For all his achievements, the name Marcus Samuelsson will be forever associated with Red Rooster. This Harlem landmark still draws a crowd for its most comforting of comfort food that celebrates the neighborhood in which it resides. There may now be a branch in London, but this one’s the real McCoy and is run with genuine warmth and no little pizazz. And with Ginny’s Supper Club downstairs, its heart is always beating.
There is just one thing you need to bring—your appetite. Shrimp & grits, chicken & waffles, mac & greens: when a dish has an ampersand it will probably be big enough to share. If you’re teetering on the edge of wanton over-indulgence and need one final push, then finish with the doughnuts, which come filled with sweet potato cream.- MICHELIN guide inspectors