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Amy Ruth's Home Style Southern Cuisine

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Neighborhood:
Harlem
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113 W 116th St, New York City, NY 10026
(212) 280-8779
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8:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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    Very good
  • 34
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  • 13
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious

Heard good things so we decided to venture out on the subway to pay this restaurant a visit. The food we chose for dinner was delish! The waffle was nice and airy, the fried chicken was juicy and the smothered pork chops were tender and delicious. For sides we had collard greens, mac n cheese... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Moseley, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Took the family here at 10:00 am on Sunday morning. No line and the service was excellent. In fact, we had two servers waiting on us. Chicken and waffles were cooked perfectly. Sweet tea and cheese grits were outstanding. It’s an easy metro ride from 42nd street (red 2 train uptown). 116th street station is next to the restaurant. The... More 

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Moseley, Virginia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Heard good things so we decided to venture out on the subway to pay this restaurant a visit. The food we chose for dinner was delish! The waffle was nice and airy, the fried chicken was juicy and the smothered pork chops were tender and delicious. For sides we had collard greens, mac n cheese, cabbage and candied yams. So... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, people arr very kind and service is fast once you're inside. Food is very strange, but you can call it soul food!

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London, United Kingdom
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29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

A friend recommended Amy Ruth's so we journeyed uptown and the food was great! Authentic and filling I might add. My only complaint was that they ran out ribs during my visit *shakes head*

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Hmmm!!! Shreveporters and Greenvillers are accustomed to great food! Well Ms. Ruth ! You provided us with a different view of Northern soul food ! Thank you! Your staff was awesome!

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Midlothian, Virginia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Came here for breakfast today and it's still has the best Chicken and waffles in the city . And staff and service was an A . Price , location, great food and service makes it a sweet deal like it's real maple syrup .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

best breakfast ever! stayed in harlem on our visit to nyc, amy ruth's is a must for visitors. we had pancakes and bacon next time want to try the chicken and waffles

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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Had the Barack Obama chicken with mash potato and collard greens, was delish, chicken cooked perfectly. Corn bread they give you to start also good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We ate at lunch and the food was delicious and tasty. I had fried chicken, collard greens and red beans and rice. My husband had a seafood plate which was OK, the chicken is probably the star. The kids loved being allowed to have fried chicken and waffles. Service was friendly and it was great value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

this is the best soul food in NYC. you will stand in line down the sidewalk but it is so worth it! I had the fried chicken, collard green, yams and the cornbread, lawd! Oh, I also had grape kool aid! Yes indeed! The service was great and it is a cozy spot which makes eating comfortable. You will not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 113 W 116th St, New York City, NY 10026
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Harlem
  • Neighborhood: Harlem
  • Phone Number: (212) 280-8779

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 5:30 am
Saturday
8:30 am - 5:30 am

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Harlem

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Harlem
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has played a vital role in the history of New York City. Today, the neighborhood is as vibrant as ever as new businesses and developments go up next to local institutions. The heart of the neighborhood is bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and you’ll discover some of the most beautiful blocks in the city, filled with handsome brownstones, soul food restaurants, corner shops, and scenic parks. For a taste of a real New York neighborhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.
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