Welcome to the 3rd annual Harlem EatUp! Festival.

A festival offering an exciting sampling of Harlem's sights, flavors and sounds, from artists of the kitchen, canvas, stage and streets. Enjoy Dine In Harlem, Eat Up's signature multi-room dinner party experience, featuring Harlem's hottest restaurants and chefs hosting some of the biggest national culinary stars in their kitchens. Get your eat on as you spend the day Uptown at The Harlem Stroll, where food, art and culture will converge all in the backdrop of one of the neighborhood's most beautiful parks. Watch Harlem and national top chef cooking demos on the EatUp! Main Stage. It's a celebration of culture and good eats you won't want to miss!


The Harlem Stroll

Come get your eat on at The Harlem Stroll, an outdoor event that brings together a wonderful sampling of the sights, flavors and sounds of Harlem from artists of the kitchen, canvas and stage. The Harlem Stroll offers something for everyone, including: 

The Ultimate Grand Tasting (Ticketed) A feast of a tasting presenting a collection of Harlem's favorite restaurants accompanied by an assortment of fine wines, beers and cocktails, in an all-you-can-eat format.

The Marketplace (Free Admission) Featuring a pay-as-you-go selection of good eats from notable Harlem restaurants, food vendors, a wine and beer garden, the Whole Foods Market Kids' Zone, and the EatUp! Main Stage presented by Macy's where you can catch our home and visiting chefs cooking up live demos, as well as performances. The Marketplace Package ($25) is a $30 value, good for food and beverage purchases at the Marketplace.

The EatUp! Main Stage presented by Macy's  (Free Admission) Check out live culinary demos and performances featuring Harlem's chefs, musicians and dancers alongside guests from NYC and beyond. Talent line-up includes Marcus Samuelsson, Karl Franz Williams (Solomon & Kuff Rum Hall/67 Orange); Brian Washington Palmer (Sexy Taco/Dirty Cash), Donatella Arpaia (Iron Chef); Roger Mooking (“Man Fire Food”), and more. Stay tuned for demo schedule participants and schedule - days and participants subject to change.

Make sure you have a seat! From May 16th to 19th some of Harlem's hottest restaurants and chefs will host acclaimed chefs from NYC and across the country to present collaborative multi-course dinners celebrating Harlem’s ever evolving culinary landscape. Menus will be paired with a delicious selection of Bordeaux wines - red, white, rosé and sparkling- something for every palate; and, each dinner will feature dynamic Harlem artists and performers, making Dine In Harlem one of the biggest multi-room dinner parties of the year! 

Bordeaux Wine Council is the official wine of the Dine In Harlem series. Tickets include food, drinks, entertainment and gratuity. NY Tax to be added at checkout. 


 AllChefs & Restaurants

Yvette Leeper-Bueno

Yvette Leeper-Bueno owns Vinatería, the charming and beloved Harlem neighborhood restaurant and wine bar at 2211 Frederick Douglass Blvd. A lifelong New Yorker, Yvette maintains longstanding roots in Harlem- from her parents first meeting on 122nd Street in the fifties, to the renovated townhouse on 112th St. she has shared with her husband and sons for 12 years. 

Before opening Vinatería in early 2013, Yvette was already an entrepreneur, opening her own clothing design/manufacturing business and children’s clothing boutique, Leeper Kids. Eventually her entrepreneurial spirit, love for good food and fashion, and devotion to the Harlem community led her to open Vinatería on its up-and-coming strip of Frederick Douglass Blvd. Vinatería was the first restaurant of its kind in this neighborhood, fostering a spirit of inclusivity and offering an accessible but extensive wine program with rare finds, a thoughtful menu of Spanish and Italian-influenced seasonal dishes, a convivial atmosphere and fresh, contemporary design.

Almost three years later, the neighborhood has seen a resurgence that some have compared to a second Harlem Renaissance, and Vinatería remains a pioneer in this transformation. From subtle details like the herbs lining the windowsills, to the art selected for the walls, Yvette’s gift for all things aesthetic and her attention to detail is clearly manifested throughout the space. 

Last year, Vinatería was named by the Financial Times as one of the five best Italian restaurants in New York City. Vinatería has also been featured in the New York Times for its unique design and décor.