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Red Rooster Harlem

4.6
8227 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
  • 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

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Nov 25, 2021

Spend Thanksgiving with your extended Red Rooster family! We will have two dining options: Option 1: A family style dining experience with some of our staples like the Smothered Fried Turkey, Candied Yams, Cornbread, Price: $57/person (entire party must participate) Option 2: A la Carte Dining

What 8227 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6
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4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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vipfixgeorge
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent meal, fairly expensive for what was eaten-chicken, catfish, grits

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Olivia
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We are from Vermont and were excited for fried chicken, greens and grits! Loved the jazz duo.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded a day ago

Hi Olivia, It was great reading your review. Thank you for being our guest and for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed some of our signature dishes and our live music. It was our pleasure hosting you, and we hope you will join us again the next time you visit NYC. Wishing you safe travels, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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Strange
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

As old hats and folks who frequent Red Rooster with frequency for celebratory or just familiar fare, this is a perfect blend between those two poles. Still interesting, if not exciting, but also reliable and better than good.

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LourdesN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious and our server was very attentive.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded a day ago

Hi Lourdes, Thank you for joining us and for sharing your fabulous feedback. We are thrilled to learn that you enjoyed our delicious food and attentive service - just as it should be. Please do join us again the next time you are in the area. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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DennisM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Wonderful to eat at the Red Rooster as always. However, our reservation was for the outdoor area, which was closed that night due to a bee problem. The jazz trio playing inside was too loud to have a conversation. As I was seeing friends I had not seen for some time, it was not the best ambience for us to talk.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded a day ago

Hi Dennis, Thanks for joining us recently. We are terribly sorry that we were not able to accommodate your party outside due to our unexpected and unwelcomed buzzing buddies. Please trust that it was never our intention to disappoint you as we wanted nothing more than for you to have a nice evening catching up with old friends. Our apologies. It is our hope that this circumstance will not deter you from joining us another day in the future. Warmly, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great early dinner with my wife before a show. Heard some great jazz and the food was dynamite! We ordered too much and ate it all! Best corn bread I’ve ever had! I love my catfish and my wife loved her chicken sandwich!

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CoquiTravels
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were greeted upon arrival and sat at a safe distance table and promptly met with our server. The menu was easy to understand and many choices for those with a restricted dietary need.
We were surprise on the live jazz band that came on to play for about 20 mins. It was a very nice addition to the evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I visited Red Rooster for an early birthday gift to myself and everything was amazing!

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KathyT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Sunday brunch was excellent. Well organized, and service was great. Food was good: deviled eggs, cornbread, sweet potato soup, chicken and waffles, lobster roll I can vouch for. But the best was the music.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was awesome!

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JAGSWAG
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

As a huge Marcus Samuelson fan I’ve waited so long to dine at the Red Rooster, so for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in NYC that’s where we chose to dine. The ambience and service was excellent but we were disappointed in our meals. May be it was just what we ordered from the menu or may be my expectation was set to high. Our entrees weren’t anything special but our deviled eggs appetizer was phenomenal!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for choosing us to celebrate your anniversary. It was our sincere wish to not only meet but exceed all your expectations. You were right to anticipate delicious and exciting flavors, for that is what makes our restaurant unique. We hope you will accept our apologies and trust that you may have caught us on an off day. It is our wish that you will give us another chance the next time you are in the area and allow us the opportunity to blow you away. With regrets, The Red Rooster Team

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CarrieG
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food!! Lots of options for vegetarians and meat eaters. Loved it.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Carrie, Thank you for your wonderful review. Yes, we do feel our menu has something for everyone - glad you agree. It is fantastic to hear that you had such a wonderful Red Rooster experience - great news. We are delighted that you loved your visit and look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in Harlem. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1Food2Service5Ambience4

We sat down and received our order within 10 minutes which meant the food was Luke warm, catfish was flavorful but not crispy, and the shrimp and grits was again tasteful but the overall dining experience wasn’t worth the over $100. It felt like we went to a Buffet but paid dining room prices.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you, 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 completely missed the mark. Please trust it wasn't our intention to disappoint you. We sincerely apologize for our unintended shortcomings, and we hope you will join us again and allow us to provide a flawless visit. With regrets, The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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OctaviaM
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was wonderful, the food and drinks were amazing, music was on point and the weather topped it off.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter Hassan was wonderful. He was Charismatic, knowledgeable about the food and cocktails. He made feel welcome. Everyone I encountered made me feel special. I will be back when I travel again to Harlem. Please go and support Marcus Samuelson and his staff.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded a day ago

Hi, We are so glad that the service you received from Hassan at Red Rooster Harlem made your experience extra memorable, and we genuinely appreciate that you took the time to let us know. Our team members endeavor to make our guests feel like family; we are thrilled that they succeeded! Your support means the world to us, and we are looking forward to your return the next time you travel to Harlem. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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Susan
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a gorgeous restaurant that my mom and I went to Red Rooster for my birthday. There was so many dishes we wished to try, but we settled on the lobster roll, the crab cake appetizer, and the fried chicken leg and waffle. Everything was delightful and delicious. I even forgot that I put in the reservation that it was a special birthday dinner because the whole trip was a birthday present, and the restaurant gifted us their salted caramel doughnuts. Scrumptious.

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61Hotshot
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff was very nice. Al 4 dishes served were excellent!

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VickieP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

It's hard to get inside seating at this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Staff is wonderful, food is delicious and I LOVE a the music!

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Never
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience4

Waitress (Black female with braids or twists) served water in a dirty glass) and refused to provide a clean glass. Will never visit again.

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vipLauraG
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent all around! We were very excited to see chef there.

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MaryC
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We arrived an hour early for our Open Table reservation but they graciously took us to a table. Service was attentive but not rushed. Music was playing but it didn’t interfere with out conversation. All four of us loved our meals-crab cakes, shrimp and grits, yard bird chicken and the cat fish. There was enough to share with each other. The decor was interesting and and colorful. Everyone was friendly and helpful.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded 5 days ago

Mary, this was exactly the type of Red Rooster experience we wanted for you, and we could not be happier. It's great reading how much you and your guests loved your meals as well as your service and our atmosphere; we appreciate the fabulous feedback. Thank you for joining us, and we hope to have you back as our guests one day soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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RLevy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was delicious!! Especially the Mac and greens! The cocktails were great as well. Would definitely recommended a trip to Red Rooster 👍🏽

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KathleenO
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service! The deviled eggs were amazing and the crab cakes and mac and greens to die for! So happy we made it.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded a day ago

Dear Kathleen, We're glad you made it, too! Your heartfelt review of your experience at Red Rooster Harlem is very much appreciated. Thank you for being our guest and for taking the time to let others know about our delicious food and the excellent service that you received. Your enthusiastic review will certainly encourage others to visit us, and we couldn’t be happier! We look forward to seeing you soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place!!! Will come again when visiting New York!!

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GoodBuddy
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

If you are interested in trying some food that you will not find in other restaurants in New York, then do try The Red Rooster. This is my third or four visit to this eating establishment and I was not disappointed. We reserved for an evening meal and as we arrived, jazz musicians were already playing in the restaurant. So we moved from the table that was originally assigned to us more towards the back of the restaurant, near the kitchen, where the noise level was more tolerable. Their list of cocktails is extensive and several wines are available by the glass if you feel that you do not wish to order an entire bottle. For dessert, we tried their strawberry shortcake which is an absolute must if you do decide to dine there. You won't be disappointed.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on October 19, 2021

Thank you for being such a loyal fan of Red Rooster, GoodBuddy. We very much appreciate your taking the time to clearly delineate the highlights of your experience so that future guests can get a feel of what to expect when dining at Red Rooster (as you stated, we are no ordinary restaurant). It was our pleasure hosting you on multiple occasions, and we are looking forward to seeing you again one day soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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GreatAnniversaryNightOut
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent with my favorites being the deviled eggs and sweet potato ginger soup! Glad we celebrated our anniversary trip to NYC from ATL with Red Rooster Harlem.

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Marg
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious, we were seated quickly, great experience. Live jazz was very nice, if a tad too loud at times. Would return.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience at Red Rooster was amazing! The food , the ambience the entertainment.... wow a total experience! The service was awesome! I love Red Rooster !!

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Sherry
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was delicious from beginning to end and the waiters were awesome! Jackie's hospitality and friendliness is the reason I'll be back time and time again!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on October 19, 2021

Dear Sherry, We are so glad that the service you received from Jackie at Red Rooster Harlem made your experience extra memorable, and we genuinely appreciate that you took the time to let us know. Our team members endeavor to make our guests feel like family; we are thrilled that they succeeded! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the coolest places I’ve ever been! Amazing fried chicken, Mac & greens and cornbread. Service was wonderful. It was noisy but worth the ambiance. Live music there is a real treat to see, full of life. Would absolutely recommend for anyone looking for some soul food or lively culture.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on October 19, 2021

Hi there, We are extremely grateful to receive your wonderful review and are delighted to learn that you had a such a memorable experience at Red Rooster Harlem. Thank you for taking the time to highlight how our deliciously prepared dishes, wonderful service team, and live music left you with unforgettable impressions. We look forward to having you as our guest the next time you are in the neighborhood. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

El lugar está increíble! La comida es diferente pero excelente y vasta. Nos tocó el grupo Sing Harlem que es una maravilla!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Toda una experiencia el
Brunch en Red Roster, servicio inmejorable, Musica en vivo de otro mundo y la comida supera además todo lo anterior

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KeiaS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfection. Truly delicious. I can’t wait to go back again!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on October 18, 2021

Outstanding news, Keia! Thank you for stopping in and for spreading the good word about Red Rooster Harlem. Your kind words mean a lot to us. We can't wait to see you again, either! Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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RobertG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An absolutely delightful meal, and the service was better than 5-star, but the scale here only goes as high as 5.

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KevinO
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Good food, generally good ambiance. The music was way too loud.

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on October 18, 2021

Dear Kevin, Thanks for joining us. We are pleased that you enjoyed our incredible flavors; however, we do apologize that the music level was uncomfortably high. While we love the excitement that our music program can generate, we certainly understand your frustration when it impacts your overall experience. We sincerely hope you will not be deterred from joining us again, for our entertainment changes daily, and perhaps a different day may work better. Warmly, The Red Rooster Team

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DeborahD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, clean and great service. Would highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have yet to have a bad experience at Red Rooster. Yes, the music is very loud, but I like when they have a DJ or live music. The food is always great, so many tasty offerings and our server was great, constantly checking in on us. My favorite thing to get is the Yep! Chicken and Waffles, but there are so many good things, so bring a large group so you can try a little of everything!

Red Rooster Harlem
Responded on October 18, 2021

Hi, We are extremely grateful to receive your wonderful review and are delighted to learn that you have had such memorable experiences at Red Rooster Harlem. Your loyalty means the world to us. Thank you for taking the time to highlight how our deliciously prepared dishes, extraordinary service team and music program always leave you with unforgettable impressions. We look forward to having you as our guest the next time you are in the neighborhood. Cheers! The Red Rooster Harlem Team

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Adoroa has very good service. Food was great as well as the ambiance

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KimA
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious, the ambience lovely and the service outstanding. Our server (can’t remember his name. black guy glasses) was so nice.

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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 8227 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 reservations at the moment.

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