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Red Rooster Harlem, New York, NY
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Red Rooster Harlem

4.6
4.6
8809 Reviews
$30 and under
Soul food
Located in the heart of Harlem, Red Rooster Harlem serves comfort food that celebrates the roots of American cuisine and the neighborhood’s diverse culinary traditions. We seek to share the story of Harlem with our guests and offer a space that celebrates local artists, musicians and culinary talents alike. We embrace today’s Harlem with a spirit of inclusiveness and community by hiring our family of staff from within the community, inspiring better eating through neighborhood cooking classes, and buying from local purveyors.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 71 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Soul food, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–9:45 pm Sat 11:00 am–9:45 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 792-9001

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Marcus Samuelsson

  • Private party contact

    Our Events Team: (646) 652-8359

  • Neighborhood

    Harlem

  • Cross street

    Between 125th and 126th Street

  • Parking details

    Red Rooster is conveniently located on the 125st. Nearest trains are<br />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.<br /><br />4, 5, or 6 train to 125th Street leaves guests within 3 blocks of restaurant.<br /><br />A, B, C, D train to 125th Street leaves guests within 4 blocks of restaurant.

  • 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)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 8,809 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. l

    lcsh

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this place - big energy, great jazz music, amazing food. Very loud, so don’t go there to have quiet conversation.
  2. JB

    JoanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved every mouthful of food! I had the shrimp and grits as I listened to Harlem Sing. I was so glad that I made reservations, or I would have been standing in line with tears in my eyes unable to enter. This was my third visit to Red Rooster, and I plan to have many more!
  3. BG

    BelindaG

    Italy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ottimo ristorante. Soul food rispettoso della tradizione con rivisitazione creativa. Ambiente gradevole
  4. E

    Eshnana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greeting= excellent Service throughout= excellent Food taste, pesentation= excellent Price = excellent Recommend = would definitely recommend to family and friends. Waiters/Waitresses attentive and pleasant throughout
  5. AN

    AlexN

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    Some dishes were semi-warm. Spicy wings were yesterday's leftovers. Red wine was served after food was served with the delay of 15- 20 minutes. In general, food was not bad, but the way it was served did not cost the price we paid.

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded 1 day agoDear Alex, It saddens us to read that you were not blown away by your Red Rooster experience; our sincere apologies. Please trust that it was never our intention to disappoint you, and we are grateful you brought your experience to our attention. We believe that you may have caught us on an off evening, and we hope you will give us a second chance to redeem ourselves. With regrets, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  6. LG

    LoriG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow. I mean, wow. We had drinks--"Passion in Harlem" and "Harlem Stoner" to start at the bar (Rachel was AMAZING). Then we moved to the dining room where Misha (also AMAZING) allowed us time to enjoy the deviled eggs, followed by the yardbird chicken (divine), mac and greens, and the breakfast pasta. I can't express the joy we felt enjoying such wonderful food and music on a Saturday afternoon! Go. Now. What a decadent day <3

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded 1 day agoIt appears that our signature cocktails and menu items were exactly what you were in the mood for, and we could not be happier. Thank you, Lori, for being our guest and sharing your heartfelt feedback regarding your experience. We can't wait to share your fabulous compliments with Rachel and Misha - they will love knowing how their service elevated your overall experience. Please come back and see us again one day. Cheers! The Red Rooster Team

  7. d

    davidm

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great Vibe! Really enjoyed the ambiance. Service was great!
  8. RD

    RobinD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All food was great except catfish could be crisper. Chicken is the best!!

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded 1 day agoDear Robin, We are incredibly pleased that you joined us recently, and thank you for your review. Genuine feedback from our guests is essential to our team as it is the only way we can know of our successes and misses (we apologize about the catfish!). We were happy to hear that you had a pleasant experience and enjoyed your visit wholeheartedly. Please revisit us the next time you are in the neighborhood. Warmly, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  9. KC

    KarenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time and it did not disappoint! Had heard from friends and watching cooking shows about Marcus’ restaurant and so glad I did. Catfish, Mac and greens and cornbread with a warm butter spread! Make it on your to do list!!

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded todayDear Karen, This is excellent news! Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your fabulous feedback. It looks like you enjoyed our signature dishes, and we could not be happier. It was our pleasure hosting you for your birthday dinner, and we are looking forward to your return one day soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  10. K

    Kanon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my girlfriends birthday and they surprised her with an amazing dessert. One of the best restaurants I’ve had in my life. Would definitely go again.

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded 1 day agoWhoa! We are flattered, Kanon! Thank you for being our guest and allowing us to be a part of your girlfriend's birthday celebration. It was our pleasure hosting you, and we look forward to your return one day soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  11. JS

    JayS

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first visit and my wife’s second visit. My teenage boys loved it too. Food was spectacular and the service impeccable. Super friendly and professional staff. Wings and crab cake were excellent as were the lobster roll, shrimp and grits, smash burger. Desserts all great too. Cocktails creative and unique. Will definitely return.
  12. GG

    GilzG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING PLACE I cannot wait to come back. A must when in NYC
  13. SL

    ScottL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Sat in the back and it was so dark on a beautiful day in NYC. Asked to sit outside but was told no even though it was half empty!

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded 1 day agoThanks for bringing this to our attention, Scott. We will research your reservation and investigate why you were told we could not move your table. Please accept our apologies, and trust that we never intended to disappoint you. Hopefully, you enjoyed our food and service and will consider giving us a second chance the next time you are in the area. Warmly, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Got the crab cake, collard greens, fried chicken, macaroni and cheese. Chicken was crispy and flavorful. Macaroni and cheese was gooey. Collard greens were a touch sweet for my taste, but still solid. Service was fine. The manager was nice and more attentive than the waiter and hostess. Volume was a bit loud bc of the DJ, but wasn't bad. All around a good choice.
  15. KC

    KenC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was excellent and the ambience was pleasant. The only problem I noted, as did my friend, is that the handheld devices the servers use diminish their capacity to be available to guests. Multiple servers were on the dining floor but focused on their devices and unavailable — they were distracted. And it diminished the dining experience. Repeatedly my server came to my table and then proceeded for a few minutes to navigate her device, standing by our table, placing us in a kind of pause or holding pattern which felt odd. She walked up and we expected her to interact. Instead, she asked us to wait a minute while she tapped away. I expect the handheld thing at a franchise sports bar restaurant kind of place, not Res Rooster. I’m sure it seems advanced and modern to conduct transactions at the table; however, it lowers the sense of having a singular experience. At the least, servers shouldn’t be posted up on the floor with their heads buried in their devices. Attentive service means being cognizant of your surroundings and tables assigned. The handhelds significantly harm the quality of service.

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded 1 day agoHi Ken, Thank you for joining us and sharing your feedback. It was nice reading that you truly enjoyed our food and ambiance; however, we are saddened to read that our handheld ordering devices were distracting and took away from your overall experience. Warm and personalized hospitality is what you should expect when dining with us, and we apologize for missing the mark. Trust that your insights have been taken to heart and will be shared with our team for improvement. Warmly, Red Rooster Team

  16. S

    Suzy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Food portions were very small. Guacamole was literaly 2 small spoonfuls. Mac and cheese with greens were big noodles and hardly any collard greens... Chicken wings were tastey... Drinks were delicious...
  17. MF

    MjcF

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Shaun was fantastic! The food and drinks were excellent.
  18. Y

    Yoly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic, as usual, and the service was above par! Our server even brought a little dish with fresh water for my puppy who was with me.

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded 4 days agoDear Yoly, Thank you for joining us again. It is always lovely to hear from our long-time fans, for it is fantastic knowing we once again exceeded your expectations in every way! Your kind comments are greatly appreciated, and we hope you will continue to join us whenever the opportunity presents itself. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious lunch.
  20. RV

    ReneV

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our waiter
  21. DP

    DPMD

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great fun. Will definitely return.
  22. JN

    JackNYC

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Happened to be in Harlem late on a Monday afternoon and took the chance to revisit Red Rooster. It was very hot outside, and the AC seemed to be struggling a bit inside. No fault there but I think it did affect the vibe a bit. Staff was great. The food was good+, just not great 5-star. The chicken was very good, but the breast was about the same size as the thigh. Prices are wacky everywhere right now so hard to judge against the market. It just seemed a bit expensive. Trying to give an honest review while also acknowledging how hard it is to work in and run restaurants right now. I love you all!

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded 6 days agoWe love you back, JackNYC! Thank you for being our guest. Despite the current economic and workforce challenges, our goal is always to provide a perfect dining experience, and we apologize for coming up short. We very much appreciate your being our guest and for your honest review. Please do visit us again the next time you find yourself in Harlem. It would be great if we had another chance to impress! Warmly, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  23. HB

    HayleyB

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fun experience! Loved every minute and the food was so good!!!

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded 7 days agoDear Hayley, Thank you for joining in the fun at Red Rooster Harlem! We love that you appreciated our incredible flavors and loved every minute of your visit - such great news! Please find your way back to us soon! Cheers, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  24. j

    jonathanp

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very tasty food, superlative service both in terms of speed and professionalism. Will return to this location and a sister location in miami, florida

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded on August 8, 2022Dear jonathanp, Fabulous! Thank you for being an ardent fan of our brand and for your stellar review. We love to hear that you consistently enjoy very tasty dishes and superb service – exactly as it should be! Your kind words mean the world to us! Please do revisit us or our Overtown location soon. Cheers, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience as usual! Consistently amazing quality food and dining
  26. AW

    AliciaW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the service was great. Chicken and waffles, fluffy on the inside and crunchy on the outside, the way I like it and, the chicken was amazing. The others that were dining with me had the spicy salmon bowl, lobster roll and, shrimp and grits, everyone was extremely happy with the food and service. Will definitely recommend Red Rooster.
  27. C

    Chopz

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I loved the restaurant and our waitress was phenomenal. However, I wish there were more vegan options.

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded on August 8, 2022Dear Chopz, We are thrilled to read that you loved our restaurant and the service you received. Thank you for letting us know. However, we are sorry to learn that you were not jazzed with our vegan options. Please know that your insight has been taken to heart and will be shared with our culinary team. Our menu does update periodically, so please check back with us the next time you are in the neighborhood. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  28. SM

    SMAW

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Stick tables, overly loud, and okay food for a high price. Would only recommend it to a friend for drinks.

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded on August 8, 2022Hi SMAW, It saddens us to read that you were not blown away by your Red Rooster experience; our sincere apologies. Please trust that it was never our intention to disappoint you, and we are grateful you brought your experience to our attention. We believe that you may have caught us on an off evening, and we hope you will give us a second chance to redeem ourselves. With regrets, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  29. KN

    KctNYC

    New York Area

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I miss some of the old dishes (Swedish meatballs) and eclectic vibe. Food no longer is high end. Wine and price superb especially the Sancerre.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food outstanding! Service was amazing. She was attentive and food came out quick and just sooooo tasty!! It was our second time and was even more amazing. Always recommend this place every time you visit Harlem!
  31. MN

    MarkN

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing service, good music was playing with a DJ. What more can you ask for? We loved every minute of our experience here. We were so thankful for choosing to spend our 14 year anniversary at Red Rooster.

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded on August 4, 2022What more could anyone ask for? We agree, Mark! Thank you for being our guest and allowing us to be a part of your anniversary celebration. Such great news! It was our sincere pleasure having you as our guest, and we hope to host you again one day soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  32. a

    ange01

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambiance! Some of the best wings I have ever had!

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded 7 days agoHow yummy are our Wild Wild Wings with ginger-black pepper sauce and scallions!?!? They are soooo good - and we are so happy to read how much you enjoyed them! Thank you, ange01, for being our guest and sharing your fantastic feedback. We hope to have you as our guest again one day soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  33. CC

    CristinaC

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oh my goodness!!! We had the absolute best time at Red Rooster. We come here each time we visit NYC. The fried chicken is phenomenal; the service and kindness was so appreciated; the ambiance/vibe was wonderful; and we just couldn’t imagine a better dining experience!! Our server (Tiara) was incredible: she stopped by to tell us how well behaved our kids were and secretly asked us about refills for them, which was so thoughtful. Travel as quickly as you can to this delicious and dreamy destination!!!
  34. DJ

    DesireeJ

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great flavorful food. Soul Food with a twist.
  35. MG

    MarilynG

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They seem to have changed their menu since I was there a few years ago. But we enjoyed the food very much.

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded on August 3, 2022Hi Marilyn, Thank you for being our lunch guest and letting us know how much you enjoyed your visit. Our menu does update seasonally, and we apologize if your previous favorite dish was no longer offered. Hopefully, you found a new one, and it brings you back for another visit in the not too distant future. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  36. L

    Lashantah

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Red Rooster Harlem was recommended by a friend for my weekend trip. I loved the live band and the food was absolutely amazing!!! Sabrina was a great server and made great recommendations for first timers. Definitely a gold star experience!

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded on August 2, 2022Dear Lashantah, It is lovely to hear that your visit to Red Rooster Harlem was a highlight of your weekend trip! We love being a part of your happy memories. Thank you for taking the time to spread such warm praise, and we hope you will visit again when you return. Cheers, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  37. a

    andyn

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Red Rooster is a fantastic place all round, great food, great ambience, music and service.

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded on August 2, 2022Dear Andy, Fantastic! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your visit and sincerely appreciate your warm recommendation. It is a pleasure to pass your thoughtful words to our team, and we hope you will visit again soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  38. JS

    JuanS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful flavors!
  39. JP

    JaneP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gospel Sunday Brunch. Loved the food, service and ambience.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Personal majisimo, sitio precioso, ambientazo y coro gospel del domingo increíbles.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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 8809 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 71 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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Google Map for Red Rooster Harlem

310 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10027

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 125th and 126th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Harlem

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–9:45 pm Sat 11:00 am–9:45 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Soul food, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Red Rooster is conveniently located on the 125st. Nearest trains are<br />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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Marcus Samuelsson

  • 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)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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