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Red Rooster Harlem
American Restaurant$$$
Today 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM, 5:30 – 10:30 PM
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310 Malcolm X Blvd New York, NY 10027
310 Malcolm X BoulevardUSNew YorkNew York10027
$$$American Restaurant, BarToday 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM, 5:30 – 10:30 PM
Monday 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM, 5:30 – 10:30 PMTuesday 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM, 5:30 – 10:30 PMWednesday 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM, 5:30 – 10:30 PMThursday 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM, 5:30 – 10:30 PMFriday 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM, 5:30 – 11:30 PMSaturday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 5:30 – 11:30 PMSunday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM
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Popular, stylish comfort food eatery with creative cooking from celeb chef Marcus Samuelsson.- Google
"Got to meet and chat with Master Chef Marcus Samuelsson #PERFECT."
"If you can catch some live music (gospel brunch or evening jazz) all the better!"
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Bryan Carroll
a week ago
A sophisticated upscale spot that's got great inventive food. Friendly service and a great atmosphere. The fried chicken is phenomenal. The cocktails are excellent.
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Filmon Berhane
a month ago
Service could use work. I came in to order a pickup since I live around the corner, the hostess let me know I could order at the bar before the kitchen closes. The bartender told me she could not put my order in and referred me to the restaurant to order from a server, the server who looked like a deer caught in headlights told me she could not take my order and proceeded. I believe it was a manager that came to my attention quickly after, she tried her best to accommodate but by that time I had a bad taste in my mouth. I work in be service industry and that was very disappointing.
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Matthias Hess
3 weeks ago
UPDATE: Sadly, the restaurant has become more of a tourist attraction than a neighborhood gathering place. While the food is still good, the service has gone down the toilet. During our fifth and last visit, we were given the "first time" tourist treatment. The staff tried to sell us a wine of a cheaper vintage than was listed on their menu (at the same price of course)--three times! To top it off, when our table was not ready upon our arrival (not a big deal) the host gave complimentary drinks to other diners who arrived at the same time we did, ignoring us completely! I can only hope that once the hype wears off the Red Rooster will return to its classy neighborhood roots. ---------- Pre-2013: I love the Red Rooster, and it's not just Harlem pride. From the drinks to the menu to the music, it's a great place for a special occasion or just getting together with friends. I've had brunch, dinner, and supper at Ginny's. The meat (lamb, chicken, fish) is fantastic. I find the legumes (black-eyed peas, lentils) a bit dry. Veggies (e.g. roasted winter vegetables) are amazing! Service is top-notch, and they are very accommodating of dietary needs. If you can catch some live music (gospel brunch or evening jazz) all the better! The place only gets more popular. I strongly advise a reservation!
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Fred Alluso
a month ago
This Harlem dining destination is home to Chef Marcus Samuelsson. He lives in the neighborhood and the menu shows a clear nod to the prevalence of soul food as a prime cuisine. The menu offers an array of wonderfully prepared and presented dishes. My preference is the perfectly fried chicken and waffles. It is served with a chicken liver butter that is shockingly addictive.
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Indigo M.
2 months ago
The food is great which is why is usually crowded. But the hosts and staff haven't quite figured out a system to quickly seat and serve patrons in a manner that doesn't affect their delicious plates. Even with a reservation my friends and I ended up waiting 45 minutes to be seated then another 15 minutes before our order was taken. we don't mind waiting for perfection but that was a bit long and we still needed up at a community table. This happened on three separate occasions. I'll still go there because the foods great but only on days when I'm not starving and I don't have anything else to do afterwards that I would be late for.
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Chanel B
3 months ago
This is the second of Marcus Samuelson's restaurants that I have been to, and I have to say I was slightly disappointed with this one. Red Rooster is one of the most popular restaurants both in Harlem and New York City, but the meal that I had left much to be desired. While I really like the interesting blend of ingredients that Marcus is famous for creating, I found the food to be lacking flavor. The staff was very friendly and attentive. Didn't love it, didn't hate it.
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justin griffin
a month ago
I came to new York for the first time and my first night there I went to Jay-Z's 40/40 club. In there I met a guy there and we were talking and I happened to start talking about Harlem with the guy. He immediately told me if I went to Harlem that it was a must to go to Red Rooster cause the chef cooked for Obama. Second I heard that I knew my mom would go. They open for dinner at 430pm. We got there at 5pm sat down right away with no reservation and the place was packed. As I sat there with my mom, I had a cowboys hat on and a gentleman started asking me questions about the Cowboys season and little did I know it was Chef Marcus that I was talking to. He then started to tell me Emmitt smith came there often for a intercity kids program and how Smith makes sure they come by his restaurant. So Marcus can feed and talk to the kids also. I thought that was awesome. He took a picture with me too! Now the meal was out of this world. I had "the shrimp, hog and grits". I had never tasted something so unique and flavorful. Seriously if you are in Harlem and you don't go, it would be a sin!
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Vernon Williams
2 months ago
The menu has been updated so I'll have to give the place another try, but my initial thought is that it was ok. The space and decode is nice and eclectic, the service was nice (save for a bit of reservation and coat check drama) but the food was just OK. I probably had high expectations, but the dirty chicken was good, but not exceptional, and I'm told the shrimp and grits did not have enough of either. I wonder what our experience would have been like if he had had no expectations. The best part of the meal (which perhaps thankfully happened before we were served) was meeting Chef Samuelson. He was humble and approachable, and seemed a nice guy.
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