Red Rooster, 310 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY. exterior storefront of a soul food restaurant, and sidewalk cafe in Harlem, in Manhattan. | © Robert K. Chin - Storefronts / Alamy Stock Photo
Headlined by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, Red Rooster celebrates the roots of American cuisine and the diversity of the neighborhood with its menu soul-food menu. The restaurant, which opened in 2010, is named after the now-shuttered legendary Harlem
speakeasy. Red Rooster has its own speakeasy (Ginny’s Supper Club) tucked in the basement, where visitors can enjoy dishes like cornbread slick with apple butter and waffles crowned with fried chicken, all while listening to local musicians.