On June 12, 2009, Gospel Uptown (GU) Harlem’s new entertainment and dining destination opened its doors at 2110 Seventh Ave between 125th & 126th Streets.
The restaurant’s website says that it offers a healthful Soul Fusion menu which “ventures beyond familiar soul and neo-soul offerings to create an array of choices transcending the traditional Southern offerings with creative contemporary combinations — flavors and styles from non-Southern genres; the result is a cuisine found nowhere else in Harlem.” There was no menu listed on the website so I’m not sure what specific dishes are being offered.
Leading the culinary team is Chef Kenneth Collins who calls his cooking style “multi-ethnic nouvelle.” Collins was previously the Executive Chef of Ida Mae’s Restaurant in midtown.
Gospel Uptown will also 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.
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.”
GU’s entertainment showcase was launched with performances by Melba Moore. Also featured in June will be the Boys Choir of Harlem Alumni Choir in a special Father’s Day performance, gospel/jazz saxophonist Tyrone Birkett, Christian comedian Michael Goodhope, singer/performer Joey Fleming, Cuba Gooding, Sr.,Â and others. For the entertainment calendar, click here.
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.
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