Red Rooster Harlem

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$31 to $50
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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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Thursday, November 28, 2019

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DW
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredibly delicious meal. Debra

M
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were late for our reservation and everyone was so accommodating and understanding. This place is a gem! Fun, great service and fabulous food and reasonable prices. We had our 16 year old granddaughter with us and she loved it The chicken and waffles are the best I have ever eaten. Will go back again for sure and recommend to everyone!

B
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Yardbird is ridiculously good (as was literally everything). DJ at the door is a pretty clear sign it’s going to be a good night. Headed downstairs to Ginny’s for the live music (New Orleans Jazz that night-sooooo good) when we asked and our awesome server got us in. Brilliant night. Go. The 2/3 trains practically drop you at the door.

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Sadly mediocre. Had expected superior execution from Chef Samuelsson’s team and not just well-described concepts. The legendary cornbread was meh (should have been made in a cast iron pan, at a minimum). The breading on the chicken was a salt-fest; and the biscuit was hard and lacking in flake and loft (and minuscule). My husband’s burger was ok and the cross-cut fries were under-cooked and over-seasoned. Although the Red Rooster had a wonderful vibe and great music, the food was an Incredible disappointment from such a lovely and celebrated chef.

SN
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This visit was disappointing. While we were seated immediately - huge surprise to me since I have always had to wait for my table in the past - the service was lackluster. From the rude greeter at the door to the hostess stand where they ignored my reservation notes that we were celebrating a birthday - it was not a great experience. The service was not as stellar as it has been in the past. Hate to say it - even the punch was weak. At least the food and music were enjoyable.

LJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & service was phenomenal!!!!! I really enjoy the atmosphere. I will be back!!!

E
Munich
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The dessert to die for. The personal was more than friendly. The ambiance was great. I would recommend it to anyone anytime

S
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fun place interesting and good food and service
Yes I would return

J
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best service I've had in a very long time. We walked in at 6:59, had drinks, appetizers and entrees, by 7:45. Justin, our server, was excellent. The ambiance and music created a vibe that made the evening perfect.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday.We’r from Sweden and we want to try the restaurant.😀

KB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff is attentive, I had a delicious whiting crispy fried that I LOVED! Soul food accompaniments were delightful.

A
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best!

CA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In from San Diego and LOVED this place! Enjoyed amazing music whole we waited for a table and people were so friendly. The food was delicious!! And we still got to enjoy the music from our table. Don’t miss this gem!

Q
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a little loud but it was live music so it was ok .. didn’t play all night .. off and on which made it more enjoyable

DA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A uniquely New York place: very good food.. from fried chicken to persimmon salad; vibrant ambience; genuinely warm, efficient service; good music; wild art. Who could ask for anything more. Despite being a hot ticket for ten years or so, Marcus Eliason, keeps this place top notch.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was good.

J
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Just a wonderful time this evening.

J
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, with a reservation you get seated right away and this is the 2nd Birthday celebration we come here for and both times it did not disappoint!!! The chicken here is lit6the freaking best!!!!! Enjoy!!!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I've enjoyed this place over the years but feel like it's trading on its name now. Food expensive and so-so, pretty loud, although vibe is hip and diverse and friendly

DM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time visit! Enjoyed the food. Hope to visit again!

MP
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Loved the atmosphere and the food, missed à smile on the staff

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal food and warm service!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful as usual. The service this last dinner was the star and made my son’s 21st BD celebration special and memorable for both of us! He had a great time and now I’m the cool mom!

MA
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was great service with great food. A really fun atmosphere and the people at the next table were incredibly friendly.

B
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Service at tables in bar area was terrible. Food order was never placed and after asking server 3 times to check on order, manager finally got involved. Food finally came but with incomplete specifics. Fries were cold and sides were obviously sitting around. Burgers were ok but fried chicken was clearly re-fried before serving. Shrimped were tasteless. Manager did compensate party of the meal and offered complimentary desserts and two extra dishes for sampling. Ok experience if you’re touring Harlem. Otherwise don’t bother telling there.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent. Wait staff was superb. They acknowledged that it was my birthday evening and treated us accordingly. But there’s no actual dress code at least from 06:30 pm until 08:00 pm. We could have been there pajamas and flip flops. But most dressed accordingly. Still worth it for the food.

d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent the waitstaff could have been more attentive, and the music was too loud, the atmosphere in the decor was lovely, but not conducive to a nice dinner conversation unless you are shouting to compensate for the music level.

a
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The place is packed and fun, the service good and the food more than good. Definitely worth the trip, but don't count on a quiet conversation with your companion -- definitely lively.

CS
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a very fun evening out. Excellent drinks, food and service. We will be back on our next visit to NYC.

DP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place! Obama shirt ribs are everything!

RZ
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience, wowwww atmosphere, live music at its best - stunning evening!

HM
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the new flavors and appreciated the high end service in a casual setting!

A
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was filling and delicious! I had the biscuits and gravy.....I could eat that everyday! Will be back next time I’m in NYC.

j
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has been on my bucket list for a minute and finding myself in NY for my birthday, there wasn't any other place I wanted to have dinner. This place exceeded my expectations. The food, the service, the ambiance made for an incredible birthday.

CF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Much much too noisy !!!!The food was ok but overpriced for the quality

g
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my girlfriend’s birthday as it has been on our list for awhile. We had the cornbread, deviled eggs, Mac n greens, seafood Pasta, Obama short rib, and apple pie. Everything was amazing and the portion sizes were huge!

SD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fried chicken I've ever had and the wait staff was incredibly kind!

S
New England
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My second time here. I made it a point to come back. The food excellent. The Back porch ribs were delicious. Very tender and tasty. He Jerk chicken and shrimp and grits were also delicious. We had three additional friends join us and they had always wanted to come here. They were not disappointed. They loved it. The staff was very accommodating when I asked to increase the headcount to 5! Will definitely come back again when in NYC.

OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, very pleased!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Not too impressed this time.

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