Sylvia's In NYC...Anyone try it?

Old Sep 23rd, 2006, 02:28 PM
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Sylvia's In NYC...Anyone try it?

I am anxious to try Sylvia's in NYC when I visit. I have heard mixed reviews, however.

I do love southern style food, in particular the more African-American influenced I was wondering if anyone with tastes similar to mine had been there and what was their experience.

I haven't had good homecooked soul food in a long time, and though I am tempted to get a steak for my bday, I am also contemplating eating at Sylvia's for my bday dinner. Or should I just make it for lunch?
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Old Sep 23rd, 2006, 02:59 PM
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I had a great time at Sylvia's, but there is no doubt it is touristy. Like any "famous" restaurant, it probably is less "authentic" than it once was.

Still, I had great chicken and waffles, as well as great greens.
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Old Sep 23rd, 2006, 03:00 PM
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My S&BIL tried it twice on their recent trip from the UK. They said they really enjoyed it.
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Old Sep 23rd, 2006, 03:01 PM
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They went for lunch.
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Old Sep 23rd, 2006, 05:28 PM
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Sylvia's is good, nothing wrong with it at all, been there a few times (great breakfast), but the absolute BEST southern food I've ever had is at Amy Ruth's on 116th Street. It's become quite popular these days so to avoid a wait try and get there on a weeknight.

In my opinion, this is a "not to miss" restaurant in NYC if you're into home-cooked soul food.

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Old Sep 23rd, 2006, 05:41 PM
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Well - I'm not an expert on Southern food (in fact, it's quite an adventrure for me) but have been to Sylvia's several times and always enjoyed it. Don;t know about authnticity - but it was very tasty, reasonably priced - and you can often see "someone" there.
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Old Sep 25th, 2006, 07:24 AM
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African American influenced food?

Do you mean soul food?


Low Country?

Yes, Sylvia's is good but it has been a while since I've eaten there.
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