Cheri doesn’t serve the best French food in Harlem (although it’s solid), but they do have one of the best outdoor hang spaces in the area. Walk out back and you’ll find the sort of patio that will make it easy for you to post up for an entire afternoon and make everyone you know come to you.
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Before you start eating at all the trendy new spots in Harlem, filling your belly with soul food at Sylvia’s needs to happen first.
Mountain Bird is a poultry-focused French bistro in Harlem, run by a Japanese couple. Sound interesting? It is. It's also excellent.
Dinosaur BBQ isn’t the best barbecue you’ll ever eat. It is, however, our kind of dining establishment.
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Around since 1980, The Odeon is a New York City classic. It may not be the same downtown destination that it was thirty years ago, but they still serve very respectable bistro food and stiff drinks, and brunch is always reliable.
A reliable classic French Upper East Side bistro with one of the best salads of all time.
La Mercerie is a cafe and luxury design store in SoHo. It has expensive pastries and expensive furniture, and it’s a great spot for a daytime meeting.
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Bono’s excellent pizza and pasta and low-key atmosphere make it our favorite spot for Italian food in Harlem.
Barawine is a wine bar in Harlem with a little dining room where they serve French-ish American food.
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