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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.
New York, NY 10027
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
Between 125th and 126th Street
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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!
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
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.
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