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Brunch In Harlem [2] Sunday Brunch at Harlem Tavern

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Frederick Douglass Boulevard (FDB) in Harlem from 110th to 125th Street is known as restaurant row. Located on the corner of 116th Street, just blocks away from the area’s historic Central Park and Morningside Park, Harlem Tavern offers the ideal space for all events and dining experiences. The family friendly place has something for everyone, from a Kids menu to tasty cocktails and craft beers.

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Harlem Tavern is a huge space, which was converted from a rusted gas station, has become a hot brunch spot in Harlem.

One beautiful Sunday we visited Harlem Tavern to try their famous brunch.

Warning! There is a line to get in!

They told us there would be 20 minutes wait and gave us a pager. In less than 20 minutes, the paper’s huge alarm went off and the wait staff seated us near back dining area.

All brunch menus are priced at reasonable $14.95 including one drink (the choice of soda, juice, coffee, bloody Mary, Mimosa, Bud Light or Yuengling draft). Cornflake Crusted French Toast seems to be very popular here as many women were ordering that dish but I’m not in the mood for sweets today so I decided to have Harlem Tavern Sliders ($11). The items on the menu are diverse, Pasta, Steak, Fish, Chicken, Burgers and Sandwiches are all on the menu.

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Harlem Tavern will also have a jazz brunch open on Saturday and Sunday from 10pm to 4:00pm.

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Harlem Tavern

2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd (at 116th Street)
Harlem, USA 10026 MAP
(212) 866-4500

harlemtavern.com

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Jin Ramen Came to Harlem USA!

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Jin Ramen
3183 Broadway (at 125th Street)
New York, NY 10027  MAP
(646) 559-2862

Jin Ramen Came to Harlem USA!

Jin Ramen is located right next to the subway exit 125th Street. It has a very hip, bustling vibe, open kitchen, and friendly staff. Even chef Marcus Samuelsson’s website mentioned this place, which was impressive.

The things I liked most about this restaurant are that it brings ramen to West Harlem and that it is very reasonably priced.

-Shoyu Ramen ($10)—

Served with slices of braised pork belly, a boiled egg, bamboo shoots, roasted seaweed, and scallions.

I don’t think that the noodles or the broth are as good as those at Totto Ramen or Ippudo.  Yet I still give this place major props for opening up in Harlem.

(But if I were ever in the mood for truly excellent ramen I would go to “Tabata” near Port Authority – 540 9th Avenue at 40th Street.)