(Now Closed)
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Central Harlem, New York
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  • Samantha T.
    Samantha ThomasJanuary 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Ary is the best bartender! His drinks at Nappy Hour will leave you on the floor after one drink. The food is amazing. Great spot in the day time as well. The chicken bacon quac sandwich is to die for!
  • Harlem A.
    Harlem AmbassadorJanuary 8, 2013
    The GBLT alternative for Cheers. Everyone, or someone, will know your name. Morrocan chicken and pastas. The menu can seem scattered. Best bet, go for apps and the bar vibe. You will enjoy the convo.
  • Nykeba C.
    Nykeba CorinaldiJanuary 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    4 visits to Native in 1 week?! This time I ordered the Chicken, Guacamole and Bacon sandwich. Ari is the best bartender in NYC! Phenomenal drinks (lychee martini) I'll forever remain loyal to Native.
  • DeShaun H.
    DeShaun HarrisSeptember 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    As a Southerner, I have to give this place super props for its creamy shrimp & grits - the best in town! Plus, the house salad is delish too. A fave neighborhood brunch spot.
  • Marc R.
    Marc R.December 20, 2010
    Spent a few hours here on a Saturday night and the bartender Ari was great. He can create martinis on the fly and they taste great. Mac and cheese was good as was the fried calamari. Friendly crowd.
  • kalicia p.
    kalicia p✨January 22, 2011
    i've been a regular for years! the drink "hot ghetto mess" will have you on the floor. and the chicken pasta or morrocan fried chicken will make you slap somebody!! lol
  • TheMobileBroker
    TheMobileBrokerJune 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Before you leave this earth you have to try the orange and walnut salad! Simply delicious!
  • Abiola A.
    Abiola AbramsJanuary 2, 2012
    Chef Brian Washington Palmer, the owner of Native, gave me a tutorial on how to make Mojito Salad. Good stuff. Here's the video episode. Read more
  • K M.
    K McGeeNovember 27, 2011
    This is a great neighborhood restaurant with interesting menu items and a very friendly atmosphere.
  • Dionne N.
    Dionne NicoleJune 30, 2013
    Farmers Omelette is good! But the people I came with didn't like their food-- they ordered a burger and French Toast.
  • Dana K.
    Dana KJuly 17, 2013
    Drinks of mixed quality. Nice wait staff. Food was fine. Would return only of I was looking for a place in that neighborhood.
  • Zakiyah
    ZakiyahFebruary 4, 2012
    Everything here is amazing the food is delicious every time I come here
  • jeannette m.
    jeannette mcClennanAugust 23, 2010
    I like this place because it is on the corner of the block where I live and i can get takeout when i do not feel like cooking for my household of teenage boys!
  • Shawnette S.
    Shawnette ScottJune 8, 2013
    Happy hr Mon through Friday 3-8pm Saturday 3-7 try the peach and cranberry martini....
  • Justin M.
    Justin MashiaMay 18, 2013
    Great staff. Very friendly and funny.
  • DIAZ
    DIAZMay 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great food, cocktails and overall energy! Love this spot!
  • Ladi'Sasha J.
    Ladi'Sasha JonesSeptember 21, 2013
    Native is closing on Sunday. Stop by & support whats left of the Black Harlem businesses
  • Fadia K.
    Fadia KaderNovember 19, 2012
    The Moroccan fried chicken is on point
  • WeHarlem
    WeHarlemJuly 16, 2011
    Had a nice French toast brunch here. Visit Download WeHarlem iPhone/Android App 4 FREE!
  • Flor C.
    Flor CJune 18, 2013
    SUPER slow service. Don't come if you're really hungry. You make eye contact with the waiters and they act like they don't understand that you came to here to eat.
  • W M.
    W MJuly 10, 2011
    I'm so happy at happy hour I will be marrying the bartender. Yes I do
  • Miss B.
    Miss BeeMay 1, 2011
    The cheese omelet and home fries is good!
  • Brad H.
    Brad HutchinsMarch 30, 2010
    Charming bartenders at this place, drink or dine at the bar if you can get a seat.
  • Joziel T.
    Joziel TimBetaLabMarch 23, 2013
    Leave a tip for Brooklyn Museum 4
  • Miguel R.
    Miguel RMay 11, 2013
    Come early or plan for slow service!
  • Kara S.
    Kara SmithAugust 19, 2010
    Re: Native's closing: This is Simply a Rumor! Great Burgers and Mojitos Abound!!
  • thm
    thmSeptember 23, 2012
    good French toast but a little too sweet
  • Kenny J.
    Kenny JFebruary 10, 2013
    Been there before, forgot about this place
  • Sabrina
    SabrinaJanuary 18, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Burgers are very very good here.
  • Nestor B.
    Nestor BaillyAugust 9, 2010
    I heard native is shutting down, will be replaced with a French restaurant
  • Alicia
    AliciaMay 17, 2012
    Good food but almost isn't worth how slow the kitchen is.
  • Jonnee T.
    Jonnee TonselJuly 31, 2011
    Service could be a little better but the food is good
  • Stéphanie P.
    Stéphanie PursadJune 15, 2012
    Food is alright - not the service !
    KENNECTEDSeptember 19, 2010
    Good neighborhood restaurant Read more
  • Kassaundra G.
    Kassaundra G-TJune 1, 2011
    Slow s.l.o.w. Slow service! We had three different servers, and still had to wait forever for anything! Not impressed
  • Roger
    RogerSeptember 2, 2011
    Service was much better than anticipated. Food underwhelming.
  • Antwon
    AntwonMay 25, 2010
    Burgers are amazing here!
  • martin s.
    martin schulzeMay 8, 2010
    Lynchberg Lemonade...
  • Sebastian D.
    Sebastian DelmontAugust 21, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    good mojitos
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