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Raoul's

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SoHo
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180 Prince St, New York City, NY 10012 (between Sullivan and Thompson Sts.)
N or R to Prince St. C or E to Spring St.
+1 212-966-3518
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5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great flavor indeed!

Food was just great at Raoul's. Me and my wife got scallops and the signature steak with pomme frittes. Both were extremely good, in particular the scallops. The goat cheesecake was out of this world. Regretfully, portions are somewhat small.. which is not all that bad, since we would have eaten... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Cyberenda
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Community of Madrid, Spain
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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171 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Community of Madrid, Spain
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Food was just great at Raoul's. Me and my wife got scallops and the signature steak with pomme frittes. Both were extremely good, in particular the scallops. The goat cheesecake was out of this world. Regretfully, portions are somewhat small.. which is not all that bad, since we would have eaten the whole thing and leave the place rolling! Price... More 

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New York City, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This was one of the first places I ever ate at in NYC over 15 years ago. It is in a great location and has a great NYC atmosphere, get the steak and fries and enjoy it, eat in the garden or in the main room and get cozy with your neighbor. You can always just enjoy the bar scene... More 

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NYC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

I've lived in SoHo for 30 years yet somehow had never gone to Raoul's- it is the best of all this neighborhood used to be (read: before the mall stores took hold). Comfortable, fun, casual, tin ceilings, good art work, nice waiters, low key patrons & great food. The Valentine's price fixe menu ($90/pp) offered several choices & we both... More 

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Middletown, New Jersey, USA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This place is much smaller and more intimate than Balthazar, to which it's often compared food-wise. There is no raw bar here; the menu is more limited, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I liked the intimacy, although (warning) the bathrooms are upstairs via a small winding staircase (not handicapped accessible, and don't try the spiral stairs if you've... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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71 reviews 71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

When there for dinner with some friends and had a marvelous bit salty dog beautiful but then of course we can redline the ambience was enjoyable blessing on our way and are true professionals we will come back for more

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Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

When I went there over 20 years ago, it was definitely one of the hippest places in the city. When I returned this week, there were people of all ages, and it is easy to understand why the restaurant has become an institution. The food is still just as good, as is the atmosphere. The restaurant was full on a... More 

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Phoenix
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189 reviews 189 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

In SOHO - go here. You want classic NY, this is the place. It is busy - get a reservation. The food is modestly price (by my standards). Steak au poivre is the best preparation for that I have tasted since the old Elis in Chicago (and that was the 1970's). Just go there- get that. The bar is what... More 

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New York City, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Had dinner with my wife on a Sunday evening. Despite it being fairly late (9pm) the place was busy, but we were seated at our reservation time. Service was very good, and the food , though expensive, was worth it. My Jumbo crab toast appetizer was magnificent, and my wife loved her oysters. She had an excellent John Dory while... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

We managed to ditch the kids for a night and have a lovely evening at Raoul's. Travelling from Sydney, we always eat at Balthazar when in NY. Raoul's was a lovely cozier option. It feels less formulatic than Balthazar and the service was more personable. I'd still revisit Balthazar for a family meal but would definitely choose Raoul's when dining... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Raouls is a French brasserie and a SOHO treasure. Always wanted to go and finally made it - we are from Boston. The food was out of this world. Whenever I see rabbit on the menu or as a special I get. The rabbit at Raouls was beyond delicious. Tender and juicy. The sauce and vegetables added to and enhanced... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 180 Prince St, New York City, NY 10012
    (between Sullivan and Thompson Sts.)
  • Public Transportation: N or R to Prince St. C or E to Spring St.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > SoHo
  • Neighborhood: SoHo
  • Phone Number: +1 212-966-3518

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 45
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Raoul's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
SoHo
Once the artistic hub of New York, SoHo is now one of the premiere shopping destinations in the world. Housing everything from the most popular luxury brands to swank boutiques you won’t find anywhere else, this is a sophisticated shopper’s dream come true. Broadway is teeming with big-name stores and people during the day, while Prince and Spring Streets are the other main drags to explore. Take a detour down the quieter side streets to see the real star of the district – the world’s largest collection of intricate and elegant cast-iron architecture. What were once warehouses and art studios are now meticulously restored loft buildings favored by many of New York’s celebrities, making SoHo one of the trendiest addresses in the city.
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