A Turkish delight could be coming to Harlem
Last Friday some exciting news landed in my inbox. I learned that a new restaurant is coming to Harlem. Actually, it isn’t new, but it is new to Harlem. Coincidentally, the restaurant is one that I reviewed back in April on a warm spring evening when it was still located on the Upper West Side. Then, suddenly it closed. No warning. No forwarding address. Just gone.
Apparently the closure was due to a lease issue since we found out last week that the restaurant, Savann, has signed a new lease at 2280 Frederick Douglass Blvd. The build out phase of the space began on November 12th. Our source, a resident of the building, didn’t know if they will be keeping the same menu and name, but the players all remain the same.
Savann underwent major changes before they closed, primarily changing the cuisine from French to Turkish. Since Harlem currently has a saturation of French restaurants (Cedric, Maison Harlem, Chez Lucienne) perhaps the owner will continue to serve Turkish food. It will definitely add a unique twist to the current offerings in the neighborhood. To read more about Savann and their Turkish delights, visit Black Atlas.com.
Past post about 2280 FDB
Past post about Savann