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Business Details

9

years

in Business

Hours:

Regular Hours

Payment method:
all major credit cards, amex, master card, visa
Neighborhoods:
Uptown, Harlem, Central Harlem, Upper Manhattan
AKA:

Melba's American Comfort Food

Categories:
Family Style Restaurants, American Restaurants, Soul Food Restaurants, Bar & Grills, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Caterers, Restaurants

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01/15/2012
Great Experience! Felt just like family!

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 skeptical but i proceeded on. The place is EXTREMELY small. Only a bar and a few tables. I made reservations for 6pm and had to wait 45mins for my table! The host could see that I ... view more

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03/03/2011
un-healthy

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 area.

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05/20/2008
Great customer service, and food

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 \r My 5 year old spilled her drink, before I could turn around the manager was right there cleaning it up.\r \r Food was very good. Entertain was also a plus\r \r Would go back again.

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04/12/2008
Best meal we had in new york!

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 more of the chicken and waffles (although the chicken was a LITTLE bit dry) and the braised beef short ribs fell off the bone. GET THE MAC AND CHEESE, it's guaranteed to please (and ... view more

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03/09/2008
A Jewel in the Heart of Harlem!!

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 home to find Melba's.

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11/27/2007
A start-up curve is one thing, but you can't continually use that as an excuse for horrible service

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 \r I do not know where these servers & cooks come, from but they need to understand that they are in a SERVICE industry. If you do not train your staff to serve, you have not trained them to keep your business open.... view more

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08/11/2007
Red wine sangria is on point

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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06/17/2007
Guess What?

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 wait was longer than I'd have liked, the ambience and drinks were enough to keep me happy indeed. QUITE happy, in fact, as the bar is stocked with Top shelf liquors and the pouring han... view more

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05/10/2007
Very Good Food; Service Slow but Bearable

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 sometimes live entertainment. I was there twice when there was entertainment and both acts were wonderful.

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04/03/2007
soooooo disappointing

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 hired some guys with minimal experience to run it to save money. It shows!

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