A few soul food institutions, burgers for $2.50, and the rest of our favorite places to eat in Harlem.
October 27, 2023
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This vegan spot has been serving Harlem fresh juices and delicious plant-based comfort food since the '90s.
February 17, 2023
Harlem's only Black-woman-owned Hookah Bar has a fun late-night scene and unique shisha flavors.
February 15, 2023
This BBQ spot in Sugar Hill doubles as a music venue where you can see the city's best jazz artists for free. Stop by for a glass of wine and some shrimp beignets.
February 6, 2023
Vinatería is an Italian-Spanish restaurant that's one of the best spots in Harlem for a romantic night out.
This Middle Eastern restaurant/gift shop in Harlem has a downstairs space with live music that makes you feel like you're at the coolest basement party ever.
Watch sports, drink beer, and eat things like chicken and waffles with everyone you know at this humongous spot in Harlem.
Musette Wine Bar in Central Harlem looks like a cross between a European bistro and a farmhouse. When you want to show someone that you don’t suck at picking date spots, bring them here.
November 2, 2022
Ginny's Supper Club is a speakeasy in the basement of Harlem soul food restaurant Red Rooster with live jazz and great cocktails.
October 21, 2022
Shrine is an arts venue in Harlem where the bar gets extra busy on live music nights.
Indian Summer is a restaurant in Harlem with sizzling tandoori platters and one of the best plates of duck in the neighborhood.
September 27, 2022
At this counter-service Caribbean spot in Harlem, something with jerk sauce on it should be your go-to order.
Open since the '90s, Mo's Burgers is a Harlem food truck where you can get a burger for $2.50 and a fantastic lemonade to go along with it.
Vegan Hood is a Harlem restaurant that nails comfort food classics like fried chicken, mac and cheese, and oxtails.
September 23, 2022
Melba’s is a spot in Harlem with some great fried chicken, catfish, and waffles. Try it for a casual meal, and get a side of mac and cheese.
August 22, 2022
Teranga is a casual African restaurant across from Central Park where you’re going to want to dine twice a week.
January 18, 2022
Clay is an American restaurant in Harlem that’s perfect for a special-but-not-too-formal dinner.
January 14, 2022
Harlem Shake is a Harlem staple.
Bo’s Bagels is the best bagel shop in Harlem.
Harlem Biscuit Company is an excellent spot in Central Harlem to stop for a biscuit sandwich.
Benyam is our favorite spot for Ethiopian food in Harlem.
Fieldtrip is a counter-service spot in Harlem that specializes in rice bowls, and it’s good for something quick and affordable.
Pizza By Lucille’s is a great slice shop in Harlem. You can’t go wrong here, but we especially love the square slices.