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300 W 114th St, New York City, NY 10026-2780
+1 212-864-7777
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“catfish” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
$$ - $$$
300 W 114th St, New York City, NY 10026-2780
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I took my boyfriend to Melba's on July 30. First off the space is somewhat cramped and small in my opinion. Service was a little on the slow side. It took about 10-15 minutes before someone took our order. But the waitress was very polite...More

Thank Keisha F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food in a friendly setting. Super nice bar staff - they are the best! Just go - you will love it!

1  Thank TRWblues
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I brought my boyfriend to NY for his birthday. Sunday is brunch day regardless of the city. I pulled up black owned restaurants in the city and he decided on Melbas. I had the shrimp and grits which were amazing and he had the chicken...More

1  Thank NoireTravel
Reviewed 6 July 2017

The Red Rooster gets a lot of hype, but I was directed to Melba's by a local and was thrilled by the food and the service in this restaurant. i ordered the wild caught salmon, rice and peas, and potato salad and all were delicious....More

1  Thank VermontTeacher44
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Special occasion celebrated by my wife and I today in New York. Eid celebration called for lunch somewhere special and we decided to from our temporary abode in Jersey City all the way to Melba's in Harlem having read rave reviews of fried chicken and...More

1  Thank Bshameem
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

I feel the restaurant would do well (for their signature chicken and waffles dish) to throw in a second piece. Otherwise, the impression of the meal becomes more waffles, less chicken. Delicious chicken, especially the skin, along with the mashed potatoes. But they should budget...More

1  Thank frankieATL
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

I have been here with some friends for dinner and I was expecting more from what they call "soul food". Instead the menu was almost all fried and nothing really attracted my attention. My friends got the fried catfish on waffle with strawberry butter and...More

1  Thank Juliet_Manila
Reviewed 21 May 2017

The food, atmosphere, and services was great. Don't miss out on their delicious catfish and collard greens. Pass on the cocktails which were small, and not tasty. Make a reservation to guarantee a table.

Thank les d
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Awesome food...lively crowd....fun atmosphere where it is really about the food! Happy people serving and even happier people eating. Do make a reservation, especially if you are a large group, as you don't want to get in and smell how wonderful it is if you...More

Thank Stylelust
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We tried Melba's due to the reviews on TripAdvisor. We were looking for a restaurant to celebration an 80th birthday. We went on a very busy Mother's Day and had a wonderful meal thanks to the general manager Nadine. Nadine went out of her way...More

Thank BDFD
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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