Red Rooster Harlem

4.6
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7353 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
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic dining experience!!! Our server was quick to greet us and she was very attentive to us! Food was delicious!

SL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The service there was impeccable.The servers are very attentive,very suggestive,& knowledgeable. Music is great,ambiance is great,and atmosphere is fantastic. Food is excellent,ny compliments to the chefs!!! I'd love to come back & perhaps see a vocal show then hang out in the club.....Harlem Rooster do your thang💯

J
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Solid food. Excellent service. It is a loud and bustling venue. But that makes it the experience.

NY
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in NYC. The food, drinks, and vibes are always excellent. The customer service is just as great.

HB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We were in town from LA visiting our daughter. Have been here a few times in the past when visiting NYC. Amazing food, fantastic cocktails (get the Obamatini!), friendly service & AMAZING tunes! A really fun atmosphere if you are ok with it being loud.

OT
Houston
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hubby and I had valentines dinner there! Amazing experience! Food, music, and service was great!

RC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service the food was so good. Service even better.

d
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We went on Valentines Day and we throughly enjoyed ourselves. The food, service and atmosphere was excellent.

f
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

To be honest, I was disappointed by my meal at Red Rooster. The food was good, but not great. The dessert, caramel donut, was dry and lacked flavor. The collard greens were really overcooked. Deviled eggs were fine but were just deviled eggs, nothing special. The servers seemed understaffed and it was sometimes difficult to get our server’s attention. I have been there before and remembered that the food was just so-so. Thought I would try it again but again was unimpressed. I’ll probably try Sylvia’s or Melba’s next time I want fried chicken and cornbread.

OT
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Red Rooster was a great place. The atmosphere was totally off the hook. Music, food, entertainment, and a character that dances all night. Totally impressed and a great fun night out.

KE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delightful in every way - from the hostess greeting to the delicious food and casual but cool atmosphere. Don’t miss it!

RJ
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food and outstanding service. I recommend it highly

SJ
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience2

Lunchtimes are a bad idea. Totally dead. Staff a little loose (had to remind them about two dishes and the fact I wanted to pay). Food still great but come at dinnertime if you want the noisy buzzing Red Rooster experience.

SV
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, staff and atmosphere must go

JF
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great! Service was great! And the food was great! I had the shrimp and grits, it was different than others I've tried and was very flavorful! I did everything but lick the bowl😋 The ambiance had that Harlem flare that I'd hoped for with a live band and singer in the background. Can't wait to return to try other menu options!

S
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The ambiance music and staff are second to none. Unfortunately my wings had huge feathers still attached, can’t imagine how it made it to me and the shrimp and grits were just ok. But my fiancé had the Obama Short Ribs and they were divine’

Z
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious, our waitress was phenomenal, the whole vibe was just great. Will definitely come back here again

FD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Red Rooster in Harlem is a neighborhood gem. Food and service were exceptional. It has a lively vibe which is a testament to its popularity. Need to stay to catch a show next time. Can't say enough about the food. Outstanding!

C
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding experience. The food was a unique twist on familiar southern style cooking. The atmosphere was vibrant and upbeat and the service was excellent.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quick service. Friendly staff. Tasty brunch. I would go again.

NC
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Celebrating my husband’s birthday over brunch. It was our first visit and it was enjoyable. After reading many reviews, we ordered the cornbread and deviled eggs. I was disappointed. The cornbread was not hot or warm. The eggs were the smallest we’ve ever eaten. For all the hype, and price, I expected much better. The entrees were very tasty and we will return for main course meals and drinks in the near future.

O
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brunch was perfect! Everything was delicious, the service was great, and it wasn’t too loud, but still a fun environment.

M
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

From the moment we entered,the service was great. The first hostess was prompt in seating us at our reserved time. The hostess for our table was great, she had a great personality and great customer relations. The food was AWESOME and the price was worth every dollar. We'd definitely visit again.

CA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed the food

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

A little disappointed for my first visit there. Did not live up to all of the hoopla and fanfare.

SP
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spending my birthday weekend in New York and Red Rooster was on our list. So glad it worked out! It was wonderful!!

r
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

We really enjoyed the atmosphere and vibe. Food was a little hit or miss. I realize the cocktails are the focal point but some of us really want to stick to wine. The list could be a little more interesting to match the food and ambiance.

P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful restaurant , very diverse , amazing food, very easy to get too.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best meal ever! And we ran into Marcus on our way out! All around amazing evening!

K
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was delicious! My family and I had an awesome time and I’ve already recommended it. Cornbread was soooo good! Will be back for sure!

AT
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous! Hospitable staff, food was presented wonderfully and tasting amazing!

VC
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

I’ve had the good fortune to have dined in this wonderful restaurant several times. On this occasion the delivery and quality of our meal was not up to standard. My main course was served warm at best. Food wasn’t hot. Side dish was served ten minutes after our meals were served.

JS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The food was not as good as it used to be. The ribs were drowning in sauce and i had to send them back to be reheated. It took so long to get the back mac & greens that they didn't charge us. The deconstructed apple pie was disappointing.

A
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely place with lots of character, great, friendly service and food. I am not a big fan of heavy southern cuisine but this is if excellent quality. The cornbread is a must. Also Helga’s meatballs (guess from chef Samuelson’s Swedish upbringing.) Crab cakes were delicious as was the mac and greens. Everyone loved their entrees. The music is a bit loud but somehow you manage to speak with & listen to your friends. Lovely artwork on display and plenty of smiling going on. It will cheer you up for sure!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

My only concern is as someone with a shellfish allergy that all foods are fried in the same oil. Suddenly I was limited to just three things on the menu after I had looked forward to trying many of the fried foods. Otherwise, everything I had was good!

AM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We made reservations for dinner during restaurant week. Open Table nor Red Rooster did not indicate that the dinner menu was not included for restaurant week prices. So that was a surprise. But the food was delicious, the tables weren’t too close together, and the service was friendly and efficient. I will go back.

MR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our table for 4 shared plates. We were super positive about everything but the Juneteenth, for me too heavy on the ginger, the fish itself was perfectly cooked. Otherwise all food and service were excellent.

j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excelente como siempre, one of my faves always‼️🙌

PJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect in every way! Great food, service, and ambiance.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

I had a late lunch at 2:45pm with my mother on a Monday during restaurant week.
We asked for tap water and I ordered a coffee. water came fairly quickly but I did not get my coffee until after our first course arrived. We had to ask for our water glasses to be 2 times by other wait staff. They did not leave a water jug on our table. It took 20 minute after we finished our first course to get our second course. Water glasses remained empty as well as my coffee cup. Our main dishes were ok. I was a bit underwhelmed. I was hoping the dishes that would be offered for restaurant week would be the best of the best which my mom and I did not feel were offered. The wait staff switched over before we got our desert which we had to ask for after our new waiter disappeared and reappeared 15 minutes later. On top of all of this, there was a very unpleasant stench where our table sat. We couldn’t figure out what was causing the smell. But it wasn’t great while trying to eat. Overall our experience was quite disappointing. Don’t think we’ll be making a trip to the establishment again anytime soon.

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