Harlem Restaurant Week 2019
Harlem Restaurant Week is one of the most essential celebrations of amazing local cuisine. Right outside of your doorstep awaits a flavorful fine dining experience without the hefty price tag. Whether you find yourself in the North, West, South or East section of Harlem, there is a delicious deal waiting for you.
Those of you who haven’t taken advantage of the experience might be anxious to hear that HRW is winding down and will officially conclude on September 1st, 2019. With limited time you’ll need the rundown on the absolutely can’t miss establishments. Being born and bred in East Harlem, I’m partial to the offerings between E 96th and 125th. A few of my favorite hot spots will take your taste buds on an international journey.
Nocciola Ristorante (237 E. 116th St) gets an A+ for food and A++ for ambiance. This Italian eatery knows how to combine beautifully presented five-star meals and white-glove service with a relaxed vibe. You’ll want to savor every bite and sip at this East Harlem staple.
East Harlem Bottling Co.(1711 Lexington Avenue) is a modern gem. This everyday lunch and dinner spot is perfect for catching up with friends over locally brewed beers. Whether you're in the mood for some comfort food or need something light while you enjoy the street view on a beautiful summer night, this is the place for you.
Amor Cubano (2018 Third Avenue) is an experience that will please all five senses. The live music, craft cocktails, and aromatic cuisine give customers a taste of an authentic Cuban dining experience.
Whatever you’re in the mood for, Harlem has it! But this is only a sliver of what East Harlem has to offer so check out as many locations as your stomach and wallet can take by September 1st and hopefully long after. Harlem Restaurant Week may come once annually, but these eateries are here all-year-round!
Harlem Restaurant Week runs from August 19th – September 1st, 2019.