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Red Rooster

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310 Lenox Ave., New York , NY 40.808147 -73.94491
nr. 125th St.   See Map
212-792-9001 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Work, Brunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Bar, Private Party Space, Restaurant & Bar
Photo by Melissa Hom

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Sun-Thu, 11:30am-2am; Fri-Sat, 11:30am-3am

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, 4pm-7pm; $10 cocktails, $6 draft beer and well drinks, $7 select house wine

Nearby Subway Stops

2, 3 at 125th St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


Marcus Samuelsson's culinary love letter to Harlem gets plenty of attention as a restaurant, but architecturally speaking, that's only half the story: walk into the loft-like room and you're definitely in a drinking establishment. The front of the room is anchored on an undulating, zinc-topped, mahogany-striped bar at which locals and Top Chef Masters fans alike cluster three deep, separated from the sit-down dinner crowd by a glassy room divider filled with decorative ephemera and vats of house-infused liquors. The space has the sort of convivial watering-hole vibe that turns one-time visitors into regulars, with drinks that play up Red Rooster's pan-Harlem shtick: the Obamatini mixes pepper-infused vodka with pineapple, lime, and grapefruit juices; the Brownstoner, a smartly tweaked Manhattan, pairs nutmeg-infused bourbon with cherry heering and St. Germain. The beer list is tightly edited and decidedly quirky featuring everything from New Belgium’s Fat Tire Belgian ale to Harlem Blue’s 1658 wheat beer but there's at least as much variety to be found on the menu of multicultural comfort foods: blackened catfish and grits, shrimp and jerk pork hot rice, meatballs with bacon-lingonberry jam, and chilled corn soup with cured salmon.