Notable Dishes

NYC's Best for Chicken & Waffles

From inventive takes in Brooklyn to the originals in Harlem, these spots offer first-rate plates of chicken and waffles.

Buttermilk Channel

AmericanCarroll Gardens
4.6
Food
4.1
Decor
4.4
Service

This Carroll Gardens New American’s version of chicken and waffles takes the dish’s sweet and savory mix to new heights. Its dinner entree stacks buttermilk-fried pieces atop quarters of cheddar-infused Belgian waffle. The combo is then dashed with powdered sugar and served up with a side of savoy cabbage slaw.

Clinton St. Baking Company & Restaurant

AmericanLower East Side
4.5
Food
3.5
Decor
3.9
Service

This LES brunch mecca dishes up Southern comfort seven days a week, topping fluffy vanilla buttermilk waffles with seasoned fried chicken. For extra zest, the spread comes with warm maple butter and honey-tabasco sauce.

Amy Ruth's Restaurant

AmericanHarlem
4.4
Food
3.2
Decor
3.9
Service

Chicken and waffles is the headliner at this no-frills Harlem Southern, where down-home classics are named for notable neighborhood figures. Try the Rev. Al Sharpton - a sweet Belgian waffle topped with fried or smothered chicken - or the Tommy Tomita, which comes with fried chicken wings.

Sweet Chick

AmericanWilliamsburg
4.3
Food
3.7
Decor
4.0
Service

This hip Southern duo in Williamsburg and the LES serves up customizable chicken and waffles, stacking fried breasts and thighs onto a variety of waffles including classic sweet Belgian, bacon-cheddar and rosemary-mushroom.

Sweet Chick

ChickenLower East Side
4.3
Food
3.7
Decor
4.0
Service

This hip Southern duo in Williamsburg and the LES serves up customizable chicken and waffles, stacking fried breasts and thighs onto a variety of waffles including classic sweet Belgian, bacon-cheddar and rosemary-mushroom.

Pies 'n' Thighs

Southern AmericanWilliamsburg
4.3
Food
3.3
Decor
3.7
Service

Given the poultry reference in the name, it’s no surprise this hotspot (with locations in LES/Williamsburg) has mastered the art of perfectly fried chicken.  A pair of square-griddled buckwheat waffles come stacked with juicy fried chicken, strawberries and a dollop of cinnamon butter on the side.

Melba's

Southern AmericanHarlem
4.3
Food
4.0
Decor
4.1
Service

The standout ingredient in this Harlem American’s buzzworthy chicken and waffles? The rich eggnog used for its rich, fluffy base. The comfort food staple is served around the clock.

Red Rooster

AmericanHarlem
4.2
Food
4.1
Decor
4.1
Service

Marcus Samuelsson’s trendy Uptown American eatery packs down-home flavors into each bite of its chicken and waffles dish. Thoughtful extras include savory chicken liver butter and bourbon-infused maple syrup.

The Penrose

East 80s
4.1
Food
3.9
Decor
3.7
Service

This hip gastropub hosts a truly indulgent brunch, with some of the best comfort food on the UES.  Their fried chicken and waffles fall under the spicy-sweet variety, topped with maple syrup and Valentina hot sauce.  

Sylvia's

Soul FoodHarlem
3.9
Food
3.5
Decor
3.8
Service

A veritable institution for chicken and waffles, this Harlem eatery has been dishing up soul food for more than 50 years. Choose from California-style smothered chicken or Harlem-style fried chicken or opt for all-white meat for a dollar more.

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