Mon, 11:30am-11pm; Tue-Thu, 8:30am-11pm; Fri-Sat, 8:30am-5:30am; Sun, 7:30am-11pm
2, 3 at 116th St.; B, C at 116th St.
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Amy Ruth's feels as if it has always existed. It's confident and comfortable—just as we imagine Carl Redding's grandmother, the restaurant's namesake, must have been. Redding opened his soul-food kitchen in 1998, a year after Amy Ruth passed away, and what a tribute it is to her, to her cooking and to a number of noteworthy African Americans. Order the "Rev. Al Sharpton" (fried or smothered chicken and waffles), the "Stan Hoffman & Lu Willard" (BBQ spare ribs), or any other soul-food staple: fried chicken, catfish, collard greens, ham hocks. If you aren't so lucky to have a southern grandmother of your own to cook for you regularly, visit Carl Redding's instead.Recommended Dishes
Collard greens, $4.50; the "Yasmin Cornelius" (chicken wings and waffles), $10.50; the Stan Hoffman & Lu Willard (BBQ spare ribs), $14.50