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Red Rooster Harlem

4.7
8444 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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 8444 people are saying
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MObr
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food1service5ambience5

Food wasn’t very good very overpriced the only thing that was good was the cornbread

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 5 days ago

Dear MObr, Thank you for being our guest. We are deeply sorry to learn about your underwhelming visit. We would have appreciated the opportunity of knowing about your disappointment while you were with us, therefore, allowing us the opportunity to provide a more enjoyable entrée. We sincerely apologize, for we wanted you to love everything about your experience. We hope that you will join us again and allow us the ability to restore your faith in our restaurant. Warmly, The Red Rooster Team

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Willdefreece
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really laid back venue with good music, food, drinks, and atmosphere. Food was good but my only complaint was that the fried chicken was dry (not crispy) on the outside but perfectly looked on the inside. The chicken didn't have much flavor. I will say the rest of the food (mac and collards, devil eggs, corn bread, and uptown guac) were all excellent. The best dish for us was the steak frites which was amazing. The best off menu item was the Rum Punch with some coconut milk. It was 👌 👏 👍🏼. Will absolutely return.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Will, Thank you for being our guest and for your helpful review. While we are delighted that you genuinely enjoyed our laid-back venue; however we wanted your visit to be amazing across the board! Please accept our apologies that our signature fried chicken kept you from fully enjoying your time with us. Your comments are taken seriously and will be shared with the staff to help us improve. We do hope that you will not be deterred from visiting us again soon. Warmly, The Red Rooster Team

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend’s birthday.

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KarinR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food great dj amazing service. I really enjoyed the ambiance

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YareliG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday - great location

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SofL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great, the ambiance was laid back and chill. Would definitely go back with a group!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 4 days ago

This sounds like a perfect Red Rooster Harlem visit to us, SofL, and we couldn't be happier. Thank you for being our guest and sharing your excellent feedback—such great news. We are looking forward to your return with your friends one day soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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jodih
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the decor and atmosphere were enjoyable. Even though there was a DJ the noise level did not get too loud to have a conversation. Drinks were superb as were the deviled eggs and Mac and cheese. The catfish and black eyed peas were also delicious . The raspberry sauce with the donuts was delightful with a strong pop of flavor. I found my hot honey fried chicken was tasty but on the dry side and was the only item I wasn’t impressed with as it was just average compared to everything else. Will definitely be back

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Jodi, At Red Rooster Harlem, we strive to satisfy every guest with fantastic dishes, a unique atmosphere, and exemplary service. We were gratified to read that we had met these expectations (sans the chicken, we apologize) when you joined us. Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your thoughts. Your kind comments are genuinely appreciated, and we look forward to having you as our guest again. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

glad to finally make it to RR after years of living in Harlem. good atmosphere, good food, and the service was excellent. Joshua N is 10/10.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 5 days ago

Hi! We've been waiting for you! Phew, we are glad you finally joined us! Thank you for sharing your kind feedback, especially regarding Joshua's service. It was our pleasure hosting you, and we hope you will revisit us one day soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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Becky
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time visiting. This time we are inside. Atmosphere was great and food wonderful again!

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SidD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Restaurant Week lunch menu was pretty limited as to choices but the food was good, warming (on a cold day) and filling.

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vipAndyM
St. Louis
50 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great comfort food. Very well prepared and delicious.

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BrianM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, good service and calm atmosphere

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AdeA
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an outstanding lunch at Red Rooster, the food was amazing and service impecable.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on January 20, 2022

Perfect news, Ade! We very much appreciate your being our lunch guest. We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again one day soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience here. We were seated quickly, our waiter was great and the food was wonderful. The atmosphere was energetic with a jazz band playing but the environment was very comfortable and inviting.

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vipLindaS
Chicago
197 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious cornbread, soup, lobster rolls, shrimp & grits, and salmon and wonderful service. We enjoyed the live jazz and the whole atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hubby and Wifey weekend in the NYC. I would highly recommend Red Rooster as well as Harlem.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on January 18, 2022

Hi, Thank you for joining us. At Red Rooster Harlem, we are so appreciative when our guests take the time to let others know about our restaurant. Most of all, we are genuinely happy to have given you and your spouse a memorable dining experience! Please come again soon the next time you visit NYC. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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KimK
New England
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single element of our trip here was awesome. Service was really good, food was amazing and the vibe was great. Had a wonderful time. Pretty loud there but I didn’t mind. Definitely going back. The chicken was out of this world

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NekoR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the culture at Red Rooster. The drinks are amazing. The food is great. The servers are thoughtful. Bartenders are knowledgeable. I was having a challenging time because my date was over an hour late, and the hostess was very patient and friendly to me the entire time, even the security was amazing with his service. It’s my favorite restaurant in New York City.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on January 17, 2022

Dear Neko, Wow, we are blushing for sure! Thank you for being our guest and sharing your amazing and detailed feedback regarding your recent visit to Red Rooster Harlem. We sincerely appreciate your kind words. It was our pleasure having you as our guest, and we sincerely hope that you will join us again the next time you are in the area. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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Mindy
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food was amazing. Jerk salmon bowl.. asparagus. Mac n cheese.. the fried chicken taste like your grandma made it so its basic nothing unusual of your Caribbean or AA..

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Gobsmacked
London
32 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ecellent food, excellent service

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DavidZ
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Service could be more attentive at this place ... they always seem to have something better to do. but once stuff gets to you, its always delicious

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on January 17, 2022

Dear David, We are happy that you joined us recently. We appreciate your kind words regarding our delicious dishes. However, we are sorry that your service was not everything that you expected, our apologies. Thank you for letting us know; your comments will be shared with our service team and help us to improve. Please visit again when you are in the area and allow us to provide a perfect visit in every way. Warmly, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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JoyceP
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate feel. Food fantastic. Service spectacular. First time at Red Rooster but not my last.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on January 18, 2022

Hi Joyce, It is always lovely to hear from first-time guests; it appears we exceeded your expectations in every way! Thank you for joining us, and please know that your kind comments are appreciated. We look forward to your return the next time you are in the neighborhood. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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JRenee
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and fun energetic atmosphere. The music took me back and my friends and I couldn’t help belting a note or two. It is hard to hear sometimes, but there was a lot of chatter in the place so between the music and people talking, it makes sense. Either way, would definitely back

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on January 18, 2022

Don't you love when music brings you back!? We do! Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your outstanding feedback. We are looking forward to your return one day soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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TibS
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We had been to the restaurant in Miami so we expected something similar. This restaurant had a worse menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always. Hadn’t been since COVID. The host diligently checked our vaccine cards and seated us. The waiter explained how service has changed and gave us the rundown. Everything came out quickly and hot. 10/10

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JudahG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and vibe was immaculate. The fried chicken was one of the best dishes I’ve ever had. The dessert was slightly lackluster and basic but overall one of the better restaurants I’ve been to

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on January 16, 2022

Dear Judah, Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your excellent feedback. We are thrilled to read how much you enjoyed our food, service, and vibe (we do apologize about your dessert selection). Please do join us again the next time you are in the area; we would love the opportunity to provide a perfect experience in every way. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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vipAnnE
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time we have eaten at the Red Rooster while in New York City on a girls trip!!!!

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LeahR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I've always loved this place. Not sure if it's food shortages, increase costs or what, but I didn't think it was as high quality as it was. Collards tasted old. Sweet potato/coconut soup wasn't that special. Hoping it can return to its high standards.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on January 11, 2022

Oh no, Leah, we never meant to let you down. Please know that we take quality control very seriously, and our culinary team only uses the highest quality and the freshest ingredients. It is our belief that you caught us on an off day and we sincerely apologize. Please do give us another chance the next time you are in the area, we'd love the opportunity to restore your faith in our restaurant. With regrets, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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vipAnnE
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous!!! We enjoyed our meal so much we are returning tomorrow for lunch! Our server was amazing!!!

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nicclee
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was my first time at Red Rooster and I had a lovely experience. The decor was really neat and engaging. The staff were great. I indicated I was celebrating a birthday when I made my reservation, but I was surprised that at the conclusion of our meal, the wait staff brought over a strawberry shortcake with a candle to wish me a happy birthday. This was the first time a restaurant has ever paid attention to the details of a reservation and acted on it. I appreciated feeling special. And the dessert was complimentary. It capped a delicious meal. We had the chicken tower and it was really great fried chicken. One of the breasts was a little dry, but the dark meat was perfect. I really loved the cornbread - it’s probably the best cornbread I’ve ever had from a restaurant. We also enjoyed the live band playing. It’s been so long since I’ve heard live music and they were awesome. I would definitely come back to try the rest of the menu.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on January 10, 2022

We love hearing from first time guests, especially when they have such a memorable experience that leaves them with the feeling of wanting to come back! It was our pleasure, Nicclee, having you as our guest, and we are looking forward to your return to try other menu items one day in the future. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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vipPaulJ
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have decided to make it a tradition to dine at Red Rooster since our long awaited first visit last year. I love the fact that you order exactly what you want in any quantity- complete freedom of choice and everything is farm to table. The food was delicious like before and the jazz trio really added a touch of class. Can’t wait to go again!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on January 11, 2022

And we can't wait to see you again, Paul! We love that we've become an annual tradition for you - your loyalty means a lot to us. Thank you for your kind words, and we are looking forward to seeing you again this time next year. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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christianm
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service. Delicious.

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MarceloD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good appetizers. Mediocre main course. Good atmosphere. Good beer.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on January 10, 2022

Thank you for being our guest and sharing your experience. It was our sincere wish to not only meet but exceed all your expectations. You were right to anticipate delicious and exciting flavors for every menu item your ordered, and we are sorry to have let you down. Please accept our apologies and trust that you may have caught us on an off day. We hope you will give us another chance the next time you are in the area and allow us the opportunity to blow you away! Warmly, The Red Rooster Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son’s 16th Bday

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Andres
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Host are friendly, had a reservation no need to wait , very attentive and walk you you to the table right away. Waiter super nice and friendly, keeping their mask on made us feel confortable and safe, food was great.
Thank you,

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on January 10, 2022

Dear Andres, Thank you for joining us recently. We are relieved to read that you were completely satisfied with the COVID safety measures we have put in place for our guests. We’re also thrilled to read how much you enjoyed a great dining experience. Please know that your kind 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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JulianG527
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Drinks were amazing like always. Everything on the menu is delicious

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CarlL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time going to Red Rooster was at the location in Miami FL. It was awesome and the visit to Red Rooster Harlem did not disappoint. I will try to go there each time I visit NY. Get a car service, have someone take you or catch the train to get there.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on January 7, 2022

Carl, thank you for being such a generous supporter of all things Red Rooster! We are delighted that you sought us out during your trip to NYC, and that your visit to Harlem did not disappoint. Wonderful news! It was our pleasure seeing you, and we are looking forward to your return. Wishing you safe travels, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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harlemdiner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive staff, a nicer atmosphere and great food. What more could you ask for?

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on January 7, 2022

Fantastic news! We can't think of anything else, Harlemdiner! Thank you for joining us and for taking the time to spread the good word about Red Rooster. It was our pleasure having you as our guest, and we hope to see you again one day soon. Wishing you a healthy and happy new year! The Red Rooster Team

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vipGeorge
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way. As always. I have been to Red Rooster countless of times. It has always been flawless.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you, George, for being a loyal fan of Red Rooster Harlem, and for singing our praises. It's always our pleasure having you as our guest and we hope to see you again one day soon. Wishing you a happy and healthy new year, The Red Rooster Team

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WandaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience2

If you can't do fried chicken, you shouldn't be open.
We visited on New Year's Day. It wasn't so busy, so that was not an issue. Service - had to keep asking the young, ignorant servant to keep her mask on properly (over her nose). She thought it was ok to take it off so that we could understand her!
Chicken pieces was hard fried - in cormeal? Dry and overcooked, and overall horrible presentation. The chicken sandwich was worse. Think chicken fried steak. So dry that there was only skin and gistle.
Even though they have black-eyed peas as a side to catfish (go figure!), they couldn't give us a side order (unless we ordered catfish).
We asked the dumbwaiter to ask the cook whether the collards had vinegar - 3 times. She misinterpreted our request to assume that we wanted vinegar - so of course, collards come out drenched in vinegar, and otherwise bland.
It was overall a horrible experience with horrible food and horrible service.
At least the Negroni was on point!
Apparently, Chef Samuelsson took the day off!

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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 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 8444 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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