Chicken And Waffles In Nyc


Your quest for soul food in New York City is not complete without a plate of fried chicken and waffles served with peaches and cream. Believe it or not, this well-known local cusine was once an unusual combination. The modern variants of this dish comes from the meal served in the African-American community in early 20th-century Harlem, New York. Today, New Yorkers are experimenting with waffles flavoured with bacon and cheddar, rosemary and mushrooms topped with exotic cranberry, herb, cinnamon-maple, or lemon-honey flavoured butters. The traditional fried chicken has been replaced with gourmet brick pressed chicken, buttermilk-fried chicken, and chicken smothered in gravy.

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Amy Ruth’s Restaurant

Chicken & waffles are among the classics served to locals & sightseers at this down-home restaurant. After they had moved North and started their own families, two of Amy Ruth’s daughters, Inez and Esther, would send their children South to spend the summer months with their grandparents in Alabama. They knew that Alabama would be a safer and more enriching place for the kids to spend their idle summertime, less full of opportunities for them to go astray. During those summer months, all of the kids were assigned chores. The main tasks included mowing the rather large lawn and picking vegetables from the garden. Most of the boys preferred yard work. But one of Inez’s sons, Carl S. Redding, disliked working in the hot sun; he preferred to seek refuge in the house, working by his grandmother’s side as she prepared meals for the family. He would help her by shucking corn, peeling field peas, or rolling out biscuit dough with a broomstick. “Grandad” Elijah Bass would often chastise Carl for staying in the kitchen, and chase him out of the house. But Carl always found his way back to grandmother’s side. It was there that his knowledge of and deep love for the southern culinary experience began and was nourished. In Amy Ruth’s kitchen, Carl learned how to can and freeze fruits and vegetables, to make jellies, jams, and preserves, and to prepare wholesome, delicious meals with great skill, care and love. Address: 113 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026, United States Phone:+1 212-280-8779 Hours: Open today · 8:30AM–11PM Menu:


Southern classics served in a retro setting that's relaxed & homey by day, bustling in the evening. Melba’s Restaurant opened its doors in 2005 and has come to be regarded as the premier comfort food destination in New York City. The eponymous restaurant was the vision of founder, Melba Wilson. Being born, bred and buttered in Harlem, Melba knew she wanted to stay close to home so she could nurture and provide an exquisite yet comfortable dining experience to the community that raised her. As a young adult working at Sylvia's, Rosa Mexicano and Windows on the World restaurants, Melba saw firsthand what it took to own and operate a successful business. She quickly became aware that diners have the opportunity to eat wherever they choose. When great food is combined with remarkable service, the result is a dining destination that patrons come to regard as home. It is thecommitment to exceptional customer service, coupled with great food that make the standard of excellence that exists today. On any given day, you can find Melba greeting guests with hugs, her trademark smile and inquiring of her customers as to whether there is anything she can do to enhance their dining experience. After all, dining at Melba's is like coming home for dinner, whenever you're away from home. Address: 300 W 114th St, New York, NY 10026, United States Phone:+1 212-864-7777 Hours: Open today · 5–11PM

Buttermilk Channel

Quaint eatery offering a hearty American comfort-food menu & a popular weekend brunch. Address: 524 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231, United States Phone:+1 718-852-8490 Hours: Open today · 5–10PM

Pies ‘n’ Thighs

Fried chicken headlines a menu of Southern specialties, including signature pies for dessert. Address: 166 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, United States Phone:+1 347-529-6090 Hours: Open today · 9AM–4PM, 5PM–12AM

Clinton St. Baking Company

Pancake lovers line up for the popular stacks served all day, along with lunch & dinner options. Address: 4 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002, United States Phone:+1 646-602-6263 Hours: Open today · 8AM–4PM, 5–11PM

Back Forty West

SoHo sister of East Village flagship creates farm-to-table New American fare in a casual space. Address: 70 Prince St, New York, NY 10012, United States Phone:+1 212-219-8570 Hours: Open today · 8:30AM–11PM


If you already know that Sylvia is Harlem's go-to for soulful grub, it should come as no surprise that she is also our go-to for a top notch chicken and waffle indulgence. Grab a seat at Sylvia's counter and she will set you up with an oversized piece of deeply fried chicken that will only be outmatched by the even-more-oversized waffle she puts beneath it, and the heaping scoop of butter she drops on top of it. You may not be able to breathe post-consumption, but focus on the bliss settling its way into the deepest part of your stomach and you'll be just fine. Harlem landmark serving generous helpings of Southern comfort food since 1962. Address: 328 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027, United States Phone:+1 212-996-0660 Hours: Open today · 8AM–10:30PM


A swanky take on a diner attracting people-watchers all day & post-clubbers late nights. Address: 119 7th Ave, New York, NY 10010, United States Phone:+1 212-414-1717 Hours: Open today · Open 24 hours

Stanton Social

Eclectic gourmet small plates, high-end cocktails & music in a chic, upscale, 3-level space. Address: 99 Stanton St, New York, NY 10002, United States Phone:+1 212-995-0099 Hours: Open today · 5PM–12AM


Chef Dale Talde and partners, David Massoni and John Bush—the successful triumvirate behind Thistle Hill Tavern and Pork Slope in Park Slope, Brooklyn— invite you to dine at TALDE, a neighborhood restaurant featuring a creative menu of Asian-American cuisine that first opened in 2012. A native of Chicago and raised by first-generation Filipino immigrants, Chef Talde—a “Top Chef” alumnus—effortlessly blends the tastes, ingredients and nuances of Eastern and Western cuisines and techniques. The result is a menu that explores new, and at times unexpected, combinations of flavors. TALDE aims to be an enjoyable and delectable haven for its neighbors and destination diners alike. The 65-seat restaurant offers guests a casual and comfortable, yet elevated, dining experience, showcasing Asian-American fare reflective of the distinct cultural and culinary experiences of Executive Chef/Partner Dale Talde. Address: 369 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States Phone:+1 347-916-0031 Hours: Open today · 5–11PM


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