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Red Rooster Harlem

4.5
5375 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southern
Perfect For:
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Fun
  • Neighborhood Gem
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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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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What 5375 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
service
4.5
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4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Chef Ed and Chef Tiffany are the best!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic food and service but to loud music for a "talking dinner"

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Glad I finally made it!
After several reschedules and cancellations - I finally made the trek to Harlem on this trip to New York...and I am so happy I finally did!
The food was great. The service - great. The live music and bustle was the added bonus!
The Red Rooster has been added to my list of NY regulars. I travel often to NY and guaranteed this place is a new go-to!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Food is FUN! It's delicious but not so serious as some of the other great restaurants in NY. I love everything about RR. Get the cornbread. Get the ribs. Go for it!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This was a great meal -- the whole fried chicken was moist throughout. And the sides were so good. The ambience was cool and exciting. Great service as well. The staff really made an effort to make you feel special.

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1.0Dined 5 days ago

Reservation at 10am, we arrived at 9:58am but were seated at 10:10am because the staff meeting was still going on. As soon as we sat down, I told our waitress that we would need to leave by 11am, she said she would keep it in mind. 10 minutes later the waitress finally returns to our table for our orders, and mentions that entrees would take some time. I reminded her once again that we would need to leave by 11am, which she acknowledged and said would be fine - no need to change our order. 10:45am and no sign of our food. Our waitress said that she was going to check, that it would be tight. 11am and she calls help from the manager to check on our food (whatever that means). At 11:05am, we left the restaurant hungry and without any form of compensation - our drinks were charged to us at full price.

I did not try the food so I cannot say anything about that, but this service was the worst I have ever had. If you cannot accommodate your diners’ time constraints, fine, but please tell them upfront and don’t leave them thinking that everything is going to be fine, until it isn’t.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Incredibly loud. Impossible to hear person sitting next to me at table. Food was very good. Cornbread was superb. Leisurely meal.
I had sent a cake order to the restaurant since it was a birthday. I got a confirmation and called again to reconfirm it.
No cake.
They tried to make amends by making something else and not charging us... but very disappointed.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

ur fav! Friendly crowd, knowledgeable and attentive staff and memorable food. The bar is a happening at happy hour, love the punch and tried the classics too.

The menu keeps changing so we always find something new and wonderful. We've loved the chicken, salmon, lamb, ribs, and cornbread; last night we tried the Obama Short Ribs that were truly amazing. They were too much for the two of us so we enjoyed a second round this morning, they were delicious cold! We shared the dirty girl chocolate mouse that was wonderful,but very small, we each had only two bites. Last time we shared the coconut cake & it was a true share.

Found the short rib recipe on line and see the plum sauce gives it the candy glaze, can't wait to try it at home. Thank you Marcus Samuelson for not only having an amazing restaurant, but giving back to the community and sharing. We will be back!!!

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Great food! The chicken and the salad was awesome! Creative menu and tasty, even the items I wasn't sure I'd like. The servers were very attentive and personable. A bit loud, especially if you sit outside. Can't wait to go again!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

The service was excellent and the ambience was good energy. Now, the food, let's just say I've never had such happy taste buds! The cornbread is like no other, as the cornbread is sliced like pound cake with smooth butter and tomato jam on the side. The mac and cheese with collard greens was one of thee best things I ever ate. My guest had the yard bird, which was incredibly crispy and yummy with collard greens that, standing alone has a sweet yet delicious flavor. Last, the restaurant itself screams culture, recognition and appreciation for artist and entertainers. I will definitely keep this one as one of my new favorites.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Lively, friendly staff, handsome decor paying homage to its Harlem roots. Food is delicious and unique with some staples for all palates. Looking forward to next time!

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

To noisy and loud, unable to have a conversation. :-(
Otherwise good.

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

While the food is great, the noise level makes talking almost impossible coupled with a constant musical beat played at full volume. 8 of us were seated in a booth for six near the kitchen. They forgot one of our dinners and offered nothing but a shrug so we had to wait and wait finally arrived when all the rest of us had finished. The fried chicken and ribs were best dishes. Couldn’t wait to leave. So noisy it was painful. We had been there several yeats earlier and it wasn’t like this.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

it would be better if the waiter more attentive with what we want to orders.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Several friends who have eaten here highly recommended it. We were in New York, so we tried it for lunch. These friends were absolutely correct. Outstanding African American history and culture artistically displayed at this venue. The service was highly professional, warm and friendly. The food was an uniquely take on “soul food”. Incrediblely delicious, too. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The music was unbearably loud (NOT just energetic) for conversation to take place, and ruined the whole atmosphere. It was my understanding that music took place downstairs, but it was right in the bar area near dining on the first floor. Even the servers couldn't hear our orders. It was too bad, because the food was good-but we just wanted to finish and leave.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Red Rooster has no equal when it comes to balancing energy, vibe, great food and great service. Food on point. Service unpretentious yet attentive; atmosphere is just utter, one-of-a-kind. The band on the Monday night we were there shell down de place COMPLETELY. In the best possible way! How they do it, I don’t know, but they get it done. Extraordinary.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

My wife and I attended on the recommendation of a friend. The food was amazing. We ordered the chicken and waffle, shrimp and grits and the "Obama Shortrib". The food was incredible as was the overall ambiance. Chef Brumfield was gracious enough to speak to us about the meal. Our experience was nothing short of phenomenal.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Restaurant was fun and lively. It's a smaller space with people crammed together, this exclusivity I suppose. The okra in my shrimp and grits was undercooked, and the jerk chicken was under seasoned.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great jazz brunch. Loved it

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great brunch Sunday. Amazing food with band in live.

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I live in Harlem, am a former restaurant owner, and the Rooster has been a second kitchen for me for years even as the service has deteriorated over the last several, a problem we have always been willing to overlook because of the quality of the food.

Yesterday, my wife and I went with friends who had also been there before. I have never experienced such an embarrassing and second-rate level of service. (The seating staff and bus people are great, however . . . very attentive, and we were seated right away.) We ordered salads and entrees to be split. Our dining partners ordered the Ol' Dirty Porcini Pasta, the folks at the table next to us having told us how good it was. After the salads, which were fine, we waited 50 minutes to get our entrees. Ours, the Taco Truck, was an overly greasy, overly cooked and overly sauced mess, but was presented okay and was filling at least. However, the dish ordered by our partners was cold. It took 10 minutes to get someone to return the item to the kitchen. No more than 60 seconds later, another dish masquerading as the one that was ordered showed up. It was warm, but was not prepared as expected and looked nothing like the entree that had been served to the neighboring table and had first showed up cold at ours. Our friends took a few bites and pronounced it barely edible. It took another 20 minutes before a person I believe to be the floor manager came over and asked how we were doing. He took away the dish without offering a replacement, or a glass of wine or even indicating that we would not be charged. Meanwhile, our waiter had no idea how the dish was supposed to have been prepared. Finally, our friends had to ask the floor manager to make sure we were not charged.

We will be back, because I am hopeful that this was just an anomaly. Our friends will never be back.

Mr. Samuelsson needs to get his kitchen and service staff in order.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was spectacular and the service was beyond expectation! The only other exceptional service experience I've ever had was at Commander's Palace in New Orleans.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We arrived 20 minutes late for our reservation and was willing to wait for next available table. After a long wait, we were told we can be seated downstairs if we pay $20 each because there will be a live band performing soon. We had a long wait before our order arrived to the table. The steak was so hard, it couldn’t be chewed (no exaggeration). Then we had a long wait for the check. Downstairs was so dark, we had to use our phone flashlights to see the menu, our food, and check. The service and food failed my expectations.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Birthday celebration for two of us in our group of four.
Made even more special by being able to have our photo taken with Marcus Samuelson.
Did I say how wonderful the food was?

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

As always Red Rooster was a pleasurable experience. Whether for a date, family gathering, or any special occasion The Red Rooster is always one of my top choices!

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food was terrific and the atmosphere filled with energy. The problem was our waiter. He took a long time before taking our order and there was a lengthy gap between getting the appetizers and the entrees. Most inexcusable, however, was the 15 minute wait after the presentation of one of the entrees and when it was returned to the table after being cut into serving portions by the kitchen. To their credit, the manager came over, apologized and gave us complimentary desserts. Really, I would have preferred to have had a meal without having to complain and gladly paid for our our desserts!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Very Good food. Ambiance is good. Good diversity in the servers and clients.

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Some basic things didn´t work.
we didn´t get our food at the same time. no one came and took order for drinks when we arrived, that´s a good income for you if you are on your toes there.-)

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Chef Mike was awesome . All of the staff wished us a happy anniversary which was really nice. Tables are packed in tight but we didn't mind too much. We traveled from Philadelphia and would do it again!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Very lively atmosphere, food was delectable. Children were able to enjoy as well.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

It was fantastic!!!!!!my daughter and I were celebrating her acceptance to Columbia Law Schooland we had a wonderful evening!!!!!

The food was incredible. I am bringing my whole family back soon!

Thank you.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

From our first bite to dessert we enoyyed

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The crab cakes were amazing!! And the service was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Muy buen ambiente y buena música en directo. La comida también excelente.
Como dato negativo, teníamos reserva para las 9:00 pm y tardamos 45 minutos en pasar a comer.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Always wanted to eat at Marcus Samuelson's Red Rooster and it did not disappoint. Created our own tasting menu with appetizers, sides dishes and small plates. Every bite was amazing. The service was good, but the servers appear to be trained to give "space" to the customers, so there was some awkward waiting. Everyone should eat here at least once...the decor is super fun, the bar is large and welcoming.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Came for the Fried Yardbird and it didn’t disappoint.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

the 3 hour drive worth it!! Everything was amazing and delicious. All the staff were wonderful,caring, and available. Could not have asked for a better experience to celebrate my daughter's sweet 16

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Incredible

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Amazing food... the shrimp & grits is a must-order!

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