Monday, April 15, 2019


Harlem Bespoke:  Chef Pierre Thiam debuted Teranga this spring at the A.M. Stern designed One Museum Mile building on Fifth Avenue at the corner of Central Park North and we were able to swing by over the weekend to get a quick bite at the casual dining art cafe.  The actual Museum of African Art never arrived at the location but the West African chef has created an environment that includes galleries and cultural pieces which transforms the contemporary interior into an immersive art experience unlike anything currently found uptown.

We especially like the cafeteria style dining with Prouv√© chairs that were both elegant and approachable at the same time.  Food orders are made at the counter and our selection for the afternoon at the busy eatery included a Jollof grain bowl with spiced bake salmon, black eye peas and an excellent Ghanian plantain specialty called Kelewele which definitely one of the best things we have tried this side of the year.  Everything is served up on a metal tray and was an amazing deal for just $14 an order.  As can be seen in the above photos, the roughly 60-seater space has mural artwork covering the walls and the back of the restaurant actually has a couple of small side galleries with artwork included within.

Weekends appear to be really busy but the weekdays are probably the best time to stop by for those who do not like crowds.  Teranga is also a coffee shop so grabbing some java for those on the go in the area is highly recommended.  For more on this new arrival to the dining scene, check out our past post: LINK 2019

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