One of my favorite brunch combinations happens to be Chicken & Waffles. It is my theory that if a restaurant pays homage to this southern brunch favorite, then other deliciousness is sure to follow. Can you just smell the Mac & Cheese, Homemade Biscuits and Cheesy Grits? Scroll through to find the best Chicken & Waffles in NYC.

(Last Updated April 17, 2017)


Guess what? I finally made it to Brunch at Soco! I must admit, I don’t eat in Brooklyn often, especially this part of Brooklyn. Nevertheless, I finally took a friend’s suggestion and tried what is supposed to be some of the best red velvet waffles in Brooklyn. The food was pretty good and the menu was filled with various southern and creole inspiration. The Mac and Cheese was delicious (not pictured) and the drinks were nice and strong.

Nevertheless, on to the hard question, is it the best red velvet waffle I’ve had in NYC? Well no, I actually think that Melba’s in Harlem is better. I especially enjoy the chicken better at Melba’s. However, what I do love about Soco (since I’ve gone back several times) is the ambiance, which is friendly and homey. I also enjoy just relaxing at their bar to watch basketball games and it’s a decent social scene on the weekends. The service has always been pretty good and as I said above, the drinks are pretty darn good.

Therefore, if Harlem is a hike for you, Soco is a great option for the some red velvet waffles and fried chicken if you need a fix.