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Red Rooster Harlem

4.6
8345 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 8345 people are saying
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VicDC
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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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vipJohn
Central Coast
46 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 a day ago

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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLhdnyc
New England
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded a day ago

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 4 days ago
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 a day ago

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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 a day ago

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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 2 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Staff very friendly.

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CharleneM
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Awesome food and vibe.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks, Charlene, for being our guest and for sharing your fabulous feedback. We are delighted to learn that you enjoy our awesome food and vibe (it's a great vibe, isn't it?); we appreciate your letting us know. Please do join us again the next time you are in the area. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season. Cheers, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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LaurieF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Thanksgiving dinner! So much delicious food!!!

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CherylH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Their website advertised Fried Turkey, however, what I got was a roast turkey roll , uncooked sweet potatoes and burnt Brussel sprouts, watery garlic mashed potatoes that came from a box. I had to ask for a dinner plate and the waiter looked confused when I asked for one, and I am still awaiting the serving spoons for the veggies and the watery garlic mashed potatoes. The gravy which was supposed to be on the Turkey since they did advertise fried turkey smothered in gravy was cold and provided in a separate cup. The variety of pastries was a sweet potato tart and a small chocolate mouse .The dinner was awful. Next time I will cook at home. The price was. Not worth it.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded a day ago

Dear Cheryl, Thank you for being our guest, and for sharing your honest feedback regarding your visit to Red Rooster. It was our goal to blow all of you away with our fabulous flavors and perfectly prepared food, and it appears that we completely missed the mark. Please trust it wasn't our intention to disappoint you. We sincerely apologize for our unintended shortcomings, and we hope you will join us again and allow us to provide a flawless visit. With regrets, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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TracyE
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Thanksgiving day- was very busy but the food came out super fast and tasty. The restaurant was funky and eclectic.

The fried chicken was amazing and the cornbread was divine.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our Thanksgiving Day meal here! The service was amazing, the staff couldn’t have been more friendly, and the food was just amazing! The cornbread? Off the charts decadent! Thanks Red Rooster, for a memorable meal!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for spending your Thanksgiving with our family. It was our pleasure hosting you and being a part of your holiday memory is especially humbling. It is our hope that you will make Red Rooster your new tradition. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season. Cheers! The Red Rooster Team

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Shane
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food and drinks were top tier as always. You guys are a staple in the community. See you again very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Thanksgiving Day holiday meal.

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vipGuest
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the twist on soul food. The dishes were really good but not super heavy like you feel after eating these food traditionally. Loved the black decor, music, and vibe! All the food was delicious. We enjoyed the deviled eggs, catfish with black eyed peas, yard bird fried chicken, and mac and greens. The drink the Lenox Gramble was also delicious! Worth a visit. Check it out.

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pppp
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice experience! nice people! nice nice nice nice nice

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JohnC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. Service was great as well. A fun atmosphere.

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vipJessica
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly fantastic. I heard a lot of great things about this place and all of the reviews lived up to expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My. 38th. Birthday dinner with. Close friends

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on November 22, 2021

What could be better than birthday celebrations with close friends at Red Rooster!? Thanks for sharing your special day with us, and we hope to have you as our guest again one day soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Team

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Rafael
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service! Plus, the amazing music was a unexpected pleasure for our first visit to this wonderful restaurant!

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Renae
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The server was great and it didn't take long to receive our food! I liked the atmosphere which was lively. The bathroom appeared to be clean which is important to me.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Renae, We are so glad you joined us and shared your insights. It was great reading that you enjoyed our efficient service and fun atmosphere - that's wonderful news! And we completely agree, a clean restroom is an absolute must (and kitchen, and dining room, and bar area... you see where we are going with this!) Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again one day. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience I was spitrually fed!!!! Love Sunday Brunch

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on November 22, 2021

Fabulous news! We love feeding bellies and souls! Thank you for joining us and allowing us the chance to transcend you - glad it worked out. Please do join us again the next time you are in the area. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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Sexyshi
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Red rooster is a wonderful place to eat and have drinks. I definitely enjoyed myself as well as my friends. Food was great, as well as the service. Can’t wait to come again.

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CarlJ
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thanks for your support and loyalty, Carl! It really means a lot to us. Looking forward to seeing you again one day soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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SprinkleT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, atmosphere, and friendly staff.

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vipMarie
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best fried chicken we ever had. We were four and 3 shared the Chicken Tower. We had so much left over! I also had the Lobster Roll, just delicious. Great drink menu and friendly service. A must for New Yorkers or visitors.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on November 22, 2021

Hi Marie, Reading that we are "a must" just made our day. Thank you, so very much, for being our guest and for spreading the good word about Red Rooster Harlem. It is our hope that you will join us again the next time you are in the neighborhood. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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LucilleS
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food, very good service, friendly and respectful server

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Beej
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outdoors and the food, cocktails, ambience, music and service were superb!

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SaridaS
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a fabulous time! Great service and ambiance. Fun time.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on November 22, 2021

Fantastic news! This is exactly what we love to read in our reviews, Sarida! Thank you, so very much, for joining us, and for sharing your wonderful feedback. It is our hope that you will join us again the next time you are in the neighborhood. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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YohannesG
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every meal we had had a unique taste. You have to taste the food. All kind of flavors in a fantastic mix. Even the seafood/spaghetti has a special taste.

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MonicaD
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The energy was wonderful, food uniquely delicious.

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ChocolateBronxBeauty
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to the RR before. My friends/work colleagues were impressed by the food and ambiance. Hope to come back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Harlem at recommendation of a friend to eat at the Red Rooster. It’s a distance from our Theater District hotel but worth the trip. Cornbread and butter are melt in mouth great. Mac and greens a must for Mac n cheese lovers. Collard greens perfectly cooked and seasoned. Ceviche exquisite. Servers work as a team and want to create a great experience. Soul food with soulful experience.

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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 4.6 stars by 8345 OpenTable diners.

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