Takeout Tuesday: Melba's in Harlem debuts outdoor dining

Posted at 11:39 AM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 11:39:44-04

HARLEM, Manhattan — Now that NYC has entered Phase 2 in reopening, restaurants across the city are starting to seat customers for the first time in three months.

PIX11 Morning News spoke with Melba Wilson, owner of Melba's in Harlem about their outdoor dining debut and the process to reopen went along with Mayor Bill de Blasio's special appearance during dinner on reopening night.

The Rockwell Group, has been working on a DineOut NYC program in coordination with the NYC Hospitality Alliance on design templates for various types of restaurants and bars located in diverse neighborhoods across the five boroughs to safely reopen.

Wilson said applying for permits to begin outdoor seating was easy and only took a few minutes.

The menu hasn’t changed because according to Wilson, “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.”

Melba’s is located in Harlem at 300 W. 114 Street.

The restaurant is open from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. However, there will be no outdoor seating after 10:30 p.m.