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Red Rooster Harlem

4.6
7835 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 7835 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGirlzmom
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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TaylaR
1 review
Dined a day 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 a day 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 a day 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 2 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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 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 2 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 3 days ago
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
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 3 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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RavenL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 3 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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 2 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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 3 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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it!

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Phil
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 4 days ago

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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 4 days ago

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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Pambaquino
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good and the service was amazing. Highly recommend.

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BarbaraN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We use to eat at the Red Rooster every Friday night and the Mac n Cheese with collardes was top notch delicious and after having it during our visit back from NC it was extremely disappointing. The chesse cream sauce was runny and tasteless, I was unable to eat it. We made the waiter aware of our disappointment and was not compensated.

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FatimsKat
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A nice spot with a casual vibe and good food. Some nice takes on staples like mac and cheese. Who knew kale would be such a welcome addition? But, expect to spend. It isn't cheap.

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BrittanyB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fried chicken I have had since moving to Harlem

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Sweetnose
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was super and eating outside was lovely.

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UlandaB
New England
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places I’ve eaten at. Can’t wait to go back in June.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a date. Good, live music and great drinks and food. Would definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great!

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Emily
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the top to bottom, Red Rooster Harlem is an exceptional restaurant. Our server was so patient, helpful and friendly. The ambiance is excellent, with beautiful art throughout the restaurant. The food is delicious, with the fried chicken the star of the menu.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on May 5, 2021

Hi Emily, We are so pleased that you joined us recently and thank you for your review. Genuine feedback from our guests is especially important to us. We were happy to hear that you had an exceptional experience and that you enjoyed your visit wholeheartedly. Please visit us again the next time you are in the neighborhood. Warmly, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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Terry
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I enjoyed most of my meal except the chocolate rum cake. It was mostly cream than cake. Had I known it wasn't just a slice of cake I would not have ordered it.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on May 5, 2021

Hi Terry, Thank you for our guest and for taking the time to tell us about your experience. It was nice to hear that you enjoyed most of your meal, but we are sorry to learn that our rum cake was not what you expected. We appreciate you bringing that to our attention, your honest feedback is especially important to us. Please consider joining us again the next time you are in the neighborhood and allow us the opportunity to “wow” in every way! Warmly, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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ChocolateBronxBeauty
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the drinks were great!! The wait service were friendly and the Sunday choir was phenomenal. Overall a great early Mother’s Day brunch for my daughter and I.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on May 5, 2021

Hi There! Thank you for your fantastic review! At Red Rooster Harlem, we are so appreciative when our guests take the time to let others know about our delicious food, friendly service, and phenomenal choir (they are amazing - right!?). Most of all, we are genuinely happy to have given you and your daughter a memorable early Mother's Day Brunch! Please come again soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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SergioB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food! Nice ambience e good service! Proper distancing protocols!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on May 3, 2021

Hi Sergio, Thank you for joining us recently. We are relieved to read that you were completely satisfied with the COVID safety measures we have put in place for our guests. We’re also thrilled to read how much you enjoyed a great evening out. Please know that your kind feedback means a lot to us, and we are grateful you shared it. Looking forward to having you as our guest again one day soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic birthday dinner! We spent a quick getaway weekend in the city and my husband insisted on Red Rooster for his celebratory dinner. We live in the south, are a group of a former chef, restaurant managers, bartenders and servers and we just had to see how some good, southern-inspired soul food is being done in NY. Excellent service and everything was delicious. The evening did not disappoint in the slightest! Looking forward to coming back and thanks for everything!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for choosing Red Rooster Harlem for your husband's birthday celebration. It's wonderful reading that you enjoyed our excellent food and our accommodating service, and that you left us with a yearning desire to return! Wonderful news, for that is exactly the impression we wanted for you! We are honored and flattered to be a part of your special memory and we hope to welcome you back as our guest again one day soon. Wishing you safe travels, The Red Rooster Team

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MICHAELW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I was really looking forward to this. But I was disappointed in the food and the service. Probably won’t be back.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on May 4, 2021

Michael, we are terribly disappointed to read that your experience was not what you expected ~ we sincerely apologize. If you have a moment, would you please reply to this private thread and provide a little information about where our team went awry? We take guest feedback seriously, and a few more details would prove most helpful. Hoping to hear from you soon. With regrets, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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Red Rooster Harlem is rated 4.6 stars by 7835 OpenTable diners.

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