Renaissance Harlem

4.4
137 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Sunday Lunch
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Sun 5:00PM - 11:45PM
Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:30PM 5:00PM - 11:45PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 5:45PM

What 137 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
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4.4
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4.0
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful experience! Specialty cocktails - two with a bourbon base, and a menu that recognizes that sometimes you want breakfast at lunch and sometimes you don’t. My bacon, onion, and cheese omelette exceeded expectations, as did my son’s steak sandwich. We enjoyed our meal so much we hated to leave and indulged in dessert. I definitely recommend saving some room for their chocolate mousse, it is to die for :)

TA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brunch was excellant...goodbye Ihop!...

KP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb service the entire evening. Thank you to the entire staff, and specifically Valentine, for ensuring my sister had a most wonderful experience. Will definitely recommend and return.

NA
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very cute small space. The service was great, and our large party was accommodated well.

JH
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

On one of the hottest and most uncomfortable days we've had so far, the door to the restaurant was wide open with the AC is on. It was very uncomfortable in the restaurant. I had to ask to have the door closed after about 15 mins once I downed 3 glasses of ice water and it took another 15 mins to close it.
There weren't enough patrons in the restaurant to turn the music up so loud after 9pm.

OT
Berlin
28 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favorte restaurant close to the bronx

L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

It was all fine. However the bar crowd was very noisy at a pretty early hour. And the music was way too loud. Had a headache when I left. Food and service were just fine.

DB
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Nice ambiance. Staff was nice and helpful. Food was tasty. A little slow getting me a highchair. Food was good. Took a while to come out considering the restaurant wasn't packed and cigarette smoke from outside creeped into the restaurant's open doors/windows a few times.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Place was pretty quiet and chill. My red wine was too warm and everything was overpriced. More expensive then going to tavern on the green or other restaurants in midtown. Wish it was more affordable for the neighborhood since I’m a local.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The live jazz band on a weekday was spectacular. The hostess made my birthday memorable. The fillet mignon was delicious. The portions were great and the service was fantastic laid back, not hurry up and order. I’d definitely go again.

b
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food was delicious but overpriced. Waitress was lovely.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

The chicken wings were good. I also ordered drinks (the wine was good, the whisky sour was horrible), the lobster Mac and cheese was absolutely disgusting (it was runny, didn’t have real cheese. It was the runny cheese you use when you make quick Mac at home out of the box) and the salmon was dry and burnt. I was so very disappointed with the food. The place was completely empty on a late Monday night so my large party of 8 felt like we had the whole place to ourselves to fully enjoy ourselves and we appreciated to find a place in Harlem that stayed open until 2 am on a week night but the food was horrible. I wouldn’t want to dine there again unless they get a new chef.

HM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Everything was very good. No complaints whatsoever, despite it being a cold, rainy, dreary day, the people and the place all were warm. I will definitely return and will recommend it to others. Casual, cool, comfortable and the food was extremely good. Felt like what you want from a Harlem spot.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Overbooked and badly managed. Great shame as the food is excellent the surrounding experience however not so much.

A
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

This is a cute and trendy restaurant in Harlem with some unique options for breakfast food. Our coffee was hot and the bloody mary was well-made, but our food was lukewarm and kind of bland in flavor. I'd go back if I wanted a casual brunch, but I wouldn't give it raving reviews.

YJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food here was amazing!!! I love the ambiance of the restaurant. I will definitely recommend to others. Please enjoy!!

SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

More Waite staff is needed . Sangria was watered down . Thought I was drinking pineapple juice

RP
New York Area
136 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great spot for well-made dinner; happy hour at bar seemed lively as well; terrific service by all!

M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great place to meet up with anyone. Amazing food.

KK
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was great and two musicians were playing/singing, which provided a nice vibe.

b
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

we had a lovely meal and great service. Loved it in totall and would really recommend this place

LC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Nice place with great ambiance and very friendly staff.
If you like chicken wings, don't forget to order them. They are delicious!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Met a friend here for dinner. The food was beautifully presented and tasted delicious. Service was courteous and attentive without being over the top. Great experience, will definitely dine there again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Music was great but a bit too loud.
Food was ok

SJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Renaissance Harlem is now one of my favorite restaurants. Excellent experience and top notch customer service. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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

Good for big groups but you must make a reservation

SR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice ambiance, good menu, wonderful service! Would go again.

B
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My girlfriends and I were in Harlem for an event at the Schomburg Center. Based on the reviews, we decided to try this restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised to discover that it was even better than expected. The food was fresh and delicious and reasonably priced. The service, from the wait staff to the bus boys, were excellent and friendly. It was fairly quiet, but we arrived at about 5pm. None of us live in the area, but we will be back. I highly recommend this restaurant.

JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent god and service. Go and enjoy!!

M
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

One of the worst dining experiences I’ve had in a long time.
The waiter was not attentive at all to us and when he was, he was far to handsy with my date. Hand placed on the shoulder and all... it was weird. The food was overall too salty. Like gave me a headache salty and lukewarm. My first drink took far too long but was delicious, my second drink had to be ordered 3 times before it was put in and the bartender forgot the alcohol for their signature cocktail... we never even received bread for the table.

There were a lot of other diners in this establishment but I won’t be returning. For the well over $100 we paid, we would’ve gotten a better meal and service at an Olive Garden... this restaurant won’t last long...

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

My girlfriend loved the French toast

DF
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

My partner and I were celebrating his first day at his new job. The vibe was extremely intimate and there was a live singer was great. Our drinks took a little while to get (I think our server forgot about them initially) but the food was delicious! Would definitely return!

h
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice neighborhood resturant. Friendly staff and nice relaxed decor. The whole branzino fist was excellent. I'll definitly return.

SR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I live just a few blocks away and love having this space with great ambiance, delicious food, sometimes live music
But not loud music... this is my 2nd time inviting friends to meet up here for drinks. Will keep coming back
And bringing more friends

KG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant was outstanding!! Valentine, our server, was amazing, the food heavenly (especially the cod fritters) and the ambiance great! The background music was just right, not too loud. We could have a conversation without straining to hear. They even had a live performer at one point who was spectacular. She even sang happy birthday to my husband. I'm so excited I found this gem in Harlem. This place was full on a Tuesday night, so clearly the word is out. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food is amazing - it’s the type of food you wish your momma would cook for you everyday. Drinks were great as well. The servers are all super nice and very accommodating. The setting was super relaxed and comfortable and we all felt like service was a little slow, but I’m not sure if that’s just a part of the atmosphere they’re trying to achieve. The noise level was just... a lot. It’s hard to have a normal conversation without feeling like you’re yelling to the person sitting next to you. But we had a blast, celebrating someone else’s birthday, drinking our drinks and enjoying the food. Loved this place. I want to come back and celebrate my birthday there!

K
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and presentation! Service with a smile and a full plate. I enjoyed my experience and hope to return soon.

R
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our first time here and we loved it. Everyone was SO nice and welcoming. The food was great and so was the service. Very nice ambience. We'll be back when we're in the neighborhood again.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Extremely pricey but nice staff

EB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

They had overbooked the restaurant and they couldn’t seat us. They ruined our Valentine’s Day.

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