Corner Social opened in 2012, on bustling Lenox Avenue, and quickly became one of Harlem's most popular restaurant and bar. Corner Social invites guests to enjoy contemporary American cuisine, warm hospitality, and unparalleled service. Chef Elpidio developed a menu packed with scrumptious dishes that exemplify our relationships with local Harlem history and modern tastes. A Paul Deo mural, adorns the buildings southwest exterior.
Mission Statement: To represent and honor the vibe, energy and style that only Harlem embodies.
Angel of Harlem is located in the heart of Harlem's New Restaurant row. We opened our doors in July 2015 and serve Contemporary American cuisine with Latin & Caribbean flavors. Our food and cocktail menus offer authentic specialties prepared with local, fresh ingredients. We named our restaurant Angel of Harlem because our main goal is to become just THAT to our customers! As a way to celebrate and showcase our community, we are a proud platform for local artists from painters, musicians, DJs and designers, to actors, models, poets and more! Their talent, combined with our passion for service and great food and drinks, creates an unforgettable Harlem experience.
Melba Wilson was “born, bred and buttered in Harlem” and proudly represents Harlem as one of the most successful African-American women in the restaurant and catering business. Her style, poise and love of entertaining have made Melba’s Restaurant a New York landmark frequented by music, TV and movie stars, New York City’s elite, locals and travelers from around the world.
After holding a variety of service and managerial positions at Harlem’s famous Sylvia’s Restaurant, Melba decided to strike out on her own in 2004. Today, she is the proud sole owner of three Harlem-based businesses: Melba’s Restaurant, Melba’s Catering and a 350-seat dining hall and cafeteria on 125th street called Melba’s 125. In 2015, Melba celebrated 10 years in business, serving more than 2 million guests via the restaurant & catering. Melba’s Restaurant has won rave reviews from New York Magazine, Time Out, The New Yorker, The Daily News, and was named Best Brunch for Kids by Time Out New York, and Best Soul Food by Zagat.
Melba has a cookbook slated for release April 12, 2016 with Simon & Schuster and has been honored by Ebony Magazine with their Taste of Ebony Award. She is the recipient of The Entrepreneur Award presented by Congressman Charles Rangel, The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce Award, the Thurgood Marshall Prestige Award, and the “Shero Award 2015”. She is on the board of directors for The NYC Hospitality Alliance, World of Money and Harlem Park to Park. Melba donates to and supports many causes including Alzheimer’s, The Girl Scouts of America, diabetes, illiteracy, senior citizens causes and takes time to help community outreach organizations in Harlem and throughout New York City.