Amy Ruth's


Harlem's famous Soul Food Restaurant, Amy Ruth’s, was inspired by the memory of a loving Grandmother. 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 gardener, the world’s best cook, and a friendly person. She was a longtime member of her local church, 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 put God first in all they did.


(212) 280-8779

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Today 08:30 am - 11:45 pm Closed now

$$ - Moderate


Millie R.

2017-10-28 10:45 pm

Since, we were in Harlem last night we had to stop in and have our favorite soul food, at our favorite soul food place. What do you need to know? It's...

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Valarie G.

2017-10-27 05:44 am

First, I want to say that being in New York for my 50th Birthday was amazing. Second, eating soul food in the heart of Harlem with great friends MIND...

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Natisha C.

2017-10-17 05:45 am

Despite the hours listed on our lovely Yelp page here, Amy Ruth's offers a late night menu. So this was exactly where I was headed one Saturday night when...

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