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Red Rooster
Red Rooster

Red Rooster

54 reviews
££££AmericanSouthern / Soul
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310 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10027
(212) 792-9001
http://www.redroosterharlem.com/
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Best restaurant in Harlem, owned by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelson, the bar is lively upstairs and you can listen to jazz with your dinner downstairs. The chicken and waffles are my faves!!!!!!

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Local from New York City

The service is good, I just wish the food was better. I have been here a few times, but the food is inconsistent and just okay.

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Local from New York City

Great bar scene, whether at night or at brunch. Food is a little more than average. Check out Ginny's downstairs!

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Woodbridge

Very nice place for night life. Food and atmosphere was really nice. The entertainment was very good!

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Huntington Beach

This was an unexpected treat and a delicious twist on soul food. Cool decor, a celebrity chef and some Swedish/Soul Food make for a fun evening!

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Warwick

Another Harlem classic; popular and trendy with a menu that rivals any in the area; everything from gravlax to collard greens. Not inexpensive, but a real taste of the local area. Lots of art and music. Off 125th street near the Apollo Theatre.

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Such good food. A little expensive, but definitely worth it on occasion. Awesome cocktails. Great environment, especially when there is live jazz.

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First to Review

Award winning chef Marcus Samuelsson, mix of Swedish & Ethiopian – must visit, Hip Harlem Scene. Reservations recommended. Great bar scene & lots of nights with live music.

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Local from Brooklyn

One of the best dining experiences I have had in NY. Red Rooster definitely lives up to its reputation and it is worth the hassle to get a table and to get up to Harlem.

To begin with, the setting is fantastic. The place just exudes 1950s Harlem charm. It is even better if you can time your visit to be there when there is live music.

The food is exceptional. Loved the corn bread, striped bass, and the spiced chocolate cake. The cocktails are also distinctive and very good. The Dillio (peanut infused bourbon, ginger and dill) is unlike anything I've ever had before -- but was very very good.
More than a restaurant. This place is an experience and draws one of the most diverse crowds I have seen in NY.
If I were to visit again, I'd definitely plan to spend a little more time in the bar area before / after dinner. A great vibe and great music. Worth visiting on its own.

For those who worry about safety, don't. The area can get rough a few blocks away but the intersection where Red Rooster is located is well patrolled and their is a subway stop right at the entrance.

Note: the street is actually now called Lenox Avenue

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Chicago

Conveniently located right off the subway in Harlem, delicious soul food, fabulous music selection and Chef Marcus Samuelsson came by every table to ask how the food was and was incredibly friendly! I was really impressed with Red Rooster overall!

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Local from New York City

I love Harlem and if you ever visit, you need to go to Red Rooster. The music is awesome, drinks are great and the atmosphere is great. It is more of an upscale crowd, but if your intimidated of people with money, maybe there are some things that need to change in your life. Anyhow, this place is a great spot to pre-game before you go out for the rest of the night.

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Local from New York City

I had the best time here!! I'd been dying to try Red Rooster forever, and I'm so glad I finally did. I came for brunch with girlfriends a few weekends ago, and we left stuffed and satisfied.

Highlights include the Hearth Baked Mac & Greens (I literally couldn't stop eating my friend's meal... she might've been angry at me...), the Corn Bread, and the Cheddar Grits. Clearly I wasn't in a healthy mood when I got here, ha! Another highlight was the live music - a singer walked around the restaurant serenading tables, which was slightly awkward for us but a lot of fun.

I'm dying to come back for dinner & the late night music downstairs now... someday!

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Local from New York City

Probably the most fun dining experience I have had in New York. Start with the Red Rooster punch. The bartenders are really nice and helpful.
Don't order the Swedish meatballs. They are bland and not like your typical Swedish meatballs. Instead get the mac and cheese. It is not boring like I thought it would be.
The sweet potato donuts are a must to end your meal with.

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Local from New York State

It's really expensive, but worth the experience. The burger and meatballs on the brunch/lunch menu are mouth watering. Anything on the dinner menu is a must. The scene is super trendy and you can often spot celebrities.

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San Francisco

I wouldn’t travel all the way up to Harlem just for Red Rooster, but if you happen to be near the area, this is some finger lickin’ soul food. All the staples you’d expect, from cornbread to catfish, and lots of surprises sprinkled in.

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Jerusalem

Arguably one of the best soul food dish out there. To have a complete experience of harlems history and culture, you would better come over here and try out one on NYC's best soul food restaurants. This way you will get to know the real cuisine, loved by the harlem community for years.

Recommended for:History Buffs
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Local from Sunnyside

Red Rooster is another restaurant that serves primarily to local Manhattanites. You won't see too many tourists traversing their way through Harlem, though if they tried this soul food, it would certainly be harder to get a table here!

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Local from New York City

Such a wonderful atmosphere has been created here, From the moment you walk up to famed Chef Marcus Samuelson's Harlem restaurant, it becomes very obvious that you are about to have a special dining experience! The food is special, the people there are special, the live music on both level's is special! Just go & ENJOY!!

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Local from Brooklyn

a FAMOUS place in Harlem for Live MUSIC and FOOD

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Scenesters.

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