You cant run a respectable multimillion-dollar arts-and-culture hub these days without offering your patrons something good to eat. Thus, we have Harvist, an 130-seat restaurant opening this week at My Images Studios (MIST) in Harlem that seems to want to pick up where Red Rooster left off. The woman in charge, Cassandra Quinlan-Ashford, has worked for Floyd Cardoz at Tabla and Bill Telepan at Judson Grill. Her most important inspiration, though, must be her South Carolina grandmother, as evidenced by dishes like shrimp and grits and a red-velvet soufflé. Which isnt to say the menu lacks international flair: Theres also berbere filet mignon and osso buco, not to mention a raw-kale salad.
Harvist, 46 W. 116th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 646-738-3050
*This article originally appeared in the February 4, 2013 issue of New York Magazine.