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This Harlem Spot Mixes Southern, Soul, and American Staples for a Dinner That Everyone Will Love

  • Drinks
  • Food

We know what you’re thinking when you hear Chocolat Harlem, but this isn’t a dessert bar. As soon as you enter this Harlem staple, with its interior fully decked out in different shades of browns and beiges, you’ll see where they got the name. A mixture of southern, soul and American favorites, this spot is bound to please even the pickiest of couples. Try the chicken biscuits for a little dose of southern comfort or the steak mac ‘n cheese if you want to get a little decadent. Though Chocolat offers much more than just dessert, they do have a select menu of delicious sweets. Be sure to save some room. No matter the dish, you’re sure to find a new favorite here.

When your pants are appropriately tight, head on over to Barawine. Sure, they serve food here, but most patrons come for the bar. Sip on a carefully curated wine selection or go rogue and have a glass of sangria. And if you’re not into the vino, not to fear—they also have a list of cocktails. Try the Bahama Mama if you need a little tropical in your life, or the Berries Old Fashioned, which sort of speaks for itself. Barawine is also known for its brunch, so don’t hesitate to visit during the day.

Chocolat Harlem

 2223 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Manhattan


200 Malcolm X Blvd, Manhattan

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