February 25th, 2017 by harlemcondolife

The Winter edition on Harlem Park To Park’s Harlem Restaurant & Retail Week 2017 has begun, so come out and enjoy some great deals at restaurants and retail in Harlem from FEBRUARY 15TH – FEBRUARY 28TH #EATSHOPPLAY See the full list of offers and deals from participating Harlem restaurants and retail. Share this:

 

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July 22nd, 2013 by HarlemGuy

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NYC Restaurant Week is back!

A few local restaurants are included, including Red Rooster.
We would like to see more Harlem restaurants including those featured in HarlemCondoLife’s restaurant reviews here.  Leave a comment below if you know of any additional places and we will help to spread the word!

Summer Restaurant Week starts today July, 22nd and runs to August 16th, 2013. A great reason to try out some new restaurants as well as supporting your favorites.  Bon Appétit.

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April 4th, 2013 by Native New Yorker

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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.

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October 30th, 2012 by tharealharlemista

Most of Harlem was spared from the worst of Hurricane Sandy, but still there was evidence of the effects here. Happily many local businesses and restaurants were open and people were out in droves ready to support them.

 

Central Park was still closed and even from the perimeter,  it was obvious many trees were felled. Please be careful walking on that side.

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September 13th, 2012 by harlemhouse

YouTube’s SPACEStv channel (NYT) features a new episode of “Take Me Home”– an ‘ambush makeover’ show hosted by MadTV and frequent guest of Chelsea Lately, Arden Myrin.  In this newest episode, Arden gets to experience firsthand the up-and-coming Harlem Lenox Ave./Malcolm X Blvd. neighborhood when she is given a tour of a penthouse-like condo by a Harlem father and his baby daughter.  The home features a huge living area to accommodate for baby Fiona’s toys, a spacious home office, and a balcony overlooking the famous Sylvia’s restaurant.

VIDEO: http://youtu.be/EHYe2_5j8uk

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August 11th, 2012 by harlemhouse


UPTOWN Saturday Nights at Les Ambassades Bar & Restaurant.

Every Saturday from 7 PM – Midnight with music by:  DJ BREEZE

Food will be served until closing.  Stop in and check it out.

Stay tuned for their Grand Opening which will be announced soon!

LES AMBASSADES
341 LENOX AVENUE (127TH STREET)
(212) 866-9700

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July 19th, 2012 by tharealharlemista

Harlem’s “Queen of Soul Food” Sylvia Woods, 86, died Thursday afternoon at her home in Mount Vernon, N.Y, after suffering from Alzheimers disease for the past few years.

Woods and her husband Herbert, natives of South Carolina who met as children, started Harlem fixture Sylvia’s Restaurant in 1962. Starting as a humble luncheonette, Sylvia’s brand has grown to include multiple cookbooks, international exposure, and a nationwide line of food products. Teeming with tourists and neighbors craving cornbread, ribs, collard greens, fried chicken and other staples of Southern cooking, it’s also a major stop for politicians making frequent visits while on the campaign trail.

Rep Charles Rangel emoted: “Ms. Sylvia created a special place on Lenox and 127th street. Sylvia’s may have been famous nationally and internationally, but its soul has always remained in Harlem,” he said. “Nothing can replace its founder, but her legacy will live on in the memories she helped make.”

Mayor Bloomberg said: “We lost a legend today. For more than 50 years, New Yorkers have enjoyed Sylvia’s and visitors have flocked to Harlem to get a table. In her words, the food was made with ‘a whole lot of love’ and generations of family and friends have come together at what became a New York institution. Sylvia Woods came to New York City with a dream and her dedication made it a reality. She exemplified the entrepreneurial spirit that is at the heart of our city’s success. Even as her brand became a nationwide success, she never forgot to give back to the community that helped make it all possible, creating the Herbert and Sylvia Woods Scholarship Endowment Fund for Harlem High School seniors. My thoughts are with her family and New York City will never forget the Queen of Soul Food.”

The ever present flashing lights of Sylvia’s were turned off tonight in tribute to it’s Matriarch. Sylvia will be remembered and missed by all.

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February 13th, 2012 by Native New Yorker

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When it opened in 2005, Melba’s was one of the first new restaurants to arrive on Harlem’s Frederick Douglass Boulevard. This warm, welcoming, elegant establishment serves “American comfort food”. The menu now includes a few “healthy eating” items as well as traditional southern dishes. Melba’s is a favorite of local residents as well as a destination of choice for celebs, political VIPs, and New Yorkers in-the-know . The owner, Melba Wilson, can often be seen greeting her guests with the grace and style that are her trademarks. NativeNewYorker recently shared an outstanding meal there with other HCL founders HarlemGuy, HarlemHouse and ICare4Harlem. Melba wasn’t there but the place still ran smoothly. From the moment we walked in, her friendly, knowledgeable and efficient staff made us feel at home. We started with appetizers – the catfish strips were yummy, and the drinks were also a hit. I am not a Mojito lover but my colleague assured me that his was first rate. Our entrees were all beautifully presented as well as delicious.

HarlemGuy had the Melba’s signature Southern Fried Chicken and Eggnog Waffles, HarlemHouse really enjoyed the salmon with Melba’s famous mac & cheese and sauteed spinach; ICare4Harlem had the wine braised short ribs of beef and yours truly had the Chilean Sea Bass which was perfectly cooked.

We were almost too full for dessert but couldn’t resist sharing the chocolate mousse cake and the scrumptious homemade green apple sorbet. We lingered long after the last morsel was finished, enjoying the amazing selection of old school music that was playing throughout our meal. Often the music at Melba’s is pumping (sometimes a little too loudly for my taste) but this was a Sunday night and the sounds were perfect for ‘chillin’ with good friends.

If you haven’t been to Melba’s – go. This small, classy establishment is still the Queen of Frederick Douglass Blvd.

Melba Wilson

Melba’s is located at 300 West 114th Street on Frederick Douglass Blvd. It is open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday and for brunch on Saturday & Sunday. Call (212) 864-7777 or email melbas@melbasrestaurant.com for information or reservations. Melba’s also does catering; for information email melbascatering@gmail.com.

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November 6th, 2011 by Native New Yorker

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A group of us were taking a co-worker out to lunch for her birthday and decided to try Creole on Third Ave at 118th Street.  I knew of Creole as a local night spot with good food, Salsa music on Tuesdays, blues on Thursdays and a variety of local artists on the weekends but I had never been there for lunch.  It turned out to be a great choice.  They have a terrific selection of lunch specials – the blackened shrimp and the barbecue chicken were particular favorites.  Not only was the food tasty, the staff was wonderful.  They welcomed us like family – all 11 of us!  We were also impressed by a health promotion they were running – “Save Half for Later” a campaign to promote smarter, healthier eating habits to help prevent and control obesity and diabetes.  Kudos to Creole for their food, service and community-mindedness!

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June 24th, 2011 by Harlem Condo Life


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UPDATE: Harlem Tavern is having a soft opening this coming Wednesday, June 29! Not the 27th!
The day is near when Harlem’s newest beer garden will officially open to the public. Harlem Tavern recently had their gas turned on, all the hires are in place, and this week several days of training occurred. When I last spoke to the owners, they said “give us one more week.” That was this past weekend. Plus all the major traditional New York press are reporting what we have known all along, Harlem Tavern is scheduled to open next week.

We hope our series called Inside Harlem Tavern was helpful and that it provided you with first-hand information on what’s expected to be one of Harlem’s hottest establishments on restaurant row. See you at Harlem Tavern!

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