Red Rooster Harlem

4.6
7503 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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DSyphe
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance, and customer service! Go as soon as you can.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 10 hours ago

Great advice, DSyphe! Thank you for being our guest and for spreading the good word about Red Rooster. Your enthusiasm and support mean the world to us! Looking forward to your return one day soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was incredible. We plan on going again. The fried chicken sandwich had a TON of paprika on it so don’t know if I’d recommend that dish. But everything else was amazing! Will return

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CarlosR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really nice place, with great food, cool ambiance and amazing fried chicken

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SweetT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Sat at outdoor table #25 as a party of two. Only tables of 4 had the luxury of having the heating lamp mounted above them. Other tables recieved service before us and needed the server to go back inside to get our correct drinks. Security did a wonderful job keeping the guys on the street who were hanging out from crossing the entrance. Every hot item we ordered was piping and much appreciated. Wished they had a veggie soup for the colder temperatures.

With Covid, temperatures were taken via wrists and hand sanitizer upon entry. Indoors and out the tables were spaced for social distancing. If sit down dining still scares you, order your food to go. It's delicious and worth it!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 10 hours ago

Your amazing review just made our Monday morning a little sweeter, SweetT! We can't thank you enough for taking the time to detail your Red Rooster visit, and for the sincere shout out to our security officer. Our team loves going above and beyond for our guests, and we're thrilled you noticed. Please know that your suggestion for a veggie soup will be passed along to our culinary team; we modify our menu often so check back soon! Wishing you a wonderful holiday season, The Red Rooster Team

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Yjeanp
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I have seen Chef Samuelsson on different shows and interviews and have always wanted to visit the Red Rooster. The ambiance, music, and service was great. The food was good, but would of like more options on the dinner menu. It was very limited however, the waiter, Michael made good suggestions that resulted in a tasty meal, even though the grill shrimp was a little salty. I have to say, the mac and cheese was amazing. I was a little thrown off by the rum chocolate cake. I though I was going to get a slice of cake, but ended up with a jar serving of more frosting than cake. I tried to dig deep to get the cake, but it became too challenging. I would go back and maybe try the brunch next.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 10 hours ago

Hi Yjeanp, We are so pleased that you joined us recently here at Red Rooster, and thank you for your review. Genuine feedback from our guests is very important to us, and we appreciate the details you have provided on Open Table. It is great to hear that you had a nice experience and that you are planning on a brunch visit next time around - we are looking forward to your return. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season, The Red Rooster Team

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LongWait
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, great people and great food.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 4 days ago

Hi there, Sounds like you had a great time! Thanks for being our guest and for sharing your experience here on Open Table. Looking forward to having you as our guest again one day soon. Cheers, The Red Rooster Team

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MarkA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fried chicken ever, collard greens, shrimp and grits ever! Service was amazing and the ambience was very relaxing. Although. the chairs could be better.

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TyroneJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Red Rooster is highly recommended for any person to take their mate or friends to. The ambiance is amazing and the food is delectable at reasonable prices.

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MicheleW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

yes the menu changed and the food was flavorful, only the red velvet desert was not as tasty as it looked

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GraceA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to dine! Food is great (love, love the cornbread especially!) Everyone is friendly and accommodating. I liked the fact that there were dividers between tables outside. But do put a divider for the end table to protect against the cold. Would go back in a heartbeat!!

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dark
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The workers were very friendly & accommodating for my bro's bday, especially during these strange covid times.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 6 days ago

Hello there, Thank you for celebrating your bro's birthday with us here at Red Rooster. We read your private note and are delighted to know how much you enjoyed your evening. We very much appreciate your kind words regarding the hospitality of our team members; they are definitely keeping the amazing Rooster vibe alive during these trying times. Please do join us again the next time you are in the area. Cheers, The Red Rooster Team

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SimoneS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and very good COVID precautions. My boyfriend and I have been extremely cautious about going out to restaurants but Red Rooster has outdoor seating with heat lamps, plexiglass between tables, and they take everyone's temperature before entering. We were able to have a proper date night enjoying great food and drinks for the first time in months!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Simone, Thank you for trusting us with your first night out in months. Red Rooster takes the CDC recommended COVID safety guidelines very seriously, and we are relieved and thrilled to read how much enjoyed a much needed proper date night thanks to our precautions. Please stay safe, and do visit us again the next time you are in the area. Wishing you a healthy holiday season, The Red Rooster Team

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RichardR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in Orlando FL and travel to NYC only...........for Red Rooster. I just found out that one is coming to MIAMI !!!!!!!! YES

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Richard, Thanks for being such a loyal and dedicated fan! We are humbled to read that you travel to NYC just to dine at Red Rooster - wow!! We, too, are so excited to be opening in Miami (basically in your backyard compared to NYC). The restaurant was supposed to open in March, but due to obvious reasons was delayed. We are now on track to open mid December! Looking forward to seeing you in Miami, The Red Rooster Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing

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LottaM
London
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the service. The chicken was out of this world and we loved the Mac n Greens.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Lotta, Your kind comments on Open Table are truly appreciated. Hearing that your chicken and mac & greens were out of this world and that you loved your service tells that we have succeeded in providing a true Red Rooster experience. Thanks for being our guest and for sharing your thoughts. We hope you will be returning soon! Have a great holiday season - The Red Rooster Team

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AprilJ
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was average.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on November 16, 2020

Hi April, Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your thoughts. At Red Rooster, it is our goal to consistently exceed our guests' expectations and we are saddened to read that your visit was average. If possible, would you please reply to this thread and let us know what you ordered that did not "wow" you. Honest feedback is very important to us, and we'd appreciate a few more details about your experience. Looking forward to hearing from you soon. Warmly, The Red Rooster Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I have a tradition to celebrate our birthdays together: My birthday is 11/04 and his is 11/10. This year was my turn to pick the location.
I live within a few blocks of the Harlem location. I pass by daily and I see the attendance. So we figured that we may as well see for ourselves. As I joked to him, if it sucks , we can go back to mine and order takeout lol.
We were utterly pleased with our meal and our drinks. We drank the frozen white peach margaritas, and opted for the burgers. One of my measures for a restaurant kitchen is to see how well they execute a medium well burger or steak. This chef did that burger right, people. And the bartender made us some of the smoothest margaritas we had ever had, flavorful and beautifully presented. The chocolate rum cake trifle was the perfect way to round up the meal ( thanks for the little birthday candle, that was sweet!).
So, yes. Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s team did him proud. They made us feel welcome and they fed us well. I speak for us both when I say, “Bet’ami Āmeseginalehu!/ Tack så mycket!”

LM
vipLisaM
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The food was good but the guacamole could use a bit more flavor. There seemed to be only 2 servers which was NOT enough for the amount of customers there. The bus people helped out but is not the same as the server attending their tables. I had to ask the bus person for the server several times.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on November 16, 2020

Lisa, we are terribly sorry to learn about the disappointing service you received at Red Rooster; this is not the type of visit we want for our guests. We believe efficient service is equally important as perfectly prepared food; we can only imagine your frustration not having your server readily available. Please trust that you caught us on a day, and we sincerely apologize. Hopefully, this incident will not deter you from joining us again in the future. With regrets, The Red Rooster Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible. Food was tasteless. Staff was horrible. Server did not want to be there. Bartender was great though. I wish he was helping us all night

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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JaniceR
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere service and food!
Highly recommend this restaurant.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on November 11, 2020

Hi Janice, Thank you so much for being our guest and for sharing your five star review here on Open Table. We very much appreciate your kind words, and we hope to have you as our guest again one day soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Team

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vipRondaS
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The only real misstep was the rum cake dessert. It didn't look like it was professionally made by a pastry chef and was virtually inedible.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on November 9, 2020

Hi Ronda, Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your experience with us. It is very disappointing to learn you were not jazzed with our Rum-Chocolate Cake with roasted pineapple and red velvet cream. We very much appreciate your bringing this to our attention, for it is only with honest feedback from our guests that we can properly address our missteps. Hopefully you will join us again, and allow us the opportunity to "wow" you with a different dessert. Warmly, The Red Rooster Team

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HannahG
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great survive! Would definitely recommend.

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RosalindB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT FOOD, FRIENDLY SERVICE, PARKING ON STREET AVAILABLE

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on November 4, 2020

Finding parking on the street is always a great way to start your Red Rooster experience! Lucky! Lucky! Thank you, Rosalind, for sharing your amazing visit here on Open Table. We loved reading how much you enjoyed our great food and friendly service. Please do join us again the next time you are in the area. Cheers, The Red Rooster Team

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JulieH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food!!!

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StephanieD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and unique vibe! Without even knowing the history of the Harlem area, you can feel the soul walking into Red Rooster.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on November 9, 2020

Hi Stephanie, Thank you for being our guest, and for sharing your experience on Open Table. Having our guests feel the soul of Harlem while dining at Red Rooster is one of our missions. We are thrilled to read you felt our deep connection to the community we call home when you joined us. It's great knowing how much you enjoyed your experience, and we hope to have you as our guest again one day soon. Warmly, The Red Rooster Team

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ReginaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Had fried chicken and Waffle, the Waffle was cold

Would appreciate more of a variety and less eccentric options

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Teena
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must: fried chicken tower + grits + Mac & greens + collard greens. Service went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. We left with happy bellies & hearts!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on November 3, 2020

Happy bellies & hearts - We love it! Thank you, Teena for sharing your five star experience. That is precisely the way we wanted you to leave Red Rooster! Looking forward to your return one day soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Team

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JanetC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good environment for social group and family's and good food.

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vipFoodie2019
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience and meal!

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Bigsexy
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great. Everytime I’m in New York I eat here, never disappoints

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice! Bc of covid it was dead but the place was great and the food and service was excellent.

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Dazmattic
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed the food, although the greens were a bit bland

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very covid-safe without sacrificing hospitality. Food was just as good as expected. Will definitely come back. My only complaint was that the restroom was not cleaned, probably from the night before.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on October 26, 2020

Thank you for being our guest and for highlighting our COVID safe environment. The health and safety of our guests, team members and community, are our priorities - glad you felt safe. However, we're terrible sorry and embarrassed to learn that our restrooms were not impeccably cleaned prior to your use. Please trust that this was a unique snafu, and one that will not be repeated. We appreciate your bringing this matter to our attention, and we hope to have you as our guest again. Warmly- RRH

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BrianaC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been wanting to go to Red Rooster for a while and me and my mother had an amazing time. Food was amazing, service was quick, and I was in love with the décor. the fried chicken was the best fried chicken id ever had. my expectations of this place was beyond exceeded. will definitely becoming back.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on October 26, 2020

Hello Briana, We were so gratified to read your review on Open Table. Hearing that your meal was amazing and that the service was spritely tells us that we have succeeded in achieving our hospitality goal! We want every guest at Red Rooster to truly enjoy their time with us, and we are so happy that you did! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Warmly, The Red Rooster Team

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vipElenaT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is incredible, the food, the service and everything in between. We had the cornbread, chicken and waffles, salmon and Mac and cheese and enjoyed every bite. Thank you for the warm and highly enjoyable experience.

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Sonia
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to unwind; with great service, food and music!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on October 27, 2020

We completely agree, Sonia! Red Rooster is the perfect place to sit back, relax and let our team members whisk you away to a wonderful dining experience! Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your wonderful thoughts. Looking forward to having you as our guest again one day soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Team

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GeorgeW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host and wait staff was really great and professional. Such a fun experience eating outside during COVID-19 in the beautiful sidewalk cafe with an awesome D.J.

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Tunde
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Rude staff. Racially biased. No sense of customer service.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on October 23, 2020

Dear Tunde, Thank you for being our guest and for bringing your recent experience to our attention. We kindly request that you reply to this email with your contact information (it will remain confidential) when you have a moment as we'd appreciate the opportunity to discuss your experience with you personally. Sincerely, The Red Rooster Team

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Davethebarber
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the Hostess, waiter to the chef & the food the ambience of the restaurant was just awesome.. The only thing my wife says could beat it was if Chef Marcus Samuelson popped up!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on October 22, 2020

Oh no, Davethebarber, we feel your wife's disappointment. We get it, when Chef Samuelsson pops in, it takes dining at Red Rooster to a whole new level - he electrifies the room! We're sorry he was not available when you and your wife dined with us, but you know what that means..... Yep! You'll just have to come back again. It's great knowing how much you enjoyed your visit despite not seeing Chef; thanks for sharing your experience. Looking forward to seeing you soon - The Red Rooster Team

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You can order delivery directly from Red Rooster Harlem using the Order Online button. 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 7503 OpenTable diners.

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