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Red Rooster Harlem, New York, NY
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Red Rooster Harlem

4.7
4.7
8667 Reviews
$30 and under
Soul food
Located in the heart of Harlem, Red Rooster Harlem serves comfort food that celebrates the roots of American cuisine and the neighborhood’s diverse culinary traditions. We seek to share the story of Harlem with our guests and offer a space that celebrates local artists, musicians and culinary talents alike. We embrace today’s Harlem with a spirit of inclusiveness and community by hiring our family of staff from within the community, inspiring better eating through neighborhood cooking classes, and buying from local purveyors.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 70 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Soul food, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–9:45 pm Sat 11:00 am–9:45 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 792-9001

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Marcus Samuelsson

  • Private party contact

    Our Events Team: (646) 652-8359

  • Neighborhood

    Harlem

  • Cross street

    Between 125th and 126th Street

  • Parking details

    Red Rooster is conveniently located on the 125st. Nearest trains are<br />the 2 & 3. Also in walking distance of the A/C or the 4, 5 & 6 NYC Transit Train Lines.

  • Public transit

    2 or 3 train to 125th Street leaves guests less than 1/2 block away.<br /><br />4, 5, or 6 train to 125th Street leaves guests within 3 blocks of restaurant.<br /><br />A, B, C, D train to 125th Street leaves guests within 4 blocks of restaurant.

  • 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)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 8,667 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe. Missed out on live entertainment.
  2. JD

    JoyD

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice place, great staff. Food was great except we were told the lobster mac and cheese had big chunks of lobster in it. It does not. Should make sure the servers know that when asked. Other than that, very nice experience.
  3. J

    James

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love to spend time with you and enjoy your food and cheerful staff. Thanks!

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded todayHi James, Thank you for being an ardent fan and for your stellar review. We love to hear that you consistently enjoy delicious dishes and cheerful service – exactly as it should be! Please do visit again soon. Cheers, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  4. V

    Vbpers

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very accommodating. Waiters were friendly and upbeat. Ambiance is vibrant. Food was delicious. Drinks are a little pricey though.
  5. RC

    RebeccaC

    Greensboro

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best chicken, cornbread, and deviled eggs ever!!!! Staff were exceptional!!
  6. AK

    AdrianK

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, our service was fast and friendly. I would recommend this to every and anyone looking for a good dining experience. NOTE if your not from New York, be aware you are in the heart of Hatlem USA
  7. TM

    TommyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oh my goodness where do I begin, the Red rooster in Harlem is one of the most fabulous restaurants I've ever dined at. It's in the heart of Harlem the soul of Harlem and the atmosphere from the minute you walk in to the second you leave is unbelievable. It's got a very cool funky vibe the music is incredible the staff is incredible the ambience amazing and let's talk about the food. Marcus samuelsson is an amazing chef, the food that we ate yesterday from the ceviche shrimp appetizer to the buffalo chicken sandwich the cornbread the macaroni and cheese with collard greens was the best I've ever eaten in my life and to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday they gifted us homemade used to donuts with like a sweet potato caramel that was outrageous. If I can give this place 10 stars I would we absolutely loved it we can't wait to go back and try everything else on the menu because I'm sure it's absolutely divine. The staff the owner the chefs should definitely stand up and give themselves a round of applause because it was one of the best meals I have eaten in my 45 years on this planet Thank you Red rooster in Harlem for the most incredible dining experience and making our day one of the best days of our lives

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded todayWhoa, Tommy, what can we say!?!?? We are flattered and humbled by your amazingly kind words! It was our sincerest pleasure hosting you and your girlfriend, and we are looking forward to seeing you again one day soon. Many thanks, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  8. SB

    ShantelB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    The food was overall good! My husband is a chef so this is a critique vs the food we eat everyday! The drinks was overpriced, but good. The food was slightly above average. We had the pasta, the grilled fried catfish, cornbread, donuts all were pretty good. The donuts was the best! The ambience was nice but the music was too loud.

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded 2 days agoHi Shantel, We appreciate your honest feedback. Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your thoughts. Our goal was to provide you and your husband with an outstanding meal, and it appears we missed the mark a bit. We hope you will join us again and allow us another opportunity to impress. Warmly, The Red Rooster Team

  9. AP

    AmyP

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Red Rooster Harlem feels like it's past its prime. Food was "ok" - the vegan option was poorly executed (cauliflower - still raw-ish in places) - and my dinner companion noted - if I can do this better in my own home - surely they can in a professional kitchen - it's not hard. Nothing really "stood out" and given the reputation and stature of Marcus Samuelsson that's an issue. How long has it been since Samuelsson stepped foot in here? I fear this is now a tourist trap for those looking to have a "Harlem experience" but don't know the terrain well enough to find the "real deal." As a long-time New Yorker myself - I felt like it was a miss that I had never been - and needed to rectify that - sadly I think I've missed the heyday.

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded 2 days agoDear Amy, Every visit to Red Rooster Harlem should be memorable for exceptional flavors, and we are saddened to have missed our high bar while you were our guest. We never intended to disappoint you and your guest. Your honest feedback is invaluable in helping us to achieve our best for every guest; however, we are sorry to have disappointed you along the way. We hope you will visit again and give us another opportunity to impress. Warmly, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience, of you go there get the yard bird drum stick, Amazing!! Tender, Juicy and crispy our waitress was amazing and super kind and giving us tips where we were about to order 20 pieces of chicken for 4 people but she stoped us thankfully. But anyway amazing experience and the best asparagus. If you’re in NYC go there.

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded 2 days agoHi! Perfect! The whole team is basking in your warm praise! The excitement in your review just made our day, and we know it will encourage future guests to give us a try. Thank you for spreading the good word, and we hope you will visit us often. Cheers, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  11. O

    Ogdonian

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I took a friend from the UK and his daughter to the Rooster for lunch. She'd just received her US citizenship and we thought it would be fun for her. Although it was hot, we wanted to be sure to be able to hear ourselves talk, so sat outside as in my experience the noise level inside can make anything less than a shouted conversation impossible. The food was as good as usual and the service charming. A good time was had by all.
  12. MB

    MelBK2QU

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Went for dinner with a friend. We used to eat at Red Rooster often when we worked in the area, so it was great to return some 6 years later and find that the food, drinks, and ambiance still remain as fun, tasty, and cool as we both remembered. They had a dj that night but the volume wasn’t unbearable, could still hear each other speak without yelling. Staff was great and welcoming. Definitely will visit again in the future. Recommend reservations especially Thursday-Sunday and restaurant weeks.

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded 2 days agoHi Mel, Thank you for joining us again. It is always lovely to hear from our long-time fans, for we are delighted to learn that we once again exceeded your expectations and provided you the Red Rooster visit you know and love! Your kind and beautifully detailed comments are appreciated. We hope you will continue to join us whenever the opportunity presents itself. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  13. B

    Becca

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service, food and cocktails.
  14. C

    Calamity

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent. We had a marvelous time and cannot wait to go back!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious. Both Entrees and dessert. Lobster roll and Collard Greens were amazing. Shrimp and grits delicious, donuts and cornbread amazing. The only complaint was how limited the menu is. Not many options but at least none were a miss. Also, the seating was pretty close to other tables. Customer service was outstanding. I would absolutely return and maybe sit outside .
  16. JL

    JLaura

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, and the portions were very generous. Service was friendly and quick. Definitely get the cornbread. Highly recommend!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is great, from the vibe to the food and the service. We tried three appetizers ( crab cakes and grilled cesar with shrimp ceviche) and Chicken and waffles, and the yard bird entree. Everything was delicious and beautifully presented. We had high expectations of a Marcus Samuelsson restaurant and we weren’t disappointed.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat. The service was wonderful. Very friendly and attentive staff. Our meal was amazing. Will definitely return.
  19. MW

    MariaWrite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was delightful and checked in frequently! Freshly breaded catfish over black-eyed peas was incredible!Also, the hostess took pics for us to share. Will definitely come back!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Food was delicious, there was also a live band playing. It was phenomenal a experience.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    My husband’s birthday dinner with our children &amp; grandchildren. We have been here a couple of times, 1st time for the children &amp; grands.The hostesses we very inviting &amp; accommodating. The hostess that my granddaughter thought was Marcus (the owner ) has the perfect personality for the business. Very welcoming! Thank you for a wonderful experience. See you soon from Arkansas!
  22. d

    dubya913

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, even better food. Our server was attentive and timely.
  23. MC

    MariaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    I love the food and service, but I was very disappointed that the Sing gospel performance was cut short as was the history. I waited two months for a brunch reservation with my family to share the experience I had had and that area fell short. I know there were some amazing singers in the background.
  24. NR

    NatR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and drinks - so delicious and the gospel brunch was so much fun!
  25. N

    Nb81

    London

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding, service was fabulous and the entertainment for sunday gospel brunch was beyond amazing! Would highly recommend to anyone!
  26. MU

    MUrsalata

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Date night.
  27. JB

    JoyceB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is a wonderful place to try new and different kinds of food in a very lively and friendly atmosphere. there are many vegetarian options in addition to the usual fare. We came back with an out-of-town guest who had heard of its origins and the Chef’s evolution and she absolutely was thrilled to actually go to a restaurant she had read of for years.
  28. CD

    CarinaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My family had a great time at Red Rooster! We came for my parent's anniversary, and not only did thr staff acknowledge it, but they gave us a surprise dessert at the end! We all wanted fried chicken so decided to get the tower, which ended up having more than the advertised 20 pieces, we ended up taking half the order home. The staff was very attentive and friendly, and the food was delicious and came out very quickly. Definitely recommend!
  29. AG

    AnneG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super expérience : personnel très accueillant, souriant, cuisine savoureuse et … copieuse , dans un quartier qu on ne demande qu à mieux découvrir … À faire absolument !
  30. B

    Bianca

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and cocktails at Red Rooster are all incredible. The music and ambience tie everything together. It is worth every penny!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Sooo disappointed! The food was less than mediocre. We had the chicken sandwich, fries, hot honey chicken, garlic mash and appetizers. No subtlety in flavors. Everything over salted. Chicken was dry and the honey tasted like what one gets out of a jar. The Guacamole side was tasteless although the yuca fritters accompanying it were tasty. Ordered one of their cocktails with the ‘extra’ ounces for addtl $5 and it was watered down by ‘extra’ ice. The waitstaff and ambience were great but food should be a restaurant’s priority and this clearly was not the case!
  32. KN

    KirstN

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chicken tower was fantastic! Service was perfect!
  33. K

    Kris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was so excited to try the Red Rooster and it did NOT disappoint! It was close to public transport so it was easy to get to. The service and ambiance was great. And most importantly, THE FOOD!!!!! It totally lived up to expectations. The corn bread was really something special.
  34. J

    Jules

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Guh. So delicious. Could hardly hear my friend, but oh, the FOOD!!! Best shrimp and grits I’ve ever had.
  35. MK

    MarthaK

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Dinner before show at the Apollo! and it was perfect! They have a great menu with fun drinks. Our food came fast &amp; hot &amp; our drinks stayed full!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My father’s 82nd birthday was so special. The food was amazing and service top rate. Highly recommend.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Staff was great and the living music a big plus!
  38. MW

    MichelleW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated Juneteenth at Red Rooster Harlem. My first time on a Sunday and I got to experience the live band, they were awesome. The Pan-Fried Catfish was delicious.

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded todayDear Michelle, Thank you for sharing such a special occasion with us at Red Rooster Harlem. It is truly a pleasure to be part of your Juneteenth celebration. And hearing that your visit went perfectly is music to our ears! We sincerely appreciate your fabulous review and hope you revisit us soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  39. JD

    JuliaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Took my husband for Father's day it was 3 of us the food was good.we each tried something different from the menu. I love the wild wing mac and collar green was tasty. The wild wing and cornbread was the show stopper for me I truly enjoyed it. I do recommend this restaurant and I will go again.
  40. TN

    TravelNY

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The ambiance is wonderful. The food was flavorful. The chicken wings are amazing. Drinks are overpriced.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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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 8667 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 70 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Takeout from OpenTableNew

This restaurant is currently not taking orders. Check back soon.

View takeout menu

Other options

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Google Map for Red Rooster Harlem

310 Lenox Ave New York, NY 10027

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 125th and 126th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Harlem

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–9:45 pm Sat 11:00 am–9:45 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Soul food, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Red Rooster is conveniently located on the 125st. Nearest trains are<br />the 2 & 3. Also in walking distance of the A/C or the 4, 5 & 6 NYC Transit Train Lines.

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Marcus Samuelsson

  • 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)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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