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Red Rooster Harlem

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    $$$$$Greater than $25
    $$$$$18.01 - $25
    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
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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 64 reviews)

Food 2.8 Value 2.3
Service 2.9 Atmosphere 3.5

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 Carlos R. E. on 05/01/2011

    Overrated and Overpriced

    Had dinner for three last evening with my daughter and her fiancée. The restaurant was crowded when we arrived at approximately 6:00pm, so we spent a half hour at the bar before being ushered downstairs to our table. I was shocked at this approximately 12’ X 22’ dining area with approximately eight tables-an unfinished basement with a patched concrete floor and poorly lighted-a dungeon. Food at these prices should not be served in such an area. Our waiter was uninformed about the menu; food was bland and small portioned. My daughter and her fiancée enjoyed their meal. My daughter said that she would return to the restaurant. My opinion, this restaurant is overrated and overpriced. Yesterday was my first and last visit.

  • Red Rooster Harlem

    Posted by anonnyc on 04/26/2011

    I'm still laughing...

    If this restaurant was not associated with Samuelson or if it wasn't in Harlem, which to some, would make it "cool," it would have closed by now. The restaurant itself is laid out so that while eating, it's quiet & peaceful. However, the food is so ordinary & unexciting, I was baffled, but not surprised, at the hype. Unless you live next door, it's not worth the trip.

  • Red Rooster Harlem

    Posted by Peter on 04/21/2011


    Just had dinner at the bar, I thought the service was fine, nice bartenders so can't echo those comments. I had very high hopes after reading adam platt/sam sifton reviews but food was underseasoned/bland.

  • Red Rooster Harlem

    Posted by Disappointed on 04/16/2011

    Much Ado about Nothing

    The food was bland, the waitress unconcerened and uninformed about what the menu said. party of 6 and noone enjoyed their meal. The best part of our meal was the drinks. I am a new yorker and so I was not surprised by the pricing, however the restauarnt does not provide quality food for the price. Atmosphere was nice. Overrated and will not return.

  • Red Rooster Harlem

    Posted by Kasey on 04/13/2011

    We can take reservations, we just can't honor reservations

    The tip-off should have been that no one called us the day of our reservation to confirm our table for three. When we arrived at 8:00 and slithered through the crowd to the maitre d's post, he told us they were running "a little late". When we asked how long the delay would be, he off-handedly said, "A half hour or so. Just wait at the bar." We asked if this happened every evening and, with an arrogant smirk, said that was indeed the case. We left, never to return, and had a lovely dinner next door.

  • Red Rooster Harlem

    Posted by Lorrie Stuart on 03/31/2011

    They must read their reviews!

    Friends and I lunched at Red Rooster yesterday. Reading the reviewer complaints about service, I am mystefied (thus the title of this review): our service was, throughout, the best part of our experience. The hostess was warm and friendly, and seated us immediately. And our waitress was also sweet and solicitous, plus informative. The food is more of a mixed bag. Our appetizers were uniformly outstanding: the spinach and crab soup with citrus overtones (sorrel?) was marvelous -- thick and creamy with some crispy greens and tiny cubes of cantaloupe for texture. The lobster salad made me want to cry: simply fabulous flavors (including smoked bacon) and a very generous amount of lobster. The mains were less consistent. The crust on my fried chicken was a little too dark, and the mace gravy added an odd Indian note that was not particularly welcome. Two of my companions were equally lukewarm about their entrees (blackened catfish and gravlax). But the friend who ordered the lamb and sweet potato hash was very pleased. The atmosphere is pleasant, with comfortable chairs and a relatively low noise level. In the end, I would go back, and probably order only apps!

  • Red Rooster Harlem

    Posted by jen on 03/26/2011

    Not good

    Food is mediocre. Service is just poor. The bloody mary came with an almost raw shrimp (wtf???) on it and without a straw or a napkin to put the shrimp tail on. I awkwardly had to hold onto the shrimp until I could finally get the bartender's attention. We weren't told up front that much of the menu was not available, and it was annoying to have to go through several entree choices until I selected one that was available. When the food finally came, we didn't have place settings, salt/pepper, etc. All the food looked very good, but it was all very bland.

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