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2269 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., New York, NY 10030 40.814195 -73.944044
nr. 134th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-690-0699 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Bistro, French
  • Price Range: $$

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Mon-Thu, 4pm-1am; Fri, 4pm-2am; Sat, 10am-3pm and 4pm-2am; Sun, 10am-3pm and 4pm-1am

Nearby Subway Stops

2, 3 at 135th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering
  • Catering


  • Full Bar


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Delivery Area

116th St. to 145th St., Fifth Ave. to St. Nicholas Ave.


It's located in the heart of Harlem, but the rustic atmosphere and relaxed service at this French-American spot feel like an escape to the country. The owners of the Shrine, the music venue next door, saw a need in the neighborhood for a pre- and post-show restaurant, and so Yatenga named for a city in Burkina Faso was born. White brick walls surround wooden tables and mismatched chairs; a high ledge is lined with carved wooden statues for sale. Outside the glass doors, yellow awnings cover ample sidewalk seating. The exceedingly well-priced menu (nothing costs more than $25) is a mix of bistro fare and comfort food: a refreshing summer salad features arugula with fennel, pear slices, goat cheese, and walnuts; mac and cheese studded with ham is creamy from béchamel, with a crispy surface and gooey center. The large plates reference French classics: steak au poivre with a cinnamon-laced potato gratin, or salmon en croute crusted with wild rice and spinach and topped with hollandaise. Specials rotate regularly, including a daily quiche.

Recommended Dishes

Macaroni & cheese, $10