Raoul's

4.8
1633 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.
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 1633 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

Very poor service - rude waitress put a damper on entire meal. Couldn’t wait to leave

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Plan to eat there every time we are in NYC

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DK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Hasn’t changed in thirty years. Food is good. Steak au poive with frites good as ever. It is however a popular place so tables are close together and it is noisy. If you want a quiet romantic dinner you might be disappointed. However not in the food.

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JB
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it! We were introduced by father Chris Devron. It’s a NYC standard for us and never disappoints!

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P
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite steak au poivre anywhere!

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HW
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food indeed. But the uninspired service and lack of wifi spoils the experience.

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LG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the ambience is very nice. A memorable place to celebrate our 12th years anniversary :)

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MP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best burger I have ever had. Burger au poivre with mind blowing deliciousness. I recommend that for a brunch, lunch or dinner. Of course the steak frites is the best I have ever had too.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service from start to finish. Great food and atmosphere. Martini and steak au poivre spot on. Perfect restaurant for a special night. Will be back for sure!

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a
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a really great time thank you.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak Au poivre can’t be beat!

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l
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Seated by 7pm & 3 signature items were already off the menu for the evening - poor mgmt / planning.

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A
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience with Raoul’s, food delicious, service outstanding. We were greeted and made to feel very welcomed. I would highly recommend Raoul’s and would return. Thank you b

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F
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful and the service was excellent.

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B
New York Area
773 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The one and only Raoul's! Diners seem to love it or hate it: we're lovers!

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

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I
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Received the wrong food. Waitress did not come back to the table to check that the order was correct.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is a reason it’s an institution. Perfect from start to finish. Love this spot

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MG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Returned to find Raoul's the great neighborhood haunt it was 10, 20 years ago. Food was stellar including a luscious steak au poivre. Our birthday guest was presented with a profiterole encased in a glittering dome of spun sugar that brought wows from all our fellow diners.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and wine

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1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So much fun!! Amazing food and atmosphere

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best french food ever have had in the city! Cozy and great ambiance, helpful and friendly service and in a great neighborhood. Will definitely be back.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE Raouls!! Always great and fun atmosphere

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London
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Nice energy and ambiance.

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1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

Food was great, service was terrible, couldn’t hear the person sitting across the table from me because of noise level...so we sat in silence

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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RS
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our return visit after more than 20 years was delightfully just as we remembered - noisy with good energy, crowded in a fun way, delicious food with a French accent, great wine list. We won't wait so long to return again.

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m
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stumbled upon Raoul’s when my daughter interviewed at NYU. Lucky us- we have continued to enjoy it throughout her 4 years there and Weill continue to enjoy it even after she graduates. Lovely, understated menu, knowledgeable staff with a fabulously continental ambiance. Oh, and the food is unbelievable. I am running out of superlatives but that is the kind of place it is. Enjoy.

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CG
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. Chris is warm and welcoming. It is a NYC gem!!! An original.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always simply the best service and management.

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TV
New England
21 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Rauols is always good. The food is consistently good and the service is friendly.

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PJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Overrated would probably be the word for the dinner at this place. So many restaurants in New York have reputations and actually live up to them. This one does not. $50 steak that is pretty much flavorless less the 10lbs of peppercorns the chef puts on top of them. French fries were good if that counts for anything at that point.

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PL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

My only complaint at all about Raoul's is the noise level. The food and service is excellent but it is definitely not a place to try to have a conversation with your companion. However, the food and service almost...almost compensate for that.

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PD
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is just a solid place that is consistently serving amazing food and wine.

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D
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here several times for dinner. Perfect neighborhood spot. Informal, vibrant, always rocking, great vibe. Great martinis, very good wine list, servers hustle and try hard to please you. The best steak au poivre and fries in the City. We return at least once every month.

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MD
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it!! Loved Eddie and Alex. We felt like old friends there and can’t wait to go back!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely dinner !!! Always a favorite.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent. Thanks for the special treatment!

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RM
London
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food the salad was very fresh and tasty very good dressing the filet au poivre with french fries a must

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F
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Still crazy good after all these years.
There are fewer and fewer places like this in NYC--buzzy but welcoming, Raoul's makes you feel cool but also make you feel like family. Satisfying, dependable, delicious food, un-bothered by passing trends, served with grace and a smile.

All of this comes at a price, but you leave feeling it was wholly worth it.

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