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About Red Rooster Harlem

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.

310 Lenox Avenue
New York, NY 10027
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Scandinavian, Southern

Hours of Operation:



Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm -10:30pm, Fri 4:30pm - 11:30pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 4:30pm -10:30pm

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:30pm

Cross Street:
Between 125th and 126th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 792-9001

Website:
http://redroosterharlem.com/

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)

Catering:
The space includes a private dining room as well as a main room, making it possible to accommodate everything from an intimate plated dinner for 40 guests to a lively reception for 275 guests. Plated, family-style, buffet, and cocktail reception menus are available to choose from. We are also happy to curate a custom menu for brunch, lunch or dinner.

Parking Details:
Red Rooster is conveniently located on the 125st. Nearest trains are
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.

Executive Chef:
Marcus Samuelsson

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Red Rooster guests are treated to live musicians every day of the week!
See our website for our line up.

Private Dining

Red Rooster offers large party bookings at our Chef's Table in the main dining room (up to 20 guests) with a prix fixe menu. Downstairs in Ginny's Supper Club, our two event spaces can be reserved for events ranging from 20 - 275 guests. Pricing for main level buyouts is available on request.

Red Rooster Harlem Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (150)
Fun (149)
Hot Spot (145)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (141)
Neighborhood Gem (141)
Fit for Foodies (120)
Live Music (110)
Casual (104)
Authentic (103)
People Watching (101)
Special Occasion (95)
Good for a Date (90)
Great for Brunch (90)
Worth the Drive (84)
Bar Seating (79)
Good for Birthdays (79)
Great for Lunch (77)
Good for Groups (74)
Sunday Lunch (66)
Handcrafted Cocktails (61)
Spicy (54)
Good for Anniversaries (49)
Happy Hour (47)
Late-night Find (40)
Cozy (35)
Tasting Menu (34)
Local Ingredients (34)
Great for Outdoor Dining (31)
Pre/post Theatre (31)
Business Meals (24)
Romantic (20)
Kid-friendly (18)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Healthy (11)
Disabled Access (10)
Scenic View (10)
Seasonal (10)
Quick Bite (9)
Tapas (6)
Great Beer (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Organic (4)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 20 hours ago

Food was excellent. Atmosphere great. Loud and crowded.

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·Dined 2 days ago

I loved the meatballs. I was very impressed with the flavor!!!
Live Jazz music was great.

Tags: Scenic View, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Food and decor is fantastic! It's a bit loud but fun.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined 3 days ago

It was amazing. The food was great and the service was wonderful. A real gem.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Fun, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Get together with friends from Wa.
Great menu, loved the food and atmosphere.
A most when in NY.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Phenomenal all around! Great food, great cocktails, and extremely attentive and friendly wait staff. Get the Fried Chicken Royale, but come hungry!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was mediocre and served at room temperature. Place was noisy and chaotic. Loud music. Should be jazz. No southern desserts offered at all. Disappointing

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We arrived at the Red Rooster early anticipating a night filled with gastronomic delights. A stop at the bar for two dark and stormiest eased the chill of a cold winter night. The mussel pot offered a tangy curry and coconut treat. The “yardbird” royale so tender and spicy delicious.The staff was friendly and very attentive.Don’t be turned away by upscale pricing because the dining experience was worth it.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Comfort Food, People Watching
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

It was a great restaurant with good southern food. However, the dinning space was e greenly cramped. Beware of the chicken and waffles! They are super spicy!!!!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

I met up with some old friends at Red Rooster this week. First, I was super excited to get a reservation since it had been on my list for a while. Red Rooster did not disappoint! We got the crab cakes and cornbread for appetizers and they were fantastic. The cornbread was made like a loaf, buttered and griddled. It was served with more butter and a great tomato compote. The crab cakes were awesome too - freash any meaty without filler.

For a main, we got the yard bird royale which was presented with a giant flaming sparkler - quite the spectacle. It was then carved and ready to eat. Delicious - some of the best fried chicken I've had! It was served with a mac an cheese that had some collard greens inside. I'm not usually a big mac and cheese guy, but this was great! I'm not doing a good enough job describing how good everything was. Every part of the meal was made so well - highly recommended.

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Spicy, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Cozy, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

I go to Red Rooster every time I’m in NY and have been there 6-8 times over the last few years. I would generally give it 5 stars in every category. Tonight... not so much!

The ambience, the bartenders, the drinks and the music were all just as incredible as always. Our server was also very good and attentive with the appropriate amount of conversation and discretion.

Where things go off the rails starts with the greeter. She essentially dismissed us as we stood waiting for her to even say hello. I had to get her to acknowledge us even though we were standing directly in front of her.

The food, which is why you go to a restaurant just wasn’t up to par. I have traveled all around the world and I frequently tell everyone that Red Rooster is one of my favorites places to eat. But tonight, the Mac and Greens literally had zero greens. Which is core to the dish because the mac and cheese is seasoned (I’m guessing) to have the extra punch of the greens. I normally love this dish, but not tonight. The Brussel sprouts were very excessively cheesy and creamy. I couldn’t get through more than half of the dish, it was just way too much! The cornbread was good though. 😏

I hope their leadership reads this and finds a way to meet with the staff and review their processes, people and food. I don’t want to have to find a new Thursday night spot on my frequent trips to NYC!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

All was good except the waiters and waitresses at the table rushed us throughout the entire meal and, several times even took our plates with food before we were done. The bar service was excellent but the restaurant does not deserve 1 star.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 6 days ago

Good expérience and Very différent place to see and dine

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

We met friends visiting from California and I’ve been wanting to go to Red Rooster. It really is must go to place! Wait staff were on us like white in rice. Energy level was pumped up. Maybe just a smidge too loud as you cannot have a conversation. Couple of things - we felt rushed along. Would have liked a drink first rather than ordering apps - oh! And then maybe a drinker poo! I ordered ribs which I would say were fair. The potato chip app was awesome. I think it best to order their yardbird (chicken) very good. Would go back but my husband says - for lunch.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 6 days ago

Really enjoyed this restaurant. The food was outstanding as well as the service. Can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Spicy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We have a great time, with wonderful food.

A little noisy.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We had excellent time at Red Rooster. The wait staff was very kind, thoughtful and considerate. We had some dietary restrictions and the waitress went above and beyond to check and make sure there were no hidden ingredients as well. We shared the crabcake and chicken & waffle appetizers. They were absolutely delicious. Our entrees were good (Lamb Bolognese & Jerk Chicken), but not as delicious as the appetizers. Overall we spent a pretty penny but it was totally worth every dime. There was also an amazing live band playing that really brought up the energy of the space and had me dancing in my seat while eating. Highly recommend!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Came for my husband's birthday for the second year in a row. We had a great time -- amazing food, very friendly and engaging servers; and we ended up having a great conversation with some of the other guests. Highly recommended.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was amazing and while we were waiting the bartenders where nice and engaging. Made my wife and myself feel very welcomed!

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Casual, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great Place

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Birthday. Forgot to bring the candle, once reminded, no issue. Very noisy. Hard to talk to people at the table. Excellent food and service

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent food. Reservations a must. Would definitely go there again when I visit New York again!

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was fabulous; I highly recommend the yardbird and the shrimp and grits!
The waitstaff was attentive, kind and efficient. We had a great evening!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Spicy
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

That food was hella good

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great meal. Great value. Only knock was very very loud.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Live Music
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

The staff was very attentive. They made me feel special. The combination of spices was a feast for the senses. I would highly recommend Red Rooster.

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Fantastic restaurant.
Try all Obama’ plates (special ribs)

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fun
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Wait staff was very inattentive, didn’t ask us if we wanted more wine just took the empty glasses away. We had to flag him down for service each time.
Music was too loud it was very hard to hear the conversation.
Food was great though

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Good food not great. Chicken and waffles were not impressive nor was the Yardbird.

Shrimp and grits were good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Our meal was great. the service was very good. we started with delicious cocktails and then split the cornbread (love it toasted) and the crab cakes. 3 of us split the yardbird & the dumplings. The actual dumplings were the weakest part of a DELICIOUS dish. The boneless fried chicken was amazing. Ended with the so tasty panacotta. Unfortunately, the meal did not agree with me. This happens if the oil is not as fresh as it could be. Despite that, I would say I would go again & so should you!

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Sadly, Red Rooster has become a mixed bag, a big change from its early days, when the energy and spirit was amazing. Greeters perfunctorily ask you to "wait at the bar" with no offer to take coats, leaving you bundled up. There is a jaded quality perhaps from having so many throngs of tourists coming in. Still, the maitre d' very kindly give me a 3-top corner table when I pushed for it due to a friend's hearing issue (it was very early and I assured her we did not plan to hang out).
Wait service was "good enough". Food very good.
Disappointed that there were no collard greens on the menu at a time when collards are great.
Leftovers I took home turned out to be someone else's.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Visiting NYC

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

60th Birthday

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 29, 2017

An underwhelming experience to say the least. The food was subpar. The waiter lacked attention to detail, sent out shrimp twice although I clearly communicated my allergy to shellfish.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 27, 2017

First time and celebrating a birthday. The ambiance was awesome (sometimes too loud that we couldn't communicate with the waitress), the fried chicken was amazing but some of the other items that we ordered were not as tasty or were too spicy for our taste.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Live Music, Happy Hour, Hot Spot
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great jazz music on Sunday night. Food was tasty and service was good.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fun, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Best chicken wings ever !

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

estando en el Harlem, es el lugar ideal para completar este magico rincon de NY

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had a wonderful time and enjoyed our brunch very much!
Will come again for brunch!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Absolutely delicious. Went for family jazz brunch with my teenage children. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Portions were huge. I split the burger and a pair salad with my daughter and we were more than full enough. Men mostly had chicken which was delicious. They brought a plate of complementary grits to the table Which meant we left completely sated. You have to try the bloody Mary’s they are delicious

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Fun, Spicy
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