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328 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10027

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(212) 996-0660

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  • Paco NMúsica en directo de 12 a 4 pm. Mucho estilo, resume el espíritu de Harlem. Pide ( aunque suene raro) pollo frito con gofres, y de postre el pastel de melocotón.

    55555 by Paco N

  • Valeria MSopravvalutato moltissimo. Pasto scadente. Inutile fare tanta strada e tanta fila. Simpatica la musica all'interno, ma dopo un po' stanca

    55555 by Valeria M

  • سليمان GTouristy and really not the best fried chicken in the area, but a nice experience worth the trip regardless

    55555 by سليمان G

  • Monica JChicken with waffles!! Love it

    55555 by Monica J

  • Monica JEverything

    55555 by Monica J

  • Tiago FBeautiful chicken with waffles

    55555 by Tiago F

  • Tyler C.Chicken and waffles are delicious!

    55555 by Tyler C.

  • Valerie RFood is great but the wait for it is tooooo long.

    33333 by Valerie R

  • Raminta TMust visit!

    55555 by Raminta T

  • Justin O.They have chitterlings on the weekends.

    55555 by Justin O.

  • Guest of a GuestSylvia Woods aka the "Queen of Soul Food" founded her restaurant in 1962, creating one of the most popular soul food eateries in the country.

    55555 by Guest of a Guest

  • Ryan DThe chicken and waffles are delicious

    55555 by Ryan D

  • Andie RSkip Red Rooster and come to Sylvia's when you are in Harlem. The food is insanely delicious (best fried chicken & waffles) and the staff is warm, attentive and welcoming.

    55555 by Andie R

  • Polina DSolid southern comfort food

    55555 by Polina D

  • Kathryn PhillipsDelicious! Lunch specials are a great deal and the staff is so friendly

    55555 by Kathryn Phillips

  • Erik C.Good old fried chicken!! This southern spot is transportation to the south. The vibe was touristy, prices were little expensive. Outside dining was nice. Lines out the door. Simple menu. A must try

    55555 by Erik C.

  • Luis RGreat place, nice atmosphere! Loved the food and our waiter was very nice to us! Please make reservarions 1/2 weeks in advance! Also, buy sylvias seasoning rub!

    55555 by Luis R

  • Cristina DoniniThe BBQ Beef Ribs were delicious, so tender and yummy! And so was the potato salad- cool place to experience a nice harlem atmosphere - it can get busy

    55555 by Cristina Donini

  • Mark A.My first visit, very underwhelmed.

    33333 by Mark A.

  • chi s.Smothered chicken n waffles.. So filling and delicious. Service is excellent

    55555 by chi s.

  • Kelvin TFried Chicken, pork chops

    55555 by Kelvin T

  • DJ B-Finego Harlem Chicken & Waffles w/ collard greens and garlic mashed potatoes on the side!

    55555 by DJ B-Fine

  • Amanda AThe fried chicken waffles were delicious. Great service and atmosphere!

    55555 by Amanda A

  • ImSo_BrooklynGreat southern food. Great birthday song! Lol

    55555 by ImSo_Brooklyn

  • Nekeisha WilkinsonTweety is a dope server. I honestly enjoyed her service more than the food.

    33333 by Nekeisha Wilkinson

  • Kim M.As a kid, I heard the food wasn't good. As an adult, I didn't like the food. My cousin and his fiancé came to Harlem for the first time wanting to eat there and they were not pleased with the food.

    33333 by Kim M.

  • AbThe welcoming, homey atmosphere. Order your classic if it's your first (chikn, mcnches, grns). Take their suggestion if it's your 2+.

    55555 by Ab

  • Emely DThe food here is soulful.

    55555 by Emely D

  • Tendai R.Fried chicken is delicious and Mac cheese is great.

    55555 by Tendai R.

  • Jessie C.The chicken really is fantastic. White meat is super juicy and huge pieces! Collard greens and Mac and cheese are delicious. Didn't care for the ribs tho. Not bad, just not faaaaaabulous.

    55555 by Jessie C.

  • Ruben Garcia LChicken n' waffles! But what a chicken... Come before 12 if you don't want to spend time in the lane

    33333 by Ruben Garcia L

  • Matteo AMiglior soul food di harlem....Pollo fritto buonissimo

    55555 by Matteo A

  • Sasha F.I had the shrimp and grits for brunch. It was great, but it did take a while to prepare and get the check.

    33333 by Sasha F.

  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by localsFor something special, get up early on Sundays and hit the gospel brunch

    55555 by Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals

  • Klrod PThe service was respectable, the food was excellent.

    55555 by Klrod P

  • Oz Moving & Storage ETons of history at Sylvia's. Oh, and chicken.

    55555 by Oz Moving & Storage E

  • Tamar JI ate at this Resturant Mother's Day 2014. The wait was ridiculous but understandable due to what day it was...the server whose name I forgot was rude and impatient. We were a party of 5.

    22222 by Tamar J

  • John BrianChicken and Waffles... Period.

    55555 by John Brian

  • Brotha K.Enjoyed the food and very nice staff. Meatloaf was on point and try the candied yams.

    55555 by Brotha K.

  • AllisonChicken and waffles 🍗

    55555 by Allison

  • Crystal W.Candied Yams were Delicious ;)

    55555 by Crystal W.

  • Erina YoshidaFried Chicken with collard greens & Mac and cheese!!! Authentic soul food. Est 1962

    55555 by Erina Yoshida

  • Wendy ABest soul food!

    55555 by Wendy A

  • Nick H.Lunch special plate is on point

    55555 by Nick H.

  • Meghan SimonMy first chicken and waffles experience... I was not disappointed. Plus the collard greens were SO GOOD

    55555 by Meghan Simon

  • lidia FSoul en directo, merece la pena y mucho esperar la cola para entrar!!!

    55555 by lidia F

  • Dave CummingsCollard greens are a must. Skip the lemonade.

    55555 by Dave Cummings

  • Susanna A.Gospel brunch is a nice experience; the singing is entertaining. Food is overrated -- southern fried chicken is dry.

    55555 by Susanna A.

  • Molly ElaineWent for Thanksgiving meal and got some of the best southern food I've ever had. One of my new favorites for when I need to feed my soul...Lol

    55555 by Molly Elaine

  • Raffa R.Best soul food, best food for the soul. B-B-Que Ribs and Fried Chicken were everything I dreamt they'd be.

    55555 by Raffa R.

  • ryan struckToo expensive for fried chicken, not impressed

    33333 by ryan struck

  • Carlo MBbq ribs and fried chicken. I love soul food.

    55555 by Carlo M

  • BrittanyFood is AMAZING!!!! Chicken and waffles were beyond good!

    55555 by Brittany

  • Kate W.One of the greatest disappointments of my life.

    55555 by Kate W.

  • Syriah BaileySuch lovely staff. Had the chicken and waffle.

    55555 by Syriah Bailey

  • Michelle W.Let's start off by talking about the collard greens. So perfectly cooked. Then there's the mind blowing corn bread. I would come back for that alone. The fried catfish is crispy and flavorful.

    55555 by Michelle W.

  • MazilGood service but the food was rather bland.

    33333 by Mazil

  • Ruoyi AFried chicken is great. Ribs are disgusting. Seriously, so bad.

    33333 by Ruoyi A

  • Nick B.Fried chicken. Mac & cheese. Everything. Except the red velvet cake.

    55555 by Nick B.

  • MatthijsThere are more toilets downstairs

    33333 by Matthijs

  • MatthijsAverage food, nothing special

    33333 by Matthijs

  • Fabio F.Super special Sylvia's ribs and chicken has been great for us! Good solution for a tasty dinner in Harlem!

    55555 by Fabio F.

  • Brie NunnThe fried chicken is amazing

    55555 by Brie Nunn

  • Henry TongFried chicken of course (go for the dark meat). Cant go wrong with any if their sides. And the chicken livers are a must try!

    55555 by Henry Tong

  • Robert J.chicken n waffles

    55555 by Robert J.

  • Porter MasonOh my Lord, this is the best non-homemade Mac and cheese I've ever had.

    55555 by Porter Mason

  • TV Food MapsCheck out Sylvia's as seen on Man vs Food

    55555 by TV Food Maps

  • Dadisi O.I just enjoyed the BEST meal I've had since arriving in New York. They do it right at Sylvia's. That's why they have the brand they have. #SoulFood

    55555 by Dadisi O.

  • TheFlyLadyDiHated it. If you have lived in the south and KNOW how southern food tastes..this will be a disappointing experience.

    33333 by TheFlyLadyDi

  • Mariella Silva de Oliveira CostaAn unique and delicious tradicional food experience At Harlems!

    55555 by Mariella Silva de Oliveira Costa

  • Denia J.The food is AMAZING!!! Real traditional southern cuisine. I had the meatloaf, collards, mac n cheese,garlic mash potatoes and catfish fingers. OMGosh DELICIOUS!!!! Can't wait to go back

    55555 by Denia J.


    55555 by Calvin T.

  • Payne G.The fried chicken was slap yo momma good! Get the greens and the mac and cheese but stay away from the cakes. The cake was so dry it tastes like dirt!

    33333 by Payne G.

  • Urban CompassThe constantly packed eatery serves caters to locals and tourists seeking some of the most lauded mac and cheese and Sunday comfort lunch fare in the city.

    55555 by Urban Compass

  • Terance T.Go for the meatloaf, it's so good.

    55555 by Terance T.

  • Monica ELove this place!!! The service is excellent and friendly, and the fried chicken with waffles is to die for!!! Super good!

    55555 by Monica E

  • Antwaune D.I always stop here when visiting NYC......get the banana pudding...it's amazing!

    55555 by Antwaune D.

  • Randa MAlways the best soul food in Harlem!!!! Never disappoints despite others preferences/comments/reviews.

    55555 by Randa M

  • Decap RAMAZING Soul food. Left feeling satisfied.

    55555 by Decap R

  • Erika AAmazing fried chicken...

    55555 by Erika A

  • Henrik O.A soul food institution in Harlem. Smothered, candied, buttered, and chicken in all shapes. Great food.

    55555 by Henrik O.

  • Athena L.Get the Collard Greens and Mash Potatoes

    33333 by Athena L.

  • George RI had Sylvia's World Famous BBQ Ribs and Fried Chicken combo. It didn't disappoint. Lovely environment, food, and staff. I was with a group of British tourists here and we had a terrific time.

    55555 by George R

  • Dawn KThe real deal or as close as you will get these days. We met Sylvia the last time we were here. She recently passed away.

    55555 by Dawn K

  • Greater H.Your grandmother might make it better, but then again, she likely doesn't run a place of this volume. Perfect for the tour bus explorer set. Turkey wings and Smothered chicken don't disappoint.

    55555 by Greater H.

  • Erika H.Ask for Twenty -- she's the nicest, warmest server in the place. She made our meal very special. Thanks, Twenty!

    55555 by Erika H.

  • C W.Service is deplorable.

    11111 by C W.

  • Lonnie R.The Cornbread is Great!

    55555 by Lonnie R.

  • Stephanie A.Chicken and waffles! Super yum!

    55555 by Stephanie A.

  • Marcelo A.Try the Corn Bread - Sooooo good!

    55555 by Marcelo A.

  • amNewYorkFor coming on 50 years, Sylvia's Restaurant has been the locus of Harlem's soul food scene. The weekend brunches — jazz on Saturdays, gospel on Sundays — are especially popular.

    55555 by amNewYork

  • Mygsocial G.I love everything on the menu.

    55555 by Mygsocial G.

  • Paola B.Great soul food in the heart of Harlem.

    55555 by Paola B.

  • RazorfishGood old fashioned soul food: Corn, collard greens, mashed potatoes, corn bread, chicken smothered in gravy…

    55555 by Razorfish

  • Andrew P.Open late for that late night food fix

    55555 by Andrew P.

  • Simmy P.Food is good but doesn't match the hype.

    33333 by Simmy P.

  • Alison H.Mmm... Chicken and Waffles will change your life.

    55555 by Alison H.

  • elle d.The mac and cheese is amazing.

    55555 by elle d.

  • Mike T.Get the chicken and the Ribs, try not to eat so fast.... I just... couldn't help it

    33333 by Mike T.

  • Mike H.Pass on this extremely overrated Harlem landmark.

    22222 by Mike H.

  • Roselyn A.The best peach cobbler ever!

    55555 by Roselyn A.

  • Irina S.Try the candied yams and the fried catfish! You won't regret it!

    55555 by Irina S.

  • Danielle R.The smothered chicken is excellent and be sure to save room for the peach cobbler!

    55555 by Danielle R.

  • TeeAnje B.Must have the sautéed chicken liver as appetizers and chicken & waffles.

    55555 by TeeAnje B.

  • FoodspottingTry the Chicken and Waffles

    55555 by Foodspotting

  • Ken T.Don't get the ribs and fried chicken combo unless you're really hungry, huge meal with 2 sides. Good value tho.

    55555 by Ken T.

  • Sasha P.horrible service!!!!

    11111 by Sasha P.

  • Travel ChannelIf you need a little comfort food, head over to Sylvia's for some authentic, lip-smacking Southern soul food.

    55555 by Travel Channel

  • hitgirlliked the chicken.. and definitely LOVED the garlic mashed potatoes.. the sweet tea probably gave me and the rest of our party, diabetes.. they played a lot of 90s R&B, mainly Aaliyah def, a plus!

    55555 by hitgirl

  • Sean H.The smothered chicken is good, and the collard greens are the best I ever had. Go there around 5 on a Saturday to get seated right away.

    55555 by Sean H.

  • kevin r.Great Brunch...one of the few places that gets "Soft scrambled eggs" right...mediocre dinner

    55555 by kevin r.

  • BrandieHype!

    22222 by Brandie

  • RobCome in and just enjoy the food & the history and if your going to complain...eat somewhere else!

    33333 by Rob

  • ellen r.They said they did not put butter in the grits. But they do I found out

    22222 by ellen r.

  • Sabrina T.Biscuits here are sooo good.

    55555 by Sabrina T.

  • Jessica K.Went for chicken & waffles... It was good but didn't knock me off my feet good. Didn't live up to the hype in my experience.

    33333 by Jessica K.

  • Nora B.Soul Food at it's finest. Famous for their fried chicken, but I wasn't too impressed. Try something different and make sure you have the Peach Cobbler for dessert. Great Prices!

    55555 by Nora B.

  • Lyndsey MAmazing food! Friendly service! And great live gospel music on Sundays! As a Southern transport in the Big Apple, I highly recommend!

    55555 by Lyndsey M

  • MoladeFood is delicious but the service is SLOOOOW!

    55555 by Molade

  • Paris VThe fried chicken is absolutly succulantly delicious . Crispy yet when you bite into an subtle burst of amazing flavor ! The corn bread a fluffy sweet buttered baked treat . The collards ok

    55555 by Paris V

  • Andrew T. C.Great place hear good music and catch good food.

    55555 by Andrew T. C.

  • Mrfantastic8000The Fried Chicken is great!!

    55555 by Mrfantastic8000

  • Harlem W.Have the ribs it's the best, if it's th weekend check out the Sunday breakfast

    55555 by Harlem W.

  • Tony R.Make you you get a slice of the Red Velvet Cake. This is how Red Velvet is supposed to taste. :)

    33333 by Tony R.

  • Paolo RRibs, ocra and greens. Learn how to eat proper soul food. Amen.

    55555 by Paolo R

  • Chung WongBill Clinton, Magic Johnson and Nelson Mandela were here. I love collards! okra too...and chicken. Queen of Soul Food indeed. Get the sauce!

    55555 by Chung Wong

  • Richmond C.Go on Sunday's for Brunch and experience live Gospel music with your meal! Excellent, Uplifting and Free.

    55555 by Richmond C.

  • Valerie G.Try the chicken and waffles - nothing's better than breakfast AND dinner combined.

    55555 by Valerie G.

  • Joarvonia S.Go to Sylvia's Restaurant for breakfast! The giblet gravy was awesome with grits!

    55555 by Joarvonia S.

  • Allan C.order smothered chicken - on a waffle, if you dare - and discover soul food bliss

    55555 by Allan C.

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