The Harlem Food Scene is Bustling. New restaurants are opening up left and right. And, while Harlem is still the number one destination for “soul food” in my opinion, that’s not the only delicious cuisine you can find in Harlem. From Italian, to traditional African food, to New American, the Harlem restaurant scene is something you must explore. Check out The Buppie Foodie’s Top Restaurant Picks in Harlem below:

Best African: The Cecil, Ponty Bistro

Best Bakery: Levain Bakery, Make My Cake

Best Brunch: Melba’s, Lido, BLVD Bistro

Best Burger: Harlem Shake

Best Caribbean: Angel of Harlem

Best Chicken & Waffles: Amy Ruth’s, Melba’s

Best Italian: Rao’s, Lido

Best Sports Bar: Harlem Tavern

Best Catfish Nuggets: Moca Lounge

Best Tacos: Taco Mix

Best Buffet: Jacob’s Restaurant

Best Rotisserie Chicken: Streetbird Rotisserie

Best Soul Food: Amy Ruth’s, Melba’s

Best Steakhouse: Ricardo Steak House

Best Seafood: Lola’s Seafood Shack

Best Sushi: Jido

Best BBQ: Dinosaur BBQ

Best Wine Bar: Barawine

Best Hang Out Spots: Corner Social, Chocolat Restaurant, Red Rooster, Cove Lounge

Best Tourist Destination: Sylvia’s

Favorite Restaurant Overall: Barawine

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Ash Renee, is a practicing real estate attorney & broker in NYC. Ash loves exploring the NYC restaurant, fashion and social scene. When Ash is not practicing law or writing on her blog, she can be found immersed in a good book.