Red Rooster Harlem

4.4
5892 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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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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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.
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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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MG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Friday night, 8:30pm. Mediocre food, long waits, truly awful service, and so crowded and loud with party goers that it was an awkward effort to even have a conversation.

Much more a place to “see and be seen” than to enjoy a meal of great quality food and ambiance. I mean...they were careful about food allergies which was great....so at least we didn’t die. There’s that, I guess.

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RR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was amazing. We had the chicken and waffle, jerk chicken and the fish fry. The service was ok - overall very polite waitress, however, when I complained that I couldn't taste any alcohol (tequila) in my $16 cocktail, I was not given the choice of changing/ taking it back for replacement or the minimum of maybe adding a splash of tequila. Instead the server asked me if I would like a shot of tequila to add it myself to the drink, which shot I was eventually charged for. Even though I would love to come back for the food, the drink experience was the low point that might make me lean towards another restaurant if I had to make a choice.

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OT
Sweden
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Nice atmosphare!

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NL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

After trying to get here for years, we finally scheduled a weekend in Harlem and ate our first meal at Red Rooster...totally worth the wait! Although Marcus was unfortunately nowhere to be found, his staff and chefs outdid themselves. Our brunch and the various things we sampled were just delicious, and just different enough with a “soul” flair. We will be back soon!

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JF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the biscuits and gravy for Saturday brunch. It was a special version in that instead of a biscuit it was their take on a bread pudding. If this is an option, you must order it. Simply divine

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AW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was good but overall felt it was a bit pricey.

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DV
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend this spot! Can't wait to go back again sometime soon! The cornbread is outstanding and I don't even like cornbread! We also ordered the yard bird which was cooked to perfection and lay on top a bed of creamy mash potatoes. My friend who's a vegetarian ordered the mac and greens and some other side vegetables which were both lip-smackingly good!

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AS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can't go wrong with red rooster. The place is one of a kind and a must if you come to NYC or Live here

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R
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a must eat to dine in Harlem. Food is delish and the wait staff is on point. The ambience and flavor of the entire restaurant is so surreal. Awesome experience.

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NT
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was delicious! And the atmosphere is utopian. I treated my boyfriend to dinner for his birthday and he absolutely loved it. He had jerk chicken, I had the yard bird. The yard bird is so much (delicious) food I had my leftovers for lunch and dinner the next day. That certainly made it worth the $ :). This place is fabulous.

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J
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was not great ....menu listed appetizer as soft shell crab ...what showed up was oyster?! No explanation when asked other than to blame the kitchen I would have ordered something different if advised that th crab was out of season

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RM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Loved the food and ambience as usual, we were a little disappointed that our server urged us to order more and Sid we would have nowhere near enough dishes for 4 people, and then we ended up with way too much food that we couldn't finish. Apart from the waste of food/money that resulted in everything was great.

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LG
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered crab cakes and corn bread as an apetizer, they were both awesome. We were with 5 people and ordered the fried bird royale with side dishes, the taco truck and the spare ribs. For wine we had the Pinot Noir from Oregon, which was an excellent accompagnement to the food. We could have done witout the spare ribs because it was too much food, but everthing was equally great. So we got to take home some left overs. Place has a great vibe, very warm and welcoming and the waitress (from Oregon:-) was awesome. We’ll go back in a blink of an eye!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Nolsy, aversge food, aversge service

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GF
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Thouroughly enjoyabe. Staff helpful, informative and polite.

Serves are large and only needed a main and salad 🥗
Reasonable prices.

Recommend making a booking!

Enjoy 😊

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NY
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Red Rooster is one of my favorite restaurants. For me it's got the best hip, uptown vibe. Food is solid and inventive. Bar is fun and lively. There's always either live music or a smokin DJ.

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MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was overpriced. There was small selection of specialty drinks which were either too sweet or too spicy and I love a spicy margarita but their Obama-drink was undrinkable. The meatballs seemed under cooked - the texture was too soft. The short ribs with the "lobster biscuit"were much too sweet, and the biscuit tasted stale. The shrimp & grits were poorly presented and not worth the value, the shrimp were small and there were only @6 pcs for a entree of @$30 way over priced. The best item we had was the Tostada (snack item) was supposed to be soft-shell crab, but instead shrimp but again $9 for 2 shrimp & some avocado seemed over priced.

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RD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is top notch and the food is wonderful. Had hot and honey yardbird and it was great!! Mac&cheese and cornbread were also goods.

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AV
London
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Great music at the bar, but the quality of food is very poor!

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AM
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here on multiple recommendations from multiple Harlem locals. It was just as good as everyone says!!

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PE
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'd heard a lot about Red Rooster from friends and colleagues. It's a gem of a restaurant - really tasty food, fun venue, excellent service, fun live music further helps create a vibrant atmosphere

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I traveled to NY from NC for a few days and dragged my friend up to Harlem to go to Red Rooster, and it was definitely worth the trip. Staff was very attentive and pleasant. The deviled eggs were so good we nearly licked the plate clean. We both got the lunch prix fixed menu. The salad was just an okay salad, but we both gushed over the corn soup. Being from NC, I've eaten a lot of shrimp and grits, and these were among the best I've had. The yardbird was so crispy. The chocolate blueberry cupcakes were the perfect ending.

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MK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

If I was with my contemporaries, it would gave been more enjoyable. I was hosting my grandmother (90’s), mother (70’s) and aunt. They loved the food but ‘...too loud’. This was an early dinner on Sunday. I loved the food and vibe but I should have been more conscientious when it came to my elders comfort.
I will return on my next visit

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DE
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Perfect Meal!! The Shrimp and Grits were the best I have ever had! The YardBird was amazing!

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d
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I was excited about going to Red rooster but was disappointed with the experience. The food was average at best. The yardbird was undercooked. The plum salad was ok and the cinnamon dessert was dry and lacking of flavor.
The servers were attentive but that did not make up for the average food. I expected so much more.

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JP
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant, definitely the best I’ve been too.

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DM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Not impressed it's pretty much a tourist spot. Not special. I did get to see chef Marcus mingling with guest. I don't think he actually cooks there. Staff was very attentive.

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S
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My daughter and I were really looking forward to visiting d/t seeing Marcus on Chopped but honestly the food was just "ok".

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MO
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yum! I had the Shrimp & Grits and my daughter had the Hot Honey Yardbird with braised succotash. Would totally order those entrees again. Definitely try the cornbread with honey butter and tomato jam; they make an interesting sweet and savory flavor combination. Our hostess and server were both charming. While we were too full to enjoy a desert on this visit, we look forward to returning to try one of the interesting ice creams that are made at the Red Rooster. Will also look forward to returning to enjoy some live Jazz Music on Monday nights.

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LW
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience from start to finish. The staff is systematically in sync and works extremely well together. I go to Red Rooster each time I am in NYC.

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F
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and great music

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family vacation. You were recommended by a friend who said absolutely visit “Red Rooster” So glad we did!!

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p
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Had friends visiting from LA. they were interested in eating in Harlem.
I had the oye salmon. friends had crabs+burgers. food was good. but not spectacular.
regrettably, nothing I ate made me want to come back and try other items. nevertheless, I'd get together there with friends again. nice ambience.

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YC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place.
Good food, good music and excellent atmosphere.

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B
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We are swedish and were very interested in trying the famouse restaurant owened by Marcus Samuelsson, and it was great! But the music was to high, we had to shout when we were speaking.

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HC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

During NYFW friends came together to dine at RED ROOSTER. I was a repeat guest and raved so much about the delicious food so my friends had to validate what I've told them. They absolutely agree and everyone left quite pleased with our dining experience, the great music and vibes while we drank our cocktails and ate our meals. Thanks again for a wonderful time!

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m
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We’ve been here twice and what I like the most is the diverse people watching, from trendy hipsters to assorted tourists. The food is good but some dishes hit better than others - loved the simplicity of the deviled eggs, ribeye was perfectly seasoned and cooked (but served with little extras so definitely order a side)! But did not care for the crab cakes or pound cake dessert at all.

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe with amazing food!

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Y
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Good food but noisy. Very unhappy looking staff and a hostess with major attitude. Probably a fun spot in the evening with a nice bar. Don’t expect a quiet romantic dining.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food and ambiance. Service was great.

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