Local Harlem Restaurants and Treasures
Posted on February 15, 2019

Finding that perfect date night spot while supporting and enjoying your incredible neighborhood establishments.

Whether a special occasion such as Valentines Day, an anniversary, birthday or just a night out on the town with that special someone; finding local eats with stunning food and enchanting atmospheres is a relaxing and rewarding way to spend a date night out.

Why worry about the hustle and bustle of traveling farther downtown when you could have a relaxed and romantic night in your very own neighborhood? I often spend my weekends hunting for restaurants and bars with that specious je ne sais quoi, that is often difficult to find in a search engine.


I have compiled below a list of 4 of my favorite date night restaurants in Harlem that will satisfy your appetite for flavorful and dynamic dishes as well as create a dreamy atmosphere to enjoy your neighborhood and your special someone.

1. Babbalucci:

The Vibe: Relaxed and fairly casual. Cozy spot complete with exposed brick and outside seating in the warmer months.

The Food: Italian/American cuisine specializing in delicious wood fire pizza. Round off the night with one of their delicious craft cocktails!

331 Lenox Avenue, New York, 646-918-6572

2. Maison Harlem:

The Vibe: Relaxed bistro style. Want to feel like you’re having a chic night out in Paris? Look no further!

The Food: French bistro fare taken to the next level. This menu is bound to satisfy the most sophisticated palette, while still catering to the comfort food lover in all of us. Great wine and cocktail list to boot!

341 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, 212-222-9224

3. Minton's Playhouse:

The Vibe: Looking for live music on your night out? Look no further than this historic neighborhood treasure. This dimly lit old fashioned jazz club will add a magical old-world touch to any evening.

The Food: Elevated southern cuisine that is truly out of this world.

206 West 119th Street, New York, 212-243-2222

4. Seasoned Vegan:

The Vibe: Casual bistro style dining with a warm atmosphere!

The Food: Looking to try something new? Or long time Vegan? This restaurant serves up flavor-packed comfort food that should not be missed by all! All ingredients are 100% organic. Pop in for a meal, or a delicious late night dessert.

55 St. Nicholas Avenue, Harlem, 212-222-0092

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