Pink Teacup Inc

★★★☆☆
  • 42 Grove St

    New York, NY 10014

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  • 212-807-6755

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The prior review is ridiculous.

Listen, this place is truly old school. It's been around a long time. If you're planning on being attended to, they do the minimum, but usually friendly enough.

The reason to come here is the food, plain and simple. They serve seriously good soul food. Everything is good. Mac and cheese, fried chicken, pork chops, breakfast is fantastic and can be had anytime. The bacon is absolutely the best this side of Peter Luger's (yes I think they bacon at Luger's is their best dish, forget the steak!).

This is a place that has character, history and great soul food. Don't some here expecting stellar service that's the way it's been for 50+years. They do play music, usually R&B. Sometimes the music is loud.

THERE IS ONE REASON TO COME HERE, THE FOOD!!!

If you're the kind of person that can go to a good restaurant that has great food and give it one star because the waiter had a puss on their face, you shouldn't be writing food reviews!

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★★★★☆

The prior review is ridiculous.

Listen, this place is truly old school. It's been around a long time. If you're planning on being attended to, they do the minimum, but usually friendly enough.

The reason to come here is the food, plain and simple. They serve seriously good soul food. Everything is good. Mac and cheese, fried chicken, pork chops, breakfast is fantastic and can be had anytime. The bacon is absolutely the best this side of Peter Luger's (yes I think they bacon at Luger's is their best dish, forget the steak!).

This is a place that has character, history and great soul food. Don't some here expecting stellar service that's the way it's been for 50+years. They do play music, usually R&B. Sometimes the music is loud.

THERE IS ONE REASON TO COME HERE, THE FOOD!!!

If you're the kind of person that can go to a good restaurant that has great food and give it one star because the waiter had a puss on their face, you shouldn't be writing food reviews!

Pros: The food

Cons: Small and the service is what it is.

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I've been to this place three times and after today I have decided to no longer patronize this business. The major complaint I have noticed every time is that the staff, on every level, is completely low class and unprofessional. On one occassion I witnessed an argument between two employees that seemed like it could very easily have led to a fight (yelling, profanity, threats).
EVERYTIME I have been there I and my girlfriend have been treated poorly in one way or another by waitstaff either by not being acknowledged at all, made to wait long time before we were even greeted, or being addressed as if they had a bad day. At times we could be smiled at and at times we could be scowled at, then ignored, then smiled at again all by the same waitress (moodswings?)
The music is blasted loudly, and very abruptly, as if it is assumed that EVERYBODY in there wants to hear loud music. You could be having a good conversation and then all of a sudden they start blaring something out of the jukebox and you cant even hear your self speak!
Today my girlfriend was addressed very dissmissively by a waitress, Jillian, who wasnt even serving us to begin with! I am in a service business, and I can say that your attitude and personality is EVERYTHING in service. Everything should have a smile to go with it and your tone should be upbeat and positive. It is tough to have a bad day in service businesses because you cannot allow that to affect your clientele at all! This is what the most successful service providers of any business know and understand. It doesnt matter what you are going through, If you are serving people, you'd better smile and be positive because if you do they will aaaalways come back to you.
This is the last time I will return here to give my money up to a business that has such low level people working there. We gave it enough chances.This place needs an entire face lift in every sense. If the owners of this business are not making as much money as they should be making then I assure you this is why. And if they feel that they are making enough, I can assure you that they could be making waaaaay more than they ever dreamed of if they paid good attention to fixing some key issues.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've been to this place three times and after today I have decided to no longer patronize this business. The major complaint I have noticed every time is that the staff, on every level, is completely low class and unprofessional. On one occassion I witnessed an argument between two employees that seemed like it could very easily have led to a fight (yelling, profanity, threats).
EVERYTIME I have been there I and my girlfriend have been treated poorly in one way or another by waitstaff either by not being acknowledged at all, made to wait long time before we were even greeted, or being addressed as if they had a bad day. At times we could be smiled at and at times we could be scowled at, then ignored, then smiled at again all by the same waitress (moodswings?)
The music is blasted loudly, and very abruptly, as if it is assumed that EVERYBODY in there wants to hear loud music. You could be having a good conversation and then all of a sudden they start blaring something out of the jukebox and you cant even hear your self speak!
Today my girlfriend was addressed very dissmissively by a waitress, Jillian, who wasnt even serving us to begin with! I am in a service business, and I can say that your attitude and personality is EVERYTHING in service. Everything should have a smile to go with it and your tone should be upbeat and positive. It is tough to have a bad day in service businesses because you cannot allow that to affect your clientele at all! This is what the most successful service providers of any business know and understand. It doesnt matter what you are going through, If you are serving people, you'd better smile and be positive because if you do they will aaaalways come back to you.
This is the last time I will return here to give my money up to a business that has such low level people working there. We gave it enough chances.This place needs an entire face lift in every sense. If the owners of this business are not making as much money as they should be making then I assure you this is why. And if they feel that they are making enough, I can assure you that they could be making waaaaay more than they ever dreamed of if they paid good attention to fixing some key issues.

Pros: Food is ok

Cons: Completely unprofessional (no class) staff, looong wait

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I've dropped a lot of money here. The reason for that is the food feeds the soul. Soul Food. Its hard to find decent soul food in NYC, very hard. This is a place where the chicken, mac & cheese and the collard greens is straight from the southern pages of cooking. Not everything is great on the menu but a great effort is done to keep the 50 year tradition in tact. I recommend to try the traditional southern dishes offered before making a decision on the overall cuisine.

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★★★★☆

I've dropped a lot of money here. The reason for that is the food feeds the soul. Soul Food. Its hard to find decent soul food in NYC, very hard. This is a place where the chicken, mac & cheese and the collard greens is straight from the southern pages of cooking. Not everything is great on the menu but a great effort is done to keep the 50 year tradition in tact. I recommend to try the traditional southern dishes offered before making a decision on the overall cuisine.

Pros: Fresh, delicious food

Cons: Needs work on overall service and atmosphere

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I was recommended by a friend that the Pink Teacup has mouth watering food. Trust me it wasn't a lie, the potatoe salad is a must have. The peach cobbler is more like desert heaven. I was able to have a dinner for two with desert for under 35 dollars...............Highly recommended....

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★★★★☆

I was recommended by a friend that the Pink Teacup has mouth watering food. Trust me it wasn't a lie, the potatoe salad is a must have. The peach cobbler is more like desert heaven. I was able to have a dinner for two with desert for under 35 dollars...............Highly recommended....

Pros: Great food, Great Price

Cons: Decor

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Where you would least expect it, there is an excellent Southern/Soul Food restaurant. This hidden treasure is tucked away on Grove Street in the West Village and is called the Pink Teacup, seating capacity of probably not more than 40, this quaint little restaurant will knock your socks off. Run by a mother and daughter team that certainly can cook.Breakfast, you can have standard items or you can go for Catfish, Whiting Salmon Croquettes or fried chicken with your eggs and pancakes. For Lunch and/or Dinner runs the gamet from Chicken to frogs legs. You will never be disappointed at the Pink Tea Cup. ENJOY

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★★★★★

Where you would least expect it, there is an excellent Southern/Soul Food restaurant. This hidden treasure is tucked away on Grove Street in the West Village and is called the Pink Teacup, seating capacity of probably not more than 40, this quaint little restaurant will knock your socks off. Run by a mother and daughter team that certainly can cook.Breakfast, you can have standard items or you can go for Catfish, Whiting Salmon Croquettes or fried chicken with your eggs and pancakes. For Lunch and/or Dinner runs the gamet from Chicken to frogs legs. You will never be disappointed at the Pink Tea Cup. ENJOY

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a bit cramped but the food is shared in generous portions and it tastes great

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★★★★☆

a bit cramped but the food is shared in generous portions and it tastes great

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a bit cramped but the food is shared in generous portions and it tastes great

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★★★★☆

a bit cramped but the food is shared in generous portions and it tastes great

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First I'd like to state that they always catered to white folks about the same as everyone else... in fact, they
seem to try to service them even more! Anyway it is about service + food NOT race so let me pontificate regarding the service first! The service is the same as when I went in the 80's, very relaxed ambiance unless it's packed (when it's crowded the service becomes fair at best). The food that I had was good (fried whiting, potato salad, okra), but then again that's my usual at that location. I especially suggest going for brunch on Saturday/Sundays or Friday evenings... leave your notion of privilege at home and come relaxed with open mind and empty stomach! Btw, the only soul food restaurant I really, really dislike is Sylvia's (yuck).

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★★★★☆

First I'd like to state that they always catered to white folks about the same as everyone else... in fact, they
seem to try to service them even more! Anyway it is about service + food NOT race so let me pontificate regarding the service first! The service is the same as when I went in the 80's, very relaxed ambiance unless it's packed (when it's crowded the service becomes fair at best). The food that I had was good (fried whiting, potato salad, okra), but then again that's my usual at that location. I especially suggest going for brunch on Saturday/Sundays or Friday evenings... leave your notion of privilege at home and come relaxed with open mind and empty stomach! Btw, the only soul food restaurant I really, really dislike is Sylvia's (yuck).

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I have frequented The Pink Teacup for 40 years. I grew up in the Village. Today, I went there & for the first time, had a horrific experience w/ a waitress, Renee. She had attitude to me the entire time, did not greet me when I walked in. In contrast, she was pleasant to Black folks when they walked in. In contrast as well, she was lovely & quite lobie-dobie when she was on her cell phone & spoke to her to someone I presume was significant other who I knew from her loud voice was "outside." So obviously it was neither a bad day nor that time of the month! No silverware was put on my table. I asked another waiter. My salad & soup were forgotten. When I asked for it, I got a lot of attitude (i.e., sucking of teeth & rolling up of eyes) & she said that she thought I had said I didn't want it. No corn bread arrived, though I noticed on all the other patrons' (who happened to be Black) tables, there was cornbread . I checked the menu again to see if this was supposed to have been included w/ my meal & indeed it was. All the other tables had them. When I explained to the other waiter who had been so sweet & was this was the last time I dined there (I had tipped $10), he was apologetic. Renee started mouthing off that it had nothing to do w/ the color of my skin! If you are white, this is not the place to go unless you want to be treated w/ great animosity! The photos of The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. should be removed because this is certainly not what he stood for! Other friends have said that this place has gone downhill! If you use the restrooms, you can black dust curled all over the pipes as well! It's also disgusting & filthy! There are many places to go in Harlem & Spanish Harlem that serve better food, have fabulous ambiance that are half the price!

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★☆☆☆☆

I have frequented The Pink Teacup for 40 years. I grew up in the Village. Today, I went there & for the first time, had a horrific experience w/ a waitress, Renee. She had attitude to me the entire time, did not greet me when I walked in. In contrast, she was pleasant to Black folks when they walked in. In contrast as well, she was lovely & quite lobie-dobie when she was on her cell phone & spoke to her to someone I presume was significant other who I knew from her loud voice was "outside." So obviously it was neither a bad day nor that time of the month! No silverware was put on my table. I asked another waiter. My salad & soup were forgotten. When I asked for it, I got a lot of attitude (i.e., sucking of teeth & rolling up of eyes) & she said that she thought I had said I didn't want it. No corn bread arrived, though I noticed on all the other patrons' (who happened to be Black) tables, there was cornbread . I checked the menu again to see if this was supposed to have been included w/ my meal & indeed it was. All the other tables had them. When I explained to the other waiter who had been so sweet & was this was the last time I dined there (I had tipped $10), he was apologetic. Renee started mouthing off that it had nothing to do w/ the color of my skin! If you are white, this is not the place to go unless you want to be treated w/ great animosity! The photos of The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. should be removed because this is certainly not what he stood for! Other friends have said that this place has gone downhill! If you use the restrooms, you can black dust curled all over the pipes as well! It's also disgusting & filthy! There are many places to go in Harlem & Spanish Harlem that serve better food, have fabulous ambiance that are half the price!

Pros: If you're Black, you get treated better

Cons: Attitude, too salty, expensive for what it is!

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I took my girlfriend to the Pink Teacup, thinking that it would be a nice, cozy spot to share some soulfood. Boy was I wrong. My girl really likes chitterlings. So we ordered some. But what they served was not properly cleaned -- a big no-no for chitterlings. She was able to camouflage the stench with some hot sauce for a few bites. But finally gave up in disgust. The black eye peas that they served us were stale, mushy and looked like they might have had maggots in them -- no joke!. The coffee tasted as though it had been sitting for hours, perhaps days. I had the bbq chicken which tasted like the sauce had come from a jar. Moreover, it looked like they took some fried chicken and poured some canned bbq sauce on it. The potato salad was an underprepared crime.
The potatoes in the salad were large chunks and the salad was underseasoned. On top of all of that, both of us became quite queasy in the hours after that meal. Oh yeah, one more thing. The biscuits, which should be the highlight of a good soul food meal tasted like they came from a Pillsbury roll!

Avoid this place if you are used to eating edible meals and/or you love real soul food. You have been warned.

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★☆☆☆☆

I took my girlfriend to the Pink Teacup, thinking that it would be a nice, cozy spot to share some soulfood. Boy was I wrong. My girl really likes chitterlings. So we ordered some. But what they served was not properly cleaned -- a big no-no for chitterlings. She was able to camouflage the stench with some hot sauce for a few bites. But finally gave up in disgust. The black eye peas that they served us were stale, mushy and looked like they might have had maggots in them -- no joke!. The coffee tasted as though it had been sitting for hours, perhaps days. I had the bbq chicken which tasted like the sauce had come from a jar. Moreover, it looked like they took some fried chicken and poured some canned bbq sauce on it. The potato salad was an underprepared crime.
The potatoes in the salad were large chunks and the salad was underseasoned. On top of all of that, both of us became quite queasy in the hours after that meal. Oh yeah, one more thing. The biscuits, which should be the highlight of a good soul food meal tasted like they came from a Pillsbury roll!

Avoid this place if you are used to eating edible meals and/or you love real soul food. You have been warned.

Pros: we didn't need hospitalization after the meal

Cons: too numerous to list here -- see review

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I'll just get to the point. The food was terrible. I went in expecting some delicious soul food but what i was served sure tasted like canned preserved foods. Not to mention everything was over salted. Not sure if the "cook" was infact a professional or just a master at using a can opener. Avoid at all costs. And don't get swayed by all the celebrity photos they have so proudly decorating their walls. This place is a sham and a discrace to be labled "soul food"

Oh yea, and the entire staff, head chef included basically jerked around the dining room the entire night talking loudly and joking as if there were no customers.

Small portions, overly salty foods and horrible staff. I give this place 1 star at best.

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★☆☆☆☆

I'll just get to the point. The food was terrible. I went in expecting some delicious soul food but what i was served sure tasted like canned preserved foods. Not to mention everything was over salted. Not sure if the "cook" was infact a professional or just a master at using a can opener. Avoid at all costs. And don't get swayed by all the celebrity photos they have so proudly decorating their walls. This place is a sham and a discrace to be labled "soul food"

Oh yea, and the entire staff, head chef included basically jerked around the dining room the entire night talking loudly and joking as if there were no customers.

Small portions, overly salty foods and horrible staff. I give this place 1 star at best.

Pros: The canned corn was good.

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We did some research online to find this place (we wanted some southern style food/corn bread) and have to say we weren't overjoyed, but it wasn't BAD food.... My fiance got the "big 4" (Burger, fries, coffee and pie) and I got a turkey burger. Fries were good and the food was good - (not spectacular, but not as bad as some of the reviews here indicate). The apple pie dessert was definitely good - and the prices were very reasonable. We may go back someday....

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★★★☆☆

We did some research online to find this place (we wanted some southern style food/corn bread) and have to say we weren't overjoyed, but it wasn't BAD food.... My fiance got the "big 4" (Burger, fries, coffee and pie) and I got a turkey burger. Fries were good and the food was good - (not spectacular, but not as bad as some of the reviews here indicate). The apple pie dessert was definitely good - and the prices were very reasonable. We may go back someday....

Pros: Cheap eats. Cute locale.

Cons: Dingy interior...

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I looked in my Zagat rated book for ideas to take a few girl friends who were visiting from Chicago. The Pink Tea Cup sounded perfect as 3 twenty-somethings females wanting a nice place to chat and have brunch in SoHo after visting the famous SATC hotspot, Manolia Market. It sounded girly and quaint enough but when we got there I was soo embarassed!!! The place was so laughable and just plain gross. The only good thing about it was the super cheap prices..other than that..the food was horrible, the coffee was horrible, and the people eating in there were kind of sketchy. So not a typical soho place. If you wanna try it, go solo, you'll be completely embarassed and dissapointed if you attempt to show your friends good eats in NYC by bringing them to this disaster zone!

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★☆☆☆☆

I looked in my Zagat rated book for ideas to take a few girl friends who were visiting from Chicago. The Pink Tea Cup sounded perfect as 3 twenty-somethings females wanting a nice place to chat and have brunch in SoHo after visting the famous SATC hotspot, Manolia Market. It sounded girly and quaint enough but when we got there I was soo embarassed!!! The place was so laughable and just plain gross. The only good thing about it was the super cheap prices..other than that..the food was horrible, the coffee was horrible, and the people eating in there were kind of sketchy. So not a typical soho place. If you wanna try it, go solo, you'll be completely embarassed and dissapointed if you attempt to show your friends good eats in NYC by bringing them to this disaster zone!

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Sketchy, people, horrible food, worst coffee

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I just had to see what all the "Talk" was about so my hubbie and I went, The place is ultra small!! I had the salmon croquette that tasted like that dry, ground generic tuna that they used to serve in the public school cafeteria, lumped up in a ball and then thrown into some grease. The baked mac and cheese was alright; but the greens were overcooked and tasted like salty spinach!! Trust me when I tell you that I know and cook great soul-food, I learned from the best; 2 Grandmothers, One Creole and one from Aiken, South Carolina!!! This wasn't even close to that kind of good home cookin!!!

PLUS THEY DON'T TAKE CREDIT CARDS....STRICTLY CASH!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I just had to see what all the "Talk" was about so my hubbie and I went, The place is ultra small!! I had the salmon croquette that tasted like that dry, ground generic tuna that they used to serve in the public school cafeteria, lumped up in a ball and then thrown into some grease. The baked mac and cheese was alright; but the greens were overcooked and tasted like salty spinach!! Trust me when I tell you that I know and cook great soul-food, I learned from the best; 2 Grandmothers, One Creole and one from Aiken, South Carolina!!! This wasn't even close to that kind of good home cookin!!!

PLUS THEY DON'T TAKE CREDIT CARDS....STRICTLY CASH!!!!

Pros: NUTHIN

Cons: THE FOOD, NO CREDIT CARDS

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i'm a true southern bell transplanted here for a good 5 years. So I KNOW soul food and good down home cooking. and baby, this ain't it! please disregard anything else you read, this place was horrible. it was tiny, wasn't very clean and while the staff was nice, they were lazy as hell. and don't let those 1980 celeb pictures on the wall fool you. that's probably the last time the food was edible. see if you can find a picture from someone AFTER 2006. let's start from the beginning, shall we? the supposed cornbread you get to nibble on was hard, not warm and bland. the salad was not fresh and tasted like it was from a preprepared bag. i ordered the chicken and it was not well seasoned and tasted like pure grease - old grease. the potatoe salad was chunky and dry and the collard greens were not well seasoned and limp. my girlfriend had another meat dish w/gravy and turned her nose up. who is back there cooking this gruel? we gave them one more chance on dessert. We were hesitant because the enclosed glass shelf was dirty. you couldn't even see what they had in there. we got the chocolate cake and it tasted like the cornbread with homemade chocolate icing. can you say DRY? i was so embarrassed b/c i brought a friend here from out of town after hearing from an idiot that it was so good. i should've taken them to a tried and true soul food place - Spoonbread's.
people keep talking about the brunch - how can you mess up brunch? pancakes, eggs, grits....that is not true indication of how the food tastes at ANY restaurant. i dare these same folks to go back for dinner. it will be their last trip.
do yourself a favor and take a ride to harlem and discover REAL soul food. i've eaten at 80% of the soul food places in manhattan and the boroughs and there are only a handful that know what they're doing. this place should be shut down, the owner and/or cooks should be slapped, and reopened with real southern management.

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★☆☆☆☆

i'm a true southern bell transplanted here for a good 5 years. So I KNOW soul food and good down home cooking. and baby, this ain't it! please disregard anything else you read, this place was horrible. it was tiny, wasn't very clean and while the staff was nice, they were lazy as hell. and don't let those 1980 celeb pictures on the wall fool you. that's probably the last time the food was edible. see if you can find a picture from someone AFTER 2006. let's start from the beginning, shall we? the supposed cornbread you get to nibble on was hard, not warm and bland. the salad was not fresh and tasted like it was from a preprepared bag. i ordered the chicken and it was not well seasoned and tasted like pure grease - old grease. the potatoe salad was chunky and dry and the collard greens were not well seasoned and limp. my girlfriend had another meat dish w/gravy and turned her nose up. who is back there cooking this gruel? we gave them one more chance on dessert. We were hesitant because the enclosed glass shelf was dirty. you couldn't even see what they had in there. we got the chocolate cake and it tasted like the cornbread with homemade chocolate icing. can you say DRY? i was so embarrassed b/c i brought a friend here from out of town after hearing from an idiot that it was so good. i should've taken them to a tried and true soul food place - Spoonbread's.
people keep talking about the brunch - how can you mess up brunch? pancakes, eggs, grits....that is not true indication of how the food tastes at ANY restaurant. i dare these same folks to go back for dinner. it will be their last trip.
do yourself a favor and take a ride to harlem and discover REAL soul food. i've eaten at 80% of the soul food places in manhattan and the boroughs and there are only a handful that know what they're doing. this place should be shut down, the owner and/or cooks should be slapped, and reopened with real southern management.

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I came here for brunch with friends, had to wait a bit since there were many people waiting to go into this very small place. My friends and I were literally sharing our table with a couple. The food was good, I know soul food usually is packing calories and fat but I felt like my arterties were clogging up just by looking at the food. Tremendous amounts of butter on everything and huge portions of food. Also is cash only at this place. I will have to say, I agree with the guy before, you do come out smelling like fried chicken. The kitchen is opened so everyone in that tiny room will smell like old oil. Just beware of not going there on a date. Oh and the waiters were spaced out, I ordered juice three times and he finally brought it when I finished with my meal and didn't remember most of our orders.

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★★★★☆

I came here for brunch with friends, had to wait a bit since there were many people waiting to go into this very small place. My friends and I were literally sharing our table with a couple. The food was good, I know soul food usually is packing calories and fat but I felt like my arterties were clogging up just by looking at the food. Tremendous amounts of butter on everything and huge portions of food. Also is cash only at this place. I will have to say, I agree with the guy before, you do come out smelling like fried chicken. The kitchen is opened so everyone in that tiny room will smell like old oil. Just beware of not going there on a date. Oh and the waiters were spaced out, I ordered juice three times and he finally brought it when I finished with my meal and didn't remember most of our orders.

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I'm not one to write reviews about anything, but since an hour later I still smell like the chicken brick I had there, I may as well give something back.

Ok, so it was dead quiet. I could hear the ice machine idling. Two songs for a dollar at the jukebox, then dead quiet again. Did we just get old microwaved off-brand dairy section biscuits? Ooh, that chicken looks good! Crunch, crunch...wait...where's the meat? Why is the bit of meat clinging to the breast ribs for dear life the color of the street? Did I just see an employee going to the basement with buckets of prepackaged "Pork Chitterlings?" Do they make anything here? I'll order the mac and cheese, that has to be good. Not a chance. Warmed-over and slimey. My stomach is honestly in pain right now. Avoid this place at all costs.

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★☆☆☆☆

I'm not one to write reviews about anything, but since an hour later I still smell like the chicken brick I had there, I may as well give something back.

Ok, so it was dead quiet. I could hear the ice machine idling. Two songs for a dollar at the jukebox, then dead quiet again. Did we just get old microwaved off-brand dairy section biscuits? Ooh, that chicken looks good! Crunch, crunch...wait...where's the meat? Why is the bit of meat clinging to the breast ribs for dear life the color of the street? Did I just see an employee going to the basement with buckets of prepackaged "Pork Chitterlings?" Do they make anything here? I'll order the mac and cheese, that has to be good. Not a chance. Warmed-over and slimey. My stomach is honestly in pain right now. Avoid this place at all costs.

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This place is amazing. The food is fantastic and the ambience is real - something hard to come by in the city these days. By far the best BBQ I've had in New York. I've eaten here twice in one day - and have a new waist size to prove it.

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★★★★★

This place is amazing. The food is fantastic and the ambience is real - something hard to come by in the city these days. By far the best BBQ I've had in New York. I've eaten here twice in one day - and have a new waist size to prove it.

Pros: Food, Atmosphere

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when im craving for porkchops, i go to pink tea cup. its inexpensive and savory.

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★★★★☆

when im craving for porkchops, i go to pink tea cup. its inexpensive and savory.

Pros: porkchop, huge portions

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I've been coming to the PTC for the past 30 years. Every now and then I have a hankering for some down home food in a no-frills joint with a kickin' jukebox that only the PTC can satisfy. I nearly always have the porkchops, with mac&cheese and greens. Sometimes they run out of my favorites, but nearly any of their sides will do. They're all good. Much has been made about the "service" but that's part of the charm to me. These are not super-models or wanna be actresses. If you are courteous and friendly, they respond in kind. Come with an appetite, roll up your sleeves, and forget the diet!

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★★★★☆

I've been coming to the PTC for the past 30 years. Every now and then I have a hankering for some down home food in a no-frills joint with a kickin' jukebox that only the PTC can satisfy. I nearly always have the porkchops, with mac&cheese and greens. Sometimes they run out of my favorites, but nearly any of their sides will do. They're all good. Much has been made about the "service" but that's part of the charm to me. These are not super-models or wanna be actresses. If you are courteous and friendly, they respond in kind. Come with an appetite, roll up your sleeves, and forget the diet!

Pros: Downhome food, Easy on the wallet, An institution

Cons: No parking, Teeny-tiny when busy, Sometimes run out

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Too crowded, but the food is what you really want to avoid. My potatoes were raw, my hamburger was well done (I ordered it rare) and our orders took forever to come. The beef was the type you can buy at the store--low grade stuff. If you are looking for a truly fine burger, go to any good Greek diner. They know what they are doing with food. And I don't care that their specialty is soul food--they have no right serving inferior burgers.

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★☆☆☆☆

Too crowded, but the food is what you really want to avoid. My potatoes were raw, my hamburger was well done (I ordered it rare) and our orders took forever to come. The beef was the type you can buy at the store--low grade stuff. If you are looking for a truly fine burger, go to any good Greek diner. They know what they are doing with food. And I don't care that their specialty is soul food--they have no right serving inferior burgers.

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The food was not good at all. The cook apparently was angry at having to do overtime and we could hear her screaming to the top of her lungs about how she felt about having to be there. After all that, the salmon croquettes that she prepared were AWFUL. I promised myself that I would NEVER return to this place.

0
★☆☆☆☆

The food was not good at all. The cook apparently was angry at having to do overtime and we could hear her screaming to the top of her lungs about how she felt about having to be there. After all that, the salmon croquettes that she prepared were AWFUL. I promised myself that I would NEVER return to this place.

Pros: Friendly waiter

Cons: Rude cook, food bad

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I used to recommend this restaurant to everyone I knew: great food, good value, generally good service. Then I had the worst experience at the Pink Teacup I have ever had in a restaurant, which spoiled this place so much that I doubt I will ever go back. It took us an hour to get our drinks (we ordered water and iced tea)...and by the time they got them to us, we were informed that they were out of tea (even though parties seated after us had been served it). It took another half hour to get our food, at which point the biscuits were inedible (I dropped one on the table and it clunked). Our server was rude and didn't apologize for or even acknowledge the delay. I can understand the kitchen running behind, but that's no excuse for rudeness.

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★☆☆☆☆

I used to recommend this restaurant to everyone I knew: great food, good value, generally good service. Then I had the worst experience at the Pink Teacup I have ever had in a restaurant, which spoiled this place so much that I doubt I will ever go back. It took us an hour to get our drinks (we ordered water and iced tea)...and by the time they got them to us, we were informed that they were out of tea (even though parties seated after us had been served it). It took another half hour to get our food, at which point the biscuits were inedible (I dropped one on the table and it clunked). Our server was rude and didn't apologize for or even acknowledge the delay. I can understand the kitchen running behind, but that's no excuse for rudeness.

Pros: good value

Cons: rude service, crowded

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read that this place had great southern cooking, but whoever said that was WRONG. food wasn't anywhere near good enough to justify service that's never heard of the phrase, "southern hospitality."

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★☆☆☆☆

read that this place had great southern cooking, but whoever said that was WRONG. food wasn't anywhere near good enough to justify service that's never heard of the phrase, "southern hospitality."

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Best Fried Chicken in the City! Cosy, inexpensive and pleasant staff.

2
★★★★☆

Best Fried Chicken in the City! Cosy, inexpensive and pleasant staff.

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I take friends from out of town to Pink Teacup for breakfast. Based on the fried chicken and other non-breakfast foods I've tried, I think I'd stick to breakfast foods, especially the fruit pancakes and the grits - by far the best I've ever had. Be prepared to have them both come with lots of butter. Also, there's usually a 10-15 minute wait on the weekends and you're going to be cozy, but the atmosphere is still great with nice waiters and good music. The waiters are busy running around, but don't take that the wrong way. They don't take credit cards, so be sure to have cash. I don't mind the biscuits, but honestly I hardly even get to eat them because I'm too full from the pancakes and grits.

2
★★★★★

I take friends from out of town to Pink Teacup for breakfast. Based on the fried chicken and other non-breakfast foods I've tried, I think I'd stick to breakfast foods, especially the fruit pancakes and the grits - by far the best I've ever had. Be prepared to have them both come with lots of butter. Also, there's usually a 10-15 minute wait on the weekends and you're going to be cozy, but the atmosphere is still great with nice waiters and good music. The waiters are busy running around, but don't take that the wrong way. They don't take credit cards, so be sure to have cash. I don't mind the biscuits, but honestly I hardly even get to eat them because I'm too full from the pancakes and grits.

Pros: Grits, Ambiance, Pancakes

Cons: , Crowded

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Pink Teacup for brunch was quite a gut-buster. Come with the right expectations and you'll enjoy yourself. It's not a glamorous place, nor is it gourmet food. But if you want some outrageously buttery grits and yummy apple fritters, Pink Teacup will satisfy your needs. P.S. The fried chicken and the biscuits were a little disappointing especially if you've gone to Sylvia's uptown.

2
★★★★☆

Pink Teacup for brunch was quite a gut-buster. Come with the right expectations and you'll enjoy yourself. It's not a glamorous place, nor is it gourmet food. But if you want some outrageously buttery grits and yummy apple fritters, Pink Teacup will satisfy your needs. P.S. The fried chicken and the biscuits were a little disappointing especially if you've gone to Sylvia's uptown.

Pros: buttery grits

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I heard this place was really good, but my friend and I had a disappointing experience. The food didn't taste that fresh, and the waitress looked like she was off on a different planet (and she was talking on her cell phone for some time). Also, they were out of macaroni and cheese! If you're looking for some good soul food, make the trek out to the Cornbread Cafe in Park Slope Brooklyn. Pink Teacup just doesn't cut it.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I heard this place was really good, but my friend and I had a disappointing experience. The food didn't taste that fresh, and the waitress looked like she was off on a different planet (and she was talking on her cell phone for some time). Also, they were out of macaroni and cheese! If you're looking for some good soul food, make the trek out to the Cornbread Cafe in Park Slope Brooklyn. Pink Teacup just doesn't cut it.

Cons: , poor service

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I don't understand. I heard good things about this place for sometime so I checked it out. The soup was greasy, the biscuits were made by the Pilsbury Dough Boy, the string beans were provided by the Jolly Green Giant, the chicken was old and tough. The potato salad was bland, the pork chops were not good. What else can I say... Oh the iced-tea was not good either. To top it all off the place was cold! I just rather eat paper next time.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I don't understand. I heard good things about this place for sometime so I checked it out. The soup was greasy, the biscuits were made by the Pilsbury Dough Boy, the string beans were provided by the Jolly Green Giant, the chicken was old and tough. The potato salad was bland, the pork chops were not good. What else can I say... Oh the iced-tea was not good either. To top it all off the place was cold! I just rather eat paper next time.

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FOOD WAS DECENT ENOUGH, BUT SERVICE DOES NOT GO WELL WITH THE FOOD, WORSE THAN EVEN YOUR TYPICAL NY JOINT.

1
★★★☆☆

FOOD WAS DECENT ENOUGH, BUT SERVICE DOES NOT GO WELL WITH THE FOOD, WORSE THAN EVEN YOUR TYPICAL NY JOINT.

Pros: NO SKIMPIN' ON BUTTER, GRITS

Cons: COLD WAITSTAFF

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If you're in the mood for some solid southern food that's a couple notches above regular diner fare, this is a good bet.

My favorites are the strawberry pancakes with bacon and the freshly made lemonade. The fried chicken and corn meal muffins - very scrumptious. Avoid the collard greens though, they came out overboiled and as one previous reviewer said too salty.

Service is prompt, it can get a bit crowded at times, it's a smaller place. The walls are decorated with black historical and celebrity figures.

2
★★★★☆

If you're in the mood for some solid southern food that's a couple notches above regular diner fare, this is a good bet.

My favorites are the strawberry pancakes with bacon and the freshly made lemonade. The fried chicken and corn meal muffins - very scrumptious. Avoid the collard greens though, they came out overboiled and as one previous reviewer said too salty.

Service is prompt, it can get a bit crowded at times, it's a smaller place. The walls are decorated with black historical and celebrity figures.

Pros: Filling, Consistent

Cons: Sometimes crowded

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I felt like I was eating grandma's home cooking, definitely not a place for health buffs !! The place is small, so it's better to go with a handful of friends. You'll see a few celebraties, so you know the food is good! Our waiter was very attentive, and the general ambience was very hospitable.

2
★★★★☆

I felt like I was eating grandma's home cooking, definitely not a place for health buffs !! The place is small, so it's better to go with a handful of friends. You'll see a few celebraties, so you know the food is good! Our waiter was very attentive, and the general ambience was very hospitable.

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I wasn't about to lay down $14 bucks for a dinner meal, so I stuck with sides. Mac n' Cheese was okay -- not the worst I've ever had, yams were good, fritters good too, but the peach cobbler was so sugary you couldn't taste the peaches.

Also, who the heck taught them to make biscuits?? They were more like rolls -- very bready and not crumbly at all!

1
★★☆☆☆

I wasn't about to lay down $14 bucks for a dinner meal, so I stuck with sides. Mac n' Cheese was okay -- not the worst I've ever had, yams were good, fritters good too, but the peach cobbler was so sugary you couldn't taste the peaches.

Also, who the heck taught them to make biscuits?? They were more like rolls -- very bready and not crumbly at all!

Cons: long wait for food, small dining room, pricey for meals

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Fried Pork Chops, what could be better? Well, free refills on my sweet tea, thats what! I guess this is the Yankee version of Southern Cooking. The food is good and the service was even better, but Damn Yankees have made a mockery of Southern Hospitality. My plate was overflowing, but my cup ran empty. Call me cheap, call me frugal, call me what you want, but any southern gentleman knows, sweet tea is not something that should be limited. Ok, ok so I am making a big deal over something small, Heck the food is so good I have nothing to complain about.

2
★★★★☆

Fried Pork Chops, what could be better? Well, free refills on my sweet tea, thats what! I guess this is the Yankee version of Southern Cooking. The food is good and the service was even better, but Damn Yankees have made a mockery of Southern Hospitality. My plate was overflowing, but my cup ran empty. Call me cheap, call me frugal, call me what you want, but any southern gentleman knows, sweet tea is not something that should be limited. Ok, ok so I am making a big deal over something small, Heck the food is so good I have nothing to complain about.

Pros: Food, Service, Location

Cons: No Refills, No Credit Cards, Small space

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The staff here is nicer than anywhere I've been, the food is amazingly tastey, and you get a ton of it for a good price! Go here!

2
★★★★★

The staff here is nicer than anywhere I've been, the food is amazingly tastey, and you get a ton of it for a good price! Go here!

Pros: Kind staff, Yummy, Inexpensive

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Went on a Friday night with a group of three; place was not too crowded, but when it packs up, you'll be seated elbow to elbow. We all ordered the Fried Chicken with Collard Greens, String Beans, and Corn. The chicken was okay, but certainly on the dry side, the Collard Greens were extremely salty for some odd reason. This place was recommended by a group of friends who dined during the summer, however I will definitely need a second visit to form a concrete opinion.

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★★★☆☆

Went on a Friday night with a group of three; place was not too crowded, but when it packs up, you'll be seated elbow to elbow. We all ordered the Fried Chicken with Collard Greens, String Beans, and Corn. The chicken was okay, but certainly on the dry side, the Collard Greens were extremely salty for some odd reason. This place was recommended by a group of friends who dined during the summer, however I will definitely need a second visit to form a concrete opinion.

Pros: Good Value

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I spent 5 weeks at a Living Food Spa in Aguada Puerto Rico detoxing (no cooked food, no dead flesh, just fruits, vegetables and sprouts). The only thing I craved for the first 3 weeks were the Pink Teacups Fried Pork Chops. After that urge passed I thought, "Well there, I've cured myself of that deadly habit." Then I thought some more and decided why deprive myself of one of the world's most succulent offerings. 4 weeks after getting back I strolled into the Tea Cup and savored every bite of those heavenly fried porkchops. Although my ultimate goal is to be a raw food vegan I have come to the realistic conclusion that 90% raw and 10% Pink Tea Cup Fried Pork Chop Eater will just have to do.

2
★★★★★

I spent 5 weeks at a Living Food Spa in Aguada Puerto Rico detoxing (no cooked food, no dead flesh, just fruits, vegetables and sprouts). The only thing I craved for the first 3 weeks were the Pink Teacups Fried Pork Chops. After that urge passed I thought, "Well there, I've cured myself of that deadly habit." Then I thought some more and decided why deprive myself of one of the world's most succulent offerings. 4 weeks after getting back I strolled into the Tea Cup and savored every bite of those heavenly fried porkchops. Although my ultimate goal is to be a raw food vegan I have come to the realistic conclusion that 90% raw and 10% Pink Tea Cup Fried Pork Chop Eater will just have to do.

Pros: Inexpensive, Friendly Waiters

Cons: Crowded

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We went for brunch, get there before 11am or wait forever. The pancakes are good, the strawberry pancakes were delicious. The apple fritters were great. Bacon was also excellent. Small and cramped seating.

2
★★★★☆

We went for brunch, get there before 11am or wait forever. The pancakes are good, the strawberry pancakes were delicious. The apple fritters were great. Bacon was also excellent. Small and cramped seating.

Pros: great bacon, great apple fritters

Cons: not healthy, cramped, long waits

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While the place is way too small and stuffy and there is one person trying to wait on the entire place, the catfish was quite tasty. Go here if you're not in a hurry and don't mind sitting really close to other people.

2
★★★★☆

While the place is way too small and stuffy and there is one person trying to wait on the entire place, the catfish was quite tasty. Go here if you're not in a hurry and don't mind sitting really close to other people.

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small and tight but even smaller kitchen. compliments to the staff! yummy gravy! love it on everything. could drink it by cupfuls! great ham hocks. don't miss breakfast!! why complain about prices? tell me where else can you get a burger fries pie and a drink for about 6 bucks!?!...(not that you go here for that) i have always had good service and great conversations with neighboring diners. oh, so i didn't like the cornbread. big deal. i will and have gone back!

2
★★★★★

small and tight but even smaller kitchen. compliments to the staff! yummy gravy! love it on everything. could drink it by cupfuls! great ham hocks. don't miss breakfast!! why complain about prices? tell me where else can you get a burger fries pie and a drink for about 6 bucks!?!...(not that you go here for that) i have always had good service and great conversations with neighboring diners. oh, so i didn't like the cornbread. big deal. i will and have gone back!

Pros: no yuppies, no hipsters, my kinda food

Cons: can get very busy

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Don't bother coming here. The service was lazy & sloppy. The food was not tasty. And not cheap.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Don't bother coming here. The service was lazy & sloppy. The food was not tasty. And not cheap.

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I recommend it highly for lunch or dinner. Come hungry and ready to eat not socialize!

2
★★★★★

I recommend it highly for lunch or dinner. Come hungry and ready to eat not socialize!

Pros: great food, fast service, low prices

Cons: small space

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I went here a couple of times and every time the food has been good. The service is good most of the time but I have had to wait from time to time. Overall though the vibe is relaxed and so was the staff. The food was good and so was the check...Im not from below the mason-dixon line but if it is like this place then maybe I will move ;o)

2
★★★★☆

I went here a couple of times and every time the food has been good. The service is good most of the time but I have had to wait from time to time. Overall though the vibe is relaxed and so was the staff. The food was good and so was the check...Im not from below the mason-dixon line but if it is like this place then maybe I will move ;o)

Pros: Inexpensive, Comfort Food

Cons: small

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Unbelievable how good the food is, Its a must that you check out this spot...................

2
★★★★★

Unbelievable how good the food is, Its a must that you check out this spot...................

Cons: More space

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I had high expectations, but this is such a poor excuse for Southern cooking - especially to anyone who's actually been below the Mason-Dixon. A limited menu, and what is on there has a tendency to be dry and overcooked. The only saving grace is the sweet tea - but even that isn't worth the wait.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I had high expectations, but this is such a poor excuse for Southern cooking - especially to anyone who's actually been below the Mason-Dixon. A limited menu, and what is on there has a tendency to be dry and overcooked. The only saving grace is the sweet tea - but even that isn't worth the wait.

Pros: Sweet tea

Cons: Bad food, Rude service

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The Pink Tea Cup is absolutely wonderful. It's the best place to get fried chicken and sweet tea in the entire region. I go there to eat - - and eat.

2
★★★★★

The Pink Tea Cup is absolutely wonderful. It's the best place to get fried chicken and sweet tea in the entire region. I go there to eat - - and eat.

Pros: fried chicken, sweet tea, squishy can biscuits

Cons: crowded on Sunday

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best jukebox in the city. amazing mac and cheese. great fried chicken and fritters. always a good experience.

2
★★★★★

best jukebox in the city. amazing mac and cheese. great fried chicken and fritters. always a good experience.

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First off, I would like to say that practically EVERYONE has eaten at The Pink Tea Cup. The walls were covered with pictures of people who'd been there from Oprah to Jesse Jackson to Lionel Richie to Pattie LaBelle. The food was very good and you get alot for your money. Whatever you order comes with salad, soup and a dessert. It's tiny in there but the food's great so that's a mild compensation. I would definately go back.

2
★★★★★

First off, I would like to say that practically EVERYONE has eaten at The Pink Tea Cup. The walls were covered with pictures of people who'd been there from Oprah to Jesse Jackson to Lionel Richie to Pattie LaBelle. The food was very good and you get alot for your money. Whatever you order comes with salad, soup and a dessert. It's tiny in there but the food's great so that's a mild compensation. I would definately go back.

Pros: alot for your money, inexpensive, flavorfull food

Cons: tiny

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I can't believe some of the negative reviews the Pink Tea Cup has gotten! This place is way better than Sylvia's who is too busy with her busloads of picture snapping-tourists to satisfy a New Yorkers' tastebuds. This is good Southern food and I know it. I've spent almost a decade down South and know good food. The PTC is almost always crowded on weekend nights because the Village is ALSO crowded -- so be prepared or go for breakfast. You get so much food for your money and you will most certainly get your belly full! I've been there twice... once on a date and once with friends. Yes, it's small but that's what NYC is all about ... finding that great, small place to talk, laugh, hear the jukebox and eat good food while rubbing elbows (literally) with your fellow New Yorkers. What more could you want?

2
★★★★★

I can't believe some of the negative reviews the Pink Tea Cup has gotten! This place is way better than Sylvia's who is too busy with her busloads of picture snapping-tourists to satisfy a New Yorkers' tastebuds. This is good Southern food and I know it. I've spent almost a decade down South and know good food. The PTC is almost always crowded on weekend nights because the Village is ALSO crowded -- so be prepared or go for breakfast. You get so much food for your money and you will most certainly get your belly full! I've been there twice... once on a date and once with friends. Yes, it's small but that's what NYC is all about ... finding that great, small place to talk, laugh, hear the jukebox and eat good food while rubbing elbows (literally) with your fellow New Yorkers. What more could you want?

Pros: good food, inexpensive, it's pink!

Cons: crowded at times

 

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