Harlem Bespoke: Ruby's Vintage quietly opened in the past couple of month on 7th Avenue at the corner of 137th Street and we were able to drop by this weekend for the first brunch service to try out the 70s retro lounge. The restaurant world has been going more towards a post midcentury look these days and Ruby's Vintage is a brilliant example of how elegant the era can be. This bright space is non-descript on the outside but the warm golden wood tones and vintage lights of the interior really set a mood along with an amazing mural at a corner booth at the 40-seater restaurant.
We had a classic southern breakfast with light scrambled eggs and some really chunky delicious bacon but also ordered the shrimp & grits which was absolutely amazing. Someone at the table might have said that the savory seafood breakfast offering was the best to be had in Harlem. A side order of coffee proved also that the simplest details such as the house java was also on point. Those wanting a boozy brunch can try out the cocktails which also includes an unlimited option but we were on a schedule this time around.
Ruby's Vintage is definitely the surprise entry into the Harlem dining scene so drop 11:00AM to 4:00PM on Saturdays to try this new gem out. More on Ruby's can be found in our past post: LINK HarlemBespoke.com 2018