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All the Notable New Restaurants and Bars That Have Opened in Harlem and Beyond

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The Bonnefont restaurant in Fort Tryon Park in Washington Heights
The Bonnefont in Fort Tryon Park.

Looking to catch up on the latest restaurants, bars, and coffee shops in Harlem, Washington Heights, and beyond?


From a new Filipino spot specializing in lechon to a pizzeria with Swedish roots, here's a running list:



December


Louis 649 at Dear Mama

West Harlem 611 W 129th St between Broadway and 12th Ave

Dear Mama coffee shop has expanded into Louis 649, named after the East Village that bar owner Zachary Sharaga ran in the 2000s. Look for craft beer, natural wines, old-school cocktails, plus food—all available until 10pm.



November


The Inn by Fumo

West Harlem 3508 Broadway between W 143rd and W 144th Sts

Formerly known as The Chick Inn, this rebranded spot run by the Fumo team has kept favorites like the Peruvian rotisserie chicken and added a pasta menu with dishes including Mezzi Rigatoni Vodka and Spaghetti Spicy Lobster.



October


Patok by Rach

Inwood 5057 Broadway between W 215th and W 216th Sts

This new Filipino spot specializing in lechon (roast pig) has its roots in food festivals such as the Uptown Night Market and Smorgasburg. Now it's a brick and mortar restaurant that's open every day.


The Bonnefont

Washington Heights Fort Tryon Park, 1 Margaret Corbin Drive

Chef Nicole O'Brien, who ran the now-shuttered Pandering Pig on Pinehurst Avenue, has opened this new restaurant inside the historic stone cottage in Fort Tryon Park. The French/NoCal menu includes starters like mussels in white wine tarragon, a house salad with basil micro greens and dandelion, plus mains ranging from duck confit to pumpkin seed pesto.



August


Döden

Washington Heights 3766 Broadway between 156th and 157th Sts

Brick-oven pies made with toppings from around the world, including sudjuk, chimichurri and kimchi—all via Sweden.


Buunni Coffee at Northend Food Hall

Washington Heights 4300 Broadway and W 183rd St

This beloved uptown coffee spot has opened its fourth location in the Northend Food Hall, joining Harlem Public, La Chula and others.



July


Fieldtrip at 2913 Broadway.

Fieldtrip

Morningside Heights 2913 Broadway between W 113th and W 114th Sts

Chef JJ Johnson has opened the third location of his fast-casual rice bowl spot—the first one debuted in Harlem in 2019—right by Columbia U.



June


Little Street Lounge

Hamilton Heights 126 Hamilton Pl between W 142nd and W 143rd Sts

This new "Afrobeats lounge" is serving up Ghanaian and Caribbean food in the former Cloak Room/Hogshead space.


La Flor de Broadway

Hamilton Heights 3395 Broadway between W 137th and W 138th Sts

After a months-long gut renovation, this old-school spot known for its belly-filling stews, cafe con leche and Cuban sandwiches has reopened under new ownership, according to a worker there.



May


Rotiss

Central Harlem 370 Lenox Ave at 129th St

Stop by for all things rotisserie chicken at this new takeout place with a menu that includes whole birds, chicken sandwiches on baguettes, plus something called the Rotiss Chicken Pot combining chicken, french fries and your choice of sauce (white, chipotle, etc).



April


Harlemite Restaurant

Central Harlem 231 Lenox Ave between W 121st and W 122nd Sts

Just in time for the warmer months comes this new sit-down on Lenox with a roomy back patio plus sidewalk seating serving up everything from chicken lollipops to mofongo to a classic breakfast menu on the weekends starting at 8am.


Charles Pan-Fried Chicken

West Harlem 439 W 125th St between Morningside and Amsterdam Aves

This fried-chicken institution continues its Harlem expansion with a takeout spot on 125th Street.


The newest Charles Pan-Fried Chicken at 439 W 125th Street.

Briciola

Hamilton Heights 398 W 145th St between St. Nicholas and Convent Aves

Just steps from the A train is this new Italian restaurant and wine bar with a focus on wood-fired pizza and handmade pasta.


Tidal Tea

Central Harlem 318 W 142nd St between Frederick Douglass Blvd and Bradhurst Ave

This bubble tea spot popular with the City College crowd has opened its second Harlem location in the old Hexagon Lounge space.


Five Flies Coffee

Washington Heights 554 W 158th St between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave

The owner of the now-defunct Taszo Coffee Shop has debuted this spacious new cafe with tables and wifi in the front and a cozy computer-free area in the back that's perfect for hanging out.



March


The Good Good

East Harlem 1694 Park Ave and E 119th St

The two sisters behind Harlem's popular The Edge have opened this new spot across town serving classic cocktails, mocktails, and a small menu with dishes including coconut fish sandwiches, cheeseburgers and hot honey fried chicken.


Ban Ban Shop

Morningside Heights 2911 Broadway between W 113th and W 114th Sts

Customizable Southeast Asian sandwiches and rice bowls courtesy of chef Nils Noren, formerly of Aquavit.


Charles Pan-Fried Chicken

East Harlem 1325 Fifth Ave between E 111th and E 112th Sts

This is the third new location of Harlem's undisputed master of pan-fried chicken since rebranding and announcing an expansion in early 2022.


Slutty Vegan

Central Harlem 300 W 135th St between Frederick Douglass Blvd and St. Nicholas Ave

Serving up plant-based burgers with names like One Night Stand and Sloppy Toppy, this popular vegan chain out of Atlanta is now open in Harlem.


Slutty Vegan at 300 W 135th Street.

Sugar Hill Creamery

East Harlem 1642 Lexington Ave btwn E 103rd and 104th Sts

This family-owned business has a new East Harlem outpost offering not just scoops of ice cream in favorite flavors like Chairperson of the Board (Blueberry Cheesecake), but also soft serve like guava quesito.



February


Monte Carlo Diner

East Harlem 2162 Second Ave and E 111th St

The old Mountain Bird space is now a classic diner—the long menu includes all-day breakfast, salads, burgers and sandwiches, plus main courses like steak with peppercorn sauce.


Taproom at Dado's Pizza

Central Harlem 341 St. Nicholas Ave and W 127th St

Year-and-a-half-old slice joint Dado's Pizza has expanded into the adjoining space with seating plus cold beer on tap and sold in cans.



January


Harlem Biscuit Company sandwich

Harlem Biscuit Company

Central Harlem Inside Caninta, 2099 Frederick Douglass Blvd between W 113th and W 114th Sts

Chef Melvin “Boots” Johnson's daytime biscuit sandwich operation—it's open from 8am to 2pm—is operating out of Cantina restaurant, meaning it now has plenty of indoor seating.


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