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Cheri Harlem

Cheri Harlem

We recently had a lovely evening in Harlem at Cheri, the latest in what feels like a steady parade of new French eateries staking a claim to Harlem.

Cheri has a wonderful feel, a cross between a cozy intimate restaurant, someone’s brownstone home and French bistro.

The staff is incredibly friendly, and you can often find Cheri’s owner Alain Eoche’s there, as he lives above the restaurant, which means customers have his undivided attention.

The space is beautiful and offers a variety of special experience as you walk in.  Artwork is everywhere, both interesting, visually appealing and intelligent.

The staff is very friendly, attentive, and speak both French and English.

The food is tasty, plentiful and well priced.

The location is second to none and will only get better over time.

We really loved our visit and look forward to our next visit.

IMG_3861 IMG_3857 IMG_3856 Cheri

Chéri
231 Lenox Avenue
212-662-4374
cheriharlem.com

 

Reach for the Sky

Azania

If you are looking to be lifted up this morning, the latest dance music track by harlem based RhythmDB Publishing and Harlem resident vocalist Azania will inspire you to new heights.

Available now on Beatport.com

Protect Harlem’s Community Gardens from development

change.org harlem garden petitionCommunity gardens are a cultural link that allow neighbors to come together in a public green space, to grow fresh food, to learn about healthy diets and lifestyle choices, where the old mingle with the young, or simply cool off in the shade on a hot summer day.

Central Harlem needs community gardens like Harlem Valley Garden, Electric Ladybug, Jackie Robinson, and Pleasant Village to continue to grow community, support health, collaboration, and neighborhood solidarity.

We admire Mayor de Blasio’s progressive vision for our city and support the creation of affordable housing in all the boroughs. HPD has an opportunity to do exactly that on empty lots, while preserving the existing gardens.

What cuisines would you like to see in Harlem?

thai market

One of our favorite restaurants is Thai Market.  They are adjacent to Harlem and deliver into Harlem.  They are reliable, courteous, quick, well priced, and the food is always great, always consistent in taste, quality and quantity.   I realized just how much I like them (and just how bad the conditions are in Harlem tonight) when I called and they told me they could not deliver to my area (which includes Restaurant Row) because it is too slippery.  Which I totally understand.

If you have not tried this place, please do.  It’s great.

What other cuisines would you like to see in Harlem?