Raoul's

4.8
1767 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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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Austin
3 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for our 13 year old soon. Very accommodating staff

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AK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always and Forever the Best!!

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BB
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best burgers I’ve ever eaten in my entire life. I’ve taken all my friends here and they’ve loved it too.

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BL
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Tiny but a great spot. Great atmosphere and the food delivered. Would go back next time I’m in soho

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MH
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are looking for a cool and authentic place in SOHO with interesting people, corteous service and delicious food go to Raouls! I love the dark and crowded ambience-could get a bit noisy though but this is what makes it bustling.

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CA
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this place! It’s my go to at all times. Best dirty martini and HANDS DOWN the best steak frites in nyc! Great service, awesome vibe and incredible food! One of my favorite restaurants!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Sorry Raoul’s the fun days are over. Inadequate ingredients going into overpriced food. The charm has worn off this NYC classic. Very sad. I tried to fix it with my waiter but he could care less. And now so do I.

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DB
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very helpful getting my reservations changed to accommodate a late arriver. The food and the experience were great. It was the same chic place it's been for decades. I'm always happy to come back.

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DE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to eat. Only issue was that they hover a bit, early on in the evening. It felt a little like they were trying to turn tables. The food was excellent. The service was very good. The only issue, and it's not that big of a deal, was that they did hustle us out the door upon completion of the meal. Still we were very pleased with the meal, service, and ambience. We'd go back.

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LC
New England
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best restaurants in New York. Please don’t go so I can always have a table. Just kidding. The food is phenomenal the atmosphere is unlike any other restaurant in New York, convivial and like a Parisian bistro for Americans. Xavier is the world”s best waiter, and Chris is the best host in NzyC. Raouls forever!!

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CC
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Just very noisy, so great for groups but for intimate couples

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MG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best of the best in NYC - best food best ambiance best service

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H
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved it. Expensive but worth the price. Quality of food and service outstanding

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KC
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here with 3 friends to celebrate my 40th birthday. Everything was great. The food was delicious (I had the steak frites, which lived up to their reputation) and my dessert came with a caramelized sugar bird cage because they knew it was my birthday.

Service was attentive without being overbearing and at no point did we feel rushed to order or finish our meals, even though the restaurant was very busy.

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AF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always get the side of au poivre sauce

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

This place was just too packed in. They need to remove some tables from the bar res at least. It was like a pub with high end prices. The food was not bad but did not measure up to the hype or the price. When you’re packed in like that the food needs to be worth it it wasn’t.

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LV
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very small place, but charming. Staff is very friendly and attentive. Food is great. Very busy and noisy but is part of the charm and the vibe. I would go back for sure!

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M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I just love Raoul’s! It is a place very special for me and I go there every time I am in New York. The food is great, the ambient is comfy and lively. You see many locals and not a bunch of tourists like a lot of other places in the city.

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c
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I've been coming here since 1990 and have never been disappointed. Cliffeton Green

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MM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have to try the burger !!!

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MS
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, cusinie, and atmosphere! Had one of my best dinners here!

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VM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I would have given 5 starts if it were not for the very unfriendly waiter in the front area

After we sat at our table my friend and I told the waiter that we were cold because the door was open, He rudely and abruptly said that " this is how they want it". My friend and I were taken aback by his tone and demeanor, totally out of place in a fabulous place such as Raoul's, one of my favorite restaurants.

I had already been shocked by this lack of manners during my past visits

Luckily, the Maitre D and other staff were lovely as usual, and the food very good.

Always a great experience!

Please train the waiter to be polite and welcoming

Thank you

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend Garet LOVED the burger. What a spot! Well definitely be back!

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MP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a Perfect meal

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BM
Birmingham
23 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant came highly recommended by friends in Alabama. It was a great start to our weekend stay in NYC. The service is fantastic and they are very attentive. The cocktails and wine were very good. It’s a small spot so the noise level can be a bit much depending on who is sitting in your immediate area. Overall though, the food was very good but be prepared to pay for this experience! It’s worth it though...

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w
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great as usual. Great selection and service.

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OT
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
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
805 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
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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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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