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Need recos for W132 & 8th ave

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A couple from Toronto will be in town for a few days in May and we'd like some recommendations on fabulous places in this area of Harlem.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. Well, not too too much in the 130's, but if you wander down to the teens and 20's, there's several:
    Zoma and Massawa- Ethiopian
    Five and Diamond - brand new place from Ryan Skeen, although its tough to get a table since they're not taking ressies yet
    Africa Kine - Senagalese
    Les Ambassades Boulangerie-Patisserie-Cafe - fantastic place for breakfast, their waffles are delicious
    Melba's - walked past it the other night, but haven't eater there. Looks pretty good and have heard good things.

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    Zoma
    2084 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10026

    Africa Kine
    256 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026

    Massawa
    1239 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027

    1. I'll second the rec for Zoma (you can read my recent experience here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/695471 ).

      If you're willing to walk over a bit, Pisticci is a great neighborhood spot.

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      Zoma
      2084 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10026

      Pisticci
      125 La Salle St, New York, NY 10027

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      1. re: LNG212

        Third Zoma and second Pisticci. I also like Max SoHa.

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        Zoma
        2084 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10026

        Pisticci
        125 La Salle St, New York, NY 10027

      2. If you're looking for Southern/soul food Miss Maude's on Lenox and 137th is good (not hreat). But if you're already uptown don't miss Charles' Southern Chicken on Fredrick Douglas Blvd and 151 St- Charles Gabriel is considered the master of fried chicken (even though he has re-named his place Charles Pan-fried Chicken) Lots of other down-home dishes, but the chicken is the star here.

        1. Thanks everyone. Keep 'em coming!

          1. DINOSAUR BBQ 131 and 12th. Best BBQ in the city in my opinion.

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