Tuesday, February 10, 2015
EAT: HARLEM'S MOST ROMANTIC RESTAURANTS
Well leave it to the French to really get the mood thing right in Harlem. Our top choice includes Maison Harlem at 127th on St. Nicholas Avenue which hits all the right notes on ambiance, food and noise level for a romantic night out. Equally as charming but with a little more modern French fare is Chez Lucienne on Lenox just north of 125th Street. For one of the most unique intimate interiors in town, Cheri on Lenox at 121st Street has that Je ne sais quoi element to it and we especially like the venue for drinks and deserts or brunch.
Next up would be the great Italian spots uptown which also know a thing or two about romance. Vinateria is our top choice for food and ambiance but has a slightly more contemporary feel to it than other traditional spots. Another great option would be Anchor Wine Bar which just opened in Hamilton Height last year by 143rd Street and Broadway. Last but not least, is an old favorite tucked away in Manhattanville. Pisticci is probably the most modest of all of the cozy Harlem spots but the food and charm of the interior keeps the eatery on LaSalle Street packed almost every evening.