and menonita cheeses and creamy b�chamel sauce. Some of BTH Restaurant & Lounge�s specialty house entr�es include the seared diver scallops with mascarpone and roasted tomato coulis, the braised short ribs with ancho chili sauce and the �H� burger topped with cheddar cheese and Applewood smoked bacon, all of which are prepared to perfection. BTH Restaurant & Lounge also has excellent weekend brunch, with items such as sweet potato pancakes with cinnamon apples, steak �n eggs and chicken and waffle sandwich, are some of diners� favorite choices. Unlimited mimosas and bellini are also part of brunch service.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am-3:30pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm-11:00pm, Fri - Sat 5:00pm-2:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm-11:00pm Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am-4:00pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 222-2841

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Carlos Cartagena

  • Neighborhood

    Harlem

  • Cross street

    12th Avenue

  • Parking details

    Free Parking located in the rear of the restaurant at 69 St. Clair Place

  • Entertainment

    Live Band - Friday NightsJazz Band - Saturday BrunchDj - Saturday Nights and Sunday Brunch

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 59 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.5Value

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  1. AP

    AlyseP

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2015

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Went to Brunch at BTH on Saturday around 11:30. It was quiet but that could be due to the weather. It started to get busier around 1 with live music starting then as well. I ordered the short rib omelette which was amazing!! The bottomless brunch only lasted 1.5 hours but they were quick to re-fill our pitcher of mimosa's. The view was great looking out over the Hudson river and I really enjoyed the overall experience.
  2. H

    Hazeleyedgirl

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Sat at the bar while I waited for my fellow lunch party. The Bar tender could not have been more warm in personality than he was at making the cocktails. Which he was very good at. When we were all present we were seated. It was a great brunch. The scenery was lovely it was a sunny New York City day and the windows were open, which added to the ambiance. The ood was wonderful especially the Lobster Mac & Cheese.... Had the Catfish tenders which could have been warmer but delicious non the less. we had the Walnut Salad as well for starters. It was a great time had by all !!!!
  3. EC

    EllieC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2015

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was a Pleasant Atomsphere everything was great
  4. T

    Trudogz

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2015

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Unlimited bellini...food is delicious!
  5. A

    Amadeus301

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2015

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Overall a good experience, I was hesitant to book after reading some of the reviews and issues with service. In fact, the service was a bit slow and lacking in detail, we never had our water glasses refilled, was very slow in taking our dinner order (he may have thought we were there for drinks; but, the question should have been asked). One of our dinners was delayed (supposedly the kitchen missed there were two salmon orders); however, the food arrived and was excellent. The presentation was great, the flavors authentic and some of the sides such the bed of vegetables and bacon with the pork chop was delicious. I think they just need a bit of attention to detail and they will be excellent as the ambiance and views were A+.
  6. EM

    EmilioM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lobster mac and cheese was phenomenal!!! I went with a group of 4 for my birthday brunch and the prawns and grits were out of this world!!! The unlimited mimosas gave me and my group a great buzz and I will definitely return!!
  7. DD

    DanaDane

    Atlantic City

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It's actually NOT on the waterside... it's highway-side from the Hudson River Pier... but a nice weekend spot for dinner or drinks. The DJ was bumping some really good R&B music.. Will definitely be back.
  8. LM

    LoveMyBrunch

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2015

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    We had a noon rez for Sunday brunch @ BTH. This is a great space, love the decor and location right by the hudson :) Food was wonderful too. What wasn't so great was the fact that they would not let me start my "additional charge bottomless mimosas/bellinis for 1.5hrs" at the bar while I waited for the rest of my party to arrive. And they charged me for the drink I had @ the bar! Booooo! Needless to say I didnt bother with the extra mimosas and didnt have any bubbly with my brunch. Table service was a bit lacking - took a long time to get a component of one of our meals, had to fend for ourselves a bit lol. But the view was nice, DJ was playin big tunes, we made the best of it and enjoyed ourselves! We will give them another try, maybe it was too early for them :)
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    Tyra

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2015

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Service could have been much better. The bus boy spilled water on me, offered no apology, and instead blamed my friend for moving when he came up behind her to place it on the table. Manager never came out as requested.. They never offered us anything for the inconvenience of being wet. The pictures make it look bigger than it actually is.. It's pretty small. This is not somewhere I would go to celebrate, but instead just to grab something quick.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2015

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    It was a good experience. The drinks were great;the music is usually; the wait service was outstanding.
  11. MB

    MsBW

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2015

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Great food, friendly waiters, beautiful decor and view. But music so loud we left to eat dessert elsewhere. BW
  12. B

    Blaackgurl

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2015

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    The Brunch special should include an appetizer and the unlimited mimosas should be just that...UNLIMITED . The food portions are very small, so they are not filling...that's why I think they should include an appetizer.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a great experience here. Was my first time, great modern look to everything, fun music, and the burger I had was great for brunch. The food took a little bit long but overall a pleasant experience in a fun environment and good food.
  14. k

    kim2nyc

    New York Area

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice view after a walk from the nearby subway! the food is ordinary and not much different from the others. it was still an experience!
  15. H

    Hugh

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2015

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Service was excellent. Our waiter, Maurice, was very attentive and accommodating, even when we made last minute changes to our order. The food was excellent. It's a beautiful establishment. The DJ played great throwbacks of r&b, hip hop, and reggae. The music was a bit too loud to have a conversation without repeatedly saying "huh". Overall. I would come back. Particularly for a special occasion because the prices are a bit on the high side.
  16. L

    222Lilahpaul

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2015

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The view and the place was amazing but they need to change the menu because online the menu is completey different from the menu at the restaurant. The waitress was doing her own thing she didn't check on us. The people there and the live band was the best part. They gave my friends the wring burger and she bit in it and they took the burger and cooked it and gave her the same bit burger.
  17. DQ

    DQCofHarlem

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2015

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    interesting location, with a great view, so we decided to try it for dinner it was about 7pm after being seated for 10-15 minutes without seeing the waitress, i went to the bar to order my drinks the bartender took our order when he brought our drinks, then 5 minutes after that the waitress finally stopped by Its a small place, so anyone observing the restaurant could see that we weer waiting, but no one seemed to care food was below average as well
  18. LK

    LowKeyDST

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2015

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Had a great girls night out for my birthday. The DJ was really good. People were up out of their seats dancing in aisles. The drinks are good as well. On the food side I would recommend the catfish tempura. Overall the food was just ok, but the atmosphere and drinks made up for that. Nice place if you want to eat, drink, and wiggle in your seat a little.
  19. MD

    MattDonino

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I went for dinner, and we loved it so much, we recommended it to some friends, and we went back the next night! Amazing food, great cocktail list, fun atmosphere. ( A little noisy for a romantic dinner)
  20. c

    chimney

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic. The food was to die for and the waiter and bartender was great.
  21. AG

    AG521

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2015

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The livemusic was good but way too loud (and we like music) Until they turn down the volume on the live music, go at a time when there is no live music, just recorded.
  22. S

    Shineeyes

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2015

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Although the food wasn't bad, it was way too LOUD!! They had a band and the music was blasting, you could not have a conversation. I had 2 Senior Citizens and they wanted to leave, the music was so LOUD. We asked if they could lower a bit and they did nothing. Then after an hour the band ended (Thank God) and they turned on the radio, or pandora or whatever it was and that too was loud. It's certainly not a place for older folks, although I'm of the younger generation and the music was too loud for even me.
  23. T

    Tiffany

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The manager Johnny is amazing and focuses on ensuring each customer is satisfied, I went there a week prior for the first time and was happy with my overall experience that I took my mother back there for Mothers Day. He remembered me and came over to my table to welcome me back. Everything about this place is great.
  24. D

    Dominekp

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just leaving from an amazing dining experience at BTH. I had seen several friends post pics about this restaurant and tonight was date night with my husband and I. We wanted to keep it local in Harlem so we didn't have a far journey home. I made reservations online via OpenTable because I didn't know how packed they are on the weekday evening. I arrived 8pm for my reservation time. It wasn't busy or packed during this time. I think they may have been 3 tables there when I arrived. My husband was arriving late so I opted to sit at the bar until he arrived. The bartender made my drink as instructed and was pretty personable as well. While sitting that the bar I got a chance to look around the restaurant. The decor was rather modern and trendy and these oversize looking sofas that had tall backs. Along with great decor they have an amazing view of the Hudson. If you are on an intimate date I would recommend making reservations during sunset time. Finally my husband arrived and we were seated. For the appetizers we started with were catfish tempura and lobster mac n cheese. My husband selected the catfish tempura which had beautiful presentation and tasted great. I selected the Lobster mac n cheese and it wasn't the best I had tasted but it was definitely good. I liked that it had rather large pieces of lobster in it. For my entree I ordered the Scallops dish and it was so filling due to the fact it had risotto. My husband offered the Salmon dish which was some of the best salmon I had at a restaurant and I have had a lot. The service was extraordinary as well. Our server was attentive, kind, and personable as well. She told us about their weekend events an the best times to arrive since they fill up fast. I will be returning soon and thank you BTH for an awesome dining experience.
  25. a

    amateurcritic

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2015

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    First trip. Very impressed by the creativity of the menu and the quality of the food we received. Some dishes were "standard fare". Others very imaginative. But all were executed superbly in terms of presentation, quality and taste. We'll be back.
  26. c

    chimney

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous time, great food and great service. I will definitely be going back again.
  27. T

    Trudogz

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed BTH it was a hip amosphere. It was a live DJ that is usually there on Sundays. Music was awesome! I missed brunch so had to wait for dinner. Food was delicious. Alcoholic beverages was good too and enjoyed dessert too. I like the venue so much I think I will go back this Saturday.
  28. R

    Rachel

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2015

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    The music on a Sunday brunch was offensive, loud and obnoxious. Our food was bland and greasy (save for the very good Mac and cheese appetizer). My short rib omlete entree tasted like it had zero seasoning. My boyfriend had the steak and eggs---his steak looked and tasted like it was cooked hours before and just reheated. It was tough, chewy, bland (again) and the center was purple....don't think I've ever seen a purple steak before. Our server didn't bring a drink that was ordered before our appetizer until we were scraping the last of our entrees from our plates. Also, he was very unengaging and frantic. This was a really unpleasant experience. PLEASE turn down the music (and I mean wayyyy down), tell your servers to calm the heck down, season your food and then maybe I would reconsider the possibility of ever coming back. Otherwise, no. Just no.
  29. MM

    MzMee

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2015

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great location- was here for brunch with a friend. There was a jazz band that was quite good but a bit too loud to talk over. Beautiful venue, great view and the food was good. Will definitely return.
  30. MN

    MegNYC

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2015

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Its a shame that this place is so hidden behind the enormous construction happening in that neighborhood. The main courses were delicious. Appetizers were ok. Wine and cocktails were great! But the view at sunset is the reason to go and the amazing service. The scallops and pea risotto were delicious. Scallops perfectly cooked. Risotto well-seasoned and complementary. The prawns were fine. Well cooked. The seasoning was creative but a little odd - something a little sweet/cloying like cinnamon or clove in the spice mixture that wasn't necessary and the sauce was a little greasy. The pork chop was perfectly cooked and delicious. The lobster mac and cheese had a ton of lobster and a nice crust on top but was a little dried out like it may have sat under a lamp for too long or been reheated. It was quiet, the service was amazing. They were friendly and patient and attentive without being annoying or intrusive. I would definitely go back.
  31. N

    Nono

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2015

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Our food took 2 hours. The waitress explained it was because everyone was seated at the same time, I'm not sure that's a legit excuse. We were not offered water. The place doesn't have a lot of tables but for some reason they were not able to handle it. For 29$ my short rib was Unseasonned. The crowd however was nice the bar was crowded I guess the drinks are good. Location and view were amazing
  32. e

    easytoplease

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2015

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    Sunday brunch food was good but the noise level is way too high for anyone to hold a conversation. Definitely a cool place for urban hipsters. We were the oldest by far (60's)
  33. SL

    SLCA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved the experience the food, drinks, and staff were all on point. I'm sure once the summer comes the view will be super cool. I loved the convenience (as a local harlemite) and validated parking options. My wife wrote a raving review on yelp. Not one complaint.
  34. BA

    BAWESQ75

    Baltimore

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Seven of us went to BTH on Valentines Day. The management and staff accommodated ALL of our requests, and we had a blast.
  35. JT

    JayTee

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2015

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The brunch was very tasty and the live music was a nice touch to the place.
  36. P

    Pammie963

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2015

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    This is a nice place. My ONLY complaint was that the place was COLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My date and myself had to move a couple of times looking for a warm spot in the restaurant. I guess it will be a nice place whenever Spring and Summer rolls around. The server was awesome (soooooooooo nice); and the bartender was accomodating and the drinks were great. The food (from what I remember) was ok.
  37. ND

    NeeceD77

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2015

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Loved the location right by the water- better for Summer Months. However, the plus was they validate parking which is connected to the restaurant . No worrrying about parking in that desolate area which has very sparce parking. The food was good. It wasn't very crowded. However, it was one of those super cold night that not many people bothered to venture out of thier houses! The food was good and a great variety with lots of options. There was a live DJ that arrived around 10. It provided us with a lounge type atmosphere, but still energetic enough for couples trying to be romantic. I would ldefinitely go back again and of course you cant for get the HUDSON river views right outside with all glass walls/windows.
  38. M

    Meesh

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2015

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing and the food was amazing. I can't wait till the chef gets creative with the desserts. I will be back - my friends and I had a blast and I did not even get to stay for the live DJ! In the summer I am sure this place will be packed as it overlooks the water.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2015

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    BTH is a great addition to West Harlem. Food was just okay (options were limited) BUT wine was good and ambiance is amazing and the live band played some great tunes. Service was outstanding as well. I would come back for sure.
  40. MM

    MikeandMary

    New England

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2015

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    My boyfriend and I went to BTH for my birthday since we read good reviews on BTH. When we arrived, the hostess did not greet us (a simple "Good evening, welcome to BTH' would have been nice), but asked if we had a reservation and started to tell us which tables we could and could not sit at. The waitress was polite, very sweet but unfamiliar with the menu (couldn't pronounce cabernet). We wanted to taste two wines from the wine list, but they didn't have either of the bottles available so we tried a shiraz and house wine, and decided to pass on the wine. The waitress apologized and walked away and we had to 'ask' for two glasses of water. For an appetizer my boyfriend ordered the Roasted Corn Chowder soup, and we were informed they didn't have the soup that night (it was a Saturday). He ordered the shrimp cocktail and I had the Tuna Avocado Tartare - which was excellent. My entrée was the French Pork Chop, which was acceptable and he ordered the Steak which was 10 oz. of 'fat'. Overall it was a disappointing dining experience.

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BTH Restaurant & Lounge - Permanently Closed is rated 3.9 stars by 59 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    12th Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Harlem

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am-3:30pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm-11:00pm, Fri - Sat 5:00pm-2:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm-11:00pm Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am-4:00pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Free Parking located in the rear of the restaurant at 69 St. Clair Place

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Carlos Cartagena

  • Entertainment

    Live Band - Friday NightsJazz Band - Saturday BrunchDj - Saturday Nights and Sunday Brunch

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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