Jacob Restaurant, Soul Food & Salad Bar in Harlem

In the heart of Harlem, Jacob Restaurant is a small restaurant you may not see when visiting the neighborhood. But don’t miss it, the food is delicious! It is a perfect place to taste typical Soul Food dishes at a good price.

What can you eat at Jacob Restaurant?

As I already told you, the food they prepare is “soul food”, a cuisine originating in the Southeastern US as a fusion of African-American food.
Upon entering the restaurant, it smells delicious. They prepare a great variety of hot and cold dishes with meat, vegetables, fruits, salads…
You have to fill your box with what you’ll like the most,

You can go through the vegetables and fruits (I know you’ve been eating a lot of hamburgers 😀 )

All the ingredients are fresh.

You pay the food by the weight. It’s about $10 for a portion as the picture below.

You can take your food to go or find a free table in the restaurant.

What kind of clientele comes to this restaurant?

The clientele is mostly local. It is a very popular restaurant within the inhabitants of the neighborhood. Many of them take the food to go and others stay there to enjoy its simple and relaxed atmosphere.

When to go to Jacob Restaurant?

You can go on a Sunday after a gospel Mass for example. Every Sunday there is a concert of “soul” music.
You can also take your food to a park for a unplanned picnic.

Where is the restaurant?

This small restaurant is located on the corner of Lenox Avenue and 129th Street near the legendary Apollo Theater.
Hours: Open every day from 10am to 10pm.
– 373 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027
– 2695 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10030


Many tourists visit Harlem which has changed for the better in recent years. It is now a safer and pleasant area. You can take advantage of your visit for a delicious stop at Jacob Restaurant … and maybe pass by a Levain Bakery cookie not far away from there 😉


My fist trip to New York was in 2007 when I was working for an airline company. I was born in the US, I lived in Mexico, in Europe in between Belgium, Spain and France… Well, let’s say I know about travelling! I bring my experience of NYC to the blog, to provide the best travel tips you could imagine!

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