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.
Marcus Samuelsson & Andrew Chapman, Co-Owners
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.
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.
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.