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Corner Social

Locals and those who take eating and drinking seriously know that perched at the northwest corner of 126th and Lenox is a dining and drinking destination that embraces the very best of Harlem; a warm, inviting, vibrant, pulsing scene. Corner Social offers late night dining, outdoor seating, special DJ nights, in addition to daily lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, a 18-brass tap bar and year round custom catering for events large and small. A proud member of the Harlem community, Corner Social sources ingredients from local vendors that serve the community and partners with local organizations that further the interests of the Harlem neighborhoods it serves.
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43 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
(43 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 43 reviews
5 stars
(13)
4 stars
(12)
3 stars
(12)
2 stars
(6)
1 star
(0)
Food 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Service 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Ambiance 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Noise Level
2.7 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3.2 / 5
(Very Good) 3.2 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • vibrant bar scene(19)
  • neighborhood gem(18)
  • good for groups(11)
  • hot spot(10)
  • late-night find(9)
  • fit for foodies(8)
Corner Social Reviews List
Review 1 for Corner Social
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/28/2016
 2014
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Review 2 for Corner Social
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 4/25/2016
 2010
Dined on 4/25/2016
 2010
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/25/2016
 2010
Special Features: hot spot, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Review 3 for Corner Social
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"A solid hangout/ casual dinner soor"
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2005
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Review 4 for Corner Social
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/15/2016
 2013
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Review 5 for Corner Social
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 3/28/2016
 2006
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Review 6 for Corner Social
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/25/2016
 2012
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The staff was very accommodating!"
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2012
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Review 7 for Corner Social
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/19/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I really enjoyed my dining experience here. My meal was good, the crowd was live, and the ambiance was trendy. It could be a bit larger though. Once the after hours crowd came it, it did get a bit tight"
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2015
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Review 8 for Corner Social
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 2/20/2016
 2005
Dined on 2/20/2016
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/20/2016
 2005
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 9 for Corner Social
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/14/2016
 2004
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2004
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Review 10 for Corner Social
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2007
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2007
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Review 11 for Corner Social
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

I love the relax setting and enjoyed the DJ.

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2014
Special Features: great for brunch
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Review 12 for Corner Social
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Do Better With The Menu

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Dined on 12/19/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Service - Great.
Wings - Awesome.
2015 Winter Menu - WACK!!! The menu on the website was not updated, so we went thinking we were about to grub on some down home favorites. Seems like someone ordered a season's worth of shiitake mushrooms because they were with EVERY SINGLE ENTRÉE. Finished the wings and went to Streetbird. I'll likely return to Corner Social to try again for either brunch or to hangout in the summer.
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Dined on 12/19/2015
 2011
Special Features: hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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Review 13 for Corner Social
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 11/21/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/21/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/21/2015
 2015
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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Review 14 for Corner Social
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 11/20/2015
 2010
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Review 15 for Corner Social
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Corner Social is just that--social

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We had a party of 5 and had a blast. The wait staff were great in recommending a good beer. The food was delicious--wings, turkey burgers, etc. Portions were gigantic, and we needed some doggy bags. We were able to talk about some sensitive stuff as the noise level was so high no one else would have heard us. That is both a plus and a minus.."
Dined on 10/09/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 16 for Corner Social
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/27/2015
 2015
Dined on 9/27/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 9/27/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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Review 17 for Corner Social
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/07/2015
 2015
Dined on 9/07/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/07/2015
 2015
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Review 18 for Corner Social
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/25/2015
 2006
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Review 19 for Corner Social
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 8/21/2015
 2010
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Review 20 for Corner Social
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 8/16/2015
 2004
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Review 21 for Corner Social
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 8/08/2015
 2007
Dined on 8/08/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 8/08/2015
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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Review 22 for Corner Social
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 11/10/2012
 2014
Dined on 11/10/2012
 2014
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 11/10/2012
 2014
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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Review 23 for Corner Social
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Trusted for their food

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I'm picky, but their food is consistently on point. Inside seating has dim lighting because its a bar, but its so worth it. I haven't ordered anything and been disappointed."
Dined on 7/25/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 24 for Corner Social
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/10/2013
 2013
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Review 25 for Corner Social
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great local spot

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Reservations are not needed, but this place gets pretty crowded. The menu changes every so often, so don't go by what is posted on the website. Overall, the food is pretty good. The drinks vary in strength, I guess it depends on the bartender. Overall, I've been here on several occasions both for a dinner for two and with a group, and a pleasant experience was had by all."
Dined on 7/01/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Review 26 for Corner Social
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 6/27/2015
 2010
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 27 for Corner Social
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food was great. I loved how the restaurant opened up wide and extended the seating. There was live jazz playing. That was all very cool. My problem came with the service; it was understaffed and I had to flag someone down to take our order after we'd been sitting for at least fifteen minutes. She quickly took our orders without asking us about drinks."
Dined on 6/21/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 28 for Corner Social
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

GREAT UPTOWN SPOT,

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We had a reservation for 11 at Corner Social before a show at the Apollo. We were seated immediately, the waitress was a great waitress -- very attentive. The food was tasty.
I would certainly go back there again."
Dined on 6/17/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 29 for Corner Social
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 6/13/2015
 2015
Dined on 6/13/2015
 2015
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 6/13/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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Review 30 for Corner Social
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

good food and service TOO LOUD

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"It was a beautiful evening so the doors were open and the VERY load music made it impossible to have a conversation. Our very good waiter and host happily moved us to the outer edge of the seating area but it was still uncomfortably loud. We will not return."
Dined on 6/13/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Review 31 for Corner Social
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Fun happy hour

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Delicious food, friendly service, and awesome happy hour drink specials! We also loved sitting outdoors on a gorgeous day."
Dined on 5/27/2015
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 32 for Corner Social
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 5/27/2015
 2005
Dined on 5/27/2015
 2005
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 5/27/2015
 2005
Special Features: late-night find
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Review 33 for Corner Social
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 5/09/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch
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Review 34 for Corner Social
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 4/18/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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Review 35 for Corner Social
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Perfect for a big group for brunch

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Dined on 2/28/2015
 2012
Dined on 2/28/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We were a party of six for brunch on Saturday. We arrived early but they still accommodated us, which was nice. The hostess and waiter were very warm and welcoming. The food and presentation were delicious. I would definitely go back."
Dined on 2/28/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch
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Review 36 for Corner Social
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Pre Apollo Winner

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Nice place in great location pre-Apollo. Reasonably priced, friendly and the food is absolutely good, not Red Rooster but very solid and easier to get into."
Dined on 11/29/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Corner Social
Based on the average of (7) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
6 out of 7 recommend this product
Food 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Service 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Ambiance 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Noise Level
3 / 3
Energetic