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Streetbird Rotisserie

2149 Frederick Douglass Blvd., New York, NY 10026 40.804286 -73.955995
nr. 116th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-206-2557 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, Eclectic/Global, Southern/Soul
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Mon-Wed, 11:30am-10pm; Thu-Fri, 11:30am-midnight; Sat, 10:30am-midnight; Sun, 10:30am-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

B, C at 116th St.



Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Design Standout
  • Catering


  • Full Bar


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Streetbird Rotisserie, Marcus Samuelsson's chicken-focused Harlem kitchenette, isn't a classic French rotisserie restaurant, or an extension of the luxury chicken boom. It's more eclectic, with dishes that reflect Samuelsson's Ethiopian and Swedish heritage. The menu includes General Ye's chicken, with crispy chicken, green beans, mango, and peanuts; something called the "Swediopian," made from doro wat; "C. Chavez," with ripped rotisserie chicken and mole; and non-chicken-based items like fried rice and cabbage-scallion noodles. (Plus, for dessert: a delicious-sounding "ooey gooey cookie" with green tea, candied ginger, peanuts, and marshmallows.)

Because this is Samuelsson, the design is a stand-out, too: Graffiti culture served as his inspiration, and Cey Adams (the founding creative director of Def Jam Recordings) created the art on the walls. There's also an interactive boom-box installation, benches covered in vintage designer textiles, and windowed garage doors perfect for the warmer weather. It's intended to be a casual, drop-in kind of place: Tables are only available for walk-ins, but there is a separate area for takeout orders.