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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.

 
 
 
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.

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.

General Manager Kaysilyn Lawson In 2014, Kaysilyn joined the Marcus Samuelsson Group as General Manager of Streetbird Rotisserie opening in Spring 2015. In 2016 she continued with the company as Restaurant Controller for both locations. In Spring of 2016 Kaysilyn was appointed General Manager at Red Rooster.  Born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Kaysilyn Lawson has been in the hospitality industry for over ten years focusing on hotels and restaurant management.

General Manager Kaysilyn Lawson

In 2014, Kaysilyn joined the Marcus Samuelsson Group as General Manager of Streetbird Rotisserie opening in Spring 2015. In 2016 she continued with the company as Restaurant Controller for both locations. In Spring of 2016 Kaysilyn was appointed General Manager at Red Rooster.  Born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Kaysilyn Lawson has been in the hospitality industry for over ten years focusing on hotels and restaurant management.

 
 

our Hostesses

Chari Vaswani

Chari Vaswani

Angela DeSimone

Angela DeSimone

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.

Lorna Simpson Brooklyn-born Lorna Simpson is considered a pioneer of conceptual photography.

Lorna Simpson
Brooklyn-born Lorna Simpson is considered a pioneer of conceptual photography.

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...

LeRone Wilson An sculptor living and working in New York City. His encaustic (wax) sculpted paintings reflect historical references to the material’s ancient origins (Kemet).

LeRone Wilson

An sculptor living and working in New York City. His encaustic (wax) sculpted paintings reflect historical references to the material’s ancient origins (Kemet).

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