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Marcus Samuelsson Rules the Roost in Harlem

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 06:02 PM - Posted by Megan - (0) comments

Neighborhood comfort is what Marcus Samuelsson’s new Harlem hotspot, Red Rooster, is all about. With an already impressive list of accolades under his belt—including winning Top Chef Masters and receiving two three-star New York Times ratings as the Executive Chef of celebrated Scandinavian restaurant, Aquavit—the Ethiopian-born, Swedish-raised Samuelsson focuses his Lenox Ave outpost on affordably elevated American classics.

Last night, I excitedly hopped on the 2/3 train and headed north to see what the Rooster was all about. I entered into a warmly lit lounge area boasting an expansive copper-topped bar, with a wall of premium liquors and glass carafes of house-infused bourbons on display. Patrons were packed into the space (expected since it was NYC Restaurant Week), but my guest and I managed to squeeze into two stools at the bar, so the crowds didn’t hinder enjoying a couple pre-dinner cocktails.

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