We always get asked what some other Harlem hot spots are to check out while people come uptown to visit Red Rooster. So we thought, what better way to get the low down of where to visit Harlem than from our own Harlem staff? This week, we're featuring one of our lovely Maitre D', Angela DeSimone, and her top 5 Harlem hot spots to hit up.
Here's her top Harlem picks:
Moca Lounge: Located at 2210 Frederick Douglass Blvd, this laid back lounge is great for late night drinks and food. Young beautiful Harlemites in the early 20's and 30's can be found here hanging out on the comfy couches and at the bar. Angela says, "This is the spot when I just want to lay back and chill."
Cedric: This bistro and bar adds a French twist to the heart of Harlem. The food is good and fairly priced and the best part- it's "grown and sexy ambiance," says Angela. Check it out at 185 St. Nicholas Avenue.
Texas Star: This mom-n-pop diner has been around for ages! It serves classic American favorites and is the place to go for good, cheap diner eats. Angela loves their bacon omelettes and turkey burgers. Located on 741 Saint Nicholas Ave, you can't go wrong with the food there.
The Shrine: Looking for a spot with good live music and dancing? Shrine Bar and Restaurant is where to go for great music. Also a music venue, The Shrine is known for bringing in top artists in everything from Jazz to Latin and Country. It's located on 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd.
El Puerto: This 24-hour fish spot is located at 511 W 125th St and it is the place to hit up after a night of partying. In a rush? Not to worry get any of their fish selections fried, broiled, or steamed.
On any given day, you might just find Angela at any of these locales. Check back for more our picks of Harlem hot spots.
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