I had the pleasure of dining at Maison Harlem this weekend. It’s easily a top 5 local favorite. The crowd is hip. The food is delicious, plentiful and well priced. The staff is nice, attentive and knowledgeable. I loved the fact that I was able to speak to the staff and the the owner in both French or English as the mood dictated. This was my third visit to Maison and each time Samuel Thiam (one of the owners and the evening’s host) has greeted us graciously. We were accompanied by a large group including visiting friends from out of town. We enjoyed a variety of appetizers, dinner and desert. See their full menu here MAISON. I recommend the seasonal oysters, steak tartare, french onion soup or the fried calamari for starters. For entrees the wild mushroom risotto with grilled seafood is very good. My friend ordered it and said that this is what she came back for. The grilled new york shell steak is delicious with either red wine or peppercorn sauce. Other popular dishes that stood out were the grilled salmon, the duck leg confit and the daurade sauce vierge (royal dorade fish with sauce vierge, grilled asparagus & new potatoes). Ask for their specials and deserts. We loved the creme brûlée and lava cake.
I’m told from friends that the burgers are excellent but I’ve not been their for brunch or lunch yet. I was happy to see that on the lunch menu they offer croque monsieur which is a childhood favorite of mine.
Maison takes reservations (recommended) for parties of four and higher. Each time I have been there the bar has been crowded – whether it be middle of the week or on the weekend. This is impressive and shows that by word of mouth and reputation Maison Harlem is a success.
341 St. Nicholas Ave
New York, NY 10027
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Coquito is often referred to as Puerto Rican egg nog, but it is a global drink rich in all things coconut. Traditionally the beverage is served during the Christmas and Three Kings Day holidays. For the past ten years Coquito Master founder, Deborah Quinones, has been holding an annual coquito making contest that seeks to find the best coquito maker in the region. The event continues to grow each year and is held at community based centers in the tri-state area. This Saturday, December 8th, from 6pm – 8:30pm the International Coquito Masters Qualifiers Event will take place at SoHarlem; Creative Outlet – The Mink Building 1361 Amsterdam Avenue (@ West 127th Street) Suite 340 – Harlem, NY
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We have just received the promotional flyer and official news for the GRAN RE-OPENING of Les Ambassades Bar & Grill. The celebration will be held on Friday, August 24th, 2012 at 7PM – 10PM. This is an opportunity for other businesses, restaurants, bar/lounges and residents to welcome them to the neighborhood.
Over the past few weeks they have had Saturday night gatherings with DJ Breeze reintroducing the newly renovated Les Ambassades to the community. The two events that we blogged about of Ambassades have been well attended with an enthusiastic crowd and great vibe.
The customers of the already successful Patisserie des Amassades on Frederick Douglass Boulevard’s restaurant row will certainly want to try out Ambassades new location on Lenox. It will cater more to the bar & restaurant crowd which frequent Red Rooster, Corner Social, Chez Lucienne and other hotspots in this area of Harlem.
Please see our previous write up on Les Ambassades Bar & Restaurant Now Open and make sure to check out their Grand Opening.
Hope to see you there!
Les Ambassades Bar & Restaurant
341 Lenox Avenue (at 127th Street)
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UPTOWN Saturday Nights at Les Ambassades Bar & Restaurant.
Every Saturday from 7 PM – Midnight with music by: DJ BREEZE
Food will be served until closing. Stop in and check it out.
Stay tuned for their Grand Opening which will be announced soon!
341 LENOX AVENUE (127TH STREET)
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Almost a year ago, HarlemCondoLife told you about a documentary called 759: Boy Scouts of Harlem. In our review, we gave it a thumbs up and encouraged everyone to go see the film. If you have not seen it, an opportunity is approaching.
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