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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
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good41%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“gambas” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, European
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
2269 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, b/w 133rd And 134th Street, New York City, NY 10030-3023
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1 - 10 of 45 reviews

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
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

I had the steak and eggs (which came with homefries and greens), and it was good, however it was a bit expensive (my meal cost about $20). The seating is a bit limited on the inside but it appeared to be a popular place as...More

Thank BrainstormVT
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We arrived with a group of 14 people and got our table just in time. We had a beer at the lively bar before we started ordering our dinner. All dishes we got were perfectly cooked and prepared, fresh and with a really good taste....More

Thank Artur S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Cuisine
Meals
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, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
16:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 00:00
Thursday
16:00 - 00:00
Friday
16:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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
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Description
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.
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