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Whole Fried Chicken

By Marcus Samuelsson | November 21, 2015

Marcus Samuelsson's recipe for Whole Fried Chicken from the Red Rooster Harlem Menu

Marcus Samuelsson of Red Rooster Harlem shows Jane Pauley how to make his famous Whole Fried ChickenThis recipe for Whole Fried Chicken is a favorite at Red Rooster and was featured on CBS Sunday Morningon November 22nd 2015 when Marcus sat down to chat about his story with Jane Pauley.


Marcus Samuelsson's recipe for Whole Fried Chicken from the Red Rooster Harlem Menu

Strivers Rowers

By David Powell | April 8, 2014

(Photo by David Powell)
(Photo by David Powell)

(Photo by David Powell)

The name of this drink comes from Striver’s Row, two blocks of townhouses on 138th and 139th streets between 7th and 8th avenues. The two-block stretch is well known throughout Harlem and used to house Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., and Bill “Bojangles” Robinson.

The Strivers Rowers is one of Red Rooster Harlem’s new spring cocktails. It’s whiskey-based and complex, but still light enough to enjoy on the patio at brunch.

Red Rooster Nuts

By Marcus Samuelsson | January 30, 2014

(Photo by Ron Walker)
(Photo by Ron Walker)

(Photo by Ron Walker)

These nuts are the perfect combination of savory, sweet, and salty. This recipe, adapted from the ones we serve at the bar at Red Rooster, makes for the perfect party snack. The best part is that the ingredients listed below are just a starting point. Feel free to add extra ingredients. At Rooster, we toast injera and break it into chips to pack a sour punch and a delicate crunch to the mix.

Uptown Sour Cocktail Recipe

By | May 12, 2013

Uptown Sour

A traditional New York sour can and should be enjoyed year round. Traditionally made with whiskey, citrus, simple syrup, bitters and a red wine floater, our version at Red Rooster has the perfect uptown twist that we’re known for…if you can’t make it into the restaurant to sip on one yourself, here’s a version you can try at home.

Here are more cocktail recipes for you to enjoy at home

Ole’ Grand Dad’s Lemonade Recipe

By | June 14, 2012

Photo: Kevin O'Mara

Photo: Kevin O’Mara

If cosmopolitans and bellinis are “girl drinks,” whiskey definitely classifies as masculine territory. That’s why, for this Father’s Day, Red Rooster and Ginny’s Supper Club are serving up a whiskey cocktail for brunch. Not just any old mimosa, an Ole’ Grand Dad’s Lemonade is our new favorite way to start the holiday and toast to Dad and Grandpa.

To pair with the cocktail, both Red Rooster and Ginny’s have prepared Father’s Day Brunch menus, including items like French Toast with Nutella Whip and Steak and Eggs. Served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., walk-ins are welcome for Red Rooster and reservations are now being taken for Ginny’s. Stop by if you want to start the day with something special and, of course, delicious. And if Dad wants a repeat of the Red Rooster cocktail, check out the recipe below!

Photo: Kevin O’Mara


Red Rooster’s Peanut Soup Recipe

By Cyndi Amaya | March 14, 2012

Peanut Soup

When the Peanut Soup was first introduced to Red Rooster, it was a dish that highlighted African flavors and was supposed to only last during our Kwanzaa holiday menu. But that short week-long menu item pretty soon became a new staple dish at Red Rooster Harlem on our current menu and served at special events.

So we caught up with the two ladies who helped create the dish for Rooster’s menu, Chefs Maame Boakye and Rachel Hien and they offered us some background on Peanut Soup and even an easy version of it for readers to prepare at home! Read More

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Ginny’s Supper Club
Uptown Brasserie
American Table Cafe and Bar
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