Make Yourself at Home: Harlem Restaurants

By Richard Vines - 2013-07-12T22:07:19Z

Photograph by Richard Vines/Bloomberg

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Corner Social

Broad avenues lined with attractive old buildings, many of them home to cafes, bars and restaurants. Where can I be? Oh yes, Harlem.

This Manhattan neighborhood has suffered many decades of poverty and deprivation. These days, you can find welcoming establishments for exotic dishes and cocktails, as well as soul-food and home cooking. Here are a few places I tried on a recent visit:

Corner Social lives up to its name. This Harlem bar and kitchen is friendly and welcoming.