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Amy Ruth's

Home Style Southern Cuisine
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  • Southern & Soul
  • 113 W 116th St, New York NY10026 40.8023435 -73.9503903
  • (Btwn Lenox & 7th Ave)
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  • (212) 280-8779
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User Ratings (Based on 73 reviews)

3.615
Food 4.0 Value 3.7
Service 3.5 Atmosphere 3.2

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(212) 280-8779
Fax:
fax
(212) 280-3109
Website:
www.amyruthsharlem.com
Notes:
Major Credit Cards
Hours:
Mon: 11:30am-11pm Tue-Thu: 8:30am-11pm Fri: 8:30am-5:30am Sun: 7:30am-11pm
Serves:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Features:
Business Dining, Group Dining, BYOB, Live Entertainment, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out, Catering, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • Amy Ruth's

    Posted by Anonymous on 02/23/2007

    Pricey, but decent

    The food at Amy Ruth's is generally decent, but it's also pricey. If I remember correctly, the waffles are about $16. But hell, all of NY is pretty expensive these days. If you can stand the waits, then it's worth going to. Service is not always the best, depending upon how busy they are.

  • Amy Ruth's

    Posted by Kenyia on 02/03/2007

    Definitely worth it!

    My husband and I dined at Amy Ruth's this past Sunday and we were both pleased with the food. Everything we ordered was excellent and they definitely give you more than enough in quantity. The Collard Greens were well seasoned with turkey (instead of pork). I especially enjoyed the Macaroni and Cheese because it was baked and it was not watery like some places make it. I ordered the Smothered Chicken which was well seasoned and moist. There was so much food on the plate that it was enough for 2 meals! As for the atmosphere, it is not a romantic or upscale restaurant. We sat upstairs and the noise level was pretty high for a dining establishment. I was a little surprised to hear how loud people talked and laughed. The waiters were a little disorganized; serving tables all over the floor instead of working in one section. Our waiter forgot my husband's tea and it took a while to find him and remind him. But by the end of the meal, the waiter figured out he'd better try to be friendly in order to insure he got a good tip! Also, I don't know why they have people lined up outside because there were so many empty tables upstairs that the "maitre di" could have easily brought everyone inside and gave them a table. I guess it's done to show how popular the restaurant is-if people are lined up to get in. Overall, this was a good value for New York and I look forward to trying them again.

  • Amy Ruth's

    Posted by Sandi R on 01/29/2007

    Amy Ruth was a disappointment

    I wanted to dine at Amy Ruth's for the last 5 years and finally had the opportunity yesterday. I am African American, both my parents are from South Carolina and I spent every summer of my youth in the south, so I KNOW southern cuisine and this was NOT it. I'm inclined to believe that this food will be appreciated by people who don't know anything about southern/soul cooking. The potato salad was watery, the sweet tea wasn't like any I tasted before. It was brown sugar water. You couldn't taste the tea. My boyfriend's short ribs had some wierd colored gravy on it. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't good either. I will say the sweet potato (it wasn't yams) was ok. The guy at the door was very nice and allowed me to be seated while my dining partner parked the car and our server was very nice. DO NOT go here looking for "authentic" southern cuisine if you've had good soul food in the past or if you had Sunday dinner at your mom's house the week before. Amy Ruth does not compare and does not live up to it's repuation.

  • Amy Ruth's

    Posted by Jamar on 01/26/2007

    Dee-lish-us!!

    I am a huge fan of anything honey-glazed and since Amy Ruth's has their own honeycombs on the premises, what better place for snarfing on top quality sticky chicken?! Except for the snobby maitre'd wanna-be riding on Carl's coattails who only acknowledged me after I pulled out a wad of bills, Amy Ruth's is the perfect place to go for fine dining and culture at a reasonable price...

  • Amy Ruth's

    Posted by NJ soul food lover on 01/09/2007

    Good food

    Mac and chesse and Yams were really good here along with the honey dipped fried chicken. the tea was really good too, would go back.

  • Amy Ruth's

    Posted by Pat Kelly- Gift Certificate on 12/23/2006

    Worth the trip uptown

    It was worth the trip up town. My friends and I were really pleased with the food. Smothered pork chops; ribs, fried chicken and of course mac and cheese. Also a plus manager Steve.

  • Amy Ruth's

    Posted by NYC Native on 12/18/2006

    Really Good

    I had the fried honey glazed chicken mac and cheese and collard greens. The food was really good. If you want a "cool/trendy" atmosphere with so/so food go to the Shark Bar. If you want a "historic" atmosphere with subpar food go to Sylvia's. If you want a comfortable atmosphere with great food go to Amy Ruth's. MMMM yummy!

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