Dee's Place | Ukrainian Village/East Village | Southern/Soul Food, Barbecue/Ribs, Bar/Lounge, Music venue | Restaurant
This location has been flagged as "Closed".
CLOSED. Soul food restaurant and bar featuring live jazz and blues on weekends.

Our Review

I wanted this tiny BYO soul kitchen wedged into Division Street's restaurant row to be the scrappy upstart to Disney-fied southern establishments such as Wishbone and Smoke Daddy. Lord knows the north side needs some real soul food, and if the kitchen here put the same love into the standards that went into the curated collection of jazz concert posters and stills hanging on the walls, this could be it. Instead, for a relatively pricey $15.95, meat and two might consist of miserly portions of dry, gummy mac 'n' cheese, soupy red beans and rice, oversalted greens next to leathery jerk catfish, a slab of ribs oversauced with a syrupy goo, or an undersize two-piece fried chicken. A handful of starters--fried okra, catfish nuggets, and minimally battered fried green tomatoes served soaking in pools of their own grease—supplement the rotating offerings. All seem to take second billing to the live jazz and blues combos that squeeze on to the tiny stage every Thursday through Sunday.

Mike Sula

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