Welcome to Harlem: Pink Tea Cup, New Settepani, and Harlem Tavern

I'm really excited to see new places popping up in Harlem. Already this spring and early summer three new restaurant locations are opening in the neighborhood. Welcome to Harlem Tavern, the new Settepani location, and Pink Tea Cup from Red Rooster Harlem! Spring and summer are a time of new beginnings for Red Rooster, too. We've opened up outdoor seating and the Nook. With it's rustic decor and ample outdoor seating, Harlem Tavern, under construction now on 116th Street, between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 8th Avenue, will definitely become a mainstay for natives and visitors alike. And with the popularity of beer gardens and outdoor restaurants, I'm sure Harlem Tavern will become a staple in the Harlem food scene.

Already renowned for their delicious and authentic Mediterranean cuisine, Ristorante Settepani has recently announced it will open a second restaurant, Settepani Brick Oven, here in Harlem. The formerly vacant corner of Lenox Avenue and 119th Street will be converted into a family focused pizzeria that offers both a tasty selection of Italian foods and also a sense of community.

Celebrated soul food hotspot, Pink Tea Cup, in the heart of the West Village, will be opening a second location in Harlem on the corner of Lenox Avenue and 120th Street. Located in the historic Mount Morris Park District, this new outpost will offer the same, original Southern fare with some new twists. Undoubtedly, this new Pink Tea Cup will blend seamlessly into the cultural background of the Harlem community.

Where are your favorite places to eat in Harlem?