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Home Sweet Harlem

4.0
4
23 Reviews
$30 and under
Home cooking
A cozy American bistro that is that "Chill Spot" in Harlem. Please join us for breakfast, lunch, and and dinner
Weekend Brunch is the time! Sample our cheese biscuits (prepared only on weekends and Holidays) Fritattas, organic French Toast, nlimited Belinis and Mimosas.
Catering is available for your office, college, or special event.
Our lovely bistro isavailable for seminars, networking events, fundraisers, parties, and location filming.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Home cooking, Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 9:00 am–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 926-9616

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Native/Indigenous, Women

  • Executive chef

    Donna

  • Catering

    Regional American, Southern, Creole, Carribean, Vegetarian/Vegan options are available for drop off and staffed catering events. Private in-house dining events are available, too.<br />Please contact us at homesweetharlemcatering@gmail.com or call (212) 926-9616 for details.

  • Private party facilities

    Lovely and welcoming neighborhood bistro. Gourmet "Home" cooking, with love.

  • Private party contact

    Donna Lewis: (844) 503-5887

  • Neighborhood

    Harlem

  • Cross street

    Between 135/136 streets

  • Parking details

    Off street neighborhood parking

  • Public transit

    M100 and M101 at Amsterdam and 135th street.<br />1 and 9 train at Broadway and 137th street.<br />B and C train at St Nicholas Avenue and 135th street

  • Entertainment

    Live JazzSpoken wordKaraokeCollege BandsComedyReadings

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Cafe, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch

What 23 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daughters bday weekend
  2. CW

    CynthiaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went for a Sunday Brunch with seven others. The food was very good especially the egg and shrimp frittata. The pancakes were extremely delicious. The service was great. I would definitely eat here again!!
  3. BR

    BentonR

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing brunch. We had great food and great service. Thank you!
  4. RG

    RicardoG

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2018

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Even a couple of times now. Food is always good, menu is short n sweet...the service and cleanliness needs work. Service is slowwwww. Seems like a family business but the vibe of the staff is a bit flat. Young kids work there but dont have the energy that's needed in a service business, which can hurt the business.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    We got there just as they opened for breakfast on a Saturday. They seemed unprepared. Food was good. No beef or pork on the menu but otherwise fine.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Good food and nice vibe. The service was a little slow, but I’m guessing it was due to Mother’s Day. The staff was pleasant and we enjoyed our brunch.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was awesome. From the food to the service. OUTSTANDING.
  9. AH

    AliyahH

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2018

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Disappointing from start to finish. Barely a greeting from the hostess/waitress. Food was lackluster, the chef was kind enough to apologize and make another subpar version of the meal. Then someone offered us a refill on mimosas and NEVER CAME BACK. This place will not be in business long.
  10. LC

    LekiyaC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It overall was not a good experience. They were over booked. As they now personally take reservations other than open table. When my party and I arrived we had no space set up. When we were given a space to sit it was in a very tight and uncomfortable space. We were offered this until other parties left and they would be able to accommodate my party. The proprietor was unable to come and speak as she was cooking. The young lady in charge was very dismissive and short in her attitude. I was highly disappointed as I had such a welcoming time my first experience. However, I don't not forsee myself nor any of guests visiting this establishment anytime in the near future.
  11. LA

    LALittle

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was good, service not so much. We were seated and greeted but after that no one came to take our order for 30 mins. Then my collegues order unlimited drinks and every time they put an order in there was a 20 min wait and they were only unlimited for an hour.
  12. B

    Beddy

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Two families enjoyed a delightful dinner (the group included gluten free, vegetarian, etc) one evening before a show at city college. The service was excellent and attentive, the food was delicious. We will definitely return. My deepest thanks to the owner who chased us to City College with my glasses which I had left on the table - it was so very, very kind of her.
  13. S

    Shamone

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was great...Bellini and lemonade were good. Food was good. Would recommend crab cakes
  14. l

    lhasadatchi

    Dallas

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Pleasantly surprised with how nice a restaurant this is. They have good healthy options on the menu. Will come again. Everyone enjoyed the quality food. Looking forward to our next visit.
  15. JP

    JenP

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The owner Donna came out to talk to is, she was wonderful. The staff was also great. Best food we have since arriving in New York. The fried fish, light delicious and so tasty!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our server Alyssa! Great place! Very chill. Amazing food and drinks. Just don't forget it cash only! For a chill brunch this is the place!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Stay away from this place.
  18. JR

    JosieRosa

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2017

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Good formal cozy place to meet up with prospective roommates. The food was good but I found it too salty and the waitress explained the menu in such a confusing way.
  19. c

    carm

    New York Area

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    It is just what the name says. It is relaxing, healthy food almost like being at a favorite aunt's house. I had the Farmer's skillet fresh, flavorful and well seasoned with a salad and gravy/grits. The coffee was rich and dark along with a bright, fizzy mimosa. The griddle cakes were yummy, didn't needs syrup, but they use real maple syrup. The option for greek yogurt or whipped cream was genius as well. The croissant was perfect for the little one, though she did beg for a side of turkey bacon (no pork, but you don't miss it!). All the items were flavorful and well done. The biscuit was awesome, light and flaky. It was my second time there, because I had forgotten about it. It is on the other side of Harlem from me, but I won't do that again!
  20. S

    Shycryda

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    food was light but fulfilling
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2016

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    New Years vacation
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2016

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The brunch menu had lots of interesting options and they accommodated special requests with ease. Grits with gravy are delicious. The food was served hot. The prices were reasonable. Overall, a very pleasant experience!
  23. a

    anon

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2016

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    I was a little hesitant to try this place because of some of the negative reviews about service, wait time, etc. but I am glad I decided to try it anyway! I was looking for a weekday brunch spot in Harlem for a casual sit-down business meal. This place was just right! The food was delicious (I had the frittata-style omelette with shrimp and a side of grits) and the place was not too jam-packed. The service was immediate and the wait-time for the food was reasonable (I was actually surprised how quickly it came, again based on past negative complaints about how long patrons had to wait to be served). The prices are decent (much less than many Harlem brunch menus at other restaurants these days!). However, my one complaint is that they don't tell you that you will be charged full price for additional coffee refills...really???

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You can order delivery directly from Home Sweet Harlem using the Order Online button. Home Sweet Harlem also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 926-9616.

Home Sweet Harlem is rated 4 stars by 23 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Home Sweet Harlem

1528 Amsterdam Ave New York, NY 10031

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 135/136 streets

  • Neighborhood

    Harlem

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 9:00 am–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Home cooking, Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Off street neighborhood parking

  • Public transit

    M100 and M101 at Amsterdam and 135th street.1 and 9 train at Broadway and 137th street.B and C train at St Nicholas Avenue and 135th street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Native/Indigenous, Women

  • Executive chef

    Donna

  • Entertainment

    Live JazzSpoken wordKaraokeCollege BandsComedyReadings

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Cafe, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch

  • Phone number

    (212) 926-9616

  • Catering

    Regional American, Southern, Creole, Carribean, Vegetarian/Vegan options are available for drop off and staffed catering events. Private in-house dining events are available, too.<br />Please contact us at homesweetharlemcatering@gmail.com or call (212) 926-9616 for details.

  • Private party facilities

    Lovely and welcoming neighborhood bistro. Gourmet "Home" cooking, with love.

  • Private party contact

    Donna Lewis: (844) 503-5887

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