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Red Rooster Harlem

4.6
8175 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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 8175 people are saying
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vipAriel
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and everyone enjoyed their meal.

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anitaH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was aiight !! It was aiight it was aiight it was aiight it was aiight

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SteveB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Over all the visit was outstanding. My only suggestion is if you don't want to hear traffic noise sit inside. At times it got a bit load especially for a Sunday. There is no way to control it so like I said sit inside.
The wait staff was excellent, very attentive and the food excellent.

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dundeehoot
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We took the subway from midtown, which dropped us off one block away. We were expecting loud, and were not disappointed! Very loud and very fun atmosphere. We started with YEP chicken and waffles and the cornbread. For dinner, we had mac&cheese and shrimp and grits, The cornbread looks like pound cake when it arrives, but is 100% delicious cornbread. So great. The chicken is a must have. The skin is very crisp and wonderfully seasoned, with the meat being perfectly cooked, done and moist, with a great-tasting shake coating. The waffle was fine, but the house-made maple syrup elevated it several notches, with some cinnamon (and other unknown spices) mixed in. The mac&cheese is some of the best we've ever had, from the unique choice of pasta to the blend of cheeses. Next-to-last, the grits were smooth and tasty, with at least 7 shrimp. To finish, we had the strawberry shortcake. When my wife took the first bite, she looked up with eyes wide and a big smile. So good.

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GraceL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded all of my expectations. Thank you for a wonderful meal!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 13 hours ago

Dear Grace, At Red Rooster Harlem, we strive to satisfy every guest with amazing dishes, a unique atmosphere, and exemplary service. We were gratified to read that we had exceeded these expectations when you joined us. Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your thoughts. Your kind comments are genuinely appreciated, and we look forward to having you as our guest again. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was just ok. Deviled eggs were completely bland.
The cauliflower entree was disgusting. Not crispy like stated and just smothered in gochujang and no flavor. Overpriced and a rip off.
The chicken was not bad. Cornbread was really good.

Major ripoff though for that kind of money.

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Harlemlocal
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our food, two of us had the salmon bowl was excellent great taste, texture and value. Chicken from chicken and waffle was dry with a yummy waffle and flavorful tomatoe side.

We'll return

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 13 hours ago

Thank you, Harlemlocal, for being our guest, and for sharing your honest feedback regarding your recent visit to Red Rooster. It was our goal to blow all of you away with our fabulous flavors and perfectly prepared food, and it appears that we missed the mark a tad. Please trust it wasn't our intention to disappoint. We sincerely apologize for our shortcomings when you joined us, and we hope you will join us again and allow us to provide a flawless visit. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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kimV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Deviled eggs and lobster Mac and greens are not to be missed,

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Sujie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit and meal! Staff was polite, friendly and welcoming and the restaurant's décor was vibrant, yet homey. Vegan and Vegetarian options are available with an extensive bar menu.

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Kenneth
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant ever. The service, food, everything is excellent.

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LeeK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and service!!! We had a great time and felt very well taken care of!!!

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JCeatsUWS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten at Red Rooster several times and this was by far the best experience. The food quality was much more elevated than it was a while back. Great job!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 6 days ago

Great news, JCeatsUWS! Thank you for being our guest on several occasions, and thank you for providing your fabulous feedback - we deeply appreciate your kind words. Please do join us again the next time you are in the area. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Traveling to NYC. Excellent food, cornbread was out of this world

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you, very much for being our guest and for letting us know how much you enjoyed our excellent food, especially our signature cornbread. It was our pleasure having you join us, and we hope you will come again the next time you are in NYC. Wishing you safe travels, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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vipAliceA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. I had the guacomole appetizer then fried catfish.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 5 days ago

Great choices, Alice! Thank you very much for joining us, and for sharing your wonderful feedback. We are glad you came by, and we hope you will join us again the next time you are in the neighborhood. Cheers! The Red Rooster Team

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KarenT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Low lights, good food,shrimp&grits. Sister had seafood with pasta bowl. (Bucatini Piccadilly) Both very good. Appetizers were deviled eggs and sweet potato & coconut soup, yum& yum.deviled eggs were so smooth, lightly sweetened, delicious!! Drinks, "yes chef," good but no buzz. "Passion in Harlem," good but in a very small martini like glass.music.the bomb, especially the last set. Waiter, Neil, nice and attentive, knowledgeable re menu and drink choices. Only negative,the strawberry shortcake had no sweetness,not even in the strawberries, but,when I disapproved, it was taken off my bill. This was my 2nd visit. I plan to return again soon. The company was a mixed crowd. We sang what words we knew,as band played Stevie wonder,Teddy Pendergrass, and "native new Yorker"
We had a really good time.

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vipNorbertW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious at this Harlem staple.

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CHRISTOPHERB
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awsome Salmon, great location, great enviroment. Highly reccomend

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Tori
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff and manager was outstanding!!! Menu was limited, but still good.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on September 20, 2021

Hi Tori, We are very happy to read that our front of house team was outstanding! It is our belief that we have the best team in Harlem, and we are glad you were pleased with their service. Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your wonderful feedback. It is our wish that you will join us again the next time you are in the area. Cheers! The Red Rooster Team

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two of the four of us had never dined with you before. We ate outside on a balmy September night. Everyone was super friendly and food was delicious start to finish. Plus our eyes were bigger than our stomachs, so we got some yummy leftovers.

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TreevaR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went here for dinner for a ladies night out. The service, food and drinks were great. The AC could have been turned up a bit more as it was a bit warm inside the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere great ambiance. Very romantic and cozy.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on September 20, 2021

We love that you loved our atmosphere and great ambiance - such fabulous news! Having our guests feel comfortable in our restaurant is very rewarding to us, and we are thrilled that we succeeded. Thank you for being our guest, and for sharing your amazing feedback. Please do join us again the next time you are in the area. Cheers, The Red Rooster Team

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting with a good friend from Canada. Hadn’t seen since COVID began.

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KilCor53
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I was disappointed in the food, service and noise level. I expected more as it was Marcus Samuelson’s signature restaurant. Nothing was too bad but I wouldn’t recommend it or go again. It got me up to Harlem which was fun and good to experience. So that’s a positive.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on September 20, 2021

You were correct in having high expectations from Red Rooster, and we are saddened to learn we did not deliver. Thank you for letting us know about your visit, for it is only with honest feedback from our guests that we can understand where we went awry. Harlem is definitely a fun place to visit, and it is our hope that if ever you are in the area again, that you will consider joining us and allowing us the opportunity to "wow" you in every way. Warmly, The Red Rooster Team

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Brig
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The deviled eggs and corn bread were very good. We ordered the Buffalo chicken sandwich. They had left the paper on the cheese, so when I hit into the burger, a large piece of paper came out. Yuck. The sandwich, once I pulled the paper out of the burger, was good. I asked the waiter to let the chef know, and no one acknowledged the issue. The donuts were dry.
I would recommend the restaurant with a warning - check your food before eating.

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vipAnilD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar and Ibrahim took great care of us with the cocktails and amazing food !!!

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SharonR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in Harlem. My sister/friend and I had birthday lunch celebration.

We started with the deviled eggs, they were delicious.

We both had the jerk salmon bowl which was outstanding, will definitely have both again.

Lovely place for a birthday lunch.

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DaniellaD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Band was amazing and the servers made us feel so so special! Love eating here.

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and overall vibe. Had a wonderful experience.

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AleahL
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the shrimp and grits and a froze. Usually when I go out to eat I always have a take home bag! Not this time, I literally LICKED my plate clean it was AMAZING! I’ll be bringing back some out of town friends in December! My friends had the burger and fries and loved it!

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Sassy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We were seated very quickly, the hostess was pleasant. The waitress was very pleasant also. We decided to order the 20 piece chicken to share. The serving of this was crude, to say the least. The garlic mash was mixed with the fake box potato mash. The mac & cheese was heavily saturated in butter. The chicken was decent, but the plating was just obnoxious. The cornbread was stale and dry. Definitely was not worth it. I have been a customer for many years, but I will not be making this trip again anytime soon.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on September 13, 2021

Sassy, we are deeply saddened to read about your recent visit. As a guest for years, then you know that this is extremely out of character for us and we sincerely apologize. Please trust that it was our intention to provide you with the same experience that has brought you back to us for many years, and we are so sorry we did not deliver this time. We hope you will accept our apology, and join us again one day in the future and allow us the opportunity to restore your faith in our cuisine.

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AaronD
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I loved the service, very attentive and helpful. The Jazz trio Sunday was dynamic the food was the best.

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MP10451
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We had reservations for two at 2:30 and arrived at 2:25. We asked for outdoor seating and were taken to a table directly in the sun even though there was an empty table in the shade. We were told that THAT particular table was "reserved". There were also 3-4 tables with seats for 4 available. After a few sweltering minutes I asked to speak to the manager and she promptly sat us at one of the larger tables but said we had 90 minutes to vacate. She also said that one could come to the restaurant and reserve a particular table. I find that hard to believe. I was tempted to ask the couple who eventually took THAT table if they had requested it specifically but decided it wasn't worth making an unpleasant experience worse. Whatever. We asked for printed menus twice and finally got one menu. Cocktails arrived. Great. However, the second round was missing a key ingredient and the waiter didn't inform us before placing the order. He said he knew it was all out. Overall, the food did not live up to the hype. The collard greens were watery, more like collard green soup. The fried chicken had an unexpected and unwelcome sweet undertone, like it was dipped in sweet cornbread batter. The $28 lobster roll was more like a big slider and not worth the $. I'd rather wait to get that in Maine or Wood's Hole. I loved the Red Rooster atmosphere;the live entertainment and ambience were spectacular. I recommend going once for drinks and appetizers.

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vipKCatherineM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and the environment is warm and joyous

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on September 14, 2021

Our environment is warm and joyous thanks to kind guests like you. Thank you, so much, for being our guest and for sharing your amazing feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us, and we sincerely hope you will join us again one day soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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Yare
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful if not incredible Sunday brunch experience

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vipATyree
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Great food & drinks, but the live gospel music was WAY too loud in such a small indoor space. We couldn’t hear ourselves speak and made the experience less enjoyable.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on September 17, 2021

Hi, We're so happy that you joined us for brunch. Delicious food and great drinks are important parts of our guest experience, but so is the atmosphere. We are sorry to learn that the Gospel music made it difficult for you to enjoy your conversation. We love the excitement that our music program generates, but we understand your frustration when it impedes on your conversation - our apologies. We hope you will join us again one day when we do not have live music. Warmly, The Red Rooster Team

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We have gone to RR since it's opening, but the quality post-pandemic is mediocre uninspired food. This is not even a poor imitation of the food Chef Samuelson originally served there. Better off going to Sylvia's down the street, where the food and service are consistently good & not at "fine dining" prices.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on September 15, 2021

Hi Michael, We are disappointed to read about your recent visit to Red Rooster. It is our goal to consistently provide delicious - flavor forward inspired cuisine, and we are sorry for coming up short. Your honest feedback is important to us and we are thankful you took the time to share it, especially as a long time guest. It is our hope that you will have a change of heart one day in the future and give us another chance to restore your faith in our restaurant. Warmly, The Red Rooster Team

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JakoraT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The menu has changed a bit since my last visit, however it was still tasty. We had the crab cake appetizer, the pan fried catfish, steak frites, mac n greens, and 2 pieces of fried chicken. I loved how crispy the fried chicken was. I ordered mocktails and was disappointed in how overpriced they were. We had to wait way too long for our second round of drinks. We sat outside and at times I couldn’t hear my date and I was sitting next to him, not across from him.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on September 13, 2021

Hi Jakora, Thank you for returning; yes, our menu does adjust seasonally, and we are glad you still found it to be tasty. We very much appreciate your honest feedback regarding your recent visit. Please trust that we wanted everything to be absolutely perfect and we are sorry we missed the mark a tad. We hope that this less than perfect visit will not deter you from joining us again one day in the future. We'd love the opportunity to provide a flawless visit. Warmly, The Red Rooster Harlem

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RobertaG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have heard nothing but great things about Res Rooster. We live Marcus Samuelson on all the cooking shows. It didn’t disappoint. The drinks the food so great. What made the experience even better was our waiter Cedric. He was so great. He was fun, and very patient with us Californians!! He was funny, and kind. I would go back just to see Cedric!!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on September 13, 2021

We love when we hear from our guests that Red Rooster lived up to their expectations, and that we did not disappoint. Outstanding news, Roberta! Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your fabulous experience here on Open Table. We are also thrilled to know that Cedric's fun and patient service elevated your overall visit. It was our pleasure having you as our guest, and it is our sincere hope that you will come back one day. Wishing you safe travels, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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BarbaraC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Appetizer of guacamole was excellent. The main dishes were not exceptional: catfish, salmon and lobster roll if I go back I would just have appetizers

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on September 13, 2021

Hi Barbara, We're glad you found our guacamole appetizer to be excellent, however; we wanted you to love every morsel you ordered, and we're sorry this was not the case. Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your honest feedback. Please trust that your review has been read and passed along to our culinary team for their edification. It is our sincere wish that you will join us again, for more than just appetizers, and allow us to restore your faith in our cuisine. Warmly, Red Rooster

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vipHenryD
San Francisco
115 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Disappointing. One expects better from Marcus Samuelsson operation. food was inconsistent - bucatini was good and salad with chicken was poor.

Bar service was poor...slow and inattentive service. Orders mixed up. Something was off.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on September 15, 2021

Dear Henry, Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your experience with us. You were right to have high expectations, and we're terribly sorry for not providing you with delicious and perfectly prepared entrees. lease know that your feedback has been read and passed along to our culinary team for review. It is our hope that you will give us another chance the next time you are in the area, and allow us the opportunity to restore your faith in our restaurant. Warmly, The Red Rooster Team

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Red Rooster Harlem is rated 4.6 stars by 8175 OpenTable diners.

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