Red Rooster Harlem

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$31 to $50
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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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4.5
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4.6
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E
London
2 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Drinks where served a bit late and server not really happy and tentative at work today. Great food and location, maybe the recommendations gave me too high expectations.

B
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Food was ok. Nothing special. Nice environment tho. Great energy.

AG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, vibe, and food! Definitely check it out!

RO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

I have never had such delicious chicken. Unfortunately, I was there to celebrate a friend's birthday and we were completely unable to converse because if the noise level. It completely obliterated conversation!!

C
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, fantastic service! The food has a complexity that you don’t get in many restaurants these days. The culture of the restaurant is unique and awesome.

C
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This is my 3rd time visiting and eating at Red Rooster and it’s consistently delicious and worth the trip to eat the cornbread and yardbird chicken. The ambiance is so relaxing enhanced and livened by the jazz music. I brought two new friends who loved everything about the neighborhood and the restaurant. Between the
three of us we had the cornbread and deviled eggs for appetizers, gumbo and yardbird for our main entrees and shared the mocha doughnut for dessert. One of these days I promise to come back to listen to your guest artists playing music.

OT
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did not disappoint. Delicious chicken and side dishes. The $29 lunch Harlem Special is a good deal.

EC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool and funky atmosphere and great drinks and food. Highly recommend

MM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food with lot of atmosphere. I will definitily be back!

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were delicious and the service was great. Loved the decor and vibe as well. We had the lamb and yardbird along with the cornbread.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Awesome experience, meet two other couples, had a great time

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great food but very noisy

OT
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The restaurant itself was cute and cozy and the staff friendly. Our food was luke warm at best. I had shrimp and grits gumbo- not enough food for the price and again it was like warm. The ribs and coleslaw- ribs only warm. The coleslaw was delicious. Carrot cake was not good and the portions too small for the price. Overall not a good value for the lroce

BE
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great cocktails, and perfect service.

P
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The yardbird chicken leg very little meat on one the other was great. Great cocktails . Friendly staff. Harlem prize

MG
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is outstanding! Food, vibe excellent ! Definitely will return

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent nice people! Delish food!

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I’ve always wanted to try Red Rooster and was not disappointed the food, love music, service and the general vibe was unbeatable

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience!!! Our server was quick to greet us and she was very attentive to us! Food was delicious!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was so so

FG
Kansas City
29 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wife and I stopped in for the first time for breakfast on a Saturday. We made reservations, but looks like we could have gotten a table with no problem at 10 AM. I ordered the omelette, which was decent. The side dish of shaved brussels, salmon and pickled red onions was excellent and really made the dish. My wife ordered the chicken and waffles which was okay but not great. The waffle was sweet, and there was no option to get the hot/sweet sauce on the side for the chicken. Seemed like too much hot and sweet. Service was great, and the host was super accommodating.

SL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service there was impeccable.The servers are very attentive,very suggestive,& knowledgeable. Music is great,ambiance is great,and atmosphere is fantastic. Food is excellent,ny compliments to the chefs!!! I'd love to come back & perhaps see a vocal show then hang out in the club.....Harlem Rooster do your thang💯

J
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Solid food. Excellent service. It is a loud and bustling venue. But that makes it the experience.

NY
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in NYC. The food, drinks, and vibes are always excellent. The customer service is just as great.

HB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were in town from LA visiting our daughter. Have been here a few times in the past when visiting NYC. Amazing food, fantastic cocktails (get the Obamatini!), friendly service & AMAZING tunes! A really fun atmosphere if you are ok with it being loud.

OT
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hubby and I had valentines dinner there! Amazing experience! Food, music, and service was great!

RC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service the food was so good. Service even better.

d
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went on Valentines Day and we throughly enjoyed ourselves. The food, service and atmosphere was excellent.

f
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

To be honest, I was disappointed by my meal at Red Rooster. The food was good, but not great. The dessert, caramel donut, was dry and lacked flavor. The collard greens were really overcooked. Deviled eggs were fine but were just deviled eggs, nothing special. The servers seemed understaffed and it was sometimes difficult to get our server’s attention. I have been there before and remembered that the food was just so-so. Thought I would try it again but again was unimpressed. I’ll probably try Sylvia’s or Melba’s next time I want fried chicken and cornbread.

OT
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Red Rooster was a great place. The atmosphere was totally off the hook. Music, food, entertainment, and a character that dances all night. Totally impressed and a great fun night out.

KE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful in every way - from the hostess greeting to the delicious food and casual but cool atmosphere. Don’t miss it!

RJ
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and outstanding service. I recommend it highly

SJ
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Lunchtimes are a bad idea. Totally dead. Staff a little loose (had to remind them about two dishes and the fact I wanted to pay). Food still great but come at dinnertime if you want the noisy buzzing Red Rooster experience.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The bar was hopping, the music was playing and the place was packed. People clearly show up for the ambiance and attitude of Harlem. The food was ok- deviled eggs were a treat- drinks measured and service was solid.

SV
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, staff and atmosphere must go

JF
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Service was great! And the food was great! I had the shrimp and grits, it was different than others I've tried and was very flavorful! I did everything but lick the bowl😋 The ambiance had that Harlem flare that I'd hoped for with a live band and singer in the background. Can't wait to return to try other menu options!

S
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The ambiance music and staff are second to none. Unfortunately my wings had huge feathers still attached, can’t imagine how it made it to me and the shrimp and grits were just ok. But my fiancé had the Obama Short Ribs and they were divine’

Z
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, our waitress was phenomenal, the whole vibe was just great. Will definitely come back here again

FD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Red Rooster in Harlem is a neighborhood gem. Food and service were exceptional. It has a lively vibe which is a testament to its popularity. Need to stay to catch a show next time. Can't say enough about the food. Outstanding!

C
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience. The food was a unique twist on familiar southern style cooking. The atmosphere was vibrant and upbeat and the service was excellent.

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