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Sylvia’s

328 Lenox Ave., New York, NY, 10027
nr. 127th St.
212-996-0660

Avg. Rating

7
Food: 7
Service: 8
Décor: 7
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

63% would go back.

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tourist trap

By viennes on 12/18/2008

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

This restaurant might have been great some decades ago, now it is just an average tourist trap. The food has canteen quality, a real carbohydrate overload, breaded fish, breaded chicken, some mashy potato salad, some pudding-like desert at the end, everything a bit on the cheap side. Didn't feel any cozy Southern atmosphere there either. Positive point is the personnel which very friendly and effecient. Food was brought very quickly, almost like in a fast food restraurant, they are obviously used to cater large tourist groups. You won't miss anything if you give this place a miss,

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113 out of 222 people found this review helpful.

Best Ever

By jac1 on 12/18/2007

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I had the opportunity to eat at Sylvia's and have not stopped talking about it since. I have worked as a chef in a few very fine dining restaurants and Sylvia's is right up there with the best of the fine dining establishments. The food is plentiful and full of flavor. The service is great and the location was easy to access. I would go again and I highly recommend Sylvia's to anyone who wants a true "soul food" experience.

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205 out of 398 people found this review helpful.

2nd Time around. It isn't good.

By TRich on 7/27/2007

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

This was my second time going to Sylvia's in 2 years. Each time I went with a large group so we were in the reserved section. The service wasn't great at all. The food was served family style. They just didn't put enough food on the tables. Just recently (last Sat.) I visited it again. It was worse this time. The food just wasn't good. The service was horrible and the same people. We kept asking for more food. It's like they weren't prepared. You had to wait so long for ribs that people started getting up and leaving. We kept asking and they kept saying it's coming but nothing. I didn't stay to wait for the dessert. Many people were disappointed. They need to do a better job with big groups and get the food tasting right.

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268 out of 568 people found this review helpful.

thanksgiving

By wade on 11/28/2006

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

FROM A PERSON FROM GEORGIA, LET ME TELL YOU THAT THIS WAS THE BEST FOOD I HAVE HAD IN A LONG TIME. THE SERVICE WAS GREAT AND THE EMPLOYEES WERE SO FRIENDLY. I CAN SAY THAT I HAVE NEVER HAD SOUTHERN FOOD TO TASTE AS GOOD IN GEORGIA AS IT WAS AT SYLVIAS. THE ONLY THING I DID NOT LIKE WAS THAT SYLVIA TOOK OFF THANKSGIVING DAY WHEN I WAS THERE, SO I DID NOT GET TO MEET HER. ON MY NEXT TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY, I WILL EAT AT SYLVIAS AGAIN

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429 out of 886 people found this review helpful.

Oh Thosse Collard Greens

By bobbyann on 10/13/2006

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

As a gift my daughter took me to Sylvias and the service was magnificent. We were in a large party going to see the Color Purple. The food was hot and delicious. Fried Chicken, greens, rice all were cooked to perfection and served hot. I truly loved Sylvias

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394 out of 786 people found this review helpful.

Well,Bless My Soul Food!

By adsong on 6/30/2003

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

In the heart of Harlem.A beloved NY institution,loved by us New Yorkers,tourists and suburbanites as well. Gospel Brunch on Sunday's,($21.00) Large portions.. Jazz on Saturdays,.Entrees for about $15.00.. Smothered chicken,grits,Cholesterol City,but once in a while , do it!!..

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