36 "Southern" Restaurants in New York.
Melba’s is a spot in Harlem with some great fried chicken, catfish, and waffles. Try it for a casual meal, and get a side of mac and cheese.
Root & Bone in the East Village is Southern food done right. Hit it for dinner, hit it for brunch, hit it for takeout. Whatever you do, just hit it.
Chicken, waffles, an unpretentious vibe, and communal atmosphere are the things that make us love Sweet Chick.
Lowerline is a tiny restaurant in Prospect Heights with excellent New Orleans-style food.
Bobwhite’s ain’t fancy, but The Counter gets the job done right. The eat-in dining experience is not ideal, so it’s best to just call these guys and order your weight in fried chicken to go.
The new Pies ‘n’ Thighs has opened its doors, and Williamsburg’s most influential hipsters are rejoicing. This new, larger location is still turning out amazing fried chicken and comfort food class...
The Commodore is bad. Bad because merely looking at the food here will jack up your cholesterol thirty points, and worse because everything is so good that you’ll crave it all the time.
Popina is a tiny, casual restaurant on the Brooklyn waterfront. The food is a mix of Southern and Italian, and they do some great chicken and pasta.
Danny Meyer’s Chelsea bar, Porchlight, is all about the details. Cocktails and details.
Jacob Restaurant is a buffet in Harlem where you can fill a styrofoam container with some very solid soul food, Caribbean food, or spaghetti.
Few restaurants in this city feel as alive as Red Rooster in Harlem - the atmosphere is incredible.
Before you start eating at all the trendy new spots in Harlem, filling your belly with soul food at Sylvia’s needs to happen first.
The boil is fine if you're looking for a night of eating seafood with your hands, but don't expect a real New Orleans experience. Expect butter and Old Bay and that's about it.
With so many incredible fried chicken options around these days, this isn’t one to go out of your way for.