New York City is officially open! I’ve been waiting to share this picture for quite some time due to covid19 and the recent Black Lives Matter movement. Apparently, there is going to be a new restaurant opening on Harlem‘s restaurant row. It’s going to be Asian cuisine I believe and it will be managed and operated by the same individuals who run Lido Italian Restaurant on the corner of 117th and Frederick Douglass Boulevard. That’s all the info I have right now. I’m sure more details will arise soon!
There are interesting finds in Harlem. They are constantly popping up every where and its hard to keep track. But here’s a new spot you may want to check out. It’s called Lyn-Genet’s Kitchen located in the Hamilton Heights area of Harlem. I believe its been open for about a month. It serves mainly vegetarian food, along with a few slight meat dishes. Here’s the menu.
The restaurant is backed by its namesake, Lyn-Genet Recitas, whose name I came across years ago when I would blog about 5 and Diamond. Remember them? According to Recitas Instagram account, she is a NY Times bestselling author of The Metabolism Plan.
So if you’re looking for a new place to dine at try Lyn-Genet’s Kitchen. It’s located on Broadway between 141 and 142 Street in Harlem. If you try it out, come back here and let us know what you think of the place.
Burgers will not be cooking up in the space next to Chocolate Restaurant in Harlem. It will be Ganache Coffee! The signage is up in the commercial space between 119th and 120th Street on Frederick Douglass Blvd.
I guess Leon Ellis, the owner of practically everything on that particular block, changed his mind and decided to focus on coffee products instead-at least that’s what the signs are indicating!
Congrats goes out to Vinatería in Harlem! They were recently named one of the Best Italian Restaurants in New York City by The Financial Times, an international London-based publication. The FT says Vinatería in Harlem “is a spot you can as easily drop into for a flatbread pizza or charcuterie as for a full meal of grilled octopus with rocket and a confit of pimento potatoes or the wonderful tagliatelle with pork ragù and black cabbage.”
Vinatería is located at 2211 Frederick Douglass Blvd at 119th Street. For reservations, call 212-662-8462.
One of Harlem’s restaurant row restaurants is in the news and it’s not appearing good. Bad Horse Pizza in Harlem recently entered into the throes of a public relations nightmare (hope they are prepared!). What’s the deal? Basically, Bad Horse Pizza in Harlem does not want to serve families with kids after 5 pm cause it cuts into their revenue making hours. They made this known to a Harlem parent, who then went on the Harlem4Kids message board and let that be known. Jeff Mays of DNAinfo caught wind of it, wrote a story and now Gothamist is all over the topic asking, could this be a human rights issue? Yikes! And more publications are covering the topic, just Google it.
As a new parent, I definitely sympathize with both sides. However, this story got me thinking, is this incident a sign of Harlem becoming like Park Slope? Hmm. With rising rents, expensive condos going up left and right, a new restaurant every quarter, and more and more families moving into Harlem, I’m starting to believe the answer is a yes. Harlem is heading in the direction of a Park Slope. When families (affluent I might add cause who else can afford pricey condos) and restaurants start to publicly fight each other that is an indicator in my view. What do you think? Is Harlem becoming the next Park Slope?
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.
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.
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!
At the end of 2012, HarlemGal Inc first told you about a new Turkish restaurant coming to Harlem called Savann at 2280 Frederick Douglass Blvd between 122nd and 123rd Street. A reader, who is a very reliable source, has given us the heads up, along with photos to prove that Savann will be opening this Monday, June 17 to the public. Savann is holding a soft launch over the weekend, we hear for the residents of 2280 FDB, however as usual, one has to be invited to attend.
After this weekend, Harlemites will have another new restaurant to check out. Stop by Savann Turkish Restaurant in Harlem starting June 17. Take a look at the menu below!
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…