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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

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (156)
Comfort Food (149)
Neighborhood Gem (146)
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Hot Spot (142)
Creative Cuisine (137)
Vibrant Bar Scene (131)
Fit for Foodies (123)
Live Music (118)
Casual (116)
Authentic (109)
People Watching (108)
Special Occasion (102)
Good for a Date (95)
Good for Birthdays (94)
Worth the Drive (89)
Good for Groups (86)
Bar Seating (85)
Great for Brunch (85)
Great for Lunch (77)
Sunday Lunch (71)
Handcrafted Cocktails (65)
Good for Anniversaries (56)
Spicy (52)
Happy Hour (42)
Cozy (40)
Late-night Find (38)
Local Ingredients (37)
Great for Outdoor Dining (36)
Tasting Menu (35)
Pre/post Theatre (32)
Business Meals (26)
Romantic (21)
Kid-friendly (16)
Healthy (12)
Quick Bite (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Disabled Access (10)
Scenic View (10)
Seasonal (8)
Organic (6)
Tapas (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

It was terrific! I would definitely return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Birthday dinner for my girlfriend. Good vibes, good food and great music. This place is Black Excellence at its finest.

The toilets are 😍 :)

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·Dined 5 days ago

Because of the great reviews we saw on yelp, we traveled from Philadelphia and decided to give it a try and we didn’t know what the hype was all about. We ordered the deviled eggs and it was very salty. The cornbread was actually good. Chicken and waffle was ok! You think for $17 it would be better than Waffle House. And we also ordered the yardbird and it was ok. Collard greens had a weird taste. Not your typical Sunday collard greens! Everything was very expensive for not an expensive taste! Very disappointed for a first time visit! Overall, our service was great!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

We were welcomed even though we were half an hour early which is nice.

Our attendant was not in a good mood for some reason, wasn't friendly and very accommodating making us feel like not welcome at all but we let it pass.

Deviled Eggs - it was refreshing especially with the crunch at the end with the chicken skin. A must try.

Helga's Meatballs - they were savory though were a little bit tough and chewy

We got the PRIX FIXE which is priced at 25 at the time of this post

1a Rooster Chopped Salad - the salad is good and that spiced walnuts gives it a good crunch

1b Hot Honey Yardbird - crispy on the outside, tender on the inside matched with sweet potato and collard greens which goes well with it.

Got only 1 piece (drumstick) which was enough, not sure if this was because of the PRIX FIXE. The other person who ordered the same Hot Honey Yardbird got 2 pieces.


2a Charred Squash Bisque - really really good was surprised myself.. Berbere cream and roasted pistachio gave it a whole new texture

2b Shrimp And Grits - my friend really liked it and it has a little bit of kick (spiciness) to it which is good.

Donuts - you get three pieces of mini donuts. They were good to match with a double shot of espresso or americano

Tags: Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Fabulous food. Cocktails were good but underwhelming. Wine was overpriced.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Food was delicious! It was a bit pricey but great for a special occasion. I took my friend for her birthday, and she LOVED it. Two of the items I ordered were "out of stock", which was disappointing. It was only 6:30pm on a Sunday. Otherwise, we had a great experience. There was live jazz and an overall fun ambiance. I live in Harlem, and I'm thrilled to have this amazing restaurant in the neighborhood for special occasions.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Disabled Access, Authentic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was great. The restaurant theme was definitely different in great way. We traveled from NC and this restaurant was recommended by numerous friends of ours. Service was excellent.

Tags: Scenic View, Fun, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Red Rooster was on my “must do” list for this trip to NYC and it did not disappoint. Our server was fantastic and the food was phenomenal. Will definitely return!

Tags: People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great Music and great food, just the wait was quite long although we had a reservation that the buzz was out... because we were in a not buzzing room left

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

This was my first time at the Red Rooster. I loved the ambience, the food (best fried chicken since my college days in Virginia) and the service. Will go back!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

the reviews about the food is right on point. The food is very very very good
the restaurant looks big, the outside eating area is nice. The bar is packed, the restaurant behind the bar is somewhat small.
We were so full, we did not try dessert. I would definitely go back
I would recommend this place

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

One of the best meals I have ever had in the city. We were sat promptly at the time of our reservation, had fantastic service, and everything we ordered exceeded our expectations. Will absolutely be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 12, 2017

What started as an evening full of wonderful expectations and excited turned into underwhelming disappointment. Spotty customer service from our direct waitress, waiting over an hour for our entrees while watching others around us come and go and even a disconnect of sincerity from management when I mentioned concerns. I doubt very strongly that we will be back to give Red Rooster another chance. Which is a little sad considering I adore Marcus Samuelsson and all that he stands for. Maybe I’ll change my mind in the future.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was amazing! We enjoyed the great meal and music.

Tags: Hot Spot, Spicy
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Extremely loud. About an hour from ordering to delivery of entrees. I asked server to

compare the two chicken dishes. He told me which one he preferred with no detail. I️ ordered the other because of accompanying veggies. It was too spicy to enjoy. Left most of it. Server should have said it’s spicy. Others in my party liked the food and the experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This restaurant is WONDERFUL! The ambiance is great fun and the wait staff are very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. Even so, the star of the show is the food! Oh my, the food is amazing. Our group tried a lot of different things including: the steak, the chicken and waffles, the shrimp and grits, and the ribs -- all of it was really good. Many of the items have a great spicy zing to them. We also had a great chopped salad, the wonderful cornbread and, my favorite of the whole night the AMAZING Brussels Sprouts. The desserts were also wonderful including a terrific take on cheese cake. You cannot go wrong here -- it's delicious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

overall a bit of a let down. flavors were either too hot or totally bland and dry. the acoustics upstairs are tough. the bar being upfront (50% of floor area) demands an active and vibrant atmosphere but it causes the dinner area to suffer mightily. good service though. very attentive and polite. pretty expensive for the neighborhood and quality you get.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Hadn't been able to get to NYC in a while. Had read the chef's biography and had been wanting to try the restaurant for some time. Was able to make a reservation for the day i would be in NY , and some foodie friends who live there had not been to the restaurant before and were able to join me. We shared 3 of the brunch sides-the brussel sprouts were particularly good. The cornbread was out standing. The place was lively and the service friendly and the right amt of attentive. Looking forward to reading the cookbook.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Went for brunch! Service was great and the yardbird was delicious. The best cheese grits I’ve had outside the south!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Very good food - but very loud conversation from the adjacent table kind of spoiled the experience -

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I had seen this restaurant on one of the cooking shows. This place is nice with great service. The food was really good. We had the chicken and catfish entree which was way overpriced. We paid almost $30 for ea ch meal. We also had the cornbread which was good but a little cold. Overall it was worth the trip up to Harlem and would definitely return

Tags: Fun, Live Music, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We really enjoyed the whole experience. Having read Marcus’s memoir and knowing his goal for Red Rooster, hats off to him for completely succeeding. It was a great night! It is so clear Marcus is a special chef and person. The staff was outstanding and friendly!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Casual, Kid-friendly, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food was fine, but way overpriced for the what you get.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Extremly loud music, impossible to talk to eachother. The food and service was very good, but don't want to go back because of the extrem sound level.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

First time for me at this place. The food and drinks was good, bigger portions then expected. Good quality in everything. Service could be better, has room for improvements. I think that the sound from the live music was a little to much. Had problems having a conversation with all at my table. But it was good music just a little bit to loud for me and my company. Overall a nice experience and I may go back if I get back to New York! But you definitely need to try this, you will not get disappointed.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

What a fun spot! It takes a skilful chef to riff on soul food classics with creativity yet respect for tradition while maintaining an amazing balance of flavours. Every dish I’ve had has that magical way of evolving flavours within and between mouthfuls and I’ve never seen that done so deftly with such strong flavours and textures. Add to that the best atmosphere in NYC and what can I say? If it brings white folks north of 96th it must be special

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Loved this place!! Great music nice crowd, good food.. It was a Monday night and it was packed! Going to Try Tuesday night which is Latin music💃🏻💃🏻

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Amazing! Love the staff and the food. Definitely going back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This is my 2nd time here and I was disappointed with the chicken and waffle! The first time it was awsommme and I was raving about it to my firends. We went with them yesterday and everyone was not impressed with the dish. It was totally diff and small and waffle was half size, soggy, and dark meat with bone!! Bloody Mary still the best!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We ordered: Hot Honey Yardbird, Rooster (Short Rib) Braise of the Day and Grits split between two people. The skin of the Yardbird was well-seasoned and delicious but I found that the rest of the chicken was flavourful. The grits and the short rib braise were done well and I'd definitely order it again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Fun, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The service was excellent and staff friendly. I wasn’t impressed with the food overall. I had the chicken and waffles, The waffle was kinda hard, but the chicken was moist and tasty .

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

About every 5 minute a waiter bumped in to my chair
not the best 2 hours in my life.

Tags: Spicy, People Watching
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Service- quick to be seated at our table. Waters were very attentive in spite of the restaurant being full with many people waiting at the bar and doorway.

Drinks- wine selections were adequate

Food- great

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Killer vibe with amazing food and drinks. One of the best spots in the city!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Went on a good tour of NY for the day and this was hands down one of our top places of the trip. A bit pricey but definitely worth the price and the staff were very friendly and attentive throughout our entire meal. The appetizers are the size of full meals (get the chicken and waffles- you will NOT regret it) and the drinks were phenomenal!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Fun, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This is the 2nd time here. First time was amazing - great food and service but I have to say - we were disappointed Friday evening. Chicken and waffle was not as good as last time - even the presentation was off. Shrimp and grits and ribs were also underwhelming. Dessert was delayed bc we were told that the chef sent it back to the line - well, the deconstructed apple pie was a big disappointment - can’t imagine what it was like before it was sent back. Hopefully this was just an off night for the Red Rooster.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was delicious, our waitress was great although I think there maybe a staff shortage since she was swamped. All of the food we ordered were delicious, however, the timing for when food comes out of the kitchen could be more consistent. Chicken and waffle appetizer came very quickly, on the other hand, entree food items (jerk chicken and hot yardhouse?) took a while to come out.

Finally, while it's great to have loud music to boost the bar atmosphere, I don't think the same can be said for dining. I suggest having a barrier of some sort or reduce the noise.

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Spicy, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great food, excellent service and friendly staff. I thought the drinks were prepared well and the food was to my specifications. Love the Red Rooster

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The host was great considering we were late getting to the restaurant for our reservations, and was able to accommodate us with a short wait. Love the energy at this restaurant.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Nice food which we all enjoyed - including our three children aged 7, 12 and 14. The service was not as good. My daughter’s soft drink was basically just water. When we asked for a new one it took a long time and the new drink was served without any excuse.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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