La Marmite does a super job with the Senegalese fish specialty thiebou djenne–as good as any version around town. It’s a heaping plate of goodness, says Polecat: garlicky fish, rice, and huge chunks of carrot, yucca, and other vegetables, with an authentic sheen from palm oil and a unique green hot sauce served on the side. The difference here is the fish, more tender–and more of it–than you’ll get at other restaurants.

This paella-inspired dish (pronounced “cheb-boo jenn,” or just “cheb”) is on the lunch menu, which gives way to a lineup of grilled meats at dinnertime–though you might still be able to get it later in the day if they haven’t run out.

La Marmite will soon open a second location on 7th Avenue (Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.) between 133rd and 134th streets, Uptownflavor reports.


La Marmite Restaurant [Harlem]
2264 Frederick Douglass Blvd. (8th Ave.), at 121st St., Manhattan
212-666-0653
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