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Red Rooster Harlem

4.6
8372 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 8372 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome, will definitely be back!

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BetsyB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Catfish, Mac ‘n greens, cornbread, fried chicken—real down home food that is so gourmet. Wonderful energy from staff and room.

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ShirlR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An awesome dining experience. Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast, efficient service - without feeling rushed. The atmosphere was relaxed and the food superb.

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Candace
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Undercooked bloody chicken and unconcerned manager. Nice decor.

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vipgourmetgal
New York Area
397 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We're still only dining outside and Red Rooster was recommended to us. On that score they were perfect. The patio is so comfortable, airy and well protected from the elements. Our server was very friendly and helpful and made us feel welcome. We enjoyed all the sides especially the mac and cheese with collards and the blistered tomatoes. But surprisingly the famous chicken was quite dry and my piece was burned on the top. Even so, I would forward the recommendation and go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. This was the best food I have had a RR. Exception was the cake like cornbread…it used to be best item on menu. Also nice to have an excellent jazz trio. As Norma Miller used to say “if it’s not fried chicken it ain’t swing.”

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 2 days ago

The Queen of Swing! Yep, she knew what she was talking about! Thank you, so very much, for being our guest and for singing our praises (sorry about the cornbread not being to your liking this time). It was our pleasure hosting you, and we hope you will return one day soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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DanielG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable and I’ll go back. Only complaint is the soda drinks we ordered were very skimpy. Otherwise, food was delicious and good size portions. Great ambiance.

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TX127
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was amazing, our waiter though is kind of rude. I hope the owner can read this. We are fed still coming back just hopeful it won’t be the same miserable, unfriendly waiter like we are asking him a big favor bec he has to take our orders and bring our food. Marcus Samuelsson you are one of my most favorite chef. I have high respect on your talent in the kitchen🙏🏾

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vipPattiP
Fort Lauderdale
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great experience. Service was great and the food was out super fast. Some of the best fried chicken we've ever had, couldn't stop talking about it for days.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and staff. Thank you.

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Morn11
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great atmosphere. The food is wonderful.

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Blessed
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Hostesses were great and seating was quick. But ambiance was lack luster and the food was not seasoned well.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome customer service from the hostess, bartender, and waitress. A tad pricey but the cocktails were well worth the price, homemade ginger beer, so tasty. Food was exquisite. Fried chicken, cornbread and mac & cheese with collards was delicious! DJ music was exceptional and complimented the decor. Can’t wait to return to try more yummy entrees. Highly recommend.

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Bets
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant! Great food! Great atmosphere! Great service! Will most certainly go back!!

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Michelle
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food as usual!!! Wonderful ambiance in a great neighborhood. Can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I ordered two of the same drink and they were totally different each time. So much so that we ordered shots of bourbon to add to the drinks as per their ingredients. We told our lovely server and while she empathized with the stark taste difference, the shots weren't even offered to compensate that we were trying to save the drinks. The lobster roll was drenched in mayo so I left it after a bite. The cornbread was fantastic and the gin drink was wonderful. I was at Red Rooster in Miami two weeks ago and it was great so I was hoping for a similar experience.

JD
JayneDeaux
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flavor loaded. Fresh ingredients. Great portion size. Absolutely wonderful service and atmosphere.

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Danny1956
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The environment and food are exceptional. Great restaurant in a historical neighberhood. And the service was terrific and helpful.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Danny1956, Thank you for joining in the fun and energy of Red Rooster Harlem! We love that you appreciated incredible flavors, helpful service, and our exceptional atmosphere. Please find your way back to us soon! Wishing you a safe and joyous holiday season, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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CarolineH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Red Rooster! The cornbread, food, and atmosphere are I credible and we love bringing in out of town guests to enjoy!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for coming back, Caroline! We appreciate your being a loyal fan, and we looking forward to hosting you and your out of town guests again the next time the opportunity presents itself. Wishing you a safe and joyous holiday season, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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RosalindJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience5

The shrimp and grits were bland and not the spicy style we were expecting.

The vibe and service was impeccable.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Rosalind, Thank you for being our guest and for your helpful review. While we are delighted that you genuinely enjoyed our vibe and service, we wanted your visit to be amazing across the board. Please accept our apologies that our shrimp and grits 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 Harlem Team

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BurkeZ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Nice place good atmosphere friendly people. The cornbread was delicious! the Yard bird was tasty and juicy the cauliflower was so so and the Caramel salted donuts were a great end to a very good meal

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WilmurC
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the food and service! Table was small and placed in an awkward area near stairs, but we managed. I would return and would like to experience Ginny’s Supper Club one day…

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you, Wilmur, for being our guest and for sharing your honest feedback. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed the food and the service; however, we are sorry to learn that you were not too jazzed about your table location, and we deeply apologize. It was our hope to provide you with a perfect visit, and we do hope to have you back so we may show you our best and provide you with a flawless experience the next time you join us. Warmly, The Red Rooster Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly. Our waitress was outstanding, Dixie. We went with all of her suggestions which included deviled eggs on hummus, cornbread, guacamole with fried okra and vegan collard’s as appetizers.

We shared fried chicken and waffles with a spicy maple syrup. Often when this comes out is is soggy, not here since the syrup and sauce cs were on the side.

To top it off we got coffee and a surprise…strawberry shortcake.

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VanessaH
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Even though the greeter acknowledged my birthday when she saw the date on my driver's license and I put in comments that the 2nd was my birthday, I was secretly hoping for a piece of cake with a candle from the staff, which never came.
Cornbread was good, greens were excellent and lobster roll was fine.

JM
JamesM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I thoroughly enjoyed the eating experience at the Red Rooster Harlem Restaurant!

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SandraR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food, Love the Energy in The Red Rooster, Best Food in Harlem👍🏾

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Sandra, Thank you for being our guest. Your generous review is very humbling and appreciated. Thoughtful comments mean the world to us and help us to be our best. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again when you are in the area. Cheers, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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LAMINN
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Would definitley go for any of the appetizers . The shrimp and grits and the Buccatini were a hit but the fried chicken sandwich was soggy and the Steak Frites was OVERDONE so stay away from that. Not even the sauces could save it. I ordered the steak medium and it was well done. The server just disappeared after presenting the bill. Saving grace was the music and friendly host and greeter when we arrived

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 21 hours ago

Dear Laminn, Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your honest feedback. It was never our intention to leave you with an uneven impression of our restaurant, and we are grateful you shared the details of your visit. It is only with honest feedback from our guests that we can know of our missteps and take the proper corrective actions moving forward. It is our sincere hope that you will give us a second chance to show you a perfect experience. Warmly, The Red Rooster Team

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VicDC
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the best Sunday night ever. All staff were warm and welcoming, server was accommodating and efficient. There was a great jazz band playing, which was such a treat…and the food was amazing. Had the shrimp and grits (Samuelson’s twist was reminiscent of gumbo, delicious), catfish, asparagus, and honey fried chicken. Love that you can order chix as an add on to another entree. Still thinking about the entire experience the next day..it was WONDERFUL 🤗

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rating on noise level is because there was a live band. It was fabulous but the food was the real standout.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for being a part of Red Rooster's vibrant energy! We appreciate your being our guest and for sharing your fabulous feedback. Please do join us again the next time you are in the neighborhood. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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vipJohn
Central Coast
46 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is simple and good. Service friendly and attentive great ambiance a little noisy, great trio on Sundays, but noisy

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KateG
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

I'm afraid my lunch was only OK. I got the pasta with seafood. The biggest issue was the noise from the performers. We were seated about 2 feet from them and although the music was great, it was much too loud. We asked to be moved, but even in the other room it was difficult to carry on a conversation.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on November 30, 2021

We are terribly sorry, Kate, for we wanted to bowl you over with our fabulous tasting food, and our awe inspiring Gospel singers, and it appears we were not successful. Please accept our sincerest apology and trust that it was our goal to provide you with a most wonderful experience. We appreciate your honest feedback, and we hope you will give us a second chance the next time you are in the neighborhood. Warmly, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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SoniaM
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!! Good food, good service, good music

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vipLhdnyc
New England
29 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing fried chicken! Prompt friendly service. Tasty side dishes.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on November 30, 2021

Sounds like you had an enjoyable Red Rooster experience, Lhdnyc, and we couldn't be happier! Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your fabulous feedback. Come back and see us again one day soon. Cheers, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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SandyH
Savannah
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a place that was on my bucket list in Harlem. I was very satisfied. The food was very good,just know they are large portions. The prices were pretty high especially the cocktails. But I really enjoyed the experience.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on November 30, 2021

We love being on people's bucket list, Sandy, and we love it even more when our guests get to check that box! Thank you for finally joining us, and for sharing your insights. It was our hope to provide you with a five star experience, and we are sorry we came up a tad short. Please do come back if ever the opportunity presents itself, for we'd love the opportunity to "wow" you in every way. Warmly, The Red Rooster Team

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NYCBdayTrip
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Red rooster was amazing. The music, the energy, the staff, the decor, everything was really great! I am so happy we got to celebrate my partners birthday there.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Love the restaurant! Everything about it. - the vibe, the decor, the food. One caveat is that the vegetarian cauliflower option was unremarkable for one of our diners. He said it was watery.& that he encounters it a lot as a main course w/ gloppy sauces. Would appreciate more variety of vegetarian mains.

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RachelS
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. Everything was amazing. My favorites were the chicken wings, coconut sweet potato soup, and the waffle. The waffle was light and crisp with so much flavor. You can't go wrong with any food here.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on November 30, 2021

Wow, Rachel, we are delighted to learn how much you enjoyed your Red Rooster visit. It was great reading about all your delicious favorites (and we agree, you can't really go wrong with any of our chef's creations). Please do join us again the next time you are in the area. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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Finkel
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Overpriced. Food was good. Turkey was a little tough. Sides were very good. Excellent service by the waiter. The area in Ginny’s needs attention. Table was small for. Table looked old…wobbled.

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VanessaR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The frid turkey was undercooked and they ran out of drink I wanted. Despite that, everything else was excellent.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on November 30, 2021

Oh gosh, Vanessa, we are terribly sorry for not providing a perfect Thanksgiving visit. Please trust that the snafus your table endured were not intentional, and we deeply apologize. It was our wish to provide you and your guests with a most wonderful celebration and despite your generous five star review, we fell short. It is our hope that you will give us another chance one day in the future to restore your faith in our restaurant. With regrets, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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Red Rooster Harlem is rated 4.6 stars by 8372 OpenTable diners.

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