November 24th, 2012 by HarlemGuy

Harlem Pop-Up

We had the pleasure of attending Harlem Pop-Up green market on 115th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard last month. Local and regional vendors shared and sold a variety of fresh produce, prepared foods and drinks at New York City’s first night time Farmers Market.

Everyone mingled while Live Music (an excellent jazz band) played throughout the night (See VIDEO below). The evening was successful as evidenced by the strong turn out and by the fact that vendors were pretty much out of everything by 8:30 pm.
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October 2nd, 2012 by harlemhouse

OBAMA

Joshua Bauchner & Eurydice Kelley, Rose Pierre-Louis, Betty Dubuisson & Carl McCaskill, Mignon Espy-Edwards & Timothy Edwards, Nakia James-Jenkins & Lewis Jenkins, Rebeca Izquierdo & Paimaan Lodhi, Selene Martinez, Andrew Miles, Paul Moore & Amy Moore, Lia Sanfilippo, Gisele Shorter, and Joyce Williams & Harold Williams

Invite you to get Fired Up
and Ready To Go for Obama 2012 

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE
WATCH PARTY & DINNER

With Special Guest Speakers:
NY WHITAKER
Senior Organizing Fellow
Obama For America

RICHARD MANN
Campaign Organizer
Obama For America

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
7:00PM-10:30PM
The 5 and Diamond Restaurant
www.5anddiamondrestaurant.com
2072 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
Between W.112th & W.113th Streets
Harlem, New York 10026

$40.00 Per Person Prix Fixe 3 Course Dinner
& Complimentary Champagne Toast.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED AND SEATING LIMITED.
646.684.4662 Or lia@5anddiamondrestaurant.com

See you there!

The 5 and Diamond Restaurant

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October 2nd, 2012 by harlemhouse

EXCITING NEWS

You’re invited…

THE HARLEM PEARL – 4 DAY DETOX

 

The Harlem Pearl’s Opening Dinner and Lecture

Join us for the launch of The Lyn-Genet Plan’s The Harlem Pearl!

Tuesday, October 2 at 7pm – Lecture and dinner

The 5 and Diamond Restaurant

2072 Frederick Douglass Boulevard

(located between 112th and 113th Streets)

New York, NY 10026

$45 for a 4-course tasting menu

Lyn-Genet will be giving a lecture on The Plan and we will be serving food from The Plan cookbook.
Attendees who wish to purchase the 4 Day Detox from The Harlem Pearl will also receive free 4 days of free nutritional support with a Plan nutritionist!

The Lyn-Genet Plan is not a diet. It is a way of eating that will help you lose weight, reverse the aging process, and fight disease. Through The Plan, you will learn that your weight is nothing more than data and from this data we learn how your body reacts to certain foods. Once you determine your ‘trigger’ foods and learn how to create your own menus through working one-on-one with a nutritionist, you will be able to achieve and maintain your personal health goals.

This is for return and new clients so please spread the word to YOUR friends and family!
Space is limited, please RSVP by Friday, Sept 28 to maggie@lyngenet.com.

The Plan and The 5 and Diamond!

We’re excited to let you know you can purchase days 1-4 of The Lyn-Genet Plan from the soon to be opened Harlem Pearl! Looking for a wonderful restaurant experience? Eduardo Polit, acclaimed executive chef of The 5 and Diamond, is now serving Plan friendly food for lunch and dinner.

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July 26th, 2012 by harlemhouse

Jado Sushi

Last night was the Grand Opening of Jado Sushi in Harlem and it was an enjoyable night and a great crowd.  It has actually already been open for two weeks now but the Grand Opening makes it official.

This early evening cocktail party included a variety of delicious Hors d’oeuvres and selected sushi along with wine and prosecco.  They have an extensive wine menu here at Jadu Sushi which comes to no surprise as Nobu Otsu also owns The Winery just up the street.

At one point it felt like the who’s who of Harlem.  Melba Wlison, owner of Melbas, Londel Davis, owner of Londel’s Supper Club and The L Lounge, Lia Sanfilippo, one of the owners of The Five and Diamond, Henock Kejela, owner of ZomaErnesto Gonzalez, one of the owners of Harlem Food Bar and Clarence Cooper the general manager for over 30 years (now retired) at Sylvia’s, were just a few of the guests showing their support and welcoming Jado Sushi to the neighborhood.  It was also nice to meet bloggers I had never met before for the first time and people in the Harlem media.

With good company, mellow jazz music playing, great wine and delicious appetizers  you cannot go wrong.  Stop by and check out Jado Sushi for yourself.  With their full menu now available you have even more to choose from.

Welcome Jado Sushi and congratulations.   If the crowds are any indication diners have been waiting for a sushi restaurant like this to come to the neighborhood and are happy that you are here.

Jado Sushi Harlem Condo Life

Jado Sushi Harlem

*Click here to see their location and our Review of Jado Sushi.

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July 17th, 2012 by harlemhouse

Jado Sushi Harlem

With the new wave of diverse restaurants opening in Harlem it seems there is no need to go below 110th Street anymore.  All you need is right here.   Jado Sushi the latest addition to Harlem’s Restaurant Row is no exception.  We posted earlier about Jado’s opening night (see post) and wrote that we have been enthusiastic for it to open since hearing from owner Nobu Otsu last year.  Well it was well worth the wait.

Jado Sushi

Last Wednesday night at 7PM when two other bloggers from HarlemCondoLife, a neighborhood friend and myself arrived at Jado it was a full house.  We waited at the bar for our reservation and tried a couple of their Delectable Cocktails.  I recommend the Gin Cuke, the Ginger Whiskey or for a vodka drink with fresh berries on the sweeter side the Kurenai.  They also have a Mojito drink.  You can see all the choices and their entire future menu here online menu.

Nobu greeted us graciously and apologized that there might be a little wait.  We really didn’t wait that long for our table considering how long you may have to wait at a trendy downtown restaurant.  The place is nicely layed out and as I had mentioned in an earlier post the decor is elegant and sophisticated.  However, it is not stuffy at all.  My friend said it was tastefully done very much like The Winery which is another business in Harlem that Nobu runs.  As you walk in the bar area is to the right and to the left are two and four top tables grouped together.  As you continue to walk through in the back there are decorative booths on the right side and a sushi bar that was very crowded on the left.  Very smart design and multifunctional without feeling crowded.  Each of the four areas inviting in their own way.

The dinning experience was everything I had hoped it to be.  We ordered a lot of food so I won’t describe everything only the small plates, sushi and main dishes.  First of all last Monday, July 9th, was the soft opening and this is Nobu’s sample menu.  Their will be more dishes to choose from and more classics after the Grand Opening which will happen in a week or two.  When I asked Nobu what he recommended from the sampler menu he said “Everything on this menu is good.  They are all my favorite dishes” and after eating there I would have to agree.  All the guests at my table joked saying lets come back again tomorrow night.  It was that good.

Jado Chicken

Crunchy California

Jado Sushi Bar

We were greeted by Juan at the door who asked us to wait at the bar and that our table would be ready shortly.  He was very busy yet polite and pleasant.  We waited about 15 minutes at the bar with drinks and commented at how crowded it was.  Nobu was extremely friendly and very hands on with the service, refilling water glasses at tables and doing his best to accommodate the crowd.  It almost seemed he was surpassed that it was this crowded.  He told us it has been busy like this since day one.  Of course this is good for any business and people would rather wait a few extra minutes than to sit in an empty restaurant.

We were seated at a comfortable booth near the back by the Sushi Bar.  We ordered a sample of small plates and sushi.    We ordered the soy calamari $6, lettuce Wrap Shrimp $7, Spice Rubbed Ribs $9, Panko Fried Oyster $7 and the Crunchy California Roll $8.  They had already run out of the calamari so we switched to the Jado Chicken $6.  This turned out to be one of my favorites but honestly everything was good and the combination of flavors together were delicious.  I would have preferred to try a bit more sushi but we had big meat eaters at the table.  It felt very authentic while dinning and looking over at the active Sushi Bar.    I was thinking after a long days work in the future it will be nice to come solo and sit at the sushi bar for a healthy dinner.  Very inviting.

Chicken Teriyaki

Back to the food.  We then ordered four entrée’s two orders of the Miso Black Cod $18 (delicious!) the Almond Salmon $18 and the Chicken Teriyaki $15.  I loved the Chicken Teriyaki and it was a large plate of food.   One complaint I had heard through the grapevine was that the portions are small.  I felt they were proportionality sized with the price.  The only other negative, which turned out not to be a negative, was that my friends Salmon dish she felt was too salty.  The waitress sent Nobu over and he replaced it immediately and explained the seasoning might have been over salted.  She had the Salmon Sushi and said it was delicious.  Nobu was very gracious and hospitable about the situation and my friend was happy.  Everything we had here was good.  It had a five-star rating on Yelp last week.  The Tuna Steak and Braised Pork looked very popular as well though we did not try it.  As Nobu had said, he hand-picked all of his favorites  for the soft opening menu so you really can’t go wrong here.

I went in with two enthusiastic friends and one skeptical friend about sushi and did not know if they would like it.  Not only did my friend like it but she has already gone back there with her husband.  I thought it was interesting she had mentioned her husband and her had dinner at the recently opened HarlemFoodBar the night before and last night at Jadu Sushi and how great it is to have so many different choices now in Harlem for eating out.  With Bier International, Melbas, Les Ambassades, 67 Orange, Chocolat, Amy Ruths, Harlem Tavern, The Five & Diamond, Red Rooster, Corner Social, Zoma, Native Restaurant, Billie’s Black, Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar, Bad Horse Pizza, Cedrics, Harlem Food Bar, The L Lounge, Sylvias just to name a few,  you have such a variety in cuisine and could go out every night to a different place and have a great experience.

So if you like Sushi or if you are unfamiliar and want to try something different here in Harlem I highly recommend Jado Sushi.  Nobu is already running a succesful business here in Harlem on 116th Street  The Winery and has learned a thing or two about customer service, quality and what the neighborhood needs.  I  am happy to see Jado Sushi well received.  I experienced nothing but curious people walking in and smiling faces walking out.

Tempura Ice Cream

Just one last note you have to try this desert Tempura Ice Cream $7.  It was delicious and my newest sweet tooth craving.

The official Grand Opening will be in about two weeks.  I recommend you make a reservation before you go.

Jado Sushi
2118 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
Harlem, New York 10026
212-866-2118

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May 22nd, 2011 by harlemhouse

By HarlemHouse

The 5 and Diamond has gone through many transitions over the past year but always seems to come out on top.  Starting today May 22, they will have Sunday Super Club with special guest vocalist Gail Blache (click here for the full story).

For more on 5 and Diamond see our previous posts – the last “restaurant review” was in August 2010 by yours truly, HarlemHouse.  I’ve been there several times since and it continues to remain crowded.   We wish them success with their Sunday Night Supper Club.  I’ll be there tonight to check it out.

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