Red Rooster Harlem

4.4
5798 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southern
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  • Comfort Food
  • Fun
  • Neighborhood Gem
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southern
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Hours of operation



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

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm -10:30pm, Fri 4:30pm - 11:30pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 4:30pm -10:30pm

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:30pm
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Phone number
(212) 792-9001
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Marcus Samuelsson
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Catering
The space includes a private dining room as well as a main room, making it possible to accommodate everything from an intimate plated dinner for 40 guests to a lively reception for 275 guests. Plated, family-style, buffet, and cocktail reception menus are available to choose from. We are also happy to curate a custom menu for brunch, lunch or dinner.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 125th and 126th Street
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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.
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Public transit
2 or 3 train to 125th Street leaves guests less than 1/2 block away.

4, 5, or 6 train to 125th Street leaves guests within 3 blocks of restaurant.

A, B, C, D train to 125th Street leaves guests within 4 blocks of restaurant.
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Entertainment
We offer live entertainment:
Sunday Night (Jazz)
Monday Night (Rakiem Walker Project)
Tuesday Night (Latin Night)
Wednesday Night (World Vibe)
Thursday Night (DJ Masai)
Friday Night (DJ Stormin' Norman)
Saturday Night (DJ Lex NY)
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Special events & promotions
Red Rooster guests are treated to live musicians every day of the week!
See our website for our line up.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Red Rooster offers large party bookings at our Chef's Table in the main dining room (up to 20 guests) with a prix fixe menu. Downstairs in Ginny's Supper Club, our two event spaces can be reserved for events ranging from 20 - 275 guests. Pricing for main level buyouts is available on request.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great ambiance , life music , good food for the soul !

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

With great anticipation, my daughter and I reserved a table. We had heard so much that was positive about the restaurant. Even though we had a reservation, we had to wait. The staff members were very pleasant and did their best. While the cornbread was amazing and served quickly, the rest of the meal didn’t come for 40 minutes. It was really mediocre, so disappointing... Our server was great but the experience was, unfortunately, underwhelming.

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

Eh ... rather go to maison pickle or something like that. This place is overpriced for very mediocre food. You can def do better. Don’t believe the hype.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

My elderly aunt and I dined at Red Rooster on Friday evening. I had dined on R.R. on the previous night and everything was very good. Our waitress Rachel greeted us very early with a smile and asked "us guys" if we had any question or if we knew what we wanted. She started us off with water and she she would come back shortly to take our order which was fine . My aunt was enjoying the photos and the ambiance of the place as she had never been to Red Rooster and always wanted to come. Rachel returned and again asked "us guys if we knew what we wanted. I replied " we ladies" would like the red punch for 2. She said she would put the order in and return to take dinner in a few minutes which she did asking us did "we guys" decide what we would like to order.At this point, I asked very nicely that she please refer to us as ladies which in fact we both are. An elderly African American womanand myself a mature black woman. She apologized and seemed to understand. We ordered the red punch, the crab cakes, the wings and burger which were all excellent. The service provided by Rachel and the staff was very good until at the end of the evening we were referred to as guys again by Rachel our server. My elderly aunt was very annoyed but we keep our cool. Overall we had a very nice dinner and will probably return.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Had the NY Restaurant Week lunch special (Salad/Shrimp&Grits/Tiramisu). Everything was very tasty although I though the main course portion was pretty small (3 Shrimp).
All in all it was a good lunch choice.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was great but not spectacular. I felt that the price was not justified for this night club feel. The identity of the restaurant is lost at night. During the daytime, the food, atmosphere and overall presentation of this restaurant comes off as upscale but is nowhere to be seen at night.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

We had an early dinner at Red Rooster on Thursday evening. We were accommodated as requested with a perfect booth in the front of the restaurant. Our server Dionne greeted us warmly and had a beautiful warm smile and pretty dimples. She provided us with some great suggestions. We ordered the red punch for 2nd which she suggested. We also had the
cornbread, crabcakes and the jerk chicken which were all excellent. The only downside was the shrimp and grits which I did not enjoy. I spoke to the manager and explained that I didn't like the dish as I ate only 2 shrimp as it has too 2 much parm cheese. He was gracious enough to take it off the check and I was very thankful. Overall this was an excellent dining experience. The staff from the hostess, the server Dionne, the manager to the bus boys all work with efficiency and outstanding as a team. Whoever is responsible for this team has done an outstanding job in training the staff in customer service, will giving friendly service in a professional manner. The service is empecable. We will definitely be back.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Great Ambiance but the service could have been better. Waited over an hour for our entree which is unacceptable.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Great appetizers. Very tasty entrees. Dessert not too tasty.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Loud, loud, louder! But delicious food. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

As a New Yorker, I admit I was a little worried about going to Red Rooster so many years after opening, but we absolutely loved our meal. I had done my research, and the suggested items did not disappoint. The corn bread and wings are a MUST. The deviled eggs were great. The ribs were fall-off-the-bone, sweet, and plentiful. The shrimp and grits were good, but in a "stew" so a bit different and unique. Everything was a little sweet, which I love and is to be expected with foods that are glazed like ribs and wings. The cocktails were also fab. Desserts looked amazing too.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Went there for NYC Restaurant Week, and my friend and I absolutely enjoyed our meals. We ordered the Shrimp and Grits and the Yardie and shared both dishes..everything was superb - from salad to main course to desert. This was my first time eating there but it certainly won't be my last. Will definitely be going back!!

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

I was very disappointed this visit....THE CHICKEN WAS DRY AND ALMOST INEDIBLE...THE SERVICE WAS LATE AND ALMOST NON EXISTANT...IT MUST HAVE BEEN THE FIRST DAYS FOR THIS WAITRESS...NOT A GOOD EXPERIENCE AT ALL.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

I came here for lunch by myself for restaurant week. I’ve been dying to try Red Rooster for a while since I have heard many great things about it but never had the chance to go.
I decided to try it out for lunch one day since it was restaurant week and I am so happy I went.
The food, the service, the staff- everything was amazing.
Annalise was my waitress and she was very nice. She was super informed about everything on the menu and helped guide me with what to order.
I opted for the restaurant week menu. For my first course I had the meatballs which I loved. They were a great size (not too big which was good considering I had my second and third course coming). I also ordered a side of cornbread since she said it was very popular. It was served with a sweet honey butter and was the perfect combination.
For my main course I had the mushroom pasta. I was a little weary about ordering that as opposed to the chicken or shrimp and grits. I felt like those items are the most popular, but after having meat for my appetizer I didn’t want it for my next course. Annalise explained the way they make the pasta and how it’s Ethiopian influences give it a nice kick. It’s also made with a tomato based sauce as opposed to a traditional cream based sauce (how most mushroom pastas are made).
The pasta was absolutely unbelievable. It was one of the best pastas I have had in a while. It was rich, flavorful and just truly amazing.
For dessert I had the pineapple upside down cake which I loved but could only have a few bites since I was so full from the pasta.
I was very happy with my experience. The restaurant has a really relaxed vibe and seems very causal but the food they are making us really amazing.
I will definitely be coming back and bringing more people.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

This was my third time at Red Rooster. It was horribly disappointing. The staff was lovely, very friendly but forgetful. I never did get my drink order.
The food was delicious but my "soup" wasn't even a tablespoonful.
The portions were small, again my "soup" was barely visible. The entree was just about appetizer size.
It was an embarrassment;

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Red Rooster was recomended by a friend. Excelent for the ambience,the food, the music. A must if you are for the first time in NYC.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Tout était parfait ! Un grand bravo au chef pour sa cuisine raffinée et inventive. On a adoré. Un grand bravo pour le service. Un grand bravo pour l’ambiance et la deco. Nous sommes fans inconditionnels.

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4.0Dined on August 14, 2018

The food at Red Rooster is terrific. We shared a very tasty salad. For mains, my friend had the ribs, which she loved. I was excited there was an Ethiopian Special that night, it was wonderful. Our only mild disappointment was the peach pound cake dessert, that was only OK. Service was not the best, only 4 out of 5. It was busy the night, and a little noisy...and then a live band started playing in the bar. I usually hate loud music at dinner, but this group was good, so I didn't mind that much. Overall, a nice evening, I'll go back again.

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5.0Dined on August 14, 2018

That Monday night band!

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2018

Exceeded my expectations! I’m already obsessed with it. I live six hours away, by tempted to go again soon!

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4.0Dined on August 13, 2018

The food was very good and the service was prompt. If cleaning of your table too fast could be an issue - then this would be appropriate to note. The dishes were cleared too fast sometimes before we had finished with the items. It was a bit strange. One item was very cold but the chef made up for this by providing a complimentary salad. All in all - very good experience though.

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2018

Loved this restaurant! Went for NYC Restaurant Week lunch. Participating restaurants are only required this year to offer 2 items for lunch (appetizer and main entree), but Red Rooster offered 3 (appetizer, main, and dessert). It was an excellent value. And the quality and flavor of the food was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Amazing food, drinks and attentive service make Red Rooster Harlem the definitive go to spot for any food lover.

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2.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Not impressed

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1.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Extremely poor experience. Service was non existent. It took 15 minutes to get water. Food tasted extremely bland. Deviled eggs were terrible. Chicken and waffle was ok. Biscuit with pulled fried chicken was abysmal; biscuit was dehydrated, eggs poorly seasoned, and it took over 30 minutes to receive. Feels as culturally genuine as a Cheesecake Factory, almost entirely tourists in attendence.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Great vibes! The food took a little long to come and they had to correct my order but I still loved it. Food was delicious and the crowd was grown and sexy.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Had been recommended by a New Yorker, being from Australia we wanted something a little different. We absolutely loved it! the Corn Bread was yum and the lobster roll was great. the ambience was lively and we were luck enough to have a jazz band play during our brunch on Sunday....the breakfast spritz was a real winner! The staff were very efficient, in fact we received our bill fairly quickly after finishing our meal and they forgot to ask us if we wanted anything else...which we did of course. i would imagine they are trying to get people seated as quickly as possible as it was extremely busy. it really was an amazing experience and i would highly recommend it! you really do need to book in advance otherwise you'll have to wait for ages to get a table....

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4.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Great service! They were very attentive and even remembered to tell us Happy Anniversary. Food was good. Great Dj spinning 80s, 90s, R&B and Hip Hop! Dessert left a bit to be desired (Pound cake w/grilled peaches).

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Saturday brunch. Had delicious food. Pleasant, but slow service. We will return for the regular menu soon.

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3.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Gréât service! Wings were over seasoned.... best dish was Mac n cheese. Velvet waffles... not sure what the point was ... they weren’t red or had the expected flavouring. Was disappointed

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Drove 10 hours to eat hear. Very rememberable meal. Amazingly good

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

I liked your restaurant very much, but I was disappointed about the pork ribs not being an option on the
Lunch menu. The drinks were excellent, and the service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Let me start off by saying that the Ambiance was very interesting and pleasant. The outdoor seating was vibrant and quaint. However, as I approached the entrance I was met with very loud music. It made it difficult to check in with the hostess. It was extremely crowded but not unbearable as the crowd was a nice mix of professionals, hip millenials and tourist like myself. I love the eclectic interior artwork. Now as for the food , i ordered the fried honey yard chicken and I can honestly say it was the best fried chicken I have ever had. The flavor and moisture of the chicken was unbelievable. The side mash potatoes and dirty gravy complimented the chicken well. One member of my party hat the lamb and said it was absolutely delicious. The other person had shrimp and grits. THey loved the flavor of the shrimp but not so much the grits. Overall our meal was a hit. I will be back next time I'm in NYC.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Soul food with a twist! The food, the drinks, and the service were lovely. It is a popular place so reservations are necessary for dinner or slide up to the bar. We went on a Thursday night which includes a DJ booth which was an added bonus!!

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1.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Had a reservation for Thur 9th. Got uber up at cost of $30 to find electricity out in the block. Very disappointing that no one reached out to tell me that the electricity was out.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

My experience at Red Rooster was amazing. The cornbread, lamb chops, and peach pound cake was delicious. So glad that I patronized this GEM!

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3.0Dined on August 8, 2018

I ordered the catfish. It was a bit spicy but was okay. The greens were tasty.

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2.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Slow service, lackluster meatballs, frozen tiramasu. We expected much more.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Great. Marcus was there and was a great host.

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2018

I was there for a Restaurant Week 2018 lunch and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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