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Marcus Samuelsson's Red Rooster Opens Tomorrow in Harlem

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After months of primping and preening and weeks of celeb-studded parties, Marcus Samuelsson's new Harlem restaurant Red Rooster opens to the public tomorrow night. The restaurant, which covers two floors, includes a front cafe seating 24, a 20-seat bar, a 76 seat dining room, and (so trendy!) a little grocery stand—not a grocery stand. That display with the Aunt Jemima and the canned green beans is a decorative touch.
On the menu, expect American cuisine and comfort food, "as inspired by Marcus Samuelsson’s culinary journey and influenced by the vibrant neighborhoods of Harlem, and New York City at-large." That means lobster salad and a corn dog ($14), meatball sliders ($5), lox and caviar ($14), pork shoulder ($26), Fried Yard Bird ($17), and desserts like Black Bottom Peanut Pie ($8). Reps say the menu has been evolving every day, but here's a sample of what to expect. Executing Samuelsson's vision here is Andrea Bergquist, who just so happened to be at the helm of the sinking ship that was Merkato 55. This could be a better fit for her.
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Red Rooster

310 Malcolm X Boulevard, Manhattan, NY 10027 (212) 792-9001 Visit Website

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