Harlem Bespoke is happy to be the first to report that an outdoor restaurant called the Harlem Tavern will be arriving at the former gas station on 116th Street and FDB/8th Avenue. We mentioned on Wednesday that the DOB filings on the property that is currently being gutted looks cryptically like it was going to have a restaurant similar to downtown's B Bar (which is also a gas station-to-outdoor restaurant conversion). Between all the information exchange from our previous post, a clever reader got in contact with the owner and connected us to the Harlem Tavern website: LINK.
The above images are some samples of the outdoor and indoor space that the Harlem Tavern will feature. A low brick wall (just like B Bar) will surround the corner section and the patio outdoor flooring has some nice herringbone brickwork planned (click on images to enlarge). The overall aesthetics of the place looks like one of more well-designed contextual eateries downtown so this is the next one to look out for. Based on the site, early winter might be the opening date (don't worry, outdoor heat lamps provide a year round dining environment). Check out the past post where readers pieced together the clues: LINK