Following months of speculation, the cock will crow on Friday when the Red Rooster finally opens its doors. Florence Fabricant reports that Marcus Samuelsson’s Harlem restaurant will initially serve dinner and then expand to serve both breakfast and a $16 three-course prix-fixe lunch menu. (Quoth Samuelsson, “Restaurant Week lunches for $24 are not relevant in Harlem.”)
Expect comfort food like fried chicken and a few Scandinavian dishes like gravlax and meatballs, the latter made according to Samuelsson’s grandma’s recipe. The bi-level restaurant — whose dining room is dominated by a semicircular copper bar — will also include a performance space where Samuelsson will give cooking classes. Click through for a look at the menu.