Amy Ruth Moore Bass was a native Alabamian. A devout Christian, she was the wife of Elijah Bass Sr., the mother of 10 children (7 daughters and 3 ... More
Amy Ruth's Restaurant
Amy Ruth Moore Bass was a native Alabamian. A devout Christian, she was the wife of Elijah Bass Sr., the mother of 10 children (7 daughters and 3 sons); and the grandmother of 12 grandchildren. Amy Ruth was also a farmer, a gardner, the world's best cook and a very friendly person. She was a long time member of Jerusalem AME Church, where she was a Sunday School Teacher and she sang in the church choir. Above all, Amy Ruth loved her family.She taught all of her children and grandchildren how to love each other, to look-out for one another, and to respect themselves as well as others. By her example, she also taught them how to love God and to put God first in all they did.
The food was so good, I wanted to cry because I couldn't take the leftovers with me. I was going on a tour and hanging out the rest of the day before going back to the hotel in the evening. The greens were the best I've ever had!
The place looks dark and dingy inside. There was some kind of smell. When received our food the cronbread was dry. We ordered chicken wings, potato salad and collard greens. The greens tasted like they came out of a can, the chicken wings were dry and the potato salad was like mashed potatos. The honey dipped chicken had honey poured over it.
I booked a flight based on the recommendation of Al Roker from the Today Show. One morning during the show he recommended Amy Ruth's I decided to try the restaurant. Myself and a party of 5 flew to New York on yesterday to dine. The food was GREAT!!!! I ordered the Al Sharpton and ice tea. I enjoyed the atomosphere. It was well worth the trip!!!! Thanks Mohamed for the excellence in service. We WILL return!!!!
MOUTHGASM! The food was so good, I begin to yell after each bit upon intiating the first chew! I ordered, smothered chicken, mac and cheese, wafflies. The waffle is thick, make sure you order enough syrup. Depending on your luck, be prepared to wait at least an hour for your food. (especially if theyr'e busy) Mind you, I ordered at 1 AM and waited an hour for the food. You can sit and enjoy a magazine and take int he Harlem folks. This wait was one of the most worthy in all my ordering food and that includes Atlanta's Busy Bee on MLK Dr. The hospitality is good too. Be sure that you check your food before you leave as the employees are really busy and can get sidetracked! The neigbhorhood was okay. I went at 1 AM and felt very safe. The cost for the food is actually pretty decent given the portion of food they're going to give you. Be prepared to spend at least $15 on one entree, excluding dessert, which you will want-Red Velvet Cake, might I suggest? If you travel to NYC, take the FDR and exit @ 125th st.. 116th street West will put you directly back on the Expwy when you're ready to leave. Very convienient by foot or car.
I have been to Amy Ruth's 3 times this month, and am not over it yet! It is the best soul food I've had in NYC, period. Sunday is their busiest day (went last week and waited outside for 45 minutes in the pouring rain) but it's worth it for the smothered chicken!
I thought the food was very good. I had waffles my bud had fried chicken. A bit greasy but what did you expect? Lots of celebs have eatn here. And don't be afraid of the neighborhood, it was very mellow and just a block away from the 116th st red line subway station. Go to the outdoor african market while UR there.
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