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Red Rooster Harlem
Red Rooster Harlem

Red Rooster Harlem Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://redroosterharlem.com
  • Email: info@redroosterharlem.com
  • Phone: (212) 792-9001
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm -10:30pm, Fri 5:30pm - 11:30pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm -10:00pm

    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Marcus Samuelsson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining Room Available
  • Private Party Contact: Erica Morris x
  • Entertainment: We offer live entertainment:
    On Sunday Gospel Brunch (reservations accepted downstairs in Ginny's Supper Club)
    Sunday Night (Jazz)
    Monday Night (Rakiem Walker Project)
    Tuesday Night (Latin Night)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 125th and 126th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Red Rooster is conveniently located on the 125st. Nearest trains are
    the 2 & 3. Also in walking distance of the A/C or the 4, 5 & 6 NYC Transit Train Lines.
A word from Red Rooster Harlem
Located in the heart of Harlem, Red Rooster serves comfort food celebrating the roots of American cuisine and the diverse culinary traditions of the neighborhood. Named in honor of the legendary Harlem speakeasy, Chef Marcus Samuelsson brings his passion for food to the neighborhood he calls home.
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Diner Reviews
  • "This place puts B. Smith to shame. Great food. Great vibe. Right on the MTA."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I had a fantastic pasta for lunch and my husband had a burger which was among the best he ever had. It was very easy to get there by express train nr 3 from Park place. You got out of the subway station and the Red Rooster was just there in front of you. The service was very nice and the feeling was very friendly."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "I don't think there is anyone on this planet who loves fried chicken more than me. I was so excited to try the fried chicken. I found it disappointing. It was heavily spiced and you couldn't really taste the chicken itself. i heard the salmon was amazing though."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "This place is just awesome. It was my fourth time there, and I was once again delighted by the food, the cocktails, the music, and the people."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I had the lemon chicken entree and my guest had the lobster Mac and cheese ...both dishes were exceptional . The wine selection suggested by the host was again exceptional . The chocolate cake dessert wasn't that good, but was taken off the bill."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Food was pretty good, but the terrible service did not make it worth it. We waited over 30 minutes for a check that we asked for three times. And that was after several other issues with service. Some of the dishes we had were pretty good, but none were exceptional, and the sauteed kale was the worst kale I've ever had. If you go-- get the collards instead of the kale, and make sure you have 3 hours to spare."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "we arrived on time for a 9pm reservation and while others who arrived after us were seated we were finally invited to sit after I checked in with the hostess stand for the 3rd time 45 minutes later. we were first sat at a communal table by the restrooms which i declined. They then returned to give us another poor table beside the primary service area. at which point I suggested we just go elsewhere. There were better tables I imagine they thought we would settle for the worst tables in the restaurant There was no attempts made such as a glass of wine to compensate."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Great place to have diner. High standard service, friendly waiters, within 10 minutes we were all served. Triple double burger is very taste ! I would surely advise you to stop buy when you are in the neighboorhood"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Seriously best fried chicken I've ever had. Great food/drinks...and won't break you in the wallet. Came to NYC on vacation from Houston, Wife told me about this place and I book in advance. Do it. Do it Do it. Everything was delicious!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Great food, excellent service and awesome atmosphere!! :-)"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Corn bread excellent Mac as well. Was not a fan of the menu options specially for the appetizers :("
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The crowd is sophisticated and gorgeous, not too young, people happy with their lives. The food is divine but very pricey. Smallish portions are fine, but everything is extra: greens, side veggies, etc., and it definitely adds up."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Great food ,great service,great atmosphere in a great part of New York City !"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Everything was excellent. Appetizers, meals, dessert and cocktails were all great. Try the cocktail named "Savoy"...extra delicious. I had a million questions about the menu. The servers were very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Will definitely be going back on my next trip to New York."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I'm very glad that our experience at the Red Rooster was very good. It made up for an aggravating experience on the MTA! We chose the 3-course Prix Fixe, at a reasonable $25 for the huge amount of food that you received. In fact, that would be my major criticism: too much of a good thing. I had the excellent mac & greens, preceded by a nice, fresh salad and three donut-hole dessert (sorry I can't recall the correct name!). The mac & greens was way too much food for something so rich and 'heavy.' My wife's meatballs were also a too-large portion. Don't get me wrong I like to get value for my money, but unless you're a twenty-something, I don't think you'll be able to finish everything on your plate! The corn bread side order was fabulous!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Fantastic food and good service I would recommend a visit to this restaurant were the owner has created a great atmosphere. The staff was very friendly, we had to wait for our table for 30 minutes but was invited to a free drink i the bar while we waited."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "With all the publicity, I expected something outstanding, but got something that was very good. I guess that too much "hype" is not always a good thing. The food was good and the service was excellent. Not sure I would "make the detour" from my home in Brooklyn, but, if I was in the neighborhood, I would return."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Marcus is a home run chef. great staff and restaurant experience"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had a great time and their cornbread and friend chicken is amazing! The only thing was the hosts took a long time seating us (over 20 minutes) even though we had a reservation - while that isn't a huge problem the annoyance was that they didn't communicate with us about the delay and really just left us feeling forgotten. But other than that, a wonderful place!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Cocktails, brunch, dinner, appetizers- I have never been disappointed. The spin they put on traditional southern food keeps it interesting and unique but still rings true to it's roots. I would suggest checking out their port selection, too. Overall, lively and warm ambience, good service, and amazing food and drinks -what more can you ask for?"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The restaurant is too noisy, we can't talk each other. But if you want to listen to music, like in a night club, this spot is perfect ! Although we had booked our table, we waited for it for an hour... Otherwise, the service was absolutly perfect. Thanks for your servers !"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Best fried chicken I've ever had in my life!!! Took a really long time to et a server to our table (repeatedly) because he had about a zillion tables so that was a bummer because it took a long time to get a drink, but he was working really hard. They appeared to be short-staffed. Wine was okay, not great, but I appreciated the price point. My husband lied the oxtail but wished he got the fried chicken. Fortunately, my serving was large so he got his fill. Greens were also delicious."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Great varieties of food and drinks. Relaxed atmosphere. Recommended for young and old. An experience of good life...."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Friendly staff. Amazing fresh and creative food and authentic ethiopian coffee properly served w hot milk. Second meal was as good as the first visit months ago. And both occasions, chef Marcus Samuelsson, was checking in on the dining room."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We come here a lot. Good food, great vibe. This time we brought some people for a business dinner and it was really too loud for a conversation. If you are with a group of friends to have a happy, loud time, it's a great spot. If you want to talk- not so much."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Fabulous night. From the corn bread, to the yardbird to the dessert each course was meticulously prepared delicious and eye pleasing. The jazz band was terrific. Meeting Marcus who greeted the table mid meal was a bonus. We will be back."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Wonderful restaurant with a staff that is friendly, professional and attentive. I cannot say enough about the Caribbean Bacon appetizer. Possibly one of the best dishes I have ever tasted. Overall a fantastic experience and a restaurant I would highly recommend!!! Thanks"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Drinks and starters were very tasty like the lemon chicken. Staff was helpful and friendly. Tables are quite small and close to each other. The line waiting for a table is long so difficult to sit and enjoy. Book a table well in advance."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We went for lunch and had appetizers and "snacks". The dirty rice and shrimp, deviled eggs, carrot and ginger soup and the salmon tostadas were all delicious."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "It was very good everything about it from food to service n the whole deal I def recommend it to ppl"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We booked here because of the unplugged Monday session (house band) starting at 8 pm. The place was very busy when we arrived, and our table wasn't ready. There were other guests waiting for their table at the bar as well. The bar area was quite loud, but we enjoyed the scenery as soon as the band started playing. They were really good, and improvised a lot - the people at the table next to us, however, put their fingers in their ears because of the sound level... The food was good, although the burger was nearly raw and there was a mixup with my food. They also had local beer from Brooklyn, which was nice. Would return!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Fantastic and inventive fusion food. Great service, food and drinks. Great selection of beer."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "This was not my first time and I was looking forward to the fried chicken. The quality of the food was not as great as the last time I visited. Bummed but left with a full belly anyway."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Table reserved 7.30 pm, weeks ago fr Sweden based on high expectations. New reservation, the only option from RR's side at 9 pm. Clock passed 9 pm , starving and several alerts to the crew but no table. 50 mints after reservation the table was ours, Left RR fairly disappointed. Without any compensation on the price. Leaving New York Monday, if RR wants to compensate us before Monday. Thanks."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I just want to thank Red Rooster for making my mom's birthday just so special. We flew in from Cincinnati Ohio specifically to dine at the Red Rooster. The whole staff was just so gracious . I just don't know where to start about the food. The detail the attention paid to every component of each dish its just pure genius slash artistry going on in that kitchen. I started with the kimchi lobster roll It was absolutely delicious. My mom had the braised ox tails and just was so please With her choices. Well we are flying back but with more people. I want to experience everything on the menu. But I want to have my meatballs again so if we bring more people we can steer them taste their dish an try something new"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I am an older person, but "still kicking" and what a great time I had, from the welcoming greeting at the door, to the lovely lady m'aitre d', Grace, to, in fact, everyone at The Red Roster. And that's just about the ambviance - I haven't even gotten to the food yet - once again, simply perfection. I shall definitely return - again and again!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I have dined at RR several Times and they mostly deliver decent food and a memorable evening. This time, however, the medium rare steak was not ok. Simply over cooked but we did not have the time to ask for new steaks."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "It was a tough reservation to get, so why was I surprised at the extremely active bar and the crowd waiting to be seated? We arrived early, but since two in the party were parking, we weren't seated. By the time the others arrived in ten minutes, a table was unavailable. After ten more minutes at the bar, we were told the wait would be 20 minutes. The restaurant redeemed itself, however, when we finally were seated by delivering two or three terrific appetizers to the table. The servers efficient and extremely polite, as were the hosts. As good as the live music at the bar was, it was extremely loud and a relief when the musicians took a break. All in all, a fun night and will plan to return. Will also leave room for desset!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Went for a wonderful lunch on a monday afternoon, food was exceptional, staff excellent"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Fantastic atmosphere ! Delicious food ! Excellent service !"
    Dined on 3/18/2014