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Rack & Soul

258 W. 109th St.
New York, NY, 10025, United States
TEL: (212) 222-4800

The Morningside Heights chef tandem at Rack & Soul (pitmaster John Wheeler and soul-food front man Charles Gabriel) hit the spot with a killer one-two punch: barbecue and fried chicken. Honestly, it’s a coin flip between the two. Go with Gabriel’s golden-brown chicken, a family recipe he’s been cooking for 50 years. Pan-fried and seasoned with a little something-something Gabriel won’t divulge, the moist meat kicked off a revival of the dish in Manhattan when Rack & Soul opened in 2006. Even though the soul chef’s heart sticks close to his original Harlem restaurant, his mama’s fried chicken lives in the upper-Broadway diner.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Bar Dining
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Full Bar
  • Family-Friendly Dining
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • No Reservations
  • Take-Out Available

Cuisine Type:: BBQ


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