Charles Gabriel, whose pan-fried chicken has been a New York legend for more than 20 years, moved his restaurant a mile downtown early in 2017. This new, sunny location boasts the same great menu, though only via counter service and not a buffet, at least for the time being. The old storefront, now permanently closed, was more convenient to Yankee Stadium — but if you overindulge, a little longer walk will do you good.
Shown: smothered chicken (lunch special, $8.95) accompanied by buttery-sweet lima beans and smokey black-eyed peas.
Charles Pan Fried Chicken Restaurant
2461 Frederick Douglass Blvd. (at West 132nd St.), Manhattan