2269 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd, Harlem NY
(b/t 133rd + 134th)
|Coffee’s okay. Little on the bitter side, but I think that’s also a French thing. It’s not bad, though.
Just add sugar *shrugs*
|There’s benches, too –which every place should have. Window seating which is probably great when the whether allows, but I liked this little corner of the joint. This is officially my seat.|
Perhaps this isn’t important to you, but it’s key to me.
I’d probably go back to this place just so I can wash my hands in the dope sink.
btw, I hate public restrooms.
|The lighting in the bathroom is cool. Completely unexpected and tastefully decorated. It’s a stark difference from the blue lighting in the main area. Plus, I ❤ green.|
|I always appreciate a place to put my purse.|
|A little art while you tinkle. Cuz anytime’s a good time. *shrugs*|
The Final Review
The best thing about this place? The people. As they say on their site, it is great customer service. Even though my calamari wasn’t what I’d had hoped for, my waiter was kind, sweet and attentive. I’m a chump + left a good tip, too -_- But he left me alone enough, which I appreciated as I was writing and taking full advantage of the window seat and street lighting.
The crowd was pleasant. A great mix of people with quiet conversation. Well dressed. Great date place, I think. It’s laid back, but classy. Background music you don’t mind & won’t remember plays while the crowd does. Certainly not a rowdy place, but has a distinctive air of its own. I guess it’s the French * This place is… comfortable & welcoming… and that, to me, is what matters most.
I’ll certainly go back — Think I’ll try to french onion soup next 🙂
They might even have outside seating in the summer ❤ ❤ ❤