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Oh, Marcus, Why?

brooklynsabra | Apr 14, 201505:26 PM

So I am a Marcus Samuelsson fan from way back to his Aquavit days. In recent years, I have really liked his persona on The Taste and have long wanted to try his restaurant, Red Rooster up in Harlem--but with so many other splurge-worthy sounding restaurants on my list to visit, I have never made it there. At any rate, when I heard that he was opening Streetbird Rotisserie, a venture offering what sounded like a funky ambience & food to match--at real-people prices, I was all over it.

We went this past Saturday night (yes, I know it's not fair to rate a restaurant that's barely been open a week, but c'mon, it's Marcus). Anyway, the interior of the restaurant-with an 80's hip-hop theme--was impressive and the complementary music was fun, if a bit too loud... But the food was so, so underwhelming I am not sure where to begin. It felt like more effort was put into designing the interior of this place than designing and executing the menu. I really wanted to love it, but alas...

Anyway, just wondering if anyone else has been and what your experience was like?

Red Rooster
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