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2149 Frederick Douglass Blvd. (W. 116th St.) Send to Phone
Marcus Samuelsson’s chicken joint brings the party to Harlem.


Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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: 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.

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