Gallery: First Look at Red Rooster in Harlem

Beef Patties ($5)
Beef Patties ($5)

Flaky and tender dough with a Central American-style tomatillo salsa.

Gravlax ($7)
Gravlax ($7)

House-cured salmon with shaved fennel and injera chips.

Fried Yard Bird ($17)
Fried Yard Bird ($17)

The crust was too crunchy (if you can believe it) when we tried it, but the meat was fantastically moist and flavorful.

Shrimp and Dirty Rice ($9)
Shrimp and Dirty Rice ($9)

Grilled shrimp with dirty-style basmati rice. One of the more successful fusion elements we sampled.

Sweet Potato Doughnuts ($6)
Sweet Potato Doughnuts ($6)

Light and crisp with a creamy sweet-potato filling. Excellent.

On the Line
On the Line

The semi-open kitchen looks out on the dining room. Chef Samuelson spent most of the night back there with the cooks.

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