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231 Lenox Ave, At 121st Harlem, New York City, NY 10027-6496
+1 212-662-4374
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
This popular French eatery brings foodies to Harlem from all over. A 2016 Certificate of Excellence award winner from TripAdvisor, Cheri has built a following around its salmon...More
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French, European, Gluten Free Options
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231 Lenox Ave, At 121st Harlem, New York City, NY 10027-6496
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Great place and awesome chef! Alain is the best and is passionate in caring for his customers. This restaurant is one of the best in Harlem. Looking for a vegan friendly restaurant in this area was hard but I was lucky enough to find this...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Cheri is a casual french inspired restaurant in Harlem. Food was eclectic and very good, especially for the price ( for NYC). Service was a bit rough around the edges but very friendly. We sat in the back covered patio area. I hope to go...More

Thank emiko_992
Reviewed 3 November 2017

From the moment we walked in and were greeted in French to the stellar onion soup and chocolate mousse with a candle for my birthday, we felt like home. It also helps to have Piaf playing in the background. Will be back for sure.

Thank MarlaPilates
Alain E, Manager at Cheri, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Thank you so much for visiting Cheri and we are glad you enjoyed the food and your stay. we hope to see you soon. Merci Beaucoup!

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We ( five of us) went for Sunday brunch. From 11-12 as two of us waited for our friends to arrive, we had FREE mimosas and a lovely conversation with ( we later found out) was the owner re: how great Whitney Houston was. Food,...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Nicely appointed, relatively small dining rooms. Drinks: even though Cheri has only a beer and wine license, the Bloody Maria, which is Cheri’s analogue to a Bloody Mary was one of the best Bloody Marys I have had. Meal: Six of us had dinner, including...More

Thank RonW61569
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We had dinner last night at Cheri (French). We stopped at the Restaurant by chance and what a great surprise. The food is well prepared, well served and reasonably priced. We sat on the charming outside garden taking advantage of the warm night. My wife...More

Thank HZG2
Reviewed 18 September 2017

While working in New York, we stayed in Harlem and right up the street was Cheri! I usually like to go for anything french, so we made reservations during the week. Cheri has a nice bar scene with tables for drinks on the street, a...More

Thank Mebuckopal
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Friday night is live music night. It was hot out. Though the singers and musicians were talented, the volume was 11 ! We screamed to talk while next to each other. The doors were open and it was 80 degrees inside. We asked to chill...More

Thank zfoodienyc
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We live in Harlem and had been meaning to check out this place for a while. Sadly, we were extremely underwhelmed, and given the price point, downright unhappy. Let's start with the setting. While the back patio is truly stunning and the front patio is...More

Thank Kerry A
Alain E, Owner at Cheri, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

dear Kerry, Thanks a lot for taking of your time to review "Chéri" I'm so sorry that you don't enjoy your dinner. It's very important to me to please all my customers and I'm not only interested by the compliments of the 3000 happy clients...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent restaurant ! Everything is very good especially the french toast with salted butter caramel

Thank chauvinjuliette
Alain E, Manager at Cheri, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

MERCI BEAUCOUP! Wow!! Thank you for such a very detailed and informative review. You're definitely a prized treasure to our business. It's because of many amazing people like you who have made Cheri the success that it is thus far.

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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Lenox Ave, At 121st Harlem, New York City, NY 10027-6496
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Harlem
  • Neighbourhood: Harlem
  • Phone Number: +1 212-662-4374
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Experience a unique French private dinner in a "Boutique" restaurant. On the top of the regular menu, each day we create a three-course dinner and other specials with products selected daily from local markets and organic farmers to ensure a "home style cuisine". Foie gras, oysters, escargots, pate maison, filet mignon sauce au poivre, tartares..... Considered by Harlemites as a second home, come feel the warmth created by the piano, dine by the fireplace and enjoy our cozy sofas. Maybe you prefer our big family table, the romantic "top-rated" garden or the terrace on Lenox Avenue, you will always feel at home at "Cheri". Live music almost every day. CHERI OPENING HOURS Monday to Sunday: 5PM - 11PM Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11AM - 3PM
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