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Mobay
4.2 stars (2 ratings)

(212) 876-9300

17 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027

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Dining Specials

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American, Southern, Barbecue, Buffet
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American, Soul Food, Southern, Barbecue

Restaurant Description

Call for reservations, this small shining gem is always packed. The live entertainment is first rate and the food from the crab cakes, jerked chicken to escovitched snapper will be some of the best that you have ever tasted. Great two-sided bar, come for a drink and leave with a friend.
August 15, 2007 @ 10:02 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from New York
BARBECUE, this is the one word to describe the smoky, tangy, saucy utterances that issue from MoBay Uptown's kitchen. I had gone many times before, for the whole snapper rundown, the crab cakes and the fabulous vegetarian offerings, but once I tasted the beef ribs,it's hard for me to go there and have anything else. Firstly it's huge and so smoky, sweet and tangy with that fall off the bone texture, top it off with peach cobbler and cancel Christmas. Because it just doesn't get any better than this. Service is not speedy, but in the evening enjoy the live music while you wait.
July 20, 2006 @ 9:50 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from New York, NY
This is the best barbecue in Manhattan. You can never get in on weekends. Try Monday through Thursday. Still might be a wait, but the mood is magical and gorgeous looking inhabitants at the bar are very friendly. Have a Harlem Mojito and kick back. The beef ribs are gargantuan, smokey and tasty, best candied yams and collard greens that you have ever tasted. For seafood lovers, the snapper rundown is amazing. I am getting hungry just thinking about my last visit. So much for writing this review I am going right now.

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Avg Rating: 4  out of 5 stars

Number of Reviews: 2

August 15, 2007 @ 10:02 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from New York
BARBECUE, this is the one word to describe the smoky, tangy, saucy utterances that issue from MoBay Uptown's kitchen. I had gone many times before, for the whole snapper rundown, the crab cakes and the fabulous vegetarian offerings, but once I tasted the beef ribs,it's hard for me to go there and have anything else. Firstly it's huge and so smoky, sweet and tangy with that fall off the bone texture, top it off with peach cobbler and cancel Christmas. Because it just doesn't get any better than this. Service is not speedy, but in the evening enjoy the live music while you wait.
July 20, 2006 @ 9:50 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from New York, NY
This is the best barbecue in Manhattan. You can never get in on weekends. Try Monday through Thursday. Still might be a wait, but the mood is magical and gorgeous looking inhabitants at the bar are very friendly. Have a Harlem Mojito and kick back. The beef ribs are gargantuan, smokey and tasty, best candied yams and collard greens that you have ever tasted. For seafood lovers, the snapper rundown is amazing. I am getting hungry just thinking about my last visit. So much for writing this review I am going right now.
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August 15, 2007 @ 10:02 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from New York
BARBECUE, this is the one word to describe the smoky, tangy, saucy utterances that issue from MoBay Uptown's kitchen. I had gone many times before, for the whole snapper rundown, the crab cakes and the fabulous vegetarian offerings, but once I tasted the beef ribs,it's hard for me to go there and have anything else. Firstly it's huge and so smoky, sweet and tangy with that fall off the bone texture, top it off with peach cobbler and cancel Christmas. Because it just doesn't get any better than this. Service is not speedy, but in the evening enjoy the live music while you wait.
July 20, 2006 @ 9:50 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from New York, NY
This is the best barbecue in Manhattan. You can never get in on weekends. Try Monday through Thursday. Still might be a wait, but the mood is magical and gorgeous looking inhabitants at the bar are very friendly. Have a Harlem Mojito and kick back. The beef ribs are gargantuan, smokey and tasty, best candied yams and collard greens that you have ever tasted. For seafood lovers, the snapper rundown is amazing. I am getting hungry just thinking about my last visit. So much for writing this review I am going right now.