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Red Rooster Harlem, New York, NY
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Red Rooster Harlem

4.7
4.7
8891 Reviews
$30 and under
Soul food
Located in the heart of Harlem, Red Rooster Harlem serves comfort food that celebrates the roots of American cuisine and the neighborhood’s diverse culinary traditions. We seek to share the story of Harlem with our guests and offer a space that celebrates local artists, musicians and culinary talents alike. We embrace today’s Harlem with a spirit of inclusiveness and community by hiring our family of staff from within the community, inspiring better eating through neighborhood cooking classes, and buying from local purveyors.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 75 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Soul food, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–9:45 pm Sat 11:00 am–9:45 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 792-9001

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Marcus Samuelsson

  • Private party contact

    Our Events Team: (646) 652-8359

  • Neighborhood

    Harlem

  • Cross street

    Between 125th and 126th Street

  • Parking details

    Red Rooster is conveniently located on the 125st. Nearest trains are<br />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.<br /><br />4, 5, or 6 train to 125th Street leaves guests within 3 blocks of restaurant.<br /><br />A, B, C, D train to 125th Street leaves guests within 4 blocks of restaurant.

  • 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)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 8,891 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was fantastic. Don’t leave without eating fried chicken.
  2. AA

    ArmandA

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food, great price point. You must have the collard greens.
  3. JR

    JenniferR

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Overpriced and overrated. Tiny piece of catfish (tasty) on a sea of bland black eyed peas.

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded 2 days agoDear Jennifer, Thank you for being our guest and taking the time to write a review based on your recent Red Rooster Harlem experience. Your sincere and honest feedback makes a difference and helps us be our best. Please trust we never intended to disappoint you in any way – we sincerely apologize. Hopefully, you will consider coming back to give us another chance and allow us the opportunity to provide a perfect Red Rooster Harlem dining experience. Warmly, The Red Rooster Team

  4. F

    Frances

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The food is wonderful, ambiance fun, and people thoughtful and friendly. The three stars is due to the noise level. It was simple too loud to converse or hear the DJ. Outside seating could be better.

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded 2 days agoDear Frances, Thank you for being our guest. Wonderful food and friendly service are vital parts of our guest experience, but so is the atmosphere. We are sorry to learn that the noise level made it difficult to enjoy your conversation. We love the excitement that our music program generates, but we understand your frustration when it impedes your table discussion, our apologies. We hope this will not deter you from joining us again one day. Warmly, The Red Rooster Team

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was celebrating my birthday weekend and Red Rooster did not disappoint!!! Our party arrived early and the staff seated us immediately, without any issues. The food, staff and service was outstanding!!! Can’t wait to my next visit to NYC and Harlem. I highly recommend Red Rooster!!!
  6. GT

    GiscardT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Food & Service! Asparagus is a must. Our sever was phenomenal. Forgot his name but he moved from Atlanta to NYC to finish school. Drinks were awesome as well. Can't wait to come back.
  7. CD

    ChrisD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A place I always wanted to try and it did not disappoint, Great Food & Great Service
  8. N

    Nols

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wait staff was amazing. They were friendly, helpful and informed.
  9. LC

    LynetteC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Red Rooster never disappoints! And loves the Obamatini!

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded 2 days agoDear Lynette, Fabulous! Thank you for being an ardent fan and for your stellar review (The Obamatini is an employee favorite for sure - glad you agree). We love to hear that we never disappoint – precisely as it should be! Please do visit again soon. Cheers, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  10. EN

    EricN

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the chicken and waffles. Put some good bourbon in the maple syrup snd you won't regret it. And try the donuts snd coffee for dessert. Both are fantastic! Thank you Chef Marcus Samuelson.
  11. J

    John

    Central Coast

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu and food. Service is very pleasant. A great comfortable place

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded 5 days agoThanks, John; we are so happy that you found Red Rooster Harlem a comfortable place! Great news. We are also pleased that you enjoyed our great food and pleasant service. It was our delight to host you, and we hope to see you again one day soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  12. j

    jeanned

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Red Rooster was recommended to us and we were excited to try it. The fried chicken was the most disappointing- overcooked and hard to eat. The mashed potatoes were nothing special and almost tasteless. The deviled eggs were the saving grace, tasty and well presented.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Our waiter Sean was great!
  14. p

    pickydiner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    I was disappointed in the overall seasoning of the food, my dish was very under seasoned.

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded 7 days agoDear pickydiner, Thank you for being our guest and for your review. We strive to make every visit memorable with our flavor-forward food, and we are deeply sorry to have missed the mark with your visit. Would you be willing to share any additional details regarding what you ordered that did not meet your expectations by replying to this private thread? We sincerely appreciate your help and hope to hear from you soon. Warmly, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  15. M

    Michellemoe

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all ordered a little something different. The food was amazing! Fun atmosphere. Make sure you make a reservation or you will wait. They have Jazz only on Sundays The macaroni and Collard greens was really good. I would never thought to put those two items together. Ask for Joshua he is amazing. We spent $211 for 3 people with one alcoholic drink and two appetizers no desserts to give you a price point
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was beyond delicious!

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded on September 19, 2022This just made our day! Thank you. Come back and see us again!

  17. MM

    MahinM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and excellent, friendly service. As a big fan of chicken in general, we'll definitely be coming back here.

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded on September 20, 2022Dear Mahin, Wonderful news! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your visit and sincerely appreciate your taking the time to share your generous feedback with us. Thank you for being our guest, and we hope you join us again sooner rather than later. Cheers, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  18. VC

    ValerieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time but not our last. We attended the Sunday Gospel Brunch and it was a birthday celebration as well. We could not have been more satisfied. The food portions were just right, the music and atmosphere were amazing and we had a blast. Joshua was our server for the afternoon and that brother deserves a raise. We didn't have to ask for anything twice and he kept our drinks full. He was awesome!

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded 7 days agoDear Valerie, We are incredibly grateful to receive your excellent review and are delighted to learn that you had a memorable first experience at Red Rooster Harlem. Thank you for taking the time to highlight how our deliciously prepared dishes, amazing atmosphere and Joshua's awesome service left you with unforgettable impressions. Great news! We look forward to having you as our guest the next time you are in the neighborhood. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  19. LM

    LisserM

    Saskatoon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic flavours at an amazing price. Unbelievable service. Can’t wait to go back.
  20. AS

    AlisonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant, the staff and the atmosphere. Excellent

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded on September 19, 2022Hi Alison, Thank you so very much for your kind words. We loved reading that you love our restaurant - humbling for sure. Our goal is to provide a warm and inviting atmosphere, along with delicious food and friendly service. We hope you experienced Red Rooster the way we intended. It was our pleasure having you as our guest, and we hope to see you again the next time you are in Harlem. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, maybe the best fried chicken I’ve had. And the Frose drink is so, so good. Not super boozy, but a bit sweet and very smooth. Comfort food, with a flair of fine dining. Also, excellent espressos martini.

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded on September 19, 2022We love that phrase - comfort food with a flair of fine dining! Great description of Red Rooster Harlem - thank you! It was our pleasure hosting you, and we hope to have you as our guest again the next time you are in the neighborhood. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  22. LW

    LisaW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food and service was good but the dining room was a bit too cramped and close for my taste.
  23. k

    kefi

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family fun!
  24. F

    Foodie

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The music was amazing, our waitress was awesome, the appetizers were great!!!! The fried chicken was cook well but you needed a little hot sauce and extra hot honey to get the flavour! We loved our experience there and hope to go back next time we are in town.
  25. LM

    LisaM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Red Rooster was a great time! Open Mic was energizing! What a great night out! Can’t wait until I return!

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded on September 15, 2022Lisa! Thank you for joining us and sharing your fantastic feedback; the enthusiasm in your review just made our day. How fun was Monday night? That was a new addition to our weekly lineup, and we are thrilled you enjoyed it. We are doing it again Monday the 19th; please come by if you can and share your awesome vibes. Warmly, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  26. F

    Finedinequeen

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious.
  27. R

    patriciaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Energy was cool . Food was good, drinks were good. Servers Aprons were art work and they were selling them outside ! Overall we had good food and good times and they played live jazz from 5-7 dope

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded on September 15, 2022Hi Patricia, Red Rooster's energy is truly magical, and we are thrilled you experienced it first hand. Thank you for being our guest and letting us know you enjoyed good food, a good time, and loved our jazz. Sounds like a good evening to us (and how cool are our aprons? They are the creation of one of our talented servers). Come back and see us again the next time you are in the area. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  28. A

    Alice

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    Sunday Gospel Brunch features exceptionally talented performers full of love, sharing uplifting messages with an audience that can't get enough!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal INCREDIBLE ambiance!! Our server was 5 star worthy!
  30. J

    James

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great atmosphere!
  31. LR

    LauraR

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Service was excellent! Lively atmosphere on a Saturday night and the perfect place to dine Pre-show prior to the Apollo.

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded on September 12, 2022Hi Laura, Red Rooster is the perfect restaurant for an Apollo Theater pre - show experience! Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your amazing feedback. It was our pleasure hosting you and we hope to see you again the next time you are in Harlem. Cheers! The Red Rooster Team

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and Service was amazing 👏🏽
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent.
  34. SK

    SallyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent, very friendly. The chicken pieces were juicy, but my chicken sandwich was hard and dry. The best part of the meal were the sides! Could not stop eating the greens and asparagus. Good sized portions and very reasonablely priced. Will be back.

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded on September 12, 2022Dear Sally, Thank you for being our guest and for your kind review. While we are delighted that you genuinely enjoyed your service and our sides, we wanted your visit to be unforgettable across the board. Please accept our apologies that our chicken sandwich kept you from thoroughly enjoying your visit. Your comments are taken seriously and will be shared with our team to help us improve. We are glad you will not be deterred from revisiting us in the future. Sincerely, The Red Rooster Team

  35. M

    Miquel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, the atmosphere, the service, the food...everything is great

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded on September 20, 2022Hi Miquel, We were happy to hear that you had a great experience and enjoyed your visit wholeheartedly. Please revisit us the next time you are in the neighborhood. Warmly, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  36. CD

    CharlesD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant with terrific service! Keep it up. Everyone in my party enjoyed their food. Thank you for an indelible dining experience in New York.
  37. H

    Hils

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service, food and entire staff was welcoming
  38. GB

    GuyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just as advertised, great food, excellent service with a good feeling that the restaurant is helping the community out as well.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always!!

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded on September 9, 2022This makes us so happy! Thanks for your loyalty and fantastic feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

  40. G

    Gabi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, the service was fast and friendly and the DJ had good tunes playing throughout our dinner. A great recommendation in Harlem!

    Red Rooster HarlemResponded on September 8, 2022Dear Gabi, Thank you for your kind feedback. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed our delicious food, fun atmosphere, and fast and friendly service. We would love to welcome you back for another great experience one day soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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 4.7 stars by 8891 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 75 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Red Rooster Harlem

310 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10027

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 125th and 126th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Harlem

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–9:45 pm Sat 11:00 am–9:45 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Soul food, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Red Rooster is conveniently located on the 125st. Nearest trains are<br />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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Marcus Samuelsson

  • 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)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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