West Harlem Restaurant Meets Farm

June 26, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

It’s a 74-seat restaurant in a 2,400-square-foot space, but it is designed to look like a farmer’s kitchen—in West Harlem. 

Longtime West Harlem residents Roy Henley and Rita Royer-Henley opened up The Grange Bar & Eatery earlier this month, and are sourcing their produce from local farms such as Old Chatham and Coach Farm. 

Chef Alan Vargas from Thymari cooks comfort food with seasonal produce, reported Time Out New York. 

A 40-foot-long bar serves up cocktails including the Grange Collins (Farmer’s Gin, pomegranate liqueur, basil, lemon juice and soda), and the Convent Stroll (Heaven Hill whiskey, ginger, honey, lemon juice and soda). 

The growing menu seems to satisfy the taste buds of both traditional and adventurous foodies. 

Small plates include delicious combinations such as deviled eggs topped with black caviar, paprika, and dill; and steamed mussels with fennel, garlic, and white wine served with rustic sourdough bread.

Among salads, you’ll find wholesome, tasty choices such as the watermelon salad with Hungarian feta cheese, mint, citrus vinaigrette, and arugula; poached duck egg and asparagus salad with citrus hollandaise and garlic panko; and regular salads such as seasonal greens salad with shaved seasonal vegetables, truffle, and yuzu vinaigrette.

Menu prices range from $10 to $30. 

Located at 1635 Amsterdam Ave at 141st Street.