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300 W 114th St, New York City, NY 10026-2780
+1 212-864-7777
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“catfish” (15 reviews)
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300 W 114th St, New York City, NY 10026-2780
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I brought my boyfriend to NY for his birthday. Sunday is brunch day regardless of the city. I pulled up black owned restaurants in the city and he decided on Melbas. I had the shrimp and grits which were amazing and he had the chicken...More

Thank NoireTravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Red Rooster gets a lot of hype, but I was directed to Melba's by a local and was thrilled by the food and the service in this restaurant. i ordered the wild caught salmon, rice and peas, and potato salad and all were delicious....More

Thank VermontTeacher44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Special occasion celebrated by my wife and I today in New York. Eid celebration called for lunch somewhere special and we decided to from our temporary abode in Jersey City all the way to Melba's in Harlem having read rave reviews of fried chicken and...More

Thank Bshameem
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I feel the restaurant would do well (for their signature chicken and waffles dish) to throw in a second piece. Otherwise, the impression of the meal becomes more waffles, less chicken. Delicious chicken, especially the skin, along with the mashed potatoes. But they should budget...More

Thank frankieATL
Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

I have been here with some friends for dinner and I was expecting more from what they call "soul food". Instead the menu was almost all fried and nothing really attracted my attention. My friends got the fried catfish on waffle with strawberry butter and...More

Thank Juliet_Manila
Reviewed May 21, 2017

The food, atmosphere, and services was great. Don't miss out on their delicious catfish and collard greens. Pass on the cocktails which were small, and not tasty. Make a reservation to guarantee a table.

Thank les d
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Awesome food...lively crowd....fun atmosphere where it is really about the food! Happy people serving and even happier people eating. Do make a reservation, especially if you are a large group, as you don't want to get in and smell how wonderful it is if you...More

Thank Stylelust
Reviewed May 14, 2017

We tried Melba's due to the reviews on TripAdvisor. We were looking for a restaurant to celebration an 80th birthday. We went on a very busy Mother's Day and had a wonderful meal thanks to the general manager Nadine. Nadine went out of her way...More

Thank BDFD
Reviewed April 22, 2017

This was our second visit to Melba's and we were not disappointed. The warm and inviting staff helps to create an at home atmosphere from the time you walk in the door until your departure; The manager Nadine is a friend to everyone who takes...More

Thank Rhonda S
Reviewed April 17, 2017

We were going to Sylvia's but when we saw the long line we went to plan B. So glad we did!! The food was excellent, the service was great, and everyone was gracious. We had the eggnog waffles with strawberry butter and fried chicken, and...More

Thank mzcyberella
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 W 114th St, New York City, NY 10026-2780
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Harlem
  • Neighborhood: Harlem
  • Phone Number: +1 212-864-7777
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