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Red Rooster Harlem

4.6
8211 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 8211 people are saying
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vipLauraG
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around! We were very excited to see chef there.

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MaryC
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived an hour early for our Open Table reservation but they graciously took us to a table. Service was attentive but not rushed. Music was playing but it didn’t interfere with out conversation. All four of us loved our meals-crab cakes, shrimp and grits, yard bird chicken and the cat fish. There was enough to share with each other. The decor was interesting and and colorful. Everyone was friendly and helpful.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 16 hours ago

Mary, this was exactly the type of Red Rooster experience we wanted for you, and we could not be happier. It's great reading how much you and your guests loved your meals as well as your service and our atmosphere; we appreciate the fabulous feedback. Thank you for joining us, and we hope to have you back as our guests one day soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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RLevy
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious!! Especially the Mac and greens! The cocktails were great as well. Would definitely recommended a trip to Red Rooster 👍🏽

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!! Will come again when visiting New York!!

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GoodBuddy
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

If you are interested in trying some food that you will not find in other restaurants in New York, then do try The Red Rooster. This is my third or four visit to this eating establishment and I was not disappointed. We reserved for an evening meal and as we arrived, jazz musicians were already playing in the restaurant. So we moved from the table that was originally assigned to us more towards the back of the restaurant, near the kitchen, where the noise level was more tolerable. Their list of cocktails is extensive and several wines are available by the glass if you feel that you do not wish to order an entire bottle. For dessert, we tried their strawberry shortcake which is an absolute must if you do decide to dine there. You won't be disappointed.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for being such a loyal fan of Red Rooster, GoodBuddy. We very much appreciate your taking the time to clearly delineate the highlights of your experience so that future guests can get a feel of what to expect when dining at Red Rooster (as you stated, we are no ordinary restaurant). It was our pleasure hosting you on multiple occasions, and we are looking forward to seeing you again one day soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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GreatAnniversaryNightOut
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent with my favorites being the deviled eggs and sweet potato ginger soup! Glad we celebrated our anniversary trip to NYC from ATL with Red Rooster Harlem.

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Marg
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious, we were seated quickly, great experience. Live jazz was very nice, if a tad too loud at times. Would return.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Red Rooster was amazing! The food , the ambience the entertainment.... wow a total experience! The service was awesome! I love Red Rooster !!

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Sherry
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious from beginning to end and the waiters were awesome! Jackie's hospitality and friendliness is the reason I'll be back time and time again!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Sherry, We are so glad that the service you received from Jackie at Red Rooster Harlem made your experience extra memorable, and we genuinely appreciate that you took the time to let us know. Our team members endeavor to make our guests feel like family; we are thrilled that they succeeded! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the coolest places I’ve ever been! Amazing fried chicken, Mac & greens and cornbread. Service was wonderful. It was noisy but worth the ambiance. Live music there is a real treat to see, full of life. Would absolutely recommend for anyone looking for some soul food or lively culture.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 4 days ago

Hi there, We are extremely grateful to receive your wonderful review and are delighted to learn that you had a such a memorable experience at Red Rooster Harlem. Thank you for taking the time to highlight how our deliciously prepared dishes, wonderful service team, and live music left you with unforgettable impressions. We look forward to having you as our guest the next time you are in the neighborhood. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El lugar está increíble! La comida es diferente pero excelente y vasta. Nos tocó el grupo Sing Harlem que es una maravilla!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toda una experiencia el
Brunch en Red Roster, servicio inmejorable, Musica en vivo de otro mundo y la comida supera además todo lo anterior

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KeiaS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection. Truly delicious. I can’t wait to go back again!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 4 days ago

Outstanding news, Keia! Thank you for stopping in and for spreading the good word about Red Rooster Harlem. Your kind words mean a lot to us. We can't wait to see you again, either! Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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RobertG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely delightful meal, and the service was better than 5-star, but the scale here only goes as high as 5.

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KevinO
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food, generally good ambiance. The music was way too loud.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Kevin, Thanks for joining us. We are pleased that you enjoyed our incredible flavors; however, we do apologize that the music level was uncomfortably high. While we love the excitement that our music program can generate, we certainly understand your frustration when it impacts your overall experience. We sincerely hope you will not be deterred from joining us again, for our entertainment changes daily, and perhaps a different day may work better. Warmly, The Red Rooster Team

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DeborahD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, clean and great service. Would highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have yet to have a bad experience at Red Rooster. Yes, the music is very loud, but I like when they have a DJ or live music. The food is always great, so many tasty offerings and our server was great, constantly checking in on us. My favorite thing to get is the Yep! Chicken and Waffles, but there are so many good things, so bring a large group so you can try a little of everything!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 4 days ago

Hi, We are extremely grateful to receive your wonderful review and are delighted to learn that you have had such memorable experiences at Red Rooster Harlem. Your loyalty means the world to us. Thank you for taking the time to highlight how our deliciously prepared dishes, extraordinary service team and music program always leave you with unforgettable impressions. We look forward to having you as our guest the next time you are in the neighborhood. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adoroa has very good service. Food was great as well as the ambiance

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KimA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the ambience lovely and the service outstanding. Our server (can’t remember his name. black guy glasses) was so nice.

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ednah
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Had catfish & black eye peas! Peas were hard and cold. Fish was like warm! Wasn't brought any condiments! Tarter sauce or hot sauce! His crab cake was alright. Garlic Mashed potatoes okay. Best was his Pina colada!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Red Rooster while vacationing with my family. The food was fantastic. It came really quickly and was fresh and hot. Our server was super friendly and helpful. We enjoyed everything we had. The chicken and waffles was great! We even got to meet Chef Marcus! He was incredibly friendly!

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Patricia
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I'm a person who believes in supporting Black Businesses n understands the importance. I chose the resturant to celebrate my Birthday. There was 16 people seated for dinner (4 tables) n 2 more of my guest stopped by for take out. Yet, we need not feel appreciated, fully respected or valued throughout our dinning experience.

We are generational members of the Harlem community. We're not celebrities, other minorities or white people. Sadly, I truly feel that our "common folk status" prevented us from receiving adequate service.

Also a thousand dollars was spent on food n drinks. Yet when it can time cut the birthday cake. The manager told us it would cost an extra $5 per slice to have a staff member cut the cake. I respectfully declined n cut the cake myself n served it to my guest. Luckily the knife was provided for free, but the plates n forks for the cake took a while to arrive.

When the bills arrive for each table there was add ons and the bills was mixed up according to tables. That said, the food was food and we ordered a variety. The food help temper my guest. However, there is now 18 people who will not be returning to the resturant.

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JeffS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service was great and the staff were wonderful. The music was fun but so loud it was difficult to hear any of the conversation. The food was good, but the chicken, in my opinion was a bit dry.

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KarenM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Red Rooster! The wait staff are amazing. The food is top-notch both in taste and in presentation. A trip to New York City always includes a stop at Red Rooster for us. Really loved the donuts.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 4 days ago

We love that you love us Karen! Great news! NYC has so many outstanding restaurants, and we are flattered that you always choose to dine with us when you are in town - so flattering (and humbling). Thank you for being a loyal fan, and we are looking forward to your return one day soon. And yes, those donuts are something else! Safe travels, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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vipBarbraG
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had read reviews ahead of time and knew what to order. We were very please with everything

Guac
Deviled eggs
Cornbread
Chicken a la carte
Mac and cheese and greens

If we came again we’d probably order exactly the same thing

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MDWalt
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our late Mothers’, in the city they both loved! Excellent F&B service!!! And, the DJ was everything!! Cheers 🥂

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PaulO
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Noise level: Anoying... music way to loud in outside dining area so talking amongst us was very difficult!

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DoctoraM
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The jerk salmon bowl is OUT OF CONTROL DELICIOUS.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on October 14, 2021

We completely agree, Doctora! Our jerk salmon bowl quickly became an employee favorite, and we are thrilled that you loved it as well! Great news! Please do come back and see us again soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed with visits to Red Rooster…always consistently top notch in food, beverage, service, ambiance…hospitality personified!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on October 14, 2021

This makes us so happy! Thank you, thank you, thank you! We love your loyalty - it means to the world to us. See you again soon - Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem

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JenniferD
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious!! The yardbird and salted caramel donuts were awesome!

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JoyM
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server/waitress was excellent & very attentive. She also gave us very good recommendations for our meal. Sorry, I can't recall her name.

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vipNitaM
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a very fun evening! Enjoyed the music and the food and service was terrific.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 2 days ago

We are so happy to read that you had a very fun evening with us here at Red Rooster Harlem! Our live music program adds a whole other level of excitement - glad you enjoyed! Thank you, Nita, for being our guest and for sharing your kind words. 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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ReneeG
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Such a great place to meet friends & listen to music. Great ambiance, just good vibes! I frequent the Red Rooster often.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on October 11, 2021

Hi Renee, We love hearing from our loyal fans, and we completely agree, Red Rooster Harlem is a great place for friends to meet and listen to music! Thank you for spreading the good word. We are happy to hear that you and your friends chose to spend your evening with us, and we hope you will return soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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LizD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and atmosphere were all amazing. The gospel brunch choir had outstanding voices.

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mkholla
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh was an amazing server – food was amazing as always and really enjoyed the gospel music!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on October 11, 2021

Hi mkholla, How amazing is our Sunday Brunch? It really is something to behold! The Gospel singers (Sing Harlem) are absolutely amazing! We are delighted you joined us and had such a memorable experience. Thank you for being our guest and for taking the time to spread the good word about our extraordinary brunch and Josh's amazing service - we deeply appreciate it. Please do join us again the next time you are in the area. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their Sunday afternoon performance was soulful and culturally nourishing. Great experience.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on October 11, 2021

We love that description of our Sunday Brunch Gospel Singers - soulful and culturally nourishing - what a great way to convey our brunch vibes. Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your wonderful feedback. It is our 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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BertramV
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! It gave the experience we wanted for our friend. She had never experienced the Red Rooster Sunday Brunch experience. Thanks for making her smile.

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Eyla
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! The service was fast and the staff was very friendly.

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vipBlueLightSpecial
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate on the outside patio which was delightful. The wait staff were efficient and courteous and the food was fantastic. We ordered the fried chicken and several sides. The fried chicken was amazing. I usually don’t eat the skin off fried chicken, but this was so tasty that I ate a good portion of it. The sides also good. I particularly enjoyed the greens which were perfectly seasoned and had a touch of vinegar flavor with just a hint of sweet-maybe a touch of molasses?

The strawberry short cake served in a highball glass was just the right note to close the meal.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on October 11, 2021

Our perfectly seasoned greens had a touch of love, BlueLightSpecial, just love, and, well, maybe molasses! Thank you, so very much, for being our guest and for taking the time to provide such fabulous feedback regarding your visit to Red Rooster Harlem. It appears you ordered some of our signature dishes, and we are delighted you enjoyed them. Please do join us again the next time you are in the neighborhood. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food.

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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 8211 OpenTable diners.

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