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Amer­i­can. A trib­ute to Minton’s Play­house—a jazz hot­bed and for­mer in­hab­i­tant of the space, opened by Henry Minton in 1938—serves South­ern Re­vival plates, steak, seafood and veg­e­tar­ian of­fer­ings in a lounge-lizard at­mos­phere while live jazz plays reg­u­larly. L (Su), D (nightly). 206 W. 118th St., btw Adam Clay­ton Pow­ell Jr. Blvd. & Saint Ni­cholas Ave., 212.243.2222.


Amer­i­can. Ethiopi­anborn Chef/owner Mar­cus Sa­muels­son’s neighborhood spot is named af­ter the famed Har­lem speakeasy. Re­fined, lo­cal com­fort-food dishes in­clude co­conut rice with len­tils and pa­paya, and black­ened cat­fish with fried pick­les. L (MF), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). 310 Lenox Ave., btw W. 125th & W. 126th sts., 212.792.9001.


Soul Food. Soul food (red vel­vet waffles with chicken and bour­bon maple syrup) is cooked up in an open space ac­cented with vi­brant art by Cey Adams, An­thony Vasquez and oth­ers. L (M- F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). 2149 Fred­er­ick Dou­glass Blvd., btw W. 115th & W. 116th sts., 212.206.2557.


Ja­panese. Beau­ti­fully pre­sented plates of sushi, sashimi and other va­ri­eties of fish are on of­fer at Har­lem’s only Miche­lin-star restau­rant. D ( Tu-Su). 381 Lenox Ave., at W. 129th St., 646.706.0555.

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