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Sylvia's Restaurant

328 Malcolm X Blvd, New York City, NY 10027-3702
+1 212-996-0660
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (42 reviews)
“collard greens” (129 reviews)
“cornbread” (174 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
328 Malcolm X Blvd, New York City, NY 10027-3702
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The restaurant that we were initially going to go to you was packed and have a three hour wait and was no longer taking names for seating. We turned around and saw a sign for this restaurant and decided to try it. All I can...More

Thank MilamTravel
SylviaWoods, Owner at Sylvia's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're so glad you stumbled upon our place! Thanks for the generous show of support, and for recommending us to others. Hope you'll be back! Take care, Sylvia's

Reviewed 3 days ago

Went there for dinner. Had a great meal with great service. Chicken, Cat Fish, Ribs all were great. Plus dessert.

Thank DavenCindyChandler
SylviaWoods, Owner at Sylvia's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Happy to hear that your chicken, catfish, and ribs were all top notch! Thanks for the absolutely wonderful show of support. And good call on the dessert too! Until next time, Sylvia's

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

On June 16 we went to Sylvia's Restaurant... for Brunch I had chicken and waffles my boyfriend had macaroni and cheese beef ribs and something else I can't remember and I had side of eggs and potatoes. Now I've been to several different soul food...More

Thank knglksh
SylviaWoods, Owner at Sylvia's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for giving our place a try! You're off to a good start with the chicken and waffles! Next time around, though, you've got to try some more soul food dishes to get the full experience. Our ribs, collard greens, yams, and mac 'n cheese...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

BEST SOUL FOOD EVER!!!! There were five in our group and we arrived around 4 and only waited 15 minutes. It’s not often you visit a soul food restaurant and almost everything is DELICIOUS (the only thing I disliked were the yams). We all ordered...More

Thank miercoles b
SylviaWoods, Owner at Sylvia's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We aim to please, and there's nothing we love more than sharing our home cooked food with new guests. Thanks for sharing our chicken was perfectly fried, cornbread perfectly fluffy, and that our greens impressed you too. Come back someday soon! Until then, Sylvia's

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very excited place to visit for sure. Sylvia's fame was way to over hyped. There was a long line to get a table, but the food is really just mediocre. Actually, the ribs are good, the chicken is disappointing, Mac and cheese is pretty bad....More

Thank Tony W
SylviaWoods, Owner at Sylvia's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for giving us a shot, Tony. Though we're glad you enjoyed our ribs, we're disappointed the rest of your meal didn't leave you impressed. Our recipes are still the same as when we first started, but perhaps they aren't for everyone. We appreciate you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've always wanted to try this place and I was thrilled it lived up to all the hype. Service was excellent, we visited on our way out of town so we had our luggage which they stored in the coat room for us. The food...More

Thank queentheprophet
SylviaWoods, Owner at Sylvia's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Outstanding flavors are what we're all about. Thank you so much for your excellent feedback. You're welcome back anytime. Best, Sylvia's

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on a summer weekday. Be prepared to wait because of the well earned reputation of this eatery. Cozy atmosphere, good comfort food and excellent service make the wait worthwhile.

Thank RhandallT
SylviaWoods, Owner at Sylvia's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's a pleasure to hear that the atmosphere, food, and service make the wait worthwhile, Rhandall! Thanks for taking the time to reach out here and tell us about your experience. Hope you'll be back in again soon! Enjoy your day, Sylvia's

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So we decided to get off the tour bus to explore Harlem and happened to run across the fine gem. I got the smothered pork chop mac and cheese and green beans. That corn bread was so darn good. The customer service was great.

Thank Tee1614
SylviaWoods, Owner at Sylvia's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for stumbling upon our place! Great call on the smothered pork chops -- that's one of our favorites. Hope you'll be back next time you're in the city! Regards, Sylvia's

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh my Gosh! The food was food for the soul. The jazz was also a plus. The key to not waiting is planning way ahaed. They even aloud me to plan 5 months ahead. The service and the food was all I hoped for and...More

Thank Hixson
SylviaWoods, Owner at Sylvia's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow, Hixson, we're honored to hear that you want to come back to New York just to eat at our place! Thanks for leaving such a wonderful comment for us here -- it truly made our day. We're so glad you stopped by, and we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Expect a loooong wait, this place is busy. Menu small but there is something for everybody. Dishes are tasty, freshly prepared and good. This si simple kitchen but very well an experience. Service friendly and competent.

Thank Jochen-v-S
SylviaWoods, Owner at Sylvia's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed yourself, Jochen! Thanks for the superb support. Can't wait to welcome you back in again soon. Take care, Sylvia's

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Sean K
17 April 2018|
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Response from Rob S | Reviewed this property |
Take the 2 train uptown from Times Sq - 42nd St all the way to 125th St. It’s a 1-2 minute walk from 125th St station
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cbragg
26 March 2018|
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Response from BecBelle | Reviewed this property |
We were there on Christmas Eve after a Sunday gospel service and ordered from the regular menu.
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Patricia S
10 January 2018|
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I’m sure they will do whatever you like the staff was very friendly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 40
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 328 Malcolm X Blvd, New York City, NY 10027-3702
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Harlem
  • Neighbourhood: Harlem
  • Phone Number: +1 212-996-0660
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