The Experience: When I planned to invade Harlem’s burger scene, Red Rooster was the very first place on my list. Marcus Samuelsson’s Swedish background is combined with traditional comfort food at this beautiful eatery. It was a gorgeous day, so I opted to dine al fresco. Red Rooster had heat lamps under their umbrellas, keeping me toasty on this autumn day.
Burger Ordered: The Red Line Burger
Also of note were a pair of appetizers that blew my mind with ease. The macaroni and cheese was some of the best I’ve ever eaten, so gooey and flavorful. The fried green tomatoes were also out of this world; essentially a wedge salad with phenomenal dressing a fun fried treat within. Definitely grab one or both of these bad boys if you make the trip up to Red Rooster.
The Verdict: Though a bit steep in price at $18, the Red Line Burger at Red Rooster is a real work of hamburger art. Play it safe and order it cooked medium, and prepare to smile and swoon.
Red Rooster is located at 310 Lenox Avenue in Manhattan, New York.