Maison Harlem

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$30 and under
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French
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Maison Harlem is pleased to be the newest culinary destination spot to join West Harlem's vibrant community. Featuring a charming rustic interior that perfectly complements the mouth-watering French Bistro style menu and superb wine selection.

"We are two food and wine loving French New Yorkers who are bringing an exciting restaurant to Harlem, one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the borough."

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Maison Harlem is a casual French place that’s one of Harlem’s best neighborhood hangs.

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m
Minneapolis
153 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

An excellent little place in Harlem. Creative menu and good vibe.

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MO
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful vibe, great food, extraordinary service. A go to restaurant for a terrific experience.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

I liked the food and the decor at Maison Harlem very much however there was a band playing the night we went which made it impossible to talk. I generally love live music but the acoustics and proximity to the band in this small space were irritating to everyone at our table

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SL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food and service was very good. An added bonus was live music while dining.

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DM
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious as always. We were sat right away at a great table by the patio doors. Great ambience

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice. It is a multi cultural spot and i think you’ll enjoy your visit

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c
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Have wanted to try this restaurant for a long time. Disappointed, the food was good, my wine was served warm and it was expensive for what it is.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our New York favorite--good food very well prepared in a fun environment.

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BC
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have found a new go-to restaurant in Maison Harlem! We showed up over an hour early for our reservation, but the host sat us right away. The front of the restaurant was absolutely teeming with people in the bar area (presumably taking advantage of Happy Hour), but the dining area was much quieter and more spacious. Our server was attentive and his recommendations were on-point, and I would definitely echo his advice to spring for the "add seafood" option to the mushroom risotto. Will definitely be back!

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c
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Good was great. Music was good. We spilled red wine on white dress and waitress brought white wine to remove the stain, it worked wonderfully

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N
New York Area
120 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fantastic dinner at Maison Harlem! We wanted a special dinner because our daughter had just graduated from Columbia university. The food is excellent - we had mussels, red snapper, steak and pasta with shrimp. All were so good. The music was a nice surprise - excellent jazz vocalist. One of the best finds in a long time. And the service was just right, attentive but not hovering. We will go back often.

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PR
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Nice place to chill and have a brunch. Nice vintage decoration. Food is tasty and well presented, the portion size could be widened.
the menu would gain value in proposing combined sweet & sour brunch combos.

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S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

I have been to Maison Harlem for lunch and it was lovely, however dinner on Saturday night was so noisy that it made dinner conversation almost impossible. My risotto had the consistency of rice pudding with a few chunks of carrot and maybe some spinach. It was a disappointing evening...

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent food, good environment, enjoy coming here. The music was too loud for my taste tonight, we couldn’t hold a conversation, but the food was great as always. Had the lollipop lamb chop special. Will definitely plan to return.

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JO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We enjoyed it very much. Our only reservation had to do with the volume of the funky band. We were located outside but even at that the volume was too high. Midway through our meal the band turned to jazz at a much lower level and all was well at that point, but I wouldn't dine indoors with music blasting at the rate it was when we first arrived.

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Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Service so-so. Recommended by an friend as stop before the Yankees.

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m
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

I've been to Le Maison many times before, but this time I ordered a dish (risotto with lobster) that I did not like at all. I was very disappointed,but it was a Mothers Day dinner and I didn't want to complain.

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C
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A fabulous neighborhood spot for intimate dining. Great live music, and great cocktails! Lovely staff!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I really loved this restaurant. The only reason why i gave it 4 stars on the food is because the risotto had both balsamic vinegar and truffle oil. The taste for my mom was a bit too strong and not was needing both elements. Otherwise, a fantastic meal and space. Hallelujah.

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DA
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was spot on and experience was generally positive. Most of the staff was very helpful, our particular waiter want very good as I had to ask for crayons and a sippy cup for our 4 year old multiple times and ended up having another wait staff assist us.
The place is very noisy but mostly in a good way. I think it is better suits adults and older children. Overall good experience and i will go back again.

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Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food was excellent. Service is slow, even though there are not that many tables there. If you are not in a rush, then you should be fine. The place is a bit pricey, but quality of food justified that. Location is very convenient, right across from subway entrance. The place is very noisy, tables are very close, and we had musicians the night of the dinner, so it was very hard to talk.

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s
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a great find. Fantastically, artistically funky. The food is wonderful. Try it.

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MQ
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place, great music... food was truly amazing. Everything perfect. Our serve Raul was really friendly. Would definitely go back several times. Congrats to you guys!

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DF
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Although the bar is noisy, the dining area is relatively quiet - good for conversation. I had the risotto; excellent!

A welcome addition to the neighborhood. I plan to return soon.

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B
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful as usual as a person with celiac disease it’s nice to go somewhere that caters to your needs and knows what you are talking about! Thank you.

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c
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I’ve always loved this place. Food and ambiance are excellent, but some of the newer waiters are not as good as the previous ones. Some of them just come and stand over you and wait for you to speak. They don’t welcome you to the restaurant, introduce themselves, tell you about the specials... just stand there and wait until you start talking. But I’ve only experienced this twice out of the numerous amount of times I’ve been there.

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DR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Maison Harlem delivers. Place is a diamond. If i used one word to describe people: swag, so bring your A game.

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MC
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

J’adore Maison Harlem it’s uptown’s gem - classic yet progressive, yummy with healthy options too, cocktails to swoon over and real New York characters abounding- the best variety though authentic and cool without meNing to be so.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently very good quality and nice servers.

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Tables were placed a little too close to each other, but otherwise it was great!

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JP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sea bass special was excellent. Great for cocktails and a great meal before a show at the Apollo!

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JT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food, service, and ambiance are top notch. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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a
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Had a lovely flavorful lunch. Service was great. It is a warm and welcoming place. You can also get breakfast until 4pm.

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B
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I wish there were a restaurant like Maison Harlem in my neighborhood: welcoming to everyone, with good vibes, good service, and very good French food. Portions were plentiful, making it a good value as well. Our endive salad had an excellent dressing. The duck breast was cooked perfectly, and cassoulet loaded with delicious meats. House-made lemon tart was worth the extra calories.

Don't be put off by the noise in the small bar area at the entry; it's just people having a good time. The dining room at the rear is more conducive to talk. And if you don't want to talk, just listen to the music!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The restaurant is wonderful. my complaint is that when we arrived we were told that a large party would be coming and that we needed to be gone with that 75 minutes. We found that very offputting and unnecessary

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JW
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

I made a reservation for 8:00pm and we weren't seated until 8:45pm. Also, the music was so loud and dance-like that it felt more like an after-hours party. Not suitable for dinner.

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r
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

We really like this place but wouldn't go here again on a Friday or Saturday night because the noise made it almost impossible to converse with out friends. The food was quite good, as usual (tuna tartare, salmon salads and desserts especially, and the service was OK but not quite as good as it had been during past visits (maybe because of it was busier than on the nights of our other visits). This is a small place (which we find is a plus) but this includes mandatory passage through a narrow bar area to reach the dining area. It was still "Happy Hour" when we arrived (our friends were pre-theater) and teeming bar patrons engrossed in social conversations and drinking made the relatively short passage difficult to traverse. We'll be back but will time it differently.

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

we had a nice meal here before our show. Loved the atmosphere.

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JC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Service was excellent. Food was good nothing special. Great place for a quiet meal.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Waiter was very poor. Tipped over full bottle of wine. We had to clean it up. No offer of replacement of spilled. No understanding of the menu or basic wait skills. Very disappointed.

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