Leon Ellis is the entrepreneur behind Chocolat. A man who is deeply rooted in the community, Leon felt it only right to choose Harlem as his focal point.

“I wanted a variation of the word ‘chocolate’ because I love chocolate.”

A 20-year resident of the community, Leon has invested more than time and money into Harlem. “This is an emerging area in Harlem, it was designated to be ‘Restaurant Row’ on the west side, with the resurgence that started in Harlem. We were the first to open in the vicinity, because nobody wanted to come over here.”

Ellis has ensured that Chocolat create an experience that leaves customers feeling satisfied.