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Casual French bistro open and thriving for over 40 years in the heart of SoHo.
New York, NY 10012
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 5:30pm - 12:00am
Dinner: Friday-Saturday: 5:30pm - 1:00am
Between Sullivan and Thompson Streets
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Nearest parking lot is on Thompson Street, between West 3rd and Bleeker.
N or R to Prince St.
C or E to Spring St.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Raoul's Ratings and Reviews
Our server was great but I gave the service an average review because the woman handling coat check was absolute abhorrent! I called Raoul's in advance of my arrival to let them know I was coming direct from Javitz center with 3 small bags and would it be all right to check them to which the very sweet woman on the phone replied, "absolutely." When I arrived the woman at coat check scowled at me and said, "I can't put those anywhere" to which I said, "how about on the floor under the coats. She actually said, "I put coats there." I said, "you put coats on the floor?" She then grabbed at the bags and I said, "they are heavy, may I help you set them on under the coats?" She said, "no" and grabbed them and then DROPPED one breaking it as it hit the floor! As I crouched down to see if I could repair it the woman I was dining with attempted to hand Coat Check her coat and the Coat Check barks at me, "Is that woman with you??" No apologies about breaking my bag, just attitude beyond anything I've seen in NYC and I've lived here 25 years. I was planning on tipping this woman $20 for helping with my bags. Instead I stiffed her and told my waitress how distressing it is to start your meal off by being greeted at the door like that. What an absolute disappointment! Raoul's should know better than to hire staff like this. Oh, and I was taking clients there who were spending a LOT of money. They told me because of the coat check they will not come back when visiting NYC, there are simply too many other places to try than to risk dealing with that attitude ever again. If anyone at Raoul's is listening the night we dined was 1/15/18
We came here as a group of four for my wife's birthday and absolutely loved it. You walk in and really do feel like you are in a restaurant in Paris. The art on the walls and the set up of the restaurant were very impressive. The menu was so great that all 4 of us ended up ordering a bunch of appetizers, some entrees, and shared everything because we wanted to try so many different things. The foie gras was very smooth and creamy. The escargot was flavorful but not drowning in butter and came on crispy slices of baguette. The butternut squash risotto was awesome, as was the roasted chicken. They also brought out two very impressive looking desserts for the birthday ladies. A small chocolate cake surrounded by a large dome of melted then hardened sugar that resembled a sphere-like spiderweb. We really didn't have a bad thing to say about the place. Just make sure you bring lots of money because the place is pretty pricey!
It was my birthday and we were turned away — after waiting 20 mins after our reservation time — because of a power outage in the kitchen. Very disappointed, but still love the place and hope to return soon. Wish they would have handled the situation better, as we watched a larger group be seated right after we arrived, so I’m not sure why we were the ones who got cut off, but seemed like there was nothing they could do. If it wasn’t Raoul’s, I would never return again, but I’m giving them the benefit of the doubt and assuming it was out of their control.
Lovely restaurant with great service. The ambiance is quiet and cosy. The food was impeccable and brought out very efficiently. Our server was extremely helpful and gave great tips regarding the food. We had the crab appetizer, steak with fries and apple tarte tatin for dessert. Absolutely amazing. Highly recommend this place.
Always fun, always perfect food, always perfect service, beginning with the best bartender around and continuing with the waitstaff. Crab beignets to start, smartly ordered 2 orders for our party of 4, frisee salad and on to steak au poivre. Went 2 days ago, ready to go back.
We booked an anniversary dinner at Raoul's on the advice of a friend, and it was a great recommendation. We had pate, fava bean soup, salad, and the steak au poivre. Everything was devine - probably the best steak and pomme frites I've ever had! The service was excellent, which was close to miraculous based on how crowded it was.
Wonderful place EXCEPT the booths are extremely tightly packed. I am not overweight at all and my stomach was two inches from the table when I sat all the way back. You certainly cannot lean back on your chair or you hit the table in front of you. Very cramped.
We will be back, just not at a booth.
We have been wanting to eat at Raoul's for brunch for many years but we always end up there for dinner. This time we finally made it with out of town guests and all of us were more than pleased with the food, drinks, service and host staff. Having finally eaten here for brunch, we were most pleased--as we assumed we would be.
We used to spend many wonderful evenings at Raoul's. The staff was unfriendly, there was a feeling of being rushed. The place is not charming and authentic any longer. It was a special occasion and we were very disappointed.
We were in NYC for a getaway weekend before the Holidays. We were given a romantic and private booth which was so appreciated! Our server was fantastic and his recommendations spot on. We had delicious cocktails before our wine. The oysters were so fresh! The escargot amazing. Entrees were fantastic. And the sticky toffee pudding a sweet ending to a memorable dining experience. We will be back!
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