The Row Harlem

4.1
69 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.

Please note, RSVP are for Indoor dinning only, outside seating is first come first serve

Please note, 15 MINS grace after RSVP, table will be considered forfeit

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 69 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.1based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Chairs are too small and uncomfortable I have problems with my knees. The chairs are too hard, and the music is too loud. The food was very good.

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Ingridm
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Row Harlem was fantastic. The food and service was exceptional. I would defeat recommend your establishment to friends.

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Kenya
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Poor presentation food not seasoned workers had attitude

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Music and drinks are great, waiter was very pleasant. The food was not good at all, it was also over priced for the quality. I would return only for the Vibe and drinks.

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vipLindaW
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great recommendation - I look forward to returning. Great portion size. Seated quickly with reservation. Social distancing, mask worn by greeter, bartender, servers and patrons. We had several appetizers and entrees. If there is anything that I would enhance, it would be to season the fried chicken and fried shrimp, it was a little bland. Everything else was tasty and on point.

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JohnB
Charleston
29 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Chicken and waffles was good. Fried chicken was done to perfection.

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EricaH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Row Harlem has great ambiance and the food presentation was excellent.

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Jess
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our “Food & drinks were made with love” -Sky (Harlem Row)
Everything was just simply Amazing. Beyond amazing service and great hospitality. The vibes and ambience was perfecto. The owner Al was present and out mingle with his customer making them feel at home and comfortable. I recommend this black owned establishment to everyone for every occasion. It was truly the service for me. I AM big on service. Any establishment that can master “service”, you have my business.

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vipBethB
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was great! Outdoor seating was wonderful. Service was excellent. Definitely recommend. Will likely go back!

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vipShevonnH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service. great food.. love this place, would come here every day..

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RoccoR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AshleyT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
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
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 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
6 reviews
Dined on 21 March 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
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

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

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vipCynthiaR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 7 March 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
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 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
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 February 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 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 14 February 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!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 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
30 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KB
vipKingB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 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 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere, loved Malita

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

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

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LaToyaA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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FoodieJo
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 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 14 December 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 7 December 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 6 December 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 24 November 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 16 November 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 16 November 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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PanAfricanFoodie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 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 27 October 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.

BB
BrandiB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 October 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 13 October 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience3

Ran out of food

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

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

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vipWynterSaran
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 22 September 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 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

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

The Row Harlem is rated 4.1 stars by 69 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 bookings at the moment.