The Baobob tree on menu hints to Central Harlem’s Yatenga French Bistros’ country of inspiration but the menu gives a further clue to its French connections. Yatenga is the northern region of Burkina Faso, a small country in West Africa that has many French influences. The owners of Yatenga French Bistro and Bar brings on the European charms of a classic bistro mixed with rustic aesthetics that blend seamlessly together.
A painted white brick interior with crackled painted ceilings, mid century diner stools, eclectic antique chairs, industrial lights, filament light bulbs, unfinished lumber benches and tables greet guest upon entering the eatery off of ACP/7th Avenue. Just on looks only, Yatenga easily carries a European casualness that one can not really find outside of downtown areas such as Soho.