Red Rooster Harlem

4.4
5656 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southern
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  • Comfort Food
  • Hot Spot
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southern
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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
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Phone number
(212) 792-9001
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Marcus Samuelsson
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 125th and 126th Street
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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.
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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.
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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)
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Special events & promotions
Red Rooster guests are treated to live musicians every day of the week!
See our website for our line up.
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

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.

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5,656 reviews
4.4 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
62%
Very Good
24%
Good
9%
Fair
3%
Poor
2%
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Perfect good. Perfect service. Clean place.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

It was awesome. Only thing was that I was not aware that they have live music, and it was pretty loud. But nonetheless entertaining.

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P
5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great experience and exploration of various food tastes! Good reason to visit Harlem. Highly recommend it.

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

My Grandmother was very excited to attend for her birthday,we arrived at 8:50 for our 9:00 reservation but did not get seated til 9:30 the food was great but took an hour and a half to receive my grandmother literally fell asleep at the table , The ambiance was beautiful and definitely seems like a great place for a date but we left not satisfied and still hungry because portions were so small

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MC
4.0Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful Wonderful experience. VERY loud and energetic for a date night though. Better for friends and gatherings

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OT
4.0Dined 4 days ago

Red Rooster is all around great but it is too loud (turning sown the music would help).

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SG
4.0Dined 5 days ago

We had reservations for brunch at noon but arrived about 11:30. We saw empty tables outside so we requested an outside table. It took about 20 minutes to be seated at the table that was open the whole time but they hostesses were gracious so it was not a big deal. The male wait staff members were gorgeous and definitely made the experience more enjoyable. We were given cornbread with tomato jam and honey butter which was delicious.

I ordered Mama's Breakfast Pie - lamb and mashed potatoes served in a skillet. It was very good. The chunks of lamb were grisly but tasty. My daughter ordered Asia's Hash which is usually served with duck hash but on this day had been made with chicken apple sausage. It comes with a fried egg on top. When my daughter lifted the egg, she was repulsed. The chicken sausage looked undercooked, which I am sure that it wasn't but she sent it back. She ordered Malcolm Lox Toast which looked beautiful and tasted delicious. We were stuffed but wanted to try a baked good so we ordered the sour cream coffee cake. It was just okay, nice texture but the flavor was subtle.

The brunch food was just good. I have had dinner options before that were outstanding (Obama Short Ribs!). The atmosphere and the service are just wonderful. I will return.

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OT
5.0Dined 5 days ago

I love this restaurant. Except the music was insanely loud I could barely hear the people at my table. And I’m 24 years old !! Not some old person complaining about the volume. When I asked my waitress for a straw she asked me if I wanted to save a sea otter or something. In other words she made me feel bad for asking for a straw for my harlem mule which tasted way better with a straw. The food was a little cold but delicious flavors!!!!

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NL
5.0Dined 6 days ago

My crab cake was delish; big juicy and filled with mouthwatering crab! I’ll definitely go back.

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EC
5.0Dined 6 days ago

I had lunch here a few times. The servers here are just wonderful. The food is awesome.

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OT
3.0Dined 6 days ago

The music was too loud. It’s an amazing restaurant and there was a great DJ but it was three notches too loud for eating. Maybe it works for weekends but this was a Thursday night.

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OT
5.0Dined 6 days ago

What an amazing vibe! If you don’t eat the Royale or Hot Chicken you’re missing out. Incredible. Very fun place and A+.

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HC
5.0Dined 6 days ago

The Obama short ribs were freaking spectacular!!!!

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JS
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent meal and outstanding service at this Harlem restaurant. We will go back, often. Happy Hour specialty cocktails were a nice surprise before our meal.

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M
5.0Dined 7 days ago

Was everythng we expected and more...the food was outstanding

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AG
5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

We visited Red Rooster with my husband and inlaws who were visiting from Istanbul. We were celebrating 8 year wedding anniversary with my husband.
We had wonderful time. The food was as always extraordinary and our parents loved the ambiance and the food.
Thank you for letting us enjoy the space and making this truly a wonderful memory.

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JT
4.0Dined on July 10, 2018

If you don’t like spicy food, stick to cocktails.

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CM
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Must do restaurant when in Harlem. Food was great. We'll be back soon.

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CG
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Vibe, music, atmosphere, food, and drinks were amazing! Definitely one of the best meals I've ever had.

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CC
4.0Dined on July 9, 2018

The lunch menu was limited and service was slow. Food was excellent

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OT
1.0Dined on July 9, 2018

The food was not what I was expecting. I always wanted to go to this restaurant more than anything to try the food created by Chef Marcus Samuelsson....It was an absolute deception but what it was really shocking was that this restaurant got a B in health inspections.... after seeing the grade on the window I wanted to leave immediately.

My friend’s daughter (16 years old) wanted to go there for her birthday, so after seeing the grade I didn’t say anything to anyone. I didn’t want to ruin the moment for them as they all came from UK on vacation and they were looking forward to go to this place.

The food did not taste good and everything looked fatty and fried. One of my friends ordered Macaroni and cheese and we all tried it. The taste of that dish was so bad that no one wanted to eat it ... The taste was like eating pure butter ... I ordered the meat (medium rare) and it arrived dry and greasy.

No one wanted to stay for desert!

The live music at the bar was so incredibly loud that it was impossible to have a normal conversation. None of us couldn’t listen what the other one was saying.

For me the only reason that I’ll go back to this place it will be for drinks and music, but never again to eat at the restaurant.

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a
3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

My 14 year old son and I ate here on a trip to NYC. He is a foodie and specifically asked to eat here. Our server was unenthusiastic. They were out of collard greens so half of the stuff on the menu had changes. Food was just okay. Of course we had the fried chicken, my son loved it but we ran out of gravy and our server never checked back in to see if we needed more. I thought the potatoes and cabbage were overly sweet and the crab cakes were just okay.

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M
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Sunday brunch was fabulous!! We had the chicken and waffles, chicken with biscuits and gravy, corn bread and the breakfast pie. Loved it all!! The staff is so nice and love the music!!

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K
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

One of the best soul food spots! Vibe was cool, really great old school hiphop and r&b, so it brought you back. The apps are great and the drinks of delicious too. Noisy place but that's the point, so it was definitely happening! Totally recommend!

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WM
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Red Rooster is a place that lived up to expectations. The food was excellent. The ambiance was nice and the energy was great. I will definitely go back to Red Rooster on my next trip to NYC.

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PS
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

I experienced a delectable dish and entertaining atmosphere at this establishment. The wait for food wasn't long. The décor was fabulous.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Everything was Amazing!!!
Hands down! First visit and will not be my last!
Get to this restaurant ASAP. You will not be disappointed!!!

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A
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Legendary! You can’t miss this

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Must experience

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

The food was exceptional. We had the deviled eggs and cornbread for appetizers; the paella was the main course and was enough for 4 people. The service was a lacking but not a deal breaker.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Had a great time at Red Rooster. Food was excellent as well as the service and always positive staff. We wanted a leisurely dinner and we were not rushed. We tried a lot of small plates and shared the entree so we could try variety. Can’t wait for our next visit!!

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OT
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

My wifes birthday

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2018

You have everything right there for a great night: separate bar area, a restaurant and a nighclub downstairs. One stop dining, music and entertainment. It's like a vacation.

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OT
4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Fabulous food

Service was slow - to bring water, to come back and take orders, to check on our first bites, to offer second cocktail

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OT
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Great food

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RG
4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Everything was great, except the air conditioning just couldn't keep pace with the temp outside!

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JC
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

The ambience is great and so is the food. I look forward to eating there again.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Go here! Food was amazing with generous serving sizes. Great service and ambiance. If you like live music, would recommend picking a later dining time... didn’t start til 9pm when we visited.

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RH
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

The food is phenomenal. We had Obama Shortribs and Shrimp and Grits. The wings appetizers are the best ever! Will definitely go back. Food and vibe outweigh the average service.

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Food was great but it was really slow. I know it’s a busy weekend (July 4th) so I’m going to let that go. My piece of ribeye was overcooked but since it was a good piece of steak it wasn’t chewy. Although service was slow, our server was nice and polite. Would come back during a slower time next time.

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