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Sylvia's Restaurant

328 Malcolm X Blvd, New York City, NY 10027-3702
+1 212-996-0660
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (33 reviews)
“collard greens” (120 reviews)
“fried chicken” (214 reviews)
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CUISINES
American
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
328 Malcolm X Blvd, New York City, NY 10027-3702
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have visited Sylvia's many times during our trips to the city. This time, we met our son, cousin, and our friends, from St. Kitts, who were also visiting NYC. Our friends had read about Sylvia's on line and were very excited to eat at...More

Thank tee1_4eva
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stop by and eat here if you get the chance. The waffles and chicken are to die for. Make sure you get a mimosa with your meal. Make sure you have reservations because it fills up very quickly and you’ll be waiting a while to...More

Thank Mantle22
SylviaWoods, Owner at Sylvia's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

It's wonderful hearing that you loved your Chicken & Waffles! Great call on the mimosa, too! It's the perfect addition to a brunch. Hope we can see you around again soon. Best, Sylvia's

Reviewed 1 week ago

We started our Harlem food and cultural tour at Sylvia's. Great choice for exploring the history and culture of Harlem -- let alone the cuisine. What a revelation to realize that perfectly prepared grits could be THAT tasty -- pillowy soft, fine texture, savory with...More

Thank Chalsten
SylviaWoods, Owner at Sylvia's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Chalsten, we're so happy to be a part of your tour in Harlem! Plus, hearing we could change your mind on Chicken & Waffles brought a smile to your face. Thanks for your kind words. We're already looking forward to next visit. Warm wishes, Sylvia's

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sylvia’s is an award winning restaurant in Harlem, serving feel good fried food Harlem style. Moderately priced, the chicken is the best fried chicken ever, and the catfish and grits is an adventure. Had a great meal at the bar with friendly hostess Mercedes. Ask...More

Thank Gr8Greg88
SylviaWoods, Owner at Sylvia's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We're so happy that you find our Fried Chicken to be the best ever! Thanks so much for your support. Looking forward to next time we can welcome you back. Cheers, Sylvia's

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great to come and try this Harlem Institution. Conveniently located by 125th Street subway. The grits are creamy and tasty and the fried chicken is genuinely crispy and delicious. You will be glad that you stopped by and enjoyed the authentic and genuine service here.

Thank highburychampion
SylviaWoods, Owner at Sylvia's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks so much for stopping by the other day! It's wonderful knowing you especially enjoyed the Fried Chicken and Grits! Hope to see you around again. Best, Sylvia's

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After taking the subway in the rain from Manhattan we finally arrived at "Sylvia's". Friends and Family ranted & raved about it and told us it was a must have when we went to New York. I'm so glad we listened. It is so hard...More

Thank Jeree C
SylviaWoods, Owner at Sylvia's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Jeree, we're so glad to hear that your families and friends could recommend us! It's wonderful knowing that our soul food could hit the spot and that you especially enjoyed the Fried Chicken. Thanks for the review! Best, Sylvia's

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I took the Subway from Manhattan to Harlem. When we arrived at Sylvia's there was a small line outside and we had to enter inside the small entryway and place our name on the waitlist. We were told that the wait time...More

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SylviaWoods, Owner at Sylvia's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your recommendation! We're so glad you could enjoy a Sunday Brunch with us. The wait can sometimes get long, and we appreciate you bearing with us. We also offer online reservations if you ever want to skip the wait. Hope we can welcome...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite this being a popular tourist spot it still maintains a feeling that it is a real restaurant that locals eat in. We arrived with no reservation and there was a long wait so we asked could we eat at the counter and got lucky...More

Thank ShankillFalls
SylviaWoods, Owner at Sylvia's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad you could enjoy your visit here. Whether someone is a tourist or a local, we love getting to welcome all our awesome guests. Plus, we're so glad to know you were a fan of our chicken. Hope to see you around again....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Sylvia’s on a Sunday, and loved the ribs tenderness and the fried chicken, so tasty. Prices are correct and the place sweats history.

Thank Nuus B
SylviaWoods, Owner at Sylvia's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for coming to enjoy a meal with us. We love hearing that from the Ribs to the Fried Chicken, you enjoyed your visit! Hope we can welcome you back soon. Best, Sylvia's

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate Sunday Dinner at Sylvia’s. Nice cozy place. Had collard greens, Mac and Cheese, fried chicken and rib combo. The fried chicken was typical fried chicken, Mac n Cheese & Greens pretty good. BBQ ribs and sauce were my least favorite as I really did...More

Thank Darigregkat
SylviaWoods, Owner at Sylvia's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate you enjoying a Sunday Dinner with us! It sounds like you make some pretty amazing soul food yourself, so we're sorry to hear ours didn't completely wow you. Still, we're glad you could enjoy our friendly service and amazing Sweet Potato Pie. Hope...More

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businesses and developments go up next to local
institutions. The heart of the neighbourhood 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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maleonard1412
3 June 2017|
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Response from 322dawng2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have a full service bar
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Prettigirl01
11 March 2017|
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Response from eliseljh | Reviewed this property |
It really depends on the time of the day when you're there. I was there twice for dinner during my one week stay in New York last October, and didn't have to wait for more than 5 minutes. Unless you are coming with a big... More
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Anne J
3 November 2016|
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Response from SisBoston | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry to disagree with Adam0610, but, according to Sylvia's website, you can't make a reservation for brunch. With that in mind, here's what happened when we went -- we arrived about 10:30 a.m. and were about 20th in... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$40
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 328 Malcolm X Blvd, New York City, NY 10027-3702
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Harlem
  • Neighbourhood: Harlem
  • Phone Number: +1 212-996-0660
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