Questans, (see HarlemHouse’s previous review), our beloved music- infused seafood restaurant and bar, is undergoing a transformation.
I stopped by today and learned that Questans is transforming into a seafood store where not only can you get fresh seafood to cook at home, but also seafood cooked to order.
This is a welcome addition to Frederick Douglass Boulevard.
Questan’s is located on one of the hottest blocks in Harlem, next to Bier International, Society Cafe, Melbas, Harlem Tavern, the soon to be Londels and butcher shop (both at the Livmor) just to name a few.
We welcome the new addition!
Have you ever wanted to check out several drinking and eating establishments in Harlem in one night but never had the time? You’ve read about Harlem’s booming restaurant row on Frederick Douglass Boulevard in various publications and wondered what’s it like? Well, now you have the opportunity to see and experience several fine dining establishments all in one night at Experience: Harlem Bar & Restaurant Crawl taking place the evening of October 28 from 6 PM to 10 PM. Experience: Harlem, one of the early pioneers in promoting all things positive about Harlem, has rounded up some of Harlem’s best restaurant and drinking places for this event. They are: Mojo, 5 & Diamond, Melba’s, Questan’s, 67 Orange, and more! Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Click here to purchase tickets.
Posted in Community, Drink, Harlem, Restaurants
Tagged 5&Diamond, 67 Orange, drinking and eating, experience harlem, Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem, Lenox Avenue, Melba's, Mojo, native, Nectar Wine Bar, Questans, West 119th Street
“Did it up” in Harlem. The restaurant and nightlife scene was PACKED last Friday night in Harlem.
I started at MOJO’S for dinner and drinks with friends. It was very crowded and I had the pleasure of meeting the legendary Kiki Shepard, longtime co-host of “It’s Showtime at the Apollo” who was sitting at the table next to me. I talked with owner, Moon, for a long time as well. Did you know that he sells his own brand of wine? Pick one up if you’re a red wine lover. Its very good. Also learned that they have live music on Monday nights and this Spring/Summer they will open the windows in the front with outdoor tables and in addition will have DJ’s some of the nights.
After dinner headed to NECTAR to say hello to one of the owner’s Eric. Also very full. Then walked by SEVENTEEN B but didn’t go in. Nice crowd but swung by QUESTAN’S instead to say hello to Dee, the owner. She has to charge a cover now it gets so crowded (almost too crowded) on Friday & Saturday nights. The music was pumpin’ and it was so packed you could barely move. Might need a bigger space soon. She has a very loyal local neighborhood crowd. Sunday nights at Questan’s DJ’s play House Music now. HipHop all other nights.
After that we all headed over to 67 ORANGE to say hello to Karl, the owner. There we closed out the night with wings and 2 orders of pepper popcorn while listening to a diverse mix of all different kinds of music.
So go and support our local businesses next time you want to have a fun night out. There are many many other good night spots as well… but this was only one night. Next time!
HarlemHouse will be out of town for a month traveling for work but will resume blogging again in April. In the meantime, enjoy a new Podcast/Mix “SpanishHarlemMix” by RhythmDB.
Posted in Harlem
Tagged 67 Orange, Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Harlem, HarlemCondoLife, HarlemHouse, Mojo, Mojo Lounge, Nectar, Nectar Wine Bar, Photos by HarlemHouse, Questans, SeventeenB