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Harlem Restaurant

(Now Closed)
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant$$$$
St. Lawrence, Toronto
36 Tips and reviews
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  • Brownin D.
    Brownin DotsonJuly 19, 2014
    The patio is intimate and cozy! Perfect for a date! The food and the service is wonderful, we're gonna have our ladies night there twice a month now💟
  • amazonbitchgoddess
    amazonbitchgoddessOctober 19, 2013
    Fried Chicken & Waffles. Excellent service. Food tasted great. Then we saw a cockroach on the wall beside our table. Yep, A COCKROACH! The server had to kill it. Pretty much lost my appetite after.
  • Jackie P.
    Jackie PalDecember 12, 2010
    Harlem has great ambience and on Friday and Saturday nights usually boast talented performers. My only complaint are the portion sizes. The queen St location gives a heartier portion for your buck.
  • Monica M.
    Monica MNovember 3, 2013
    Great vibe... the live music on a Saturday night coupled with a great crowd and hearty food, you ate bound to have a great evening!
  • Kerry C.
    Kerry ChanSeptember 13, 2010
    Fantastic food, great atmosphere. Service needs work but I'll definitely visit again. Favorites from the family style menu: jerk chicken quesadilla, jambalaya and catfish étouffée. Try the pork hock!
  • Shuga H.
    Shuga HenryJanuary 6, 2014
    I dinned at the 67 Richmond St. E location of the restaurant.As soon as I walked through the door I feel in love with this eatery.I feel this is the best Chicken and Waffles I have ever tasted. Read more
  • Metro News
    Metro NewsJanuary 25, 2010
    Many reasons to love Harlem: Fun 1920s vibe w/ live music; creatively executed, perfect comfort food — Southern Fried Chicken, Collard Greens and Mac & Cheese — and great apps (Beet and Mango Salad). Read more
  • David P.
    David PainchaudAugust 16, 2014
    Staff funny and super nice. Food to die for! Just don't ask for coffee because you'll be disappointed.
  • Jason C.
    Jason CushJune 30, 2013
    Try the Jerk Chicken Sandwich, with sauce & Sweet Potato some Guava Juice!
  • Nathan G.
    Nathan GarvieMay 23, 2015
    Don't sit on the patio if don't want to get sprayed with brown pipe water.
  • Melanie
    MelanieMay 2, 2013
    Amazing atmosphere, music and good! Had the short ribs so yummy!
  • Mandeep A.
    Mandeep AnandJuly 5, 2014
    Love the Vibe!! Great food great staff great music!!!
  • Christine G.
    Christine GeddesFebruary 9, 2010
    Love the atmosphere but don't order the rice & beans if you're vegetarian; I found outat the lastminute that pork is in the dish. (full disclosure within the menu would have been appreciated.)
  • Gavin B.
    Gavin BarrettJuly 26, 2014
    Great vibe, food, graffiti, but the staff while friendly dished out some of the worst service ever! We waited 20 mins for water! And for our order to be taken! And it was a Tuesday - not a busy night.
  • Monica L.
    Monica LuzanoJanuary 4, 2012
    Their braised beef short ribs are delicious and you HAVE to get the Mac n cheese
  • Brandon B.
    Brandon BryantAugust 21, 2014
    I'm from the US and grew up on soul food. It wasn't what I expected and I wasn't a fan. It was a pretty good vibe though.
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel SegalNovember 7, 2010
    Cornbread is a yummy starter and the fried chicken with mac and cheese are delicious!
  • 404 M.
    404 Media GroupOctober 1, 2011
    Love the appetizers, Jerk Chicken Quesadilla's and Catfish Lafayettes.
  • Christopher
    ChristopherJuly 24, 2013
    the fried chicken and waffles were the best meal I've ever had
  • Clickflickca
    ClickflickcaNovember 15, 2010
    I had the Chicken and Waffles and did not really enjoy that they put a red chilli sweet pepper sauce on the chicken.
  • Renée L.
    Renée LantaigneMarch 7, 2014
    Slow service but good food. Especially the chicken and waffles and the ribs.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SunJune 29, 2013
    cajun catfish salad was quite good, fresh fish.
  • Caroline C.
    Caroline CanlasJune 1, 2013
    Great food, horrible service. The candied plantains and jerk chicken are worth the long wait times and rude wait staff though. Only go if you have the patience and tolerance to wait.
  • Baks
    BaksSeptember 18, 2011
    Order the Southern-fried Chicken and Waffles, so good!
  • Metro News
    Metro NewsJanuary 24, 2010
    Order the Southern Fried Chicken: It's as sinful and dazzling as you imagine. Or, try the soft and chewy Pork Hocks. Read more
  • Victoria H.
    Victoria HollandMarch 18, 2013
    The mac and cheese is for grown people.
  • Rich B.
    Rich Bruce FriarsJanuary 18, 2014
    chicken and waffles was amazing !
  • Suresh D.
    Suresh DossOctober 29, 2009
    the Harlem hustle cocktail is very drinkable and tropical. great drink to explore the snack menu
  • erin a.
    erin abbatangeloApril 23, 2010
    Great live music upstairs. Quiet, understated main floor. Like.
  • Carolyn B.
    Carolyn BerezowskyApril 10, 2011
    Get the fried plantain. It's like eating cotton candy
  • Napattra
    NapattraAugust 7, 2014
    Chicken & waffle
  • Harmit K.
    Harmit KamboeJanuary 26
    Great decor inside.
  • michal m.
    michal mMay 25, 2015
    Waitress thought it was hilarious my dining companions were covered in waste water piped on the patio. She asked if we saw a rat and said, "hey it's Toronto." No apologies or sympathy. Will not return
  • Gadjo S.
    Gadjo SevillaFebruary 21, 2010
    Zimzum holds court on saturdays and it is awesome. That is all.
  • Mathilda Y.
    Mathilda Yap chanOctober 22, 2011
    Make reservations!
  • Jimmy H.
    Jimmy HakkimSeptember 22, 2013
    Service is slow
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