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231 Lenox Ave, At 121st Harlem, New York City, NY 10027-6496
+1 212-662-4374
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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231 Lenox Ave, At 121st Harlem, New York City, NY 10027-6496
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

We went for happy hour, so this only applies to happy hour!!! On a gorgeous night, being told that happy hour is only at the bar or in the back patio...but the patio is closed...was strike one. Ordering the sparkling Rose from the happy hour...More

Thank tahnola
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Last moment idea. Jumped on M1 bus on Madison near Met and shortly we walked the Harlem discovering several little restaurants. We chose CHERI. I really wanted Maroccan gazpacho but I settled for cold tomato/garlic Provencal soup of the day. Followed by the tenderloin with...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Cheri is a beautiful little place with a short, somewhat odd menu. Not just because the menus are French novels with the menu pasted into first few pages, but also the food - like burger with pate (the pate comes on the side) and for...More

Thank NYCtraveller08
Reviewed 29 April 2018

This small but charming French restaurant south of 125th Street in Harlem is a worthy destination. The service is attentive, and the food is (mostly) good. In warmer months, there is a nice garden open for dining in the back. The main problem: parking (we...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 30 March 2018

We ate here about a week ago and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Lovely atmosphere, excellent service and good food. On the expensive side for us from the UK but medium for New York. Would certainly recommend. And we were found a table even though we...More

Thank SWeaver12
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

We were visiting Cheri in the evening for dinner. It was good but by far not excellent, maybe I expected too much... The food was good given the price level, but do not expect any magic or creativity. I also expected a real wine list...More

Thank stefr377
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

Thank creative_vegetarian
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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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
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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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