Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson brought his Harlem Red Rooster to Overtown. Situated on the former site of Clyde Killens’ pool hall, where Black stars from Aretha Franklin to Sam Cooke to Muhammad Ali would mingle, the restaurant offers dishes that encompass influences from Africa, the Southern U.S., the Caribbean, and beyond, prepared by chef Tristen Epps. Red Rooster further ups the ante with a weekend brunch, live music, and a beautiful bar. Families can check out the Creamery for a cornbread-flavored ice cream cone, while upstairs the Pool Hall has been lovingly re-created as a lounge with a retro vibe.
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