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Harlem’s American Cocktail Bar and Restaurant

Harlem’s American Cocktail Bar and Restaurant

Ever since I’ve been living on 110th and 5th in Harlem on the tippy top corner of Central Park, I’ve wanted to find a cool spot to hang during any time of the day. I think I’ve just found the perfect niche and if you’re ever in Harlem, you NEED to swing by Row House on 115th!

Row House Harlem.

There’s something really inviting about this surprisingly large space once you walk inside through both double-doors.

Here on 115th, RH (Row House) draws you in with their quite large bar and a massive amount of tables.

It’s clear that they like to cater towards large groups and parties and I think that’s a great example of why they’re so popular in this uptown part of Manhattan.

Following suit with their crowd, RH is closed Mondays, open only for dinner during the week with the exception being weekends for brunch.

Take a break from your usual spots and head uptown!

You’re in for a treat!

Time for some FOOD!

First up,

Deviled Eggs!

1. Beet Brined Egg

2. Soy

3. Wasabi Tobiko

4. Pickled Jalapeño

5. Crispy Shallots

These aren’t your NORMAL deviled eggs folks! RH brines the eggs in fresh beet juice for a few days before serving which gives them this interesting red color as well as cultivating an extra “kick” of tartness.

Best deviled eggs I’ve ever had thus far.

Seriously.

Next up,

Grilled Calamari Salad

1. Diced Kale

2. Cilantro

3. Chives

4. Fried Garlic

5. Crispy Shallots

6. Sesame Vinaigrette

I’m going to go ahead and assume many of you aren’t having a “warm” salad most days but this was a fun twist on a salad.

Also not a huge fan of kale but this was TASTY!

Do yourself a favor and ask for extra dressing, you won’t go wrong.

Something I haven’t had since a kid,

Fried Okra!

1. Buttermilk batter

2. Jalapeño Ranch Dressing

Ugh!

These were MAGNIFICENT and their spicy ranch was TO DIE FOR.

The okra I’m used to is usually cut into tiny pieces and fried but these were left whole.

MUST have for a little appetizer and they’re better than fries!

Next time though, I’d ask for them EXTRA fried.

As an American restaurant, I had to have the

Row House Burger

1. Black Angus Patty

2. Garlic Aioli

3. Lettuce

4. Tomato

5. Pickle

Not much for me to say about a burger except that fact that they cooked it RIGHT!

Huge pet-peeve of mine, I like my burger MEDIUM-RARE and most places screw that up.

Thank you Row House for caring that extra little bit.

Last but not least,

Fish Tacos

1. Crispy Beer Batter

2. Guacamole

3. Pico de Gallo

4. Salsa Verde

These are another American go-to. Can’t go wrong and typically hard to mess these up.

The time has come…it’s COCKTAIL HOUR!

I went ahead and picked three cocktails that drew my attention the closest as well as a favorite I’ll be saving for later!

Without further ado,

You’re So Vain

1. Gin

2. St. Germain

3. Passion Fruit Purée

4. Champagne

I haven’t been for brunch yet but I can imagine this is a huge hit!

See Also

Amelia

1. Vodka

2. Lemon

3. Blackberry Purée

4. St. Germain

5. Simple Syrup

It’s not often I see many blackberry cocktails surprisingly but this is an awesome one for someone into the sweet things in life!

Got S’more

1. Bourbon

2. Sugar

3. Chocolate Bitters

4. S’mores Marshmallow

I’m not a fan of chocolate.

There, I said it.

HOWEVER, this was smooth and the chocolate taste was so mild, it almost made for a great alternative to an Old Fashioned which is exactly what this is.

Plus, you get a marshmallow!

What’s to complain about?

Up All Night

1. Pisco

2. Aperol

3. Lemon

4. Cinnamon Syrup

5. Rose

I had seen this cocktail before I came in and immediately thought to try and make it myself.

It’s awesome.

I never thought of mixing Pisco with Aperol AND Rose. Wow.

Just a couple of fun shots of me in some new BAR & BOWTIE gear!

If you can’t tell, this is an awesome spot for some pictures and to have fun with your friends!

Until next time guys,

“10/10 would recommend, Yancy……OUT!

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