Restaurants

Top Choice Modern American in Harlem & Upper Manhattan

Red Rooster

Transatlantic superchef Marcus Samuelsson laces upscale comfort food with a world of flavors at his effortlessly cool, vibrant brasserie. Like the work of the New York–based contemporary artists displayed on the wal…
Modern American in Harlem & Upper Manhattan

New Leaf

Nestled in Fort Tryon Park, a short walk from the Cloisters, this 1930s stone building feels like a country tavern. Settle in for market-fresh ingredients in bistro-style dishes such as salmon with seasonal vegetabl…
Vegan in Harlem & Upper Manhattan

Seasoned Vegan

Run by a mother-and-son team, the Seasoned Vegan has earned a loyal following for its delicious twist on soul food. Everything here is organic and made entirely without animal products. You'll find creative takes on…
American in Harlem & Upper Manhattan

BLVD Bistro

Tiny, bustling BLVD Bistro takes quality seasonal produce and turns it into subtly tweaked Southern soul food. Heading the kitchen is Mississippi-born Carlos Swepson, whose roots shine bright in dishes like blueberr…
American in Harlem & Upper Manhattan

Charles’ Pan-Fried Chicken

It’s a hole-in-the-wall, but charismatic Charles Gabriel makes some of the best fried chicken in the city. Crisp and beautifully seasoned, it’s served with sides including collard greens, yams, mac 'n’ cheese and co…
Barbecue in Harlem & Upper Manhattan

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Jocks, hipsters, moms and pops: everyone dives into this honky-tonk rib bar for a rockin’ feed. Get messy with dry-rubbed, slow-pit-smoked ribs, slabs of juicy steak and succulent burgers, or watch your waistline wi…
French in Harlem & Upper Manhattan

Maison Harlem

Run by two French amis, this swinging little bar-bistro is like a second home for locals, who drop in at all hours to nibble on French toast, slurp onion soup, or loosen their belts over slow-cooked duck-leg confit.…
Southern US in Harlem & Upper Manhattan

Sylvia's

Founded by Sylvia Woods back in 1962, this Harlem icon has been dazzling Harlemites and visitors (including a few presidents) with its lip-smackingly good down-home Southern cooking – fried chicken, baked mac 'n' ch…
Italian in Harlem & Upper Manhattan

Pisticci

When the weather is lousy, Pisticci makes a fine retreat, with its cozy two-room interior graced by low-lit chandeliers, vintage paintings and globe lights over the bar. Creative cocktails make a fine prelude to the…
Senegalese in Harlem & Upper Manhattan

Pikine

Harlem's 116th St has become something of a Little Senegal in recent decades, with restaurants like Pikine serving up a taste of home to West African expats. Here you'll find all the classic Senegalese staples like …