42 Black-Owned Bars & Restaurants in NYC to Support Right Now

We’ve been supporting the service industry as a whole through COVID-19 these past few months, but now it’s time to step up for the black community in particular. We’ve all seen the news. Between protests, police brutality, rioting, and a need for change, one thing is definite: we need to do our part. Whether that is getting out on the streets and protesting, reaching out to your local government, donating to various campaigns, or supporting black-owned businesses. I wanted to compile a list of black-owned bars and restaurants in New York City that you can support right now. Order take out, buy a gift card, make a donation, or buy merch. Our community, whether it is Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, or Staten Island, needs our help. In this time of extreme uncertainty, fear and hope, let’s find it in ourselves to support our community leaders, business owners, and entrepreneurs. 

The number of black-owned bars and restaurants in NYC goes far beyond the list I’ve made here. Please let me know in the comments if you have any establishments you’d like to add or even remove. It can be difficult to verify which businesses are authentically black-owned, so let me know if I’ve mistakenly included any that aren’t. Websites like Black Owned Brooklyn and Shoppe Black are great resources for black-owned businesses, beyond the bar and restaurant industry as well.

Brooklyn

The Bergen Brooklyn

“Burgers, Wings, Fries, Salads and Seafood means there is a favorite on the menu for all people”

1299 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11213

@thebergenbk

Cafe on Ralph

“A hidden gem in Bed-Stuy where coffee is not our only priority”

86 Ralph Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221

@cafeonralphave

BK9

“Caribbean Comfort. Traditional flavors with a modern twist”

62 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

@bk9nyc

Black Nile Seafood & Soul Food

“A river that feeds the soul”

592 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216

@blacknilerestaurant

Nûrish

“A vegetarian- and vegan-friendly café with sustainable meat options”

637 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

@nurishbk

Happy Cork Wine & Spirits

“Your neighborhood wine & spirits store with friendly service & great selection”

51 Buffalo Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11233

@happycorkbrooklyn

Bunton’s World Famous

“Bunton’s World Famous will attempt to recapture the anything goes spirit if the ‘90s club scene”

1005 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11221

@buntonsworldfamous

Negril BK

“One Love”

256 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

@negrilbk

MangoSeed

“MangoSeed combines inspiration from Caribbean traditions with technique, refinement & Brooklyn ingenuity”

757 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226

@mangoseedbklyn

Zaca Cafe

“French and American cafe in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn.”

426 Marcus Garvey Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11216

@zacacafebrooklyn

Ras Plant Based

“Organic farm to table plant based Ethiopian”

739 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

@rasplantbased

Manhattan

BLVD Bistro

“Crafted American Soul”

2149 Frederick Douglas Blvd, New York, NY 10026

@blvdbistro

Melba’s

“Dining at Melba’s is like coming home for dinner, whenever you’re away from home”

300 W. 114th St., New York, NY 10026

@melbasharlem

The Edge

“Local eatery blending flavors of Jamaica and England with a little New York attitude”

101 Edgecombe Ave, New York, NY 10030

@theedgeharlem

Red Rooster

“Celebrating the roots of American cuisine”

310 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027

@roosterharlem

Omar’s Kitchen

“Nouveau Caribbean restaurant found in the heart of New York City’s Lower East Side”

29A Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002

@omarskitchennyc

Lolo’s Seafood Shack

“Where the Caribbean meets Cape Cod”

303 W. 116th St., New York, NY 10026

@lolosshacks

B2 Harlem

“BSquared Harlem specializes in an array of fiery craft cocktails all comprised of small batch spirits that are showmanship worthy”

271 W 119th St., New York, NY 10026

@b2harlem

Negril Village

“Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, Negril Village promises to entertain your soul as well as your palette”

70 West. 3rd St., New York, NY 10012

@negrilvillagenyc

Lenox Saphire

“Lenox Saphire brings forth a fusion of Senegalese cuisine and American soul food

341 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10027

@lenoxsaphireharlem

Amy Ruth’s

“The authentic soul of New York”

113 W 116th St., New York, NY 10026

@amyruthsharlem

Sylvia’s

“The Queen of Soul Food

328 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027

@sylviasrestaurant

Queens

The Door

“Elegant Jamacain Dining”

163-07 Baisley Blvd, Queens, NY 11434

@thedoor_restaurant

Jamaica Breeze

“Eat Good, Feel Good”

103-02 Astoria Blvd, East Elmhurst, NY 11369

Pa-Nash Eurosoul Restaurant and Lounge

“It’s a family affair”

144-14 243rd St., Queens, NY 11422

@panashnyc

Queens Bully

“Spacious restaurant serving American BBQ, dishes with global flavors, craft cocktails and craft beers”

113-30 Queens Blvd, Queens, NY 11375

@queens_bully

Vibes Bar and Cafe

“Good food, good music, good people, good times”

143-06 Liberty Ave, Queens NY 11435

@vibesnyc1

Henrica’s

“A unique fusion of Jamaican and Chinese inspired cuisine”

138-89 Francis Lewis Blvd, Rosedale, NY 11422

@henricasrestaurant

Island Cuisine & Catering

“Caribbean Cuisine & Soul Food

15335 Hillside Ave, Queens, NY 11432

The Bronx

The Dumpling Cove

“For Great food and Entertainment stop by the Dumpling Cove”

1530 E 222nd St., Bronx, NY 10469

@thedumplingcove

Paula’s Soul Food

“Nourish your sou.”

746 E 233rd St., Bronx, NY 10466

@paulasoulfoodcafe

Soul Snacks Café

“Soul Snacks Café comes to the Bronx with a down-home & international flare”

2702B East Tremont Ave, Bronx, NY 10461

@soulsnackscafe

Blackgal Seafood

“Let us satisfy your tastebuds!”

1930 Patterson Ave, Bronx, NY 10475

@blackgalseafood1930

Cae-Lo Cafe

“We’re showing the Bronx some soul food love.”

1003 Soundview Ave, Bronx, NY 10472

@cealocafe

The Kutty Bar & Lounge

“Bar and Lounge”

2525 Boston Road, Bronx, NY 10466

@thekuttybx

Code Red

“A dynamic & innovative Caribbean restaurant”

1320 East Gun Hill Road, Bronx, NY 10469

@coderedbx

Bronx Bites

“Good food in the hood”

113 E 184th St, Bronx, NY 10468

@bronxbites184

Beatstro

“The Hip Hop Restaurant”

135 Alexander Ave, Bronx, NY 10454

@beatstronyc

Staten Island

Chez Adja African Restaurant

“The only African restaurant located in Staten Island”

226 Bay St., Staten Island, NY 10301

@chezadjaafrican

Koten’s Caribbean & American

“Great food, good vibes & service”

537 Port Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY 10302

@kotensrestaurant

Big Al’s Soul Food

“Specializing in Soul Food

170 South Ave, Staten Island, NY 10303

SI Fish & More

“Serving Seafood in Staten Island”

137 Montgomery Ave, Staten Island, NY 10301

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