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Amy Ruth's Restaurant

113 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026
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    5 Nov 11, 2013

    YUM! I went here after going on a tour of the Apollo Theater. You may end up waiting for a bit, but Amy Ruth's is well worth the wait. I had the honey-dipped fried chicken with string beans and baked mac and cheese. First of all, they give you a LOT of food, and secondly, it's REALLY GOOD. This is a case of quantity AND quality. I had to be rolled out of there, and I couldn't even finish my meal, let alone order dessert (and the desserts looked good). I know Sylvia's is considered the place to go for Southern cooking in Harlem, but you should give Amy Ruth's a try - it's awesome.

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    Koren Leslie Cohen
    5 Mar 12, 2013

    Hands down the BEST soul food restaurant in Harlem! Now I worry about calories as much as the next girl, but sometimes you have to indulge in fried chicken and waffles. Get them smothered in gravy and they taste even better! Toss in a side of mac & cheese and some Kool-Aid and it's safe to say you should be eating solely fruits and veggies the following day. Seriously though, the food here is amazing. The restaurant has a cozy diner feel and the servers are always friendly and happy. What more could you ask for?!

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    Thomas Lamb
    4 Dec 24, 2012

    Sides really make the meal, along with the friendly service. Okra, cheesy grits, mac n' cheese, candied yams - yum!

    Lesson learnt though; best to avoid sugary sides if you're going to have honey-dipped chicken.. lest you want a type-2 diabetes inducing sugar hit.

    The Sugar Hill beer great too :)

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  • Amy Ruth's Restaurant
    Flavia S. M. Baker
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Amy Ruth’s may specialize in Southern cuisine, but it is truly a “New York” experience. It’s located in Harlem, across the street from an Islamic center founded by Malcolm X. The food here is absolutely, unbeatably delicious! And, I can personally attest to the quality, having once bumped into the head chef at the Union Square farmer’s market buying armloads of fresh ingredients for that evening’s dishes. I myself cannot resist the honey-dipped fried chicken, and while there are so many side dishes that it’s nearly impossible to choose, it really is impossible to go wrong. I suggest, as challenging as it is, that you try to save room for dessert—it’s not to be skipped!

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    Kathryn Falato
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    5 Jun 05, 2014

    The chicken and waffles? do it.

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4.5 out of 5
6 member's reviews
1,217 people visited Amy Ruth's Restaurant
  • Price

    Moderate
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  • Open Hours:

    Sun, Mon-Thu: 7:30am-11pm Fri-Sat: 24 Hours
  • Phone:

    (212) 280-8779

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