Sweet Chick

Sweet Chick

Southern Food Restaurant and Fried Chicken Joint$$$$
Lower East Side, New York
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    Jess H.
    "Chicken and waffles are delicious with their homemade butter"(80 Tips)
    Zev L.
    "I love the Nashville hot fried chicken."(5 Tips)
    Nick
    "I strongly recommend this bourbon glazed chicken & waffle sandwich."(6 Tips)
    Gigi T.
    "Eat the vegetarian chicken: amazing."(6 Tips)
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  • Ben M.heart icon on user image
    Ben MackeyMay 29, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Want something sweet for brunch? Get the Chicken and Waffles. Want something salty and savoury? Get the Chicken and Waffles! The perfect brunch meal.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Tracey C.heart icon on user image
    Tracey ChurrayAugust 18, 2015
    Maybe even a little better than the willamsburg spot. Don't miss the biscuits and jam and why are you ordering anything other than the chicken and waffles?
  • Rory P.heart icon on user image
    Rory ParnessApril 24, 2015
    This is by far the crispiest fried chicken I've had, yet still manages to remain tender and juicy (nice kick too). If you ask, they'll serve you a white meat only version of chicken and waffles
  • Noah W.heart icon on user image
    Noah WeissJune 4, 2015
    Very good fried chicken, though not the best in the city. Go classic. Lather honey and hot sauce. Cornbread. Biscuits. Craft beers on tap. Surprisingly great cocktail menu.
  • april p.heart icon on user image
    april pongtraticMarch 11, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    chicken and waffles are delicious (obviously). they have a great vegetarian fried chick alternative. great ambiance especially for hip hop heads. desserts are yummy, i tried a donut ice cream sandwich
  • Dante v.heart icon on user image
    Dante van der HeydenJanuary 17, 2017
    My favorite spot in NYC! The food here is SO good. The atmosphere is very cozy and hip, and they have great music. Also great for just drinks with some snacks.
  • Vivienne G.heart icon on user image
    Vivienne GucwaAugust 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the spicy pecan waffle with chicken. It's perfection. They supply flavored butters as well (rosemary, berry, lemon, etc) which pairs well. The portions are HUGE. The bucket is enough for two!
  • ℳ𝒶𝓎♍heart icon on user image
    ℳ𝒶𝓎♍October 28, 2017
    I really do love Sweet Chick! From the fried chicken & waffles, the vibe & ambience, the soundtrack, the service, the mac n cheese & the cocktails! Everything is perfect. This is a definite MUST TRY!!
  • Anibal N.heart icon on user image
    Anibal NuneZJune 21, 2015
    The place is a solid a good spot. The ritz cracker crusted mac and cheese was very good plus for my first time having chicken and waffles it was exactly what i needed it to be.
  • Yera H.heart icon on user image
    Yera HaOctober 26, 2015
    Hands down, one of the best meals I've had in New York. Not on the menu, but you can and should order grits on the side. Don't skip the mac and cheese!
  • Gigi T.heart icon on user image
    Gigi ThecoastJanuary 1, 2016
    Eat the vegetarian chicken: amazing. I haven't had chicken in 7 years... I was completely floored!!! Bartender: Amazing! Host (Carson?): awful... The ONLY thing that put a damper on my visit. 😢
  • Amanda G.heart icon on user image
    Amanda GianninotoFebruary 16, 2015
    One word: AMAZING! Chicken and waffles are a must. The biscuit and homemade jam is incredible, too. Bloody Mary with burbon or vodka, garnished with bacon. Nuff said!
  • Vivienne G.heart icon on user image
    Vivienne GucwaAugust 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    They are generous with portions! Also, they serve French Press coffee which is awesome. The eggs Benedict is a mass of mouth watering chicken, poached eggs, and love on biscuits.
  • Katharina S.heart icon on user image
    Had the general chicken with waffles and it was heaven on earth. Waiter was super friendly and the place cosy and with good music. Will definitely come back!
  • Gabriel H.heart icon on user image
    Gabriel HayesMarch 21, 2016
    Love the chicken & waffles. Have tons of styles to go with. My favorite one for dinner is the Nashville hot fried chicken with milk jam waffles.
  • Jason B.heart icon on user image
    Jason BrewOctober 20, 2015
    Great atmosphere, great cocktails and of course the fried chicken is top notch. The specialty chickens are great, but for your first time I think it's best to go with the original
  • James M.heart icon on user image
    James MarshallOctober 16, 2015
    There are a number of soul food places in the LES at this point and Sweet Chick is top of the heap. Chicken and Waffles is a can't miss. Great selection of butters that compliment hot sauce or syrup.
  • Leanne Z.heart icon on user image
    Leanne ZDecember 17, 2015
    Boozy iced tea is right up my alley! Chicken and waffles tastes like a lemony doughnut with flavored berry butter and others. Got a special, fried chicken sandwich. Adorable decor and great service!
  • Daniel M.heart icon on user image
    Daniel MaliaFebruary 22, 2019
    Go with the classic chicken and waffles and pour syrup over it. The Nashville hot chicken was underwhelming and not that spicy. Music was very loud, hard to talk. Chairs uncomfortable, tables too high
  • samantha h.heart icon on user image
    samantha hankinsJuly 24, 2014
    A Williamsburg favorite hits the LES. Different menu than the Williamsburg location with more chicken and waffle options. Again can substitute for the shockingly delicious vegetarian fried chicken!
  • Honghui Y.heart icon on user image
    Honghui YuMarch 14, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Since this is the only place in NYC I know of that has vegetarian fried chicken, it's the perfect place to have brunch with your vegetarian friend
  • Sam J.heart icon on user image
    Sam JonesFebruary 6, 2018
    Very interesting! And welcomed solo travellers happily sitting by the bar, get in early or book if you want a table but it’s something not to be missed
  • Sexy L.
    Sexy LFJuly 11, 2015
    Eat the chicken & waffles. They come with three amazing butters (honey lemon, rosemary sage and berry). You will not regret it his sweet savory dish
  • Christian D.heart icon on user image
    Christian DickmannApril 24, 2015
    Chicken and Waffels (dried cherry) were great, really a treat. But the peanut butter cheesecake brownie (layered) was the real surprise. It's amazing. So rich, so delicious.
  • Ruby A.heart icon on user image
    Ruby AnayaNovember 12, 2016
    Best fried chicken 🍗 in New York. Share the three piece bucket with a friend, coleslaw and mashed potatoes are necessary sides. Oh and the mac and cheese 🧀 was perfect 👌🏾.
  • Global H.heart icon on user image
    Global HighlanderDecember 19, 2015
    The Manhattan counterpart to the original Sweet Chick in Williamsburg. Be sure to get chicken and waffles or the chicken and waffle sandwich.
  • Chez O.
    Chez OngJanuary 20, 2015
    I want to like their chicken but just can't get into the seasoning they use. However their waffles are excellent! Like savory? Get the Parmesan. Want one sweeter? Get the fried cherry.
  • Haneen 💍heart icon on user image
    Haneen 💍January 14, 2019
    Great staff! Music playlist is fun just too loud! Makes it hard to have any conversation! Loved the food “waffle and Chicken
  • Kate F.
    Kate FurmanMarch 23, 2015
    Get the chicken and waffles regardless of time of day and smother them in honey and hot sauce. Don't miss the maple cured bacon either.
  • Allison C.heart icon on user image
    Allison C.November 4, 2018
    I always get the chicken and waffles. You must get the 3 butters that (usually) come with it. I also like their “daily” lemonade with Fords gin.
  • Vania S.heart icon on user image
    Vania S.January 8, 2017
    Great chicken and waffles here! If you're feeling indecisive about getting the boozy tea or lemonade of the day, ask for an Arnold Palmer (both mixed together).
  • Daniel M.heart icon on user image
    Daniel MartinAugust 12, 2022
    Perfect chicken waffles with maple sirup.
  • Karen R.heart icon on user image
    Karen RJuly 8, 2018
    Shrimp and Grits w a side of Waffles; Lemon, Strawberry, and Herb Butter, Vermont Maple Syrup, Freshly Squeezed OJ
  • Varun S.heart icon on user image
    Varun ShettyApril 21, 2015
    Fried chicken and waffle sandwich. Holy moly. Buy an extra stomach so that you can eat two of these things. They're that good.
  • Keith H.heart icon on user image
    Keith HarveyAugust 27, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken and waffles are on-point, catfish and coleslaw was great too and this drink called the "taildragger" is my favorite drink there.
  • Asli S.heart icon on user image
    Asli SNovember 4, 2017
    Shrimp & grits was filling and delicious. Got a taste of the waffles too; they were awesome 👌🏻
  • Christina N.
    Christina NawabiMarch 19, 2017
    Really delicious and unique items. This space is small though, so there may be a wait. And it is fairly pricy, but in my opinion worth it.
  • Chop Suey Clubheart icon on user image
    Chop Suey ClubOctober 25, 2016
    Very juicy fried chicken, super eggy waffles paired with blueberry & lemon & mushroom butter. Delicious.
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 4, 2016
    Bring your veggie friends--believe it or not, the vegetarian chicken and waffles is every bit as good as the real thing. Read more
  • Deon D.heart icon on user image
    Deon DJanuary 12, 2017
    The chicken is well seasoned. Nice variety of waffles. Great mac and cheese, but the sauce is a bit loose. The lemonade may not be worth the $6. Maybe it's refillable.
  • Charlottesheart icon on user image
    CharlottesDecember 19, 2015
    Oh my, what's not to like! I wanted everything on the menu but settled for chicken and classic waffles - so so very good! Highly recommended!
  • Jennifer H.heart icon on user image
    Jennifer HaackJuly 23, 2017
    Get the Nashville fried chicken. On the spicier side and blends perfectly with the vanilla waffles.
  • Amy W.heart icon on user image
    Amy WilliamsAugust 16, 2016
    The chicken and waffles are life changing. Best in all of NYC, hands down. Better than your mamas. Get you some. 👌
  • Nick A.heart icon on user image
    Nick AceAugust 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    A Ludlow restaurant free of pretension. Chicken and waffle mixes that even the most creative person couldn't dream up. Wonderful staff. Great drinks.
  • Adam M.heart icon on user image
    Adam MNovember 30, 2018
    Had some great waffles and the Montego Bay, a terrific cocktail made with chocolate whiskey! Bartender was awesome too.
  • Mischaheart icon on user image
    MischaJune 18, 2015
    Beware that these guys have 3 menus throughout the day, from 4 to 6 is not the best available bc you will only find less than 5 items in the menu. Try the fried chicken it's their cover letter.
  • Tim D.heart icon on user image
    Tim DengJuly 3, 2018
    Compound butters were crazy good. Brussel sprouts, shrimp and grits were my favorite sides and the fried chicken is just so crispy.
  • Vivian
    VivianDecember 10, 2017
    Chicken is moist and the flavoured butters complement the many waffle flavours! Inject some alcohol into your system with an iced tea with bourbon :)
  • Gabriel H.heart icon on user image
    Gabriel HayesMarch 21, 2016
    Great cocktails. Particularly enjoy the Lonesome God: Tequila, Habanero Honey, Lime Juice and Bitters shaken, served up a Campari rinse.
  • Dave R.heart icon on user image
    Dave RichardOctober 12, 2015
    Seriously, this place was incredible... Some of the best shrimp and grits / brunch outside of the south.
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