Billie's Black has a nice selection of side dishes that use pork and they offer some soul food favorites that you can't get everywhere. Their mac and cheese is awesome as are their cheesy grits.
Melba's is a nice upscale place. My favorite dish is the beef short ribs. Some of their other dishes are hit or miss. Ask the server or the chef what he or she recommends or you can ask Melba herself. She will be flitting around in something flowy.
Amy Ruth's is super casual as is Spoonbread. I am not a huge fan of Spoonbread but in a crunch they get the job done.
113 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026
Miss Mamie's Spoonbread Too
366 W 110th St, New York, NY 10025
Miss Maude's Spoonbread Too
547 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037
271 W 119th St, New York, NY 10026
Melba's New Look
4 Forest Ave Glen, Cove, NY