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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!
Posted by JZ on 05/16/2006
The food was delicious and you get your money's worth. The only problem I had was having to wait in line outside and the seating inside was so tight. The staff seem to be rather nice and attentive....but not always. I would definitly reccomend this place to someone else and do plan on re-visiting. Delicious!
Posted by Anonymous on 04/19/2006
Amy Ruth's has the best red velvet cake in the city. By the time you're done with your meal, you are too full to eat dessert - but you must take it to go! The waitstaff has always been extremely nice. The only complaint I have is that they were once out of biscuits when we had been looking forward to them during our trip up from mid-town. Can't wait to go again!
Posted by Anonymous on 03/28/2006
What's good: the best waffles in the city; sausage patties; biscuits, collard greens. What's bad: the long line on the weekends (lines start early); sitting upstairs, where the waitstaff can forget you; bad ventilation (you'll walk out smelling like the restaurant, which might appeal to some, but not to me).