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Red Rooster Harlem

310 Lenox Avenue, New York City, NY 10027
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Ranked #382 of 11,596 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between 125th and 126th Street
Description: 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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English first
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Still a lot of fun. Band on Sunday was a great night. I would visit again. Note, it feels less and less like Harlem with each trip. Lots of tourists and 'Manhatton folks' hanging out in Harlem. Great vibe. Everyone there to have a good time.

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New London, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner at the Red Rooster. Loved the ambience and our entrees (yard bird and blackened catfish) were very tasty. Our only regret was deciding to share dessert, because the portion was tiny compared to most restaurants.

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Rio de Janeiro
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67 reviews 67 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

If you're going there because of the food & celebrity chef, it' a waste of time. Food is just OK! If you're going because of the ambience, go for it. We went for dinner on a Moday night. Why? Because of the live R&B music played on the bar area. And belive me, it was awsome (not for the food)!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I had a business meeting in harlem and decided to finally go to this well known place in harlem and it was certain worth it. The restaurant really is a gem as the location in pretty rough in general and i would certainly get a cab there if you come from further afield. The staff are super friendly and the... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A few co-workers and I were visiting Jersey City for a conference. It was difficult getting reservations for the Red Rooster but we finally made reservations for 8. Upon arrival at the restaurant, we were escorted to our table. I along with several others ordered the Fried Yard Bird. We were extremely disappointed with the meal. The fried chicken was... More

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Atlanta, GA
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The perfect setting for my milestone birthday celebration. Food, atmosphere energetic and fun. Jazzy cocktails. Good wine recommendation by sommelier. We had a fantastic time. Chicken a must! We went back next day and hit the bar. Samuleson was around. I asked him if we could take a picture. He kindly obliged with a compliment about my being too young... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The staff were gracious and friendly when I had to change reservations twice due to a short flight delay that turned into a very long delay. It was exciting being there during the World Cup with the bar area turned into a colorful soccer "shrine". The fixe prix lunch menu is a great value. The carrot soup was amazing, the... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We visited Red Rooster for lunch two days ago and had a fabulous time! The food was great we tried the catfish sandwich, the meatballs and mashed potatoes and the barbecue chicken .... Everything was tasty and fresh... The cornbread and tomato jelly was a surprising combination but I absolutely loved it. They have a wide selection of beers and... More

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Coquitlam, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Seriously the coolest place I have probably ever been to. The music was just too good and the atmosphere was awesome. I didn't eat here, but did have a couple drinks. It was an overall great time! You have to check it out.

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

the food is good but the combination of music and dinner are conflicting. hard to appreciate the music while eating.

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