Red Rooster

The Red Rooster, located at 310 Lenox Avenue in Harlem, is an american comfort restaurant named after the famous Harlem speakeasy that brought in some of the 20th century’s most notable figures, including Nat King Cole and Adam Clayton Powell Jr.

Founded by Andrew Chapman and Marcus Samuelsson, the restaurant opened in 2010 to celebrate American cuisine and the culinary traditions of Harlem itself, which is incredibly diverse in its own right. Red Rooster is truly an homage to its surrounding neighborhood, hiring from within the community, buying from local purveyors, and even providing the community with cooking classes.

Downstairs of Red Rooster, Ginny’s Supper Club provides a classic Harlem speakeasy experience to enjoy the restaurant’s dishes and live music.

Sylvia’s Restaurant

Located at 328 Malcolm X Boulevard in Harlem, Sylvia’s Restaurant of Harlem is a neighborhood landmark and is dubbed “The Queen of Soul Food.”

The restaurant was founded in 1962 by Sylvia Wood and continues to serve up some of the most authentic soul food in the nation. Sylvia’s hosts special “events” throughout the week that only drive home the feeling of southern comfort, as Sundays are for Gospel brunch and Wednesdays are for live music.

It’s been over fifty years since Sylvia Wood first founded the restaurant, but it is still owned and operated within the Wood family.