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QUESTAN’S Harlem “Live, love, laugh”

By HarlemHouse

Questan’s, which just opened last summer… is jumpin! Finally dined there last Monday night and had a great time.  There is more going on than meets the eye if you are just walking by the front of the place.  As you come in on your right there is a takeout section. Since they are conveniently opened until 2 and 3am throughout the week this is good to have. See Express menu they have a large Seafood selection for takeout.  Through the main entrance after walking down a short hall you approach tables on the left, a very large full bar on the right and a DJ booth elevated on the back wall.  There is a live DJ every night.  The bar has two flat screen TV’s overhead.  Great if a game is on and you want to watch it muted while listening to tunes and talking with friends.  It was a little chaotic the night I was there which is a good thing for a Monday night.  The weekends must get packed.  We sat at the corner table and had drinks and dinner.  Good drinks and generously poured.  You could easily just go there to chill at the bar with an appetizer or two if all the tables are full.  To begin with we enjoyed the Jalapeno Cornbread.  Then for starters had the Fried Calamari, Lobster & Shrimp Spring Rolls & the Lobster Bisque soup.  All were good but the Lobster & Shrimp Spring Rolls were phenomenal.  Dinner was very good.  Only two of us had entrees the Grilled Shrimp with Spinach & the Broiled Scallops with Homemade French Fries.  Both the Shrimp and Scallops were fresh and delicious and the Homemade French Fries were perfect.  Its a very large menu to choose from especially considering the size of the space. Im heading back again to try something different next week.  Doris Wade (Dee), the owner, wasn’t there the night I was but the charming Mekkie, (bartender/hostess/waitress) waited on us and the service was excellent.  DJ Huggie was spinning a great selection of HipHop and R&B keeping the vibe good.  it’s one of those spots that when your finished eating dinner you want to stay longer and just hang out.  Good crowd, good food, good music and good drinks.  Dee mentioned to me that she is working out a House Music night for either Thursday or Sunday nights in the near future.  Stay tuned I’ll keep you posted when it’s definite.

Im happy to see how successful Questan’s is.  The front of the Restaurant says “Live, love & laugh” with a message like that how can you not be successful. Definitely left me wanting to go back for more.  Another great addition to Harlem.

Take advantage of “Eat Shop Play HARLEM this month for Restaurant & Retail.  Questan’s is one of the Restaurants included on this list which offers a Prix Fixe menu for $20.10 from February 15, 2010 - March 15, 2010.  *Questan’s also delivers.

QUESTAN’S

2113 Frederick Douglass Blvd.

Between 114th & 115th

New York, NY 10026

212-300-4399

Hours open Mon-Wed 11AM-2AM, Thurs-Sat 11AM-3AM, Sun 11Am-10PM

See our previous link-

http://harlemcondolife.com/2009/08/15/questans-is-officially-open/

QUESTAN'S Harlem "Live, love, laugh"

By HarlemHouse

Questan’s, which just opened last summer… is jumpin! Finally dined there last Monday night and had a great time.  There is more going on than meets the eye if you are just walking by the front of the place.  As you come in on your right there is a takeout section. Since they are conveniently opened until 2 and 3am throughout the week this is good to have. See Express menu they have a large Seafood selection for takeout.  Through the main entrance after walking down a short hall you approach tables on the left, a very large full bar on the right and a DJ booth elevated on the back wall.  There is a live DJ every night.  The bar has two flat screen TV’s overhead.  Great if a game is on and you want to watch it muted while listening to tunes and talking with friends.  It was a little chaotic the night I was there which is a good thing for a Monday night.  The weekends must get packed.  We sat at the corner table and had drinks and dinner.  Good drinks and generously poured.  You could easily just go there to chill at the bar with an appetizer or two if all the tables are full.  To begin with we enjoyed the Jalapeno Cornbread.  Then for starters had the Fried Calamari, Lobster & Shrimp Spring Rolls & the Lobster Bisque soup.  All were good but the Lobster & Shrimp Spring Rolls were phenomenal.  Dinner was very good.  Only two of us had entrees the Grilled Shrimp with Spinach & the Broiled Scallops with Homemade French Fries.  Both the Shrimp and Scallops were fresh and delicious and the Homemade French Fries were perfect.  Its a very large menu to choose from especially considering the size of the space. Im heading back again to try something different next week.  Doris Wade (Dee), the owner, wasn’t there the night I was but the charming Mekkie, (bartender/hostess/waitress) waited on us and the service was excellent.  DJ Huggie was spinning a great selection of HipHop and R&B keeping the vibe good.  it’s one of those spots that when your finished eating dinner you want to stay longer and just hang out.  Good crowd, good food, good music and good drinks.  Dee mentioned to me that she is working out a House Music night for either Thursday or Sunday nights in the near future.  Stay tuned I’ll keep you posted when it’s definite.

Im happy to see how successful Questan’s is.  The front of the Restaurant says “Live, love & laugh” with a message like that how can you not be successful. Definitely left me wanting to go back for more.  Another great addition to Harlem.

Take advantage of “Eat Shop Play HARLEM this month for Restaurant & Retail.  Questan’s is one of the Restaurants included on this list which offers a Prix Fixe menu for $20.10 from February 15, 2010 - March 15, 2010.  *Questan’s also delivers.

QUESTAN’S

2113 Frederick Douglass Blvd.

Between 114th & 115th

New York, NY 10026

212-300-4399

Hours open Mon-Wed 11AM-2AM, Thurs-Sat 11AM-3AM, Sun 11Am-10PM

See our previous link-

http://harlemcondolife.com/2009/08/15/questans-is-officially-open/

Best Decorated Storefront Window Christmas Gallery

By HarlemGuy

HarlemCondoLife is pleased to announce the best decorated storefront window Christmas gallery. 

The idea is simple: send your favorites to us via email (feedback@harlemcondolife.com) so we can share with others on a gallery on www.harlemcondolife.com

I love to walk around Harlem and take in the creativity and care that local shop keepers put into their displays. 

My favorite at the moment is Posh Paws on Fred. Doug. Blvd. south of 115th street – see photo below. 

The photo below does not do it justice.  Looking for better ones so join in the fun and send us a favorite today! 

Even better yet, stop by, pay them a visit, purchase a gift, and take a pic. 

And let them know HarlemCondoLife sent you.

Help us  celebrate Harlem for the Holidays!

Posh Paws

By HarlemHouse

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Do you want happy pets?  Join me and other Harlem residents who are fans of the personable small owners’ attention you get from this everything you need pet supply store.

Owner Doris Wade opened the doors to “Posh Paws” 3 years ago and has had loyal customers ever since.  Who wants to walk up to Broadway to get something your pet needs?

I went in recently… to buy food for my cat, and the knowledgeable salesperson “Katy” suggested I try something other then what I had intended to purchase.   I wasn’t sure as I am stubborn to change.   She kindly gave me a sample, and said “try this, if it works, come back tomorrow and by this instead as it is a much better product and will in the long run be healthier for your cat.”

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Well, my cat liked it, and this is why I am blogging about this story today.  It’s the little things in a store like this which make all the difference.  I may never had come back with my free samples, but she was right and I want to shop there even more now.  In today’s economy, every penny counts and it’s reassuring that we have a knowledgeable pet store right in the heart of our hood.

My props of the week go to Doris and her well run shop.
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POSH PAWS OF MANHATTAN
2121 Frederick Douglass Blvd. (between 114th & 115th St.)
212-662-POSH
www.poshpawsofmanhattan.com
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