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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We stopped by yesterday (May 21) to check out the new and second location for Les Ambassades at 341 Lenox Avenue. The place is nice and spacious. It is much bigger than their first location in Harlem.
When you enter there is the take out counter to the right, which features crepes, smoothies, milkshakes, select hot food, pastries and breads, soft drinks and ice cream-all to go! If you want to sit down and eat, walk further in. There you will find a complete buffet of West African cuisine. The menu is included in the slideshow, which like their Frederick Douglass Blvd location is moderately priced. The different ideas we found on the menu are the crepes, smoothies and milkshakes. Most of the other items on the menu appeared identical to its FDB menu.
To visit Ambassades Buffet at 341 Lenox Ave, take the 2/3 subway train to 125th! See you there!
By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
While Best Yet Market celebrates its grand opening March 5, HarlemCondoLife would like to echo the words that one of our readers left on our site: “don’t forget about the local gems that were here before [Best Yet].” Those comments are smack right on! We must continue to support all of our local businesses.
There are several places of business close to our new supermarket that offer excellent products. HCL agrees with our reader that Harlem’s Patisserie Des Ambassades, located right across the street from Best Yet, offers delicious breads and pastries. I have purchased baguette’s at Les Ambassades before and they are absolutely delicious. Go purchase bread there. It is very good! And their pastries are scrumptious as well. There are a wide variety of pastries to choose from at Les Ambassades, such as fruit tarts, danishes, tiramisu, creme brulee and more. The food is darn tastie as well. But I won’t elaborate about the food just yet. Stay tune for a restaurant review by a HCL blogger.
We encourage you to visit Lee Lee’s, Make My Cake and Les Ambassades. They won’t disappoint. Take our word for it!
Patisserie Des Ambassades
2200 8th Ave
(between 118th St & 119th St)
New York, NY 10026
Lee Lee’s Baked Goods
283 W 118th Street close to FDB
New York, NY 10026
Make My Cake
121 St. Nicholas Ave (at 116th St.)
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The January 8th edition of AMNY had a wonderful article written by Marleene Naanes entitled “Harlem’s Hot ‘pocket'” (PDF format – start on page 20).
It’s all about the HOT little Southwest corner of Harlem on Frederick Douglass Boulevard (aka 8th Avenue; the “continuation” of Central Park West above 110th street) from 110th to 125th.
The GREAT NEWS about this southwestern corridor (the “Gateway To Harlem” also known as “SOHA” for South Harlem) only gets BETTER and BETTER with each passing day.
It’s HOT AND POPPIN’!
The article features informative mini reviews of various establishments including museums, lounges and restaurants: The Studio Museum, 67 Orange, Africa Kine, Patisserie Des Ambassades just to name a few.
Below is an excerpt.
“Anyone who hasn’t walked through this pocket of Harlem in a while certainly won’t recognize it today.
With health-food shops, upscale lounges, a trendy wine bar and florist, this neighborhood could be mistaken for a downtown enclave. A Starbucks, a soon-to-open Subway shop and new banks have only furthered its gentrification.
‘Harlem got a lot more convenient,’ said lifelong resident Sharon Grimes, 39. ‘You have uptown life with a downtown feel.’
‘It’s the best pocket in Harlem,’ said Carlos Aguila, owner of health food store Karrot, which he opened four years ago when crack still had a hold on the neighborhood. ‘It’s an aggressive pocket of gentrification and revitalization.’
Young single folks and new families alike have flocked to the area, which boasts nearby parks, restaurants galore, new lounges and bigger Manhattan homes for less money. Residents say they love that people know each other and aren’t afraid to say hi to passing strangers.”
HarlemCondoLife has previously reported on this and other related real estate news on this blog. Below are few informative entries you may want to read.
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