Fodor's Expert Review Red Rooster Harlem
Marcus Samuelsson, who earned his celebrity chefdom at Aquavit in Midtown for his take on Ethiopian-accented Scandinavian cuisine (fusing the food of his birthplace with that of where he grew up), moved to Harlem in 2010, creating a culinary hot spot in this casual, jazzy-looking space with wall murals, wooden tables, and bistro chairs. The comfort-food menu reflects the ethnic diversity of modern-day New York City, from jerk chicken to braised short ribs. Expect a wait for Sunday brunch, with its gospel music, boozy cocktails, and modern takes on dishes like chicken and waffles.
310 Lenox Ave. (Malcolm X Blvd.)
New York, New York 10027, USA
- Lines for Sunday brunch with gospel music
- Veal meatballs with potato hash and lingonberry sauce
- Prix-fixe lunch option