Summer Restaurant Week Comes Uptown

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Other than the holidays, the time of year I enjoy just as much is Restaurant Week. It gives everyone a chance to explore a large portion of the fabulous restaurants here in NYC for a fraction of the cost of dining out. There are no less than 250+ restaurants serving NYC diners 3 courses at amazing prices, $25 for lunch and $38 for dinner. And once again NYC Restaurant Week has made its way uptown to Harlem, and our very own Red Rooster is participating. During Restaurant Week, which starts July 22nd and ends August 16, head uptown and choose between the Chilled Carrot Ginger Soup or Market Salad and our Fried Chicken or Salmon dishes. Dessert will be a sweet surprise at the end.

Daily Special: Smoked Butternut Squash Soup

With the weather being what it is, and hey it is winter time, the thoughts of finding something to eat all have to come with one word in mind: Warmth. I know for me, winter in particular can be a hard time to enjoy dining out, especially when all you really want to do is stay inside with a huge bowl of soup and keep warm. Then again, I honestly will make my way outside, layers and all, for a delicious meal. The Smoked Butternut Squash Soup with Apple Chutney and Garam Marsala at Red Rooster does just that.

Butternut, acorn and pumpkin squash is blended together and topped with apple chutney in this version we're serving now.  Great flavor combinations and staples for winter, they also pair well together with other notes including the Garam Marsala, a traditional spice blend which has deep roots of Indian, African and British decent. Spices such as cloves, coriander, cardamon and peppercorns all help add a tremendous amount of flavor to this soup.

Restaurant Week is currently taking place through February 8th and Red Rooster is participating, offering a delicious 3-course lunch for $25.00  The Butternut Squash Soup is featured on the Restaurant Week Menu and also throughout the lunch and dinner menus, which is perfect for these frigid winter days.

Red Rooster's Restaurant Week Menu

Are you ready to celebrate 20 years of NYC Restaurant Week? This year marks the 20th anniversary of New York City's beloved Restaurant Week and to commemorate, it's being extended for a total of 20 days!

From January 16th- February 10th, Red Rooster Harlem will participate in NYC Restaurant Week during our lunch hours of 11:30am-3:00pm. As always, for $24.07 you can enjoy a special prix-fixe menu of our classic Red Rooster dishes.

This year's menu includes appetizer selections of Market Green Salad or Peanut Soup, entrees of either Blackened Catfish & Black Eyed Peas or our famous Fried Yard Bird, and finally one of two to-die-for desserts of Warm Apple Crumb Tart or Pecan Pie. All choices are guaranteed to give you the full Red Rooster Harlem experience.

So join us for lunch during NYC Restaurant Week of January 16th-February 10th.  We can't wait to see you in Harlem! For reservations, call Red Rooster at (212) 792-2001.

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Join Us At Red Rooster Harlem For NYC Restaurant Week

New York City's beloved Restaurant Week is back and this year it's celebrating it's 20th year of dining out success. Join us during the 20 days of dining out from January 16th- February 10th at Red Rooster as we help commemorate the 20th year celebration of NYC Restaurant Week. 

During those 20 days, New York's top restaurants will serve three-course lunches for $24.07 and three-course dinners for $35.00 (beverage, tax, and gratuity not included). Don't forget, discounts are not good on Saturdays and optional on Sundays.

New York Restaurant Week started in 1992 as a one-time lunch promotion for visitors to NYC during the National Democratic Convention. But since then, Restaurant Week is a time much looked forward to by New Yorkers and tourists alike. Those interested can sign up for notification once NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2012 reservation are open here.


Stay tuned for more details of Red Rooster's Restaurant week menu. For reservations, call Red Rooster at (212) 792-2001

For more news on Red Rooster, follow me on Twitter (@MarcusCooks)