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Farafina Cafe - CLOSED

1813 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10031-3525
+1 212-281-2445
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Oct 24, 2016
“Nice African Fusion with Great Jazz Music”
Oct 9, 2016
“My first time in a Harlem jazz club”
Restaurant Hours Closed
African, Seafood, Fusion
$$ - $$$
1813 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10031-3525
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Reviewed October 24, 2016

A week ago, in NYC, I was disappointed by the jazz offerings in NYC namely because of the price and need for advance reservations. If it wasn't those issues, then it would be the cramped space (according to online reviews). Here comes Farafina Cafe, an...More

Thank Kara-Marie H
Reviewed October 9, 2016

We went there for drinks, jazz and a couple of snacks. Everything was good, the music excellent, the staff and customers all friendly to us obvious tourists. I ended uo wishing we hadn't already had dinner, as the food looked great. I would go back...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed April 28, 2016

Had a great evening with friends there on a Thursday night. Got there for happy hour (5-8 PM), had a superb sampler of their appetizers and then the Prix Fixe menu with delicious Lamb Bibi. My wife had a seafood stew with peanut sauce that...More

Thank ProfNewYork
Reviewed January 17, 2016

Recently had a gils night out at this Harlem jazz club and was disappointed that it was not crowded for a Saturday night. The music was nice, food ok. I order a well done turkey burger, which was not cooked thoroughly. Had to request waiter...More

Thank ladieshoes
Reviewed October 8, 2015

Loved this place. Service was excellent and the food delicious. Drinks generous. Unfortunately, we were too tired to stay for the jazz that started at 9PM.

Thank NonnaC
Reviewed October 2, 2015

Fantastic!!! The best kept secret in upper Harlem. Service and entertainment was great. I would suggest this place o everybody. You would go wrong.

Thank Ralph B
Reviewed September 4, 2015

We had an amazing time at this place. We actually visited this restaurant because we were on a jazz tour and this was one of our stops. Initially we were a bit apprehensive to try African food but our guide said the food was amazing...More

Thank LaGataViajadora
Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

My hat goes off to the Chef.... Amazing Yassa w/chicken.... The atmosphere is wonderful in a small warm setting.... If you never had a African Dish come try.... The staff was GREAT.... On Wednesday they have open mic.... They are close on Sundays.... I definitely...More

Thank o1_cisco
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has
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bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and
historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1813 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10031-3525
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Harlem
  • Neighborhood: Harlem
  • Phone Number: +1 212-281-2445
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