I started 2017 with brunch at one of my favorite Harlem spots, Chocolat Restaurant on Fredrick Douglas Blvd. Dubbed the “Ultimate Urban Power Brunch”, Chocolat’s brunch is moderately priced, tasty and bursting with African-American southern flavors. You must try the red velvet pancakes, which are the perfect combination of sweet, fluffy and savory. You can order these delicious pancakes al la carte or with a tasty order of Fried Chicken. The Savory Shrimp & Grits combination, which is made with a creamy lobster sauce is also a tasty brunch option. And don’t forget the Fish Croquette & Cheese Grits, which are to die for. The croquette is deliciously made with a combination of Red Snapper, Crab Meat and Tilapia and is the perfect twist on the traditional “fish and grits” combination.
Overall,if you’re looking for a delicious brunch in Harlem, consider giving Chocolat a try. Check out some pictures from brunch below. You can also check out some pictures from happy hour/dinner here.
Chocolat Restaurant (Harlem)
Where: 2223 Fredrick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10025
Why: Chocolat is a full Service bar, lounge and restaurant in Harlem. They also offer weekend Brunch as well. This is a great spot to dine in a chic environment with great food. The After-work bar scene is pretty good for Harlem.
Cost: Average $40 per person
Recommendations: Shrimp & Grits, Red Velvet Pancakes, Fish Croquettes & Grits
The Crowd: Young professionals, Harlem Locals
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10-4pm, $14 Bottomless Mimosas
Happy Hours: 4-8 P.M. Monday through Friday