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Amy Ruth's Home Style Southern Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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113 W 116th St, New York City, NY 10026
+1 212-280-8779
08:30 - 23:00
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Sun 08:30 - 23:00
Mon 11:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 08:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 08:30 - 05:30
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing cornbread. Hefty portions. Good red velvet, they put walnuts on top which isn't common. Mac and cheese isn't earth shattering but it is good. The waffles though were great and you could tell they were freshly made. I had the Sunrise drink which has lemonade, orange juice and fruit punch to make a sunrise in a cup. It was... More 

Thank Brandy L
New York, New York
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Gluttonously delicious. I really don't have anything bad to say about Amy Ruth's. I have eaten here twice now and each time, I leave dreaming about my next visit. There was a member of my party that is Gluten Free and there were not many choices but she was able to find something. This restaurant basically does fried chicken and... More 

Thank tjberman
Hampton, Virginia
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It had been over 10 years since I had visited this restaurant...it had been over eight years since the definitive piece of Red velvet cake had eluded me. But before we get to that, let me start with how things have changed at Amy Ruth's. The place is bright and welcoming--there are beautiful murals all over the wall, of famous... More 

Thank DrTorres_12
Greenhow Hill, North Yorks
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here as our first port of call on an exploratory trip of Harlem. Food good and waiting staff very pleasant and helpful. We were actually later in the day recommended (by a local) to try another restaurant further north (the Edge - I think on 139th?). We didn't but maybe look that up too?

Thank moffmeister
Bordeaux, France
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this place! Staff were brilliant, food was amazing and the price was reasonable. This was a great find in Harlem. I have already recommended this place to friends and family who are visiting NYC and would definitely go back there if I was in the city. A must, when visiting Harlem

Thank flyinscotsman2015
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had to wait just 15 minutes, even if the cue was so long when we arrived. The food is incredible: authentic southern tastes, macaroni & cheese were wonderful but the best was the waffle and fried chicken! Incredible!

Thank Stefania R
Portland, Oregon
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such good, authentic food. I have taken New Yorkers and tourists there to their delight. The food is good and feels authentic. Doggy bags are available and warranted but more when I bring locals rather than tourists. I know it's the right place when we seem to be the only tourists/whites there. Going there on a Sat night felt different... More 

Thank livingwell13
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A bit off the usual tourist track, the subway to and from Harlem perplexed us more than the rest of the trains. But Amy Ruth's is worth getting lost for. We queued for a little while outside and were ushered upstairs to a dining room with a real community vibe and some charming, if slightly sketchy, murals. The most reasonably... More 

Thank Ruthfranciszka
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Amy Ruth's is a relaxed/casual restaurant which can get quite busy on weekend nights with people coming into the restaurant for dinner and with others picking up food that had been pre-ordered. I decided to place an order to go which was the Ruby Dee (catfish). My meal consisted of two sides and I decided on trying the string beans... More 

Thank Memento03
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I had the full rack of ribs, baked mac n cheese, sweet candied yams collard greens n boy was I happy. I truly recommend this restaurant

Thank Jeffrey O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 05:30
08:30 - 05:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 W 116th St, New York City, NY 10026
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Harlem
  • Neighbourhood: Harlem
  • Phone Number: +1 212-280-8779

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 you’ll discover some of the most beautiful blocks in the city, filled with handsome brownstones, soul food restaurants, corner shops, and scenic parks. For a taste of a real New York neighbourhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.
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