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Sylvia’s

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

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

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

63% would go back.

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By sisteraed on 12/30/2009

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

10 of my friends visited Syliva's in 2003, we had to wait over 45 minutes even with reservations, we shopped until it was time to be seated, we refused to go elsewhere, the customers waiting were internationally inclined, the food and price was the bomb, the service was professional, the bathroom was very clean, we even had the chance to talk to Syliva personally and she gave us a good history. What impressed me about Sylvia was that she was leathered down and her outfit impressed me very much, because I too like leather and she looked good in hers.. I was in NY 12.29.09, and we passed by the Resaurant and the memories encouraged me to have another trip to NY and dinner again at Sylvia's. Annette Davis

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143 out of 280 people found this review helpful.

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By Jessicamp on 4/22/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

This is one of the best restaurants I have visited in the city. Sick of midtown, we ventured into Harlem and found this great spot. The food is awesome, the service is great and the atmosphere is good too! We were really bummed that we were heading out to a game and couldn't take the left overs home because the food was amazing!! Best corn bread I have ever had. Definately a place to check out. Easy to find, and easy to 2,3,4,5,6 trains.

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119 out of 233 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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206 out of 401 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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430 out of 887 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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395 out of 790 people found this review helpful.

Very Good

By mitchmurr on 11/25/2010

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

As most...always wanted to, never got there, finally did and so glad we went. Crowded but not full, staff was very friendly. Had the smothered pork chops, fried chicken with waffles, candied yams, mac & cheese and sweet potato pie. All was very very yummy, especially the pork chops. They even have a "Harlem Golden Ale" beer that was very good though it is really made in Saratoga, NY. So glad we went and look forward to going again. For those who want to but are "concerned" about heading north of the Park, c'mon, get over that and get some tasty food.

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105 out of 188 people found this review helpful.

ALL I CAN SAY IS YUMMMMM

By RecentGraduate on 3/8/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I had always known about Sylvia's but heard mixed reviews. I must say that the food was scrumptious. I had fried chicken, barbeque ribs, macaroni & cheese, candied yams, and collard greens. HAVE MERCY. Loved the fact that I met Sylvia's daughters and even grandsons. I definitely loved it. Loved the pictures lining the walls showing the history of the restaurant and all who have visited. A REAL Harlem Establishment. Must support family owned business...a dying breed. Especially ones that stay true to their cause.

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102 out of 212 people found this review helpful.

AMAZING SOUL FOOD!

By DennisDickson on 3/8/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

This is SOUL FOOD. Not an imitation but a Southern Family who came to New York and knows how to cook Southern Cuisine. We even met Sylvia Woods and her family. Somebody told me she sold her restaurant which I quickly found to be false. I loved the restaurant and will definitely visit during EVERY TRIP TO NYC. MUST HAVE IN HARLEM. Too many knock-off soul food spots around. This is the real deal.

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116 out of 226 people found this review helpful.

nice place

By toniaumo on 2/20/2010

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

i was interested in southern food so i decided to go to Sylvia's with my cousin. the service was amazing . our waitress was polite and timely. the food was okay. i would say okay because of the the temperature of the food. the price is affordable. and i have to say the lemonade is on point. i would eat there again. the bathroom is clean as well.

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146 out of 261 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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