Sylvia's Restaurant

Sylvia's Restaurant

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant, Fried Chicken Joint, and American Restaurant$$$$
Central Harlem, New York
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  • Lyndsey M.
    "And great live gospel music on Sundays!"(8 Tips)
    Frank W.
    "California Style (w/ Brown Gravy) Chicken & Waffles were awesome."(27 Tips)
    Jessie C.
    "Collard greens and Mac and cheese are delicious."(16 Tips)
    Craig T.
    "Bbq Pork Ribs & Fried Chicken With Coleslaw & Cornbread Sides"(14 Tips)
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  • Jessie C.
    Jessie CatanaOctober 6, 2015
    The chicken really is fantastic. White meat is super juicy and huge pieces! Collard greens and Mac and cheese are delicious. Didn't care for the ribs tho. Not bad, just not faaaaaabulous.
  • Denia J.
    Denia JonesJuly 16, 2014
    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
  • Michelle W.
    Michelle WuNovember 13, 2014
    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.
  • Erik C.
    Erik CintronSeptember 21, 2016
    Good old fried chicken!! This southern spot is transportation to the south. The vibe was touristy, prices were little expensive. Outside dining was nice. Lines out the door. Simple menu. A must try
  • Michelle O.
    I was at Sylvia's Also, for a Private Party. The appetizers were delicious. The drinks VETY TASTY. The buffet delicious‼️‼️I will try to get to the main restaurant, because I have never been there.
  • Ade W.
    Ade WILHELMAugust 24, 2013
    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
  • Christine R.
    Christine RamseyNovember 18, 2012
    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!
  • George H.
    George HopkinFebruary 21, 2013
    I had Sylvia's World Famous BBQ Ribs and Fried Chicken combo. It didn't disappoint. Lovely environment, food, and staff. I was with a group of British tourists here and we had a terrific time.
  • Lily M.
    Lily MillerSeptember 20, 2013
    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
  • Payne G.
    Payne GarciaMay 17, 2014
    The fried chicken was slap yo momma good! Get the greens and the mac and cheese but stay away from the cakes. The cake was so dry it tastes like dirt!
  • Luis B.
    Luis BourgesAugust 21, 2016
    Great place, nice atmosphere! Loved the food and our waiter was very nice to us! Please make reservarions 1/2 weeks in advance! Also, buy sylvias seasoning rub!
  • Frank W.
    Frank WilkinsonApril 1, 2013
    Great comfort food! California Style (w/ Brown Gravy) Chicken & Waffles were awesome. The wait was well worth it. The table staff were phenomenal and very attentive!
  • Cristina D.
    Cristina DoniniJune 4, 2016
    The BBQ Beef Ribs were delicious, so tender and yummy! And so was the potato salad- cool place to experience a nice harlem atmosphere - it can get busy
  • Jason 6.
    Jason 64128May 21, 2012
    Great general soul food in Harlem. Chicken & waffles is available, but not the mainstay. Slightly touristy, but it has history and Sylvia herself still presides over many meals in a grandmotherly way.
  • Andie S.
    Andie SleemanDecember 14, 2016
    Skip Red Rooster and come to Sylvia's when you are in Harlem. The food is insanely delicious (best fried chicken & waffles) and the staff is warm, attentive and welcoming.
  • Jeaux S.
    Jeaux SanchèzNovember 2, 2013
    Very tasteful Soul Food Restaurant. Family owned. I went on a Sunday so they had a gospel act. The food is amazing as well as the staff!! :)
  • Harlem A.
    Harlem AmbassadorJanuary 8, 2013
    Your grandmother might make it better, but then again, she likely doesn't run a place of this volume. Perfect for the tour bus explorer set. Turkey wings and Smothered chicken don't disappoint.
  • hitgirl
    hitgirlNovember 14, 2010
    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!
  • Ab
    AbNovember 27, 2015
    The welcoming, homey atmosphere. Order your classic if it's your first (chikn, mcnches, grns). Take their suggestion if it's your 2+.
  • Julie
    JulieMay 24, 2013
    Such a wonderful staff. Go here for food that will not only warm up your belly, but it will warm up your heart. Will be coming back!
  • Henry T.
    Henry TongSeptember 21, 2014
    Fried chicken of course (go for the dark meat). Cant go wrong with any if their sides. And the chicken livers are a must try!
  • Compass
    CompassMay 15, 2014
    Celebrity and special occasion clients turn to chef Sylvia Woods’ catering services for bread and banana pudding, behemoth cobbler pans, and more.
  • Elise A.
    Elise AbdallaJuly 1, 2010
    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..
  • Monica
    MonicaMay 8, 2014
    Love this place!!! The service is excellent and friendly, and the fried chicken with waffles is to die for!!! Super good!
  • Compass
    CompassMay 15, 2014
    The constantly packed eatery serves caters to locals and tourists seeking some of the most lauded mac and cheese and Sunday comfort lunch fare in the city.
  • Molly E.
    Molly ElaineFebruary 8, 2015
    Went for Thanksgiving meal and got some of the best southern food I've ever had. One of my new favorites for when I need to feed my soul...Lol
  • chi s.
    chi shiMarch 25, 2016
    Smothered chicken n waffles.. So filling and delicious. Service is excellent
  • Kennedy W.
    Kennedy W.March 3, 2012
    The catfish dish is delicious. Great upbeat service as well, with a melting pot of people enjoying the rich culture and history.
  • Raffa R.
    Raffa RodriguezDecember 21, 2014
    Best soul food, best food for the soul. B-B-Que Ribs and Fried Chicken were everything I dreamt they'd be.
  • Flor H.
    Flor HernandezAugust 1, 2013
    Angela was great... The food and the ambient. We also were sat down in Sylvia's family table. It was awesome...
  • BET
    BETFebruary 1, 2013
    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: http://bet.us/BHM
  • amNewYork
    amNewYorkSeptember 29, 2011
    For coming on 50 years, Sylvia's Restaurant has been the locus of Harlem's soul food scene. The weekend brunchesjazz on Saturdays, gospel on Sundays — are especially popular.
  • Ashlee H.
    Ashlee HaynieJune 2, 2012
    I grew up in the south where good cornbread is in abundance, but Sylvia's cornbread may be the best I've ever had.
  • Craig T.
    Craig ThompsonMay 6, 2013
    Try the Bbq Pork Ribs & Fried Chicken With Coleslaw & Cornbread Sides - So good! Bringing you next time Ann! :)
  • Sasha F.
    Sasha FriedenbergAugust 16, 2015
    I had the shrimp and grits for brunch. It was great, but it did take a while to prepare and get the check.
  • tony r.
    tony rochaNovember 30, 2012
    I can recommend the Candied Yams and Mac n Cheese as sides. Fantastic.
  • Hunter H.
    Hunter HarrisJune 27, 2014
    Great fried chicken, subpar waffles. Friendly service and a surprising array of cocktails on the menu.
  • Liena E.
    Liena ElhagemoussaAugust 31, 2013
    Amazing fried chicken!! Huge portions!! Great martinis!! Pretty cheap for the amount of food you receive!
  • Nora B.
    Nora B.July 30, 2010
    Soul Food at it's finest. Famous for their fried chicken, but I wasn't too impressed. Try something different and make sure you have the Peach Cobbler for dessert. Great Prices! Read more
  • Paris D.
    Paris DickeyJune 6, 2010
    The fried chicken is absolutly succulantly delicious . Crispy yet when you bite into an subtle burst of amazing flavor ! The corn bread a fluffy sweet buttered baked treat . The collards ok
  • ms
    msMarch 12, 2015
    My first chicken and waffles experience... I was not disappointed. Plus the collard greens were SO GOOD
  • Guest of a Guest
    Sylvia Woods aka the "Queen of Soul Food" founded her restaurant in 1962, creating one of the most popular soul food eateries in the country. Read more
  • Dadisi O.
    Dadisi OlutosinAugust 12, 2014
    I just enjoyed the BEST meal I've had since arriving in New York. They do it right at Sylvia's. That's why they have the brand they have. #SoulFood
  • Henrik O.
    Henrik OscarssonMarch 27, 2013
    A soul food institution in Harlem. Smothered, candied, buttered, and chicken in all shapes. Great food.
  • Tamar T.
    Tamar ThomasJuly 5, 2015
    I ate at this Resturant Mother's Day 2014. The wait was ridiculous but understandable due to what day it was...the server whose name I forgot was rude and impatient. We were a party of 5.
  • Sean H.
    Sean HackbarthNovember 13, 2010
    The smothered chicken is good, and the collard greens are the best I ever had. Go there around 5 on a Saturday to get seated right away.
  • Erika H.
    Erika H.November 8, 2011
    Ask for Twenty -- she's the nicest, warmest server in the place. She made our meal very special. Thanks, Twenty!
  • ZOE
    ZOEJuly 26, 2012
    Liked the ribs with garlic mashed potatoes and black eyed peas. Chicken breasts are also delicious.
  • Vicki T.
    Vicki TorresJune 22, 2013
    Best soul food in NYC. Try the fried catfish. The baked Mac and cheese is amazing!
  • Fabio F.
    Fabio FontebassoOctober 12, 2014
    Super special Sylvia's ribs and chicken has been great for us! Good solution for a tasty dinner in Harlem!
  • Ruben Garcia M.
    Ruben Garcia MohedanoSeptember 6, 2015
    Chicken n' waffles! But what a chicken... Come before 12 if you don't want to spend time in the lane
  • E
    EApril 24, 2015
    Fried Chicken with collard greens & Mac and cheese!!! Authentic soul food. Est 1962
  • Antwaune D.
    Antwaune DavisApril 2, 2014
    I always stop here when visiting NYC......get the banana pudding...it's amazing!
  • Tamara B.
    Tamara BrickersonJanuary 13, 2012
    The BEST CORNBREAD known to man!!!! Mac and cheese, greens, and fried catfish all delicious!!!
  • Andrea V.
    Andrea ValverdeApril 23, 2014
    I recommend Sylvia’s World Famous Barb-B-Que Ribs & Fried Chicken with 2 side orders and a cocktail
  • Kathryn P.
    Kathryn PhillipsNovember 1, 2016
    Delicious! Lunch specials are a great deal and the staff is so friendly
  • Randa E.
    Randa EasonMarch 3, 2014
    Always the best soul food in Harlem!!!! Never disappoints despite others preferences/comments/reviews.
  • Candice L.
    Candice LepageSeptember 22, 2015
    Warm cornbread with a crisp top served with butter at every table! Score.
  • سليمان
    Touristy and really not the best fried chicken in the area, but a nice experience worth the trip regardless
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony McCulloughMay 21, 2013
    Thought I was gonna be sitting in a gentrified wasteland, but no I found it as charming as I thought a soulfood restaurant should be. It didn't loose it's soul. Thank goodness.
  • Lyndsey M.
    Lyndsey McAdamsJuly 18, 2010
    Amazing food! Friendly service! And great live gospel music on Sundays! As a Southern transport in the Big Apple, I highly recommend!
  • Michael D.
    Michael Ducille JrJune 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken and waffles was delicious. Everything is very affordable as well.
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauJune 2, 2013
    Try the Red Velvet Cake - One of the best. That frosting is rich.
  • P G.
    P GMay 17, 2015
    Wonderful experience. Food was wonderfully spiced and large portions!
  • Dawn H.
    Dawn HayesJanuary 20, 2013
    The real deal or as close as you will get these days. We met Sylvia the last time we were here. She recently passed away.
  • D O.
    D OSeptember 15, 2015
    Nice restaurant with pretty good soul food and really nice service
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroApril 2, 2012
    An institution in Harlem, but Sylvia's now has tons of competition. Grits are good :)
  • Brotha K.
    Brotha K.May 26, 2015
    Enjoyed the food and very nice staff. Meatloaf was on point and try the candied yams.
  • Amanda C.
    Amanda CameronFebruary 7, 2016
    The fried chicken waffles were delicious. Great service and atmosphere!
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelNovember 15, 2010
    If you need a little comfort food, head over to Sylvia's for some authentic, lip-smacking Southern soul food.
  • ƄƑıƞe
    ƄƑıƞeFebruary 29, 2016
    go Harlem Chicken & Waffles w/ collard greens and garlic mashed potatoes on the side!
  • SomeBizarre S.
    SomeBizarre StevoNovember 2, 2012
    Don't eat the collard greens then all great taking good care love and devotion
  • Camille D.
    Camille DanielJuly 20, 2013
    Had the fried chicken. Good, well seasoned and not greasy. Also had scrambled eggs, nothing unusual regular eggs.
  • Nick H.
    Nick HillMarch 25, 2015
    Lunch special plate is on point
  • Tendai R.
    Tendai RukoboNovember 8, 2015
    Fried chicken is delicious and Mac cheese is great.
  • Dave C.
    Dave CummingsFebruary 24, 2015
    Collard greens are a must. Skip the lemonade.
  • AB S.
    AB SampongAugust 30, 2013
    Wheat toast & buttery grits dashed with pepper! The only way to start the weekend!
  • Tyler C.
    Chicken and waffles are delicious!
  • ShowOff Marketing
    ShowOff MarketingDecember 8, 2013
    Awesome food with a relaxed family atmosphere
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauJune 2, 2013
    Try the Biscuits - Complimentary biscuits. Excellent.
  • Brittany
    BrittanyNovember 27, 2014
    Food is AMAZING!!!! Chicken and waffles were beyond good!
  • Pet S.
    Pet SMarch 10, 2012
    Fried chicken & Mac/cheese is insane. Try the black eyed peas & potato salad!
  • Bond N.
    Bond NJuly 8, 2013
    Catfish and grits is a winner, you won't be disappointed
  • Danielle R.
    Danielle RossiApril 2, 2011
    The smothered chicken is excellent and be sure to save room for the peach cobbler!
  • Big T.
    Big T.May 8, 2013
    The banana pudding is served cold. Ask them to warm it up fo ya!
  • Nick B.
    Nick B.November 2, 2014
    Fried chicken. Mac & cheese. Everything. Except the red velvet cake.
  • Razorfish
    RazorfishSeptember 20, 2011
    Good old fashioned soul food: Corn, collard greens, mashed potatoes, corn bread, chicken smothered in gravy
  • Porter M.
    Porter MasonAugust 29, 2014
    Oh my Lord, this is the best non-homemade Mac and cheese I've ever had.
  • Carlos S.
    Carlos Sandoval5 days ago
    Smothered Pork Chops and Smashed Potatoes. Those are the best of the best.
  • Mariella S.
    An unique and delicious tradicional food experience At Harlems!
  • Ken T.
    Ken TaylorJanuary 4, 2011
    Don't get the ribs and fried chicken combo unless you're really hungry, huge meal with 2 sides. Good value tho.
  • Louis J.
    Louis JohnsonJune 5, 2013
    The Harlem Haberdashery family loves this place; Everything is better now. I can't stay out of this place.
  • Susanna A.
    Susanna AnFebruary 12, 2015
    Gospel brunch is a nice experience; the singing is entertaining. Food is overrated -- southern fried chicken is dry.
  • Heidizzle
    HeidizzleApril 4, 2013
    Amazing staff - amazing food - make sure you're hungry!
  • Kim M.
    Kim McDecember 28, 2015
    As a kid, I heard the food wasn't good. As an adult, I didn't like the food. My cousin and his fiancé came to Harlem for the first time wanting to eat there and they were not pleased with the food.
  • Monica E.
    Chicken with waffles!! Love it
  • Mia A.
    Mia AndersonAugust 9, 2013
    Banana Puddin gets a thumbs up, w: friendly service !
  • Wandering B.
    Wandering BaileyNovember 21, 2014
    Such lovely staff. Had the chicken and waffle.
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony McCulloughMay 21, 2013
    I don't often say this, but I actually got teary eyed eating the collard greens at Sylvia's. It reminded me of my mom's...
  • jose r.
    jose rJanuary 20, 2012
    better than gladys knight's in Atl? hard to say, chicken & waffles are just as good, if not better
  • Nekeisha W.
    Nekeisha WilkinsonJanuary 19, 2016
    Tweety is a dope server. I honestly enjoyed her service more than the food.
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    For something special, get up early on Sundays and hit the gospel brunch Read more
  • Raul M.
    Raul M.March 11, 2012
    Get early, get mimosas at the bar witha generous pour from bartender and be patient before you get a table
  • Justin O.
    Justin OrdovezaJanuary 29
    They have chitterlings on the weekends.
  • TeeAnje B.
    TeeAnje BrightJanuary 18, 2011
    Must have the sautéed chicken liver as appetizers and chicken & waffles.
  • Amit K.
    Amit K.December 9, 2012
    The banana pudding here though! A must try.
  • tolu
    toluJune 13, 2015
    Mac n cheese was one of the best things on the menu
  • Richmond C.
    Richmond ChandlerFebruary 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Go on Sunday's for Brunch and experience live Gospel music with your meal! Excellent, Uplifting and Free.
  • kevin r.
    kevin robinsonNovember 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great Brunch...one of the few places that gets "Soft scrambled eggs" right...mediocre dinner
  • Kwesi Soti M.
    Kwesi Soti MtunduJune 18, 2013
    Sit at counter and enjoy comings and goings.
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauJune 2, 2013
    Try the Fried Chicken and Waffles - One of the best
  • Rob
    RobAugust 29, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Come in and just enjoy the food & the history and if your going to complain...eat somewhere else!
  • Annie B.
    Annie BOctober 17, 2013
    TERRIBLE: food, service, ambiance; I literally have nothing good to say about this abomination of a restaurant. Sylvia's has no right to call itself soul-food because this place is totally soul-less.
  • Terance T.
    Terance ThatchMay 14, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Go for the meatloaf, it's so good.
  • Decap M.
    Decap MusicFebruary 13, 2014
    AMAZING Soul food. Left feeling satisfied.
  • Flor H.
    Flor HernandezAugust 10, 2013
    Very good soul food, but I wish it could had being hotter
  • Desiree G.
    Desiree GApril 8, 2013
    A bit overrated and too expensive for quality, but it is a neighborhood Gem and I always go back. Service is good.
  • Chung W.
    Chung WongMarch 5, 2010
    Bill Clinton, Magic Johnson and Nelson Mandela were here. I love collards! okra too...and chicken. Queen of Soul Food indeed. Get the sauce!
  • Ryan E.
    Ryan EickDecember 16, 2016
    The chicken and waffles are delicious
  • Klrod ..
    Klrod .July 22, 2015
    The service was respectable, the food was excellent.
  • ImSo_Brooklyn
    ImSo_BrooklynJanuary 20, 2016
    Great southern food. Great birthday song! Lol
  • Kwesi Soti M.
    Kwesi Soti MtunduJune 18, 2013
    Sit at counter and enjoy the comings and goings
  • Roberto S.
    Don't miss the fried catfish with butter-loaded grits
  • Craig T.
    Craig ThompsonMay 6, 2013
    Try the Corn Bread - This stuff is good!
  • Jemar "Meezy" S.
    Jemar "Meezy" SouzaJanuary 2, 2013
    Tweetie is a sweetheart. Ask for her if you can
  • Carlo M.
    Carlo MolinoDecember 12, 2014
    Bbq ribs and fried chicken. I love soul food.
  • Monica E.
    Everything
  • Crystal W.
    Crystal WardMay 7, 2015
    Candied Yams were Delicious ;)
  • Shabeeb
    ShabeebOctober 24, 2012
    Can't go wrong - order Anything :)
  • twocsgirl
    twocsgirlMarch 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're taking out, always heck your order before you leave. They can't ever get it straight.
  • Kate W.
    Kate WagnerNovember 23, 2014
    One of the greatest disappointments of my life.
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauJune 2, 2013
    Try the Cornbread - Great
  • Irina S.
    Irina SkayaMay 15, 2011
    Try the candied yams and the fried catfish! You won't regret it!
  • RickTheHat
    RickTheHatFebruary 26, 2012
    Two sunday morning bloodys @ $23, hope the bfast is good...
  • Thracian
    ThracianJanuary 8, 2012
    Delicious food, try EVERYTHING. Seriously...
  • Oz Moving & Storage
    Oz Moving & StorageJuly 14, 2015
    Tons of history at Sylvia's. Oh, and chicken.
  • jason r.
    jason rzepkaMarch 21, 2010
    If forced to choose one meal to eat for the rest of my life, it might be Sylvia's Harlem-style waffles & fried chicken. Crazygood.
  • Mike T.
    Mike TitoJune 26, 2011
    Get the chicken and the Ribs, try not to eat so fast.... I just... couldn't help it
  • Santiago Y.
    Santiago YusteOctober 7, 2013
    big portions & sauces for everything
  • Akil E.
    Akil ElSeptember 25, 2013
    Good eats. Co-workers loved the chicken & waffles.
  • Chi Wai S.
    Chi Wai SoDecember 29, 2011
    One hour after. We ate so fast because service was so bad. Order dark meat and gave me white meat
  • Fábio B.
    Fábio BritoNovember 1, 2012
    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.
  • Valerie J.
    Food is great but the wait for it is tooooo long.
  • Athena L.
    Athena LindseyMarch 27, 2013
    Get the Collard Greens and Mash Potatoes
  • Paola B.
    Paola BoniniSeptember 27, 2011
    Great soul food in the heart of Harlem.
  • Christen D.
    Christen DuongSeptember 7, 2012
    Check out the gospel brunch. Starts at 11. Read more
  • Gentrifried Chicken
    Gentrifried ChickenJanuary 15, 2012
    Chicken and Waffles! Chicken and Waffles!
  • Raminta D.
    Must visit!
  • Tiago T.
    Beautiful chicken with waffles
  • Brie N.
    Brie NunnOctober 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The fried chicken is amazing
  • RickTheHat
    RickTheHatFebruary 26, 2012
    The Sunday morning singing is a treat :)
  • Vivian B.
    Vivian BakalJune 1, 2013
    Best red velvet cake I've ever had!
  • Tony R.
    Tony RahsaanMarch 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Make you you get a slice of the Red Velvet Cake. This is how Red Velvet is supposed to taste. :)
  • Emily M.
    Emily MaOctober 7, 2013
    Enjoying some soulfood. Haven't had good collard greens in a while. :)
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas CageJune 17, 2015
    Great food, good portions.
  • Ruoyi J.
    Ruoyi JiangNovember 8, 2014
    Fried chicken is great. Ribs are disgusting. Seriously, so bad.
  • DIAZ
    DIAZJanuary 7, 2012
    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.
  • Marcelo A.
    Marcelo AlbagllOctober 15, 2011
    Try the Corn Bread - Sooooo good!
  • Harlem W.
    Harlem World MagazineMarch 27, 2010
    Have the ribs it's the best, if it's th weekend check out the Sunday breakfast Read more
  • Casey G.
    Casey GotcherFebruary 22, 2011
    Get the baked macaroni and cheese! Delish.
  • Erika H.
    Erika H.November 8, 2011
    Damn auto-correct: the best server is TWEETY. Ask for TWEETY.
  • Polina W.
    Polina WeitzDecember 10, 2016
    Solid southern comfort food
  • Valerie G.
    Valerie GreenJanuary 6, 2010
    Try the chicken and waffles - nothing's better than breakfast AND dinner combined.
  • John B.
    John BrianJune 28, 2015
    Chicken and Waffles... Period.
  • Michelle D.
    Michelle DanielsMay 23, 2013
    The cornbread tastes like cake!!! (Not Jiffy...lol)
  • Emely P.
    Emely PerezNovember 25, 2015
    The food here is soulful.
  • Katerina A.
    Katerina AnnaDecember 3, 2014
    No no. Go to the Red Rooster instead, much better quality. Unless you go for quantity, then Sylvia's offers more for less money
  • Stephanie A.
    Stephanie AdrienneOctober 16, 2011
    Chicken and waffles! Super yum!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Sylvia's as seen on Man vs Food Read more
  • Roselyn A.
    Roselyn AugustinJune 9, 2011
    The best peach cobbler ever!
  • Vincent P.
    Vincent PeGanMarch 13, 2012
    Best fried chicken on the planet
  • Lonnie R.
    Lonnie ROctober 25, 2011
    The Cornbread is Great!
  • VelvetCrate
    VelvetCrateMay 17, 2015
    Chicken and waffles 🍗
  • David M.
    David McNeillApril 7, 2012
    Food is off the chain. Do not expect great service.
  • Joarvonia S.
    Joarvonia SkipwithJanuary 5, 2010
    Go to Sylvia's Restaurant for breakfast! The giblet gravy was awesome with grits!
  • Liz D.
    Liz DellJuly 9, 2011
    The mac and cheese is amazing.
  • Mark A.
    Mark AnthonyApril 10, 2016
    My first visit, very underwhelmed.
  • Craig T.
    Craig ThompsonJune 1, 2013
    Try the Chicken Livers
  • Myke Q.
    Myke QueenJanuary 6, 2014
    Fried chicken on point
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauJune 2, 2013
    Try the BBQ ribs
  • Chauncey
    ChaunceyDecember 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The fried chicken is so good here
  • Mygsocial G.
    Mygsocial GradschoolSeptember 28, 2011
    I love everything on the menu.
  • Javin J.
    Javin JamesOctober 14, 2013
    Great food. :)
  • Fly Lady Dii
    Fly Lady DiiAugust 7, 2014
    Hated it. If you have lived in the south and KNOW how southern food tastes..this will be a disappointing experience.
  • Andrew T. C.
    Andrew T. CarrMay 1, 2010
    Great place hear good music and catch good food.
  • Matthijs
    MatthijsOctober 25, 2014
    There are more toilets downstairs
  • Jessica K.
    Jessica K-TAugust 11, 2010
    Went for chicken & waffles... It was good but didn't knock me off my feet good. Didn't live up to the hype in my experience.
  • Kelvin B.
    Kelvin BennettMarch 15, 2016
    Fried Chicken, pork chops
  • Wendy V.
    Wendy VerbraeckenApril 6, 2015
    Best soul food!
  • Armando
    ArmandoSeptember 5, 2011
    Open late for that late night food fix
  • Christen R. - DivasandDorks.com
    RIP Ms. Sylvia...
  • Erika B.
    Erika BleichMay 7, 2013
    Amazing fried chicken...
  • Emilia A.
    Emilia ArvidssonMay 12, 2016
    Jams, fried chicken
  • Alison
    AlisonAugust 30, 2011
    Mmm... Chicken and Waffles will change your life.
  • Robert J.
    Robert JaworskiSeptember 2, 2014
    chicken n waffles
  • Khalid A.
    Khalid AlbukhayyetJuly 24, 2016
    Cooked with love
  • Cherrece G.
    Cherrece GloverApril 22, 2012
    Mac N' Cheese all the way!!!
  • Wayan T.
    Wayan TitoApril 3, 2012
    Giveme Sylvia's Bird ... !!!!
  • Paolo
    PaoloMarch 20, 2010
    Ribs, ocra and greens. Learn how to eat proper soul food. Amen.
  • Calvin T.
    Calvin TeohJune 1, 2014
    EAT YO CORNBREAD
  • Allan C.
    Allan ClarkMay 15, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    order smothered chicken - on a waffle, if you dare - and discover soul food bliss
  • Addie C.
    Addie CornJanuary 7, 2011
    Oh how I LOVE Sylvia's!
  • Edmond F.
    Edmond FernandezJuly 21, 2012
    Nice place
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingJanuary 10, 2011
    Try the Chicken and Waffles
  • Elysse K.
    Elysse Knight-SpiliotiJanuary 1, 2013
    OK but Amy Ruth's is much better and cheaper!
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BrownMay 12, 2012
    Fried Pork Chops
  • Paola Z.
    Paola ZanettiMarch 2, 2012
    Very nice!
  • Sabrina
    SabrinaAugust 14, 2010
    Biscuits here are sooo good.
  • Molade
    MoladeJuly 18, 2010
    Food is delicious but the service is SLOOOOW!
  • C W.
    C W.November 1, 2011
    Service is deplorable.
  • ellen r.
    ellen resnickAugust 24, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    They said they did not put butter in the grits. But they do I found out
  • Mrfantastic8000
    Mrfantastic8000March 27, 2010
    The Fried Chicken is great!!
  • Mike H.
    Mike HJune 22, 2011
    Pass on this extremely overrated Harlem landmark.
  • Pretty M.
    Pretty MillzJanuary 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Brought relatives from NC there....they were not impressed!
  • Paula R.
    Paula RagucciNovember 1, 2012
    do you seriously like this place? the food is terrible and it's SO overpriced!
  • Simmy P.
    Simmy PappachenSeptember 1, 2011
    Food is good but doesn't match the hype.
  • Sasha P.
    Sasha PorterNovember 24, 2010
    great food but the customer service is terrible.
  • Mazil
    MazilNovember 11, 2014
    Good service but the food was rather bland.
  • Brandie
    BrandieOctober 25, 2010
    Hype!
  • ryan s.
    ryan struckDecember 13, 2014
    Too expensive for fried chicken, not impressed
  • Dee D.
    Dee DeeAugust 18, 2012
    Food is nasty ,will never eat here again
  • Matthijs
    MatthijsOctober 25, 2014
    Average food, nothing special
  • Sasha P.
    Sasha PorterNovember 25, 2010
    horrible service!!!!
  • Paco A.
    Paco ArreguiSeptember 14
    Música en directo de 12 a 4 pm. Mucho estilo, resume el espíritu de Harlem. Pide ( aunque suene raro) pollo frito con gofres, y de postre el pastel de melocotón.
  • Jean-Pierre P.
    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.
  • Jean Frederic T.
    Jean Frederic TahonApril 14, 2013
    Un accueil parfait un service exemplaire et une cuisine delicious.
  • Matteo Z.
    Matteo ZuccoAugust 20, 2015
    Miglior soul food di harlem....Pollo fritto buonissimo
  • Scarlett E.
    Scarlett EspositoMay 13, 2013
    brunch domenicale con canti gospel nel cuore di harlem. spettacolo
  • Valeria S.
    Sopravvalutato moltissimo. Pasto scadente. Inutile fare tanta strada e tanta fila. Simpatica la musica all'interno, ma dopo un po' stanca
  • lidia p.
    lidia perezMarch 9, 2015
    Soul en directo, merece la pena y mucho esperar la cola para entrar!!!
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