We went on a Sunday for a semi-late brunch. I was worried we would have to wait a long time, but we lucked out because it was really rainy and because we arrived after the after church crowd had already cleared out.
What I really love about Amy Ruth's are the creative names for all of the dishes. The menu items are all named after influential Black Americans.
I am kicking myself for not ordering a waffle, so I will definitely do that next time. I had just wanted to try the sides.
Each of the entrees come with your choice of two sides.
The collard greens - definitely recommend!
The chicken was pretty good. I kind of still wish I would have gotten it on waffles, maybe The Rev Al Sharpton, but this was the choice I made that day.
The honey was a nice touch on top of the fried battered chicken, but it was a little too sweet for my tastes. I guess I should have known it was going to be pretty sweet because of, you know, honey. I didn't expect there to be that much extra honey on the plate.
This isn't my particular style of fried chicken - I prefer more of a golden, flaky fried chicken, but I know plenty of other people who love this style of fried chicken (it's kind of more like a church dinner fried chicken).
The macaroni and cheese was pretty good. It was pretty creamy from the small bite I had (I'm lactose intolerant and didn't really want to risk it). The candied yams were very candied! The yams were so sticky and sweet. I couldn't really handle it. So, if you love sweet food, definitely go for the candied yams as your side.
Next time, I think I will probably go for waffles of some sort and maybe a fish option.
In terms of pricing, it was kind of expensive now that I think of it. Sure, you get 2 choices of sides, but the sides are smaller than if you order the sides separately.
However, I think I may try some of the other soul food restaurants in Harlem before revisiting. Leave a comment here if you have recommendations about where I should visit next and what I should order.
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