Melba's

★★★★★
  • 300 W 114th St

    New York, NY 10026

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  • 212-864-7777

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First let me start off by saying driving in and finding parking was DREADFUL so make sure you have patience. So upon walking into the establishment I noticed that they recieved a "B" review from the Board of Health. That made me a little

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First let me start off by saying driving in and finding parking was DREADFUL so make sure you have patience. So upon walking into the establishment I noticed that they recieved a "B" review from the Board of Health. That made me a little

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There are too many good restaurants popping up in this area to waste my money on Melbas with it's hit or miss dishes, BAD service and less than hygienic kitchen. 32 violation points makes it one of the top 3 dirtiest restaurants in the

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There are too many good restaurants popping up in this area to waste my money on Melbas with it's hit or miss dishes, BAD service and less than hygienic kitchen. 32 violation points makes it one of the top 3 dirtiest restaurants in the

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You can have all the friends and employees write all the fake reviews that you want. It will not change the fact that the place is the size of a sardine tin but the service is slower than ever. It isn't even the fact of food prep time. The

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You can have all the friends and employees write all the fake reviews that you want. It will not change the fact that the place is the size of a sardine tin but the service is slower than ever. It isn't even the fact of food prep time. The

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Took my family for dinner. Made reservations when we arrived our table was waiting, waiter took our order, when food arrived, not one complaint. \r
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My 5 year old spilled her drink, before I could turn around the manager was right

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Took my family for dinner. Made reservations when we arrived our table was waiting, waiter took our order, when food arrived, not one complaint. \r
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My 5 year old spilled her drink, before I could turn around the manager was right

Pros: Thumbs up

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Of all the amazing meals we had during our trip, this was the best! We started our meal with their delicious sangria, then moved on to the best fried catfish we've ever had. The seasoning was great and it was cooked perfectly! I wanted

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Of all the amazing meals we had during our trip, this was the best! We started our meal with their delicious sangria, then moved on to the best fried catfish we've ever had. The seasoning was great and it was cooked perfectly! I wanted

Pros: Sangria, catfish, sides, and sweet potato pie

Cons: Long wait and a little crowded.

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What a refreshing place to eat in Harlem. The attentiveness of the wait staff. The beauty of the surroundings, the delicious food especially the pecan crusted talipia. I live in Atlanta but born in Harlem and it was good coming back

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What a refreshing place to eat in Harlem. The attentiveness of the wait staff. The beauty of the surroundings, the delicious food especially the pecan crusted talipia. I live in Atlanta but born in Harlem and it was good coming back

Pros: Great for singles.

Cons: Small

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I?ve heard several complaints about the service here. I have heard many bad stories since then. Not just one bad day. Poor, slow service & a general lack of concern for the comfort of the diner. \r
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I do not know where these servers

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I?ve heard several complaints about the service here. I have heard many bad stories since then. Not just one bad day. Poor, slow service & a general lack of concern for the comfort of the diner. \r
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I do not know where these servers

Pros: Nice design & lighting

Cons: You may actual want to eat. Good luck with that. Also very small space.

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The short ribs were a bit salty but other than that the food was exceptionally tasty and well prepared. The red wine Sangria complemented everything. Overall, and enjoyable eating experience straight out of Harlem.

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The short ribs were a bit salty but other than that the food was exceptionally tasty and well prepared. The red wine Sangria complemented everything. Overall, and enjoyable eating experience straight out of Harlem.

Pros: Tasty food; excellent red wine sangria

Cons: Small place; gets crowded easily and service can get bogged down.

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EVERY Chef has a bad day, but I have been to Melba's MANY times, and the food and drinks were excellent. The live music is the bomb, and Melba is charismatic and gracious. I have seen and met many celebrities there, and even when the

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EVERY Chef has a bad day, but I have been to Melba's MANY times, and the food and drinks were excellent. The live music is the bomb, and Melba is charismatic and gracious. I have seen and met many celebrities there, and even when the

Pros: entertainment and sophisticated crowd. Food & Drink are REALLY GOOD

Cons: Sometimes too crowded

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The food and drinks are very good. You don't want to go there if you're in a hurry. The service is slow but pleasant - the ambience is so nice you won't mind the wait. It is a small restaurant which is unfortunate because there is

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The food and drinks are very good. You don't want to go there if you're in a hurry. The service is slow but pleasant - the ambience is so nice you won't mind the wait. It is a small restaurant which is unfortunate because there is

Pros: Good Food - slightly different spin on Soul Food; Good Drinks - good size; Ambience is very nice!

Cons: Wait time can be long; restaurant is small; service is slow

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We really wanted it to be a neighborhood spot. We were so disappointed by the food. It was inedible. Such a shame because the service was so lovely. I can usually give a place another shot, but that food.... I heard she fired the chef and

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We really wanted it to be a neighborhood spot. We were so disappointed by the food. It was inedible. Such a shame because the service was so lovely. I can usually give a place another shot, but that food.... I heard she fired the chef and

Pros: great FOH staff

Cons: awful food

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I live in the area and walk by Melba's everyday. Last Friday I decided to give it a try. The place is dark and dreary. The over-bearing chandeliers are too much for such a small place. The food is o.k if you are into trans fat. You

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★★★★★

I live in the area and walk by Melba's everyday. Last Friday I decided to give it a try. The place is dark and dreary. The over-bearing chandeliers are too much for such a small place. The food is o.k if you are into trans fat. You

Pros: Great meeting place

Cons: Terrible Food

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I went to Melba's to celebrate my birthday with a group of friends, and we ABSOLUTELY LOVED the place.\r
The food is DELICIOUS, AFFORDABLE, and did I say DELICIOUS? \r
If you want good food, good drinks and a nice ambience, then Melba's is

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I went to Melba's to celebrate my birthday with a group of friends, and we ABSOLUTELY LOVED the place.\r
The food is DELICIOUS, AFFORDABLE, and did I say DELICIOUS? \r
If you want good food, good drinks and a nice ambience, then Melba's is

Pros: Delicious Food, Affordable, Nice Host, Cozy and Comfortable

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The reviews are simply too loooooooooooooooong. You havent experience Melba's if you need that many words. The experience, MAGNIFICENT! The food, ENJOYABLE!

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The reviews are simply too loooooooooooooooong. You havent experience Melba's if you need that many words. The experience, MAGNIFICENT! The food, ENJOYABLE!

Pros: Great Ambience

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We chose Melba's for a nice "date night" close to home. At the door we were greeted warmly by the hostess that quickly took our jackets. My bf decided on the Turkey BBQ meatloaf with macaroni & cheese and potato salad for the sides. I

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We chose Melba's for a nice "date night" close to home. At the door we were greeted warmly by the hostess that quickly took our jackets. My bf decided on the Turkey BBQ meatloaf with macaroni & cheese and potato salad for the sides. I

Pros: Good food, nice atmosphere

Cons: Coat check rip off, slow service

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It's really interesting to see the rollercoaster of reviews here so far.I am truly sorry for those folks who felt jilted. I've been living in Harlem all my life and always felt disappointed that I had to trek downtown to have a good time

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It's really interesting to see the rollercoaster of reviews here so far.I am truly sorry for those folks who felt jilted. I've been living in Harlem all my life and always felt disappointed that I had to trek downtown to have a good time

Pros: Ambience, food, drinks on Happy Hour!

Cons: None yet

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I was so annoyed with the food, I thought I was choking. The menu is all over the place - I never knew empanadas was AMERICAN COMFORT. Yes, the place is wonderfully designed - if only that much energy was put into the menu. I was there

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★★★★★

I was so annoyed with the food, I thought I was choking. The menu is all over the place - I never knew empanadas was AMERICAN COMFORT. Yes, the place is wonderfully designed - if only that much energy was put into the menu. I was there

Pros: Great Design

Cons: More like a bar than restaurant

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Great, Great, Great....... Great for the food, Great for the company, Great for the drinks..... The service can be improved but overall is okay definitly a must when dinning in Harlem.

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Great, Great, Great....... Great for the food, Great for the company, Great for the drinks..... The service can be improved but overall is okay definitly a must when dinning in Harlem.

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I went to Melba's with great expectations, I was in the mood for good food and I really wanted this to be a good restaurant. I went with a party of 6 and everyone was disappointed with their dinner; everything down to the chicken and

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I went to Melba's with great expectations, I was in the mood for good food and I really wanted this to be a good restaurant. I went with a party of 6 and everyone was disappointed with their dinner; everything down to the chicken and

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Don't be fooled by some of the reviews. The food at Melbas is NOT southern, NOT soul, NOT american and definitely NOT good. The service was slow and unattentive. Melba was pleasant, however she wanted to introduce the chef but we

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★★★★★

Don't be fooled by some of the reviews. The food at Melbas is NOT southern, NOT soul, NOT american and definitely NOT good. The service was slow and unattentive. Melba was pleasant, however she wanted to introduce the chef but we

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It's summertime and the living is easy....and the food delicious...at Melba's! I am from Los Angeles, CA and was sitting in my hotel room when a friend called and said, Melba's was a must. We arrived in the evening for dinner and at the

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It's summertime and the living is easy....and the food delicious...at Melba's! I am from Los Angeles, CA and was sitting in my hotel room when a friend called and said, Melba's was a must. We arrived in the evening for dinner and at the

Pros: Great Food, Great Decor, Great Service

Cons: It's not in California

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I was looking forward to dining at Melba's for some time. When i finally treked across the Brooklyn Bridge, on a wonderful June night, i was dissappointed, all the thrill of summer dining in the city, sucked out of my stomach. The food

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I was looking forward to dining at Melba's for some time. When i finally treked across the Brooklyn Bridge, on a wonderful June night, i was dissappointed, all the thrill of summer dining in the city, sucked out of my stomach. The food

Pros: Great Decor

Cons: Horrible Food

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The decor is amazing! Such a great place to eat and enjoy. The menu has a great selection - I had the tilapia and it was to die for. Melba is a great woman, too. We chatted with her and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. I'm

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The decor is amazing! Such a great place to eat and enjoy. The menu has a great selection - I had the tilapia and it was to die for. Melba is a great woman, too. We chatted with her and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. I'm

Pros: Decor, Food, Service

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This is the way dining in Harlem should be!
Been going there since the start and never a disappointment. I take clients there from London and Paris and they always want to come back for more.

The bar is excellent, the food is divine and

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This is the way dining in Harlem should be!
Been going there since the start and never a disappointment. I take clients there from London and Paris and they always want to come back for more.

The bar is excellent, the food is divine and

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If you're going with a group- expect to wait! Our Sunday reservation was at 1:45pm; we didn't get our food until almost 1 hour later and were sorely disappointed that the food was just average. The service was awful - our server brought us

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If you're going with a group- expect to wait! Our Sunday reservation was at 1:45pm; we didn't get our food until almost 1 hour later and were sorely disappointed that the food was just average. The service was awful - our server brought us

Cons: Service, Wait time

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I've been wanting to try Melba's for awhile but my first visit was disappointing. We called to make a reservation only to be told they didn't take reservations. When we arrived we were asked if we had a reservation and were told we'd have

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I've been wanting to try Melba's for awhile but my first visit was disappointing. We called to make a reservation only to be told they didn't take reservations. When we arrived we were asked if we had a reservation and were told we'd have

Pros: inexpensive, great decor

Cons: long waits

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My boyfriend has been talking about Melbas since July. I arrived in New York City in September and we have been eating the delicious short ribs ever since, every other day. The staff and the lovely Melba is so understanding of my

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My boyfriend has been talking about Melbas since July. I arrived in New York City in September and we have been eating the delicious short ribs ever since, every other day. The staff and the lovely Melba is so understanding of my

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Great decor. A local place with downtown appeal. Melba's is welcoming. Try the short ribs and melba soul rolls. The collard greens taste like somebody's momma made them...i've been there four times and i can't get enough. The church

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Great decor. A local place with downtown appeal. Melba's is welcoming. Try the short ribs and melba soul rolls. The collard greens taste like somebody's momma made them...i've been there four times and i can't get enough. The church

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Melba's does it the American way...with class! The menu includes something for everyone. My godson is an expert on mac-n-cheese...he give Melba's two thumbs up on the dish.

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Melba's does it the American way...with class! The menu includes something for everyone. My godson is an expert on mac-n-cheese...he give Melba's two thumbs up on the dish.

Pros: Great Staff, Great Decor, Delicious Food

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My mother and I wenr to Melba's on my birthday and I was very pleased. The Sweet potato pie was excellent. There service was great, including Melba who is a kind hearted breath of fresh air. The space is a little small with a lot of

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My mother and I wenr to Melba's on my birthday and I was very pleased. The Sweet potato pie was excellent. There service was great, including Melba who is a kind hearted breath of fresh air. The space is a little small with a lot of

Pros: decor, dessert, service

Cons: tight space

 

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