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Red Rooster Harlem

4.6
7850 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
What 7850 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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christanyas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was very salty, watery grits and shrimp and hard old wings.

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AshleyT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Red Rooster is a Harlem institution! We haven't been back since the pandemic and it was so nice to be there again. Our table was right off the stairs in a high foot traffic area, which was less than desirable, and the service wasn't as attentive as it usually is (in their defense, it felt like possibly they were understaffed) - but it was still a lovely time and we will absolutely return again.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded a day ago

Hi Ashley, Thank you for being our guest at Red Rooster! We are thrilled that you consider us a Harlem institution; we love being a part of this vibrant community. The feedback on your table's location, and the disappointing service you received is also truly valuable to us. Please accept our sincerest apologies, and trust your comments will allow us to correct our shortcomings and help us to be our best. Hope to see you again soon. Most sincerely, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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EllenK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, love the vibe! Staff was great and cheerful and helpful. I can't wait to go back.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded a day ago

Dear Ellen, This sounds like the perfect Red Rooster visit to us! Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your amazing feedback. It's great reading that our fabulous team left you with a wonderful impression. We look forward to hosting you again one day soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Team

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scotto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Catfish...fish sticks from a box have more flavor.

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QahirP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

great scene, live music and very energetic. the menu is a little all over the place, the food quality is decent but not outstanding. go for a drink and the atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was a fun restaurant with very warm vibes! Deviled eggs are amazing, the best I have had, chicken wings excellent and the dip is special. Do not miss the grits and the mac cheese with collards. Fun cocktails! Sat on the lower level and it was really comfortable. Thanks for a fun and delicious evening @redroosterharlem. See you in Miami next.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was beyond amazing, the best fried chicken I’ve ever had, and an overall superb experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience. Will be back!!

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vipLance
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food and beverages were all excellent. However, we experienced a total meltdown in service. They worked hard to remediate the service failures and removed items from the check, which was both appropriate and appreciated. We would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The chicken and waffles were exceptional! On the other hand, we returned the morning pasta as it was bland. The Frozé and the mimosa were great aswell! Service was awesome as the return process went smoothly! Definitely a great brunch spot!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 3 days ago

Oh gosh, we wanted everything to be perfect straight out of the kitchen and we are saddened to read that our breakfast pasta came up a bit short. However, we are thrilled to read how much you enjoyed all the other aspects of your visit, and that you believe us to be a great brunch spot - we very much appreciate your kind words. With many thanks, The Red Rooster Team

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Shorty
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Of course the chicken an waffles appetizer is a must ! I can’t just pick one thing to suggest everything I’ve had is delicious it worth the trip!
The staff is so welcoming an friendly!

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vipGirlzmom
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our server, the hosts, the folks at the next table, and the food!!

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

Always a great experience!
The food is amazing just it’s the customer service, that’s really makes the experience great.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 3 days ago

Your review just brought a huge smile to our faces! We love knowing that you always have a great time at Red Rooster - that is exactly what we want for you. Thank you for being a loyal fan, and we hope to have you as our guest again one day soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Servers were very nice. The food was okay. I will go back and try another dish.

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andreaa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside with a larger group and everything was perfect! Highly recommend

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TaylaR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fried chicken I’ve ever had and really delicious and interesting sides and cocktails!

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DavidS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple things my wife and I try tell us how well food is .we had a burger and chicken sandwich which was fantastic.service and greeting , also fantastic.luve in Bklyn but would definitely visit again soon.

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MarciL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in years. The ambiance was great and Sedrick is a very friendly and pleasant waiter. A great day out:)

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Garrison
Mississippi
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food, great ambience outside. Def recommend. Only negative was very loud music. Love music, but hard to hear each other at table.

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Macbeth
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

chicken wings ,superb shrimp and grits, corn bread and mac and greens

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere was beautiful. The waiter was very helpful. The chicken and waffles were amazing. The only disappointment was the lobster roll, too much mayo. Enjoyed my first Harlem experience

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vipFoodie2019
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience as always at the Red Rooster. We drove up to Harlem from Philadelphia, and it is always worth the drive.

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Mike
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a fan of Marcus and have wanted to try Red
Rooster - had a free night and visited with two family members. Food was great - drinks a bit small - but a great time.

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VnaLG
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. The Love potion cocktail was delicious. And the staff attentive.
The lobster roll had big chunks of lobster in it and the sauce was light and delicious. Side salad was fresh with a delicious dressing.
Definitely not a mix from a bag.
Scrumptious experience

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 7 days ago

This definitely sounds like a scrumptious meal to us! Thanks VnaLG, for stopping in and for sharing your decadent review of Red Rooster Harlem. It was our pleasure having you as our guest, and we sincerely hope you will join us again one day soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Team

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Whootie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance, the host, the server, Food and drinks were everything.

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RavenL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

the food was not good. they did not have a variety to choose from. i would not recommend.

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CliffordR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Disappointing.
I went for Mother's Day with my wife and kids. It was my first time back in about 5 years. The 2 Mother's Day specials were sold out by our reservation - which was 8pm, because of Mother's Day. Not a good look.
The drinks and appetizers were good, but the main courses lacked flavor and the "wow" factor which I remember from my prior visit all those years ago.
I think they've lost direction.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Clifford, We sincerely apologize for your disappointing visit. It was our intention to not only meet, but exceed your expectations, and it appears that did not happen. Please trust that we have not lost our direction, but that you may have caught us on an off evening. It is our goal to always provide each and every guest with a perfect experience and sometimes we do miss the mark, and we are sorry. It is our hope that you will give us another chance one day. Warmly, The Red Rooster Team

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JacquelineA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food, diverse menu, real swanky Harlem vibe. This made our mothers day super special this year.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 6 days ago

Swanky - we LOVE that adjective, Jacqueline! We also love reading that your Mother's Day celebration was super special! Thank you for being our guest and for your wonderful review. It was our pleasure serving you, and we sincerely hope that you will join us again one day in the future. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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DeborahS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Even on a cold, windy, rainy evening, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Red Rooster for a 25th birthday celebration. The food was excellent; two in our party said the fried chicken was the best they'd ever had. Light, crabby crab cake. Bountiful pasta with seafood dish. Excellent catfish and collard greens. The dinner salad, one of two vegetarian options, was nothing special. Service was personable and excellent, but it did take the entrees too long to arrive. Patio is pleasant, though drippy and breezy in bad weather like we had. Excellent jazz trio, with music piped outside. We'll return to sit at the beautiful bar. Reputation well-deserved.

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ShaniceC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Love the swinging atmosphere..the fried chicken krispy and delicious ..not much lobster in the lobster mac &cheese

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AnatalieR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our food was great however two people in party had cold food and the wait was rather long but it was during a sunday service & was on mother's day. The staff was very accommodating and helpful. Would come again on a weekday

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 7 days ago

Oh gosh, Anatalie, we deeply apologize, for our food should be served piping hot and timely regardless of the day. We appreciate your bringing these disappointments to our attention, and trust that your review will be shared with our culinary team. However, it's great reading that our service team was very accommodating; we will certainly pass along your kind words. Please do join us again and allow us the opportunity to provide a flawless experience. Warmly, The Red Rooster Team

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vipJessica
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it!

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Phil
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gospel brunch was simply fantastic - would recommend it to anyone!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on May 10, 2021

Thank you for being our guest and for your wonderful recommendations - we deeply appreciate your kind words. How fun is our Gospel brunch, Phil?!? It really is something to experience in our humble opinion, and we are thrilled you feel the same way. Please do join us again the next time you are in the neighborhood. Cheers! The Red Rooster Team

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Stephanie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

I was excited to come here and really wanted to enjoy it. It was cold out and we were seated at an outdoor table. The host stated that there were heaters so we agreed to be seated outdoors. The Heaters were Trash and we were miserable. We asked to be moved inside but there were no more tables. I would have waited for one to become available but that wasn't even offered. The food took so long to come out which made it unbearable. We took the food to go. The food was ok but by the time I got it home it was cold. It sucks because I drove from South Jersey (2.5 Hours) to eat here. Wish they were more accommodating. My waiter was a Jerk but the other waiters assisted us and were very nice. Oh well, maybe I will try it again when the weather is better.

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Trippyfoodie90
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a Mother’s Day dinner and we loved it all around the whole experience was ah plus!!!! The food is very fresh so give it time to come lol all the food was good but the cornbread stands out!!! Making this ah regular spot moving forward.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on May 10, 2021

Reading that you are making Red Rooster a part of your Mother's Day tradition just made our day! That is great news and truly humbling. Thank you for joining us and for taking the time to share your amazing feedback. We look forward to seeing you again next year (hopefully sooner). Cheers! The Red Rooster Team

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Lauren
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we tried here was so delicious. Deviled eggs, cornbread (omg), smash burger, mac and greens, Yardbird drumsticks, and salted caramel donuts for dessert (of course we had to get to go boxes, the portions were generous). Their cocktails are fantastic too. Our server was really the best, and I regret not getting his name. I appreciated the COVID precautions as well. So worth the visit!

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FrederickT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT...!!! Great choice for Mother's Day 2021...!!!

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Collards
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Noise level was too too HIGH!! The only bad part of the experience.

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JeffreyE
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Perfect place for a gathering of friends. Friendly, comfortable and fine.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on May 10, 2021

Dear Jeffery, We completely agree, Red Rooster Harlem is a great place for friends to meet! We are happy to hear that your group chose to spend your evening with us, and that our team provided a five star visit. Please do come back and see us again the next time you decide to catch up with your friends. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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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 7850 OpenTable diners.

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