Mobay Uptown Restaurant & Bbq

★★★★☆
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212-876-9300

17 W 125th St

New York, NY

10027

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This is a small place on 125th street but it is a great find. I went here with a friend and got the jerk chicken with greens, mac-n-cheese and cornbread. The cornbread alone was worth going back for!

4
★★★★☆

This is a small place on 125th street but it is a great find. I went here with a friend and got the jerk chicken with greens, mac-n-cheese and cornbread. The cornbread alone was worth going back for!

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Got to Mobays, 15 minutes early for 6:00 reservation. Tour group had completely occupied the entire restaurant. Bar full as well. Tour bus late picking group up. Stood at bar to wait. Watched ESPN in HD. Seated around 6:15/20. Still not bad. Staff friendly - kept asking us if we were doing okay - appreciated that. Once seated, service was great. Drinks, appetizers and food served promptly. Drinks were excellent. Real easy going down. Had the tropical martini. Nice. Wasn't crazy about the cornbread, but others enjoyed it. For appetizers we had cod fish cakes, sweet plaintains and barbecue chicken wings. The cod fish cakes and plaintains were excellent. The cakes were firm, not too salty and wonderfully flavored. The plaintains were perfect. Not overly sweet and blended well with the flavor of the codfish. Wasn't crazy about the barbecue wings. They were the last appetizer to go. Had St. Louis ribs, mac and cheese, greens and table shared yams. Ribs, large - a huge portion. Good texture to the meat, but too spicy for my taste, as were the greens, just a little too much kick. Enjoyed mac and cheese (just enough cheese) and yams (perfectly sweet). Overall, a good experience. If we went again I would avoid the barbecue, it just isn't for me. But overall, a very good experience.

3
★★★☆☆

Got to Mobays, 15 minutes early for 6:00 reservation. Tour group had completely occupied the entire restaurant. Bar full as well. Tour bus late picking group up. Stood at bar to wait. Watched ESPN in HD. Seated around 6:15/20. Still not bad. Staff friendly - kept asking us if we were doing okay - appreciated that. Once seated, service was great. Drinks, appetizers and food served promptly. Drinks were excellent. Real easy going down. Had the tropical martini. Nice. Wasn't crazy about the cornbread, but others enjoyed it. For appetizers we had cod fish cakes, sweet plaintains and barbecue chicken wings. The cod fish cakes and plaintains were excellent. The cakes were firm, not too salty and wonderfully flavored. The plaintains were perfect. Not overly sweet and blended well with the flavor of the codfish. Wasn't crazy about the barbecue wings. They were the last appetizer to go. Had St. Louis ribs, mac and cheese, greens and table shared yams. Ribs, large - a huge portion. Good texture to the meat, but too spicy for my taste, as were the greens, just a little too much kick. Enjoyed mac and cheese (just enough cheese) and yams (perfectly sweet). Overall, a good experience. If we went again I would avoid the barbecue, it just isn't for me. But overall, a very good experience.

Pros: Great Drinks, Good Atmosphere

Cons: Tiny Bar, Wait to be Seated

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I just moved into the neighborhood and I think that I have found my "Cheers". After two visits, they literally did know my name. The barbecue is a hidden winner on the menu, it's not a barbecue restaurant, but the Dry Rubbed, Hickory and Mesquite Smoked Ribs that I had last night, were the best that I have ever eaten. Smoky, with a tangy sauce, complete with tender candied yams and collard greens that would have made my mama smile. My dining partner had the Escovitched Snapper, it was freshly fried perfectly covered with a melange of pickled and peppered vegetables and spices. She had the Mac & Cheese and Garlicy Sauteed Vegetables, YUM. The cornbread with sauce, is worth going to enjoy, just on it's own. Good live music and the bar was lively, with setting on both sides, looks like quite a singles scene. We almost missed the place, since it's so tucked away on 125th Street, put it is so pretty inside. Altogehter a totally relaxing evening. Hello Cheers, thanks for welcoming me to the neighborhood.

5
★★★★★

I just moved into the neighborhood and I think that I have found my "Cheers". After two visits, they literally did know my name. The barbecue is a hidden winner on the menu, it's not a barbecue restaurant, but the Dry Rubbed, Hickory and Mesquite Smoked Ribs that I had last night, were the best that I have ever eaten. Smoky, with a tangy sauce, complete with tender candied yams and collard greens that would have made my mama smile. My dining partner had the Escovitched Snapper, it was freshly fried perfectly covered with a melange of pickled and peppered vegetables and spices. She had the Mac & Cheese and Garlicy Sauteed Vegetables, YUM. The cornbread with sauce, is worth going to enjoy, just on it's own. Good live music and the bar was lively, with setting on both sides, looks like quite a singles scene. We almost missed the place, since it's so tucked away on 125th Street, put it is so pretty inside. Altogehter a totally relaxing evening. Hello Cheers, thanks for welcoming me to the neighborhood.

Pros: Great Barbecue & Seafood-Sexy Bar, Pretty Place, Parking

Cons: Wednesday, Thursday Great, Friday Crowded

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I went to Mobay last week with my friends four of us at about 8 p.m. we were seated in the back after the waiter seated us he never came back until 20 minutes after to hand us the menu and walked away I called him and asked him if we could have some water and he went back and come five minutes after. When he finally come back to take our orders my girlfriend was on decided on what she wanted to order and he just walked away with the look as if we were disturbing him. Finally we got our food everything was going fine until we receive the bill we call the server over to a table to ask him what was going on with the bill because they were things on the bill that we did not order he then told me he will go take care of it was a computer error. My girlfriend then advised me to check my statement when it comes in because Mobay of the history of double charging people watch your account. When he brought back the bill It he just tossed it on the table and walked away we were sitting right at the door and I could overhear the servers talking nasty about my table saying that?s they don?t like broke people coming here this place is not for everybody and how he wished for my table to just go. This was one of my worst dining experience and I will never go back there ever again. May be the server is right it?s not the place for everyone because I didn?t allow them to charge me for something that I didn?t eat .so good luck and watch your bill. Don?t believe the hype

1
★☆☆☆☆

I went to Mobay last week with my friends four of us at about 8 p.m. we were seated in the back after the waiter seated us he never came back until 20 minutes after to hand us the menu and walked away I called him and asked him if we could have some water and he went back and come five minutes after. When he finally come back to take our orders my girlfriend was on decided on what she wanted to order and he just walked away with the look as if we were disturbing him. Finally we got our food everything was going fine until we receive the bill we call the server over to a table to ask him what was going on with the bill because they were things on the bill that we did not order he then told me he will go take care of it was a computer error. My girlfriend then advised me to check my statement when it comes in because Mobay of the history of double charging people watch your account. When he brought back the bill It he just tossed it on the table and walked away we were sitting right at the door and I could overhear the servers talking nasty about my table saying that?s they don?t like broke people coming here this place is not for everybody and how he wished for my table to just go. This was one of my worst dining experience and I will never go back there ever again. May be the server is right it?s not the place for everyone because I didn?t allow them to charge me for something that I didn?t eat .so good luck and watch your bill. Don?t believe the hype

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Me and my fiance patronized the Mobay and we were very satisfied the service was good and the food was even better. Nice live Jazz band. We will be back for sure.

4
★★★★☆

Me and my fiance patronized the Mobay and we were very satisfied the service was good and the food was even better. Nice live Jazz band. We will be back for sure.

Pros: ambience, service and food

Cons: kind of small; can get overcrowded at times

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I'm always keeping an eye out for great Harlem restaurants, being Jamaican and Southern too I've been pretty disillusioned by NYC BBQ--and therefore I often settled for less. I had my doubts about MoBay uptown, but boy was I schooled this past Fourth of July! I went with a 4 person party. We were not seated very promptly but it WAS a Holiday and there were about 5 birthday parties being attended to. Our wait was about than 15-20minutes.
My eyes wandered around the menu for 10 minutes straight: Pan-seared catfish, St. Louis BBQ (which I just tried at two other restaurants), etc. Being 4 people, we all had quite a buffet. Here are some things I tried:
-BBQ Buffalo wings (appetizer): rich tangy, sweet and mildly spicy sauce, very juicy
-BBQ Ribs (St. Louis Style): soft and well-seasoned, cooked just right, sauce not over done.
-Fried Catfish: just like @ a southern fish-fry...except much less greasy.
-Mac & Cheese: MoBay gets my MAC & CHEESE Award for most flavor. Forget all those bland creamy dishes served at more well-known BBQ joints.
-Collard greens: juicy NOT SOUPY. Perhaps it was hickory-steamed
-Jerrk Snapper : very spicy, for those with tropical tastebuds. Love it, though maybe it was too spicy for some.
-Cornbread is out-of-this-world. Homemade, sweet, and semi-moist it comes drizzled in some (cranberry?) sauce.
-Dessert: I had red velvet cake. Fluffy, but still rich, whipped buttery frosting. I made a red velvet cake a while ago which couldn't hold a candle to this one. After dinner was done, we crossed the street to CAROLE's DAUGHTER (a naturified and more unique bath & body shop).

The drinks selections were very bright and fun. The food came quickly. I don't know what else to say except.....**PLEASE DON"T EVER CHANGE CHEFS!!**

We all know what happened to Sylvia's.

5
★★★★★

I'm always keeping an eye out for great Harlem restaurants, being Jamaican and Southern too I've been pretty disillusioned by NYC BBQ--and therefore I often settled for less. I had my doubts about MoBay uptown, but boy was I schooled this past Fourth of July! I went with a 4 person party. We were not seated very promptly but it WAS a Holiday and there were about 5 birthday parties being attended to. Our wait was about than 15-20minutes.
My eyes wandered around the menu for 10 minutes straight: Pan-seared catfish, St. Louis BBQ (which I just tried at two other restaurants), etc. Being 4 people, we all had quite a buffet. Here are some things I tried:
-BBQ Buffalo wings (appetizer): rich tangy, sweet and mildly spicy sauce, very juicy
-BBQ Ribs (St. Louis Style): soft and well-seasoned, cooked just right, sauce not over done.
-Fried Catfish: just like @ a southern fish-fry...except much less greasy.
-Mac & Cheese: MoBay gets my MAC & CHEESE Award for most flavor. Forget all those bland creamy dishes served at more well-known BBQ joints.
-Collard greens: juicy NOT SOUPY. Perhaps it was hickory-steamed
-Jerrk Snapper : very spicy, for those with tropical tastebuds. Love it, though maybe it was too spicy for some.
-Cornbread is out-of-this-world. Homemade, sweet, and semi-moist it comes drizzled in some (cranberry?) sauce.
-Dessert: I had red velvet cake. Fluffy, but still rich, whipped buttery frosting. I made a red velvet cake a while ago which couldn't hold a candle to this one. After dinner was done, we crossed the street to CAROLE's DAUGHTER (a naturified and more unique bath & body shop).

The drinks selections were very bright and fun. The food came quickly. I don't know what else to say except.....**PLEASE DON"T EVER CHANGE CHEFS!!**

We all know what happened to Sylvia's.

Pros: Serious South/Carib BBQ and Fish, friendly West Indian waiters, great drinks, exciting shopping area

Cons: Crowding on holidays.

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Finally a Jamaican restaurant that did not disappoint. I dined at Mobay this past weekend with 2 family members and we thoroughly enjoyed our food. We all have taste buds for authentic Jamaican food and must say we were very pleased. We ordered jerked chicken, escovitch king fish with bammie and snapper rundown. The rum cake rivals Tortuga a specialty cake from the Cayman Islands; it was simply delicious.

My only complaint relates to the noise level. The restaurant has a great ambiance but because it's relatively small you're able to hear the conversation of the party 3 tables away. Everyone appeared to be shouting and then to top it off the music was also loud.

Finally the staff was friendly and attentive. Our server was very pleasant and kept a smile on her face.

4
★★★★☆

Finally a Jamaican restaurant that did not disappoint. I dined at Mobay this past weekend with 2 family members and we thoroughly enjoyed our food. We all have taste buds for authentic Jamaican food and must say we were very pleased. We ordered jerked chicken, escovitch king fish with bammie and snapper rundown. The rum cake rivals Tortuga a specialty cake from the Cayman Islands; it was simply delicious.

My only complaint relates to the noise level. The restaurant has a great ambiance but because it's relatively small you're able to hear the conversation of the party 3 tables away. Everyone appeared to be shouting and then to top it off the music was also loud.

Finally the staff was friendly and attentive. Our server was very pleasant and kept a smile on her face.

Pros: Great food

Cons: Too noisey

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Well. I have dined from the Amalfi Coast, to the ports of Costa Rica and back again. But, I do declare: NOTHING, NOWHERE welcomes me -beckons even- like the lure of Mo Bay.

Every time my plane hits the pavement- I make a beeline to this gem of an establishment. When I?m home, you can find me and my extended family (loyal Mobay patrons) posted at the bar. I can usually be spotted as the one wiping delectable bbq sauce from the corner of her mouth. Or, I?m negotiating the last of the jerked wings on the plate of my neighbor to the left. I don?t know if it?s that these folks have the only smoker in Harlem, for authentic down-home ?cue, or, if it?s just a mojo they have in that kitchen. Whatever it is, it has put a spell on me!

Mobay will capture you within her warm, capable hands- their menu satisfying whatever it is you fancy. The setting is at once lavish and intimate in muted tones; the entertainment consistently hot, and the service, in my experience, has always been attentive and friendly. Mobay is EXACTLY what Harlem has needed for a long time now- a refuge, a balm amidst relentless city tempos? It has become the place, ?where everybody knows your name.? Find me there?

5
★★★★★

Well. I have dined from the Amalfi Coast, to the ports of Costa Rica and back again. But, I do declare: NOTHING, NOWHERE welcomes me -beckons even- like the lure of Mo Bay.

Every time my plane hits the pavement- I make a beeline to this gem of an establishment. When I?m home, you can find me and my extended family (loyal Mobay patrons) posted at the bar. I can usually be spotted as the one wiping delectable bbq sauce from the corner of her mouth. Or, I?m negotiating the last of the jerked wings on the plate of my neighbor to the left. I don?t know if it?s that these folks have the only smoker in Harlem, for authentic down-home ?cue, or, if it?s just a mojo they have in that kitchen. Whatever it is, it has put a spell on me!

Mobay will capture you within her warm, capable hands- their menu satisfying whatever it is you fancy. The setting is at once lavish and intimate in muted tones; the entertainment consistently hot, and the service, in my experience, has always been attentive and friendly. Mobay is EXACTLY what Harlem has needed for a long time now- a refuge, a balm amidst relentless city tempos? It has become the place, ?where everybody knows your name.? Find me there?

Pros: Consistently Excellent Cuisine; Beauty-FULL Decor

Cons: What's not to love? May be habit-forming; it's a good thing :)

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The first thing that I noticed about Mobay Uptown Restaurant was the relaxing decor of muted earth tones that just felt like "home". Even beforeI tasted any of the Caribbean or Southern foods that I had heard so much about, I knew that my trips to Harlem would be quite frequent; a natural order, after finding such a great place!

First, let me say, I have been fortunate to dine in many fine restaurants in the U.S., Caribbean, and Europe, so I've developed a taste for fine cuisine, and Mobay delivers where it matters: Great food, relaxing setting, and exceptional Music, and friendly service. So much, that I find myself treating my friends and Business associates to this special treat often. And they are all delited as well.

My favorite dishes are the tender smoked, juicy bar-b-que, curry shrimp, collard greens, finished off with the best Rum cake since a recent visit to Trinidad- Tobago. Paradise for dining is right Uptown at Mobay!

So, if you want a great dining experience, with delectable dining, devine decor, exceptional entertainment, surrounded by friendly people, you've found the right place in NYC. It's my favorite, soon it will be your as well. Ms Tobago

5
★★★★★

The first thing that I noticed about Mobay Uptown Restaurant was the relaxing decor of muted earth tones that just felt like "home". Even beforeI tasted any of the Caribbean or Southern foods that I had heard so much about, I knew that my trips to Harlem would be quite frequent; a natural order, after finding such a great place!

First, let me say, I have been fortunate to dine in many fine restaurants in the U.S., Caribbean, and Europe, so I've developed a taste for fine cuisine, and Mobay delivers where it matters: Great food, relaxing setting, and exceptional Music, and friendly service. So much, that I find myself treating my friends and Business associates to this special treat often. And they are all delited as well.

My favorite dishes are the tender smoked, juicy bar-b-que, curry shrimp, collard greens, finished off with the best Rum cake since a recent visit to Trinidad- Tobago. Paradise for dining is right Uptown at Mobay!

So, if you want a great dining experience, with delectable dining, devine decor, exceptional entertainment, surrounded by friendly people, you've found the right place in NYC. It's my favorite, soon it will be your as well. Ms Tobago

Pros: The friendly and relaxing room first cayches your eye.

Cons: none.

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Why didn't I check here first? Live and learn. My husband and I were stuck for a place to have dinner, and we wanted something in our neighborhood. We went in, and sat ourselves as we didn't see any sign of a hostess, waiter, etc. After sitting there for 10 minutes, we finally caught someone's eye to tell them we'd like to have dinner (I didn't want them to think we wanted to occupy a table to just have a drink and listen to band).

I agree with previous posters. The service is terrible. They go out of their way to avoid looking anyone in the eye as they cruise through the restaurant. It seemed like they were well aware that every table was clamoring for attention, but they'd get to the table when they got there, and you can just sit and wait until then;

The food was mediocre. I had southern fried chicken, it was a thigh and leg with two sides, the plantains almost cold. OK value for $15 I guess, but certainly not presented with any pride, it looked like it was ladled out of a steam table. How about a piece of parsley? No? My husband fared better with spare ribs, but at $20 for half a portion(why can't you use this word?), certainly not as tasty, or good value as Dinosaur for example.

I agree also that the management doesn't seem to care. The manager sat at the table next to us as we waited 10 minutes for someone to clear our dirty plates and check on us. He obviously could tell that we were impatient, we were craning out necks looking for our waitress. We finally signalled the bus boy and asked him to get our check. Finally the waitress comes with bill, and then asks how it was. A bit late. I didn't realize until reading here that gratuity was added, but now it makes sense - that's the only way they'll make money. I most carefully left exactly 10%, and now feel completely ripped off to have left even that. We'll never go back.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Why didn't I check here first? Live and learn. My husband and I were stuck for a place to have dinner, and we wanted something in our neighborhood. We went in, and sat ourselves as we didn't see any sign of a hostess, waiter, etc. After sitting there for 10 minutes, we finally caught someone's eye to tell them we'd like to have dinner (I didn't want them to think we wanted to occupy a table to just have a drink and listen to band).

I agree with previous posters. The service is terrible. They go out of their way to avoid looking anyone in the eye as they cruise through the restaurant. It seemed like they were well aware that every table was clamoring for attention, but they'd get to the table when they got there, and you can just sit and wait until then;

The food was mediocre. I had southern fried chicken, it was a thigh and leg with two sides, the plantains almost cold. OK value for $15 I guess, but certainly not presented with any pride, it looked like it was ladled out of a steam table. How about a piece of parsley? No? My husband fared better with spare ribs, but at $20 for half a portion(why can't you use this word?), certainly not as tasty, or good value as Dinosaur for example.

I agree also that the management doesn't seem to care. The manager sat at the table next to us as we waited 10 minutes for someone to clear our dirty plates and check on us. He obviously could tell that we were impatient, we were craning out necks looking for our waitress. We finally signalled the bus boy and asked him to get our check. Finally the waitress comes with bill, and then asks how it was. A bit late. I didn't realize until reading here that gratuity was added, but now it makes sense - that's the only way they'll make money. I most carefully left exactly 10%, and now feel completely ripped off to have left even that. We'll never go back.

Pros: band was ok

Cons: terrible service

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As a vegetarian living in Harlem, I was glad to find a restaurant with a vegetarian section on the menu. I ordered the BBQ "Chicken," which was okay, pretty much vegetable protein smothered in BBQ sauce. My mango martini reeked of cheap vodka, and the sweet plantain was okay. I ordered the coconut pineapple cake for dessert, which they were out of so I got the chocolate cake, which was too rich for my taste. However my date was happy with his organic salad and coconut shrimp. My highlights were the delicious cornbread, the live music, and the great service. We tipped our waiter a couple dollars extra in addition to the 18% already included. I would give it another try and order a different drink, entree, and the coconut pineapple cake.

3
★★★☆☆

As a vegetarian living in Harlem, I was glad to find a restaurant with a vegetarian section on the menu. I ordered the BBQ "Chicken," which was okay, pretty much vegetable protein smothered in BBQ sauce. My mango martini reeked of cheap vodka, and the sweet plantain was okay. I ordered the coconut pineapple cake for dessert, which they were out of so I got the chocolate cake, which was too rich for my taste. However my date was happy with his organic salad and coconut shrimp. My highlights were the delicious cornbread, the live music, and the great service. We tipped our waiter a couple dollars extra in addition to the 18% already included. I would give it another try and order a different drink, entree, and the coconut pineapple cake.

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I haven't eaten here; I just stopped in for drinks a couple of times. Each time the service was worse than the last time. The bartenders print up your bill and give it to you before even serving you your drink. What if you want to have more than one? You're expected to pay for each round before or while you drink it. Who does that? Also, their selection of liquor leaves alot to be desired. We had to wait forever to order a drink because if you're not a friend of the bartender's, good luck trying to get their attention. Once they finally come over to you, they act like they are doing you a huge favor by even talking to you. You're made to feel very unwelcome. On top of everything the owner has publicly complained that people don't tip because her restaurant is uptown. Um, no. People tip for good service; when you don't provide any, you don't get tips. That should "tip" her off that she's doing something really wrong.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I haven't eaten here; I just stopped in for drinks a couple of times. Each time the service was worse than the last time. The bartenders print up your bill and give it to you before even serving you your drink. What if you want to have more than one? You're expected to pay for each round before or while you drink it. Who does that? Also, their selection of liquor leaves alot to be desired. We had to wait forever to order a drink because if you're not a friend of the bartender's, good luck trying to get their attention. Once they finally come over to you, they act like they are doing you a huge favor by even talking to you. You're made to feel very unwelcome. On top of everything the owner has publicly complained that people don't tip because her restaurant is uptown. Um, no. People tip for good service; when you don't provide any, you don't get tips. That should "tip" her off that she's doing something really wrong.

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I have been to Mobay on 125th Street several times. I keep going back for the food. It's great to find a soul food restaurant that offers vegetarian entrees (and delicious ones at that). The atmosphere is nice. The last time I went, though, I was not happy at the end of the meal. We received our bill and saw that the gratuity had already been added. I know that most restaurants have a policy regarding large groups, but we were a party of 2! When we inquired about this, we found out that now they automatically add the tip to every bill. I was not happy. I do not appreciate it when restaurants take the liberty of deciding how much you are going to tip. That's not a tip then! I am a generous tipper, but I don't like anyone else deciding for me. The service at Mobay could use lots of improvement and when customers do not have the ability to reward good service with a tip of their choice, poor service continues. Why do the servers need to give better service if they know that they will always get that good tip at the end of the meal...regardless of how lackluster their service is?

3
★★★☆☆

I have been to Mobay on 125th Street several times. I keep going back for the food. It's great to find a soul food restaurant that offers vegetarian entrees (and delicious ones at that). The atmosphere is nice. The last time I went, though, I was not happy at the end of the meal. We received our bill and saw that the gratuity had already been added. I know that most restaurants have a policy regarding large groups, but we were a party of 2! When we inquired about this, we found out that now they automatically add the tip to every bill. I was not happy. I do not appreciate it when restaurants take the liberty of deciding how much you are going to tip. That's not a tip then! I am a generous tipper, but I don't like anyone else deciding for me. The service at Mobay could use lots of improvement and when customers do not have the ability to reward good service with a tip of their choice, poor service continues. Why do the servers need to give better service if they know that they will always get that good tip at the end of the meal...regardless of how lackluster their service is?

Pros: Good vegetarian options, relaxing atmosphere

Cons: Service, gratuity automatically added to every bill

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My husband and I made our first ever trip to Harlem and what a treat to dine at MoBay. We devoured every morsel of the coconut curry salmon and curried goat. The tea left a hint of honey and everything else in between. And oh-my-gosh! What a heavenly beginning with the cornbread and pineapple sauce! It reminded me of my grandmother's cakes when we used to visit her in the Creole French speaking parts of Louisiana. We were graced and honored to meet the chef, however, we wanted to take him back with us to Dallas! We had such a relaxing time; we intend to relocate in the near future. I've told EVERYONE we know; take the A train & stop in at MoBay, for it is truly an experience.

5
★★★★★

My husband and I made our first ever trip to Harlem and what a treat to dine at MoBay. We devoured every morsel of the coconut curry salmon and curried goat. The tea left a hint of honey and everything else in between. And oh-my-gosh! What a heavenly beginning with the cornbread and pineapple sauce! It reminded me of my grandmother's cakes when we used to visit her in the Creole French speaking parts of Louisiana. We were graced and honored to meet the chef, however, we wanted to take him back with us to Dallas! We had such a relaxing time; we intend to relocate in the near future. I've told EVERYONE we know; take the A train & stop in at MoBay, for it is truly an experience.

Pros: Ambience perfect; Decor Excellent; Menu exquisite; Service very timely.

Cons: We understand space is tight in NYC, so it was no problem.

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I have dined here several times, each time I bring a new group with me to share this diamond in the rough. The food is excellent, the wait service is great (very friendly) and the music is wonderful (especially the Untouchables). You will not leave this place hungry. It's a little tight in there but that can be solved by making reservations at least two days in advance.

5
★★★★★

I have dined here several times, each time I bring a new group with me to share this diamond in the rough. The food is excellent, the wait service is great (very friendly) and the music is wonderful (especially the Untouchables). You will not leave this place hungry. It's a little tight in there but that can be solved by making reservations at least two days in advance.

Pros: Atmosphere

Cons: Parking

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e and my friends want to mobay uptown to have lunch and I and I had to let you know this. it was one of the best experience I had dinning out the waiter very nice and friendly he made the experience wonderful , the food was excellent and the atmosphere is truly relaxing. And There great service and bright personalities. If you're looking for a nice quiet lunch meeting this the restaurant to be the Caribbean Rum Cake was wonderful. And the drinks are great, try the coconut shrimp or the baby back ribs thats what we had and it was of the hook . It will be the best food you've ever had, I have been to a lot restaurant in Harlem and we just keep coming back to mobay I think its only place in Harlem where you can get good food and great atmosphere in one. keep up the good work .

5
★★★★★

e and my friends want to mobay uptown to have lunch and I and I had to let you know this. it was one of the best experience I had dinning out the waiter very nice and friendly he made the experience wonderful , the food was excellent and the atmosphere is truly relaxing. And There great service and bright personalities. If you're looking for a nice quiet lunch meeting this the restaurant to be the Caribbean Rum Cake was wonderful. And the drinks are great, try the coconut shrimp or the baby back ribs thats what we had and it was of the hook . It will be the best food you've ever had, I have been to a lot restaurant in Harlem and we just keep coming back to mobay I think its only place in Harlem where you can get good food and great atmosphere in one. keep up the good work .

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We stopped in bt chance. Its a small place but well decorated. I didn't expect much but was pleasantly surpirsed. We ordered Braggin Rights ribs, St. Louis style ribs and brisket. The portions were ample and tasty. They started us out with a corn bread, much fancier than I have ever had, but was delicious. Desert was Death byt Chocolate Cake... excellent way to finish it off. Totally enjoyed the food. Prices are a little expensive for BBQ but again portions were ample.

The only caveat to the meal was the automatic tipping process. I found it to be strange to be automatically charged a tip in the first place, but also for a table of three. It was below what i was going to tip anyhow, but I guess the onwers want to make sure their staff is taken care of. Our waitress was (Jaimee) was very prompt and pleasant...

5
★★★★★

We stopped in bt chance. Its a small place but well decorated. I didn't expect much but was pleasantly surpirsed. We ordered Braggin Rights ribs, St. Louis style ribs and brisket. The portions were ample and tasty. They started us out with a corn bread, much fancier than I have ever had, but was delicious. Desert was Death byt Chocolate Cake... excellent way to finish it off. Totally enjoyed the food. Prices are a little expensive for BBQ but again portions were ample.

The only caveat to the meal was the automatic tipping process. I found it to be strange to be automatically charged a tip in the first place, but also for a table of three. It was below what i was going to tip anyhow, but I guess the onwers want to make sure their staff is taken care of. Our waitress was (Jaimee) was very prompt and pleasant...

Pros: Great ribs and portions

Cons: a little expensive for BBQ, be aware of auto tipping so you don't over tip

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I am in the process of viewing every Soul Food Restaurant and this one is a Uptown Special when I need to impress my family again. The ambience was inviting but the service was slow. If you go to the Apollo please have dinner after at Mobay's uptown. I ordered food from home at the Brooklyn Mobay's I wasn't to please with it except the Catfish.

5
★★★★★

I am in the process of viewing every Soul Food Restaurant and this one is a Uptown Special when I need to impress my family again. The ambience was inviting but the service was slow. If you go to the Apollo please have dinner after at Mobay's uptown. I ordered food from home at the Brooklyn Mobay's I wasn't to please with it except the Catfish.

Pros: The Food was excellent

Cons: The Service way too slow

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I have been to Mobay's several times and I have not been dissatisfied yet. The ambience is so inviting. Enjoying the company of live music is always a treat and the staff is superb. Sometimes the waiting area can become a little overcrowded but, it is well worth the wait. I love you Mobay's!

5
★★★★★

I have been to Mobay's several times and I have not been dissatisfied yet. The ambience is so inviting. Enjoying the company of live music is always a treat and the staff is superb. Sometimes the waiting area can become a little overcrowded but, it is well worth the wait. I love you Mobay's!

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The food is great, hats off to the chef. Although the drinks are a little pricey, they are well worth it. I recommend reservations, especially at night time and especially on the weekends because it gets really busy. The live music is great! To be such a small restaurant and for it to be so busy I think the the staff does an outstanding job

5
★★★★★

The food is great, hats off to the chef. Although the drinks are a little pricey, they are well worth it. I recommend reservations, especially at night time and especially on the weekends because it gets really busy. The live music is great! To be such a small restaurant and for it to be so busy I think the the staff does an outstanding job

Pros: food, service

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Stopped in tuesday night the food was FANTASTIC the live band was AWESOME and Sasha our waitress was GREAT!!!! on a scale from one to ten Mo Bay Uptown gets an eleven!!!!

5
★★★★★

Stopped in tuesday night the food was FANTASTIC the live band was AWESOME and Sasha our waitress was GREAT!!!! on a scale from one to ten Mo Bay Uptown gets an eleven!!!!

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I have been to MoBays atleast 10 times in teh past six months and each time I have enjoyed it more and more. I was utterly surprised when I read some of the other reviews which mentioned negative things about the staff. The manager has always been welcoming and friendly and the waitstaff is a cut above the rest. I was impressed from the visit and my expectations continue to be surpassed with each visit. This has become the monthly meeting place for me and my girlfrends. And the bartender serves one of the best martinis i have ever tasted. Please visit MoBay and formulate your own opinion I guarantee you won't regret it. Thanks to teh owner and staff for bringing class back to Harlem.

5
★★★★★

I have been to MoBays atleast 10 times in teh past six months and each time I have enjoyed it more and more. I was utterly surprised when I read some of the other reviews which mentioned negative things about the staff. The manager has always been welcoming and friendly and the waitstaff is a cut above the rest. I was impressed from the visit and my expectations continue to be surpassed with each visit. This has become the monthly meeting place for me and my girlfrends. And the bartender serves one of the best martinis i have ever tasted. Please visit MoBay and formulate your own opinion I guarantee you won't regret it. Thanks to teh owner and staff for bringing class back to Harlem.

Pros: PROFESSIONAL STAFF, DRINK SELECTION, ATMOSPHERE

Cons: YOU WILL NOT WANT, TO , LEAVE

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I had the misfortune of being a guest at Mobay on 1/28/06. We were coldly greeted by a hostess and wait staff who, in spite of our reservation, did not want to seat any of us, including the elderly, until our entire party had arrived. After convincing them to seat us, we were warned that if our entire party of nine did not arrive by 7:20PM, we would lose our reservation. AND THIS WAS THE HIGHLIGHT of the evening. The food was mediocre, at best. The red snapper was so small it should have been thrown back. The jerk shrimp had no kick. A birthday cake had been ordered 2 weeks in advance. We were charged by the slice for the entire cake ($60). The drink specials were basically soda and flavored vodka, at $10-12 each.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I had the misfortune of being a guest at Mobay on 1/28/06. We were coldly greeted by a hostess and wait staff who, in spite of our reservation, did not want to seat any of us, including the elderly, until our entire party had arrived. After convincing them to seat us, we were warned that if our entire party of nine did not arrive by 7:20PM, we would lose our reservation. AND THIS WAS THE HIGHLIGHT of the evening. The food was mediocre, at best. The red snapper was so small it should have been thrown back. The jerk shrimp had no kick. A birthday cake had been ordered 2 weeks in advance. We were charged by the slice for the entire cake ($60). The drink specials were basically soda and flavored vodka, at $10-12 each.

Pros: none

Cons: very cramped, rude staff, overpriced

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Rude manager and wait staff. Not a good place for large groups. Had a reservation for 10. 4 of us arrived at 6:45 for a 7:00 reservation. We were threatened and told that if the entire party was not there by 7:20 we would be asked to leave. The reservations were made a month in advance and confirmed at least on 4 separate occassions including the afternoon of the dinner before arrival. The staff is not professional and does not know how to cater to large parties. The food was just ok and was the dinner prices are outrageous. Additionally, there is a huge mark-up on bar drinks. Service was slow and the food arrived cold after the long wait. I ordered an entire cake for the birthday celebration from MoBay and was charged $65 for the cake alone. My advice is to leave MoBay's alone. Horrible, horrible experience.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Rude manager and wait staff. Not a good place for large groups. Had a reservation for 10. 4 of us arrived at 6:45 for a 7:00 reservation. We were threatened and told that if the entire party was not there by 7:20 we would be asked to leave. The reservations were made a month in advance and confirmed at least on 4 separate occassions including the afternoon of the dinner before arrival. The staff is not professional and does not know how to cater to large parties. The food was just ok and was the dinner prices are outrageous. Additionally, there is a huge mark-up on bar drinks. Service was slow and the food arrived cold after the long wait. I ordered an entire cake for the birthday celebration from MoBay and was charged $65 for the cake alone. My advice is to leave MoBay's alone. Horrible, horrible experience.

Cons: Crowded, Unresonably expensive, Rude and Nasty

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The foor was excellent and I would recommend this place to others. I would suggest that you check your bank statement if using a debit card. The cashier at the front charged me twice for one lunch special and getting my account credited was a big ordeal.

3
★★★☆☆

The foor was excellent and I would recommend this place to others. I would suggest that you check your bank statement if using a debit card. The cashier at the front charged me twice for one lunch special and getting my account credited was a big ordeal.

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They always have live music and the musicians are well chosen and excellent! I love the food too. They have a smoker on site so the ribs are EXCELLENT! The two-sided bar is a wonderful place to sit and they have a very good drink selection. I can't say enough good things about Mobay. It was JUST what Harlem needed. Thanks!

5
★★★★★

They always have live music and the musicians are well chosen and excellent! I love the food too. They have a smoker on site so the ribs are EXCELLENT! The two-sided bar is a wonderful place to sit and they have a very good drink selection. I can't say enough good things about Mobay. It was JUST what Harlem needed. Thanks!

Pros: Great Ribs!, Great Music!, Fun Bar!

Cons: Congested in front

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A friend and I were strolling to the subway last night after an Apollo Theater Fundraiser on 125th Street and this lively little place brightened up the block and aroused our curiosity. We went in and were greeted warmly, we sat at a unique two sided bar, expecting to listen to live jazz and have a drink. After a moment I had the catfish strips, fabulous, then my friend tried the baby back ribs, outstanding. We journeyed on to the crabcakes, best I've ever tasted. Two friends joined us at the bar and had the combination appetizer platter. We all proclaimed that the bar food at MoBay is as good as it get's in the city. I am going back for dinner soon, to enjoy good eats and great live music, what a find.

5
★★★★★

A friend and I were strolling to the subway last night after an Apollo Theater Fundraiser on 125th Street and this lively little place brightened up the block and aroused our curiosity. We went in and were greeted warmly, we sat at a unique two sided bar, expecting to listen to live jazz and have a drink. After a moment I had the catfish strips, fabulous, then my friend tried the baby back ribs, outstanding. We journeyed on to the crabcakes, best I've ever tasted. Two friends joined us at the bar and had the combination appetizer platter. We all proclaimed that the bar food at MoBay is as good as it get's in the city. I am going back for dinner soon, to enjoy good eats and great live music, what a find.

Pros: Convenient, Inexpensive, Great Taste

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I called to make reservations for 10-13. When we arrived at the restaurant that Sat, every employee acted as if they had never heard of us. The rude manager practically called me a liar and told me that no one would ever allow me to make reservations for over 10 ppl. I told her of my conversation with the hostess and that I even confirmed that I was bringing my own cake. I asked what I should do because my whole party (incl out of towners, pregnant women, etc) had arrived. She shrugged her shoulders and told me she could seat us at random tables after seating other parties who actually did have reservations, otherwise, wait 2 hrs to sit together. I then called the nearby Den. They were not quite open for the evening, but told me that they would open early to accommodate us. Now thats service!

2
★★☆☆☆

I called to make reservations for 10-13. When we arrived at the restaurant that Sat, every employee acted as if they had never heard of us. The rude manager practically called me a liar and told me that no one would ever allow me to make reservations for over 10 ppl. I told her of my conversation with the hostess and that I even confirmed that I was bringing my own cake. I asked what I should do because my whole party (incl out of towners, pregnant women, etc) had arrived. She shrugged her shoulders and told me she could seat us at random tables after seating other parties who actually did have reservations, otherwise, wait 2 hrs to sit together. I then called the nearby Den. They were not quite open for the evening, but told me that they would open early to accommodate us. Now thats service!

Pros: good food

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obays embodies what a restaurant should be about. The food is excellent, always fresh, always consistent and presented beautifully. I have not had one dish there that I have not enjoyed. The ambience is rich and relaxing ready decorated and befitting any occasion with appropriate live entertainment. Mobys possess an intimate, yet open and friendly environment. I have met and enjoy many wonderful people. I look forward to More Mobay!!

5
★★★★★

obays embodies what a restaurant should be about. The food is excellent, always fresh, always consistent and presented beautifully. I have not had one dish there that I have not enjoyed. The ambience is rich and relaxing ready decorated and befitting any occasion with appropriate live entertainment. Mobys possess an intimate, yet open and friendly environment. I have met and enjoy many wonderful people. I look forward to More Mobay!!

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The food and service was average, but the gospel brunch was nonexistent because there was no separate brunch menu and the music promised, a live band, never showed up. Unlike most brunch places, the coffee and drinks are billed separate. When I got the bill and saw I was billed separately for each cup of coffee, I asked the waiter if he could do anything since the menu doesn't even list drinks and the manager said no. After tax/tip lunch was $24 pp.

3
★★★☆☆

The food and service was average, but the gospel brunch was nonexistent because there was no separate brunch menu and the music promised, a live band, never showed up. Unlike most brunch places, the coffee and drinks are billed separate. When I got the bill and saw I was billed separately for each cup of coffee, I asked the waiter if he could do anything since the menu doesn't even list drinks and the manager said no. After tax/tip lunch was $24 pp.

Pros: variety

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I dine at MoBay frequently at least once a week. having seen the prior reviews I thought some advice from a regular might help. The whole fish dishes are divine but on weekends they can take 45 minutes between 7 and 10 PM. If one of the diners orders fish everyone dining with him is locked into the same wait. Monday through Thursday at MoBay is heaven. For a quiet dinner I go on Monday or Sunday night or I conclude my business dinner by 9 PM any day of the week, before the music starts. I come after 10 PM on weekends and enjoy the more relaxed ambience, great bar conversation, good food and world class music. See you at MoBay Monday through Thursday. Of course if you don't mind the crowd it is very popular on Weekends and please try the ribs.

5
★★★★★

I dine at MoBay frequently at least once a week. having seen the prior reviews I thought some advice from a regular might help. The whole fish dishes are divine but on weekends they can take 45 minutes between 7 and 10 PM. If one of the diners orders fish everyone dining with him is locked into the same wait. Monday through Thursday at MoBay is heaven. For a quiet dinner I go on Monday or Sunday night or I conclude my business dinner by 9 PM any day of the week, before the music starts. I come after 10 PM on weekends and enjoy the more relaxed ambience, great bar conversation, good food and world class music. See you at MoBay Monday through Thursday. Of course if you don't mind the crowd it is very popular on Weekends and please try the ribs.

Pros: Reasonably Priced, Gorgeous Ladies Room, Best Collard Greens

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This is not written to insult or offend, but more as a friendly suggestion. I have been to Mobay's several times and referred several friends and co-workers and the same comments ring true time and time again. The food is wonderful, but the service is lacking. Regardless of how tasty the meal, it becomes quite lacklaster after being forced to wait an hour or more for a jerked shrimp appetizer. The live performance could have been a nice added touch to the ambiance had it not been a blaring loud distraction throughout the meal. For such a small venue, light jazz and singing piped in lightly is all that's necessary. As much as I love to support new establishments in my Harlem neighborhood, I must say that I will not frequent MoBay's again until I feel that I can receive adequate service and an enjoyable dining environment.

2
★★☆☆☆

This is not written to insult or offend, but more as a friendly suggestion. I have been to Mobay's several times and referred several friends and co-workers and the same comments ring true time and time again. The food is wonderful, but the service is lacking. Regardless of how tasty the meal, it becomes quite lacklaster after being forced to wait an hour or more for a jerked shrimp appetizer. The live performance could have been a nice added touch to the ambiance had it not been a blaring loud distraction throughout the meal. For such a small venue, light jazz and singing piped in lightly is all that's necessary. As much as I love to support new establishments in my Harlem neighborhood, I must say that I will not frequent MoBay's again until I feel that I can receive adequate service and an enjoyable dining environment.

Pros: Good Food, Nice Ambiance, Friendly Hostess

Cons: , Annoying live music, Disorganized kitchen

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Food is quite average by NY standards, but the ambiance is nice and they make a nice friendly effort. Front is good for lunch (can get cold in winter), back for dinner (don't sit by the kitchen). Overall parochial non savvy but pleasant. I've encountered early closings, closed for parties, and non-existent delivery (why even advertise delivery???) I'd recommend the BBQ dishes and cornbread, stay away from the specialty cocktails and dishes that seem inventive. But they really do seem to be nice people and mean well...

3
★★★☆☆

Food is quite average by NY standards, but the ambiance is nice and they make a nice friendly effort. Front is good for lunch (can get cold in winter), back for dinner (don't sit by the kitchen). Overall parochial non savvy but pleasant. I've encountered early closings, closed for parties, and non-existent delivery (why even advertise delivery???) I'd recommend the BBQ dishes and cornbread, stay away from the specialty cocktails and dishes that seem inventive. But they really do seem to be nice people and mean well...

Pros: BBQ, cornbread, decor

Cons: , consistency, DELIVERY!!

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I had dinner at MoBay on a Wed evening recently. My dinner partner told me that it is usually crowded on the days he goes (Thurs thru Sun). It was nearly empty when we arrived, so we were seated promptly. Waitress was attentive. Cornbread with pineapple sauce was good. I ordered the jerk chicken and was not impressed--somewhat bland. The macaroni and cheese, while good, was ice cold. The steamed veggies were excellent. Not too soggy. The food was not terrible; just wasnt that great. Although I was not moved by my meal, my friend enjoyed his soy concoction thoroughly. I will say that what the restaurant failed to achieve with its cuisine, it more than made up with the ambience. One drawback about the music--a little too loud and the CD kept skipping. Overall an average experience, but I will probably not return for a meal. Drinks maybe.

3
★★★☆☆

I had dinner at MoBay on a Wed evening recently. My dinner partner told me that it is usually crowded on the days he goes (Thurs thru Sun). It was nearly empty when we arrived, so we were seated promptly. Waitress was attentive. Cornbread with pineapple sauce was good. I ordered the jerk chicken and was not impressed--somewhat bland. The macaroni and cheese, while good, was ice cold. The steamed veggies were excellent. Not too soggy. The food was not terrible; just wasnt that great. Although I was not moved by my meal, my friend enjoyed his soy concoction thoroughly. I will say that what the restaurant failed to achieve with its cuisine, it more than made up with the ambience. One drawback about the music--a little too loud and the CD kept skipping. Overall an average experience, but I will probably not return for a meal. Drinks maybe.

Pros: cozy setting, vegetarian entrees, great side dishes

Cons: , bland meat dishes

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I love the environment, it gives a relaxing and at home feeling. My first time I was kind of iffy about going; but they proved me wrong. Its a great place to eat with friends or even have dinner with your romantic love. The bathroom was beautifully (I didnt want to leave). The service can be improved though. They chit chat too much instead of serving the customers. Overall the place is a go and a keeper. I'm glad and proud to see a wonderful place as such in Harlem. Thanks!

5
★★★★★

I love the environment, it gives a relaxing and at home feeling. My first time I was kind of iffy about going; but they proved me wrong. Its a great place to eat with friends or even have dinner with your romantic love. The bathroom was beautifully (I didnt want to leave). The service can be improved though. They chit chat too much instead of serving the customers. Overall the place is a go and a keeper. I'm glad and proud to see a wonderful place as such in Harlem. Thanks!

Pros: Good Food, Environment, Music

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Just had lunch there this past weekend. I was excited to try one of the new places in Harlem. I have wached theses new places move in. Along with MoBay, there's: Revival, Native, Sugar Hill Bistro etc.
The service was great and helpful. But my food was definately Lackluster. Perhaps I just picked the wrong thing, but BBQ is one of the things they're known for. It was bland with a lot of sauce. The cornbread with coconut and pineapple was the best.
The music was way too loud. On a Sat afternoon, most people want to chill and talk, not PARTY. I saw familys and couples tyring to connect, while the resteraunts help just talked loud over the speakers near the bar.
It's great having some more choices, along with the standard Amy Ruths, Londels, Slyvias, etc, but MoBay seems to work more on it's image than it's food

3
★★★☆☆

Just had lunch there this past weekend. I was excited to try one of the new places in Harlem. I have wached theses new places move in. Along with MoBay, there's: Revival, Native, Sugar Hill Bistro etc.
The service was great and helpful. But my food was definately Lackluster. Perhaps I just picked the wrong thing, but BBQ is one of the things they're known for. It was bland with a lot of sauce. The cornbread with coconut and pineapple was the best.
The music was way too loud. On a Sat afternoon, most people want to chill and talk, not PARTY. I saw familys and couples tyring to connect, while the resteraunts help just talked loud over the speakers near the bar.
It's great having some more choices, along with the standard Amy Ruths, Londels, Slyvias, etc, but MoBay seems to work more on it's image than it's food

Pros: service, appetizers

Cons: , bland food

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Elegant! Sophisticated! Classy! Exquisite! DIVINE!Change has finally come! MoBay has brought to Harlem what no other establishment would even dream of doing. We no longer have to travel to midtown or downtown for fine dining and great food. The salmon (whether BBQ, Grilled, Pan-Blackened or Curried Coconut) is to die for! Other restaurants in Harlem and other Caribbean or Soul food restaurants are competing for the number 2 spot because MOBAY UPTOWN IS UNDENIABLY #1!

5
★★★★★

Elegant! Sophisticated! Classy! Exquisite! DIVINE!Change has finally come! MoBay has brought to Harlem what no other establishment would even dream of doing. We no longer have to travel to midtown or downtown for fine dining and great food. The salmon (whether BBQ, Grilled, Pan-Blackened or Curried Coconut) is to die for! Other restaurants in Harlem and other Caribbean or Soul food restaurants are competing for the number 2 spot because MOBAY UPTOWN IS UNDENIABLY #1!

Pros: Great Cuisine, Very Inviting, Gorgeous Restrooms

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I am a regular at MoBay. You truly are provided with the best value, the best ambience and the best food, prepared to order that Manhattan has to offer in this price range and for a lot more money. You can't get better ribs in New York for any price. I am prompted to write this review due to the negative review that I just saw posted. Ladies and gentlemen do not believe it. MoBay is an extremely popular restaurant and with good reason. It's about the taste. The food is freshly prepared and if you don't want to wait, come on Monday through Thursday. Take your friends here and they will think you are a god, what else could explain your awareness of this divinely, sublime and gorgeous room serving such exquisite treats. If you want a quiet or romantic Friday or Saturday dinner come after 10:00 PM.

5
★★★★★

I am a regular at MoBay. You truly are provided with the best value, the best ambience and the best food, prepared to order that Manhattan has to offer in this price range and for a lot more money. You can't get better ribs in New York for any price. I am prompted to write this review due to the negative review that I just saw posted. Ladies and gentlemen do not believe it. MoBay is an extremely popular restaurant and with good reason. It's about the taste. The food is freshly prepared and if you don't want to wait, come on Monday through Thursday. Take your friends here and they will think you are a god, what else could explain your awareness of this divinely, sublime and gorgeous room serving such exquisite treats. If you want a quiet or romantic Friday or Saturday dinner come after 10:00 PM.

Pros: Easy Parking, Inexpensive, Pretty People

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I was part of a 6 person rehearsal dinner on a Friday evening and I hope this dinner doesn't predict how the marriage will go. The hostess who sat us was nasty as could be. We waited approximately a half hour to order drinks and it took 45 minutes to get them, when they came with our appetizers and no apology. We hadn't even finished our appetizers when our main course showed up. My salmon was dry as a bone tasting like it was just heated in the microwave. It took 20 minutes to get my second drink. When we received the bill, we asked the manager to do something about the drinks, considering how poor the service was and her reply was, "Well, you got them!". They are only interested in the money they are making that night rather than makng customers or friends. SEE YOU ALL AT BAYOU!

1
★☆☆☆☆

I was part of a 6 person rehearsal dinner on a Friday evening and I hope this dinner doesn't predict how the marriage will go. The hostess who sat us was nasty as could be. We waited approximately a half hour to order drinks and it took 45 minutes to get them, when they came with our appetizers and no apology. We hadn't even finished our appetizers when our main course showed up. My salmon was dry as a bone tasting like it was just heated in the microwave. It took 20 minutes to get my second drink. When we received the bill, we asked the manager to do something about the drinks, considering how poor the service was and her reply was, "Well, you got them!". They are only interested in the money they are making that night rather than makng customers or friends. SEE YOU ALL AT BAYOU!

Cons: , slow, noisy

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Great Barbecue, pretty people, pretty place, cool jazz and tasty oversized martinis. Friday it's a crush to get in, better to go Monday through Thursday. The food is deliriously good and for that reason I routinely make the trip from midtown. Don't miss the St. Louis ribs or the crab cakes and the live jazz sets a sexy mood.

5
★★★★★

Great Barbecue, pretty people, pretty place, cool jazz and tasty oversized martinis. Friday it's a crush to get in, better to go Monday through Thursday. The food is deliriously good and for that reason I routinely make the trip from midtown. Don't miss the St. Louis ribs or the crab cakes and the live jazz sets a sexy mood.

Pros: Great Night Parking, Reasonably Priced, Live Jazz and R&B

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We went there on a Sunday night. The staff was very nice, the hostess very sexy and the food tasty. Stay away from the drinks as they are overpriced but make sure you get some of the starters. All in all a good spot for Harlem although a little pricey.

4
★★★★☆

We went there on a Sunday night. The staff was very nice, the hostess very sexy and the food tasty. Stay away from the drinks as they are overpriced but make sure you get some of the starters. All in all a good spot for Harlem although a little pricey.

Pros: Ambience, Ginger Beer, Tasty food

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If you drive by too fast you might miss it, tucked away near 5th Avenue on 125th Street. The food and ambience are not to be missed. I had a great jerked whole snapper along with an appetizer platter last night at MoBay. When the food was served all conversation ceased. This food is so good it requires your full attention. The music is good and the room is fantastic. I am definitely going back soon.

5
★★★★★

If you drive by too fast you might miss it, tucked away near 5th Avenue on 125th Street. The food and ambience are not to be missed. I had a great jerked whole snapper along with an appetizer platter last night at MoBay. When the food was served all conversation ceased. This food is so good it requires your full attention. The music is good and the room is fantastic. I am definitely going back soon.

Pros: Food is special, Great live music, Bathroom is a winner

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Don't walk run to MoBay Uptown. Great fish preparations every day. Don't miss the whole snapper run down or the curry coconut salmon. Lovely setting, fantastic food and live music make for a fun and romantic evening. I go M-W for quiet dinners in a beautiful setting. Th-Sat. the drinks are cool and the music is hot.

5
★★★★★

Don't walk run to MoBay Uptown. Great fish preparations every day. Don't miss the whole snapper run down or the curry coconut salmon. Lovely setting, fantastic food and live music make for a fun and romantic evening. I go M-W for quiet dinners in a beautiful setting. Th-Sat. the drinks are cool and the music is hot.

Pros: Romantic, Tasty cuisine, Great night parking

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I was there as part of an annual girlfirends brunch on 12/27/2003.We had reservations for noon and when I arrived, I unable to sit because the table was not ready.Upon finally sitting, no water or bread was offered.Finally, a half an hour later we were given one pitcher of water for a table of 18 people.At around 2 pm we ordered but no kind of food was ever served.Mind you this was two hours later.I, as well as, the rest of the group was very disappointed.The staff was very rude and inefficient.I would not recommend.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I was there as part of an annual girlfirends brunch on 12/27/2003.We had reservations for noon and when I arrived, I unable to sit because the table was not ready.Upon finally sitting, no water or bread was offered.Finally, a half an hour later we were given one pitcher of water for a table of 18 people.At around 2 pm we ordered but no kind of food was ever served.Mind you this was two hours later.I, as well as, the rest of the group was very disappointed.The staff was very rude and inefficient.I would not recommend.

Pros: ambiance, atmosphere

Cons: service, staff

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If you are looking for good service and pleasant hostesses, this is not the place for you. During my visit, the orders were taken hours after my arrival and the hostess seemed uninterested in servicing us. They are more interested in making the almighty dollar than aquiring longtime patrons. The hostess didn't greet me at the door, I found my own seating, the restaurant appeared nice, but not the atmosphere.

1
★☆☆☆☆

If you are looking for good service and pleasant hostesses, this is not the place for you. During my visit, the orders were taken hours after my arrival and the hostess seemed uninterested in servicing us. They are more interested in making the almighty dollar than aquiring longtime patrons. The hostess didn't greet me at the door, I found my own seating, the restaurant appeared nice, but not the atmosphere.

Pros: Nice location

Cons: Poor Service

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We made reservations for a party of 25. The venue was utterly unprepared. They had only one waitress on staff who was incredibly slow, unattentive and rude. After 2 hours will still had not been served. The drinks were over priced and watered down. They don't have baby seats. The staff there insulted my family and friends. Our holiday gathering was ruined. They have no business being in the hospitality industry!

1
★☆☆☆☆

We made reservations for a party of 25. The venue was utterly unprepared. They had only one waitress on staff who was incredibly slow, unattentive and rude. After 2 hours will still had not been served. The drinks were over priced and watered down. They don't have baby seats. The staff there insulted my family and friends. Our holiday gathering was ruined. They have no business being in the hospitality industry!

Cons: Rude Staff, Unaccomodating, Unprofessional

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Located on busy 125th Street, this Harlem restaurant fast became a neighborhood favorite. Decked out with cozy booths, snug two-seater tables, and dangling star-shaped lights, the restaurant's festive vibe carries over to patrons who seem…

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