I’ll never get tired of going to Brunch. For me it is birthday season so I am swamped with attending and helping plan the infamous birthday dinner’s and brunches. Something I am getting tired of is trying to find a good place. There are so many options with so many different feels so you can easily make a mistake. My current battle has been trying to find something right below turn-up and I am proud to add Chocolat to the list.
This black-owned restaurant is located on 2223 Frederick Douglas Blvd in Harlem, NY. Along with the amazing brunch I had, they offer Jazz on Sunday evening and Ladies Nights on Wednesdays from 6:00-9:30pm. The atmosphere is something I would like to consider neutral. You can get away with being super dressed up or casual and you would still fit in just fine. The music was mostly old school Hip Hop & RnB, people are finally starting to realize this is the kind of music people actually want to hear.
Chocolat’s menu added a few twist to some classics so I was eager to try. They decided to cut out the waffle and bring in fluffy pancakes and I can’t say that I’m mad about it. Easily some of the best fried chicken I’ve had the pleasure of eating. I got banana pancakes -which is now my thing (my bestie put me on) and not one thing disappointed. The chicken was so juicy, the portion was the right size, the mimosa’s were hitting, the service was on point. I wish I could remember the name of my server because he was so attentive. I never had to wait for anything.
My vote is a yes for Chocolat! Go with a group, take your parents, catch up with old friends, grab a drink at the bar. The perfect place for meetings and hosting small events. It does a great job of appealing to multiple moods, so regardless of your purpose you won’t lose by picking here. Don’t forget to tell them Lee sent you!