Melba's offers catered business luncheons, receptions and more. Reservations are welcome, and takeout is available for guests.
Trés Macaroni & Cheese
A Delicious Blend of Pepper Jack, Mozzarella and Cheddar Cheese
Southern Fried, Smothered or Grilled Cutlet
Malibu Rum, Banana Liqueur, Mixed Fruit Juice
The service was great I had a amazing time I can’t wait to go back
My 1st time at Melba, the food was well seasoned. The waitress was amazing and honest!
My favorite restaurant never disappoints. Food is always delicious and waiter Rich is always friendly and professional.
The ambiance at Melba's was amazing. It was my first time, but I had always heard so much about it from my son and his Dad. Now I know it for myself. The staff was so welcoming and accommodating, our server was amazing and the food, wow, truly the best I have had in some time.
The other patrons were so pleasant and I'd like to attribute that to the environment.
I can't wait to go back and do it again!!!!
Hadn’t been home for a visit in 4 years, went to Melba’s and OMG!!! The food, the flavors and the service off the hook, so damn delicious! If you haven’t tried Melba’s you must! Without question I’ll be back!
Shaq was a great server. Amazing personality. Food was spectacular.
The green were gritty and way to salty. The temperature was cold and the rest of the food was only so- so. I was very disappointed.
Excellent Service both fast and friendly! The food is great and will have you wanting more.
Had a wonderful experience with some great friends. Good and service was impeccable.
Mother-Daughter weekend in NYC!
Reserved table for 2pm, showed up at 1:50pm to find out I wasn't in their system.
After being seated, took too long for waiter to show up.
Mashed potatoes texture was like soup but it was good that they offered a another side since I didn't like it.
Don't recommend eating outside, area is nice but people who ordered online camps outside the store bumping music too loud but hey its the city, there's so much different lifestyles mixed together you never know whats going to happen.
They were very fancy and gave us a complimentary dessert at the end.
Absolutely loved my experience there
Food was amazing, music and ambiance fabulous, the staff was really kind
Melbas was amazing I will deff come back great service ,vibes and food
Had an unbelievable experience at Melba’s! The food, service, ambiance made for a perfect evening!!! The fried chicken, waffles, crab cakes, and the sweet potato pie was incredible!
Fantastic experience with friendly service and delicious Southern cooking. We ate outdoors where the ambiance was quiet and charming, but the noise level indoors is probably higher.
It’s a little tight. The table and chair were uncomfortable. The food wasn’t hot. It was my birthday and I didn’t really enjoy it. I’d heard of the restaurant on the Wendy Williams show. It definitely didn’t meet my expectations.
Fabulous time celebrating family birthdays - Delicious food incredible atmosphere and ambience. Will definitely go back!
Braised short ribs were a bit dry and over cooked. Mac & Cheese was the best thing in the menu. Waiter wasn’t too engaged. They automatically add gratuity and we were a party of 6
LOVE! Get the chicken and waffles!
Our experience was good ambiance was very nice beautiful wall art and decor. Loud acoustics . We waited over an hour for our food. The delicious food was worth waiting for. We think that Melba’s Restaurant needs a much bigger kitchen. Definitely a renovation in the kitchen. Overall, We enjoyed our experience that we had in Melba’s. Friendly staff!
Outstanding service. Servers were very friendly and accommodating. The food was exquisite.
Ole was an incredible food facilitator!
She was friendly, advised us on the food, and helped us to a nicer table with no fuss!
Thanks we’ll be back!!!
a really wonderful celebratory dining experience, and both food and Awa were absolutely fabulous!
It was awesome. Melba was there and was so gracious and welcoming to our group. The food was absolutely phenomenal!!! I plan to return during my stay here. This is a must for anyone looking for outstanding food, welcoming service and great atmosphere!!! I was there on 10/8/21 for a college reunion trip.
Absolutely wonderful evening at Melba’s!! The manager made us feel as though we were long friends stopping by our neighborhood haunt! Love love love this place. The food was incredible!
Melba’s was amazing! It was my first time having chicken and waffles and it was so good and seasoned well. The strawberry butter was also to die for. We were in New York and looked up good southern comfort food and this place did not disappoint. I had the chicken and waffles and got collard greens and Mac and cheese on the side. Everything was delicious. The vibes at the restaurant were great too. Indoor or outdoor choice of seating so got to people watch around Harlem as we ate. Workers were also very friendly and accommodating and made the experience enjoyable. Definitely recommend and would definitely return. Everything was perfect.
great food and service. I took out of town guest here. They and I loved the services.
The price and location were perfect. We had the Fried Chicken and Fish and Chips. They were great.
Took a friend along with 3 others to celebrate her Birthday. Wanted to experience the menu we reviewed upon making the reservation and out waitress took our orders with minimal wait time. Enjoyed the comfortizers and our meals quickly followed. We all enjoyed our selections with the exception of 3 of us had issues with the collard greens. They were very greasy and almost tasted like they were coated in lard or some other oil. That was disappointing however the waitress offered another vegetable.
Delicious soul food! Definitely recommend Melba’s, and will be a regular there!
Saturday night may not be the night to go to Melba’s. We waited over an hour for our food. Our service was nonexistent. The food was okay. Because of my love of her story, I expected so much more at Melba’s. This was not a great birthday dining experience.
We were a bit disappointed. We have both been to Melba’s before and were excited to enjoy good food and ambiance. After being seated, we were told that the appetizers would be about 35 minutes and our meal would be about an hour. We ordered drinks and several appetizers that took over an hour and were told to wait until our appetizers came to add some sides (to make it a meal). We will try again before giving up on Melba’s.
Food was good. Service was great. Our waiter was very helpful and knew the menu well.
The sever great food deliciousness. My hubby birthday and the staff made it memorable. Thank you all . We will be back
Service and food were outstanding. Wine could be upgraded.
The Service was impeccable! Definitely will be coming back again!
I was on vacation with some family and y daughter recommended we go to Melbas. The food was amazing we need one in California. Chicken wings cooked to perfection
Had reservations at Melba’s last Sunday evening. Arrived and there was a fun block party going on outside with lots of people. Got seated inside on time. Placed our order and we were told the kitchen was backed up due to the large amount of people. An hour and half later we never received our drinks or our food. I asked if it would be coming soon and he said he would get me an ETA but he never returned so we left. What a waste of time my last night in NYC! I had made reservations at Melba’s to treat my daughter to a delicious meal before I went home. So very disappointed.
You can order delivery directly from Melba's using the Order Online button. Melba's also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Melba's also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 864-7777.
Melba's is rated 4.6 stars by 275 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.