We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Yatenga French Bistro and Bar

€€ - €€€French, European
2269 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, b/w 133rd And 134th Street, New York City, NY 10030-3023
+1 212-690-0699
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good40%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“gambas” (3 reviews)
Closed Now
French, European
€€ - €€€
2269 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, b/w 133rd And 134th Street, New York City, NY 10030-3023
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (70)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 47 reviews

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Nice bistro to chill eat and have a nice drink. It has a beautiful interior. People are nice. Atmosphere is nice. Frozen margarita was perfect and just for 5 euro during happy hour. I had also a burger and it was very tasty.

Thank Mirella V
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

We love the fun, quirky atmosphere of Yatenga, the neighborhood feel, blues next door, excellent service and fine French bistro food. A real find to which we will keep returning. Love this place.

Thank Tkhuffaker
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Casual restaurant. Waitress was charming and the food good. I thought it might be a little out of my husband's comfort zone but he chosethe lamb shank which he relished, saying it was almost as good as when I cook it!!!! He asked to exchange...More

Thank SWeaver12
Reviewed 25 March 2018

This surprise of a little bistro serves among the best camarones al ajillo anywhere. We relished them, then sopped up the sauce with wood-grilled bread. Excellent with a glass of pinot grigio and cauliflower soup. The menu is more extensive and it all looked great!

Thank Cathy S
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Went here Saturday night with a friend and our 15 year old girls. I liked the place from the moment I got in. It has a nice decor, great atmosphere, and super nice staff. Our waiter was Elijah, and he was great: helped me with...More

Thank Tuxete
Reviewed 1 February 2018

My friend and I were ridiculously hungry and we heard of this place through our spin instructor. Typically I am not a fan of home fries, but these were soooo bomb! I got the steak and eggs and my friend got the eggs Normandy. For...More

Thank Laligomez
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

From outward appearances, you wouldn't know that The BEST French food in NYC is served up right here in Harlem! This is classic country French, by way of Otre Mer and French West Africa. Not stuffy nor pretentious. Just incredibly Gooood Food! Try the special...More

Thank phatREADS
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Went to this French creole restaurant on a Saturday night with my family. The drinks were wonderful. The food was outstanding!! It is a casual scene that is a place to come to for the food. I had the salmon in a caper sauce with...More

Thank imani v
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Most of the wait staff speak French. We sat outside and ate. My sister and I ordered goat cheese salad which had arugula, mandarin oranges, candied walnuts and sliced zucchini topped with goat cheese. It comes with balsamic vinaigrette. My niece ordered the mussels. They...More

Thank Vetskidog
Reviewed 9 June 2017

The french toast is really good here, but the bacon is the best. The service is personable and excellent. Very cute spot for brunch.

Thank Michelle D
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has
played a vital role in the history of New York City.
Today, the neighbourhood is as vibrant as ever as new
businesses and developments go up next to local
institutions. The heart of the neighbourhood is
bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and
historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with
big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and
Nearby HotelsSee all 487 hotels in New York City
Aloft Harlem
772 reviews
.83 km away
Holiday Inn Express - Bronx NYC - Stadium Area
24 reviews
1.25 km away
Comfort Inn & Suites near Stadium
37 reviews
1.35 km away
Saint Nicholas Inn
94 reviews
1.81 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Shrine Bar
54 reviews
.02 km away
124 reviews
.10 km away
Abyssinia Restaurant
23 reviews
.22 km away
Nearby Attractions
Apollo Theater
551 reviews
.67 km away
The Studio Museum in Harlem
65 reviews
.70 km away
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
24 reviews
.33 km away
Mother African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
32 reviews
.28 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Yatenga French Bistro and Bar staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2269 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, b/w 133rd And 134th Street, New York City, NY 10030-3023
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Harlem
  • Neighbourhood: Harlem
  • Phone Number: +1 212-690-0699
  • E-mail
Directly next door to its sister, Shrine World Music Venue, Yatenga French Bistro & Bar offers French cuisine in a delightful shabby chic, world bohemian vibe. With whitewashed brick walls and exposed Edison bulbs, Yatenga's decor sets the tone for a delicious meal, dished up by Chef Gregorio Sanchez. You can't go wrong with the Special Gambas, macaroni and cheese, bechamel sauce, garlic butter topped with large shrimp. Beloved by locals, Yatenga's dynamic staff and friendly patrons will quickly bring newcomers into its fold. Enjoy the brunch scene on the patio on a weekend morning or cozy up inside with a date and a signature cocktail, the LouLou is a favorite. Their long, communal table is ideal for hosting a large group in an intimate environment. Just don't leave before heading next door to enjoy the live music and a nightcap at Shrine before heading home.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing