SUN - THURS : 11AM - 12AM
FRI - SAT : 11AM - 2AM
At Sweet Chick, our philosophy is simple: great food, a cool vibe, and interesting cocktails at a great price.
Along with some of the best fried chicken and waffles in New York City, we're serving what we like to call American cuisine with a Southern accent: rustic but modern American comfort food and twists on classic dishes and cocktails, plus home-baked desserts that will make you feel like a kid again.
Our dining room, on the bustling corner of North 8th and Bedford Ave, is as cozy and inviting (and locally-sourced) as our food.
John Seymour has been behind New York bars since he was ten years old. Born and raised in Manhattan, he grew up in his father’s Irish pub, starting off as a bar back. After 7 years as a bartender in legendary New York City spots like Pangea, Nocturn, Snitch and Stereo, John ventured out with his wife to open the popular burger joint Pop’s of Brooklyn (Williamsburg) in 2007. Burger-lovers came in droves, so the couple opened a second location in Manhattan in 2011. John and his wife live around the corner from Pop’s of Brooklyn and Sweet Chick with their three kids.
Sam Saleh comes from a long line of New York entrepreneurs. He grew up in Brooklyn, and as a kid he worked behind the counter of his father’s store on Flatbush Avenue. He put this experience to good use when he opened Organic Planet in Williamsburg, now a neighborhood staple. A few years ago, he was one of the first business owners to invest in Bushwick, opening Swallow Café on Bogart Street. Sam now brings his neighborhood-centric, local-driven vibe to Sweet Chick.
Chef Randy Reppel has been part of the culinary scene on both coasts, cooking in top San Francisco restaurants and running catering kitchens in LA and NYC. He has worked with San Francisco’s Michael Mina, Los Angeles’s Fred Eric, and New York’s Justin Smillie. Classically trained, Chef Randy’s culinary influences range from traditional French technique to the street food of his childhood in Vietnam, Thailand, and Iran. He joined the Sweet Chick team after spending the past two years as a private chef for a range of clients in New York and Martha’s Vineyard.
Kyle Martin has more than 10 years of experience managing restaurants in NYC. Since he moved here from Wisconsin in 2004, Kyle has worked as manager of Mad River Bar, RICE and Cascabel Taqueria, and in 2013 he found his home on Bedford Avenue at Sweet Chick. Now a main member of the Sweet Chick family, Kyle holds down the fort as General Manager of both locations, welcoming regulars and new chicken & waffle converts alike. He also serves as the resident DJ, keeping the freshest tunes bumping on the speakers with his popular playlists.