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About Raoul's

Casual French bistro open and thriving for over 40 years in the heart of SoHo.

180 Prince St.
New York, NY 10012
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 5:30pm - 12:00am
Dinner: Friday-Saturday: 5:30pm - 1:00am
Weekend Brunch:Saturday-Sunday:11:30am-3:30pm

Cross Street:
Between Sullivan and Thompson Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 966-3518

Website:
http://www.raouls.com/

Parking Details:
Nearest parking lot is on Thompson Street, between West 3rd and Bleeker.

Public Transit:
N or R to Prince St.
C or E to Spring St.

Executive Chef:
David Honeysett

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Raoul's Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (38)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
Authentic (29)
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Good for Anniversaries (21)
Fun (21)
Hot Spot (21)
Special Occasion (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (21)
Cozy (21)
Bar Seating (20)
People Watching (20)
Romantic (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Casual (15)
Notable Wine List (11)
Late-night Find (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Business Meals (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Healthy (2)
Seasonal (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service all around. The food was exquisite. Should try the escargot and the squash risotto the four du grad was also different and great

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, People Watching, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and great service

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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Raoul’s has become one of our favorite spots in NYC. The burger is the best in class! The Ham & Truffle beignets are to die for. The staff is like family. We are so nicely welcomed every time we go. This is a special place!

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Always Awesome

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Realistic, transported me back to Paris. There is a reason that it's been around for so long, it's wonderful.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 9, 2018

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.

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Passage obligatoire lors de nos séjours à NYC !

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 3, 2018

A fantastic cozy French restaurant that was delicious. A very helpful and friendly server!! A neighbor gem. Can’t wait to come back!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Cozy, Authentic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Been going here for 25 years always amazing
And gets better each time

If you can reservation eat here for sure

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very noisy, we leave

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants while in nyk.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I love Raoul’s! Yes, cosy means that the tables are in top of one another. But, who cares when it’s Raouls. Food is still consistently good. Service (Patricia!) was terrific. It’s a great dining experience. It’s that simple.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

From moment we enter to exit, everything was excellent. Food, decor, service were all 5 stars

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Wonderful food, service, atmosphere! Always a great time

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I loved this place. Great French cuisine and atmosphere. We will most assuredly be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Absolutely love Raoul’s. Always have a great time and the food is always amazing. The crab beignets, the artichoke, and the steak 👌🏻

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Always a consistent and wonderful meal!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Going there for years... Food is always excellent... Service is phenomenal.. One of the best in NYC

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We hVe been going to this place for many years, and have never been disappointed. I always like the Frisée Salad and the Steak au Poivre, which is the Bst anywhere. Great place!

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

One of the only places that is awsome every single time !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Terrible service. This place is very pretentious. They wouldn’t even let me sit at the bar in an open seat while I wanted for the rest of my party to join me.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Always awesome.
Always the escargot
Always the steak frites

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Best steak frites in the city at a classic NYC gem. Love the food, atmosphere, energy.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Authentic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Raoul's was great. The food was delicious and stylishly presented. It's a nice space with fun decor. The staff were attentive and classy. It's a definite thumbs up.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

I'm from Chicago and get to NYC at least once per year. Your restaurant is always a favorite and has never disappointed me or my guest. Truly a great dinning experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Loved the Vesper Martini and steak au piovre!

Lovely service and amazing dining experience in a truly iconic restaurant!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

One of the best French bistros in NYC, no question

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Cozy, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Little attention to customers. A little condescending on the service side.
On the pricey side for the value you get.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

the only negative is the music is too loud and wrong for the ambiance. the overall experience was wonderful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I lived in SoHo when this opened and have always returned for the great atmosphere, the delightful service and staff and the wonderful menu. I love the place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Healthy
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 (México)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Speechless.
Love the profiteroles!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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