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Take out now available at Silvana Harlem

Wanna try the cuisine at Silvana Harlem, but can’t stay there for dinner? No worries. Silvana, located on 116th Street between Frederick Douglass Blvd and Manhattan Avenue, is now offering take out. No delivery yet. Call 646-692-4935 for take out! Take out menu is below.

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Celebrities stop by Silvana Harlem July 4, David Schwimmer of Friends and Sahr Ngaujah of Fela!

If you were hanging out at Silvana in Harlem this past Thursday July 4, you may have seen a well-known TV star, as well as a Broadway star! According to Silvana’s Facebook page, Actor David Schwimmer, known for his TV role in Friends, and Sahr Ngaujah, known for starring in Fela! The Musical, were both hanging out at Silvana Harlem on the same night. There is no mention on Facebook if the two celebrities went together or just happened to be there on the same night. All Silvana posted was a photo of Schwimmer saying these two were present. Either way, very cool for Silvana.

If you haven’t stopped by Silvana, it’s now open for business. Stop on by. It is located on 116th Street between Frederick Douglass Blvd and Manhattan Avenue.

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Silvana Harlem begins soft launch June 20, Israeli restaurant to open to public days later

Did you see the nice article about Silvana Harlem in the Village Voice yesterday? It had plenty of good details, like where the name Silvana comes from and whose running the kitchen, etc. The article also confirms what this blog’s known all along, Silvana Harlem at 116th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd is opening soon.

HarlemGal Inc now has confirmation from the owners of Silvana, who also own The Shrine and Yatenga French Bistro in Harlem, that Silvana Harlem will be starting their soft launch this coming Thursday, June 20 and as always, its by invite only. Then a few days later, like that Monday, they will open to the public.

Can’t wait to check this place out. This blogger enjoys both The Shrine and eating at Yatenga. The Ouedraogo’s know quality and service in the restaurant business. I am confident they will deliver the same level of good food and service as they have done in the past in Harlem. Congrats to them and their beautiful family on their expansion efforts in Harlem.

UPDATE: Silvana Harlem plans to have their opening night for the public Friday, June 21st and we will be open the next day on Saturday at 4 pm for dinner down stairs!
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Is Silvana Harlem opening soon?

HarlemGal Inc has not received confirmation from the owners…yet on when Silvana in Harlem, the new Israeli restaurant, will open. However, we are guessing Silvana’s opening day might possibly be near. A reader recently left message on this blog announcing that Uptown Poetry Nights will happen on July 3 at the “all new Silvana Lounge” on 116th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd. If that is in fact true that a poetry event is being held on July 3 at Silvana, wouldn’t the entire venue be open by then or would they just open part of the restaurant for this event? Our guess, Silvana in Harlem will be opening up very soon. Why would one start to promote events unless they knew when they were opening? Stay tuned…

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Inside Harlem Shake Restaurant, opens at noon May 16

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HarlemGal Inc was invited to the soft opening/private event of Harlem Shake Restaurant today and yes, we had a great time! Harlem Shake takes you back in time with its vintage look from the 50’s. Not only is Harlem Shake providing a classic look and feel, it is spacious and filled with a ton of light since it sits right on the corner of Lenox Avenue and 124th Street.

Inside there are vinyl stools lined up along their corner windows, vinyl booths posted against the wall where the now famous Harlem Shake photo hangs of the beautiful black women winking, and there is a celebrity wall of signed photos on display wishing Harlem Shake all the best with their upcoming opening. Former President Bill Clinton is up on the wall, along with Janet Jackson to Marcus Samuelsson and more.

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As for the food, I had a Harlem Shake cheeseburger for $6.95, sweet yam fries for $3.95 and a Harlem shake shortie for $3.95. The Harlem shake shortie is a red velvet shake made with Tonnie’s Minis Cupcakes. If you like red velvet cake, then you will like this shake.

All of the food items I had were delicious. I especially like the bun on the hamburger. It was very fresh and it stayed connected at the back so nothing dripped out.

Oh, by the way. Harlem Shake will offer bottled and draft beer, plus select wines, from $5-8 for beer and $7 to $12 for a glass of wine.

Harlem Shake will open at noon this Thursday, May 16 as this blog first reported. Their grand opening will be on June 13! See you at Harlem Shake Restaurant.

Harlem Shake Restaurant
100 W 124th Street
New York, New York 10027
Phone (646) 508-5657

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Harlem Shake Restaurant to open to the public May 16, not May 14 as previously reported

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If you were planning on stopping by Harlem Shake, the restaurant that is opening up soon on Lenox Avenue on May 14, not so fast. Sources tell HarlemGal Inc that the opening day of Harlem Shake, no not the dance or recent video craze, but the actual restaurant in Harlem, is set to open to the public on May 16.

Similar to most new dining establishments in Harlem, Harlem Shake will do a lot of private practice runs before they actually let the public in. So stand by and be ready on May 16.

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Help wanted at upcoming Harlem restaurant, Silvana hiring

I walked by Silvana Harlem yesterday, this is the new restaurant opening soon on 116th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd., and noticed the scaffolding is down and a help wanted sign is up!

If you’re interested in working at this upcoming Harlem hot spot, stop by Silvana this coming Tuesday, April 30 from noon to 2 pm.

By the way, I took a quick peak inside the place. It appears Silvana will have exposed brick on the first floor from left to right and columbia blue is featured on the exterior. It’s coming along! Stay tuned here for more details as they become available!

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Wanna work at Harlem Shake? Yes, the real Harlem Shake

Interested in working at the real Harlem Shake in Harlem on 124th and Lenox? Here’s the lowdown. Harlem Shake will be doing their hiring through a NY Job Bank. It’s part of a NY state program. Prospective employees may contact Ms. Jai Popat at jpopat@grantassociatesinc.com for more information on job listings and details on sending job applications, starting on or around March 21st, which is coming up soon!

So there you have it. If you wanna work at Harlem Shake, you have the scoop! Good luck to those applying!

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Harvist Restaurant in Harlem featured in NY Mag, set to open this week

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Who is going to go check out Harlem’s latest restaurant called Harvist? We are! According to New York Magazine, its opening this week inside My Image Studios Harlem at 46 West 116th Street. MIST tells us via Twitter that they’re opening this Thursday for dinner. Cassandra Quinlan-Ashford will be the chef. She plans on serving dishes, such as shrimp and grits, red-velvet soufflé, berbere filet mignon, osso buco and a raw-kale salad. Yummy!

Harvist is located at 46 West 116th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenue. Call 646-738-3050 for reservations.

And to learn more about Harvist Restaurant, go here.

Looking for a new Harlem restaurant recommendation? Try Maison Harlem

If you’re looking for a new dining option in Harlem, here is a recommendation! Try Maison Harlem, located on the northwest corner of 127th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue. The French bistro opened in Harlem three weeks ago and it already has received a shot out in The New York Times.

We went by Maison Harlem this past weekend for dinner and was pleasantly surprised by the place. First, Maison Harlem is very easy to get to. Take the AC BD Subway line to 125th. Get out of the 127th Street exit and you’re right there. Second, the decor of the place is very lovely. The place is filled with dark wood every where and has lots of windows that look out making it spacious. It appears it can seat up to 75 people or more. And last, the ambiance was incredible for only being open three weeks. Maison Harlem was packed with a diverse group of patrons and we went early to dine, say 7ish. I couldn’t believe how many people were there dining and drinking at the bar.

As for the food, it was delicious, but be prepared to eat meat. If that’s not your thing, you may want to hang out at the bar for drinks. The dishes I devoured were very rich and creamy, but that’s what you get with French cuisine. I had the Frisee Salad with crispy bacon and a poached egg. If you like fancy bacon, this is the place for you. The Frisee Salad had big cubed pieces of bacon on it making the dish slightly salty and tasty. For an entrée, I tried the Tagliatelle Carbonara. This dish has a creamy sauce, more bacon, and a raw egg left in a half shell. The pasta dish was fun and different to eat because you had to take the raw egg out of its shell, whisk it up and mix in the pasta. And for desert, I had the Pina Colada Parfait. This was a light tasting desert and much-needed after I O.D. on fancy bacon. The service was fair, but a tad off. I chalk this up to the place being brand new and the staff working on their groove. I am confident the service will improve.

Overall, I am definitely going back to Maison Harlem. This place is going to have the same people watching/ambiance crowd that Red Rooster Harlem and Corner Social have. Maison Harlem is positioned to offer up a good time and a delicious meal. It has location, good food and ambiance. Can’t ask for more than that. Check it out soon!

Maison Harlem
341 St. Nicholas Avenue (127th Street)
212-222-9224/212-222-9220