Chocolat Restaurant has secretly been on my list of restaurants to go to. So when I read it was on the Harlem’s Restaurant Week list, I thought “hey perfect time to try it.” The good news is, it most certainly is on the list. The not so good news is, I went on a packed Saturday night and the Restaurant Week list wasn’t offered at the time. Bummer! Never the less, walking into the restaurant I really liked the set up. It was very intimate and quaint. They also had a private room where they were hosting a private celebration. So if you are looking to host a small gathering, they have a lounge for those purposes. Also, they offer (free) Chocolat mint chocolates, so make sure you indulge on that sweet treat.
I had the Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Mac and Cheese and tried the Grilled Scottish Salmon which were great. I also tried the Beef Short Rib which was delicious. It was soft , pulled apart easily and melted in your mouth. I would definitely suggest the Beef Short Rib.
Chocolat is also a great place for brunch. Their Sunday brunch has great options and great music. It’s perfect for a nice relaxing Sunday meal. I had the red velvet pancakes and fried chicken. The portion size was perfect, the pancakes were sweet and the fried chicken were crispy and delicious.
Just a tip for this restaurant, make a reservation and arrive on time.
Location: Chocolat Restaurant Lounge 2217-13 Frederick Douglas Blvd at 120th Street, New York, NY 10026
Type of Food: American cuisine
Stars (Out of 5): ***