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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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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (43 reviews)
“collard greens” (128 reviews)
“cornbread” (180 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:30 Hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
328 Malcolm X Blvd, New York City, NY 10027-3702
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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Visited after a recommendation from a friend. Glad I did. The food was simple and an utterly authentic home style meal. So delicious and filling. Ordered the peach cobbler after main meal and it was amazing!!

Thank lidollee
SylviaWoods, Owner at Sylvia's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Peach cobbler is always a great way to wrap up a meal. We're so happy to hear that you thought the food was delicious and filling. Hope we'll get to see you again soon. Cheers, Sylvia's

Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Have a taste for southern style cooking in the Big Apple. This restaurant will fill your craving and more. Since 1962 Slyvia's has been serving southern style food in Harlem. This icon on Malcolm X Boulevard serves breakfast to late night food. This family owned...More

Thank 241joekirk
SylviaWoods, Owner at Sylvia's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Gotta love melt-in-your-mouth fried chicken, right? We're so happy to hear you enjoyed it and loved the cornbread too, Joe! You're right: It's always a good idea to make a reservation -- we can get pretty busy sometimes. Hope we'll get to see you again...More

Reviewed 21 August 2018

20 years ago, if you were looking for soul food while visiting NYC, this was the place to go. On a recent visit, I was not impressed. I visit NYC every year but because there's so many restaurants in the city, I often like to...More

2  Thank A R
SylviaWoods, Owner at Sylvia's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

While we appreciate you bringing your niece to check us out, we're sorry that we didn't impress you two. We understand how frustrating it can be when your meal isn't as you expected or remembered. Our team is always more than happy to help you...More

Reviewed 20 August 2018

I like buzzfeed videos and saw the fried chicken worth it video. After seeing it I had to try Sylvia's. So on vacation we hopped on the subway and pretty much melted (August in NYC is no joke) but made our way on uptown to...More

1  Thank Dawn A
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

The very nature of Soul Food conjures up so many thoughts in my head. I remember the movie Soul Food and Sunday dinners. I am reminded of Thanksgiving Day preparations with colored greens, yams and sweet potatoes, black eye peas, fried chicken etc., none of...More

Thank lubbybubby
SylviaWoods, Owner at Sylvia's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Nothing better than starting your meal with some fried catfish and cornbread -- and rum punch, of course! We're so happy to hear you and your friend loved dining here. Even better that you also appreciate the way food can bring people together. We think...More

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

A Harlem landmark and success story not to be missed. Generous portions. Amazing cornbread to start and an extensive menu. Meatloaf special Tuesday and Wednesday. Two slices of delicious meatloaf. Comes with two sides. Reasonable prices (for NY). Friendly staff.

Thank Neil F
SylviaWoods, Owner at Sylvia's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Thanks for the support, Neil! Nothing better than a slice or two of delicious meatloaf, right? We're so happy to hear you thought everything was amazing. Hope to see you again real soon. Best wishes, Sylvia's

Reviewed 14 August 2018

Sylvia's was the perfect spot for our first night in New York. We were a party of eight, and had a great table in the third room. The service was excellent and all of the food came out quickly and just right. I had the...More

Thank fraserco
SylviaWoods, Owner at Sylvia's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Nothing beats a pre-dinner cocktail, right? We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the fried chicken! Excellent choice pairing it with collard greens and mac n cheese. We can't wait to have you back! Cheers, Sylvia's

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

I went to Sylvia's for the first time in 2013. Since then, I visit this iconic restaurant whenever I'm in New York. I'm an absolute fan of their chicken & waffles. But I would go to Sylvia's only for their cornbread anyway as it's one...More

Thank MascaraBlack
SylviaWoods, Owner at Sylvia's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Gotta love that cornbread, right? Thanks for making us one of your go-to spots in New York! We're thrilled to hear you're a fan of the chicken and waffles. Can't wait to see you next month. All the best, Sylvia's

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We had the pleasure of dining at Sylvia’s after church on a Sunday in August. It was a delicious way to wrap up a guided tour of Harlem led by a life-long resident cousin. We specifically asked to be taken there for dinner. I enjoyed...More

Thank MCMatlock
SylviaWoods, Owner at Sylvia's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Gotta love that coconut pineapple cake, right? We're thrilled to hear you thought everything was delicious and worth the wait. Hope to see you and your family again real soon. Cheers, Sylvia's

Reviewed 9 August 2018

Once upon a time, Sylvia’s restaurant was a reference when it comes to soul food in New York, particularly when Sylvia was still alive. She left a robust legacy behind. However, the food is no longer what it used to be. Since we were in...More

Thank Garry D
SylviaWoods, Owner at Sylvia's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

We're really sorry to hear you weren't impressed, Garry, but we can assure you that nothing has changed in terms of quality or the recipes since Sylvia passed. If you're willing to give us another shot, we're certain that we'll be able to blow you...More

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institutions. The heart of the neighbourhood is
bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and
historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with
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Desi d
3 September 2018|
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Response from twoobad | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. By subway (the easiest way) takes about an hour. Get off at 125th street. And walk about 150 yards. The food is delicious!
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Sean K
16 April 2018|
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Response from Sammaz78 | Reviewed this property |
Take the 2 train uptown from Times Sq - 42nd St all the way to 125th St. It’s a 1-2 minute walk from 125th St station
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cbragg
25 March 2018|
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Response from BecBelle | Reviewed this property |
We were there on Christmas Eve after a Sunday gospel service and ordered from the regular menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$40
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:30
Thursday
08:00 - 22:30
Friday
08:00 - 22:30
Saturday
08:00 - 22:30
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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