Bier International in Harlem
By HarlemMom -
I had brunch this past weekend at Bier International in Harlem. The food was excellent as always. I had the scrambled eggs with hummus, pita wedges and a green salad. My husband had his favorite, the Portuguese Linguica and Scrambled Eggs Fajitas. His was served with guacamole and baby organic greens as well. This place never misses on food, however this time the service was lacking and we reflected it in our tip. This has been one of our favorite places in Harlem since they opened, so this is why we were surprised by our server. Unfortunately, the owners Ousmane Keita and Chris Pollok were not there this day. One or both of them are usually there and two of the nicest guys in Harlem.
This being said, our waitress gave us menus but took a while to come by to take our order and it was not because she was busy. We placed our order which included a juice for my husband. My coffee came but we had to call her over and remind her about the juice which had been at the service area for some time. We saw a table of 5 near us that had menus but they got up and left due to her lack of service. Besides great food Bier International is in my opinion the best kid friendly place on the boulevard. This might have to do with the fact that both Chris and Ousmane have kids of their own. The food is consistently good and normally so is the service. This is why I wanted to share my experience.
We look forward to many more great meals there with our infant daughter.
(Every Friday night, from 8 p.m. until.., DJ Ouaga spinning world beats. See Bier International’s website below for “December Events” and Menu.)
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Many weeks ago rectangular openings filled with dirt but level to the ground appeared dotting the cement sidewalks lining Frederick Douglass Blvd (8th avenue). See our previous post A Million Trees coming to Frederick Douglass Boulevard in South Harlem?
These plots have now been filled with wonderful new trees, the variety of which I am uncertain. This will be nice in the summer months especially for the restaurants which have outdoor seating.
We find this very exciting and something to look forward to this spring.
If you have any information to share drop us a line!
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My husband, daughter and I recently had lunch at Frederick Café Bistro located at 2104 Frederick Douglass Boulevard and enjoyed it very much. I had the lentil soup and the Norwegian Smoked Salmon Panini. My husband had the chicken soup and the Ham and Cheese Croissant. The service was attentive and the place has a nice casual vibe. My daughter was in a stroller and they accommodated it. We will be back to enjoy some more delicious food and to try out their brunch.
Please check out their website for their full menu and more information.
Frederick Café Bistro
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“Happiness in Harlem” as written on Lido’s website is an honest statement for Italian Food lovers. We have dined here many times since they have opened and consistently the food has been great. After taking friends their the other night we took a few photos of our dinner that we wanted to share and spoke with Susannah Koteen, the owner of Lido. We complimented Susannah that we appreciate the welcoming vibe and reliable service that you can always expect when visiting Lido. They have loyal diners who return regularly no doubt because of the service and their food.
A born and raised Harlemite friend who recently just moved out of the area, insisted while visiting last week that we eat at Lido as he missed their cuisine. I hadn’t been in several months and was happy to go.
For the appetizers we had Tomato, Basil, and Fresh Mozzarella, Aged Prosciutto di Parma, and an assortment of other starters which are easily shareable.
For dinner we had the Baked Halibut, Chamoula Marinade, Red Pepper Rouille over Asparagus, Parmesan, Basil Risotto (mouthwatering good!), the Ricotta Ravioli, Charred Eggplant, with Orange Mint and Almonds, and the special of the day Under a Brick Chicken with Garlic Mashed Potatoes. Very flavorful and filling. We would also recommend their Grass-fed Organic Strip Steak or the Gnocchi with Truffle Butter and Sage which is rich and cooked just to the right texture.
For desert we sampled a couple things but I recommend the Sunday below if you really want to treat yourself….
Make sure to ask for their daily specials. I try and have something new each time if I can resist ordering the Halibut with Risotto but I usually cave in and get the Halibut. It’s just one of those perfect meals that have you coming back for more.
They have a very lively and popular bar scene as well, for those who just want to swing by for a drink and appetizer with a friend or to meet new friends. Lido’s also host many events throughout the year from viewing political debates, gayborhood mixers for LGBT community, and featured wine dinners, which they will be having again real soon in the near future.
2168 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
(on the corner of 117th Street)
New York, NY 10026
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