Raoul's

4.8
1741 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French
Casual French bistro open and thriving for over 40 years in the heart of SoHo.
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had never been here - but heard about it - and it really is very well run and good value considering it’s fine dining to a very high standard - great cocktails priced at $14 - and we had a great night - very nice staff

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B
New York Area
798 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Ah, my first soft shell crab of the season: very small but fabulously prepared. That plus the steak and a martini; bliss!

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OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak au Poivre was magnificent!! been dreaming about it ever since. Martini and Cosmo were sone of the best executed we’ve ever come across.
you know we will certainly be back.
thank you!!

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CB
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in New York. It maintains quality, consistency and vibe like no other.

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DG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really had a great time with my son and his mother. At first, it appears noisy but after a few drinks noise disappears (we all know why that happens!) Our waitress ( is that term allowed anymore?) was easy going and fun as well as the maitre d who clear knew the in-crowd. Definitely a go-to place when I visit NY again. Thanks all.

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing burger and poached eggs with polenta mushrooms. Attentive and kind service

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B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible! The steak au poivre did not disappoint and the frisee lardon salad was exquisite!
The host was charming as was our waiter and the lovely coatcheck creature too. Our waiter timed the meal perfectly and we were surprised at the end with a sugar nest encapsulating a birthday dessert. The decor was lovely. It was a perfectly fun and delicious adventure!

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PG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always! Thanks everyone.

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A
New Mexico
77 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Menu was too limited
Food was adequate but not special

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AS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been coming to Raoul’s for years since I first moved to New York in 1976 and lived in TriBeCa. It has always been cool, hip, fun and with delicious food. I have many wonderful memories from my times at Raoul’s over the years. I now come back with my family who love it too. The only problem now is getting a reservation. You’re more popular than ever.

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MC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply one of the best places in nyc!

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VS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

First time I ever had lunch here. Was great. A bit more relaxing than dinner. Not as crowded

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CL
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Noisiest restaurant we have ever been to.
This spoilt the overall experience.
Food was OK not great and very expensive for what it was.
We will not be returning.

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SG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

If this is the number 2 rated burger in the US I can't imagine how good number 1 must be.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, steak frites absolutely the best! Wonderful vibe, high energy... always a gem.

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SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best au poivre in NYC. The skate was also delicious. Get the old fashioned or the vesper martini.

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TL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Oysters, Frisee with Lardon, and Steak au Poivre avec pomme frites. Great!

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JK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food. Banana bread pudding was amazing. very good

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S
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Raoul's! I eat here every time I come to NY! 30 years now! Gets better all the time.

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OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best steaks I’ve ever had! Great vibe, really friendly staff. Recommended.

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CL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Raou's has always been one of my favorite restaurants in New York City. It never disappoints.
The food is consistently great, and the service is as well.
If you want a great fun place to eat with your friends or family, this is the place!

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AH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

We were incredibly disappointed...the sound level was extremely discomforting, the table we sat at was place in such a way as our chairs were constantly being bumped by the waitstaff, and the food straight-up not really good, not even the bread, and the grilled octopus, was clearly NOT grilled, but stew, and strongly tasted of freezer burn! After so many years of hearing the glory of the place, it was frankly shocking.

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was a great brunch. The only negative was that our waiter was not very friendly. The (i'm guessing) the owner Mike and the girl by the front door made up for him though. Very sweet. Can't wait to go back. Food was outstanding with a great vibe.

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OT
New York Area
200 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The food is so well prepared - everything is absolutely delicious!!! The staff are attentive and helpful, the place is mobbed and no matter how early you dine, someone is eagerly waiting for your table

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Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best burger.

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AJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing Raoul’s persists at such high quality. Even after many years. That’s not easy or common.

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OT
San Francisco
139 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very. small cramped restaurant. Noise level was like a bomb went off in the place, impossible to hear anybody except everyone else in the place all at once. Food was just OK. Service? I kept wonder where the waiter had wandered off to.

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RV
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places in New York City to eat. Been eating there for more than 15 years

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L
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Awesome french fries, good cote de boeuf sadly, I was really looking forward to the skate and it was a bit too salty!

Noise levels were up way up there!

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EO
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love coming to this gem anytime in visiting nyc. Chris is the man and loves what he does.

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JB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner at Raoul’s entertaining out of town guests. We loved it!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal and ambience were absolutely fantastic!
I would definitely go back!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love it!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic NYC joint. Beer dirty martinis in town. Solid food, amazing ambience! Great for date night, special occasion or small groups. Reservations a must.

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c
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great....

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NY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant ever! A New York institution.

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d
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Its been about 15 years since I was here, however, i was not disappointed just as fantastic as i remembered!

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y
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great for atmosphere, fun people watching, and delicious food. It is a tight fit and it can be pretty loud but that adds to the fun. But worth noting

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WI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hadn't been in 30 years. Still hip and sexy and the food was great.

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d
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love. BestbBurger and Steak Frites. Micyis the best 👨🏻

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