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Posted by Anonymous on 07/14/2006
I really love this place's ribs. Their other food is good too, but the ribs are just awesome. It's reasonably priced, and the atmosphere is fine. Oddly, this is the only restaurant that I've ever been to that doesn't have soda ... it's not really clear why, either. It's not like the Rack is a health food place ...
Posted by Anonymous on 06/30/2006
I've tried there pulledp ork three times. The last two times I found an overwhelming amount of fat in the meat. The mac & cheese was a disappointment. It looked old and reheated. The last time I ordered I waited over an hour. The biscuits where the best part. I feel there potions are small and over priced.
Posted by Swithin on 06/16/2006
Went to Rack & Soul tonight, the first really hot evening in NYC. Place was jampacked. Music far too loud, they said it was broken and they couldn't lower it. Food was so-so. Fried chicken was too salty. Lemonade was way too sweet--a shame, really, because I think it would have been good with half the sugar. The potato salad looked great but had no taste. The baked beans were good (and meaty), but not nearly as good as other BBQ joints. The green beans did have that good Southern flavor. I'll give it another chance, on a cool night in the autumn or winter, to try the ribs or pulled pork.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/04/2006
We've eaten there a couple of times, and ordered in twice. The ribs and pulled pork were delicious. Best BBQ I've had on the UWS. Had sweet and spicy BBQ sauce on every table. Really enjoyed it. The first time we ordered in we got 2 entrees, but only one small plastic container of BBQ sauce. We just ordered again and this time asked for them to send more BBQ sauce, and they said they were out of it entirely. How does a BBQ place run out of BBQ sauce? I shouldn't have to grab the Masterpiece out of the fridge after spending $50 on take-out. What are they cooking the ribs and chicken we just ordered with?
Posted by noisiestpassenger on 06/04/2006
My boyfriend and I went to Rack and Soul a few nights ago after passing by it a number of times and thinking, "That would be a funny name for a strip club." I thought the fried chicken was delicious and not too greasy. Boyfriend was initially disappointed with the appearance of the ribs (one large chunk of meat on a bone), but admitted later it was a huge, tasty portion. I found the macaroni and cheese too congealed, but Boyfriend loved the candied yams. The biscuits were so-so - a bit too strong on the honey. I expected more from a soul food restaurant. I shared a slice of the red velvet cake for dessert. It was big enough to serve two, but the frosting was goopy. Go for another dessert! As for service, I have absolutely no complaints. My waitress was attentive and knowledgeable. I didn't know Belgian waffles are served with fried chicken in the South, did you? The restaurant was clean and had a low-key atmosphere, minus the screaming children of some very inattentive UWS dad. In conclusion, stop the Rack attack! The food is overall good, albeit pricey. The fried chicken was among the best I've had. My service was great, too. I'll be returning.
Posted by meme on 05/18/2006
my first time i had the fried chicken and it was delicious,fresh ,crispy and seasoned perfectly..the second time the chicken tasted as if it had been sitting around for a while and refried...it was also fried too hard..the mac & cheese was fair and the potato salad was mushy,,i've also tried the candied yams (runny) and the collards weren't all that either...overrated, but if they could be consistent with the fried chicken,i would go back just for that.
Posted by char04 on 05/13/2006
after reading an article about this restaurant in a magazine, i went last night with my friends. the service was slow, the waitress must have forgotten us. the biscuits were the best part of the meal..the chicken is better at fast food places, the mac and cheese tasted like it was 3 days old, the bbq ribs were just ok, they ran out of their red velvet cake so we decided on splitting pecan pie and carrot cake. the pecan pie was a torte variation just pecans lacking an edible crust..and the carrot cake..dry,citrusy ..overall i wouldnt recommend this place..theres too much hype around it and the food is not worth the trip.