Soul Food at Zora's Cafe in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Zora's Cafe in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Zora's Cafe in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

We were really excited to have dinner at Zora's Cafe, a restaurant in Hell's Kitchen that serves soul food. We passed so many times in front of this 20 seat tiny place that I got curious. It started well, with a homemade lemonade that was delicious: not too sweet and with a perfect tartness.

Homemade lemonade at Zora's Cafe in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Homemade lemonade at Zora's Cafe in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

And some very good homemade corn bread that was served with butter and drizzled with honey.

Homemade corn bread at Zora's Cafe in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Homemade corn bread at Zora's Cafe in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Homemade corn bread at Zora's Cafe in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Homemade corn bread at Zora's Cafe in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

But then it started downhill: the kitchen, quite small, was so slow, it took forever for our food to come and it was not even hot! We got:

Hush puppies: just ok, a bit dry.

Hush puppies at Zora's Cafe in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Hush puppies at Zora's Cafe in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Hush puppies at Zora's Cafe in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Hush puppies at Zora's Cafe in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Fried green tomatoes: just ok, some slices being hard.

Fried green tomatoes at Zora's Cafe in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Fried green tomatoes at Zora's Cafe in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Fried green tomatoes at Zora's Cafe in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Fried green tomatoes at Zora's Cafe in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Linda's Mac and Cheese: promising when digging into it with a spoon, it was cold and so the cheese was not gooey.

Linda's Mac and Cheese at Zora's Cafe in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Linda's Mac and Cheese at Zora's Cafe in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Linda's Mac and Cheese at Zora's Cafe in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Linda's Mac and Cheese at Zora's Cafe in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Linda's Mac and Cheese at Zora's Cafe in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Linda's Mac and Cheese at Zora's Cafe in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Fortunately, the fried chicken was delicious, crispy and slightly moist.

Fried chicken at Zora's Cafe in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Fried chicken at Zora's Cafe in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Fried chicken at Zora's Cafe in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Fried chicken at Zora's Cafe in Hell's Kitchen, NYC

We skipped dessert because of the slow service and left a bit disappointed for what could have been an amazing experience. Too bad...

Enjoy (...)!

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