I didn’t go to Harlem Tavern on the opening night as it was just too packed. After passing by on several occasions, I finally ventured in to enjoy a mid-afternoon lunch. Well, I couldn’t have picked a better time as the service was great and my meal was cooked to perfection. When I spoke with the server, it appears that the restaurant has made numerous changes since it opened in early July. With a condensed menu, the kitchen is now able to concentrate on maintaining consistency and will gradually introduce new dishes.
Restaurants in this neighborhood seem to come and go. Those that remain open have accomplished a challenging task—accommodating the varying palates in this blended community. My outdoor dining experience with Harlem Tavern was a pleasant surprise and I look forward to returning to an expanded menu.
2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
New York, NY