Start with Comfort Food, End with a Party in Harlem
Head to St. Nicholas Ave for dinner at Red Rooster—celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson’s unique creation. They serve up American comfort food with a twist, like Marcus’ Cornbread with honey butter and tomato jam. We recommend trying out one of the Fried Bird dishes too, because nobody does it better than Ethiopian-born and Swedish-raised Samuelsson. As it's always packed (with good reason), expect a wait time if you're walking in. You’re sure to see a diverse crowd with couples dancing to the jazzy live music and enjoying Red Rooster’s soul-warming dishes. Plus, the restaurant has a popular bar that will bring you back in time with ornately decorated digs and guests decked out in their old school suits and cocktail dresses.
If you don't want the evening to end just yet, make your last stop Cove Lounge for great cocktails and DJ's who really know how to make you dance. Their vibe is Caribbean-meets-Southern nightlife, coming through in their menu items and cocktails. We personally love the Cove Martini made with vodka, peach schnapps, lemon juice, mint, and prosecco.
310 Lenox Avenue, Manhattan
325 Malcolm X Blvd, Manhattan