If you’re expecting a Miami connection at South Beach Café, you won’t find it on the menu, which is African with a dash of Cajun and Caribbean. But you won’t be disappointed either, says racer x, who has had delicious lamb stews here, in mafe (peanut sauce); sauce clair (tomato and vegetable); and hearty soupou kandjia, with okra, potato leaf, and palm oil. Also on the menu: West African standards like dibi (grilled marinated lamb) and thiebou djenne, the signature Senegalese fish dish.
The word on South Beach comes at a good time, given the apparent closure of Florence’s, once a go-to spot for homey chow from Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire. But stay tuned: Florence’s owner is reportedly preparing to open a new restaurant not far away.
South Beach Café [Harlem]
100 W. 124th Street (at Lenox Avenue), Manhattan