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Red Rooster Harlem

4.6
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7465 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 7465 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GeorgeW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host and wait staff was really great and professional. Such a fun experience eating outside during COVID-19 in the beautiful sidewalk cafe with an awesome D.J.

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Davethebarber
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the Hostess, waiter to the chef & the food the ambience of the restaurant was just awesome.. The only thing my wife says could beat it was if Chef Marcus Samuelson popped up!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They hooked me up for my birthday!! Amazing food, attentive staff and some complimentary shots.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 18 hours ago

Thanks for choosing Red Rooster Harlem for your birthday celebration. We are honored to be a part of such a special memory, and we are happy to read you really enjoyed yourself. Join us again the next time you are in the area. Cheers! The Red Rooster Team

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NicoleB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! I can’t wait to go back...Best fried chicken I’ve had in my life!!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 18 hours ago

Wow, wow, wow! Nicole, we are extraordinarily flattered to read that you found our chicken to be the best you've ever had (we completely agree - it is soooo good!). We believe our fried chicken is what food dreams are made of 😉. Thanks for being our guest and for sharing your wonderful review here on Open Table. We look forward to your return one day soon. Cheers, The Red Rooster Team

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vipanne
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outside COVID-19 set up! Plexiglass between tables, tents and outdoor heaters - we were so comfy and cozy food as ALWAYS was delish delish delish and service was fantastic! I so so so so love this restaurant! Can't wait to go back

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 2 days ago

Anne, we are so so so so happy to learn you love us - because we feel the same way about you! Thanks for trusting us with your safety, and for choosing to dine at Red Rooster during these most unusual times. It's great knowing how much you enjoyed your visit, and we look forward to your return one day soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Team

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NikiM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best chicken and waffles I’ve ever had! I can’t wait to come back and try more of the menu!

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Latanyac
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious definitely going back, staff was good very informative on the menu and drinks..

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sigag
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place. Eat there during the pandemic and I really missed the ambience but besides that great overall.

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Lempira
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, staff was great and ambiance was great. Really liked this place. I strongly recommended. Only negative I would say is that signature cocktails are expensive but not strong. Not really worth the price you pay.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome time, delicious food, great drinks, the chicken and waffles was best I've ever had! Also had the catfish and lobster, highly recommend! Lovely service and lots of Covid precautions taken, felt very safe. Had a great time and looking forward to going back soon!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 3 days ago

Hi there, We love reading when our guests join us and feel very safe - that means the world to us these days. Of course, we want you to love our food, cocktails, and service (glad you did!), but during these times, the safety and health of our guests (as well as our team members and community) are at the top of our priority list. Thank you for trusting us, and we hope to see you soon. Be well, The Red Rooster Team

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JoeF
Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Great food. Great music.

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vipTriciaT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cornbread was delicious!! We also really enjoyed the Chicken & Waffles as well as the Jerk Salmon bowl. The service was incredible and the decor and ambiance were fantastic!

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vipJudithW
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so pleased to see the Red Rooster had reopened. Most of the favorites are on the menu. I have to say we did not explore it much. Because there were for of us, we went straight for the Chicken Tower with 20 pieces of hot honey yardbird, cornbread and sides. Needless to say, there were abundant leftovers for future meals. Next time we’ll be back for the whole charred cauliflower and some shrimp and grits.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 3 days ago

Judith, we are so happy to be open, too! Glad you joined us recently, and had a five star experience - that makes us very happy. Enjoy your leftovers for a few days, but definitely come back soon and explore our menu - we have so many delicious items to try! Thank you for sharing your visit here on Open Table, we really appreciate it. With warmest regards, The Red Rooster Team

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KevinJ
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience at Red Rooster Harlem was one that I’ll never forget. The food was made with so much love, the service was impeccable and the atmosphere was vibrant. Such a comforting dining experience and I will surely be back.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you, Kevin, for such kind words regarding your recent visit to Red Rooster. Our secret is out, our number one ingredient is love: we sprinkle it on all of our menu items, we share it with our service team, we spread it around our dining room, and we are glad you noticed! We very much appreciate your joining us, and we look forward to seeing you again one day soon. Cheers, The Red Rooster Team

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service and food. Nice vibe.

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SophieD
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, came on a Sunday as well so they had some gospel singers, would certainly recommend!

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vipKenny
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, the outdoor set up was very cute and felt safe

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on 13 October 2020

Hi Kenny, Your feeling safe means the world to us. Red Rooster values the health and safety of its guests, team members and community, and as such we went to great lengths to ensure and secure a safe dining environment - thank you for noticing. Glad you found our food to be amazing - we appreciate your sharing that with us, too! Please do join us again the next time you are in the neighborhood. Cheers! The Red Rooster Team

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Jamillah
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the BEST BIRTHDAY DINNER EVER..It has been My Dream to CELEBRATE my birthday at Red Rooster, unfortunately I wasn't able to get someone to go with me until now. It was the BEST 64TH BIRTHDAY EVER I will say it would have been over the moon if I could have gotten CHEESECAKE FOR DESERT..BUT I FINALLY MADE IT 👍 THERE AND I LOVE IT

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on 13 October 2020

Hip Hip Hooray!! Happy Birthday! We are honored and flattered that Red Rooster was your birthday dining choice! We know how special birthdays are, and we are thrilled you chose us for your big day. It is great knowing how much you enjoyed your dinner, and we sincerely hope you come back again soon. We love being a part of such a special memory - The Red Rooster Team

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LeonB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything. Every dish was seasoned perfectly.

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vipKatieg
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

So sad that this did not meet expectations

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on 13 October 2020

Hi Katie, Please accept our sincere apologies. At Red Rooster we wish to give every guest an amazing culinary experience with great service and a COVID safe atmosphere. We are genuinely sorry that we did not meet those expectations. Thank you for taking the time to give us your honest feedback. It appears you definitely did not experience us at our best, so we hope you will consider giving us another chance the next time you are in the area. Sincerely, The Red Rooster Team

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Davideb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First dining inside - felt very safe, same great place :)

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vipRiverside100
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The live music was great but a bit too loud. Otherwise, a really fun time with great food.

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MadameMagoo
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Red Rooster is always a delight. Great people, service, food, and drinks. Go and have a ball.

PJ
PaulJ
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down best southern cooking tasted!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch with live music and social distancing. It was amazing

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CecilR
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was full of energy despite the challenges we've experienced with the Corona Virus and the food was Outstanding! I took my wife there for her birthday and we had a great time!

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NYPR7
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, great staff, beautiful setting. I shall return if only for the collard greens, and everything else that comes with it.

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SierraP
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

The food here was very overpriced both taste and quality wise. The ambiance is nice but there's definitely a reason for the subpar reviews!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on 5 October 2020

Dear Sierra, Please accept our sincere apologies. At Red Rooster we aspire to give every guest an outstanding culinary experience with attentive service and a fun atmosphere. We are genuinely disappointed that we did not meet those expectations. Thank you for taking the time to give us your honest feedback. You definitely did not experience us at our best, and we are truly sorry. Sincerely, The Red Rooster Team

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a wonderful job given the challenging circumstances. The food was excellent and staff were welcoming and contributed greatly to a positive experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted to go to Red Rooster for the past year or so and I finally was able to. And it met every one of my expectations!

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Jojo
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing, music by the dj was a perfect blend of hip hop and R N B. Food was great, you must try the fried chicken it’s perfect.

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MaryL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great outing. We felt safe seated in the outside patio. All the staff were attentive and respectful with masks and monitoring the "socially distancing" Of course the food was wonderful - but the comfort of feeling safe made it a lovely night out.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on 29 September 2020

Mary, your review just made our day. We've always wanted our guests to feel like family, and now all we want is for our guests to feel safe. It is wonderful knowing that our goals were met and you enjoyed your recent Red Rooster visit. Thank you for giving us a chance, and we very much appreciate your kind words. Looking forward to having you as our guest again soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Team

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Katrina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

service was especially frienldy and attentive, food was great

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed ourselves, as well as the food, music, the whole environment was vibing!

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vipAbbyT
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a Great experience-food and service excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Jas was an amazing waiter! All of the other employees we met were incredibly nice as well. Yummy food & big portions.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on 21 September 2020

Hi there, Thanks for noticing our team's hospitality, and for making a point of sharing your thoughts. Their sincere kindness is genuine in every way, and it shows by how wonderfully they take care of our guests. We very much appreciate your being our guest recently, and we do hope to welcome you back again one day soon. Cheers, The Red Rooster Team

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DateNite
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was good being able to return the Red Rooster. The staff gets kudos for the vibe and being so good despite all the challenges. Everyone had a great disposition....from the hostess to waitstaff.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on 14 September 2020

Thanks for coming back, we've missed you! Our team could not wait to get back to work, they really love what they do, and they are great at it; we appreciate your noticing their dedication. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, The Red Rooster Team

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LewisF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tomato and watermelon salad was perfect. The lobster roll was delicious. The staff were very professional. Well worth the trip

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on 14 September 2020

Hi Lewis, Your menu choices were perfect for soaking up the last days of summer with some of our seasonal favorites. Nothing screams summer like watermelon and lobster, and we are thrilled you enjoyed your menu selections. It's also great reading your trip to Red Rooster was worth the effort, we wouldn't want it any other way! Thanks for sharing your experience here on Open Table, and we look forward to your return one day soon. Kindest regards, The Red Rooster Team

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food portion are small. Salt level in salmon dish , was excessive and dangerous.

Sparking water, unsatisfying as it was made in the restaurant to a poor quality.

Ice Cream Sundae dessert, was designed for a child and cost $10. Very disappointed.

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christopherc
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

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You can order delivery directly from Red Rooster Harlem using the Order Online button. 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 7465 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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