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About Red Rooster Harlem

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.

310 Lenox Avenue
New York, NY 10027
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Southern

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

Cross Street:
Between 125th and 126th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 792-9001

Website:
http://redroosterharlem.com/

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)

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.

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Marcus Samuelsson

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Red Rooster guests are treated to live musicians every day of the week!
See our website for our line up.

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.

Red Rooster Harlem Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (146)
Comfort Food (144)
Hot Spot (139)
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Neighborhood Gem (138)
Vibrant Bar Scene (128)
Creative Cuisine (122)
Fit for Foodies (122)
Live Music (99)
Special Occasion (92)
People Watching (91)
Good for Birthdays (91)
Casual (90)
Authentic (83)
Good for a Date (82)
Worth the Drive (79)
Bar Seating (77)
Great for Lunch (77)
Great for Brunch (74)
Good for Groups (74)
Handcrafted Cocktails (60)
Sunday Lunch (57)
Spicy (55)
Good for Anniversaries (49)
Late-night Find (41)
Happy Hour (35)
Tasting Menu (34)
Cozy (33)
Pre/post Theatre (31)
Local Ingredients (30)
Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
Business Meals (19)
Romantic (19)
Kid-friendly (18)
Good Vegetarian Options (15)
Seasonal (13)
Healthy (10)
Quick Bite (8)
Great Beer (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Scenic View (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Tapas (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Organic (4)
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·Dined a day ago

Great food and music! Awesome night out.

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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Generally good place to grab a bite... just a little uncomfortable with the bitter cold coming in from the door- it didn't seem like there was any heat on

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·Dined 2 days ago

Very good food and drinks

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Only okay, expected more. Member of party was seated on aisle and repeatedly knocked by passing waitstaff

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

They didn’t bring a birthday sparkler I requested and our table was high traffic so we kept getting bumped but the food made up for it

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·Dined 3 days ago

Had an awesome 1st time experience, food was wonderful - portion size and flavor wise. It was noisy, but that shows that customers were enjoying themselves. I would like to see the menu expended as I know Mr. Samuelsson is an fantastic chef. I can also see this restaurant being a hit in Atlanta, GA.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

My only negative experience with our dining experience was that the espresso machine wasn’t working everything else was great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

So loud! Could barely hear the waitress. Signature chicken was very nicely cooked, very tender, but lacked flavor. Brussel sprouts were excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

I’ve gone here over the years and it has come into its own. The food is good- not as good as when it first opened but still delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Neighborhood favorite, great food and atmosphere. Wonderful flavors!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

just toooo noisy , you cannot even talk to the person next to you

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined 5 days ago

I loved it! It’s worth every penny! Customer service was amazing, I really felt welcomed!

Tags: Spicy, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely delicious, though a bit loud and expensive but vibey and great service!

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·Dined 6 days ago

Lovely restaurant and great service but the food was disappointing. OK but we had big expectations.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Celebrated my daughters’ 21st Birthday!! Alerted nut and seed allergy in reservation, and not only was her and my sons dish’s safe, but also the appetizers for the table!! Loved, loved , loved!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Pleasant evening! Went out with a friend and enjoyed the place a lot.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Lived up to expectations attentive friendly service and great honest food. Loved the wings and whole yard bird. Really glad we made the effort to go. Loved the shrimp and grits

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Even if you have a reservation you will need to wait. Sometimes up to 30 minutes

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Come from Sweden and fun to visit a ”swedish” owned restaurant as Marcus has a good reputation.
Excellent food with good tastes - party of 4 and everyone satisfied with the food
Ribs marvellous and the shrimps with grits excellent
The waiter could have made a better impression.
Nice atmosphere but as fullybooked and live music the noise level high but acceptable

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Awesome atmosphere, Good food, nice drinks, but rushed service.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Dined here while on vacation. Corn bread for appetizer was good. I wanted the fried chicken & waffle but server said it would be all wings as out of other pieces so I ordered shrimp & grits as did my dining partner. It was delicious but table that came in after us got beautiful large pieces of fried chicken & waffles, so I was disapponted because of that. Cinnamon roll for dessert was good but more appropriate for breakfast as were some of the other desserts. However, a live funk band started playing in the bar before we finished dinner so we stood in the bar to enjoy the music and that was the highlight of the evening. The band engaged the audience and played a lively mixture of old and new funk & pop music that had audience dancing & singing along. Never caught the name of the band but they were wonderful performers.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

It’s the awesome place to experience Harlem ultimate live jazz and atmosphere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I went there for brunch on New Years Day. It was a nice crowd, the music was good and the food was delicious. I will definitely go back to try their dinner menu.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It's crowded, loud and you may have to share a table. If you don't mind that, the food is great, original,and the service very friendly. You will have fun there!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was very good, everyone loved the fried chicken. The plates are huge so make sure you go hungry!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We booked two tables on New Year's Eve at 8.30pm. We were rushed through dinner and at 10pm were told to vacate our table. We were given the choice to either pay 50 bucks up front to stay in the restaurant/bar area for a concert or to leave the building - nobody cared to inform us about this when we had made the reservation. After long discussions, we were eventually allowed to hang around at the bar but were not permitted to leave the area - not even to go to the restrooms(!). In general, despite positive earlier experiences with Red Rooster, we were treated in an utterly inacceptable and disrespectful way despite having spent a considerable amount of money on food and drinks. It seemed that the restaurant's only intention during NYE was to squeeze a maximum of profit from their customers.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Very nice restaurant and food. The only thing that disturbed me was that it was very obvious that they wanted to get rid of us very quick. When we didn’t order any desert, only more wine, they came with the bill without asking. I couldn’t drink up my wine without feeling uncomfortable. It destroyed the overall impression of the place.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Initially, me and my guests were not happy with our waiter’s service. It took him 15 minuets before he greeted us once we sat down. It took another 20 before we received our drinks. He left for the night without informing us. We finally were approached by the manager on that night. The manager made up for the unhappy service we received. He was apologic and invited us to the festives downstairs. He truly made me and my guest feel appreciated. As a result of that I would happily return to Red Rooster for dinner and partying again. I was there on 12/30/2017 night for my birthday.

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was ok expected better way too noisy service was excellant very attentive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Energetic. Fun. Alive. And the food is amazing. Not meant for a romantic, subdued, sentimental night.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

So good. Try to make it to Red Rooster anytime we're in NYC. It is totally worth the Uber or subway ride to Harlem. Marcus Samuelsson's restaurant is fantastic. The cornbread is to-die-for. The yardbird or jerked chicken very flavorful and tasty. I was craving the brussel sprouts the next morning. The whole atmosphere and friendly staff makes the meal complete. Love it!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Live Music, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Worth the hype. It may seem pricey for "fried chicken" but it's worth it. The juiciest fried chicken I've ever had and the mac and greens we so very tasty. I'll be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Red Rooster is amazing. Great ambience and music, deliscious food. We always have the best time there.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, People Watching, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Perfect Had a great time. Food was excellent. Fried chicken cooked to perfection. Shrimp and grits amazing. Old school music playing with food to die for put you in the perfect mindset. Sat at the bar and grooved with the staff Service was excellent Can’t wait to go again. Thanks Red Rooster.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Seasonal, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Fabulous experience! Don’t miss a chance to eat here!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food; friendly staff. Fun atmosphere. Best cornbread!!

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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Made reservations for 7 pm, our party of 3 was seated at 7:48. I don’t know if allowing a wait list with such a heavy reservation load makes things crazy for the hosting staff, but the extended wait almost ruined the whole experience. The restaurant, however, is really hip, they play great music, and the food is AMAZING. The shrimp and grits was spicy but not so hot that it took over. So much flavor!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This spot seemed to check off ever box, if you're looking for , good creative dining, people watching with wonderful service from the time you walk in the door.. Would have been nice to have a bit more room (we were almost dining with the folks sitting next to us)....... But it was a treat and worth the sixty block walk....

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Live Music, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Fun, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Grate place, grate food and ambient. some plates little bit expensive for what they are

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Long wait since only one floor was open. Menu is very limited. Everything is over priced and the portions are small. The wait time for everything is wait too long. This was a huge disappointment. $100 spent on 4 people and none of us had any specialty drinks.

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