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Posted by Terry on 09/23/2007
The decor in this place is nothing to speak of, and you do have to wait outside. Service was decent and I think the prices are very reasonable. The food was very good. I had the fried chicken wings & waffles, not greasy, very tasty waffles. Ribs and honey chicken were a hit, but the sides were not the best. Fries were soggy. All in all, would recommend and I would go back.
Posted by MIke G on 09/16/2007
Quick seating, service, unhurried and OMG damn good food just like down south, while the mac & cheese was mediocre ( macaroni was overcooked) everything else was tasty and a great value a must go in Harlem!
Posted by yogie on 09/12/2007
one word EXCELLENT. Everyone should go at least one time. Food is great and served fast.
Posted by Lisa From NC on 08/31/2007
I'm a NC native, so I'm used to restaurants that claim they know southern cookin' and always leave thinking that they must think added grease equals southern. Amy Ruth's was a pleasant surprise! The green beans were lightly seasoned to perfection. The chicken livers were scrumptious and the cornbread....lordy me! When they brought out the macaroni and cheese, I was astounded! Not only did it LOOK just like my Mom's, it tasted like Mom's! (And my Mom's mac'n cheese is hard to top.) We went on a week night and there was no wait. We got good service and more than enough to eat. The prices were modest....especially for New York dining. Next time I'm in New York, I'm sure we will go back to Amy Ruth's... maybe more than once!
Posted by Anonymous on 08/23/2007
Been here twice and the food is really good and tasty and they give you a good portion, I always have to do a doggie bag. The sweet tea is good too.....ready to go back....
Posted by Dirty South Vet on 05/30/2007
My recent visit to Amy Ruth's was fabulous. My husband and I heard the food was amazing, but we didn't have high expectations. Being from Memphis, TN; we eat good southern soul food all the time, so we figured that Amy Ruth's food couldn't be much different than what we eat ell the time........Boy! were we mistaken. The biscuits and waffles were the best I've ever tasted in my LIFE.....no exaggeration. The waffle just melted in my mouth. I had the chicken & waffle and my husband had the fried whiting both of which were outstanding. Now, a larger place would do wonders for this dining experience. The food is superb, but you can easily get turned off by the wait outside due to the VERY limited space inside the restaurant. Also, our waitress was doing the best job she could, but she was obviously getting flustered due to the number of tables she was responsible for. However, the food came out fast & was definitely worth the wait. I would definitely recommend that you not make a trip to NYC without visiting Amy Ruith's. Pros: FOOD! & hours. Cons: limited space.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/15/2007
Great great food, but they are way too popular and successful to stay in such a cramped place. There is no waiting area- you must wait outside in all types of weather, and there are no seats or accomodations for the elderly who must wait. They don't take reservations-- but I was once waiting on line, the host was inside and didn't aknowledge me or ask me how many in my party (or anyone elso on line) but then a group of arrived-- the host rushed out, told us to move to the side and ushered them in. This happened to me twice and now my husband insists on boycotting. Too bad for me, I really miss the waffles, but I did feel as if I'd been mistreated.