La Savane

La Savane
239 W 116th St
(646) 490-4644

La Savane offers a short menu with options assembled from several African countries, including Senegal and Guinea, but its decor, its name, which translates to “the Savannah,” and the majority of its dishes are distinct tributes to Cote d’Ivoire. Come to the small Harlem eatery to practice your French, and be sure to try any stew with peanut or peanut butter on the listed ingredients: It tastes nothing like peanut butter but is fantastically rich. Fried meats, rice, chopped vegetables and plantains make up many of the selections that can hardly be described as adventurous eating—unless you add too much of the super spicy Ivorian hot sauce.

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