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Red Rooster Harlem

4.7
7603 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southern
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 7603 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

This was our first time visiting, food was great service could have been a little better. The server was not very attentive. The wait time from being seated to ordering was long. After we ordered our drinks we watch our drinks sit on the bar for 15 minutes before our waitress bought them over. After our entrees arrived at the table our server didn’t come by to check if ever was alright. After about 10 minutes of waiting we had to ask the hostess if he could grab us some hot sauce. Because of the food and atmosphere we will be giving it another try and definitely recommend you give it a try.

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vipTruefoodie
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and ambience as usual! Great outdoor and indoor dining space.

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guys
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

sat outside, chicken great, Harlem blue beer great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From entering the restaurant to leaving, it was the comforting epitome of high-end professionalism.

Everything was great! Even in the COVID-19 environment I felt safe!

The food was unbelievably delicious! I’ve eaten fried chicken all of my life - they cooked it in a different way that was exception!

I can’t wait to return!

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LaurenK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a great night out. The staff did an awesome job with making sure everyone was being Covid-conscience.

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McFamily
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The menu is very over priced for what is served. Service was extremely slow and had to be solicited.

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RahulK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food along with an incredible staff! I'll certainly be back :)

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KayNeighbors
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitstaff was stellar—super knowledgeable and very kind.

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AprilR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

really great! some of the heaters outside don't work, but it was still lovely to eat at

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great! The cornbread was as amazing as everyone raves about! I had the fried yardbird with the greens Mac and cheese! For drinks I had mojitos and they were STRONG in a good way! My friends salmon wasnt fully done so they were nice enough to fix his order.

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ShenaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the opportunity to dine in the lower lounge area. Very nice space but it does have a basement smell. Overall the experience was a great one and food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great!

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KevinM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fried chicken I’ve ever had. Such unique dishes and great cocktails. Highly recommend!

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vipAMHess
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed some of the lighter fare--the deviled eggs and soup were fantastic, and the glogg was spot-on as always. With hardly anyone dining the service was better than ever!

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vipKristenL
London
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Red Rooster is a family favorite for special events. The outdoor space is lovely, with individual heaters above the tables. The food was fabulous, as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my fiancée really loved our experience at Red Rooster Harlem. We went for a date night, just to get out of the house for once, and we’re so glad we did. They were on top of their Covid-19 protocols which made us feel safe while we were there. The service from the host to our waitress was all positive and the food..... AMAZING!

All around a great experience!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your experience. We are pleased to read that you were completely satisfied with our COVID-19 safety measures we have put in place for our guests. We’re also thrilled to know how much you enjoyed your date night, and we couldn't be happier. Please know that your feedback means a lot to us, and we are grateful you shared it. Looking forward to having you as our guest again one day soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were warmly greeted at the door by a gentleman with a terrific smiled which had us feeling welcome and special before going inside. We were seated and attended to immediately by another highly professional server. We were then met by our main server, a gentleman with a hat, who patiently took our order. As the scrumptious food was presented to us , and after having tasted the Tower of Chicken and the sides, our server took the time explain to us how the dishes were prepared. Our experience with hhe staff and the incredibly prepared food , far exceeded our expectations. And.. based on all of that, we can’t wait to come back to try some of the other offerings on the menu. If you want to impress someone this is the place to bring them!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Horrible , the menu was already limited and we get there for them to have us wait 25-30 minutes before we could order and they told us they had no lobster and basically have of the items on the menu ... ridiculous

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you for being our guest, and for sharing your review. We are terribly sorry for your recent Valentine's Day experience at Red Rooster Harlem, for we wanted everything about your visit to be romantic and wonderful, and we definitely missed the mark. It was never our intention to disappoint you so profoundly, and we are deeply sorry. It is our sincere hope that you will consider joining us again one day in the future, and allow us the opportunity to restore your faith in our brand.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Outdoor seating was still very cold. Half of the Valentines Day menu wasn’t available, including drinks. We ate in the cold with our coats on. How romantic. Worse Valentines Day date in my life. Food options weren’t appealing and tasted just as bland. Won’t be returning.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on February 16, 2021

Please trust that this was not the type of Valentine's Day we wanted for you either, for it was our sincere goal to have you love every aspect of your visit, and it is clear we let you down. Thank you for bringing your experience to our attention as it is only with honest feedback from our guests that we can know of our missteps and take corrective actions. We hope you will find it in your heart to give us another chance when the weather warms; we'd love to show you a perfect Red Rooster visit.

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SSMae
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The portraits and paintings highlighted an afrocentric ambience that is delightful and invigorating. The food was wonderful. Everything ran on time. Short time between ordering and serving. Fake candles create intimate dinner lighting without the fire hazard I loved it . Along with the playlist curated for Valentine's day.It was a wonderful experience from start to finish. I have every intention of returning.

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SamuelE
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the Food and service was Excellent. Absolutely Rec to any one .

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AdriannaB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere indoor. Heaters for outdoor seating. Convenient location. Food is very delicious and worth the price.

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AstoriaBob
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality Southern Comfort food served by first rate restaurant staff.

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vipAnneB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The fried chicken was amazing as always. Drinks delicious! Service could have passed by a bit more frequently. We were seated downstairs for the first time. A great jazz quartet was playing, which was wonderful, but they were so loud that conversation was difficult.

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EllenNYC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic. The portions were huge and we were able to enjoy our leftovers the next day. The staff was friendly, efficient and accommodating. Definitely a wonderful experience.

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StephonH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the atmosphere, very nice waiter and great food! Live band was awesome

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vipMatt
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Red Rooster for Valentine's Day brunch and it was amazing. The chicken and waffles were delicious and shrimp and grits outstanding. Appreciated that they had a real menu and not the typical overpriced 3 course set that many other places default to on VDay.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on February 17, 2021

Hi Matt, Thank you for joining us for our Valentine's Day brunch! We are pleased to read how much you enjoyed your time with us, and we are grateful you took the time to share your thoughts. Looking forward to having you as our guest again one day soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and service was very good. We were seated near the kitchen but when a booth became available our table was switched without me or my guest having to ask. Will definitely be back.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on February 16, 2021

Your heartfelt review of your experience at Red Rooster Harlem is very much appreciated. Thank you for being our guest and for taking the time to let others know about our delicious food and the helpful service that you received. Your sincere review will certainly encourage others to visit us, and we couldn’t be happier! We look forward to seeing you soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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Stephen
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was incredible. The service was proactive and thoughtful without being interrupted. Drinks were classic and elegant, but affordable. The food was flavorful and well-paired. Also, they had some of the best french fries in Harlem!

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ChristinaB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, dining at Red Rooster was a wonderful experience. The food is great, the servers professional and polished and the atmosphere is hip and inviting. This was our first indoor restaurant experience after getting our second vaccinations. We are both in healthcare and the restaurant did a good job balancing safety while maintaining a pleasurable dining experience. There is something about this place that always makes me feel special. Keep up the great work. We will be back.

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LindaB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food was delicious I had the Cornbread with Gravy Sausage with a Porch Egg I also had the California Gac the Farmer Bloody Mary was a nice touch.

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ChristineC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My steak was well done instead of medium but the chef fixed it right away and brought me a new one! I love the ambiance of the restaurant.

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vipSarahO
London
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved it! great COVID precautions. delicious food. amazing service. happy to be back and can't wait to go again soon!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on February 14, 2021

Hi Sarah, Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your experience. We are relieved to read that you were completely satisfied with our COVID safety measures we have put in place for our guests. We’re also thrilled to read how much you enjoyed our delicious food and and amazing service. Please know that your feedback means a lot to us, and we are grateful you shared it. Looking forward to having you as our guest again one day soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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NY1and2
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Considering it was 28 degrees, and I was late, they delivered and then some. We split the crab cake. Solid. I had the salmon bowl which was perfect and my date had the bucatini piccadilly w lobster, crab, shrimp, lemon and herbs. We split an ice cream sundae - cuz it was 28 degrees lol. Here's the real find: try their hot chocolate - best I've ever had! Go.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on February 12, 2021

Who doesn't enjoy ice cream sundaes in 28 degree weather? Just kidding, but it is quite good, right? Our hot chocolate is definitely a fan favorite around here (secret ingredient: love), and we are happy you enjoyed that as well as the rest of your meal. Thank you very much for braving the weather and supporting us, for your kindness is deeply appreciated. Looking forward to having you as our guest again one day soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome sauce!!

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JulieP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s Covid, and winter, so I was prepared to be cold and perhaps disappointed. It seems that restaurants are a bit uneven during these harrowing times, but the charm of eating while bundled up does enchant. We ordered matching chicken sandwiches and blistered heirloom tomatoes along with a wonderful cider bourbon drink that was autumnal and toasty, so much so that I ordered two as carry out. The sandwiches were good but tomatoes disappointed. To their credit those were wiped from the Bill. A professional move that showed pride of reputation. I would have preferred a wondrous delicacy instead:-)

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great the waiter that served us was very helpful however he was very quiet and wasn’t as personable.

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CONCRETEANDANGEL
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FOOD WAS DELICIOUS AND CAME OUT QUICKLY, SERVICE WAS AWESOME AND GERMAN GAVE A GREAT CONNECTION DURING A QUICK STOP BY AND CHAT. WILL MAKE THIS A DEFINITE DESTINATION WHEN UPTOWN.

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DanielC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived on time and were greated and told there would be a short wait as a table was getting up soon. We were asked if we would like a drink while we waited and we said yes. The wait was truly short, 10-15 minutes and we were happily surprised that our initial drinks were on the house. Unexpected, unnecessary but much appreciated. Great food and service as well. We will be back. Thanks

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vipTonyC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food !

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You can order delivery directly from Red Rooster Harlem using the Order Online button. Red Rooster Harlem also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. Red Rooster Harlem also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 792-9001.

Red Rooster Harlem is rated 4.7 stars by 7603 OpenTable diners.

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