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“Great food, friendly staff”

Yatenga French Bistro and Bar
Ranked #2,861 of 13,826 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Harlem
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great food, friendly staff”
Reviewed June 10, 2014

Had supper her one night while staying in Harlem and we left full and very happy. Delicious salad and entrees prepared with care and quality ingredients served to us by friendly folks. If you're in Harlem and you're hungry pay these folks a visit. The duck breast was roasted to perfection and served with wonderfully seasoned grilled veggies.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2014

We had an excellent meal here.
I tucked into a beautiful juicy steak - and boy did it taste good as it was my first square meal after running the Boston Marathon the day before!
My wife Loraine plumped for salmon - and savoured every morsel.
The staff were friendly, the ambience superb and there was a real buzz to this little gem in the middle of Harlem.
Well worth every cent.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Red726
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Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed May 8, 2014

Food is fantastic, atmosphere is friendly and charming and the service was prompt. We started with a tuna tartare which was really good. My husband had the Mac and Cheese and claimed it was one of the best he has ever had, I had the mussels Provencal which was also fantastic. The portions were very generous and reasonably priced. It was so good we went back a couple days later for late night drinks and a snack.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank List-of-21
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Kempele, Finland
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82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice bistro in Harlem”
Reviewed April 5, 2014

We arrived in late evening in NYC and had our apartment in Harlem. The Yatenga was recommeded to us and we went to have the late dinner there. The food was really good and the service was great. Cosy, small place!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Jaana K
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New York, New York, United States
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Modern French Bistro”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

Atmosphere was warm, friendly and laid back. Cozy but in no way tightly crowded. Great space. Food was very tasty and done in a unique way. Had the Chicken with Kale and Polenta. Yummy! Polenta was very light and so tasty... All of it was tasty! My friend had the flourless Chocolate cake and coconut ice cream for desert....she said it was fantastic. I would definitely go here again..

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Sherene M
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