Sylvia's Restaurant

Local nameSylvia's Restaurant
LocationManhattan, New York City, United States

Sylvia's Restaurant of Harlem is a soul food restaurant located at 328 Lenox Avenue, between 126th and 127th Streets, in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City. It was founded in 1962 by Sylvia Woods. It has since expanded to a much larger space at its present location, and an adjacent building. The restaurant also sells a line of prepared foods, beauty and skin care items, cookbooks, and a children's book written by Woods. Woods purchased the original luncheonette by borrowing money from her mother, who had to mortgage her farm to provide it.

The restaurant attracts a clientele that ranges from Harlem locals to visiting celebrities. Whoopi Goldberg, Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela, Caroline Kennedy, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Magic Johnson, Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders and Bruno Mars are among those who have dined there.

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Harlem Soul Food and Jazz Evening Tour from 175 USD

Opening hours

Mon-Sat: 8 am - 10:30 pm
Sun: 11 am - 8 pm

More information and contact


Official Website


Phone +1 212 996-0660

Address Malcolm X Blvd 328, NYC, 10027 New York, USA

Coordinates 40°48'30.915" N -73°56'39.94" E

Tours and activities: Sylvia's Restaurant

Harlem Soul Food and Jazz Evening Tour

from 175 USD

NYC Harlem and Gospel Tour by Bus

from 59 USD

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