Dine Where the Pros Eat: 5 Top Black-Owned Restaurants

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Melba’s 300 W. 114th St., New York, N.Y., 212-864-7777

“You should always be able to look at the past and have a nod at the future. A place like Melba’s is inspired by the past but it’s contemporary. I love Melba’s because of what she stands for. She brought a bridge, Upper West Side with Harlem, and she opened it when it wasn’t as chic to have a restaurant in Harlem.” ---Chef Marcus Samuelsson

Melba’s 300 W. 114th St., New York, N.Y., 212-864-7777

“You should always be able to look…