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Red Rooster Harlem

4.6
8195 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southern
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 8195 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have yet to have a bad experience at Red Rooster. Yes, the music is very loud, but I like when they have a DJ or live music. The food is always great, so many tasty offerings and our server was great, constantly checking in on us. My favorite thing to get is the Yep! Chicken and Waffles, but there are so many good things, so bring a large group so you can try a little of everything!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adoroa has very good service. Food was great as well as the ambiance

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ednah
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Had catfish & black eye peas! Peas were hard and cold. Fish was like warm! Wasn't brought any condiments! Tarter sauce or hot sauce! His crab cake was alright. Garlic Mashed potatoes okay. Best was his Pina colada!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Red Rooster while vacationing with my family. The food was fantastic. It came really quickly and was fresh and hot. Our server was super friendly and helpful. We enjoyed everything we had. The chicken and waffles was great! We even got to meet Chef Marcus! He was incredibly friendly!

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Patricia
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I'm a person who believes in supporting Black Businesses n understands the importance. I chose the resturant to celebrate my Birthday. There was 16 people seated for dinner (4 tables) n 2 more of my guest stopped by for take out. Yet, we need not feel appreciated, fully respected or valued throughout our dinning experience.

We are generational members of the Harlem community. We're not celebrities, other minorities or white people. Sadly, I truly feel that our "common folk status" prevented us from receiving adequate service.

Also a thousand dollars was spent on food n drinks. Yet when it can time cut the birthday cake. The manager told us it would cost an extra $5 per slice to have a staff member cut the cake. I respectfully declined n cut the cake myself n served it to my guest. Luckily the knife was provided for free, but the plates n forks for the cake took a while to arrive.

When the bills arrive for each table there was add ons and the bills was mixed up according to tables. That said, the food was food and we ordered a variety. The food help temper my guest. However, there is now 18 people who will not be returning to the resturant.

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JeffS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service was great and the staff were wonderful. The music was fun but so loud it was difficult to hear any of the conversation. The food was good, but the chicken, in my opinion was a bit dry.

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PaulO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Noise level: Anoying... music way to loud in outside dining area so talking amongst us was very difficult!

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DoctoraM
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The jerk salmon bowl is OUT OF CONTROL DELICIOUS.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 3 days ago

We completely agree, Doctora! Our jerk salmon bowl quickly became an employee favorite, and we are thrilled that you loved it as well! Great news! Please do come back and see us again soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed with visits to Red Rooster…always consistently top notch in food, beverage, service, ambiance…hospitality personified!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 3 days ago

This makes us so happy! Thank you, thank you, thank you! We love your loyalty - it means to the world to us. See you again soon - Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem

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JoyM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server/waitress was excellent & very attentive. She also gave us very good recommendations for our meal. Sorry, I can't recall her name.

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ReneeG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Such a great place to meet friends & listen to music. Great ambiance, just good vibes! I frequent the Red Rooster often.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Renee, We love hearing from our loyal fans, and we completely agree, Red Rooster Harlem is a great place for friends to meet and listen to music! Thank you for spreading the good word. We are happy to hear that you and your friends chose to spend your evening with us, and we hope you will return soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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LizD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and atmosphere were all amazing. The gospel brunch choir had outstanding voices.

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mkholla
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh was an amazing server – food was amazing as always and really enjoyed the gospel music!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 6 days ago

Hi mkholla, How amazing is our Sunday Brunch? It really is something to behold! The Gospel singers (Sing Harlem) are absolutely amazing! We are delighted you joined us and had such a memorable experience. Thank you for being our guest and for taking the time to spread the good word about our extraordinary brunch and Josh's amazing service - we deeply appreciate it. Please do join us again the next time you are in the area. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their Sunday afternoon performance was soulful and culturally nourishing. Great experience.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 6 days ago

We love that description of our Sunday Brunch Gospel Singers - soulful and culturally nourishing - what a great way to convey our brunch vibes. Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your wonderful feedback. It is our hope that you will join us again the next time you are in the area, Cheers- The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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BertramV
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! It gave the experience we wanted for our friend. She had never experienced the Red Rooster Sunday Brunch experience. Thanks for making her smile.

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Eyla
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! The service was fast and the staff was very friendly.

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vipBlueLightSpecial
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate on the outside patio which was delightful. The wait staff were efficient and courteous and the food was fantastic. We ordered the fried chicken and several sides. The fried chicken was amazing. I usually don’t eat the skin off fried chicken, but this was so tasty that I ate a good portion of it. The sides also good. I particularly enjoyed the greens which were perfectly seasoned and had a touch of vinegar flavor with just a hint of sweet-maybe a touch of molasses?

The strawberry short cake served in a highball glass was just the right note to close the meal.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 6 days ago

Our perfectly seasoned greens had a touch of love, BlueLightSpecial, just love, and, well, maybe molasses! Thank you, so very much, for being our guest and for taking the time to provide such fabulous feedback regarding your visit to Red Rooster Harlem. It appears you ordered some of our signature dishes, and we are delighted you enjoyed them. Please do join us again the next time you are in the neighborhood. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food.

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ChristopherB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true Harlem gem. Great food, great ambience and amazing service!

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vipTresdudes
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The inside of Red Rooster is so fun and I love the design. Great vibe and how fun is having a DJ inside too! Our food was so tasty and our server was awesome too.

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ErikkaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The CustomerService made up for the lackluster meal. While our food was brought out quickly you could tell it had been sitting out and reheated. The meal quality was not what you would associate with Marcus Samuelson.

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pangdyer
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing place. Great atmosphere, the food and drinks are incredible, the crowd is fun and attractive. If you have folks visiting you in NYC, I'd highly recommend taking them there for a perfect evening.

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KimJ
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Loved the live DJ. The music was great.

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Munchkin
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cornbread and the shrimp and grits are melt in you mouth- heavenly! The honey hot yard bird was the juiciest fried chicken I have ever eaten. The signature cocktails are inventive and it was hard to choose just one. The background music did not interfere with conversation but actually had patrons dancing in their seats and wait staff rocking in the aisles. The wait staff work together as a team - everyone takes care of you - and in the most personable way. The colorful aprons worn by staff are designed by one of the employees and are eye catching. This is wonderful landmark restaurant on a very vibrant street in Harlem- go for a walk up Malcom X Boulevard/Lenox Avenue after your meal past famed Sylvia's, Catch and Grill and visit the African Market for some products to make West African stews. Great food, great ambiance and a wonderful night out experience.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 6 days ago

Munchkin, we can't thank you enough for your private note (and your amazing review), it really means a lot to us. Our team is comprised of amazing humans, all of whom come together in hospitality harmony along with our amazing guests to create our warm, wonderful, and welcoming vibe. We are flattered to be considered your family restaurant, and we are looking forward to having you join us again one day soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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KirstenW
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!!!! Great service, ambiance and food! All menu items are fantastic- you can’t go wrong

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Kirsten, You have no idea how happy your review just made us! Thanks a million! We are so glad we were able to provide you with such a memorable experience. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Team

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GreatDateNight
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had wanted to come here for awhile and finally had the opportunity. It was worth it. The food was incredible. The staff was friendly. It has a cool funky atmosphere. Great date night spot.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 6 days ago

Hi! We are glad you were finally able to join us as well. At Red Rooster Harlem, we strive to satisfy every guest with incredible food, a unique atmosphere, and friendly service. We were gratified to read that we had met these expectations when you joined us. Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your thoughts. Your kind comments are genuinely appreciated, and we look forward to having you as our guest again. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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MeliSmee
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very much enjoyed everything. Food and vibes were on point!

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Carlos
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very noisy inside when band was playing, but it was great outside

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on October 7, 2021

Dear Carlos, We appreciate your review. It is great to receive such positive comments about our outdoor area. We are, however, sorry to read that the band was a bit too loud inside when you joined us; thank you for bringing this to our attention. We take our guests’ concerns seriously and will certainly use your comments to improve this area of our atmosphere. Please visit us again when you are in the neighborhood. Most sincerely, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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vipJoge1143
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Best Fried Chicken I ever had. Thought the rest of the menu was a little limited in selection. But if you are a fried chicken lover, order a few pieces and a side of fries and you will be in heaven, The garlic mashed potatoes tasted like they were from a box so those were a thumbs down. But the salted carmel donuts were a great finish to your meal too. Will go again next time we are in town.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on October 7, 2021

Dear Joseph, Thank you for being our guest & for your helpful review. While we are delighted that you genuinely enjoyed our fried chicken and donuts, but we wanted your visit to be amazing across the board. Please accept our apologies that our mashed potatoes kept you from fully enjoying your time with us. Your comments are taken seriously and will be shared with the staff to help us improve. We do hope that you will not be deterred from visiting us again soon. Sincerely, The Red Rooster Team

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ChaquelH
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely recommend and it has a really unique menu for people who like to try new things

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JoanJ
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exquisite, every bite the perfect blending of flavors. We wanted one if everything on the menu! We'll go back when we visit NYC again in June.

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bwalsh68
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heard about the place. Tried it. Was even better than expected. Lobster roll fabulous. Chicken exceptional. Service and music just made it better. We will be back.
Dr Bob Walsh

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DanaP
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Door man, hostess and service was excellent
Food ame out hot timely and as ordered a d describe.
Music and atmosphere was on point

First time visitor will recommend

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on October 5, 2021

We love hearing from first time guests, Dana. Thank you for giving us a try, and for sharing your fabulous feedback regarding your visit. It was our pleasure hosting you, and we hope you will join us again the next time you are in the neighborhood. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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DanielleP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was great and the he level regarding COVID safety was outstanding.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on October 4, 2021

Dear Danielle, Thank you for joining us recently. We are relieved to read that you were completely satisfied with the COVID safety measures we have put in place for our guests. We’re also thrilled to read how much you enjoyed a great evening out. Please know that your kind feedback means a lot to us, and we are grateful you shared it. Looking forward to having you as our guest again one day soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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vipEdithC
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first meal there. We loved everything about it. Vibrant fun. Loved the painted aprons. Great waitress great food. We will make it a go to place in nyc

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on October 4, 2021

Dear Edith, Thank you for joining us recently. It is always nice to hear from first time guests. We are grateful to learn that we exceeded your expectations in every way! Great news! Your kind and beautifully detailed comments are appreciated. We look forward to your next return when you are in the neighborhood once again. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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BrianM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a great experience. It was very loud so hard to have a conversation. Would go back again as the food is outstanding.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on October 4, 2021

Hi Brian, Thank you for being our guest at Red Rooster. We loved hearing about how much you enjoyed our outstanding food! However, we are sorry that the noise level was higher than you could enjoy. While we encourage guests to enjoy the casual and fun atmosphere, we can understand that it can get a little too boisterous at times, and we deeply apologize. We happy to read that this shortcoming will not deter you from joining us again in the future - phew! Warmly, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good kind of wish they had a little more on the menu. Employees were amazing treated us so well.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on October 4, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your honest feedback. We are glad you were well treated by our fabulous team members; however, we are saddened to read that you found our menu to be limited. Our chefs do adjust our menus seasonally, so perhaps our next version may have a few more items as well as your new favorite dish! Please do join us again the next time the opportunity presents itself. Warmly, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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TravisH
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Red Rooster met the hype. I know several people who have dined there and they did not over state the quality of the food at Red rooster. The food is well prepared.

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ChefRivera
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT FOOD, SERVICE AND MUSIC ! LOVED THE LIVE DJ !!

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vipkatayounA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around! Great food, great vibes, great service! Loved it

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You can order delivery directly from Red Rooster Harlem using the Order Online button. Red Rooster Harlem also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Red Rooster Harlem also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 792-9001.

Red Rooster Harlem is rated 4.6 stars by 8195 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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