Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Streetbird Rotisserie

2149 Frederick Douglass Blvd. (W. 116th St.) Send to Phone
212-206-2557 | Menu
Marcus Samuelsson’s chicken joint brings the party to Harlem.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Features

* Click here for rating key

Streetbird Rotisserie, New York, NY

Streetbird Rotisserie Restaurant Review

: Too much fun: that’s how this rocking chicken joint could be described. Set in a developing restaurant area of Harlem, Marcus Samuelsson’s fowl-centric spot wants everyone to be part of the party. Bring your old boom box and you’ll get a $25 credit towards your meal. Dress your hip hop best and you’ll fit right in. Waits are long for the menu of rotisserie chicken and other funky-named chicken permutations but you’ll enjoy your time as you peruse the scads of NYC paraphernalia adorning walls, ceilings, floors and virtually every space here. Cornbread served with Bird Funk spread starts your spicy feast with a mix of shrimp, chicken and pork. Maya’s Chicken & Egg riffs on Samuelsson’s Ethiopian roots with doro wat and greens set in a bowl of spongy injera. Trick out any of your dishes with a trio of sauces ranging from sweetish to downright heat-packing. Drinks are also spicy, like the Streetbird Michelada mixed with hot sauce and rimmed with spicy salt. The dessert of choice is the Bevy cookie, a sweet mess of chocolate with peanut butter and toasted marshmallows, named for model B. Johnson.

User Ratings & Reviews for Streetbird Rotisserie
 
GAYOT has uncovered the best restaurants in New York for you to enjoy right now
Top 25 Restaurants in New York to Eat at Right Now

GAYOT's picks include Italian hotspots, craft cocktail bars and eateries inspired by destinations around the globe.

Read more




AMERICA'S TOP RESTAURANTS

Discover the best female chefs, top pizzerias and stellar seafood restaurants with GAYOT's Top 10 lists of the best restaurants in America.