Located in the heart of Harlem, Red Rooster serves comfort food celebrating the roots of American cuisine and the diverse culinary traditions of the neighborhood. Named in honor of the legendary Harlem speakeasy that attracted neighborhood folk, jazz greats, authors, politicians and some of the most noteworthy figures of the 20th century such as Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Nat King Cole and James Baldwin. Red Rooster Harlem joins Harlem’s vibrant community alongside local legends like The Apollo Theater, Studio Museum, Sylvia’s, and The Schomburg Center.
Co-Creators Andrew Chapman and Marcus Samuelsson have long wanted to open a restaurant that would have a positive impact on the neighborhood’s culinary landscape and its community at-large. At Red Rooster we want to share the story of Harlem with our guests, and offer a platform to celebrate local artists, musicians, and culinary talents. We embrace today’s Harlem with a spirit of inclusiveness and community by hiring our family of staff from within the community; inspiring better eating through neighborhood cooking classes; and buying from local purveyors.