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Red Rooster Harlem

310 Lenox Avenue, New York City, NY 10027
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Ranked #412 of 11,610 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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Bedford, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This place is awesome. This place WAS on my "bucket list". (check).The staff is friendly. As soon as I was seated I saw Chef Marcus who came over and spoke with us and took a picture! (check). Food arrived in a timely manner. The presentation was great. The food taste just as great as it looked. and Affordable! look forward... More

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Kingston, Jamaica
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Love the ambiance in this restaurant. Perfect Harlem vibe, at least the way the movies help us envision it. Great live band, everybody seems to know each other and the staff welcomes you like you're an honored guest. Service is attentive without being overbearing and the food was a couple notches above good but not great. There was no memorable... More

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Toronto, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Dined here with my spouse early on a Saturday night the past weekend, and can say without question we both had an extremely enjoyable experience at Red Rooster. Took a cab from our hotel, - not too bad for cost from Mid-Town. Restaurant is nothing major from outside, but inside - it's hopping with lots of positive energy and sounds.... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Nice restaurant and decor. Ordered an appetizer which was enough to fill me up. Good service and excellent server. Nice patio area for outside eating. Bar available if you're eating alone or in for a quick meal. Would recommend and go back again.

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Oslo, Norway
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153 reviews 153 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Came here instead of Silvia´s and really liked it. Had to try the fried chicken (Yard Bird) which was very good but not the best we´ve ever had. It looked huge when it arrived and it took a moment before remembering that it was the cock and not the hen that they serve - ergo, quite a bit larger than... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Took my family to Red Rooster today to eat. Great atmosphere, great food, and you know it's good when the owner eats at the restaurant himself. Marcus was there and graciously talked with my family and took a picture with us. Do not miss the Mac and Greens and the chicken and waffles.....

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New York City, New York
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100 reviews 100 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I've been here twice, when it first opened and again this past Sunday for brunch. I really wanted to like this place but it always disappoints miserably. First there was a really obnoxious singer, actually using the term singer is a bit generous, as far as I could tell she was squawking off-key at an obscenely high volume into the... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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

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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70 reviews 70 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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