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Raoul's

4.8
1495 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
Casual French bistro open and thriving for over 40 years in the heart of SoHo.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary French
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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
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Phone number
(212) 966-3518
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
David Honeysett
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Sullivan and Thompson Streets
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Parking details
Nearest parking lot is on Thompson Street, between West 3rd and Bleeker.
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Public transit
N or R to Prince St.
C or E to Spring St.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 1495 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 11 hours ago

Best spot in nyc. Always worth the money. Get the steak au poivre

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5.0Dined a day ago

Love this place

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Steak Au poivre and French fries in duck fat the best in nyc

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Except for the fact that they kept trying to put me at the worst table , it all worked out

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Delicious food, great service, beautiful atmosphere!! I did miss the escargot that were out of season. That is my favorite dish.

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1.0Dined on May 12, 2018

When we arrived for our 6:30pm reservation we were told there was an 8:30pm reservation after us. Even though we were early and there were many open tables the hostess was hesitant to let us sit until the whole party had arrived which didn’t make sense as we were already told we had limited time. After some discussion we were allowed to sit. The service was great while we were at the table but then after we ordered desert the server came over and said “you were informed there was an 8:30 reservation so you will have to enjoy the desert wine upstairs”. They then brought the desert wine over to the table and another waiter came by at 8:26pm and told us the next table was here and we had to get up. I’ve never been so rushed out of a meal before in New York and I’ve frequently been on the other side where I’ve been asked to wait past my reservation time because the prior table has not yet gotten up. What made the experience really insulting was when we did get up and went upstairs we found a it was just a couple of seats outside the bathroom. When we came back down to leave at 9pm we saw our table was still empty. So the waiter had not only rushed us out of our dinner at 8:26 and made us sit outside the bathroom to enjoy our wine but had also lied to us that the subsequent table had arrived. The food is good but not worth the unpleasant experience.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

I mistakenly reserved a table a week later than the date I wanted. After showing up at the appointed hour with my three colleagues from out of town, the manager figured out the mistake and sat us anyway. Truly outstanding service!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Amazing as always!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Great dinner.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Marvelous bistro. A bit expensive for what it offers but it is perhaps one of the 2 or 3 best bistro fare in NY

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

unfortunately our waitress was less than good. she was nice and smiley but inattentive

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great French food with an interesting and unexpected ambiance

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great service. Amazing food. Pricey but worth it. Produced a special birthday dessert without me even asking.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Another amazing dinner at Raouls! This is one of our favorite spots in NYC!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

As always Rouls doesn’t disappoint. Good food , service, wine and vibe. Great dinner with friends!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Memorable food and service

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3.0Dined on May 1, 2018

You can only have the burger if you sit at the bar. It was sold out :(. But steak was good!

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2018

We have eaten at Raoul's on previous trips to New York City and once again the food was excellent although pricey. But the noise including background music (rhythmic beat) was a negative this time. Service was very good but impersonal and server demeanor was bland. No apologies when the americano was lukewarm by the time the dessert arrived (the cannoli were excellent by the way) although it was replaced. With so many choices for fine dining we will probably explore other options next time.

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

It was Ok-just OK. Nothing extraordinary. If anything, over priced.

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Excellent service. Food is fine. It’s an institution, so make a rez a week or two in advance and go. Or just pop in and jockey for a seat at the bar.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Reliably good food and service. One in our party had the sunny side eggs and she really enjoyed it. Sound track was not the best on Sunday. Some days it is just great and really sets the tone for a great experience.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Always an amazing experience overall. Will 100% return.

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

A friend of mine highly recommended the burger which my husband ordered. It was one of my least favorite burgers I have tried in the city. The meat did not taste fresh and lacked seasoning/flavor. I ordered the Apple pancakes which were pure sugar. I could not finish my meal because it was so sweet and ended up having to eat elsewhere after spending $60 on brunch. The restaurant itself and overall vibe were amazing but I probably won't go back

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Excellent food and service. Couldn't be better. 5 Stars.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Stunning food, superb service. Waiter had authentic French accent which added to the experience. I will be going back often!!

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

excellent escargots...i would prefer the booth but anyway love the place

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

So fun! Took my newly married niece and her husband to celebrate their wedding. Exceptional service, food and atmosphere. Loved it!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Consistently excellent food and service! As tourists we’ve been visiting Raouls every few years for a decade or so and the highstandard never drops.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Incredible NYC Atmosphere in the Heart Of SoHo. Maitre d, Eddie was the perfect host. Food delish, waitstaff attentive in a classic NY space filled with various artwork on the walls, opriginal tin ceiling & walls.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Chicken was excellent but the steak was poor.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I've spent so much time in the SoHo area over the past few years, and have been to many of the bistros, italian spots, and new hip restaurants in the neighborhood. I had somehow not been to Raoul's, so we changed that this weekend.

Raoul's is a legendary NYC spot, and it's very fun. It is pretty pricey, though all in all worth it for a splurge-ish meal and to check-off your NYC bucket list. The steak au poivre is very good, sauce is excellent and the duck-fat fries are killer. Meat is a very lean cut. I wish I had gotten it a bit more rare but overall, believe the hype on the steak and dat peppercorn sauce. I'd like to try the burger next time. Cocktails were classic, french, and good. Escargot Tartine and the crab beignets were good as well. Would recommend going without vegetarians, though pescatarian in my group was fine. The scallops and risotto are the move if you are feeling fishy.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Eddie and Alex are the best!!! Food is consistent and off th charts! I wish they had a VIP card

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

i highly anticipated this dinner considering a lot of the reviews but have to say that sadly the first impression was terrible. we stood awkwardly for over 5 minutes in the entrance of the restaurant before anyone acknowledged us despite multiple staff passing us. Then the gentleman who welcomed us made us very uncomfortable going on for a few minutes about not confirming the reservation over the phone, i understand i was at fault for not returning the call but the important fact was that we were there to honor our reservation and we did not get seated until we received a proper scolding about not answering or returning the call (sometimes, that can happen with crazy days at work, having to be scolded and to apologize about it, is not actually acceptable when you actually show up to enjoy your dinner). We finally got seated and the rest of the evening was lovely. Our waitress was great, so was the food so the only thing that would stop me from going again was the way we were treated until we were seated at our table. Receiving an email from OpenTable the next morning to let me know i had missed my reservation was the last draw - especially considering this can impact my own OT account.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Outstanding! One of my favorite restaurants of all time! Always visit when in NYC.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Raoul’s is a family favorite for celebrating birthdays
Always fun.... oysters, steak au poivre, skate and of course the profiteroles in a golden sugar cage‼️

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Always great food and service

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Delicious food: steak fantastic but scallops delicious also!! Wonderful ambience! Classic!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Really cool and loud. Fantastic filet! Drinks and fun atmosphere

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food came out fairly quick and the burger was the bomb! It was a pretty good experience overall except service was rather slow.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

It's amazing how consistently good everything is at Raoul's. Service is excellent from the moment we arrived. We were promptly seated, with a thorough overview of the menu and wine list. Everyone in our group was thrilled with their food choices. Alex is an excellent guide for food and wine choices; Eddie is attentive and friendly in his greeting and direction. Raoul's is a long-time NYC gem!

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