The Row Harlem

4.3
57 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Row Harlem is considered one of the premier restaurants in the city, with its unique upscale atmosphere and superb New York Cuisine.

Please note, NO hats/durags/hoodies allowed inside while dining-inside,

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 57 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.2
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vipRoccoR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food and Staff, (Thank you , Lola), were all Amazing. Will definitely revisit.

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AshleyT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

This was our first visit, and it was ROUGH. We sat outdoors on a 60 degree day where heaters were running. We asked if they could be turned off (as we were sweating and fairly uncomfortable) and they said of course, but it never happened. Most of the menu wasn't available. There wasn't a drink menu (even though drinks were available). We were told of a 10% covid surcharge (which is fine) and then auto-grat'd for an additional 20% (we were a party of 3 people), so we paid an additional 30%, without being given any option otherwise. The server repeatedly pulled his mask off AT the table. The food was mediocre. It was truly a disappointing experience, especially for our first visit. I doubt we will return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The location seemed understaffed. Our waitress came to our table once to take our order and never returned. There was no cocktail menu, and we were only able to order 1 drink from the brief list the waitress recited to us. Lastly, we were charged a $10 “COVID” service fee. They must have not been too worried about service because gratuity was included.

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JohnG
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The waiter was not attentive. Thankfully the manager saw we had been waiting awhile and came to take care of us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Bad service, mediocre food. Not worth going to in general

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vipCynthiaR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time @ Row Harlem for brunch. While the food & service were exceptional, was not pleased when we received our check that included a 10% "covid fee" and a 20% gratuity automatically added to our bill.
I didn't see a mention of the "covid fee" on the menu or anywhere else. Maybe I missed it. It would probably be a good idea to let the diners know of this in advance. As for the automatic 20% gratuity, that amount is usually tagged on for parties of 6 or more. There were 4 of us...didn't appreciate that much either.
While I appreciate the hardships the restaurant industry have suffered during the pandemic, having diners who are coming out to support them incur multiple fees, may be offputting. BTW, I tip generously when service is good. I would have done so in this instance. I just don't like not being given the option.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love The Row! The food is always amazing. Our waitress gave great recommendations and was very attentive. The ambiance is cozy and the food is reasonably priced. My only qualm is that it was cold and raining outside and I had to wait in the rain until the other person in my party arrived.

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keeshone
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to the Row Harlem to celebrate my 47th birthday with family and friends. My contact Alex was great and my waitress Lola was great as well.
Food and drinks were awesome.
I will be returning soon.

LH
LuisH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic! The staff is so welcoming!!! Love this place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I tell you we were so pleased!!!!!!
THE FOOD! THE PORTIONS! THE SERVICE! THE AMBIANCE!
They get 5 stars for me
The FROZAY WAS AMAZING
CHICKEN & WAFFLES AMAZING
JERK MAC AND CHEESE SO GOOD
JUST GO CHECK THEM OUT!
Valentine’s Day brunch was a success!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating on a 23 degree day is never the wisest idea. But was determined this day. There’s only so much the outdoor heaters can do in that situation so I don’t necessarily fault them but maybe close off a

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vipkaren
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, good atmosphere, great happy hour, great Asian wings, great service

KB
vipKingB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Really good food but the wait staff had absolutely no idea what they were doing. Nice people but completely unprepared and overwhelmed by just 7 tables of people (not even crowded)

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vipkaren
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere, loved Malita

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our brunch. Staff was pleasant. I will definitely return

LT
LaToyaA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The music was awesome. The staff friendly. The food amazing. Will definitely be back!

FJ
FoodieJo
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, delicious food, music could have been a little lower and they were out of dessert but other than that great!

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NaomiG
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I absolutely loved my experience at The Row Harlem!!! The brunch and endless mimosa was bomb!

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CurtisA
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good, I've already told others about it and plan on coming there before the end of the month.

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vipTtrapp
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very disappointed. I come here often. And more times than not, items aren’t available on both food and drink menu.

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SaviyaO
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The portions reasonable and food quite tasty. The service was great as well. Small spot great for a intimate meal.

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KalifaW
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was on point . I had the escovitch fish and my husband had the steak. The place is really small but loved the atmosphere . Music was playing .

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PatB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

This was one of the worst dining experiences I’ve ever had. We waited for over two hours for our food, which never fully came. My crab cake Benedict ended up being two crab cakes. No English muffin. No egg. No hollandaise. There were no home fries with the steak and eggs. One person in our party had to leave before getting any food because 30 minutes went by before they came to tell us they were out of most of the menu. It took two hours for two pieces of cornbread! If it takes that long to make it red velvet then it’s definitely not worth it. We got extra mimosas, but in the end that didn’t close to making up for everything. It’ll take a lot for me to go back to The Row.

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vipPanAfricanFoodie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Love the restaurant, live in the neighborhood and have been a few times. This visit was a bit of a mess because we had repeated and unnecessary disasters with our order. A basic request to leave a sauce off the dish due to a dairy allergy required too much intervention and resulted in side orders that we did not request.

Part of the problem appears to be the fact that wait staff is not dedicated to specific tables. I believe that three separate people were involved with our table. This works well for water but cross-fertilizing responsibility for orders causes confusion and errors.

Also, there must be a disconnect between wait staff and the chef because the request for no sauce clearly was not received by him or was mistakenly ignored. In the end, we enjoyed the meal but it took a few attempts to get the order right.

I am really happy to have this new place to enjoy in the neighborhood. The deviled eggs are to die for. And I really want you to succeed. A little finessing/additional training for the staff would be great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here for my birthday brunch and I must say, I was impressed! I already reserved reservations and it was a bad rainy day so I didn’t have to wait to be seated at all. The service was quick, our questions were answers and the food was well put together. I enjoyed the red velvet cornbread. The mimosas were my favorite. I will definitely recommend and come back to The Row especially for brunch.

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BrandiB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The place is small good place for conversation or a date. The music was 90s and 2000s which was great. The food was amazing. No complaints here. Definitely a spot I will go to again. I went for a small birthday brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience3

Ran out of food

TN
vipTheNewYorker
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Cute spot for a speakeasy-ish date night. Excellent bartender!

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vipWynterSaran
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was my second visit; first for dinner. It's a great neighborhood spot. I will visit again. I recommend it!

MC
MaryC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new go to place for Brunch. Will definitely return to try more dishes.

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Sandy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would absolutely recommend The Row Harlem. Menu is delectable. Chef Wlliams and his team know what they are doing back in that kitchen! Can't wait to return. Menu is inventive and cutting edge, without trying to hard to be over the top! Love it! Servcie is delightful! My new spot!

JC
JeanC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We went during Harlem Restaurant Week. We loved the food. It was really delicious. There was a happy hour going on at the same time which made it a little bit louder than I would have liked, but I enjoyed the music selection. Service was good. Although, it took some time for our third course to come out. Overall, I had a great dining experience and would likely go back again.

Jerk Mac n Cheese was 🔥🔥🔥
Brussel Sprouts 💯
Salmon 😋🤤

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Meme
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Certain dishes can be heavy on the truffle oil but overall food was good

CM
CleniceM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Ambiance was amazing..........Some staff seemed unfriendly but most were great. Food was DELICIOUS! Nextime I will try the brussel sprouts....I had the Lobster roll.......very fresh! Definitely a return trip is on my calendar.

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ChanellH
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bartender .. Knowledgeable server and phenomenal food

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Featherb
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is my second time at The Row Harlem. It will not be my last. Once again the food was amazing the highlight of the evening was the fried brussels sprouts so delicious on every level. Once again my friend and I had to speak with the chef to find out how he can eat is such a delicious meal. When chef came out He was gracious and friendly and was more than happy to speak with us. Being at The Row feels like being home. I saw the familiar faces from my first visit and was treated like family.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great pickles and chicken and waffles!!! Oh and ur damn devil eggs HELLO!! Don’t forget the drinks were so yummy!!

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Regine
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food, awesome drinks, delightful staff... call ahead if you are going with a large party but all in all this place is one of Harlem’s gems!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good but took forever. Appetizers came out with my meal which came out well after everyone else’s...about 2 hours after arrival. They had no dessert which was disappointing for a lover like me. I was looking forward to that portion of the meal. Place was well decorated. Had a good vibe. We’d reserved a table in advance but they weren’t prepared for us, they moved people around and created a space near rest room and kitchen which was slightly uncomfortable. Waitress was delightful but slightly overwhelmed due to short staffing. The staff was nice, friendly and polite. The experience wasn’t horrific, Just need a few tweaks. I may be back in a few weeks for another reservation before I call it quits so hopefully things go better.

CT
CandaceT
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

This particular night the chef left for the day or decided to not show up for his shift, meaning there was no food...I was not notified prior to, the waitress apologized and said that all reservations were cancelled and that the was a limited food menu and full bar service only. There were no more than 10 tables (mostly 2 seaters), very small space and not worth the time or effort. Highly disappointed, but hey Ponty Bistro is a hit right across the street!!

FAQs

The Row Harlem offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 767-9582.

The Row Harlem is rated 4.3 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.