My friend & I like to try a new restaurant every time we meet. Well this occasion happen to be her birthday and I chose this restaurant. They were welcoming & attentive. But, almost annoying. The waiter was going to take my menu after we ordered the appetizers. He said “oh you are going to order an entree”? “Ok sorry”. I found that odd. He also returned almost every 5-10 mins to see if we were ok. A little excessive. I thought they were closing and were rushing us. But he said “no we are not closing “. The food was mediocre! We ordered, wings, calamari, & lobster Mac & cheese as an appetizer. Braised short ribs as an entree & two drinks. Well let’s just say we weren’t taking anything home. It wasn’t worth it. I feel like I through $170 in the garbage. So many places I could’ve chosen. But, I wanted to start exploring the restaurants in Harlem. Oh well, now we know. Staff is pleasant I left the appropriate tip just disappointed by the taste of the food. Maybe we ordered the wrong thing.
Great experience. Will definitely be back.
What an incredible find! Be patient as everything is made per order🤩I could not have been more satisfied with the attentive service, warm atmosphere and delectable dishes. My kale and quinoa salad with grilled shrimp was perfect. The lobster BLT that my friend had is why I’ll return soon🙌🏽
We had a 10am breakfast rsvp. Arrived at 10, doors open but they were setting up chairs and tables - no cook. Waited until 10:20 and still no cook. Don’t waste your time coming here - beyond unprofessional. We left and found another spot.
Ambiance was beautiful, food was delis and the service was spectacular! I will definitely go again and again!
Great! I will come back again
Excellent all around.
Very nice . Food was delicious. Service was over eager and kept interrupting us but overall had a great time.
Wonderful hostess and waitstaff. Good food, well priced.
Amazing. The food is absolutely delicious. The staff is friendly and the service is impeccable. I would highly recommend this place.
Loved the vibe but the service was a bit slow as the place got busier. Will definitely go back because of the food.
Was very underwhelming. Heard good things about this place from friends who went, so we tried it for Harlem Restaurant week and we had both - special menu and ordered things off the regular menu. All dishes were very lackluster with not much flavor and/or overcooked. Service was also very meh. What could have a been a cute neighborhood good quality restaurant just didn't live up to our expectations, sadly.
I loved the food, not the usual brunch. I had lobster hash, two plumb claws. the waitress was mindful of our needs.
Good service. At the end of the dinner, staff helped me to get a taxi. Very thoughful
I really had high expectations for the restaurant, but it’s started going down hill real fast. They were listed as a participant in Harlem Restaurant week, but upon being seated was never I offered that pre fixe menu. Took them almost 10 minutes bring us the menu.
The specialty cocktails were a bit pricey, but were actually very good. My friend ordered a glass of white wine, the glass had spots and had a debris in it.
I ordered the salmon which was overcooked and had to sent back. The carrot ginger soup was rich in texture, but had a bit too much ginger.
The cheesecake was a winner and a must have.
I think it was tacky to add the 20% gratuity unto the check for a party of 3ppl.
Staff were great and we enjoyed the food.
Fabulous food, great, attentive service, wonderful staff. Will definitely return!
Renaissance Harlem is a wonderful place to have a French/Seafood dinner for a great price. We had seafood risotto, codfish fritters, branzino and short ribs. Everything was outstanding. For dessert, mango sorbet and herbal tea. The service staff are friendly and eagerly engage with you in french. This restaurant is centrally located on 132nd and Adam Clayton Powell (7th Ave).
There was an amazing singer performing Tuesday who sounded wonderfully. The food and service were enjoyable as well.
Waiter and staff were very nice. However apps and mains took a very long time to come out. One guest’s cold entre was served many minutes after the hot entres. Some dishes were good (striped bass) and some were below average. Lobster BLT was mostly fries. Maybe just an off night in the kitchen.
Food was good.
Really enjoyed my first experience at Renaissance Harlem. Lately I’ve been feeling like the restaurants and dining scene in Harlem has been going downhill in quality and service than years prior, but Renaissance Harlem proved me wrong. Great service and food from end to end. I’ll definitely be returning and this may just be my new favorite spot in the neighborhood.
The help was friendly, the atmosphere was relaxing, and the food was excellent.
Fantastic food and service in a beautiful space. Will go back for sure!
Good food and vibes. Attentive management, they served my friends and I dessert on the house! Will definitely be back.
Great food. Great service. Really nice restaurant
We went for a Saturday brunch at noon.
The comfy dining room was well lit and warm the music ,just right
The food was very good and we will go again
The food was AMAZING!!!! the drinks were superb! Great conversation with staff. I can't spell the name, so I don't want to butcher it. Very nice conversation with staff member from South Africa. Also, the owner gave us complimentary dessert after great conversation. A beautiful relaxed atmosphere, yet still classy and sexy for a romantic date. I HIGHLY recommend, and I will be returning
Although a small group of us went to Brunch on a Saturday morning, the attention and service throughout was world-class. The vibe of the restaurant was hip and classy with a very cozy vibe.
The food was well presented, generous portions but most importantly it was delicious. I hope to return to this restaurant at another time to enjoy dinner.
Great for breakfast. Clean, quiet and good food.
Wonderful Christmas fixed price dinner! Looking forward to trying the rest of the menu sometime.
Went for Christmas Eve. Fixed menu for 65 PP. Drumsticks for app, salmon for entree, Chocolate mousse for dessert. Seemed expensive for the menu. Food was generally good. Mousse, just ok.
Our experience at Renaissance Harlem was fantastic! My family enjoyed a holiday brunch together on a Saturday morning. We had excellent service, from the host to the bartender and waiter, and were not rushed through any part of our meal. The food was fabulous and we had a wonderful morning. Thank you!
Good idea, terrible execution. The ambiance is nice, a couple of my friends and I got together for a later dinner. The food wasn’t that satisfying. The service is okay.. the people are nice.
The restaurant did not open and did not let us in.
This is a nice restaurant. The food is very good. I had an excellent carrot a rare attribute in New York restaurants.
This place had a great menu selection, decent prices and high quality food. Service was very attentive and they helped me celebrate my birthday! Great experience.
Well put together menu and drink selection. Food was seasoned perfectly. Not too busy so good for conversation and the music wasn’t too loud.
Outstanding customer service and very good food.
Loved everything! Friendly and attentive service. Great menu low key atmosphere.
Renaissance Harlem does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.
Renaissance Harlem is rated 4.5 stars by 196 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.