This week the 4x4 NYC team visited Harlem, one of New York City's most vibrant neighborhoods. Harlem is notorious for its hearty soul food and traditional Caribbean and African cuisine restaurants.
Amy Ruth's, voted #2 for the best chicken and waffles in the country, is located in the heart of Harlem on West 116th Street. Although the atmosphere at Amy Ruth's is a bit ramshackle and run-down, there is no reason to be hesitant- their service and dishes do not disappoint.
We began our meal enjoying the complimentary homemade cornbread. The bread was soft, warm, and fresh out of the oven.
For our main course, we ordered the classic Fried Chicken & Waffles. The chicken was crisp on the outside, yet perfectly moist on the inside. It was Ali's first time having chicken and waffles together, but after trying Amy Ruth's dish she exclaimed, "now I get it! This combination is great." I would recommend this dish to any first time visitor Amy Ruth's!
We also sampled one side dish- Mac & Cheese. The mac was prepared "Caribbean style," layered with cheese, seasoned, and then baked. Soooo yummy!
Amy Ruth's is most definitely a perfect fix for anyone craving soul food! Delicious Chicken & Waffles, fantastic Mac & Cheese.