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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
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.
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!
My request to the server to remove the raw onion topping for my "Raoul's Hamburger" was curtly admonished with the bizarre proclamation that "Chef will not remove the topping under any circumstance. Raoul's hamburger must be eaten as presented". Revealing my hand-slapping scheme to remove the onions myself, I then requested the ketsup for my French fries...and was instructed after a sour-faced pause that he would bring ketsup only if I used it on the fries NOT on the burger. Really people. It's a hamburger!
Eating at Raouls is, to my mind, what a Parisian diner experiences except transplanted to New York. Cozy romantic lighting. Posters and paintings on the wall. Eclectic setting.Tables close together or booths. Very French menu and wine list. Excellent friendly service and fabulous food. Absolutely delicious!Clink of silverware and glasses. Conversation and laughter mixed with music. Low lighting. A small bar scene.
Original and Needless to say, our favorite restaurant. We will return again and again and again.
Celebrated a major birthday here, just the two of us. Got here early before the crowds and the crowding. Had a delicious meal. Really really good. Quite pricey. But worth it. Service was friendly and very professional. The ambience is cozy and quirky. My only wish is that the restaurant wasn’t so crowded. But getting here early solves that.
Raoul's is my favorite French bistro type restaurant west of Paris. The classics of this cuisine, such as salad frisée, beef tartar, and escargot are superb. The fish dishes are top notch. While I came the first time for the justifiably heralded burger, I found it to be my gateway entree to the rest of the menu. The staff is friendly and helpful. Come often enough and you feel like family. The vibe is classic late 70's, but only the good parts. You feel like you are visiting a time and place where Warhol might come and sit next to you. A time when trump was only a short fingered vulgarian developer. Can't recommend the place highly enough.
Raoul's is always great, every time. The signature dishes, artichoke and the steak au poivre, never disappoint, but this time we also got the escargots which were delicious, served on toast with mushrooms as well - so good! The rabbit appetizer that my son ordered, was his favorite dish of the night - delicious flavors.
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