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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:
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
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2
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (138)
Comfort Food (134)
Neighborhood Gem (133)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (129)
Hot Spot (121)
Creative Cuisine (113)
Fit for Foodies (108)
Good for Birthdays (95)
Casual (87)
Live Music (83)
Special Occasion (81)
Good for a Date (80)
People Watching (78)
Authentic (77)
Bar Seating (77)
Great for Brunch (70)
Good for Groups (68)
Great for Lunch (63)
Handcrafted Cocktails (59)
Worth the Drive (53)
Sunday Lunch (48)
Spicy (46)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
Happy Hour (37)
Late-night Find (37)
Pre/post Theatre (25)
Tasting Menu (25)
Cozy (23)
Romantic (22)
Local Ingredients (21)
Kid-friendly (17)
Business Meals (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Seasonal (11)
Great Beer (10)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Healthy (6)
Scenic View (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Tapas (4)
Live Sports (3)
Organic (3)
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Gluten Free Options (2)
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 (Miami)·Dined a day ago

Excellent food and awesome service!

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·Dined a day ago

Good good but a little bit too heavy

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

I would give the place 5 stars. My wife leaned toward 4, so I gave 4. She is a chef and had light criticisms of the jerk chicken (which I loved - she thought the skin could be crispier) and the Himachi Collar (I also loved, she was non-plussed). The place is really fun - they serve Whole Fried Chicken for 2 with a giant sparkler and that looked really delicious. The cornbread is amazing. After we went, some friends recommended the Shrimp & Grits - we will definitely go back and try that. Highly recommend this place for a fun night out.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Casual, Cozy, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

I really enjoyed the food and will definitely return!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Service was great. Loved the ambiance. Red velvet waffle was best waffle I’ve ever had. Chicken was great and Mac and greens - delicious! Went down to Ginny’s Supper Club for a bit after. Will definitely return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

A visit to Red Rooster always feels like a special occasion, even when it's only a mid-week lunch date with your spouse. In fact, we decided to have lunch there just to get ourselves out of the winter doldrums. And it worked! The service is so attentive and happy that you simply feel special. The food is, of course, fabulous, under the watchful eye of Marcus Samuelsson. I had the lobster roll - 3 sliders of cold lobster, each with a house-made chip, pickle and a sauce with a hit of heat. OMG. My spouse had the shrimp and grits, a dish we'd had before. The combination of ingredients was spectacular. We shared the donut holes for dessert - 6 of them - yummy. We'll be back to Red Rooster. We always return to our favorites, don't we?

Tags: Authentic, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The food is always excellent however, for the first time we had dreadful service. It took about 45 mins to get one drink and around 30 mins to place our order. I appreciate that it was busy but for a drink it seems rather ridiculous.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Overrated restaurant. Great atmosphere, but a fairly disappointing experience in terms of quality of food. My partner and I ordered the Jerk Chicken and it was very oily and poorly seasoned. Light and fairly good sides and appetizers, but I wish I could get my money back as I could not even finish my meal due to the overly sweetened, burnt taste.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined 4 days ago

When we first arrived we interacted with the cocktail waitress, it wasn’t pleasant, she seemed rude and annoyed and pointed us towards the hostess who was much more inviting and welcoming. We were seated and met with our server who also seem to be annoyed that he had to server us. I proceeded to inform him that this was our first time here and would like some recommendations, felt like I was pulling his teeth and as the night went on he was not attentive as he should have been. I had more interactions with other waiters then I did with my table waiter. As far as the food we ordered wild wild wings which I enjoyed, chicken and waffles and the corn bread( both of which I was not satisfied with). For our main course we ordered the ribeye steak a side of mash potatoes and their Mac and greens.... The ribeye was amazing, seasoned perfectly, it came with a sweet potato purée which was amazing as well. The side order of the mash potatoes was sub par at best but the Mac and greens might have been one of the best that I haven eaten to date. To summarize the consistency of the food wasn’t what I expected and the amount of money we spent with cocktails included reach over 220 dollars, that wouldn’t have been a problem if the entire experience was enjoyable. I wouldn’t return to this restaurant but would try another from Marcus.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

The service was a bit slow but overall the server was very nice, informative, honest, and funny. We were treated special bc of the occasion. The food was tasty but the yard bird was nothing amazing. Very hard to chew. The mash potatoes were blah. We enjoyed the crab cakes, lobster roll, and deviled eggs. The red sangria was delicious. Will try again...switch up our menu choices

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Authentic, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

Trip to NY to see Hamilton. My 14 year old twins first time visiting Harlem

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·Dined 5 days ago

The chicken and waffles appetizer was AMAZING and could easily be a small entreé. So delicious. And of course the cornbread. My husband and I got 2 entreés and a side so we could share & taste different dishes. We ordered the ribs, ribeye, and a side mac and greens. I could eat the ribs and Mac & greens for daaays. Like our stomachs hurt, but we kept eating.

The big disappointment was the ribeye steak. It's the big ticket item on the menu so we were both excited to try it. It was cooked fine (medium rare) but the steak was underseasoned (by a LOT) and the sweet potato purée served under it was too overpowering (too much...was it cinnamon? Not sure but yikes, bad mix of flavors.) The over powering sweetness & spices of the pureé mixed with the plain/bland piece of meat (like not even salted) just flopped. The cocktails we ordered were delicious too and service was terrific. The lovely ambiance is one of my favorites in our 'hood....Which makes the disappointing steak such a tragedy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

When band started the sound was painful. Way too loud. Impossible to talk. Had to leave.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great food and service but seating was very crowded, went as a 2 top for Valentine's day dinner and we were squished in between two 5 tops with barely any elbow room or room to get out. Not the most romantic seating leaving us a little disappointed.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great food

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 (Berkshire)·Dined on February 11, 2018

What a great place. Great service and really good Southern food with a bit of live jazz. Loved it!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Phenomenal food, service and atmosphere, with everyone energetic and in lively moods, and an ambiance that inspires an overall great time and an extremely satisfied stomach. Everyone employed there that we encountered was wonderful and seemed genuinely to enjoy their various roles. As an added bonus for me, the restaurant happens to carry one of my favorite Finger Lakes Rieslings, a treat that I've not experienced anywhere else, further evidence that Red Rooster not only tastes great but also has great taste!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food as always but there must have been a problem in the kitchen. We had to wait 30 minutes between the appetizers s and main courses. We got an apology from the manager but nothing else! Nothing could keep us from returning!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Vibrant place with great service. Environment is excellent and food ok.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Even though we’d made a reservation we had to wait 25 min to be seated.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Would make another trip to NYC just to go back to brunch at the Red Rooster again. A lively spot with great/interesting food, a good bar and terrific background music. The yardbird, collards and cornbread can't be beat.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Fun, Great for Brunch
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We got an early brunch reservation, so it wasn’t too packed when we arrived, but it was definitely packed by the time we left. The hostess was less than pleasant, but the rest of the waitstaff were extremely friendly! The food was definitely as good as people have said, but the chicken with the chicken and waffles was a very small portion, and the prices overall are a little high considering the small portion. That being said, prices are still within normal NYC brunch prices, so it’s mosrly worth it.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was a good food, excellent service and even was able to enjoy the jazz club that was complimentary. A fun night out with creative comfort food

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food lived up to the hype but we waited 40 minutes for our reservation. I made the booking 3 weeks in advance and we were really tired so that was pretty annoying. I've heard that's pretty standard here, though. Try it on a weekday and get there early. Also very loud. Great to experience the food but won't make a habit of going!

Tags: Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great date night! Drinks were very creative. Loved the Obamatini!! The atmosphere was lively and the music was on point. Loved the menu, so much to choose from. Overall great night!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

I absolutely love this place. That good is always de-li-ous!! Staff is very friendly and accommodating!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I have always enjoyed the lively vibe at Red Rooster. There is a certain electric energy in the air. Unfortunately that wasn't quite enough on our recent visit. We waited for 45 minutes for our 8:00 reservation. When seated a friendly and most hospitable gentleman apologized for the delay and promptly brought over some snacks for us. I felt we were on the road to redemption. The music was louder than it needed to be but once our meals arrived, served by the pleasing Petra we were all satisfied with our choices. Unfortunately ordering an Irish coffee for dessert proved to be a really tall order because the wait was lengthy and was never really quite accomplished. No milk or cream in the house...After waiting again, a celebratory drink on fire was brought to the table but by that time the waiting recipient had given up, gone to the rest room and only wanted the check. We love you Red Rooster but you have to up the service side of your establishment before we reconsider a return.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Red Rooster is a great restaurant: good food and lively crowd. However, the DJ music on Thursday night (February 8) was way too loud! It was impossible to have a conversation if you were sitting at the bar, and the restaurant area was also very, very loud. Also, the restaurant draws a large crow of tourists (who seem to enjoy the place) and them conveniently get onto their charter bus parked outside to quickly leave the area. Did anyone think perhaps that they can take the subway which is a 10 second walk from the restaurant? If they really want to experience the flavor of the neighborhood, the subway would be the better and faster option.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Live Music, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Marcus Samuelson did not disappoint! What a fantastic experience. The cornbread, the short ribs, the chicken amazing,

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Such fun at dinner and great Dj that we stayed after and sat at the bar for drinks to enjoy the fun atmosphere and Dj’s choices

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·Dined on February 8, 2018

We enjoyed everything about Red Rooster especially the DJ and the service!
Celebrating my BFF 50th birthday everyone had a blast!

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·Dined on February 8, 2018

We had an outstanding time at Red Rooster. The Taco Truck was delicious, the service was friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere electric. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great service at an excellent restaurant. The prices are on the higher end and there was a live Brazilian band. If that’s what you’re into, you’re sure to have a good time. I surely did.

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·Dined on February 6, 2018

The rate was lower than it should have been if my message in my booking had been handle well. It was a birthday dinner (my girlfriends 50 years) and I specific asked for a table set up with some nice things and welcoming champagne.
Nothing special was done from you when we came and I just let it go since the surprise moment was gone.
Otherwise really good

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Red Rooster is an anchor of its neighborhood and specializes in well prepared Southern style cuisine. It's a lively, bright, and jazzy room, with a staff that goes out of its way to make sure everything is great and that "you" are happy.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 6, 2018

It was incredible there was incredible live music and the food was absolutely mind blowing ! Will be going back!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Awesome food, service, music and vibe!!!! LOVED IT!!!!

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·Dined on February 6, 2018

Red Rooster is not old enough to be a Harlem establishment, but it is now a Harlem establishment. I love the energy here--the clientele, the decor, the sense of place and connection to community, and of course the food. My friend and I had the branzino and the catfish, respectively, and we were both delighted. All were delish, and our server Jack was just great!

Tags: People Watching, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on February 5, 2018

seemed judgmental. The hostess was nice, but the waiter seemed like he had already assumed who his clientele was and what they would order, tip and etc. He wasn't rude, but he gave a feeling that provided discomfort. I would recommend this for maybe business persons, in suits. However, walking in wearing jeans and a t-shirt this place will automatically assume that you don't belong. When in fact, you might be more well off then the persons that visually seem more to their taste. It is discouraging, but it is also understood. Nevertheless, the management staff seemed to be on a different level of ideal. Maybe they should have tip pool so that their servers aren't so judgmental. I tipped 20% because back in my college days I was a server as well. However, I felt judged

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

I made a reservation for 3. One person got the flu and could not make it. The hostess counted this as a change and effectively cancelled our reservation and we had to wait nearly 30 minutes for a table. I thought this was in bad taste. Especially since it was a DECREASE vs an increase in numbers.

I enjoyed the music but my colleague felt it was too loud. This may have been because we lost our reserved table and had to set closer to the music.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Casual, Live Music
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