Red Rooster Harlem

4.6
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7285 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.6
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4.2
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JM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server and experience were outstanding! I cannot wait to come again!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I wasn’t impressed with the appetizers but my entree of shrimp and grits were really good. I would come back for brunch because that rum punch was the best Ive ever had

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First time there. We were seated and served immediately. Short wait for order and food was delicious.

h
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was really good, and our server was great. Felt a bit rushed however as the food came out really fast. Suggest ordering main course after appetizers are served to avoid this. Portions are good sized. Music did make things loud but added to the experience. Enjoyable and will return.

L
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I read Marcus Samuellson’s book Yes, Chef and was so excited to eat there. It was the perfect evening. Great service, great food, and an exceptional band. We had the barbecue chicken platter with waffles, beans, macaroni and cheese, biscuits and we ordered the cornbread. We ordered the platter for 2 for the 3 of us and it gave us lots of leftovers for the next day. Service was very good and the restaurant accommodated us when we were late without a problem. I highly recommend it.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great from start to finish. Greeted on entry and sat at the bar for a drink whilst waiting for the table to be ready. Great atmosphere with just the right level of buzz and music. Once seated at the table the waitress was wonderful, really helpful and interested in what we’ve been up to. And the food was delicious, not too quick between courses and free corn bread for the table too. Would happily return.

ML
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome doesn’t capture the experience. Went with sister and 3f friends visiting from PA ... I live 2 blocks away and always have a good relaxing but energetic experience here. Live Music with female vocals also started upstairs in middle of brunch.loved it .

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Food was not good.. not seasoned well... and the service was horrific ...NEVER AGAIN ...

TC
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, amazing drinks! The service was impeccable and out of everything I love the fact that they accommodated my autistic daughter which was really appreciated! Thank you Red Rooster! Love the Cabrera family

LW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

This restaurant has a lot of buzz surrounding it, so it had a high bar to meet. Unfortunately, I think the hype exceeds the quality. I expected more from a top chef. The food is good, but it is not worthy of the hype and hike (if you do not live uptown). There are plenty of good comfort food restaurants in the City that offer very tasty options at a lower price. Check out Jacob's Pickles (also Uptown). The brunch there is top notch and I think outdoes Red Rooster.

F
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time having dinner at Red Rooster and it was everything I anticipated and more. Loved the food, loved the vibe, loved the service, loved the music. Wish this place was in my neighborhood, I would be there every week. Went to Ginny's below afterward, and had an amazing time there as well.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great and the food was very good, but it was very noisy.

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great and refreshing.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The place had GREAT FOOD

JC
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

No longer the dining experience as Marcus Samuelson envisioned, or as we expected. Live music in the bar was blasted to all corners of the dining room, making table conversation impossible. Count us out in the future.

WC
London
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food and service, would highly reccomend and hope to go back soon

D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely ambience and the food was good. The place is noisy and I had to ask my companion to repeat himself many times.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food1Service5Ambience3

Everything was too salty. Waffles were dry.

DT
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and ambience in the heart of Harlem. Service was fast and efficient. I highly recommend the fried yardbird - delicious. Appreciated the host giving us a tour of Ginny’s downstairs jazz club. Very cool and intimate.

JO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

The scene at Red Rooster is welcoming and lively. The food, conceived by noted chef Marcus Samuelsson was disappointing and expensive. A mediocre buffalo chicken sandwich cost $21 at lunch. Corn bread cost $7. A grilled napa cabbage entrée with cucumber salad and fried onion was a confusing mélange costing $18.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience5

I’ve been a load of times but have to say New Years Day brunch was a let down. The food was average and had clearly been pre-cooked, service was extremely slow and the general vibe just not what it usually is.

OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New Years Day lunch. The food is exceptional, the service is helpful and friendly ... a total joy!

K
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The food was creatively prepared as usual. However, the service was extremely slow.

We went on New Year’s Eve, and there was only a prefix menu to choose. However, our waiter had difficulty remembering which course we had just eaten.

Also, we had to wait almost 45 minutes between courses.
which course we had just finished.

A
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came here for NYE. Food was superb. Will definitely be coming back.

LT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience5

Not a lot of vegetarian menu options for NYE pre-fixe. My entree was a cabbage. Literally just a grilled cabbage. Would have been a fine side, but come on. Not worth $75

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

I typically really like red rooster but their prixe fixe NYE dinner was disappointing. Vegetarian options were a joke. One of the course options was a plate of sautéed cabbage - that’s it. Our server was pretty accommodating though. Will stick to casual meals here.

e
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

The food was very good except for they ran out of dessert and the service was terrible- absent, rude and slow. They don’t seem to care about their local customers or service recovery.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

The restaurant was great but the night was made great by awesome live music. The band The Rakiem Walker Project performed and it was a great feel good event.

RE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Food lacked flavor to me.

MA
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as always.

KS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a restaurant on my NYC short list and it did not disappoint! Great energy in this establishment and a fantastic meal. Our reservation was right on time and the hostess was personable and very attentive. All of the wait staff is friendly, keeping us updated when there was a sight delay with our entrees. Two apps, cornbread, four different meals, dessert, sangria - each wonderful in their own unique way.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic brunch!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful place for brunch

HT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not only was the food amazing...but so was the service!!!

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Food & Service

FN
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Must try that short ribs! Delicious. Great meal all around.

DH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was fantastic!

TB
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

I was not happy with the service I received from the hostesses . My waiter was wonderful but the hostesses were quite rude. First they could not find my reservation which I showed them several times on my phone through open table. I also had two elderly people with me who would have been more comfortable sitting in the booths, we asked to move there before we ordered, they told us we couldn’t move those tables were for other people. No one ever say in those booths the whole time we were at the restaurant which was over 2 hours. We had a reservation and were the first people in the restaurant, but were treated rather rudely and the elderly people with me were from out of town and had never been to the restaurant but went based on my recommendation but said they would never go to Red Rooster again or recommend the restaurant .

A
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

It’s a nice place, worth a visit if you’re around. Service is slow.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service1Ambience1

The staff was friendly and very attentive. The ambience immerses us in Harlem’s cultural diversity, and the food... ah, the food! It is to die for! The jazzy pulpo was delicious!!! Not to mention the Helga’s meatballs, the Yardbird and the Mac & Green. Yummy!!!

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