At the intersection of 126th street and Malcolm X Boulevard in Harlem is a bustling restaurant and full bar serving fine American cuisine called Corner Social. On a Friday after work it is busy with happy hour drinkers, laughing friends and tasty meals. Even on a late evening, you’ll find good music and nice vibes. This is one of Harlem dwellers favorite hang out spots and even a Queens girl like me thinks it’s worth taking the long train ride uptown to experience.
Corner Social offers both an indoor experience for intimate conversation while listening to music and a cool outdoor experience to people watch and take in the Harlem life scenery. I chose to sit outside because the weather was amazing and I find the people on the streets of Harlem to be very entertaining.
I started my meal with the Crab Cake topped with guacamole. Crab and guac together? You know it can’t get any better than that. I also tasted the Fried Calamari. The appetizers were everything I needed to open up my palette. As an entree, I had the Skirt Steak. First let me start by saying the presentation was everything, it was absolutely picture perfect! (Snaps five pictures, then takes pictures for Instagram and Snapchat) After digging in, I couldn’t get enough of the well seasoned spinach. There’s something about good veggies that makes my meal complete.
This year Corner Social participated in Harlem Restaurant and Retail Week. If you missed it, don’t worry, your opportunity will come back again. Until then, experience their happy hour specials during the week from 4pm to 8pm with live DJ’s, their Friday night parties every Friday, and their weekend brunch! Oh an by the way, whenever you go, tell them “Simplypamarie” sent you and order my favorite drink the “Uptown Baby” because well, you’re uptown baby!
Location: Corner Social 321 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027
Type of Food: Fine American Cuisine
Ambiance: Trendy Fun Bar
Stars (Out of 5): *****