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Posted by Kim S on 08/10/2008
My wife and I had been FEENIN' to go to Amy Ruth's after seeing it on Food Network (Bobby Flay Throw down) The food was not good. I had the waffles and steak.. the steak was small and had NO presence I expect at least 6 to 8 bites of food from a steak. This was more grizzle bone and fat. The actual meat was tougher than it should have been. The waffles tasted watery. Like some one needed to add some salt or something to the waffle mix. then they have the nerve to give u these little butter sliver to spread on a belgian type waffle So I had to ask for more butter. Would you believe i ended up sprinkling a lil salt on my waffle just to give it a richer taste. Honestly Amy Ruths isn't what it's cracked up to be. If you want to say you went.. then by all means do so for the sake of water cooler conversation.. but if you're looking for one of those types of meals you remember for years .. No Sir. I'd rather fly to California for the day to eat at Roscoe's Chicken and Waffle before i go to Amy Ruth's And trust me.. if i could afford it I would! and THAT's the TRUTH... RUTH
Posted by Tiffany H. on 06/07/2008
We recently dined at Amy Ruth's ,and we reallly enjoyed it. The food was excellent and the service was great. I had the fried whiting, and it was wonderful. It was not greasy like many other soul food restaurants. The other members of our party had fried chicken, honey-dipped fried chicken, smothered turkey wings and the seafood platter. The only complaint that came from the crowd was that they were too full. The greens were great and looked and tasted as if they were cooked in your grandmother's kitchen in Alabama somewhere. The baked mac and cheese was also a big hit. It had a layer of cheese about two inches thick , and it was seasoned perfectly. Everyone agreed that the yams were the "BOMB." The corn bread really gave the meal a nice homecooked feel. The service was great and our meals came to the table hot and prompt. We were really impressed and plan to return on our next visit to Harlem. Amy Ruth's is truely a Harlem landmark.
Posted by Ben on 05/21/2008
The food here is to die for. The macaroni and cheese and the greens are worth it alone. The coleslaw is the best I've ever had in my life. The smothered chicken or pork chops are like nothing else. This is really the taste of the South and I make a point to come once a week or so. Portions are big but the prices are definitely higher than the average place in Harlem. Service is very friendly and always fairly fast. The atmosphere is MUCH better in the downstairs part. Very comfortable and diner-y. Make sure to wear a belt that can be loosened after a meal here.
Posted by Shawn on 05/09/2008
Loved it, I had the waffles and shrimp, the waffles were a little dry but everything else I ate was fantastic. I went with a couple of friends so I was able to taste the ribs, greens, mac and cheese. They were all really good
Posted by Precious Moore, Brooklyn NY on 03/22/2008
I never trust too many soul food resturants. I went in thinking how good can this food really be. WOW to my surprise is was great. I had catfish and waffles absolutely delicious. I am taking my mom there for birthday. Best soulfood in harlem.
Posted by Jana Chicago,IL on 01/12/2008
I was there for the holidays and went to The Den, i was so dissappointed that when my husband and I went to Amy Ruth's we expected the worst. Boy we're we wrong! When we got there we sat upstairs. I had the Catfish and waffles they were so good!! My husband had the chicken I ate some of his and it was so juicy! The service was excellent. If you don't get full you have a bottomless pit for a stomach! We liked it so much we went back three more times for different things. It was affordable and I recommend it to anyone. The wattress was tired but still attentive! She told us she had been there all day! Go hungry!
Posted by foodfanatic on 01/02/2008
went recently, and had the ribs, mac and cheese, and yams and they were great. they stepped up their game in the mac and cheese dept. the ribs were very meaty, not bad. they give you 4. the highlight of my meal was singlehandedly the dessert. i had the pineapple coconut cake and was taken aback. it was GOOD. i mean slap yo mama good. a must have. it was moist, and the pineapple was fresh, along with the shreads of coconut that made it oh so poppin. although the owner, carl is no longer there, (he sold the resturant to a african american investment firm), so far nothin has deteriorated in any way. YAY.