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300 W 114th St, New York City, NY 10026-2780
+1 212-864-7777
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“catfish” (17 reviews)
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300 W 114th St, New York City, NY 10026-2780
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So where do I start, yesterday we came here for drinks and they had a live band who was Awesome and the atmosphere was great and they waited on us right away and the room was crowded. So we purposely came back today to try...More

Thank DivaTe
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was amazing. But the place is tiny. So the wait is almost unbearable. By the time you eat, you are over it. I took my food back to the hotel. The wait is way too long.

Thank 376faithd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about Melba's was average, except the music. We were a group of 5 woman looking for a good place for brunch before attending an all day festival uptown. Melba's was recommended by one of the volunteer students who indicated it served an excellent southern...More

Thank SusB962
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hearty, comforting soul food @ it's finest! Melba's menu has all of the traditional favorites (fried chicken, candied yams, mac & cheese, collard greens, etc.) along with healthier fare (quite a few salad options). The atmosphere is cozy & bistro-like with a smooth R&B soundtrack....More

Thank WindsorTudor
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

We came for Saturday brunch and was not disappointed. It was a causal leisure brunch. We started with Mango mamosias and fresh fruit. The chicken is cooked perfectly for southern fried chicken. We tried a couple items on the menu within our group the only...More

Thank Tanya B
Reviewed 25 December 2017

The chicken and waffles is worth the trip. Excellent batter with house signature eggnog waffles. Melba has elevated several southern staples and delivers on a tasty and filling menu. The front room is more inviting than the back one. The house made ice creams and...More

Thank Ivy C
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

This place is very intimate and cozy great service and the food is delicious. A hidden gem if your looking for some good soul food recommend this spot next time your in haarlem stop by an try their chicken & waffles you wont be disappointed.

Thank Lanay D
Reviewed 19 October 2017

IMPORTANT. For All Event Planners out there, DO NOT use Melba's for an event. You'll be VERY embarrassed. I still can't believe that with a 100% pre-paid confirmed dinner for 43, my entire party was left standing outside on the sidewalk for Over 30 minutes!!!...More

4  Thank Joyce W
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Good menu with good variety of food, chicken and waffles are superb service was great and fast. Would make it a regular Sunday brunch spot

Thank owepend
Reviewed 5 October 2017

If you are going to eat in Harlem eat at Melba's! I really thought I knew what southern comfort food was but the food at Melba's changed me. Everything was delicious from the collards to the catfish to the shrimp and the mac and cheese....More

1  Thank auotun
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has
played a vital role in the history of New York City.
Today, the neighbourhood is as vibrant as ever as new
businesses and developments go up next to local
institutions. The heart of the neighbourhood is
bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and
historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with
big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and
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14 December 2017|
Response from Joyce W | Reviewed this property |
They always have black eyed peas, but the service is a disaster there and it's not very clean. I'm not sure if they'll be open on New Year's Day. If they are the wait will be very long, since they don't manage their dining... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 W 114th St, New York City, NY 10026-2780
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Harlem
  • Neighbourhood: Harlem
  • Phone Number: +1 212-864-7777
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