1/31/2013 09:19:00 AM

Harvist Restaurant Ready to Debut at Harlem Culture Center MIST

Mist Cultural Center 
What's a shiny new $21 million cultural center without a little food and beverage? Thankfully we won't have to find out the (depressing) answer to that question when it comes to MIST (aka "My Image Studios"), a 20,000 ft. arts space that recently opened Uptown. The performance venue and studio space is getting ready to debut Harvist, an American eatery with a Southern bent, with cuisine from chef Cassandra Quinlan-Ashford. Guests in the 130 seat space will be able to enjoy offerings like shrimp 'n' grits and roasted Cornish hen with dumplings.

The chef is influenced by South Carolina's Lowcountry, but with ingredients like organic grits and that hen, she is clearly offering a tweaked take on down home fare. There will be a 75 seat outdoor cafe, and a lobby bar provides additional seating for a quick pre- or post-show nip. The official opening date is February 1 (46 West 116th St.; 646-688-5886).

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  1. We went there with a party of eight and the entrees ordered ranged from the prawns, fish, flank steak, and pork. The muffins were AMAZING!! My prawns with grits and greens was so delicious I wanted even more!
    The kale salad appetizer w a nice tamarind sauce was a pleasant surprise of flavors.
    Chardonnay was excellent!
    Waitstaff was eager to please and very excited as you would expect from a new restaurant. Service will get even better as the team jells.
    DESSERT!! Wow! I had the red velvet souffle - warm, fragrant, unique, tasty....oh boy.
    Friendly atmosphere with a classy, modern setting. Other in the party raved about the successful pairing of traditional American and international flavors, presentation, and execution.
    Definitely going back to try what I didn't have a chance to order and taste.