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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Brunch & Dinner Local favorite, stylish comfort food eatery with celeb chef Marcus Samuelsson. ”
  • 558 locals recommend
Theatre
“The famous Apollo Theater is a great place to visit and see live performances/shows. ”
  • 378 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd - The sprawling indoor/outdoor pub is a beer lover’s paradise, boasting multiple brews on draft and in bottles. To soak up all the booze, there’s an eclectic menu of gussied-up bar favorites like a spiced lamb burger, buttermilk fried chicken, and build-your-own mac and cheese.”
  • 244 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“328 Malcolm X Blvd - Founder Sylvia Woods was called the Queen of Soul Food for a reason, and her finger-lickin'-good ribs are not to be missed. Smothered in barbecue sauce and perfectly tender, her signature dish really is something to talk about/devour.”
  • 187 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Definitely a spot for the Harlem Cool Kids. Restaurant that turns nightclub after 11pm. Lit DJ on the weekend spins hip hop, afrobeats, RnB, and reggae. Young professional good looking crowd ”
  • 169 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“2168 Frederick Douglass Blvd - Lido has a very solid Brunch on the weekends. I also like their dinner, They have a great rack of lamb, the drinks are good and the crowd is friendly. Good place to have a drink at the bar.”
  • 111 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“This is a local favorite, casual spot. One of the best soul food in Harlem. ”
  • 130 locals recommend
Other Nightlife
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“Walk through a restaurant and down the stairs to this authentic, down to earth Jazz bar. While there: EAT:: At Belle Harlem”
  • 123 locals recommend
Building
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“Breakfast& Brunch& Dinner/bar French bistro classics, including breakfasts, in a light-filled space with exposed-brick walls. Great atmosphere. 341 St Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10027”
  • 125 locals recommend
Café
“This hip cafe & bar offers Middle Eastern eats such as shawarma & falafel, plus live music.”
  • 113 locals recommend
Bakery
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“my favorite cookie is the peanut butter and chocolate but they're all sinfully delicious”
  • 106 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Casual spot for burgers, shakes & more in a modern, dinner-like setting with retro Harlem photos.”
  • 76 locals recommend
History Museum
“If you are looking for the history of the black Culture, this is the correct address ”
  • 85 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“ 2211 Frederick Douglass Blvd - great food great drinks. The food is always pitch-perfect, and they have an excellent cocktail and wine list. The place has a friendly vibe, cool and relaxed. ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“French run and operated, great variety of Food and Wines. Try the Raclette in winter.”
  • 92 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Cute neighborhood coffee shop, high quality coffee beans, delicious baked goods”
  • 88 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Brunch & Dinner Local favorite, stylish comfort food eatery with celeb chef Marcus Samuelsson. ”
  • 558 locals recommend
Restaurant
“2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd - The sprawling indoor/outdoor pub is a beer lover’s paradise, boasting multiple brews on draft and in bottles. To soak up all the booze, there’s an eclectic menu of gussied-up bar favorites like a spiced lamb burger, buttermilk fried chicken, and build-your-own mac and cheese.”
  • 244 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“328 Malcolm X Blvd - Founder Sylvia Woods was called the Queen of Soul Food for a reason, and her finger-lickin'-good ribs are not to be missed. Smothered in barbecue sauce and perfectly tender, her signature dish really is something to talk about/devour.”
  • 187 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Definitely a spot for the Harlem Cool Kids. Restaurant that turns nightclub after 11pm. Lit DJ on the weekend spins hip hop, afrobeats, RnB, and reggae. Young professional good looking crowd ”
  • 169 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“2168 Frederick Douglass Blvd - Lido has a very solid Brunch on the weekends. I also like their dinner, They have a great rack of lamb, the drinks are good and the crowd is friendly. Good place to have a drink at the bar.”
  • 111 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“This is a local favorite, casual spot. One of the best soul food in Harlem. ”
  • 130 locals recommend
Building
“Breakfast& Brunch& Dinner/bar French bistro classics, including breakfasts, in a light-filled space with exposed-brick walls. Great atmosphere. 341 St Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10027”
  • 125 locals recommend
Café
“This hip cafe & bar offers Middle Eastern eats such as shawarma & falafel, plus live music.”
  • 113 locals recommend

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