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Posted by SomeKidFromCT on 09/14/2006
I was brought to Amy Ruth's just the other day by a close friend. My first impression was that though it is very clean and well lit it is also a bit cramped. The service was fair. The one thing theyve got going is the food. Wow. You, dear reader, have not eaten waffles until youve had them at this place. No better yet you dont eat their waffles, you experience them. Mouth watering. Im willing to catch the Metro North for the hour long ride any day of the week to hit that place up again for the waffles. The chicken was superb but hey every item on their menu simply hopes to bask in the glory which is the waffle.
Posted by Big Will @ Texas on 09/05/2006
Summer vacationing to see The Color Purple, we ate at Amy's. I live about as far south as you can get (Houston). I'm 6'4.5 and 310, so I am no stranger to good food. Sorry Roscoe, but that chicken and waffles at Amy's with a side of greens was soooo good, We had to come back the next day and the day after that for more. I had it both fried and smothered; I prefer smothered. Chased it down with a juice mix called a sunrise. Don't think I'll ever have chicken and waffles that good again. I'm still feining for another hit! And thats whats up!
Posted by Kairi's Travel on 08/31/2006
I went Amy Ruth's for my 40th birthday last week while shopping in New York. I heard all the goodness from the Steve Harvey morning show. We drove from 28th and Broadway all the way to Harlem to see what the hype was about. I thank the Lord we did. I had Fried Chicken and Waffles. That was definately the best I've ever tasted and I know good food. My daughter Carrie had Fish, Macaroni & Cheese and Yams. That was great as well. They even had Kool-Aid on the menu. That's the first time I've ever saw Kool-Aid on any menu. That was a plus for me because I love Kool-Aid, it was just right not too sweet and not too sour. The price was very inexpensive about $45.00 for 3 meals and 3 glasses of Kool-aid and the portions were very healthy. I ordered a take out platter for my husband, brought it all the way back to Philly. He is very, very funny about his food and to my suprise he really enjoyed it. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I had to use the ladies room while dining in the restaurant. The ladies room was very spacious, nice and CLEAN. I've been to many restaurants in NY and never experienced a bathroom so clean and fresh. I've always gone to Sylvia's, Shark Bar and Copeland's for soulfood and none can compare. I now have a new soul food restaurant. Keep up the good work.
Posted by Anon on 08/25/2006
I am a pastry chef and have scoured this city for traditional red velvet cake, not yellow cake died red and Amy Ruth's hits is straight on. I agree, if you're too full to eat it in after your meal, certainly buy a piece to go. All their other cakes are well worth it too. The food is delicious, only once have I gone and the chicken a little drier than normal. Make this place a regular stop if you enjoy tasty, traditional soulful comfort food!
Posted by NYC_Foodie on 07/15/2006
My friend and I came for brunch and we ordered the corned beef hash and virginia ham with eggs, grits/homefries and biscuits. The sweet tea was good but overpriced. The ham was very good and they gave you a lot. The food was decent the service was not - they do forget about you until you flag them down.
Posted by Christina on 07/12/2006
I've been to Amy Ruth's several times, with friends and I have tried to give it numerous chances. First thing, do not order the croquettes. the fish is ground up to the point that it does not look like fish and the taste was hardly what I know croquettes to taste like from South Carolina. The Mac n' cheese is way too orange for my tastes, and I found the chicken to be bland. The waffles are good but they give you cheap syrup. I guess with all the gentrification going on in the neighboorhood, the new people don't know real southern food and the others in the neighboorhood don't have many choices.
Posted by mo on 06/19/2006
My stomach thanks you all i wanted to kiss the cook but i felt shy... Your mac & cheese is heavenly i tried to figure out what was used but it was too hard. And your cornbread is wonderful as well i cant wait to try your breakfast!