Nathalie Moore opened, Nathalie’s The Finest In Soutern Cuisine r restaurant at 2073 Seventh Avenue (bet, 123rd and 124th Streets) in Harlem in the 1970s after working in the restaurant industry for many years.On the back of this menu, Moore tells her story. She begins, “Welcome to my Dream Food and cooking have always been my first love, but I never thought I’d be owning my own restaurant, cooking my own favorite foods.” She describes her experience in kitchens from Ohio to Connecticut to New York, including learning under Albert Stockli at Restaurant Associates.
She then concludes, “I suppose I’ve always dreamed of this—my very own restaurant—serving good old fashioned Southern Cookin’ to people who appreciate it. Nathalie’s is the culmination of a dream that started long ago and far away. It couldn’t have happened without a lot of dreaming, a lot of faith, and a whole lot of work.”