Tag Archives: Harlem’s Restaurant Row

Silvana’s sign is up!

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As I was walking home this evening, I noticed this attractive marquis on the southwest corner of 116th and Frederick Douglass Blvd.  Silvana will be a “cafe boutique” featuring Middle Eastern food, international goods, and live music. Their website is not up yet but rumor has it that this latest addition to Frederick Douglass’ restaurant row  is scheduled to open later this month.

Today’s Motto From Harlem…


Today’s Motto From Harlem “LOVE”
on the window of Frederick Cafe Bistro on restaurant row.  Located on the corner of Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 114th Street.

Stop in for a hot cup of coffee and try their pastries, paninis and salads.  The comfortable setting is a great spot to work on your laptop.  Next time you are passing by drop in and check out Frederick Cafe Bistro.
(breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, pastries)

Mediterranean cuisine comes to Harlem


An exciting new culinary addition to the neighborhood –set to open this January ( http://www.mns.com/content/press_archives/2012/12/08/harlems-2280-fdb-welcomes-mediterranean-restaurant-savann/) –seems to have met a temporary delay. Last month we were thrilled when saw signs for the impending opening of Mediterranean restaurant Savann at 2280 FDB, but work looks to be suspended for the time being and a sign in the window alludes that it may be a construction permit issue.

Savann is an outpost of a popular Upper West Side Turkish restaurant that closed this past summer. A New York Times review  said : “When Savann opened a few years ago, it was like a dream come true for Upper West Siders who had yearned for a simple, reasonably priced restaurant that served not-so-simple contemporary bistro food. Savann was just such a place, with ambitious yet delicious dishes like roasted pumpkin soup with olive oil, perfectly cooked wild mushroom risotto, and grilled duck breast with polenta…”

Cem Yildiz, Manager of Savann told mns.com in December: “The owner, Galip Ozbek, and I have lived in Harlem since 2007, and have enjoyed watching the local community flourish…We’re excited to offer Harlemites authentic Mediterranean cuisine.”

Hopefully they can work out these issues and open soon because we can’t wait!!



THE PLAN – Book Party and Signing at The 5 and Diamond in Harlem with Lyn-Genet

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“THE PLAN”  Lyn-Genet Recitas

We are happy to announce an upcoming event Thursday, January 24th at The 5 and Diamond Restaurant in Harlem.  Join Lyn Genet for her book party and signing at 6:30-7:30pm.  Growing more and more popular The Plan is now in the top 5 selling books in the US and Canada.  Congratulations Lyn!

A while back a few of us here at Harlem Condo Life went to an event hosted by The 5 and Diamond all about The Plan.  It was a very informative and educational experience which Icare4Harlem wrote about.  If you would like to read more about Lyn Genet and her new book you can see our previous post here “Is the Lyn-Genet Plan On Your Plate?” by Icare4Harlem.

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Celebrate Lyn-Genet’s new book, The Plan, 6:30-7:30 at
The 5 and Diamond Restaurant
2072 Frederick Douglass Boulevard
New York, NY  10026
For more information, email lia@5anddiamondrestaurant.com

The book is available below and is featured on the HarlemCondoLife.com store. The book and the program makes a great year round gift.