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ABOUT


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ABOUT



 

OUR STORY

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. 

 
 

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.

Harlem is a unique and historically rich neighborhood that we are honored to be a part of. We invite you to please join us uptown and share in the spirit of Harlem at Red Rooster, where Chef Marcus Samuelsson brings his passion for food to the neighborhood he calls home.

Sincerely,

Marcus Samuelsson & Andrew Chapman, Co-Owners

 

 
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Ginny's Supper Club™


Ginny's Supper Club™


 

GINNY'S SUPPER CLUB™

Escape from the hustle of the city outside and find yourself downstairs in Red Rooster’s best kept secret, Ginny’s Supper Club. Our classic Harlem speakeasy vibe lends itself perfectly to creating memorable days and nights of celebration featuring the legendary music of Harlem and Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s world renowned cuisine.

 
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Our Team


Our Team


 

Chef Marcus Samuelsson

Award-winning chef and cookbook author Marcus Samuelsson was the youngest chef to ever receive two three-star ratings from The New York Times while at Aquavit as Executive Chef. In 2010 Marcus was the winner of Top Chef Masters Season 2 and also served as the guest chef for the first State Dinner of the Obama administration.

 
 
 
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Executive Chef Leonardo Marino

Leonardo became a Chef at Marcus Samuelsson’s Harlem restaurant, Red Rooster in May 2013. Leonardo assisted in the opening of Samuelsson’s Uptown Brasserie. On a number of occasions, Leonardo travels with Marcus to manage charity events, food festivals and private dinners across the United States. Currently Leonardo is the Executive Chef of The Marcus Samuelsson Group and is working on menu development for current and future projects.

 
 

our Hostesses

Chari Vaswani

Chari Vaswani

Elzelia Johnson

Elzelia Johnson

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VISUAL ARTISTS


VISUAL ARTISTS


Red Rooster HARLEM IS EXCITED TO SHARE ORIGINAL WORK ON OUR WALLS FROM THE FOLLOWING VISUAL ARTISTS

Bobby Fisher Bobby Fisher is a photographer based in New York City and not a dead chess champion buried in Iceland. He prefers Nikon to Canon and women to men, but will do anything for money and adventure...

Bobby Fisher
Bobby Fisher is a photographer based in New York City and not a dead chess champion buried in Iceland. He prefers Nikon to Canon and women to men, but will do anything for money and adventure...

Leon Johnson Leon Johnson is an illustrator and fine artist, born and raised in Kansas City. Leon works primarily in mixed media, ink, paint, and found objects.Leon now lives in New York City with his wife and is currently working on projects for a solo show.

Leon Johnson
Leon Johnson is an illustrator and fine artist, born and raised in Kansas City. Leon works primarily in mixed media, ink, paint, and found objects.Leon now lives in New York City with his wife and is currently working on projects for a solo show.

Derrick Adams Derrick Adams is an multi-discipinary New York based artist with practices rooted in deconstructivist philosophies and the formation and perception of ideals attached to objects colors textures, symbols, and ideologies.

Derrick Adams
Derrick Adams is an multi-discipinary New York based artist with practices rooted in deconstructivist philosophies and the formation and perception of ideals attached to objects colors textures, symbols, and ideologies.

Pontus Höök Pontus Höök is an accomplished Swedish photographer that has been living and working in New York since the late 90′s. His latest project was launched recently when he enjoyed a Sunday brunch at Red Rooster and shot pictures of guests in and around the restaurant.

Pontus Höök
Pontus Höök is an accomplished Swedish photographer that has been living and working in New York since the late 90′s. His latest project was launched recently when he enjoyed a Sunday brunch at Red Rooster and shot pictures of guests in and around the restaurant.

 
Laine McNulty Laine McNulty is a photographer living in NYC. She creates intimate & provocative photo essays, telling stories as an insider about people she knows.

Laine McNulty
Laine McNulty is a photographer living in NYC. She creates intimate & provocative photo essays, telling stories as an insider about people she knows.

Claude Lawrence Claude Lawrence was a professional jazz musician until the late 1980s. Living in New York in 1987, Lawrence was familiar with many of the artists in the then-thriving downtown scene, including Jean-Michel Basquiat...

Claude Lawrence
Claude Lawrence was a professional jazz musician until the late 1980s. Living in New York in 1987, Lawrence was familiar with many of the artists in the then-thriving downtown scene, including Jean-Michel Basquiat...

Sanford Biggers An award winning artist and educator who creates artworks that integrate film/video, installation, sculpture, drawing, original music and performance...

Sanford Biggers
An award winning artist and educator who creates artworks that integrate film/video, installation, sculpture, drawing, original music and performance...

Mark Leckey Born 1964 in Birkenhead, Wirral, Mark Leckey is a British artist whose medium is collage art, music and video...

Mark Leckey
Born 1964 in Birkenhead, Wirral, Mark Leckey is a British artist whose medium is collage art, music and video...

 
Brandon Cox Brandon Coley Cox is an award-winning emerging artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Cox creates poignant metaphors and allegories whose meaning is reflected through the means of creation.

Brandon Cox
Brandon Coley Cox is an award-winning emerging artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Cox creates poignant metaphors and allegories whose meaning is reflected through the means of creation.

James Denmark James Denmark’s work speaks often of the African-American experience in historical terms, highlighting family, work life and the Harlem jazz experience.

James Denmark
James Denmark’s work speaks often of the African-American experience in historical terms, highlighting family, work life and the Harlem jazz experience.

Janette Beckman Commissioned by the British style magazine The Face for a story about the New York hiphop music scene...

Janette Beckman
Commissioned by the British style magazine The Face for a story about the New York hiphop music scene...

Howard Cash "My work is a reflection of the relationships people have with themselves and with each other. My images not only reflect life, but my participation in life as well..." –Howard Cash

Howard Cash
"My work is a reflection of the relationships people have with themselves and with each other. My images not only reflect life, but my participation in life as well..." –Howard Cash

 
Ebony Patterson Ebony Patterson Jamaican artist born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1981. Patterson’s work revolves around questions of identity and the body, and takes the form of mixed media paintings, drawings and collages, most of them on paper.

Ebony Patterson
Ebony Patterson Jamaican artist born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1981. Patterson’s work revolves around questions of identity and the body, and takes the form of mixed media paintings, drawings and collages, most of them on paper.

Gordan Parks Gordon Parks was one of the seminal figures of twentieth century photography. A humanitarian with a deep commitment to social justice, he left behind a body of work that documents many of the most important aspects of American culture from the early 1940s up until his death in 2006.

Gordan Parks
Gordon Parks was one of the seminal figures of twentieth century photography. A humanitarian with a deep commitment to social justice, he left behind a body of work that documents many of the most important aspects of American culture from the early 1940s up until his death in 2006.

Nick Low Nick Low is a Harlem based painter, illustrator, and designer. A native New Yorker, Nick studied at Laguardia high school and received his BFA from NYU. You can see more of his work on Instagram @nickjlow and keep an eye out for his upcoming clothing line, "Harlem Poets Society".

Nick Low
Nick Low is a Harlem based painter, illustrator, and designer. A native New Yorker, Nick studied at Laguardia high school and received his BFA from NYU. You can see more of his work on Instagram @nickjlow and keep an eye out for his upcoming clothing line, "Harlem Poets Society".

Jerry Clicquot Jerry Clicquot is a Haitian American artist, making a full circle back to visual arts. Mr. Black, his elementary school art teacher suggested he audition for Rainbow park elementary art school, but his application was not turned in on time. This lead to Jerry channeling his inner artistry to Theater, music and Tap Dance for decades. And now he back to paint!

Jerry Clicquot
Jerry Clicquot is a Haitian American artist, making a full circle back to visual arts. Mr. Black, his elementary school art teacher suggested he audition for Rainbow park elementary art school, but his application was not turned in on time. This lead to Jerry channeling his inner artistry to Theater, music and Tap Dance for decades. And now he back to paint!

 
Rafael Torres Rafael Torres, is a current line cook at Red Rooster Harlem and fulltime graphic & multimedia artist. His work ranges from 3D animation, motion graphics and illustration.

Rafael Torres
Rafael Torres, is a current line cook at Red Rooster Harlem and fulltime graphic & multimedia artist. His work ranges from 3D animation, motion graphics and illustration.

Dianne Smith A Harlem based transdisciplinary artist, cultural worker and educator of Belizean descent. Her work tackles notions of identity, race and politics. Smith constructs elaborate sculptures and installations using very simple materials. 

Dianne Smith
A Harlem based transdisciplinary artist, cultural worker and educator of Belizean descent. Her work tackles notions of identity, race and politics. Smith constructs elaborate sculptures and installations using very simple materials. 

Lauren Halsey “Funk Rocks” is a series of fantasy rock forms that describes my remix of black cosmos, 125th street poetics, Leon’s CoCo Egypt and my father.

Lauren Halsey
“Funk Rocks” is a series of fantasy rock forms that describes my remix of black cosmos, 125th street poetics, Leon’s CoCo Egypt and my father.

Devin Kyle Devin Kyle is an artist born and raised in New York City. He currently resides in Harlem where he works and lives. Alongside being a visual artist he makes music and has collaborated doing many performances and multi-media works.

Devin Kyle
Devin Kyle is an artist born and raised in New York City. He currently resides in Harlem where he works and lives. Alongside being a visual artist he makes music and has collaborated doing many performances and multi-media works.

 
Rebekah Maysles A New York City based artist and the managing director of Maysles Films, Inc. I am constantly collecting things. Photographs, conversations on the corner of 125th street, notes that fall out of people's pockets, catching somebody fall asleep on the subway. 

Rebekah Maysles
A New York City based artist and the managing director of Maysles Films, Inc. I am constantly collecting things. Photographs, conversations on the corner of 125th street, notes that fall out of people's pockets, catching somebody fall asleep on the subway. 

Gary Simmons A widely acclaimed young artist, Simmons’s work in drawing and sculpture deals with black identity and with imagery inspired by American popular culture.

Gary Simmons
A widely acclaimed young artist, Simmons’s work in drawing and sculpture deals with black identity and with imagery inspired by American popular culture.

Marc Williamson From the artist: I titled this installation "Serving Harlem" because at FlameKeepers Hat Club we are in the "service" business. When you look up the word "service" you find a few definitions such as: the action of helping or doing work for someone or an act of assistance. At FKHC we are just one of many businesses that are proudly "Serving Harlem". 

Marc Williamson
From the artist: I titled this installation "Serving Harlem" because at FlameKeepers Hat Club we are in the "service" business. When you look up the word "service" you find a few definitions such as: the action of helping or doing work for someone or an act of assistance. At FKHC we are just one of many businesses that are proudly "Serving Harlem". 

 
Charles Brown He was born and raised in Harlem, and has been drawing sinc his youth. He has developed an innovative style of graphite illustration that blends precise realism with abstract expressionism. His realism bears a photogenic quality, through which he articulates specific aspects of his subjects, giving them powerful graphic life.               

Charles Brown
He was born and raised in Harlem, and has been drawing sinc his youth. He has developed an innovative style of graphite illustration that blends precise realism with abstract expressionism. His realism bears a photogenic quality, through which he articulates specific aspects of his subjects, giving them powerful graphic life.               

Lobyn Hamilton The current work represents the departure from the iconic symbol towards the in-depth expression of original imagery. Vinyl remains a symbol of repurposing the cherished and the forgotten. In my new works, vinyl becomes the mode of narration for, as well as, the representation of blackness. Title: “Who is She.” 

Lobyn Hamilton
The current work represents the departure from the iconic symbol towards the in-depth expression of original imagery. Vinyl remains a symbol of repurposing the cherished and the forgotten. In my new works, vinyl becomes the mode of narration for, as well as, the representation of blackness. Title: “Who is She.” 

David Hammons He began his career by putting himself in the picture. In the late 1960s, while living in Los Angeles, the artist began a series of ‘body prints’, which he created by pressing his own margarine-coated form onto sheets of paper and dusting the impression with powdered pigment. 

David Hammons
He began his career by putting himself in the picture. In the late 1960s, while living in Los Angeles, the artist began a series of ‘body prints’, which he created by pressing his own margarine-coated form onto sheets of paper and dusting the impression with powdered pigment.