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Red Rooster Harlem

4.6
7974 reviews
$31 to $50
Regional American (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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff 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 7974 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed our meals and plan to return, real soon.

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kathys
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed, fun place with great indoors and outdoors seating options. Great service, fixed an issue with a drink with no fuss. We had the yard bird and chose great sides- mashed garlic, roasted tomatoes and collard greens. Great cocktails - a great place to end a great day.

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CarlaC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing
Our server was amazing and adorable with his ponytail😍
My husband loved it too and he's hard to please.

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vipoutofwine
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious the Pasta and Salmon were to die for and the cornbread was out of this world . Top it with Froze and sell your clothes you are gone to heaven.

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vipLiquidLynne
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vibe was right on time with what we were expecting from Chef Marcus Samuelson. Food was outstanding- the Mac and Greens was unusually delicious and the Fried Chicken along with the collard greens and blistered heirloom tomatoes was legendary. We will definitely return!

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JenniferT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's great environment for families and friends. Good vibes and nice music.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The chicken and waffles was off da chain!!! 😋❤❤

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ha d a great time here for our first time dining at the restaurant. The service was excellent and the food was wonderful.

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PhatFoodieNJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome, the waiter was very attentive, music created a great ambience. I recommend the deviled eggs, cornbread, and the fried chicken. You won’t be disappointed.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded a day ago

Dear PhatFoodieNJ, Wonderful! Hearing that you enjoyed amazing flavors from start to finish along with warm hospitality and great ambience is music to our ears. Thank you for being our guest and for taking the time to spread such kind praise. We hope you will join us again soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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JoanH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We had a comfortable and private feeling table for six. Our waiter was probably not at his best the day we had lunch there. The food was fine but not what we were expecting from a celebrated chef. The Lobster Roll was full of lobster but lacking in flavor. The collards were dry and also lacking flavor. The chicken was delicious. The Mac 'n cheese was just OK. The water that was brought to the table had a funny taste. The waiter swore that he filled it from the tap and nothing was added. We did stuff ourselves so we didn't order dessert. Actually the waiter didn't even ask if we wanted dessert. My friends and I did enjoy the experience and I would be willing to try it again...but not running back at the moment. Disappointing.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere but the food just isn't that great.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded a day ago

Hi - Thank you for being our guest. It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our nice atmosphere, but we also wanted you to enjoy amazing flavors, too. We sincerely apologize for having missed the mark and for leaving you with an uneven impression. Guest feedback is invaluable to us, and we are grateful you shared. It is our belief that you caught us on an off day, and we hope you will consider giving us a second chance the next time you are in the area. Warmly, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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MargaretC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was fantastic.

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GAILB
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

So much energy service attentive and
So much fun. Yardbird was a little off

MG
vipMarkGilbert
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my nephew and his partner out for dinner and this was their requested restaurant. Everything was exceptional, they loved it! As always it was a great experience.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Mark, We think your nephew and his partner have great taste in restaurants!! Thank you for being a fan and for your stellar review. We love to hear that you consistently enjoy a great Red Rooster experience – exactly as it should be! Please do visit again soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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Touristy
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends took me out to celebrate my birthday. We had an awesome all around experience. Thank you for maintaining a high level of excellence.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Touristy, Wow! This really sounds like a wonderful night, and we are so happy that we could be part of your celebration. Great food and great friends are a beautiful combination, and we hope you can all join us again soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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GraceG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great!
The service was wonderful!
Id definitely return

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Summit
Jackson Hole
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely evening entertaining out of town guests. The server was excellent in addressing a food allergy. The drinks and food were delicious, inventive, in line with a Marcus Samuelsson restaurant. The Live music although energetic, was a little loud on occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal! I had read marcus’s biography many years ago and really enjoyed the restaurant and being NYC after a number of years!

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Yelrahc
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience4

I'm so sad to report that the food was just not great at all. I ordered the pan fried catfish anticipating really great seasoned food and it had no taste. The same happened with the crab cakes we ordered. The food was overall a disappointment, but our waiter was excellent.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 4 days ago

Hello, Thank you for being our guest. It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed excellent service, but we also wanted you to enjoy amazing flavors, too. We sincerely apologize for having missed the mark and for leaving you with an uneven impression. Guest feedback is invaluable to us, and we are grateful you shared. It is our belief that you caught us on an off day, and we hope you will consider giving us a second chance the next time you are in the area. Warmly, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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RaseedahM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was pretty good. Neil our server was excellent, my cocktail Kings Blood needed some more alcohol 🍸

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ScottW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service1ambience3

Food was delicious - but, the service was incredibly slow. Still a great meal.

JG
vipJanG
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch was beyond amazing, the food, the service, the live music. I loved everything.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Jan, Fantastic news! This is the exact Sunday brunch experience we aim for and it's great to hear that we hit the mark while you were with us. Thanks for being a part of that warm Red Rooster energy and for your stellar review. We hope you will visit again soon. Best, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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CityKD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was so incredibly kind and accommodating to us! We were so grateful to sit inside and listen to the choir who made our day super special. The food was outstanding, even with the restaurant being super busy it came out fast and hot, exactly as ordered. Our cocktails were strong and delicious.

Thank you, we are so glad to see you open and bringing joy to your diners!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you, CityKD, for being so kind (and, of course, for joining us over the weekend). Your review just made our hearts so happy. It was our pleasure having you as our guest, and we sincerely hope that you will join us again the next time you are in the neighborhood. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing wonderful experience! If you are in the city you need to come here. Wonderful energy and live music for brunch! Best cornbread I’ve ever had in my life. Must go!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 7 days ago

Thanks for spreading the good word about your amazing brunch visit and our delicious cornbread ~ wow, wow wow! We appreciate your wonderful review, and we hope you will join us again the next time you are in town. Cheers! The Red Rooster Team

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vipDineFuss
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For me to learn via others’ culinary perspectives I need to remove myself from my biases (foods I love.) Here are two of my ways of doing it. (1) Question to serve: “If I passed away tomorrow and this would be my last meal, what would you pick on the menu? (2) Cross-reference method: ask bartender, guest at bar, and waiter what they recommend on menu. At this visit to Red Rooster Harlem I went with option number two and they all said — Bucatini Piccadilly.

From the unanimous decision from my three sources (which also led to other pleasant conversation) I ordered the bucatini Piccadilly which embraces the crustaceans (crab, lobster, and shrimp) with garden herbs, tomato, and asparagus. However, we also had the guac, cornbread (a pound cake like dream), yardbird by the piece (loved it) collard greens, fries, and strawberry short cake. So recommend this culinary approach, as you get to meet amazing people and learn what they love. One thing that is evident at Red Rooster Harlem. Exquisite!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 7 days ago

Hello DineFuss, We absolutely love your approach to making menu selections ~ what a great idea! That is a great way of honing in on the employee favorites for sure. Thank you for being our guest and for posting your fun and fabulous review ~ we appreciate it. Please do join us again the next time you are in the area. Cheers! The Red Rooster Team

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food…great atmosphere

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MFReview
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, excellent service. Really lives up to the hype. Highly recommend, and can't wait to go back.

JR
JozeliaR
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I enjoyed the different flavors especially the guacamole.

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vipbeatnikprof
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was so relieved to find Red Rooster had survived the pandemic. Our server, Michael, was cool and excellent. The dishes - fried chicken and waffles, sweet potato and coconut soup - were all up to this institution’s high standards. Recommend the bourbon Negroni from the cocktail list. They take safety procedures very seriously.

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vipHampsteadfoodie7
Dunbartonshire
10 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was yummy, as expected. the decor and music provide a nice vibe. But the service was outstandin and especially attentive with transitions, etc.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 7 days ago

Dear Hampsteadfoodie7, Thank you for being our guest and for taking the time to let us know about your amazing experience at Red Rooster Harlem. We aim to make every guest as happy as you described! We are so gratified that you loved the food, the decor, the music, and the outstanding service ~ thanks for sharing your amazing feedback. We look forward to having you as our guest again soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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vipJonathanB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious southern inspired food with delightful twists that felt fresh and innovative while staying true to the core identity of the dish. The deviled eggs were delightfully creamy and perfectly balanced with the acidity from the pickled relish on top. The cornbread is easily the best I've had in NYC paired with the whipped salted butter it could have been a meal on its own and I enjoyed it so much I ordered the Cornbread and gravy dish from the brunch menu, which was surprisingly lighter than I anticipated with a coconut milk based gravy with turmeric and curry, paired with chorizo sausage for a bit of spice that perfectly complimented the sweet cornbread base. Others in our group ordered the fried chicken which was juicy and crispy with a lightly breaded skin. The sides were all delicious as were the drinks. Overall the experience was excellent.

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Megatraveler
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Mr. Samuelsson has done a very good job of marketing his restaurant. Perhaps at one time it was worth visiting; sadly, it's a giant tourist trap with overpriced so-so food and extremely loud music blaring, making it hard to hold a conversation unless one screams! Wine is very overpriced and not very good, at least by the glass. The least expensive wine bottle was almost $60. Our experience was disappointing and not worth a second visit.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 7 days ago

We are deeply sorry to learn about your experience. Our team never meant to disappoint you so profoundly. Red Rooster Harlem prides itself on flavor forward dishes, professional service, and a unique atmosphere that brings people together for a memorable dining experience. It saddens us that you did not feel that way about your visit. We appreciate your honest feedback, and we hope you will accept our sincerest apologies for not providing a worthwhile visit. Warmly, The Red Rooster Team

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JaeO
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is genuinely the best restaurant I have ever been to. This meal was also the best meal of my entire life. We initially were being seated upstairs by the bar but it was quite noisy so the hostess offered to seat us downstairs where it is much more quiet. Our waiter was very attentive, gave us good recommendations for the food, and was overall very friendly. For the appetizer we had the incredible ceviche which I would highly recommend. For entrees, I had the jerk salmon bowl and my partner had the steak frites. The steak was the best steak I’ve ever had, my partner got it medium well and it was incredible, although the waiter did recommend to try medium rare at some point because the outside is quite cooked but the inside is nice and juicy that way. The sauce on the salmon was incredible as was everything else in the bowl. The drinks there are also quite strong and also delicious, so you only need 2 max if you want to be tipsy. One alone will make you feel good though. For dessert we had the ice cream and it was freshly made. It was certainly a lot but it was quite delicious so we finished it all. The ambiance of the restaurant is also so beautiful. Everything about it just made it such a strong and culturally enriching experience. It’s beautiful to see this type of place in Harlem. We deserve more like it. 10/10 recommend.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 7 days ago

Dear Jae, Thank you for being our guest. Your generous review very humbling and is appreciated. Thoughtful comments mean the world to us and help us to be our best. We love the descriptive words you used to highlight all the areas of your experience, for they will certainly encourage others to come by! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again when you are in the area. Cheers, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our server was very sweet. The Crispy Bird sandwich was very tough. The highlight of meal was the cornbread! We also didn’t feel very comfortable in the area due to very large noisy crowds right at entrance to restaurant.

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ABW3
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love red rooster

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We selected Red Rooster based on all of the stellar reviews. We came to celebrate my daughter’s graduation. Our experience overall was awful. The bright spots were the hostess and the wall art. Everything else was extremely subpar. First, the service was awful. Our reservation was for 3:00pm, we arrived right at 3:00pm, and were seated outside per our reservation. The outside space was too small for our party of 5, and super noisy, so we requested to be moved inside. We were moved inside with no problem. We had to sign a covid waiver which was fine. Once inside we were given water, then we sat for 30 minutes waiting for our orders to be taken. Finally, our waiter arrived and we ordered appetizers and our meals. We ordered corn bread, chicken wings, grits, greens, four of us had the catfish and one had the steak. The cornbread was dry and bland, the chicken wings didn’t have a good flavor and were over cooked (Popeyes’ chicken is one thousand times better), the catfish was very bland and sitting on top of black eyed peas that were swimming in tomato sauce, the greens and grits were “ok”. My 14-year old daughter liked her steak and my husband thought the catfish was “ok”. My two young adult children and I all hated the catfish dish. We were so disgusted with the overall experience that we left without ordering dessert (we love trying different desserts) and went home and ordered pizza. $220+ dollars later, what an enormous disappointment. Bad service and bad, overpriced food does not a winning combination make. Either the restaurant purchased all of these glowing reviews, or we caught them on a really, really bad day. I think the former is probably accurate. Well, we tried it and will never return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, friendly service and a great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was quick and efficient, while staff still being friendly and warm. Had a wonderful time and will definitely return.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded a day ago

Hi there, We very much appreciate your being our guest recently. Your kind comments on are genuinely appreciated. Reading that your service was exactly what you expected and you had a wonderful time tells us that we have succeeded in providing a true Red Rooster Harlem experience. We hope you will be returning soon! Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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KatrellT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience3

Overall good experience, they took all covid safety precautions...the staff was friendly and accommodating. I personally didn’t care for the food dishes I had they weren’t horrible just wasn’t prepared to my liking but the manager stepped in and made it right and the music was everything!!!

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vipBusiness
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A lovely meal. Delicious and presented beautifully. The jerk salmon was prepared perfectly, the wait staff was attentive and the patio ambience was great. It was a hot day but fans provided a cooling effect. We loved the entire experience!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on 11 June 2021

We are happy you loved your entire experience. 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 met 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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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 takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 792-9001.

Red Rooster Harlem is rated 4.6 stars by 7974 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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