NYC Young Black Professionals- Weekly Listings

09 June 2009

Gospel Uptown Restaurant Opening

When: June 12
Where: Gospel Uptown Restaurant
2110 Seventh Avenue
(between 125th & 126th Streets)
Damage: FREE

The Village of Harlem’s Most Exciting Opening of the Year
Features The Best of Entertainment, Dining and Inspiration!

New York, New York (May 26, 2009)- On June 12, 2009, Gospel Uptown ( aka GU) Harlem’s Inspirational Place, the hottest new entertainment and dining destination will open its doors in the heart of Harlem at African Square at 2110 Seventh Ave between 125th & 126th Streets. GU will present a daily schedule of established performers and emerging artists, reflecting the influence Gospel has had on many genres of music, including Jazz, Hip-Hop, Blues, Latin, R&B and World Beat. Comedy, poetry, liturgical dance and musical theatre will also be featured on GU’s state-of - the art sound stage. The theme of this broad-based entertainment platform will be to bring the “good news” of inspirational performances to Harlem residents, visitors and tourists.

Occupying 12,000 square feet, and accommodating 225 diners, and 500 for cocktail receptions, GU will offer its guests Healthful Soul Fusion Cuisine at brunch, lunch, dinner, private parties and special events. Leading the culinary team is Chef Kenneth Collins who calls his cooking style “multi-ethnic nouvelle.” Previously the Executive Chef of NYC’s Ida Mae’s Restaurant, Chef Collins will use this eclectic approach for GU’s menu, venturing beyond the familiar soul food items to include Asian, Latin and intriguing accents —the result will be a unique cuisine not found anywhere else in Harlem.

GU patrons will be uplifted by the expansive, elegant dining beautifully designed by Harlem based architect Victor Body –Lawson. Exceptional service will be provided by GU’s well trained staff under the leadership of veteran restaurant general manager Aiesha Abel. Other features will include a sidewalk cafe, a signature non-alcoholic beverage menu, private green room/dressing rooms to accommodate talent, and an unique array of merchandise in the GU Gift Shop.

GU’s Founder/Owner is long-standing Harlem entrepreneur Joseph H. Holland. “With all GU has to offer, our vision is for this new entertainment/dining destination to become both a spur and symbol of Harlem’s Second Renaissance.”

For the entertainment calendar, visit the GU website –

GU serves Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-3:00pm; Brunch: Saturday& Sunday 10:30am-4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 6:00pm-11:00pm, Friday and Saturday 6:00pm-Midnight; Reservations are Required. For More Information call 212-280-2110.

When you are considering where to go to enjoy the Harlem community, and to fellowship
with family and friends in an elegant setting come to Gospel Uptown, where you will experience the best of entertainment, dining and inspiration!

1 comment:

Angela said...

I was so excited about finally trying this new restaurant that I had heard so many good things about right up until I found a huge chunk of broken glass in my glass of water. Unfortunately, everything was down hill from there for me. It's a nice enough place but there was a piece of glass in my water.....and a not so small piece at that.