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Raoul's

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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
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 11
    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
About as fine as this genre gets...

For a rendezvous with old SOHO friends there can't be a finer venue than this classic French bistro...great atmosphere, downtown crowd, packed bar scene and terrific food. Get one of the front room banquettes if you can so you can watch the supercharged bar scene. It can be noisy...but worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
gofo
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New York, NY.
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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New York, NY.
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

For a rendezvous with old SOHO friends there can't be a finer venue than this classic French bistro...great atmosphere, downtown crowd, packed bar scene and terrific food. Get one of the front room banquettes if you can so you can watch the supercharged bar scene. It can be noisy...but worth it? Under Eddy's management all the elements that have made... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I went here with my family and from the beginning we felt like the service was way more arrogant than it used to be. The head waiter was very dry and presented himself as a quite arrogant type which propelled throughout our time at Raoul's. The restaurant is old but cosy. The food is good but not very good. The... More 

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

From the outside it looks like a regular lively pub but inside you will discover that this is a nicely designed extremely popular dining spot with classy dishes of French origin. The pepper steak is a signature dish but don't miss out on the foie entree which melts in your mouth and for main course the Skate is also very... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Love the setting. Cozy neighborhood restraint with a great eclectic mix of people inside. We started with the pork belly (amazing) and artichoke vinaigrette (very good). Next the scallops (one of the best ever), and the steak with pommes frites (fantastic sauce). Finished with the sticky toffee fig cake (wish I had not shared!) Service was very good and the... More 

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New York City, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Raoul's is one of our favorite NYC spots because of its character, ambiance, service, and food. Their wine selection is solid and the energy is fantastic. Always love dining here.

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11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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10 helpful votes 10 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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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: Bar scene, Romantic
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

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in SoHo

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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