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About Raoul's

Casual French bistro open and thriving for over 40 years in the heart of SoHo.

180 Prince St.
New York, NY 10012
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary French

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

Cross Street:
Between Sullivan and Thompson Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 966-3518

Website:
http://www.raouls.com/

Parking Details:
Nearest parking lot is on Thompson Street, between West 3rd and Bleeker.

Public Transit:
N or R to Prince St.
C or E to Spring St.

Executive Chef:
David Honeysett

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Raoul's Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (31)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Authentic (23)
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Good for Anniversaries (21)
Special Occasion (21)
Cozy (21)
People Watching (19)
Hot Spot (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Casual (15)
Romantic (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Fun (14)
Notable Wine List (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Business Meals (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic food and high energy, eclectic local establishment. A little cramped but it adds to the character and overall experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Been coming here for more than 20 years. Consistently excellent. Go for the steak au poivre but reserve ahead of time. Its always packed and for good reason. Its gotten pricier over the years. But still well worth it.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great Food, Small Tight restaurant. Ambiance was nice as well as the service. Only concern the spiral staircase!! Will definitely go back!!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Authentic old new york with a great menu. Small portions but very tasty food. The decor is great and so old school it is a local village hang out for years. Hope it is always there. Love to take people from out of town there.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on February 5, 2018

Friends out of town

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Got a booth (Thank you) and enjoyed an amazing meal. The Skate was out of this world.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Indifferent server detracted from the experience.
Noisy - suggest the reader request a booth.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Raoul’s is perfect. The food is wonderful, the wine list well curated and fit for any occasion. But the magic is in the people. You are greeted warmly, and taken care of throughout the evening, from bar to table.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Noisy. Overpriced. Nice NYC ambiance.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Best burger in NYC. Yes, it's better than Minetta Tavern. Go for brunch if you want it, otherwise Monday-Fri they only serve 12 burgers a day and only at the bar. Also, their starters on the brunch menu are all REALLY good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always a pleasure to dine at Raoul's

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Excellent as always!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great place to have fun and listen to loud music if you like that type of atmosphere. It was a little too loud to hear our friends but they played great stuff!
The food was very good!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Raouls has overpriced food but does prepare it well. I found the Sunday evening noise level to be unacceptable. It is very overcrowded. Staff worked hard to please us.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Steak au poivre is my favorite thing on the menu!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

1/16/18 always reliable, delicious and fun

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Excellent service all around. The food was exquisite. Should try the escargot and the squash risotto the four du grad was also different and great

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, People Watching, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food and great service

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Raoul’s has become one of our favorite spots in NYC. The burger is the best in class! The Ham & Truffle beignets are to die for. The staff is like family. We are so nicely welcomed every time we go. This is a special place!

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Always Awesome

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Realistic, transported me back to Paris. There is a reason that it's been around for so long, it's wonderful.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Passage obligatoire lors de nos séjours à NYC !

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 2, 2018

A fantastic cozy French restaurant that was delicious. A very helpful and friendly server!! A neighbor gem. Can’t wait to come back!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Cozy, Authentic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Been going here for 25 years always amazing
And gets better each time

If you can reservation eat here for sure

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very noisy, we leave

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants while in nyk.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I love Raoul’s! Yes, cosy means that the tables are in top of one another. But, who cares when it’s Raouls. Food is still consistently good. Service (Patricia!) was terrific. It’s a great dining experience. It’s that simple.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

From moment we enter to exit, everything was excellent. Food, decor, service were all 5 stars

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Wonderful food, service, atmosphere! Always a great time

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I loved this place. Great French cuisine and atmosphere. We will most assuredly be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Absolutely love Raoul’s. Always have a great time and the food is always amazing. The crab beignets, the artichoke, and the steak 👌🏻

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