Yatenga Harlem

Because I’m from Harlem, people are always asking where I eat in the neighborhood, and Yatenga has our stamp. I’m not sure if people know how great the food is up here because I’m always able to grab a seat but I am not mad at that, at all.  I’ve been a few times, and the service is pretty decent on average. I love the brunch staff at Yatenga though, and find them to be the most pleasant and attentive. Who wouldn’t think so, when you can get a mimosa pitcher all to yourself?

Yatenga Mimosa

Decor wise, Yatenga is full of vibrant colors and even more vibrant food lovers. They’re somewhat tucked away on Adam Clayton unless you’re familiar with Shrine which is run by the same owner. I know it took me too long to get up there so I encourage you to try it out now that you know about it. Yatenga is also great in the evening time when it’s full of Harlem’s night owls vying for drinks.

Yatenga Harlem

I actually ended up looking it up on foursquare before coming by and saw that Joy from Joblogues had the steak sandwich which was all the rave. How could she steer me wrong? Now every time I go, I try not to order it. It’s so amazing you won’t even look at the other menu items. The steak is served on ciabatta which is a thicker bread but it’s great if you’re looking for a hearty meal. The bread isn’t stiff either and the steak which is a grilled hanger steak, is a burst of smokey textured greatness.

Yatenga Brunch Steak Sandwich

A fried egg is served on the sandwich and you can order with or without it. But the real winner here are the mixed green which I’ve gone back and ordered just a side of. I’m not sure what dressing is on this salad, it’s probably a lot simpler than I think it is but it’s amazing. When do you know me to brag about greens? But Yatenga has made them refreshing, fun, and dare I say, addictive. If you’re going up to Harlem, keep them on your radar.


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9 comments on “Yatenga Harlem

  1. Justin Imel
    August 10, 2016 at 11:42 am

    I’ve never been to Harlem, but I must confess, that looks delicious!

    • Casandra Rosario
      August 10, 2016 at 11:29 pm

      It was, come uptown if you’re in NY!

  2. Danielle N. Salmon
    August 10, 2016 at 11:54 am

    I love talking about food too and although I’m not the biggest salad cheerleader, when they have a simple dressing and can STILL be delicious I want to grab a set of pom poms and sing a cheer!

    Great post!!!

    Danielle | http://www.FollowMyGut.com <3 <3

    • Casandra Rosario
      August 10, 2016 at 11:30 pm

      Listen, I feel the same way! It was great, thanks for reading!

  3. lastchance3
    August 11, 2016 at 8:10 am

    This looks delicious! I’ve never been to this restaurant but it’s definitely going to be a place I try.

    • Casandra Rosario
      August 11, 2016 at 11:12 am

      Great to hear! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Krysti
    August 12, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Love this post! Everything looks so great!

  5. Kayla
    August 13, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Mm, this looks/sounds cozy and delicious! I’ll be adding Yatenga to my list of places to try! 🙂

    • Casandra Rosario
      August 16, 2016 at 11:24 am

      It was! Thanks for stopping by!

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