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Red Rooster Harlem

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    $$$$12.01 - $18
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  • American (Traditional), American (New), Southern & Soul
  • 310 Lenox Ave, New York NY10027 40.8081474 -73.9449096
  • (Btwn 125th & 126th St)
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  • (212) 792-9001
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User Ratings (Based on 69 reviews)

Food 2.8 Value 2.4
Service 3.0 Atmosphere 3.6

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 792-9001
Visa, MC, AmEx Happy Hour Mon-Thu: 4pm-6pm
Mon-Thu: 11:30am-3pm+5:30pm-10:30p Fri: 11:30am-3pm+5:30pm-11:30pm Sat: 10am-3pm+5pm-11:30pm Sun: 10am-3pm+5pm-10pm
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Group Dining, People Watching, Prix Fixe, Trendy, Live Entertainment, Happy Hour, Online Reservations, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Take Out, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • Red Rooster Harlem

    Posted by novicefoodie on 12/22/2011

    Needs Work

    I wanted to be impressed with Red Rooster. I came in to a packed restaurant, thrumming with music and energy. The atmosphere was very positively charged, raising my expectations for dinner. Unfortunately, though, dinner disappointed. We ordered the dirty rice and shrimp and crab cakes to start. The rice came out way overcooked-it was so bad we had to send it back. Crab cakes were fine-nothing to write home about. The waiter then screwed up our drink orders-he was very polite about it but given the problems with the appetizer, we were pretty uncomfortable. Two of the main courses (yard bird and mac & cheese) were good but not exceptional. The blackened catfish was bizarre-the fish was moist but had a really odd taste. The only part of the meal that we really enjoyed was dessert-the sweet potato doughnuts and the spiced pumpkin cake. Not really a wonderful dining experience then especially given the price point. If you're headed to Red Rooster, grab a drink at the bar and enjoy the music but definitely have dinner elsewhere.

  • Red Rooster Harlem

    Posted by Upper West Sider on 12/18/2011

    Nice Sunday brunch and great music

    I was immediately impressed when I walked in to Red Rooster for the 1st time today. We had to wait but it was a pleasure to hear the singer and piano player. The food was good (although my hamburger was undercooked - even asking for medium well) and the service very good. The atmosphere is what makes this place very special. I would go back just to hear the music.

  • Red Rooster Harlem

    Posted by Catherine on 11/27/2011


    I guess this place is ok if you enjoy waiting for a table an hour after your reservation was made. Or if you feel the need to be seen or to see psudo celebs. I guess people don't go to restaurants for the food anymore. Cause if they did this place would be empty. The food is way to expensive to be this bland. Use some spices they aren't that expensive. Won't be returning. A total waste of time and money.

  • Red Rooster Harlem

    Posted by kilo on 10/14/2011

    Mixed bag

    My spouse & i took our best friend here (his request) for b'day. after trying to get a rez online, i just called. (we had a time constraint). we got a weds nite rez for 9pm. this place is hoppin'! bar packed, restaurant packed. we waited 25 min to be seated. our server was very attentive & had a great sense of humor. drinks were long in arriving, but food followed swiftly. we had 2 pescatarians and 1 vegan at table so our choices were limited, but not disappointing. vegan had market green salad & coconut rice/peas - excellent. friend had striped bass - excellent. i had oysters ( not worth the price) salad & crab cakes-pretty delish. all in all...not a bad meal. would i go back? probably not as DJ was spinning tunes too loud and i have a thing about having to yell to my meal mates over good food.

  • Red Rooster Harlem

    Posted by figuero on 09/21/2011


    I like the look and the feel of the restaurant. the crab cake was so disappointing. I thought it would be fresh crab meat. if it was ever fresh it was so full of filler and over cooked and did not taste like crab. the mac and cheese was good but the salad that goes with the mac and cheese was over salted. My friend had the same level of one dish not good and the second dish was ok. that is why it gets a 2.5 rating.

  • Red Rooster Harlem

    Posted by KD on 09/17/2011

    The "New Harlem"

    We waited but we were able to get table outside. The hostess would sit "celebs" first. It was a very mixed crowd with people who "wanted to be seen". The crab cakes and corn bread were great. I loved the sweet Shiraz. The yard bird entree was not good. Overall, this a downtown restaurant created for Harlem... I'm not pressed to return.

  • Red Rooster Harlem

    Posted by Courtney on 09/03/2011

    Do not go!

    Before I posted my review of Red Rooster I wanted to give Red Rooster the opportunity to respond. I sent this email to Red Rooster: "To whom it may concern: Before I posted the review below I wanted to give you the opportunity to respond. Regards, Courtney "Two friends and I decided to celebrate their birthdays at Red Rooster. Big mistake. After we sat down at our table, I took the server aside and told him that it was my friends' birthdays and asked if he could put candles on the dessert for them. He told me that, "of course he could." Well, when it was time and dessert arrived, this did not happen - not one candle on either of their desserts. To make matters worse, one of my friends got lemon ice cream instead of the vanilla she had asked for. By the time our server, came back she was almost finished with her melting dessert. When told of the mistake, he did not apologize - instead he got angry with us for not saying anything sooner. How could we when our server was no where to be found? Overall the birthday dinner was not a happy one." I received the email below from Red Rooster: "Hello, We apologize in advance for the experience that you had. This matter will be taken seriously and I have forwarded this e-mail to the Red Rooster Magagement Team. Thank You, Red Rooster Harlem Reservations" After this email I never heard from anyone. Their lack of response demonstrates a major lack of customer care. They don't even care enough to spell the word "Management" correctly! I would definitely NOT recommend Red Rooster to anyone.

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