Southern comfort food in a stylish space
Southern American · Harlem · $$
The Zagat Review
“Down-home” Southern dishes including a “fan-favorite” chicken ’n’ waffles ensure this “comforting” Harlem American remains “loved by all” ; indeed, the “friendly” atmosphere trumps the “cramped” setting and “long waits” for its “to-die-for” brunch.
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hours Open Today · 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
location 300 W 114th St, New York, NY 10026, USA phone +1 212-864-7777 website directions Get Directions
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Zagat Mentions of Melba's
Google Reviews
Food was excellent and at a good portion size. The space is cozy and can fit large groups if needed with ease. My only complaint is that service is a bit slower than most places when you first sit, had to wait a bit to simply get water and two cups of coffee. Once the orders for food we're though, it came out fresh, fast, and hot. I highly recommend the sweet potato pancakes, even though I I wish they were larger. I'll be going back for sure.
Ricardo Vargas · May 16, 2018
Very tasty restaurant. I had the chicken and waffles, which was fantastic, but can also say the Mac and cheese side is a definite must. Fish and chips was good too. The bartender gave generous pours. I was here on the early side with the fam, so no wait, but it was definitely picking up by the time we left. I would love to come back and try the catfish!
Brian Reed · June 22, 2018
We were so excited to visit Melba's for a graduation celebration and a 3:30 reservation. We even contacted them by email to confirm our big day.I preface my comment with the fact that we are a highly educated family from Maryland. The weather was terrible, but we were determined to take the trek from the Bronx to Melba's-all 14 of us! We called to let them know we were on our way and were told there was no reservation, despite the rude staff person saying our last name. He offered little understanding or interest in serving us. We told him that a female took the reservation, but he implied that we were lying. It was a belittling experience. We decided that Melba's could not offer the celebratory atmosphere we were seeking and chose instead to dine at the Row House. That was an awesome celebratory atmosphere with good food and music!
granni 0411 · May 20, 2018