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Mediterranean cuisine comes to Harlem

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Savann

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!!

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SYMPOSIUM – Greek Restaurant in Harlem

SYMPOSIUM “Greek Restaurant”

This hidden gem tucked away on W. 113th St. has been in business since 1969.  If you like good Greek cuisine, this is the place for you.  Whatever your cravings are from the traditional Moussaka to the classic Lamb dishes to an assorted selection of Vegetarian delights, you are sure to have a delicious dining experience at this friendly, family owned establishment.

If you are looking for a light dinner or late afternoon snack, I recommend their classic Greek Salad with a glass of wine and Pita bread on the side.  Healthy and delicious.  The Symposium Mixed Appetizer Plate is a great sampler dish for those of you who are not as familiar with Mediterranean cuisine.

If you haven’t already stop in see why this place continues to be successful.  There is a reason that this restaurant has been in business for over 40 years.  Just make sure you don’t leave without trying the Baklava or Rice Pudding for desert.

Symposium
544 W. 113th St. (Between Amsterdam and Broadway)
212-865-1011

By HarlemHouse