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Raoul's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.raouls.com
  • Phone: (212) 966-3518
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: David Honeysett
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room
  • Private Party Facilities: Private room seats up to 22 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Eddie Hudson (212) 966-3518

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Sullivan and Thompson Streets
  • Public Transit: N or R to Prince St.
    C or E to Spring St.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Nearest parking lot is approx. 4 blocks away on W. 4th St., between Macdougal and 6th Ave.
A word from Raoul's
Casual French bistro open and thriving for over 30 years in the heart of SoHo.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary French
Diner Reviews
  • "This place was very dark. The tables were crowed. The waiter was always busy so finding him was a challenge."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Raoul's is one of those places you just must do when visiting Soho. It is fun and the food as well as the clientele is very interesting. Go with others or go alone. It's a great place to share with someone, but also great just to sit back with a nice wine and watch it happen. It's amazing."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "IT'S THE BEST RESTAURANT IN NYC. I was in NYC for 6 nights and ate there for 3 of those nights."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The food at Raoul's is the best! Always innovative in a good way, not "fancified ". Knowledgable, courteous, fun wait staff, and downtown ambiance."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Great food and mood in the middle of SoHo. We had a late meal on a beautiful summer night. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Lovely looking restaurant, good service, mediocre food. Was hoping for much more flavor but instead was served very bland, dialed in cuisine. Too bad, the atmosphere is very nice."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Had the skate fish and colleague had the halibut. both were delicious. starters and desert were also tasty."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Raoul's makes for the most reliably perfect evening every time. Food and atmosphere are top notch."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "i've been going to raouls for the past few years. i was introduced by my ex boyfriend, and although i dropped the boy, i kept this hotspot! :-) see....there was a reason i met him!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Enjoyed the food. Service was good. And would not recommend for family with kids. A Lot pictures of beautiful but nude bodies. For couples , yes. Kind of romantic atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I was in Raoul's several times, but the last night was forgettable. I asked Fois gras and It came cold, the pate was good. After I took skate. It came swimming in a sauce with tomatoes and basil that killed the taste of the fish. The profiteroles were good"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "this place is a great food great service we couldn't have asked for a better night I had the monk fish which was delicious and my wife had the chicken which is one of the best chicken she's ever had"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "You can never go wrong eating at Raoul's. There's a reason it's been in business for 30 years. I have never had a bad meal there. It is always consistent. It's a cool, hip place. And the food is straight forward. The chef is not trying to be trendy. It's French Bistro at it's finest. I adore the place. I could go every week."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had an outstanding dinner lots of fresh local veggies and good meat/fish. Would happily return for another memorable dinner."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Somehow laid back and bustling at the same time. Over the years, this place delivers the same great food and service that have kept it an NYC classic."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Had wonderful night as usual. Great food, great vibe. Everyone makes you feel so welcome. The best!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My second time here. The foie gras was delicate, rich and made to perfection -- delicious."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Had the steak fries, a nice steak cooked just right. The fries were nice and crispy! A bit dark restaurant, small and you sit VERY close to the table next door! (They actually have to move the table for you to get in and sit)."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Raoul's was better than expected. I have walked by for years and finally tried the place. Food was very good for the price, wait staff was attentive and very polite. They couldn't seat is in a booth since they were being held for regulars most likely but the chairs were comfy enough. We will return "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We celebrated our 22nd anniversary here. Try to get to NYC couple times a year so choosing this dinner was difficult. This was the perfect dinner. Service was excellent; relaxed yet professional. Great atmosphere. Our steaks & frisée salads were amazing. If I lived in the area this would be a go to spot for dinner. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Though established in 1975, Raoul's harkens back to an older vibe, redolent of Chanel No. 5, small waists, and Sinatra. The food is great, the wine list is small but well chosen, and the atmosphere summons your sexiness. You'll dream in French after dinner, I promise. Wait staff are superb, the neighborhood is fun. Book it well in advance. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Very nice ,seating is very tight Small menu Nice neighborhood "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The paintings need a finer curatorial touch to mix with the memorabilia. It would bring the once vibrant art scene back to life for so many people who still associate Soho with the vanguard of contemporary culture. Although the paintings and drawings selection represent a side of French taste for the accidental they should be more intentionally representative of vanguard portrait painters. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We made a reservation for my girlfriend's birthday. The food was great, the wine was excellent and the host remembered I mentioned it was her birthday and brought out a birthday cake. We were sad that the garden room is now closed (not because of the restaurant but because of the way it was built it violates emergency exit requirements). Regardless the service was excellent as well and the waiter was extremely friendly. We are definitely coming back for another nice dinner. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "I had such a great time dinning at Raouls after a long trip from CA. Too bad they were out of my favorite Beef Tartar..."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the ambience here - great energy inside of the restaurant, and the decor itself is very reminiscent to that of a hidden Parisian bar/restaurant. I had the grilled octopus salad to start. It was good, but wasn't phenomenal. It would have been better if it had a little bit of a char to it, but it was good. I had the skate wing for an entree, and it was delicious. I've never had skate before, but it was one of the better seafood items I've had in NYC. Overall a great experience."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "As always, Raoul's was great. Invited friends who had never been to Raoul's and they loved the atmosphere, the food, the service and everything else."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Great experience the moment I walked in the door, food was exceptional."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "I took my parents here for their 30th wedding anniversary and our experience was great. Obviously, the steak was our go-to meal, which didn't disappoint! Can't wait to go back"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "It was our first time at this bistro and we will be back. Good bread, good appetizer's, followed by two wonderful main courses. We tried to resist desert but over came and enjoyed that as well. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "I use to go in this place since 7 years. As a french I am able to compare with french restaurants in Paris. At the begining it was just great. Since I have the feeling Raoul changed the Chef keepîng the same items on their menu. Big mistake. You get the air but not the song ! It was my last Time for me."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "We had an amazing meal! The wine was OK, but the food really exceeded expectations as did the service."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Very good food, but too noisy, cramped booth, indifferent service. Maybe try it on a week night, not a Friday as we did."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "While space in NYC is always at a premium, it seems Raoul's is eager to stuff as many patrons in per square foot as possible. Furthermore, the noise level was elevated due to the dubious song being played, mostly vocals, which makes it difficult for diners to think and speak without being distracted. In summary, good meals were spoiled by the cramp conditions and unnecessary noise."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Sat at the bar. Bartender was friendly and a pro. It's a NY classic so can't go wrong with regular dining or even bringing clients here for entertaining."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We have been eating here for quite a few years and it is just as good as it was. It seems they have lost the use of the yard and that is a shame. Inside is fine but you'll have to make sure reservations are made."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Raoul's was exceptional in every way. It is not fancy, but is a real French bistro, with a very vibrant scene and great food. The energy in the restaurant is non stop. Service does a very nice job in a very tightly spaced room. But even with that, it is a fun experience. This is not a place to go if you want a quiet out with your significant other, but if you want a fun night out with great food, Raoul's is a great choice. The Chicken and the Steak Frites are both exceptional dishes cooked to perfection."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Step through the door into Paris in the 80s - it was like a trip back in time. And what a good one. Service and food extraordinary. We had the steal au poivre, and it was delicious. Chicken also excellent. Our waiter was a little snooty - another touch of Paris - but he warmed up when someone in our group spoke some French, of course. Great night out, the way dining in NYC used to be. Crowded, loud and fabulous. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Raouls is old school amazing. food..atmosphere.excellent waiter staff,"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "This was about my fifth time at Raoul's. I have never been disappointed. The food is excellent, and the atmosphere is at once boisterous and intimate. I'm not sure how they pull it off, but this is one of my favorite restaurants in the City."
    Dined on 3/27/2014