Lounges >The Den
2150 5th Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1003740.810682 -73.939505
Neighborhoods: Harlem, Uptown
Harlem's Secret – I went to the Den this past Saturday. There is a $5.00 cover charge that I really did not agree with since the place is the size of a 500 sq ft studio apartment. Other then that, the place was bumpin? for the time you walk-in, to the time they close. The staff is friendly and pleasant. The drinks are a little high but they were good, I highly recommend the ?lick your lips?. The hot wings are spice and the sweet potatoes fries were sweet. If you are looking for a place where you do not necessary want to dress but just get out, the Den is the place to be. You might want to call in advance for a table reservation.
An old-school space with a slick vibe and some smooth jazz. – In Short
Stylish Harlem denizens descend upon this retro-chic juke joint for R&B DJs and live jazz. There's a dusty down-home charm buried in its exposed brick walls, hardwood floors and old-fashioned booths, and a series of splashy, multihued paintings impart color and freshness. The cocktail and dining menus lend even more fun-loving character, with cutely named items like the honey-rimmed Lick Ya Lips cocktail and the Not Yo Mama's chicken and waffles, served with homemade strawberry-butter and maple syrup.
Just ok – My girlfriend and I went to the Den last night and it was just ok.The place looks much better on the website.I had the Macaroni poppers that were different but "just ok" and the catfish tasted like they just threw it in flour and cooked it NO FLAVOR AT ALL.My girlfriend had the King Crab Legs which were pretty good.Our waitress was very polite and on point,I might give it another try but it was nothing to write home about.
Only if you gotta get drunk – this place is a man fest. Any given night guys are 4 to 1 over chicks. Only chicks here play pool and get stupid drunk. Pass
Excellent hang out – The bar is always popping and the drinks are out of the world. The food is excellent, too. Great live music weekly. It's gets too crowded on the weekends, though, and they just introduced a $5 cover, which I don't remember them having before. I guess word is getting out....
Hosting not good; food ok; not for the mature crowd – It took 1 hour before we were served drinks. The hosting was poor. If you weren't a regular clearly you wouldn't feel welcomed! The air condition was too high.
Not for the mature crowd at all. (don't waste your time if you are)
The only pro to this was the band they were pretty good and the food wasn't bad after the hour plus wait.
Great food! Great live music! – Just went to The Den last night. I highly recommend the "Stick to Yo Ribs." They were melt in your mouth delicious. Atmosphere was off the chain! It was laid back yet bumpin! They have a live band on Wednesday nights. The singer was a fill in and he was right on target. I only wish that I could hear the regular.
I live in Texas. But, I will most definitely make this a stop each time I visit NYC!!!!
Spectacular Place for Brunch – We walked into an empty lounge at 11:59 AM, and by 12:05 PM, all of the tables were full. Make a reservation. The answering machine dosen't inspire confidence, but call later during business hours for a reservation and it will be fine. The food was spectacular, the service was impeccable and friendly. The menu was AMAZING and so inexpensive! If the address causes you hesitation - I can tell you that the neighborhood is beautiful and SO MUCH nicer than the East Village. Ask for the drink menu too - its wonderful. We went for brunch, but we will be back for dinner and drinks!
This is the way Lounges are supposed to be!!! – Remember the vibe in the Sanctuary, that little spot in the movie "Love Jones"? The Den is a New York version of that. This place was suggested by a friend for a very small birthday celebration, and I could not have been happier! The music is bangin', the appetizers were fantastic and the drinks were TERRIFIC!!! This place is less small than intimate and the vibe is laid-back cool and DRAMA-FREE!!! The man-to-woman balance is nice. I can see The Den as a pre-club, post-club or a club-as-the-club spot. I absolutely recommend this venue for anyone who wants to hang with friends in a place where you have no choice but to enjoy the mood. The Den has easily become one of my favorite spots. I am preparing to enjoy a night there again very, very soon!!!
Best Food in Harlem – Ok, if you haven't been to The Den, you really need to make that happen. I was there for my girl's birthday party two weeks ago and we had THE BEST time. This was a Wednesday and they had live music with really good singers too. The best part was the food though. Every dish that we had was special...even the sandwiches. Plus they have these Soul Food sushi rolls that are one the most unique things I've ever seen on any menu, anywhere. The food was so good that I went back for their all-u-can-eat Sunday brunch and I garantee that there is no better deal in the city that this. I had to be rolled out of there. Anyways, props to The Den, good music, great crowd, and very reasonable prices, especially on the food. The only drawback is the place is just too small.
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