Miss Mamie's Spoonbread Too
366 W 110th Street, NYC
Students from nearby Columbia University,
uptown church ladies, savvy New Yorkers, and VIP's (like former President Clinton) all feel at home in this inexpensive, soul-food restaurant. Owner, Caterer and former Wilhemina model, Norma Jean Darden, serves comfort food based on family recipes from Spoonbread and Strawberry Wine, the best-selling cookbook she wrote with her sister, Carole.
The bright and cozy dining room with its red and white checkerboard tile floor and ruffled strawberry curtains is modeled after their mother, Miss Mamie Jean Sampson Darden's, Alabama kitchen.
School teacher, social worker and business woman, Miss Mamie was (according to her daughters) "one of the most 'liberated' woman we ever knew. "Adventurous and well traveled, she sampled many cuisines from around the world, but loved best the food of her own Southern and Midwestern roots.
The Menu (click to view)
Try former President Clinton's favorite:the "Miss Mamie Sampler" with shrimp, short ribs and chicken. The New York Post says "on its own or smothered in gravy, Spoonbread's is the best fried chicken in NYC!"
Or skip the main course entirely and sample some delicious sides like a basket of mildly spicy corn bread, creamy mashed potatoes, grits, or candied yams bathed in orange and pepper. But don't skip the delectible deserts like Miss Mamie's banana bread pudding, fruit cobbler or the apple pie.
Join us for Music Night Mondays at 9:00 p.m.!
The New York Times
"Rich, hearty food...(The) meatloaf is tangy and delicious."
"Talk about biscuits and Spoonbread...
Nobody does it better."
New York One TV
"Spoonbread's Famous Fried Chicken is one of the most requested items."
Parties and Events (click for photo)
Ask about having your next party or get-together at Miss Mamie's. Or if you're planning a more elegant corporate event, dinner party, or wedding, Spoonbread Catering can help to make that special event, an unforgetable experience in fine dining.