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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
We celebrated my birthday at Raoul's. What a great choice! We were seated within minutes of our reservation and had wonderful service throughout our meal. We ordered pate to start, and it was very good. My steak au poivre was cooked perfectly and came with the most delicious fries. My dining companion's skate looked almost too beautiful to eat. The profiteroles came lit with a birthday candle under a gorgeous golden dome spun from sugar. We loved Raoul's.
Raoul's has been a fav for 25 years. I was great for a date and now I bring my kids along! Have hung with Matt Dillon @ the bar, spied George Stephanopoulos out for a bite with his wife, etc. Fab atmosphere and even better food. Steak frites, best in the city!
Raoul's has been on many best burger lists for years and I've tried most of the more expensive "gourmet" burgers on these lists and the majority of them do not live up to the hype, but Raoul's burger is definitely list worthy and is one of the top 5 burgers I've ever had. Everyone in our dining group agreed. Make a brunch reservation online and get the burger. You won't regret it.
Seated immediately. Cozy space with engaging art and cool jazzy soundtrack. Professional service. Delish food. Took me back to Paris but without the plane ride. Artichoke vinaigrette was the best I ever had. Tried to recreate it at home but came up short.
Pricey but definitely a keeper.
They are always so nice here. We flew in the NYC to catch a show and have Raoul's artichoke. We let them know that we had a short time window in our reservation. When we arrived, everyone seemed briefed and made an extra effort to bring us a four course meal, quickly and with a smile. The best part, though is the food. One of our favorite restaurants on the planet.
Our server was great but I gave the service an average review because the woman handling coat check was absolute abhorrent! I called Raoul's in advance of my arrival to let them know I was coming direct from Javitz center with 3 small bags and would it be all right to check them to which the very sweet woman on the phone replied, "absolutely." When I arrived the woman at coat check scowled at me and said, "I can't put those anywhere" to which I said, "how about on the floor under the coats. She actually said, "I put coats there." I said, "you put coats on the floor?" She then grabbed at the bags and I said, "they are heavy, may I help you set them on under the coats?" She said, "no" and grabbed them and then DROPPED one breaking it as it hit the floor! As I crouched down to see if I could repair it the woman I was dining with attempted to hand Coat Check her coat and the Coat Check barks at me, "Is that woman with you??" No apologies about breaking my bag, just attitude beyond anything I've seen in NYC and I've lived here 25 years. I was planning on tipping this woman $20 for helping with my bags. Instead I stiffed her and told my waitress how distressing it is to start your meal off by being greeted at the door like that. What an absolute disappointment! Raoul's should know better than to hire staff like this. Oh, and I was taking clients there who were spending a LOT of money. They told me because of the coat check they will not come back when visiting NYC, there are simply too many other places to try than to risk dealing with that attitude ever again. If anyone at Raoul's is listening the night we dined was 1/15/18
We came here as a group of four for my wife's birthday and absolutely loved it. You walk in and really do feel like you are in a restaurant in Paris. The art on the walls and the set up of the restaurant were very impressive. The menu was so great that all 4 of us ended up ordering a bunch of appetizers, some entrees, and shared everything because we wanted to try so many different things. The foie gras was very smooth and creamy. The escargot was flavorful but not drowning in butter and came on crispy slices of baguette. The butternut squash risotto was awesome, as was the roasted chicken. They also brought out two very impressive looking desserts for the birthday ladies. A small chocolate cake surrounded by a large dome of melted then hardened sugar that resembled a sphere-like spiderweb. We really didn't have a bad thing to say about the place. Just make sure you bring lots of money because the place is pretty pricey!
It was my birthday and we were turned away — after waiting 20 mins after our reservation time — because of a power outage in the kitchen. Very disappointed, but still love the place and hope to return soon. Wish they would have handled the situation better, as we watched a larger group be seated right after we arrived, so I’m not sure why we were the ones who got cut off, but seemed like there was nothing they could do. If it wasn’t Raoul’s, I would never return again, but I’m giving them the benefit of the doubt and assuming it was out of their control.
Lovely restaurant with great service. The ambiance is quiet and cosy. The food was impeccable and brought out very efficiently. Our server was extremely helpful and gave great tips regarding the food. We had the crab appetizer, steak with fries and apple tarte tatin for dessert. Absolutely amazing. Highly recommend this place.
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