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Harlem Tavern

2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd., New York, NY, 10026
at 116th St.


By mistermcgoo on 9/15/2011

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

I don't even know where to begin but suffice it to say that since its in our neighborhood we really wanted to like it, in fact we gave it two chances and sadly it only got worse. First, it is LOUD, very loud. Forget about a dinner date, forget about normal conversation, forget even about being heard unless you are willing to shout...the staff are loud, the patrons are loud, even on a weekday. Second, the food is crap, its not even good at pulling off the basics of pub fare yet it tries to masquerade as much more than that. The reality is that it is bland, uninteresting overpriced and sloppily executed staples. I tried the steak sandwich, the meat was well cooked but completely bland and unseasoned, the bread for the sandwich was so saturated with gross sauce, tomato juice and grease that it fell apart in my hands...disgusting. Third, the service was just foolish. The staff were all very friendly which was the one highlight but they were completely disorganized. Three different servers came to take our order...once we got our food, three more servers came to inquire if we were OK. It was friendly and all but just random, disorganized and unnecessary. The coups de gras though was the server who came to grab my plate (insisting that I was done) while I was midway thru eating a french fry. One final point...they have a bathroom attendant! Sorry but if I want to feel like I'm eating at a strip club I'll goto a strip club for dinner

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By Iliketoeat113 on 10/3/2011

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

The food is horrible. How do you mess-up a burger. My party and I was very upset we sent or food back three times. Thank god there is a subway sandwich shop next door.

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