Offering top-notch services, Sylvia's Restaurant is dedicated to providing our customers with fresh ingredients and irresistible soul food.
If you need a little comfort food, head over to Sylvia's for some authentic, lip-smacking Southern soul food.
Chicken and Waffles! Chicken and Waffles!
Try the chicken and waffles - nothing's better than breakfast AND dinner combined.
Amazing food! Friendly service! And great live gospel music on Sundays! As a Southern transport in the Big Apple, I highly recommend!
Make you you get a slice of the Red Velvet Cake. This is how Red Velvet is supposed to taste. :)
Try the Chicken and Waffles
For coming on 50 years, Sylvia's Restaurant has been the locus of Harlem's soul food scene. The weekend brunches — jazz on Saturdays, gospel on Sundays — are especially popular.
Sylvia's has been visited by Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama, Magic Johnson & many others! In honor of Black History, see noteworthy examples of African-Americans' accomplishments:
Get the baked macaroni and cheese! Delish.
This Southern Girl wasn't impressed... Sylvia's is just okay.
Come in and just enjoy the food & the history and if your going to complain...eat somewhere else!
do you seriously like this place? the food is terrible and it's SO overpriced!
An institution in Harlem, but Sylvia's now has tons of competition. Grits are good :)
I'm sure at some point this restaurant served great soul food but the 4 or 5 times I've eaten there it has been nothing but disappointing. Bad service and just mediocre food.
Pass on this extremely overrated Harlem landmark.
The food is AMAZING!!! Real traditional southern cuisine. I had the meatloaf, collards, mac n cheese,garlic mash potatoes and catfish fingers. OMGosh DELICIOUS!!!! Can't wait to go back
Tweetie is a sweetheart. Ask for her if you can
They said they did not put butter in the grits. But they do I found out
Biscuits here are sooo good.
Great place hear good music and catch good food.
Go to Sylvia's Restaurant for breakfast! The giblet gravy was awesome with grits!
order smothered chicken - on a waffle, if you dare - and discover soul food bliss
Let's start off by talking about the collard greens. So perfectly cooked. Then there's the mind blowing corn bread. I would come back for that alone. The fried catfish is crispy and flavorful.
Good lord, the collard greens...yum! Now I'm not from the south, but I thought they were mighty tasty :). The Mac and cheese and grilled herbed chicken = awesome as well
Amazing fried chicken...
Fried chicken & Mac/cheese is insane. Try the black eyed peas & potato salad!
Good old fashioned soul food: Corn, collard greens, mashed potatoes, corn bread, chicken smothered in gravy…
great food but the customer service is terrible.
liked the chicken.. and definitely LOVED the garlic mashed potatoes.. the sweet tea probably gave me and the rest of our party, diabetes.. they played a lot of 90s R&B, mainly Aaliyah def, a plus!
SOUL FOOD! Its old school Harlem, but you'll feel at home with the casual atmosphere and DELICIOUS food - fried chicken, mac and cheese and biscuits :P The owner Silvia is usually there to say hello..
The Fried Chicken is great!!
Best soul food, best food for the soul. B-B-Que Ribs and Fried Chicken were everything I dreamt they'd be.
Food is AMAZING!!!! Chicken and waffles were beyond good!
Chicken and waffles!!
Awesome food with a relaxed family atmosphere
Great food. :)
Amazing livemusic. You can feel still Sylvia's carisma in the air. Ordered:fried chicken , mac &chips. Crispy &cheesy.:). If you like black music&culture this is your place. Obama ate here too
Chicken and waffles was delicious. Everything is very affordable as well.
Try the Bbq Pork Ribs & Fried Chicken With Coleslaw & Cornbread Sides - So good! Bringing you next time Ann! :)
Try the Corn Bread - This stuff is good!
I can recommend the Candied Yams and Mac n Cheese as sides. Fantastic.
The Sunday morning brunch is so much fun! They have live soulful gospel music to go with their fantastic classic southern brunch selection. Their fried pork chops and ribs are amazing!
it may be good somewhere in the past, but currently I think this place is totally overrated. The food was so terrible that I can't believe it has some soul in it.
Food is nasty ,will never eat here again
Liked the ribs with garlic mashed potatoes and black eyed peas. Chicken breasts are also delicious.
I grew up in the south where good cornbread is in abundance, but Sylvia's cornbread may be the best I've ever had.
If you're taking out, always heck your order before you leave. They can't ever get it straight.
Si vous y allez en groupe, non appétit... Ne manger pas trop le matin, c'est copieux... Attention au prix des boissons.. Un peu chère à mon goût.; 9 dollars la bière, 11 le verre de vin.